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The Top Five Trends for the Future of Home Theater and Audio

Here at Aperion we are always striving to not only stay on top of current trends, but also looking to the future in order to anticipate what is likely to happen next. Here are a few of the developments that we think will be coming down the pike in the next few years.

Ripe Choices: Great Video Content Needs to be Easy to Find, Easy to View

OTT is probably going to be a good thing in the long term, rather like Darwin's survival of the fittest. The only problem is there is no such thing as natural selection when it comes to which streaming services you want.

Bluetooth Mesh Adoption Surpasses Expectations

More than 65 Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Products Pave the Way for Smart Lighting, Smart Building, Smart Home, and More.

Using AI to Train Robots

As a human, you have an intuition about how a good movement looks. Transferring that intuition to the robot happens more naturally through guiding than through writing a sequence of motor control commands.

Control4 Puts Audio Power in the Palm of the Hand

Easy, straightforward supervision of a wide assortment of powerful A/V gear was the primary objective of the owner of this dedicated theater, a 600-square-foot addition tacked onto his and his wife’s existing 7,000-square-foot home.

Smart Home Tech: Why One Home Builder Chose to Integrate Z-Wave in Their Homes

If builders and construction firms offer smart home systems as part of their services and provide the consultation needed to understand how to use the technology, it will become easier for consumers to understand the value and importance of smart home solutions

Smart Homes… To Go

Modular homes and modern automation? Sounds like a match made in home-building heaven.

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Atlona Streamlines Cable Management for Meeting Spaces with Pocket 3H

New enclosure facilitates easy access and return for up to three AV cables

Simply Reliable Releases New smartOFFICE Features for CEDIA 2018

Proposal sharing, zero setup and data exporting designed as a process workflow solution

Qorvo® First to be Certified for Zigbee® Green Power v1.1 Multi-sensor and Generic Switch Extension

Enables low-cost, single-chip implementation of battery-free smart home devices

Fibaro Kicks Off North American Installer Training Initiative to Attract Skilled Professionals

FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is growing its installer base in the US and has built out an aggressive training program to provided skilled professionals - including residential and commercial AV installers, electricians and practitioners within the construction industry - with the practical knowledge and expertise required to specify and install Fibaro systems in today's dramatically developing smart home market.

Acurus Home Theatre Processors and Amplifiers Join The Cinema Designer Database

Designing immersive audio Acurus home cinemas and media rooms has never been easier or quicker: Acurus' range of home theatre processors and amplifiers are now available within multiple CEDIA Award-winning, global cloud-based design software, The Cinema Designer's online database.

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