Why are Cable Companies Adopting ZigBee RF4CE for consumer electronics - remote controls, TVs and

The new generation of remote controls provides more than some additional convenience for the consumer: it bolsters the position of cable operators into our home and provides them with an avenue for new services. If cable companies want to survive - they have to innovate. ZigBee RF4CE is an important path to their prosperity and growth!

The number of U.S. consumers planning to purchase a smart TV has nearly doubled in less than a year

Aaccording to new consumer research from Parks Associates reports more than 10% of broadband households plan to purchase a smart TV in the second half of 2011, up from 6% in the first half. These households, representing 50% of the nearly one-fourth of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV, anticipate an average cost of $1,000 for the smart TV, defined as an HDTV with built-in Internet access capability. Consumers show strong preferences for entertainment and social networking options on connected CE devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, and smart TVs. Preferred features include the ability to stream and download movies and TV shows as well as access to Facebook and online music.

Two new products based on EnOcean technology from DimOnOff to be introduced at Greenbuild Expo

The first 15A 120-347Vac EnOcean compatible phase angle dimmer and a time saving upgrade for an already popular product the INT-ADR-XB.

Smartec released network IP camera with audio channel and SXVGA resolution

Smartec STC-IPM3096A network camera generates detailed images, using original digital processor and 1/3 Mpix Sony ExViewHAD CCD with progressive scan and up to 0.4/0.06 lux of minimum illumination.

Meridian Announces DSP3300 Digital Active Loudspeaker

Versatile Loudspeaker Perfectly Suited as a Center Channel in Meridian Digital Theater Installations

Imerge Launches a 4th Generation 3D Home Entertainment Media Server

Imerge Launches a 4th Generation 3D Home Entertainment Media Server

BTX Technologies Content & Communications World/HD World 2011 Preview

At CCW/HD World 2011, BTX will demonstrate the latest version of its free software solution, which makes it easier than ever for system designers to order and configure the company's professional line of wall plates and panels.

Listen to music from your smartphone or iPad via your own speakers

Are you one of the 80% of people who would like to play the music on their smartphone via their hi-fi system?

Number of consumers planning to purchase a smart TV nearly doubles in 2011

Parks Associates reports one-fourth of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase an Internet-connectable CE device in 2011

SCREEN RESEARCH BRAND RETURNS TO USA

ADEO SCREEN AND SRIUS IMPORTERS LIMITED HAVE CONCLUDED A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WHEREBY SRIUS IMPORTERS LIMITED WILL BE THE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR AND MARKETER FOR THE SCREEN RESEARCH BRAND IN THE AMERICAS.

Micron Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Storage Visions Conference

Imation joins as Silver Sponsor

Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet and $79 e-ink Kindle

After months of speculation, it's here: Amazon's tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, was unveiled Wednesday. Smaller and cheaper than Apple's dominant iPad, the Kindle Fire has a 7-inch display and runs on a heavily customized version of Google's Android operating system. The tablet offers Wi-Fi connectivity, but no 3G or other cellular connection. It also lacks a camera and microphone, two features found in most rival tablets. But the Kindle Fire isn't trying to be an all-in-one computing device. Amazon's focus is on media consumption, like reading books and magazines as well as watching video and streaming music. The tablet includes a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, the company's $79-a-year service that includes two-day shipping and some free streaming video access.

Best Buy Preps For 'Hassle-Free' Holiday

 Best Buy will launch new initiatives and enhance its return and price-match policies to help provide a "hassle-free" shopping experience this holiday season.  Initiatives include the introduction this fall of specially trained "connection specialists," a product of the chain's Connected Store pilot, who will help shoppers navigate Best Buy's wide assortment of mobile products and services. Other holiday enhancements include an extended return period of Nov. 13 through Jan. 24, and a promise to match the price of any brick-and-mortar competitor on any identical product between Nov. 13 and Dec. 24, excluding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  

CAYIN Technology to Showcase New Digital Signage Players at InfocommMEA 2011

CAYIN Technology will showcase the latest multi-purpose digital signage players, along with a variety of digital signage applications, at Infocomm MEA 2011, held from October 9th to 13th in Dubai, UAE.

Atlona Announces Official Release of New 8x8 and 16x16 High -Speed HDMI Matrix Switchers Featuring HDBaseT(TM) Technology

AT-PRO2HD88M and AT-PRO2HD1616M Extend 1080p Resolutions up to 330 Feet Over a Single Cat 5/6/7 Cable

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

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!