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HomeToys Newsletter - July 24/18

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HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - July 24th, 2018
Featured Articles

Energy-efficient Home Controls Lighting and Solar With a High-tech Twist

The house is so efficient in its use of electrical power, there's plenty left over to share with the home's several substantial entertainment systems, including the Control4 equipment that feeds audio and video to speakers and TVs throughout the property, and a home theater

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.

Zero Net Energy Home Construction Increases 75% From 2016 to 2017

New industry report examines energy-efficiency investments by builders. California currently represents one-half of all net zero energy homes built in the U.S. The state has bold goals for all residential new construction to achieve ZNE by 2020

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 specs.

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.
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News Headlines
Consumers watch more than two hours of alternative video on a computer each week
Instant Peel-and-Stick High-Tech Security Alarm System Olarm Surpasses $146,000 on Kickstarter
Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in Decorative Center Houston
Industry Experts to Lead Inaugural Design Connection Tour at CEDIA Expo 2018
iSmartAlarm Introduces the Spot+ Smart Home Security Camera to North America, with 1080p Full HD, On-The-Go Mode, and Free Cloud and Local Video Storage, for under $100
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Upcoming Events
CONNECTED HEALTH SUMMIT: ENGAGING CONSUMERS
Aug 29 - 31 2018, The Omni Hotel San Diego in San Diego, California
CEDIA EXPO 2018
Sep 04 - 08 2018, San Diego Convention Center- San Diego, CA
BLUETOOTH WORLD 2018
Sep 18 - 19 2018, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
CONNECTED WORLD SUMMIT
Sep 25 - 26 2018, Printworks, London
2018 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE
Oct 22 - 23 2018, Milipitas, CA
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Featured Product

Video Mount Products ERVR Series Wall Mount Vertical Equipment Racks

For installation applications that lack the space for conventional floor or wall cabinets, the ERVR Series is a compact solution that provides plenty of versatility. Rack mountable equipment, of any depth, can be installed vertically or horizontally to best accommodate your workplace. Available in 1U, 2U and 4U configurations the ER-VR series gives you a flexible, reliable and affordable solution for all of your installations with limited available space and, with a 150 lb. weight capacity, it's tough enough for even your most challenging applications!

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Featured Company

IntraSonic Technology, Inc.

Intrasonic Technology, headquarters in Dallas, TX, is a Manufacturer of Music Distribution and Intercom Systems, Digital Music Systems for Whole Home Audio Distribution, Front Door Security Cameras with Indoor Monitors, a full line of Speakers including Ceiling, In-Wall, Commercial Pendant Speakers, Outdoor Speakers and Bluetooth and Wired Volume Controls with associated accessories.

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