Classic Home Toys #12 - TRS-80 Part 2

At the time the Model 16 was introduced to the home computer market, the system represented one of the most advanced personal computers available for a small or home based business.

Content Insider #88 - The Home Network/Entertainment Connection Is…Easy

"Hey Bill, look, do me a favor, give him a chance. He came in here with a little piece of information. I know you worked with him before and had a little trouble, but don't get off on the wrong foot, if you have problems, come to me with them, I'll handle it." - Walt Simonson, The French Connection, 1971

Content Insider #89 - Next Generation DVD - Change at the Speed of Slow

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Fame Player/Coach

DisplaySearch's Upcoming HDTV Conference

Keynotes include film maker John Lowry from DTS, who will discuss the state of the art in terms of image quality, Phil Rosenberg from SCEA who will discuss the outlook for the PlayStation 3 and ESPN's Bryan Burns who will discuss their plans.

Editorial Comments

This is our CEDIA 2007 Issue with lots of news and product announcements plus some great articles to enjoy.

Haave AV Systems Increases Revenue Utilizing D-Tools System Integrator™ Software

We are able to confidently present our proposal, knowing it's designed properly with D-Tools and understanding our industry and costs, so we can explain every aspect of the job to our customer, easing any apprehension, and winning the job hands down.

Home Controls: Trends and Opportunities

Home controls are one dimension of a broader set of home systems that includes entertainment, security, energy management, broadband access, and data networking. These other home systems can entice consumers to bring controls into their homes if control systems manufacturers partner with firms providing these other systems and services.

Home Media Servers: Savior of HD Audio?

While the rest of the audiophile community struggles to get the last bit of fidelity out of their vinyl or compact disc collection, those of us that have discovered the benefits of new recordings done in HD can abandon optical discs altogether.

HomeToys Interview

Windows Media Center Platform

Interview - Media Servers

Alienware believes that the end user usage model has not been clearly defined in the home theater market and that working with Channel Partners the HD Media Server can begin to define a clear usage model.

Interview - New Keyboard Design

Two-finger typists stand to gain even more because the New Standard keyboard allows them to finally break through the touch-typing barrier, with more benefits than mere speed and accuracy. The main benefit of touch-typing is that the eyes and attention can be directed to the work being done instead of to the keyboard.

Interview - Projectors

One application close to full development is 3D projection; this will offer crystal-clear images with the added impact and depth of 3D. This application has been developed with the home theatre market in mind, as well as the commercial market and should add an extra dimension (no pun intended) to the movie watching experience.

Interview - SmartHomePro

INSTEON is the first and only home control technology that uses both the existing wires (power line) in the home and radio-frequency communication to create the most reliable and flexible home management network in the market today.

Interview - Speaker Design

The primary culprit for limiting sound quality in the home is the infuriating lack of standardization in both the software and hardware sides of our industry - it's just too frustrating to use our wonderful toys! When I put on a record or CD it plays - I listen and enjoy. When I put on a DVD, I must determine the disc's optimal encoding scheme for use on my system ...

Interview - Trade Shows

I have seen many, many companies come in with a big Bang and leave the scene quickly. Grow into it. Utilize all the industry news outlets such as Home Toys, Internet Blogs, etc. to get the "Buzz" going about your product. Utilize every e-mail mailing list you can lay your hands on to make attendees aware of your existence.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.