Monitor Audio Vector Series

Monitor Audio's Innovative Vector Range Marks a New Direction for Lifestyle Speakers Blending audiophile design with boutique styling at affordable prices. Vector brings a genuine touch of class to the compact speaker market.

Windows 7 Multitouch Preview

The upcoming release of Microsoft's Windows 7 will include native support for touch screens and multitouch interfaces. Gizmodo installed the Windows 7 Beta on an HP TouchSmart PC over the weekend and recorded a few movies of what to expect. They previewed the Windows 7 Media Center's touch interface, basic navigation as well as a third party air hockey demo.

Media Décor Introduces the Affordable, Easy -to -Install Ecco Series

New economical framing solution allows users to conceal flat panel TVs with stylish, moving art.

ALBIRAL WILL LAUNCH ITS NEW BRAND ARTHUR HOLM FROM 3RD TO 5TH OF FEBRUARY 2009 IN ISE, AMSTERDAM

ALBIRAL HAS CHOSEN THE SIXTH EDITION OF INTEGRATED SYSTEMS ERUOPE TO INTRODUCE ITS NEW ARTHUR HOLM PRODUCT RANGE; A PRODUCT LINE WHICH PROVIDES A UNIQUE DESIGN FOR THOSE APPLICATIONS WHERE ERGONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY IS A MUST.

Tangent's Amp 30 Ampster

30 wt Amplifier has a unique universal holder & allows listeners to connect their mp3-players, mobile phones and laptops to a pair of high-quality loudspeakers. It's plug-and-play with two sets of banana plugs for an outstanding connection.

Liberty Wire & Cable Opens New European Warehouse, Expanding Service Throughout Region

New Amsterdam Facility Provides Fast, 5-Business-Day Delivery Service for A/V Solutions to Anywhere in Europe

Tangent Uno 2go Portable Table Radio

The new Tangent Uno 2go portable AM/FM radio gives users added entertainment options by adding portability to the already successful Tangent table-top radio range. This retro-styled radio uses rechargeable batteries which recharge in the radio.

Monitor Audio R -1HD SoundBar

The Monitor Audio R-One-HD is inspired by the popularity of single-cabinet L-C-R theater solutions. It integrates left, center, and right channels in one cabinet. Each channel has a dedicated braced compartment & individually specified crossovers.

A "Cedia" Low-Voltage Initiative Proposal

Somewhere in the mid 1980's, the NAHB Research Center in Washington was run by a guy I knew (whose name I can't seem to dig up) who had a wacky vision. His idea was to reinvent the way electrical power was distributed throughout the home. They called it Smart Home (not to be confused with the Disney movie of the same name or other stuff that uses that name now). I think it was the first use of the name.

Adoption of Wireless and Powerline Controls

One must consider all of these factors in determining whether electronic controls will replace electromechanical toggle switches. Wireless and powerline controls effectively address two factors in a positive way: absolute price and infrastructure. First, the cost of products based on these technologies is significantly less than traditional control systems installed by home systems integrators. Second, the infrastructure is already in place, so no new wires are needed.

Audio, Distortion and Feedback

Feedback is very large subject, and I am going to limit myself to some simple tutorial comments and a discussion of phenomena associated with complexity in distortion created by nonlinear gain stages, negative feedback, and the audio signal. Taken singly, these phenomena seem simple enough, but when they interact, they create distortions out of proportion to what you expect from the specifications found in product brochures. There are linear and non-linear forms of distortion. Linear distortions affect the amplitude and phase of audio signals, but don't show up on harmonic distortion analyzers as added frequency components that weren't there in the first place. Tone controls are a good example of circuits with linear distortion. Nonlinear distortions are those which add new frequency components to the original signal, either as harmonic multiples of the original frequencies or as sidebands resulting from their non-linear interaction between the original frequencies. Nonlinearities are often deliberately created in musical instruments themselves, but they are unwanted in music reproduction. We will be talking about nonlinear distortions.

CES 2009 - Special News Report

Hundreds of New Product announcements from CES 2009

CES 2009 - What is Hot

Every year for the last 20 years, I have been making the trek up to Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Over the years, the show has evolved from a giant bazaar selling toys, watches and other household gizmos to the most important United States show for electronics, cameras, computers, gaming, audio accessories, etc. This year is no different. So far I have not seen any revolutionary announcements but several trends are definitely emerging.

CES Wrap-Up

We don't agree that this year's CES attendance was an indicator of an industry decline. The lower numbers were good for a lot of reasons. Unfortunately when the economic tide turns the hordes will probably be back. 3D movies/TV, mininotebooks and the constant din that we need our entertainment everywhere were the major news points for the show. Beyond that there were incremental enhancements/improvements. Paradigm shifts were not to be seen. But as CEA's Shapiro said it may be tough for a few quarters but the industry is going to innovate itself out of the global economic downturn. Flying to the seat of national government for handouts is not in the companies' DNA. Surviving and thriving in the PC/CE/content industry isn't always easy, sometimes not much fun but it is always interesting. This is one of those really, really interesting periods.

ISE 2009 - Special News Report

Hundreds of New Product announcements from Integrated Systems Europe 2009

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.