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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 014

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 014 is live.  We continue our discussions of the UPnP platform by looking how it applies to the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) (http://www.dlna.org/digital_living/devices/) suite of device classes (types), especially with regard to support of the DLNA Version 1.5 specifications built into Windows 7.  We…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 013

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 013 is live.  This Podcast finishes up our discussion of the core functionality of UPnP Technologies and takes us into the services within and Internet Gateway Device (IGD).  We discuss the differences between the common term “router” and the more appropriate term IGD, especially for…

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 012

Installment 012 of The Custom Integrator Show is live.  We continue our discussions on UPnP Technologies and the whole DLNA platform built into Windows 7.  We actually spend much of this Podcast reviewing the ADDCEP architectural model we introduced in Installment 011 (http://thedigitallifestyle.com/cs/blogs/custom/archive/2009/06/16/the-custom-integrator-show-installment-011.aspx), so the text in that blog post…

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A Clarification to Installment 008 of The Custom Integrator Show

I would like to post a clarification to Installment 008 (http://thedigitallifestyle.com/cs/blogs/custom/archive/2009/03/27/the-custom-integrator-show-installment-008.aspx) regarding the architecture for the Digital Cable Tuners.  In the section labeled THE ARCHITECTURE, the process for determining if the customer is subscribed to a certain channel is not quite right (just below the DRI on USB diagram).  The following clarification…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 011

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 011 is Live.  This installment continues our focus on home networking by taking a look at the age old question “Now that our devices are connected together, what will they say to each other?”  We hear a lot about the Digital Living Networking Alliance (DLNA)…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 010

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 010 is live.  This show addresses the question “How do you know if your network implementation is ready to turn over to your client?”  The answer is complex and difficult to ascertain.   [mp3]http://blip.tv/file/get/IanDixon-TheCustomIntegratorShow010549.mp3[/mp3] Direct Download – Subscribe via RSS – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe with Zune   We talked…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00F

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00F is live.  This week wraps up this short series on home networking and Ethernet switch considerations.  We start out listening to Ian’s positive adventures with powerline networking at his home.  We then take a look at some of the home networking alternatives to hard-wired CAT-6.  We…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00E

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00E is live.  We expand upon our discussions of the home networking hardware and Ethernet switch considerations that we touched on in the last installment.  In addition, we take a little deeper look at not only bandwidth requirements for different devices and content streams, we discuss the…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00D

The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00D is live.  In this Installment, we will discuss home network hardware considerations.  We have found that, next to Digital Cable Tuners and CableCARDs, networking related issues are the biggest problem for custom integrators.  Even if you are an enterprise IT kind of person, there…

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The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00C

[mp3]http://blip.tv/file/get/IanDixon-TheCustomIntergratorShow00C275.mp3[/mp3] Listen Here   Direct Download – Subscribe via RSS – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe with Zune The Custom Integrator Show Installment 00C is live.  Since we got lost in DCTs and CableCARD for the last five installments, we take a bit of a breather to catch up on some…

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