SENCORE Offers Package Pricing on Calibration Tools in Time for CEDIA EXPO 2010

Affordable Prices, Financing Illustrate Commitment to Partners

Android App Coming for Home Automation

Blake Krikorian, creator of the Slingbox set-top, at the Sept. 22-26 CEDIA Expo 2010 in Atlanta will bow Google-based Android apps that allow users to control myriad home devices, including Blu-ray Disc players, televisions, media players and DVRs, from a growing array of enabled portable touchscreen devices. Home automation has quietly flourished due to the advent of the Apple iOS operating system that allows iPhone and iPad users to remotely manage a variety of third-party devices, including household lights, security systems, thermostat, oven, microwave, window shades and doorbells. Krikorian, who sold Sling Media to EchoStar in 2008, developed the apps, dubbed “R2,” for the Crestron home control platform. At CEDIA, Krikorian will showcase the apps on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab, which sports a seven-inch screen, in addition to the five-inch screen Dell Streak. Unique to the Android app, which will be available on Google Marketplace this fall, is that users do not have to switch screens to manage separate devices. For example, if the user is watching a Blu-ray movie, has a home security system with video functionality, and the doorbell rings, a separate screen pops up identifying the visitor. TV volume can be controlled while reading an electronic book, among other functions.

Cinemar Products Recognized as 2010 CE Pro Finalist

Cinemar, Inc., a leading provider of affordable home automation and media management solutions since 2002, recently had two of their hardware components recognized as a 2010 CE Pro Best Finalist.

CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta - The Exhibit floor is now open!

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Netflix launches in Canada today: streaming only service for C$7.99 per month

As expected, Netflix has kicked off its first offering outside the United States by opening up a Watch Instantly portal for Canadians this morning at Netflix.ca. With no discs available at all, the only option is a $7.99 Canadian ($7.80 US) plan for streaming that works on PCs, PS3, Wii, iOS family and many other devices -- interestingly the Xbox 360, Samsung TVs, and Blu-ray players from VIZIO or Insignia are off the compatible list until later this fall. Content availability also seems to be different for our neighbors to the north (English only for now, French is on the way Quebec), with the Netflix blog specifically calling out Superbad and Mad Men as up for streaming, which aren't currently available on Watch Instantly in the US. Unlike our recent Caribana experience we weren't able to cross the border and check it out for ourselves, but owners of Maple Leaf-certified IPs are invited to check out the selection (one month free trials are available) and let us know exactly what we're missing.

Parks Associates presents new consumer data at CEDIA Expo

Bill Ablondi to introduce keynote panel session and highlight trends in energy management solutions

Protecode Launches License Obligations Report for System 4

Protecode today announced a significant new capability that will enable software development organizations to view their code from a pure license obligation perspective reported in plain English.

New Pakedge WAP -W3N Wireless -N Access Point With n -Band Capability Is Ideal for High -Throughput Video Streaming in Home Networks and Custom Installations

For Immediate Release Date: September 17, 2010 Contact: Nick Phillips, 877-274-6100 x116, nick@pakedge.com Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668, frankdoris@optonline.net

Perfect Path(TM) and DPL Laboratories, Inc. Team Up to Present 'Rev. 1.4 Revealed' HDMI Seminar at CEDIA EXPO 2010

Perfect Path today announced that the company has teamed up with DPL Laboratories, Inc. (DPL Labs), the industry's leading HDMI product testing and performance rating program, to offer "Rev. 1.4 Revealed," an informative seminar at CEDIA EXPO 2010.

Rives Audio Receives Grant from State of Iowa Department of Economic Development.

Coralville, IA -September 17th 2010, Rives Audio was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development as a demonstration fund project. The project is to develop a new modular loudspeaker named "the Phoenix".

TiVo Adds Pandora Radio Service


Digital video recorder (DVR) resource TiVo revealed Monday that it is now offering Pandora Internet radio service on all broadband-connected TiVo Premiere boxes. Pandora joins TiVo's current musical lineup of Rhapsody, Live365, Music Choice and songs connected from a PC or Mac music library. "Just as TiVo revolutionized your television and personalized your viewing content, the Pandora application brings additional music customization to the all-in-one TiVo box," Jim Denney, TiVo product marketing VP and GM said in launching the capability. "With Pandora now available on TiVo Premiere, we offer customers even more options when it comes to music including personalized on-demand radio, audio podcasts, music videos, music from your PC, and more through the TV and with just one remote." Pandora offers users personalized radio stations, making intelligent song selections based on a sample song or artist selected by the listener. TiVo applies its signature "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" to help the service identify the songs and styles that most appeal to users. The Music Genome Project, a detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora's personalization - using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. On the TiVo platform, users create a new free Pandora account, or sign-in with existing Pandora accounts. Users can also access Pandora stations created on TiVo on any other platform where they listen to Pandora, including PCs and smartphones and other connected devices. "Pandora and TiVo share the goal of serving up relevant and engaging content for our listeners and viewers," stated Jessica Steel, business development senior VP. "We're excited to add TiVo to the many platforms through which users can access and enjoy Pandora."

CEDIA Expo to feature a 35 seat 3D theater on the exhibit floor


A handful of companies are collaborating on an enclosed 3D demo booth (#2658) on the showfloor that will seat 35 people. The collaborators are SmX Cinema Solutions, Cinepro Music & Cinema Systems, and Cineramax Special Venues in association with RealD Professional and Barco Media & Entertainment.
The equipment for the 35-seat 3D “mini-stadium” includes:

RealD Professional CE4 eyewear, 6-million pixel Series 2 DCI Barco Superkontrast projector with 4,000 watts of illumination producing four-times the light intensity for 3D, with light output that will exceed SMPTE spec for 2D commercial movie theaters (16 foot lamberts). A 195- by 90-inch Pro-Mask Quad (4-way masking) screen from SMK that required erecting a custom stadium seating structure. The SMX 4K acoustically transparent projection material is designed for the next-generation high-pixel-density projectors.

SH Acoustics Partners with Top AV Manufacturers

SH Acoustics of Milford, CT, one of the leading acoustic designers of home theater and residential environments, is proud to have been involved in specialty projects over the last twelve months for four separate A/V manufacturers and organizations.

AV Manufacturers gearing up for Asian growth at InfoComm Asia 2010

Asia's AV community will once again gather in Hong Kong this November for an update on the latest pro AV products and applications. InfoComm Asia 2010, to be held from 17-19 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Platinum Tools® Debuts 4Mapper Coax Tester at 2010 CEDIA Expo

Shipping by Oct. 1, Platinum Tools' 4Mapper Coax Tester is the Solution to Find and Identify Single or Multiple Coax Cables Connected to Televisions, Security Cameras, Splitters, Monitors or Routers

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection