Planar Architectural Art Displays Showcased at Art Basel 2011

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Planar, an industry leader in cutting-edge display technology was featured extensively at Art Basel 2011 in Miami Beach over the past several days. We had a chance to catch a glimpse at one of their multi-tier displays unveiled at Avant Gallery last Wednesday. Planar is calling it the Silhouette. Lucky for us, Jennifer Davis, Planar’s VP of Marketing happened to …

Next Technology Wave: Seamless Computing

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The number of people who own multiple smart phones, tablets, displays, home computers, office computers, laptops are growing at a rapid pace, and the trend is not expected to stop anytime soon. With this flood of more and more gadgets, new innovation possibilities are right around the corner. Recently, maybe three months back, we created an eBook titled “5 Insights …

New Meridian DSP3300 Speaker: Perfect for Small to Mid-Sized Theaters

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Introducing Meridian’s latest addition to it’s high-class audio line up, the Meridian DSP3300. Much like the DSP3200 that delivers a high-quality audio experience in a compact cabinet , the DSP3300 features all the same quality but in a more conventional enclosure. The DSP3300 is a two-way digital active loudspeaker that is perfect for small to mid-sized media rooms and dedicated …

Miami Beach Dream Home Project: Meet the Architect and Designer

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These are editions 4, 5, and 6 of AHT’s own Robin Bogle’s “Miami Beach Dream Home Project”. The idea behind the project is to document the design and AV integration of a custom integrated home. If you missed the other three editions you can watch them by clicking the Miami Beach Dream Home link on the right side under categories …

Can Smart Home Technology Boost Home Sales?

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The kitchen is perfect. The rooms are spacious. There is a yard for the kids to play. Great neighborhood. These are all lines a real estate agent may use in describing a home that is on the market. The thing is there are a number of these homes on the market, and the buyers are limited. When the market is …

The Story of Television: 10 Historical Landmarks

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Last post we featured one of the most modern televisions to date the C’Seed 201. This post we have decided to list the 10 most historical landmarks in the history of  television. These 10 landmarks by inventors, big thinkers, and pioneers have forever changed the way people communicate, learn, and interact with each other. 1. 1831 – Electromagnetism “The Seed …

Uli+Friends: Architectural Illumination Planning

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Uli Petzold’s koan-like credo is “Lighting is not lighting.” He explains: “If a space is evenly lit you give equal importance to everything. But some features deserve more emphasis than others.” “Not lighting,” means eliminating over-lighting, channeling daylight, adding smart fixtures, balancing them and reflecting them. Petzold runs the aesthetic illumination planning business “Uli+friends” in Miami, Florida, with a team …

Luxury Home: Landscape Audio Systems

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Backyards are a place for family, friends, and guests to come together. It’s now common to have a full kitchen, barbecue, television displays, and a top-notch audio system to assist in the ambiance thus transforming the backyard into a resort like oasis. The above photo is a recent AHT project that was integrated several months ago. When dealing with such …

Miami Beach Dream Home Project

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Wouldn’t it be great to watch and learn about the various stages of the construction of an energy efficient dream home with practical AV automation integrated into it? Well, that’s what Ron Callis President at Firefly Design Group out of Hollywood, Florida thought when he heard of one of AHT Residential’s principals, Robin Bogle’s 5,500 sq. ft. “Miami Beach Dream Home …

Rogier van der Heide: Why Light Needs Darkness

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There has been graceful fight occurring for the past 4.5 billion years, the estimated age of the Earth. It’s a fight between light and darkness. Only since Thomas Edison invented and mass produced the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb in the late 1800’s that this balance between light and darkness has begun to shift. Now instead of only receiving light …