Wednesday October 26, 2011
Our CEDIA 2011 Video Report series continues today with the release of Part 7, featuring Mike Everett from PRO Control
– the new spin-off company from RTI.
Mike will tell you everything you need to know about PRO Control’s new and economical product lineup, including the PRO24.z and PRO24.r hybrid remote controls, the ProLink.z and ProLink.r smart processors, the ProPanel iPad/iPhone and (soon) Android software solution, along with the handy iPro.8 Companion Remote. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/26 at 7:38 AM
Friday October 21, 2011
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another new CEDIA 2011 video report! Today in the sixth episode we feature Jeff Singer from Crestron Electronics
, who takes us through four different sections of the Crestron booth.
First he introduces the company’s iPad docking solutions and describes how the Core 3 UI interface is available on numerous third-party devices ranging from iPhones and Android tablets to Macs and PCs. Next he talks about the new Sonnex 48-channel multiroom audio distribution system, and then demonstrates how older Crestron systems can be quickly and inexpensively converted from analog to digital video. Finally, you’ll get a look at the tiny TPMC-3SMD 2.8" in-wall touchscreen control. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/21 at 7:22 AM
Monday October 17, 2011
If you’ve got a case of the Monday blues, take a couple of minutes to unwind and watch our latest video report from CEDIA Expo.
Today we have iRule company president Itai Ben-Gal, who introduces their control system for iPhone, iPad and (soon) Android devices, including a quick demonstration of the cloud-based programming environment with drag-and-drop 2-way feedback capabilities. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/17 at 7:23 AM
Friday October 14, 2011
It’s Friday and we have another new video for you! Today you’ll learn about the latest products from RTI
, as Pete Baker demonstrates the RTiPanel application on iPad and Android tablets, unveils the SURFiR hard buttoned companion remote, and introduces the new high-resolution KX7 in-wall universal controller. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/14 at 7:18 AM
Tuesday October 11, 2011
Today I’m pleased to present the third part of our CEDIA Expo 2011 video report, where Savant Systems
’ Bob Madonna shows off the innovative Savant Select, a combination iPod Touch and hard buttoned remote control designed for use with their Apple-based control platform. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/11 at 7:10 AM
Friday October 7, 2011
TGIF! Today I’m very pleased to release the second segment of our CEDIA 2011 video report. You’ll hear from Mark Buster, Chief Technology Officer for BitWise Controls
, who shows off the company’s latest network-based automation controllers and demonstrates how the iPad, iPhone and Android-based user interface operates.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/07 at 7:42 AM
Monday October 3, 2011
This news update may not be remote control related, but it might still interest a few of you. On the weekend I completed a 5-day time-lapse video of a house being demolished by a backhoe, followed by rubble cleanup and preparation of the land for its new life as a parking lot for a car dealership. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/03 at 8:03 AM
Following this weekend’s major updates to our Toronto/Buffalo OTA HDTV Channel Map, I would also like to announce that our Rogers Clear QAM Channel List
has also been updated with recent changes, including channel moves, station renaming, along with a few new additions.
This is a list of free channels that Rogers subscribers can receive using any QAM-compatible tuner (such as in most modern HDTVs), without the use of a Rogers digital box.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/03 at 7:25 AM
Thursday September 29, 2011
In response to all of the emails (wow!) I've finally been able to update our Toronto & Buffalo Area OTA HDTV Channel Map
. This includes the latest updates to all GTA channels after the analog cutoff on August 31st, plus updates to Buffalo and Rochester stations, as well as a refreshed reference map.
Almost every entry has been modified in some way, and as there was a huge amount of changes to incorporate please take the time to let me know if you spot an error or omission! Also, I would like to hear about any new digital repeaters in the area that haven't been included.
For more, see our HDTV Forum. Note: list updated again October 3, 2011.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/29 at 5:55 AM
Tuesday September 27, 2011
Wait a minute, it’s still September and we’ve already got a CEDIA video ready? No, you’re not dreaming!
This year we’re continuing the style of our last batch of CEDIA reports and dedicating a separate video to each company. Today’s video features Otis Gates from Sony Electonics, who introduces viewers to the new Sony Tablet S running Android Honeycomb 3.1 and describes its unique design, applications and universal remote control capabilities. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/27 at 7:18 AM