Broadband Internet to Fuel Connected Home Applications

Improving bandwidth throughputs will combine with home networking and monitoring offerings and usher in new connected home applications.

A marvel in the City - Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala

The beauty of the systems installed in the home lies in the functioning of the house in an integrated and consistent way.

Truth in Networking: Or, Why You Still Need A Wire

The five pillars of home networking: mobility, ubiquity, ease-of-use, performance and reliability.

Connected Things: IoT is a Long-Term Work-in-Progress … Real Long Term

Does it bother you that people want to connect things to talk to other things to tell each other where they're going, what they're doing, why they're doing it and then telling some big database out there all of their dirty little secrets?

Unlikely Champion: A Leader Steps Forward to Advance Flash Memory Image

Woz, the storage/flash industry superhero, sees video content as a way for people to reach out and communicate with people in a new, more effective way.

CEDIA 2014 - Tradeshow Report

CEDIA 2014, this years show used the slogan "Hyper-Change" to signify the ongoing evolution of the residential AV market and promises to showcase "New Products, New Innovations and New Demands." As usual HomeToys.com was on hand to see what was what at this years show. Below is a list of some of the new products featured at CEDIA 2014.

CEDIA 2014 - Special News Report

Here are all the press releases that we have published for the show --- and you can still submit your show news if you haven't done that already.

CEDIA Will Be Here Before You Know It

CEDIA EXPO 2014 where you can see change. You will be able to touch, and be transformed by the products and trends driving the residential market. There will be a wealth of new ideas and products, and you should be there.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 1

We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what Russound, OSD Audio and Muxlab had to say.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 2

We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what ChannelVision, Elk Products and Monitor Audio had to say.

Broadband Access

Broadband allows for learning opportunities by making available educational materials and course instruction, which previously could only be delivered in a classroom setting.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
October, November & December 2014

2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) and there has been big growth in events focusing on this topic. As well shows like ISC that cover Security are seeing big changes as IoT and Wireless devices have expanded and changed this market.

On Controls - Automation in the Cloud

Using our cloud-based tools and templates, our dealers can recall each template created for packages they use often so that the programming time for these replicated systems is reduced to minutes. This is far more efficient than starting the programming process from scratch each time a system is installed.

Three Current Hometoys Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now

Crowdfunding is the future and we thought you might like to see a few recent products.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - September, October, November

As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but by that time CEDIA preparations are in full swing.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

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