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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.

Fortune 500 Company selects HDBaseT™ extender For A Drive- thru Project
09/15/14, Contributed by, KanexPro
An HDCP compliant extender was needed that can run up to 100 meters (330 feet) over cat6 based on HDBaseT technology delivering crystal clear audio and video to the GDS display located at the drive-thru store.

Unlikely Champion: A Leader Steps Forward to Advance Flash Memory Image
09/15/14, THE Insider
Woz, the storage/flash industry superhero, sees video content as a way for people to reach out and communicate with people in a new, more effective way.

Over the Air HDTV
09/15/14, Erica Skrivan fir, Antennas Direct
One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

CEDIA 2014 - Tradeshow Report
09/11/14, Brandon Hetherington for, HomeToys.com
CEDIA 2014, this years show used the slogan "Hyper-Change" to signify the ongoing evolution of the residential AV market and promises to showcase "New Products, New Innovations and New Demands." As usual HomeToys.com was on hand to see what was what at this years show. Below is a list of some of the new products featured at CEDIA 2014.

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CEDIA ANNOUNCES 2014 ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES® AWARDS WINNERS

Submitted on: 09/15/14, 06:31 AM

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) recognized the outstanding work of its members at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration Saturday night. The honorees included over 40 winning projects in the Designer Awards competition, 11 Manufacturers' Excellence Awards winners, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and this year's top volunteers. Also at this year's Awards Celebration, CEDIA paid special recognition to the founding members of the association as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration. 

The Designer Awards competition, which honors the best projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year, featured winners in such categories as Best Integrated Home, Best Media Room, Best Hidden Installation, and Best Home Theater. The Designer Awards winners were determined by a panel of expert judges that included home technology professionals, architects, and interior designers. Also recognized were the three winners in the CEDIA/HGTVRemodels.com People's Pick Awards, which were voted on by visitors to HGTVRemodels.com.

The Manufacturers' Excellence Awards honorees included 10 Best New Product winners, one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner, and three inductees into the Product Hall of Fame. The winners were selected by a panel of home technology professional judges. 

The full list of award winners can be viewed at here.

For all the News and announcements from this years show make sure to check out our SPECIAL CEDIA NEWSPAGE  & Check out our Special CEDIA Tradeshow Report.

CEDIA 2014 - Underway in Denver Colorado
Submitted on: 09/10/14, 05:14 AM
CEDIA 2014 is underway in Denver, Colorado with training sessions beginning on September 10th and the Show room floor opening up on the 11th.  This years show used the slogan "Hyper-Change" to signify the ongoing evolution of the residential AV market an

Apple, Inc. Just Gained Another Competitor in the Smart Home Space
Submitted on: 09/08/14, 05:35 AM
Companies are starting to pick sides in the home automation race, and Sony just made its choice. The company announced at the IFA conference in Berlin this week that it is joining Qualcomm 's AllSeen Alliance, a coalition of tech and consumer co

Savant gets $90M from KKR
Submitted on: 09/04/14, 05:26 AM
Want proof that the smart home is big? Check out the whopper private equity investment that KKR has made in Savant. Savant said it has raised $90 million from its founder Robert Madonna and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). The round will he

Elgato to launch HomeKit with full iOS 8 integration
Submitted on: 09/02/14, 05:34 AM
Elgato will be an exhibitor at IFA Berlin this year, but the company has already announced the introduction of its new HomeKit to the market, with supposed full iOS 8 integration. The HomeKit will be fully compatible with Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform

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CEDIA 2014 - Digital Projection Launches 4K LED and 4K LASER Illuminated Reference Projector Line
Submitted on: 09/15/14, 10:46 AM
Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces the launch of the INSIGHT series of 4K projectors for elite home entertainment.

EchoStar To Present Home Automation Solution
Submitted on: 09/15/14, 10:45 AM
Visit EchoStar at IBC RAI Hall 1, Stand F76 ---- See a Sneak Peek of the New Connected Home Solution at IBC in Amsterdam

CEDIA 2014 - FIBARO Launches New Door/Window Sensor At CEDIA 2014
Submitted on: 09/15/14, 10:43 AM
The home control system specialist FIBARO (www.fibaro.com) has launched a new Door/Window Sensor at CEDIA 2014.

CEDIA 2014 - FIBARO Showcases Its Concept Products At CEDIA EXPO 2014
Submitted on: 09/15/14, 10:41 AM
At CEDIA EXPO 2014, a specialist exhibition for home technology, FIBARO experts will be demonstrating functionality of the system elements and will answer all questions of the visitors

CEDIA 2014 - D-Tools ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL 'design awards' winners and FINALISTS
Submitted on: 09/15/14, 10:24 AM
D-Tools picks several stunning electronic system design projects specified using D-Tools System Integrator software, showcasing the power of the software and the innovation of its users

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