CEDIA Monday named the winners of its 2013 Volunteer of the Year Awards. The winners include Lance Crabbe of Design Systems, Ltd and Bjorn Jensen of WhyReboot.
Petra Industries this week shipped its Spring 2013 Catalog. The catalog is 1,200 pages, featuring 20,000 products from 500 manufacturers. The catalog features 3,800 new products and over 1,200 price drops.
Cap Gemini SA and Intel Corp. will offer a home energy-management system to consumers and utilities as the French and U.S. partners seek to beat rivals onto the market for power-saving upgrades to electric grids. Cap Gemini, Europes largest computer-services company, and Intel, the worlds biggest chipmaker, will cooperate on a tablet-style computer that will let customers adjust appliances power use, Steven Harris, Cap Geminis head of smart home services, said in a phone interview. Later versions may include a smartphone application or may allow the device to be used as a data source for utilities looking to allocate
CEDIA last week announced the winners of its Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards, which were handed out Saturday during the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards banquet at CEDIA Expo in Denver. The ten winners for Best New Product included Sherbourn Technologies’ In Wall Amp 1; Savant Systems’ ROSIE Remotes and OSD, SpeakerCraft’s MODE iPhone Interface, Milestone AV Technologies’ PIWRF No-Profile In-Wall Swing Arm; Nuvo Technologies’ Essentia E6G; Trippe Manufacturing Co.’s AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block; Denon Electronics’ AVP-A1HDCI Ultra-Reference 12 Channel A/V Home Theater/Multimedia Preamplifier; Crestron Electronics’ Crestron iServer, Sonance FM’s Sonance Visual Performance Series and Universal Remote Control’s MX-6000 Touch Screen. Meanwhile, the following
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For the custom electronics and home automation suppliers at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS), held in mid-February, the soft housing market and the lag in recovery that is expected to occur well after the federal government’s economic stimulus package takes effect were all the more reason for them to have a presence on Orlando’s sprawling Orange County Convention Center floor. “This is our first IBS, and the reason we came,” explained Paradigm’s marketing manager, Mark Aling, “is to help set up home builder-installer contacts. Lots of home builders don’t know who to trust on the CI side. When you give that key over