Home Theater Design - Part 2

There are several criteria to address during the basic construction phase. One of the most important is noise transmission through the walls.

InfoComm 2005 Best Buzz Awards

The Best Buzz awards are selected by polling Insight Media staff, analysts, press and conference attendees about what was new and exciting to them. They reflect what people were talking about most at the show/exhibition, and what we were asked most about.

LCOS Technology

When compared to Gen II LCoS™, the two main alternative projection display technologies come up short. DLP is plagued by digital video artifacts including color break up, blotchy grayscale and crushed blacks, and LCD projection TVs have large visible pixels that can create an annoying screen door effect and slow video response times that can create blurred images.

Mobile Worker Pilot Research

Internet Home Alliance Announces Results of Mobile Worker Pilot Research Finds: If You Build It, Mobile Workers Will Come…and Buy Retail Sales Increase; Taubman to Keep 'Connection Court' Up and Running

Panasonic KX-TA824 Phone System

I don't know of any other system that gives you so much, for such a low price; and many other systems do less and cost more. Panasonic has set a new standard for phone systems in the 824 size range, and it will be very difficult for other manufacturers to catch up.

PLC Installation

Remember to allow for other items, like a Lutron interface unit, to be mounted in the same PLC enclosure.

Putting the Home Network to Work

This white paper examines the challenges that face home users of computers, the Internet, and home networks and provides insight into how the industry is addressing the need for improved management, monitoring, and maintenance services and solutions to home users.

Serving Your Customers

The purpose of this piece is to talk about customer service and what it means in the field of technology.

Structured Wiring Success

When designing and installing a structured wiring system in a residence, quality and functionality all begins with the initial enclosure that is selected and installed.

The Heart of Today's Home

Just remember, your structured wiring panel is an extremely important part of your home and its' overall functionality now and in the future. Be smart about all aspects if this purchase and if you have any questions or doubts, locate a custom installer in your area to have them assist you through this process.

Top Ten Home Technology Mistakes

With purchases often running well into the thousands of dollars, avoiding some of the more common mistakes can save time, money, and frustration.


Some of the senior-level industry leaders referred to it as the "best Management Conference of all time," providing an ideal opportunity for networking and sharing of industry ideas and practices.

Artist Meets Engineer -- Part II (The In-home Concert)

Yes, the worlds of the engineer and the artist are growing closer together than you can imagine and your dream systems are more within your reach than ever before. Finally the mass produced world has matured to the point of delivering a truly great product and, together with learning how to get the most out of your system, you can truly experience the in-home concert.

Digital Home Leadership Conference

In the spirit of mutually beneficial innovation, attendees explored potential improvements to consumers' experiences with home technology throughout the product life cycle, identified new value chain opportunities, and formulated new Internet-dependent product or service concepts.


If you are in the market for a cheap and easy to use home automation kit, check out the Radio Shack kit. If nothing else, the kit can be a starting place for an end user till he or she expands to more sophisticated kits like x10.

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