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Control4 Acquires Pakedge Device & Software

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announced the acquisition of Pakedge Device & Software, Inc., a leader in advanced networking products and cloud network-management services for both wireless and wired networkin

CES: Noise, Hype, Hustle And Business As Usual

Everyone wants to learn about products and thematic or even paradigm changes that will affect their lives in the near future, and over 6,000 members of the media from all over the world were there to gather that information.

Amazon Is Winning the Smart Home Race -- and Nobody Is Noticing

From MotleyFool:  Amazon first targeted the smart space with the Echo -- a multifunction home speaker that, while initially suffering criticism around its practicality (not unlike the Fire Phone), acts more like a capable virtual assistant with each software release. Al

Many SmartHome and IoT Devices Have Little or No Security

Smart locks, Baby Monitors, home routers, appliances, printers, etc. have all been hacked with documentation of those hacks.

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 will be held from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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What it’s like to spend a year with an app-powered security camera

Alex Heath for TechInsider:  For about a year I've been using Canary's all-in-one home security system to monitor my apartment. I live in New York City, and it's already saved me from a possible rat infestation.

Canary bills itself as an all-in-one home security system for $200 and no required monthly fees. The New York startup's sleek, cylindrical piece of hardware features a 1080p video camera with infrared night vision and a motion detector. It also has a (quite loud) siren and the ability to detect the room temperature and air humidity.

Where Canary really shines is its mobile app, which lets you look through the device's camera from anywhere via your home internet connection. You can't pan or zoom as you watch, but the camera's wide-angle lens should capture most of any room you place it in.  Cont'd...

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ISE 16 - TrueConf NextGen: UltraHD Video Calls Will Be Showcased at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

TrueConf, the leading enterprise video conferencing solution developer in Eastern Europe, will showcase a cutting-edge UltraHD (4K) point-to-point video conferencing system and demonstrate its new improved Unified Communications platform at Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 16 - DVIGear Shows Game-Changing DisplayNet™ Platform at ISE 2016

AV-Over-10GbE Products Revolutionize AV Distribution Technology

ISE 16 - Bang & Olufsen launches BeoLink SmartHome at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016

Bang & Olufsen has chosen ISE in Amsterdam, the world's best attended AV, System Integration and Communication exhibition, as the platform for launching a new and innovative way of connecting Bang & Olufsen products with all other technology products in the home through an open, cloud-based architecture called BeoLink SmartHome.

See Smart Home Industry in China at AWE2016

In a depressed global economy, intelligentization is like a ray of sunlight in a chilly winter, driving market development.

Control4 Acquires Pakedge Device & Software, a Leader in Advanced Home Networking

Transaction brings to Control4 deep networking expertise, an industry-leading suite of networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities, as well as an expanded sales channel of over 1,100 additional independent dealers

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Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

The Octava PRO DSX is a simple to use, powerful video distribution solution designed to deliver HD video including 4k UHD from multiple sources to multiple displays. The PRO DSX also functions as a Video Wall processor to create n x m video walls. The PRO DSX delivers HD video over standard CATx LAN cables allowing for simple integration in virtually any infrastructure. The PRO DSX was specifically designed for ease of use for residential installations and engineered for scalability to accommodate large video distribution systems such as education, corporate , and hospitality applications. Easy to configure and customize for your video system - Build virtually any size video matrix switch system. The Pro DSX is a scalable platform enabling easy system growth. Simply add PRO DSX TX for each video sources required and a PRO DSX-RX per display. Video Wall Support- The PRO DSX features a built-in video wall processor that enables you to create custom video walls.

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