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Use A Single Cat5 Cable For Both Phone and Ethernet

Cool Tools, DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods, Home Automation, Home Improvement, Home Theater, Videos
June 11, 2016 No Comments

As I’m trying to building up my YouTube Channel (please subscribe!) — I’ve decided to revisit my most popular posts here at Mavromatic. The plan is to create videos of these posts so people can watch instead of just read. I find that video often times makes the process of understanding complex things a little easier.

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The Omni Notifier, Sends Email and Text Messages From Omni Panels

Accessories, Electronics, Home Automation
May 13, 2014 No Comments
omni-notifier Leviton Security & Automation (formerly HAI) has released a new module that brings email and text notifications to any Omni (Pro II, IIe, LTe) or Lumina (both) control system.  It uses one of the RS-232 ports on the controller and needs an ethernet connection (in addition to the one that is probably already connected to the Omni panel) -- the best part -- it requires no service contracts to use! Tags: , , , , , , , ,

TI SensorTag CC2541 – Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) Sensors with iBeacon

DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods, Home Automation
April 25, 2014 No Comments


A few years back I wondered why Apple didn't adopt NFC (Near Field Communication) for the iPhone and iPad. I'm actually happy they didn't because iBeacon or Bluetooth (4.0) LE (Low Energy) seems like a much better (useful) technology than NFC.  Especially in the context of Home Automation. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comparisons: Myro:Air vs. Arcam airDAC Airplay UPnP DAC / Streamer

Electronics, Home Automation, Home Theater
April 15, 2014 1 Comment
As of this post, there are only two Apple Certified AirPlay Streamers featuring high-quality DAC’s. The Arcam airDAC and Myro:Air. Both streamer/DAC combos are very capable but offer different features and components. As far as streaming capabilities both offer AirPlay streaming and are compatible with devices (e.g. Windows & Android) that can stream content to UPnP DMR’s (Myro:Air has been tested with the following media types). Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

VIDEO: Myro:Air showing uPnP Streaming capabilities with Wolfson WM8741 DAC

Electronics, Home Automation, Home Theater, Videos
March 11, 2014 No Comments

Danny Mavromatis from Mavromatic/Myro Control demonstrates Myro:Air by Myro Control uPnP Streaming capabilities using a Samsung Tab/Android device. The audio is processed by the onboard Wolfson flagship WM8741 DAC. Two-way metadata and transport control is also available from the RS-232 port on the Myro:Air.

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