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ELAN Helps To Seamlessly Unify Indoor and Outdoor Space in Contemporary Santa Barbara Home

Creating indoor and outdoor unity in a small space was not without its challenges.

Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality?

Cate Lawrence for ReadWrite:  In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multipl

Big Content: Studios, Nets Work to Leverage Viewers’ Web Involvement

The challenge is how fast and flawlessly content is streamed to your big set or device.

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

Greg Miller, Senior Analyst for Wall Street Daily:  Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp ofbreaking into the mainstream.  Naturally, it’s time to ask: &

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

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Smart Home Products: Only 30% Of Consumers Even Know Where To Get Them

Chuck Martin for IOT Daily:  Some serious marketing dollars may have to be spent just to get consumers aware of smart home products and how to go about getting one.

Most consumers don’t know where to turn to buy smart home products or services, that is, if they even know about them.

The reality is that smart home devices are relatively new and not likely to be on the average person’s radar until they need or want a particular new or replacement device for their home.

And when someone decides they want a so-called smart home device, many don’t know where to turn at that point, based on a new study.

Fewer than a third (30%) of households are familiar with where to buy smart home products or services, according the study by Parks Associate

And of those, fewer than half (40%) prefer to buy the smart products at retail outlets, particularly home improvement stores.

But there still is a gap between stores selling smart products and consumers acquiring them.  Cont'd...

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Bryston S2.28 Firmware Update offers Roon Ready Capability for Digital Music Players BDP-1, BDP-1USB and BDP-2

Elegant music library management and TIDAL integration enhances user experience for award-winning Bryston digital music players

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in South Florida

Located in the renowned Design Center of the Americas, latest Design Showroom provides real-life environment in which visitors can interact with Crestron technology

Parks Associates: 41% of future caregivers are very interested in connected health apps for managing medications

AARP, GreatCall, Lumiata, Humetrix, and Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence® to discuss consumer adoption trends and successful business models at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Biamp Systems Enhances Oreno Suite With New Capabilities

Oreno 1.1 Adds LDAP Integration, Dialer, and Security Enhancements

SMARTRG's SMART/OS™ Enables Seamless Connectivity between Ultra-Broadband Services and the Connected Home

SMARTRG's new operating system leverages open, scalable vCPE devices and innovative Wi-Fi solutions

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