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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Sept 17/14

CEDIA 2014 - Tradeshow Report

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CEDIA 2014 - Tradeshow Report
09/11/14, Brandon Hetherington for,
CEDIA 2014, this years show used the slogan "Hyper-Change" to signify the ongoing evolution of the residential AV market and promises to showcase "New Products, New Innovations and New Demands." As usual was on hand to see what was what at this years show. Below is a list of some of the new products featured at CEDIA 2014.

Retaining Customers: Content, Platforms, and Video Services
09/15/14, Brett Sappington & Harry Wang, Parks Associates
Apps and APIs make it possible for both service providers and platform vendors to extend the value of their solutions, and both players need to be flexible so as not to break their connection to the consumer.

Fortune 500 Company selects HDBaseT™ extender For A Drive- thru Project
09/15/14, Contributed by, KanexPro
An HDCP compliant extender was needed that can run up to 100 meters (330 feet) over cat6 based on HDBaseT technology delivering crystal clear audio and video to the GDS display located at the drive-thru store.

Unlikely Champion: A Leader Steps Forward to Advance Flash Memory Image
09/15/14, THE Insider 
Woz, the storage/flash industry superhero, sees video content as a way for people to reach out and communicate with people in a new, more effective way.

Over the Air HDTV
09/15/14, Erica Skrivan fir, Antennas Direct
One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

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>>> Hot Story
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) recognized the outstanding work of its members at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration Saturday night. The honorees included over 40 winning projects in the Designer Awards competition, 11 Manufacturers' Excellence Awards winners, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and this year's top volunteers. Also at this year's Awards Celebration, CEDIA paid special recognition to the founding members of the association as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration. 

Apple, Inc. Just Gained Another Competitor in the Smart Home Space
Companies are starting to pick sides in the home automation race, and Sony just made its choice. The company announced at the IFA conference in Berlin this week that it is joining Qualcomm 's AllSeen Alliance.

Savant gets $90M from KKR
Want proof that the smart home is big? Check out the whopper private equity investment that KKR has made in Savant. Savant said it has raised $90 million from its founder Robert Madonna and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). 

Elgato to launch HomeKit with full iOS 8 integration
Elgato will be an exhibitor at IFA Berlin this year, but the company has already announced the introduction of its new HomeKit to the market, with supposed full iOS 8 integration. 

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>>> Featured Product

Russound Gets XStream

The Russound XStream X5 wireless music streaming system delivers the perfect balance of popular music content, audio performance and optimal control. X5 is a streamer, amplifier and room controller designed for custom installation professionals. Engineered for flexible configuration and easy integration, X5 satisfies any design challenge. The XStream Technology inside enables popular streaming content from the cloud, home network, tablets and phones - all from a single component. Every X5 zone can be controlled by a keypad or the My Russound App to ensure integration and control of any digital AV source connected.

Learn More About Russound

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GreenPeak Technologies

GreenPeak is one of the leaders in the ZigBee market with a rich offering of RF chips for the Smart Home

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CEDIA 2014 Special News Report 
D-Tools ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL 'design awards' winners and FINALISTS
AMX Debuts Next Generation Residential Integrator Software Platform at CEDIA EXPO 2014
Crestron Empowers Homeowners with the All-in-One Solution for Audio Streaming 
RTI Introduces New Driver for Nest Products
VIZIO HDTVs and Audio Collection Now Available Across Canada
Nov 17 - 20 2014, London, UK
Nov 18 - 19 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nov 19 - 20 2014, New York, NY
Jan 04 - 05 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV
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