AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
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.
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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!
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.
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.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Sunnovations Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Aquanta
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 06:49 AM
Water heaters, despite their ubiquity and role as the 2nd largest consumer of home energy and hub of its plumbing network, have largely been excluded from the "smart home" trend. Aquanta changes that by being the f
Best Buy is slashing prices on all manner of smart home gear this Black Friday
Submitted on: 11/20/14, 06:12 AM
Starting on November 27 and running through the first of December, Best Buy will offer discounts on the Nest Learning Thermostat, and Dropcam HD network-connected security camera. The two products normally retail for $250 and $149, respectively, but will go for $200
LittleBits' New Kit Connects Old Appliances to the Internet
Submitted on: 11/18/14, 10:54 AM
LittleBits, which makes brightly colored modules that snap together to create electronic circuits, is now selling a $249 DIY kit for those who want to turn their analog abodes into WiFi-enabled smart homes. The set extends the use of the recently launched cloudBit, giv
Start-Ups Place Bets On The Smart Home
Submitted on: 11/17/14, 06:45 AM
The fledgling home-automation market is growing quickly and continuing to attract new companies. Some of the newest entrants include Ecovent, Snupi Technologies, Cielo WiGle and Droplit. iDevices, the maker of Bluetooth kitchen and outdoor-grill thermometers, also plan
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
X2O Media to Present Two Sessions at the Next|Video Conference @ GV Expo
Submitted on: 11/25/14, 03:15 PM
President David Wilkins to Discuss Leveraging New Strategies for Collaborative Environments and Multiscreen Visual Communications
Smart Home Guru smanos Breaks Ground in Wireless Home Automation & DIY Security at Int'l CES 2015
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 10:39 PM
smanos, a trendsetting innovator and dynamic developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems, is proudly bringing its new concept solution and WiFi portfolio to International CES in Las Vegas, held between Jan. 6 and 9th, at Stand 62000 in Tech East at Westgate Las Vegas (formerly LVH).
TrueConf Introduces World's First Free Enterprise Unified Communications System
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 08:47 PM
TrueConf introduces the first free software video conferencing server. TrueConf Server Free is unique in the Unified Communications (UC) world, not only because of its features, but also because of its unique business model.
New Integrated Wireless Home Audio System AIRHOME by Zenovia Electronics Inc. Launches Today
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 04:48 PM
Home audio has changed forever with today's official launch of AIRHOME, the world's best, integrated home audio system operated completely and seamlessly from your iPhone or iPad
An Easy to Use and Install Home Automation Tool Was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 04:46 PM
"EWA Smartplug" was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and coolest technology products available to consumers. Mallory Sofastaii, a technology expert and reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the product review and shared with viewers how it's an affordable and easy to use home automation tool.
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