Automated Home Podcast
By Mark McCall
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AutomatedHome.com has been on the web since 1996. Our Home Automation podcasts are a mix of bite sized videos to accompany our reviews of the latest in Smart Home technology plus more in-depth audio interviews with figures from the world of Home Automation
|1||CleanVideoAH0017 - New Mac Mini and Plex||The brand new Apple Mac mini was released earlier this week. We connect it up to our AV system as the ultimate 1080p HiDef media streamer in conjunction with open source Plex software||6 3 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAH0016 - The xPL Home Automation Protocol||This time we're joined by Ian Lowe and Mal Lansell of the xPL Project. We discuss how the open source Home Automation Protocol came about, how it aims to be the "glue" in your smart home setup and the variety of hardware that can talk to each other...||5 8 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoAH0015 - Apple Remote iPhone Application||We've updated the iPhone to V2.0 and installed a few apps to play with. Of most interest to Home Automators will be the new free Apple "Remote" application. Here's a quick two minute video tour showing just how quick and easy it is to install and use.||10 7 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAH0014 - Perceptive Automation||Show AH0014 features an interview with Matt Bendiksen from Perceptive Automation. We talk about their home automation software solution for the Mac - Indigo. Even if you're not a OS X user there's plenty of interesting chat including the differences...||3 7 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAH0013 - AlertMe||This time we talk to AlertMe.com co-founder and director Pilgrim Beart along with his Chief Design Engineer, Dr Amyas Phillips. We talk about the technical background that lead both men to work on one of the UKs most innovative security systems,...||23 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAH0012 - Ian Dixon||This time we talk to Ian Dixon of theDigitalLifeStyle.com. Ian has been producing his podcast since 2005 and with over 150 shows under his belt already he's one of the UK's most prolific bloggers on the Digital Home. We chat about how he got...||16 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoAH0011 - WebBrick||In the fifth and final of our video interviews from this years Smart Home Show we have a quick chat with Guy Reece from WebBrick. Guy talks about the hectic last 12 months for the company and how they are using their product to manage renewables and...||10 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAH0010 - Andy Stanford-Clark||Show AH0010 marks the first of our audio podcasts (shows 1-9 are all video content). In this hour long episode we interview "IBM Master Inventor", Dr Prof Andy Stanford-Clark. We talk to him about his work in industrial telemetry integration that's...||5 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoAH0009 - Cytech / Comfort Alarm - SHS2008||In the fourth of our video interviews from this years Smart Home Show we talk to Chiu Lu Yung from Cytech, manufacturers of the Comfort smart home security system. Chiu shows us round some of the new additions to the range, including the Z-Wave serial...||30 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoAH0008 - Sensible Heat - SHS2008||In the third of our video interviews from this years Smart Home Show we talk to Dave Robinson of Sensible Heat. Dave shows us round the new Web Manager, an embedded Linux PC heating controller. We also talk about the third party home automation...||28 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoAH0007 - Brilliant Living - SHS2008||In the second of our video interviews from this years Smart Home Show we talk to Iain Shaw, founder of the UK based integrators - Brilliant Living. Iain talks us through a live example of a recent custom installation carried out on a holiday home on...||28 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoAH0006 - AlertMe||Recently featured on Channel Five's Gadget Show, the AlertMe is a brand new Smart Home Security system from a UK start-up. After spending a few weeks with the product we reveal its highs and lows and provide the information you need to decide if it's...||18 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoAH0005 - Schneider Electric / Clipsal C-Bus - SHS2008||In the first of our video interviews from this years Smart Home Show we talk to Andrew Pemberton of Schneider Electric, the UK distributors of Clipsal C-Bus products. We talk about the new black and white C-Bus touchscreen with its much improved...||1 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoAH0004 - Drobo and DroboShare||We've spent may hours with Drobo and DroboShare over the last few weeks preparing our review. We've finally put down the camera, finished the text and graphics so today we can published our video. After you've watched the video check out our review...||25 4 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoAH0003 - Smart Home Show 2008||We've just got back from the Smart Home Show and while we can't say it was a big show, there was still some interesting stuff there. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by a proper film crew this year so we have five interviews coming up in the...||14 4 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoAH0002 - Vodafone USB Stick 3G Modem||Do you NEED to be able to connect to the net always? Do you feel funny when you aren’t near a wi-fi hotspot? Are you outside the range of traditional ADSL and cable but have 3G cellular cover?Does your home or office need a backup broadband...||10 2 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoAH0001 - HomeEasy Wireless Home Automation||Our quick video of the HomeEasy RF Wireless Home Automation system. Read our full review for details on the remote shown, plus the range of different dimmer modules available here -...||10 2 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
The audio podcasts are well above average for informative content - great ! The video shorts on particular products are very good, too - try the Drobo one, for example. The web-site has reviews & more - see the Drobo review, there, as an example.
Home automation and in the UK
Ah, at last, more than just a few scraps of info on home automation in the UK. I have been, for years now, monitoring this market which always seems to be overseas but has matured enough to be coming to the EU and here in the UK. The podcast was in depth with a Mac specific programmer, one of very few!, and of all important (and illusive) hardware for the UK market. Now this will be taking off with interest from the big players, and its god to get a supply of info on it. Very informative!