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Vectorworks Wins Architectural Design Software of the Year

The results of this year’s Construction Computing Awards are in and global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to announce it has received the 2021 Architectural Design Software of the Year award for Vectorworks Architect. The Construction Computing Awards, also known as “The Hammers,” showcases and rewards the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial…

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CEDIA Announces 2021 Award Winners in the Americas Region and Globally

During a virtual ceremony commemorating the finest work in home technology integration, CEDIA announced the winners of the 2021 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region as well as global honorees and manufacturers. The virtual show was supported by headline sponsor, Savant; Lifetime Achievement sponsor, Snap One; and associate sponsors, Lutron, Sonos, and Somfy. Winning projects in the region hailed from…

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DoorBird Integrates a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor in IP Door Intercoms

Bird Home Automation, a Berlin-based manufacturer of “DoorBird” IP access control devices, is expanding its product portfolio to include door intercoms with an integrated fingerprint sensor. IP video door stations of the D21x series are now equipped with fingerprint technology from Fingerprint Cards AB, a leading global biometrics company based in Sweden. This enables biometric authentication via fingerprint. With a DoorBird door station,…

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Akeptus Home Efficiency System Manages Home Power Consumption with Smart Technology

 Life will be simplified and electricity costs can be reduced starting this December with the launch of the autonomous smart home energy management solution Akeptus. Using a home’s smart thermostat, Akeptus conveniently connects and manages all home devices and technology from a single interface.  The power management system utilizes an exclusive smart load shedding feature through an algorithm, which monitors usage…

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Eight Surprising Interior Design Trends & Predictions for 2022

It’s no surprise that home design is changing. The past 18 months have allowed homeowners to really assess what they want their home to reflect.  As a result, the overarching trend in home design is creative expression, individuality and design freedom. “It makes sense as people have gone from having to be home to wanting to be at home in an environment that expresses…

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MSE Audio Adds AWA Reps to Its Sales Network

MSE Audio, parent company of Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, dARTS, SoundTube Entertainment, SolidDrive, Rockustics and Soundsphere; announces the addition of AWA Reps to its family of residential manufacturer’s representatives. Offering best-in-class solutions for a fast-paced, highly technological world, AWA Reps focuses on relationship building, customer service, and knowledge specific to the products represented. Founded in 2009 by Austin Wendt, AWA Reps’ main office is in…

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Orro Adds Wave Electronics to Lineup of Nationwide Distributors

Orro, creators of the professional-grade top-of-the-line Orro Smart Living System, today announced the addition of WAVE Electronics to its lineup of nationwide distributors. The Houston-based company marks the fourth major provider to offer Orro One Pro, a human-centric, wellness-driven lighting and smart home control system. Orro unlocks new revenue opportunities for professionals via an easy-to-install, easy to sell, smart living system.…

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Control4 Extends Partnership with Strategic Development & Exclusive Distribution

Snap One is expanding the presence and availability of artificial intelligence in the home through an enhanced driver as well as an exclusive distribution agreement with and Snap One have worked closely on new driver enhancements to create a superior experience for customers. Immediately available on the online driver database is an updated driver that is now Control4…

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