Vudu, Gracenote Team for In-Home Disc-to-Digital UltraViolet Conversion

By Robert Archer · June 11, 2013 • Vudu partners with Gracenote on new In-Home Disc-to-Digital program that lets users convert DVD and Blu-ray collections into UltraViolet copies. Sues Telguard/ Telular over Cloud-Based Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · May 21, 2013 •, a pioneer of cloud-based services for security and home automation, sues Telular for its implementation of iControl’s alarm notification features.

2Gig Taps iControl/Telguard for 2nd Security & Home Automation Option

By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2013 • Telguard HomeControl combines Telguard cellular radios with iControl cloud-based security and home automation service, exclusively for 2Gig systems.

Hurricane Sandy Exposes Vulnerability of Cloud Content

By Jason Knott · November 1, 2012 • Text messages help N.J. integrator reassure his clients as Hurricane Sandy brings doubt to the viability of cloud content.

CCTV Security Reaches the Cloud

By Jason Knott · October 18, 2012 • Three Boston-area low-income/elderly housing complexes reveal advantages in security and cost of cloud-based video surveillance.

HTSA: Ignore Disruptive Technologies, Cloud at Own Risk

By Jason Knott · October 11, 2012 • Panelists at Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) event say the cloud and other disruptive technologies will launch integrators into new business opportunities.

Identity Crisis: Are You an ESC, Cloud Integrator, Weatherman?

By Jason Knott · October 10, 2012 • The advent of the cloud leaves CE pros in a quandary about what to call themselves to attract prospective clients via Google search. It's complicated by the fact most consumers don't know what "the cloud" is.

RTI at CEDIA: Sleek Remotes, New Apex Platform, HDBaseT, More

By Julie Jacobson · September 17, 2012 • New Apex platform enables integrators to manage clients' projects in the cloud and download software automatically to handheld remotes and other RTI controllers. Here's our RTI roundup from CEDIA Expo 2012.

Cloud Confusion Abounds: Working from Home Naked a Major Benefit

By Jason Knott · August 31, 2012 • National survey reveals 97% of Americans actually use the cloud, but 54% claim to have never used it. Most respondents believe the term "the cloud" relates to weather, pillows, drugs or toilet paper. Working at home "naked" is seen as major benefit.

CompTIA: Sky’s the Limit for Cloud-based Systems

By Jason Knott · July 25, 2012 • CompTIA study shows 80% of commercial end users use "the cloud" but only 20% use outside integrators for solutions. Meanwhile 42% of integrators expect cloud-based revenues to grow by 15% or more in 2012.

Clare CEO: Anyone Can Do Cloud Control, But not Like Us

By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2012 • During national home automation training tour, Clare Controls wows dealers with auto-firmware updates from the cloud. Plus: CEDIA Expo 2012 Scoop!

Top 10 Emerging Technology Trends

By Lisa Montgomery · July 17, 2012 • CEDIA’s Dave Pedigo forecasts the future of the high-tech home with his list of emerging technology trends.

IT Industry in Midst of ‘Significant Shakeout’

By Jason Knott · May 31, 2012 • CompTIA study says emergence of cloud, mobility and pay-as-you-go services forcing IT vendors to evolve channel training and communications. The shakeout means is an opportunity for CE pros.

Electric Imp Cloud-based Automation Monitors Almost Every Device

By Rachel Cericola · May 21, 2012 • Electric Imp cloud-based home automation uses tiny add-on cards that let consumers monitor nearly every piece of electronics in their home via the Internet.

Creating a Digital Music Showroom

By Jason Knott · April 17, 2012 • Lenbrook's Digital Music Experience Center, a $28,000 pre-packaged 450-square-foot demo area, helps specialty retailer The Little Guys boost sales of digital music systems.

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