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How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We’ll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their spec

What Are Robots Doing at Schools?

With the help of telepresence robots, teachers can teach a lesson from anywhere. The robots are in classrooms. Their cameras and sensors are the eyes and ears of the teacher.

Energy-efficient Home Controls Lighting and Solar With a High-tech Twist

The house is so efficient in its use of electrical power, there’s plenty left over to share with the home’s several substantial entertainment systems, including the Control4 equipment that feeds audio and video to speakers and TVs throughout the property, and a home thea

Southern California Edison Proposes $760 Million Charge Ready 2 Program

Plan supports SCE’s clean energy vision of 7 million electric cars on state highways by 2030. In the second phase, SCE wants to make a more concerted effort to increase the number of chargers available in apartment and condominium complexes.

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today’s Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!

Zero Net Energy Home Construction Increases 75% From 2016 to 2017

New industry report examines energy-efficiency investments by builders. California currently represents one-half of all net zero energy homes built in the U.S. The state has bold goals for all residential new construction to achieve ZNE by 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Technology

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled remotely thanks to the power of the internet. All you need is a smart speaker or a mobile device.

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Consumers watch more than two hours of alternative video on a computer each week

Research examines how alternative content is threatening pay TV

Annual BBQ Bash and Trade Show Celebrates Ui Supplies Anniversary

Local New York area dealers, partners, and industry affiliates are invited to the distributor's new Plainview, NY flagship location for a day full of product demonstrations, deals, training and giveaways.

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in Decorative Center Houston

Located in the hub of architecture and design, the newest showroom provides elegant real-world settings in which clients can experience the invisible luxury of Crestron home automation

Draper Officials Celebrate 50 Years of Service

In July 1968, two cousins walked through the doors of Draper for their first official day of work at the family business.

PMC Joins The Cinema Designer Database, Allowing Integrators To Design The Ultimate Home Theatre And Media Room In Minutes

By joining this multiple CEDIA Award winning, global cloud-based design software, PMC is ensuring that integrators have much quicker and easier access to its full product range.

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ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.

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