Crestron’s New Horizontal Sheers Provide More Design Options for Shades

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Crestron® has added to its selection of automated shade products through its newly available horizontal shades. Crestron’s new motorized window product line adds beauty, convenience, and comfort to any interior space. Featuring horizontal fabric vanes that float between two layers of sheer, knitted fabric, horizontal sheers offer an elegant and attractive window shading solution for controlling natural lighting and providing …

Samsung’s “The Wall”: the Worlds First Modular MicroLED TV

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Samsung Electronics has introduced “The Wall” – the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV – at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The modular, self-emitting MicroLED 146” TV display was featured alongside Samsung’s latest innovations in display technology. The Screen of the Future The MicroLED technology featured in “The Wall” eliminates the need for color filters or backlight, yet allows …

Crestron New Handheld Remote Controls Coming Soon: HR-310 and TSR-310

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The amazing HR-310 and TSR-310 are Crestron handheld remotes reimagined. They combine all the best elements of Crestron’s previous generation with even more advanced functionality, elegant design and feel, custom engravable buttons, voice control, profile settings, and much more. Crestron handheld remotes bring control to a luxurious new level. Ruggedized for durability and wrapped in a satiny smooth, easy-grip housing, …

2018 Promises to be a Big Year for Crestron Product Announcements

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2018 promises to be a year full of Crestron innovations that include Horizontal Sheers, the addition of video control via Pyng, two new remote controls, and new keypads. Horizontal Sheers  For projects on a budget, Crestron’s new Horizontal Sheers may be the perfect solution. Crestron Horizontal Sheers can both darken the room and create privacy or let in diffuse light …

A Guide to Planning the Best Audio System for Your Home

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Purchasing top-of-the-line audio equipment to fill every space in your home indoors and outdoors is a great first step towards enjoying music and movies throughout your property, but it’s not the only factor. Homeowners that have listened to audio speakers in a showroom, and made a purchase, will discover the speakers sound different in their home. Why would that be? …

Is it Really Important to Hire a Smart Home Technology Integrator?

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When smart home design and installation is handled by a professional installation company, they will have the expertise and the knowledge to create an intelligent, user-friendly ecosystem in your home. In addition, most professional technology integrator offer long-term support and even monitoring services. This gives a homeowner peace-of-mind in knowing that the equipment is maintained regularly, system errors can be …

Google Project Sunroof: Calculate Solar Power Costs and Savings Easily

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Solar power is an abundant, low carbon source of electricity, but historically it has been more expensive than traditional electricity. With solar costs dropping dramatically, many people are starting to ask: does solar power make sense on my rooftop? In my town or state? Since its initial launch in 2015, Project Sunroof has used imagery from Google Maps and Google …

Residential Lighting Design Tips: Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Lighting technology is evolving rapidly—spurred by energy efficiency awareness and laws—with options including compact fluorescent, halogen, LED and other types of light bulbs, integrated into a home. What isn’t changing is the important role that lighting plays in creating a healthy, safe home environment. Lighting is a powerful tool in a person’s health, and in their daily lives. The  ability …

The 5 Phases of Smart Home Technology Integration: From Start to Infinity

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When it comes to planning your dream home, it can be easy to overlook the technology until after everything else has already been put into place. Planning ahead can reap major benefits, not to mention save a lot of money in the long run. There are 5 main stages through the course of a whole-home integration project. Careful consideration and …

Do You Have Home Automation Confusion? Tips to Make Better Buying Decisions

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The idea of a smart home is beautiful. You come home from work and the door unlocks, the kitchen and living room lights turn on, your entertainment system powers on, the TV switches to your favorite channel and the thermostat automatically turns down the temperature a few degrees. All this happens without lifting a finger. Getting everything set up to …