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HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 19/15

5 Tips To Ease The Pain Of Buying A New Television In 2015

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HomeToys Newsletter - Aug 19/15
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5 Tips To Ease The Pain Of Buying A New Television In 2015

The Internet is full of amazing resources to help guide buyers to the best television within a specified budget. Your best bet is to arm yourself with research before heading to the store.

TV Anywhere: OTT, 4K Content Driving Infrastructure, Viewing Changes

The broadband provider that doesn't invest in, offer, deliver ultra high-speed and reliable service will lose customers and marketshare BAM!!

Kickstarter Projects August 2015

MOVE-motorize blinds and shades, NodeIT: The worlds smallest and extendable IoT system, Sideclick: Streamline Your Streaming Experience

Will China Win the Race to a Smarter Home?

The companies that will lead in this technology are those that develop an entire ecosystem of user experiences, enabling the convergence of an entire array of smart home devices. Chinese electronics companies have built an incredible production advantage over the U.S. because of their engineering, manufacturing and large scale production methods.

Installer Tips: Delivering Professional Quality Rack-based Solutions

While there is no one-size-fits-all recipe for designing and installing a functional, manageable and nice-looking rack-based system, there are a lot of great tools and products available to help you deliver professional looking 

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Build a simple home security system using Raspberry Pi

By Lory Gil for Liliputing:  Want to set up a home security system, but don’t want to pay a monthly fee to a security company? Techradar has a detailed do-it-yourself project for a connected alert system using Raspberry Pi.

While it might not have all the bells and whistles you’d get with a professional system, with some basic parts and a little coding, you can set it up an infrared sensor that will send you a text message when movement is detected. Plus, you can include a camera to take a snapshot and 10-second video so that you’ll know if your cat or a cat burglar tripped the sensor.

Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall

By  Peter Burrows, Lucas Shaw and Gerry Smith for Bloomberg:  Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service will have to keep waiting, at least until next year.

Here Comes Another Home-Automation Platform

Joseph Palenchar for Twice.com:  Smart-house platform provider ROC-Connect has entered the North American market following last year’s launch in Europe and Latin America and has turned to the former VP/general manager of Lowe’s smart-home division to lead the rollout. The ex-Lowe’s executive is Kevin Meagher, tapped by ROC as senior VP of business development. He developed Iris, the smart-home platform exclusive to Lowe’s. ROC will offer turnkey solutions to manufacturers, retailers, service providers such as telcos and utilities, health-care facilities and insurance providers. 

Will future homes feature built-in recycled water systems?

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter:  A small group gathered on a recent afternoon outside a $1 million model home on Cloudbreak Lane here. The five-bedroom house offered a Mediterranean tile roof, teal-green shutters and arched entryway. Designer touches inside included a walk-in pantry, motion-sensing faucets and optional oversized wine cabinet.

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Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products is part of the Commercial AV division of Legrand North America and since 1979 has been manufacturing the infrastructure solutions that great systems are built on. These exceptional support and protection products help ensure system reliability and longevity and include racks and enclosures, technical furniture, display mounts, monitoring consoles, thermal and cable management and power distribution & protection. All of our products are engineered to maximize system reliability and to meet the needs of installers, including saving time and simplifying the job.

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Bryston, LTD

Bryston first opened for business in 1962 and is now sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide. Bryston audio components have become legendary for both performance and durability, winning countless prestigious awards.

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News
VMP Announces New 19-Inch Equipment Rack Enclosure; Now Shipping
CASATUNES EXPANDS RTI CONTROL SYTEMS SUPPORT
James Loudspeaker Expands Mavericks Lineup with MQ84/MQ84A
Crestron Now Shipping Wireless, Battery-powered Photosensor
Yale Launches Z-Wave Locks to UK Market
PlumChoice Further Demonstrates Commitment to the Internet of Things by Joining the Z-Wave Alliance
Insteon Pairs Up with Logitech Harmony to Elegantly Control Your Connected Home
Events
CONNECTED +
Sep 28 - 29 2015, Toronto,ON
CEDIA EXPO 2015
Oct 14 - 17 2015, Dallas, TX
CONNECTIONS™ EUROPE – IOT: CONNECTED ENTERTAINMENT AND THE SMART HOME
Nov 10 - 11 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISC EAST
Nov 18 - 19 2015, New York, NY
2016 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CONNECTIONS SUMMIT AT CES
Jan 07 - 06 2016, Las Vegas, NV
 
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