Hulu Plus lands hundreds of international films

US online video service Hulu is branching out into world cinema, adding hundreds of classics from the likes of Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, and Federico Fellini to its line-up. The company has struck a deal with the Criterion Collection, adding 150 titles to its premium Hulu Plus subscription service from today, with a further 650 to come. The roster of directors also includes Michelangelo Antonioni, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and a string of others - not to mention Charlie Chaplin, although the latter's selection will initially comprise only some early shorts.

Tripp Lite Introduces HDMI Cables with Support for Ethernet, 3D and more

Tripp Lite's P569-series is the latest generation of digital and audio cabling, with support for Ethernet Data Connectivity, Audio Return Channel, 3D display, and both 4096 x 2160 video resolution.

Atlona Technologies(R) 2011 NAB Show

April 11-14 -- Las Vegas Booth SL7706

Haivision Network Video 2011 NAB Show Preview

Booth SL9112

Crestron onCue™ Presentation Controller Makes Classroom Technology Possible For The Tightest School Budgets

onCue™ Basic Presentation Controller Offers Teachers Simple, Reliable and Budget-Friendly Control of Classroom AV Systems

Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Lighting control manufacturer offers new easy to install, use and manage home automation solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world on virtually any platform

Home Control company Control4 & Cisco Strike Partnership

Cisco and home control supplier Control4 have entered into an agreement in which Cisco will invest in Control4, use Control4 technology in Smart Grid infrastructure and services that it will sell to utilities, and sell Cisco-branded and Control4-branded products. Under the global agreement, Cisco will sell products through its value-added resellers (VARs) into homes in conjunction with utilities' deployment of Cisco's Smart Grid technologies, which are designed to reduce energy consumption. Cisco will also sell products through its VARs to developers of so-called greenfield cities, built on the outskirts of existing cities usually outside the U.S. In both channels, VARs would sell products to control energy use as well as home automation and control lighting, entertainment, communication and security systems. As a broad rule, control systems would be Cisco-branded, and peripherals such as lighting-control systems would be Control4-branded. The deal provides Control4 with additional resources as well as worldwide distribution channels that "will expand our reach dramatically" by "leveraging the Control4 platform to every single home in these communities," said Control4 CEO Will West. The deal will also open up opportunities for custom integrators who could later add onto a basic Cisco Smart Grid EMS 100 energy-management system, he said.

Parks Associates reports almost 50% of U.S. mobile phone users pay for Internet; global data revenues to reach $500 billion by 2015

Verizon NFL Mobile, Sprint Navigator, and Vodafone's MusicStation among popular mobile content services

Cloud -Based Remote Support System Company ihiji Launches New Pricing, Features and Crestron Partnership

ihiji, creator of invision, the cloud-based remote support system that empowers dealers to increase servicing efficiency and profits through its implementation as a service contract to homeowners,implements new pricing, features and Crestron module.

Middle East's PALME regarded as "the most important event" for Pro AV, Audio, Lighting, Music and Systems Integration professionals

Visitors coming to the 2011 edition with purchasing authority of more than US$ 1 billion

ATEN Unveils New Media Matrix Solution

Advanced 8 x 8 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch combined with an A/V Over Cat 5 Extender delivers 8 input sources to 8 displays over long distances

Netflix streaming media finally arrives on Boxee Box

Boxee announced today that Netflix streaming media is finally available to owners of the company's Boxee Box. In order to access Netflix streaming media, users will need to either wait for the automatic update to take effect within the next 24 hours or manually update their set-top boxes. "Netflix support was the most common request we had on our blog comments, forum posts, tweets, etc.," Boxee CEO Avner Ronen said in a blog post accompanying the announcement. "We heard you loud and clear. We were bummed that we could not make it happen earlier, but are very excited to have it out today." When the Boxee Box first launched in November, the company said that it would make Netflix available by the end of 2010. After hitting some snags, it promised that Netflix was "still on track" for a launch at the end of January. Earlier this month, Boxee said in a blog post that it wasn't able to hit its self-imposed deadline because it had "not yet satisfied Netflix's security requirements." Luckily, that wait is finally over. But now Boxee has some catching up to do. Netflix streaming media has been running for quite some time on several of the device's competitors, including the Apple TV, Roku set-top boxes, and the Logitech Revue, among others.


3net, the joint venture television network from Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation today announced that DIRECTV will be the first distributor to launch 3net, the 24/7 3D network, beginning February 13, 2011. 3net will initially be available to millions of DIRECTV customers across the country. 3net will go live at 8:00 PM ET on DIRECTV (channel 107) with a primetime slate featuring world premieres of new, one-hour, native 3D original programs CHINA REVEALED and FORGOTTEN PLANET, in addition to the world 3D television premiere of INTO THE DEEP 3D. Throughout February, the network will offer an unprecedented rollout of original 3D series and new program debuts every night at 9:00 PM ET. 3net will deliver compelling, native 3D content to the marketplace and thus serve as a critical driver for consumer adoption of in-home 3D entertainment. The partnership's commitment to the emerging 3D market is historic, with plans for the channel to offer viewers the largest library of native 3D entertainment content in the world by the end of 2011.

Sony, Discovery and IMAX to Launch 3net, the 24/7 3D Television Network, in the U.S. February 13, 2011 on DIRECTV

-- Network to Debut Premieres Every Night Throughout February --

HomeGrid Forum and ZigBee Alliance Team to Establish Wired and Wireless Smart Home Applications

Home Networking Powerhouses Sign Liaison Agreement to Ensure Wired and ZigBee Smart Energy Wireless Devices Work Seamlessly Together in Home Energy Management Networks

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.