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HomeToys Newsletter - Jan 20/16

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016

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HomeToys Newsletter - Jan 20/16
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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Integrated Systems Europe 2016.

ISE 2016 will be held from February 9th - 12th in Amsterdam. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

The Future of Home Automation

As the number of devices in homes rapidly increases, we expect further integration of smart home products aimed at monitoring and protecting Internet-enabled devices.

Most Popular Articles for 2015 - Did some of them predict the future?

Smart Homes, Robotics, Automation, Unmanned Vehicles, Solar and Wind Energy. Regardless of where you work or what you do, these topics are affecting your life and will continue to do so in the future.

Hunting: CES Always Has Jewels, Promises, Something for Everyone

There's a reason CES is in Vegas every year...things look more real, better on the stage...you get entertained no matter where you turn.

IoT Journey: 50B Connected Things Means … 50B Connected Things

If your company wants to stake a claim with the Internet of Things, you first need to develop a distinctive "way to play"-a clear value proposition that you can offer customers. This should be consistent with your enterprise's overall capabilities: the things you do best when you go to market, aligned with most or all of the products and services you sell.

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92% of Security Installers/Integrators See Home Automation as a Future Revenue Generator

Adam Bannister for IFSEC Global:  Polling the views of hundreds of installers, IFSEC Global found that 92% saw the ‘smart home’ – whereby lighting, heating, alarms and other household functions are interconnected and remotely controlled via smartphone or PC – as a potential area for diversification.

Shrinking Space in RF Poses Challenges to AV Integrators

By Kelleigh Welch for AV Network:  Picture your desk—you have a computer, a phone, a few folders with information about your latest project, a photo of your dog, all carefully arranged in their own designated space. Now cut the size of your desk in half—you can still fit everything in the space, it’s just a lot more cramped.

Smart Home Device Buyers Want Support

By Aaron Baar for MediaPost:  Although they have been tagged as one of the bright spots for the coming year in the consumer electronics sector, makers of smart home devices need to be concerned about user-friendliness if they want them to truly take off.

Making Sense of Smart Home Tech at CES 2016

Dan Tynan for Yahoo Tech:  The problem with smart home technology in 2016 isn’t a lack of intelligence; it’s a failure to communicate.

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Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.

Learn More About Simply Automated, Incorporated

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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
D-Tools and AUDIOVISIONS Finalize Joint Software Development Agreement
Honeywell and Samsung SmartThings Make Comfort and Control Even Easier to Have at Home
Industry Support Growing for Connected Security Expo @ ISC West
Platinum Tools® Launches New Big Mouth Tool Bag
LUXUL WINS TWO PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARDS AT CES
 
Events
SMART ENERGY SUMMIT
Feb 22 - 24 2016, Austin, TX
DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2016
Mar 15 - 18 2016, Las Vegas, NV
TECHOMEX
Mar 21 - 23 2016, Orlando, FL
ISC WEST 2016
Apr 05 - 08 2016, Las Vegas, NV
2015 NAB SHOW
Apr 16 - 21 2016, Las Vegas, NV
SECUTECH
Apr 19 - 21 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
CABA’S INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS & DIGITAL HOME FORUM
Apr 26 - 28 2016, San Diego, CA
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