Streaming and a la carte services are the future of television because they give the viewer many more choices and because it's convenient to watch shows on most portable devices.
The Internet of Things is not merely a passing trend that will go away anytime soon. It has completely changed the course of human life in terms of convenience, security, and comfort.
The primary reason more women are needed in product innovation and the technology sector is because of the dire skills shortage in this area.
Features and price are the two most common reasons why companies lose sales, but poor industrial design can also be a factor.
Six months ago, saw the 500th certified Z-Wave product: a goal that took almost 6 years to reach. Today, the announcement of a 600th product indicates rapid growth in Z-Wave. What are the primary factors for the growth?
I know what you're thinking: another "year of X" prediction that has as much chance of coming to fruition as I have of winning the lottery. (I'm still waiting for smell-o-vision.) So, why am I so keen to stake my reputation on this? One reason: the number of entry level systems appearing on the market. We'll be reviewing some of these over coming months, but for now we'll just list some of the major contenders. Mark Anderson is a long-time home theater enthusiast and lives on the bleeding edge of Home Automation. He will be covering everything related to Home Automation and AV. He is also a regular contributor to avystemsmag.com, where he covers commercial AV and automation.Please welcome Mark to the HomeToys team.
Dec 2007 - Editorial Comments
This is our CEDIA 2007 Issue with lots of news and product announcements plus some great articles to enjoy.
Bob gives a synopsis of this issue to help you find the articles that you want to read.
I hope you enjoy the issue. If you would like to participate by contributing an article for the next one please don't hesitate to let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are not ready yet but want to be reminded of future opportunities then sign up for our Author List.
It's already daylight saving time where I live. Did your PVR / Media Server / Home Automation Controller know about the change? A minor headache if not ... but a headache none the less. The more spoiled we become ... the more spoiled we want to become and the more dependent we get on technology. I'll leave it to philosophers to decide whether that is a good thing or not.
CEDIA Expo dominates this months issue ... and rightly so. It seems that this show is dominating when it come to new product launches and by watching what is going on there you get a glimpse of what the future holds for the industry and those of us who enjoy the resulting technology products and services.
I hope this discussion helps you find what you're looking for in this issue.
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Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.