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.
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 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.
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® 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 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 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 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.
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
The HDMI Digital Connection Standard formally unveiled the new HDMI version 1.4 specifications. Features include an HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) enabling data transfers of up to 100Mbps between supported connected devices, an Audio Return Channel to enable upstream audio connections via the HDMI cable, 4K x 2K resolution support, support for 3d and expanded support for color spaces designed specifically for digital still cameras, including YCC601, Adobe RGB and AdobeYCC601. Read the Business Wire release for the full details.
D&M Holdings' Online Speaker Company, The Speaker Company, announced today that its full line of floor standing speakers (towers), the TST1, TST2 and TST3, are back in stock and now shipping.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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!