Embedded Automation Unveils mControl v2 for Microsoft Vista

Long Beach, CA – November 14, 2006 Today, at the Electronic House Expo (EHX) Fall 2006 trade show, Embedded Automation announced its upcoming release of mControl v2 (Home Edition) for Windows Vista. mControl is software for controlling the “digital home” and supports leading home management technologies like Z-Wave and INSTEON. The new release will be previewed within the Windows Media Center Pavilion at EHX (Booth #1317F). In addition to providing the full functionality found in mControl v1 (Home Edition), mControl v2 (Home Edition) provides a new user interface option which leverages the high-fidelity graphics capabilities of Microsoft Vista’s Media Center. … Continue reading Embedded Automation Unveils mControl v2 for Microsoft Vista

Okoro Media Systems releases Blu-ray Digital Entertainment Systems

Okoro Media Systems, manufacturer of digital entertainment systems for the high end audio video market, is pleased to announce the release of the OMS-BX100 and OMS-BX300 digital entertainment systems. Okoro Media is one of the few dedicated media center manufacturers to sell and support a Blu-ray system.   “High Definition media disc is the next evolution of home entertainment. We are excited about the integration of Blu-ray Disc format into our digital entertainment systems.  Our incorporation of Blu-ray playback and recording technology into our Core 2 Duo ™ platform, with HDCP output is what our customers and dealers have been … Continue reading Okoro Media Systems releases Blu-ray Digital Entertainment Systems

Exceptional Innovation’s Life|ware Get’s Vista-Ready!

[EHX] First Glimpse of Lifeware Automation Software for Vista MCE (CE Pro) | Juile has got scoop on newest version of Exceptional Innovation’s Life|ware, and this time it’s Vista ready. Version 2.0 of Life|ware is better optimized for viewing on a 16:9 viewing, just as Vista Media Center itself is.  “The icons mimic the look and feel of Vista’s. It presents the consumer with a seamless experience, navigating through their lights, thermostats and other electronics, and enjoying movies, music and other native Media Center applications” says Mike Seamons of Exceptional Innovation. Give Julie’s full article a read-through, at CE Pro.  … Continue reading Exceptional Innovation’s Life|ware Get’s Vista-Ready!

Microsoft’s New Zune Digital Media Player on Store Shelves Tomorrow

Microsoft’s New Zune Digital Media Player on Store Shelves Tomorrow | Wireless sharing poised to change the way people experience digital music. SEATTLE — Nov. 13, 2006 — Celebrating the U.S. launch of the new Zune™ digital media player and music service, Microsoft Corp. has worked with a number of cutting-edge artists to stage free concerts in public parks and plazas in urban centers across the country. Today at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle at the first of these Zune concerts, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the stage to share his excitement for this next step Microsoft is taking in … Continue reading Microsoft’s New Zune Digital Media Player on Store Shelves Tomorrow

Getting Started With Home Automation Lighting Control (Part 4)

Now that you not only have an idea about what it takes to install and setup mControl, now you might want to know that it’s not limited to controlling your home just from your Media Center PC.  You can gain access from just about any room in home, and you can even access mControl securely (using SSL) from just about anywhere in the world! Media Center Extender AccessMedia Center Extenders are becoming increasing popular with the addition of the Xbox 360.  mControl can seamlessly integrate with your Media Center Extender for control of your home from any display.  This is … Continue reading Getting Started With Home Automation Lighting Control (Part 4)

Getting Started With Home Automation Lighting Control (Part 3)

With a fully functional lighting control setup now using mControl from Embedded Automation, now I get to concentrate on the fun part, of getting the most out of this new setup.  Using mControl you will automatically gain the ability to make your life easier and you will enjoy your media more as a part of it. mControl offers the ability to make your movie watching experiences more relaxing, automatically dimming the lights when you click “Play DVD”.  How about automatically having the lights gradually turn on in the morning?  How about ensuring that all of your lights are off during … Continue reading Getting Started With Home Automation Lighting Control (Part 3)

Niveus Media Is Named Innovations 2007 Design And Engineering Award Honoree

Two of Niveus’ 2007 media centers, Summit Series’ Rainier and Pro Series’ n9, are announced amongst the honorees. New York, NY – November 8, 2006 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced Niveus Media as an International CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for Niveus Media’s 2007 media centers – Summit Series – Rainier Edition and Pro Series – n9 at the International CES New York Press Preview. Packed with the industry’s most advanced hardware and software, Niveus’ n9 and Rainier join the company’s highly-acclaimed Denali and K2 media center lineup, expanding Niveus’ presence as a leading … Continue reading Niveus Media Is Named Innovations 2007 Design And Engineering Award Honoree

Olcay Buyan Wins German Live.com Gadget Contest With MCE Gadget

MCE Gadget Wins the Microsoft German Live.com Gadget Contest (mce-community.de) | I’m not 100% on everything said as my German is a little rusty (yeah, I don’t know any German), but I can tell that Olcay Buyan (also at MCEDev.com.  You might know him as the developer of MCE Customizer 2005) made a Media Center Gadget and won a 1st Place Award from Microsoft Gadgets for his work.  From what I tell, it makes use of Click2Record and can present a mini-EPG listing and then allow you to set programs to record, etc. Any German speakers (or Olcay) that can … Continue reading Olcay Buyan Wins German Live.com Gadget Contest With MCE Gadget

The Media Center Show #82

The Media Center Show #82 | 9th November 2006 (59mins 30secs) MP3 – 20.4MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Andy Zhulenev from BuildMediaCenter.Com about experiences building a Media Center PC and how Andy got the idea of building a Media Center resource web site. Checkout The Media Center Show Extra #3, also tell Ian what you think of the “extra” shows on the survey page. Don’t forget the Media Center Show Award nominations, voting starts soon. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;