AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
Using PoE to Simplify Home Automation, AV and Security Installations
12/13/13, Martin Boulter & Brannon Young, Luxul
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) supported devices are becoming more common in nearly every facet of home and business networking.
What You Need to Consider Before Buying a Custom Motorised TV Lift
12/13/13, Ken Woollard, Ultralift Australia
While it is possible to create and install everything on your own custom motorised TV lift, it can take some work.
36 Million Homes In Europe And North America Will Be Smart By 2017
12/13/13, Ulrica Wahlén, Berg Insight
Traditional whole-home solution vendors such as Crestron, Control4, Gira and Jung are facing new competition as telecom operators, security service providers, energy companies and other vendors are entering the industry.
Live-Wall Invisible Speakers
12/13/13, Ira Friedman, Live-Wall
Not seeing grilles definitely works for interior designers and homeowners who are tired of sacrificing appearance for the sake of sound. It's easy to visualize the impact on minimalist, modern design themes with a premium on open space.
iMCA Server™ Solutions
12/13/13, Ilya Kaushansky, IKS Automation
The architecture of this system allows for a virtually unlimited number of automation or sensing devices and controllers from different vendors to be natively integrated with each other.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
OTT Device Shipments Are Booming, Says IHS
Submitted on: 12/10/13, 03:38 PM
Shipments of devices capable of playing over-the-top (OTT) content -- including set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, connected TVs, gaming consoles, and even tablets, smartphones, and desktop computers -- will grow 20 percent in 2013, says business analysis company IHS
Building a Sound System for Your Wireless Home
Submitted on: 12/09/13, 06:10 AM
In a world with a glut of options for data transmission, this guide will help you pick the best format to fill your home music, sans speaker wire or vacuum tubes. For all but the purist vinyl-owning audiophiles, speakers have become wireless extension
Samsung and LG tipped to unveil flexible OLED TVs at CES 2014
Submitted on: 12/05/13, 02:04 PM
With CES 2014 just around the corner, latest reports have suggested both Samsung and LG will unveil flexible OLED TVs at the Las Vegas-based show. With both manufacturers having showcased curved OLED televisions during the 2013 rendition of CES, Januar
Wi-Fi to Hold Over 40% Share of 8 Million Unit Smart Thermostat Market by 2018
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 06:03 AM
The global smart thermostats market is expected to grow from 1.3 million in 2013 to 8 million unit shipments in 2018; a CAGR of 43%. Disruptive innovation in thermostats from new entrants such as Nest Labs, ecobee, and EcoFator has significantly raised the bar for prod
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Audiofly Adds a Quad Balanced Armature AF180 In-Ear Monitor to its Performance Series
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 11:33 PM
Meet the AF180: Four Highly-Tuned Balanced Armature Drivers with Crossover Learn more at the Audiofly Booth during CES, South Hall 1 - 20425
TrendForce: 2014 LCD TV Evolution Continues, 4K2K and Cured TVs in Focus
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 07:44 PM
TrendForc points out five bright spots in the 2014 LCD TV market, including Contineously growing TV sizes; Penetration rates as high as 99-100% for LED LCD TVs; Ultra high-resolution 4K2K TVs strongly promoted by brands; Curve TVs targeting at top-class consumers
BitWise Controls BC1, BC2, BC4 Automation Controllers and Room Remote now available for purchase by authorized US-based dealers 24/7/365 in the BitWise online dealer store
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 06:05 PM
Nearly everything from theaters, lighting, shades, HVAC and more can be accessed from any BitWise controller or user interface on the network.
ihiji One Of Only Six Tech Firms Invited to Present to Michael Dell, Daymond John, and Elizabeth Gore During Dell World Center for Entrepreneurs Pitch Slam
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 05:49 PM
This exclusive opportunity allows ihiji to promote its simple and secure remote management technologies for networks and connected devices.
Parasound Introduces the Halo JC 3+ phono preamp
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 05:41 PM
An improved JC 3 from legendary Vendetta designer, John Curl
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