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Control4 this week announced that it will bring "4K Ultra HD content distribution to smart homes across the world." Control4, the company said, will offer fully HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K UHD audio and video matrix switches for home automation installations.

Do you remember going to your local corner store or hardware shop as a kid? The bell on the front door would announce your arrival, as the store manager or shop assistant appeared behind the counter to warmly welcome you by name. No walking up and down aisles searching for items; simply hand over your shopping list and your goods would be gathered for you. If you had a question, they knew the answer. Why? Because it was their job! Customer service wasn’t a catch phrase … it didn’t have to be. That’s just how things were. I miss those days.

Technology is constantly transforming the way the world works in delivering both productivity and personal benefits. “Cube farms” that have dominated the workplace landscape for decades have grown weary to employees and employers and are making way for the shared benefits that the”Activity-Based Workplace” offers. ABWs are a radical refresh of the way offices are designed and equipped and was instrumental in influencing the new design of the BDO International accounting firm’s offices in both Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

Control4 this week announced dates for its 2013 Dealer Tour Training program. The tour gets underway April 30 in Houston, and will travel as far as Dubai, Singapore, China and Australia.

Autonomic announced Thursday that it has opened its new headquarters in Armonk, N.Y. The new building is 8,000 square feet and is meant, the company said, to address the company's growing market share and increased demand for its Mirage Media Server.

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