Improving Video Quality is One Click Away

Converting videotaped content to digital is important because the images will deteriorate - if they haven't already - and you will lose the special moments and memories forever

In Down Times Promote Strategically

There is a paradigm shift taking place that says the provincial bureaucratic corporate pyramid has outlived its usefulness. Micro-management is no longer feasible or desirable.

Is It Time To Automate Your Hydroponics Setup?

There are a number of motivations for automating a hydroponics system.

Is System Design Necessary?

Many of us in the AV Integration business have been doing this for a long time, 24 years for me. We are seasoned professionals who have done our fair share of home theaters, distributed audio and video, lighting and sub-system control integration. We know what works for us and what doesn't. We can walk a house while it's being framed and just point out the speaker, keypad and TV locations. We don't need a design; we can assemble a distributed audio system in our sleep while planning the control system over breakfast, right? Wrong!

Managers Who Share Power, Have More Power

There is a paradigm shift taking place that says the provincial bureaucratic corporate pyramid has outlived its usefulness. Micro-management is no longer feasible or desirable.

Many Years In The Ad Agency Trenches

Getting good marketing counsel and work product from an ad agency or consultant has a profound effect on the future of your business.

Power Protection and Management

A 'smart grid' implemented with a higher level of automation and a grid architecture that is more robust can offer significantly higher levels of reliability. It is expected that the number of outages can significantly decrease in the future.

Referrals Tips That Generate Business

Most technology companies rely on "Word of Mouth" to generate referrals. The ironic part is that most businesses do not have a referral strategy in place.

Social Media…The Hunted Can Become the Hunter

The world of new media - widgets and social applications - looks like a beautiful marketing communications hunting ground.

The New State of Whole-Home Entertainment

I'm a fairly typical home-entertainment geek with 2 TiVos with Cable boxes attached (these are the primary reason for my desire for whole-home entertainment - I want to watch my recorded shows from anywhere in the home)

Touchscreen Button Dimensions and Spacing

When it comes to touchscreen buttons, size plays an important part in usability.

An Experiment In Home Automation Creative Use of Home Automation Resources and the Creation of an In

The real estate market in a megacity like SĂ£o Paulo, Brazil, has a strong competitive trend. Consumers compare among the latest launched condos in their favorite locations, searching for the ideal new home. The final price of the apartment or house depends mainly of two factors: size (useful area) and location. But, one can say that the medium price by square feet tends to be the same, despite some differences in constructive details. In this competitive scenario, the inclusion of Home Automation as a new attribute to a real state product distinguishes it from others. So, builders and investors may gain in sales speedy, improve their margins and associate an innovative image to their venture. Assuming that hypothesis, the creators of a new condo located in an emergent area of the city decided to contract a System Integrator office to design a special project, including several technological solutions rarely finded in the neighborhood. And, more than this, determined to build a "model apartment" in order to show all this stuff working in a real situation. This temporary "showroom" would run next to the sales stand.

Choosing The Right Projector Mount

Home theaters are becoming commonplace. Everything from huge DLP Projection TV's to customized acoustic walls/ceilings built to augment the 8-speaker surround-sound is proffered to the home theater enthusiast. Cinema (or stadium)-style seating is even available for the home! But not every home theater is created equally. Perhaps the most important consideration for the ultimate home theater experience is the projector…specifically, the HOW, WHICH, WHERE and WHAT…

Classic Home Toys #22 - The Rebirth of 3-D: Part 2

The earliest confirmed 3-D movie ever screened for a paying audience was The Power of Love which premiered September 27, 1922 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. This was the first time that the red/green dual strip projection was used as well as the anaglyph glasses. The film despite the novelty of the 3-D effect failed to capture the interest of theatre owners and exhibitors and was shelved. Unfortunately, all copies of the film have been lost.

Content Insider # 120 - Cloud Work Netbooks…The Easy Way to Sell More Service

It sounds almost too good to be true -- a cheap computer you can use/carry everywhere, never have to upgrade the operating system or your apps, with a battery that lasts for ... well a long, long time. Sounds great except we end up leaving all of our work in the beautiful white clouds. The clouds move. We forget which cloud has our stuff and how we get in. Worse, there's a **** storm in the cloud just as we want to get in. Yeah...who knew what grandpa taught our little Miss Sunshine while we were out of the room?? Guess we may end up with yet another device to take along... convenience sure is getting heavy!!! "No one gets left behind! No one gets left behind! Outstanding soldier!" Frank (Steve Carell) - Little Miss Sunshine (20th Century Fox - 2006)

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