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HomeToys Newsletter - May 3/16

HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

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HomeToys Newsletter - May 3/16
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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

InfoComm 2016 will be held from June 4th - 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

HDMI Cable Technology

Although since the release of HDMI 2.0, the changes in the technology have seemed small, they are still significant. Consumer demand for more advanced electronics will undeniably lead to the continued evolvement of the HDMI industry.

Crowdfunding Projects For April

Here are a few projects we think are worth looking into. Be careful... it is crowdfunding.

PoE (Power over Ethernet) Creatively Applied

Power over Ethernet is flexible, safe and reliable, and offers installers and customers a wide range of benefits. With all the exciting applications, PoE helps you address customers' needs, while delivering a better, more manageable, and more flexible network.

NAB Beauty: Ecosystem Consensus Takes Center Stage to Ensure Great Video Everywhere

It won't be long (O.K., a couple of years) before we'll be enjoying 4K HDR content everywhere! But when you include Hi-Res audio solutions like Dolby Atmos to your TVs, you'll set down your smartphone and enjoy the screen.

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Build A Twitter-Based Home Automation System With A Raspberry Pi

Thorin Klosowski for LifeHacker:  The Pi is hard wired into a home automation board that controls a fan, light, AC and the temperature. It’s then controlled over Twitter direct messages so it’s super easy to check the status or flip the toggle on any of the connected devices.

Vivint Smart Home announces $100 million investment

Karissa Neely for Daily Herald: In its first round of venture capital funding, Vivint Smart Home, the Provo-based leading provider of smart home technology and services, announced a $100 million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm Solamere Capital.

Logitech's Harmony app will let you control your smart home from your Android TV

Micah Singleton for The Verge:  Logitech wants you to be able to control your smart home from any device, including your TV. The company has released a version of its Harmony remote app for Android TVs. The app, which is in beta, is designed to work with Sony's Android TVs, but will also work with the Nexus Player.

Thington, A New Super-Angel-Backed IoT Startup

Mike Butcher for TechCrunch:  Now, a San Francisco-based company, founded by Dopplr founder Matt Biddulph and ex-Yahoo Brickhouse Head of Product Tom Coates is building out a new consumer-facing product that combines Smart Home technology with their expertise in location, social networks and the web of data.

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Telguard - Introducing Arlo Video System

The Arlo Video System offers a new perspective to home security. The Arlo Wire-free HD Camera breaks the mold of traditional security cameras, and gives users the freedom to install cameras across 100% of their property-indoor or out. The combination of easy installation, battery-operated wire-free design, and waterproof construction makes it a perfect fit for virtually any placement, even in a tree. Comprised of the flexible, award-wining and easy to install Arlo Wire-free HD Camera and the Arlo Base Station (each sold separately), the Arlo Video System is supported by Telguard's industry renowned customer support team. Arlo can be used as a stand-alone video system or can be quickly integrated with Telguard's HomeControl Flex™ interactive solution.

Learn More About Telguard

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MuxLab Inc.

MuxLab designs and manufactures hardware that allow single-use coax cable to be replaced by Cat5e/6 twisted pair cable in the audio-video and CCTV environments.

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News
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner Headlines InfoComm 2016 as Keynote Speaker
August Home Ships HomeKit Enabled 2nd Generation Smart Lock
Samsung and Legrand Team Up to Deliver World's First Thread-Enabled IoT Light Switch
Platinum Tools Debuts Xpress Jack Keystone Jack Termination Solution at 2016 InfoComm
BeON Home Adds New Home Security Enhancements
LEGRAND ACQUIRES LUXUL WIRELESS
 
Events
CONNECTIONS™: THE PREMIER CONNECTED HOME CONFERENCE
May 24 - 26 2016, San Francisco, CA
INFOCOMM 2016
Jun 04 - 10 2016, Las Vegas, NV
IOT TECH EXPO GERMANY
Jun 13 - 14 2016, Berlin, Germany
CE WEEK
Jun 21 - 23 2016, New York, NY
2016 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 23 - 23 2016, Culver City, CA
CONNECTED HEALTH SUMMIT: ENGAGING CONSUMERS
Aug 30 - 01 2016, San Diego, CA
CEDIA EXPO 2016
Oct 14 - 17 2016, Dallas, TX
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