hand holding Sevenhugs Smart Remote prototype

Smart remote could control many devices in the home

For many the concept of a ‘smart home’ can be an overwhelming prospect and one or two products (such as a voice device or thermostat) they love can be the gateway to recognising the benefits home technology. A remote from Sevenhugs backed by Kickstarter has the potential to do that, by boasting universal control of a number of popular products for the home.


hdmi 2.1 spec diagram

HDMI 2.1 supports 8K60Hz with HDR and object-based sound

The HDMI Forum’s upcoming 2.1 spec looks set to rival the likes of Dolby Vision, with support for higher video resolutions and refresh rates.

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Sony CEO and President Kaz Hirai introduces Sony’s first Bravia OLED models at a pre-CES 2017 event

CES 2017 Report: Video in 2017 and beyond

With CES 2017 now in the books and the major products and concepts shared with the world, it’s time to take a break from getting over the annual “CES cold” and step back and see what all the news really means. What are the overarching trends? What makes sense and what doesn’t? What do we need to look out for going forward? And, most importantly, how do we explain all of this to our customers and clients in ways that will help our respective businesses?



ELAN Controls Utah Home with Indoor Aerial Gym

Zane Hansen, who helps to develop extreme recreation parks throughout the United States, recently brought his expertise to his newly-built 13,000-square foot home in Mapleton, Utah, where he incorporated an indoor aerial sport obstacle gym for his family and friends to enjoy.




CEDIA Unveils ISE 2017 Education Programme

CEDIA, joint venture partners of Integrated Systems Europe, has unveiled an extensive education programme for ISE 2017.


Interphone Issues Smart Building Integration...

The growing number of products and devices being designed and manufactured to work together in a connected way is making the benefits available from complex smart building and home automation considerably greater, according to a new industry whitepaper from Interphone.


KNX: The Simplicity of Open Technologies

Open technologies provide numerous opportunities for installers, real estate owners, manufacturers and software developers.


Newey & Eyre Issues New LED Solutions...

Newey & Eyre has issued the new ‘LED Lighting Solutions Guide’ for installers struggling to keep up with the rapid rate of LED innovation. The catalogue offers a quick and easy snapshot of the best energy efficient replacements for all traditional light sources.


Middle Atlantic Celebrates AV Month with...

Middle Atlantic Products has announced a full month of online training opportunities in celebration of AV Month 2016.


CEDIA, IET Team Up on Integration Standards...

CEDIA has collaborated with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to contribute to its latest publication, the ‘Code of Practice for Connected Systems Integration in Buildings’. Published from October 2016, the report outlines the latest standards and guidance for home...

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