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Short Bits: Extenders, Dream Home

The Windows Experience Blog took a look at the HP MediaSmart Connect . At some point I’ll also have a review of the unit and compare it directly to the Linksys Extenders (and D-Link which is pretty much the same). Speaking of Extenders, Ben at Engadget...

mPanel Preview Videos, Price Point, and More

No doubt Embedded Automation's mPanel has been high on my list , and over the past week Ted has posted up some great videos on the company’s website and YouTube page . Check out the mPanel overview , mPanel installation , mPanel Media Center control...
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Short Bits: Excalibur, mPanel, Fiji, SideShow, more

Fiji is old news, Excalibur seems to be the new thing (Via ActiveWin ). I’ve never seen so much made of a codename! I follow what Stephen Chapman is saying, but knowing how eHome works inside of Microsoft I wouldn’t try and put together what they are...

Embedded Automation's mPanel Sneak Preview

I was very excited a few months ago when Embedded Automation announced mPanel , their upcoming in-wall touchpanel for mControl. Of course, when they announced it mControl wasn’t as feature rich as it is now so I figured it would just provide access to...

VidaBox Releases New TouchClient12 - an Affordable In-wall Flush-mount Touch Panel

WESTBURY, NY – May 15th – VidaBox LLC is excited to announce the new TouchClient12 in-wall touch panel computer. Featuring a 12.1” color touchscreen and XP embedded computer, it is selling at an affordable retail price of $2499. “The TouchClient12 is...

Getting Started with Lighting Control and Home Automation

This will be the first post in what I hope to make a series about using mControl to automate your home, control your thermostat, control your lighting, secure your home, and more. Home automation and lighting control is a very in-depth subject, so I’ve...

Ask Chris: mControl and Home Automation

Are you interested in getting started with a product like mControl for lighting and home automation? I want to help you get started, but I need to know where people need the most help. I've got a basic post on the way about choosing a lighting control...

Short Bits: Catch-up

I’ve been busy finishing yet another semester (among other things), so there is a lot of news that I have missed over the past week. General mControl now has a driver to control other Vista Media Center PCs SageTV gets HD PVR support The Media Center...
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mControl 2.1 Adds Translucent Menus

Much like the Start Menu and Guide in Media Center, mControl 2.1 is going to add a translucent UI so you can continue watching your favorite show or video in the background. Other features in the upcoming update include a new INSTEON utility (also support...

mControl Gains iPhone/iPod Touch Control Interface

Embedded Automation is on the urge of releasing mControl v2.1 which already adds several new features and improvements, but it looks like one last feature it sneaking its way in, an iPhone/iPod Touch UI ! I will have more about mControl later this week...

Short Bits: FUZE, Omaura, Mesh, more

I’ve been really busy lately, but that doesn’t stop news from flowing in. Chris Morley posted an update on recent questions about the Omaura series of cases for those interested (you should be, they look amazing). CE Pro has an article about FUZE Media...

Short Bits: On10, Media Center Show, More

On10 has video interviews with Autonomic Controls as well as Cannon PC that were posted this week. Cannon PC has even stepped up and now is a Microsoft OEM so they can offer CableCARD. Ian Dixon has a new Media Center Show with Charlie Owen and special...

Embedded Automation Announces mPanel

Integrated Touch Screen is a Portal for Accessing Digital Music and Home Control Surrey, BC – March 12, 2008 Today, Embedded Automation, launched mPanel, the newest member of the mHome product family. mPanel is a wall-mountable touch screen, which acts...

HomeSeer Gets Vista Sidebar Gadget

tenWare Software has developed a HomeSeer Sidebar Gadget to display information about Devices that also allows running of Events (macros) from a HomeSeer server. For those who don’t know, HomeSeer is PC-based home automation software that also has a Media...
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Short Bits: Blu-MCX, Lighting Control

Sigma Designs, providers of SoC based solutions for Blu-ray player (and Media Center Extenders) expects that “ Blu-ray players from China and Taiwan will be in stores at prices near $200 in time for Christmas.” These Blu-ray players will likely be based...

ThinkRemote To Bring SideShow To Everyday Devices

As first spotted this morning on The Green Button , ThinkRemote is an upcoming application that aims to bring SideShow to “everyday devices” like your Windows Mobile phone, iPhone, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP, web browser, and more. The application is Media...

S1Digital Prepping Windows Home Server & Custom Touchscreen

S1Digital is launching a number of new products for 2008, starting with their newly designed website that looks great. On the hardware side, S1Digital will be launching two Windows Home Server’s and a 17 inch Media Center touchscreen. The new solutions...

Short Bits: mControl Extension, Inteset Monitoring, More

Trying to catch up on some interesting stuff that I have missed over the past week. Vidabox created an extension for mControl that allows you to control other Media Center PC’s via mControl. It uses MCE Controller to do the work on the backend, and I...

Life|ware Rolls Out The First Life|media Media Servers With Internal Quad CableCARD Tuners

With seven media servers in the line, Life|media offers something for everyone. Las Vegas, NV – CES 2008, Central Plaza 4 – January 7 – 10, 2008 – Life|ware™, the industry pioneer in Windows® Media Center-based digital entertainment and home automation...

HomeSeer Releases Windows Media Center Interface for Vista

HomeSeer Technologies announces the release of its Windows Media Center interface for Vista. The new interface is designed to allow users to monitor and control their HomeSeer-automated homes through Media Center. The new interface takes full advantage...
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