Providing further evidence that consumers are moving toward streaming content is a new study by In-Stat that finds shipments of streaming media players to reach 3.6 million worldwide in 2011. However, the firm notes that streaming appears to be following a direction whereby it is a function within a more common consumer electronics products versus being a central function of the device. In-Stat, thus, is quick to warn that the road ahead for standaone streaming players will be "bumpy." Consider devices like the Sony PlayStation 3, which can serve as a video game console, Blu-ray player, and streaming devices for services like Netflix. With the increasing availability of Internet-connected TV sets and hybrid set top boxes, this will also impact the long-term viability of the streaming media player market. Nevertheless, Apple TV, a product developed solely for streaming, remains the leading product on the market.
D-Tools award-winning software streamlines the estimation, design, integration and installation of security systems
The Califone PowerPro PA919 is the First Portable PA to Offer Wireless Transmission to an Unlimited Number of Support Speakers
Plug-and-Play Devices Extend Video Signals up to 330 Feet Over a Single Cat 5/6/7 Cable at Resolutions up to 1280x1024
As the impressive showcase occasion of the annual CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo, this year's CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Night has once again brought the residential custom installation industry together.
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, announced today the launch of its new mobile music streaming service, Napster Unlimited plus Mobile. The new service will give users instant access to the full Napster catalogue of over 15 million tracks through
CONNECTIONS™ to analyze next phase in Connected CE, including interactive features and cloud -based solutions
Parks Associates forecasts annual unit sales for connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and digital video players will grow to nearly 340 million by 2015
Parks Associates' Home Systems Research Director Bill Ablondi will participate in three key events at the 2011 ConnectivityWeek Conference May 23-25, Santa Clara, California.
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Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that the University of British Columbia (UBC) has made its CoolSign-powered digital signage...
SoundVision has been honored with their sixth straight CE Pro Top 100 Award.
Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Display, the world's top two flat-screen makers, expect the depressed LCD market to start rebounding as demand rises in China and new TV models are rolled out. Global LCD makers are hoping China, widely expected to become the world's biggest TV market this year, pulls the sagging flat-screen industry out of a year-long downcycle when oversupply pushed prices lower. European demand is faltering due to the region's debt crisis and U.S. consumers are showing little sign of significantly boosting their spending on big ticket items. After falling by one third over the past one year, TV panel prices are finally showing signs of bottoming out. Prices of 40-42 inch panels have edged up 1 percent since late April, industry data shows. In interviews with Reuters this week, Choi of LG Display and the head of Samsung's LCD business sounded upbeat on the outlook for an industry that posted widespread losses in the first quarter. Both companies control around one quarter of the flat panel market, although Samsung has a marginal advantage in revenue terms.
The streaming beast that is Netflix just got bigger. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based service now represents nearly 30% of peak down streaming traffic in North America, according to a new report from Sandvine. The Ontario, Canada-based online traffic management service said Netflix accounts for 29.7% of peak traffic, compared with 21% last fall. Noteworthy is that Netflix also bests file-sharing website BitTorrent (10.37%) and YouTube (9.85%). Social networking site Facebook generated 1.91% of peak downstream traffic, while Hulu generated 1.09%. Sandvine found that "real-time entertainment," which includes video and radio streams, accounts for 49.2% of peak traffic, followed by file-sharing (18.8%) and Web browsing (16.6%), among others. The report forecasts that the real-time entertainment category will represent 55% to 60% of peak aggregate traffic by the end of 2011.
Leader for advanced home, campus & building control automation utilizes award-winning platform for system design, estimation, and project management to create state-of-the-art experience center at Crestron world headquarters
BenQ, the number one DLP(R) Projector brand in the world, today announced that the company has shipped its W1100 and W1200 cinema projectors, which deliver the ultimate in big screen entertainment. Perfect for multidwelling unit (MDU) media rooms...
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You asked, we listened! Music lovers that want to enjoy their tunes everywhere - yes, everywhere! - now have a high-tech, easy-to-use option that upgrades the look and functionality of any home or office. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System is a music distribution system that provides enhanced usability and delivers mind-blowing stereo quality sound. With touch screen controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and several music source options, the I600 turns your surroundings into an amazing music entertainment experience.