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HomeToys Newsletter - Feb 14/16

Year-Over-Year Home Automation Revenue Grew Over 50 Percent

HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - Feb 14/16
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Year-Over-Year Home Automation Revenue Grew Over 50 Percent

According to global information provider, The NPD Group, annual 2016 U.S. dollar sales of home automation products experienced growth of 57 percent versus 2015.

VR Progress: The Alternate World of Virtual Reality at CES

Even though industry analysts are lukewarm on the success of VR (virtual reality), you couldn't tell it as you navigated around many of the booths during CES with HMDs (head-mounted displays) taking you into fantastic immersive worlds and games.

Don't Get Smart with Me! But Your Home Can

UL is working with manufacturers to overcome challenges of interoperability, usability and cybersecurity.

Amazon rolls out free smart-home consultations

Ángel González for Seattle Times:  In a bid to spread the gospel of home automation, Amazon.com has rolled out free consultations from in-house experts that help customers build out a connected home.  

Sound Advancement in Mobile Devices

When it comes to music we care a great deal more about sound quality than mobile phone manufacturers do, but with the advent of Hi-Res Audio (HRA), which is now on the cusp of taking the mobile world by storm, we are hearing audio capable of reproducing the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from high quality music sources.
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Lutron Simplifies the Connected Home at ISE 2017
SpeakerCraft Showcases 2017 Loudspeaker of the Year - the Dolby Atmos® Enabled In-Wall Height Speaker - at ISE 2017
Qorvo® Wi-Fi Innovator Cees Links Honored with Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award
ISC West - VMP Announces New 19-Inch Equipment Rack Enclosure at 2017 ISC West
Crestron Debuts DigitalMedia NVX Series, Industry's Only 4K60 4:4:4 HDR 1Gb Network AV Solution
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