Bob McCarthy Returns to Meyer Sound as Director of System Optimization

Meyer Sound has appointed Bob McCarthy to the newly created position of Director of System Optimization.

How to save the AV receiver

There are a lot of reasons why sound bars are taking over home audio, but one of them is increasingly obvious: AV receivers are terrible. While receivers are fine for enthusiasts who know what they're doing, they're a frustrating experience for everyone else. Most technology gets better over time, but AV receivers seem frozen in amber, with giant chassis, thick inscrutable manuals, and onscreen interfaces that could only generously be called "standard-definition." They're embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear, yet they remain a begrudging necessity for those who want something better than a sound bar. AV receivers don't have to be this bad, but they need to completely reinvent themselves to stay relevant. Here's where they should start.  Click for Full article by Matthew Moskovciak of CNET.  

New Triad Speakers InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub is Small in Size, Yet Big on Performance

New-and-improved to deliver more bass from an even narrower enclosure which along with its flat speaker grill mounts flush into standard 4-inch deep wall cutout. Custom paint-matching further contributes to an installation that blends with the home decor

GammaTech Durabook CA10 Semi-Rugged Ultra-Mobile Tablet Now Available

Offers Durability, Long Battery Life, Wireless Connections, and Dust and Spray Resistance For Mobile-Oriented Service Industries

Industry leaders address the evolution of the digital home & mobile consumer at CONNECTIONS™ at CTIA

Parks Associates today announced the keynotes and speakers for CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA in Las Vegas, May 20-23.

Linear Closes on Acquisition of 2GIG

Linear, LLC a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), has closed on its acquisition of 2GIG Technologies, which will become part of the security and control group within Linear. The acquisition of 2GIG was announced by Nortek in February 2013. With the acquisition, Linear's dealers and OEM partners gain access to 2GIG's Go!Control platform, the first widely adopted integrated security and automation system that includes a system CPU, touchscreen interface, Z-Wave radio for automation, cellular radio for communications with a central station, and narrow-band RF for communicating with security sensors. 2GIG also provides a wide range of wireless peripherals including thermostats, panic buttons, keyfobs, glass break detectors and wireless carbon monoxide detectors, all of which can be integrated into a home automation system that can be remotely monitored, managed and controlled via the Internet. "Acquiring 2GIG positions Linear as one of the world's top-tier hardware developers and manufacturers in the rapidly growing residential security and home automation markets," said Michael O'Neal, president of Linear. "We're especially excited about the synergy between the brands since 2GIG offers products that can be leveraged by Linear and its dealers to grow their businesses. At the same time, Linear offers products that can expand and enhance the 2GIG home automation platform, potentially opening doors to new market opportunities."  

RTI Honored With 2013 CE Pro Quest for Quality Award in 'Manufacturers: Technical Support' Category

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that readers of CE Pro magazine have selected the company as a 2013 Quest for Quality Award recipient.

NuForce Releases STA-100--the Most Compact, Powerful and Audiophile-Grade Stereo Power Amplifier to Complete its Home Reference Series

Offering true audiophile grade parts throughout and advanced, high efficiency switching amplifier topology derived from award winning high-end V3 amplifier technology, the NuForce STA-100 delivers genuine NuForce performance and value.

Seneca Introduces Industry Leading Media Player Inspired by the Intel® Next Unit of Computing (NUC)

Seneca launches HDN with internal power and enhanced thermal efficiency.

Comark to Introduce New Indoor/Outdoor Monument Kiosk at Global Shop

The single or dual, indoor or outdoor units will feature large 47" high definition LCD displays with integrated touch screens.

Home Automation Hound Welcomes iSS LLC To Its Marketing Services Program

iSS has now partnered with Home Automation Hound, joining the nationwide team of integrators.

London based automation company Living Home Tech joins forces with CEDIA the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association at the NEC

Fresh off the back of a fifth successful year at the National Homebuild and Renovation show at the NEC, Living Home Tech has now joined CEDIA as part of its continuing effort to provide training and development within the Home Automation and Custom Integration industry.

Involve Audio Releases Dramatic New Technology with Surround Master - the First Major Audio Advance in 40 Years

Surround Master is a quantum leap in true-to-life sound experience that improves the performance of any audio system - home entertainment systems, stereos, or audiophile rigs

VitaSound Audio Inc. Introduces First Multi-Functional Audio Enhancement Device for TV, Face-to-Face Conversation and Cellphone/MP3 Player Use

The Personal Audio Enhancer, powered by leading-edge brain-science based technology, is now available for purchase

AIS Budget-Priced All-in-One Touchscreen Panel PC Featuring Full PC Openness Innovation for Various Industrial Applications

BUDGET-PRICED WITH FULL PC OPENNESS INNOVATION THAT DRIVES RESULTS, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

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