Home automation hub or universal remote control?

In June, Logitech announced the Harmony Pro, a new universal remote and home automation controller for the custom integration channel.

For perspective on the product, I spoke with an industry friend — an integrator-turned-home-automation manufacturer — about his experiences with Harmony. This friend has tried all of the DIY-type smart home hubs, including Revolv (he liked it!), Wink, SmartThings, Lowe’s Iris, Staples Connect, Vera (MiOS) and apparently every other Internet of Things device du jour.

Calling it “a phenomenal product,” he says Harmony is his go-to remote and home controller...

Read more: http://www.cepro.com/article/the_marketing_challenges_of_remote_controls_and_home_automation

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