Broadband and Wireless Networking Adoption Move Home Automation into Mainstream Focus, Says ABI

Home automation and connectivity do not only involve letting in a delivery person while away or turning on lights when on vacation. They are about managing the home ecosystem.

Take Super -Closeups with the Digital MagniCam - -the First PC Accessory Camera with 150X Magnification

MagniCam is a new specialty closeup camera that enlarges images of wounds, insects and other objects. Shaped like an electric toothbrush and weighing just 6.5 ounces, this camera can also record up to 13 minutes of audio to accompany its images.

ICIA Launches AV Job Board

The association for the AV industry has launched a new service on its website (www.infocomm.org/careers/) to provide employers and job seekers with an AV electronic recruitment tool.

The remote control for everyone !

ACCENDA UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL TARGETS NEEDS OF ELDERLY, VISUALLY IMPAIRED, PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED... AND THE REST OF US First in a Series of Consumer Products Designed for Exceptional Ease of Use for Everyone

PC and CE Players to Drive Multimedia Networks in the Home

The convergence of industry developments and strong consumer demand for connected entertainment at home will drive multimedia networks to exceptional growth over the next five-year period, a new report from Parks Associates concludes.

AV Product Buying Trends Available Monthly Through InfoComm iQ Reports

New ICIA Service Enables Companies to Determine Up-to-Date Demand Trends for Projectors, Screens, Sound Systems and Other AV Product Categories

PLANET Systems Successfully Demonstrated ITRAN'S Narrowband PLC Moden Over High Voltage Grid

PLANET Systems Successfully Demonstrated ITRAN'S IT800D Narrowband Power Line Communication Modem IC Over the High Voltage Grid

Connected by Design

What really differentiates the house is not all these interesting parts, but why real families would likely use them. And the fact that they are put together in a really attractive home-but one that is not "over the top". Real people could afford to enjoy living here.

Dealers Revenue to Reach $5.7B

Continued growth of new construction coupled with consumer demand for the latest entertainment systems is driving sales through installing dealers to grow 8% in 2003 over 2002. The results of Parks Associates latest survey of the channel indicate that next year looks even better with nearly 60% of dealers expecting their businesses to grow more than 10% in 2004.

Home Automation at the Gordon Residence

None of this would have been possible without the Homeseer product and the continuous excellent support supplied by them and the army of dedicated sharing users that have flocked around the product.

PLC Data Types

There are basically two types of data; discrete and word data. Discrete data is one bit that can be either a '1' or a '0'. Discrete data is used for keypad button inputs and lighting circuit outputs. Word data is 16-bits that represent a fixed or variable number. For example, word data is used for interval timers and any other mathematical calculations.

The Heat is on!

After the successful integration of ProSystÂ's OSGi-based software, the oven will be remotely controllable and maintainable within the house. A web pad could, for example, be used in order to set or change the ovenÂ's baking heat or time. Remote control is made possible via the power supply, so that no new wires have to be installed.

HOMETOYS CES 2004 SPECIAL SHOW REPORT

Add your show news here to reach the HomeToys audience of 75,000 readers per month.

NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE TANNOY EYRIS DC MODELS

The three models that make up the new Tannoy Eyris DC series combine the core element of sound quality with the equally essential ingredients of cutting edge technology and contemporary aesthetics.

Michael Dell to Speak at 2004 International CES

Michael Dell, chairman of the board and CEO of Dell Inc., will deliver a 2004 International CES Industry Insider presentation on Thursday, January 8 at 12:30 p.m. in room N250 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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