The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) will host its annual expo next week in Indianapolis. CEDIA features hundreds of new products demonstrated by key manufactures in home electronics. In the weeks prior to the show, the editors of Electronics House have been busy with announcements from exhibitors from every sector of the home electronics industry: audio/video, home control, security, lighting control, equipment racks and mounts, and more. Here are three that caught Electronic House‘s eyes:
SmartEnergy Monitor from Savant
As the solo Apple-based home control system, Savant strives to make every product it introduces as visually appealing and engaging as possible. According to some pre-Expo literature, the SmartEnergy Monitor “measures energy usage and production in real-time and can also deliver historical usage data from multiple energy management devices …” You can monitor each and every aspect of electricity usage, from appliances to heating and lighting, and view your entire electricity usage or production at home or remotely.
Voco from Navvo
As the “world’s first voice controlled wireless music system,” the Voco system from Navvo streams music from iPods, Internet radio, PCs, USB devices and Android phones and tablets to speakers throughout the house. With Voco, you tell your smart-phone or tablet what you want to hear, and the Voco system plays it. Voco connects wirelessly to your Wi-Fi Network to access digitial music and outputs it to your stereo.
Sliding Panel Mechanism from Future Automation
For every flat-panel TV that gets hung on the wall, there’s some product that can help it blend in better with the wall surface. Future Automation’s solution is one of the most effective. Instead of covering the panel with canvas artwork or playing a DVD so that the screen looks like a fish tank, the Sliding Panel System conceals the TV with a panel that matches the existing wall surface. The TV sits completely flush with the wall surface so that none of the TV’s inner workings are visible.
La Jolla Home Theater & Automation’s President, Otto Benson, will be attending CEDIA. Stay tuned for pictures!