"The most innovative feature of this remote is it's ability to control your PC. Once configured, buttons can be used to launch programs, edit documents, send email, logon and browse the web as well as navigating using the mouse pad."
"A truly successful algorithm would enable the average Kmart shopper to purchase and install a basic Home Plug and Play product without the need of consulting a professional installer or dialing 1-800-I-M-STUCK."
"The new "Bend 'm Shape'm" generation of HTML browsers with close desktop operating system integration, allows simple assembly of easy to use, highly functional PC based, paperless multimedia HTML environments."
"LonWorks networks are intended for applications spanning home and building automation, plus factory automation and aircraft.
"HouseLinc is one of a new line of home control products from SmartLinc. Shipped with PlatoTW software, it provides stand alone control of X-10 and IR devices."
"The application program is written in a language called ladder logic. Ladder logic comes from the electrical industry when relays were used to control equipment. Relays were energized from a power rail through a series of contacts that formed a rung. A number of rungs in turn formed a network."
"Up to 190 X-10 events can be recorded and stored into non-volatile memory to be played back at a later date. The Analyzer stores the identity of the received X-10 code, it's signal strength and the elapsed time from the start of recording."
"The technology that makes up a home theater is not that dissimilar to the technology that makes up a high end movie theater. Home theater technology is just a scaled down version that better accommodates smaller, more personal areas of a home."
"People should never have to adapt to technology. We already have plenty to do and learn. Ideally, any new technology should adapt to us, and allow us to accomplish more tasks with less effort."
Dim/Bright Commands and Coupler-Repeaters ...plus some other information about new stuff in the world of X-10
"Myth: X-10 can't transmit analog data. / Reality: X-10 currently has systems installed (which X-10 developed for Honeywell) employing PLC transmission of both temperature and light levels transmitted using X-10 protocols after A to D conversion."
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