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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Nov 19/14

Will Lasers Be The Future For Projectors?

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Nov 19/14
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Will Lasers Be The Future For Projectors?
11/17/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
In the future, I expect the familiar projection bulbs that we have used for decades will be phased out and replaced by laser/LED technology, as this light source puts out much less heat and are quieter, allowing for more placement options.

Bluetooth and ZigBee: A new standards war brewing?
11/17/14, Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies 
Just like there are WiFi/Bluetooth combo products today, capable of “talking” both WiFi and Bluetooth, there will be devices in the future that can “talk” both ZigBee and Bluetooth. Trying to pit one technology against the other does not do right to either of them, creates a standards war, and stalls the market.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary 
Jan, Feb, Mar 2015

11/17/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
With the New Year comes the end of the Holiday Tradeshow lull and of course CES and the many events centered around it!

European manufacturer of the wireless home automation system FIBARO comes to U.S.
11/17/14, Contributed by, Fibar Group
Fibar Group, European manufacturer of the wireless home automation system FIBARO comes to U.S.

The Pros, Cons of Software vs. Hardware RAID
11/17/14, Larry O’Connor, Other World Computing
With today’s vastly improved, more powerful CPUs, the performance differences between hardware and software RAID options have been virtually eliminated.

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Busy Samsung stirs many pots, from smart home to VR to health tech
Samsung on Wednesday detailed its latest tools for developers -- including a new sensor-filled wearable reference design -- to get them excited about making apps customized for its devices.
 

Hands On With Norm, Quirky's 'Thermostat Killer'
Quirky has been relatively quiet over the last couple of months, and on Tuesday it became clear why, when CEO Ben Kaufman announced seven new connected home devices at an event in New York City.

INSTEON Connected Home Products Available at Select Walmart Stores Near You
INSTEON, creators of the world's premier home automation and control technology, announced that its connected home products and kits are now available in more than 1,500 Walmart stores across the nation, just in time for the holiday season.  "

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you
Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells The Verge it will be "shipping in the coming weeks."

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Gefen's Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender System

Gefen's Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz extender system sends high definition audio and video to any HDCP-compliant HDTV display up to 33 feet with near-zero latency. Designed to transmit within a room, its signal will not penetrate walls. Line-of-sight placement of transceivers is not necessary. It supports resolutions up to 1080p Full HD, 3DTV, CEC, and 7.1-channels of High Bit Rate (HBR) lossless digital audio such as Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™.

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Monitor Audio

Manufacturer of high performance value-added loudspeakers since 1972, including custom in-wall and in-ceiling solutions and traditional box speakers

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News
Linear to Offer Exclusive Preview of Z-Wave Enabled Light Bulb and Other Home Control Products at CES Unveiled
KWIKSET ANNOUNCES SMARTCODE LOCK COMPATIBILITY WITH LOGITECH'S HARMONY LIVING HOME LINEUP
Insteon Announces World's First Remote-controlled Dual On/Off Outlet
WeMo Maker Named One of Popular Science's 2014 Best of What's New Winners
Events
2015 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE 
Jan 04 - 05 2015, Las Vegas, NV
2015 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE) 2015
Feb 10 - 12 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2015
Mar 10 - 12 2015, Las Vegas, NV
 
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