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Sonos 7.3 Update Features

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The Sonos 7.3 update brings a few helpful features to the Sonos ecosystem allowing the user to quickly access Sonos tips right inside the app within the Sonos menu.




The 7.3 Sonos update also gives a direct link to live, real-time customer care help when in trouble using the system.


Savant Pro 8.4 Updates and Features DaVinci Release Notes

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Savant DaVinci 8.4 is now available for updating your Savant system to the latest release. 


The new update features Amazon Skill availability which will allow for voice control features to your Savant system which is a big deal.



True Controll II new graphical theme to allow the True Control interface to be similar like the Savant Pro app interface. 




Expanded Smart Host capacity supporting more rooms, lights, thermostats and more. 





Pro Audio 4 Updates







New Wally 5.5-inch In-Wall touch screen, sleep timer in the Savant Pro App, Global scenes shareable across users, Jandy IP control and other enhancements. 

See below for the full Savant 8.4 updates and features in the release notes.



Amazon Echo Show Features

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The new Amazon Echo Show is Amazon's latest incarnation of their Echo lineup now featuring a 7" touchscreen giving Alexa the power to "show you" rather than only able to verbally "tell you" and communicate with. The main Echo Show features are as follows:
7" Touchscreen5MP front cameraIntel Atom x5-Z8350 processorAlexa app compatibilityStereo 2" speakersDual Band Wi-FiBluetooth compatibilityAmazon Video StreamingPicture Frame Mode8 Array Microphone with noise cancelingFree video and voice calls to any Echo device



How to Wall Mount Lutron Pico Remote Control using Wallplate Bracket

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Lutron's Pico remote control can be wall mounted anywhere within the house using the Wallplate bracket Lutron PICO-WBX-ADAPT Pico Wallplate Bracket and a Lutron screw less wall plate Lutron SC-1-SW Claro Single-Gang Wallplate, Snow (Satin Finish) to give the new control a nice wall look and finish. The Wallplate bracket is simply secured to the wall with two standard drywall screws anchoring the bracket to your mounting surface. The Wallplate bracket allows you to install a wall switch with out having to run electrical wires and reduce your costs involved with running wire while maximizing your lighting control flexibility.












Niles Intellipad Ci Solo Audio Keypad RJ45 Pinout Wiring Diagram

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Niles Intellipad Ci Solo Audio Keypad RJ45 Pinout Wiring Diagram
Pin 1 - 16v Power Pin 2 - IR Data Pin 3 - Ground Pin 4 - Not Used Pin 5 - Bus Data Pin 6 - Bus Data Pin 7 - Not Used Pin 8 - Ground (common with Pin 3)

Apple HomePod Dimensions

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Apple HomePod Dimensions
Height - 6.8" (172 mm) Width - 5.6" (142 mm) HomePod Weight - 5.5 Pounds (2.5 kg)  Available in Colors - Black & White



Nest IQ Cam Specs

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The new Nest IQ indoor camera has been announced from Nest which is scheduled to be available June 30th, 2017 and is available for pre-order now. The new $299.00 IQ cam from Nest includes the following features and specs:

Facial Recognition - Allows the camera to know if it sees a human or a thing Supersight - 4K image camera with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 12x Digital Zoom 1080p HD video with 130 degree field of view HD Talk and Listen allowing for a seamless conversation Night Vision with high powered LED 940nm with IR cut filter 10 ft camera cable length included for indoor use only 

The Nest IQ cam builds upon the Nest Cam lineup and adds incremental features to the previous Nest Indoor Cam which with the higher price tag will have many Nest Cam owner questioning whether it's worth it to step up for the new added features.