Daily News Briefs

Click Here to Submit Your Free AV and Automation Industry News Release

Online Now - ISC West Special News Report
ISC West News

Home Technology Specialists of America Invites Invenshare Creator to Host Personalized Member Training
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:16 PM
Invenshare creator, Josh Willits to host second training for HTSA Members, highlighting best practices for utilizing the unique member tool

Bluetooth® Innovation Series is 'Can't Miss' Training on Wireless Connectivity for the Internet of Things
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:10 PM
Bluetooth SIG brings together industry experts and developers for hands-on training to tap the potential of wireless for wearables, beacons, applications and accessories

Home Automation Tops Residential Tech Trends
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:05 PM
From smartphones to smart watches to smart cars, technology is transforming nearly every aspect of our lives, streamlining daily routines and providing quick, easy access to the capabilities and content we want most. Not only are new technologies providing convenience on-the-go, but they are becoming accessible and affordable in homes under $400k.

Consumer Sentiment Toward Overall Economy, Tech Spending Slide in April, According to CEA's Monthly Indexes
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:02 PM
The CEA Indexes comprise the ICE and ICTE, both of which are updated on a monthly basis through consumer surveys.

Christie Takes Simulation Display Solutions on the Road to Orlando April 30 and May 1
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:00 PM
Attendees will see demonstrations of solutions that optimize dynamic image quality, maximize uptime and work efficiently within a narrow budget.

PS Audio's DirectStream DAC Debuts at Axpona/Chicago
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 07:58 PM
Revolutionary all-DSD DAC can be auditioned in Room 434 of the Westin O'Hare, Friday 4/25-Sunday 4/27/2014

Hillcrest Labs Selected by Lenovo to Bring Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Smart TVs
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 07:56 PM
- Hillcrest's Freespace(R) MotionEngine(TM) to Power Lenovo's Android(TM) Smart TVs -

LynTec to Highlight Industry-Leading Power Control & Distribution Systems at PLASA Focus: Baltimore
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 04:27 PM
LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, will highlight its award-winning Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) power distribution panel at PLASA Focus: Baltimore 2014, taking place May 8-9.

Kanex Pro Joins HDBaseT™ Alliance
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 10:33 AM
KanexPro has joined the HDBaseT Alliance as an adopter member to promote HDBaseT matrix and Extender line of products.

TP-LINK N600 Entertainment Adapter Connects Wired Ethernet Devices to Your Wireless Home Network
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:54 AM
TP-LINK's N600 Universal Wireless Dual Band Entertainment Adapter (TL-WA890EA)connects any Ethernet-enabled device to your wireless home network. With N600 dual band wireless speeds and four LAN ports you get ample bandwidth for smooth HD video and music streaming and online gaming.

iBridge™ Connected Home Providing The House Of Tomorrow - Today
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 06:28 PM
The concept behind the technology is known as "The Internet of Things" (IoT) in which everyday objects are outfitted with sensors and connected to the web.

Pulse by Sengled Intelligent Bulb Reinvents Ambiance with LED Lighting Plus Wireless Speaker
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 06:25 PM
Pulse by Sengled is the first product in the new sengLED+ intelligent lighting family, which represents the company's vision of transforming lighting from utility to lifestyle with the integration of consumer electronics into LED lamps and luminaires.

SANYO Unveils Expansive 2014 Full-HD TV Lineup With Crisp Images And Excellent Sound Quality
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 06:23 PM
Introduction of 24" to 65" Models with Screen Sizes That Offer Larger Viewing Area - Up to 20% more in some models

Mocana Calls Heartbleed a "Wake-up Call" for Makers of Smart Connected Devices
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 06:19 PM
Properly Protecting the Internet of Things Will Require Changes from Business as Usual

HomeSeer Launches New Cloud-Based Remote Service for Home Automation
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 06:04 PM
HomeSeer's new cloud-based "myHomeSeer" service greatly simplifies remote setup for users of the company's popular home automation systems. The free standard service will support a single HomeSeer system (perfect for most users) and a paid premium service is available for users with up to 5 systems.

CEA Stands Behind Aereo on Eve of Supreme Court Case
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:55 PM
"This is a case of an entrepreneur with a bright idea being sued by an industry trying to preserve the status quo."

CE Industry Recycles 620 Million Pounds of Electronics in 2013
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:43 PM
CEA, eCycling Leadership Initiative have doubled annual recycling since 2010

ARTHUR HOLM PRESENTS DYNAMIC1H
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:41 PM
ELEGANT, COMPACT, ROBUST AND FUNCTIONAL

Bay Audio Introduces the PTM+ Home Theater Solution
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:38 PM
Custom engineered home theater systems deliver the ultimate resources to integrators

FSR's Jon Melchin to Reprise Popular BIM Presentation at 2014 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:25 PM
BICSI Canada will take place from April 27-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Blonder Tongue Wins Appeal in Ktech Patent Litigation
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 01:52 PM
Earlier District Court Ruling Upheld, Holding Three Ktech Patents Invalid

ESP/SurgeX Continues to Grow by Acquiring SurgeX International
Submitted on: 04/18/14, 11:27 AM
ESP/SurgeX announces the acquisition of SurgeX International

Moxivo ueses phone lines for multi-room audio system
Submitted on: 04/18/14, 06:07 AM
Intellegg recently launched Moxivo, a multi-room audio system that uses your existing phone lines to connect an audio source to all of your stereos or self-powered speakers.

Belkin Upgrades WeMo App with New Features for the WeMo Light Switch
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:41 PM
Available for both Android and iOS

LG Electronics Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source, Multi-Platform 'Connect SDK'
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:39 PM
Enables Mobile Application Developers to Integrate With LG Smart TVs and Other Popular Television Devices

ecobee Becomes First Thermostat Company to Receive OpenADR 2.0b Certification
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:36 PM
New certification provides homeowners and businesses with improved energy savings.

NorthStar Announces New Monitored Smoke Detector Hardware
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:35 PM
NorthStar now offers the Encore Products "Firefighter" hardware that turns any existing smoke detector into a monitored smoke detector.

Onkyo Premieres "Emotion Delivered" Audio Concept in 2014 Mid-Range A/V Receivers
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:33 PM
Onkyo introduces two new THX Certified Network A/V receivers supporting the latest HDMI specification for 4k/60Hz and HDCP 2.2. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies provide ultimate wireless connectivity.

NuForce's Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones Deliver Unsurpassed Vocal Sound Quality Using a Breakthrough Quad Balanced Armature Speaker Design
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:30 PM
NuForce releases Primo 8, new flagship in-ear headphones that provide stellar bass, captivating mids and delicate highs to envelop the listener in musical textures almost real enough to touch. The Primo 8 excels in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphones on the market, today.

Extron Updates Popular Hideaway Series Enclosures with Digital Connectivity and USB Power
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:28 PM
The compact HSA 300 provides inconspicuous access to AV connectivity, AC power, and USB power.

Honeywell's new Basic Compensated Unamplified Board Mount Pressure Sensors Provide High Durability, Sensitivity and Flexibility
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:03 PM
Allows OEMS to Manage Amplification to Maximize Resolution --- Widest Pressure Range Enables OEMs to Maximize Sensitivity --- Small Size and Package Options Simplify Installation --- Low Current Consumption Allows for use in Battery-powered Applications --- Global Supply Chain Expertise Provides Fast Delivery

Biamp Systems' Five-Year Warranty Honored by 2014 SCN Stellar Service Award
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 01:48 PM
Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that the company has been awarded with a 2014 Systems Contractor News (SCN) Stellar Service Award in the category of "The Ultimate Reputation Saver (Best Warranty Program)."

L-com Offers Keystone Panel Mount Option for HDMI Applications
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 01:43 PM
Applications where the keystone HDMI couplers would be commonly used are: home theatre, OEM HDMI designs, professional A/V and digital signage applications.

LynTec at InfoComm 2014
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 01:31 PM
Visit LynTec at InfoComm, June 18-20 - Las Vegas, Booth C8725

Sound Solutions to Exhibit Wharfedale Jade Loudspeakers, Avid HiFi Turntable and Phono Stage
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 01:30 PM
At 2014 AXPONA Audio Expo North America, April 25 - 27

Orange, Panasonic, and Verisure address growing smart home services market & monetization strategies
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 09:07 AM
Parks Associates hosts Internet of Things webcast

STEREO ADVANTAGE WELCOMES SVS AS NEWEST HIGH PERFORMANCE AUDIO BRAND
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 07:18 AM
Western New York's most dedicated electronics retailer will now sell award-winning SVS subwoofers through its website and expertly staffed warehouse sales center.

Electric Imp Announces Relationship with Murata to Produce Modules for Imp Connectivity Platform
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 02:08 PM
Collaboration Enables Manufacturers to Increase Capability and Value of Products by Integrating Internet Connectivity

IMAX And China's WASU Group Announce Content Delivery Agreement For IMAX-TCL Premium Home Theatre
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 02:07 PM
Company to License and Distribute Top Hollywood, Chinese Digital Content for IMAX-TCL Premium Home Theatre Systems

Bang & Olufsen launches next-generation retail concept in North America
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 02:05 PM
First USA flagship showroom will celebrate sound, design and sensory experiences, and will premiere in New York City

Akubarik Joins the Exakt Revolution
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:36 PM
Exakt technology inside Akubarik offers more music lovers the chance to experience sound at its best

InFocus adds affordable, interactive and short throw projector models for classrooms
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:31 PM
New ultra-bright projectors connect to local area network for easy management

RTI Announces New Drivers for Fusion Research's EPIC Movie Server Platform and Ovation Music Streamers
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:23 PM
New Two-Way Drivers Facilitate Seamless Integration of Fusion's Media Servers Into RTI Control Systems for an Unmatched User Experience

Marmitek introduces HomePlug AV2 solution with SmartLink technology!
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:12 PM
Interested in interactive gaming or watching TV over the Internet, but there's no Internet connection available near your TV? Transform each outlet into an Internet connection, with the IPTV PLC 650. This is not just a HomePlug solution. It combines the latest and most sophisticated technologies, making it the best solution currently available in Europe for sending HD multimedia streams over the power network.

CIE-Group Adds New HDMI & VGA over HDBaseT Modular Matrix Solutions to range
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:08 PM
Offering a complete range of 8 and 16 channel matrices for both HDMI - and now VGA - converged signal distribution.

HTSA Unveils New Lead Management Tool and Enhanced Marketing Elements
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:05 PM
Following the success of the 2014 Spring Conference, HTSA launches amplified tools to expand awareness, build excitement and generate qualified customer leads for home technology specialists and vendor partners.

Chief Updates Design Center Resource
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 12:50 PM
Revit files and more now readily available for AV consultants

iControl Networks to Deliver Closing Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 08:00 AM
Parks Associates and industry leaders discuss technology and business solutions for the connected consumer in San Francisco, May 13-15

AV Technik Appointed As Exclusive Austrian Distributor of CommandFusion Hardware
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 09:24 PM
CommandFusion appoint Audio & Video Technik Waidhofer as exclusive distributor of their automation and control hardware range covering Austria.

Intellegg Releases Moxivo: a Multiroom Audio System
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:43 PM
Intellegg has begun sales of Moxivo, a multiroom audio system. Making use of a home's existing phone line wiring, Moxivo delivers quality multiroom sound at a fraction of the price of wireless systems.

Top Of Page

View The Complete News Archive

More AV and Automation Industry Resources

 

 

More Technical eMagazine from LJB