Author page: Erinn Loucks


Daryl Friedman Named as CEDIA Global President & CEO

CEDIA has named Daryl Friedman as Global President and CEO. He will assume the role on November 29, 2021. Friedman has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles, having overseen membership, advocacy, industry relations, and the technical wing for the 25,000-member Recording Academy. The Academy, known globally for the GRAMMY Awards, is the association representing technical and creative…

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Sony Electronics Introduces Two Mid-Range 3LCD Laser Models

Sony Electronics’ two newest WUXGA 3LCD laser projectors, the VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80, combine brightness with efficiency, installation flexibility and advanced operational capabilities.  The VPL-FHZ85’s size and weight make it the smallest and lightest in the mid-range projector class.  The capable new models are a reliable option for a wide range of corporate, education, faith and e-sports applications.   The VPL-FHZ85…

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Juke Audio Announces National Distribution Deal with Crutchfield

Juke Audio, an innovator in the home audio space, today announced the company’s first national distribution deal with Crutchfield Corporation. This partnership will accelerate the adoption of Juke’s modernized multi-room audio technology in the United States through Crutchfield’s extensive retail operations. This new agreement will bring Juke’s 12 & 16 channel streaming amplifiers directly into Crutchfield’s online store alongside acclaimed manufacturers of complementary product…

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Crestron Adds Network Power Controllers to Smart Home Ecosystems

Crestron, the global leader in home automation, today announces the launch of two new cloud-connected Crestron Network Power Controllers and accompanying remote temperature sensor. Dealers who once relied upon outside manufacturers for network power controllers and conditioners can now standardize on Crestron for their power management needs. Dealers and homeowners alike have long been frustrated by the need for expensive…

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Savant Power Recognized for Innovations in Smart Energy Management

Savant Power, a division of Savant Systems, Inc. known for category-defining smart electrical panels, automated power, storage, and energy resiliency solutions for consumers, home builders, businesses and utility companies, is proud to announce that it has been recognized with six prestigious awards for 2021. These awards acknowledge that Savant Power’s inCharge™ Power Panel, inCharge Homegrid technology, Grid Services Platform and…

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Turning Fire Damage into a Successful Smart Home Design

Picture this: you are 15 months into a smart home design, ready to install final equipment on the install—a remodel job where you’ve partnered with a builder to install a lighting control system and rewiring infrastructure—when you receive a call that the home has been destroyed by a fire. Thankfully, there were no injuries or loss of sentimental items; however, the work, once set…

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