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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Mar 18/15

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

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HomeToys A/V Newsletter - Mar 18/15
 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 / AVSystemsMag
A compilation of some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home.

Smart Home Interview - Simply Automated 
03/16/15, Millard Schewe, Simply Automated 
Any products that can output an RS-232 serial string can utilize UPB devices. In fact there is a software tool, the “UPB Command Wizard”, to help write UPB serial strings (i.e. drivers).

Smart Home Interview - Insteon
03/16/15, Contributed by, Insteon
Insteon uses a dual-band signal, or mesh network, which communicates to devices simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s existing electrical wiring.

Smart Home Interview - Neurio
03/16/15, Contributed by, Neurio
Once the Neurio Sensor is installed on an electrical panel, it sends the data via WiFi to the secure cloud where the smart algorithms identify the unique power pattern by each device in real-time to tell whether a specific appliance is in use or off, and how much energy it consumes.

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

03/16/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

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>>> Hot Story
Wireless is Redefining the Home Audio Market
 The popularity of mobile devices and changing consumer habits in media consumption are not only increasing demand for wirelessly connected audio devices, but also rapidly altering the home audio landscape, according to new research from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. 
 
Annual shipments of connected audio products, including wireless speakers, wireless soundbars, and connected AV receivers, are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 88 percent, from 1.5 million units in 2010 to nearly 66 million units in 2018.
 

Survey Finds the Technology of Tomorrow Helps Many Smart Homes Sell Faster Today
As smart home technology plays a larger role in real estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today released a survey uncovering what smart features home buyers are looking for when purchasing a home and how those features impact a home's sale.

Your Smart Home Devices Might be Smart, but Are They Secure?
By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Products often rely on mobile apps to connect to cloud-based servers.

Google’s new patent is full of ideas for smart home gadgets
From DigitalTrends:  Nest and Dropcam are just the beginning for Google’s entrance into the smart home, according to a patent filed in September.

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Art Diffusor® Model D by Acoustics First

The ArtDiffusor® Model D (patent applied for) is the newest in the ArtDiffusor® Series. The Model D is an organic, quadratic diffuser; fusing diverse design concepts such as MLS, QRD, bicubic interpolation and boolean logic mapping. These rolling, asymmetric diffusers minimize specular acoustic reflections while improving sound clarity and ambience. Their design encourages developing customized patterns, allowing for a truly unique installation - every time.

Learn More About Acoustics First

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Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products manufactures Exceptional Support & Protection Products for the Commercial AV, Security, Data/Structured Cabling, Residential Entertainment, Broadcast, Recording Studio and Music Performance markets. Our end-to-end solutions maximize the operation and lifespan of many critical systems.

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News
Z-Wave Alliance Launches IoT Competition to Reward Start-Ups for Their Innovation in the Smart Home
RTI Announces DevX 2015 Developers Conference 
Gefen Takes Signal Switching to Next Level with the Launch of its New Multi-Format Processor
Silicon Image Introduces World's First superMHL/HDMI 2.0 Port Processor for Next Generation Home Theater Devices
Events
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
CE WEEK
Jun 24 - 25 2015, New York, NY
2015 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 30 - 30 2015, Culver City, CA
 
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