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The real explosion in the home automation category will be – figuratively, that is – in boomers’ kitchens. That was the opinion offered by Specialty Electronics Nationwide executive Jeannette Howe in a presentation to integrators at the Long Beach, Calif. Fall EH Expo. “IP-based appliances – appliance control -- is where it will all take off,” she said, citing ABI Research stats that show the worldwide home automation business bringing in $14 billion in revenue currently and ballooning to $85 billion by 2011. Products like the IP-addressable TMIO IO intelligent oven, which doubles as both an oven and a refrigerator, are

By Grant Clauser On September 22 Samsung opened the doors to its new Manhattan showroom, The Samsung Experience, to journalists, analysts and guests. Located in the Time Warner Center at The Shops at Columbus Circle, the 10,000-square-foot gallery officially opens to the public on Sept 23. The Samsung Experience is not a store, rather it's more like a large booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with interactive displays of current and future products, lifestyle vignettes and information. At the opening, the Samsung North American Vice President of marketing, Peter Weedfald, noted "There is no better place for the Samsung Experience than New York City,

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