BeInSync is a new secure Peer-to-Peer software that performs automatic synchronization of all your data among your different computers across the Internet.

Wine Cellar Management System

Management of your wine collection can now be done easily and accurately with this feature-rich, user-friendly system. The product line has been developed to provide a robust and affordable solution for smaller, single-user applications all the way to the commercial enterprise.

Your New HDTV Needs A $500 Tune-up

You've probably spent thousands for your set. Is it worth spending a few hundred more to get it to produce the best possible picture? After your set is calibrated, chances are good you'll answer "Yes!"'

ZON Whole House Audio -- 100% Digital

ZON Audio by Oxmoor offers simplified control and management of the home audio environment. It is a 100% digital, whole-house audio system that delivers crystal clear sound with 60 watts of power to every room with absolutely no degradation of sound quality or volume at even the most distant points.


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

Give Your Project a Lift

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.

Remote Keyless Entry Reference Design

Motorola's RKE Reference Design and accompanying reference board provide the starting point for many RF-based applications. With these materials, design engineers could literally develop a prototype within a matter of days or weeks depending on the application, saving countless hours of development time. The time it takes to turn that prototype into production depends on the manufacturers production cycles.

SCP-Enabled Devices Monitored and Controlled via the Power Lines

Reliable and secure power line-based interactive control that integrates with UPnP and the rest of the electronic devices in the home finally may become a reality!

The Cinema Fan

The life of an electronic device is directly related to its operating temperature. Each 10 C (18 F) temperature rise reduces component life by 50%*. Conversely, each 10 C (18 F) temperature reduction increases component life by 100%. Therefore, it is recommended that Audio/Video and computer components be kept as cool as possible (within an acceptable noise level) for maximum reliability, longevity, and return on investment.

Using VIOM Versatile Input Output Module for Home Control

The Home automation market is well served with standard control equipment for standard systems. But what if your requirement is not standard or you need additional functionality. Often it is a case of adding timers, relays and assorted components which can lead to a system which is unreliable and difficult to service.


Wireless communication is expected to be a key technology for the home automation market, as the use of RF-signals is highly desirable or necessary due to the ability to penetrate walls and ceilings. Besides wireless technology significantly reduces system installation cost. The CC1000 transceiver offers an outstanding solution to the most demanding home automation systems which typically require very low power consumption and very low cost.

XEMICS' Home Automation Solutions

Using RF connectivity there are no wires, making installation simple and fast. Sensing units placed in difficult to reach parts of the home benefit from ultra-low power components ensuring long battery life. The XEMICS SoC can manage several sensors/actuators. It has an efficient CPU for signal encoding/ decoding. With a minimum number of external parts complete applications can be produced for remote controlled home appliances, centralized controlled home appliances and appliances that are controlled by Internet appliances. Connectivity can enable people to check on the status of their appliances from remote locations. An example is wireless air quality monitoring, which will be developed further below.

Atlas CAT5 Tester

I have to say that the AtlasIT has saved me a lot of time already! My second lot of Clipsal RJ45 sockets used a different colour code to the first lot meaning they didn't work when I installed them! A few minutes with the AtlasIT showed me that the orange and green pairs were swapped. On another occasion I was connecting my TiVo to the phone line using one of the CAT5 cables at the back of my AV system. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, but a couple of minutes with the Atlas and I realised I had patched the phone line in to the wrong port on the patch panel.

Clear Thinking about Home Automation

"System Integration" speaks to the need for intelligent cooperation between the electronic systems in your home. It could be a matter as small as controlling different lighting zones by time or circumstance, or it may go so far as interfacing audio/video, security, lighting, heating & a/c, sprinkler systems, & oh-gosh-so-many -other-things. Remember the key idea: Integration of systems.

Compaq iPAQ 3835 Pocket PC

So ... we're off on a new journey into the future of technology with a new tool to help us mark the way. I don't think everyone needs a Pocket PC ... but if you work or play in a busy information packed world then you will probably use one in the future. I like the iPAQ because it's functionality is totally familiar to me (as a windows user) and the learning curve was short. The unit is well made and easy to use ... that's all it takes to convince an old dog to try some new tricks :-)

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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.