Home Controls: Trends and Opportunities

Home controls are one dimension of a broader set of home systems that includes entertainment, security, energy management, broadband access, and data networking. These other home systems can entice consumers to bring controls into their homes if control systems manufacturers partner with firms providing these other systems and services.

Home Media Servers: Savior of HD Audio?

While the rest of the audiophile community struggles to get the last bit of fidelity out of their vinyl or compact disc collection, those of us that have discovered the benefits of new recordings done in HD can abandon optical discs altogether.

HomeToys Interview

Windows Media Center Platform

Interview - Media Servers

Alienware believes that the end user usage model has not been clearly defined in the home theater market and that working with Channel Partners the HD Media Server can begin to define a clear usage model.

Interview - New Keyboard Design

Two-finger typists stand to gain even more because the New Standard keyboard allows them to finally break through the touch-typing barrier, with more benefits than mere speed and accuracy. The main benefit of touch-typing is that the eyes and attention can be directed to the work being done instead of to the keyboard.

Interview - Projectors

One application close to full development is 3D projection; this will offer crystal-clear images with the added impact and depth of 3D. This application has been developed with the home theatre market in mind, as well as the commercial market and should add an extra dimension (no pun intended) to the movie watching experience.

Interview - SmartHomePro

INSTEON is the first and only home control technology that uses both the existing wires (power line) in the home and radio-frequency communication to create the most reliable and flexible home management network in the market today.

Interview - Speaker Design

The primary culprit for limiting sound quality in the home is the infuriating lack of standardization in both the software and hardware sides of our industry - it's just too frustrating to use our wonderful toys! When I put on a record or CD it plays - I listen and enjoy. When I put on a DVD, I must determine the disc's optimal encoding scheme for use on my system ...

Interview - Trade Shows

I have seen many, many companies come in with a big Bang and leave the scene quickly. Grow into it. Utilize all the industry news outlets such as Home Toys, Internet Blogs, etc. to get the "Buzz" going about your product. Utilize every e-mail mailing list you can lay your hands on to make attendees aware of your existence.

Making Things Right the Right Way

The way in which you handle a bad customer experience will not only greatly impact that customer's opinion of your company's integrity, but can actually help you reinforce your brand image.

Special Show News Report for CEDIA Expo 2007

Hundreds of product announcements from CEDIA 2007

The Latest In Billionaire Home D©cor

The StarDome replicates the "skylight" featured on the bridge of the enterprise; and it happens to be one of Sekulow's and his children's favorites.

When Do You Need A PLC?

Basically, the answer to the above question is simple. When conventional electrical switching fails to deliver today's and future control requirements.

Tributaries® Bows Duo of New High Definition HDMI Electronics Solutions

Tributaries® introduces new HDMI accessories: the HC100 Format-Converter and the HM420 Matrix Switcher.

Tributaries Bows Duo of Flagship Cable Lineups

Tributaries® will debut two new ranges of cables destined to redefine the high-end value/performance connectivity category. The Tributaries® Series 9 and Series 7 families of interconnects will extend its reputation for quality.

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