With smart home solutions becoming a mainstream option in homes today, for those who are not yet on ‘team home tech’ there are some fantastic benefits which come with smart home automation. Solutions range from one simple piece of technology which addresses one component such as security, lighting or music control through to entire fully automated home solutions (which are the ones that we love the most and where our
Apps vs touchscreens Whilst the functional result (in terms of control) might be similar for touchscreens vs apps in many cases, there are plenty of differences otherwise. The most obvious distinguishing aspect being that touchscreens mount to or near the structure under their sphere of influence, whereas Apps can be installed to, on or in any smart device. There are some other differences also, have a look right here at what ElectronicHouse
WLAN stands for ‘Wireless Local Area Network’. The general definition of which is ‘a wireless computer network that links two of more devices using a wireless communication medium’. Often this is a wireless method (no surprises there) of transmitting data downstream of the ethernet cable in your wall, to the IO devices via which to interface with said data. For example, a computer, or streaming music output. The simplest, and
Why computer playback? Have you found yourself recently purchasing much of your music online in downloadable formats instead of CD or vinyl? Why is this happening? If ones’ listening room front end is a turntable, then ones’ listening options are limited by the vinyl catalogue available. Such is increasingly becoming the case with CD also, as many releases are now occurring only in downloadable format, with no physical media available anywhere.
Wireless automation is a concept gathering plenty of momentum on the scene; wireless automation components are proliferating in DIY stores globally and we see a lot of start-ups promoting wireless lifestyle devises. Were one to believe much of the marketing material circulating right now, one could be forgiven for thinking The World has changed, we have crossed The Rubicon: entering an age where cables are redundant. Whilst this is true
Interactive presentation technology There are a few brands in the market manufacturing great interactive equipment: Some have a few more features than others and some cost more than the others. However, the general set of functions defining them as ‘interactive’ are common to all. Have a look below at the marketing material we’ve gathered, illustrating some of the features inherent to the category. Please note the functions cited below
Effective 1 July 2015, 5thCorner’s standard service rates have been amended as shown below*: General service standard rates**: – $110/hr per technician – $190/hr for 1 technician plus an assistant Plus the following call-out fees***: – Brisbane metro area(<30min) – $90 – Outside metro area(30-90min) – $130 *All service work (unless found to be warrantable work) is charged based on time taken, regardless of outcome, at the rates set out
The new Savant App. After many installation using the ‘True Control’ App from Savant, we received mixed feedback about it. Some say it’s intuitiveness outweighs its somewhat dated aesthetic, others find the theme a bit last decade… Whatever you thought about it before, if you don’t need the advanced customisation offered by True Control, then the new Savant App has done away with the multicolored icons and menus and made the
New DESIGN Customer proposal The very recent overhaul of our customer proposal has seen the quirkiness and cool factor that everyone loves about us, combined with an easy to navigate electronic interface. It may sound complex, and it is in the amount of information and images available to the user, but this new layout, look and feel means that even the most technologically dumbfounded person can use and read it.
QR CODES It all started in 2002 with the Japanese network carriers (NTT DoCoMo, J-Phone), handset makers (Panasonic, NEC, SHARP), and a number of service companies (Denso, MediaSeek, 3GVision) collaborating to create innovative uses for the new cameras in mobile phones. Their favourite was an idea to turn a camera phone into a barcode scanner, delivering encoded information – including URL’s that could connect direct to the mobile internet. The
Home Cinema and HiFi – Yearbook 2008 The industry busts a nut for us once again. To read the Home Cinema and HiFi article click here.
Invisible speakers – Stealth Acoustic. 5thCorner’s latest addition to the Tech Lounge are the Stealth Acoustic Invisible speakers The best speakers you’ve never seen! Want to know more? click here to visit the InDesign Live feature page.
Artcoustic in the spotlight! Artcoustic: Speakers that sound and look great! Check out the Artcoustic speakers in the latest issue of QWeekend…
Technology Lounge features in Indesign! Want to check out 5thCorner’s latest media article in this month’s Indesign magazine? click here! It features the 5thCorner Technology Lounge as a design project and discusses the concepts behind the design and the vision of the project.
See 5thC’s popularity intensify! 5thCorner appears in the first issue of ‘Intensify’ – part of Clipsal’s C-Bus pointOne program – which aims to showcase Australia’s best of the best in systems integration! Pretty impressive huh? Check it out! click here. “5thCorner created their Technology Lounge to demonstrate these smart home technologies”