56% of all light vehicles in the US will be actively connected cars by 2022

56% of all light #vehicles in the US will be actively connected #cars by 2022 | #TpromoCom #IoT #Internet | Parks Associates estimates the US will have 169 million actively connected cars by 2022, representing 56% of all light vehicles.

The firm’s 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, features the Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, and a special session on the connected car-smart home crossover to examine the latest innovations in this market area and the opportunities for vendors, manufacturers, and service providers to extend their IoT solutions to the vehicle.

The Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, features innovations from Alpine, Owlcam, Reviver, SiriusXM, Support.com, VOXX, and Waylens, among others. Solutions on display include Android Auto and Apple Car Play, dash camera recording, customer lifecycle support, digital key control and license plate, driver scoring, remote engine start, radar detection, GPS navigation, safety and security features, voice activation, WiFi hotspot, and wireless backup camera.

The session “Connected Cars: Extension for the Smart Home” features the following speakers:

  • Brian Brackenbury, Director, Connected Products, Gentex Corporation
  • Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Director, Head of Automotive Sales & Marketing Silicon Valley, NXP
  • Andy Hodge, CEO, Founder, Owl Cameras Inc.
  • Katie McMahon, VP and GM, SoundHound Inc.
  • Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio

“From a technology perspective, many of the building blocks are already in-place for cars to connect to the smart home; however, ensuring a simple, intuitive, easy-to-use interface is critical for a non-distracted driving experience,” said Brian Brackenbury, Director, Connected Products, Gentex Corporation. “While voice has made some great strides forward, the automobile environment has factors like road noise, fellow passengers, and noisy kids that don’t always make voice the right choice for a user interface. Aggregating the fragmented services into a simple, one-touch interface, like HomeLink Connect, will ensure the end user gets something they can actually use every day, in all conditions!”

“The interrelationships between our homes, devices, and vehicles are becoming smarter and more seamless,” said Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Sr. Director, Head of Automotive Sales & Marketing Silicon Valley, NXP. “I look forward to joining the Premier Connected Home Conference to share more about these exciting developments and how new automotive technologies are making transport increasingly autonomous, safer, more environmentally sound, and securely connected.”

“Connected car is what’s next after the connected home. Just like it is in the home, video security is at the heart of what consumers and businesses need for their cars and trucks,” said Andy Hodge, CEO, Founder, Owl Cameras Inc.

“Our burgeoning global population is straining our housing supply worldwide. We must do everything we’re able to avoid a tangential energy crisis, and smart apartment technology is uniquely positioned to do so,” said Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT.

“With the adoption of voice AI technology in connected cars as a top priority in the automotive industry, we’re at a tipping point for leveraging voice across all industries,” said Katie McMahon, VP/GM, SoundHound. “I look forward to telling the story of how integrating voice AI into cars and other Internet of Things devices can vastly improve consumers’ customized experiences, as well as allow companies to maintain their own brands.”

“The smart home ecosystem is expanding rapidly,” said Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio. “As consumers realize the value of an increasingly connected lifestyle, innovative players like Mojio and Vivint are enabling the next generation of consumer IoT services that unite the capabilities of connected cars and smart homes to unlock enhanced safety, security, and convenience protection for the two most valuable assets – our homes and our cars.”

CONNECTIONS™ will host more than 650 high-level executives in an intimate networking environment and includes a mix of market research, analysis, and industry insight designed to capture the complexity and opportunities in these interconnected markets.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include F-Secure, Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, Verisk, Amber, AmTrust Specialty Risk, Arlo, Audio Analytic, Ayla Networks, Bitdefender, Cirrent, Firedome, Johnson Controls, Lutron, Mnubo, Oaks Labs, PassiveBolt, Redpine Signals, Schlage, Support.com, Trusource Labs, ULE Alliance, Universal Electronics, Wi-Charge, Zigbee Alliance, Control4, Flo Technologies, Owlcam, Zen Ecosystems, HP, SAM Seamless Network, HelloTech, Inspire, and Alula. Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, will feature companies with specific solutions and technology for the connected car.

For more information, visit www.connectionsus.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates’ 23nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com

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Home Technology Company SnapAV to Merge With Control4

#Home #Technology Company SnapAV to Merge With Control4 | #TpromoCom #HomeAutomation | SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million.

SnapAV, a leading manufacturer and primary source of A/V, surveillance, networking and remote management products for integrators, and Control4 Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million.

This highly complementary combination will leverage the increased resources of the two companies to provide integrators with a true one -stop shop, offering a complete product portfolio of custom smart-home, control and automation solutions, according to the joint announcement from the Charlotte, N.C., and Salt Lake City-based companies.

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Pre-Installed Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell Computers to Remote Hacking

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Pre-Installed #Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell #Computers to Remote #Hacking | #TpromoCom | Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers.

Dell SupportAssist, formerly known as Dell System Detect, checks the health of your computer system’s hardware and software.

The utility has been designed to interact with the Dell Support website and automatically detect Service Tag or Express Service Code of your Dell product, scan the existing device drivers and install missing or available driver updates, as well as perform hardware diagnostic tests.

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Majority of Encrypted Email Clients Vulnerable to Signature Spoofing

Majority of Encrypted Email Clients Vulnerable to Signature Spoofing | #TpromoCom #Email #Encryption #Security | Researchers have found that encrypted emails are not always as secure as we might think. From more than two dozen popular encrypted email clients, they found that the majority are vulnerable to one or more signature spoofing attacks.

Good cryptography is nearly impossible to break with contemporary commercial computers — so attackers don’t often attempt to. Instead, they attack the implementation and use of cryptography, where the weaknesses are more often found. This is especially true for email, where the implementation of encrypted emails is particularly challenging.

Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum and Munster University of Applied Sciences have investigated (PDF) the implementation of the two major email encryption standards, OpenPGP and S/MIME, and have found them largely wanting. While the use of encrypted emails is not widespread, wherever it is used is likely to secure valuable or particularly sensitive content. So, it is disturbing that the researchers found flaws in the design of many leading secure email clients. Fourteen out of 20 tested OpenPGP-capable clients, and 15 out of 22 clients supporting S/MIME were susceptible to digital signature spoofing.

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With FAA’s blessing, that drone over your house may be Google’s Wing, not Amazon’s

With FAA’s blessing, that drone over your house may be Google’s Wing, not Amazon’s | #TpromoCom #Drone #Google #FAA | Wing, the drone delivery service spun off from Alphabet’s Google, hopes to start flights to homes and businesses in the Blacksburg and Christiansburg areas by the end of the year now that it has the blessings of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA announced earlier this week that it had approved Wing as the first air carrier certified for drone delivery. In receiving the certification, Wing beat Amazon to the punch despite all the attention that the online merchandise giant has drawn over its interest in deliveries by air.

Both companies, along with others, have been racing to develop drones as a more cost-effective way of delivering small, high-value orders, like medicine. But drone delivery can have big drawbacks, with limitations on the weight of their cargo and the time it takes to recharge them between deliveries.

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Acre acquisition strengthens access control portfolio


Acre #acquisition strengthens access control portfolio | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Security | Acre, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies in Munster, Indiana. This purchase will enhance Acre’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.

RS2 Technologies is a technology-driven manufacturer of cutting-edge access control hardware and software. The company’s hardware line includes a wide range of system control processors, input/output modules, multiplexers, enclosures, card readers, and proximity and smart cards.

RS2, founded in 1998, uses an open architecture platform approach in order to provide a broad product offering working with a multitude of technology partners. The company is customer focused and has stayed in tune with the demands of the industry, listening to VOC from both end users and installers. The RS2 platform was designed to easily integrate with other security system components.

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ScanSource Launches First Corporate-Wide Partner Program Focused on Accelerating Growth

ScanSource Launches First Corporate-Wide Partner Program Focused on Accelerating Growth | #TpromoCom #Security #Distribution #Business | ScanSource Inc., a global provider of technology products and solutions, announced the launch of FastLane, a comprehensive program aimed at delivering a seamless customer experience for partners. The program provides access to training, education, enablement tools, a unique loyalty program and impactful corporate social responsibility initiatives.

ScanSource aims to put partners on the fast track to profitable growth by offering total solutions from the company’s leading suppliers, as well as unique incentives and promotions that reward loyalty and participation in the FastLane program. Monthly, quarterly and year-long prizes will be awarded, featuring auto-related giveaways, participation in VIP events and quarterly business strategy summits, and a Winners’ Circle celebration trip.

With FastLane, participating partners can take advantage of innovative enablement tools and resources available to help them grow their business and reach new markets, including solutions-focused on-demand videos and podcasts. In addition, FastLane offers opportunities for partners to give back to their communities through participation in joint corporate social responsibility efforts stemming from ScanSource’s longstanding relationships with community organizations.

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Gunshot detection market to be up to 1008M USD by 2024

Gunshot detection market to be up to 1008 M USD by 2024 | #ESC_LLC #Security #Business #Report | According to new market research information on the Gunshot Detection System Market, Marketsandmarkets predicts that this sector is estimated at USD 564 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,008 million by 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.30% from 2019 to 2024.

Gunshot detection systems for homeland security were first used in the US. These systems are primarily used by law enforcement agencies. They are installed at a height of more than 30 feet above the ground at select locations of the coverage area. These include walls, poles, streetlights, and buildings, among others.

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Increase in the incidents of mass shootings in educational institutions is a prime concern. These systems installed at educational institutions places provide real-time updates on shooting events to security personnel, along with individuals inside these places on their electronic communication devices.

Within the report, the gunshot detection system market has been segmented and analysed by the researchers, in terms of installation type, namely, fixed installation, soldier mounted, and vehicle installation. The market is dominated by the fixed installation segment and this segment is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Fixed gunshot detection systems use the acoustic sensor node detection technology to detect a gunshot event.

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