Drop-In RF Module Solutions for AMR Systems

This article looks at how the needs for flexibility, cost efficiency and regulatory systems can be met for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR). Geographic diversity and requirements as well as network infrastructure are discussed. Manufacturers? costs and risks in terms of time and development can be halved through the use of Drop-In Module solutions which can utilize the same board layout irrespective of radio frequency regulations.

Dude? Nice Betamax!

This year, almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer is offering a multi-format DVD player capable of handling video encoded in many advanced compression formats. And these players cost less than you might think ? around US $70 for the basic models.

DVD ? Faster, Bigger, Cheaper

Writing to keep you abreast of the DVD industry is tricky and we have to decipher all of the smoke/mirrors, claims/counterclaims.

DVD Insider # 41 - Grokster Decision Great News?for Lawyers. Guns Don't Kill People? Blue Battle of

The DVD Insider had been busy over the past few months. Here are 3 more great stories to bring you up to date.

DVD Insider #18, #19 and #20

A series of articles about what's happening in the home technology and DVD industry.

DVD Insider #21, #22 and #23

THE Insider has been busy again for the last few months. Here is some more of his insight about what's happening in the home technology and DVD industry.

DVD Insider #25 Home Entertainment Nets "Work in Progress" Cheap Won't Get PC in Living Ro

an industry marketing/communications expert with more than 15 years of video, storage and networking experience.

DVD Insider #38 We Have a Dream New Media Servers In Town Storing That Content

DVD Insider #42 - Beta Will Change the World / High Def - Plugging All the Holes Before / How Much M

Easy retrofit for multi-source multi-zone audio/video and control on existing coaxial cables in the

Finally there is a solution for the homes that were abandoned by the Sony DST years ago. There is a simple plug-and-play solution for multi-zone, multi-source Audio/Video signal distribution and control over RG6 or RG59 cables also. The advanced keypad controller also enhances the aesthetics of the system. Any standard structured wired home with home-run coaxial cables can also benefit from this solution.

EATing-in again? Lets' take the HEAT off you: Electronic Assistive Technology, Smart homes and disab

Electric Underfloor Heating: Quiet, Comfortable, Connected

Electric floor heating systems are usually connected through a programmable thermostat that controls each individual room. These thermostats work off a floor sensor to allow accurate control of the heat. The heating systems can be connected to the home automation system by either using a non-programmable thermostat controlled by the HA system, or by directly connecting the floor sensor to the home automation system using the controls in the system to monitor the temperature of the floor.

EMERGING STORAGE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR RESIDENTIAL GATEWAYS

This paper offers new insights into the technical and financial benefits of incorporating enhanced flash storage solutions into residential gateway products.

Entertainment Centers, Networks Now!!!

Now everyone can share the printers, access the TV, stereo and video/music libraries even if that content is located on one of the other family member?s PC.

Entertainment Servers, Big DVD and more on Rot!

We looked for a centralized CD/DVD storage solution that didn?t cost an arm and a leg and have seen a couple. But they still aren?t inexpensive and they aren?t idiot-proof yet.

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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!