Pronto Price Reduction

The release of the new 2 meg Pronto (SBC RU940) has meant a reduction in the price of the standard Pronto (SBC RU890).  Lets Automates…


BX24-AHT All Housecode Transceiver

Just spotted this on the news group. “The BX24-AHT is a DIY project that utilizes a BasicX-24 microcontroller, one of several RF receivers, and one…


Another Home Delivery Solution?

Just found this – “eleTrunk (patent applied for)…a stylish, safe and secure repository to accept mail order and other deliveries when you’re not at home. And…


Toshiba 2 Gig PCMCIA Drive

Toshiba have just launched their 2 Gig PCMCIA hard drive. I’m trying to find out if it’s compatible with the iPAQ as this would give…


Epod LAN card

  This excellent article (with photos) shows how to install a PCMCIA LAN card INSIDE your epod…  “I have an intense dislike for dongles, and…


New UK Caller ID Interface Supplier

Just received this press release – “Pathway Data Ltd supply a range of Caller Identification hardware and software that will unleash the power of call tracking…


Home Automation on TV

I’ve just received this from Chris Reed of Quantum Systems – “House of the Future – The BBC have made three forty-minute programmes on the house,…


WAP Home Automation – Update

Since writing the review for this site Adam Stevens has now setup a site of his own dedicated to WAP controlled Home Automation… “I tinker…



KAT5 Nearly Ready

Keith Doxey’s first ever batch of KAT5 units are nearing completion! To coincide with their launch I will be releasing my review. In the meantime…


Comfort VCR Control – More

  Comfort have updated their site with a picturing showing control of a VCR via their Web Interface product. Comfort  


Control your VCR over the Web

A new hardware add-on for the Comfort Home Automation Alarm system allows users to remotely control equipment that uses IR. “IRM01 IR Transmit Module for…


Dell Digital Audio Receiver Manual

Just found a downloadable version of the DDAR manual on Rio’s site (Rio manufacture the unit for Dell). The PDF file seems to be more…


Remote Central – New Server

For those of you that were having difficulties accessing Remote Central, your troubles are over!  “Finally, a new server! – I’d like to welcome everyone…


Pronto News from the Horses Mouth

Mike Huggins (of Lets Automate) had a meeting earlier today with representatives from Philips. Here’s an interesting email I have just received from him about…


InControl Demo

  Just received this press release  – "DIGITAL CYBERMASTERS LTD RELEASES DEMO OF INCONTROL HOME AUTOMATION & SECURITY SYSTEM – Ever wanted to control your…


Dell Digital Audio Receiver Update

Just been sent details of a software update for the Dell Digital Audio Receiver by Graham Howe… “Version 1.03 fixes the following issues: 1. When…


Shakey Start for UK TiVo

The Register are reporting a shakey start for sales of the new UK TiVo. – “NTL and TiVo – of “pause live TV” fame –…


Hippo Box Solves Home Delivery Dilemma

  “Launch of new home delivery system will ease consumer frustration and aid retailers. Giraffe Marketing has launched the Hippo Box; the simplest and most…