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.

ANNUAL CEDIA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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.

HOME AUTOMATION FROM THE LEADER IN HOME TECH

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.

Home Theater Design - Part 1

If your budget allows, you can used advanced construction techniques to keep your theater soundtrack from annoying the rest of your house, your neighbors, and scaring the neighborhood pets. In addition you can keep outside noises from intruding into your theater.

In-Building Internet Distribution - PLC

Yitran's PITEL mini-Access System is a low-cost robust networking solution designed for deployment in challenging environments. The system is ideal where traditional connectivity using hard-wired or wireless technology doesn't exist or is not economically or technically feasible.

InfoComm 2005 Show Report

InfoComm 2005 was the best InfoComm yet. 725 exhibitors, 25,240 attendees, three days, and two tired feet later I am slightly in awe of the technology coming from this show.

PlaceLab: A Living Laboratory

A major focus of PlaceLab research is preventative health care: technologies and services to help people remain healthy, autonomous, and comfortable in their homes as they age.

Selling Solutions

If you're in the audio-video field as an installer, designer, dealer, or manufacturer, your job is selling solutions. Sure you're working with a bricks and mortar product, but that product is there to serve your client by solving his AV problem.

THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHOW 2005

The Home Entertainment Show 2005 is one of the premiere events of consumer electronics and audio equipment.

X10 Irrigation Control

The WGL Rain8 is a full featured, 8 zone irrigation controller that may be linked together to provide a maximum of 256 zones of operation. A complete irrigation schedule can be triggered by the reception of a single X10 power line carrier command.

Z-Wave as Home Control RF Platform

Zensys provides a mass-market home control technology, which is low cost, low power, easy-to-use and reliable. The mesh network Z-Wave system, with its self-organizing and self-healing features, combined with flexible but simple installation procedures, provides an easy-to-use network solution.

AViC Cable

The simple fact is that I could see very little, if any, difference in the cable performance. I put AVIC cables against some high end well known cables.

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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!