How Architectural Speakers Can Improve Your Home Theater

Placement of an architectural speaker is critical for optimal stereo imaging. Given that they will be installed, if any changes need to be made you'll need to bust into your walls, and that's no fun.

CEDIA 2017 will be in San Diego

CEDIA is dedicated to residential technology with more than 500 exhibitors, giving you focused access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training.

ELAN-Controlled Home Theater Lets the Stars Shine Bright

This fully automated 10-seat theater with starlit ceiling provides the ultimate home cinema experience, with simple control of every component through the ELAN system.

Case Study: Chesapeake Systems Service Opens ELAN-Controlled Experience Center for Builders, Architects & Designers

All integrated tech was designed to be "invisible," with a television tucked behind motorized wall art, and blended in-ceiling speakers.

Home Automation and Home Security Trends in 2017

Integrating the home security system with the existing home automation, and with cloud technology, vastly changes what can be done with security. The cloud can store and send video and pictures to various locations, and therefore allow more people see what is going on.

VR in the Classroom

The interactive experiences are exciting, immersive and instructional. Students get to drive a race car, tagging correct answers as they go. They also are in the center of a cylindrical word search that is answered using their eyes as they drag the cursor across the correctly found words.

Trends In Home Automation

One of the biggest challenges for home automation is cutting through the noise of "smart devices" and IoT to find the products that deliver the performance and durability a true smart home requires. Not every device available on the market is made to meet the demand of day-in and day-out use.

Case Study: ELAN Redefines Customer Experience at Nashville's Historic 120-Year Old 'Famous Saloon'

With support from Gefen and Furman solutions, an ELAN system helps to create cohesion throughout the four-floor, 23,000-square foot venue.

Case Study: Peerless-AV Creates Wayfinding Solutions for D.C.-based Government Facility

This custom interactive wayfinding solution is ideal for the government agency building's guests and employees as it allows the agency to make directional changes and updates at any time, with no additional cost.

Smart Home Security: Which Devices are Worth the Cost?

To help ease some of the stress of picking out the right smart security device, here's some of the more common ones and some advantages and disadvantages to help buyers decide if they're worth the price on the tag.

IoT Devices For Home Security

So, how can you use IoS and IFTTT to improve your home security. Here are a few things you can do to maximise your security efforts.

Family Starts with Small Time Automation, Then Goes Big With ELAN!

The centerpiece of the home's customization is the rooftop deck. Here the family can enjoy a 65" Seura outdoor TV with a multi-room audio system, a fire pit, and a full outdoor kitchen and dining set. The system's speakers are completely hidden in a small gap between the deck and the actual roof, creating a seamless audiovisual experience in a truly unique location.

How to Prepare Wi-Fi Networks for Smart Devices

Before you plug in and fire up those smart light bulbs, appliances or television you need to prepare your Wi-Fi network to ensure your speeds and security are not affected by the presence of this new equipment.

Rock Your Home Theater With Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is an "object oriented" technology that requires additional ceiling mounted speakers to act as height channels. For example, a 5.1.4 Atmos system has 5 multichannel speakers around a room, one subwoofer, and four height channels.

7 Home Improvements for Summer 2017

There's no better time to make your home even more comfortable and personalized. Best of all, these thoughtful updates will not only make this summer more enjoyable, but they'll last far beyond this season.

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