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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Apr 1/14

ExtremeUSB®: An overview of this patented USB extension technology.

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Apr 1/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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ExtremeUSB®: An overview of this patented USB extension technology.
03/27/14, Glenn Antonelli, Icron Technologies
As versatile as USB may be, it is restricted to an operational distance limitation of 5 meters for USB 1.1/2.0 and approximately 3 meters for USB 3.0. This persistent drawback to USB functionality was resolved by the introduction of ExtremeUSB®.

Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking, Part 4
03/27/14, Martin Boulte, Luxul
While this is a far from comprehensive list, hopefully it provides a good overview of how to go about selecting which wireless technologies are best for your various client applications.

Pairing Access Control and Video
03/27/14, Duane Paulson, Linear
In a commercial setting, users need to keep track of who’s coming, who’s going, and where they go.

JIT Data: It’s Not How Much Data You Have, It’s Data When You Need It
03/27/14, THE Insider 
There are people who refer to the post-storage era; but frankly, I can’t figure out what in the heck they’re talking about. It can’t simply exist … somewhere.

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Smart Watches, Home Control Converge

Home-control capabilities are coming to smart watches.

iControl Networks plans to offer an app for Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches to control thermostats, lighting systems, alarms and door locks connected to its connected-home solutions.

iControl’s products and services are offered by Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

The app will be available for the watches when they become available in April.

The Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear 2 become available April 11 at $199 and $299, respectively.

For now, iControl continues to focus on sales through service providers and security companies, but “iControl feels that retail will play a greater role in connected home solution distribution in the near future,” a spokesperson said. The company’s focus for now, however, “is to continue to provide solutions through service providers and security companies that may choose to leverage this channel.”

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Somfy's TaHomA®

TaHomA® is an innovative, affordable and easy-to-use Z-Wave® home automation solution that allows consumers to control, schedule and supervise their Somfy-powered window coverings, lighting, and thermostats. Accessible from a computer, iPad® or iPhone® within or outside the home, TaHomA's user-friendly Web-based interface guides consumers with intuitive graphics and step-by-step prompts as they personalize their home energy functions.

Learn More About Somfy Systems, Inc.

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Simply Automated, Incorporated

Simply Automated, an industry leader in home automation and lighting control, offers the broadest, 
most cost effective, flexible assortment of lighting and home automation products in the marketplace. No new wiring is required, making our products ideal for both new and retrofit construction. An extensive line of ultra-reliable UPB-based control modules, transceiver switches and in-wall controllers allow simple, low cost installations, and provide advanced applications not applicable to RF-based systems.
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Platinum Tools® Showcases New PRO-Strike Punchdown Tool at 2014 ISC West
D-Tools To Demonstrate WORKFLOW-ENHANCING mobile quotE app at ISC WEST 2014
Linear, Maker of #1 Best Selling Home Control Platform, Unveils Next Gen Smart and Internet-of-Things Technology at ISC West
Events

AXPONA 2014
Apr 25 - 27 2014, Chicago, IL

INFOCOMM 2014
Jun 14 - 20 2014, Las Vegas, NV
ELECTRONIC SECURITY EXPO 2014 (ESX)
Jun 24 - 26 2014, Nashville, TN
2014 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 24 - 24 2014, Culver City, CA
CEDIA EXPO 2014
Sep 10 - 13 2014, Denver CO
 
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