Many people familiar with home automation controls are aware that integrating other systems such as lighting control, security, pool/spa, motorized shades, and HVAC are relatively easy and common practice when installing a Crestron, Savant, Control4 or AMX home automation control system (aka ‘smart home’ system). What most people don’t know or are afraid to
VPN vs Port Forwarding: Which is Best for Delivering Remote Access to Home or Small Office Networks?
Installers of home and small office networks are often asked by customers for the ability to access their private local-area network (LAN) remotely via the Internet. Such remote connections are convenient and often necessary for frequent travelers, as well as for geographically dispersed locations or employees. Installers and service providers might also use a
What is DLNA? The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) was created by Sony in 2003 (originally called the Digital home Network Group) to enable sharing of digital media between consumer devices such as computers, printers, cameras, cell phones, and other multimedia devices. DLNA employs Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for
HuluPlus now on AppleTV – How to get a 2-month free trial. Submitted on 07/31/12, 02:43 PM | Click Here for the full article: Hulu Cord cutters rejoice. Hulu have just announced that HuluPlus is now available on AppeTV. For $7.99 a month, billed to the subscriber’s iTunes account, users can get access to
Leviton Acquires Home Automation, Inc. Submitted on 08/02/12, 01:43 PM | Click Here for the full article: Leviton Leviton today announced the acquisition of Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leader in home automation controls for residential and light commercial applications. HAI enhances Leviton’s current home automation offerings by providing homeowners with solutions that combine
33% of Cord Cutters Gone for Good Submitted on 08/06/12, 09:41 AM | Click Here for the full article: TechBargains.com I’m a cord cutter, so I can relate to this. I don’t miss my $100+ per month cable bill and with prices set to hit $200+ per month by 2020, I don’t think I’ll
Sony, Sharp highlight Japan electronics woes Submitted on 08/08/12, 07:24 AM | Click Here for the full article: CNN A profit warning from Sony and a massive loss forecast from Sharp have highlighted the depth of the problems facing Japan’s consumer electronics industry, beset by an expensive yen and evaporating competitiveness in televisions.
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Don’t expect lower cost OLED’s any time soon Submitted on 08/09/12, 01:47 PM | Click Here for the full article: DisplaySearch According to DisplaySearch, manufacturing costs for 55” OLED panels are 8-10 times higher than LCD. LG, who employ WRGB OLED on an IGZO substrate, will be able to