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We Close the Book on Another Exciting InfoComm

This is just a sampling of what you missed if you didn't attend the best A/V show in the country.

How the Smartphone is Making Home Security Accessible to Anyone

Combined with smart home security and automation products, smartphones provide a portable window into the home. This makes them the perfect home security accessory—one that's a lot less expensive than a traditional monitored security system yet is always accessible.

Play with 100 smart home gadgets at new Sears showroom

By Benny Evangelista for SF Gate:  Sears is trying to connect with the Bay Area’s tech-savvy crowd with a smart home device showroom in its San Bruno store. The retail chain opened a 4,000-square-foot Connected Solutions showroom in its Tanforan mall

Legrand Debuts New Home Automation Platform Intuity

By Howard Whitman for Dealerscope:  Electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has unveiled Intuity, its new home automation platform specifically developed for homebuilders. According to the company’s announcemen

Flood and Leak Protection for the Smart Home

WaterCop offers both wired and wireless flood sensors, wired wall switches, and is able to integrate directly with most home security and home automation systems.

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Icontrol Adds Analytics for Smarter Homes

Mari Silbey for LightReading:  If the first phase of the smart home is about adding sensors to light bulbs and door locks, the second phase is about collecting and analyzing data to make the smart home even smarter. Icontrol is moving on to the second phase, announcing that it has teamed up with Canadian company mnubo to bring data analytics to its popular smart home platform.

There's been no question that analytics will play a large role in connected homes of the future. It's a short leap from telling your home to flip the lights when the front door opens to having the smart home system understand that a door opening means the lights should come on, or that at 6 p.m. the family is headed home and the lights and temperature should be adjusted accordingly. With data collected over time, a machine learning system for the smart home can start to predict user preferences.

Icontrol believes it has an advantage in this emerging phase of the market because its scale means it has more data to work with than many of its competitors. The company is the dominant platform provider in the US cable industry, and Icontrol says its software is already tracking more than 26 million sensors and devices. The platform is expected to manage more than 100 billion transactions worldwide in 2015.  Cont'd...

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InfoComm - Recognized for Innovation in Technology, Gefen Wins Best New Product, Editor's Pick and Higher Education Installation Awards

Gefen received three prestigious awards at InfoComm in Orlando.

Control ELK's M1 System with Apple Watch!

With eKeypad Alarm for Apple Watch, it is now easier than ever for customers to access to the security features of their ELK M1 system.

BenQ Sponsors Evolution Championship Series 2015

Gamers Compete on BenQ's RL2460HT Monitor During Largest Fighting Game Tournament in the World

NUVO ADDS IHEARTRADIO AS PART OF PLAYER PORTFOLIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE

iHeartRadio offers access to thousands of on demand podcasts featuring the best news, talk and entertainment content right from their NuVo device.

InfoComm - Digital Projection Launches World's Brightest LED Projector at InfoComm 2015

The INSIGHT 4K Dual-LED, currently the world's brightest LED projector.

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Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products

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GreenPeak Technologies

GreenPeak Technologies

GreenPeak is one of the leaders in the ZigBee market with a rich offering of RF chips for the Smart Home