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 Digital Signage Industry and Expo 2014

This year's exhibit floor will have 40 new companies and 38 companies from outside the USA showcasing solutions (some of them for the first time).

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.

Rise, Fall: Designing, Picking the Next Winner is No Easy Task

It's true that with many of the companies and products, much of the problem can be laid at the feet of management. They become overconfident that whatever they offer, consumers will snap them up.

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

Cut The Cord With WiHD video

WirelessHD has a way to go before we see the ideal setup, but if history is any indication, the manufacturers will find a way around the systems' limitations.

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.

What You Need to Consider Before Buying a Custom Motorised TV Lift

While it is possible to create and install everything on your own custom motorised TV lift, it can take some work.

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.

Live-Wall Invisible Speakers

Not seeing grilles definitely works for interior designers and homeowners who are tired of sacrificing appearance for the sake of sound. It's easy to visualize the impact on minimalist, modern design themes with a premium on open space.

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.

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