Give Your Project a Lift

Motorized technology is wonderful - it can help solve design or security challenges, such as where to hide a safe full of valuables or how to gain easy access to kitchen appliances without losing precious counter space.

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT The Ratification of IEEE P1394b

In addition to its native-mode communications protocols, 1394 does support running IP over it. This makes it an excellent networking platform. Several of the newer operating systems, especially from Microsoft, take advantage of the ability to run IP over top of 1394. In fact, the newer XP-based code loads an IP stack onto a 1394 interface by default during setup. This means that if you do not have Ethernet jacks on your computers, but they do have 1394 interfaces, you can connect your machines together using 1394 and take advantage of 1394b's higher speeds and longer distances.

Hardwired Lighting Control: Now Affordable and Reliable

Because of the complexity and the high cost, lighting control and whole house integration has only been available to a fortunate few. By keeping devices simple and programming easy, automation can become something that everyone can use. In the future, everyone is going to expect to have it.

HDCP: For Better or for Worse?

HDCP attempts to solve a serious problem that?s plagued the studios and other content producers for years and is something that is good for everyone.

HDMI / DVI connectivity. Fiber optic vs. copper, which is right for you?

Before you order a set of cables for yourself or your company, make sure which type fits your application the best.

HDMI ? Smaller Connector, Bigger Options

HDTV over Cat5 Technology Opens Door to New Applications

The trend toward to structured cabling coupled with the need for higher resolutions is creating synergy for HDTV over Cat5 and in the coming year, users can expect to see add-on products that support a more complete HDTV cabling solution.

Heated Driveways: Who, What, Where, When, Why, & How

Electric snow melting systems are fairly easy to install, and any experienced ?do-it-yourselfer?, contractor, or electricians would be a candidate for installing a system.

Hello, My name is Paul I'm addicted to tweaking my system

Paul?s job as Polk?s PR hack forces him to hobnob with rich and famous audio journalists. It takes a tough man like Paul to take on the tough jobs.

Hi-tech Hits The Landscape

"Scenes" are the new word in lighting control. Instead of just turning on a light with a switch, home owners are now turning on scenes. In well thought out lighting plans, scenes don't stop at the exterior walls. They extend the lighting feel and visual effects right on out to the landscape. This used to be hard to do. New products have reached the market that make this quite affordable.

High-Definition (HDTV) and Digital (DTV) Television Connection and Cabling

DVI is currently a format of choice for professional installers, favored for its ability to carry and deliver uncompressed digital video resolutions up to 1080i.

Holster that Drill, Cowboy SecureView PLC Video Products make retrofit easy.

Whether overt or covert, the PLC advantage is clear: Without the burden of additional cabling, and minus the hassle of installation, SecureView products turn potential retrofit nightmares into sweet dreams. And multi-channel, multi-camera systems are already in beta.

Home Access ? Access Management ? the future

Everything is available ? there are electric locks, electric strikes to fit to existing locks, electric deadbolts (fail safe and fail secure), magnetic locks, electrically driven multipoint locks for energy efficiency and high security.

Home Builder Support For Structured Wiring In The Low-End New Home

Builders, talk to your vendors about structured wiring. When you are approached by one of the fine structured wiring companies, listen to them. When a prospective homeowner asks you about structured wiring, either find a reputable company to work with them or allow them to do it themselves. Prospective homeowners, ask your builder if they offer structured wiring options. If they don't, ask if you can contract it yourself. If they say no, say thank you and find another builder.

Home Control & the Personal Computer (HCPC): the perfect Match

This paper explores the emerging HCPC market, the technology behind United Home, and why it is poised to become a catalyst for sale of computing products, PCs, CE devices, wireless access points, Internet services, entertainment gear, and integrator services.

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