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HomeToys Newsletter - Oct 7/15

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA EXPO 2015.

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HomeToys Newsletter - Oct 7/15
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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA EXPO 2015.

CEDA EXPO 2015 will be held from October 14th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Are Dedicated AV Networks Going to Disappear?

Historically IP networks dominate over dedicated proprietary networks, and the technology behind the 4K over IP concept looks fundamentally sound.

How To Future Proof Your Home Audio Receiver Purchase

If you haven't looked at AV receivers in the past five years, you might be surprised at some of the new features. The best part is that many of the features described in this article were only offered on high end models just a few short years ago, and are now coming in at affordable price points.

Installer Tips: Enhance Wireless Media Streaming with 802.11ac

With media streaming and other demanding mobile applications becoming such a driving force in our homes, offices and culture, better wireless networking is a necessity. 802.11ac delivers a big step up in terms of wireless network performance.

Storage Challenge: The Degree of Content Value

Hard drives will continue to be used when price, capacity and availability are the primary considerations. Flash will win where speed, ruggedness, form factor and fragmentation are important factors.

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'We must fight Amazon, Google, Apple and Samsung or they will dominate the smart home sector'

By Dominic Sacco for PCR:  The UK and Europe must come together to fight against the might of Amazon and other tech giants, or the smart home sector will be lost to them, says Deutsche Telekom.

Jon Carter, the firm's UK head of business development for the connected home, was speaking to PCR at the Smart Home Summit today in London.

Nest Gets Into the Smart-Lock Game by Going Old School

CADE METZ for Wired:  Today, Yale, the company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest. The Google-owned Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and smoke detectors that also handle carbon monoxide, but that’s not all. It also offers a variety of tools that let other companies connect their own devices with the various Nest gadgets. The idea is that you can control all these devices with a single smartphone app—and that each device can talk to the others.

Consumer Satisfaction in Smart Home Automation Market Rising Slowly though Overall Demand Continues to Drop

Smart Home devices and technology are supposed to make life easier for consumers, but a new report from Argus Insights shows that satisfaction is only slowly rising while overall demand continues the decline as revealed in the Connected Home Demand Report from June. Connectivity has been accomplished, but future success of the market will depend on how smart the products can really be. 

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This full featured HDMI 2.0 - 600 MHz HDMI distribution amplifier is perfect for distributing high bandwidth (2160P60 RGB/4:4:4) HDCP 2.2 content to up to 25 UHD displays (cascade up to 8 units). Weather you need full bandwidth UHD content distributed in a retail environment or home the DA14-UHD is for you. Robust technology designed and engineered in the USA includes an Ethernet port and WebOS for configuration, EDID management (15 EDID presets & memory for more), and Firmware & Remote reset in a small footprint ½ RU. 

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DynaQuip Controls

The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol.

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News
Bud Light Introduces Innovative, First-Ever Smart Home Beer Fridge
RTI Makes it Easy to Combine Entertainment and Home Automation With DISH Hopper Integration
Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy with Tone & Probe Set
Wilson Electronics Launches New Line of Professional Grade Cell Phone Signal Boosters
Denon Launches a Premium Class Network A/V Receiver AVR-X6200W
D-Tools Hosts Training Session at CEDIA Expo 2015
Events
CONNECTIONS™ EUROPE
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
SECUTECH
Apr 19 - 21 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
 
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