Home Control Interfaces leap in usability


June 4, 2004

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"The biggest area of improvement in home automation at the 2002 CEDIA Show in Minneapolis was that of user interfaces" according to Australian CEDIA President Gordon Anderson. One of the major releases in the interface area was the G4 range of controllers from AMX, which offers more colours, animation, video, a vastly improved interface qnd provides a single unified control panel for the entire home. The top-of the-range 15" monitor will sell for AUS$20,000 and that's just the controller.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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