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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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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 exhibitor footprint also saw growth with a 14% increase in the square footage of the show floor.

“CEDIA EXPO continues to be a vital venue for home technology decision makers to connect and experience the latest and greatest the industry has to offer,” said Don Gilpin, CEDIA Executive Director and COO. “Not only did attendees see where the industry is going on the show floor, they also saw it in the classroom. CEDIA EXPO offered 110 training sessions, 48 of which were new, offering attendees avenues to stay up to date on the skills they need to remain competitive in the industry. From product launches and demos to networking and training events, CEDIA EXPO 2014 proved to be a fantastic success."

Attendees remained consistent in their professional development with CEDIA training and this year’s certification offerings. All CEDIA Certification exam sessions sold out and 40+ training classes were sold out.

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

Savant gets $90M from KKR
Submitted on: 09/04/14, 05:26 AM
Want proof that the smart home is big? Check out the whopper private equity investment that KKR has made in Savant. Savant said it has raised $90 million from its founder Robert Madonna and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). The round will he

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

GoRave Multi-Room Audio Now Includes Android Users
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 03:37 PM
New GoRave Android Audio Sender plays any app on any Android device

Leeo Forms to Build Digital Dialogue Between People and Their Homes
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 10:10 AM
Former leaders from Guitar Hero and Beats Electronics join forces with RoboteX chief robot designer to bring greater comfort and confidence to life at home via Internet of Things

Logitech Harmony Extends Its Expertise in Controlling the Living Room to the Entire Home
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 10:08 AM
New Harmony Living Home Lineup Sits at the Center of Your Smart Home

CEDIA 2014 - DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K Test Pattern Generator Wins Two Prestigious Awards During CEDIA Expo 2014
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 10:07 AM
Leading Publications CE Pro and Technology Integrator Select AVLab TPG for Product Innovation and Excellence

Kickstarter - Tilt My Blinds Aims To Make Window Blinds Smart Through Kickstarter Campaign
Submitted on: 09/17/14, 10:05 AM
-- Tilt My Blinds gives homeowners the ability to program and control existing two-inch blinds with a simple easy-to-install blind automation kit --

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