Our expectation is that we come out of the show with marching orders and priorities for the coming year, while also having demonstrated to our installers that we have been listening as confirmed by the new products now or soon to be available.
If you are looking to learn about the latest efficiencies in installation or the newest and up-coming products, CEDIA is the show for you.
If you're uncomfortable with the idea that the social media sites you regularly visit or your apps could be sold and your "private" information could be a key part of the deal, you're never going to get any sleep when IoT (Internet of Things) and IoE (Internet of Everything) take hold.
CEDIA EXPO 2015 will be held from October 14th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event. Updated 10/15/15
Here is a list of software that can be used to control home automation and or A/V systems. It's a growing resource so check back often for new content. Updated 9/15/15 - Details added for HAL and CastleOS
Our HTML5 automatically adjusts to any device or screen size you have. Any mobile operating system is compatible.
PoE+ devices can ask for power in much smaller increments and can change their power needs at any time, depending on what the device is doing, such as "sleeping"-a power saving mode.
HAL does not require voice training and provides multiple voice interfaces into the system such as open air microphones, telephones, intercoms, webpages, smartphone apps, headsets and more.
ComfortClick works with KNX, Modbus, Z-Wave, S-Bus, DSC alarm, Global Cach©, IRTrans, XBMC, Philips Hue, SMA Solar Technologies, IP cameras and IP intercom.
Indigo supports three home automation technologies out-of-the-box: Z-Wave, Insteon, and X10. To use one of those technologies, a USB-based interface is required.
Protocols: X10, Insteon, UDP, ModBus, Z-Wave, ZigBee, HTTP, FTP, SNMP, TCP/IP, RS232, RS485, and more. Brands: > 50
THRONE controls equipment of KNX Association protocol (more than 400 manufacturers worldwide), HDL (China) and Teletask (Belgium).
CQC is a software based product, so it can control almost any type of device, given the broad range of communications media supported by modern computer operating systems. Typically they are serial, TCP/IP/UDP, IR, or USB, but almost anything is controllable given the ability to access the device from Windows.
HCA has several protocols built-in: UPB, Insteon, Zwave (limited support), Wireless via WGL whole home wireless systems, IR via Global Cache IR controllers, X10, Next thermostats, a connector to the Wink world, weather data from many sources.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!