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After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home

10/31/14, Cees Link, GreenPeak Technologies 
A new decade is starting, where Smart Home is becoming a reality and the smart phone will become the dashboard of our Smart Home, together functioning as the drivers of the next technology curve – as the first chapter of the real Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now
10/31/14, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
The Core wireless speaker system / Artison RCC Nano / IoTuino: Arduino-compatible WiFi module for IoT / PIXEL V2: LED ART

Ultimatte’s SightDeck Revolutionizes Presentations and Distance Learning Applications

10/31/14, Contributed by, Gefen, LLC
SightDeck uses Gefen Technology to Enable a Seamless Back-end Performance that Drives State-of-the-Art Corporate and Educational Presentation Environments

Customizable Multi-Zone Wireless Audio
10/31/14, Todd Mares, Peerless-AV
With systems available that deliver audio quality better than the CD standard, no longer will there be compromises when wireless options are looked into. And by having a system completely agnostic to the source and the speaker, installers can now offer the same level of performance when adding to an already existing system that allows a profitable job for them and a level of quality the client demands.

Outfitting Your Outdoor Entertaining Areas with Smart Home Audio
10/31/14, Ronique Gibson, Homedepot
When designing your outdoor sound system, use these helpful tips, from knowing the size of your yard and what areas will get sound to what type of activities you will host.

User Focus: Cyberworld Needs Better Personal Intelligence, Common Sense
10/31/14, THE Insider 
Programmers often don’t make it as easy as possible for authorized users to “do the right thing” with built-in hurdles that seem logical … to a programmer.

The Future Through the Eyes of CEDIA

10/13/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Homes are going to become smarter and more connected over the next five years.

Islands of Things (IoT)
10/13/14, Eric Ryherd, Express Controls
Today’s IoT reality is that we’ve got an enormous and rapidly growing number of Things being connected to the Internet, but very few of them talk to each other.

D-Tools Makes System Design Standardization a Win-Win
10/13/14, Tim Bigoness, D-Tools
D-Tools System Integrator software platform puts design standardization first—benefitting not only the integrator, but ultimately, the end user.

Broadband Internet to Fuel Connected Home Applications
10/13/14, Rawlson O'Neil King, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Improving bandwidth throughputs will combine with home networking and monitoring offerings and usher in new connected home applications.

A marvel in the City - Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala
10/13/14, Manola Flores , Aktiva
The beauty of the systems installed in the home lies in the functioning of the house in an integrated and consistent way.

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Interviews

New from ELAN Home Systems and Core Brands

10/31/14, Joe Lautner, ELAN Home Systems
Companies like Apple and Google are going to help drive the consumer’s awareness of and demand for smart home control systems, and their entry into the market is going to produce a boon in business for those custom installation integrators that are prepared and trained to take advantage of the opportunities.

New at SpeakerCraft 
10/31/14, Yann Connan, Core Brands / SpeakerCraft
For speakers, we’re in the largest design refresh in the brand’s history.

More Articles

Truth in Networking: Or, Why You Still Need A Wire 

09/29/14, Rob Gelphman, MoCA
The five pillars of home networking: mobility, ubiquity, ease-of-use, performance and reliability.

Building Engaging Cloud Classrooms with Digital Media Players
09/29/14, Contributed by, Nexcom
Education in the digital age requires digital solutions.

Connected Things: IoT is a Long-Term Work-in-Progress … Real Long Term
09/29/14, THE Insider 
Does it bother you that people want to connect things to talk to other things to tell each other where they're going, what they're doing, why they're doing it and then telling some big database out there all of their dirty little secrets?

Five Ideas for Designer Approved Media Installations
09/29/14, Kerrie Kelly, ASID
What tricks and new technologies do you use in your own home to merge your entertainment systems into the room's décor?

Retaining Customers: Content, Platforms, and Video Services

09/15/14, Brett Sappington & Harry Wang, Parks Associates
Apps and APIs make it possible for both service providers and platform vendors to extend the value of their solutions, and both players need to be flexible so as not to break their connection to the consumer.

Fortune 500 Company selects HDBaseT™ extender For A Drive- thru Project
09/15/14, Contributed by, KanexPro
An HDCP compliant extender was needed that can run up to 100 meters (330 feet) over cat6 based on HDBaseT technology delivering crystal clear audio and video to the GDS display located at the drive-thru store.

Unlikely Champion: A Leader Steps Forward to Advance Flash Memory Image
09/15/14, THE Insider 
Woz, the storage/flash industry superhero, sees video content as a way for people to reach out and communicate with people in a new, more effective way.

Over the Air HDTV
09/15/14, Erica Skrivan fir, Antennas Direct
One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

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