CES 2004 - News Report

HomeToys Special News Report CES 2004

Home Wi-Fi Using Soft Access

The Segueâ„¢ SoftAP software creates an instant Wi-Fi network for home or office by simply installing it on an ordinary desktop, laptop or PDA computer equipped with a wireless client adapter, obviating the need for additional access points or complex configuration of access points and routers.

HomePlug AV: The consumer's network

HomePlug AV is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install, home networking technology that offers up to 200Mbps - enough bandwidth to cover all applications for the home, including multiple HDTV streams.

Innovative Service Provisioning

ProSyst's Environment for Service Provisioning and Activation (ESPA) supports operators, service and content providers in creating new business.

PLC - Memory Map

The memory is divided into three parts: program, word and discrete registers. The program (ladder logic) and word registers are usually stored in FLASH memory, while the discrete registers are stored in RAM memory.

Sound Solutions for Wireless Woes

Several new technologies will improve the range and speed of wireless networks, with a combined effect of 10,000 times the capacity of dialup 56 Kbps modems. With such advancements, networks that use radio signals for communication could replace most of the network cabling we now use. How real is this promise? When will we see it? And what will it mean for equipment manufacturers, service providers, homebuilders, and homeowners?

THE NETWORKED HOME

With predictions that there will be more than 28 million networked homes in the US by the end of 2008 (CyberAtlas), it is possible that traditional technology such as the VCR and the set-top box will gradually disappear and be replaced by all-encompassing home networks.

Thinking Inside the Box

Almost every SOHO and small business is limited by three things; time, money and space; and at the end of the day what they really want is an IT environment that allows them to do their work.

WWL - Wiring Without a License

Naturally the Integrators who have been out there for a few years kind of like the free-wheeling Old West environment of the Low Voltage Industry. Like the Old West this will not last forever, standards have risen to the surface. Not so new concepts will begin to take on larger meaning.

X10 Automated Outdoor Lighting

It took a while, but I figured a way to solve my needs to "smartly" control my outdoor lighting with X10 that I'd like to share. Basically, I found a way to get different modes of control for my unintelligent outdoor sensors based on time of day periods.

Automated Home Offers New Features

In line with our commitment to continually improve and update the Automated Home website, we have just re-launched with a brand new database powered system. Here are the top 10 new features and improvements on the site!

New On -Q Home Redefines Home Living

OnQ Technologies, Inc., the leader in home networking systems, introduces On-Q Home. Using appealing lifestyle messages, On-Q Home educates the homeowner and creates a simplified, easy-to-sell approach for distributors, builders and installers.

Online movie making contest - best Winter Fun video

Win discreet software, Bella keyboards and/or a HP wireless digital media receiver - create the best 2 minute `Winter Fun` video. www.internetvideomag.com

Compex bests its own reputation of feature heavy products with new wireless router NP26G

Compex has designed a wireless broadband router with the capability to provide an even wider array of networking solutions for the SOHO market.

XIMETA`S NETDISKOFFICE

With the large amount of photos, games, music and movies stored on personal computers, home users are looking for cost-effective storage. With NetDisk and a LAN, you can play games, movies or view photos in any room with a PC.

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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!