MHO 19: What Could Possibly Go Wrong

MHO 19: What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Alexa, the voice activated ‘Digital Assistant, is on all of our clients lips, and control companies are eagerly tying into it. Now with an added camera, just what does this mean to the integration industry, and who would trust this thing in their bedroom?

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Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0004 – You are being watched

Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0004 – You are being watched

This time last week (April 18, 2017) a class action lawsuit was being filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division claiming that Bose collected data without telling their users that they were. You can read the complaint (17-cv-2928) on the Sribd service. My previous writings have shown … Read more

ResiWeek 63: Working Together

ResiWeek 63: Working Together

On this week’s episode of ResiWeek we look at how to create the ultimate 4K system, and when you should be talking with your clients about 4K. THX has joined the streaming alliance and brings the emphasis of audio to the group. CEDIA has announced their keynote speaker for the annual show and he’ll be talking IoT.

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Fibaro Brings New Premium Consumer Smart Home Hub with Compatible Key Fob to the U.S.

Fibaro Brings New Premium Consumer Smart Home Hub with Compatible Key Fob to the U.S.

Home Center Lite offers gesture control, robust programming and support for hundreds of IoT devices, and KeyFob allows users to remotely manage those devices on the network. Chicago, IL – April 6, 2017 – FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is now shipping its newest premium smart home … Read more

Almo E4 AV Tour Comes to Chicago

Almo E4 AV Tour Comes to Chicago

Have you registered for InfoComm yet? Hard to believe that show is less than 100 days away from kicking off. Last year brought us 1000 exhibitors spanning the Las Vegas show floor along with endless educational opportunities from the Saturday preceding the show until the 4 pm bell rang on Friday. I don’t know about … Read more

How IoT Can Connect All Aspects of Your Life

How IoT Can Connect All Aspects of Your Life

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent Connected podcast. When you think of consumer and residential tradeshows like CES and CEDIA, you think that those technologies only affect your home life. However, in recent years many technologies have been developed to work as both consumer and professional tools. Harman, … Read more

How to Balance Security and Usability

How to Balance Security and Usability

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent IT/AV podcast. When you are talking technology—regardless of whether it is IT or AV equipment—most people can agree that security and ease of use are two of the most important aspects of a system. Implementing technology into a system that is too … Read more

AVNation Weekly Wrap Up: Friday January 20, 2017

EDtech 49 – Click Here Our monthly show focused on the higher ed market, EDtech, is hosted by technology manager Bill O’Donnell. On this latest episode, he and his fellow tech managers talk about the impact HDMI 2.1 will have on their campuses. The also look at new standard SDVOE and modular amplifiers. Listen Here:   … Read more