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Home Control Software Update

Here is a list of software that can be used to control home automation and or A/V systems. It's a growing resource so check back often for new content.

Home Control Software Interview - ComfortClick

ComfortClick works with KNX, Modbus, Z-Wave, S-Bus, DSC alarm, Global Caché, IRTrans, XBMC, Philips Hue, SMA Solar Technologies, IP cameras and IP intercom.

Home Control Software Interview - Indigo

Indigo supports three home automation technologies out-of-the-box: Z-Wave, Insteon, and X10. To use one of those technologies, a USB-based interface is required.

Home Control Software Interview - ECS

Protocols: X10, Insteon, UDP, ModBus, Z-Wave, ZigBee, HTTP, FTP, SNMP, TCP/IP, RS232, RS485, and more. Brands: > 50

Home Control Software Interview - Throne

THRONE controls equipment of KNX Association protocol (more than 400 manufacturers worldwide), HDL (China) and Teletask (Belgium).

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Google’s new Wi-Fi router sleek, but has a few hiccups

Most people don’t think about their home Wi-Fi router unless they are (A) installing it, or (B) undergoing severe digital withdrawal because the Internet is down and they need to hit reset.

But Google wants you to think about its new OnHub home Wi-Fi router all the time. The Mountain View tech giant designed OnHub to be proudly displayed out in the open next to your kid’s photos, not hidden in a dark, dusty spot under a desk.

Is that a reason to spend $199 on an OnHub, which goes on sale online Monday, if you don’t need a new router? Probably not. But if you are looking to upgrade a worn-out device, Google’s first entry into the router race is a compelling choice.

Not to be overlooked, the OnHub is also Google’s answer to Apple’s equally designer-friendly AirPort Extreme Base Station. With both companies battling for an early lead in the emerging market for smart-home devices, having a router that’s the center of it all could become a key beachhead.

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VITEC Introduces First Portable HEVC Encode/Decode Solution to European Market at IBC2015

MGW Ace and MGW D265 Appliances Deliver Broadcast-Grade, Bandwidth-Efficient Encoding, Streaming, and Decoding From the Field

Riedel Solutions Support Communications for 50th National Day Parade

As Singapore celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first National Day, Riedel Communications equipment supported all communications for technical and production-oriented coordination of the National Day Parade (NDP). Supplied and deployed as a complete solution, the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline intercom system, RockNet real-time audio network, and a variety of keypanels, beltpacks, and radios supported cueing of the cast members, as well as the light, sound, pyrotechnics, and other departments contributing to the Aug. 9 celebration.

LineQ Supports Complex Corporate AV Integration Project with Networked End Point Audio Systems

Systems integration firm Corona Integrated Systems leaps architectural hurdle with Ecler digital mixing amplifiers

Research Report: Global Smart Lighting Market Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021

The smart market lighting covers different geographical regions such North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Presently, Europe region is the largest market for smart lighting particularly in industrial and commercial, government and public buildings applications.

WANDA CINEMA LINE AND CHRISTIE SIGN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL CINEMA AND IMMERSIVE SOUND ROLLOUT IN CHINA

Extensive agreement sees Christie 2/4K digital cinema projectors, Christie 6P laser projectors and Christie Vive Audio solutions installed among 1,500-plus screens over next 3 years; Christie to build more customer service centers in China to support deployment

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