Home Technology Remains Strong During Downturn
While some builders get back to basics with home electronics and automation, others use it to distinguish their homes and meet clients' needs.
Blu-ray Recommended as Best Choice for Home Theaters
Survey by leading customer electronics trade publications says Blu-ray is the first choice for home theaters.
A recent home builder study by the Consumer Electronics Association indicates that...
Business Models Emerge
AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THE CONSUMER Electronics Association (CEA) held last summer...
IP in the House
NETSTREAMS OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, IS among the few home-tech providers that can offer...
Wired for Sound
THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (CEA) is wired for sound with a new multiroom...
NEW-HOME BUYERS ARE FOCUSED ON ENTERTAINMENT and communications—and they want the...
Builder Tech Briefs: September 2004
- Honeywell Power Products gaining popularity due to increased interest in home security.
- Best Software now offers Timberline Office Desktop as part of Timberline Office 2004.
- The Consumer Electronics Association launches campaign to promote multiroom audio.
Beyond the PC
By Steve Zurier. Households with existing home networks are starting to look beyond basic PC functionality to a broad range of home entertainment applications, according to "Status of Digital Networks and Applications," a new joint report by Dallas-based market research and consulting firm Parks Associates and the Washington-based Consumer Electronics Association.
This June, the Home Plug Powerline Alliance (www.homeplug.org) released its long-awaited standard for powerline carrier (PLC) technology, in which electrical wires are used for digital data. Now the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) (www.CE.org) has jumped into the fray.