Control4 Recognizes Top Dealers for 2016

Honoring those who exemplify excellence and dedication to the custom installation channel

Special News Report for CEDIA 2016

Miss the show? New product announcements and news from CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA - SMART HOME APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD IS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

CEDIA® is delighted to announce that The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has approved the development of a Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship standard. This standard is set to encourage young professionals to enter the home technology industry and develop a career within this sector.

New iDevices® Smart Home Essentials Kit Delivers Seamless Smart Home Evolution Complete with Concierge Service

iDevices delivers its first curated selection of premium, personalized, hub-free smart home products in one thoughtful package

Middle Atlantic Presents RSH 1 RU Custom Rackshelf

New Offering Supports Multiple Device Mounting for the Ultimate in Flexibility, Space Savings and Ease of Installation

STAMPEDE'S 2016 BIG BOOK OF AV TOUR & CONFERENCE SERIES HEADS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SEPTEMBER 22

Continuing its roll across the United States, Stampede, North America's leading value-added distributor of ProAV Solutions, announced today that its 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make its next stop in Washington, D.C. on September 22 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

CEDIA Research Finds Home Technology Professionals Expect Growth in 2016

Each year CEDIA conducts its Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Industry Survey to analyze the size of the industry and identify market trends.

The new Echo Dot gives Amazon the top spot in the smart home market

BI Intelligence:  Amazon announced the upcoming release of the second-generation Echo Dot, the smaller version of its popular Echo voice controlled speaker.

The new device will be available starting on October 20and can currently be pre-ordered. The company also announced it would be lowering the price, selling Dots in packages of six or 12, expanding into new markets, and will be offering a white version.

These four announcements will help Amazon drastically increase its total addressable market for the Echo line of products:  Click here for more...

CEDIA - Can the Smart Tech Industry Convince Consumers to Take the Smart Home Leap

Home building expert, Sabine H. Schoenberg, offers insights to the smart home tech industry at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, TX

CEDIA - Ilumi Solutions and Optoma Demonstrate World's First IoT Projector and Lighting Integration

ilumi MeshTek technology enables Bluetooth® lighting integration with home theater projector - with just an app

Will Hackers Outsmart the Smart Home? Why Security Needs to Happen at the Design Level

ABI Research:  The advent of home automation and rapid rise of smart home connected devices is seeing some vendors and new startups scramble to become a part of the movement, with ABI Research forecasting 360 million smart home device shipments by 2020. But many companies are leaving major security flaws in the wake of their hurried attempts to penetrate the market, producing products riddled with bugs and unpatched vulnerabilities. Ignoring cybersecurity at the design level provides a wide open door for malicious threat actors to exploit smart home products.

“We see an alarming increase in ransomware in smart TVs and IP cameras, code injection attacks, evidence of zero-day threats, and password eavesdropping for smart locks and connected devices,” says Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. “The current state of security in the smart home ecosystem is woefully inadequate. Smart home device vendors need to start implementing cybersecurity mechanisms at the design stage of their products.”

Numerous attack vectors have been identified in popular smart home communication protocols, such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Wi-Fi. Many companies are creating and selling easy-to-tamper smart locking systems, easy-to-hack sensor systems, and products that host a plethora of software vulnerabilities.  Cont'd...

CEDIA Casts Global Vision for the Future of the Association

KVMSwitchTech's Rackmount Monitors - The next big thing in Tech Town

Is your server room too cluttered? Need more shelf space in the Server Rack? Rackmount Monitor Keyboard in a 1U drawer is what you need.

CEDIA - Z-Wave Alliance Welcomes Smart Home Leader Control4 to its Membership

One of the largest whole home automation companies, Control4 offers a new Z-Wave bridge device for connectivity to smart home sensors and outlets modules.

CEDIA - ELAN Debuts Major Software Update, Including Amazon Echo Integration

"The new ELAN software update allows custom installers to integrate more devices into the system than ever before," said Tom McKeon, Core Brands Software Product Manager. "As the connected home market expands, so too does ELAN's capability to serve as the primary controller for every residential project. This new software reinforces the fact that ELAN is, and will continue to be, the most intuitive control hub for any smart home."

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