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Broadband Access
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 Today’s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider
While most of the attention at this year’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.

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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.
 
According to Raiyska Iyer, Market Research Analyst for Futuresource Consulting, home audio represents an enormous opportunity for manufacturers and retailers with wireless speakers and soundbars growing at 181% and 81% annually. To date, wireless audio solutions have been limited to only a stereo experience, the key advantage of WiSA-compliant components is that it is the first solution to offer high-resolution audio from 2.0 to 7.4 channels. And, WiSA-compliant systems are fully interoperable, allowing the consumer the convenience and freedom-of-choice to mix and match components from different manufacturers. 
 
"The surge in membership and the adoption of WiSA-compliant products is a reflection of the Association's category leading wireless audio solution," said Tom Lee, president of the WiSA Association. "WiSA members are able to deliver what consumers want, a full multi-channel, wireless home theater experience. The interference-free, wireless high-resolution audio products are easy to set up and interoperate with other compliant CE devices like HDTVs, set-top-boxes, gaming devices and more." 

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)

Best Buy Jumps Into Home Automation With Startup Peq
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:06 AM
Electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the crowded home automation market through a deal with startup Smart Home Ventures, which designed its offering around ease of use. Called Peq (pronounced “peak”), the service costs $9.99 a month for an u

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&

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Wellness & Prevention showcases The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App to the Connected Heath Summit: Engaging Consumers
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 08:33 AM
Parks Associates announced today that executives from Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, will participate in the session "Population Health Management: Tracking Technology's Impact" and host a special workout session to showcase the updated Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App during the 2014 Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

CEDIA 2014 - Triad Speakers, Inc. Unveils New Speaker for Dolby Atmos Sound
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 08:15 AM
Triad Speakers -- a highly-respected brand of home theater loudspeakers -- helped Dolby set the standards for Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. The company is unveiling its first Atmos enabled model at CEDIA Expo 2014. Called Bronze LR-H, the speaker will be available for sale later this year.

En Pointe Technologies Selected to Speak at 2014 Cloud Partners Conference
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 07:15 AM
Speaker to Address Improving Customer Productivity with Office 365

Audience Introduces Its Conductor High-Performance In-Wall Power Cable
Submitted on: 08/27/14, 07:10 AM
Audience today announced the introduction of its Conductor in-wall power cable, designed to provide the highest level of AC power delivery in custom-installation home theater, multiroom audio, architectural and other in-wall applications.

Counting Down to Panasonic LIVE@IFA 2014!
Submitted on: 08/26/14, 05:17 PM
One of the largest consumer electronics fairs in the world, to be held at Messe Berlin, Germany, from September 5 to 10, 2014.

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