When the viewer (zone) selects a channel from a device they also take personal control of the device functionality leaving others to simply view the selected channel until the first viewer de-selects.
State-of-the art security products attempt to make home security an integral part of modern life, instead of being considered supplemental or adjunct to everyday life. Security systems, like the Safewatch iCenter, provide families with the ultimate in home security by combining home safety, with home communications and home automation, making life more secure, comfortable, and convenient.
If you have experienced an early example of ?modern home automation? that did not meet your expectations, then it is time to re-visit the new, lower priced control systems that are available in the market today. As with all technology over the past ten years, the improvements have been extraordinary.
Consider the benefits lighting control systems provide; controlling the lighting to provide a warm pleasant area for living, to brightly illuminate any area for safety and home security, increased energy savings, and most importantly, maintaining the atmosphere you are trying to accomplish with your home design.
A Media Center is a computer that is able to store and play music, video, pictures and files, and allows the user to connect and integrate this with their current home entertainment system (TV, Receiver, Satellite, Cable).
Say goodbye to expensive and time-consuming in-wall installations, in favor of high performance, invisible Audio & Video wiring solutions.
The iDP software package allows the installer to alter the precision, factory-defined frequency response for each loudspeaker and add delay to the system so that audio performance is perfectly matched to the acoustics of a particular home theater environment.
There was no place for a TV. With the fireplace on one wall, book cases on another, a picture window on the other and a closet at the other end it was a challenge to find the right place for the TV and all of the speakers.
As you may realize, preparing your home for technology requires some thought and planning. Take a little time now to layout your plans according to your needs and lifestyle, and you will save yourself headaches as technology changes. If needed, consult an expert to help you determine your needs and provide a plan that suits your lifestyle.
A number of companies already have products available using the OSGi specification, including 4DhomeNet, Echelon, Espial, Gatespace, IBM, P&S DataCom, ProSyst, and Sun Microsystems. Most of these are in the remote management, provisioning and diagnosis, service delivery, telematics, and value-added applications spaces. Developer kits are now available from many of these companies as well.
This is an exciting time to be in our industry. Consumer electronics are advancing in ways that people never expected them to. When you bought your first DVD player, you never thought to yourself that one day I can watch a DVD while downloading and burning a movie from the Internet, let alone burn that entire movie onto a single 700MB CD at better than VHS quality. But thanks to advances in codecs and silicon technology, entertainment enthusiasts will finally have a way to enjoy Internet video in the living room without the PC.
CompTIA works closely with the training industry and publishers to help third parties develop course and training materials for the HTI+ program. Currently community colleges across the nation are planning training and curricula for HTI+, and several publishers have published training materials for the HTI+ exam.
According to Parks Associates, by year's end, 23.5 million U.S. homes will have broadband access and 11 million homes will have some form of PC-centric home network. Given those forecasts, and our own research, which shows that consumers have a strong desire and need for connected home solutions, we're bullish on market acceptance of connected home technologies.
Sonance wants to be an "end-to-end" solution provider for multi-zone products, providing products from source components, to control/switching systems, to playback products likes amps and speakers.
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!