Automation in the digital home

Phase 1 took a total of 2 days to complete and it was a complete success with no issues what so ever. We were so impressed with the ease of installation of the HAL software and the UPB products that we even expanded our plans a bit by adding in control of their outdoor mister system.

Axeze Distributed Network

As there is not an open protocol standard used to integrate all aspects of home and building automation at this stage, developing products that can seamlessly integrate with others whilst maintaining security on the access control network, provides many benefits for users today and tomorrow.

CEDIA EXPO 2005 - News Report

Special Show News Report for CEDIA Expo 2005

CEDIA Expo 2005 - Part 1

As it is every year, it is difficult to know where to start. Almost every company, and there where over 500 of them, had something new to show.

CEDIA Expo 2005 - Part 2

Because of the number of products covered in this article, it is divided into three parts. This is part #2 - "Flat panel displays, control systems and Media Players."

CEDIA Expo 2005 - Part 3

Because of the number of products covered in this article, it is divided into three parts. This is part #3 " Loudspeakers, iPod systems, Power conditioners and more."

Entertainment Without Boundaries

As far back as Shakespeare and Bach, engineers, architects, and performers have known that the most important contributing factor to the fidelity of music or theater has been the acoustical properties of the room itself. Every room contributes its own sonic signature by altering the content at all frequencies as they are played.

Finding a Niche in A/V Installations

Unique installation situations such as this give one the opportunity to think outside the box, and combine style and function in a design.

Getting Started in the Hobby of Audio

Simplicity is the key to good sound. Many times, when you install a system that is too complicated for a given room, you end up with poor sound reproduction.

Getting the Most out of DVD's on an HDTV Display

A DVD collection can represent a sizable investment, both financially and emotionally, in our favorite content. That content deserves to look its very best on any type of screen.

Harmony 688 Universal Remote

All in all, the Harmony 688 is a fantastic remote. It's simple enough my family uses it, yet it's powerful enough that I can set it up exactly how I want it. It has big features like a wonderfully easy programming interface as well as little features like tactile feedback on the buttons and a light so you can use it in a darkened room.

High Definition Music Downloads

If you agree that a Ferrari requires high-octane fuel and that your home system needs high definition music, then you may also agree that your toys too have evolved again. You may also find your children listening to your music.

HomeToys Interview

ZigBee technology is intended to take much of the pain and difficulty out of adding short-range, robust wireless to products that once relied upon expensive wiring or proprietary radios.

How Can You Connect Your Digital Photos, Audios and Videos

My goal was to create a digital album of my son's life for his 30th Birthday that would reflect his life and become a living keepsake of his first 30 years.

Integration of Central Vacuums

Think of it, you are cleaning in a far back bedroom and the phone rings. Immediately the vacuum shuts off and you won't miss the call.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

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!