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High-end cameras regularly cost $150 or more per device, which makes it difficult to fully outfit your entire home without breaking the bank. Abode is offering a solution to this problem with the Abode Cam 2, a small home security camera fully loaded with all the features you need.
Arguably the king of the category is Hunter Douglas, with a range of shades, blinds, rollers, shutters and more so wide, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed.
Ranjan Singh, executive VP of technology for workplace tech firm Creston, believes that offices will need to accommodate a more “transient” workforce when employees begin to filter back through the doors.
Z-Wave technology stands out for a few reasons – our legacy in the industry (this year is Z-Wave’s 20-year anniversary), robust interoperable product ecosystem, technology benefits such as low-power consumption and backwards compatibility, and a commitment to security and innovation in the market,” says Mitch Klein, executive director at the Z-Wave Alliance.
Enclave Audio aims to prove you can have it all when it comes to a wireless home theater surround sound system.
The flexibility to support teams cycling through in-person and remote work highlights the need for investment in cloud-based services to support the workflows of the future at scale. Crestron Executive VP, Product and Technology, Ranjan Singh, offers perspective.
“It’s not an understatement to say that Crestron has been focusing on the smart office and smart home many years before it became fashionable.”
Insight from Peter Huss, Applications Engineer, AMETEK Powervar, “Facilities managers and executives should look for ways to optimize equipment performance, extend equipment life cycles, reduce operating and maintenance costs, and manage risk.”
Video enhances the conference call experience in many ways–it maximizes the meeting time by keeping people accountable, for example, as people are more likely to arrive early or on time to video calls as it is more difficult to sneak in unnoticed,” Dana Corey, GM/SVP at Avocor.
“Vulkan, an alternative graphics API to DirectX, now supports ray tracing for game developers, the Khronos Group announced with its official release of a new SDK (Software Development Kit).”
BorrowLenses, a company that rents out camera and audio gear to entertainment workers, is consulting clients with these guidelines in mind.
“This is why technology companies, like 22Miles, have been hard at work since the pandemic started to develop solutions to help address these precautions and ensure a safer return to work, especially in the digital communications, signage, and wayfinding sectors.”
“…Support.com, a Sunnyvale, Calif., firm that provides customer-service software and staff for companies who outsource and is hiring hundreds of workers to keep up with demand.”
Not all critical infrastructure attacks aim to take the grid down or darken a city, agreed Eran Fine, CEO of NanoLock Security. “With financial attacks, bankrupting a utility or creating lack of trust can also create harm,” Fine said.
More than anything, the pandemic has sped up higher education’s digital transformation. Colleges and universities are finding new ways to enable faculty and students to teach and learn from afar, implementing technologies that support collaboration and updating policies to support a more flexible learning experience.
One of my favorite things about the AV industry is how many opportunities we are given to touch, see, hear, and experience technology firsthand. Simultaneously, I am so proud of my son’s curious mind and continuous desire to ask, understand, learn, and apply the mechanical knowledge I share with him.
The Ethernet Alliance and Avnu Alliance separately are moving Ethernet technology forward with a standard for twisted-pair Ethernet and a push for time-sensitive networking over wireless.
But Support.com goes a lot further. It covers all your connected devices, which means pretty much everything in your home — computer, Chromebook, tablet, game console. It even includes smart home devices, projectors, Wi-Fi routers and printers. If it will someday be a part of the robot uprising, Support.com covers it.