AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at Whatâ€™s Inside
05/16/13, Andrew Welker, Axiom Audio
Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and thatâ€™s probably a good thing! But if youâ€™ve ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiomâ€™s innovations in the loudspeaker building process.
NAB Wrap: Itâ€™s 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff
05/16/13, THE Insider
Thunder â€“ Like a bunch of buff guys, Blackmagic Design hit NAB this year and had people talkinâ€™ and gawkinâ€™. The Aussie Thunder Down Under crew showed they were seriously into the mainstream of content shooting/production.
WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification
05/16/13, Jim Venable, WiSA
WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.
NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities
05/16/13, THE Insider
Heyday it Ainâ€™t â€“ Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and itâ€™s a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.
Your IT Network - Would You Buy a Ferrari With a 4-Cylinder Engine?
05/16/13, Josh Christian, DSI Entertainment
It wasn't too long ago that a network was only used for computers. Then home automation manufacturers started using WiFi as the wireless connection of choice. "No problem", we thought, just get a network router/switch/wireless access point at the local Best Buy and you're good to go...Not!
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Allure Energy Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Nest Labs
Submitted on: 05/16/13, 07:20 AM
Allure Energy, Inc. has filed suit against Nest Labs, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on the grounds of patent infringement through the design, manufacture and sale of smart thermostats under the name "Nest Learning Therm
Home Automation Finally Simple with New Cloud Services
Submitted on: 05/15/13, 06:33 AM
Now, several companies are trying to make home automation easy by creating technologies that allow software and services that connect the disparate gadgets and get them to perform several tasks together — such as opening the front door, turning on the lights and
HouseLogix Launches Patented Wireless Speech Control Module for Home Automation
Submitted on: 05/13/13, 06:03 AM
HouseLogix, a Pennsylvania-based provider of advanced hardware and software products for home control, today announces the release of VoicePod®, its patented wireless speech control device for home automation systems. VoicePod adds both voice recognition and speech
CEA Announces New Standard Group for Connected Home and Smart Energy
Submitted on: 05/09/13, 03:56 PM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that it is forming the R7.8 Working Group 2 to develop a new standard to enable home electronics to communicate energy use data to smart energy management systems and apps. The new standard will be called
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Seymour-Screen Excellence Delivers Retractable Multi-Aspect Ratio A.T. Film Screen;
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 11:14 AM
New from SSE is a motorized masking option for its retractable motorized screens. The acoustically transparent (A.T.) masking complements the finely-woven 4K A.T. screen surface, and allows for seamless switching between aspect ratios without having to make projector adjustments.
Draper Introduces High Performance XS850E Viewing Surface
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 08:17 AM
More and more projection screens are being installed in multiple use settings where ambient light can create a "washout" effect. During InfoComm 2013, Draper Inc. is showing the projection screen surface which solves this problem.
Draper Introduces Video Conferencing Backgrounds
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 08:15 AM
With shrinking travel budgets, increasing awareness of the environmental impact of travel and the fast pace of today's business world, video conferencing has become a much more important part of doing business.
Draper Introduces Video Conferencing Accessories
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 08:14 AM
For effective video conferencing in today's multi-use conference rooms and other venues, you need the required technology precisely where you need it, when you need it-but out of sight when you don't. Draper has introduced several new products designed to do just that.
Three Draper Products Recognized with ADEX Awards
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 08:12 AM
Draper, Inc. has received three ADEX Awards-including a top-level Platinum Award-for its products.
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