Haave AV Systems Increases Revenue Utilizing D-Tools System Integrator™ Software

Challenges: * Designs were hand-drawn and very time consuming * Method for creating quality Schematics * More efficient tracking * Decrease Costs per project Based out of Vancouver, BC Canada, Haave Audio Video Systems is a full service system integration company providing design, products and installation, servicing the custom home and the commercial markets. Automate …

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M1 Gold Cross Platform Control

Let’s face it we are all creatures of habit. We would like to follow the same routine every day. It makes your life simple and makes us feel secure. It is very difficult to get us to try new things for this reason. I like using the same products over and over again. I spend …

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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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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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The Future of Home Automation

The market for home automation has been slower than expected to take off. Hampered by false expectation (re: The Jetsons™) and complex technology, home automation is not yet near the market some hoped it would be. However, automated homes still hold an allure for consumers, and still have the promise for new revenue and customers …

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Some Common X-10 Questions and Answers

Q. I have been using the HD245 to control a room air conditioner in my Summer home and it works fine. I just installed one in my apartment in New York City and it doesn’t work. I tried the SAME module in my Summer home and it works fine! A. The Heavy Duty 220V Appliance …

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