Prima Cinema: Bring the Movie Theater to You

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What is Prima Cinema? Designed by BMW DesignWorksUSA in Southern California, Prima Cinema is a well crafted high-end device that streams just released theater films in true 1080P HD, 3D, and surround sound video formats directly to your home. That’s what it does, but what it  offers is comfort, convenience, and security to a high-end moviegoer. Comfort – Watching just released movies …

Steve Jobs: Saying Good-Bye to an Icon

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I remember walking thru the Museum of Modern Art in New York back in February 2004, and an  Apple iPod was on display. I thought how could this be considered a piece of modern art? I was shocked to see an iPod amongst abstract paintings, sculptures, and mix media. Fast forward seven years, and it is the only piece of …

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 …

5 Smart Home Solutions to Keep Temperatures and Energy Consumption Down

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It’s hot!!! Those were the most common words echoed for the majority of July. For multiple days, temperatures were at an all time high reaching the 100’s across a large portion of the United States. There were many families like the one pictured above who  spent a good portion of their time in the pool trying to cool off. Check …

Miami Beach Dream Home Project: “The Players” Part 1 and 2

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These are the second and third videos produced by Ron Callis and Firefly Design Group about AHT Residential’s Robin Bogle’s “Miami Beach Dream Home Project”. The first video was an introduction to the project, and these videos stay on that same path, but give a little more depth of the key players involved and the idea behind it. All posts …

Meridian Sooloos: 6 Reasons Why We Think It Rocks!

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The word Meridian in the AV industry is synonymous with the highest level of precision engineering and craftsmanship, bar none. They arguably produce the purest sounding speakers as well as the most visual stunning projectors, and DVD players the industry has to offer. In 2009, they purchased Sooloos, arguably the most intuitive audiophile media manger available today. It was a …

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 …

Top AV Touch Panels: Crestron and Apple

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To conclude this three part series on 2011 user interfaces, we are going to discuss touch panels, probably the most sleek and stylish of all user interfaces. Keypads, and remotes are the two types of user interfaces that we have discussed in previous posts. Click on the links above to learn more about their integration possibilities. Touch panels have revolutionized …