AT&T DIGITAL LIFE, New Home Security and Automation Service LAUNCHES in Six ADDITIONAL U.S. MARKETS

AT&T Digital Life Gives Consumers Control to Secure and Manage their Homes from Virtually Anywhere.

Next Generation Radius Fine-tunes a Winning Formula

Latest evolution of the original 'designer' sat/sub system introduces new models and all C-CAM driver technologies!

Swann Security Launches Cutting Edge DIY Video Doorphone Intercom Camera System

Doorphone 870 adds an added level of protection to your home, allowing you to see, hear and speak with who is at the door before you even open it

New Crestron HDMI® Extenders Support HDBaseT® and 4K Ultra HD

Low-cost, easy-to-install HD-EXT3-C and HD-EXT4-C extend HDMI up to 330 feet via HDBaseT over single CAT5e/UTP cable; black and white faceplates available

New Crestron HDMI® over HDBaseT® Transmitter and Receiver Support 4K Ultra HD

Ideal solution for direct interface to an HDBaseT source or display device or for DigitalMedia™ systems

SOUNDCAST HIRES LINDA VAN ZANTEN'S LVZ INTERNATIONAL

For New Business Development Outside of Europe And U.S. Markets

Platinum Tools® Debuts 360 Degree External Ground Crimp Tool at 2013 CEDIA Expo

Now Shipping, the Lightweight, Easy-to-Use CT-360 Performs 360 Degree Crimps on the External Ground Tab of Shielded RJ45 Connectors for Cat5e, Cat6E, Cat7, Cat56, and Cat6A Cables for a Concentric Termination with Full Control

SIM2 Announces Los Angeles Road Show Event as the World Launch of SUPERLUMIS

SIM2 is pleased to announce that, after successful stops in the UK, Miami, and most recently, Hong Kong, the 2013 SIM2 World Road Show is coming to Los Angeles August 21-22.

TP-LINK Announces Tether App for Network Management on Android and iOS Devices

TP-LINK today announced its Tether network management app, which provides an easy way to access, manage and share TP-LINK router resources on iOS and Android devices.

Samsung To Sell Under-$9K 55-inch Curved OLED TV

Samsung will begin selling on its web site and through select specialty dealers its first Curved OLED TV: the 55-inch Model KN55S9C. At $8,999.99, it enters the market at $6,000 less than competitor LG’s 55-inch Curved OLED, introduced three weeks ago at the Magnolia Design Center in Best Buy’s flagship Richfield, Minn. store. Samsung vice president of Home Entertainment Dave Das said the price was achieved due to “better than anticipated yields,” which led to the company’s being able to deliver product at such a low price point. He said the metallic-frame curved aspect of the set, which Samsung is referencing in marketing materials a “Timeless Arena’ that evokes the curved shape of an arena, would serve to distinguish it on a typical sales floor, where consumers are generally faced with a wall of “me-too” flat-panel TVs. The decision to market strategically through the same specialty channel through which Samsung has been marketing its  $40,000 85-inch Ultra HD, however, means that that dealer group will likely be better able to make the case for purchase through its caliber of sales personnel, Das said.

Rare 20" LCD Monitors Still Available...For Now

The VM-20E is a hard to find industrial-grade LCD monitor because it is a 20" monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio. These are very rare because they are no longer being built, leaving companies everywhere scrambling to find replacements.

Home Automation Market Forecast to Grow at 78% CAGR to Exceed 351 Million by 2018

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings. Senior analyst Adarsh Krishnan, comments, "ZigBee is enjoying success in the home automation market because, as an open standard technology, multiple IC vendors are creating ZigBee chipsets. Quite simply, open standard technologies are considered less risky and highly scalable when compared to the closed ecosystems of proprietary RF technologies."  Another wireless communication protocol that has gained traction in the home automation market is Z-Wave. Recent managed service initiatives that offer home automation as a service are using the Z-Wave protocol to connect low-power home automation devices. Z-Wave enjoys support from consumers, especially in the DIY segment, because the interoperability of the wide portfolio of vendor products. As a result, consumers have choice regardless of the distribution channel or supplier.  Smart devices that use the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol part of Bluetooth v4.0 single-mode specification will experience the highest growth in the category, reaching over 133 million units by 2018. Practice director Dan Shey explains, "Consumer electronics (CE), including smartphones, tablets, and laptops equipped with Bluetooth are a major contributor to Bluetooth growth in home automation. Not only do these devices drive production economy of scale advantages but CE's are also growing role as a tool for managing and interacting with home automation systems."   

KD-CATHD300Lite - New HDMI Extender by Key Digital®

KD-CATHD300Lite now offers support for HDBaseT Technology for the seamless switching and viewing of any source/input with any display/output, regardless of multiple output viewing relation.

Home Automation Market Forecast to Grow at 78% CAGR to Exceed 351 Million by 2018

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings.

Kramer USA Moves to New Headquarters Facility

The new facility is located in the Township of Union, in Hunterdon County, NJ

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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!