Case Study: United Nations Secretariat Building

In total, this retrofit is expected to save between $4 and $5 million dollars per year while still maintaining the Secretariat Building's iconic glass façade, solidifying the United Nations reputation as a model of sustainability and innovation.

The CEDIA EXPO 2013 Is Coming

CEDIA EXPO is the premier event for the custom residential market. You will experience solid technologies and interactive displays along with qualified manufacturer personnel. Get answers, not brochures.

What to Consider When Using Tablets and Smartphones in Home Automation Systems: Part 3

Along with the valid arguments for each side, there are some misconceptions that are simply incorrect and should be put aside when considering a tablet or smartphone.

CEDIA 2013: Michael de Nigris of Autonomic

CEDIA does an excellent job of pulling together a vast array of dealers small to large, giving us an opportunity to expose the Autonomic brand to new customers while reinforcing our brand message and highlighting new features to existing customers.

Z-Wave at CEDIA EXPO 2013

CEDIA puts out a top notch event and has found the right mix of trade show, training events and industry networking. It is nice to be back in Denver, we very much like the location.

Reshoring - What is it and why do it?

In 2009, the company decided to return all production to the U.S. after four years of outsourcing 30% of its manufacturing to China. The transition - completed in 2011 - has doubled Peerless-AV's workforce to 500 and helped resolve quality and supply chain issues.

Z-Wave Is Now The Key Enabler of The Smart Home Landscape

Z-Wave has earned its position as the smart home leader through optimized technology, a broadly-supported ecosystem and the trust of market leaders in virtually every channel of the automation market. Z-Wave is indeed, the key enabler behind today's smart home revolution.

ZigBee And The Smart Home

A single room could have multiple sensors - temperature, security, motion, lighting, etc., all connected by a central box which then talks to the local appliances as well as to the internet, allowing monitoring and control by web connected devices.

What to Consider When Using Tablets and Smartphones in Home Automation Systems: Part 2

There are a number of disadvantages that may affect the decision of whether to use a smart phone/tablet or a proprietary device. These disadvantages can be addressed and most times removed all together if approached logically.

Why Go to CEDIA?

CEDIA gives us an excellent opportunity to connect with dealers and reps, as well as build relationships within the industry. There are only a handful of times when you can see the year's best trends and innovation in one spot, and it's exciting and inspiring to be surrounded by so many smart individuals.

Wireless Audio In Home Automation

Mastering wireless audio can bring many benefits, but doing so demands understanding of both the solution's inherent advantages, and its challenges.

Advanced Beamforming Microphone Array Technology For Corporate Conferencing Systems

This paper focuses exclusively on beamforming as a method of sensing and filtering acoustic waves for enterprise video and telephone conferencing applications, and describes emerging techniques and technologies to improve the capture and processing of acoustic patterns, and the clarity of human speech in corporate conference rooms.

Rack System Design

Remember how a few generations ago, there was the "Children should be seen and not heard" attitude? As it pertains to rack enclosures, it's kind of the opposite, many customers want them to be used but not seen.

You're In Play: Internet of "Things" a Playground for Bad Guys/Gals

You could unplug and crawl under your bed or use common sense and be skeptical of all the great stuff that comes across your device/system screens. What the good and bad guys/gals can do is freakin amazing!!

Case Study: D.C. Transit System Weatherproofs New Passenger Travel Alert System

Messages are localized for each station and tailored to special events when relevant. During the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, for example, kiosk screens recommended destination stations for the four key inauguration locations.

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This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.