Home Automation! What You Need to Know to Not Be Dumb

Every tech freak, rich man and lazy boy wants to be able to control their house like a Bond nemesis controls his volcano. But...where do you start? Right. Here. » 9/27/10 1:00pm 9/27/10 1:00pm

Crestron Core 3 OS Lets You Control Your Entire House from Android,…

There's lot going on in home automation giant Crestron's new Core 3 OS, but up there is the fact that it runs on basically anything—from the iPhone and iPad to the Samsung Galaxy tablets sprinkled around their booth. » 9/23/10 2:39pm 9/23/10 2:39pm

Crestron Home Automation Systems Are Now iPad Compatible

Crestron is one of the biggest names behind home automation. They've already released an iPhone app, allowing you to control your "AV systems, lighting, shades, room temperatures and more" from your phone. Now that app is coming to the iPad. » 2/19/10 2:46pm 2/19/10 2:46pm

Electronic House's Home of the Year Makes Me Want to Die

Ever wake up in a fitful cold sweat with the cutting realization that there're certain areas in your home where you can't watch TV!!??. Then Electronic House's Home of the Year is for you. » 5/05/09 7:30pm 5/05/09 7:30pm

iPhone: The Home Automation Remote Killer

There are already a few home automation iPhone apps in the store, but here at CEDIA it's clear that all of the home automation heavies have definitely discovered the obvious: the iPhone makes for a great universal touchscreen remote for everything from your AC to your living room blinds to your music collection. And… » 9/04/08 6:15pm 9/04/08 6:15pm

TiVo Remote Control Over IP via Telnet

When TiVo worked with Crestron (the home automation company) to provide integration between your DVR and your wall control panels, they actually opened up a door for people to control your TV with just about any computer. All you have to do is telnet into your TiVo via port 31339 and type in some commands. It's… » 5/01/08 3:44pm 5/01/08 3:44pm

Crestron Home Automation Adds Windows Sideshow Support

Crestron, the company that makes crazy high-end home automation equipment that lets you turn off your lights by just breathing loudly, just announced Windows Sideshow support. You remember Windows Sideshow, right? The Windows Vista feature that lets you feed Vista's Gadgets onto an external device. Crestron's… » 4/16/08 6:10pm 4/16/08 6:10pm

Crestron Rolls Out MLX-2 Two-Way ZigBee RF Remote

What would a CEDIA floor walk be without stopping by Crestron, that company that will let you control everything in your house with sophisticated control devices, commanding a hefty price along the way. The company's newest addition to its vast system of control processing equipment is the MLX-2, a $750 remote control… » 9/07/07 6:00pm 9/07/07 6:00pm

TiVo's just announced that their TiVo Series 3 DVR is getting a Crestron touch panel, which allows it to integrate into a Crestron plug-and-play systems solution to control all your electronics from one place. [TiVo, Crestron] » 9/06/07 3:18pm 9/06/07 3:18pm

CEDIA 2006: Crestron TPMC-8X, TPMC-4X Touchpanel Media Centers

Crestron's booth was jam-packed with enough home-automation crap to shake a stick at (whatever the hell that means), but there were a couple little gadgets that stood out. These are the Isys i/O WiFi Touchpanel (left) and the Isys i/O Handheld WiFi TouchPanel (right). You need to understand that these aren't remotes… » 9/16/06 5:26pm 9/16/06 5:26pm