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Interactive Displays Are Growing
12/15/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Interactive LED displays are giant circuit boards filled with super-bright LEDs that respond in a complex and subtle fashion to stimulus provided by human interaction.

CES 2015 Special News Report
12/15/14, HomeToys.com News team
Exhibitors are welcome to publish CES 2015 show news here at any time.

Dolby Atmos vs. Auro-3D… All About Next Gen Surround Sound
12/15/14, Contributed by, VIA International
Before we talk about putting these new 3D sound systems into a room, let’s talk about the differences between Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. They are significant.

Smart Thermostats from Honeywell
12/15/14, Mike Bruce, Honeywell
The Lyric thermostat is intended as a DIY product, that can work with 97% of HVAC systems in the U.S

Electronic Locks
12/15/14, Keith Brandon, Kwikset
Controlling all the home automation from the front door is really all about the convenience of being able to set-up the home right at the home’s entry point.

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Home Automation at CES: What to Expect

Submitted on: 12/22/14, 03:28 PM

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is set to start in just a few short weeks, allowing companies to show off their newest and best products.
 
A big focus at CES in 2015 will be home automation, with connected devices becoming and more and more popular.
 
There are a number of categories set to be shown off at CES. First of all, there will be an abundance of multipurpose sensors, meaning sensors that can do more than just sense motion. These sensors will be able to detect things like noise, for example.
 
There will also be a number of connected devices that are made to help users sleep. These devices will be able to analyze sleep patterns, such as the Beddit, which analyzes sleep and wakes the user up when, according to their sleeping pattern, it's most healthy to wake up.
 
The next home automation category that will be popular at CES this year is cameras, which will be able to do more than just film. There will be a number of facial recognition products, which will be connected for things like home security. We will also see devices such as cameras, which will also be able to perform acoustical analysis, essentially meaning that they will be able to recognize specific sounds and noises.
 
A number of companies will be coming out with touchscreen devices that live on our walls. These will be able to control different aspects of the smart home, from heating, to even water flow.
 
The smart home as a service is set to be a big part of CES 2015. SHaaS services are essentially services that help make everything in the smart home work together. This is an important part of the smart home, especially with so many devices being introduced.  Cont'd...

 

Solar Energy Becoming a Key Component in the Connected Home
Submitted on: 12/18/14, 01:52 PM
Some of the most important innovations happening in energy today are happening far from the national media headlines. But these small changes will go a long way to making power more reliable, competitive, and local, with solar energy playing a central disruptive role t

Nortek Inc. announced that its Linear subsidiary has been renamed Nortek Security & Control
Submitted on: 12/17/14, 05:28 AM
Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) announced today that its Linear LLC subsidiary has been renamed Nortek Security & Control, LLC. Linear, 2GIG and GoControl will be the subsidiary's cornerstone brands, each targeting key markets. Strongly positioned with product portfo

LUCIS Technologies Introduces NuBryte, a Smart Home Lighting and Safety Console to Make any Home a Smart Home
Submitted on: 12/15/14, 05:25 AM
LUCIS Technologies today unveiled a cloud-based smart home lighting and safety console, NuBryte, for all of a household’s connected needs such as automated lighting, home safety, and energy management. Users simply need a screw driver and basic wiring skills to

A new home for the smart home at CES 2015
Submitted on: 12/11/14, 10:11 AM
Smart-home products were on broad display at various venues across Las Vegas at CES 2014. At this coming show, the smart home gets its own dedicated exhibit space as part of a new convention area in the Sands Hotel dubbed Tech West. We'll still be running all ove

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ISE 2015 - ihiji's Complete End-to-End Cloud-Based Technology Suite to Be Showcased at Integrated Systems Europe 2015, Bringing Enhanced Remote Network Management Functionality to International Market
Submitted on: 12/23/14, 01:51 PM
ihiji to demonstrate new tools and capabilities, alongside the INV-APP-550UK Remote Network Management Appliance, at ISE 2015

ISE 2015 - Stewart Filmscreen Delivers High-Performance Materials Suitable for Every Application; Will Showcase Several New Screen Solutions at ISE 2015
Submitted on: 12/23/14, 01:50 PM
Stewart Filmscreen® to demonstrate new 4K+ screen materials and solutions, the value-driven CIMA by Stewart Filmscreen® line, the versatility of CrystalView Rigid Rear Projection screens and commercial edge-blending solutions

ISE 2015 - Torus Power to Showcase its Complete Line of Premier Power Conditioning Products at Integrated Systems Europe 2015
Submitted on: 12/23/14, 01:47 PM
Torus Power emphasizes performance, protection, and now also price point with its array of toroidal isolation power products suitable, including the AVR2, RM and TOT Series.

With Adoption of AES67 Standard, Riedel Moves Closer to Goal of Offering Standards-Agnostic Solution
Submitted on: 12/23/14, 09:22 AM
AES67/RAVENNA Connectivity Will Extend Customers' Options in Establishing Real-Time IP-Based Audio Distribution

ISE 2015 - D-Tools Announces Exciting New Products, Partnerships, and Updates at ISE 2015, Enhancing its Powerful Productivity-Boosting Software and Making Domestic and International Integrators More Efficient
Submitted on: 12/23/14, 09:21 AM
D-Tools introduces SI 2015 to international market; demos time-saving iPad Mobile Quote app; and announces a host of new strategic partnerships, all of which combine to give D-Tools users more tools and resources than ever before.

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