HDTV over Cat5 Technology Opens Door to New Applications

Introduction: This article is a sequel to the article that ran in Hometoys in February 2005 (Component Video and Twisted Pair in the Home Market) and continues to discuss the application of component video via Cat5. In this edition, the advances toward the support of HDTV via Cat5 cabling are discussed. HDTV is experiencing unprecedented …

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Home Automation Portal Appliance

by Robert D. Findlay, Bill Lynch, Graham McCormack The Home Automation Portal Appliance will soon become an essential addition to most home automation projects of any complexity.  In this paper we discuss how the small, lightweight and low power box produced by IO Anywhere can act as a Home Automation Portal Appliance. Be it for security,  device …

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Component Video and Twisted Pair in the Home Market

Introduction: The growth of HDTV in the home entertainment market coupled with the developments in home wiring technology have sparked an increased demand for connecting component video via pre-existing Category 5 copper twisted pair cable. This article provides a brief snap-shot about how to support component video connections via Cat5 cable. Component video connections are …

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Marantz RC5000 Remote

This is the second touchscreen remote that I’ve had a chance to play with and I must admit there are some major advantages to this technology. Today’s home theater setups are becoming more and more complex with multiple components … each with a myriad of features. The result … millions and millions of buttons to …

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INTRODUCTION TO THE LONTALK® COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL

Introduction This article is an excerpt from a report entitled, Home Automation and Utility Customer Services, written by Dr. Wacks and published by Cutter Information Corporation. Please see the Cutter web site ( www.cutter.com/energy/reports/homeauto.htm ) for an outline of the report and ordering information. Figure 1. Home Automation Networks The full report is intended to …

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INTRODUCTION TO THE CEBUS® COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL

This article is an excerpt from a report entitled, Home Automation and Utility Customer Services, written by Dr. Wacks and published by Cutter Information Corporation. Please see the Cutter web site (www.cutter.com/energy/reports/homeauto.htm) for an outline of the report and ordering information. The full report is intended to guide energy utility companies in developing new customer …

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