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HomeToys.com - News & Coverage of ISC West 2016

Cree And Cisco Enable Energy-Saving IoT

SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the PoE framework ready for mass deployment and adoption.

Leviton's Greg Rhoades Discusses Automation Solutions, Partnerships and Forward Thinking in European and North American Markets

The first progenies of the BitWise Developer Program are a Z-Wave module by ADA and a Philips Hue module by controlHome. These modules act as time-savers for integrators on jobsites because they're pre-baked with the programming and interfaces in one simple drag-and-drop package.

The Status of Wide Color Gamut UHDTVs

Wide color gamut TVs are capable of producing colors that are outside of the Rec. 709 standard. In the TV market, this is generally meant to apply to TVs that have a color gamut capability that includes the 709 standard as well as additional colors outside of this standard.

Using Drones for Aerial Photography

If you can envision a shot, the drone can probably help achieve the photograph or video.

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Home security 101: Local vs. cloud camera storage

Megan Wollerton for CNET:  Cameras are a key component of home security, acting as your eyes and ears when you aren't home. While there are a ton of different models available on the market today with a ton of different features, one piece of this buying decision is pretty universal regardless of your other camera must-haves: video storage. But there are two main types of video storage to choose from -- local and cloud -- and they're very, very different.

Smart Home Trial Aimed At Improving Elder Care

Eoin Blackwell for Huffington Post:  Elderly Australians may soon have access to 'home smart' technology that can alert healthcare providers or family if they have taken a fall or not taken medication.

Mozilla's New Projects May Lead to Smart Home Virtual Assistant

ANDREW E. FREEDMAN for Tom's Guide:  Move over, Siri and Alexa. Mozilla is working on its own virtual assistant, but not just for your phone. A series of projects by the developers of the Firefox browser is laying the groundwork for a helper that will control your home through the Internet of Things.

These Lego-Like Batteries Plug In To Store Solar Power At Home

Adele Peters for Co-Exist:  Less than a year after Tesla unveiled its Powerwall battery for storing electricity at home, a startup has designed a much cheaper alternative that you can plug in yourself, without an electrician.

The modular batteries, called Orison, can be hung on the wall or set on the ground to double as an LED lamp. If you want more power, you just add the units together.

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D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015) is a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution. From large commercial integrators to smaller companies, SI 2015 helps increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. SI 2015's data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation - including estimates, and drawings (via Visio or AutoCAD), and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage the project to completion. Award-winning enhancements to the software include Mobile Install management and inventory tracking in QuickBooks.

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Leviton Security & Automation

Leviton Security & Automation is an award-winning manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Control security, energy management, and entertainment devices from your mobile device with zero fees.

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News
Leaders in Smart Home Slated to Present at TecHomeX Keynote Luncheon
Platinum Tools® Shows Complete Start-to-Finish Connectivity Options at 2016 ISC West
PureLink 4K HD-SDI Scaling Output Board for PureMedia™ Now Shipping
ZigBee Alliance Leads the Way To Smarter, More Efficient Homes, Buildings and Lighting Systems at Light + Building 2016
VMP Features Multi-Purpose "No Profile" Flat Panel In-Wall Box Adapter at 2016 ISC West
93% Of Americans Say A Home Security System That Alerts Authorities Is Important
 
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ISC WEST 2016
Apr 05 - 08 2016, Las Vegas, NV
AXPONA 2016
Apr 15 - 17 2016, Chicago, IL
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
INTERNET OF THINGS APPLICATIONS EUROPE 2016
Apr 27 - 28 2016, Berlin, Germany
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