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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Feb 18/15

Video Is An Important Part Of Education

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Feb 18/15
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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Video Is An Important Part Of Education
02/16/15, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Because of the expanded interest in using video in educational environments, there are many opportunities for video producers to use their talents to create films that have educational value.

HomePlug AV2 MIMO - Advanced Powerline Networking
02/16/15, Rob Ranck for, The HomePlug Alliance
HomePlug AV2 MIMO fulfills the promise of powerline networking delivering 100BaseT class service over the home’s powerlines and truly makes the powerline a high bandwidth backbone for the hybrid home network to deliver Ultra HD Video and IoT applications as well as extend Wi-Fi coverage to all areas of the home

A Brief Technology Overview of the Lighting Control Marketplace
02/16/15, Contributed by, Simply Automated
Doing a Google search for ‘home automation’ or ‘lighting control’ can many times lead to confusion, resulting in head scratching ‘chaos’, given the information provided blogs, trade publications, hobbyists, and DIYers, many times provides incomplete and sometimes incorrect information.

Too Much of the Cloud Could be Bad for You, Your Business
02/16/15, THE Insider 
The problem is the iNet was never built for security but for information exchange. Then people found out they could do other neat stuff like shopping, sharing, posting, tweeting and selfiing.

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British Gas Buys UK Smart Home Pioneer AlertMe In $100M Deal
The connected home may still be a distant mirage for most average consumers, but in the meantime the technology is becoming big business. Today, British Gas announced it will buy AlertMe, a developer of platforms for running various domestic “smart” devices, in a deal worth £65 million ($100 million), lining up the energy company to provide smart services covering heating, lighting and more. The net cost to British Gas and its owner Centrica will be £44 million ($68 million), after accounting for an existing 21% investment in the company.

The Internet of Anything: The Startup Bringing the Smart Home to Apartment Renters
From Klint Finley for  Smart homes are here. You can use motion sensors to trigger smart light switches.

ISE 2015 underway in Amsterdam
Integrated Systems Europe 2015 is now underway in Amsterdam.  With over 1000 scheduled exhibitors and 50,000 attendees this years show will be Europe's largest ever AV Systems integration exhibition.

RadioShack will close over 1,700 stores following bankruptcy filing
From Emily Gera for Polygon:  Long-running electronics company RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last week, will see the closure of 1,784 stores across North America.

The Hive Trio smart system promises to make connected homes more vocal
From TechHive:  Developed over an 18-month period by a team with 12 years of experience creating ZigBee and Z-Wave Alliance products.

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IntraSonic Technology - I2000 Music Distribution and Intercom System

Get wired for sound throughout your home with a new state-of-the-art communications and entertainment system! The I2000 Music Distribution and Intercom Systems provide a wide variety of features at an affordable price so you can enjoy the luxury of music throughout every room in your home without moving a muscle. Interested in wireless music streaming? See our optional Bluetooth Receiver

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