AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - September, October, November
07/14/14, Brandon Hetherington, HomeToys.com
As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but by that time CEDIA preparations are in full swing.
InfoComm 2014 is in the Books
07/14/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
There were a lot of new, fresh and thought-provoking products at the show, which hopefully will help us stay ahead of the curve and make our work easier.
Developer Popularity for Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino
07/14/14, Contributed by, Vozag.com
Raspberry Pi began catching up to Arduino in Q4 of 2012 and stayed fairly close to each other after that.
Advantages of Using Lifts and Mounts for Your Touchscreen Monitor
07/14/14, Ken Woollard, Ultralift Australia
Choosing the right TV mount or lift for your flat screen TV should not be difficult once you have weighed the pros and cons of each type of mount.
News releases from InfoComm 2014
07/01/14, HomeToys.com News team, HomeToys.com
This year HomeToys.com's Special InfoComm 2014 Newspage posted over 140 news releases. Here are some highlights.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Microsoft’s Cortana Learns Some Home-Automation Tricks
Submitted on: 07/21/14, 06:10 AM
Cortana, Microsoft’s vocal virtual assistant, is gaining the ability to control smart-home products like lights and thermostats. Home-automation company Insteon, based in Irvine, California, is working on a Windows Phone 8.1
Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million
Submitted on: 07/17/14, 06:05 AM
Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source.
Introducing Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home
Submitted on: 07/15/14, 03:05 PM
Recognizing the need for a new and better way to connect products in the home, seven companies today announced that they've joined forces to form the Thread Group (www.threadgroup.org) and develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless networking protocol. The charter of
Meet the smart hubs competing to control your home
Submitted on: 07/14/14, 06:18 AM
From CNet. Perhaps the most overwhelming thing about the smart home revolution is the fact that so many of these new gadgets come with their own separate apps and control hubs. If you buy more
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Lowe's Helps Consumers Outsmart Summer with New Home Automation Products for Iris
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 02:42 PM
Iris' open platform offers consumers energy-saving and home security solutions during the season they need it most
Sharp's Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition Kicks Off
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 02:41 PM
2014 Competition will Culminate with a Screening at Mill Valley Film Festival and More than $65,000 worth of Prizes for Filmmakers and Fans
Klein® Tools Introduces Its Next-Generation Scout® Pro 2 Series Cable Tester
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 11:15 AM
Maximize Scout Pro 2 cable tester with single-step Test-n-Map™ Remotes
CEDIA 2014 - HARMAN Luxury Audio To Host "The Science of Loudspeaker-Room Calibration" Seminar at CEDIA 2014
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 10:53 AM
It will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in Room 607 of the Colorado Convention Center.
L-com Extends Contact Center Hours of Operation
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 10:47 AM
"Our commitment to customer service is paramount. By extending our hours of operation, we can provide real-time assistance to our central and west coast customers."
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