CEDIA Announces 2012 Manufacturers' Excellence Awards Finalists

Winning products and companies to be announced on Friday, September 7

BTX Goes All In at Resorts World Casino New York City, Providing Gefen Digital Signage

Gefen Media Players Drive 40 Digital Menu Boards in Casino's Food Court and Aqueduct Buffet


Christie MicroTiles Provide Brilliant Video Wall Display and Lowers Cost of Operations

Extron Introduces New 12x8 Audio DSPs with Acoustic Echo Cancellation

These models include eight independent channels of high performance AEC, as well as selectable noise cancellation.

Smartenit adds the sweetness of Linux Home Automation to Raspberry Pi making it HomAidPi Ă  la mode

Smartenit, a home and building automation solutions provider, has added the popular Raspberry Pi board to their repertoire of Linux platforms that run its XML-socket based ZigBee and INSTEON automation package.

Roku Receives $45m in Funding

Roku has just closed a $45 million Series E round. Investors include News Corp and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). News Corp’s chief digital officer, Jon Miller, has also joined the Roku board. Mr Miller commented: “Roku's significant technology advantage, coupled with a strong market position, places them in a unique position to be an integral part of the television landscape for years to come.”

According to Roku, The money will be used for expansion, as well as for other initiatives. No doubt, some of the money will be used for the completion of the Roku Stick, which is due to launch this week. It’s not clear whether any will be earmarked for commercial applications, such as digital signage. (Roku Founder and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Wood is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of BrightSign, whose players are based on Roku technology.)

With entry level devices, at half the price of an AppleTV, this will surely give Apple a further run for its money; although, having sold 1.3 million units, AppleTV is still a hobby for the company, so they may not even care.

On the media front, News Corp already has several apps available on the Roku Channel Store, including Fox News, WSJ Live, and X Factor and will no doubt add more. BSkyB’s Now TV streaming service is available on Roku boxes.

American Red Cross Chooses Christie for Emergency Operations Center

Contribution Will Assist With Training and Disaster Preparedness

Imerge Adds STARS AV To Its International Distributor List

Imerge appoints STARS AV to handle the distribution of its entire media server product range in Spain.

CAD Audio Ships UHF WX100 Series Wireless

CAD Audio is now shipping its installation-grade UHF WX100 Wireless Series system.

City of Sturgis Expands Technomad Loudspeaker Installation for 2012 Motorcycle Rally

Technomad now covers entire downtown area; installer also adds loudspeakers to area businesses

Carnegie Mellon University's Biometrics Center Selected To House New Pedo-Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab

CMU Lab To Test New Identity Automation Technology Using the Human Foot


"It's completely seamless for the hotel staff, they just go to the panel in any given room and everything is self-explanatory."

Christie to Deliver Superior Visual Experiences at Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Entrusts Christie's Powerful Digital Cinema Projectors With Over 600 Screenings

New SD9 Rack Pack Offers Affordable, High-Performance, Road-Ready System

72-mic-input system is a no-brainer for contractors, integrators and production companies around the country

Clearwing Productions Installs KARA at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Live Nation purchases L-ACOUSTICS delay system for lawn seating area

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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