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Are Dedicated AV Networks Going to Disappear?

Historically IP networks dominate over dedicated proprietary networks, and the technology behind the 4K over IP concept looks fundamentally sound. - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA EXPO 2015.

CEDA EXPO 2015 will be held from October 14th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Consumer Satisfaction in Smart Home Automation Market Rising Slowly though Overall Demand Continues to Drop

Smart Home devices and technology are supposed to make life easier for consumers, but a new report from Argus Insights shows that satisfaction is only slowly rising while overall demand continues the decline as revealed in the Connected Home Demand Report from June. Connecti

CliniCloud Raises $5M For Its Connected Home Medical Kit

Fitz Tepper for TechCrunch:  CliniCloud, a company that is building a connected home medical kit, has just announced a $5M seed funding round and a new retail partnership with Best Buy. The round was led byTencent and Ping An Ventures.

This startup's connected outlets can make your smart home even smarter

By Stacey Higginbotham for Fortune:  I’m testing a $160 package of three outlets from a startup called Zuli. The outlets allow me to plug in any device and turn it on and off remotely, set schedules, gather energy consumption, and, if the device is

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Nest Gets Into the Smart-Lock Game by Going Old School

CADE METZ for Wired:  Today, Yale, the company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest. The Google-owned Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and smoke detectors that also handle carbon monoxide, but that’s not all. It also offers a variety of tools that let other companies connect their own devices with the various Nest gadgets. The idea is that you can control all these devices with a single smartphone app—and that each device can talk to the others. You can, say, set your security camera to start recording when someone opens your door lock—or program your door lock to say something when you step into a house full of carbon monoxide.
But the new Yale lock, dubbed Linus, is a little different from other devices. It’s the first third-party device designed to communicate with Nest gadgets directly, via a wireless network set up inside your home. Previously, such devices could only reach Nest gear in a roundabout way, over the Internet. And this has its drawbacks.  Cont'd...

Automation, Security & A/V Systems - News Headlines

Parks Associates: 50% of key consumer segment intends to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months and Parks Associates to examine IoT support strategies that help manage the customer experience

CEDIA - D-Tools Hosts Training Session at CEDIA Expo 2015

Session teaches attendees how to harness the power of D-Tools SI 2015 System Integrator software to maximize workflows and operational efficiencies

Special Session on Storage Security at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference

Drive Trust Alliance Promotes Use of Self Encrypted Storage

CEDIA - Wilson Electronics Launches New Line of Professional Grade Cell Phone Signal Boosters

Wilson Pro boosters designed for professional installation; deliver stronger signal into larger interior spaces for fewer dropped calls, faster downloads and higher voice quality

MediaTek Announces Two Software Development Kits for Apple HomeKit

MediaTek Expands iOS Developers' Connected Home Opportunities with MT7688 and Upcoming MT7687

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Weighing under 150 pounds and delivering 30,000 lumens, Christie Boxer delivers outstanding performance for rental staging and fixed installations. Images can be warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without any external solutions. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to maintain, change and stock. Boxer features 3G-SDI, HDBaseT, Display Port, DVI-I, HDMI, VGA, and 5 BNC connectivity, plus a color LCD readout. Users can also monitor each lamps hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC).

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