Tariff Increases Expected to Impact some products

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A letter from Control4 CEO Thursday, May 16, 2019: Subject: Changes Induced by Increased and Expected Future Import Tariffs Dear Valued Dealer in the United States; On Friday May 10, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce and the US Trade Representative announced an unexpected and immediate increase of the Section 301 Import Tariffs for certain goods manufactured in China from a …

5G & WIFI-6 & more…

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You may have heard of 5G. It’s been in the news a bit over the last year. It’s like 4G, but faster. It’s up to 50% faster over existing cell infrastructure, but that’s not where this baby is going to make hay. Dedicated 5G networks use a different radio technology than 4G, and that promises a 2,000% speed increase. Since …

New, Fun & Different Outdoors

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First, a solid home network and great WiFi coverage is more essential than ever. As we transition to an app and streaming media society, we depend on staying connected for convenient control and media enjoyment. Holy is perfect for church, but you don’t want holes in your network. That means music and video dropouts, or missing the app download you …

New Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Spaces

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Fortunately, that outdoor time can include all the favorite media you love, and you won’t need to jack in some of those infernal earbuds to do it. Besides, music and sports are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, together. Although people now text (or Snap, depending on their age), instead of talking, yanking those silly-looking dongles from their …

Real Automated Outdoor Living, 21st Century Style

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We’re emerging from the winter, although in some areas of the continent you’d be hard pressed to know it. Rest assured though, you will soon be spending more time outside. Thanks to the proliferation of permanently installed, radiant heating many folks have been putting their outdoor spaces to more use than others.

Why are they spending time in outdoor living spaces? Well, putting the whole “back to nature” thing aside, many outdoor spaces sport cooking, eating and entertainment areas that rival anything you’d find with 4 walls and a roof. If yours doesn’t…..