EATing-in again? Lets' take the HEAT off you: Electronic Assistive Technology, Smart homes and disab
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.
This paper offers new insights into the technical and financial benefits of incorporating enhanced flash storage solutions into residential gateway products.
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.
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.
You could meet a business contact at lunch and be able to transfer data, (large spread sheets, Power Point Presentation, business contacts, etc.), from your USB memory stick to theirs all without the aid of a computer.
Regardless of whether you?re a professional home theater installer or a retailer offering in-home mounting options, you?ll want to keep the following ?Top Ten? tips and techniques at the top of your mind.
There are many logical reasons for putting electronic equipment in a rack. But racks look super-cool; and for big boys? toys, coolness is at least as important as logic.
The expanding and more complex list of sound output devices means distributed audio technology needs to be ahead of the curve to handle current and future generations of output devices. This is where the distributed audio buyer needs to be aware of recent advancements in system architecture, attractive styling, and ease-of-use features.
Installing raceways throughout the house provides the opportunity to easily remove the outdated cable and replace it with new cable without tearing up the walls.
A good surge protector will protect your system's hardware from physical damage as the result of power surges, spikes, and even lightning. When purchasing a good surge protector, look for one that has a low (at least <330V) Let-Through Voltage rating, enough outlets to protect your entire entertainment system, and data line surge protection jacks.
While some cable and satellite companies are beginning to work HD into their lineups, one new satellite service, VOOM, was created with HD expressly in mind for the untapped HDTV market. VOOM features a host of original HD content that is not available anywhere else.
The flagship model of the Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox line is a floorstanding, all-in-one design that evokes the historical Wurlitzer look, but with a modern flair.
Motorized technology is wonderful - it can help solve design or security challenges, such as where to hide a safe full of valuables or how to gain easy access to kitchen appliances without losing precious counter space.
In addition to its native-mode communications protocols, 1394 does support running IP over it. This makes it an excellent networking platform. Several of the newer operating systems, especially from Microsoft, take advantage of the ability to run IP over top of 1394. In fact, the newer XP-based code loads an IP stack onto a 1394 interface by default during setup. This means that if you do not have Ethernet jacks on your computers, but they do have 1394 interfaces, you can connect your machines together using 1394 and take advantage of 1394b's higher speeds and longer distances.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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