Archive for April, 2008

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Calrad will be conducting live demonstrations of xLobby Ver 3 at our booth No. 331 as well as daily xLobby 90 minute product demonstrations & training classes at Cedia 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Various support partners for Multi-Zone audio, Lighting, HVAC, Security will be present at the classes to assist everyone on there technology as well as the integration into xLobby platform. This is the time to see what xLobby is all about and what it can do for your business. Exact schedule with time and dates to be posted soon. For further information or details, contact Bob Adams, E-Mail: bobadams@calrad.com or Mike Karten, E-Mail: mikekarten@calrad.com.

Steven Hanna, Wes Black, Mike Karten and other Calrad staff will be present to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks again to all of our distributors, system integrators and forum users who continue to support our efforts in xLobbys continued evolution in the home AV control and automation markets.

Wes Black

Below are two Pages from the new xlobby brochure due out in May that shows xLobbys stand alone multi-zone audio and Russounds distributed audio CAV, CAM systems. With full 2 way connectivity any other event in xLobby can be controlled or displayed on the UNO-S2 keypads.

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Wes Black

We have received our licensed for our new S3-1080P, HDMI video card and Bluray DVD drive as well as a license to playback material. So we will be testing systems over the next several weeks. Our first step is to build a xLobby system  that will playback Bluray directly from inside xLobby from the DVD drive. The secondary plan, legal issues permitting is that we build it into xLobby completely.

I will be posting more follow up news on this in the future, stay tuned.

Wes Black

I have been experimenting with some new features that we want to fully implement into Ver 3 like on the fly theme changes, auto changing of the background images by event or timed values, etc. Some other ideas on what some users want are welcomed. 

Please post here: http://xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6328

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Wes Black

Below are one of several early screenshots of xLobby Ver 3 lighting menus using insteon lighting products. Shown are dimmer style designer wall switches with 2 way on\off status shown.

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Overlay with direct access to rooms or areas of lighting with indication of lighting status and colored id events to indicate scheduled lighting events based on different groups. Lighting events can be sorted by groups or lighting status.

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This screenshot shows lighting activity by lamp style icons in different rooms.

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xLobby Hardware

xLobby Client Model: 95-2005

xLobby 95-2005

Front View

xLobby Client IR remote (1)Remote Control

DVD Library
Video Library
Picture Library
Weather Forcast
Built-In Skin Editor

Home Automation

Control: IR (3 Zones), RS232 (1 Port), ip Control
HVAC: Aprilaire, Insteon
Lighting: Centralite, Lutron, Insteon, UPB
Multizone Audio: Nuvo, Russound, Xantech Multi-Zone Audio Control
Irrigation:
Security: GE, ELK

Features:

PC based operating system, Windows 7
Front loading DVD, CD player with disc detection file recognition
Watch and listen to streaming Audio & Video content over the internet
Based on a 400GB system, store up to 70 MPG2 DVD Movies, over 150 CD’s, addition of more drives will increase the storage capacity of the system.
Video, Movie, Music content management system, Built-in Internet browser, RSS News Feed, Web IP based video camera’s and CCTV DVRs, Weather forecast menus
Black wireless IR remote and IR Keyboard, Mouse, transmission distance 30 ft.
Simultaneous Analog Stereo + 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio with DSP processor
Dual output Video card for Component, VGA, DVI, HDMI Outputs
Upgradable Architecture, Video & Audio, RS232 control cards
Optional Live Tech support by remote access via (Log-Me-In)

Specifications:

3.0 Ghz Processor ,Intel 920 series Pentium D dual core 775 socket , supports 64 bit OS (Upgrade able) and subject to market change)
Intel 945G chipset
2GB DDR2 dual channel Ram (upgradeable and subject to change)
500Gb SATA Hard drive (Upgradeable and subject to change)
Black SATA DVDR\RW, CDRW (Subject to change)
Supports additional Internal or External hard drives, standard Case Supports 2 internal Hard Drives
Front Side Bus Speed 800mhz
4-USB 2.0 ports, 2-front, 4-Rear
Firewire 400 VIA 5308, 1-Front, 1-Rear
1GB LAN Port, RJ45 connector
1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP models
1 serial port (COM1)
GeForce 210, 512MB grafics card, supports HDMI, DVI, VGA ports
Standard Case Size:16-3/4″W x 17-3/4″D x 6-3/4″H
Digital/Analog Audio Outputs 1-channel SPDIF, Toslink Output, Analog stereo or Analog 5.1 discrete line outputs
350 watt switchmode power supply

xLobby Mini Client Model: 95-2008MC

ECO Friendly, uses 70% less power than a typical xLobby client

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Front View

xLobby Client IR remote (1)Remote Control

xLobby 95-2008MC IR Receiver

IR Receiver, 3 Zone IR Emitter unit

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Rear View

Scaleable Features

Basic Model

DVDs, Playback & Storage
Videos
Music Playback and Storage
Picture
Libraries
Weather Forecast
Built-In Skin Editor

Optional License Features

IR, RS232 Control
Home Automation: Control, HVAC, Lighting, Irrigation, Security
Russound CAV, Sphere Multi-Zone Audio Control
HVAC Control
Lighting Control

Processor
AMD Phenom™ II X4 P960 Quad Core Processor, 1.8GHz, 2MB

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

Memory
4GBDual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333Mhz – 2 DIMMS

Hard Drive
Up to 1000GB3 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

Optical Drive
Tray load CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Video Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 MXM Discrete Graphics Card

Sound Card
Integrated 2.1 high definition analog audio
Integrated 2.1 high definition audio and up to 7.1 channel digital audio from S/PDIF (optical)

Ports
Front Ports
Two USB 2.0 connectors
One headphone connector
One 4-in-1 memory card reader

Rear Ports
One microphOne connector
One line-out connector
One VGA connector
One RJ45 connector (10/100/1000)
two USB 2.0-compliant connectors
two eSATA connectors
one HDMI connector
one SPDIF connector
Slots
Mini PCIe WLAN card (802.11 b/g or 802.11 a/b/g/n)

Chassis

Color: Black
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 89mm (3.4″)
Width: 197mm (7.8″)
Depth: 197mm (7.8″)
Weight: 1.6kg (3.53lb)

Power
90W for discrete MXM gfx

xLobby Cube Model: 95-2010cube

ECO Friendly, uses 70% less power than a typical xLobby client

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95-2008MC (4)

Front View

remote

Remote Control + USB IR Receiver

Processor
AMD Athlon II X2 P360, 2.3GHz, Dual Core 1MB

Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

Memory
2GBDual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333Mhz – 2 DIMMS

Hard Drive
Up to 1000GB3 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

Optical Drive
Tray load CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Video Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Integrated Graphics

Sound Card
Integrated 2.1 high definition analog audio
Integrated 2.1 high definition audio and up to 7.1 channel digital audio from S/PDIF (optical)

Ports
Front Ports
Two USB 2.0 connectors
One headphone connector
One 4-in-1 memory card reader

Rear Ports
One microphOne connector
One line-out connector
One VGA connector
One RJ45 connector (10/100/1000)
two USB 2.0-compliant connectors
two eSATA connectors
one HDMI connector
one SPDIF connector
Slots
Mini PCIe WLAN card (802.11 b/g or 802.11 a/b/g/n)

Chassis

Color: Black
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 89mm (3.4″)
Width: 197mm (7.8″)
Depth: 197mm (7.8″)
Weight: 1.6kg (3.53lb)

Power
65W for UMA gfx

Calrad \ xLobbys new 95-1074TSR ZigBee RF\IR Universal Remote will be shipping by the end of April. Below are some technical details and screenshots of the manager control software and setup menus. Thru Calrads remote log-in support system we are able to help customers with any technical issues anywhere in the world with xLobby systems and the xLobby 95-1074TSR manager software. The remote supports up to 64 devices with up to 99 pages per device. The built-in IR code library supports over 200 different brands.

Brochure Download:

95-1074tsr-product-sheet.pdf

95-1074TSR Tutorial Video link:

http://www.xlobby.com/videos%20remotecontroleditortutorial

Programming Software for the 95-1074TSR, Download link (21.5mb):

http://www.xlobby.com/addondownloads/Calrad_xLobby_PCSoftware_0422.zip

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Illuminated Hard Buttons

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<><><>The Attractive looking Calrad 95-1074TSR provides complete control of your AV equipment, lighting, xLobby media center, music, movies, plus much more throughout your home! So go ahead, touch the screen and enjoy the comfort and conveniece of being in control. By utilizing ZigBee technology, our 95-1074TSR is a reliable controller that provides a wide indoor coverage with a simple touch. Multiple receivers can deliver IR \RS232 commands anywhere you want.

General Features

  • LCD

    • 3.5-inch diagonal screen size
    • 320 x 240 pixel resolution
    • Resistive type touch panel
    • Display Colors: 16.7M
    • Backlight: LED
    • Backlight color: White
  • LOUDSPEAKERS

    • Built-in speakers: 1
  • INFRARED CAPABILITIES

    • Operating distance : 66 ft (20m)
    • Frequency Range Learning : Up to 455KHz
    • Transmitting LEDS: 4
    • Universal IR Code Database
    • Brands in database : Over 300
    • IR Learning

    CONVENIENCE

    • Automatic power off
    • Clock with Calendar
    • Picture frame
    • Cursor key
    • Hard buttons
    • Hard Key buttons backlight LED : Blue color
    • Pick up sensor
    • Cradle

    ACCESSORIES

    • AC/DC Adaptor
    • CD-ROM
    • Docking Station
    • Printed User Guide
    • USB cable
    • Warranty Card
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • CD-ROM drive
    • Hard disk space: 250 MB free
    • PC OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista

    RF CAPABILITIES

    • IEEE ® 802.15.4 Standard, WiFi (Option)
    • ZigBee PRO Stack
    • Communication: 2-way
    • Frequency: 2405MHz ~ 2480MHz
    • Operating distance: 100ft (30.5m)

    CUSTOMIZATION

    • Full screen configurability
    • Alpha-blending
    • Macros: Up to 250 steps
    • Database: Configurable personal
    • database, Brand, Model number based.
    • Sound: WAV format 44kHz, 16bit
      mono

    SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

    • CPU : Samsung ARM9 400MHz
    • NAND Flash memory : 128MB
    • SDRAM : 64MB
    • OS : Windows CE 5.0 Core

DIMENSION

  • Product dimension (W x H x D) :
    160 x 95 x 22.7 mm
  • Product weight : TBD

POWER

  • Type : Rechargeable Li-Polymer 1800mAh
  • Charge time : 3 hours
  • Active : over 5 hours Power switch : Power on/off
  • Operating button : ON. OFF. CH+. CH-. INFO
  • VOL+.VOL-. Function Key
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95-1074TSR Home Menu

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95-1074TSR Broadcast Menu

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95-1074TSR XM Menu

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95-1074TSR Satellite Menu

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Brand Code Setup

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Operating Setup

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Direct IR Learning

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IR-RF Transmission Selection

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Current Device support for these brands built-in.

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Wes Black