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Barren Content Barons: NAB Was Abuzz with 4K Production and Delivery

Almost everywhere you turned at NAB there was a booth featuring products/tools for indie filmmakers, educational sessions to cover anything/everything and a loosely connected next generation of producers, directors, filmmakers.

Hitachi Introduces High-Performance Wireless Whole-Home Audio Speakers

Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the debut of three stylish new Wi-Fi enabled speakers powered by the AllPlay™ smart media platform, a wireless whole-home audio solution developed by Qualcomm®. AllPlay is a complete hardware and software whole home audio platf

Digital Cinema Market Innovating to Stay Relevant

Large flat panel TV and home theater projectors offer stunning images and sound quality, so how can the theater differentiate the experience enough to entice consumers to leave the comfort of their home?

A Rosy View of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings are often moving the wrong way, with more central “cloud-based” decision making, and less autonomy.

ADT Announces Bold Vision to Lead Next Generation of Security and Automation Market

The ADT Corporation unveiled a series of innovative partnerships and new product and platform enhancements aimed at delivering advanced solutions to its residential and business customer base.   Driven by President and Chief Executive Officer Naren Gursahaney&rsqu

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A new "Home" app from Apple could make smart homes easier for users.

By Adriana Lee for ReadWrite:  Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, it's been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete with virtual rooms, a clever and apparently easy-to-grasp metaphor for running a smart home.
 
Apple’s approach, according to a 9to5Mac report, will be to launch a new "Home" app for controlling smart-home gadgets—think smart locks, sensors, garage openers, thermostats, lights, security cameras and other connected appliances. The Home app will sort gadgets by function and location into a visual arrangements of virtual rooms
 
The goal is to simplify the otherwise bewildering task of finding, adding and controlling smart devices and appliances from Apple and other companies.

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RTI Taps SpringDeck to Streamline Sales Experience

Sales Software App Will Enhance Sales Processes for the Company's Dealers and Distributors

BenQ treVolo, World's First Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker, Now Available in Stylish Silver

High-End Portable Audio Product Continues to Transform the Listening Experience for Hi-Fi Lovers

Creative Technology Expands Store of Riedel Communications Gear

Creative Technology (CT), one of the world's leading suppliers of A/V equipment, has expanded its supply of Riedel Communications' pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications solutions.

BenQ Releases Full Line of 100% sRGB Colorific Projectors -- See the Right Color at InfoComm 2015

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1), today announced the introduction of a full lineup of 100% sRGB Colorific(TM) projectors at InfoComm 2015. The new roster has been purpose-built to follow the sRGB color space, a well known and widely used industry standard for color accuracy in smartphones, monitors, cameras, printers, the Internet, and now, thanks to BenQ, also projectors. sRGB displays produce a richer color saturation and, as a result, deliver more accurate images with a higher perceived overall brightness.

Wohler Adds Minnetonka Audio's AudioTools Server to RadiantGrid to Boost Audio-Processing Capabilities

AudioTools Server Now Shipping With RadiantGrid Platform

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Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.

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