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HomeToys Newsletter - July 6/16

Ethernet Speed Certification

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HomeToys Newsletter - July 6/16
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Ethernet Speed Certification

Inspired by the IP industry where engineers have a huge resource of off-shelve tools and materials that they can call on to inspire new designs and easily create software to make things work, the Ethernet testing industry is quickly adopting an approach where testers are specifically designed to certify Ethernet.

ELAN Helps To Seamlessly Unify Indoor and Outdoor Space in Contemporary Santa Barbara Home

Creating indoor and outdoor unity in a small space was not without its challenges.

Wayfinding

Wayfinding is now a part of our life, taking the guess work out of where we are; and how do we get where we are going. Men will no longer have to stop and ask directions although they never did in the first place.

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Wink will add Uber, Fitbit, and IFTTT to its smart home controller

Business Insider:  Wink’s smart home controller, known as the Relay, received an update that integrates services from Uber and Fitbit, as well as the capability to communicate with other devices over the If This Then That (IFTTT) protocol, reports PC Mag.

Smart Home Products: Only 30% Of Consumers Even Know Where To Get Them

Chuck Martin for IOT Daily:  Some serious marketing dollars may have to be spent just to get consumers aware of smart home products and how to go about getting one.

Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality?

Cate Lawrence for ReadWrite:  In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multiple System Operators) and the apps coming with Do It Yourself (DIY) devices.

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Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod

Our new EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod is designed for the professional installer providing everything he needs for consistent, repeatable terminations and overall quicker and easier installations," explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. "This heavy duty kit is the perfect solution when working with both delicate as well as high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will you overcome these connectivity obstacles but you can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.

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Bryston, LTD

Bryston first opened for business in 1962 and is now sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide. Bryston audio components have become legendary for both performance and durability, winning countless prestigious awards.

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Bryston S2.28 Firmware Update offers Roon Ready Capability for Digital Music Players BDP-1, BDP-1USB and BDP-2
Video Mount Products (VMP) Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program
PureLink's UX Series Matrix Switchers Now Shipping
SMARTRG's SMART/OS™ Enables Seamless Connectivity between Ultra-Broadband Services and the Connected Home
 
Events
CONNECTED HEALTH SUMMIT: ENGAGING CONSUMERS
Aug 30 - 01 2016, San Diego, CA
CEDIA 2016
Sep 13 - 17 2016, Dallas, TX
THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Oct 04 - 05 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
CONNECTED +
Oct 12 - 13 2016, Toronto,ON
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