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Based on the technological advances and pricing models of VoIP telephony, traditional telephone dedicated line service will need to continue to evolve and show additional value to consumers in order to keep pace with VOIP development in the future.

Ideal Remote Controls

Combining a remote with a controller can bring back the joy of having a simple remote control. Done right, there is no need to "understand" how the entertainment equipment is wired, nor a need to learn how to control it. It just works. In fact, it passes the babysitter test.

The Central Nervous System of the Digital Home

Remember, structured wiring is all about being able to use not only today's technologies, but also tomorrow's. Done right, structured wiring will immeasurably improve the liveability of a home for a modest price.

UPB Powerline Carrier Home Control Technology

UPB provides a stable and highly reliable alternative for home control, as compared to other powerline carrier technologies. It is highly affordable, delivering the same performance as many hard wired control systems.

Broadband Lessons Learned

As you may have experienced in your own projects, start-up was the hardest part. Once the "plumbing" was in place, the applications we wanted to demonstrate, ranging from video entertainment to music services to showing digital photos on your big screen and much more worked like a charm.

Affordable Home Automation Solutions

The following three examples are simple home solutions that can be implemented in nearly any home on nearly any budget, using equipment available from X10.com.

e/home 2004

Solutions for the home" e/home 2004 - international trade fair and congress - from 1 to 3 September on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

eNeo Labs Uses OSGi Technology

eNeo Labs, based in Spain, develops and offers embedded solutions for connected homes and commercializes advanced home services aimed at the European residential market.

Family Network Moves into Wireless Age

Families are able to control users' access to different files and information so that it is easy for parents to keep work or other types of files private from children.

Flash SSDs - Inferior Technology or Closet Superstar?

Flash memory is useful for more than just consumer devices- it's also well-suited for the enterprise. Of course, one type of SSD will likely be better suited to the needs of your applications and IT environment than the other.

HomePlug Gaining Ground In Europe

With powerline's distinct advantages of range, security, scalability, reliability and comparable cost, powerline networking has gained access to a number of important verticals markets, including government agencies, hospitals, schools and hotels.

Integrated Home Networks

The computer network is perhaps the most critical component in an integrated home network. The computer network is a data communication system allowing a number of independent devices to communicate directly with each other.

ISE 2004 News Report

HomeToys Special News Report ISE 2004

ISE 2004 Report

The Integrated Systems Europe at PALEXPO from 3rd to 5th February 2004 was a great success - 120 exhibitors from 22 countries and 3,489 attendees from over 80 countries.

Lesson Learned ... and Shared

Hopefully this tale of frustration and humiliation can be of service to other entry level HTI's!

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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!