AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
08/18/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Broadband allows for learning opportunities by making available educational materials and course instruction, which previously could only be delivered in a classroom setting.
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08/18/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) and there has been big growth in events focusing on this topic. As well shows like ISC that cover Security are seeing big changes as IoT and Wireless devices have expanded and changed this market.
On Controls - Automation in the Cloud
08/18/14, Itai Ben-Gal, iRule
Using our cloud-based tools and templates, our dealers can recall each template created for packages they use often so that the programming time for these replicated systems is reduced to minutes. This is far more efficient than starting the programming process from scratch each time a system is installed.
The Evolution of the AV Industry
08/18/14, Cynthia Menna, AVAD LLC
There has been a strong shift to commercial projects, which has vastly evolved our customers' businesses. This change has allowed them the flexibility to balance their business and explore new technologies.
Video Storage: Meeting Todayâ€™s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider
While most of the attention at this yearâ€™s FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Microsoft invests in these 10 smart-home startups
Submitted on: 08/25/14, 07:04 AM
Microsoft is betting on the future of the smart home, and it's hoping to discover that future within its own ranks. Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to launch a start-up accelerator focused specifically on home
ADT refines its 'recipes' on smart home automation
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 02:23 PM
For most of its brief existence, the modern smart home has offered a frustratingly fragmented user experience. A maze of competing, proprietary ecosystems has forced consumers to pick a "side" (be it Staples Connect, Lowes Iris, Quirky Wink, or Belkin WeMo)
Best Buy Jumps Into Home Automation With Startup Peq
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:06 AM
Electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the crowded home automation market through a deal with startup Smart Home Ventures, which designed its offering around ease of use. Called Peq (pronounced “peak”), the service costs $9.99 a month for an u
Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup
Submitted on: 08/18/14, 05:53 AM
Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub. The company isn&
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Optum Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer to Deliver Keynote at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers
Submitted on: 08/28/14, 06:55 AM
Parks Associates and industry leaders will discuss implications of the connected healthcare revolution in San Diego, September 4-5
Indiegogo - The iRBeacon Has Reached its Goal on Indiegogo and is Moving on to Make More Remotes Useless and Thus Build a Smarter Home
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 02:19 PM
The iRBeacon project to build the tiny, elegant gadget to make every home a little smarter has reached its goal and has almost a month left to run. Ditching the remotes has never been easier as the project carries on to provide an easy opportunity to take the first steps towards a smarter home.
High-Tech Tools Help Seniors Stay Safe and Independent: The CareGiver Partnership
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 02:18 PM
One of the many ways technology has changed our lives is helping seniors live independently, says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. This, in turn, makes caregivers' jobs a little easier.
Yamaha BD-S477 Blu-ray Discâ„˘ Player Streams Video, Music, Game Content; Images from Mobile Devices
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 02:16 PM
This model delivers a diverse world of entertainment and supports the popular Yamaha AV Controller App for Apple® iOS and Androidâ„˘ smartphones and tablets.
LG Electronics, UL Environment Announce First GREENGUARD Certified Television
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 02:14 PM
UL Environment Tests and Certifies LG's Curved OLED TV for Low Emissions
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