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Creating The Perfect Home Theater System

Some questions that you should ask yourself should be: What is the main purpose of the system? How will I budget this investment? How large will I expand my system? What speakers fit my needs? What is my setup plan of attack for my floor plan?

1.4 Million App Developers Are Building For The Smart Home

David Bolton for ConnectedWorld:  App developers who are already invested in the Internet of Things are more likely to build apps for the smart home over other usages. A recent report by VisionMobile [PDF] said that out of the 4.5 million people identified as Io

What Is IPv6 And Why Is It Considered A Key Enabler Of The Internet Of Things

IPv6 will enable users to connect more devices on the home network that can now communicate end-to-end. Cloud services in the home, such as security or home automation system, depend on the ability to easily connect to cloud store data and IPv6 will enable this communication

What Do Iot And Smart Home Device Makers Need To Know In Order To Connect Their Devices To The Web

The end game is connected solutions that make our lives easier, safer and more efficient. Device makers and service providers need to look at the BIG picture, not just the components and the individual machines and devices.

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 will be held from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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U.S. Intelligence Head Suggests Agents Might Use Smart Home Tech for Spying

Patrick Sisson for Curbed:  The Internet of Things and smart home technology promise a more wired, intelligent, and—as product designers suggest—responsive environment. But, according to a Guardian story, those internet-connected appliances may also provide information to law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In testimony to the Senate yesterday on threats facing the nation, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers that agents might take advantage of this new generation of home technology.

"In the future, intelligence services might use the [internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials," he was quoted as saying.

Many security experts have warned about the potential security implications of the Internet of Things and smart home devices, but Clapper's statement was one of the most direct by the leader of an intelligence agency.  Cont'd...

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Kramer Introduces Kramer@Work ~ Complete Advanced Technology Meeting Room Solutions

Kramer is introducing Kramer@Work meeting room solutions at ISE 2016. From quick and casual small-team presentations to large formal gatherings, Kramer@Work offers complete meeting room solutions for any need, any budget.

Christie Technology Expands Capabilities of Invenergy Control Center

Christie flat panels and Christie Phoenix system provide functionality and flexibility for Invenergy's control center operations

ISE 16 - Leyard Lights Up LANG AG with 8K Video Wall at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

Global leader in small pixel pitch LED displays provides highest resolution seamless video wall at the world's largest AV show

Introducing DirectStream Junior!

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The Sights & Sounds of Spring

All-Weather Flat Screens + High Fidelity Planter Speakers and Matching Amps Create Luxury Outdoor Home Theater

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REPLACEMENT INTERCOM SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN MP3 DISTRIBUTION

REPLACEMENT INTERCOM SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN MP3 DISTRIBUTION

RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.

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