2002

Kiss Coolview Monitor – Review

  What has this got to do with Home AUtomation? Well a bit actually as you will see when you take account of the features….


xAP V1.1

Version 1.1 of the xAP spec has just been released… “The moment you’ve all been waiting for! The Revised spec. is ready! Two key changes:…



IR – Hardwired Distribution

You run hundreds, maybe thousands of metres of cable round your home. People look at you funny, some point at you and snigger. This week…


Taboo Channel Calculator

Ray Barnett’s “Taboo Channel” calculator – This handy little Windows app will show you what channels you can modulate your VCR, Satellite TV, TiVo, CCTV…


Mira Delayed

The release of “Windows Powered Smart Displays” (formerly codenamed “Mira” devices) have been delayed. From the Register. “Microsoft Corp has delayed the introduction of its…


xAP Curtain Controler Board

Ian Lowes xAP curtain boards have just arrived back from the PCB Pool and he’s added some pictures to his site. “Next step is probably…


TiVo Upgrades

James Hoye has just left after a hectic week of HA projects. In the first of several updates to this diary section, here are some pictures…


IR PC Remote Control

Submission by Cristoph May – Hello, check out the new device from Home Electronics. It allows to use any remote to control your computer. It…


Audiotron Available from Laser in UK

As of earlier today Laser.com have added the AudioTron network MP3 player to their on-line catalogue. “AudioTron transforms your PC into a powerful jukebox for…


Simple Control Protocol

Glenn Sullivan just posted this the UKHA_D mailing list. “In case anyone is interested, Microsoft’s SCP web site (Simple Control Protocol, a uPnP standard for…




Dynamic Home

Just received this… Mark We are a new home automation retailer in the UK and would appreciate it if you could add a link to…


Home LAN Using Mains Wiring

“Efficient Networks, a division of Siemens, has announced three products designed to let consumers use their home electrical lines to create a computer network. The…


Palm Unveils New £70 PDA

“Palm’s new “Zire” handheld, on sale globally on Monday, isn’t the first Palm handheld to sell for £70 — but it is the first low-priced…


TiVo – £98.98!!

Quinten Uijldert reported this link to the UKHA_D mailing list – “For those that are still considering TiVo Unbeatable.co.uk have it now for £98.98 excl delivery…


IR Input/Output Plugin for AutoM8it

Submission by Dan Toma A full functional infrared input and output plugin for AutoM8it is available for download from my site… More details available on…


Lex Light System – Book Size PC

Submission by Nick Shore – Just to let you know that your friendly UK based Linux mini-ITX specialist is now stocking the Light Barebones System…


xAP Curtain Control

The xAP community continues to develop applications for the now frozen V1.0 of the standard.  Ian Lowe has now interfaced a second hardware device to…