InterNetworking

Taking Your AV Expertise Outside

By Gordon van Zuiden | July 6, 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.

Frictionless Home Design

By Gordon van Zuiden | 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.

The Evolution of Voice Control

By Gordon van Zuiden | July 5, 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.”

Sharing Pictures In Style With Meural

By Gordon van Zuiden | April 4, 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.

Vital Mgmt to Host Bravas Summit Later This Month

By RS Staff | January 7, 2016

Twenty-one independent custom integration companies from the U.S. and Canada, with a collective revenue eclipsing $70M in 2015, will gather in Dallas, TX, January 27-28, to formulate personalized plans to improve their performance in the coming year.

Apple TV: Bringing Back Family TV Time

By Gordon van Zuiden | 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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Leon HQ Tour 2017

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

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Inside Leon's anechoic chamber

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Leon's hands-on manufacturing process

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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.

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A warning before entering Leon's engineering department

Leon HQ Tour 2017

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.

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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