AVSystemsMag eMagazine  <br> Oct / Nov 2014

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Will Lasers Be The Future For Projectors?

11/17/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
In the future, I expect the familiar projection bulbs that we have used for decades will be phased out and replaced by laser/LED technology, as this light source puts out much less heat and are quieter, allowing for more placement options.

Bluetooth and ZigBee: A new standards war brewing?
11/17/14, Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies 
Just like there are WiFi/Bluetooth combo products today, capable of “talking” both WiFi and Bluetooth, there will be devices in the future that can “talk” both ZigBee and Bluetooth. Trying to pit one technology against the other does not do right to either of them, creates a standards war, and stalls the market.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary Jan, Feb, Mar 2015

11/17/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
With the New Year comes the end of the Holiday Tradeshow lull and of course CES and the many events centered around it!

The Pros, Cons of Software vs. Hardware RAID
11/17/14, Larry O’Connor, Other World Computing
With today’s vastly improved, more powerful CPUs, the performance differences between hardware and software RAID options have been virtually eliminated.

Smarten Up: Win More Home Buyers Through Effective Audio Branding
11/17/14, Angi Cividino, Levven
As a homebuilder, you have an opportunity to convey numerous positive sounding audio messages about your brand – from the quality of your work to the top-quality products that go into your work – throughout your showhome.

Miller Outdoor Theatre Takes the Leap to Digital Signage Displays
11/17/14, Contributed by, Peerless-AV
Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre Installs Peerless-AV® Xtreme™ 55″ Daylight Readable Display to Increase Advertising and Enhance Electric Vibe

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.

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Interviews

European manufacturer of the wireless home automation system FIBARO comes to U.S.

11/17/14, Contributed by, Fibar Group
Fibar Group, European manufacturer of the wireless home automation system FIBARO comes to U.S.

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

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.

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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