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Our feature this month focuses on Home Automation & Control, and is sponsored by Habitech. Habitech's Jonathan Pengilley talks in principle about how installers can maintain their revenue streams post-installation, and explains how AMX home automation and Ihiji remote monitoring products can help.
Next, Peter Aylett suggests that we are sometimes in danger of over-automating the home, and gives some excellent practical tips for enhancing the user experience. Simon Buddle then makes the case for the all-in-one home control system and the benefits of a single, unified programming environment.
Apple disrupted our market before, and looks set to do so again, so our Industry Opinion this month discusses what the impact of HomeKit will be, and how installers should respond. Next, CEDIA's Olivia Sellke prepares us for the main home automation issues that will feature at CEDIA Expo.
Our regular columns start with our US correspondent, Michael Heiss, who, having been to InfoComm, gives us a fascinating overview of the laser projector, and whether you should be recommending it to your clients. This is the time when more people than usual are glued to their screens, with events such as Wimbledon and of course the World Cup, so it is apt that David Meyer of Kordz rounds off the issue with an excellent explanation of why it is so important to prepare your clients for ever-increasing display resolutions, and how to do it.
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-Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor