The HomeToys CES 2014 Tradeshow Report

For well over a decade HomeToys.com has been covering CES and sifting through all the news pages and product announcements to bring you a neatly compiled list of some of the new and interesting products we think are important to the Home Technology and AV Systems industry.

The CES of Everything: Weathering the Battle for Eyeballs, Mindshare, Heart

Buckets Full - Filling every nook and cranny to overflowing, companies large and small helped draw more than 150,000 people to Vegas for the annual "hope to gawd you like me" CES event.

The Xbox One Currently Does Not Support HDMI CEC

There was a lot of chatter on the industry blogs and podcasts right before Microsoft released the Xbox One regarding the support, or lack thereof, for HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC).

It's a Wrap!

The 2014 CES show was attended by 155,000 visitors, who spent $195 million to get a glimpse of what consumers can expect to see on the market.

It's that time of the year for CES

I can only touch on a few of the amazing products that will be featured at CES. There will be over 20,000 new products unveiled at the show. If you plan on attending, you had better have a pair of roller skates.

Connected Health: A Growing Market

Connected Health Opportunities for Service Providers

The Year Ahead - Beautiful Content Everywhere, Feeling the Love

More than anything 2014 is going to be a year of beauty, acceptance, and becoming more comfortable with the fact that we're not alone. even in our own thoughts.

Using PoE to Simplify Home Automation, AV and Security Installations

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) supported devices are becoming more common in nearly every facet of home and business networking.

36 Million Homes In Europe And North America Will Be Smart By 2017

Traditional whole-home solution vendors such as Crestron, Control4, Gira and Jung are facing new competition as telecom operators, security service providers, energy companies and other vendors are entering the industry.

iMCA Server™ Solutions

The architecture of this system allows for a virtually unlimited number of automation or sensing devices and controllers from different vendors to be natively integrated with each other.

Home Automation: The Newest Way To Improve Homes

As smartphones started to become more and more prevalent, it was inevitable that people would seek new ways to incorporate them into their lives, including their homes.

CES 2014 News Report

News and Product Announcement from the show.

Nostalgia - HomeToys December 2000

Here is our December 2000 eMagazine issue - bear with us on some of the broken links but you may find the articles interesting --- some even relevant.

Leviton's OmniPro ll Helps Provide Enhanced Access for Assisted Living Residents

The system provides residents and caregivers access to the complex and their apartment through their iPhone using the Snap-Link app.

Data Apocalypse

Today's advanced BD preservation media delivers a data life of 50 years or more without constant media migration or requiring power (except when read/written) or AC, delivering piece of mind and savings.

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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