Basalte Motion Sensor Auro: Compact Design with Big Functionality

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Since coming to the U.S., the Belgian manufacturer Basalte has pushed the boundaries with its beautiful control solutions for the high-end smart home, including minimalist iPad mounts and touch-sensitive keypads made of aluminum, bronze, and glass. Their latest smart home solution is a motion sensor called Auro. Announced at CEDIA 2017, Basalte Auro is a small, fast and almost invisible …

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 …

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 …

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 …

AV Interior Design Tips: 5 Innovative Motorized TV Lift Ideas

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Televisions that disappear into the ceiling, the floor, cabinet or pretty much anywhere else are the type of futuristic feature we associate with some sci-fi movies or high-tech interior designs. During the past few years we have come closer to making this a more approachable feature, less fictional and more realistic. The TV lift concept opens up many possibilities when …

5 Outdoor Technology Improvements to Create a More Luxurious Environment

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Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better time to upgrade your outdoor living area. Evolving trends and improving technology mean there is a lot you can do. Below are several updates that can make your home’s outdoor areas more convinent and enjoyable. 1. Smart Irrigation System Smart home technology is flourishing, and the luxurious lawns that enhance outdoor living …

James Loudspeaker Announces New Q Series Loudspeakers

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What’s the purpose of a state-of the-art home theater system without unparelled audio? James Loudspeaker’s latest addition to their speaker lineup is the “Q-Series”which was developed for hi-end two channel listening.  These systems blend old classic design methodology with modern technology to produce crystal clear audio. Below is a quick overview of each model and their features. Q60 The new …

Crestron’s 5″ Portrait Touch Screen: High Functionality in a Compact Design

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Crestron’s latest product, a 5 inch portrait touch screen, provides a compact design to control residential technology. In locations that may not require in-depth control of audio and video, the 5 inch portrait screen is very useful while not taking up much room on a wall.  The most common places where these touch screen could be used are door entry …

Create an Audiophile Experience Like a Pro: Buying Tips and Advice

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Wikipedia defines an audiophile as a person enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. It continues to explain, audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home setting. A key goal of audiophiles is to capture the experience of a live musical performance in a …