2008 BLOG Articles

A teaser list of new articles are presented below in reverse chronological order.

Should I Wait For OLED Television Technology?

OLED: New Kid on the Block
September 15, 2008

Before you can answer this question about OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology, developed by Kodak in the 1980s, you first need to understand what it is and how it might improve the HDTV viewing experience in your home.

A recent article published in the current edition of CE Vision Magazine by Murray Slovick states: "At its most basic, OLEDs are devices comprised of layers of thin organic films sandwiched between two conductors".


The Energy Management Side of Lighting Control Systems

Lighting control systems promote energy-efficiency and provide cost savings.
August 22, 2008

One of the benefits of a home lighting control system is the ability to better manage the energy consumed by your home lights when in use. This finer degree of control over just changing the bulb wattage saves $$ and makes your home a little greener.

An article published earlier this year in CEPro by Julie Jacobson states: "In energy management, virtually every lighting-control vendor is touting the green theme, boasting membership in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and pumping out marketing materials that declare the energy-saving potential of dimming.


Control4 To Sell A New Controller for under $500

Control4 gives you control over your home devices, raises $20M
June 18, 2008

Matt Marshall, editor of VentureBeat, met with Control4 earlier this week to view a demo of the products and a briefing on Control4 direction. Among other news, he was told Control4 is preparing to release a new controller priced at $499. In his article published yesterday on VentureBeat.com he said: "The Control4 control box is about the size of a standard set-top box, and sells for $699. It manages everything by an Internet connection. It is about to sell a new version for $499, the company told me last night".