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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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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 unlimited number of gadgets connected to a wireless hub, which are sold in kits ranging in cost from about $120 to $490. Best Buy will start selling the products at 250 stores at the end of the month. Peq will also be available online and through a telecom company that is yet to be announced, according to a company representative.

As with most smart home offerings, the makers of Peq assume the primary draw for consumers is home security. Over time, the company expects consumers to add other connected devices, such as lamp modules and thermostats. The monthly service charge covers the ability to watch live video on a smartphone and record twenty video clips and 40 images a day. It also sends text or email alerts in response to certain occurrences, such as when a door or window sensor is tripped at an unexpected time.

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

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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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