CEDIA Tech Teasers

By Maureen Jenson | August 24, 2015

Excitement is building with EXPO 2015 just weeks away, so Residential Systems sat down with several of the industry’s most high-profile manufacturers to find out what they will be showcasing in Dallas, how they see the future, and just what dealer support they truly do offer.

Bill Skaer Named 2015 CEDIA Fellow

By RS Staff | August 17, 2015

Bill Skaer, dedicated CEDIA volunteer, past board member, and recipient of CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement award will be inducted into its prestigious Fellows program.

Making Sense of 4K UHD Connectivity Choices

By Michael Heiss | November 19, 2014

With CEDIA EXPO 2014 now behind us and the major trade show event schedule more or less done for the year, this seems like a good time to take a step back and look at one of the most important, but perhaps somewhat now forgotten, or at least taken for granted, aspects of the installation world over the past 12 months or so: HDMI and connectivity.

CEDIA EXPO Grows 14% in 2014

By RS Staff | September 15, 2014

CEDIA EXPO 2014 showed steady growth in attendance and exhibitor participation. More than 480 exhibitors and 18,500 attendees from 82 countries participated in the 2014 event in Denver.

CEDIA EXPO: Epson 3LCD Reflective Projectors

By RS Staff | September 11, 2014

The projectors combine Epson's new 3LCD Reflective technology and a laser light source to deliver Absolute Black contrast ratio and one of the industry’s largest color gamuts for an immersive home cinema experience.

Krell Unveils 4K Processor at CEDIA EXPO

September 11, 2014

Krell and MartinLogan will showcase their partnership at CEDIA EXPO this week. In Sound Room 2, the companies will display an active home theater system. Krell will also display additional products.

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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,...