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03/16/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
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Best in Texas: Trolls Love Vague Patents, Friendly Courts
03/16/15, THE Insider
Patent trolls aren't ugly things. Nope they're just good ol boys who know where the best house is in Texas and just go back again and again and...

Smart Home Interview - Simply Automated
03/16/15, Millard Schewe, Simply Automated
Any products that can output an RS-232 serial string can utilize UPB devices. In fact there is a software tool, the “UPB Command Wizard”, to help write UPB serial strings (i.e. drivers).

Smart Home Interview - Insteon
03/16/15, Contributed by, Insteon
Insteon uses a dual-band signal, or mesh network, which communicates to devices simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s existing electrical wiring.

Smart Home Interview - Neurio
03/16/15, Contributed by, Neurio
Once the Neurio Sensor is installed on an electrical panel, it sends the data via WiFi to the secure cloud where the smart algorithms identify the unique power pattern by each device in real-time to tell whether a specific appliance is in use or off, and how much energy it consumes.

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SmartThings delays its next-gen smart home products

Submitted on: 04/01/15, 05:27 AM

From PCWorld: SmartThings, the home automation company Samsung Electronics acquired last August, has delayed the launch of its new home hub and sensors to the third quarter, as it works to improve performance and stability.
 
Even though the products have been built and are currently being tested, SmartThings felt it necessary to postpone the launch from the second quarter to what will most likely be the third quarter, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
 
One of the goals with the new hub is to improve stability compared to its current offering, and this seems to be taking longer than originally thought. The company has been performing lots of additional testing to address many recent disruptions users have experienced, it said.
 
When they work, the SmartThings hub and connected sensors can be used to control lights, thermostats, doors and warn about things such as water leaks. However, users of the current hub have been suffering from device control and connectivity issues and apps that don’t execute properly, leaving them unable to fully control their homes. The company’s status website lists six incidents between just March 23 and 31.

Myfox To Bring DIY Security From France
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 06:42 AM
Joseph Palenchar for Twice:  A wireless do-it-yourself home-security system that Myfox will bring to the U.S. late in the second quarter or early thi

Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee
Submitted on: 03/26/15, 03:20 PM
From Jared Newman for TechHive:  Logitech is continuing its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up

Luxurious small smart homes by Tiny Heirloom
Submitted on: 03/24/15, 03:10 PM
From Kimberley Mok for TreeHugger:  Much like how camping can come in a a more luxurious, "glamping" version, so too can tiny homes come

How your car will help control your home
Submitted on: 03/23/15, 05:47 AM
Patrick Nelson for NetworkWorld:  AT&T is one company that is planning on consumers being able to control elements of t

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HEOS by Denon Wireless Multi-Room Sound System Adds New Updates, Services and Functionalities
Submitted on: 04/01/15, 03:03 PM
Based on consumer feedback, Denon Electronics announces new app updates to the HEOS wireless multi-room sound system to enhance users' experience with added convenience and innovation.

Torus Power Appoints Karma AV as United Kingdom Distributor for Both Commercial and Residential AV Markets
Submitted on: 04/01/15, 02:59 PM
Karma AV will bring Torus Power toroidal power isolation products to high-end integrators and dealers in the UK, providing dramatically improved AV quality for installations both large and small

D-Tools Sponsors CEDIA Business Xchange 2015
Submitted on: 04/01/15, 02:47 PM
Event provides Business owners and management in the CEDIA channel in-depth thought leadership sessions covering operational best practices, business process improvement, and partnership optimization

Swann's Customizable Video & Alarm Security Kit Connects to Smartphones for 24/7 Peace of Mind
Submitted on: 04/01/15, 02:33 PM
HD cameras provide high-quality surveillance that allows users to see and hear live security footage in the palm of their hand

STEWART FILMSCREEN APPOINTS THE FARM AS COMMERCIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Submitted on: 04/01/15, 02:31 PM
Innovative rep firm to represent and support the high performance projection screen manufacturer's commercial sales and marketing efforts in Pacific Northwest

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