Considering Home Automation? Don't Overlook Your Heating And Air Conditioning System

Not only is HVAC the one home automation subsystem that can assure your comfort - it also is the only subsystem that pays for itself. Think about it this way: Most of us wouldn't be able to afford such sophisticated automation if we were in the habit of throwing away our money. Yet that is just what you are doing if you don't set back your thermostats when areas are unoccupied.

Content Filtering: In with the good, out with the bad

Content Filtering helps users to control what a child is exposed to on the internet by allowing users to easily block unwanted websites. Easier to use than URL filtering, users may choose entire categories of websites to filter out.

Convergence-- the ieHIP way!

You can watch last week's exciting TV series today, pause and rewind live news, surf the Internet, send fax and email messages, play games, shop online and so much more at the comfort of your couch.

Create a wireless sensor network using WIFI and web services.

In concept we have tried to present simple interfaces and simple hardware requirements, in essence a thin client approach. Web based services to support the notification systems, and simple local clients, some software, some hardware.

Creating an Effective VPN Implementation on Embedded Linux

This article discusses issues and tradeoffs associated with implementation of IPsec onn Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateways. It does not discuss IPsec configuration, setting up a tunnel, or configuring a key-exchange.

Data Longevity on CD, DVD Media

There is a lot of cheap CDR and DVDR media that has marginal quality. For some applications like games, quality isn?t critical. For irreplaceable, vital data like family photos, special events, vacations and family/friends memories quality does matter.

Deja View's Wearable CamWear

The first in a series of wearable digital camcorders with Reich's patent-pending "after-the-fact" technology, giving it the ability to capture sights and sounds that occur 30 seconds BEFORE the user presses the "record" button.

Designing Dependable Systems

Systems in the home of older and disabled people, must be appropriate, and this means they are required to be accepted by the user (so they will be used), trustworthy (so they do not breakdown or fail), adaptable (so they can be added to in the future and reset as the person?s needs change as well as being ?fit for the purpose?, by which we mean they do what they say on the packet, they do what the user expects them to do, when the user expects them to do it, in the manner the person expects them to do it.

Disconnected: Consumers And The Mobile Phone Industry a White Paper

Table of Contents 1.0 There Went the Big Spenders 2.0 Conspicuously Not Consuming 3.0 Does Anybody Really Want All This Technology? 4.0 What?s Really Wrong with the Industry

DLP, LCD or CRT Projection The Best Choice For Your Needs

When it comes to Home Video Projection there seems to be a compromise between the amount one is willing to spend and the quality available at the right price. DLP, LCD or CRT projectors; what do these terms mean and does the latest buzz mean it is the best. We'll analyze which technology is the best for you, when it comes to selecting your Video Projection device.

DLP?: The Winning Choice for Home and Business

The overall benefits of DLP technology remain consistent across all products: a superior image quality with sharp, seamless, high-contrast images, and the highest picture reliability.

Don't Stop Movin'

With a variety of mobile devices soon to come out, DivXNetworks has set up the DivX? Certified portable profile as a formalised procedure for integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers and OEM manufacturers to obtain the DivX Certified logo.

Down the Bottom End

Bass Management attempts to insure that bass is sent to speakers that can handle it, but it is often misunderstood. This article introduces the subject, and points out some pitfalls for the unwary.

Dream Internet Home with LonMark? Members

Ma M@isonnet needed to be designed around the five core attributes that most consumers desire in their homes: comfort, communication, savings, security and leisure. In addition, in order to facilitate easy upgrades and expansions, interoperability of all systems and devices was a must.

Driveway And Entry Annunciators For Home Automation

Driveway and entry annunciators have been around for many years. To add them to your home automation and security system can add a whole new meaning to convenience. They can provide you not only with being alerted when a visitor approaches, but also turn on lights for safety and convenience.

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ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.