5 hot home theater trends

Marc Saltzman, Special for USA TODAY:  If you don’t know where to start, the following are five trends to consider before your summer Netflix binge session.  4K with HDR:  There’s two things you need to know about 4K TVs. For one, they look spectacular, due to the fact these televisions deliver four times the resolution of 1080p HD TV – instead of 2 million little dots (“pixels”) that make up the image, we’re talking more than 8 million. There’s so much detail in the picture it’s almost like being there. Secondly, thanks to falling prices and more 4K content than ever before, there’s never been a better time to invest in 4K TV (otherwise known as “UHD” or “Ultra High Definition”).   Cont'd...

Biamp Systems' Growth Expands Product Management and Global Sales Teams

Joshua Beltran moves to product management; Michael Hooper appointed North Texas area manager

NAD Partners with MQA to Bring the Original Studio Master Experience Home

Latest BluOS firmware will power select high performance NAD models with MQA for studio quality music streams in the home

Parks Associates: More than nine million smart home controllers to be sold in Western Europe in 2020

Nest to deliver opening keynote at 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer

Yamaha YSP-2700 MusicCast Sound Bar Combines True 7.1-Channel Surround Sound with Wireless Multiroom Versatility

New Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer Present Dynamic Presence, Clarity and Detail for a Rich Experience

J.L. Anthony Debuts Svelte - First-Ever Luxe Line of All-Inclusive Motorized Drapery Rods

J.L. Anthony's Svelte line is the first to marry precision-engineered drapery tracks with motor-ready hardware inside slimmer, more contemporary styles of designer drapery rods. The design and admin time savings also allow designers and architects to focus on #HomeAutomation as part of the luxury design aesthetic, not just a use of utilitarian hardware.

Yamaha WX-010 Wireless MusicCast Speaker Delivers Big Sound in a Small Space

New Speakers Allow Users to Start MusicCast System from a Single Unit and Expand When Ready

Wink will add Uber, Fitbit, and IFTTT to its smart home controller

Business Insider:  Wink’s smart home controller, known as the Relay, received an update that integrates services from Uber and Fitbit, as well as the capability to communicate with other devices over the If This Then That (IFTTT) protocol, reports PC Mag. The Relay is a touchscreen device installed on the wall that controls smart home devices connected by Wink. The update will allow users to see how many steps they have taken that day by tapping into their Fitbit data, and allow users to order Uber rides through their controller. Integrating the IFTTT communication protocol will allow the Wink Relay to send one-time commands to other smart home devices that support the protocol. Users can create specific "recipes" with the protocol to automate specific tasks.   Cont'd...

Bryston S2.28 Firmware Update offers Roon Ready Capability for Digital Music Players BDP-1, BDP-1USB and BDP-2

Elegant music library management and TIDAL integration enhances user experience for award-winning Bryston digital music players

Parks Associates: 41% of future caregivers are very interested in connected health apps for managing medications

AARP, GreatCall, Lumiata, Humetrix, and Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence® to discuss consumer adoption trends and successful business models at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Biamp Systems Enhances Oreno Suite With New Capabilities

Oreno 1.1 Adds LDAP Integration, Dialer, and Security Enhancements

Independent Audit Confirms CES 2016 as Record Setter

177,393 industry professionals from 158 countries drawn to CES in January Show sees 10 percent increase in international attendance

Video Mount Products (VMP) Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

New Partnership Provides the VMP Product Library to D-Tools System Integrator™ Users, Returning Insightful Analytics to the Manufacturer

CyberPowerPC Delivers Fully Customizable Arcus 34 Curved Screen AIO Series

CyberPower Inc. has announced delivery of its Arcus 34 AIO (All-in-One) series of gaming PCs - a customizable AIO gaming system that doubles as a TV with a 34-inch curved screen.

Roku Inks Licensing Deal With Hitachi America, Ltd. to Develop Smart TVs

First HD and 4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TV Models Expected This Fall

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WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Z-wave joins systems WaterCop Pro, LeakStop, WaterCop Classic, Outdoor, and Large Valve (1 ½"-4") Integration. Visit www.watercop.com to learn more.