Senior Microsoft official uses Windows Media Centers, Lifeware automation and mostly off-the-shelf technologies for 11,000-square-foot home.
House Mode
Entertainment Center
The Arts Scene
Virtual Museum
One-Touch Scenes
Back-Up Light Switches
Whole House Music
Thermostat Control
Security
Baby Cam
Weather Report
Media Center Rack
Cloning Content
Home Theater Projector
Big Screen Experience
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Thermostat Control

This home has 14 zones of energy management, meaning most rooms can have the ideal temperature at any given time. Sensors in the rooms (see previous slide) communicate to the Aprilaire HVAC system in the basement. “Real” thermostats there can be used to set the temperature in any given zone. Better yet, the settings can be made through the Lifeware home automation interface – either for the whole house or individual rooms.

Read more: Top Microsoft Exec Shows Off Media Center-Based Home