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Control4 Acquires Pakedge Device & Software

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announced the acquisition of Pakedge Device & Software, Inc., a leader in advanced networking products and cloud network-management services for both wireless and wired networkin

CES: Noise, Hype, Hustle And Business As Usual

Everyone wants to learn about products and thematic or even paradigm changes that will affect their lives in the near future, and over 6,000 members of the media from all over the world were there to gather that information.

Amazon Is Winning the Smart Home Race -- and Nobody Is Noticing

From MotleyFool:  Amazon first targeted the smart space with the Echo -- a multifunction home speaker that, while initially suffering criticism around its practicality (not unlike the Fire Phone), acts more like a capable virtual assistant with each software release. Al

Many SmartHome and IoT Devices Have Little or No Security

Smart locks, Baby Monitors, home routers, appliances, printers, etc. have all been hacked with documentation of those hacks.

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 will be held from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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What it’s like to spend a year with an app-powered security camera

Alex Heath for TechInsider:  For about a year I've been using Canary's all-in-one home security system to monitor my apartment. I live in New York City, and it's already saved me from a possible rat infestation.

Canary bills itself as an all-in-one home security system for $200 and no required monthly fees. The New York startup's sleek, cylindrical piece of hardware features a 1080p video camera with infrared night vision and a motion detector. It also has a (quite loud) siren and the ability to detect the room temperature and air humidity.

Where Canary really shines is its mobile app, which lets you look through the device's camera from anywhere via your home internet connection. You can't pan or zoom as you watch, but the camera's wide-angle lens should capture most of any room you place it in.  Cont'd...

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ISE 16 - TrueConf NextGen: UltraHD Video Calls Will Be Showcased at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

TrueConf, the leading enterprise video conferencing solution developer in Eastern Europe, will showcase a cutting-edge UltraHD (4K) point-to-point video conferencing system and demonstrate its new improved Unified Communications platform at Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 16 - DVIGear Shows Game-Changing DisplayNet™ Platform at ISE 2016

AV-Over-10GbE Products Revolutionize AV Distribution Technology

ISE 16 - Bang & Olufsen launches BeoLink SmartHome at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016

Bang & Olufsen has chosen ISE in Amsterdam, the world's best attended AV, System Integration and Communication exhibition, as the platform for launching a new and innovative way of connecting Bang & Olufsen products with all other technology products in the home through an open, cloud-based architecture called BeoLink SmartHome.

See Smart Home Industry in China at AWE2016

In a depressed global economy, intelligentization is like a ray of sunlight in a chilly winter, driving market development.

Control4 Acquires Pakedge Device & Software, a Leader in Advanced Home Networking

Transaction brings to Control4 deep networking expertise, an industry-leading suite of networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities, as well as an expanded sales channel of over 1,100 additional independent dealers

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Invisible Speakers

Invisible Speakers

Introducing the Amina® Evolution 'i' Series, the world's best sounding totally invisible speakers. The British-made Evolution speakers generate a blanket of crystal clear sound that offers the most consistent sound coverage you'll ever experience from an in-wall loudspeaker. Allowing the client to have room filling sound with no visual blemishes.

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Amina Technologies Ltd

Amina Technologies Ltd

Amina Technologies creates discrete and invisible loudspeaker solutions for image conscious clients wanting audio to complement, not ruin, their interior design. Amina's products are based upon the concept of reproducing sound from a vibrating surface, just like that of a natural musical instrument and products are installed into walls or ceilings ahead of the final skim of plaster being applied making them totally invisible in a new build or in a retrofit renovation.