The global home automation and control systems market is estimated to grow

The global home automation and control systems market is estimated to grow from $16,888.27 million in 2011 to $35,627.83 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 16.1%. Starting off with pneumatic phase, the home automation and control systems market has reached the world of standards, protocols, and data distribution systems; which allows the home automation control structures such as security systems, and lighting systems to interact and integrate with each other. The home automation and control systems that started with wired technology have now entered the era of wireless technology with technologies such as Zigbee, Z-wave, EnOcean, and others coming up. The wide adoption of Internet across the globe has resulted in the growth and advancement of home automation and control market. The flexibility to control and monitor home automation and control systems from any point even out and far from homes is possible through Internet. These systems are also accessed and monitored via smartphone through message alerts.
 

Netflix CEO admits 'arrogance,' renames disc business Qwikster

After watching customers leave and the company's stock price plummet, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings on Sunday admitted that he had fallen victim to "arrogance" and announced changes to the DVD offering. The company's DVD-by-mail service will get a new name, Qwikster, and add the option to order video games along with movies. "We chose the name Qwikster because it refers to quick delivery," Hastings wrote in a blog post and an email sent to subscribers. "We will keep the name 'Netflix' for streaming." Netflix in August announced that it would separate the pricing for online video streaming and DVDs, resulting in a hike of up to 60% for people who utilize both options. A number of customers were outraged, and last week Netflix disclosed that it is on track to lose 600,000 subscribers in the current quarter, after previously telling investors to expect that it would add 400,000. As a result, Netflix stock fell 26% in two days, equating to a loss of $2.6 billion in market value.

CRESTRON LAUNCHES FUSION EM SOFTWARE FOR COMPLETE ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Crestron's new Fusion EM™ software is a complete energy management solution for organisations of any size from schools and universities to corporate enterprises.

CEDIA EXPO 2011 EXUDES POSITIVE ENERGY AND DELIVERS QUALIFIED ATTENDEES

More than 17,600 attendees and 444 exhibitors from 70 different countries participated in CEDIA EXPO 2011, September 7-10 in Indianapolis, Ind. Of those participants, 25% were first time attendees and 83 first time exhibitors. "The feedback received from attendees was positive and energetic," said Utz Baldwin, CEDIA CEO. "According to the 2011 CEDIA Benchmarking Survey, electronic systems contractor businesses are experiencing higher revenue and profitability and judging by the data and the traffic at the show the coming year looks to be one of growth and expansion." CEDIA EXPO offered more than 100 CEDIA University education courses and 150 Manufacturer Product Training opportunities. The most popular CEDIA courses attended focused on home networking, content delivery, and emerging technologies/trends. According to exhibitors and attendees, CEDIA EXPO 2011 was a valuable business opportunity to connect with new buyers and identify new and future technologies.

Netflix stock plunges as subscribers quit

Netflix subscribers threatened to flee in droves when the company whacked them with a surprise price hike, which kicked in this month. Now they're making good on that threat. Netflix on Thursday cut its subscriber forecast for the current quarter, saying it now expects to end the period with 24 million customers -- down from the 25 million the company forecast just a few weeks ago. That's also down from the 25.6 million global subscribers Netflix had on June 30, the end of its second quarter. Investors punished the stock, sending Netflix (NFLX) shares down more than 14% -- even though the company did not change its earnings or sales guidance.

Jackson Systems Introduces the Cash Cow!

Jackson Systems, LLC, an Indiana-based, award-winning HVAC manufacturer, is excited to present their Cash Cow and Cash Cow family of products, designed to save contractors money.

RTI Now Shipping Powerful AD -8 Eight -Zone Distributed Audio System

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it is now shipping its AD-8 eight-zone distributed audio system, just in time for CEDIA EXPO 2011.

RTI Now Shipping Powerful AD-8 Eight-Zone Distributed Audio System

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it is now shipping its AD-8 eight-zone distributed audio system, just in time for CEDIA EXPO 2011.

Atlona Wins Big and Takes Top Honors at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KIT-PROHD3 and AT-PRO2HD88M-SR Combine to Take Home Three Prestigious Industry Awards

Consumer willingness to discontinue pay -TV services a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Technicolor, Siemens, GreenPeak, and PacketVideo address controls, content platforms, and distribution models

Consumer willingness to discontinue pay-TV services a key focus at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Technicolor, Siemens, GreenPeak, and PacketVideo address controls, content platforms, and distribution models

VidaBox Unveils LC -300 LiivController(TM) Powered by vAutomation 2.0 - - Multiroom Audio and Automation Control From Any iPad(R), iPhone(R), or iPod touch(R)

Cost-Effective LC-300 Combines Automation Controls, Drop-n-Rip(TM) Blu-ray(TM) Drive, and Multiroom Audio in One System

VidaBox Unveils LC-300 LiivController(TM) Powered by vAutomation 2.0 -- Multiroom Audio and Automation Control From Any iPad(R), iPhone(R), or iPod touch(R)

Cost-Effective LC-300 Combines Automation Controls, Drop-n-Rip(TM) Blu-ray(TM) Drive, and Multiroom Audio in One System

VMP Debuts ER -S1UV Vented One -Space Rack Shelf

The Rugged ER-S1UV Fits Components up to 17.375in. Wide, has a Load Capacity of 50 lbs., and Includes Cable Management Tie Down Slots

VMP Debuts ER-S1UV Vented One-Space Rack Shelf

The Rugged ER-S1UV Fits Components up to 17.375in. Wide, has a Load Capacity of 50 lbs., and Includes Cable Management Tie Down Slots

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Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.