Amazon VS. Google Part 1

Amazon VS. Google Part 1

Is anyone really surprised that Amazon bought Ring Labs? It doesn’t seem like that big of a shock, or shocking at all for that matter. Since they …

2018 and the Pace of Change

2018 and the Pace of Change

The beginning of the year is a time for people to look at previous predictions and score their success, along with making new predictions for the year ahead. I …

On Digital Assistants

On Digital Assistants

An AV consultant once had a conversation with an executive from manufacturer about the most expensive home he’d seen. He asked what kind of control system …

Savant Adds Amazon Alexa Skill

Savant Adds Amazon Alexa Skill

Savant has announced today the release of the Savant smart home skill for Amazon Alexa. Savant was one of the first to use voice control as part of …

Our Life With Alexa

Our Life With Alexa

“Alexa! Alexxxaaaaaaa!!!” My four-year-old daughter is trying to wake up our Amazon Echo. Alexa gets better at understanding her every day, but she …

Crestron Ships TSW Screens

Crestron Ships TSW Screens

Crestron announced today that it’s started shipping the TSW touch screens in the form of the TSW-552, TSW-752 and TSW-1052. The TSW family is integrated …