AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine

eMagazine Cover - AVSystemsMag eMagazine <br> Apr / May 2014

Graphene – The New Magical Material
04/14/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
Graphene may possibly be the future replacement for silicone. It’s a two-dimensional material that measures just one atom thick and has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

Power Of Choice: Breaking Content Barriers Can Be Good, Then Again…
04/14/14, THE Insider
The beginning of the end for cable’s linear, scheduled TV approach comes when the Internet players have too many subscribers for the content rights holders to ignore.

Synching Mobile & Desktop Devices
04/14/14, Yossi Fishler, Andy
Andy is an Android Operating System that runs on your computer - essentially making your Android device and all of your apps available on your PC or Mac!

Brands That Communicate Win
04/14/14, Paul DiComo and Al Ballard, CE-Marketing Pros
To combat this onslaught of mediocrity, we all need to remind our customers how much enjoyment quality AV gear can provide.

Video Consistency: Entertainment Flexibility … Viewing Becomes Personal
04/14/14, THE Insider
The good thing is, every network/station is getting their shows up to 4K as quickly as possible to capture even more eyeballs (ad dollars), so when you get your UHD TV set, you’ll have plenty of content.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Korner home security is simple, affordable, versatile

Submitted on: 04/24/14, 01:42 PM

When someone mentions “home security,” it evokes images of cameras, wires, sensors, and a little warning sign posted in the yard. If you agree, you wouldn’t be wrong. That’s how the common security system is perceived. But things have been changing over the years. Advances in technology have transformed home security products, making them more accessible and easier to use.

If you’re interested in easy – like, really easy – you couldn’t do any better than Korner. Korner, which is currently funding on Indiegogo, is a simple yet genius home security product. There’s only three parts to set up: wireless router fob, the tag, and the mobile app for Android or iOS. The single-piece tag is as easy to “install” as putting a sticker, well, anywhere.

Korner works by detecting motion of the object its attached to, such as a door or window. The sensors in the tags can determine when there has been an entry. The sensors are smart enough to know the difference between an entry and vibration, so false alarms are kept to a minimum. What happens when there is an actual entry? The tag communicates to fob, which in turn sends an alert to your mobile device. From there, you can notify authorities, friends, or neighbors.

This Trick To Improving Home Audio Involves Zero Electronics
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 03:09 PM
Our ongoing investigation into how home audio is changing in 2014 has unearthed a surprising nugget of sonic wisdom, for those of us who are trying to take home audio just a little more seriously. Now that legitimate digital music services sound so good, fans

Lightpad: The intelligent light switch that wants to control your home
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:53 AM
There are lots of companies trying to crack intelligent lighting in the home. Philips has its Hue lighting system with intelligent bulbs, while others like Belkin's WeMo system let you control everything via smart plugs. Plum, a relatively new and unhear

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 12:32 PM
With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into some

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 03:11 PM
(CNN) - Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected. But test models already on the street have begun playing a more unlikely role -- as symbols in a simmering fig

  • More Hot Stories

Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

Opticomm-EMCORE to Demonstrate CATx/HDBaseT Extenders @ InfoComm 2014
Submitted on: 04/24/14, 03:03 PM
Opticomm-EMCORE, a leading provider of HD video/audio/data transport solutions for CATx, Fiber, and IP networks will be showcasing its lines of HDBaseT extenders, in the form of the compact, stand-alone c-linx Series and the rugged card-based Optiva OTC Series products at the upcoming InfoComm 2014.

Nortek Names Matthew Hughes as Vice President, Treasurer
Submitted on: 04/24/14, 02:41 PM
Matthew Hughs joins Nortek with 18 years of finance and treasury experience at GTECH Corporation

Sony Electronics introduces new line of High-Resolution Audio A/V Receivers, speakers and Blu-ray™ Home Theater Systems
Submitted on: 04/24/14, 02:39 PM
"Sony's goal is to make the benefits of Hi-Res Audio accessible to every music lover"

iControl Networks and NETGEAR Launch Android Touchscreen for the Smart Home
Submitted on: 04/24/14, 02:37 PM
High-quality, cost effective touchscreen broadens consumer access to next generation connected home features

Revolabs at InfoComm 2014:
Submitted on: 04/24/14, 02:11 PM
Revolabs, InfoComm 2014, Booth N1955

Online Now - ISC West Special News Report
ISC West News

Featured AV and Automation Industry Product

Video Mount Products - Wall Mount Electronic Components Shelf

Video Mount Products - Wall Mount Electronic Components Shelf

The CH-001B wall mount component self is a stylish way to hold DVD players, DVR's, HD receivers, CD players, VCRs and gaming systems (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii). The mount can be used for a single device or "stacked" for use with multiple devices.

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

AXPONA 2014
Apr 25 - 27 2014, Chicago, IL

INFOCOMM 2014
Jun 14 - 20 2014, Las Vegas, NV

DISPLAY SUMMIT
Jun 16 - 17 2014, Las Vegas, NV

ELECTRONIC SECURITY EXPO 2014 (ESX)
Jun 24 - 26 2014, Nashville, TN

2014 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 24 - 24 2014, Culver City, CA

CEDIA EXPO 2014
Sep 10 - 13 2014, Denver CO

More AV and Automation Industry Resources

 

 

More Technical eMagazine from LJB