Consumer Electronic Show: Smarter, Thinner, and Transparent

Nick All Posts, Architecture & Design, AV Accessories, AV News, Entertainment, Future Technology, Television Displays, Touch Panels

The evolution of electronics continued at the 2012 Consumer Electronic Show last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. These technology trends are no big surprise. Smart products are getting smarter. Thin products are getting thinner. And, hidden electronics are on the rise. Smarter Washers, dryers, refrigerators, cameras and fitness devices were some of the more popular “smart devices” featured at CES …

Five Most Innovative Custom Integration Technologies of 2011

Nick All Posts, Architecture & Design, AV Accessories, AV News, Entertainment, Television Displays

The holiday season along with 2011 is rapidly coming to an end. In a few short days, 2012 will be upon us, and before you know it a brand new year will start to unfold. Before we enter into 2012 though, here is our countdown of the 5 most innovative custom integration technologies of 2011. Number 5:   Launch Port, …

Ride and Drive with Range Rover Evoque, Meridian Audio, and AHT Residential

Nick All Posts, Audio, Entertainment

Three well respected names in car manufacturing (Range Rover), audio engineering (Meridian), and custom home and yacht technology integration (AHT Residential) merged together this past weekend, November 11th-13th at The Kampong Botanical Gardens located in beautiful Coconut Grove, Florida. AHT Residential was on hand to lend its support to its long-standing partner Meridian Audio. The Meridian sound system is featured …

Siri and Crestron: A Possible Perfect Match?

Nick All Posts, Automation, AV News, Future Technology, User Interfaces

Apple is a genius at creating a product and having the world flock to it creating new ways to use it. The introduction of Siri, one of the main reasons to upgrade to the new iPhone 4s, has surprised many people in it’s accuracy and functionality, especially, for a first generation application. It’s not perfect, but it’s potential in future …

Next Technology Wave: Seamless Computing

Nick All Posts, Architecture & Design, Automation, AV News, Future Technology, Gaming, Remotes, Television Displays, Touch Panels, User Interfaces

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 …

A Children’s Story: Analog and Digital

Nick All Posts, Entertainment, Quizes, Television Displays

The Analog and Digital story is sure to be told to our children for centuries to come…… well maybe. Once upon a time, there lived a transmission by the name of Analog. Analog worked hard for many years providing homes with entertainment. The families in those homes were very grateful for all that Analog provided. This made Analog extremely happy. …

Steve Jobs: Saying Good-Bye to an Icon

Nick All Posts, Automation, AV News, Remotes, Touch Panels

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 …

CEDIA EXPO 2011: Awards, Cool Gadgets, and Review

Nick All Posts, Audio, Automation, AV News, Entertainment, Future Technology

CEDIA EXPO 2011, the technology mega conference of the year, concluded almost 2 weeks ago. If you were fortunate enough to make it to Indianapolis, your head is probably still spinning from the sea of technological innovation that was on display. If you were unable to make it, no worries. We will give you a quick recap of a few …

Miami Beach Dream Home Project: Meet the Architect and Designer

Nick AHT Projects, All Posts, Architecture & Design, Automation, AV News, Miami Beach Dream Home

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 …

Worlds Largest Most Unique Television to Date: C’SEED 201

Nick All Posts, Architecture & Design, Entertainment, Future Technology, Television Displays

First and foremost, let it be stated, this is more then a TV. It’s the absolute ultimate in lifestyle technology. It’s engineering and craftsmanship at it’s most finest. It’s wow. It’s jaw dropping wow. That being said, the C’Seed 201, engineered by the Porsche Design Studio, is a landscape display that sits dormant sealed in a water proof chamber buried 15 …