AVWeek Podcast Episode 89: Back to Work

Sections: Features, Smart Home, Video

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AVWeekOn this episode of AVWeek, Betsy Jaffe from InfoComm International, Nic Scott of Crestron, Dawn Meade from Net-AV, and Bill Brown of BD Brown Communications join host Tim Albright. The group discusses how aware the public is of HDBaseT, the video distribution system that carries high-definition HDMI audio and video, as well as control signals, power, and Ethernet over a single cat5e/cat6 cable. They then talk about the ways in which technology could actually hurt your productivity.

Also on the board for this week’s discussion is the fact that, along with the rise in Internet TV, Neilsen will begin tracking some Internet video. The panel wonders if Moore’s Law — the notion that computing power doubles per unit of cost every two years — applies to displays and smart TV platforms? In addition, smart thermostat maker Nest Labs announces upgrades — including updates to the Nest’s light sensor and advanced fan controls — and finally, after the acquisition earlier this year, Home Automation Inc. (HAI) will be rolled into the broader “Leviton Security & Automation” brand.

Running Time: 58:57


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