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HomeToys Home Technology April 2005 Newsletter

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Articles: How to Create a Custom-Designed Home Theater - By Jon Robbins Total Room Home Theater - What is It? - by Larry Holben How to Wire Your Home for Modern Entertainment and Control Systems - by Steve Faber Serious Sound System - This is just a photo of an outrageous stereo system :-) HDCP: For Better or for Worse? - a must read submitted by DVIGear Technology Connection The Home Technology Integrator - Tori Harris describes what an Integrator does for you. Artist meets Engineer - The Art of Tuning - by Michael Green DVD Insider - 4 new reports and opinions. Alternative Big-Screen Displays - Carbon Nanotechnologies to Usher in New Displays? Steve Marsland Projection Screens 101: How Big? - By Terry Coffey Gibson's Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox - This is a cool product from Gibson Audio. New Technologies Create a Mainstream Market for Home Control - by James W. Johnston PLC and Grafik Eye - a very powerful and flexible electrical control system By Eugene Kowch Installing A Doorjamb Light Switch - Clear Lighting and Electrical Design How To Create Media Center Apps With Meedio - by Pablo Pissanetzky Create a Wireless Sensor Network using WIFI and Web Services - By Gary Drake Absolute Power Sells..Absolutely! - By Bob Smith Power Protection in the Home Theater - Andrew Ghigo Structured Wiring: To Be Wired Or Not To Be! - by Brett Griffin How to Build an X-10 Broadcast Car Monitor - created by cocoontech.com The Oyaide Advantage - New material for wire connections - the Lotus Group Miniature Stereo Amplifier - by Nigel Brent Wireless Comm Between PC and Sewing Machines - Sewing Enthusiasts can Send Patterns Directly to the Sewing Machine New Projection Screen Breakthrough - By Len Calderone Your Home Will Call You When There's a Problem - By Frank Geissler Motorized Ceiling Projector Lift - by Marlene Fawkes Secure Your Cottage - Abucco Technologies Make a Dashboard for Family Communication - by Saro Saravanan

Interviews: Raoul Wijgergangs - Zensys - Making Sense of Today's Home Control Technologies Stephen Street- StreetFire Labs - smoking the kool-aid


AViC Cable - by Bill Gambrell

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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT AND THE DIGITAL HOME AT CONNECTIONST CONNECTIONST will offer a complete analysis and examination of the Digital Home through a keynote and special session from Intel Corporation. This executive marketing conference will take place May 11-13, 2005, in Burlingame, Calif.

AUDIO, VIDEO, AND CONVERGENCE SEMINARS FREE AT HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2005 SHOW A ticket to The Home Entertainment 2005 Show not only gives attendees entrée to preview the latest consumer elctronic products - it also includes free educational seminars on a variety of subjects moderated by top industry editors.

HOMEGA RESEARCH UNVEILS DATES AND NEW VENUE FOR ITS NET-ATHOMET2005 EVENT NOW IN ITS 8TH YEAR Homega Research is very proud to announce today that Net-atHomeT2005 will be held this year on November 29 & 30, 2005, at the Meridien Hotel in Nice, on the French Riviera.

NETSTREAMS® OFFERS IP-BASED MULTI-ROOM AUDIO TRAINING AT 2005 SPRING CEDIA REGIONAL IN SAN FRANCISCO Manufacturer of IP-based Whole-House Audio Systems Joins World-Leading Speaker Manufacturer, Polk Audio, to Host Courses at CEDIA Regional Event, Offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Participants

CENTREPOINT TECHNOLOGIES` TALKSWITCH IP PBX ENSURES CUSTOMERS HAVE ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES Access to both VoIP and traditional telephone lines guarantees customers are able to connect with local 911 services

DESTINY NETWORKS ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION THROUGH CONTROLITE Destiny Networks, provider of premier entertainment controllers and more, announced today it will begin selling products through Controlite, a value added distributor in Mexico focused on custom installers.

RUNCO INTERNATIONAL OFFERS CEDIA CEUS AT REGIONAL HOME THEATER DESIGN COURSE Video Display Innovator Joins Three Manufacturers to Host "Elite Home Theater" Design Course at San Francisco CEDIA Regional Education


JUNGO PAVES THE WAY FOR GATEWAY MANUFACTURERS SEEKING XBOX LIVE CERTIFICATION Hardware manufacturers and service providers selecting Jungo`s software will be using a core software platform that has met the highest standards of the Xbox Live certification program.

A WHOLE BLU WORLD, FOR YOU AND ME TRUAUDIO Introduces the BLU Series of Free Standing Speakers

NEW DVI CABLE FIXER FROM GEFEN Gefen today announced the release of its DVI Booster, a small unit that corrects video signal degradation that occurs over stretches of DVI copper cables used to extend a display away from its high definition source.

D-BOX RELEASES NEW MOTION CODES D-BOX Reaches Milestone - More Than 410 Movie Titles Available Now With Many More To Come

PARADIGM CINEMAT CT SYSTEMS NOW SHIPPING Paradigm's New Compact Theater Line - Filling A Demand In The Market And Shipping Now!

RUNCO INTERNATIONAL TAKES THE HOME CONSUMER EXPERIENCE TO THE "NEXT GENERATION" High-Definition Home Video Display Producer Lends Cutting-Edge Products to the NextGen Demonstration Home at April NAB Show in Las Vegas

AVAD SPONSORS 2005 CEDIA REGIONAL EDUCATION Leading Home Technology Solutions Provider Strong Advocate of CEDIA University's Education and Certification Programs

KREISEN UNVEILS ENTIRE NEW LCD TV LINE-UP Bold New Competitor Makes Sleek Affordable LCD TVs A Reality - Upsets Existing Brands

MULTIMEDIA OVER COAX ALLIANCE (MOCA) DISCUSSES DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CONNECTIONST will offer a comprehensive examination of the value chain for digital entertainment with a special session from the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCAT) featuring perspectives from each key point along that continuum.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 30-Apr 1 Digital Hollywood Spring Santa Monica, CA Apr 6-7 The Connected Home Marlow, UK Apr 6-8 ISC West Las Vegas, NV Apr 10-14 Lightfair International 2005 New York, NY Apr 15-19 CEDIA Regional Education San Francisco, CA Apr 28 - May 1 The Home Entertainment Show New York, NY May 1-6 NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas, NV May 11-13 Connections(TM) 2005 San Francisco, CA May 14-18 CEDIA Regional Education Stamford, CT May 18-20 TecHome Builder Expo Phoenix, AZ June 3-7 CEDIA Regional Education Toronto, ON Canada June 4-10 InfoComm 2005 Las Vegas, NV June 14-16 Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo Baltimore, MD June 28-30 CEDIA European Home Technology Show 2005 Birmingham , UK

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