Roomba to Rule the Smart Home

Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: iRobot CEO Colin Angle says mapping data generated by the company's robotic cleaners will finally make our homes intelligent.

The Aperion Guide to 4K Ultra HD Video

Like regular HD, once you immerse yourself in all that the latest video technology has to offer, there won't be any going back.

ELAN Home Automation Makes a New Hampshire Vacation Rental Much More Desirable!

New Hampshire ski resort condo gives guests a taste of full home automation with mobile and voice control of climate, shades, lighting, audio/video, and cameras through an ELAN system.

Ikea to work with Sonos on new Smart Home products

Telecompaper: Retailer Ikea has bumped up its smart home offering by entering into a partnership with speakers maker Sonos.

The Science of Sound and Anatomy of a Speaker

Have you ever wondered how speakers work? It main seem complicated on the surface, but actually speakers utilize a couple of fairly simple concepts to achieve sound reproduction.

Visual Display Resolution - a New Metric based Contrast Modulation and Structural Similarity

Determining the resolution of an image used to be easy. In flat panel displays you counted the number of full-color pixels composed of RGB sub-pixels. In projectors, the count of the imager elements determined resolution.

Logitech to shut down "service and support" for Harmony Link devices in 2018

Valentina Palladimo for ArsTechnica: Customers are calling out Logitech for bricking a device that works perfectly fine for most of them, (11/9/17 update from Logitech: We Will Replace Your Logitech Harmony Links)

Speaker Stands Vs. Wall Mounts

Placing speakers can be a difficult task, not only do you need to balance visual aesthetics with optimal sound performance, but there are different guidelines for placing each speaker in a surround sound set up.

Speed Kills: More, Better Content Drives Demand for Better, Faster Service

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet, and his cohorts probably never envisioned a time when sending a message or picture across the country or around the globe would be faster than dialing a phone. Or that people would have a panic attack when they didn't have Internet access.

Choosing Your Surround Speakers

Positioning the surround speakers is crucial in order to enjoy the immersive sound that home theater is known for. But, deciding which configuration and what type of speaker to use can be daunting.

Case Study: Niles and Sunfire Bring Sophisticated Sound to Mexico City Entertainment Room

The goal was to build an immersive sound system in the entertainment room and throughout the home without hindering the look of the house, which was gut-renovated and professionally designed three years prior.

Playing to Win: New M&E Industry Advances Put Viewer in Charge

Since no one is yet certain which business model will be most popular with viewers, the streamers offer their content in a range of flavors - free (ad supported), SVOD (subscription), TVOD (event transaction).

Quadriplegic Gains Control of Apartment Through Customized ELAN System

Automation technology gives the resident remote control of his apartment's lights, TVs, phone, motorized bed and motorized door for the first time in years.

RTI Delivers Effortless Control for Elaborate Movie Theater

The Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille is more than just a movie destination, it's an AV experience. With more than 47 displays, a pumping audio system, and an abundance of content sources, customers can eat, drink, and be entertained. Using RTI's powerful XP-8s control processor and customized RTiPanel app, M. Alan Associates delivered on the owner's vision for complex, high-end technology backed by simple, effortless control across the theater at a touch of a button.

Beyond 4K - Part 3: Innovation & Education

For nearly two decades PureLink has been leading the way as an innovator and educator in the professional audio/video industry.

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IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

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.