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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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Logitech Harmony Extends Its Expertise in Controlling the Living Room to the Entire Home

Submitted on: 09/19/14, 05:28 AM

Logitech announced it is bringing its expertise and leadership in universal remotes to the home control market with new home automation product compatibility and four new products. The new Harmony® Living Home lineup gives you easy access and control over a wide library of entertainment and home automation devices, all from one centralized control system. 

"Harmony led the path for simplifying home entertainment, and now we've taken that expertise to also simplify home automation," said Chad Thompson, senior director of worldwide marketing and product management. "As more connected devices such as the Nest Learning Thermostat™, Philips® hue lights and August™ Smart Locks come to market and enter the home, there's more of a need than ever before for a centralized way to simply control all of the home's devices - the Harmony Living Home lineup does just that." 

With just a few easy steps your remote, tablet or smartphone can now control your TV, set-top box, speakers, lighting, thermostat, door locks, window shades and other popular devices. Plus, you can easily combine multiple devices into Activities to trigger at once so you can power on your TV, dim your lights, adjust the temperature and open your window shades all at the same time. You can start an Activity with one touch of your remote or mobile device, automatically on a custom schedule, or by passing a sensor. You can even trigger Activities from the Harmony Mobile App when you're not at home. 

CEDIA EXPO SHOWS STEADY GROWTH
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 05:23 AM
CEDIA EXPO 2014 showed steady growth in attendance and exhibitor participation. More than 480 exhibitors and 18,500 attendees from 82 countries participated in the 2014 event in Denver.  Professional and overall attendance both grew by 3%, and the overall exhibito

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 competit

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

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SYBER Debuts Vapor Xtreme - World's Fastest Gaming Console With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card
Submitted on: 09/19/14, 09:24 AM
SYBER, a division of custom computer manufacturer CYBERPOWERPC, launched its Vapor Xtreme gaming console with NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, which makes the Vapor Xtreme the fastest PC gaming console on the market and includes the ability to boot directly into Steam's Big Picture mode.

CEDIA 2014 - Christie Brings Cinema Pedigree and Unforgettable Theater Experience to Home Entertainment at CEDIA 2014
Submitted on: 09/18/14, 03:30 PM
Christie booth at CEDIA 2014 highlighting upcoming product rollout.

George Walter Joins Christie as Director, Home Entertainment
Submitted on: 09/18/14, 03:28 PM
George Walter has joined the company in the role of Director, Home Entertainment.

MartinLogan, Paradigm, and Anthem Brand Speakers and Audio Components to Join DTS Play-Fi Wireless Whole Home Audio Ecosystem
Submitted on: 09/18/14, 03:25 PM
DTS Expanding Lineup of Products that Incorporate the Play-Fi Technology through Collaboration with MartinLogan and Paradigm Electronics

New QAR Series Rack Saves 30+ Minutes in Assembly Time
Submitted on: 09/18/14, 03:23 PM
The QAR Series is a knock-down rack with an innovative patent-pending snap-together design that makes it integration-ready in five minutes or less.

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