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HomeToys Newsletter - June 17/15

Infocomm 2015 - Special News Report

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HomeToys Newsletter - June 17/15
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Infocomm 2015 - Special News Report

News announcements from the show. You are welcome to post your company Infocomm news here too.

Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns

Color perception is not just affected by narrow primaries. It can happen in conventional displays with seemingly conventional images. A good example was the infamous "blue dress" that some thought was white with gold trim.

HomeToys Related Kickstarter Projects - June 2015

Here are some crowd funding projects of interest.

Putting Drones to Work in Pro AV

Who wouldn't want to program the path of a drone and stream its 4K footage to their mobile device?

Perception vs. Reality: A Sound Conundrum

In the final analysis, what we hear, how we perceive and evaluate it is such a unique combination of quantitative and subjective inputs that coming to any agreement on what perfect sound is, is nearly an impossible undertaking.

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Google Nest Labs' New Home Security Camera Revealed

Google Inc.’s GOOGL Nest Labs is gearing up to release a wireless home security camera to expand its range of "Internet of Things" (IoT) product lineup. The information became public through leaked images on U.S. website Droid-Life.

In The U.S. Smart Home Market, Don't Rule Out China

Jim Kim for TechCrunch:  The smart home industry won’t be advanced by throwing as many sensors into a device as possible or creating a robot controlled by voice commands. Similarly, the industry isn’t waiting for a breakthrough technological advance to finally achieve its potential. The technologies essential to developing smart home products — Bluetooth and product sensors that make up the Internet of Things — aren’t new; they’ve been around for decades.

June Seeks to Change the Kitchen for the Home Cook

Today, the team behind such technologies and products as the iPhone, Apple Watch, GoPro and FitBit have announced the June Intelligent Oven — a powerful and easy-to-use computer-based countertop oven designed to bring the kitchen into the smart home era and make everyone a better cook. 

A HomeKit Forecast: From Zero To 180 Million Gadgets By 2020

Michael Wolf for Forbes:  HomeKit is Apple’s attempt to bring sanity to the smart home space (and also sell a lot of iOS devices while they’re at it), but unlike Apple Watch the effort involves a whole bunch of hardware partners. In fact, it’s probably the first major Apple strategic initiative that is as much about other companies hardware as its own, which is what makes HomeKit both so compelling for the industry and challenging for Apple itself.

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News
Almo Professional A/V Focuses on "Growing Together" At InfoComm 2015
Planar to Showcase Its Broadest Range of Video Walls at InfoComm 2015
WeMo and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Availability of Three New WeMo-Enabled LIGHTIFY Starter Sets
Essence and Assa Abloy's Yale Brand Partner for Enriched Smart Home Offerings
MuxLab Adds to Existing Line-Up with New Pro AV and Pro Audio Products
Gefen's New Matrix Controller Facilitates Setup and Control of Video Over IP Products
Events
IFA - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED
SEP 04 - 09 2015, BERLIN, GERMANY
LUXUL - ONGOING WEBINARS
SEP 20 - 31 2015, WEBINARS
SMART HOME SUMMIT
SEP 29 - 30 2015, LONDON, UK
EDUCOMM EXPO
SEP 30 - 01 2015, ATLANTA, GA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST
OCT 02 - 04 2015, DENVER CO
CEDIA EXPO 2015
OCT 14 - 17 2015, DALLAS, TX
 
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