Innovations Guide


Integration at Home
   April 06, 2011
Integration at Home

Residential Systems presents a groundbreaking report designed for all technical professionals and key decision-makers is replaced by the following: Crestron's Integration At Home publications deliver the latest company news and new product information clearly and concisely, provides independent, third-party reviews of Crestron technology and feature an assortment of Project Profiles focused on the work of Crestron dealers around the world. More..

Touch Panel Innovations 2009
By Margot Douaihy,   August 10, 2009
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Mounting & Enclosure Systems
By Margot Douaihy,   July 06, 2009
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Custom Distributor Guide 2009
By Margot Douaihy,   July 03, 2009
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Custom Distributor Guide 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 25, 2009
Time is money, especially in the CEDIA business, where countless hours are lost debugging a chic but temperamental touchpanel in the field, or perfecting an original design. Service calls and on-site upgrades are mixed blessings; they are invoice potential as well as time traps. In general, it seems that calculating labor costs is more of an art than a science. More..

Distributed Audio Innovations 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 25, 2009
Of all the nifty amenities now available for today’s smart home, is anything as exciting as a whole-house entertainment system? Imagine an integrated environment where everyone in the family can watch or listen to what they want, when and where they want it. With new distributed audio systems from AMX, Control4, Crestron, ELAN Home Systems, Niles Audio, RTI, Sonance, SpeakerCraft, and Speco Technologies, integrators can create custom solutions where everyone wins. More..

Home Theater Seating & Furniture Innovations 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 25, 2009
 To fully recreate the magic of the movies at home, custom systems installers are integrating high-performance audio/video equipment, and complimentary furniture and seating solutions. And, as display technology prices decrease, product availability is increasing, making more and more consumers eager to bring the enchantment of the cinema home. This, in turn, opens new revenue opportunities for
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Media Server Innovations 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 25, 2009
 Much to the chagrin of audiophiles, the vast majority of music in the home—70 percent—is now enjoyed via a PC. As digital music and films become more available in high-quality formats, and solid-state storage prices drop, hard drive-based AV content managers continue to grow in popularity. More..

Wire & Cable Innovations 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 23, 2009
“We’re the largest manufacturer in the residential industry, offering more than 7,000 SKUs, and yet, we are invisible,” explained Liberty Wire & Cable’s Kirk Horlbeck, senior vice president, corporate marketing and business development. For Horlbeck, even though wires and cables are usually out of sight, tucked behind gear, More..

Touch Panel Innovations 2008
By Margot Douaihy,   June 23, 2009
“The way people interact with computers is going to change dramatically,” Microsoft chairman Bill Gates predicted in his 2008 CES keynote speech this past January. Gates echoed the sentiments of many in the consumer technology industry: in the next few years, i More..


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