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CES - 160,000 People Can’t be Wrong!

Over 160,000 people attend to meet with top industry professionals, see the latest gadgets and attend some great parties. Vegas holds some of the greatest trade shows, but CES is the largest—so, wear good walking shoes.

Quantum Dots will Power Display Products to the Next Level

Quantum dot technology is now fueling a range of LCD displays, offering a WCG that can be larger than that offered by OLED displays and other LCD technologies. When coupled with HDR, quantum dot displays offer some of the best picture performance on the market.

Integrated Control with MMS-5A and Crestron SmartObject™ Technology

From a video projector-based home theater to window treatments, advanced use of security cameras, home automation and whole-house entertainment, the Integrated Concepts show home is an ideal environment to highlight the ever evolving world of the connected home.

Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 2 – Test Material Mounting

In this series, acoustician Cameron Girard of Acoustics First® hopes to help you distinguish between what’s useful and what’s not.

VR Filmmaking: The New Film, Video Experience Begins to Take Hold

VR takes you into a filmed or computer-generated world, while AR adds something into your world.

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Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

Beth Kotz for Hypebot:  The steady march of progress through technology has radically altered the way many industries operate, and perhaps nowhere is that effect more evident than in the music industry. The movement toward digital media has changed everything from the way music is produced to the way it is discovered, purchased and consumed by listeners.

Now, the Internet of Things, and in particular the rise of interconnected “smart” home technology, promises to once again revolutionize the way the music industry operates and engages with consumers. Rather than being tethered to a PC or laptop, listeners equipped with smart tech can now discover and stream music seamlessly throughout their homes.

The Streaming Revolution

In the not-too-distant past, listeners needed to venture out to the store and purchase a CD in order to enjoy their favorite music. Word-of-mouth recommendations, television and radio were the most common ways to discover new music. With the explosion of streaming, however, a vast universe of music is now placed at users' fingertips for instant, affordable listening.  Cont'd...

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AFCCE and IEEE BTS Announce Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Ten Students at Nine U.S. Universities Receive Awards Totaling More Than $32,000

AVAD Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Giving back and saving money this holiday season is as simple as 1, 2, 3

ZigBee Alliance Accelerates IoT Unification with 20 ZigBee 3.0 Platform Certifications From Eight Silicon Providers

"This is a key milestone for the ZigBee Alliance, and gives IoT product developers the confidence of multiple silicon platform sources with which to create innovative, interoperable and future-proofed products and services," said Mike Krell, IoT analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy.

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Purelink - Hce Ii Tx/rx - 4k Hdmi Over Hdbaset Extension System

Purelink - Hce Ii Tx/rx - 4k Hdmi Over Hdbaset Extension System

The HCE II 4K HDMI over HDBaseT Tx/Rx Kit provides an accessible, easy-to-install solution for extending HDMI video and embedded audio over long distances using a single CATx cable. The HCE II supports full 3D content and extends uncompressed HDCP- protected HDMI content and embedded lossless audio formats with bi-directional control signals (IR) up to 230 feet (70m) at 1080p and up to 130 feet (40 meters) at 4K/Ultra-HD resolutions.

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GreenPeak Technologies (a Qorvo company)

GreenPeak Technologies (a Qorvo company)

GreenPeak/Qorvo is one of the leaders in the ZigBee market with a rich offering of RF chips for the smart home and Internet of Things.