How to Use Existing Powerlines to Extend Your Home Network and Stream Media Uninterrupted

This article is an overview of how wired home plugs can provide an option and may in fact may be the best choice when adding a network/broadband connection to a home or small office

The Lowball Audio Video Bid - Are You Really Getting the Best Deal?

"You get what you paid for". We've all heard that phrase, and that is because it is almost always true. Yet sometimes the tempt of the low price, even when our gut is telling us something is fishy, overrides reason and we wind up making a choice we later regret. DSI Entertainment Systems' Josh Christian explains why the cheapest price is rarely the best value.

Key Digital's Compass Control

There are many offerings in the market for automation are from software companies - for 13 years KeyDigital has been building some of the most advanced hardware solutions for Digital AV connectivity and their customers demanded a better way to control not only their hardware but other products in the eco systems they are specifying.

Gefen Wireless HDMI Extender (GTV-WHD-1080P-LR) Review

Running AV cables from a set -top box, receiver or DVD/Blu-ray player to a TV or Projector is not always practical or cost-effective. Recent times have seen a number of wireless HDMI extenders come to market. We took Gefen's GTV-WHD-1080P-LR for a spin to see how it performed.

Stewart Filmscreen's New CIMA screen

Interview with Dave McFarland, Stewart Filmscreen Marketing Director about the new CIMA screens

Hidden Vision TV Mounts

Hidden Vision specializes in versatile, easy to install TV mounts that can uniquely hide your television. Offering three models called the "Flip-Around," the "Standard Flip-Out," and the "Extended Flip-Out" we are sure to have a solution for hiding your TV in any room.

Examples of the First Moment of Truth (FMOT) in Digital Signage

Having had nearly 7 years to fully digest what FMOT means, we now know that it moments of truth can be found in any environment, not just retail stores. And understanding how they work inside of your environment -- whether it's a call center floor, an office break room, or a retail store -- can make the messages that appear on your digital signs much more effective.

Digital Signage - The Next Generation

Many of the brave and the pioneers that jumped in early on and rightfully so, are beginning to find themselves in the position where their Digital Signage system is perhaps antiquated, their operational costs are higher than expected, they've fallen out with the solutions provider, the software is no longer supported, system features are falling behind newer solutions or advancing technologies that are continually evolving, etc… the list is endless.

Tech Tips - Plenum Equipment Boxes

There are a number of misconceptions regarding NEC & UL Requirements regarding the installation of our Plenum Equipment Boxes that this article should clear up.

Natural Interaction and Gesture Technology as the New Paradigm

PrimeSense is leading the charge with Natural Interaction and gesture technology as the new paradigm

Viewsonic and Digital Signage

The industry leaders are redefining the possibilities of digital signage, developing additional ways for companies to deploy and manage well-executed commercial display solutions that weren't previously possible. Through these technologies, companies can develop and deliver bold, personalized messages that draw customers in and increase revenue for their business.

Eighth Annual Flat Panel Shootout

The three highest end plasmas and LCD's (in the opinion of Value Electronics) encompassing 55 to 65-inch displays from Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Sharp's new Elite were assembled in a darkened room and calibrated by a team of experts (using professional tools) over the course of 3 days. The calibrated displays were then judged by both consumers and experts.

IOGEAR Wireless HD 3D Digital Kit Review (GW3DHDKIT)

The WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) on large, flat screen TV's can generally be improved with more aesthetic placement of said purchase. Unfortunately, this often entails a construction project (negating any WAF gains). The IOGear Wireless HD 3D Digital Kit is a game changer (and WAF Buster).

Why I Love My Lutron RadioRA 2 System

Working for a custom installer and integrator, Josh from DSI Entertainment Systems had the choice of several systems. Find out why he chose Lutorn's RadioRA 2 and why he loves it.

Clouds Everywhere

Cloud computing, cloud storage sounds good but ever so often it has to touch down and then BAM!!! your could be in a world of hurt. Oh we'll all be using it at home, at the office, wherever. You really can't avoid it. But just know everyone is there noodlin around - hackers, cybercriminals, bad guys/gals, government agencies. What can happen though it's only a cloud.

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