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Video Is An Important Part Of Education
02/16/15, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Because of the expanded interest in using video in educational environments, there are many opportunities for video producers to use their talents to create films that have educational value.

HomePlug AV2 MIMO - Advanced Powerline Networking
02/16/15, Rob Ranck for, The HomePlug Alliance
HomePlug AV2 MIMO fulfills the promise of powerline networking delivering 100BaseT class service over the home’s powerlines and truly makes the powerline a high bandwidth backbone for the hybrid home network to deliver Ultra HD Video and IoT applications as well as extend Wi-Fi coverage to all areas of the home

A Brief Technology Overview of the Lighting Control Marketplace
02/16/15, Contributed by, Simply Automated
Doing a Google search for ‘home automation’ or ‘lighting control’ can many times lead to confusion, resulting in head scratching ‘chaos’, given the information provided blogs, trade publications, hobbyists, and DIYers, many times provides incomplete and sometimes incorrect information.

Too Much of the Cloud Could be Bad for You, Your Business
02/16/15, THE Insider
The problem is the iNet was never built for security but for information exchange. Then people found out they could do other neat stuff like shopping, sharing, posting, tweeting and selfiing.

Creating a Digital Signage Network: Design, Management & Operations
02/02/15, Janna Rider, Dairy Queen Corp.
If considering a digital signage network for your business, I offer the same advice that I give to my kids: Do your homework.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

LINQ Home Launches Energy-saving Smart Vent Crowdfunding Campaign

Submitted on: 02/25/15, 10:33 AM

LINQ Home, a maker of energy-saving home automation products, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to improve Heating and Cooling through smart vents.

LINQ is providing households with unprecedented control over HVAC systems. By sensing the temperature in each room and adjusting dampers on every vent, LINQ’s system enables room-by-room temperature control. The system routes air to the rooms that need it, and not to those that don’t. Air flow data processed through algorithms, opens and closes the vents and prevents strain on the furnace or AC unit. Rooms reach their set points faster, run times of HVAC equipment are reduced, and the increased efficiency translates to money savings and consistent comfort.

“I couldn’t believe the temperature variances between the rooms in my home,” said Jason Griggs, founder and CTO of LINQ Home. “When I first started testing our Smart Vent system there was a 12 degree difference between rooms. The variance resulted in seemingly endless thermostat wars.”

LINQ Smart Vents have all the perks of a zoning system, at less than half the price, and with none of the inconvenience of construction. The simple-to-install, retrofittable system saves users up to 50% on monthly heating and cooling costs.

CSR will give Bluetooth gear in the smart home super powers
Submitted on: 02/23/15, 10:34 AM
From Stacy Higgenbotham for GigaOM:  This year is going to be a big one for Bluetooth technologies in the smart home. Thanks to some updates in

Reliant Launches Integrated Home Security, Automation Solutions
Submitted on: 02/19/15, 02:29 PM
The smart home is more accessible than ever with the launch of Reliant’s new suite of home security packages and automation tools. These solutions help customers connect anywhere, anytime, to what is often their largest invest

Reliant Launches Integrated Home Security, Automation Solutions
Submitted on: 02/19/15, 02:29 PM
The smart home is more accessible than ever with the launch of Reliant’s new suite of home security packages and automation tools. These solutions help customers connect anywhere, anytime, to what is often their largest invest

Everything We Know About Apple’s Smart Home
Submitted on: 02/17/15, 02:45 PM
From John Patrick Pullen for Time.com:  Here’s what you need to know to plan for your Apple-centric connected home:   Siri will become your digita

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

Kwikset Releases Android App for Kevo Smart Lock
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:58 PM
The Kevo Android app is available for download from the Google Play store

LG Electronics Announces U.S. Availabilty Of Award-Winning 2015 OLED And LED 4K ULTRA HD TVs
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:55 PM
New 4K ULTRA HD OLED and 'PRIME UHD LED TV' Models Hitting Store Shelves this Spring

TI makes battery-less IoT connectivity possible with the industry's first multi-standard wireless microcontroller platform
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:52 PM
New SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless platform for Bluetooth Smart, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Sub-1 GHz and ZigBee RF4CE

Pure Imagination Issued Patent For Culinary System That Uses A Connected Scale And Smart Device To Ensure Perfect Results
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:51 PM
Initial Connected Kitchen Products Covered by the Patent Include Perfect Drink and Perfect Bake

Bryston Introduces the Mini A Loudspeaker
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:35 PM
A true three-way bookshelf design, the smallest speaker in the Bryston lineup offers superb performance for both music and home theater applications

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