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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Special Edition

Top Stories from Jan - July 2014

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Special Edition
 Top Stories from January - July 2014
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36 million homes in Europe and North America will be smart by 2017
Berg Insight’s definition of a smart home system requires that it has a smartphone app or a web portal as a user interface.

Beyond The Cable: 4K Sets the Stage for Tomorrow’s Entertainment Opportunities  
With cable companies losing their grip on the TV set viewing public and the growing use of streaming media solutions for 4K UHD TV sets and content owners the blowback has all but disappeared.

Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking - 4 Part Series
In Part 1 we will discuss the basic components of an IP network and the functions of those components in the first segment. In segments 2-4, we will take a closer look at Routers, Switches and Wireless Networking.

InfoComm 2014 Special News Report  
News and announcements from the show.

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

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Beyond The Cable: 4K Sets the Stage for Tomorrow’s Entertainment Opportunities 
With cable companies losing their grip on the TV set viewing public and the growing use of streaming media solutions for 4K UHD TV sets and content owners the blowback has all but disappeared.

Understanding MPEG-DASH 
MPEG-DASH works on any HTTP server and most mainstream media servers, which means that service providers are not required to invest in specialized MPEG-DASH-specific infrastructure.

The Importance of Cabling for A/V Installations 
HDMI can be transmitted using senders and receivers over a single cat 5e/6 data cable. With the introduction of HDBaseT transmitters and senders power and control was incorporated into the single 5E/6 cable solution.

Next Generation Smart Miniature Wi-Fi Modules Accelerate IoT and M2M 
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).

Largest Content Provider in Dubai Closes the Gap Between 4K Content Generation and Distribution 
The 4K trends we’re seeing are a clear significant push for 4K from the TV manufacturers; we need content for them and everyone else involved in the 4K industry.

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News
Kickstarter - PS Audio 'Sprout' Kickstarter Campaign Ends At $414,693
CEA Announces International CES Asia to Serve as Premier Asian Event
INSTEON Windows 8.1 Phone App Employs Cortana to Enhance Life in the Connected Home
Introducing Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home
 
Events
CONNECTED HEALTH SUMMIT: ENGAGING CONSUMERS
Sep 04 - 05 2014, San Diego, CA
CEDIA EXPO 2014
Sep 10 - 13 2014, Denver CO
ISC EAST
Nov 19 - 20 2014, New York, NY
 
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