Here what Apples Steve Jobs had to say about Apple TV at Apples Fall 2010 event. “So what have we learned from our users? They want hollywood movies and TV shows whenever they want. It's not complicated. They don't want amateur hour. They want HD -- everyone wants HD. They want to pay lower prices for content. They don't want a computer on their TV -- they have computers. They go to their TVs for entertainment. They don't want to manage storage. They don't want to think about -- they just want to watch movies and TV shows. And they don't want to sync to a computer. And they want whatever hardware we have to be silent, cool, and small. So this is what we've learned. It's different than what a lot of companies think... So we made something new. This is the new Apple TV." "It's small -- a 4th of the size of the current ATV. It looks like a small hockey puck." "Matte black. Around back it's got HDMI, USB, optical audio and Ethernet." "Wifi 802.11n" "It's got a great remote. It's about movies and TV shows -- it's all HD when the content is available. We've gone to the rental model for this -- you rent everything. It's all rentals and you don't store anything on it -- you just rent them. You stream content from your computer if you want to. There's no syncing required. Stunning photo slideshows. And, it's silent cool and tiny." "So what about content? iTunes has the largest online library of movies and hd movies iin the world. You can rent them for $4.99 the day they come out on DVD. Now, to buy TV shows it used to be $2.99 -- people said that was too expensive. Now they're going to be $.99." "Remember, these are commercial free. Now this is a big step for some of the studios to make. So we have ABC and Fox. We think the rest of the studios will see the light. In addition to renting, you can also stream Netflix. You can also watch anything you want on YouTube. You can get photos from Flickr and MobileMe. And you can stream content from your computer." "So that gives you an overview of Apple TV. Now let me show you something else that's really cool. We talked about AirPlay before. One of the things we can do with AirPlay is stream content from an iPad to an Apple TV. You're going to be able to be watching a movie, push it to your TV, and finish watching it there. You're going to be able to push photos from your iPad to your TV... it's going to be pretty cool. The price of Apple TV was $229... users said they'd like to see it more affordable. So we're gonna lower the price, from $299... to just $99. The Apple TV will be available in 4 weeks."
Installers, dealers and Integrators need sales, budgets are tight, economic times are tuff. What can a small business do to drive new clients to do business with them? just a web site wont cut it. What to do?? Get found get clients calling you!
Guifx(R), an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced that its Deana User Interface (UI) Kit(TM) is now available for the iPad(TM). Providing uncompromising convenience at home or away, Deana is currently compatible with Crestron's Mobile Pro(R) G iPad application, with other manufacturers to follow. "The iPad is a revolutionary device that is the perfect complement to any control system. For users, the ability to access their components easily from anywhere provides the ultimate in convenience, while our Deana UI Kit gives them exactly the same experience they would have at home," said Morgan Strauss, director of operations at Guifx. "Even more than that, remote access provides a great opportunity to save energy and lower utility bills. If a user leaves for work without turning off the lights, it's not a problem. A single push of the Deana UI's designer icons takes care of it." The Deana UI Kit for iPad is available for download now on Guifx's website (www.guifx.com) for $799.99, or as part of the Deana Bundle, which includes all file sizes, ranging from 240 x 320 to 1280 x 768, for $2,999.99. Updates to the Deana UI Kit, as with all Guifx products, are always available for free, so customers who have already purchased the Deana Bundle may download the updated version with Crestron's Mobile Pro G iPad functionality at no additional charge.
Innovative Exhibits Focus on New Ways of Accessing Content
Excellent news! BMB Electronics is proud to announce that the CE approved URC MX-5000 'i' version is in stock now. The MX-5000i is a 2-way wand-style touch screen colour remote that provides network control of many popular IP-based components.
BMB Electronics gladly announces that the new ReQuest MediaPlayer is now available in Europe.
CEN-SWPOE-24 PoE (Power over Ethernet) Switch Simplifies Installation
Roku aggressively lowered the prices of all of its internet video streaming set-top boxes yesterday, in an attempt to remain competitive with upcoming web video-to-TV offerings like Google TV , Apple’s revamped Apple TV (which may be called iTV), and Boxee’s set-top box . Roku’s SD (standard definition) box is now available for $59.99, its HD box for $69.99, and the top-end HD-XR has now squeaked below $100 to $99.99. The SD box was reduced by $20, and both HD boxes saw $30 price drops. The company mentioned in its email announcement that “competitive products (both current and yet to be announced)” will be available for more than $99, clearly a jab at Google, Apple, Boxee, and others. Roku has the early-bird advantage, a healthy variety of content channels from Netflix, Amazon, and Pandora, as well as sports partnerships with the NBA, MLB, and UFC. But with Google TV’s ambitious plans to completely redefine the way we watch television, Roku will certainly have to innovate if it wants to remain relevant.
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Entertainment Experience Teams with D -Tools to Provide Next Generation eeColor™ Technology to SI5.5 Users
Membership in D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program enables direct access to Entertainment Experience's TruVue VANGO™ and TruVue eeColor™ Processor product information
High-end properties demand high-end aesthetics, which innovative under-the-bed TV lift technology can deliver
NETGEAR®, Inc. today announced the NeoTV 350 HD and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Players as the flagship products in the NETGEAR AV Series. The NeoTV HD Media Players enable users to play their digital videos, photos, or music directly on their HDTVs whether the media is stored locally, on the home network, or the Internet. The AV Series is made up of easy-to-use products that help consumers easily connect their Internet-ready devices such as HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, IPTV set-top boxes, media players and game consoles to the Internet and the home network. Other NeoTV features include a built-in memory card slot for instant photo slideshows on the TV, DLNA/UPnP compatibility for access to media servers, network share connectivity and an optional wireless connection with the AV Series NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001). The NeoTV 350 HD Media Player and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Player will be available in the fall 2010. The NeoTV 350 will be available in Europe with an MSRP of Euro 129.99 and Australia with an MSRP of AUD $189.99. The NeoTV 550 will be available in North America with an MSRP of $219.99, Europe for Euro 199.99 and Australia for AUD $299.99.
New Successor Comes at a Time of Tremendous Growth
The advanced reflective surface of the Black Diamond coupled with its exceptional picture in any environment, make it the preferred screen material for 3D viewing.
NETGEAR® Launches NeoTV HD Media Players - Flagship Products in New AV Series Make It Simple to Play Any Content on HDTVs
NETGEAR®, Inc. today announced the NeoTV 350 HD and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Players as the flagship products in the NETGEAR AV Series.
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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