Home Control System makes Saving Easy

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Sep 08, 2011 By Steven Castle/Electronic House Click here to view the full article http://hdliving.com/green-technology/2011/09/08/home-control-system-saving-easy Being green and energy-efficient is often considered a mindset. The mantras of reduce, re-use, and recycle are repeated ad-nauseum. But one doesn’t need to adopt a minimalist mindset to be green and energy-efficient. In fact, Steve and Mashid Rizzone were of the mind that their new home, six years in the works, would be both green and energy efficient—and their…

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Lutron Offers Affordable Motorized Shades

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Sivoia cellular shade options start at just $299. September 07, 2011 by Steven Castle Click here to view the full article http://www.electronichouse.com/article/lutron_offers_affordable_motorized_shades/?utm_source=EHWeeklyNewsletter&utm_medium=email Think motorized shades are too expensive? Not any more. Lutron today announced its Sivoia QS cellular shades, which will be available in October starting a $299. This is the first time Lutron has offered cellular shades, which are more energy efficient by trapping air between a two layers in a honeycomb pattern, and…

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Why Control4 Developed New $999 Handheld Touchscreen

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Home automation firm still ‘supports and loves’ iPad, but founder Will West says consumers still want dedicated devices for controlling audio, video, lighting, security, thermostats, more. By Julie Jacobson, September 07, 2011 Click here to view the full article http://www.cepro.com/article/why_control4_developed_new_999_handheld_touchscreen/ Control4 is launching a new 7-inch portable touchscreen for its home automation systems during CEDIA Expo 2011. At about $1,000 retail, the unit costs roughly twice as much as an iPad. Who builds dedicated touchscreens…

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Power Outage – System Reboot Steps

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We hope you are all safe during the power outage. Many of your systems have been designed with surge protection and some with surge protection with battery backup. These units are specify implemented in your system to protect it from events like yesterday. Some of these units will come back online automatically and others will need to be manually brought online. In order to turn these units back on please follow the steps below (most…

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Sony reveals its Personal 3D Viewer

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3D for the individual enthusiast By Chris Martin Wed Aug 31 2011, 13:25 Click here to view the full article http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2105586/sony-reveals-personal-3d-viewer JAPANESE ELECTRONICS GIANT Sony has announced its HMZ-T1, or Personal 3D Viewer, which will tip up in November. The headset, which could be considered an updated version of the View-Master G from the 1960s, uses dual 0.7-inch HD OLED panels – one for each eye – with 1280×720 resolution, which Sony says is equivalent…

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2011 Custom Retailer Excite Awards Winner: Da-Lite HD Progressive 1.1 Perf

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Click here to view the full article http://exciteawards.customretailer.net/product/2011/Da_Lite_HD_Progressive_1_1_Perf-335.html Designed for applications where a more realistic soundstage is desired, this fabric allows for the installation of speakers to be placed behind the surface. With virtually no sound loss and excellent image quality, this fabric provides the same optical characteristics as the HD Progressive 1.1 screen surface with specially designed perforations to allow sound to pass through the material. The material has a gain of 1.1 and…

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