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.


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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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GE Interlogix Announces 2003 Innovation Award Winners

Digilarm Security Systems of Tinley Park, IL, takes Grand Prize

HAI`s OmniTouch Touchscreen Wins Two Major Industry Awards

HAI`s OmniTouch touchscreen recently won two major industry awards; the Security Industry Association`s Product Achievement Award for Home Automation and was named one of CEPro Magazine`s High Impact Products of the Year.

Aegis Systems Wins Product of the Year!

The Aegis Audio Video Management System (AVMS) and Home Management System (HMS) have been awarded Hi-Impact Product of the Year by EH Publishing.

CE Giants Brace for Holiday Gold Rush, But Remain Wary of New Competition, Says ABI

Along with preparations for blockbuster sales of perennial consumer electronics (CE) favorites, such as DVD players and high-end TVs, leading CE vendors must contend with an influx of new players in the arena, says technology research firm ABI.


Now in its 15th year, LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2004, will be the largest to date in the event's history, featuring a host of new products, programs, exhibitors and events, including new opportunities for the media.

WeatherHawk - A Home Toy that "Works"

Logan, UT - 11/25/2003 - WeatherHawk announces the availability of a Crestron Home Automation driver for its WeatherHawk family of personal weather stations.

Universal Remote Control, Inc. Launches New RF Remote for Sophisticated Whole House Control

Powerful New Home Theater Master® MX-600 Remote Control Operates 10 A/V Components 100 Feet Away Using Versatile MRF-100 Base Station

Universal Remote Control, Inc. Revolutionizes Whole -House Control with Powerful RF Handheld

Innovative New Home Theater Master® MX-800 Remote Control and MRF-200 Base Station Control A/V Components Up to 100 Feet Away

Central Home Automation Director (CHAD™) by Improving Tomorrow provides low -cost home automation. launches its latest release of CHAD™ making life easier for homeowners by providing peace of mind, convenience, and comfort.

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