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03/16/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Best in Texas: Trolls Love Vague Patents, Friendly Courts
03/16/15, THE Insider
Patent trolls aren't ugly things. Nope they're just good ol boys who know where the best house is in Texas and just go back again and again and...

Smart Home Interview - Simply Automated
03/16/15, Millard Schewe, Simply Automated
Any products that can output an RS-232 serial string can utilize UPB devices. In fact there is a software tool, the “UPB Command Wizard”, to help write UPB serial strings (i.e. drivers).

Smart Home Interview - Insteon
03/16/15, Contributed by, Insteon
Insteon uses a dual-band signal, or mesh network, which communicates to devices simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s existing electrical wiring.

Smart Home Interview - Neurio
03/16/15, Contributed by, Neurio
Once the Neurio Sensor is installed on an electrical panel, it sends the data via WiFi to the secure cloud where the smart algorithms identify the unique power pattern by each device in real-time to tell whether a specific appliance is in use or off, and how much energy it consumes.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Myfox To Bring DIY Security From France

Submitted on: 03/30/15, 06:42 AM

Joseph Palenchar for Twice:  A wireless do-it-yourself home-security system that Myfox will bring to the U.S. late in the second quarter or early third quarter will detect and deter intruders before they enter the house, the French company said.

Unlike other DIY security systems that use indoor motion sensors to detect intruders, the Myfox system uses wireless sensors, or IntelliTags, attached to doors and windows to analyze door and window vibrations that indicate a break-in, the company said. The sensors, which run on a single AA battery, differentiate normal events such as door knocking from doors and windows being pried open. When a break-in is attempted, the sensor sends a wireless 915MHz RF signal to a hub, which triggers a battery-operated siren via RF and uses Wi-Fi to send alerts via broadband modem to cellphones. Multiple family members or friends can receive notifications and get monitoring rights.

The company, founded in 2005, also offers an optional Wi-Fi security camera, which can be used as a standalone surveillance device.

The $299 Myfox Home Alarm system, which can be monitored and controlled via Android and iOS smartphones, will be Apple HomeKit-enabled and will be certified as Works With Nest. 

Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee
Submitted on: 03/26/15, 03:20 PM
From Jared Newman for TechHive:  Logitech is continuing its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up

Luxurious small smart homes by Tiny Heirloom
Submitted on: 03/24/15, 03:10 PM
From Kimberley Mok for TreeHugger:  Much like how camping can come in a a more luxurious, "glamping" version, so too can tiny homes come

How your car will help control your home
Submitted on: 03/23/15, 05:47 AM
Patrick Nelson for NetworkWorld:  AT&T is one company that is planning on consumers being able to control elements of t

Zenno Voice Controlled Home Automation System Unveiled
Submitted on: 03/20/15, 05:29 AM
Zenno has created and launched a new home automation and control system that has been designed to offer a simple voice controls to manage your home entertainment systems and electronic devices around your home.   Using your smartpho

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

Simply Automated Announces the Anywhere Virtual Scheduler-Timer for Automating Control of Residential and Landscape Lighting
Submitted on: 03/31/15, 03:21 PM
The new Anywhere Virtual Scheduler-Timer for automating control of residential and landscape lighting.

ISC West 2015 - Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy
Submitted on: 03/31/15, 02:34 PM
Now Shipping, the New Platinum Tools Tone and Probe Set Quickly Traces and Identifies Cable Locations on Jacks or Through Walls

Martin Audio Appoints Lee Stein VP, North America
Submitted on: 03/31/15, 10:11 AM
Martin Audio is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Stein as Vice President, North America. With over 18 years of industry management, sales and marketing experience, Stein brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to drive Martin Audio forward in terms of installation and live sound.

Renewed Vision to Launch ProPresenter 6 at 2015 NAB Show
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 11:48 AM
Multi-faceted presentation package enhances live and broadcast productions with exceptional video quality, tight social media integration and advanced content editing

Navori Labs Brings Dynamic Digital Signage to Department of Education
Submitted on: 03/30/15, 11:47 AM
Ease of use, network scalability cited as key benefits for expansion to other department locations

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Upcoming AV and Automation Industry Events and Conferences

2015 NAB SHOW
Apr 11 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

ISC WEST 2015
Apr 14 - 16 2015, Las Vegas, NV

AXPONA 2015
Apr 24 - 26 2015, Chicago, IL

SECUTECH
Apr 28 - 30 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

CONNECTIONS™: THE PREMIER CONNECTED HOME CONFERENCE
May 19 - 21 2015, San Francisco, CA

INFOCOMM 2015
Jun 13 - 19 2015, Orlando, FL

DISPLAY SUMMIT 2015
Jun 15 - 16 2015, Orlando, FL

CE WEEK
Jun 24 - 25 2015, New York, NY

2015 CREATIVE STORAGE CONFERENCE
Jun 30 - 30 2015, Culver City, CA

CEDIA EXPO 2015
Oct 14 - 17 2015, Dallas, TX

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