TecHomeX has arrived, and the final letter not only stands for expo but also the crossing intersections of an evolving industry. Featuring Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home
Builders, integrators, manufacturers and subcontractors—just to name a few—have joined forces at this first-of-its-kind event to mingle and merge their trades. Boasting its inaugural year and prepared for a promising future, TecHomeX is ready to tackle the future of this industry headfirst. Featuring Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home

CEDIA will be in Orlando next week to present education at the first TechHomeX event. A unique cross section of audiences including builders, architects, remodelers, real estate developers, realtors, and contractors of all stripes will have an opportunity to learn more about technology from CEDIA staff and CEDIA Board Members. Here is a peek at what CEDIA will be presenting. Featuring Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home
Joe Whitaker, President of The Thoughtful Home and CEDIA Board member will be presenting courses on The Next Step in Multi-Room Audio: Beyond Simple Distribution to Comfort & Quality of Sound and HVAC Control: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600
Control4 announces EA Series of smart-home controllers with more powerful processors, high-resolution audio (HRA), built-in Ethernet switches, more I/Os; goes another year without an IoT solution for DIYs. Featuring takes from Joe Whitaker.

Who’s Who: TecHomeX Speaker Preview / Joe Whitaker to Speak on 2 Subjects
TecHomeX’s hand-picked lineup of presenters is aimed to educate and connect the entire smart home ecosystem from a peer-to-peer perspective. Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home to speak on The Next Step in Multi-room Audio: Beyond Simple Distribution to Comfort and Quality of Sound and HVAC Control: Where We Are, Where We’re Going.

The Thoughtful Home of St. Louis Mo and Dallas Tx Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

CEDIA Announces 2016 Board of Directors including Joe Whitaker
INDIANAPOLIS (December 21, 2015) – CEDIA has announced the 2016 volunteer Board of Directors. The board has three new directors: John Clancy, Ken Erdmann, and Greg Margolis and two re-elected directors: Michael Pope and Joe Whitaker. Additionally, the CEDIA Board chose to appoint a new director, Jeremy Sweet, who will join the CEDIA Board of Directors for a one-year term to fill a vacated appointed position.

AVWeek Special: Residential Episode 1: This Old Moose
Trying out a new residential version of AVWeek. If you like it, we’ll keep doing it. VIA International has gone into receivership, what does that mean for workers and customers? Planar has released a see-through OLED display. Plus, CNET purchased a house to try out Smart Home Technology.
Host: Tim Albright
Guests:Matt D. Scott, Julie Jacobson, Rich Fregosa, and Joe Whitaker

Meet the CEDIA Board Candidates, Lobby for Your Faves
Nine home technology integrators are vying for five elected spots on the CEDIA Board. Go ahead and stump for your favorite candidates here. Including Joe Whitaker. Vote Now!

40 CI Influencers Under 40: Class of 2015
The popular collection of young industry talent returns for its second year with a new group of people who are poised to carry the torch. Including Joe Whitaker.

Joe Whitaker Rediscovers TiO Home Automation: In-Wall Amp Rocks 7-Foot Magnepans
Integrator and CE Pro contributor Joe Whitaker hasn’t looked at TiO multiroom audio and home automation system since the vNet days. Here’s his fresh take from CEDIA 2015.

CEDIA Scoop: Vanco Concealer Turns Sonos into In-Ceiling Speaker CePro BEST Product Award Winner 2015
Integrator Joe Whitaker teams with Vanco to launch in-ceiling housing for Sonos Play:1, Bose and other third-party speakers. Patent-pending Concealer debuts at CEDIA Expo 2015. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Video Weekly News: Control4 T3
In the latest edition of CE Pro Video Weekly News, Joe Whitaker took an in-depth look at the T3 touchscreen by Control4. Learn more about this hands-on review.

Hands On with Control4 T3: Long Live the Touchscreen for Home Automation!
Control4 to showcase fully-baked T3 home automation touchscreen at CEDIA Expo 2015, complete with rich SIP communications; Android platform is fast, but Joe Whitaker is wistful for Flash.

How Former Crestron Exec Vin Bruno got the CEO Job at CEDIA – News Article
Bruno beat out more than 60 qualified candidates to land top job at CEDIA, the trade show for the home technology integration industry.

Plenty New at CEDIA 2015: Sonos Surprises, Home Automation, Core Brands, More – News Article
CEDIA Expo 2015 promises a host of new products from the home automation ranks, as well as 20-odd business software tools, and pleasant surprises in Sonos gear, architectural solutions and more.

Hands On: Luxul XWS-2500 Wireless Controller Kit – News Article
Integrator Joe Whitaker finds setup, implementation and performance of Luxul’s new Wi-Fi kit may epitomize what it takes to bring enterprise-grade home networking to the masses.

Joe Whitaker Invents a Better Power Strip, Submits to Quirky – News Article
CE Pro contributor and A/V integrator Joe Whitaker invents ElyctricSlyde, a power strip that guarantees you won’t cover up precious outlets

Channel Master’s Cord-Cutting DVR+ Updated with OTT & OTA in One Guide – News Article
Channel Master DVR+ targets cord-cutters with with LinearTV update, aggregating OTA broadcast, Internet channels, YouTube and streaming services — with zero fees and one slick interface.

CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015 – News Article
Production home building, immersive home entertainment, more engaging home automation, the aware home and cloud-based networking top CE Pro’s list of technology trends and opportunities for 2015.

CEDIA Announces 2015 Board of Directors – News Article
Omar Hikal, Kris Hogg, George Walter new members of CEDIA 2015 2015 volunteer Board of Directors.

Tablo TV Could Be Best OTA DVR for Cord Cutters and Integrators Alike – News Article
Integrator Joe Whitaker is ready to cut the cord with Nuvyyo’s Tablo TV, a networked OTA multi-tuner and DVR that incorporates OTT services from Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV and Plex.

Integrator Review: Control4 Composer Express Changes Home Automation Game – News Article
Long-time Control4 dealer Joe Whitaker goes gaga over new Composer Express home automation configuration app, which dramatically reduces installation time and increases profits for integrators.

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