AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
Truth in Networking: Or, Why You Still Need A Wire
09/29/14, Rob Gelphman, MoCA
The five pillars of home networking: mobility, ubiquity, ease-of-use, performance and reliability.
Building Engaging Cloud Classrooms with Digital Media Players
09/29/14, Contributed by, Nexcom
Education in the digital age requires digital solutions.
Connected Things: IoT is a Long-Term Work-in-Progress … Real Long Term
09/29/14, THE Insider
Does it bother you that people want to connect things to talk to other things to tell each other where they're going, what they're doing, why they're doing it and then telling some big database out there all of their dirty little secrets?
Five Ideas for Designer Approved Media Installations
09/29/14, Kerrie Kelly, ASID
What tricks and new technologies do you use in your own home to merge your entertainment systems into the room's décor?
Retaining Customers: Content, Platforms, and Video Services
09/15/14, Brett Sappington & Harry Wang, Parks Associates
Apps and APIs make it possible for both service providers and platform vendors to extend the value of their solutions, and both players need to be flexible so as not to break their connection to the consumer.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Home automation's next big opportunity: Controlling the water heater
Submitted on: 09/29/14, 05:29 AM
Rheem, one of the leading manufacturers of water heaters in the U.S., has just launched a Wi-Fi module for electric and gas water heaters that lets you monitor the performance of the device, control its energy usage and be warned about leaks or other potentially costly
Amazon reportedly exploring wearables and home automation
Submitted on: 09/26/14, 05:45 AM
Amazon.com Inc will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected "smart" home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies.
Wink announces Relay, touchscreen display and control pad for the connected home
Submitted on: 09/24/14, 05:30 AM
Wink, the company that connects you with all of the smart products in your home, today announced Relay. Replacing a light switch, Relay conveniently controls and monitors your connected home from one central location. Relay brings all of the convenience of your smart
Creators Of Beats And Guitar Hero Launch Smart Home Startup Leeo
Submitted on: 09/22/14, 06:21 AM
Another day, another smart home company is coming alive. But this latest one, Leeo, has some pretty big names behind it–including the main people responsible for creating products like Beats headphones and the video game Guitar Hero as well as executives from C
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
NXP Unveils Versatile Microcontroller Family to Drive a Smarter User Experience in Next-Generation Embedded Designs
Submitted on: 10/01/14, 10:09 AM
New low-pin-count LPC82x family targets sensor gateways, Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity, wearables and more.
Roomie Remote Launches 3.0 App for Home Theater and Home Automation at a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Touch Panel Systems
Submitted on: 10/01/14, 10:07 AM
Mobile app and subscription-based pricing allows consumers to 'ditch their remotes' and get more control for less-wirelessly and with no programming fees
AMX Elevates Higher Education Collaboration in Small Spaces by Introducing New Support Technologies
Submitted on: 10/01/14, 10:05 AM
Mobile Device Screen Mirroring; Sophisticated yet Simple ControlPads and Enhanced Cloud-Based Configuration Tool Lead Tech Advances for Small Collaboration Spaces
JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Merge U.S. Operations
Submitted on: 10/01/14, 10:02 AM
The merger completes a process that was first announced in April, and is designed to enhance operating efficiencies and spur innovation throughout the company.
EnGenius Personal Cloud Solutions Enable Users to Take Control of their Digital Lives, Giving Them Greater Peace of Mind
Submitted on: 10/01/14, 10:00 AM
Powerful Productivity, Lifestyle, Security-Enhancing Apps for Smartphones and Tablets Combine with EnGenius Gateways and Intelligent Routers to Enable Users to Save Money, Increase Security, and Share Content from Anywhere They Have an Internet Connection
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