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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Nov 5/14

After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Nov 5/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home
10/31/14, Cees Link, GreenPeak Technologies 
A new decade is starting, where Smart Home is becoming a reality and the smart phone will become the dashboard of our Smart Home, together functioning as the drivers of the next technology curve – as the first chapter of the real Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now
10/31/14, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
The Core wireless speaker system / Artison RCC Nano / IoTuino: Arduino-compatible WiFi module for IoT / PIXEL V2: LED ART

New from ELAN Home Systems and Core Brands
10/31/14, Joe Lautner, ELAN Home Systems
Companies like Apple and Google are going to help drive the consumer’s awareness of and demand for smart home control systems, and their entry into the market is going to produce a boon in business for those custom installation integrators that are prepared and trained to take advantage of the opportunities.

New at SpeakerCraft 
10/31/14, Yann Connan, Core Brands / SpeakerCraft
For speakers, we’re in the largest design refresh in the brand’s history.

Ultimatte’s SightDeck Revolutionizes Presentations and Distance Learning Applications
10/31/14, Contributed by, Gefen, LLC
SightDeck uses Gefen Technology to Enable a Seamless Back-end Performance that Drives State-of-the-Art Corporate and Educational Presentation Environments

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Sharp’s new High Resolution Audio Player could spell the death of the A/V receiver
When most people think of Sharp, they likely think about really big TVs. However, in an effort to help you clean up your home theater, the company has been working on something even bigger than their TVs, and it’s finally ready for its coming-out party. Today, Sharp unveiled its new media player, which uses dual wireless technologies to transmit both high resolution audio and video without cables. Sharp calls it the Sharp High Resolution Audio Player, but the name doesn’t do the device justice — it’s way more than just a high-res audio player.
 

US Consumers are eager for the 'Internet of things' in the home, Savant survey reveals
Savant, the leading luxury smart home technology company, today released new survey results revealing that more than half of consumers in the United States believe that home automation will be an everyday feature in less than 10 years from now.

How the smart home will evolve
Right now we have some very successful point applications in the home. The Nest thermostat and the cloud recording device Dropcam, which is now owned by Nest, are two examples.

Google Nest buys smart home automation startup Revolv
Google's Nest continues digesting enzyme-rich startups from the smart home sector, acquiring Revolv this time in a move that brings with it the talent needed to push the Works with Nest platform.

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Amina Technologies Ltd

Amina Technologies creates discrete and invisible loudspeaker solutions for image conscious clients wanting audio to complement, not ruin, their interior design. Amina's products are based upon the concept of reproducing sound from a vibrating surface, just like that of a natural musical instrument and products are installed into walls or ceilings ahead of the final skim of plaster being applied making them totally invisible in a new build or in a retrofit renovation.

 

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News
GreenPeak Wins Deloitte Fast50 Technology Award
Schlage Ushers In "The Keyless Era'" with the Launch of Its Newest Electronic Lock 
ELK PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES NEW TWO-WAY WIRELESS RECESSDED DOOR CONTACT
VMP Launches 20th Anniversary 2014/2015 Product Catalog; Available at ISC East 2014
Keen Home Announces $1.52M in Seed Funding; Launches Smart Vent 
Events
ISC EAST
Nov 19 - 20 2014, New York, NY
HOME CONNECT 2014
Nov 20 - 21 2014, Toronto,ON
2015 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE 
Jan 04 - 05 2015, Las Vegas, NV
2015 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV

DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2015
Mar 10 - 12 2015, Las Vegas, NV

 
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