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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

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 companies, there have also been more than a few spectacular failures. But Lockitron falls somewhere in between.
 
The company arrived on the scene all the way back in 2012 with its unique (at the time) smart and app-enabled deadbolt that cost $179. Flooded by a more-than-expected number of preorders, the company was unable to keep up with demand as the original Lockitron was plagued with hardware and software issues.
 
But the company has just introduced a new lock version named Bolt. There are some major differences compared to the original model.
 
Most importantly, the new version is retailing for just $99, which is significantly less than other competitors like the Kwikset Kevo and August Smart Lock. Purchasing the optional $77 bridge will allow users to control the lock from anywhere.
 
And instead of a fitting on top of your current deadbolt, the Bolt replaces it completely.

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

Xiaomi Unveils Smart Home Suite With Security Features
Submitted on: 01/19/15, 06:51 AM
Xiaomi Corp. unveiled a new product called the Smart Home Suite with a group of four components that offer security features as it broadens its range of devices that can be controlled by mobile phone. The suite includes a human motion sensor, and a pair of d

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

ISE 2015 - New Symetrix SymNet Modules For Fast, Flexible Deployment With Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series
Submitted on: 01/27/15, 01:25 PM
The newly enhanced selection of Crestron modules utilises command processor architecture to maximise efficiency and responsiveness.

Internet of Things: 37% of U.S. broadband households will buy one or more smart devices in 2015
Submitted on: 01/27/15, 08:00 AM
Parks Associates and Dassault Systèmes to host complimentary smart home research webcast

Ideum's New Duet Multitouch Coffee Table has Independent Windows 8 and Android Systems
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:36 PM
The Duet is the world's first dual-boot multitouch table. With this revolutionary "smart" coffee table, users can easily switch between the Windows 8 and Android systems with the click of a desktop button, or the flip of a hardware switch.

CEDIA MAKES EDUCATION MORE ACCESSIBLE
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:03 PM
In a bid to make its education more accessible, CEDIA (the Custom Education Design and Installation Association) has kick started 2015 by securing two additional venues to host its most popular training courses. In line with this expansion, CEDIA is also offering online supporting courses on its education website - www.cediaeducation.com.

ISE 2015 - RTI's New Control System Kit Delivers Simplicity and Convenience at an Attractive Price
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:02 PM
New Kit Includes Dynamic Duo of RTiPanel App and T2i Remote

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Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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