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

SHOWTIME®, LG Electronics Launch In-Program Interactivity for Smart TVs

First to Advance Capabilities of Smart TVs to Provide Synchronized Interactivity

Casio Launches Extra Value Warranty Program for Entire Portfolio of Lampfree Projectors

The purchase program offers a one-year or two-year extension for up to a total of five years of coverage for parts and labor.

Casio Takes DJ Equipment to the Next Level at DJ Expo

August 12-15, 2013 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ

Autonomic's Mirage Media Servers Now Compatible with BitWise Controls

New module makes integration easy and supports browsing and playback functionality

VIZIO Receives Second Consecutive Highest HDTV Ranking from J.D. Power

Multiple-factor evaluation includes high mark in price, style and appearance, and ease of operation

Calibre UK celebrates 25 years milestone

25 years of electronics excellence

BROAN-NUTONE LAUNCHES 60-STOP NATIONWIDE ULTRA PRO CHALLENGE CONTRACTOR COMPETITION

Dozens of contractors at each tour stop, including locations in major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, will compete to install an ULTRA Fan in the quickest time, while earning recommended ULTRA Pro contractor status.

What to Consider When Using Tablets and Smartphones in Home Automation Systems: Part 2

There are a number of disadvantages that may affect the decision of whether to use a smart phone/tablet or a proprietary device. These disadvantages can be addressed and most times removed all together if approached logically.

Why Go to CEDIA?

CEDIA gives us an excellent opportunity to connect with dealers and reps, as well as build relationships within the industry. There are only a handful of times when you can see the year's best trends and innovation in one spot, and it's exciting and inspiring to be surrounded by so many smart individuals.

Wireless Audio In Home Automation

Mastering wireless audio can bring many benefits, but doing so demands understanding of both the solution's inherent advantages, and its challenges.

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection