Sierra Solar commissions largest residential photovoltaic system in California at 57 KW

The family has now completely eliminated their high utility bill and will be powering their home for generations to come with clean renewable energy. In addition, local wildlife will receive the benefit of a year-round drinking supply.

SIP-based VoIP to the Rescue of Internet Telephony

Session initiation protocol (SIP) is a technology that allows Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony companies to provide standard phone service to high speed internet users, as well as some advanced features.

Size Matters

The BIG screen experience is so much more impressive and enjoyable than even the largest plasma at literally a fraction of the cost ? and now YOU have total control over the size!

Smart Homes The Human Aspect People Have Feelings Part 1 of 2

We admire our smart home. It keeps us safe & happy. This has to do with feelings, right? But have you ever wondered why Psychology, Fashion and Feelings are never mentioned when it comes to Home Automation - is it merely about AC3, CAT5 and X-10 ?

Smart Homes The Human Aspect People Have Feelings Part 2 of 2

We admire our smart home. It keeps us safe & happy. This has to do with feelings, right? But have you ever wondered why Psychology, Fashion and Feelings are never mentioned when it comes to Home Automation - is it merely about AC3, CAT5 and X-10 ?

Software Issues and the Home Theater Personal Computer

We believe that the scheme described here would be an optimal solution for software vendors to take when supporting external control in their products, but the primary reason for this article is less to offer specific architectural recommendations than it is to make more people aware of this issue.

Speaker Cables and Interconnects for your Home Theater

StitchLink to Provide Wireless Communications Between PC and Sewing Machines

Sewing Enthusiasts can Send Patterns Directly to the Sewing Machine

STRUCTURED WIRING HOME BEAUTY MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

Infrastructure wiring in the walls adds significantly to the excitement of the home. Having the wire in place for connecting computers, security cameras, home theaters, closed circuit channels, and a host of automation features, makes it so you can take advantage of new and exciting equipment when it becomes available. The time to get this wire in place is when the walls are open.

Structured Wiring: To Be Wired Or Not To Be!

The average wireless speed is now at 54Mbps, 13 times faster than Comcast fastest advertised internet connection at 4Mbps. Comcast and all other broadband service providers are the weak link for all networked homes wired or wireless.

Surveillance on a Budget

Look to the left, look down, center the camera on that spot there, look to the right. Cover the whole room and get back to your vacation confident that all?s well. Cool, cheap, and it works. TrackerPod is a USB plug-and-play device that comes bundled with TrackerCam control software.

Surveillance with Your Sony Camcorder

The PowerPod-LANC is a compact dome shaped unit on which your camcorder mounts easily but securely. It interfaces to your PC via a USB port.

SURVEILLANCE: THE NEXT STEP UP FROM USB WEBCAMS

If you like what computer-based surveillance gives you but have been hindered by USB cable length or image quality, know your options and take a look at high-quality analog.

Switch off the TV when Christmas comes!

The NoviiRemote Blaster is an SD card that drops into your palmOne handheld and instantly converts it into a universal remote control. Take it with you wherever you go and you will be able to switch on the TV when a baseball match is on at a sport bar, turn off the volume of a screaming audio system at your friends? party, and to switch off the TV when Christmas comes.

Taking advantage of structured wiring for whole house music distribution system

This article describes ways of taking advantage of structured wiring for whole house music distribution system. It explores the problems and opportunities with structured wiring and offers solutions for whole house audio distribution. A brief review of the benefits and advantages of these novel solutions are also explained.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.