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The Future Through the Eyes of CEDIA
10/13/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Homes are going to become smarter and more connected over the next five years.

Islands of Things (IoT)
10/13/14, Eric Ryherd, Express Controls
Today’s IoT reality is that we’ve got an enormous and rapidly growing number of Things being connected to the Internet, but very few of them talk to each other.

D-Tools Makes System Design Standardization a Win-Win
10/13/14, Tim Bigoness, D-Tools
D-Tools System Integrator software platform puts design standardization first—benefitting not only the integrator, but ultimately, the end user.

Broadband Internet to Fuel Connected Home Applications
10/13/14, Rawlson O'Neil King, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Improving bandwidth throughputs will combine with home networking and monitoring offerings and usher in new connected home applications.

A marvel in the City - Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala
10/13/14, Manola Flores , Aktiva
The beauty of the systems installed in the home lies in the functioning of the house in an integrated and consistent way.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Home Automation Company Launches New Product with Crowdfunding Campaign

Submitted on: 10/21/14, 05:19 AM

Authometion, the startup engaged in IoT solutions for WiFi home automation applications, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000 by November 17 to kick-off preorders of their first set of products that allows homeowners to transform their homes into smart homes. 

The first product released by Authometion is IoTuino, an Arduino-compatible tiny core module (56×23 mm) incorporating a low-power WiFi module and radio transceiver. IoTuino has been completely designed and engineered in-house by Authometion after almost two years of research and development. The goal of the product is to offer all makers and developers the opportunity to work with a powerful yet miniaturized microcontroller for rapid prototyping and to leverage the Arduino open-source electronics platform to build plenty of IoT devices. "IoTuino is the perfect partner for DIY Home Automation applications," said company founder and CEO Pietro Moscetta. "It can be embedded into any object to immediately embrace the IoT revolution." IoTuino is based on an ATMega328P microcontroller and includes a built-in low-power Wi-Fi module (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), a 512Kb SPI Flash, a 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, and an integrated mini USB programming port. 

Ubi, the voice-activated control system for your home, is finally out of beta
Submitted on: 10/17/14, 05:41 AM
After more than two years of closed beta testing, Ubi, the voice-controlled home computer system for your home, is finally ready for general release.   If you didn’t happen to catch the device during its hugely-successful Kick

Thread Home Automation Group Accepting New Members
Submitted on: 10/15/14, 05:10 AM
The Thread Group announced that it has opened membership and will begin accepting applications from companies interested in using the Thread protocol in their products. The Thread Group was established in July by seven companies including Nest Labs, Samsung E

Xiaomi Unveiled Company’s Home Automation Devices In China
Submitted on: 10/13/14, 06:04 AM
Xiaomi is a Chinese company most known for it affordable and yet well-built smartphones. In Asia, people are calling this company China’s Apple, which is a good fit I guess. Xiaomi’s hardware and software are often inspired by Apple’s products, or s

Best Buy Adding Home-Automation Departments
Submitted on: 10/10/14, 06:09 AM
Best Buy is rolling out home-automation departments to more than 400 stores this fall. The “Connected Home” sections are expected to be in place by Thanksgiving and will feature more than 100 products from established vendors and startups.

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BenQ Colorific Projector Brings Visual Artist's Second Major Installation to Life
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 02:11 PM
Short-Throw W1080ST Unleashes Projection Artist's Creative Vision at New York Art Exhibit

Smart Home Guru smanos Co-exhibits with Mother Company At Sicurezza in Fashion Capital Milan
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 01:24 PM
smanos, a trendsetting innovator and dynamic developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems, is proudly bringing its new WiFi and GSM portfolio to Sicurezza in Milan, held between Nov. 12 and 14th, at Booth E14 in Hall 1 at Fiera Milano (Rho).

Chuango Show Highlights from Hong Kong Sourcing Fair - 2014 Autumn Edition
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 01:18 PM
Chuango Security Technology Corporation, a trendsetting innovator and developer of wireless DIY security and smart home systems, is pleased to announce its fruitful participation in Global Sources Security Products Fair in Hong Kong from October 11 to 14th.

Rec4Box OB Factory Equips Three Compact, Versatile OB Units With Riedel
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 10:27 AM
Riedel Gear Brings Additional Flexibility to Cost-Effective and Highly Adaptable Mobile Production Units

Nearly one-half of Spanish broadband households receive local broadcast TV channels only
Submitted on: 10/21/14, 08:48 AM
Content and Access Services Analyst to present new entertainment research at Broadband World Forum

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