Posts Tagged ‘lcd’

  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

    JVC Xiview LT-42WX70 – 42″ Monitor Targets DSLR Users

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    This is an interesting play when it comes to LCD’s. What makes the new JVC Xiview LT-42WX70  42″ 120Hz 1080p LCD TV monitor different is that it targets digital imaging professionals that are using digital SLR cameras, “allowing them for the first time to see the subtle colors, details and textures of their images faithfully reproduced”. 

    How it does this is by featuring expanded color space capacity encompassing 100 percent of HDTV broadcasting’s (sRGB.904) color space and a coverage rate of 96 percent for Adobe RGB — a color space for still photographs taken on high-definition digital SLR cameras.

    The unit is pretty slim and lightweight at just 1-5/8 inches deep and features a stylish black leather-like texture on its slim bezel that also helps to reduce glare. The flat rear panel is completely finished in metallic silver without any visible assembly screws or vents.  The JVC LT-42WX70 is available now and is priced at $2,399.95.

    JVC – LT-42WZ70


    Posted on May 26th | no comments
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  • Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

    Challenges Working With Embedded Devices

    Working With Embedded PC's

    I’ve been busy working with on the new version of Myro:Home which will run on the 8″  in-wall touchscreen panels.  My original plan was to have the same “downloadable” software being able to run on these types of panels, however,  the truth is that these panels need special care in order to bring the best performance and stability.   I’ve chosen Windows XP Embedded as the OS and can get everything running very quickly.  Now, I’m working on adding in specific hooks to the hardware to take advantage of controlling the “bare metal” like LCD and GPIO.     Since these devices are not full powered desktop PC’s where you can be a bit less strict using CPU cycles, you cannot afford running things that aren’t necessary.   Heat is the biggest problem and when you put panels in walls where ventilation is an issue, you need to use less powerful (less heat producing) architecture. 

    In the end, I feel I will have a very powerful home control solution that is cost-effective and very competitive!…


    Posted on May 3rd | 4 comments
    Filed Under: DIY, Home Automation Read more
  • Friday, April 24th, 2009

    Square D Lighting Control Products

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    It’s great seeing traditional electrical companies supporting home automation. It just makes sense to bring a certain level of smarts to your home. Your car already has more technology than your home if you think about it — from climate control to entertainment to engine and tire pressure sensors.

    Square D which it typically known for your electronic panel circuit breakers now has a new line of LCD lighting controls called the Clipsal Saturn Keypads. The keypad feature a “Dynamic Labeling Technology” (DLT) and combine a Saturn style cover plate, programmable keypad buttons, and easily customized labels on a backlit LCD screen. The five keypad buttons are lit with cool blue LEDs that complement the keypad’s sleek lines and show the status of controlled devices.

    - Square D Lighting Controls


    Posted on Apr 24th | no comments
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  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

    On-Q Studio Collection LCD Console

    On-Q LCD Console

    On-Q has introduced a new suite of wall plates and devices. From intercoms to wall mounted LCD consoles. This seems like a great cost-effective setup for people that don’t need full home automation but a simple way to play music, leave messages and view cameras. For more information check out On-Q.



    Posted on Apr 23rd | no comments
    Filed Under: Home Automation Read more

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