NetDisk Network Storage Device

Within a few minutes I had access to 160 gigabytes of storage designated as Drive E. Simple as that. And it's available to all computers on that network.

Node Zero Gallery

"Node Zero" is the area in the house where all the cables come together. Below is a selection of N0s belonging to our readers. You can see photos and read descriptions of a variety of projects, from a few simple components in a cupboard under the stairs, to huge multi rack installations. Hopefully this page will show you what can be done and inspire you to do your own.

Packet8 VoIP Telephone Service

For $20/mo I can see how normal telecoms see companies such as 8x8 and the emergence of VoIP as a threat. I was very pleased and surprised at the call quality and the ease of setup.

PLC - Variable Codes

Entering variable codes could be done via a desk or laptop PC, but a more convenient way is via a LCD display panel.

Rules of Thumb for selling Remote Controls

While categorized as an "accessory," there's not a consumer out there who doesn't consider remote control a necessity. If they have trouble using it, you could end up losing future business. Make sure you're familiar with the variety of product choices in the marketplace and their capabilities. Recommend what makes sense.

SOHO Storage Solutions

Using a design that incorporates a patented chip and software technology, a NetDisk drive operates as a PC's local hard disk and can be shared with other PC's connected over Ethernet to your LAN.

TEAHA Market Background Document

The second version of the TEAHA (The European Application Home Alliance) Market Background Document has been released on January 7, 2005.

The Asian Connected Home Markets

Homega Research has officially released its awaited multiclient study aimed at providing reliable, detailed and up-to-date information on the current state and development prospects of the Connected Home markets in the main countries of Asia.

The Right Firestop Products

A firestop system consists of: the barrier (the fire-rated wall or floor) being penetrated; the penetrating item (cables, conduits, etc.); and the firestopping products and designs used to seal the opening.

The World's Newspaper

The map of the future of the internet and how industries will rise and fall will be based on our ability to adopt the ideals that made our knowledge sources follow the examples and templates that have been laid before us. The interaction of human beings can be an amazing and beautiful process to see in action. Our world is becoming one big neighborhood.

What is the LCN Installation Bus?

There are 3 significant universal installation buses worldwide: the EIB, LON and LCN. In this article we describe the LCN installation bus that distinguishes itself through performance and cost effectiveness compared to the rest.

Big Broadband: Public Infrastructure or Private Monopolies

I recently returned from an Economic Summit in Loudoun, VA, where I was invited because of a paper I wrote earlier this year, "Reviving the FORGOTTEN Information Superhighway." The summit expanded my thinking about the role of government in telecommunications policy and led to an invitation to speak at Austin InnoTech, a regional conference and exhibition with focus on the mutual relationship between technologies and innovation. This newer paper summarizes and expands on that presentation, which was called "Fiber, Wireless and Bandwidth for TeleWork."

CP290 Director X

CP290 Director X programs the original X10 home automation computer controlled interface, model number CP290, with a great looking program that makes the most of what the CP290 can do.

Display Werks Touches Residential Systems Market

The touch panels have one RJ45 connection for accepting analog RGB, serial, stereo audio, mouse and keyboard signals from a PC located up to 500 feet away over a single CAT5 cable.

Electronic Signage Networks

The networked digital signage industry is now poised to deliver the logical evolution to central sound - central video.

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