International research firm Parks Associates anticipates 2011 will mark the resurgence of the Smart Home concept

International research firm Parks Associates anticipates 2011 will mark the resurgence of the Smart Home concept following a series of CES announcements as well as research showing U.S. consumers value energy management as a lifestyle choice as well as a cost-saving measure. Parks Associates hosted the fifth annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 6, featuring record-breaking attendance on the first day of CES, where the firms' leading analysts commented on the expansion of connected home systems and services. "CES 2011 featured several significant announcements for connected home systems and services, smart appliances, and broadband-enabled home monitoring services, including Verizon's Home Monitoring Control offering, which featured applications for a web camera, lighting control, outlet modules, and a communicating thermostat," said Bill Ablondi, Director, Home Systems, Parks Associates. "Consumers are starting to see energy-efficient products and services as a means to improve their home and personal comfort as well as for cost savings, which opens the market for a variety of solutions from utilities, service providers, and manufacturers."

Bowers & Wilkins launches Zeppelin Air - A premium iPod speaker system featuring Apple's AirPlay®

The ultimate AirPlay® wireless audio system-completely updated drive units & advanced Digital Signal Processing plus fully integrated AirPlay technology so users can easily stream music wirelessly from iTunes, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Metra Electronics Introduces Audio Solutions and the Revolutionary New TV Audio Mount

Audio Solutions' flagship products include 3.1 TV Audio Mount and 2.1 TV Audio Mount, proprietary product designs that blend functional convenience with a premium audio system.

Parks Associates sees gesture recognition, smart home services, energy management solutions, and multiscreen video services among top trends emerging from 2011 CES

International research firm Parks Associates anticipates 2011 will mark the resurgence of the Smart Home concept following a series of CES announcements as well as research showing U.S. consumers value energy management as a lifestyle choice.

Haivision to Highlight its CoolSign Digital Signage Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2011

Booth to Feature Managed Digital Signs and Frames, Video Streaming, IPTV, and Interactive Systems Interoperating as a Complete, Mature Solution

Green Plug Announces 'Smart' Green Power Processor™ (GPP) At International CES® 2011, Hails 'Digital Power Revolution'

Advanced System-on-Chip (SoC) Bridges Gap Between CE Devices and the Smart Grid, Enabling Manufacturers to Upgrade from Analog Circuits to 'Smart' Digital Controllers

BTX Technologies ISE 2011 Preview

BTX Technologies ISE 2011 Preview Feb. 1-3 - Amsterdam Stand 2A61

Minicom Digital Signage partners with ISE for Digital Signage Showcase in ISE 2011 in Amsterdam

Minicom Digital Signage is happy to announce that it is again partnering with ISE to help create the Digital Signage Showcase, and is co-organizing the Digital Signage Expert Tour, along with OVAB Europe, at ISE in Amsterdam on Feb 1-3, 2011.

VidaBox LLC ISE 2011: Stand 9F138

At ISE 2011, VidaBox will be showcasing products across its entire line of integrator-friendly media solutions.

Audio Plus Services Presents D -Premier by Devialet

Innovative French Amplifier Blends Patented Technology, Extraordinary Design and Peerless Performance

Panamax/Furman's Dave Keller Named as Chairman of IPRO -MG

Panamax/Furman today announced that Dave Keller, the company's senior vice president of sales and marketing, has been named as chairman of the Manufacturer's Group (MG) of the Independent Professional Representatives Organization (IPRO).

Somfy Launches TaHomA Comprehensive Home Automation Solution

Somfy Systems, Inc. announces the launch of TaHomA®, a home automation solution that enables consumers to easily and efficiently control their homes' "energy triangle." TaHomA begins with an innovative, affordable and easy-to-use Z-Wave home automation solution that allows consumers to control, schedule and supervise their Z-wave enabled window coverings, lighting, and thermostats. Accessible from a computer, iPad or iPhone within or outside the home, TaHomA's user-friendly Web-based interface guides consumers with intuitive graphics and step-by-step prompts as they personalize their home energy functions. TaHomA is a robust yet low-maintenance system that allows users to easily choose their level of involvement—as needed, when needed. TaHomA will grow with the needs of the home environment and provide a Total Home Automation solution for a broad range of lifestyles.

Somfy Launches TaHomA® Comprehensive Home Automation Solution

TaHomA Gives Consumers Simple and Economical Solution for Automating the Control of Window Coverings, Lighting, and Thermostats

VMP Gains U.S. Patent for ER -8RSA Adjustable Eight Receiver Rack Shelf

With a Load Capacity up to 50 lbs., the ER-8RSA Accommodates up to Eight Receivers, can be Adjusted Left to Right and Front to Back, and Includes Front and Top Anti-roll Bars and Additional Receiver Separators

muvee Reveal 8 Enhanced with New iPad and iPhone4 Support

Automatic Video Editing Software Also Enables Direct Uploads to Facebook HD and YouTube HD

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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!