Middleware Technology for Digital Home Services

Home application developers depend on middleware to develop solutions that can be implemented across multiple systems, amortizing the implementation cost of different systems integration.

Moving IPTV Around the House

A major challenge for service providers in delivering IPTV has been in distributing signals from the customer's residential gateway to other IPTV Consumer Devices (IPTVCDs) located in different locations around the house.

PLC's - Analog Values

In order for an analog voltage or current to be used by a PLC, a circuit called an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) or a PLC analog input module is used.

Stewart Millager - HDMI

The current HDMI standard is 1.3- 1.3 is quite a step up from the old 1.2 standard in many ways. It doubles the maximum video bandwidth to 10.2Gbps- this is nearly 400% higher resolution than a 720P HD format.

Success Story - ProSyst and XANBOO

For its new release, Xanboo was looking for a software platform which is scalable, extendable and based on open standards. Xanboo decided to choose OSGi technology.

The A/V Troubleshooters

This article is a great troubleshooting tip based on the "tool of a thousand uses", the good old tone generator, tone detector.

The XTB - Amplify and Repeat X-10

Repeaters, like the XTB-IIR, perform their magic by "hearing" the first command of the pair and transmitting at much higher power at the exact time the second pair of the command is being transmitted.

What's Up With Off-Air Antennas

An antenna not only gives a viewer the ability to receive all their local stations, but, with the right Antennas Direct digital antenna and location, some viewers may even be able to receive out-of-town channels, carrying blacked out sports programs or network broadcasts not available in their home town.

Colorado vNet Appoints New Chief Operating Officer and VP of Engineering

Colorado vNet announces Ron Phillips as its new Chief Operating Officer and VP of Engineering. In these roles, Phillips will oversee several key operational systems including engineering, testing and manufacturing.

HLCA Launches New Online Education Resource

New website dedicated to consumers, system integrators, installers, homebuilders and designers of home lighting control systems

Solid Signal named one of only a few retailers on DTV 2009 Web site

Approximately 38 million coupons will be issued for converter boxes during DTV 2009

Top Industry Magazine Publishers Join Prestigious Roster of ELAN® Tech Week 2008 Sponsors

EH Publishing Signs On as Lead Media Sponsor While Mendelsohn Media Secures Supporting Sponsor Position for Top-Rated Tech Training Event

Pantel Weatherproof LCD HDTVs Bring the Entire Party Outside

Currently Available in 32- and 42-Inch Screen Sizes, Pantel's LCD HDTVs Resist the Elements, Allowing Residential and Commercial Customers the Ultimate Outdoor Luxury Viewing Option

TV One -task adds RGB/YPbPr Distribution Amplifiers with Stereo Audio

The 1T-DA-472 and 1T-DA-474 are the latest addition to the TV One-task line of professional Distribution Amplifiers. They will distribute two or four RGB/YPbPr outputs with Stereo Audio at a distance up to 300 ft.

Eclipse Marketing to Educate Integrators During Capitol Sales Company's Dealer Education and Technol

Dealers Learn Tips to Building Solid Marketing Plan

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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!