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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Oct 1/14

Truth in Networking: Or, Why You Still Need A Wire

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Oct 1/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Truth in Networking: Or, Why You Still Need A Wire 
09/29/14, Rob Gelphman, MoCA
The five pillars of home networking: mobility, ubiquity, ease-of-use, performance and reliability.

Building Engaging Cloud Classrooms with Digital Media Players
09/29/14, Contributed by, Nexcom
Education in the digital age requires digital solutions.

Connected Things: IoT is a Long-Term Work-in-Progress … Real Long Term
09/29/14, THE Insider 
Does it bother you that people want to connect things to talk to other things to tell each other where they're going, what they're doing, why they're doing it and then telling some big database out there all of their dirty little secrets?

Five Ideas for Designer Approved Media Installations
09/29/14, Kerrie Kelly, ASID
What tricks and new technologies do you use in your own home to merge your entertainment systems into the room's décor?

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Home automation's next big opportunity: Controlling the water heater
Rheem, one of the leading manufacturers of water heaters in the U.S., has just launched a Wi-Fi module for electric and gas water heaters that lets you monitor the performance of the device, control its energy usage and be warned about leaks or other potentially costly malfunctions. Part of its new EcoNet Home Comfort technology that will control all Rheem HVAC and water heating devices, the Wi-Fi Module for Water Heaters is a good example of the unification of green technology and home automation industries.
 
But, the control possible using Rheem's free EcoNet app is the best example to date of the intersection of energy savings with home automation. Responsible for up to 18% of a home's energy use, a water heater just sits there 24/7, heating and reheating water to a set temperature. With the Wi-Fi water module attached, it can now be programmed from your smartphone.
 

Amazon reportedly exploring wearables and home automation
Amazon.com Inc will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected "smart" home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies.

Wink announces Relay, touchscreen display and control pad for the connected home
Wink, the company that connects you with all of the smart products in your home, today announced Relay. Replacing a light switch, Relay conveniently controls and monitors your connected home from one central location. 

Creators Of Beats And Guitar Hero Launch Smart Home Startup Leeo
Another day, another smart home company is coming alive. But this latest one, Leeo, has some pretty big names behind it–including the main people responsible for creating products like Beats headphones and the video game Guitar Hero.

Logitech Harmony Extends Its Expertise in Controlling the Living Room to the Entire Home
Logitech announced it is bringing its expertise and leadership in universal remotes to the home control market with new home automation product compatibility and four new products.

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Wilson Electronics - Boost your weak Cell signal at home

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.

Learn More About Wilson Electronics, Inc

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MIDLITE® 
MIDLITE Corporation, a leader in several low voltage wall plate systems and cable management, manufacture and sell unique patented, low voltage accessory products for the security, systems integration, telecommunications and custom electronics market. MIDLITE continues to leverage its patent portfolio and expand its product lines through quality and innovative product designs. MIDLITE provides custom solutions to the custom electronics installer.
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Marantz® Proudly Presents Their First Dolby Atmos® Capable Multichannel A/V Preamplifier AV7702 
HomeSeer Unveils Faster, Less Expensive Home Automation Controller 
VMP Showcases New Wall Rack Enclosure Family at ISC East 2014
Events
ISC EAST
Nov 19 - 20 2014, New York, NY
2015 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE 
Jan 04 - 05 2015, Las Vegas, NV
2015 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV
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