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HomeToys Newsletter - June 3/15

Modern Residential Lighting Control

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HomeToys Newsletter - June 3/15
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Modern Residential Lighting Control

With all things going wireless these days, the next logical step in retrofitting controls would seem to be adding wireless switches. In many cases where the distance is short and the walls are hollow, wireless devices can work well. However as distance between devices increase, reliability tends to decrease.

Time again for the Show!

These are just a few of the exceptional new products that you can see on the show floor. Whether you are a user, installer, or show producer, InfoComm 2015 is where you need to be.

Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

We know the demand for more bandwidth will continue, so how can wired infrastructures adapt to these demands?

Barren Content Barons: NAB Was Abuzz with 4K Production and Delivery

Almost everywhere you turned at NAB there was a booth featuring products/tools for indie filmmakers, educational sessions to cover anything/everything and a loosely connected next generation of producers, directors, filmmakers.

A Rosy View of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings are often moving the wrong way, with more central "cloud-based" decision making, and less autonomy.

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IKEA's Building a Super Cheap and Versatile Smart Home System

Adam Clark Estes for Gizmodo:  Smart lighting systems like Philips Hue are futuristic and awesome and, typically, expensive. But IKEA wants to offer this type of technology to the masses. The Swedish flatpack furniture empire is developing an entire smart home system, and it looks futuristic and awesome and, you guessed it, cheap.

Google is trying to solve the smart home's biggest problem

By Jacob Kastrenakes for The Verge:  The promise of the smart home is a world of appliances that anticipate your needs and do exactly what you want them to at the touch of a button, but that vision devolves into chaos when none of those devices can actually talk to each other. That's more or less the state of the smart home today, but now Google is trying to offer a solution.

Analyst: DIY systems a 'real threat' to traditional home security offerings

SOURCE: SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM:  Through managed smart home offerings from retailers such as Lowes and Staples as well as standalone devices such as video cameras from Dropcam, or smart locks from Kwikset, the research firm said consumers increasingly have the option to install and monitor their own security systems. Demand for such smart home systems are expected to outpace traditional professional monitored security subscriptions as consumers ditch the installation fees, monthly payments and long service contracts of the traditional offerings.

Alarm.Com Files For IPO; Aims To Raise $75 Million

Alarm.com, a company providing security and home automation products, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to raise up to $75 million through the offering, as per documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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>>> Featured Product

The Somfy myLink™

All window coverings powered by any Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) motor can now be controlled remotely by a simple, easy-to-use app. Newly introduced, the myLink™ RTS Smartphone and Tablet Interface not only allows users to remotely access RTS motorized products, but lets them create timed events and schedules. Imagine all the window coverings opening in the morning or closing minutes before arriving home from work. The possibilities are endless.

Learn More About Somfy Systems, Inc.

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MuxLab Inc.

MuxLab designs and manufactures hardware that allow single-use coax cable to be replaced by Cat5e/6 twisted pair cable in the audio-video and CCTV environments.

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News

InfoComm 2015 Special News Report

Crestron Now Shipping 10-Button Wireless Keypad
CE Week Exhibits to Feature Record Number of New Product Debuts
Logitech Harmony Brings Home Control to All Harmony Hub Users
Inaugural CES Asia Sets High Bar
InfoComm - Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy
CEDIA REVEALS FINAL JUDGING LINE UP
Events
CE WEEK
Jun 24 - 25 2015, New York, NY

ESX 2015 - ELECTRONIC SECURITY EXPO

JUN 24 - 26 2015, BALTIMORE, MD
2015 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 30 - 30 2015, Culver City, CA

IFA - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED

SEP 04 - 09 2015, BERLIN, GERMANY
LUXUL - ONGOING WEBINARS
Sep 20 - 31 2015, Webinars
CEDIA EXPO 2015
Oct 14 - 17 2015, Dallas, TX
ISC EAST
Nov 18 - 19 2015, New York, NY
 
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