Protect Your Home's Electrical Power & Technology

Always keep in mind that in order to have quality low voltage (home automation, home theater, etc.) you must first have quality high voltage.

Protecting your CCTV equipment from lightning and other power-related problems

Though there is no guaranteed way to protect your customers? DVR from lightning strikes and power surges, there are a few simple and inexpensive ways to reduce the chance of your customers? DVR being harmed.

Protection during Electrical Outages; Power Quality Everyday

Generally speaking, the quality of electrical power has either remained the same or in most cases has become worse even without the effects of a "power outage" event. And keep in mind too, that with the expediential growth in digital technology there is an increase in the demand for high quality, low voltage which cannot be met without first obtaining high quality, high voltage.

Questions to Ask and Know Before Purchasing a Video Processor Video Processors, The Swiss Army Knife

Video processors offer distinct quality and performance advantages over the minimal internal processing included with video source equipment and displays. Only a video processor can process and scale a wide variety of input resolutions to the perfect native output that the displays require.

Real World Tuning

Some of the specific technologies used in real world tuning are discussed below. Some are as simple as angled speakers and pivoting drivers, others are a more scientific adjustment like room boundary EQ and bipole/dipole.

Rear Projection TV Facts Understanding the Pros and Cons of Rear Projection as a BIG Screen option i

Surely, there is a market for both front and rear projection TVs ? it is all a question of knowing what are the advantages and limitations of each with respect to your specific needs.

Redefining Whole-House Lighting Control

These new devices are by far the most flexible, feature-packed and best value power line carrier devices available. In addition, they are completely compatible with all existing Lightolier Controls Compose PLC products.

Reinventing the Television Industry

When you buy your new flat panel, the first thing you'll notice is that there isn't any hardware included for mounting on the wall. The reasons for this are easy. First, some situations have you placing your new TV on a piece of furniture. For this, the manufacturers have included a stand. Second, mounting needs are so varied, that it would be impossible to include hardware for every situation.

Remote control your home via the Internet using Web services with inexpensive AC wireless controller

In our previous articles here on HomeToys, we have presented some simple monitoring solutions for use with your home computer and the internet services at www.BroadbandSentry.com. In this article we will introduce the addition of remote control to the client software from BroadbandSentry.

Robotic Technology Has Arrived: Personal Robots Are On Their Way

The applications for advanced personal robotics are endless. Robots could receive and answer phone calls, take dictation and convert speech to text, read email messages, secure homes or offices, monitor computer networks, teach kids specific topics, deliver medication in nursing homes and keep track of warehouse inventories etc.

Roomba The Robot Sweeps Up

Running 10BaseT Ethernet over existing but unused coax cable.

Both the receive and transmit signals are combined in the hybrid before being sent to the balun to be impedance matched for transmission on the coax cable. A second identical device at the other end of the cable converts the impedance from 75 back to 100 ohms.

Running Interference Not all Projector Screens are Created Equal

DIY Theatre hopes you consider these fundamental options to optimize your theater experience. Remember that screen gain does not have to interfere with or compromise your home theater.

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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!