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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Jan 7/15

CES 2015 Tradeshow Report

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CES 2015 Tradeshow Report
01/06/15, HomeToys.com News team
The HomeToys Team has scoured the news pages and product announcements from CES 2015 to bring you a neatly compiled list of some of the new and interesting products we think are important to the Home Technology and AV Systems industry now being branded as the "Smart Home".

CES 2015 Special News Report
01/05/15, HomeToys.com News team 
The show is on and news is pouring in. Exhibitors are welcome to publish CES 2015 show news here at any time.

New Hollywood: Two Factions Are Making M&E Better, More Available
01/05/15, THE Insider 
The expensive budget-busting films that folks stole from Sony are only a small part of today's video entertainment. More than 200 hours of quality (and garbage) video every minute are uploaded to sites around the web.

The Power of Smart Lighting – The Best and Brightest Wireless Bulbs
01/05/15, Jennifer Tuohy for, The Home Depot
While home automation industry veterans may view some of the tricks the newest offerings in the smart lighting space can perform as just that—not-so-cheap tricks—the inescapable fact is that they are helping drive mass-consumer adoption of home automation, which is what will ultimately make all of our home automation dreams come true.

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It is CES week in Las Vegas.

International CES 2015; Bringing more than 3,500 exhibitors to unveil new technologies across 1.9 million net square feet to well over 160,000 visitors in Las Vegas this week.

The HomeToys Team we'll be busy posting news and product announcements related to the "Smart Home" from this years show which you can view on our CES 2015 Newspage.
 

CES 2015: the year of the connected home?
The drive to create smarter and more efficient homes increases daily, and next month's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is expected to be packed with connected objects for the home.

D-Link's latest smart home hub lets you add devices with a scan
D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems (from the likes of Archos) and pricey security systems. 

Home Automation at CES: What to Expect
This year's Consumer Electronics Show is set to start in just a few short weeks, allowing companies to show off their newest and best products.   

 
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Octava -HDDSX-MX Multi Source Multi Display HD Video Matrix over LAN

The Octava HDDSX- matrix is a scalable HD video switching solution enabling the design of multi-source to multi-display matrix systems using standard ethernet cables. The HDDSX-MX simplifies installation of HD Video system by using available CAT 5e/6 cable and a Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch. The HDDSX utilizes advanced MJPEG techniques and IP protocol to deliver 1080p video up to 300ft to distribute HD over LAN . The HDDSX- MX system is based on a scalable architecture thus enables system designers the flexibility of adding video sources or displays to the system as needed with minimum effort. A customizable Control App for tablets simplifies system controls. -Switch and route multiple HD sources to multiple displays over 1 single CAT5e/6 cable -Flexible/scalable architecture- easily add sources or displays as needed. -Perfect for large scale video switching applications requiring more than 16 displays. -1080P video resolution 2ch audio

Learn More About Octava Inc.

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Yale Locks & Hardware

Yale Real Living™ the next generation of home security locks from Yale®, a trusted name in security since 1840. Offered as stand alone - making keyless entry simple or as Zigbee or Z-Wave enabled, as part of a home control or security system.

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News
CES 2015
News Report
Nortek Security & Control Announces Broad Line of GoControl Branded DIY Smart Home Products
Yale Real Living Joins Partners at CES 2015 To Demonstrate Innovative, Feature-Rich Intelligent Locks
DMP Offers More Z-Wave Control Devices with Three New Lighting Switches
Z-Wave Strengthens Leadership Position as Technology of Choice for Internet of Things for Smart Home
GreenPeak Launches GP691, Next Generation ZigBee Radio Chip and GPM6000 Modules for Internet of Things and Smart Home Networks
WeMo® Further Expands Internet of Things Ecosystem with New Home Sensors
Events
DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2015
Mar 10 - 12 2015, Las Vegas, NV
2015 NAB SHOW
Apr 11 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV
CABA’S INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS & DIGITAL HOME FORUM
Apr 14 - 16 2015, Austin, TX
ISC WEST 2015
Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV
AXPONA 2015
Apr 24 - 26 2015, Chicago, IL
 
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