By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 16, 2014
I was surprised (and pleased) to read a counter-argument to the long-held contention that home theaters do not increase the re-sale value of a home, in the New York Times' article "Would a Home Theatre Increase the Value of My Home?"
By Todd Anthony Puma October 16, 2014
Like any good band, AV needs a drummer to keep the beat. You always know the lead singer, but you rarely know the drummer. Yet, without him, the band will fall apart. Same goes for the network. Clients often don’t care about the gear installed in the networking rack, as long as it “just works.”
By Lindsey M. Adler October 15, 2014
I was particularly struck by just how much business was conducted at the Azione Unlimited Fall Conference—manufacturers that signed multiple new dealers and dealers solving
By John Sciacca October 15, 2014
I recently had two minor lifestyle changes that I wanted to make to my home. Here's how I used some very simple programming to enhance living in the Sciacca house, that can give you some ideas for your projects.
By Todd Anthony Puma October 13, 2014
Crestron Pyng is going to be a game changer for my integration company. But the biggest challenge I face is that I don’t want to antagonize my existing clients by offering a more affordable Crestron solution after having sold them on a very expensive Crestron “Classic” system.
By Heather L Sidorowicz October 09, 2014
Leave your day-to-day troubles behind and travel to an industry business conference or trade show. These conferences get you away from the daily grind and force you to take a step back from your business.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 08, 2014
The Nortek subsidiary announced on Friday
that its president Bill Pollock would be retiring from the company at year’s end to clear the way for his successor, Joe Roberts. When I spoke with Roberts to learn more about this news, he acknowledged that Core Brands had taken its “eye off the ball” at times over the past three years, but that its mission to “delight our customers with exceptional service, innovative products, and best dealer programs” would continue to drive “every single department” as he inherits the leadership mantle in January.
By John Sciacca October 08, 2014
Even though I live with a Kaleidescape movie server and use the system almost every day, it really isn’t until I demo the system to guests at my house or to prospective Kaleidescape buyers at my showroom that I really remember how the other half lives (ie: watches movies.)
By Jason Gibson October 07, 2014
There is no perfect way to test the speed of a network, but the popular are speedtest.net by Ookla and speedof.me for HTML5. To understand why enterprise networks would make this test better you need to understand what is going on within the speed test.
By Lindsey Adler October 06, 2014
I personally never really expected Sonos to care much about the CI channel, but evidently, I was wrong. The wireless audio innovator clearly sees value in this channel—and there’s something rather warm and fuzzy about that idea to me. The Santa Barbara-based company is also proving to be a leader in the lossless digital audio movement.