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CEDIA Report Finds Opportunities for Business Growth for its Members

Housing data indicates nearly half of renovating homeowners are incorporating smart home systems or devices during the renovation.

Are Smart Homes Vulnerable to Malware?

The Smart home has become popular in recent times. With all this technology, however, are owners of smart homes are now faced with the probability of getting hacked, malware attacks, and intrusion of privacy by malicious people or government?

From Robot Farm to Table: Iron Ox Unveils the First Fully Autonomous Indoor Farm

Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming

Country Home Receives ELAN Home Automation Upgrade After Natural Disaster Strikes

Panamax® provides power protection to electronics in the 11,000-square foot home

The Next NBA Star Could Be a Robot

Human employees at Toyota decided to build a basketball-shooting robot inspired by a manga character. The artificial intelligence is named CUE, an articulated humanoid robot that can balance the ball, squat and throw with perfect accuracy.

How to Lower Customer Acquisition Costs

Gone are the days of block walking and door knocking for new customers or paying for old leads. Instead, social media and customer generated reviews are lowering the cost of getting local and interested prospects asking about solar.

Grower Replaces T5s Fluorescents with VividGro's GroBar™ Luminaires, Gains Dramatic Savings in Time and Expense

Because GroBar luminaires are completely cool, plants can come into direct contact without incurring any damage. Growers then have greater flexibility in stacked grow options and see an additional benefit in reduced cooling costs.

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CAD Audio Debuts GXLD2 Digital Dual Channel Wireless System

CAD Audio is introducing the innovative new GXLD2 Digital Dual Channel wireless system incorporating the latest technology to ensure failsafe reception and exceptional performance in today's challenging RF environments.

Are smart homes actually safe?

In 2017, online retail giant Amazon revealed its plans to introduce a smart home system that allows couriers to unlock its customer's doors and leave packages inside. The announcement raised numerous concerns over security and here, Maria Torrisi, business development manager at home automation provider JMartans Automation, explains how smart technologies can make homes safer.

HoverCam to Showcase Tools That Boost Student Learning and Success at EDUCAUSE 2018

Company Will Showcase Digital Podium, Document Cameras, and Software

VITEC Highlights Award-Winning IPTV Solution and Multichannel HEVC Encoder at NAB Show New York 2018

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will showcase the award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform and the new portable, quad-channel MGW Diamond HEVC encoder in booth N925 at the NAB Show New York 2018, Oct. 17-18, at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Major Sports Network Transports Entire Professional Golf Tournament Over Public Internet Using Technology From VidOvation and AVIWEST

VidOvation today announced that a major U.S. sports network used VidOvation and AVIWEST technology late last month for international coverage of the annual professional golf tournament between U.S. and European teams. VidOvation supplied AVIWEST gear equipped with unique SafeStreams technology, which allowed the network to use IP to contribute and transport all video over the public internet between the event at Le Golf National Golf Course in Paris and the studio control room in Atlanta.

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