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CASATUNES INTRODUCES NEW UNIVERSAL APP FOR iOS 8
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 04:06 PM
The CasaTunes universal App is a single App that has been designed to work with both iPhone and iPad devices ensuring the same features are available on both devices.

Encore Custom AV Opens New Home Automation Showroom
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 03:47 PM
Northern Virginia Integrator Provides a Unique Experience in New Space

Smart Thermostat Adds Unique Way to Save Money & Stay Comfortable Compared to Other Wifi Thermostats
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 03:46 PM
Energy Efficient Solutions LLC announced the release of Comfort Window™, a new connected smart thermostat that saves customers money and keeps them more comfortable than other Zigbee or Wifi thermostats by automatically adjusting a user's setpoint throughout the day based on a combination of both temperature and humidity.

Calrec Audio Launches New Optimized Summa Processor Rack and Modular MADI Solution
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 12:54 PM
Calrec Audio today announced two new developments in the company's product range. The first is a 4U console core with a new look. Benefiting from significant hardware improvements, the core is used for the Summa and Artemis Light consoles. Calrec will also display a new single-slot modular MADI card

Harmonic Appoints Dario Choi Regional Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 12:20 PM
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Dario Choi as the company's regional vice president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region.

PowerHouse Alliance Members Dive into 2015 with Advanced Training Series
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 10:27 AM
After a busy close to 2014, and a strong showing at CES earlier this month, Alliance members are set to host several training sessions encompassing numerous CE segments.

Pro Control Officially Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 10:14 AM
New partnership provides Pro Control product library to current D-Tools System Integrator users and returns insightful analytics to the manufacturer

HGI Publishes New Open Source Tool for Smart Device Modelling
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 10:05 AM
Common syntax enables abstraction layer approach

CHRISTIE DELIVERS UNDISPUTED PERFORMANCE WITH LAUNCH OF 30,000 LUMEN CHRISTIE BOXER 4K30 PROJECTOR
Submitted on: 01/29/15, 09:52 AM
New Boxer Series of 3DLP solutions introduces the brightest, lightest, smallest, Omni-directional projector in its class for rental staging and fixed installations

HomePlug Netricity Interoperability Event features Cisco, Semtech (EnVerv), Itron and Texas Instruments
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 12:11 PM
Long-range powerline networking technology will serve Smart Grid, Smart City, and Industrial Control Applications.

CES 2015 - Wilson Electronics Cellular Signal Booster Named CEA Wireless Product of the Year at CES 2015
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 12:09 PM
Award honors the Pro 70 signal booster, a best seller in the company's customer installer channel

Smartenit delivers First in-wall Energy Metering Smart Outlet for ZigBee Controllers
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 12:07 PM
Smartenit, Inc. announces the addition of an energy metering in-wall smart electrical outlet to their lineup of home automation devices. The elegantly designed tamper-resistant socket offers consumers another option for monitoring, controlling and managing energy of plug loads such as lights and appliances.

Christie Acquires coolux to Improve Multi-media and Live Event Experiences
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 12:04 PM
Award-winning Pandoras Box product suite to complement Christie's Spyder in delivering advanced applications for multi-media experiences

New Wohler Products at CABSAT 2015
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:51 AM
CABSAT 2015 Wohler Technologies Product Preview Exhibiting in Hall 3, Stand 302

CHRISTIE SHINES AT DISTRIBUTECH 2015 WITH POWERFUL CONTROL ROOM VISUAL DISPLAY SOLUTIONS FOR THE UTILITY INDUSTRY
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:38 AM
San Diego's DistribuTECH , February 3 - 5

ISE 2015 - Christie H Series Joins Powerful and Distinguished 1DLP Roster
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:35 AM
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam Feb. 10-12

Kidde RemoteLync to Provide 24/7 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alerts to Homeowners While They're Away
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:30 AM
Kidde Fire Safety, a global leader in residential fire safety products, introduces RemoteLync. Ideal for a primary residence, vacation home or rental property, the device plugs into a single outlet, listens for a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, and uses the home's Wi-Fi to remotely alert the homeowner on iOS and Android compatible phones and tablets.

iRidium and Helvar Launch New App Together
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:25 AM
A software package used to create unique functional interfaces for controlling any residential or commercial automation system

Consumer Confidence Toward Tech Spending and Overall Economy Retains High Levels in the New Year
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:21 AM
The CEA Indexes are updated on a monthly basis through consumer surveys.

D-Tools to Exhibit at the 2015 UC Davis AV Vendor Showcase
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:17 AM
Northern California education tech conference provides institutions with in-depth thought leadership sessions covering best practices, business process improvement, and new technology demonstrations from leading manufacturers

CEA Says FTC's Internet of Things Report Advances the Conversation
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:09 AM
CEA is at the forefront of discussing these issues, and discovering how best to protect consumer privacy and security while encouraging continued innovation.

Innovative Technologies to Headline Inaugural CES Unveiled Tokyo
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:07 AM
Japanese innovation and global tech trends to highlight event as industry ramps up for 2015 International CES Asia

STEALTH ACOUSTICS APPOINTS AVAD AS US DISTRIBUTOR
Submitted on: 01/28/15, 11:03 AM
Stealth Acoustics announced this morning the appointment of AVAD, North America's premier AV solutions provider, as a US distributor for Stealth Acoustics invisible speakers and professional grade amplifiers.

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

CHRISTIE MICROTILES NOW SHIPPING WITH THREE-YEAR WARRANTY
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:59 AM
Christie MicroTiles continue to be a benchmark in visual display technology

Split and scale your HDMI signal to a second (Ultra) HDTV or projector.
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:47 AM
Do you own Ultra HD equipment (4k2k), such as a Blu-ray player or Media Center PC, and you want to play a film/presentation simultaneously on your new Ultra HDTV (4K2K) and on an existing TV (Full HD 1080p) in another room (eg. meeting room, bedroom)?

STEALTH ACOUSTICS UPDATES POPULAR SA255 350 WATT SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:32 AM
This most recent upgrade to the line is intended to make Stealth amplifiers distinctively recognisable when placed in a rack, while also allowing for tweaks to functions aesthetics and control placements for improved user operation.

Imaging Science Foundation Level II 4K Program Now Approved for InfoComm Renewal Units
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:30 AM
This will allow the more than 9,000 professionals holding InfoComm International's Certified Technology Specialist credential to earn renewal units towards their certification by completing ISF Level II 4K.

URC DRIVER FOR OVATION NOW AVAILABLE
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:24 AM
Ovation driver now available for URC's Total Control & ccGEN2 systems

ISE 2015 - ARTHUR HOLM is pleased to unveil DYNAMIC1H TALK and DYNAMICNAMETAG ; two new products which will be showcased during ISE
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 11:13 AM
ISE at ARTHUR HOLM's booth #9 D-122 from February 10-12 2015 in Amsterdam

TrueConf Survey Results: VC Becomes Cloud, Mobile, and Personal
Submitted on: 01/25/15, 10:39 AM
We present the results of the annual TrueConf video conferencing market research conducted at "Video+Conference 2014" event. We are impressed by the fact that Russian users confirm the global tendency of shifting from plain video conferencing towards unified communication systems.

CGTrader.com Challenges 3D Professionals to Contribute to Designing the Future of Education
Submitted on: 01/23/15, 12:25 PM
3D model marketplace CGTrader.com has rolled out a new 3D printing challenge that will center around the growing importance of additive manufacturing technology in education and seek to encourage its large community of 3D professionals to create designs needed by schools and universities.

Fantem Introduces Oomi, The World's First Smart Home System Built For Everyone
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:15 PM
Featuring Patented Tap-and-Touch Technology, Pioneering Home Management System Delivers Unrivaled Functionality Right Out of the Box and is the Foundation for an Ever-Expanding Home Automation System Indiegogo Campaign Launches Today to Fund "Starter Kit" Final Development

Schlage Welcomes Style and Reinvigorates Door Hardware Category at 2015 International Builders' Show
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:12 PM
Combining Style, Innovation and Security, Schlage Unveils Products That Allow Homeowners to Showcase Their Personalities, While Making Life More Convenient

HARMAN to Acquire Software Services Company Symphony Teleca
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:08 PM
Expands Cloud, Mobile, Analytics Capabilities and Scale in Software Services ----Accelerates Connected Car, Home, Enterprise and Mobile

EarlySense Secures $20 Million in Financing From Round Led by Samsung Ventures
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:06 PM
Funds will be used to continue the company's global commercial expansion and to further move EarlySense's solutions into the home-medical and consumer markets.

Rheem EcoNet Puts Homeowners in Tighter Control of Their Residential Energy Consumption
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:03 PM
EcoNet is the first system to connect a home's heating, cooling, and water heating systems through a central hub, making it easy for homeowners to conveniently manage energy usage and monitor diagnostics and maintenance schedules.

Orvito Launches World's First Wi-Fi Enabled Touch Smart Switch Panel
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 04:01 PM
Introduces First Product From Their Integrated IoT Platform Nucleo ---- Retrofittable, Scalable and Modular

BenQ Ships RP840G Interactive 4K Ultra-High-Definition Flat-Panel Display
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:52 PM
New 84-Inch Panel Brings 4K Resolution, 10-Point Multitouch Navigation, and QCast Device Sharing Software for Interactive and Digital Signage Applications

FSR Responds to Ever Growing Pro AV Market Needs with New Hire
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:51 PM
Stella Blasse Joins Company as Strategic Accounts Manager To Support Pro AV Integrators Alliance

L-com adds Cat6, 5e and 5 PoE Injectors with Power Supplies
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:44 PM
To address applications where power and data are required to connect end devices over long distances.

Global Cache Wins Mark of Excellence Award
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:33 PM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) TechHome Division Chooses Global Cache Control Tower

Fusion Releases New Ovation Music Driver for URC®
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 01:19 PM
Driver allows the Ovation Music Servers to run seamlessly on any Total Control or ccGEN2 system with full two-way IP control.

Basque Broadcaster ETB Installs Riedel Communications Infrastructure in Donosti-San Sebastián
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 11:48 AM
Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Basque broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (ETB) has deployed a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system within its primary production center in Donosti-San Sebastián.

Seventeen percent of U.S. broadband households are likely to subscribe to an OTT HBO service
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 08:04 AM
New OTT Video Research addresses Competitive Challenges for Pay-TV providers and Operators

Analog Way names Jay Gonzalez as VP Americas
Submitted on: 01/22/15, 03:25 AM
Analog Way is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Gonzalez as new Vice President for the Americas.

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