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RevoluSun Smart Home Offers Solar Storage to Hawaiian Homeowners

Other products include PV hot water, whole house fans, skylights and sun tunnels, home automation and security, EV car charging, among others.

Virtually: Tellywood Focuses on Immersive Content

SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) 2015 Symposium attendees are eternally optimistic that tomorrow’s releases will be richer, better and there will be more

ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway

Eric Brown for  Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway. Silicon Labs, which bills itself as the ZigBee market share leader, has integ

Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

Natasha Lomas for TechCrunch:  Israeli startup Dojo-Labs is launching out of stealth today after more than a year working on its connected home security device. No, not another Wi-Fi spy camera trying to engender a sense of&n

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Smart home solutions helped to drive double-digit growth in home security over past two years

A new Parks Associates report finds smart home offerings have helped revitalize the residential security industry, as the number of households with monitored security rose over 15% in the past two calendar years. The New Face of Home Security - 2015 Edition reports approximately 21 million U.S. homes have professionally monitored security, with another 1.5 million with monitoring in a second home. 
"By the end of 2015, nearly six million professionally monitored homes will also have smart home control as part of their security system," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. "Smart home is firmly entrenched as part the U.S. security industry, thanks to both push and pull factors. Companies such as Vivint, AT&T, and ADT have been aggressive in offering smart home features with their systems, while security owners are open to new technologies. Security households are 150% more likely than non-security households to state that they keep up with technological innovations and like to own the latest devices."   Full Press Release.

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

Christie displays visualization and simulation solutions at I/ITSEC 2015

Wide range of scalable solutions include compact laser phosphor spherical trainer and 120Hz three-channel simulator featuring AccuFrame Pro

Grace Digital Launches Voice Enhanced TV Speaker with aptX Low Latency Bluetooth Technology

The Grace's GDI-BTTV100 utilizes aptx LL (low latency).

Yamaha MusicCast Network Receiver

Hi-Fi Meets Wi-Fi in Expanded Universe of Content

Tech Spending Sentiment Jumps in Advance of 'Black Friday Week,' According to Consumer Technology Association

"Consumer sentiment traditionally moves higher in advance of Black Friday and the prime holiday shopping season"

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Octava -IPC600 Ethernet over Coax Extender transmits 100Mbps and PoE over coax cable

Octava -IPC600 Ethernet over Coax Extender transmits 100Mbps and PoE over coax cable

The Octava Ethernet over coax Extender , IPC600, extends 100Mbps Ethernet data over standard coaxial video cable. Ideal for installing IP based cameras requiring 10/100Mbps Ethernet and Powering over pre-installed coaxial cable without the disruption, labor and expense of installing CATx cables. The IPC600 works with standard RG-59/RG6 coax cable. The IPC600 Ethernet Coax Extender supports long distance transmission and exceeds the specification of traditional networking standards. Ethernet over Coax: EOC- IPC600 supports 10/100 Mbps Ethernet over RG-59/6 coaxial cable. Power over Ethernet: IPC600 supports POE and can power remote POE device using 3rd party POE switch or POE injectors. -100 Mbps Ethernet over coax cable Link Distance up to 2000ft (600m) over RG-6 -PoE IEEE 802.3af/at - PoE Output for powering camera -Easily upgrade to IP Camera system using pre-installed coax video camera.

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Simply Automated, Incorporated

Simply Automated, Incorporated

Home Lighting Control & Automation made Simple