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Distributed Wi-Fi: How a Pod in Every Room Enables Connected Smart Homes

As modern home network access systems download and buffer content through the connection to the house, installing distributed Wi-Fi with high-capacity capabilities can move that content through the house faster, with better quality, making multiple users happier.

MIT Created a Blind Robot That Can Run and Jump

Given the name Cheetah 3 by its developers, the robot, which weighs less than 100 pounds, is roughly the size and shape of a medium-sized dog. It's the ideal solution for crawling through narrow spaces, traversing dangerous obstacles and inspecting inaccessible areas.

FreshDirect Opens New State-of-the-Art Facility Revolutionizing the Online Grocery Industry

South Bronx Facility Reimagines Farm-to-Fork Food Distribution, Ensuring Exceptional Quality and Significantly Increasing Capacity.

Chamberlain Increases Garage Security with the Ultimate Security Bundle Garage Door Opener

New Ultimate Security Bundle (B980) from Chamberlain features company’s quietest DC Belt Drive opener with built-in Wi-Fi®, Battery Backup, and Automatic Garage Door Lock.

Home Automation: The Key to Reducing Home Energy Costs

Investing in smart devices for your home can save you quite a bit on your home energy costs, and that is worth every penny that you put into automating your home.

At Arizona Luxury Condo Complex, ELAN Control of Community Areas Entices Residents to Upgrade Their Condos

This project was a welcome upgrade to the residents, who appreciate every effort to simplify their lives and make technology work for them, rather than against them.

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We’ll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their spec

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SAVANT® AND GOOGLE® HOME TECHNOLOGIES WORKING TOGETHER FOR SEAMLESS CONTROL EXPERIENCE

From single device control to Savant Scenes, users can enable the full power of the Savant control experience via Google voice commands

QTrobot, the Robot Changing the Lives of Autistic Children

- Opens the door of interaction and concentration for children with autism - Assists therapists in an effective and enjoyable way - Bridges robotic and healthcare to promote children's wellbeing

HEGEL MUSIC SYSTEMS APPOINTS BRAD PAULSEN NATIONAL SALES MANAGER IN THE US

Building on the success of 8-years in the high-end audio market in the US, Hegel is ready to expand into custom residential

Vanco International Introduces Four New AV Products Across its Beale Street Audio, PulseAudio and Vanco Lines

New HDMI wireless extender, Bluetooth transmitter/receiver and compact subwoofer amplifier bring power and new functionality to residential and commercial AV installation

miniDSP Ships WI-DG Wifi/Ethernet to USB Bridge

New 2.4GHz Router Supports Amazon Alexa; Pre-Configured for Plug & Play Discovery & Control Over IP Networks; Retrofit Favorite miniDSP Processor to be Remotely Controlled from miniDSP's Android/IoS App or Plugin Interface

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Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

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DynaQuip Controls

DynaQuip Controls

WaterCop automatic water shut-off systems provide your home or office with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.