HGTV’s Smart Home Wins CEA TechHome Gold Rating

HGTV’s Smart Home Wins CEA TechHome Gold Rating

BY TWICE Staff On Apr 1 2014 - 4:07pm

HGTV's Smart Home
HGTV's Smart Home


Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and HGTV announced that the HGTV Smart Home 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., has earned CEA’s TechHome Gold Rating, ensuring the home has the ability to support current and future digital needs.

The rating is based on CEA’s TechHome Rating System (THRS), a nationally-recognized specification for residential technology infrastructure.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab4 Series

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab4 Series

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 1 2014 - 12:42pm

Samsung's Galaxy Tab4


Seoul, Korea – Samsung set second-quarter worldwide availability for its Galaxy Tab4 series of Android tablets, which will have Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions and will replace the Tab3 series.

The fourth-generation Tab series, like the Tab3 series, consists of three models with 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch screen sizes with 16:1- aspect ratio. Each will be available in black or white. U.S. prices and ship dates weren’t announced.

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AVAD To Reopen Seattle Office April 3

AVAD To Reopen Seattle Office April 3

By TWICE Staff On Apr 1 2014 - 12:34pm

AVAD branch showroom


Seattle – AVAD is hosting a grand re-opening of its branch, here, on April 3, unveiling a newly designed showroom and offering limited time promotions and exclusive benefits for area integrators.

The distributor said that starting at 9 a.m., guests can explore the new showroom, enjoy great food and interact with some of the industry's top brands.

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Sony Adds Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Sony Adds Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

By John Laposky On Apr 1 2014 - 10:01am

Sony's MDR-ZX750BN headphones
Sony's MDR-ZX750BN headphones


San Diego - Sony Electronics shipped today a new flagship wireless, noise cancelling over-the-head headphones model with hands-free calling capabilities.

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Throgmartin Heading Bike Chain

Throgmartin Heading Bike Chain

By Alan Wolf On Apr 1 2014 - 9:57am

Gregg Throgmartin, BikeStreet CEO
Gregg Throgmartin


Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  – Former h.h.gregg executive VP/COO Gregg Throgmartin has assumed the helm of BikeStreet, a specialty bicycle chain, as CEO.

The son of h.h.gregg’s late chairman Jerry Throgmartin and scion of the founding Gregg and Throgmartin families officially left the company yesterday for his new post.

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Aamp Buys U.K.-Based Armour

Aamp Buys U.K.-Based Armour

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 31 2014 - 4:44pm




Clearwater, Fla. — Aftermarket car-electronics accessory supplier Aamp of America completed the acquisition of U.K.-based Armour Automotive, marking Aamp’s sixth acquisition since the company was acquired by Audax Private Equity in November 2006.

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Halaburda Joins Petra To Head E-Commerce

Halaburda Joins Petra To Head E-Commerce

By TWICE Staff On Mar 31 2014 - 4:43pm

Dan Halaburda
Dan Halaburda


Edmond, Okla. — Dan Halaburda, director of sales and sales operations at Ingram Micro Consumer Electronics division (IMCE), has joined Petra Industries as e-commerce sales director.

The distributor said Halaburda will be responsible for leading Petra’s e-commerce team to identify, cultivate and optimize potential market and sales opportunities. He is also responsible for overseeing Petra’s current e-commerce vendor partners and accounts to build and maintain solid relationships and ensure forward progress.

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SureCall Readies FCC-Certified Cellular-Signal Boosters

SureCall Readies FCC-Certified Cellular-Signal Boosters

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 31 2014 - 4:38pm

SureCall’s FCC-certified TriFlex 2G/3G/4G indoor cellular-signal booster.
SureCall’s FCC-certified TriFlex 2G/3G/4G indoor cellular-signal booster.


Fremont, Calif. — More cellular-signal boosters are coming to market with certification that they meet the new standards required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prevent cellular-network disruption.

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FCC Rules To Speed Up Wi-Fi Networks

FCC Rules To Speed Up Wi-Fi Networks

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 31 2014 - 3:31pm




Washington — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules that will accelerate Wi-Fi speeds in homes and in outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi hot spots.

The new rules, which apply to the 5GHz band and not to the 2.4GHz band, will also increase overall Wi-Fi-network capacity and reduce congestion at hot spots, the FCC said.

The new rules remove the current restriction on indoor-only use of 5.15-5.25GHz Wi-Fi networks and increase the permissible power available to Wi-Fi networks in the band, which represents 100MHz of spectrum.

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Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras

Olympus Adds TG-3, SH-1 Stylus Cameras

By Greg Tarr On Mar 31 2014 - 1:54pm

Olympus’ new Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather camera features built-in Wi-Fi and GP
Olympus’ new Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather camera features built-in Wi-Fi and GPS support with a 6.9x optical zoom lens.


Center Valley, Penn. — Olympus has introduced the Stylus Tough TG-3 all-weather point-and-shoot camera and Stylus SH-1 advanced super-zoom point-and-shoot.

The Olympus TG-3 will ship in June at a $349 suggested retail, and will be available in a choice of black and red.

The Stylus SH-1 will be available in May in black, white and silver at a suggested retail of $399.

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