The Need for Uncompressed Home Networking

With support from consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers and organizations, HDBaseT is revolutionizing the multimedia distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content in the home entertainment environment via a single LAN cable. HDBaseT technology is the industry's most advanced, cost effective, easy to use, all-in-one solution for whole-home converged distribution of HD multimedia content, with inherent support for the huge install base of uncompressed CE sources and real-time interactive devices.

Understanding Audio and Video Wire and Cable

The area where Coaxial cables spank twisted pairs, and therefore are so worthwhile for so many applications is in maintaining a constant impedance which becomes very important at higher frequencies.

The Ins and Outs of HDMI Cables and Electronics

The latest specification of HDMI version 1.4, will take us well into the future. It can handle networking HDMI electronics and connecting them to the internet as well as provide a method of transferring future resolutions up to 1440p and 2K x 4K and data-rates up to at least 10.2Gbps.

Top 7 Things To Tell Your Customers About HDMI 1.4

1. HDMI 1.4 ALLOWS WEB SUPPORT FOR CAPABLE DEVICES 2. HDMI 1.4 FEATURES CONNECTIONS FOR MOBILE AND AUTOMOTIVE DEVICES more...

In-home Wiring

This paper presents recommendations for wiring homes for video, voice, and data connections from fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Optical Network Terminals ONTs. The material generally follows the terminology and recommendations of the National Electric Code, the Telephone Industries Association (TIA), and BICSI. References to all three are presented at the end of this document.

HDMI Secrets - buy an HDMI cable, get a DVD player free

There is no need to believe cable vendors touting strange advancements in their cables… simple Cat-5 cables can do the job! In actual fact, Cat-5 and Cat-6 cables have the necessary standardization and design maturity ensuring optimality for high-speed data transfer.

What's so different about HDMI?

Devices are categorized as being Sources, Repeaters, Sinks or cables and every device must handle uncompressed digital video and audio signals according to strictly enforced guidelines.

Copper or Fiber Optics. Which is right for you?

Connectivity products such as cables are one investment you will need to live with for at least 10 years. Consider it an investment as cable quality does make a difference and it will stay with your system for a very long time.

Extend your reach Serial-over-Ethernet

With this technology, you can control the lighting, the alarm system, the front gate, virtually anything on your property that is controlled serially, or needs no control beyond the application of power.

Structured Wiring Success

When designing and installing a structured wiring system in a residence, quality and functionality all begins with the initial enclosure that is selected and installed.

The Heart of Today's Home

Just remember, your structured wiring panel is an extremely important part of your home and its' overall functionality now and in the future. Be smart about all aspects if this purchase and if you have any questions or doubts, locate a custom installer in your area to have them assist you through this process.

Get Connected!

Consumers need proper wiring and components to link their computers together and to the Internet. Like power windows in cars, these features will ultimately be in every home built. If a security installer doesn't have the know-how and expertise to integrate a customer's security/home automation system, he is losing business.

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C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.