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HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 4/15

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

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HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 4/15
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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA EXPO 2015.

CEDA EXPO 2015 was 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. 

HOME AUTOMATION AND X-10

I wrote this article 19 years ago but many of the principles of Home Automation Systems are still relevant today --- and X-10 products are still around too.

UPDATE - Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

In this ongoing article we will take a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options that are available now. Updated 10/29/15

Kickstarter Projects October 2015

BRiK DIY Wireless Speaker System / Thinking Cleaner, Wifi for iRobot Roomba / Angee. The First Truly Autonomous Home Security System

The LEOPARD Project

An ideal loudspeaker would reproduce sound which a listener would find indistinguishable from that coming directly from a sound source.

3D Printing and Acoustics: Rapid Prototyping of Sound Diffusers

By being able to design diffusers in 3D and print them, we streamline the prototyping process tremendously. We can do virtual simulations with the 3D models to get a sense of the effectiveness, and we can make aesthetic or functional changes before it’s printed.

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Apple TV review: Big steps forward, but not a revolution

Susie Ochs for MacWorld:  Apple finally updated its Apple TV set-top box, which had remained virtually unchanged for years, since going 1080p in 2012. The new version is faster, easier to use, and less frustrating, at least most of the time. What it isn’t is a revolution—everything Apple added already existed in its competitors.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X explained

Theo Nicolakis for TechHive:  Have you ever seen a presentation explaining the difference between the second and third dimensions? If you were to step into a 2D world, it would be like living inside a piece of paper—an entire universe completely flat in its existence. Objects could exist only on a single plane, left, right, straight ahead, or behind. In mathematical terms, you would have only an X axis and a Y axis. In a 2D world, the concepts of “up” or “down” do not exist. There is no Z axis.

Utah Jazz home arena renamed to 'Vivint Smart Home Arena'

The name for the 19,911-seat facility, formerly known as Energy Solutions Arena, will be the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The arena hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year. The basketball court is named for Larry H. Miller, who spearheaded the construction of the building 25 years ago.

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>>> Featured Product

Fortrezz - WV-01 Wireless Z-Wave Water Valve

WV-01 is a new professional grade, electrically operated wireless water valve introduced by FortrezZ, LLC. Used in a wireless Z-Wave home automation network in conjunction with any Z-Wave water alarm sensor (ex. WWA-0X), the WV-01 can reduce or eliminate damages caused by leaky plumbing or appliances. Every year nearly over 1 million families have their homes ruined and their lives overturned by water damage and the subsequent repairs. 

Learn More About Z-Wave Alliance

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>>> Featured Company

Acoustics First

Acoustics First supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com

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News
Home & Hospitality Smart Lock Takes Home September Z-Wave Labs Competition
Middle Atlantic Wins CEDIA EXPO 2015 Best of Show and EXC!TE Awards
ecobee launches location-based trigger support for Apple users
SnapAV Introduces Luma Surveillance™ Product Line
Icontrol Developer Program Opens Door to a New Level of Smart Home Customization
 
Events
ISC EAST
Nov 18 - 19 2015, New York, NY
2016 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE
Jan 04 - 05 2016, Las Vegas, NV
2016 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2016, Las Vegas, NV
CONNECTIONS SUMMIT AT CES
Jan 07 - 06 2016, Las Vegas, NV
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE) 2016
Feb 09 - 12 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
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