Hometoys Interview - Guy Dewsbury Smart Homes for Disabled People in the UK

Guy Dewsbury worked as a Researcher Associate for Lancaster University in England and is currently studying there for his doctorate. As a researcher his field of expertise is smart homes and designing technology for older and disabled people. He co-designed the first smart house in Scotland for a person with an acquired brain injury in Dundee Scotland ten years ago and then co-designed over fifty technology assisted homes for adults with severe autism in Grampian in Scotland. Most recently Guy has been writing his PhD on assistive technology and person centred-design whilst specialising in the field Telecare and Telehealth. Guy currently has a website www.smartthinking.ukideas.com and a blog http://thetelecareblog.blogspot.com.

Hometoys Interview with Tony Pelura President of Centronics

Tony Pelura received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management/Marketing from Salisbury University in Maryland. He is currently two classes shy of receiving his Masters of Science degree in Finance from the University of Baltimore. He started in the electronics industry eleven years ago as a sales rep for a TV mount company. He currently serves as president of Stevensville, Md.-based Centronics, Inc. For 50 years, Centronics has been a leader in the distribution of A/V, DBS, off-air, high definition, home theater speakers and accessories, and satellite and antenna products. As the industry has changed, Centronics has met those changes head on. What will never change is our commitment to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Centronics stocks products such as TV mounts by Video Mount Products, satellite distribution equipment by SPAUN, antennas and off-air accessories by Winegard and AntennaCraft, home theater equipment…from HD cables to speakers…by CWI, Speco Technologies, and Universal Remote Control.

Interview with Jerry Chapman of SolidSignal.com The State of Consumer Electronics from an Etailer Po

Jerry Chapman founded Solid Signal in 2002 after experiencing his own frustrations locating specific technology products through retailers. As owner of Solid Signal, he not only oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, Chapman also works hands on with customers, providing them with personalized and comprehensive advice on product selection and troubleshooting. In 2007 and 2008 Solid Signal made the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. It is also a 2008 Internet Retailer: Top 500 Company. In addition to Solid Signal, Chapman is the owner of TriStar Consulting in Franklin, Michigan. TriStar provides assistance in the creation, maintenance and support of a technology and its applications. Before he founded TriStar in 1999, Chapman was Vice President at MNP Corporation in Utica, Michigan, one of the largest manufacturers of fasteners to the automotive industry.

Online Marketing Generates Sales

In today's budget stricken climate, it's important to recognize the prominent role that the Internet can play in a cost-effective marketing strategy. Not only is Web marketing very affordable, but it also offers you an effective vehicle for public exposure. Web marketing is a cost-effective medium, however, as with any marketing campaign, you'll have to invest time and money. And although Internet marketing is less expensive compared to alternative marketing campaigns, web marketing is dynamic, so you'll need to re-invest on a regular basis. In summary, you'll need to plan your strategy in advance so that you'll know how to budget resources.

Programmable Logic Controller - Features

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are forever upgrading and changing to stay current with today's technologies. Everyday we hear of new and improved cell phones, handheld computers, GPS systems, etc. The same holds true for PLCs. Every year new models of PLCs are introduced into the marketplace. This article is going to touch on some of the new features available on PLCs.

Will RF4CE be the Killer App for ZigBee?

Recently the RF4CE Alliance got itself adopted by the ZigBee Alliance, a clear example of a win-win situation. For the RF4CE Alliance it means an immediate broad adoption in the consumer electronics industry, while avoiding the cost of setting up a "marketing machine" to achieve this. For the ZigBee Alliance this is a brilliant move into a direction that will make it flourish. For the consumer electronics market, and in particular for the end-customers, this adoption is a clear stake in the ground that opens up opportunities for a wide range of new and interesting applications.

Tributaries® Offers Secure HDMI Connection

Tributaries® the established value leader in high-end cables and installation accessories, continues its trend of providing integrators with problem-solving ideas with its new Right Angle HDMI Adapters.

Colorado vNet Launches Three New Lighting & Control Modules and Enhanced Design Software

Colorado vNet released today three new lighting and control products along with a new version of the industry's only floorplan-based lighting control design software, vNet Builder™ 4.

HAI Launches IP -Based Entertainment Product Suite

HAI that their new IP-based product suite is now shipping. These products include the OmniTouch 10p Touchscreen, Automation Studio design software, and the Home Theater Extender (HTX).

Hulu Desktop

Hulu Labs has released Hulu Desktop, a "lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer," as the developers explain. The software features a sleek interface that has been optimized for use with Apple or Windows Media Center remote controls, "allowing you to navigate Hulu's entire library with just six buttons." Windows users must have at least an Intel Pentium Core Duo, with a 1.8GHz processor and 2GB of RAM running Windows XP. Mac users need an Intel Pentium Core Duo, with a 2.0GHz and 2GB of RAM running OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Hulu Desktop runs directly on your computer and does not require a web browser, making thing easier to navigate on a HTPC.

Panamax Launches New MX5102 Power Management, Surge Protection, and UPS Battery Back -Up System for Home Theaters

Compact Unit Targets Space-Constrained Residential Installations

Atlona Technologies soon to release 10 -input Switcher / Scan Converter with Single HDMI (1.3) output, the AT -HD600

Atlona Technologies, a solution based manufacturer of Audio Video accessories, announces the upcoming release of new 10-Output Switcher/Scan Converter with single HDMI 1.3 Output, the AT-HD600

Atlona Technologies soon to release Wireless HDMI Extenders working up to 30ft at 1080p, the AT -WHD200

Atlona Technologies, a solution based manufacturer of Audio Video accessories, adds to their Wireless HDMI line with the release of new wireless HDMI Extenders, extending signal up to 30 ft at 1080p.

Lagotek Releases Next Generation Home Control Software

Designed to maximize residential energy efficiency

Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns Provide Custom Installers A Solution For Extending HD Sources Over Long Distances

Available now in wall-mount and component models, Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns offer the right balance of simplicity, flexibility, reliability and functionality

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.