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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - May 20/14

Is A Wireless Home Security System Right For You?

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - May 20/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Is A Wireless Home Security System Right For You?
05/15/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
Using artificial intelligence, future systems will automatically learn a family's behavior patterns and adjust itself accordingly, without the requirement for programming.

Next Generation Smart Miniature Wi-Fi Modules Accelerate IoT and M2M 
05/15/14, Nikos Vokas, Econais
Low-power, low-cost Wi-Fi modules enable nearly any device to connect with smart phones, tablets and cloud-based applications across The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Freedomotic - Open Source Building Automation
05/15/14, Mauro Cicolella, Freedomotic
You can develop your own module, attach it to Freedomotic and leverage all the features provided by the other modules in the system, regardless of the implementation language.

Power Words: Net Neutrality… A New Way to Hold Ideas, Innovation Ransom
05/15/14, THE Insider 
Net neutrality and open Internet are more than just power words. They’re a vision that Vint, Push, Manny and all of the others set out to build.

Home and Care Management by Essence 
05/15/14, Amit Kroll, Essence
We believe that service providers will offer “one play” connected home solutions as part of an integrated approach towards connected life (From triple/quad play to One Play).

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Microsoft gets into the home automation game with Insteon partnership

Microsoft announced a partnership with Insteon today, along with some big plans to fully incorporate the popular home automation network into its ecosystem. Starting June 1, an enhanced version of the Insteon app with exclusive features will be made available for Windows Phone 8 devices, along with any tablet, laptop, or desktop running Windows 8.1.

In addition, it won't be long after that before you start seeing Insteon products lining Microsoft Store shelves. These include individual products like the Insteon LED Bulb, as well as complete smart-home packages consisting of the Insteon Hub and select peripheral devices, similar to the Insteon Starter Kit we reviewed last year. Devices will range in price from $30 to $80, with kits starting at $199.

 
Windows-exclusive features in the new version of Insteon's app will include complete Live Tile integration capable of offering status updates for multiple devices at once on the start screen of devices running Windows 8.1.
 
Insteon is also promising enhanced camera support that will allow users to view full-screen feeds, view multiple feeds at once, or use a camera without needing to install an Insteon Hub.
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BDA-1 External DAC fr​om Bryston - The Absolute Sound Golden Ear award winner

The Bryston BDA-1 is a state-of-the-art external Stereo DAC (digital to analog converter) using fully discrete Class-A proprietary Bryston analog circuits, two independent linear power supplies and dual Crystal CS-4398 DAC chips. The BDA-1 features an impressive array of inputs for USB, COAX, OPTICAL, AES-EBU and BNC equipped digital devices. For audio outputs, the BDA-1 offers both balanced XLR as well as unbalanced RCA stereo connectors on the rear panel.

Learn More About Bryston, LTD

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MIddle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products manufactures Exceptional Support & Protection Products for the Commercial AV, Security, Data/Structured Cabling, Residential Entertainment, Broadcast, Recording Studio and Music Performance markets. Our end-to-end solutions maximize the operation and lifespan of many critical systems.

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News
InfoComm 2014 Special News Report 
Smart TV ownership will reach 42 million U.S. households in 2014
Revolabs Revs Up for Business Breakthrough Event 
New Game Consoles to Cost U.S. Consumers $1 Billion in Annual Electric Bills
Media-Sys Appointed As Exclusive Distributor of CommandFusion Hardware in Spain & Portugal
Biamp Systems Acquires Dev-Audio
Events
INFOCOMM 2014
Jun 14 - 20 2014, Las Vegas, NV
DISPLAY SUMMIT
Jun 16 - 17 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
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