AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine

eMagazine Cover - AVSystemsMag eMagazine  <br> Oct / Nov 2014

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.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Swann Flies Into Home Automation Market

Submitted on: 10/01/14, 05:16 AM

DIY security supplier Swann Security is expanding into DIY home automation with the launch of SwannOne, a security-focused home-automation system controlled from apps.
 
The system uses such wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Z-Wave to monitor and control home systems. The pricing of the products and optional service plans were not disclosed.
 
The SwannOne system is built around a hub that connects wirelessly to multiple products, including the SoundView Camera with Wi-Fi. It features encrypted HD video streaming, motion detection, night vision, and optional cloud-storage service plans to store audio and video for the past seven or 30 days. With a service plan offering audio analytics, the camera’s built-in microphone detects and identifies sounds such as breaking glass, car alarms, a baby’s cry or gun shots, and also notifies users.

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

  • More Hot Stories

Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

Zonoff Receives "Product Innovation Award" at Staples Supplier Summit
Submitted on: 09/30/14, 07:35 PM
Zonoff Connected Home Platform awarded for product innovation for its work on the Staples Connect software and platform

Samsung Introduces Curved LED Monitor for Richly Immersive Entertainment and Gaming Experience
Submitted on: 09/30/14, 07:34 PM
New SD590C curved monitor displays lifelike colors and imagery; represents Samsung's continued focus on advancing monitor design and innovation

Vesternet Online Automation Store Makes U.S. Debut
Submitted on: 09/30/14, 07:32 PM
Leading UK Home Automation Shop Now Open For Business In American Market

CEA Joins Global Tech Industry Calling for ITA Win in November
Submitted on: 09/30/14, 06:41 PM
Updating the ITA to include modern tech products is vital in assuring that the agreement's many benefits extend to the world's citizens.

Bluesound Launches Desktop Controller App
Submitted on: 09/30/14, 06:39 PM
Enhanced User Experience Combines Superior Sound Quality with Seamless Simplicity

Special Report - AV and Automation CrowdFunding News

Online Now - CEDIA 2014 News Report - Free Publishing for Exhibitors - No Account Necessary
CEDIA 2014

Featured AV and Automation Industry Product

Octava -HDDSX-MX  Multi Source Multi Display HD Video Matrix over LAN

Octava -HDDSX-MX Multi Source Multi Display HD Video Matrix over LAN

The Octava HDDSX- matrix is a scalable HD video switching solution enabling the design of multi-source to multi-display matrix systems using standard ethernet cables. The HDDSX-MX simplifies installation of HD Video system by using available CAT 5e/6 cable and a Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch. The HDDSX utilizes advanced MJPEG techniques and IP protocol to deliver 1080p video up to 300ft to distribute HD over LAN . The HDDSX- MX system is based on a scalable architecture thus enables system designers the flexibility of adding video sources or displays to the system as needed with minimum effort. A customizable Control App for tablets simplifies system controls. -Switch and route multiple HD sources to multiple displays over 1 single CAT5e/6 cable -Flexible/scalable architecture- easily add sources or displays as needed. -Perfect for large scale video switching applications requiring more than 16 displays. -1080P video resolution 2ch audio

Featured AV and Automation Industry Company

Atlantic Technology

Atlantic Technology

(Norwood,, MA, United States of America)

Atlantic Technology has been designing award-winning high performance multi-channel speaker systems since 1989. By engineering innovative audio products at affordable prices, we've received dozens of industry accolades along with lots of spectacular reviews. And beyond performance, we work exceptionally hard to ensure that our speakers integrate easily and attractively into your home while they're delivering consistently great movie and music reproduction.

Upcoming AV and Automation Industry Events and Conferences

LUXUL - ONGOING WEBINARS
Sep 20 - 31 2014, Webinars

ISC EAST
Nov 19 - 20 2014, New York, NY

2015 STORAGE VISIONS CONFERENCE
Jan 04 - 05 2015, Las Vegas, NV

2015 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 06 - 09 2015, Las Vegas, NV

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE) 2015
Feb 10 - 12 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2015
Mar 10 - 12 2015, Las Vegas, NV

ISC WEST 2015
Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

SECUTECH
Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

More AV and Automation Industry Resources

 

 

More Technical eMagazine from LJB