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Julie Jacobson, CI Contributor & CE Pro Site Editor

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Legrand, Milestone

Analysis: Why Legrand is Acquiring Milestone AV for Nearly $1 Billion

Legrand and Milestone to blend several major brands but big play is in commercial AV, with synergies between Mid Atlantic, Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Vaddio.

I’m Sure Gonna Miss You, George Feldstein

Recounting fond memories of the smart, goofy and lovable Crestron founder.

Can You Really Future-Proof an IP Network?

There are a few things you can do to optimize commercial network today for new developments — like IoT, hacker bots, cloud services and 4K — tomorrow.

Julie's Latest Posts

Control4, Ihiji

Residential Market Leader Control4 Acquires Ihiji & Drops Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

By acquiring Ihiji remote monitoring/management system, automation manufacturer Control4 eliminates its monthly fees for pros.

Legrand, Milestone

Analysis: Why Legrand is Acquiring Milestone AV for Nearly $1 Billion

Legrand and Milestone to blend several major brands but big play is in commercial AV, with synergies between Mid Atlantic, Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Vaddio.

Trump’s Syria War Room Features Strange AV Technology

Crestron dealers and other integrators geek out over the strange video teleconferencing technology in Trump’s ad hoc Syria war room at Mar-a-Lago.

Kramer Acquires Home Automation Provider iRule

Kramer’s strategic investment in iRule led to the decision to acquire the home automation company. With this deal, iRule continues a trajectory that has it more focused on the commercial market.

Panamax Gets Vertical with BlueBolt IP-Controllable Power Management Strip

Core Brands’ Panamax demonstrates a new version of its popular rack-mountable IP-controllable power management system at InfoComm 2016.

Zigen Brings The Buffer, an HDCP 2.2 Work-Around, to ISE 2016

Zigen’s The Buffer is designed to connect any HDCP revision source to any HDCP revision sink device.

Planar Acquired by Leyard for $157 Million

Chinese LED manufacturer Leyard pays 51% premium for shares of Planar (PLNR), a leading provider of displays and digital signage.

Watch Miss USA Pageant on Virtual Reality App

NBC may not be covering the Miss USA Pageant this year, but viewers can go behind the scenes with IC Real Tech’s 720-degree cameras and an app called Miss USA 720 Experience.>

Trendy CitizenM Hotel Surprises with iPad Automation, But Makes One Mistake

Hotel rooms feature elegant iPad-enabled automation with Philips Hue lighting, AV and temperature control, and motorized shades. But what was the fatal flaw?

Kramer, iRule Team on Compelling Control Hub

New K-Touch v3.0 (KT3) is no longer just a bunch of serial controllers. Now it’s a network hub in the cloud.