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Todd Anthony Puma

Todd Anthony Puma

Todd Anthony Puma is president of The Source Home Theater Installation in New York City.

  • When Streaming Media Doesn’t Stream

    September 30, 2015

    Earlier this year SiriusXM made some changes to its service that impacted dozens of our clients. Firmware updates were required to get the service working on media servers across the industry, and some older media servers, I am told, couldn’t be upgraded and therefore wouldn’t work with SiriusXM anymore.

  • Acting Like a Leader (Away from the Jobsite)

    September 15, 2015

    Being a leader doesn’t mean being on site every day and showing everyone how to do everything. That’s the job of a foreman. A leader commands an organization, sets the strategy and the goals of the company.

  • Don't Let $30K Slip Through the Cracks

    September 01, 2015

    I conducted a small audit of proposals and invoices from the past couple of months, and one of things that stood out is how many change orders we issue on a monthly basis.

  • Dealing with AV Schizophrenia

    August 25, 2015

    ABC's show Mr. Robot got me to thinking about all of the different hats we wear as integrators and how schizophrenic we all feel on a daily basis. 

  • The Sonos Way of Doing Business

    August 19, 2015

    Put yourself in the shoes of the companies with which you do business—there is surely a reason they are doing what they are doing. You’ll also have to change, just the way these companies are changing.

  • 5 Ways to Ensure a Restful Vacation

    August 05, 2015

    If you don’t take this critical downtime, you are doing yourself, your family, your business, and your clients a disservice.

  • Project Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

    July 15, 2015

    I went to the jobsite and took pictures of channels with wire in them and channels with conduit in them. I also took pictures of holes cut in sheetrock for pulling wire through a ceiling, soffit, or wall. That way I can pull out my phone and show them exactly what I mean when I describe the work we will be doing.

  • 4 Ways to Prepare for Install Headaches

    June 30, 2015

    We were in a bind. It was the weekend, so no technical support was available, and we could not get in touch with the network engineer who installed and configured this network.

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ELAN, Niles-Equipped Home

“With the Niles and ELAN systems in Robert’s new home, there really are no limits,” said Joe Abramo of Custom Automated Solutions.

Front House

“Before automating his entire home, Robert wanted to start small, so we only installed the theater and audio controls, where the Niles Auriel sy...

Back Yard

Abramo has since integrated the homeowner's climate controls, security, surveillance cameras, TV and video, lighting, garage doors, and driveway gates...


Abramo began installing the Niles Auriel system one week prior to the homeowner's move-in date. Abramo said it only took 30 minutes to install and fiv...


The homeowner enjoys the ability of the ELAN system to control all of his equipment from one app that he can access anywhere in the world.


The homeowner said he uses less power on climate controls, since he can shut it off when leaving and turn it back on again when leaving work, so it's ...


“The key is having a good AV/security expert you can trust,” said Robert, the homeowner. “Joe showed me things I never knew existed,...