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TiO Announces CEDIA Show Giveaway

Partners with KEF on Exciting Daily Drawing

TiO logoTurn it On (TiO), Anuva Automation’s savvy and simple smart-home automation solution, announced today that it will have an exciting giveaway at next month’s CEDIA show in Dallas, TX. The company has partnered with KEF to offer a free daily drawing of exciting products in booth #2919.

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Promoters of 8K Broadcasting in Japan Admit They’re Getting Pushback

8K Super Hi-VisionA consortium of companies in Japan, including large public broadcaster NHK, this month began testing a broadcast system of 8K TV signals via broadcast satellite (BS) channels. This test of an 8K broadcast system has been in the works for a couple of years now, as the country races to prepare for Ultra High Definition broadcasting of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

But promoters of the system admit they are getting significant pushback. Why? Read on to see what the detractors are saying.

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Inside AudioControl’s Unique ‘Sound Partners Program’

Audio Control logoAudioControl announced last week that it was launching an all-new program called the Sound Partners Program. But this isn’t just a new program…it’s a unique concept in speaker/amplifier integration.

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Changing Its Mind, Sharp to Negotiate to Buy Back the N. American TV Biz

Photo of Sharp solar panelSharp Corp., a division of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. – better known as Foxconn – is rethinking its previously determined plans for business success. As the company was struggling with financial hardships prior to the closing of their acquisition by Foxconn, Sharp made several cost cutting moves, including selling the North American and Europe rights to the Sharp TV brand to certain OEM manufacturers. Now, as they ponder how to drive revenue growth, there are reports they are changing their minds on these and other deals.

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Multiple Reports: Kaleidescape is Closed


Kaleidescape logoWe have been inundated with multiple reports that media server kingpin Kaleidescape has ceased operations as of the end of the day yesterday (Friday). Furthermore, all employees both internal and external, have reportedly been let go.

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SupplyStream Changes Name and Business Model

Portal by SupplyStream logoSupplyStream, the online aggregator of industry brands and products data, announced today that it has decided to change its name and business model in a move that they say will more properly align their branding with the reality of their business activities. The change takes place immediately.

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Russound Says Time to Hop on the 70-Volt Boat

Russound logoAs we recently told you, Russound has announced that it would be launching a line of 70-volt products designed to facilitate integrators’ entry into the commercial market. Now the company has released more details on just what their 70-volt offerings will include – and it appears to be a solid first step into the more commercial business.

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One Look at This and You’ll Understand Why Wal-Mart Bought logoWal-Mart may be the world’s largest retailer, but when it comes to their ecommerce efforts…well, they’ve been much less than that. As behemoth continues to show strong growth, dominating category after category, Wal-Mart has seen its results lag.

See why Wal-Mart needed to do something to spark online sales…

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Factory Tour: James Loudspeaker, The Inside Story

James Loudspeakers' BuildingFactory Tour Shows James Loudspeaker To Be More Than You Realized

In our work lives, we all try to project the most positive image of ourselves. Sometimes the only way to really get to known someone is to visit them in their home. Here, you can find a lot of clues to their true selves.

So it is with companies as well. Polished marketing and great looking products can give you an impression of a large, professional, smoothly-running operation. But, as we can attest from direct experience, that simply is not always the case.

And sometimes, as in the case of James Loudspeaker, you get surprised.

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URC Founder Park Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CEDIA CEO Says URC Founder Park is ‘Quick to Lend His Talent and Resources to the Channel’

URC logoCEDIA announced today that it has selected Chang K. Park as the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016. Park will be so honored at the CEDIA Opening Keynote on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

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