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Dynalite Introduces New Ethernet Gateway

Lighting control and automation group, Dynalite, has launched the 100BT Ethernet gateway series.  The 100BT series permits Ethernet connectivity between Dynalite’s peer-to-peer communications serial bus…


Control Your Home with the Apple Remote

Shion is a relatively new home automation application for the Mac.  The OSX software is open source and the latest version includes support for the…



New Rosie Linux Home Automation System

Savant Systems are working on “Rosie” their new home control system. The modular package includes complete home automation control and media server capabilities, complete with…



Home Automation Laws

We’ve been sent this interesting essay from Alex Chelmis. Take a few minutes to read his ideas and let us know what you think on…


Mapower KC-31N NAS – Review

What is a NAS? – NAS stands for Network-Attached Storage. Basically just a box with a hard drive (or multiple drives) which plugs into your…


Idratek Smart Home Installation Blog

Idratek is still a little known brand in the Smart Home industry, but it has an impressive array of hardware modules and software features. The…


Installation Pitfalls in Cat6 Cabling

One of the common question that appears on our mailing list is regarding the use of Cat6 cable in home installations rather than Cat5e. Here’s…


New DIY magazine from O’Reilly

O’Reilly Launches MAKE Magazine for Tech Do-It-Yourselfers.  Magazine and Companion Web Site (makezine.com) Reveal How to Make Practical, Fun, and Wildly Creative Projects “To be…


Digital Home Offers Tame Vision

From the BBCs Technology News pages… Go Digital presenter Tracey Logan despairs at the home of the future on show at the Ideal Home Exhibition…


Garage Door DMCA Case Dismissed

The Register is reporting that a case brought by the Chamberlain Group against a manufacturer of a replacement remote for their garage door opener has…


xAP to C-Bus Gateway Update

Submission by Kevin Hawkins – OK – another update. This is of the Rabbit development system with the following piggyback boards installed – a Rabbit…



Swish Autoglide (K400) – Review

So now you have got HomeVision/Comfort to turn your lights on during these dark winter evenings before you arrive home, what do you do about…


Digisender – Review

Background – As a recent Sky Digital subscriber I had a burning requirement to “deploy” Sky to the master bedroom. Also, I needed a solution…



X10 Mini Timer (MT7222) – Review

The MT7222/MT10 (why is it that every X10 module has about a million different model numbers?) is the bastard offspring off a mini-controller and a…


Visonic Powermax

Submission by Mark Stainton-James – The Visonic PowerMax is a wireless burglar alarm system, with some useful features for home automaters. There seem to be…