Automation, Security & A/V Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers

A Guide to Security Requirements for Specific Types of IoT Devices and Systems.

Infocomm 2016 - Special News Report

News and product announcements from Infocomm 2016. Companies are welcome to post their news here.

Build A Twitter-Based Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi

Thorin Klosowski for LifeHacker:  The Pi is hard wired into a home automation board that controls a fan, light, AC and the temperature. It’s then controlled over Twitter direct messages so it’s super easy to check the status or flip the toggle on any of

Vivint Smart Home announces $100 million investment

Karissa Neely for Daily Herald: In its first round of venture capital funding, Vivint Smart Home, the Provo-based leading provider of smart home technology and services, announced a $100 million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm S

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

InfoComm 2016 will be held from June 4th - 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Samsung Smart Home flaws let hackers make keys to front door

Dan Goodin for ArsTechnica:  Computer scientists have discovered vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system that allowed them to carry out a host of remote attacks, including digitally picking connected door locks from anywhere in the world.

The attack, one of several proof-of-concept exploits devised by researchers from the University of Michigan, worked against Samsung's SmartThings, one of the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for connecting electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, and security systems in homes. The researchers said the attacks were made possible by two intrinsic design flaws in the SmartThings framework that aren't easily fixed. They went on to say that consumers should think twice before using the system to connect door locks and other security-critical components.  Cont'd...

Automation, Security & A/V Systems - News Headlines

Sony Electronics Announces Release of New Home Audio Products

New wireless speakers, TV sound bars, A/V receivers, turntables and portable audio devices deliver connected listening experiences

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options

The Libris Smart Cradle, plus a new Fall Detector Pendant and smaller wearables provide enhanced functions for more uninterrupted personal safety

DarbeeVision Takes Picture Quality to Unprecedented Levels of Depth, Clarity, and Realism

New DVP-5000S Image Enhancer Packs Advanced Processing; Provides Remarkably Simple Way to Improve Quality for Maximum Visual Realism

IHSE USA and Lawo Unite Their KVM and Control Systems to Benefit Broadcast and Production Operations

Lawo's VSM Control System Manages IHSE KVM Switching in Applications Such as Editing, Master Control, and Mobile Production

ITV Connects Studio and Master Control With SMPTE Cable Substitute From Bluebell Opticom

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced that U.K. broadcaster ITV has installed a ShaxX Lite SMPTE hybrid alternative connector kit as part of a studio upgrade and relocation. The ShaxX Lite allows ITV to share the refurbished studio with an existing master control room in another part of the building.

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Art Diffusor® Model D by Acoustics First

Art Diffusor® Model D by Acoustics First

The ArtDiffusor® Model D (patent applied for) is the newest in the ArtDiffusor® Series. The Model D is an organic, quadratic diffuser; fusing diverse design concepts such as MLS, QRD, bicubic interpolation and boolean logic mapping. These rolling, asymmetric diffusers minimize specular acoustic reflections while improving sound clarity and ambience. Their design encourages developing customized patterns, allowing for a truly unique installation - every time.

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Octava Inc.

Octava Inc.

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