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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Mar 4/15

The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - March 4/15
 Commercial and Residential A/V & Automation Systems
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The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!

03/02/15, Compiled by , HomeToys
A compilation of some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home.

Wireless Communication Standards for the Internet of Things
03/02/15, Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies
What does the future hold? Is this going to be a real industry battle or is there going to be reconciliation?

NEXCOM Fuses Digital & Physical Retail with Responsive Store Solutions
03/02/15, Khang Pham, NEXCOM
Responsive stores cover all aspects of shopping experience from entrance to exit. They can be divided into digital shopping carts, digital shelf management system, in-store intelligent video system, virtual fitting room, and experience centers.

Siri, Meet Hue: How to Use Apple's Siri to Activate Your Philips Hue Lights 
03/02/15, Jennifer Tuohy for, The Home Depot
While there are automated solutions available that will turn your Wi-Fi enabled lights on and off at pre-set times or based on other actions occurring, sometimes you just want to say, "Lights, turn off " and have it happen.

Smart Home Interview - D-Link Systems
03/02/15, Gil Ines, D-Link Systems
A majority of our Connected Home products are Wi-Fi based so they work with any Wi-Fi home network.

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Xiaomi Launches New Series of Smart Home Products
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) - a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle," - today announced that Xiaomi has launched a smart module built on the Marvell IoT chipset; the module also has been integrated into Xiaomi's smart air purifier and smart hub, part of its portfolio of smart home product offerings. The new design wins build on the previously announced Xiaomi's smart-plug and extends the partnership between two leading companies in the Smart Home industry. 
 

Neurio Launches to Make the Whole Home "Smart" With Only One Sensor
Neurio is an intelligent, open platform that with only one sensor brings smart home capabilities to the entire home, with future versions providing intelligence for all existing appliances. 

LINQ Home Launches Energy-saving Smart Vent Crowdfunding Campaign
LINQ Home, a maker of energy-saving home automation products, today announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to improve Heating and Cooling through smart vents. LINQ is providing households with unprecedented control over HVAC systems. 

CSR will give Bluetooth gear in the smart home super powers
From Stacy Higgenbotham for GigaOM:  This year is going to be a big one for Bluetooth technologies in the smart home.

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GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection

Learn More About GreenPeak Technologies

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Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems for retractable awnings, rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, projection screens for residential and commercial use.

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News
CASATUNES INTEGRATES WITH ROOMIE 
Platinum Tools® Debuts Net Prowler™ PRO Test Kit
Early-Stage Investors Will Resign from Control4 Board of Directors
Peel Expands into Smart Home Control
Kwikset Releases Android App for Kevo Smart Lock
Bryston Introduces the Mini A Loudspeaker 
AudioControl Launches Architect Model 2660 Power Amplifier Driving 16 Channels in an Industry Leading 2U Chassis
Video Mount Products TCA-1 Truss Ceiling Adaptor Now Shipping
 
Events
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
SECUTECH
Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
CONNECTIONS™: THE PREMIER CONNECTED HOME CONFERENCE
May 19 - 21 2015, San Francisco, CA
INFOCOMM 2015
Jun 13 - 19 2015, Orlando, FL
DISPLAY SUMMIT 2015
Jun 15 - 16 2015, Orlando, FL
2015 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 30 - 30 2015, Culver City, CA
 
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