73% of UK Homes now have Internet Access

A report has been released today from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reveals that over 19 million homes in the UK now have Internet access.

ESPN joins CEA from Sept. 10 to 12 for a 3-D retail event

The Consumer Electronics Association, ESPN and the top cable and satellite providers are looking to demystify some of consumers' questions about 3D television via a special weekend of "National 3D Demo Days" at electronics retailers around the country. "A lot of our members came to us looking for help promoting 3D TV," Megan Pollock, a representative of the CEA, tells Marketing Daily. "It's new. It's exciting. But consumers still have a lot of questions." During the weekend of Sept. 10-12, ESPN will provide continuous 3D programming in several stores, while knowledgeable sales staff will be on hand to answer the questions. The programming will include the live telecast of the Ohio State vs. Miami college football game on Sept. 11, as well as packages from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, X Games, U.S. Open and other collegiate sporting events. Source: Mediapost.com

Boxee Eyes Over-the-Top Live TV

Over-the-top video player Boxee could soon add live TV channels and Hollywood hits to its content roster after striking a deal to use Widevine Technologies Inc. 's digital rights management (DRM) and adaptive streaming technology. The companies said they've reached an agreement with a “large content service” that will allow Boxee to deliver “major motion pictures” to viewers watching TVs wired to broadband Internet devices such as Boxee’s upcoming broadband-fueled set-top. Boxee will be able to use Widevine’s DRM technology, adaptive streaming, and virtual DVD controls to deliver linear TV channels directly to viewers via the Internet, Widevine CEO Brian Baker tells Light Reading Cable. While Boxee’s agreement with Widevine gives it the technology to add live TV channels to the mix, the company has yet to announce any network deals. Cable networks that rely on license fees from cable MSOs, satellite TV providers, and telcos may hesitate to sell content to a firm that could threaten their core business. Source: Lightreading.com.

VidaBox LiivController with vAutomation 2.0 Provides Total Control of Any Equipment from Any iPad

VidaBox debuts the LiivController™, a 4U rack-mount system that runs the new vAutomation 2.0™ platform. Any iPad® can access the LiivController™ running the vAutomation™ webapp via WiFi, which then turns its touchscreen interface into a remote control emulator. The iPad® can now provide total control of any device, ranging from cable or satellite TV boxes to VidaBox media servers & multiroom audio systems – all via IR, TCP/IP, and RS-232 commands sent from the LiivController™. Beyond controlling devices via IR, any iPad® can also interface with the LiivController™ to control any VidaBox media center via TCP/IP to access Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, music, photos, videos, IPTV, and more. It also provides the unique ability for a user to browse stored movies and music via cover art, via the fast, efficient scrolling interfaces familiar to all Apple users. Tapping on any cover art will bring up rich, detailed metadata, and allow playback to start. This is natively available when a LiivController™ is added onto any VidaBox media server setup.

VidaBox LiivController with vAutomation 2.0 Provides Total Control of Any Equipment from Any iPad

VidaBox, LLC debuts the LiivController™, which runs the new vAutomation 2.0™ platform that is accessible from any iPad® via WiFi. Once loaded, the iPad touchscreen interface turns into a remote control emulator, providing total control of any device.

New web ARTHUR HOLM

ARTHUR HOLM customers are able to register online and will have an unlimited access to content downloads and documentation about products such as dimensions, warranties and user manuals, among others.

Arthur Holm cutting -edge technology for the future conference and meeting rooms.

Changing coulour and adding features such as touch screen, audio conference system, finger print reader, voting system and VGA/DVI switches .

GarageHawk® Helps Homeowners Outwit Criminals With its Recent Product Launch "Close The Door on Crime"

Innovative Home Systems, LLC has announced the immediate availability of GarageHawk®), their new garage door security product created specifically to address the problem of inadvertently leaving a garage door open.

A+V Link lines up exciting Home HD Video products for huge HK Electronics Fair (Autumn)

(Hsinchu City, Taiwan, August 20th, 2010) A+V Link Technologies, a Video and Audio solutions provider is once again bringing an exciting lineup of video products for the popular Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2010 (Autumn).

BTX Technologies CEDIA EXPO 2010 Preview

BTX Technologies Preview CEDIA EXPO 2010 Sept. 22-26 | Atlanta, Ga. Booth 2648

SENSIO(R) Teams With Trident Microsystems to Offer Premium -Quality 3D Viewing Experience in the Home

Trident Microsystems, Leading TV Chip Manufacturer, Integrates SENSIO(R) 3D Into Solutions for Consumer Electronics

housEvolve enters second season in the market.

August 26 th 2010 Somerset, NJ - FREEVOLVE® the designer and manufacturer of the housEvolve remote home access system is happy to announce its product line is entering its second season in the marketplace.

MOZAEX™ BUILDS ON SUCCESS BY EXPANDING DOMESTIC REP FORCE AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

LEADING ENTERTAINMENT SERVER COMPANY SIGNS AUDIO VIDEO MARKETING AS SOUTHERN/MIDWEST REP; ZONE PACIFIC SALES AS NORTHERN CALIF. REP; AND FIVE NEW INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS

HAI OmniTouchPro Software Now Available for Your Favorite Touchscreen

HAI OmniTouchPro Software Now Available for Your Favorite Touchscreen

Itunes 99˘ a la carte TV shows coming Sept. 7

report by Peter Burrows, a veteran BusinessWeek reporter now writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, lays out the details of what sounds like a credible scenario. According to Burrows:

Apple is set to begin a new service that would let iPad, iPhone and iPod owners rent current TV programs for 48 hours at 99-cents apiece. Currently movies can be rented from iTunes, but TV shows must be purchased for $1.99 to $2.99 each.

Apple is said to be in "advanced talks" with News Corp. and "talks" with CBS and Disney to get access to their content. [According to the Wall Street Journal, Disney is "close to an agreement."] That would cover three of the four major networks (Fox, CBS and ABC). Time Warner might also make its older programs available. General Electric's NBC, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, was conspicuously absent from the Bloomberg report.

Apple is also planning to unveil a $99 version of its three-year-old Apple TV set-top box. Earlier reports suggested that the new device would run the same operating system as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and be optimized for streaming, rather than downloading, video content.

This is all supposed to happen at a special event on Sept. 7, at which time Steve Jobs will also unveil a new version of the iPod touch with a higher-resolution screen.

Jobs has apparently abandoned its efforts to convince the TV networks to let him repackage their programming into a $30-per-month "best of TV" subscription service. Such a service would have jeopardized the networks' chances of getting higher retransmission fees from TV-system operators, according to RBC Capital's David Bank, the only source named in Burrows' piece.

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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!