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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Aug 20/14

Broadband Access

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Aug 20/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Broadband Access
08/18/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Broadband allows for learning opportunities by making available educational materials and course instruction, which previously could only be delivered in a classroom setting.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary 
October, November & December 2014

08/18/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) and their has been big growth in events focusing on this topic. As well shows like ISC that cover Security are seeing big changes as IoT and Wireless devices have expanded and changed this market.

On Controls - Automation in the Cloud
08/18/14, Itai Ben-Gal, iRule
Using our cloud-based tools and templates, our dealers can recall each template created for packages they use often so that the programming time for these replicated systems is reduced to minutes. This is far more efficient than starting the programming process from scratch each time a system is installed.

The Evolution of the AV Industry
08/18/14, Cynthia Menna, AVAD LLC
There has been a strong shift to commercial projects, which has vastly evolved our customers' businesses. This change has allowed them the flexibility to balance their business and explore new technologies.

Video Storage: Meeting Today’s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider 
While most of the attention at this year’s FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.

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Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup
Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub. 
 
Parks Associates: 64% of all smart devices are part of a security or home controls system
Parks Associates today announced Internet of Things (IoT) research showing nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller by the end of 2014, with an estimated increase to nearly 6% by 2015.
 
Battle for the $18 Billion US Smart Home Heats Up as Apple and Google Posture for Position says Strategy Analytics
Spending on smart home systems and services in the US will hit $18 billion in 2014 and more than double to $39 billion by 2019 according to Strategy Analytics' Smart Home Strategies latest forecast. 
 
LG Launches New 55-Inch Curved OLED TV in U.S. for Under $3,500
The all-new 55-inch class (54.6 inches measured diagonally) LG Curved OLED TV (Model 55EC9300), will be available beginning this month at various retailers nationwide at a suggested price of $3,499. Best Buy will be the first dealer to sell
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Channel Vision - Bluetooth for A-Bus Home Audio System - AB-303

The Channel Vision® AB-303 A-BUS® Bluetooth® local input module provides a local wireless audio connection for the purpose of streaming music from smart-phones, tablets, etc with Bluetooth capability to individual rooms, or as a main source module. When the AB-303 is paired in a local zone, it will switch the music source from the main audio source to the local Bluetooth source. When used as a main source, the audio can be heard in all zones. The AB-303 is compatible with all A-Bus Systems.

Learn More About Channel Vision

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Wilson Electronics, Inc

We deliver cell phone booster solutions for mobile, building, and machine-to-machine (M2M) data transfer situations. As provider of North America's top-selling line of cell phone signal boosters, Wilson designs and manufactures a wide variety of amplifiers, antennas and related components to improve communications for cell phones and cellular data devices.

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News
CEDIA 2014 Special News Report 
CEDIA 2014 - D-Tools 2014 Design Awards Entries Deadline Extended Through Friday, August 29th
CEDIA 2014 - LUXUL TO CONDUCT IP NETWORK TRAINING COURSES AT CEDIA EXPO
CEDIA 2014 - Platinum Tools® Debuts Maxim 6 Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper at 2014 CEDIA Expo
Kickstarter - Blink, a Wire-Free Home Monitoring System, Has Raised Over Half A Million Dollars on Kickstarter
CEDIA 2014 - D-Tools Launches SI 2015 at CEDIA Expo
Events
CEDIA EXPO 2014
Sep 10 - 13 2014, Denver CO
CEA INNOVATE!
Sep 30 - 02 2014, Phoenix, AZ
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST
Oct 10 - 12 2014, Denver CO
THE 2ND ANNUAL INTERNET OF THINGS GLOBAL SUMMIT REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE IOT
Oct 27 - 28 2014, Washington, DC
OTTTV WORLD SUMMIT
Nov 17 - 20 2014, London, UK
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