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"...whether you have a monitored security service or not — everything from using motion sensors to create a more verisimilitudinous illusion of occupancy to using the Control4 MyHome app to keep an eye on your security cameras no matter where in the world you are." - Dennis Burger, HomeTechTell #Control4 #security #smarthome


"AVB isn’t a transmission standard, per se. Rather, it’s a set of technical standards, developed by the Audio Video Bridging Task Group of the IEEE 802.1 standards committee, designed to ensure that music delivered via your Wi-Fi network behaves itself." - Technology Tell

"ESP/SurgeX announced this month the Axess Manager Platform, a mobile power monitoring and management system that pairs with every IP enabled device on a network, including SurgeX Axess, Axess Elite and Axess Ready products, to create a smart and accessible energy management system available." -Sara Abrons, rAVe

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17-Year-Old Automates Hamptons House with Control4 - Electronic House #smarthome #automation #custominstall


Great review on the #DEMOCRACY #Revolving #Wireless #Bluetooth Portable #Speaker from! DEMOCRACY | Music, Freedom, & Happiness!

Control4 has introduced a new A/V distribution product line that includes an Audio Matrix Switch, 100 Series Amplifiers, and HDMI Matrix Switch. - CEPro #AVnews #AVtweeps #smarthome


"Texas retailer Starpower said Thursday that it has added the high performance home audio product brand SVS to its roster of products." Technology Integrator

"Ethernet technology has been enhanced and optimized for automotive applications with multiple new standards developed by the IEEE standard body, namely AVB, TSN, IEEE 802.3bw, and IEEE 802.3bp." -Charles Qi, ChipEstimate

"I believe the SVS Ultras are among the best value in high performance bookshelf speakers and I think you may agree if you give them a try." - Gene DellaSala

Smith Freeman, Director of Product Management for SVS, talks about his background in acoustics and speaker design, how he came to work for SVS, his designs for the SVS Ultra and Prime speaker lines, what's most important in speaker design, different types of driver designs and materials, box and cylindrical subwoofers, ported versus sealed subs, the challenges of designing affordable yet high-performance speakers and subs, etc." -Scott Wilkinson, AVS Forums

"The SVS SB13-Ultra, priced at $1,599, is a recently discovered gem of a subwoofer that works for both multichannel home theater and stereo audiophile applications, offers high-performance and is priced at under $2,000." - John Gatski, Everything Audio Network

"So far, in May 2014, enough of a will has existed for a long enough duration to have brought about a set of standards. The standards can be found under the umbrella term “AVB” - Audio Video Bridging." - Craig Norris, TV Technology

"Control4 debuted the update to its hotel automation platform last week at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Los Angeles." - Residential Systems #automation #hospitality


Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600 - "Today’s big announcement of three new EA Series home controllers stays the course, from the entry level ($600 MSRP) and up ($2,000). Speed and reliability is the mantra, says CEO Martin Plaehn, who wants the company to be known as an infrastructure provider rather than a device manufacturer." -Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

"I had a good feeling about the SVS Ultra Bookshelf speaker even before I heard it. First, the high-gloss black finish was perfect, and the heft of this 19-pound beauty left no doubt about the speaker's build quality. It seemed solid." - Steve Guttenberg - cnet #SVS #Subwoofers #speakers #loudspeakers #audio #bass

"The SVS Ultra Towers are certainly one of the best sounding speakers we have heard in the sub-$2000 (per pair) category. The ability to reproduce subtle details, provide a wide soundstage with excellent and seamless bass reproduction make this as highly attractive loudspeaker." #SVS #audio #review #ultraspeakers


""Each year we look forward to reconnecting with our dealers, while providing specially-designed training aimed at helping them organically improve and grow their businesses," said Control4 president and CEO, Martin Plaehn." AV Network #Control4 #smarthome #automation

"The Control4 system of products and its Director Version 2.1.1 software were selected due to its impressive range of control options, simple user interface, and C. Wonder’s familiarity with the system. Cliqk created custom user interfaces and communication protocols." - Sounds & Video Contractor #Control4 #automation #custominstall #commercial

Control4: New EA Controllers will be 'Devastating' to the Industry - "Three new entertainment and automation controllers with high-resolution audio playback and, in the step-up and flagship products, integrated multi-zone audio distribution capabilities." -Dennis Burger, HD Living