The Changing Face of Hotel In-Room Technology

Many hotels' technology offerings are limited to basic Wi-Fi and over-priced in-room movies. Trying to hook-up a laptop or personal media device to in-room electronics is virtually impossible. Changes are afoot, and Roomlinx is one of the pioneers in making life on the road for the tech-savvy traveler a much more satisfying experience.

Edifier e30 Spinnaker Bluetooth Speaker System

It's not often that a set of speakers comes to market that is aesthetically striking, produces quality sound and affordable. The Edifier Spinnaker Bluetooth Speaker systems achieves all three.

Cell Signal Boosters

Many homes, or parts of homes, have poor or non-existant cell-phone coverage. Cell signal boosters can remedy this by providing strong, reliable coverage inside your home for all your cellular devices.

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) is a consumer electronic standard for a wireless HDTV connectivity throughout the home. WHDI revolutionizes the home multimedia experience by wirelessly delivering interactive HD video from any device to any display. WHDI is supported and driven by AMIMON, Hitachi Ltd., LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung Group, Sharp Corporation and Sony

Using Wi-Fi Signal Mapping Technology as a Sales Tool

As any network installer knows, Wi-Fi is not an exact science and requires a certain amount of know-how to deliver reliable and seamless coverage. Wi-Fi users can be demanding, and oftentimes skeptical about the value being delivered. This being the case, what if you could show a customer a map of their entire building, complete with a graphical representation of actual wireless coverage?

iKare FamilyLink

With aging in place becoming ever more popular, friends, relatives and caregivers are increasingly interested in ensuring their charges or loved ones are safe, while ensuring their privacy and independence. From a business perspective many custom installers are now reporting that they earn more than half of their revenue from seniors. iKare offers a both a valuable service for families and caregivers, as well as a sound business opportunity for custom installers.

The 21st Century Whiteboard

The whiteboard has been around for many decades, but advances in technology and working practices such as globalization and telecommuting, have given birth to a new market segment for interactive collaboration. In this article, we'll take a look at the options available when you decide to retire the trusty whiteboard.

Cloud-based Video Conferencing Service

With the ubiquity of good quality web cams and camera-equipped mobile devices, it should be as easy to setup a group video conference (regardless of platform) as a phone conference. With the ubiquity of good quality web cams and camera-equipped mobile devices, it should be as easy to setup a group video conference (regardless of platform) as a phone conference. Blue Jeans is blazing this trail.

All-in-One Versus Distributed (Conventional) Security Systems

The ability of the system to withstand physical attack is possibly the most significant difference between all- in-one and distributed systems. "It's possible for completely unskilled intruders to physically rip these systems out of the wall and smash them to bits,"

Case Study - Mighty Brighty Projection Screen Paint

It's not always desirable, or practical, to hang a projection screen in an AV installation. Mighty Brighty projection screen paint solves this problem by allowing virtually any surface to become an invisible screen.

Will the DLNA Premium Video Platform Change the Set Top Box Landscape?

It's almost a decade since the conception of DLNA. Over half a billion devices support it, but none of these are able to play DRM content. The DLNA Premium Video platform changes this, by allowing premium content to be streamed within the home without a set-top box in every room.

VPN vs Port Forwarding: Which is Best for Delivering Remote Access to Home or Small Office Networks?

There are several methods for implementing a remote network connection. The two most common methods are Port Forwarding and Virtual Private Networking (VPN). In this article, these two methods will be discussed and compared. Which method an installer elects to use may depend upon the features supported by the equipment being installed

Novel Home Automation Projects That Don't Break the Bank

When we think about Home Automation Systems, we tend to think of things like lighting control, HVAC control, energy monitoring, whole house audio and video and security. A good integrator can help you solve many other everyday annoyances without breaking the bank. Our friends at DSI Entertainment Systems shared some interesting projects with us.

SunBriteTV Outdoor TV Interview

Installing a TV in an outdoor environment involves a little more than keeping it dry and in a location out of direct sunlight. We asked SunBriteTV's Tom Dixon, Vice President of Marketing, what makes a good outdoor TV and how it should be installed.

In Wall Speaker Placement: Five Simple Rules For Great-Sounding 5.1

It's classic Mars and Venus: one of you craves the thrill of 5.1 surround-sound in movies, music - even many television shows today. But the other half of your relationship is definitely not excited by the idea of five large speakers in the room. Enter in wall speakers, a sleek option for great sound without taking up any floor space. Modern in wall speakers aren't restricted to just white anymore - you can get them in paintable finishes that help them really blend into the room. Paint the speakers before you install them for the best finish.

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