Tracking Energy Waste

The Submeter shows you where electrical power goes in your apartment building, office, marina, or RV park! Do you have a "smart house"? A submeter can track all of your branch circuits and report power anomalies. Read and control from any internet connection.

Trends in Residential Energy Management A White Paper

Expect cautious incursions into the world of deployed energy management solutions in the beginning. Eventually, however, we believe that commercial deployments in larger numbers will be the norm, at least in certain markets. After 30+ years of watching a market evolve at a painstakingly tortuous pace, the next few years should provide some interest and excitement.

Truth In Power Ratings

Specs are, by their very nature, just a snapshot of an amplifier or receivers capability. NAD's Full Disclosure Power Rating is an attempt to bring a broader understanding to the power rating issue.

Twenty First Century Dimmers

All homes have several application areas for dimmer lighting. Each of these application areas has unique ergonomic and safety requirements. As you walk around your home tonight think of the rooms in your home and how they can benefit from the new lighting control technologies.

Understanding Double Layer DVD Recording

The construction of a Double Layer DVD+R disc is complicated. Reflectivity, transmission and absorption of both recording layers must be balanced. Each recording layer has its own wobbled pre-groove that controls rotation speed and addressing for that layer. However, the entire ?table of contents? and system area of a Double Layer recordable disc is contained only on the first recordable layer (L0).

Understanding Projector Screens

Be careful, you may end up with TOO bright an image! An excerpt from a series of articles published in Practical Home Theater Guide.

Unleash your wireless music with Apple's AirPort Express and Keyspan's Express Remote

Using the Express Remote, you can easily send common commands to iTunes including play, pause, stop, pause, mute, volume up/down, next track, previous track, etc.

Up Scale Up Converting The TV One imageMAX AVT-3700

How about we take that VCR's output and convert it to 480p or 576p or 720p or maybe 1080i HDTV resolution by scaling the available video up a notch or two? While we are at it, lets stabilize the output of that ratty old VCR and give the user some handles on the Brightness, Color Saturation, Color Hue and Contrast.

Upgrade to Power 'Runtime' with An Uninterruptible Power Supply

A UPS, at its most basic level, should have the same high-quality surge suppression capabilities, but that's just the starting point.

Use a USB WEB Cameras, with wired and wireless sensors to create a simple to use, simple to install

Use Your Camcorder as a PC WebCam

The combination of a camcorder, DVdriver, and IR-Pod brings serious users to a whole new level of webcamming.

Using a low cost personnel computer to create a web enabled monitoring system

Use that old computer you couldn?t part with for a home or office Web Enabled monitor controller!

Value Added by Convenience

A famous song warns us that, "The times, they are a changin'..." and boy are they ever. The challenge for "smart" products is to be in touch with what people really need or want. Accessories like remote controls are no exception.

Video Display Calibration The Nuts And Bolts Of It

It makes good business sense for custom A/V dealers to offer video display calibration services to their clients. Clients expect you to provide custom solutions to increase the enjoyment of their entertainment investment. When you calibrate his or her video display to achieve the highest picture quality possible, you will be delivering maximum value on every client's investment.

Video Intercoms Go High-Tech

The video controller monitors each door box and as soon as one is activated, it automatically switches the camera associated with that door box to your TV feed. You can route that feed to a single TV, or to your main cable feed, so you can view the visitor on any TV in your home.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

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.