Pre-Holiday Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Suggests 'Wait and See' Approach as Holiday Season Nears

Positive sentiment toward overall economy provides reason for optimism

Mine is Better Than Yours

An Exclusive Look at the Industry's First 1x5 HDBaseT® Distribution Amplifier

The wearable ecosystem assembles at IDTechEx's co-located Santa Clara events

Wearable Technology Live! USA 2014

East Shore Sound Uses Riedel Gear to Enhance Production of 'A Capitol Fourth' Extravaganza

New All-Digital Communications Infrastructure Supported Both Stage Show on U.S. Capitol West Lawn and Live PBS Broadcast to Millions

Ericsson and Sky Deutschland to Keynote CONNECTIONSâ„¢ Europe

Deutsche Telekom and Icontrol Networks to address new opportunities in the Internet of Things

How the smart home will evolve

Right now we have some very successful point applications in the home. The Nest thermostat and the cloud recording device Dropcam, which is now owned by Nest, are two examples. But smart lighting like Philips Hue or smart door locks from a companies like Kwikset and August will pick up steam over the next few years.
 
We also have the introduction of some promising platforms from the likes of SmartThings, AlertMe, and Revolv (although Revolv’s platform doesn’t seem to have much of a future after its acquisition by Nest on Friday). These platforms, which Gigaom Research reviewed in its latest Sector Roadmap, often include hardware hubs with multiple radio protocols to enable easy communication with a multitude of smart devices, be they thermostats, lighting, energy management or security. The benefits of platforms is that they deal with device fragmentation and make visualizing the capabilities of the smart home in one governing app possible rather than having to access a different app for every piece of hardware. They also should allow developers to write code and create rules that affect multiple devices.  Cont'd..

Seoul's Lotte Hotel Pursues Its Dante Destiny With Symetrix SymNet Edge

Large deployment of Symetrix SymNet Edge open architecture Dante-scalable DSPs brings fast, flexible processing to the leading hotel's entertainment spaces.

Video Conferencing in Russia Becoming More and More Popular

Moscow hosted its 13th annual conference on video conferencing technologies, Video+Conference Russia 2014. This year's event had more than 120 attendees on-site and 60 attendees online, 12 reports from leading telecom experts, and a demonstration area with modern VC and AV equipment.

Barix Centralizes In-Store Radio for Dutchman Hospitality Group

Transition to IP audio simplifies scheduling, playout of music for Ohio retail campuses

Christie's Technology Displays at SEG 2014 Optimal for Visualizing Seismic Data

Company sponsors SHPCP theater presentations and demonstrates visual technology solutions at eight industry-leading company booths

Biamp Systems Brings TesiraFORTÉ and AVB Speaking Session to TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Colombia 2014

Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its commercial audio systems showcase and speaking session for TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Colombia 2014.

Christie Launches First National Experiential Network for Cinema Lobbies

Leveraging Christie's 360-Degree Digital Delivery Capabilities, the Network Contributes to the Guest Experience While Generating New Revenue Sources for Exhibitors, Visit Christie at Booth #615

Kickstarter - Bringing Home Automation to Your Existing Plantation Shutters, ShutterEaze Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Living Automation Solutions has developed a quick and easy solution for homeowners that wish to add remote control functionality to their existing interior plantation shutters.

INSTEON Teams Up with B&H Photo to Bring Connected Home Products to Professional-Minded Customers

The INSTEON family of 200-plus devices turns any home into a connected home.

Martin Audio Debuts PSX Powered Subwoofer

The PSX self-powered subwoofer was designed as a companion for the DD6, XD12 and XD15 full-range loudspeaker settings in a variety of installation, theatrical and live sound applications.

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