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
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
Busy Samsung stirs many pots, from smart home to VR to health tech
Submitted on: 11/14/14, 05:47 AM
Samsung on Wednesday detailed its latest tools for developers -- including a new sensor-filled wearable reference design -- to get them excited about making apps customized for its devices. Samsung is hosting its second annual developers conferenc
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Smart watches and streaming media devices forecasted to be hot gift items for holidays
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 09:58 AM
Functionality, health benefits, and low price points help drive consumer sales
Daimler Uses Riedel Gear to Introduce Mercedes-Benz 'Future Truck 2025'
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 08:54 AM
Riedel Communications today announced that Daimler deployed Riedel equipment to provide press and other guests with their first demonstration of the Mercedes-Benz "Future Truck 2025," the world's first truck capable of driving autonomously.
Sakhi TV Uses Harmonic Video Infrastructure for Launch of India's First Women-Centered Channel
Submitted on: 11/21/14, 04:39 PM
Integrated Solution Comprising Spectrum ChannelPort, Ellipse, and ProView Systems Speeds and Simplifies Playout of Visually Rich Programming
University of Sydney Launches "X-Lab" with Dante Media Networking
Submitted on: 11/21/14, 09:40 AM
Dante network intelligently distributes lecture audio for multiple classes in large "wet lab"
Gefen Ships Three Scalers
Submitted on: 11/21/14, 09:35 AM
New Scalers/Converters Integrate Analog and Digital Devices to Lengthen Product Life and Offer Seamless System Integration
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