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Our research developer, Eric Mobley, discusses our sensor array packages currently in development. We have been developing different uses and applications in everyday work and living.
Most trained musicians (those who have devoted their life to or acquired mastery on a particular instrument, voice included) have a precarious relationship with music technology at best. They prefer to remain within the confines of the established musical canon. This creates a paradox in music because if musicians are not using music technology, than can it still be considered “music” technology?
One of the most controversial issues of today is universal healthcare. America remains the only industrialized nation that does not provide some form of comprehensive health care to its citizenry. Because of this, healthcare costs, both from the individual and company perspectives, are becoming a major influence on economic decisions
Education has suddenly become paramount in order for an individual to gain a high socioeconomic status as the business structures of most marketplaces are becoming more and more technology driven. This switch to a technology-driven society will continue to become an ever increasing influence on the policies that govern communities and countries.
The practice of regulating land use through zoning ordinances has been a part of American society since the early 20th century. Zoning and other planning practices are often viewed as cumbersome bureaucratic nonsense that needlessly regulates the height of our fences or the width of our houses. In reality, however, these regulations are the tools for the implementation of public policies that dictate the very make-up of our communities.
Local city government is always where policy meets reality. And ironically, local city government is the place where the deficits of the public administration system are most glaring. One policy that has surfaced over the last decades is the use of historic preservation ordinances and policy to help alleviate the problems affecting economically depressed areas of urban and rural communities.
Pioneered in Germany in the 1960s, a modern “living” or “green” roofing system is more than dumping soil on a roof and planting vegetation. These systems are one of the best examples of a green product on the market today.
The Logitech Harmony Elite is a unique universal-remote system that can control your entire home theater using your iPhone or Android phone or tablet, or the included remote, via the Harmony Hub. The touchscreen makes it more versatile than cheaper models, especially for calling up favorite channels and Roku apps.
Sony takes the home entertainment experience to an entirely new level with our premium line of ES Receivers, ES Home Theater projectors, XBR Televisions and ES and AR Speakers. They all work together beautifully to give you and your clients an integrated experience as captivating as the entertainment itself.
Yamaha’s Top Rated AV Receiver the AVENTAGE is a dramatic inspired leap forward in audio/video component design. AVENTAGE brings studio grade sound and sophisticated video enhancements to your home with unparalleled attention to detail in design, engineering, and fabrication.
The shortage of skilled labor will be a continual concern of the construction industry especially for the next 3-5 years. Technology will play a key role in developing a new workforce and increasing efficiency in product delivery.
With ScreenBeam Mini2, you can enjoy your favorite videos, photos and movies on the best display in the house. Simply connect the tiny adapter to your HDTV and you can wirelessly display content from a compatible laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Anything you can see on your laptop or tablet, you can see on your HDTV
Various initiatives and programs have been started from coast-to-coast in this country in an attempt to balance out the inequities caused by urban sprawl. At the heart of most of these policies is an attempt to forge a partnership not only between the citizens of a community and the local government, but also to form alliances between various groups of the communities. The formation of such groups also transcends political lines in attempt to break down the barriers that urban sprawl has built.
The federal government allows you to claim a tax credit of up to 30 percent of your costs toward solar electric systems.
HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation pays eligible homeowners to install and maintain alternative energy technology such as solar energy systems.
The Department of Agriculture provides homeowners in rural areas with grants to buy and install solar energy systems.
A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed. These tax credits are available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015.
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