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03/16/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Best in Texas: Trolls Love Vague Patents, Friendly Courts
03/16/15, THE Insider
Patent trolls aren't ugly things. Nope they're just good ol boys who know where the best house is in Texas and just go back again and again and...

Smart Home Interview - Simply Automated
03/16/15, Millard Schewe, Simply Automated
Any products that can output an RS-232 serial string can utilize UPB devices. In fact there is a software tool, the “UPB Command Wizard”, to help write UPB serial strings (i.e. drivers).

Smart Home Interview - Insteon
03/16/15, Contributed by, Insteon
Insteon uses a dual-band signal, or mesh network, which communicates to devices simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s existing electrical wiring.

Smart Home Interview - Neurio
03/16/15, Contributed by, Neurio
Once the Neurio Sensor is installed on an electrical panel, it sends the data via WiFi to the secure cloud where the smart algorithms identify the unique power pattern by each device in real-time to tell whether a specific appliance is in use or off, and how much energy it consumes.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Myfox To Bring DIY Security From France

Submitted on: 03/30/15, 06:42 AM

Joseph Palenchar for Twice:  A wireless do-it-yourself home-security system that Myfox will bring to the U.S. late in the second quarter or early third quarter will detect and deter intruders before they enter the house, the French company said.

Unlike other DIY security systems that use indoor motion sensors to detect intruders, the Myfox system uses wireless sensors, or IntelliTags, attached to doors and windows to analyze door and window vibrations that indicate a break-in, the company said. The sensors, which run on a single AA battery, differentiate normal events such as door knocking from doors and windows being pried open. When a break-in is attempted, the sensor sends a wireless 915MHz RF signal to a hub, which triggers a battery-operated siren via RF and uses Wi-Fi to send alerts via broadband modem to cellphones. Multiple family members or friends can receive notifications and get monitoring rights.

The company, founded in 2005, also offers an optional Wi-Fi security camera, which can be used as a standalone surveillance device.

The $299 Myfox Home Alarm system, which can be monitored and controlled via Android and iOS smartphones, will be Apple HomeKit-enabled and will be certified as Works With Nest. 

Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee
Submitted on: 03/26/15, 03:20 PM
From Jared Newman for TechHive:  Logitech is continuing its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up

Luxurious small smart homes by Tiny Heirloom
Submitted on: 03/24/15, 03:10 PM
From Kimberley Mok for TreeHugger:  Much like how camping can come in a a more luxurious, "glamping" version, so too can tiny homes come

How your car will help control your home
Submitted on: 03/23/15, 05:47 AM
Patrick Nelson for NetworkWorld:  AT&T is one company that is planning on consumers being able to control elements of t

Zenno Voice Controlled Home Automation System Unveiled
Submitted on: 03/20/15, 05:29 AM
Zenno has created and launched a new home automation and control system that has been designed to offer a simple voice controls to manage your home entertainment systems and electronic devices around your home.   Using your smartpho

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

SupplyStream Makes Giant Leap With New Product Search Technology; Announces Future API for Partners
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 10:57 AM
The new and completely redesigned search technology makes it easier than ever for dealers to access all of their product data and pricing

NAB SHOW BRINGS TOGETHER DELEGATIONS AND EXHIBITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 10:44 AM
-- 650 Exhibitors and Nearly 30,000 Attendees Expected from Outside the U.S. --

QUESTYLE AUDIO, THE LEADER IN AUDIO INNOVATIONS INTRODUCES PERSONAL MUSIC SERVERS, DAC/AMP COMBOS, WIRELESS AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 10:38 AM
Perfect for both the studio and home, Questyle Audio's CMA800R Headphone Amplifier offers their patented Current Mode Amplification technology, providing an accuracy, airiness and musicality as yet unachievable with conventional amplification.

NEW PANAMAX POWER360 SERIES PROTECTS AND POWERS HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 10:35 AM
DELIVERS EASY USB CHARGING

CEA Approves New Home Automation Specifications at Technology & Standards Forum
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 10:19 AM
CEA's standards committees produce standards, guidelines and technical reports that help grow the consumer technology industry.

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ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, energy management, lighting, and access control with the accessibility to over 50 integration partners offering a flexible and integration friendly approach to home and business management. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 Cross Platform Control revolutionizes the reliability and functionality of wireless peripherals for homes and businesses. Designed with true, two-way signal acknowledgement, ELK's two-way wireless technology assures installation confidence through signal quality and status LED indicators. RF power levels are constantly monitored and adjusted to deliver clear signal while maximizing battery life. ELK's Two-Way Wireless products utilize 900 MHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum to increase signal diversity and agility to ensure signals get through.

Featured AV and Automation Industry Company

MuxLab Inc.

MuxLab Inc.

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

MuxLab designs and manufactures hardware that allow single-use coax cable to be replaced by Cat5e/6 twisted pair cable in the audio-video and CCTV environments.

Upcoming AV and Automation Industry Events and Conferences

2015 NAB SHOW
Apr 11 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

ISC WEST 2015
Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

AXPONA 2015
Apr 24 - 26 2015, Chicago, IL

SECUTECH
Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

CONNECTIONS™: THE PREMIER CONNECTED HOME CONFERENCE
May 19 - 21 2015, San Francisco, CA

INFOCOMM 2015
Jun 13 - 19 2015, Orlando, FL

DISPLAY SUMMIT 2015
Jun 15 - 16 2015, Orlando, FL

CE WEEK
Jun 24 - 25 2015, New York, NY

2015 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 30 - 30 2015, Culver City, CA

CEDIA EXPO 2015
Oct 14 - 17 2015, Dallas, TX

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