HomeToys Industry Newsletter
Home Technology Newsletter - September 2009
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>>> Articles and News Headlines

Is It Time To Automate Your Hydroponics Setup?
There are a number of motivations for automating a hydroponics system.
Peter Jordan

Benefits of Home Automation Technology
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). - Ron Risdon of Lagotek Corporation

Classic Home Toys #23
The Rebirth of 3-D: Pt 3
April 1953 saw two ground breaking features in 3-D: Columbia’s Man in the Dark and Warner Bros. House of Wax, the first 3-D feature with stereophonic sound.

Home Control and Energy Conservation
Didier Boivin Of Watteco

Content Insider #126– The Real Power
According to a Pew Research study 43 percent of the women in the U.S. call the shots.

KEF: Innovators in British speaker engineering since 1962 have gone Wireless!  Useable with any speakers, the KEF Universal Wireless kit allows flexible positioning of your rear surrounds up to 70 feet.
>>> Hot Story
The C-200, the followup to the popular PopcornHour media streamer is now available for pre-order for $299 directly from their webpage. The C-200 contains an upgraded Sigma SMP8643 667 Mhz processor, HDMI 1.3 out, two SATA slots, a drive bay for mounting your own HDD, DVD or even Blu-ray drive. It supports more than 30 codecs, including MPEG 1, 2, 4, AVI, H.264, Xvid, MKV, Windows Media and has a has a built-in download utility, eliminating the need to rely on your PC to download files from the Internet. Popcorn Hour also makes it easy to download and stream content directly from popular Internet sites like YouTube, Blip.tv, Revision 3 and dozens of other online content sources... >>> more hot stories
Sanus Systems manufactures a broad variety of sleek, quality AV interior furnishings, wall mounts and accessories. Our high-test, acoustically superior creations are designed for style and engineered to perform.
>>> Hot Product

Encore™ TF

Encore™ TF delivers compelling center-channel performance. An Advanced Thin Film driver, long-excursion low-mass woofers, and sophisticated crossover engineering combine to produce sound with lifelike MartinLogan clarity and openness.


Visit CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA
Early bird registration deadline passes July 15th.
Register now and save! www.cedia.org/expo

>>> Upcoming Events
Date Event Name Location
Sep 1-2 UPA Plug into Profit09 San Diego, CA
Sep 4-9 IFA 2009 Berlin, Germany
Sep 7-9 Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 Paris, France
Sep 9-13 CEDIA 2009 Atlanta, GA
Oct 2 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Denver, CO
Oct 21-23 SUPERCOMM Chicago, IL
Oct 28-29 ISC East New York, NY
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