HDTV and the Antenna Revolution

As long as picture quality and price remain important to consumers, the antenna will be an important vehicle for high definition television signals.

Hot Projector News From Infocomm 2006

It's nice to finally see a few bright widescreen projectors that are better suited for brighter rooms, but can also do a passable job for movie watching, these could prove to be very popular with gamers, sports addicts, typical TV watchers, etc., and some will fully satisfy movie watches as well.

How to Choose a Home Automation System

A really interesting change occurs when home automation is installed. You begin to treat your home as one big unified system instead of a collection of smaller unrelated systems. When this happens, the possibilities and "what if's" start to surface. This is where the fun begins!

How to Make Home Videos and Share Them With the World

Remember, the more complicated your movie, the more difficult it will be to maintain quality of the streaming video when you compress it for the Internet. In order to maximize the final quality of the net delivered video, you can avoid scenes with lots of layers, special effects, action and moving cameras.

How-To Measure Salt Level in Your Water Softener Using an Ultrasonic Sensor

One of the many advantages of this method is that there is nothing touching the salt and no strings or devices that need to be reset/recoiled when filling the softener.

Integrated Systems Europe 2006 breaks through the 10,000 attendance barrier

The 3rd edition of Integrated Systems Europe closed on a high note after three days of record-breaking crowds, stunning visual displays and exhibitors expressing their delight at the new business they have generated, announced the organisers of ISE at the Brussels Expo.

Media Servers in the Digital Home

Annual sales of media server form factors will be significant over the next five years, to the tune of nearly 50 million shipments in 2010

Micro Thermoelectric Generator Targets ZigBee

The main purpose for developing the Thermo Life is to provide energy harvesting for low-power applications where other technologies would prove inadequate or not possible.

PULSSI for the control command of electric radiators

It is reliable because unlike other existing standards it does not force the network to propagate a signal it was not designed for and also because each electric device acts as an analog relay to others.

Smart Home Security

Smart home system owners are advised to request a level of service in which security issues are all adequately addressed.

System Test and Integration Procedures - Part 2a: Cable Test and Verification

This article will guide you in preparing for and completing procedures that will systematically and methodically take you through a sequence of tasks purposed to insure the integrity of the wiring prior to a complete systems test and integration process.

The Digital Network's Final Frontier: Your Home

Imagine a true digital home where an Ethernet backbone carries all kinds of content and control information (multi-room entertainment, hi-def video, automation, security, online gaming, etc.).

The New Breed Multi-room Audio Systems

Enhance your lifestyle, increase your property value and enjoy all of your new digital music sources from anywhere in your home by installing a modern multi-room audio system.

A New Standard for Home Control Products

Each Z-Wave product/module acts as a sender and receiver in the network, offering two-way communications to make sure that one device knows the other received a command.

A New Use for an Old VCR

Whereas most other sensors have range limitations, Video Motion Detection has the advantage that any image in the field of view of the video camera can be analyzed for movement and alerts triggered.

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