Crestron Announces IP Control for Apple TV; Integration with Siri and HomeKit

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As part of Crestron’s continued focus on embracing integration with 3rd party devices, their control systems will soon be integrated with Apple’s product line for the home. The announcement came at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference 2018. Homeowners will soon be able to control Apple TV with their voice via Crestron remotes, as well as use Siri to control parts …

Low Voltage Wiring: Everything You Need to Know

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The term “low voltage” is electrical wiring and trim that does not carry the same current as the power outlets, fixtures, and switches in a home. Items that are considered low voltage fall under less scrutiny during inspections because the open wire does not pose the same electrocution threat that a standard wire would. The home design phase is the best …

5 Home Technology Brands that Go Beyond Just Tech: Tools to Beautify

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The misconception many interior designers, architects, and homeowners have about technology is that it detracts from the beauty of a space. However, there are many revolutionary brands that create products that go beyond a piece of technology. They create tools for interior designers, architects, and homeowners to use to make smarter and more elegant homes. Below is a short list …

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 …

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 …

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 …

B&O’s BeoVision Eclipse TV: The Best OLED Television to Date

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Big-screen OLED TVs are all the buzz right now. But B&O’s new BeoVision Eclipse, with its support for the company’s super-high-end audio components, might just prove to be the best OLED TV built up until now. At its core, the 55- or 65-inch BeoVision Eclipse is an LG OLED TV that uses an LG OLED panel, and the on-screen smart …