The Importance of Acoustic Panels

There are basically two types of panels, Absorptive and Diffusive. The Absorptive panels absorb the sound waves, basically stopping them from bouncing off the hard surfaces of the room. Diffusive panels scatter the sound waves, which helps keep the room sounding "alive".

Be Smart About Using Smartphones For Home Control

A dedicated interface, whether it be a wand-style remote, in-wall touch screen or tabletop touch screen, will always provide a more robust experience than multi-purpose smart devices.

Linear's Integrated Platform Initiative

Our Integrated Platform Initiative is company-wide effort focused on creating common platforms that enhance the communication between and interoperability of Linear products.

Content Insider #282 - Adios Privacy

Don't Tell Me Who You Are, I'll Just Check Your Online Data

Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at What's Inside

Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and that's probably a good thing! But if you've ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiom's innovations in the loudspeaker building process.

NAB Wrap: It's 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff

Thunder - Like a bunch of buff guys, Blackmagic Design hit NAB this year and had people talkin' and gawkin'. The Aussie Thunder Down Under crew showed they were seriously into the mainstream of content shooting/production.

WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification

WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.

NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities

Heyday it Ain't - Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and it's a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.

Your IT Network - Would You Buy a Ferrari With a 4-Cylinder Engine?

It wasn't too long ago that a network was only used for computers. Then home automation manufacturers started using WiFi as the wireless connection of choice. "No problem", we thought, just get a network router/switch/wireless access point at the local Best Buy and you're good to go...Not!

The Open Home Control Project

Open Home Control is an Open Source project that concentrates on the building of home automation devices. The idea is to have an Open Source alternative to proprietary commercial systems.

It's coming!- InfoComm 2013

The success of InfoComm is the result of the audio visual industry's focus on quality education and product exhibits. This is definitely the show to exhibit at if you are a manufacturer or attend if your job is in the industry. Nowhere else will such vast amounts of information be available.

The End of an Era, The End of New Devices

With devices getting smaller, more powerful, more personal, it is obvious that the next giant leap forward will be for someone to introduce a Star Trek Borg implant that lets us access all of the data in the Cloud without having to constantly waste time searching for our mobile device.

Noventri SF-200 Digital Signage Player

Last year, I reviewed the Noventri Digital Signage Suite and Player, which included the SF-100e player. I was pretty impressed and have since deployed this in several scenarios. I recently got my hands a pre-release version of their latest player: the SF-200 and took it for a spin.

Pure Theatre Projector Lift

The joists are 200mm or 8" x 2" in old money, no other lifts would fit into the void without building a massive bulkhead which sort of defeated the purpose of what I wanted to achieve.

Our Content is Overwhelming Us, Needs to Be Controlled

f we can't get one simple point of entry to the content to find what we want quickly/easily (either ad-supported or paid), we're going to agree with Lieutenant Dave, "I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw."

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!