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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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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

How the smart home will evolve

Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:10 AM

Right now we have some very successful point applications in the home. The Nest thermostat and the cloud recording device Dropcam, which is now owned by Nest, are two examples. But smart lighting like Philips Hue or smart door locks from a companies like Kwikset and August will pick up steam over the next few years.
 
We also have the introduction of some promising platforms from the likes of SmartThings, AlertMe, and Revolv (although Revolv’s platform doesn’t seem to have much of a future after its acquisition by Nest on Friday). These platforms, which Gigaom Research reviewed in its latest Sector Roadmap, often include hardware hubs with multiple radio protocols to enable easy communication with a multitude of smart devices, be they thermostats, lighting, energy management or security. The benefits of platforms is that they deal with device fragmentation and make visualizing the capabilities of the smart home in one governing app possible rather than having to access a different app for every piece of hardware. They also should allow developers to write code and create rules that affect multiple devices.  Cont'd..

Google Nest buys smart home automation startup Revolv
Submitted on: 10/27/14, 05:35 AM
Google's Nest continues digesting enzyme-rich startups from the smart home sector, acquiring Revolv this time in a move that brings with it the talent needed to push the Works with Nest platform.   A Google acquisition itself, N

Avi-On Teams With Jasco In Home Automation
Submitted on: 10/23/14, 10:50 AM
Home-automation startup Avi-on Labs launched a crowd-funding campaign to bring its Bluetooth mesh-network home-automation products to North America in the spring. The devices will include multiple GE-brand products from Jasco, which is making a GE Bluetooth

Home Automation Company Launches New Product with Crowdfunding Campaign
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 05:19 AM
Authometion, the startup engaged in IoT solutions for WiFi home automation applications, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000 by November 17 to kick-off preorders of their first set of products that allows homeowners to transform their homes

Ubi, the voice-activated control system for your home, is finally out of beta
Submitted on: 10/17/14, 05:41 AM
After more than two years of closed beta testing, Ubi, the voice-controlled home computer system for your home, is finally ready for general release.   If you didn’t happen to catch the device during its hugely-successful Kick

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ION Commands Big Sound from Sound Lounge Ottoman-Speaker Combo
Submitted on: 10/30/14, 08:50 AM
Built-in speakers and subwoofer make this plush ottoman the ideal medley of form and fun.

Christie and USIS Partnership Inspire AppNexus Employees with High Tech Office Spaces
Submitted on: 10/30/14, 08:43 AM
Christie provides projection technology to enhance AppNexus corporate environment

LG Electronics '4K Digital Cinema' Monitor Maximizes Detail For Digital Imaging Pros
Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:18 PM
U.S. Debut at PhotoPlus Expo Expands LG's Monitor Portfolio, Including New Premium Curved and Flat 21:9 Models

The Internet of Things Will Drive Digital Storage Demand: Keynote at the 2015 Storage Visions Conference
Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:10 PM
The full conference agenda with speakers identified can be seen at: http://www.storagevisions.com/2015Agenda.htm.

Rachio App Update to Lower Users' Water Usage by 30%
Submitted on: 10/29/14, 06:07 PM
Integrates with Nest Protect Fire Alarm iro

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