URC to Combine Total Control and ccGEN2; Sonos Update Coming Soon
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   January 21, 2015
The Harrison, NY, manufacturer is combining its two control systems lines, Total Control and ccGEN2, converging the software in the next two weeks. The move is intended to “make things easier on products, purchasing, training, programming, and marketing." More..

Comparing Over-the-Air DVRs from TiVo, ChannelMaster, SimpleTV, and Tablo
By Michael Heiss,   January 08, 2015
As more and more cord-cutting consumers abandon cable or satellite, their DVRs often go out with them. More..

The Latest Test Tools and Accessories for the Custom Integrator
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   January 08, 2015
They’re essential to the work that you do and yet these less glamorous products of the trade (cable testing equipment, tool belts, needle nose pliers, and drills) don’t often get the same attention in these pages, as the stuff that you actually sell, like speakers, projectors, and control systems. More..

Distributing 4K the Right Way
By Kevin Iselli,   January 08, 2015
Four-K Ultra HD is capable of delivering stunning beauty and resolution. More..

VanReit Adds Automation to Cold Lake Residence
By RS Staff,   January 08, 2015
In residential installations, flexible, easy-to-use, and visually pleasing control solutions are tantamount to success, especially during projects where design aesthetics are a high priority. More..

Platinum Tools' Success Leads to Bigger Home
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   January 08, 2015
Platinum Tools, a company that has earned respect in the custom installation business for its innovative solutions and tools for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, recently relocated its base of operation to a larger facility in Newbury Park. More..

Westchester Home Blends Technology and Art
By RS Staff,   January 08, 2015
There’s a life-giving energy in sunlight. It’s something we all can feel, and something the designers of a beautiful contemporary home in Westchester, NY, wanted to capture. More..

Best Sellers: Industry Manufacturers Reveal 2014's Top-Selling Products
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   December 02, 2014
RS felt that this month was a great time to check in with our friends supplying products and technologies to the trade, and let them puff their chests a little bit about their 2014 top sellers. Forgive them if they’re prone to hyperbole. More..

Taking His Work Home
By RS Staff,   November 24, 2014
Residential Systems writer Todd Anthony Puma isn’t the first custom integrator to turn his home into a showroom and product testing facility. More..

Solving Low-Frequency Modes with Real World-Inspired Modeling Software
By Keith Yates,   November 24, 2014
The interaction of private theater audio with the room’s shape, dimensions, and construction can turn even the best sound systems into low-frequency “sludge pumps” that boom oppressively at one seat and are weak and vague at another seat a few feet away. More..

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