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Home Technology Industry Newsletter - Aug 2009
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>>> Articles and News Headlines

Can Dealers, Vars And Vendors Ever Really Get Along?
Channel conflict has existed since the beginning of time. Dealers, Integrators, VARS just know they aren't getting a fair shake from suppliers.

Interview - 1Gbps Entertainment-grade Home Networking
David Sorensen Of Gigle

Interview - Power Protection and Management
Dr. Deepak Divan of Innovolt

Touchscreen Button Dimensions and Spacing
When it comes to touchscreen buttons, size plays an important part in usability.

In Down Times Promote Strategically
The sudden realization that the emperor had no clothes and magnitude of the financial crisis is only now being fully addressed. In a knee jerk reaction management is moving to cut costs – circling the wagons – by reducing staff and marketing budgets.

Many Years In The Ad Agency Trenches
Getting good marketing counsel and work product from an ad agency or consultant has a profound effect on the future of your business.

Referrals Tips That Generate Business
Most technology companies rely on “Word of Mouth” to generate referrals. The ironic part is that most businesses do not have a referral strategy in place.

KEF: Innovators in British speaker engineering since 1962 have gone Wireless!  Useable with any speakers, the KEF Universal Wireless kit allows flexible positioning of your rear surrounds up to 70 feet.
>>> Hot Story
Sony has taken the wraps off of a new line of streaming audio products, dubbed "Altus." The four debut products will be available exclusively through Best Buy. All of the products use Sony's proprietary S-Air wireless technology to communicate with one another, which means that other S-Air-compatible products--including many of Sony's recent home theater and home audio systems--can stream audio to the Altus products. The lineup includes the ALT-SA31iR ($700): an iPod/iPhone docking station and two high-output wireless speakers alongside an AM/FM tuner and S-AIR remote that can stream to other S-AIR receivers. The AIR-SW10Ti ($400): an iPod dock consists of a compact docking station with two built-in speakers and a wireless sub-woofer. The ALT-SA32PC ($500): an S-AIR transmitter that connects to your PC (via USB input) and two wireless speakers... >>> more
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>>> Hot Product

KEF Motorized In-Ceiling Speaker: Ci200.3QT

Sometimes custom installation needs something extra special and KEF’s Ci200.3QT is just that. Able to be integrated into your home automated system or on its own, the Ci200.3QT silently descends into place once the music starts playing. When fully retracted it can be operated as a conventional ceiling flush mounted speaker. Providing the perfect sound stage is KEF’s patented Uni-Q® driver array producing audiophile quality sound with an expansive soundscape and excellent bass extension.


CEDIA EXPO 2009 - Sept 9-13 - Atlanta, GA
As the #1 show in the residential electronic systems industry, CEDIA EXPO offers you the most networking, incredible special events and speakers, and the world’s leading residential electronic systems education and certification.
>>> Upcoming Events
Date Event Name Location
Sep 1-2 UPA Plug into Profit09 San Diego, CA
Sep 4-9 IFA 2009 Berlin, Germany
Sep 7-9 Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 Paris, France
Sep 9-13 CEDIA EXPO 2009 Atlanta, GA
Oct 2 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Denver, CO
Oct 21-23 SUPERCOMM Chicago, IL
Oct 28-29 ISC East New York, NY
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