Interview - SmartHomePro

INSTEON is the first and only home control technology that uses both the existing wires (power line) in the home and radio-frequency communication to create the most reliable and flexible home management network in the market today.

Interview - Speaker Design

The primary culprit for limiting sound quality in the home is the infuriating lack of standardization in both the software and hardware sides of our industry - it's just too frustrating to use our wonderful toys! When I put on a record or CD it plays - I listen and enjoy. When I put on a DVD, I must determine the disc's optimal encoding scheme for use on my system ...

Interview - Trade Shows

I have seen many, many companies come in with a big Bang and leave the scene quickly. Grow into it. Utilize all the industry news outlets such as Home Toys, Internet Blogs, etc. to get the "Buzz" going about your product. Utilize every e-mail mailing list you can lay your hands on to make attendees aware of your existence.

Interview - Theater Room Acoustics

You can take a modest system in a well treated room and it can easily outperform a megabuck system in a bad room. You can only imagine what a top shelf system in a well designed room can yield. It's something you have to hear to believe.

Jeff Lubitsky of Richard Gray's Power Company

Even in your own home, power hungry devices such as dishwashers, dryers and central vacuum systems can create fluctuations in the flow of electricity causing inconsistent home theater performance.

How Can Integrators Improve the Home Technology Industry While Building a Successful Business

HAVE FUN! This is a great industry to be in. Thrive and be successful! Be proud of the work you do. You will not be able to wait to tell your family how you made a client feel in their brand new home!

Human Interface and Panel Design/Layout

A process for interviewing and communicating with clients is paramount. The panel designer can guess what people like, but that is not a good way to create a good user experience.

PLC (Powerline Communication) for Triple Play and IPTV Whole-House Distribution

All households have electricity, so they are network-ready; there is no need to install new cables or do "truck-rolls". Then, with several electrical sockets in every room, IPTV & Triple-Play services are available everywhere in the home with consistent performance.

WiMax Developments

As WiMAX becomes more portable, businesses and consumers will use the technology for more applications, like VoIP and video, as they are with Wi-Fi today. You can think of WiMAX as Wi-Fi that covers several miles instead of hundreds of feet.

Reza Raji of iControl Networks

iControl is the only mass-market service available that proactively delivers automation content to its users. Our customers never have to wonder what's going on with their families, or in their homes or businesses.

HomeToys Interview

ZigBee technology is intended to take much of the pain and difficulty out of adding short-range, robust wireless to products that once relied upon expensive wiring or proprietary radios.

HomeToys Interview

The open source movement is a revolution of technology populism that finally wrests control from companies and returns it to consumers. That's pretty cool! The key to fully enjoying rich digital content is open architecture consumer electronics like ours. It rocks.

Making Sense of Today's Home Control Technologies

The Z-Wave protocol is designed for residential control systems. Typically these systems have between five and two hundred plus nodes, distributed around the home and garden. The system is designed for easy installation because homeowners install and manage the system themselves.

HomeToys Interview

The bottom line is that, as an industry, we need to make it much more simple and turn-key for the consumer to adopt and install connected home solutions.

HomeToys Interview

ZigBee's unique emphasis on low power, reliability, scalability and easy deployment and low cost make it ideally suited for the residential control market.

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