Television Control Interface For Handicapped Users

This article provides an example of how the HomeVision? home automation controller might be used by a handicapped individual. Some such persons are limited to a "puff and sip" switch for controlling their home.

The 'Whole Home Systems' Vision Part 1 - An illustration

Just imagine how great your life would be if everything was easy to use, did exactly what you expected and really worked together.

The 100th Anniversary of Electronics

November 16th can be said to have been the 100th anniversary of electronics. On that day in 1904 Sir John Fleming patented the oscillation valve, later known as the Fleming tube.

The 411 on 10-31

Halloween time approaches. You love gadgets. You work hard. It's time to have some fun with the neighbors, or host your own haunted party. Halloween is the perfect time to automate your scariest ideas. Here are a few of our favorites from the Intellanet Home Automation Library.

The Audio Trilogy

Your entertainment system has the potential to perform many times better than ?stock? from the factory just by making some simple adjustments to the vibration of the things in your room and system that control the acoustical, mechanical and electrical energy.


It is no longer necessary to endlessly fiddle with the many knobs on subwoofer crossovers that at the very best only approximate the right response and usually leave the consumer frustrated and feeling inadequate to the task.

The Cold Sweat And Hot Chills Of HVAC And Security

With the increased reliability of HVAC home automation solutions, you can enjoy the benefits of control, convenience and energy savings in your home. By integrating the security system to the HVAC system, you can greatly simplify the effort of pulling it all together. Now, there is no reason to have cold feet about implementing your own system. In fact, there is no reason to have cold feet at all!

The Connected Home'; Event Preview

The Connected Home? event on 24-25 September, London, will offer a practical focused two-day conference on the real implications, strategies and technology challenges for the profitable implementation of the connected home.

The design of an iHome Mac Thoughts

The personal computer, intelligent automated device and gadget market is rapidly increasing each year so it is well worth while watching the character of the iHome as it changes each year through what we may be able to put in it.

The Forgotten Component

It's been known from the beginning, but ignored out of ignorance and/or lack of motivation. Why sell room acoustics when electronic components carry generous mark-ups? Now both problems are solved.

The Future for Radios is Digital

For Christmas 2003 a new, unheard world of audio entertainment is expected reach listeners in the form of aftermarket AM/FM automotive radios. Symphony digital radios as original equipment in cars are expected to appear in 2004.

The Future of Home Theater Immersion: Crowson's "Linear-Direct-Drive?" Tactile Technology

Now, imagine handing the wheel to a friend, who waits as you actually get out, pop the hood, and sit directly on the engine.

The Hi-Fi Guy ? News, Views & Hyperbole

HDMI incorporates all the cables that you need to hook up your A/V equipment into a single plug. Lets say that you have a plasma display and a DVR unit. Just plug in the HDMI cable between the plasma and the DVR, and everything that you need for audio/video and control is done.

The Home Infrastructure of the Future

If you are building, moving, renovating or seeking a more advanced way of living, have a strategic plan that covers all these components. But be advised ... make sure the experts that implement these aspects are specialized in their respective areas. Check references, licenses and know that a team of specialized experts delivers the top quality fusion of technology in you home.

The Home Technology Integrator Professional focus for flexible, reliable systems.

Over the next 10 years or so, your relationship with your home technology integrator may become just as important to your lifestyle and how you utilize your home as many of the other professional services firms you rely on today.

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Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.