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IMAX launches a home-theater system priced at $2 million

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Read Full Article at The Wall Street Journal by Lauren Schuker Blum

 

Soon, homeowners will have the option to watch everything from baseball games to movies to reality TV shows on a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screen.

The price tag: $2 million. IMAX Corp., known for its immersive towering movie screens, is now launching a private home-theater system. How big is the market for a $2 million home theater? "With this, we are targeting a new group." says IMAX Chief Executive Rich Gelfond. "People with this kind of wealth aren't going to the movies."

People close to the company say "Family Guy" creator and recent Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise are in talks with IMAX to install the private theater system.

The IMAX home-theater system uses the same technology the company uses in commercial multiplexes: a curved floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screen; a high-resolution, dual-projection system that can handle 2-D and 3-D formats; and an audio system with laser-aligned loudspeakers and microphones that perform daily calibrations to ensure perfect sound. It is modeled after the private and relatively small screening room IMAX built in Santa Monica, Calif., for filmmakers to see their movies in the format before the public release.

The first two installations for the product are expected to be completed over the next six months, with half a dozen more by next year and 10 to 15 per year after 2014, says Rob Lister, IMAX's chief business-development officer. IMAX coordinates the installation with architects, contractors and interior designers.

Installation can be complicated. An IMAX screen requires a certain amount of room—meaning that homeowners may need to be prepared to add a 500-square-foot screening room to their home. IMAX screens in commercial movie theaters can reach up to 118 feet wide and 82 feet tall. For its home theaters, IMAX hasn't set any parameters in stone, but chief technology officer Brian Bonnick says the space must be able to accommodate at least two projectors that are 5 feet tall, 2½ feet wide and 4 feet deep in an area separate from the screening room.

Ahmad Lee Khamsi, a Latin American cable executive, is one of the first customers to adopt the technology. He is working with IMAX to incorporate a private theater into the 11,000-square-foot waterfront home he is building in Miami Beach.

LEDs Change Thinking About the Light Bulb

 

 

Excerpt:

Lights are no longer just for lighting.

With the development of LED lamp technology, the lowly light bulb is doing more than turning on and off. A lamp can be the centerpiece of an environment meant to improve health, moods and even food. LEDs can create light in multiple colors, generate less heat and use a fraction of the energy of older types of bulbs. And LEDs can be controlled remotely from a PC or smartphone app, as programmable as a television.

“You have to start thinking of light as a drug,” said Terry K. McGowan, the director of engineering for the American Lighting Association, a trade group.

That is why Lighting Science, an LED manufacturer, is now selling Awake and Alert, an LED lamp that keeps people pumped up by pumping up the blue. Conversely, the company’s Good Night lighting product reduces the blue output, helping people sleep. This summer, Lighting Science will offer its Rhythm Downlight, a lamp controlled by a smartphone app that adjusts blue light based on a user’s sleep schedule.

While the ability to alter an LED lamp’s color opens up new uses for light, the fact that LEDs can be remotely controlled significantly changes their potential. The Awake and Alert, an LED lamp from Lighting Science, pumps out blue light, which stimulates a photoreceptor in the eye that reduces melatonin production and helps a person stay awake.

With Osram Sylvania’s ULTRA iQ system, users can program lamps to turn on when a key is put in the lock. Philips’s Hue system, on the other hand, allows users to create their own lighting moods and then send those instructions to special lamps via a smartphone app. The lights can also be programmed to respond to specific events, such as by glowing a prescribed color when it is time to remove the roast from the oven.

For example, sensors could tell how many people are in a room and their location, and direct the proper amount of lighting to where it is needed. Medical patients prone to agitation could be calmed once facial recognition technology identifies them and changes the hue of an examining room to more calming tones. When older people enter a room, lighting intensity can be raised to compensate for their decreased ability to see.

 

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Smart-Home Systems Go Mainstream

 

Read the Full Article on New York Times by Farhad Manjoo

Excerpt:

I suspect that our species has been longing for “smart homes” since prehistoric times. John Q. Caveman is in one corner of his cave, about to retire after a long day of gathering (he’s never been the hunting type), and suddenly, a needling worry becomes lodged in his mind: Did he put out the fire in front of the cave? He vaguely remembers doing so, but what if he’s thinking of last night, not tonight?

Millennia later, we are caught in the same fix. Do you drag yourself out of bed and down two flights of stairs to check if you turned off the space heater in the basement?

Home automation was supposed to have solved this. For decades, technology companies and futurist magazines have teased us with visions of houses in which the lighting, temperature, TV and audio system could be controlled from a central unit. You are supposed to be able to check on that basement heater while staying snug under the blanket. 

The good news is that the prices on that other route to a smart home, customized systems installed by professionals, are slowly starting to fall. Some upper-middle-class people may already be able to afford a professionally designed setup that controls at least a complete entertainment system, or maybe one that controls a few items, like the TV, the lights, the thermostat, the door locks and, say, the coffee maker, while others may be able to afford them soon. 

To illustrate Mr. Pedigo’s point, and to give me a taste of what less-affluent homeowners might be able to enjoy in coming years, Mr. Stearns took me to a sprawling house in the Bay Area suburb of Atherton, where his firm had installed an extensive home-automation system. It included more than a dozen televisions, among them a 103-inch screen in a dedicated home cinema, as well as a whole-home audio system, with speakers mounted invisibly in the ceiling. There was also an integrated lighting and climate-control system, so that the family could, say, keep tabs on the temperature in the wine cellar while working out in the home gym, on the other side of the property.

Here is where the story gets back to the rest of us: This family commands its princely system, which cost $400,000 to design and install, from something as simple as an iPad (or, in this case, any of the seven iPads conveniently located in various parts of the house). Before the advent of touch-screen phones and tablets, Mr. Stearns said, he would have used custom-made controllers for this automated system — and those devices cost several thousand dollars each. But the iPad controller costs $499, a big savings. And because the iPad can be customized with different apps, it can be made to control lots of companies’ systems. 

Recently, Sigma Designs, a company that makes a home-automation technology linking many gadgets, announced that it had made its systems compatible with “smart meters” that utilities countrywide are rolling out to customers. This development may enable you to program your appliances to turn on and off according to the price of electricity. Your dishwasher, for instance, could turn on when it notices electrical rates have dropped. Such advances are likely to be installed in the fanciest homes first. But as prices fall, it might not be too long before, finally, we are all in control of every corner of our caves. 

 

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