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Spotlight on HDBaseT
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HDBaseT Video Distribution Among ‘New American Home’ Technical Highlights
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Constructed for showcase during the annual International Builders’ Show, this year’s New American Home emphasized A/V distribution and wireless networking along with the usual energy efficiency and architectural elements.
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Z-Wave Alliance chairman Mark Walters reiterates Thread-enabled home automation initiative lacks important app-layer compatibility, adds unnecessary security burden,…
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Julie Jacobson (Posted on 07/30/14, 02:02 PM)
And so now I wonder ... could/should component mfrs themselves make their products “quick-connect”?
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 07/30/14, 02:01 PM)
Agree, Jerry, but as a rule we just only publish “retail” price. In this case, one reason would be because each disty would be charging a different dealer cost and we don’t want to be the ones to put it out there.
tmaddison (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:16 PM)
I was part of management of Tweeter’s field service network - around 100 techs at it’s peak.  We were always looking for ways to make the job of getting a 150lb TV off the shelf and turned around - or to the floor - easier……
Just another Joe (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:08 PM)
Indeed for decades I have been using rack shelves mounted at the rear to support gear I was mounting from the front - and vice-versa.  Had always wondered what a “quick-clamp” might look like for a “rack shelf”…
Jerry Stuckle (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:06 PM)
The problem with advertising a $290 price is it’s not something a consumer would buy (well, some consumers will buy ANYTHING, but…).  It’s mainly for dealers. And this would be good for other industries, also. …
svtsethj (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:02 PM)
Not always a new install.  Practical use for removing for service, upgrading an existing system.
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:01 PM)
of course, the dealer price is nowhere near $290.
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 07/30/14, 01:00 PM)
Yes indeed, Jerry, I brought the patent thing up. The idea is obviously easy to replicate.
Jerry Stuckle (Posted on 07/30/14, 12:56 PM)
Julie, I think the pushback is the $290 price.  It’s a great idea, and should nicely match my $150 claw hammer… Somewhere around 1/3 the cost and I think it would sell well.  However, unless they have a patent…
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 07/30/14, 09:08 AM)
Other John—That is not really the case. They are already doing in-home communications via their own Weave protocol (6LoWPAN over 802.15.4), which I suspect is the exact same thing as Thread. The initiative, then, would be to add more…
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