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Why do I Need a Subwoofer? Part Three
09/02/14, Contributed by, Aperion Audio
How Subwoofers Work

What are the Latest Home Theater Seating Trends?
09/02/14, Contributed by, VIA International
As time goes on and the entertainment room is being used for more than just a movie viewing area, the furnishings and layouts have become more diversified to accommodate a more casual and interactive environment.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 1
09/02/14, Prepared by, HomeToys.com
We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what Russound, OSD Audio and Muxlab had to say.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 2
09/02/14, Prepared by, HomeToys.com
We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what ChannelVision, Elk Products and Monitor Audio had to say.

HDMI Re-Defined for Professional Use
09/02/14, Scott Schaefer, President, Comprehensive Cable
Exclusive features include ProGrip® Connector Technology which keeps the connector from slipping out, SureLength® Indicators which simply but usefully indicate the length of the cable right on the connector head which is invaluable for integrators.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

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 once iOS 8 launches.

Elgato’s HomeKit will feature the Eve product line which comprises of various smart home sensors such as light bulbs, door and window locks, thermometers for air and water temperature monitoring, smoke detectors and smart plugs. With this in mind, Elgato plans to become the competition for Samsung’s Smart Home system that will also launch at IFA in a couple of days.
 

The Eve brand in the HomeKit features Bluetooth accessories which will monitor almost everything in your house, from smoke, to air, water, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption. All the information these sensors gather will be automatically fed into iOS 8′s HomeKit application so that you can monitor everything from your iPhone. HomeKit will also provide users with tips and tricks on how to improve their environment.

 

Icontrol Networks Powers SmartHome Ventures' PEQ Home Automation System
Submitted on: 08/29/14, 05:33 AM
Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that SmartHome Ventures has chosen Icontrol to power the newly-launched PEQ (pronounced "peek") home automation system, available now at www.mypeq.com, and at select Best

Demand For Wireless High Resolution Home Theater Audio Sparks Growth in Wireless Speaker and Audio Association
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 05:32 AM
The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA®) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing, high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market, continues its fast growth with the addition of six new members.  

Microsoft invests in these 10 smart-home startups
Submitted on: 08/25/14, 07:04 AM
Microsoft is betting on the future of the smart home, and it's hoping to discover that future within its own ranks.   Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to launch a start-up accelerator focused specifically on home

ADT refines its 'recipes' on smart home automation
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 02:23 PM
For most of its brief existence, the modern smart home has offered a frustratingly fragmented user experience. A maze of competing, proprietary ecosystems has forced consumers to pick a "side" (be it Staples Connect, Lowes Iris, Quirky Wink, or Belkin WeMo)

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Parks Associates: 13% of U.S. Broadband Households Plan to Purchase Connected Health Devices
Submitted on: 09/02/14, 06:44 AM
Industry Leaders will Discuss Strategies to Improve Consumer Engagement at Connected Health Summit this Week

CAYIN Debuts Next-Generation Digital Signage
Submitted on: 09/01/14, 11:43 PM
Integrating the latest digital trends, CAYIN launches the next-generation digital signage players, embedded with the completely renewed and upgraded SMP-NEO system software.

VidaBox Releases new 'Drop-n-Rip' Features: Autoupdate Missing Metadata + Import of ISO, MKV, & more
Submitted on: 09/01/14, 09:53 PM
New 'Drop-n-Rip' software release automates missing metadata updates for disc archivals made when internet access was unavailable, upon restoring internet connectivity. Digitized video - such as ISOs, MKVs, MP4s, M4Vs, & AVIs - can now be imported into a LiivNAS & auto-tagged with covers & metadata

CYBERPOWERPC Updates Product Line with Intel X99 Chipset and Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Submitted on: 08/29/14, 08:37 AM
CyberPower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the immediate availability of custom desktop computers featuring Intel X99 chipset motherboards and new Intel Core i7 Processors.

StrandVision Signage Offers Quick and Easy Way to Add "People" Pages
Submitted on: 08/29/14, 07:52 AM
Simple to add and update employee, associate, member and visitor recognition pages with photos…

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