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…



Netgear Wireless Home Lan

Just noticed this new Netgear proprietary home LAN wireless stuff. Available in PCI, USB or Ethernet flavour (seemingly no PCMCIA yet?) it is peer-peer and…


HomeTech Exhibition Dates Change

The UK’s first Home Automation and Networking exhibition – HomeTech – has been moved from its original announced dates in March a new slot on…


iPAQ ROM Upgrade

The ROM upgrade for the iPAQ has just been released! Enhancements Microsoft update to the Pocket PC operating system. Enhanced USB/Serial Drivers for improving connection…


IdentiGuard

“Available in USB and PC Card versions, the Kingston IdentiGuard Touch Verification products put all your passwords at your fingertip. From websites to networks remembering…


New Remote From Yamaha

  From RemoteCentral.com – news of the Yamaha re-working of the Pronto remote – "It's official, Yamaha is releasing their own touchscreen LCD remote which…


Linn Launch Kivor

Linns interesting new hard disk based music system “Kivor” was launched recently at CES. – “The KNEKT KIVOR, high quality music on demand system is the…


UK Home Automation Newsgroup

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the creation of a UK specific Home Automation newsgroup. Please take part in the latest Poll…


Pronto Controls Comfort Alarm

Comfort has released new keypad that incorporate an IR receiver, allowing control of the alarm and home automation tasks via the Philips Pronto touch screen…


MP3 Pro

Received this one from Dr John Tankard. Info on a new version of MP3 compression that promises high quality from smaller files. a new version…


UK Epod Fever

  Since Graham Howe posted a seemingly ordinary message to the UKHA mailing list last Friday, UK home automators have been in an Epod frenzy!…


Smart Home Portal

Just received this – IntelliCom has released an independent portal about Smart Homes and Buildings. We focus on the technologies used to enable concepts and solutions…


DataPlay

A new optical storage technology promises tiny 500 meg discs costing just ! Drives will be built into all sort of devices including MP3 players,…


uk.tech.electronic-security

A new newsgroup that may be of interest to readers… CHARTER: uk.tech.electronic-security uk.tech.electronic-security is for discussion of technical matters in the field of electronic security…


New UK Installer

Just added Tech@Home to the links page – Tech @ Home is a UK company who’s mission is to make the concept of home automation a…