Today, Savant Systems, LLC, a leader in smart home products and technology, announced William J. Lynch has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Robert Madonna, the company’s founder and CEO since 2005 will continue to help steer Savant’s innovation in his ongoing role as the Chairman of the Board. “To take the innovative Smart Home platform the Savant team has built and refined over eight years, and be able to offer to a broader consumer audience for the first time is an incredible opportunity,” said William J. Lynch, CEO of Savant Systems. “Until now, the business has been concentrated in the luxury housing market. Starting this spring, we’re delighted to be able to offer incredible home automation, built upon the rigorous engineering principles that Savant established and continues to uphold, to the mass market. We look forward to working with our valued dealers to bring Savant Smart homes to millions of consumers. It’s an exciting time to be joining the company.” Lynch, the former CEO of Barnes & Noble, transformed the bookseller into the leading retailer of content, digital media and reading devices. Lynch was responsible for leading the creation of the critically acclaimed NOOK devices and software and brought them to the consumer market. Under his leadership, Barnes & Noble introduced many award-winning, popular devices, including the world’s first Android color tablet and the first commercially successful touch eReader. During his tenure, more than 10 million devices were sold and the company achieved a strong share of the U.S. eBook and digital magazine market. Prior to Barnes & Noble, Lynch held leadership and executive positions at HSNi, IAC, and Palm Computing.
Matrox Technology to Drive Video Walls and Deliver Video Wall Content All Around Integrated Systems Europe 2014
Matrox video wall controller boards and H.264 encoders/decoders will be featured in action by Advantech, Bilfinger Mauell, Polymedia and VuWall.
February 12-13, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas
Focused on fueling "Contagious Synergy" among home technology specialists and vendor partners, HTSA maps out the year's events including seasonal conferences, marketing summits, and networking opportunities.
Participation in the D-Tools MVP Program enables System Integrator™ users free access to detailed Perfect Path product information for use in designing, specifying and estimating low voltage electronic systems for residential and commercial applications
CEA Indexes Show Seasonal Declines in Consumer Confidence Toward Overall Economy and Technology Spending for January
CEA has been tracking index data since January 2007.
New events scheduled in Shanghai, Warsaw and Sao Paulo; will also return to Paris
Smarter speaker wily enlivens user experience, consolidates multiple channels of entertainment in one compact device
Fully-damped and braced extruded aluminum enclosure measures 1.6-inches deep by 3.25 inches high and is available in custom widths and paint finishes. Add to the mix premium components and passionate sound engineering and the Nano OnWall LCR 3.0 is the best performer in its class today
CyberPower Inc. today unleashed its Zeus Mini desktop series. Eight models,priced from $599-1479, will be stuffed with enough AMD or Intel processing and graphics crunching power to rival any full-size desktop PC.
Atlona(R) today announced that the company will host the first in a yearlong series of Atlona Academy technical webinars.
Designed for Mounting on a Countertop or Under a Cabinet, Versatile Solution Delivers Reliable Control for Commercial and Residential Applications
Reliant, EcoFactor, Duke Energy, Vivint, and TXU Energy to discuss consumer engagement strategies at 2014 Smart Energy Summit, February 17-19, Austin
The Dell Latitude 10 is a Windows 8 tablet that's tailor-made for business users. It's not only durable, it offers a host of security and manageability features IT managers will appreciate. Snap in the 4-cell battery, and you get a device that lasts all day - and most of the night. Starting at $499
Chuango Security Technology, a trend-setting innovator and developer of wireless DIY security and smart home systems, is pleased to announce its participation in DISTREE EMEA 2014 in Monte Carlo from Feb 11 to 14. "We feel privileged and excited to be part of DISTREE EMEA again," said CEO Ken Li.
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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