Home Entertainment - Home Automation &amp; Remotes http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/14/0 en RTI’s Virtual Panel Control Interface http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22644 <p><strong>Virtual Panel Provides Complete Local or Remote Access to RTI Systems From Any PC</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">The Virtual Panel from Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) allows users, either locally or remotely, to control and monitor a system based on an RTI XP series processor from any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. Providing secure local or remote access to an RTI system from any Internet connection, the Virtual Panel allows for LAN control and WAN control off-site. Fully configurable using the latest version of RTI's Integration Designer® software, the Virtual Panel control interface can be customized to accommodate any size laptop or monitor display and provides full two-way feedback from any RTI XP series control processor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;There is a strong demand by consumers to have access to the electronic elements of their environment on other interfaces, such as desktops, laptops, and tablet devices,&quot; said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. &quot;Our Virtual Panel meets this need and empowers users with the convenience of off-site control. Whether at work, on vacation, or anywhere in between, users can adjust thermostats, monitor security systems, turn off lights, and control much more, from any Internet-connected PC.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The Virtual Panel application can be exported as an executable file for use on other PCs. RTI's XP series processors will each include the ability to operate one LAN-based Virtual Panel per system at no cost. Additional WAN/LAN licenses are available at a nominal price of $149 per license.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">RTI will also be bringing the power of its control solutions to the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® with the new RTiPanel app, which will be available at the beginning of 2011. With the app installed on any of these popular Apple® products, users will have complete control of their RTI systems from anywhere in the world when used with an RTI XP series control processor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more, <a href="http://www.rticorp.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">click here:</a>    </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22644">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22644#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:15:50 -0700 MarkE 22644 at http://www.hemagazine.com Time to Take An App http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640 <div style="text-align: justify">Stem Innovation would like to introduce you to TimeCommand, an App-enhanced alarm sound dock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod that puts a new twist on the whole sleeping /waking thing.  TimeCommand gives users the ability to...</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Control and dim your bedside lamp right from the alarm controls.  You can even wake by light if you have trouble getting out of bed</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Customize multiple alarms set to various sounds or your favorite songs</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- View the local weather upon waking up</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Connect your mobile device with the pivoting dock connector</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Control your tunes with an integrated 10-band graphic equalizer</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22640#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:17:28 -0800 MarkE 22640 at http://www.hemagazine.com Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting and Home Automation Solution http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622 <div style="text-align: justify">Lighting control manufacturer offers new easy to install, use and manage home automation solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world on virtually any platform</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, has introduced Mi Lightstyle, an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows lighting system control by the most popular Internet-connected smart-phones, tablets and computers.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. &quot;Unlike most home automation solutions, which take a significant amount of time, resources and programming to install, The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘app' offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more-and it's designed to quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting control systems. With simple plug-and-play installation, consumers can have an affordable lighting and home automation solution - one that will allow the user to control, or simply monitor their system from anywhere in the world.&quot;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22622#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:43:22 -0800 MarkE 22622 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron Ships New, Affordable Integration Control Systems, Multi-Purpose Keypads http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610 <p><strong>More Control System Power, Speed and Memory at Lower Price Point</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Crestron announced that its new generation PMC3 and PMC3-XP Prodigy® control systems are now shipping. The PMC3 control systems provide an IT-based backbone for simplified, affordable whole house control and automation. Improvements include faster processing speeds, long-range wireless support and more memory for greater expandability, and increased design flexibility. This is newsworthy because Crestron has long been known to provide powerful but expensive control systems, requiring miles of wire and cable for installations to pull.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">&quot;PMC3 and PMC3-XP are much more than just new control systems, they're the future of affordable integrated home automation, with the power and flexibility to control the whole home locally and remotely,&quot; says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron Vice President of Technology. &quot;The XP model also offers a seamless upgrade path to the full Crestron line, giving homeowners the flexibility to start simple then expand to the unlimited possibilities of Crestron home control on their own terms, when they're ready.&quot;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22610#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:12:03 -0800 MarkE 22610 at http://www.hemagazine.com DAR.fm: Cloud-Based DVR for Radio http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604 <div style="text-align: justify">The New York Times is reporting the launch of a new cloud-based audio service that will allow users to remotely record shows from 600 terrestrial radio stations and access these recordings from anywhere. <a href="http://dar.fm/" target="_blank">Dar.fm</a> is a service that can be used to record radio shows, store them in the cloud and listen to them on PCs, Android and iOS handhelds, Roku boxes and a variety of other connected devices.  Dar.fm went through a private alpha test with a few select users during the last couple of months, and the site is now live.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:26:54 -0800 MarkE 22604 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mobi’s AV Monitor Brings Families Together http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598 <p><strong>Security and Peace of Mind for Families Who are Distant from Loved Ones, Near or Far</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">When combined, two of Mobi Technologies' products, work in tandem to provide families with safety, security and instant contact. The MobiCam ® AV is a compact, 2-piece wireless audio/video camera and monitoring system. Both the camera and the monitor are handheld devices and can be moved to locations within the home such as bedroom, family room, kitchen or outdoor area. With a transmission range of up to 300 ft., automatic see-in-the-dark night vision, and the ability to connect to your TV or other audio-video device, MobiCam®AV provides safety, security and peace of mind by discreet monitoring of your family's loved ones - teens in the pool area, infants, toddlers and senior parents in need of care. Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- The ability to scan between dual video sources</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Monitoring via your TV or computer as well as the MobiCam®AV monitor</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Automatic night vision sees in total darkness</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The second offering is the MobiCam® Internet Kit, which allows you to keep a powerful eye on things. The Internet Kit sets up easily in minutes, allowing picture and sound from your MobiCam®AV or most any video monitoring set-up, to be monitored live via Internet browser on a PC or cell phone. Says Bart Greenberg, Mobi Technologies Vice President of Sales: &quot;Mobi's product / webservice combo offers parents and caregivers the capabilities of much more expensive and complex surveillance systems to keep an eye on loved ones and property...anytime...from anywhere...for greater peace of mind.&quot; Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- Scheduled or motion-triggered recording to your PC</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Set-up, which creates your own secure access website</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Stream live video &amp; sound from up to 4 cameras</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Motion detection with email or text message alert </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Up to 3 simultaneous viewers via PC or cell phone</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Adjustable picture quality and size</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Store weeks of recordings for retrieval &amp; playback </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Eliminates need to configure network &amp; firewalls</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® AV - $149.99</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® Internet Kit $59.95</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Available online at <a href="http://www.getmobi.com" target="_blank">http://www.getmobi.com</a>/</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:21:31 -0800 MarkE 22598 at http://www.hemagazine.com Two New Android Tablets By E FUN http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22565 <div style="text-align: justify">Consumer electronics designer and marketer E FUN, has announced the addition of two capacitive touch-screen models to its Nextbook Android tablets--the Next4 - 10.1&quot; and Next6 - 7&quot;.

The 10.1&quot; Next4 (Android 2.2) and 7&quot; Next6 (Android 2.1) tablets both feature built-in Wi-Fi and the Borders eBook Store. According to the manufacturer, the graphic user interface (GUI - I just love to say that word) makes it easy for users to get up and running fast.  Users can browse the Internet, respond to emails, watch YouTube videos, listen to streaming internet music and download zillions of Android applications Both models include 2GB of memory, a SD card slot, 25 pre-loaded books, a MP3/photo viewer, built-in speakers and G-sensor.

Availability in Q2, 2011.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To learn more about Nextbook, <a href="http://www.nextbookusa.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a> As of this writing, the two new models are not on the Nextbook web site.</p> <p>MSRP:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">$349.99 for the Next4 </div> <div style="text-align: justify">$269.99 for the Next6.

</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22565">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22565#comments Automation Talk Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:53:51 -0800 MarkE 22565 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron’s New Intermedia System Delivers Double the Content at Half the Price http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536 <div style="text-align: justify">Crestron, a leader in home control has introduced its new ADMS Intermedia Delivery System, which provides more new Internet TV content from your favorite sites including ESPN, CNN, ABC News, NFL, NBA, Fox News and MSN. This is in addition to the existing natively-hosted ADMS media, including Netflix®, Hulu<sup>TM</sup>, Metacafe®, iTunes®, Vimeo<sup>TM</sup>, YouTube<sup>TM</sup>, Comedy Central and many other online sources. Did we mention the previously built-in Blu-ray player has been removed and the price slashed in half?</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536#comments Automation Talk Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:15:52 -0800 MarkE 22536 at http://www.hemagazine.com SAVANT™ Introduces 16-channel Multi-Room Class D Amplifier http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22526 <div style="text-align: justify">Savant Systems LLC, having delivered the first Apple®-based home automation and control system, has announced the introduction of a 16-channel class D amplifier for distributed audio applications. AMP-1640 is in direct response to market demand for a multi-room audio amplifier that leverages Savant's industrial design, delivering the same look and feel as Savant's other rack mountable devices. AMP-1640 can be placed either on a shelf or within an equipment rack. </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22526">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22526#comments Amplifiers Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:28:47 -0800 MarkE 22526 at http://www.hemagazine.com Lutron Unveils New Apple® iPad™ App For Its RadioRA® 2 Total Light Control System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22494 <div style="text-align: justify">Light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has just announced the availability of an Apple iPad app for its wireless RadioRA 2 total light control system. The app is designed to control lights, shades, temperature and appliances, adding convenience and the benefits of saving energy throughout the home.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">The app allows homeowners to:</div> <div style="text-align: justify">• monitor and control their system while away from home (ideal for vacation properties)</div> <div style="text-align: justify">• enact a temporary, energy-saving &quot;green&quot; mode that reduces light levels and turns off unneeded appliances</div> <div style="text-align: justify">• personalize programming with a real-time level editor</div> <div style="text-align: justify">• control multiple homes from one iPad</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The application is available now on iTunes® for $19.99.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Introduced in 2009, the wireless RadioRA 2 total light control system is scalable to 200 devices, programs quickly using a PC application, integrates with popular home automation systems, including Lutron shade and drapery systems, and includes energy-saving features. The system utilizes Lutron's patented Clear Connect wireless technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22494">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22494#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Sun, 30 Jan 2011 17:40:19 -0800 MarkE 22494 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron’s New TPMC-9 Touchpanel: Speed, Power, Performance http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22465 <div style="text-align: justify">Crestron has just announced that its new TPMC-9 Tilt Touchpanel is now shipping. TPMC-9 is a nine-inch touch screen, large enough for a full user experience yet discreet enough to fit into any setting. The nine-inch widescreen provides ample space for custom graphical interfaces, viewing cover art and control apps. TPMC-9 also offers new media and communications tools like widgets and HD streaming video for IP/Web security cameras.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">  </div> <div style="text-align: justify">TPMC-9 enables extreme graphics and animations, including cover flow and page flips. Gestures navigation with intelligent velocity makes finger swipe control of theater systems, lighting, AV networks, thermostats, security cameras, and any other connected home or building system fast and easy. TPMC-9 is engineered to support the new Crestron Core 3 OS, the foundation for its new GUI framework. The open standards-based Core 3 OS will run Flash®, HTML5 and the latest H.264 HD video formats.The tilt screen can be freely adjusted or locked down at up to a 45 degree angle for optimal viewing and operation, and compliments any interior design in residential and commercial settings.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">For more information on TPMC-9, <a href="http://www.crestron.com/resources/product_and_programming_resources/catalogs_and_brochures/online_catalog/default.asp?jump=1&amp;model=TPMC-9" target="_blank">click here</a>:    Price To Be Announced</div> <p style="text-align: justify"> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22465">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22465#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:17:39 -0800 MarkE 22465 at http://www.hemagazine.com McIntosh Debuts New AP1 Audio Player App Within McIntosh Iconic Blue VU Meter http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22447 <div style="text-align: left">McIntosh Laboratory is offering iPhone and iPad users the opportunity to enjoy a McIntosh experience anywhere and anytime with its new AP1 Audio Player iPhone/iPad App, available now for downloading at the<a href="http://www.apple.com/itunes/whats-on/" target="_blank"> iTunes Store</a>. With the new App, iPhone and iPad users will now be able to select tracks, artists, play lists and albums as well as control the volume of the music, with all controls fully customized and consistent with McIntosh styling and functionality.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22447">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22447#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:11:23 -0800 MarkE 22447 at http://www.hemagazine.com IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit Streams HD, 3D, Digital Audio Content From up to Six Devices http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445 <p>IOGEAR has debuted the Wireless 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> Media Kit (GW3DKIT), which wirelessly streams HD audio/video and 3D content up to 100 feet away.  Six different A/V devices can be connected and stashed away for discrete performance, making the GW3DKIT a hub of digital home activity. </p> <p>According to the manufacturer, the Wireless 3D Media Kit broadcasts with almost no latency and no interference from nearby wireless routers. Content can be streamed to a total of four wireless 3D receivers, simplifying the process of setting up multi-room or multi-display environments with additional freedom to install displays in non-traditional locations without worrying about line-of sight placement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Pre-amps &amp; Processors Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:05:15 -0800 MarkE 22445 at http://www.hemagazine.com Airplay Capability Now Available on Denon and Marantz Components http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22421 <p><strong>Users Can Unleash Their iTunes® Music Libraries, Stream Songs from iPhone®, iPad<sup>TM</sup> or iPod Touch® Devices to Denon or Marantz Systems </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Denon Electronics, the 100 year-old technology innovator and Marantz America, a leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, have announced the availability of AirPlay music streaming capability on nine network-capable audio/video components in their respective lineups, making the A/V receivers the world's first to include AirPlay capability. Given the availability of the newly launched Apple iOS 4.2 update to its mobile operating system, owners of AirPlay-compatible Denon and Marantz components may now stream songs directly from their iTunes music libraries, as well as music stored on their mobile devices, though their Wi-Fi enabled networks from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.* The AirPlay upgrade is available at both the Denon and Marantz websites for $49.99.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22421">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22421#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Pre-amps &amp; Processors Receivers Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:12:51 -0800 MarkE 22421 at http://www.hemagazine.com Autonomic Announces iPad App as Next-Gen Alternative to Dedicated Touchpanels http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22417 <div style="text-align: justify">Autonomic Controls, Inc., provider of digital media management solutions, has just announced Mirage Media Controller (MMC) for iPad, designed to control their Mirage Media Server (MMS-5 and MMS-2) and Mirage Media Control System (MCS). Users can now browse and control media libraries and all supported streaming services via iPad.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">MMC enables full browsing and control of media collections, including metadata and album art, all from one consolidated application. Users can instantly access and play multiple iTunes and Windows Media libraries alongside Pandora and SiriusXM, as well as stream thousands of free radio stations from around the globe with RadioTime. Autonomic plans to integrate Rhapsody and Last.fm by Q2.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22417">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22417#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:45:39 -0800 MarkE 22417 at http://www.hemagazine.com Wireless Beaming of Laptop Media to TV in HD http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396 <div style="text-align: justify">Warpia has unveiled the newest contribution to their line of wireless connectivity solutions, the StreamHD. StreamHD allows users to view any media from a laptop onto a flat screen TV in true 1080P (1920 x 1280) resolution. Content such as streaming video, pictures, movies, presentations, Facebook, Hulu, Joost, Netflix and other applications can be shown on your HDTV without the hassle and clutter of wires.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22396#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Other Video Gear Thu, 13 Jan 2011 07:56:51 -0800 MarkE 22396 at http://www.hemagazine.com Lutron’s Light Management Brightens Energy Savings http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22334 <div style="text-align: justify">Energy-saving products and sustainability were the focus at the recently-held Greenbuild gathering in Chicago, Il. There, Lutron showcased its lineup of eco-friendly and cost-saving light control technologies. Some of the technologies featured were:

</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">New dimmers that work not only with incandescent and halogen, but also with dimmable CFLs and LEDs, which are expected to become even more widely adopted over the next 10 years. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">

New EcoSystem H-Series Ballast line - compatible digital control components, provide full control over the lighting in any space - from a single room to an entire building - providing flexibility and comfort while saving energy.

</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22334">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22334#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:22:01 -0800 MarkE 22334 at http://www.hemagazine.com Now Shipping – Crestron’s Single Wire, 48 Channel Multiroom Audio System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>All-in-One Design Combines Amplifier, Matrix Switcher and Digital Audio Processor</strong></div> <p style="text-align: justify">Crestron today announced that its Sonnex<sup>TM</sup> 24X8 Multiroom Audio System is now shipping. Sonnex<sup>TM</sup> transmits 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio long distances across a single shielded CAT5-type cable to up to 74 zones. Featuring single-wire digital bus technology, Sonnex substantially reduces the hardware and cabling requirements of traditional systems while delivering substantial power and sound quality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Thu, 30 Dec 2010 08:57:16 -0800 MarkE 22319 at http://www.hemagazine.com Multi-Taskers Unite: Audio Stream While Swiping, Flinging, Pinching http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22276 <div style="text-align: justify">Soundfreaq's recent announcement of Sound Platform represents the company's first product: a wireless, hi-fi speaker, developed with LA-based design firm, Boombang. The Bluetooth-enabled Sound Platform is equipped out-of-the box to support multiple devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android and Blackberry.The Sound Platform allows users to multi-task - surf the internet, check emails and text message - while streaming audio directly to the dock. With Bluetooth-enabled devices, users can listen to high quality sound while keeping their iPad or Smartphone exactly where they want it: in their hand.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22276">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22276#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Other Audio Gear Tue, 21 Dec 2010 09:27:58 -0800 MarkE 22276 at http://www.hemagazine.com PS Audio tagNplay App Streams Music from Multiple Network Libraries http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>With no set-up required, the tagNplay UPnP app features full playlist support, Internet radio tuner, cover art, local library access, artist's bio and more.
</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Audio design innovator PS Audio has announced the PS Audio® tagNplay Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) media controller application that lets users stream any resolution music to any network UPnP media player.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Whether accessing from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the tagNplay app automatically discovers devices on a network and controls entire music collections without the need for manual configuration. Selecting between multiple music libraries and players is done with the touch of a finger. Once selected, there's no need to keep the iPhone or other devices running since the entire playlist is saved with cover art and artist's bio available on demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:11:23 -0800 MarkE 22268 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mashed Pixel Announces Conversion of iPhones to Remote Controls http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22254 <div style="text-align: justify">I<strong>s this finally the end of all of those handheld remote controls clogging up your coffee table and cabinet drawers?</strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Mashed Pixel, inc. has announced the launch of Surc, an InfraRed (IR) learning remote hardware/software platform that you turns any iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G into a true universal remote control. </div> <div style="text-align: justify">   </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Here's how it works: You purchase a Surc case for your iPhone. After setting up Surc with your particular brands and models of gear via a free mobile app from iTunes App Store, you select a particular component and the control functions appear onscreen. The built-in IR emitter in the case sends control signals to your local IR-controlled audio/video components. Surc lets you personalize your remote control from the buttons and the layout to the look and feel. Surc can learn the codes from virtually any of the your IR-remote controls and store them or download them from its database. Users can also control what they watch on their television through the Surc built-in TV Program Guide.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">&quot;Said Daphna Kalman, President and CEO of Mashed Pixel. &quot;We designed Surc to be a centralized, personalized gateway that allows quality interaction between multiple content delivery platforms and the users, while simplifying their daily mobile lifestyle experience.&quot; </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22254">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22254#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:21:04 -0800 MarkE 22254 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron Jumps Light Years Forward With New HD Touch Screens http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22098 <p><strong>Widescreen Display, Extreme Graphics, 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> GUI, Streaming Media, Onboard Apps in a Sleek Thin Design </strong><br /> <p style="text-align: justify">Crestron's new TPMC V-Panels, now shipping, combine the touch screen with a powerful digital graphics engine in what Crestron claims is the thinnest (2 inches), fully-integrated touchpanel available. Aided by rich color graphics, 3D GUI animations and gestures navigation in either 12-inch or 15-inch widescreen displays, the TPMC panels provide an entirely new canvas for intuitive control of home theaters, lighting, thermostats, AV networks, security cameras, pool/spa, energy monitoring, gate access and any other connected automation system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22098">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22098#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:47:56 -0800 MarkE 22098 at http://www.hemagazine.com Control4 Products Honored with Three Innovations 2011 Awards http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22071 <div style="text-align: justify">Control4®, known for its affordable IP-based home control systems, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for three of its products: OS 2.0, 7&quot; InfinityEdge<sup>TM</sup> Touch Screen, and Intelligent Home Energy Management (in conjunction with Eragy). Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22071">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22071#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products News Whole Home/Custom Install News Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:08:01 -0800 MarkE 22071 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Future of Touch in Home Automation http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22069 <div style="text-align: justify">New in-the-works touchscreen technologies in the mobile/Smartphone world will benefit all manner of consumer electronics, including sophisticated home automation and control systems, says Zachary Chesler, a consultant in the field of Human Factors and User Experience at California State University, Northridge CA. Unlike ergonomics, which deals with how the human body interacts with physical objects, &quot;human factors&quot; focus on the psychological aspects of how humans interact with physical objects. Chesler points to the simple act of a &quot;screen swipe&quot; as an example. In 2006-prior to the first iPhone launch in 2007-no one knew what a screen swipe was or could do. Today, the masses expect to receive a specific outcome from a swipe.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22069">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22069#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:10:44 -0800 MarkE 22069 at http://www.hemagazine.com Kaleidescape’s New Interface is Child’s Play http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22061 <p><strong>Toddlers Can Find and Play Their Own Movies, 
Parents Have Complete Control over Available Content</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: justify">
We know that today's youngsters take to technology as second nature. Nothing can make you feel so brainless as watching your eight year-old install and test an iPad app in the wink of an eye while you're still struggling to get onto the app marketplace site. So it's no surprise that the well-known movie-and-music server manufacturer, Kaleidescape, Inc., has recently introduced the industry's first user interface designed specifically for young children. With a Kaleidescape System and a Kaleidescape Child Remote, a young child can find and play any of his or her movies without help from an adult. The way it works-different user interface behavior when using a particular remote-is an industry first. Kaleidescape Systems connected to the Internet have recently begun to receive this software update.</div><p>&#160;</p><p style="text-align: justify">When a Child Remote is used with a Kaleidescape System, the on-screen user interface automatically changes to the simplified child user interface, which only offers pure graphical navigation of movie covers. The Child Remote has nine buttons, a) up, down, left, right and select, b) play, pause and stop, and c) shuffle. Parents choose what content is in the child's personal collection of movies. The rest of the content is hidden. When any other controller is used, the user interface changes back to the original on-screen user interface.</p><p style="text-align: justify">&quot;With a complicated touch panel controller and more than 1,000 movies loaded on our system, my four-year-old daughter used to always ask for help when she wanted to watch a movie,&quot; said Michael Malcolm, Kaleidescape's founder, chairman and CEO. &quot;The day she got her own remote and her own collection of movies, she was thrilled. Now, she won't let us start a movie for her; she insists on doing it herself.&quot; The new child user interface also gives parents a way to add educational programs into the mix and encourage young children to discover good content independently within their personal collection.</p><p style="text-align: justify">Kaleidescape Child Remote MSRP $39 in the United States. </p><p style="text-align: justify">For more information, <a href="http://www.kaleidescape.com/ " target="_blank">visit</a></p><p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22061">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22061#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes News Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:32:33 -0800 MarkE 22061 at http://www.hemagazine.com