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Smart home assistants need assistance to catch on

Yahoo Tech: There's a lot of conversation around voice-activated home assistants, however, according to new data from GfK, there is currently very little conversation actually with devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1;

Larry Dignan for Between the Lines: Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1; Home automation, security shows promise. The cable and media giant is diversifying via small businesses and smart home businesses.

SKAA - The New Wireless HiFi Audio Standard

SKAA offers low latency, the best time alignment in the category (multiple speakers output the audio at exactly the same time), the greatest number of use cases since SKAA works across whole home, portable, headphone, home theatre, 12V and prosumer segments, no cumbersome pa

Smart business models for the connected home

Nick Ismail for Information Age: The era of the smart, connected home is here, and this technological trend will likely define business models for years to come

Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.

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V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless Headphones Now Shipping

Award-winning audio brand unleashes 3D-printed custom Bluetooth® in-ear headphones

RTI Expands the Audio Experience With AD-16x Audio Matrix Switcher, Now Shipping

New Matrix Routes Up to 16 Audio Sources Across 16 Zones for Comprehensive Audio Management in Large Installations

PowerHouse Alliance Members Hit the Road with Dealer Events and a Jam-Packed Training Schedule for May

21st Century Distributing kicks off its Integration Innovation Roadshow in the Southeast, and the other distributor members prepare for a month of extensive AV trainings.

Parks Associates Announces Comcast SVP to Present Opening Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23

21st-Annual Executive Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco, Features Analysts and Industry Executives Addressing Machine Learning, AI, and more

Draper Showcases Commercial Shades at InfoComm 2017

Style and function blend seamlessly with the InfoComm 2017 debut of Draper window shades. Known as a leading manufacturer of projection screens and projection and flat-panel display lifts, Draper is taking aim at the needs of AV integrators with Motorized FlexShades®, which will on display at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 in Orlando.

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REPLACEMENT INTERCOM SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN MP3 DISTRIBUTION

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