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Savant Enhances Strategic Partnership with NETGEAR

Savant, a smart home technology company, has enhanced their existing partnership with network products and services provider NETGEAR to offer the full suite of the company’s networking solutions to technology integrators. This exclusive arrangement will make best-in-class products and services available to integrators, enabling them to improve efficiency for any job size while creating new opportunities by offering superior networking…

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Z-Wave CES Experience House Focused on Multi-Brand Smart Home Functionality

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, hosted the Z-Wave Pavilion and the Z-Wave Experience House at CES 2020. The Z-Wave Pavilion featured several of the world’s leading smart home and IoT manufacturers committed to expanding and supporting the Z-Wave technology. The Experience House included live demonstrations of new products for…

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Percentage of Homes With at Least One Smart Device Growing

According to a recent report from Parks Associates, 29% of all broadband-using households in the U.S. polled owned at least one smart home device. This represents a 20% increase from 2018 numbers. However, Parks research also revealed that consumers still have concerns over their personal data/privacy, and that remains a major barrier to this category doing even better. Parks Associates…

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Polls Reveals Residential Sales Boost

The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), organizer of the InfoComm trade exhibition, released its 2005 Market Forecast Survey with figures pointing to what executive director Randy Lemke characterizes as a significant rise in the importance of the residential systems market sector to the group’s audiovisual (AV) industry membership. “About 20 percent of our members are working in the residential environment,…

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