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NuTone Intercom: Out With The Old & In With The New

May 27, 2010

NuTone recently announced that it had discontinued the IMA line of intercoms. This includes the NuTone IMA-4406, NuTone IMA-3303 and the previously dropped NuTone IM-3204 models of master stations and accessories. These models were sold by the thousands over the years and many are still in use today. In the place of these older systems, NuTone » Read More

How To Wire for 3D TV

March 12, 2010

3D TV seems to be the next big home entertainment must have. With the stellar success of movies like Avatar and with more and more content being rolled out it won’t be long before 3D comes to the home. In a recent press release, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced the release of HDMI 1.4A which includes key enhancements for 3D applications and » Read More

It’s a Sticky Situation…

August 6, 2009

Here is a multipurpose product that once you start using it you will wonder how you ever got along without it. What is it?? Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape (Part No. ELK999) So I know what your thinking: what’s so different about this tape than the stuff I get at the big box store down the street? Well here’s the deal, I first heard » Read More

Channel Vision ADSL Filter/Surge Module

June 26, 2009

It slices! It dices! It filters, surges, communicates and protects, all in one! This little beauty for Channel Vision (CVP0411) has become a favorite with many of the integrators I talk to. Specifications: Telco Inputs: 2 (1-RJ-45 and 1-110) Outputs: 2 (1-RJ-45 and 1-110) RJ-45 Pinout: TIA568A Dimensions: 3.0” W x 6.5” H x 1.25” D Insertion » Read More

Control Two Loads From One Switch!

February 13, 2009

The creative bunch at Simply Automated have done it again! They’ve created a new dual 600 Watt load UPB switch base – SAUS2240, and better yet, there are now in stock! Imagine the possibilities: control two independent loads with four buttons of scene control all in one single gang box. Here’s the details: Dual 600 Watt Load » Read More

“Warning Alarm System” Decals

January 12, 2009

Every now and the I get requests for “Warning Alarm System” decals and up until recently I didn’t have one that I liked. Thanks to the good folks at Elk Products I now have one that I can recommend. These come in either packs of 5 or 100. They measure 3.2 x 6.4 inches and look rather great. The official blurb goes like this: » Read More

OnQ/Legrand announces the end of HMS products

December 30, 2008

The following excerpts are from a recent announcement by OnQ/Legrand: On-Q/Legrand and Home Automation, Inc (HAI) announce the conclusion of a long standing OEM relationship on behalf of the On-Q Home Management System (HMS) line of product offerings.  For over a decade, HAI has been an OEM partner of On-Q/Legrand, building a wide variety of HMS » Read More