Visions for 2009

Despite what a lot of "financial experts" say (weren't they the ones who got us into this position?) things aren't real bad -- yeah they're not real great either. But people in the business/consumer computer/entertainment/communications industry have never been short on optomism or ideas. Looking up from what is near the bottom of the valley it is fairly obvious that it will be a long, hard trek back up to the top of the hill. Some firms won't survive by this time next year. Those that focus on developing a strong consumer centric strategy and lead/listen to the marketplace will be light years ahead of the competition when we enter 2010. What's it going to take? What will the the leaders do? We've got a pretty good idea...hope you agree. We know most have what it takes to survive and prosper!

What Happened To The Smart Home?

Ten years ago, the "smart home" was all the rage. Almost every company in our market had a concept center or display house that showed the functionality of the digital home.

e-Health Opportunities for Global Service Providers a Parks Associates white paper

An aging population with rising incidence of chronic conditions is a threat to the global healthcare system. Each month, the world's elderly population increases by 795,000. In countries such as Japan, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain, the elderly outnumber the children. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) unfortunately come with age and can lead to deteriorating quality-of-life standards. These chronic diseases are not only major causes of death but also among the most costly to treat and cure.

LG Techorator Tips Fall is the Perfect Time to "Tecorate Your Home"

As the LG Techorator, I know how important it is for your technology to integrate seamlessly into the home and with your lifestyle. With a few easy "techorating" tips, you can make sure your new technology works with the look and feel of your home, rather than overwhelming the space.

Interoperability in Smart Homes

Interoperability will allow devices and application in smart homes to collaborate and provide consumers with greater flexibility in selecting their desired services.

It's NOT all about the chips!

Before you make a buying decision based on a touted technology, design class, a must have connector or a phantom surround mode, remember that none of that stuff is worth is worth a dime with out proper implementation.

Improving Your Bottom Line in a down Economy

At the end of the day in a tough economic environment you need to go back to the basics and make sure that you have a clear process for not only getting new business, but for following through and delivering on time and to budget.

Content Insider #93 - Mobile Technology -- Everything You Want But a Reliable 3-Min Call

Like your cell service? Want to try a new one? Not much choice right now as you jump from one walled garden to the next. But there are signs on the horizon that things will be improve and we can do what the ROW does...pick & choose your phone based on features YOU like...pick & choose your service provider based on features like...performance/price. Gee what a revolutionary concept.

CableCARD - Who Needs It?

We have Windows Media Center under Windows Vista receiving high definition premium cable content without CableCARD. It is so simple, it makes us wonder why no one else thought of it.

Interview - Convergence if IT and A/V Technologies

Start educating yourself on the new open systems and technologies. Networking, networking, networking. If you can afford it, hire from the IT market to add that knowledge and experience to your business.

Keys to Success at CES

With a little planning and preparation, you can take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that are available and still enjoy yourself.

Letters to the Editor

Let's talk quality of image and most importantly the Audio. Turn off the sound and tell me how many goose bumps you get then.

WHY HOME AUTOMATION IS SMART, ECONOMICAL AND SAVES ENERGY

Dimming lights by 25% reduces electricity consumption by 20% and quadruples the life of light bulbs.

Working Within HDMI Protocol Boundries & Words On 1.3

In keeping with our reports and rants on the 'interesting' world of HDMI, here are more observations I've made along with facts via e-mail and phone calls with Bob Rappaport at PureLink, HDMI tech support and the DTS Pro Audio division. This may help you with any dropped signals you've had thus far.

Content Insider #88 - The Home Network/Entertainment Connection Is…Easy

"Hey Bill, look, do me a favor, give him a chance. He came in here with a little piece of information. I know you worked with him before and had a little trouble, but don't get off on the wrong foot, if you have problems, come to me with them, I'll handle it." - Walt Simonson, The French Connection, 1971

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