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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!

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.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

NUZii Smart Life Is A Self-learning Home Automation And Cloud Storage System

Submitted on: 11/25/14, 10:43 AM

Anyone looking to increase their online privacy and keep their files, documents and media safer but also accessible through a cloud storage solution, may be interested in the new system called NUZii.
 
NUZii has been designed by a company of the same name and has taken to Kickstarter to raise the necessary $65,000 to help the cloud storage and home automation system make the jump into the manufacturing stage.
 
Its creator explain a little more bout their new cloud storage solution and home automation device :
 
“The NUZii is the World’s First Smart Life Platform. By combining a powerful cloud storage solution, a self-learning home automation system and internet security with one unified interface, we re-imagined how the Internet of Things should be.
 
NUZii has a very advanced yet easy-to-use cloud storage system. It backs up your content from all of your devices so that you can access them from anywhere. You can also share your files instantly and securely with anyone, which means you don’t have to wait to upload 100 holiday photos before sharing them.

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

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

WarmlyYours Radiant Heating Launches 'Smart' Towel Warmer Bundles
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 03:07 PM
Plug-in towel warmers now paired with Belkin's Wi-Fi WeMo Switch for remote operation

First UK INFOCOMM CTS-I prep 3-day course
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 03:02 PM
The first ever Certified Technical Specialist-Installation CTS-I Prep three-day course to be held in the UK runs from 2-4 December 2014 at Holiday Inn Hemel, Hemel Hempsted, Hertfordshire, UK.

INFOCOMM announces education line up at ise 2015
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:49 PM
A wide range of presenters will provide education content that is relevant to ISE's growing audience, while remaining true to the association's values by being non-biased and objective.

Wharfedale Speakers Bring Superb Sound Home for the Holidays
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:28 PM
Wharfedale, Britain's most famous speaker brand, brings more than 80 years of UK design expertise to American listeners.

Balanced Audio Technology: Luxuriate In Ultra-High-End Holiday Listening
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:26 PM
For listeners seeking the very best, there is no more rewarding gift than hearing music in the home in all its depth, richness and emotional involvement.

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GreenPeak Technologies

(Utrecht, The Netherlands, Netherlands)

GreenPeak is one of the leaders in the ZigBee market with a rich offering of RF chips for the Smart Home

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2015 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE) 2015
Feb 10 - 12 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Apr 11 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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Apr 24 - 26 2015, Chicago, IL

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