Crestron Honors Excellence in Teaching
TMPG Inc., the company that takes video to the next level, is pleased to announce that it has added the Accelcoder, a real time, professional H.264 encoding system from Fixstars Solutions, to its prestigious product offering.
Flexible Device Combines the Power of a PC With the Ease-of-Use of a Controller in One Elegant Solution
Easy-to-Install and with Less Than a 1-Inch Profile Off the Wall, the FP-LFVB Holds Most 42- to 63-Inch Flat Panels up to 150 lbs.
Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-HD620 HDMI to Mini DisplayPort converter, which is capable of up-converting video signals to dual-link resolutions up to 2560x1440.
It seems to start earlier and earlier each year, but still a month away HomeToys.com is starting to see the CES news and emails rolling in. This years show will take over Las Vegas from January 6th to the 9th and will offer an even wider variety of companies and exhibitions than the past. The Keynote address will come from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More information can be found at the International website. As for HomeToys, we have launched our Special CES Newspage for all the news and PR related to the show. Make sure to check back regularly for product announcements and information. Also if your company will be exhibiting at CES you can submit your news and PR as well. Enjoy the Show! HomeToys would like to thank its CES newspage sponsors: Somfy Systems, Mitsubishi, Vidabox, Richard Gray’s Power Company, Home Automation Inc. and Calrad Electronics.
The PowerSquid provides multiple outlets that conveniently convert one grounded outlet into five grounded, adapter ready outlets
AT&T has acquired home automation company Xanboo, part of a spate of activity which could lead to energy management services from broadband providers. Xanboo provides homeowners with a system for managing connected devices, such as security cameras and controllers, from a smartphone, TV, or PC. CEPro reported the acquisition yesterday (hat tip to Earth2Tech). The deal follows Motorola's announcement last week that it has bought home automation company 4Home, in which Verizon also had invested. Earlier this year, iControl and uControl merged their product offerings, which are expected to be used as part of Comcast's Xfinity home security service. Internet broadband providers are pushing into home automation to expand their product offerings as a way to retain customers. They expect that consumers will be willing to pay for security services, where people can access cameras and door alarms from a PC, TV, or smartphone. An AT&T representative today said it is too early to discuss specific offerings around the Xanboo technology. "We see synergies between Xanboo's technology and our offerings for consumers and small businesses. Xanboo's monitoring services are a natural extension of our high-speed Internet, video, and voice offerings and a good fit for our wireless services," she said.
Netflix's growth surge—at a time of weak DVD sales and increasingly fragmented TV audiences—prompts concern among movie and TV studios as well as other technology companies. One big worry is that the company could end up dominating the electronic distribution of movies and TV the way Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store dominates music. To prevent that, entertainment and technology companies are exploring plans to outflank Netflix with their own offerings. Amazon.com Inc. is developing a Netflix-like subscription service that would offer TV shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter. That service would be included as a bundle with its Amazon Prime shipping service, which costs $79 a year, those people said. An Amazon spokesman didn't respond to a request for comment. Media companies, meantime, have talked to Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp., both of which provide access to Netflix's streaming service through their videogame consoles, about licensing TV shows directly to the two companies for offering through subscriptions, said people briefed on the conversations. A spokesman for Microsoft, which already cut one such deal with Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN, declined to comment. A Sony spokesman didn't respond to a request for comment. TV maker Vizio Inc. also has expressed interest securing video content for a subscription service, according to people familiar with the talks. A Vizio spokesman declined to comment.
Coinciding with the 2010 I/ITSEC tradeshow, simulation display integrator Q4 Services of Orlando, Florida announces the first successful integration of an LED illuminated projector display system for a full flight simulator.
SIM2 is pleased to announce its participation in the 2011 CES Show, with partners DNP and Procella Audio, in the Las Vegas Hilton Suite 2110.
ATEN Unveils New Media Distribution Solution for Digital Signage and Professional Audio/Video Installations
High quality multimedia content distributed to multiple displays in real time - employs an A/V over Cat 5 splitter and receivers combined with advanced "Deskew" function
Sequoia Technology - the Berkshire based technology solutions company, enabling customers to bring highly technical products to market, have announced the launch of the RN171 - a small form factor, ultra low power WiFi module from Roving Networks.
Groundbreaking Remotes Feature Revolutionary Dual RF Board Technology, Combine 433-MHz RF and 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) Technology in One Device
About 3 million U.S. households plan to buy an Internet-connected television through the holiday shopping season, according to a new report. Research firm Parks Associates said the projection suggests another nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar video stores. Despite the tally, just 38% of households plan to make a CE purchase by Christmas compared to 50% during the same period last year, according to Parks. “Consumers want deals; that is their trigger as economic conditions have made them more cautious buyers,” CEO Tricia Parks said. “Market players must stress the value and convenience of Internet-connected devices.” Connected devices include connected game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, tablet computers and media players. By the end of the year, more than 40 million U.S. consumers will have a broadband-connected game console, more than 8 million will have a PC-to-TV connection, more than 5 million will have a connected Blu-ray player and more than 4 million will have a networked media player, such as an Apple TV or Roku. “Connected devices are the future of content consumption and entertainment in the living room as they capture the broader trends of integration among different silos in consumers’ lives,” principal analyst Kurt Scheff said.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection