Polk Audio Expands T Series Line of Loudspeakers

September 02,2015 —Polk Audio has launched its newest T Series loudspeakers, a collection of floor-standing tower, center channel, and bookshelf speakers.

CEA Defines 'HDR Compatible' Displays

September 01,2015 —The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR) compatible video displays.

VIZIO to Make First Appearance at a CEDIA EXPO

Vizio, which became a major TV player by selling through national retail chains, will attend a CEDIA EXPO for the first time in October as part of its effort to expand into custom-install and specialt...

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Nest Reveals Higher Res, Slimmer Thermostat

September 01,2015 —The third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat from Nest Labs features a slimmer profile, a high-resolution screen that’s 40 percent larger, ...More

Crestron-Controlled Castle

An 18,000-square-foot home in South Dakota was built to resemble a castle, complete with conical-roofed turrets and soaring parapets, but it's the technology inside that's really exciting.

Basalte Adds Pro Act Sales as New York Metro Rep

Basalte has appointed Pro Act Sales as its manufacturer’s representative for the New York metropolitan region to support the introduction of Basalte’s touch-sensitive keypad Sentido in the American ma...

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Atlona Shipping 8x8 and 4x4 4K/UHD HDMI Matrix Switchers

August 31,2015 —AV connectivity solutions company Atlona is now shipping two new 4K HDMI-to-HDMI switchers, the AT-UHD-H2H-88M, an 8X8 matrix, and the 4X4 A...More

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PRIMA Cinema Movie Player Second Look

August 28,2015 —PRIMA is a one-of-a-kind product, allowing users–or “members” in PRIMA parlance–to watch first-run films in their homes during their theatri...More

SureCall Fusion5s Cell Phone Booster Review

Some people think that because I’m a reseller and installer of cellular signal boosters and have access to just about any brand and model of booster I want to try, that my home ends up being a test be...

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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,...