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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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ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.

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Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company's CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with. Since the first robot was launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly robots now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. For more information, please visit www.universal-robots.com