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8 May 2013 Newsletter
Feature: Home Entertainment
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Our feature this month focuses on home entertainment and is sponsored by Core Brands, whose Joe Lautner explains why dedicated controllers are still the best option for controlling media, and gives an overview of ELAN user interfaces. This is followed by our regular columnist Simon Buddle of SMC, who advises on how to prepare the home for next-generation gaming and video. Joseph Burke of Draper Group then outlines the choices of screen materials for the home cinema.
Our regular columnist, Peter Aylett of Archimedia Middle East, suggests how systems integrators can best pitch to architects and other potential clients, and extols the virtues of the DICEE philosophy. Meanwhile our US correspondent, Michael Heiss, explains why developments at the NAB show - the largest broadcast technology show - are relevant to the home control market, and gives us some highlights from the event. The Urbane Installer takes a wry look at the past month and ponders other great things that come from the US. And finally, our case study this month comes from London, where It's Done! Technology has installed total home control in an 'iceberg' house in Kensington.
Finally I'd like to welcome Core Brands as a Platinum sponsor
and CYP Europe as a Gold sponsor.
We are only able to provide free access to all of the HiddenWires resources thanks to the support of our sponsors and advertisers - so please take a look at what they have to offer.
- Yasmin Hashmi, Managing Editor
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Gold sponsors: CYP Europe, KNX Association
Silver sponsors:HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), NuVo Technologies, Somfy, Wyrestorm Technologies
Category sponsors: Cytech Technology
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This edition's news in full:
CEDIA Region 1 Announces 2013 Awards Shortlist (7/5/2013)
British Gas and Future Foundation Find
UK Homes Could Save Up to £300 Million Per Year Using Remote Control Technology (7/5/2013)
Habitech Adds Projecta and Chief Racks to its Expanding Product Portfolio
Leviton Security & Automation Reduces iOS, Android, Kindle Fire Mobile Application Prices
Niles Raises the Bar on TV Audio With New Cynema Soundfield In-Wall Soundbar System
Aldous Systems Launches 'Your Connected Home'
AMX Bolsters Education Team with New Appointment
Wyrestorm Strengthens UK Sales and Technical & Support Areas of Business
Habitech Distributes Sire’s SS1 Sonos Control Processor
CYP Launches Several New Innovative AV Distribution Solutions
Eutelsat Partners with CAI to Train 700 UK Satellite Broadband Installers (30/4/2013)
IDC Finds Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market Crossed 1 Billion Shipments in 2012 (30/4/2013)
Nest Partners with Energy Companies to Offer Energy-Saving Plans and Instant Automatic Rebates (30/4/2013)
Marvell Announces its Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform Providing an Open Solution for Smart Lighting (30/4/2013)
MR16 Wirelessly Controlled LED Lamp
Supporting iOS, Android or Windows
LG Rolls Out LG Cloud TV Service in Europe, Asia, Central Asia and Latin America (26/4/2013)
O2 Report Finds Smart Home Vision Critical to Selling Benefits of Smart Meters (26/4/2013)
CYP Offers More flexible Connection Options for Sonos Playbar (26/4/2013)
Invision UK Announces Home Technology Showcase (26/4/2013)
Communications and WILKO Developments
Opened Savant Experience Show Home
in the UK (26/4/2013)
MaketsandMarkets Expects Building Automation and Controls Market to Reach US$49.5 Billion by 2018 (23/4/2013)
Customised Founds #LiveInstall as Shop Window for Custom Installation Across the UK (23/4/2013)
CEDIA Offers Training and Networking Event for the French Residential Custom Installation Sector (23/4/2013)
RGB Communications Provides Tŷ Hafan Hospice with New Home Cinema
CONNECTIONS Announces AT&T and Starz to Keynote at its Premier Connected Home Conference (19/4/2013)
CEA's Annual State of the Builder Study Finds Strong, Stable Market for Installed Home Technologies (19/4/2013)
Forms to Establish ULE as Control Network Eco-System for Home and Building Use (19/4/2013)
D-Tools Calls for Entries for its 2013 Design Awards
NICEIC Offers Home Automation Course
for Electrical Contractors
GIA Forecasts Global Market for Home Automation Products to Reach US$2.8 Billion by 2018 (16/4/2013)
Aquavision Introduces Waterproof Surface Mounted Televisions (16/4/2013)
CEA Commemorates Major Ultra High-Definition TV Milestone (16/4/2013)
Sony Announces US Pricing of its XBR-55X900A 4K Ultra HD LED TVs (16/4/2013)
Core Brands Goes Live With Enhanced Global Cloud Business Management Software (16/4/2013)
Keene Electronics Announces Pro4 IR Distribution Amplifier (12/4/2013)
Control4 Releases OS 2.4 Offering Enhanced Roaming Access Functionality to Control4 4Sight Service (12/4/2013)
Salamander Expands its Synergy Line and Adds New Furniture Accessories (12/4/2013)
HAI by Leviton Announces Yale Real Living as Latest Connectivity Partner (12/4/2013)
Eco Technology Show Unveils Latest Innovations in Energy Efficiency (12/4/2013)