AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at Whatâ€™s Inside
05/16/13, Andrew Welker, Axiom Audio
Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and thatâ€™s probably a good thing! But if youâ€™ve ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiomâ€™s innovations in the loudspeaker building process.
NAB Wrap: Itâ€™s 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff
05/16/13, THE Insider
Thunder â€“ Like a bunch of buff guys, Blackmagic Design hit NAB this year and had people talkinâ€™ and gawkinâ€™. The Aussie Thunder Down Under crew showed they were seriously into the mainstream of content shooting/production.
WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification
05/16/13, Jim Venable, WiSA
WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.
NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities
05/16/13, THE Insider
Heyday it Ainâ€™t â€“ Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and itâ€™s a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.
Your IT Network - Would You Buy a Ferrari With a 4-Cylinder Engine?
05/16/13, Josh Christian, DSI Entertainment
It wasn't too long ago that a network was only used for computers. Then home automation manufacturers started using WiFi as the wireless connection of choice. "No problem", we thought, just get a network router/switch/wireless access point at the local Best Buy and you're good to go...Not!
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Xbox One Wants To Own Your Living Room
Submitted on: 05/22/13, 06:42 AM
Microsoft revealed its newest video game console, the Xbox One, to an eager audience today. It’s continuing down the path it started with the Xbox 360, seeking nothing short of total domination where your entertainment options are concerned. All the Xbox On
5 Automation Startups Pushing Technology Forward
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 06:13 AM
In the world of home automation, there are two big issues to overcome: one is the price and the other is integration and centralization. Right now, many people have DIY home automation controlled by numerous apps. Homeowners have to open one app to water their yard and
Allure Energy Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Nest Labs
Submitted on: 05/16/13, 07:20 AM
Allure Energy, Inc. has filed suit against Nest Labs, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on the grounds of patent infringement through the design, manufacture and sale of smart thermostats under the name "Nest Learning Therm
Home Automation Finally Simple with New Cloud Services
Submitted on: 05/15/13, 06:33 AM
Now, several companies are trying to make home automation easy by creating technologies that allow software and services that connect the disparate gadgets and get them to perform several tasks together — such as opening the front door, turning on the lights and
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
RTI Releases Integration Designer(R) 9.0 Programming Software
Submitted on: 05/24/13, 11:46 AM
New Features for Large Multiprocessor Systems, Diagnostics, and Improved Performance
INSTEON Home Automation Products Now Available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Submitted on: 05/23/13, 10:46 PM
INSTEON offers a reliable and affordable home automation solution
Gefen Announces new DisplayPort Booster to Lengthen the Distance DisplayPort can Travel over Standard Copper Cables
Submitted on: 05/23/13, 10:43 PM
The DisplayPort Booster can operate in a range of 150 feet (45m)
Alcons extends its Digital Cinema compliance
Submitted on: 05/23/13, 10:37 PM
Dutch audio innovator introduces the CR3 pro-ribbon cinema screen system
International Speedway Corporation Executive Brandon McNulty to Keynote FPD Conference at InfoComm
Submitted on: 05/23/13, 10:32 PM
Leading integrators working in retail, QSR, transportation, public communications, and other verticals join NPD DisplaySearch to discuss end-market trends.
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