HARMAN's Revel Adds Two Shallow-Mount In-Ceiling Speakers to Its 2-Series Lineup at CEDIA 2013

Designed to deliver high-performance sound in areas where installation space is limited.

HARMAN's JBL Synthesis Showcases Its SDP-45 Surround Processor at CEDIA 2013

An ultra high-end home theater control center

Vantage Launches Driver for Seamless Control of NuVo Wireless Audio System

NuVo audio gets the full integration treatment with newly released Vantage driver.

Control4 Recognizes Top Dealers of 2013

Awarding those that exemplify excellence and dedication to the custom installation channel, Control4 names Abt Electronics the Top Dealer of 2013.

Paragon Software's New Portal Prescribes a Cure for Consumer Device Data Exchange Headaches

The Largest Selection of Cross-platform Tools for Users of Incompatible Consumer Electronics on Android, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Seura wows CEDIA attendees with elegant TV solutions

Stealing the spotlight at CEDIA, Seura's improved solutions prove to be game changer in the world of elegant TV solutions

Obstacles to future proofing home automation

When contemplating a home-automation project — as with many other technology decisions — the right place to start is ensuring you’re purchasing something that is future proof.

As a veteran of the networking industry, future proofing is a technology decision that has some well-understood rules. Computer networking benefits from open standards that drive interoperability, and our customers in turn benefit from fierce competition as well as the knowledge that an open, generally interoperable standard reduces their risk. Even if you buy an Ethernet switch from a vendor that stops supporting it (or worse, goes out of business), a switch can provide years of useful service because it, by definition, works with many devices that come after it.

Home automation depends heavily on tying together sensors, controllers, and an application framework.  Unfortunately, the lesson of having common standards to drive that networking has yet to become apparent in the products available on the market.  There are several network technologies that are used in home automation today, but none is fully suitable for creating a market.  One of the reasons why there is extensive hobbyist work done by programmers writing and modifying code on the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms is that the market for shrink-wrapped automation devices has been unable to grow without a technology framework that allows good ideas to be developed and “plug into” an existing system.  Full Article:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Selects Christie Solaria Projectors to Light Up Alice Tully Hall

State-of-the-Art Christie 4K Projection Opens the 51st Annual New York Film Festival with the World Premiere of "Captain Phillips"

CEDIA 2013 - Tradeshow Report

For well over a decade HomeToys.com has been covering CEDIA and bringing all the industry news and exciting new products to our eMagazine to help our readers make sense of the massive event. We have compiled a list of some new product releases from this years show below.

Update from CEDIA 2013

There were many new exhibitors at CEDIA, along with hundreds of returning companies. It is impossible to cover all of the new product introductions. We did see an evolution of product offerings, which demonstrated both convenience as well as superb quality.

CEDIA 2013 Special News Report

This is our special news page where you can read about and post news and announcements about products and services exhibited at CEDIA 2013.

Challenges in Developing the Internet of Things

In the end, the business models that reward innovation, are open, and fully interoperable at all levels will be successful. The Internet of Things will only come into being when the interoperability challenges are conquered.

Beyond Like: Smartphones--Powerful Business and Consumer Tools

In 1960, computer theorist J.C.R Licklider said that in a few years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly.

Case Study - Video Wall Matrix at McCarran International Airport

The final custom video wall located in the D concourse of McCarran International Airport.

iRidium for Clipsal : Capabilities of New Software

Good news for all C-Bus integrators! In September 2013 iRidium mobile released new software, designed specially for C-Bus protocol - iRidium for Clipsal.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!