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Weekly Digest 5th of August 2015

The team at NAS is excited to announce that Qualifi have appointed us as a Denon AVR re-seller. Our first Denon demonstration will be conducted at our Sunshine Coast Branch next Thursday in conjunction with a Bluestream HDMI training session. Should you be able to attend, we would love to see you there. In addition, this week's digest is packed full of interesting industry news articles.

Best regards,

John Kimbell

Bluestream HDMI Training Session Invitation

The team at NAS is excited to announce that Qualifi have appointed us as a Denon AVR re-seller.  Our first Denon demonstration will be conducted at our Sunshine Coast Branch next Thursday in conjunction with a Bluestream HDMI training session.  Should you be able to attend, we would love to see you there.  An invitation is available Initiates file downloadhere for your consideration.

On Controls v4.2 Release Promo

NAS is proud to be the Australian Master Distributor of On Controls - the 2014 CES Control Product of the Year - the premier cloud-enabled automation system for professional integrators.

On Controls is a full control and automation system that utilises the power of your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and Amazon Kindle devices.  Using our cloud-based programming and file storage along with our wired or WiFi controllers, On Controls can be used to build any size system with almost any size budget from a basic family entertainment room to an entire estate with our open-source platform.

The On Controls team is excited to announce that version 4.2 is now available for download. In this update you'll find a great collection of new features, updates and improvements to enhance the On Controls experience. To lean more about the new version, please view the promo by clicking Opens external link in new windowhere.

Industry News

SBS Queensland/NT bit rate upgrade in August

In order to improve the quality of its Digital TV Service in regional areas, SBS will implement a bit rate upgrade in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The SBS signal bit rate conversion from 19 Mbps to 23 Mbps commenced on the 3rd of August 2015 and will be completed by the 27th of August 2015.  Some receivers may lose signal after the upgrade and will need to be re-tuned.

An indicative upgrade schedule for Queensland/NT can be accessed Initiates file downloadhere.

WHS

Manage falls risks while working on roofs in housing construction

New guidelines from Worksafe Queensland for the housing construction industry explaining the requirements for managing the risk of falls from roofs have been released.  The article can be accessed Opens external link in new windowhere.

GST on overseas purchases

GST deal: State premiers agree to charge GST on overseas online shopping purchases under $1000

State premiers have reached an in-principle agreement to charge GST on overseas on-line purchases under $1000.  The news.com.au article can be accessed Opens external link in new windowhere.

Pay TV

Telstra launches Roku to take on Apple and Google

"Telstra is taking on Apple and Google with a new device that hosts streaming video services such as Netflix and marks the completion of its media strategy.

The telecommunications giant will launch Telstra TV in September. At its core will be the Roku 2 – a device that connects to TVs and hosts apps that play catch-up TV and streaming video services such as Netflix, Stan and YouTube.

Telstra aims to use media products and services to keep existing customers loyal while winning new internet subscribers without paying the hundreds of millions of dollars required to become a media producer.

But if Telstra TV proves to be wildly popular, it could also be another nail in the coffin for Foxtel as customers opt out of more expensive Pay TV subscriptions to pick cheaper streaming services." The complete SMH article can be accessed Opens external link in new windowhere.

Two other complementary articles worth a look are (Opens external link in new windowthe conversation) and (Opens external link in new windownews.com.au).