There's no end to the entertainment options available for those who don't want to leave the house. Yamaha's RX-V563 digital home theater receiver offers 1080p-compatible HDMI switching, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility, and sound-optimizing Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer technology, along with improved CINEMA DSP technology. Optional accessories include wireless Bluetooth audio play back, iPod compatibility, four system-configuring SCENE modes and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) repeater capability. It employs Analog Devices' Blackfin DSP IC, as well as three chips from ADI's Advantiv TV chipset.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.