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Top Must Have Automation Devices

The features to consider before settling on the device include its ability to function without internet connection if this then that (IFTT) and multiple network support.

Holy Grail: The Smart City Just Might Be an Engineer’s Unfulfilled Dream

So we have projects being carried out in every technology area without a long-term plan as to what the silicon corridors are going to look like in 50 years (2068) or even 2042.

Smart Home Automation & Monitoring Devices to Exceed 770m by 2021, Realising 1000% Growth

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016. The new research, Smart Home Markets: Ent

How technology could help you live in your home for longer

Starts at 60:  For many of us as we get older, our wish is to remain living independently in our own home for as long as possible.  As we live longer and healthier lives, staying in your home for longer is becoming a more and more realistic goal.  With the hel

Voice calling could soon come to smart home speakers

Business Insider:  Smart home speakers like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home have been thus far positioned as novelty personal assistants, but this could soon change. The Wall Street Journal reports that both Amazon and Google are looking to integrate a voi

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TrackNet Launches Tabs™ IoT Home and Family Monitoring Solution for Busy Families

The Tabs hub provides Wi-Fi coverage over an entire residence and Tabs sensor coverage over entire neighborhoods with significant benefits not only to consumers but also to operators and service providers deploying Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). For operators and service providers, the Tabs hub installed within customers' homes accelerates and scales LPWAN deployments much faster than a solely tower-based approach, easily provides deep indoor coverage and significantly reduces the network deployment capital and operation expense. 
Each Tabs solution starts with a wireless hub, which provides the Tabs sensor coverage over an entire neighborhood or high-rise development, delivering immediate benefit to the consumer. Each solution further includes a Tabs extender, which is a Tabs sensor hub but not a full Wi-Fi router, to ensure coverage over the locations most frequented by families such as school, day-care, or a friend's house. 
As more users install Tabs hubs and extenders, they collaborate to build or improve network coverage over an entire city or region, giving the users additional benefit for locating children, pets, elderly or things.   Full Press Release:  

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Kramer Electronics Honored for Innovation at ISE 2017 

Company Wins Two Best of Show Awards and an InAVation Award for AV Solutions Designed for IT-Oriented Environments

Terpon Announces Seven Figure Investment and Upcoming Launch of 3D-VR Cameras

-Leading Provider of Virtual Reality Camera Technology to Give Away 1,000 Cameras to Independent Cam Models -Company Recently Awarded Tech Leadership Award at the 2017 XBIZ Executive Awards

CABA completes "Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things" Research Project

This landmark research study was a major initiative of the CABA Research Program, which offers a range of opt-in technical and advisory research services designed to provide industry stakeholders with collaborative research and R&D opportunities.

ISC West - VMP Features New ERWEN-6E Wall Rack Enclosure at 2017 ISC West

Now Shipping, the ERWEN-6E Works with all Standard 19-Inch Rack Equipment and Accessories, and is Designed to Get Equipment Off the Floor and On the Wall When Floor Standing Equipment Racks Just Won't Do

Autonomic Announces Flush Mount Kits for KP-6 Keypad Now Available from Wall-Smart

Integrators, designers and homeowners will appreciate dcor-friendly flush mounted keypads

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D-Tools System Integration Software

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software. D-Tools' System Integrator (SI) is a complete estimation, design (via Visio or AutoCAD), and project management platform designed to fulfill the diverse needs of systems integration firms. SI offers improvements in virtually every functional area and adds 3rd party integrations to provide a complete end-to-end solution allowing data to flow seamlessly throughout the project lifecycle - from initial client contact through the ongoing service relationship. Along with access to a comprehensive library of manufacturer products, the application delivers a powerful yet easy to use solution that provides a positive impact on any integrator's business.

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IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

IntraSonic Technology, headquarted in Dallas, TX, manufactures full-featured, easy-to-use music distribution and intercom systems that offer great value for the price. Our diverse line of products Includes Music Distribution and Intercom Systems, Video Door Intercom Systems, Built-In Vacuum Systems, and a wide variety of ceiling, in-wall, or mini-cube audio speakers, and associated accessories.