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Gordon van Zuiden

Gordon van Zuiden

Gordon van Zuiden is president of cyberManor in Los Gatos, CA.

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    Taking Your AV Expertise Outside

    July 06, 2017

    Gordon van Zuiden says that engineering and installing the best outdoor wired and wireless networking systems, networked cameras, gate control systems, outdoor theaters, lighting control, speakers, and weather stations should all be part of your total home control offerings.

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    Frictionless Home Design

    October 31, 2016

    As a home technology integrator, one of the most important services that we provide our clients is a whole-house control system that best matches the control needs of each family member.

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    The Evolution of Voice Control

    July 05, 2016

    At the recent May Connections Conference in San Francisco, I listened to Amazon’s David Isbitiski deliver a keynote talk on “Accelerating Smart Home Adoption through Voice Control and Alexa.”

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    Sharing Pictures In Style With Meural

    April 04, 2016

    When I started cyberManor in 1999 as a custom electronic integrator focused on providing home networks for our clients’ homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was intrigued by the possible integration of digital photography and the large display of a television screen.

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    CES 2016: My Top Seven List

    January 27, 2016

    The International Consumer Electronics show held in Las Vegas last month attracted greater than 170,000 attendees from more than 150 countries.

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    Apple TV: Bringing Back Family TV Time

    October 28, 2015

    Apple made several important new product announcements at their “Hey Siri” event in September. The most important one affecting home entertainment was the announcement of its latest-generation Apple TV.

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    Apple Watch’s Role in Home Control

    June 29, 2015

    I’ve had my new black sports band Apple Watch for about three weeks and have now developed some first impressions on what I think its impact could be on the custom electronics industry.

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    Watching Apple

    March 27, 2015

    On March 9, Apple announced that it would start shipping its new watch at the end of April with prices starting at $349.

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Leon HQ Tour 2017

Residential Systems' Jeremy Glowacki and Leon Speaker's Noah Kaplan at the end of the tour

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Inside Leon's anechoic chamber

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Leon's hands-on manufacturing process

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Leon's hand-wound crossover

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Unique sculpture is on display throughout Leon. Much of it was created by Leon CEO Noah Kaplan.

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Leon sources its drivers from Israel.

Leon HQ Tour 2017

A warning before entering Leon's engineering department

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Inside Leon's engineering department

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Leon's engineers at work

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Leon's demo room

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A wide shot of Leon's final assembly

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Here's another stage of assembly

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Leon's picturesque headquarters hallway

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More original artwork from Noah Kaplan

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Noah Kaplan demonstrates a miter saw

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Leon's Timbre SEVEN bookshelf speakers

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Leon invested in a machine to shred old boxes into new packing materials

Leon HQ Tour 2017

As part of its Lean Manufacturing, Leon delivers speaker kits to its assemblers in these custom-built cases.

Leon HQ Tour 2017

Wrapping speaker grille cloth

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Putting finishing touch on grille cloth

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Adding the drivers

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Testing a speaker for proper polarity

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The Glowacki family taking a breather in the marketing department

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Noah Kaplan next to a prototype concept in the hallways of his company's headquarters

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Outside Leon's Ann Arbor headquarters