System that Redefines Wireless Home Audio Now Enables Touch-of-a-Button Access to Popular Streaming Service's Library of 20 Million Songs
CEL Introduces the World's First Bluetooth Smart Module to Offer Pin-Pin Compatibility with ZigBee and Thread
Allowing designers to easily transition between multiple wireless networking standards via drop-in compatible module hardware.
Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the debut of three stylish new Wi-Fi enabled speakers powered by the AllPlay™ smart media platform, a wireless whole-home audio solution developed by Qualcomm®. AllPlay is a complete hardware and software whole home audio platform that offers manufacturers and consumers a unified solution for local media and cloud based Wi-Fi streaming across iOS and Android platforms. Hitachi’s smart speakers offer seamless streaming of high-quality local and cloud-based audio content – with the high performance and versatility of Wi-Fi – at three affordable price points. Industry-leading audio streaming music services such as Spotify®, Rhapsody® and others have committed to supporting speaker products powered by AllPlay this year.
In the US, almost all operators are using RF4CE for new set-top boxes and their remotes. It is only a matter of time before other markets follow the US mass adoption.
WirelessHD has a way to go before we see the ideal setup, but if history is any indication, the manufacturers will find a way around the systems' limitations.
In the current worldwide ICT scenario a constantly growing number of more and more powerful devices (smartphones, sensors, household appliances, etc.) join the Internet. Among such devices we can also include wireless sensor and actuator networks such as the Advanticsys TelosB / Tmote Sky motes.
Many homes, or parts of homes, have poor or non-existant cell-phone coverage. Cell signal boosters can remedy this by providing strong, reliable coverage inside your home for all your cellular devices.
Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) is a consumer electronic standard for a wireless HDTV connectivity throughout the home. WHDI revolutionizes the home multimedia experience by wirelessly delivering interactive HD video from any device to any display. WHDI is supported and driven by AMIMON, Hitachi Ltd., LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung Group, Sharp Corporation and Sony
Key to the successful implementation of a wireless bridge is the equipment being used. The Luxul Xenâ„˘ High Performance Outdoor 802.11n Wireless Access Point (XAP-1040) is designed specifically for optimal coverage and distance.
There are many options on the horizon for consumers looking to update their home entertainment systems with high-powered wireless technology.
Keep the WAP as centered as possible in the living spaces where remote/portable devices will be located. Keep the antennas vertical! You want the signal to spread horizontally. Also, mount the WAP above eye level. There is just less stuff higher up to absorb the RF. If you put the WAP down low, the signal has to pass through furniture, people, dogs, etc. Keep it away from AC ductwork. This means not mounting it too high.
This article covers 802.11 installation and troubleshooting tips for the professional custom electronics installer, but is applicable to any wireless network installation done professionally.
Products using Airhook technology are designed to deliver superior picture quality in a convenient, plug and play package, so consumers will be able to easily and inexpensively connect the transmitter dongle to their set-top box and the receiver dongle to their HDTV and enjoy high-quality HD wirelessly.
A selling point is the energy savings that wireless home controls provide homeowners. By customizing their home's electrical usage, homeowners control their energy management usage to best suit their lifestyle.
Each Z-Wave product/module acts as a sender and receiver in the network, offering two-way communications to make sure that one device knows the other received a command.
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D-Tools' System Integrator (SI) is the most widely used and comprehensive estimation, design, and project management software platform, specifically designed to fulfill the diverse needs of residential AV systems design and installation firms. D-Tools ties project workflow together into a singular, data-driven, connected process that increases operational efficiency while reducing time and costs. Along with access to a comprehensive library of manufacturers' products, this solution positively impacts all areas of a system integrator's business.