Looking into the Future
A new product from Revolution Acoustics has made it possible for system integrators to install completely hidden audio sources in suspended ceilings. The patent-pending Ubiqui-T360, an innovative ceiling tile mounting system, brings the company’s planar wave audio technology to any drop ceiling, with no change in the visible appearance of the ceiling. The Ubiqui-T360 mount attaches in under two minutes to an existing ceiling tile, after which an SSP6 Multiducer unit is screwed into place.
Control4 delivers power and performance on one system that coordinates the technology in a house. With one touch, homeowners can dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Users can also check in on cameras or see who’s ringing the doorbell from wherever they are.
CUJO network security firewall protects computers and IoT devices against malware, ransomware, viruses and other hacking threats. CUJO acts as an internet security gateway between connected smart devices and the internet. CUJO features a mobile app that allows the user to protect and control home devices while at home or away. Plus, CUJO parental controls let consumers manage access to websites and set up schedules and time limits.
The patented MM855 Pro SmartMount from MantelMount allows anyone to easily lower their large flat screen down off the wall, suspend it at eye level and swivel it left or right. The exclusive Power-Sense feature detects when the TV is turned on and automatically moves it to the preset position – without home automation or input from the user.
The AMS Woven Wood Collection from Automated Motorized Shades features bamboo, reed, exotic grass and woven blends from around the world. These natural materials and weave patterns combine to give each shade a uniquely beautiful appearance. Woven wood shades are available with numerous control and privacy options that create a stylish, functional window covering to fit any décor.
Electric Mirror has debuted the Savvy Home SmartMirror, the residential counterpart to its industry-leading hospitality smart mirror. With Savvy, users can check the time, the weather and the traffic, as well as review their email, their schedule and their account balances. They can also get updates on the news, their friends and their health and enjoy their favorite music, movies and sports.
BluOS from Bluesound allows users to access and stream hi-res, studio-quality music to every room in the home. The platform seamlessly connects their favorite system with the outside world by locating music libraries and playlists anywhere on a home Wi-Fi network, cloud music service or Internet radio station and shares it with any BluOS-enabled music system. Audio throughout the home can then be controlled from one central device – the BluOS app, smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
The new in-wall speakers from McIntosh are fully enclosed to provide air sealing plus a controlled air chamber to minimize distortion and response irregularities. They all feature newly designed shallow woofers that fit in standard wall construction.
FIBARO smart home devices provide a comprehensive environment that adapts to the needs of the entire family. FIBARO offers whole-home solutions for security, convenience and comfort, including motion, floor, door/window, carbon monoxide and smoke sensors, voice control capabilities, remote access and electricity monitoring.
Séura lighted mirrors project direct light, eliminating shadows and distortions, to create the best environment for make-up application or shaving. Along with more than 100 frame designs, the mirrors boast back-sided etching for easy cleaning and a copper-free make for a long-lasting product.
The Josh AI programming language is built to support natural language voice commands, including greetings, questions, instructions and more. Josh is also built to control and connect any “smart” device, from any device. With Josh, a user can turn on speakers from a watch, change the temperature from a phone, shut off the lights from the desktop and more.
The Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor gives peace of mind that a home is protected from water damage. It attaches easily to existing plumbing, with no pipe cutting required, and uses ultrasonic technology to measure and detect changes in the flow of the water in pipes. Streamlabs is Wi-Fi enabled and includes real-time leak alerts and integrates with both NEST and ALEXA systems.
Vanco International LLC has introduced Spot for Dot, a patent-pending, high-quality, digital in-wall amplifier that provides installers with an inexpensive and convenient solution that powers speakers and connects to existing distributed audio systems. It is engineered to hold an Amazon Echo Dot, and when paired with speakers, Spot for Dot can add voice control of smart devices, scenes and other functionality to as many zones of audio as desired, without the need to run wires back to a central location.
The retrofit shading solution, Gear, from AXIS Labs is a smart device that motorizes and automates existing window coverings in minutes. Battery and solar powered, it works with a variety of window coverings, features app control and scheduling and integrates with leading smart home systems.
With innovations from ABB Building Products, homeowners can now control every element of their property – from lighting through to heating, air conditioning, door communication and indoor ‘scenes’ – at the touch of a button. ABB now comes with a new voice-activated control system capable of managing up to 150 building functions and is the first to be compatible with the three big market leaders in voice control devices – Amazon, Google and Apple.
Z-Wave enables products from different manufacturers to network together intelligently in the energy management, security, hospitality and home healthcare markets. Z-Wave is designed specifically for control, monitoring and status operations, with no interference from Wi-Fi or other 2.4GHz wireless technologies in similar bands.
Flo is a water-monitoring and control device for the home. A test runs every single day to identify microscopic leaks in the plumbing system, alerting the homeowner and providing them with resources to fix it themselves, as well as a customer service team to assist them. Flo has also patented FloSense, an artificial intelligence technology that can identify specific fixture usage within the home, attributing consumption to specific fixtures such as toilets, showers and dishwashers.