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Josh.ai Announces QSX Support for Lutron HomeWorks and Ketra Systems

Josh.ai continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home with its updated Lutron support. Integration with the QSX processor for HomeWorks enables Josh.ai’s proprietary voice automation, intuitively designed app, and privacy-focused approach to home control to blend into the aesthetic of any project. The integration provides feature parity across Josh.ai’s app and voice interfaces. Users will seamlessly be…

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Free Webinar Examines Rebounding From COVID-19

COVID-19 has ravaged the economy. While there are a lot of uncertainties out there, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The question is: How do you position yourself to maximize your rebound?   Propelo Media is hosting a free educational webinar based on extensive up-to-date research and data from past recessions, great and small.  Yes, this time is different, but history…

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Smart Home Owners Want Smarter In-Garage Delivery Option

Results of Strategy Analytics’ survey of France, Germany, the UK and US indicates in-garage delivery of packages is an attractive option for smart home consumers with garages. More than half of consumers in smart homes with garages find the idea of in-garage delivery extremely or very appealing according to Smart Home Survey – Package Delivery – April 2020. In 2019 smart…

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ProSource Accelerates Launch of ProSource University

Audio, video, and integration buying group ProSource has moved up the launch of the ProSource University Learning Management System from early summer to May 4, 2020 and is offering free access for all ProSource members through Sept. 30. ProSource University is the industry’s first platform to offer exclusive ProSource training, a comprehensive repository of vendor trainings, as well as access to CEDIA…

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AkitaBox Cloud-Based Software App Enables America’s Safe Return to Work

AkitaBox, a building management software solutions company, has announced that it will release AkitaBox DeepClean Assurance, a cloud-based software application that drives cleanliness best practices in buildings and enables a safe return to work. The application will be driven by disinfection guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the wake of…

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CEDIA Survey Will Gauge COVID-19 Business Impacts

CEDIA is calling on professionals in the residential technology integration industry to respond to a new survey concerning the business impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. The survey, conducted in collaboration with The Farnsworth Group, covers topics including project bidding, ongoing jobs, impact on current operations, and near-term outlook. The survey is seeking participation from integrators in the United States, United…

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HTSA Launches Package of Aid & Information to Assist Members

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), an international trade consortium of residential technology retail and custom integration specialists, has taken the unprecedented step of launching a series of special initiatives designed to provide multiple levels of assistance to consortium members. These initiatives represent a valuable mix of extraordinary aid and information dissemination, helping members to safely navigate the rapidly contracting…

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Azione Virtual Vendor Cocktail Party Creates Open Dialogue, Calming Effect

Challenging the shifting circumstances of a disrupted industry, Azione Unlimited President Richard Glikes hosted its first Virtual Vendor Cocktail Party. The virtual webinar allowed vendor members to connect with Glikes, reflecting on recent business-focused webinars, a candid discussion about the future of the industry, insight into everyone’s ‘new normal’, and a silver-lining outlook in maintaining strong business during a crippling world pandemic.…

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Diversity & Commonality Revealed in CEDIA Integrator Survey

CEDIA, as part of its initiative of presenting research in the service of its members, hosted a webinar on April 9 entitled, “The Voice of the Integrator: Differences in Needs by End-Customer Market Served.” Conducted in partnership with Indianapolis’s Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and illuminated during the webinar by consultant Krista Roseberry, the global survey – taken…

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