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EDG posts many articles from industry experts and our own in-house professionals that we feel will help our clients and potential clients better understand the high-tech world of custom home theaters and home automation systems . Here you’ll find articles on the latest smart home technologies, upcoming training and lecture series, product reviews, and much more.

Sony Adding Web Features to 2011 HDTVs

Sony upgrades Netflix GUI on 2011 HDTVs and adds web features such as Crackle, Hulu Plus and Moshcam.

How to Design Systems in Minutes, Not Hours or Days

New SRS Design Machine software allows dealers to draw fully integrated systems in minutes.

Linear Names Michael O’Neal President

Former Gibson Guitar exec has global expansion of the brand as a key goal. Dan Stottlemyre moves to vice chairman role.

104 Billion Reasons to Worry

If President Obama eliminates home mortgage interest deductions, it will devastate the custom electronics industry.

Are 4K Displays Necessary?

Will 4K be the next hot technology? Will your clients want it? We take a look at the issues.

Sidney Harman Dies at 92

Sidney Harman, the audio pioneer who founded Harman/Kardon in 1953, passed away Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. surrounded by his family.

World’s Stupidest Criminal Steals iPad at Security Show

Idiot sneaks into International Security Conference (ISC West) with fake badge, steals untethered iPad from an exhibitor hawking video surveillance.

iControl Seeks $30M; Total Venture Funding to Exceed $75M

The home automation platform behind ADT Pulse seeks to raise $30M, bringing total venture funding to more than $75M, almost tied with Control4.

Following AT&T Acquisition, Xanboo Dumps Security Dealers

Xanboo was one of the first to merge traditional security panels with home automation and cloud-based service, but new owner AT&T just terminated all dealers.

DSC Taps iControl for Cloud-based Security, Home Automation

New Connect24 service offers remote monitoring/control of DSC security, surveillance, lighting, energy management, other Z-Wave home automation devices.

CE Pro, CEDIA Join Forces to Produce CEProLive!

CEProLive! to offer CEDIA Sessions, keynote presentations and more to help dealers stay on top of their game.

Report: Schneider Mulling Purchase of Tyco

Schneider sees ADT acquisition as a way to diversify the company outside of the smart grid.

Why Integrators Need Middle Managers

Study says keeping middle managers and avoiding quick fixes help companies flourish.

Inside Meridian’s NYC Showroom, Reference Theater

Meridian encourages dealers to leverage the reference home theater, 10-megapixel projection system in its new New York offices for selling to high-profile clients.

Dream Home Theater Features 20 Channels of Audio

This 429-square-foot home theater features 20 channels of DSP processing and custom CAT speakers.