There are a number of potential applications for virtualization in smart home settings. These hidden virtual machines could serve a number of functions, such as replacing physical devices for home entertainment and media servers, supporting remote healthcare services and defining the home automation control modules.
We are now enjoying digital media on the go and throughout our homes in environments and listening situations that were unheard of in the last century.
I have had the opportunity to review some Z-Wave equipment and I must say I'm impressed with the simplicity of the system. After all ... lighting control and automation should not be rocket science ... and in it's simplest form I tend to think it should become standard in all new construction.
In home theater systems, audio and video are equally important and must work in concert.
Dealers need high-end systems built from the ground up for them that they can just sell-without the need for programmers, for system builders, for people soldering things to be on their staffs.
Every cable that you install on a job MUST be labeled. No excuses. Labeling will not only save you lots of time on the job site, but will greatly reduce frustrations of troubleshooting and service
From Apple's Newton right up to the latest contenders including the Amazon Kindle, computer manufacturers are still trying to get the public to embrace the ability to read without holding any paper.
According to The Conference Board, 16% of US households watch TV broadcasts online. comScore says these viewers will grow as more and more content is delivered over the iNet.
Sales people love to show consumers how much better their TV shows will be with a big, beautiful, expensive HDTV screen. Turns out though that as many as 50% get SD content on their HD set…but they're happy.
Online games are more popular than watching videos online or cruising social networking sites. As they say, online no one knows if you're a dog (or a boomer+ player).
Our customers like to say that you don't watch front projection, you experience front projection.
IPTV networks are basically intranets, only the web browser isn't on a PC, it is on a set-top box. If you've set up an intranet or public website, you can set up your own IPTV network and do what you want with it.
Don't forget, a projector is only part of the equation - the screen can sometimes make all the difference in creating a brilliant image that pops.
Product and Service announcements from InfoComm 2008.
Interoperability will allow devices and application in smart homes to collaborate and provide consumers with greater flexibility in selecting their desired services.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.