Sea Change in the Music Industry

A solid market exists for music lovers who care deeply about sound quality, particularly when it comes to their home entertainment systems. These consumers are willing to pay a small premium compared to standard music downloads for exponential gains in sound quality.

System Checkout and Integration Procedures - Part 1 - Proper Planning

Without proper documentation, installation or wiring errors result. This potentially can slow down the entire process significantly. Another important issue is that errors created during the first phases of an installation are subject to what is termed compounding. Compounding results when an issue that exists earlier in the project is not discovered or a resolution is postponed until later.

Taking Your "Home Toys" on the Road

AV professionals and custom manufacturers can look beyond homes and offices to provide products and services to companies serving a growing market of travelers who demand comfort, quality, and their high-tech toys on the go.

Transmit Your MP3 Music Files Using New Wireless Technology

iCast and AudioCast form a wireless bridge between an audio source such as an iPod or MP3 player and a home stereo system.

Unique Design Leads to Improved Functionality

Speaker systems built into lamps and furniture. Consider them 'headphones for your couch', and you won't 'muss' your hair! They are sure to impress the audio enthusiast and interior decorator alike!

Another One Bites the Dust

Dual- and multi-core processors thrive on multithreading applications, and despite significant advancements made in increasing data storage access times, an entire network will slow down to a crawl if the performance gap issue is not resolved.

ArtScreen Masking System - A Retractable Work of Art

Integrated into the ArtScreen housing, the SoundScape 360 features a fully dimensional sound compartment positioned below the plasma display, which meets all existing manufacturer's specifications. Within the audio compartment is an acoustically lined, sound dampening interior, dedicated to preserve sonic quality, integrity and performance.

Audio Elements

This technology allows the creation of innovative solutions such as the Sound Shower when sound from a ceiling mounted tile will only be heard by those situated directly underneath

Before there was DVD there was…Laservision.

Laservision players had actually been invented in 1972 (under the name MCA Disco- O-Vision) and was intended to be an economical way to sell movies to the consumer market.

Copper or Fiber Optics. Which is right for you?

Connectivity products such as cables are one investment you will need to live with for at least 10 years. Consider it an investment as cable quality does make a difference and it will stay with your system for a very long time.

Digital Media Servers - The Basics

To ensure that the DMS has enough power to perform these many tasks taking time to step back and reviewing everything the unit will be doing is an important aspect before purchasing.

DVD Insider #52 - Alice In Wonderland

Well the cat happens to be in the storage business and he knows there is a content explosion and hardware of all types need to be fed content. Then once the hardware gets the content it needs to be stored…somewhere, somehow.

DVD Insider #53 - The War of the Roses

Next generation DVD was going to be a beautiful marriage that produced some beautiful, brilliant kids. It has also turned out to be a dysfunctional relationship.

DVD Insider #54 - Bell, Sarnoff Together at Last

If they had spent more time together and merged their respective laboratories in Murray Hill and Princeton we wouldn't have two content transport systems fighting over who is going to service our home today.

HD DVD vs Blu-ray, Battle Lines Blur

The story between the lines seems to be which manufacturers aren't taking sides at all. Conditions indicate a great possibility of a unified product sooner than we might have first suspected.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection