HomeToys Interview

The bottom line is that, as an industry, we need to make it much more simple and turn-key for the consumer to adopt and install connected home solutions.

HomeToys Interview

ZigBee's unique emphasis on low power, reliability, scalability and easy deployment and low cost make it ideally suited for the residential control market.

Hometoys Interview

Game players no longer have to install a CD or even go to the store to buy one. They can now just click on a button and almost immediately start playing a game.

How Do You Sell Lighting Control???

You've got to get your clients to experience lighting control first hand. SHE needs to be able to push a button on a key chain remote and see that she will never have to walk into a dark home again. HE needs to push a "Goodnight" button and experience all the lights going off without having to make the nightly rounds to see which lights the kids left on.

Lights, Cameras… Pick up the Pieces!

Even with our experience, it came as a real surprise to discover that so many of our customer's justified expectations had been dashed by a lack of true skill and professionalism on the part of the original installers.

New era of building management

The foundation of the concept is the building operating system, named as COBA (Connected Open Building Automation). COBA definitions were created in a standardization project of companies representing various industries, from telecommunications to construction and services.

Realizing the Promise of the Connected Home

Z-Wave is delivering on the promise of the connected home, providing reliability, interoperability, convenience and relatively low-cost all in a chip the size of a dime.

Six Elements of Future Home

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs provides us a framework to identify key elements of our future home. By fulfilling these key elements, we know that we are better satisfied with these needs.

Software Configuration Tools

WebTools has the same look and feel of the standard DTools/ Visio graphic interface and uses the same database and business logic but runs entirely over the internet.

The QMotions-Golf™ Indoor Golf Simulator

Instead of using the Mouse for controlling golf swings, The QMotions-Golf™ Indoor Golf Simulator uses patented electronic technology to recognize swing speed and measure club head directional impact to translate actual golf swings into popular golf game titles like EA SPORTS™ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2004 (included with the Simulator), and others.

Total Home Technology

Total Home Technology is everything a dealer could want for his customers: award-winning audio and video products, the amazing lighting, HVAC and shade control of LightSource, e-Control 2 for remote access and the widest variety of user interfaces in the world- all in one package.

HTI+ and CEDIA Exam Guide

870 pages of well organized, comprehensive information that I'm sure will become the industry standard for those who wish to pursue a career in Home Technology ... whether it be to design, install or commission systems and equipment.

Intel Enables Sharing of Digital Content on the Home LAN

Designing and validating a digital home product to Intel® NMPR conformance places developers at the fore front with a compelling digital home product.

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

One of the key advantages to NetZoomAV is that it is aimed directly at the needs of both the casual and strict business user. The program's developers made NetZoomAV easy to use from the get-go, starting with drag-and-drop placement of symbols and shapes into the drawing space.

ADS Tech InstantMPX

One test we tried just for the heck of it was taking our DivX files and storing them on DVDR. The result? Over six and a half-hours of high quality movies on a single disc.

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ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.