Automation, Security & A/V Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Simplifying Security for IoT Device Engineers and Manufacturers

A Guide to Security Requirements for Specific Types of IoT Devices and Systems.

Infocomm 2016 - Special News Report

News and product announcements from Infocomm 2016. Companies are welcome to post their news here.

Vivint Smart Home announces $100 million investment

Karissa Neely for Daily Herald: In its first round of venture capital funding, Vivint Smart Home, the Provo-based leading provider of smart home technology and services, announced a $100 million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm S

HDMI Cable Technology

Although since the release of HDMI 2.0, the changes in the technology have seemed small, they are still significant. Consumer demand for more advanced electronics will undeniably lead to the continued evolvement of the HDMI industry.

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

InfoComm 2016 will be held from June 4th - 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Build A Twitter-Based Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi

Thorin Klosowski for LifeHacker:  The Pi is hard wired into a home automation board that controls a fan, light, AC and the temperature. It’s then controlled over Twitter direct messages so it’s super easy to check the status or flip the toggle on any of the connected devices. The Twitter link is a pretty handy way to get around some of the programming requirements that would otherwise be required here, so it’s worth taking a look at how it’s done here if you’re making your own home automation controller. Head over to ARM Tutorials for the guide.  

Automation, Security & A/V Systems - News Headlines

IHSE USA and Lawo Unite Their KVM and Control Systems to Benefit Broadcast and Production Operations

Lawo's VSM Control System Manages IHSE KVM Switching in Applications Such as Editing, Master Control, and Mobile Production

ITV Connects Studio and Master Control With SMPTE Cable Substitute From Bluebell Opticom

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced that U.K. broadcaster ITV has installed a ShaxX Lite SMPTE hybrid alternative connector kit as part of a studio upgrade and relocation. The ShaxX Lite allows ITV to share the refurbished studio with an existing master control room in another part of the building.

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options

Z-Wave Alliance welcomes telco giant Nokia to its membership

The company is integrating the Z-Wave IoT standard into their digital smart home offerings worldwide

Parks Associates: 27% of U.S. car owners want their car to be able to connect to their smart home devices

Ericsson, Comcast Ventures, HP, Zubie, and other key executives to discuss convergence of connected cars and smart homes at CONNECTIONS™ Conference

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D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015) is a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution. From large commercial integrators to smaller companies, SI 2015 helps increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. SI 2015's data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation - including estimates, and drawings (via Visio or AutoCAD), and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage the project to completion. Award-winning enhancements to the software include Mobile Install management and inventory tracking in QuickBooks.

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Telguard

Telguard

Telguard, a division of Telular Corporation, combines devices, communications, video, interactive services, and alarm processing into turnkey systems for monitoring intrusion and fire systems without a traditional landline. These field-proven solutions deliver 24 hour wireless protection by transmitting data from virtually all security, fire and PERS systems to central stations using today's cellular networks. Telguard's simple installation, reliable operation, and over 30 years of wireless experience have helped it grow to be one of the largest security communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.Telguard.com. In Canada, all Telguard products and services are offered and sold under the Telular brand.