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Broadband Access
08/18/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Broadband allows for learning opportunities by making available educational materials and course instruction, which previously could only be delivered in a classroom setting.

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08/18/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) and there has been big growth in events focusing on this topic. As well shows like ISC that cover Security are seeing big changes as IoT and Wireless devices have expanded and changed this market.

On Controls - Automation in the Cloud
08/18/14, Itai Ben-Gal, iRule
Using our cloud-based tools and templates, our dealers can recall each template created for packages they use often so that the programming time for these replicated systems is reduced to minutes. This is far more efficient than starting the programming process from scratch each time a system is installed.

The Evolution of the AV Industry
08/18/14, Cynthia Menna, AVAD LLC
There has been a strong shift to commercial projects, which has vastly evolved our customers' businesses. This change has allowed them the flexibility to balance their business and explore new technologies.

Video Storage: Meeting Today’s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider
While most of the attention at this year’s FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.

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ADT refines its 'recipes' on smart home automation

Submitted on: 08/21/14, 02:23 PM

For most of its brief existence, the modern smart home has offered a frustratingly fragmented user experience. A maze of competing, proprietary ecosystems has forced consumers to pick a "side" (be it Staples Connect, Lowes Iris, Quirky Wink, or Belkin WeMo) and sacrifice otherwise attractive products on the altar of compatibility.
 
Some see a potential solution in IFTTT (If This Then That), a free service that gives websites, apps, and devices a simple way to interact with one another.
 
Major brands—including Philips, Nest, and even Belkin and Quirky—have already made their products compatible with IFTTT. This week home security giant ADT announced that it's developing an IFTTT "channel" for its Pulse home automation system.
 
At its most basic, IFTTT lets you create "recipes" with the tech you use every day as the ingredients. The recipes follow a simple template in which "triggers" set off associated "actions."

Best Buy Jumps Into Home Automation With Startup Peq
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:06 AM
Electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the crowded home automation market through a deal with startup Smart Home Ventures, which designed its offering around ease of use. Called Peq (pronounced “peak”), the service costs $9.99 a month for an u

Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup
Submitted on: 08/18/14, 05:53 AM
Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub.   The company isn&

Parks Associates: 64% of all smart devices are part of a security or home controls system
Submitted on: 08/14/14, 03:01 PM
Parks Associates today announced Internet of Things (IoT) research showing nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller by the end of 2014, with an estimated increase to nearly 6% by 2015. The firm's Evolution of Smart Home and the Internet of Thi

Battle for the $18 Billion US Smart Home Heats Up as Apple and Google Posture for Position says Strategy Analytics
Submitted on: 08/13/14, 06:12 AM
Spending on smart home systems and services in the US will hit $18 billion in 2014 and more than double to $39 billion by 2019 according to Strategy Analytics' Smart Home Strategies latest forecast. Apple, Google and Samsung are among the big consumer bra

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L-com Launches DIN Mountable Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) Midspan/Injectors and Injector Kits
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 03:38 PM
"Our new DIN rail mountable midspan/injectors allow greater flexibility in the deployment and installation of PoE equipment in rack and equipment enclosure systems, which can significantly decrease installation time in many cases"

Indiegogo - Startup Company, Intugine, Introduces Nimble: Gesture Control Technology To Enhance All Technology Interactions
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 03:22 PM
Team of young entrepreneurs launch an Indiegogo campaign to fund their futuristic technology that allows users to control technology simply by moving their hands

CYBERPOWERPC's New Raven X6 Notebook Has Gaming-Class Power but Sips Very Little Energy
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 11:27 AM
CyberPower Inc. today announced its all-new Raven X6 - a powerful and stylish gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics cards and Intel Core i7-4710HQ mobile processor. Base price is $1199.

IC Realtime Launches Open Platform 720-Degree Surveillance Camera Software
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 10:11 AM
Presently available as a free App at iTunes.com, this special hardware-agnostic software enhances the user-experience of any 180- and 360-degree analog, IP or Megapixel surveillance camera by completely immersing the viewer into the center of the action

Parks Associates: 30% of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health device
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 08:06 AM
Playtabase CEO to present on the role of wearable devices in driving better healthcare and independent living at Connected Health Summit

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