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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Jan 21/15

CES and the Smart Home

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Jan 21/15
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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CES and the Smart Home
01/14/15, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Smart homes should be able to automatically adapt to your wants and needs, so you don’t have to think about them if you don’t want to.

Three Hometoys Related Kickstarters For January
01/14/15, L Hetherington for, Hometoys
SPIN remote - The Simplest, most Stylish remote ever / TOG: The Ultra-Small Bluetooth Enabled Button / iCamPRO FHD

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary 
March, April, May 2015

01/14/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Looking ahead to the spring April is jam packed with great events here in North America and abroad. ISC West promises to be bigger and better then ever as new technology continues to change the home security market at a furious pace.

Ever Given Thought to the Wiring for your Speakers?
01/14/15, Contributed by, Copper Alliance
In rooms like the kitchen, where people are always moving about, there is no fixed location for listening and in this case it makes more sense to opt for a less complex mono connection rather than 2 stereo speakers.

Video a GoGo: More Good Video Choices Coming Out on More Devices
01/14/15, THE Insider 
With the dearth of mobile apps available, the majority of digital media consumed today is on mobile devices.

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Xiaomi Unveils Smart Home Suite With Security Features

Xiaomi Corp. unveiled a new product called the Smart Home Suite with a group of four components that offer security features as it broadens its range of devices that can be controlled by mobile phone.

The suite includes a human motion sensor, and a pair of door and window sensors that can be used for home security, Xiaomi President Bin Lin said today at the GeekPark Innovation Festival in Beijing. The company will start a consumer test of the product Jan. 26, he said.

It is CES week in LThe Smart Home Nudges Manufacturers Toward Sustainability
From Jennifer Tuohy for The Triple Pundit: From lock manufacturers to heating and air conditioning companies, the smart home space is disrupting legacy industries. Big names in consumer products with decades of experience behind them have been caught off-guard by Kickstarter-powered startups and Silicon Valley CEOs.

NEEO, the Thinking Remote That Controls All Your Devices, Launches on Kickstarter
NEEO is a smart system that enables you to take control of all the devices in your home from one place. No more switching from one remote to another or from one app to another. There are two parts to NEEO, the brain and remote.

WeMo’s CES 2015 Lineup Prefaces Big Advances For Home Automation
Belkin’s WeMo home automation gadgets started off pretty modest in scope, but over the past few years they’ve launched more and more WeMo devices, first on their own and later with partners who have far more experience in specific verticals.

Shipments of Lighting Controls for Residential Applications Are Expected to Total Nearly 1.1 Billion through 2023
A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for residential energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, including global market forecasts for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lighting through 2023. 

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IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

You asked, we listened! Music lovers that want to enjoy their tunes everywhere - yes, everywhere! - now have a high-tech, easy-to-use option that upgrades the look and functionality of any home or office. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System is a music distribution system that provides enhanced usability and delivers mind-blowing stereo quality sound. With touch screen controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and several music source options, the I600 turns your surroundings into an amazing music entertainment experience.

Learn More About IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

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Luxul

Luxul offers a complete line of easy-to-deploy solutions for residential and commercial network deployments. The Luxul Xen™ family includes the industry's most powerful Wireless Access Points as well as Routers, Gigabit Ethernet and PoE Switches

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News
CES News Page
ISE News Page
Gefen Showcases Total Packaged Solutions at ISE 2015
D-Tools Announces Exciting New Products, Partnerships, and Updates at ISE 2015
ISE 2015 - NEW FIBARO HOME CENTER SOFTWARE UNVEILED
LUXUL INCREASES STANDARD WARRANTY PERIOD TO 3 YEARS 
VMP Upgrades PDS-LCM2B Ceiling Mount Adapter to Accept Up to 80-Inch Flat Panels
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
SECUTECH
Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
 
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