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How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

Placement of an architectural speaker is critical for optimal stereo imaging. Given that they will be installed, if any changes need to be made you’ll need to bust into your walls, and that’s no fun.

CEDIA 2017 will be in San Diego

CEDIA is dedicated to residential technology with more than 500 exhibitors, giving you focused access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training.

Amazon Echo multiroom audio not far off, report says

Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.

VR in the Classroom

The interactive experiences are exciting, immersive and instructional. Students get to drive a race car, tagging correct answers as they go. They also are in the center of a cylindrical word search that is answered using their eyes as they drag the cursor across the correctl

Case Study: ELAN Redefines Customer Experience at Nashville’s Historic 120-Year Old 'Famous Saloon'

With support from Gefen and Furman solutions, an ELAN system helps to create cohesion throughout the four-floor, 23,000-square foot venue.

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Pebble and Essential designer Liron Damir joins Google to work on Home products

Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge: Between his previous experience developing webOS for TVs, his time at Pebble, and his work at Essential, Damir’s hire makes sense for Google, especially as the company begins to build out more visual user experience interactions with Home.

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Thuy Ong for The Verge: Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am.

Google adds more partners to growing smart home ecosystem

Peter Newman for Business Insider: Over 70 companies in smart home automation have made their devices compatible with Google’s smart home assistant.

Swidget turns any home into a "smart home" using existing wiring

Mike Hanlon for New Atlas: Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using "snap in" inserts.

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D-Tools Invites CEDIA Attendees to Preview the Company's Cloud-based Platform

Sponsored by D-Tools MVP partner Totem Acoustic, the preview and celebration reception takes place Friday, September 8 at 3 pm in D-Tools Booth 3035

AVAD to Host Open House Events

Events set to showcase new locations, encourage dealers to visit new showrooms

CEDIA ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARDS TRADE SUPPLIER SHORTLIST

CEDIA® has revealed the finalists for the product categories in the prestigious 2017 CEDIA Awards which will recognise the best new hardware and software products in the home technology industry from across the EMEA Region.

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Purelink - Hce Iii Tx/rx: 4k Hdr Over Hdbaset Extension System W/ Control And Bi-directional Poe

Purelink - Hce Iii Tx/rx: 4k Hdr Over Hdbaset Extension System W/ Control And Bi-directional Poe

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseT™ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Prcis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.

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D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc.

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