Logitech Harmony adds even more home automation control

By Alan Buckingham for BetaNews:  Home automation is a catch phrase these days, though some of it is not quite ready for prime time. But things are improving all the time with new products being released at a rapid rate. Logitech's Harmony brand of remote controls has been at the forefront of controlling these devices. Now, after adding things like the Nest thermostat, the company is announcing compatability with even more devices. This time around it's adding ZigBee and Z-Wave. "Harmony Hub Extender also allows your Harmony Hub to join as another controller to existing Z-Wave networks. Popular Z-Wave networks that have been tested" include Wink, Pulse, Vera and Nexia. The hub also works with Schlage and other door locks, among other devices.

ZyXEL releases its ONE Connect comprehensive home network connectivity overview solution

ONE Connect to be main showcase at Broadband World Forum in London

CEDIA - Key Digital Introduces 4K HDBaseT/HDMI Champion Series Matrix Switcher: KD-HD16x16ProK

Key Digital produces a variety of HDMI switchers to provide solutions to installers of commercial and residential A/V systems.

CEDIA - LUXUL ADDS 52-PORT STACKABLE POE+ L2/L3 MANAGED SWITCH

New Switches Designed for Use in HD-over-IP Video Distribution Systems

X2O Focuses on Digital Workplace Solutions at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015

X2O Platform Enables Easy, Data-Driven, Channel-Based Visual Communications Throughout the Enterprise

LynTec Releases New White Paper on Distribution Transformer Regulations

Market Can Expect Price Increases and More in 2016

WAND Unveils Economic Outdoor Digital Menu Board Solutions for QSR Restaurants

New Outdoor Digital Menu Boards solutions from WAND increase operational efficiency and capture additional drive-thru revenue.

For Your Eyes Only: Privacy and Security are Personal, Very Personal

If you're uncomfortable with the idea that the social media sites you regularly visit or your apps could be sold and your "private" information could be a key part of the deal, you're never going to get any sleep when IoT (Internet of Things) and IoE (Internet of Everything) take hold.

CEDIA - Access Networks Selects SurgeX as Strategic Power Protection and Energy Management Partner

SurgeX Axess Elite power products are now pre-configured for easy integration with Access Networks systems to save time on installations, and safeguard residential networked systems with the industry's only true surge elimination and system management solution.

CEDIA - Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy with Tone & Probe Set

Launched at 2015 CEDIA Expo and Now Shipping, the New Platinum Tools Tone & Probe Set Quickly Traces and Identifies Cable Locations on Jacks or Through Walls

Using Voice Tracker I array microphones in Courtrooms for sound reinforcement as well as proceedings recording.

Getting microphone coverage in a courtroom is a challenging task. Depending on the type of proceeding, coverage may be needed not only at the Judge's bench, Witness chair, and Attorney tables, but coverage may also be required at the Jury box for Jury polling, or at the Gallery for Voir Dire (Jury selection). Historically this was accomplished by using large numbers of goose neck, wireless or ugly hanging microphones, combined thru elaborate mixing systems. The automatically and electronically steered listening beam of the Voice Tracker I array microphone provides an economical and easily maintainable alternative.

InFocus Expands Collaboration Offerings with Acquisition of Jupiter Systems

As part of a global growth strategy, InFocus adds video wall, control room, and smartphone solutions for end-to-end collaboration

'We must fight Amazon, Google, Apple and Samsung or they will dominate the smart home sector'

By Dominic Sacco for PCR:  The UK and Europe must come together to fight against the might of Amazon and other tech giants, or the smart home sector will be lost to them, says Deutsche Telekom. Jon Carter, the firm's UK head of business development for the connected home, was speaking to PCR at the Smart Home Summit today in London. "The danger of this event is that it's a wake," he said. "Everyone here is focused too much on competing with each other - and aren't focusing on the customer. "We need to start with the customer. Why do they want any of this?  "If we're not careful, Amazon, Google/Nest, Apple Homekit and Samsung will have 90 per cent of the smart home market in the future. "They will own this market, the customer and the value. What we're trying to do at Deutsche Telekom is saying Europe can fight back and drive growth from this market. But the approach has to be about all of us working together."   Cont'd...

Special Session on Storage Security at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference

Drive Trust Alliance Promotes Use of Self Encrypted Storage

Nest Gets Into the Smart-Lock Game by Going Old School

CADE METZ for Wired:  Today, Yale, the company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest. The Google-owned Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and smoke detectors that also handle carbon monoxide, but that’s not all. It also offers a variety of tools that let other companies connect their own devices with the various Nest gadgets. The idea is that you can control all these devices with a single smartphone app—and that each device can talk to the others. You can, say, set your security camera to start recording when someone opens your door lock—or program your door lock to say something when you step into a house full of carbon monoxide. But the new Yale lock, dubbed Linus, is a little different from other devices. It’s the first third-party device designed to communicate with Nest gadgets directly, via a wireless network set up inside your home. Previously, such devices could only reach Nest gear in a roundabout way, over the Internet. And this has its drawbacks.   Cont'd...

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