By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has partnered with HGTV to build the network’s SmartHome 2013 project in Jacksonville, Fla.
The home was constructed to meet the CEA’s Gold TechHome rating, which means the house is fully networked, allowing for the distribution of audio, video, data, telephone, home automation and security throughout the building.
The CEA intends to use the SmartHome to highlight its TechHome Rating System (THRS), which defines the level and capabilities of the structured wiring installed in a home. The rating system is divided into bronze, gold and platinum and gives homeowners an idea of the technological readiness of a home, both indoors and out.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.