Archive for May, 2011

What’s here to stay and on it’s way!

May 23rd, 2011

1. 3D TV’s – yes it will stay, how will it evolve? Well I’m sure we will eventually be losing the glasses. Viewing pleasure has yet to be pleasing
but most importantly the content will soon. Vendors and studios are spending a ton of money on 3D technology, please be patient.

2. streaming content (internet tv) – With Google TV coming into the fray, we now have many more ways to deliver “streaming content”. We’ve always
had the ability to hook up our pc’s to the tv but now people are looking for better ways to control the streaming content and Google TV may be the
start of it all. Networks are posting webisodes and extra content over the web, it’s only a matter of time.

3. One Wire A/V solution – integrators have found new ways to push and extract internet, audio, and video over one cable such as Cat 5 and your electrical system.
Cat 5/6 has been promising but we have yet to see the cost of these “compression/decompression” modules to come down.

4. Wireless HD – wireless HD solutions are available but great ones cost more than $800 which includes a transmitter and receiver. Best Buy is currently offering
a $300 wireless product by their home brand Rocketfish and looks to be the best contender. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153;+-+WirelessHD+Adapter/9620828.p?id=1218132817676&skuId=9620828

5. Integrated Home Automation – Security, smart thermostats, lighting, surveillance cameras… Yes it’s still around but the greatest caviat now is
the utilization of smart phones and other similiar devices such as the iPad. With new applications available you can now control your home from a remote
device no matter your location away from home. (as long as you have some sort of internet connectivity)

6. webcam/videoconferencing – Ok we know it’s been around but more and more people are soaking it in with grandparents, college kids, and even party
goers who want to see if the party’s worth attending.

What’s next??? Home Health – with so many new games and gadgets aimed at your movements and additional high speed internet capabilities, companies are now
taking aim at home health technology.
here are just a few “home health” technologies.

remote monitoring system for seniors, includiong your vitals with iphone support – http://www.halomonitoring.com/
remote monitoring system for seniors with automated alerts, wellness reporting, cognitive tools and real-time communication between caregivers, family and the senior. -http://www.grandcare.com/
emergency alert system for seniors – http://www.logicmark.com/pages/home.html
computerless email – http://www.presto.com/ and http://www.mycelery.com/
lets not forget that apple has also already thought of the visually impared – http://www.apple.com/accessibility/iphone/vision.html