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CES and the Smart Home
01/14/15, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Smart homes should be able to automatically adapt to your wants and needs, so you don’t have to think about them if you don’t want to.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters For January
01/14/15, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
SPIN remote - The Simplest, most Stylish remote ever / TOG: The Ultra-Small Bluetooth Enabled Button / iCamPRO FHD

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
March, April, May 2015

01/14/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Looking ahead to the spring April is jam packed with great events here in North America and abroad. ISC West promises to be bigger and better then ever as new technology continues to change the home security market at a furious pace.

Ever Given Thought to the Wiring for your Speakers?
01/14/15, Contributed by, Copper Alliance
In rooms like the kitchen, where people are always moving about, there is no fixed location for listening and in this case it makes more sense to opt for a less complex mono connection rather than 2 stereo speakers.

Video a GoGo: More Good Video Choices Coming Out on More Devices
01/14/15, THE Insider
With the dearth of mobile apps available, the majority of digital media consumed today is on mobile devices.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

littleBits Smart Home Kit Review by TechSpot

Submitted on: 01/30/15, 05:24 AM

Read Full review by Shawn Knight of TechSpot:  Amenities like being able to remotely adjust the temperature inside your home or receiving a text when the laundry is done certainly sound appealing, but are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just try these features out for a week or two before committing to shelling out hundreds or thousands on a standalone IoT-enabled device?
 
With littleBits’ new Smart Home Kit, you can do just that.
 
For the uninitiated among us, littleBits is an ever-growing open source library of small electronic modules that easily connect together. Created by Ayah Bdeir, it started as a tool to help designers incorporate electronics into the prototyping process. Today, it’s much more than that. Think of them as Lego bricks for the iPad generation.
 
The Smart Home Kit we’ll be looking at today is tailor-made for home automation projects. It includes 14 modules and 11 accessories, enabling a vast array of creations that can add smart functionality to all sorts of appliances and gadgets you already own, or create entirely new ones.
 
 

Troubled Lockitron turns the corner with the introduction of its new smart lock, Bolt
Submitted on: 01/27/15, 03:10 PM
From AppAdvice.com:  While the crowdfunding craze has helped to create a number of successful iOS accessory comp

Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 05:42 AM
From Jared Newman, MacWorld:  Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeK

URC to Combine Total Control and ccGEN2
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:24 PM
From Residential Systems:   URC made a surprising announcement today in response to dealer and di

Are Retailers Eyeing The Market For Smart Home Installation Services?
Submitted on: 01/21/15, 05:47 AM
From Michael Wolf for Forbes.com: Today, Forbes and others reported on a massive new funding round for a

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Christie H Series Joins Powerful and Distinguished 1DLP Roster
Submitted on: 01/30/15, 10:48 AM
At 12,000 lumens in HD or WUXGA, the Christie H Series offers a triumvirate of the most requested features

Symetrix DSPs Deliver Background Music, EVAC Monitoring and More at Austrian Hospital
Submitted on: 01/30/15, 10:12 AM
Landesklinikum Amstetten now sports a Symetrix DSP configuration to cover multiple hospital wings and seminar rooms.

Christie Delivers Undisputed Performance with Launch of 30,000 Lumen Christie Boxer 4K30 Projector
Submitted on: 01/30/15, 09:21 AM
New Boxer Series of 3DLP solutions introduces the brightest, lightest, smallest, omni-directional projector in its class for rental staging and fixed installations

CASATUNES INTRODUCES NEW UNIVERSAL APP FOR iOS 8
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 04:06 PM
The CasaTunes universal App is a single App that has been designed to work with both iPhone and iPad devices ensuring the same features are available on both devices.

Encore Custom AV Opens New Home Automation Showroom
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 03:47 PM
Northern Virginia Integrator Provides a Unique Experience in New Space

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Feb 10 - 12 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Mar 10 - 12 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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Apr 11 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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Apr 24 - 26 2015, Chicago, IL

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Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

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Jun 13 - 19 2015, Orlando, FL

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