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CES and the Smart Home
01/14/15, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Smart homes should be able to automatically adapt to your wants and needs, so you don’t have to think about them if you don’t want to.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters For January
01/14/15, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
SPIN remote - The Simplest, most Stylish remote ever / TOG: The Ultra-Small Bluetooth Enabled Button / iCamPRO FHD

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
March, April, May 2015

01/14/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Looking ahead to the spring April is jam packed with great events here in North America and abroad. ISC West promises to be bigger and better then ever as new technology continues to change the home security market at a furious pace.

Ever Given Thought to the Wiring for your Speakers?
01/14/15, Contributed by, Copper Alliance
In rooms like the kitchen, where people are always moving about, there is no fixed location for listening and in this case it makes more sense to opt for a less complex mono connection rather than 2 stereo speakers.

Video a GoGo: More Good Video Choices Coming Out on More Devices
01/14/15, THE Insider
With the dearth of mobile apps available, the majority of digital media consumed today is on mobile devices.

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Troubled Lockitron turns the corner with the introduction of its new smart lock, Bolt

Submitted on: 01/27/15, 03:10 PM

From AppAdvice.com:  While the crowdfunding craze has helped to create a number of successful iOS accessory companies, there have also been more than a few spectacular failures. But Lockitron falls somewhere in between.
 
The company arrived on the scene all the way back in 2012 with its unique (at the time) smart and app-enabled deadbolt that cost $179. Flooded by a more-than-expected number of preorders, the company was unable to keep up with demand as the original Lockitron was plagued with hardware and software issues.
 
But the company has just introduced a new lock version named Bolt. There are some major differences compared to the original model.
 
Most importantly, the new version is retailing for just $99, which is significantly less than other competitors like the Kwikset Kevo and August Smart Lock. Purchasing the optional $77 bridge will allow users to control the lock from anywhere.
 
And instead of a fitting on top of your current deadbolt, the Bolt replaces it completely.

Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 05:42 AM
From Jared Newman, MacWorld:  Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeK

URC to Combine Total Control and ccGEN2
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:24 PM
From Residential Systems:   URC made a surprising announcement today in response to dealer and di

Are Retailers Eyeing The Market For Smart Home Installation Services?
Submitted on: 01/21/15, 05:47 AM
From Michael Wolf for Forbes.com: Today, Forbes and others reported on a massive new funding round for a

Xiaomi Unveils Smart Home Suite With Security Features
Submitted on: 01/19/15, 06:51 AM
Xiaomi Corp. unveiled a new product called the Smart Home Suite with a group of four components that offer security features as it broadens its range of devices that can be controlled by mobile phone. The suite includes a human motion sensor, and a pair of d

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

CASATUNES INTRODUCES NEW UNIVERSAL APP FOR iOS 8
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 04:06 PM
The CasaTunes universal App is a single App that has been designed to work with both iPhone and iPad devices ensuring the same features are available on both devices.

Encore Custom AV Opens New Home Automation Showroom
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 03:47 PM
Northern Virginia Integrator Provides a Unique Experience in New Space

Smart Thermostat Adds Unique Way to Save Money & Stay Comfortable Compared to Other Wifi Thermostats
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 03:46 PM
Energy Efficient Solutions LLC announced the release of Comfort Window™, a new connected smart thermostat that saves customers money and keeps them more comfortable than other Zigbee or Wifi thermostats by automatically adjusting a user's setpoint throughout the day based on a combination of both temperature and humidity.

Calrec Audio Launches New Optimized Summa Processor Rack and Modular MADI Solution
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 12:54 PM
Calrec Audio today announced two new developments in the company's product range. The first is a 4U console core with a new look. Benefiting from significant hardware improvements, the core is used for the Summa and Artemis Light consoles. Calrec will also display a new single-slot modular MADI card

Harmonic Appoints Dario Choi Regional Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 12:20 PM
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Dario Choi as the company's regional vice president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region.

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