AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
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 Todayâ€™s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider
While most of the attention at this yearâ€™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.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
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
LG Launches New 55-Inch Curved OLED TV in U.S. for Under $3,500
Submitted on: 08/11/14, 01:12 PM
The all-new 55-inch class (54.6 inches measured diagonally) LG Curved OLED TV (Model 55EC9300), will be available beginning this month at various retailers nationwide at a suggested price of $3,499. Best Buy will be the first dealer to sell
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Smart Home Guru smanos Reshapes Home Security at Security Essen
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 03:22 AM
smanos, a trendsetting innovator & dynamic developer of wireless smart home & DIY security systems, is proudly bringing its new solution portfolio to Security Essen, taking place between Sept 23rd & 26th. The complete smanos smart home portfolio will be available at Messe Essen / Hall8.0 / Booth230C
Comprehensive Cable and Connectivity Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 07:50 PM
Originally known as Comprehensive Video Supply, Comprehensive began as a single source of accessories and supplies for the then up-and-coming "professional audio-visual" market.
Extron Introduces All-New Cable Cubby 202
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 07:47 PM
The compact Cable Cubby 202 is equipped with one fixed, unswitched AC outlet and is available in versions for the US, Europe, and other world markets.
High Resolution Audio to Be a Major Focus at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 07:10 PM
- DEG to present a comprehensive High Resolution Audio program October 10 at AES137 in Los Angeles -
Newly Launched Landline Replacement Technology Prevents Missed Cell Calls At Home
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 07:09 PM
Expanded Line of "Renny Home Ringers" Provide Unprecedented Range & Reliability
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