HomeToys Industry Newsletter
Home Technology Newsletter - July 2009
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Open Air Cinema

Brandon Purdie
People love movies and they love the outdoors. Drive-in movie theaters used to be the entertainment venue of choice, and now outdoor movies –whether in a park, film festival, or backyard- are making a comeback.

Training - The Most Important TIP of All - New June 15/09 - Grayson Evans
It suddenly occurred to me that after all the TIPs I’ve given over the past years, covering a wide range of mostly technical subjects, I have missed the most important TIP of all: training and education.

An Experiment In Home Automation in Brazil
In this competitive scenario, the inclusion of Home Automation as a new attribute to a real state product distinguishes it from others. So, builders and investors may gain in sales speedy, improve their margins and associate an innovative image to their venture.

Early 3-D Movie Systems
The earliest confirmed 3-D movie ever screened for a paying audience was The Power of Love which premiered September 27, 1922 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. This was the first time that the red/green dual strip projection was used as well as the anaglyph glasses.

Sanus Systems manufactures a broad variety of sleek, quality AV interior furnishings, wall mounts and accessories. Our high-test, acoustically superior creations are designed for style and engineered to perform.
www.sanus.com
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Belkin has launched its Gigabit Powerline HD adapter, a new addition to the existing Powerline Networking lineup. With a speed of 1000Mbps, this adapter is able to create an ultra fast HD entertainment network almost anywhere using the existing electrical wiring. Powered by Gigle Semiconductor’s mediaxtream chip, this adapter promises to provide a secure and stable networking signal virtually anywhere. The Gigabit Powerline HD adapter is now available in North America and is expected to launch in Europe by the start of August. No real world data speed/loss tests yet as the product was just released but they should be available soon. The adapter is currently priced at $149. ... >>> more hot stories
Viking Electronics has the telecom solutions for your Residential, Commercial, Office and Apartment applications!
Call: 715-386-8861  or  Click: www.vikingelectronics.com
>>> Hot Product

Affordable in-wall XPe high-performance touchscreens

Borg provides the world's most affordable in-wall high performance touchcontrollers running XPe or Linux. Protege controllers are ideal interactive interfaces for your application or HAI, Crestron, Homelogic, Stardraw, CQC, DVRs and many others including kiosk mode IE browser applications like web devices or community intranets. Optimal designs, low heat and energy consumption, RoHS compliant with very sexy acrylic bezels, configurable buttons and a flush mount installation. Try Protege today!

Visit CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA
Early bird registration deadline passes July 15th.
Register now and save! www.cedia.org/expo

>>> Upcoming Events
Date Event Name Location
July 15-17 CEDIA Australasia Expo Sidney, Australia
Sep 1-2 UPA Plug into Profit09 San Diego, CA
Sep 4-9 IFA 2009 Berlin, Germany
Sep 7-9 Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 Paris, France
Sep 9-13 CEDIA 2009 Atlanta, GA
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  • Touch Plate Lighting Controls
  • Borg Displays
  • Midlite
  • Motivated Design
  • Cables to Go
  • Wireworld Cable

Coming Soon

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