This is the first installment of a multi-part series covering all aspects of low voltage wiring in the home: entertainment, security, automation, and future planning. A new section will be published every few weeks.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $165 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.
As consumers become more and more environmentally conscious, the electronics industry is following suit. This year, CES, the world's largest technology tradeshow, will feature groundbreaking technologies to keep consumers informed, entertained and connected, while minimizing impact to the environment. Today's cutting edge electronics products are more energy efficient, easier to recycle and are made with environmentally friendly materials. Jennifer Bemisderfer (BE mis der fer), a senior spokesperson for the Consumer Electronics Association and expert on "green" trends in the consumer electronics category is live from the "Sustainable Planet" exhibit at CES and will share with your viewers some of the hottest eco-friendly items coming out of this year's CES, including tools for energy monitoring and management, solar chargers, mobile phones, TVs, notebook computers and more.
News Releases and Product Announcements from the show
Gigle has developed a new architecture for home networking over existing wires (powerline, coaxial cable, and phoneline) that delivers the sustained high bandwidth, quality of service, ease of use, flexibility of installation, and management capabilities required by the most demanding home multimedia networks - such as distribution of multiple HD video streams throughout the home.
There are many options on the horizon for consumers looking to update their home entertainment systems with high-powered wireless technology.
Home automation has traditionally been focused on entertainment applications such as home theater and whole house audio systems. With the advent of concerns regarding global climate change and renewable energy, the focus has shifted toward automation systems that deliver great efficiencies for home systems that use electricity and natural gas (heating oil to a limited extent).
Channel conflict has existed since the beginning of time. Dealers, Integrators, VARS just know they aren't getting a fair shake from suppliers.
The Rebirth of 3-D: Pt 3
Some think it is cool to set a movie, a song, a book, a game, an article free on the web. Some feel they should be paid for their creative efforts.
What the industry needs is to dip into the talent pool to find some new crusaders, some new standard bearers.
According to a Pew Research study 43 percent of the women in the U.S. call the shots.
Product/Service Recommendations, Supportâ€¦ More Than You Want to Know
Watteco's Watt Pulse Communications (WPCâ„˘) power line communication (PLC) module is the only low power solution for the home energy command and control market to support the development of a two-way, end-to-end communications fabric for the world's electricity system based on Internet Protocol (IP) standards
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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.