PLC - Real Math

With real number capability and transcendental functions one could incorporate a sunrise/sunset algorithm in the PLC to turn off or on lights in the morning or evening without having to use a photocell or pre set time clock.

Preview of the Connected Home Event

The April event this year will receive yet more focus on service deployment and provisioning in the industry, but importantly will also include a focus on the construction industry. Four of the leading UK property developers will be speaking at the event, and offering their views on the different types of connected home project they have been undertaking

Probe Zone Hub & Monitor

This project is to address a major problem faced by many Home Automators, who are looking for a more intelligent way to monitor the status of their equipment throughout the home. To find out more on the Probe Zone Hardware Solution, visit the Probe Zone Website.

Project Communication

Homeowners and residential technology integrators should maintain open communication lines, sharing concerns, progress and hurdles during all phases of integration.

Report - Audiovisual Industry

AV companies are entering new markets, expecting revenues and profits to increase.

X-10 and Motion Detectors

This extension to our X-10 system has now been running reliably for over two years, and it has the added advantage of giving us advance warning when visitors are coming and when the boys get back from school.

CES 2004 - News Report

HomeToys Special News Report CES 2004

Home Wi-Fi Using Soft Access

The Segue™ SoftAP software creates an instant Wi-Fi network for home or office by simply installing it on an ordinary desktop, laptop or PDA computer equipped with a wireless client adapter, obviating the need for additional access points or complex configuration of access points and routers.

HomePlug AV: The consumer's network

HomePlug AV is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install, home networking technology that offers up to 200Mbps - enough bandwidth to cover all applications for the home, including multiple HDTV streams.

Innovative Service Provisioning

ProSyst's Environment for Service Provisioning and Activation (ESPA) supports operators, service and content providers in creating new business.

PLC - Memory Map

The memory is divided into three parts: program, word and discrete registers. The program (ladder logic) and word registers are usually stored in FLASH memory, while the discrete registers are stored in RAM memory.

Sound Solutions for Wireless Woes

Several new technologies will improve the range and speed of wireless networks, with a combined effect of 10,000 times the capacity of dialup 56 Kbps modems. With such advancements, networks that use radio signals for communication could replace most of the network cabling we now use. How real is this promise? When will we see it? And what will it mean for equipment manufacturers, service providers, homebuilders, and homeowners?

THE NETWORKED HOME

With predictions that there will be more than 28 million networked homes in the US by the end of 2008 (CyberAtlas), it is possible that traditional technology such as the VCR and the set-top box will gradually disappear and be replaced by all-encompassing home networks.

Thinking Inside the Box

Almost every SOHO and small business is limited by three things; time, money and space; and at the end of the day what they really want is an IT environment that allows them to do their work.

WWL - Wiring Without a License

Naturally the Integrators who have been out there for a few years kind of like the free-wheeling Old West environment of the Low Voltage Industry. Like the Old West this will not last forever, standards have risen to the surface. Not so new concepts will begin to take on larger meaning.

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection