Big Broadband: Public Infrastructure or Private Monopolies

I recently returned from an Economic Summit in Loudoun, VA, where I was invited because of a paper I wrote earlier this year, "Reviving the FORGOTTEN Information Superhighway." The summit expanded my thinking about the role of government in telecommunications policy and led to an invitation to speak at Austin InnoTech, a regional conference and exhibition with focus on the mutual relationship between technologies and innovation. This newer paper summarizes and expands on that presentation, which was called "Fiber, Wireless and Bandwidth for TeleWork."

CP290 Director X

CP290 Director X programs the original X10 home automation computer controlled interface, model number CP290, with a great looking program that makes the most of what the CP290 can do.

Display Werks Touches Residential Systems Market

The touch panels have one RJ45 connection for accepting analog RGB, serial, stereo audio, mouse and keyboard signals from a PC located up to 500 feet away over a single CAT5 cable.

Electronic Signage Networks

The networked digital signage industry is now poised to deliver the logical evolution to central sound - central video.

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.

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