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Modern Residential Lighting Control

With all things going wireless these days, the next logical step in retrofitting controls would seem to be adding wireless switches. In many cases where the distance is short and the walls are hollow, wireless devices can work well. However as distance between devices incr

Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

We know the demand for more bandwidth will continue, so how can wired infrastructures adapt to these demands?

A new "Home" app from Apple could make smart homes easier for users.

By Adriana Lee for ReadWrite:  Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, it's been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the wo

Barren Content Barons: NAB Was Abuzz with 4K Production and Delivery

Almost everywhere you turned at NAB there was a booth featuring products/tools for indie filmmakers, educational sessions to cover anything/everything and a loosely connected next generation of producers, directors, filmmakers.

Hitachi Introduces High-Performance Wireless Whole-Home Audio Speakers

Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the debut of three stylish new Wi-Fi enabled speakers powered by the AllPlay™ smart media platform, a wireless whole-home audio solution developed by Qualcomm®. AllPlay is a complete hardware and software whole home audio platf

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Alarm.Com Files For IPO; Aims To Raise $75 Million

Alarm.com, a company providing security and home automation products, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to raise up to $75 million through the offering, as per documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is trying to make headway in the market for smart homes before more established companies such as Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hit the home automation market. The S-1 filing lists Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as key underwriters.
Alarm.com was founded in 2000, and for the last five years has been trying to penetrate the home automation sector, inking deals with other service providers to offer products to consumers to enable them to automate their homes. The automation entails controlling lights, appliances, door locks, and other things remotely.

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Tri Cascade i-BRIGHT 7x Wi-Fi Surge Protector Provides Control of Electronic Devices Through BRIGHTenergy App for iPhone

The i-BRIGHT7x also features a 802.11n Wi-Fi range extender bonus function, allowing consumers to maximize Wi-Fi coverage in their homes or workplaces and save up to $200 on an additional Wi-Fi extender.

Nuance's Dragon TV Enables Voice Search on the New Roku 3 Streaming Player

Users Simply Speak to Find Movies and TV Episodes

From Cruise Ships To Smart Homes With GOAP

Over the past 25 years, GOAP has developed a collection of smart automation products for the leisure industry (hotels and cruise ships), professional real estate, as well as residential real estate.

Amped Wireless Extends Dual Band Wi-Fi to 10,000 sq ft with a Tap of a Finger

Boost the range of any Wi-Fi network, with a few taps of your finger on the now shipping TAP-EX2.

1 in 5 U.S. Consumers Plan to Buy Smart LED Light Bulbs by 2017, Says ON World

ON World's recently completed survey with 1,000+ U.S. online adult consumers found that smart lighting is the most popular home automation product area with 1 in 5 likely to purchase a smart LED light bulb within the next two years.

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ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.

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OmniMount

OmniMount

A global manufacturer of A/V mounts and furniture for residential and commercial applications, OmniMount has set industry standards for over 36 years with groundbreaking design and engineering, superior quality and long-term reliability.