March 2006

X10 – The Next Generation

Submission by Balraj Jassal – If you’re not familiar with X10 technology, you must have been living on planet Ga-Ga or have just discovered this…


Harmony 895 First Impressions

    Submission by Neil Ball – I decided to try out the Harmony 895, ordered it yesterday from Komplett (great price) and it arrived…



EHome Digital Tools

eHome Digital Tools have released a beta of their free touchscreen software. Clients are available for PCs and PocketPCs… “This is the first pubic BETA…


Watch a Remote Control Being Made

The Nets home for all thing remote – remotecentral.com – has just released their first documentary…  “Have you ever wondered just what goes into the…


iSetBox – Media Player Nirvana?

How do you fancy a Digital/analogue/IP TV receiver, Digital Video Recorder, DVD Burner, Digital and FM Radio, 6-flash-card reader and networked media player – all…


5 Terabyte DIY Media Server

  Just spotted this on Digg.com. Similar to our own Jukebox server build, but with even more space! “I have a lot of DVDs, but…




mControl V1.4 Supports Z-Wave

mControl, the Windows Media Centre Edition Smart Home plugin from Embedded Automation has just been upgraded to version 1.4. With the upgrade comes support for…


Garage Door Openers

We’ve just received this special offer for our reader from new Smart Home eTailers – UK Automation… “We’re running a special offer exclusively for Automated…


OpenPeak WiFi SimpleRemote

This looks very interesting…”It almost sounds too good to be a true – a universal IR remote with high-quality LCD screen, built-in WiFi, a handful…


HomePlug Adapter – Review

Submission by Mark Harrison – As all readers of Automated Home know, there is no substitute for the flexibility of CAT5 cabling (see the wiring…


SmartHome Show 2006 – Review

The SmartHome Show 2006 took place in the NEC in Birmigham over the 2nd to the 5th of March. AV was once again a large…


More Finger Print Door Locks

Always a favourite, here are some more door locks that use fingerprint biometrics for access to rooms in your smart home… “When most people think…