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The Importance of Smart Home Technology

Music streaming and reproduction in multiple areas of the home is now very easily possible without the need for wall mounted complex and costly control panels.

Remote Garage Door Control and Monitoring

With MyQ technology, homeowners are able to securely and conveniently monitor, open and close their garage door from any connected phone, tablet or computer, anywhere in the world -- whether you’re at work, running errands or on vacation.

Quirky's Ben Kaufman steps down as CEO

Sarah Tew for CNET:  Ben Kaufman is stepping down as CEO of Quirky, the New York-based developer of crowd-sourced inventions Kaufman founded in 2009. The company announced the move via blog post on Friday, citing an "ongoing strategy to focus efforts and resou

Ecovent Closes $6.9 Million in Funding to Bring Room-by-Room Temperature Control and Comfort to Homeowners

Ecovent, the maker of the only intelligent home zoning system that delivers complete room-by-room climate control, today announced that it has closed a $6.9 million Series A funding round led by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE:EMR). The roun

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heat pumps are ideal for use in buildings looking to reduce consumption to net zero.

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CastleOS Announces the First Windows 10 Smart Home Hub

CastleOS announces the upcoming CastleHUB will be the first Windows 10 smart home hub, featuring voice control with Cortana and the Kinect.

Using Cortana on Windows 10, or the Kinect for far-field control in a room, you can speak to your home! Actions as common as turning on lights, setting moods with color changing bulbs, controlling entertainment systems, adjusting heat and air conditioning, locking doors, monitoring security, watering the lawn, or even feeding the family pet are all possible by voice control and with the CastleOS app. The power of CastleOS with Windows 10 enables everyone to enjoy the highest level of true independent living in their own home, even if they are physically unable to use a mobile app or light switch!  Cont'd...

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CHRISTIE PROVIDES CLASS-LEADING SOLUTIONS FOR ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AT CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY 2015

July 27-30 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features keynotes from Honeywell, Icontrol Networks, Nest, and Viacom

Tenth-annual conference to focus on business models, new technologies, monetization, and partnerships in connected entertainment and smart home markets

Platinum Tools® Adds EZ-Datalock(TM) Strain Reliefs to EZ-RJ45® System Solutions

Now Shipping, Patented Design Prevents Both Inadvertent and Malicious Cable Disconnects, Providing 24/7 Data Network Protection and Security

Platinum Tools® Launches New 8-in-1 Ratcheted "Stubby" Screwdriver

Now Shipping and Featured at CEDIA 2015, the New 8-in-1 Stubby Screwdriver is Small, Tough, and Fully Ratcheted with Seven Bits, Making it the Perfect Tool for Cramped Spaces

With More Than $1 Million in Pre-Orders, Ecovent Closes $6.9 Million in Funding to Bring Room-by-Room Temperature Control and Comfort to Homeowners

Emerson Climate Technologies Leads Series A Round Amid Pre-Order Success of the CES 2015 Automation Product of the Year

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Coming Soon - D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

Coming Soon - D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015) is a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution. From large commercial integrators to smaller companies, SI 2015 helps increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. SI 2015's data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation - including estimates, and drawings (via Visio or AutoCAD), and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage the project to completion. Award-winning enhancements to the software include Mobile Install management and inventory tracking in QuickBooks.

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Christie Digital Systems

Christie Digital Systems

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images