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
Siretta Water Pump Antenna - Improving Lives in Africa
Submitted on: 05/20/13, 01:19 AM
To help people in Africa to get clean water, Siretta Antennas and Oxford University have come together to develop a new antenna for water pumps.
GeckoSystems Forecasts AI Mobile Robot Solutions Licensing Revenues
Submitted on: 05/19/13, 08:39 AM
GeckoSystems is forecasting revenues of $100,000 or more before June 30, 2013.
Christie Inspires Creativity at Museum Expo 2013
Submitted on: 05/17/13, 10:45 AM
Multi-touch Interactivity for Any Large Format Display, Indoor and Outdoor LCD Panels, and Imaginative Projection Mapping Deliver Picture-Perfect Displays
AVerMedia to Introduce Portable Live Streaming Encoder at InfoComm 2013- AVerCaster HD Duet (F239)
Submitted on: 05/17/13, 12:47 AM
Reach more audiences through the power of streaming encoder. Just visit us at InfoComm booth#4771.
AVnu Alliance Kicks Off AVB Education Programat InfoComm 2013
Submitted on: 05/16/13, 08:33 PM
Alliance hosts 17 member companies demonstrating AVB products at InfoComm Pavilion
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