Blog - 1-2020-Landscape Lighting

Home-technology integrators have been incorporating landscape lighting into their outdoor installations for years now, primarily as a complement to outdoor audio. In 2019 however, the category sky-rocketed with a wide range of new vendors entering the channel with products…

Blog - 1-2020-OLED Vs. LED

OLED Vs. LED

January 2020 TVs

When shopping for the newest and best televisions this year, the two main competing versions of display are the OLED and the LED TV’s. Both technologies offer super-slim designs and sharp, detailed 4K images, but there are some picture quality differences.

The main difference between an LED and OLED television screen is that the pixels of an OLED…

Blog - 1-2020-8K

8K Video

January 2020 Tvs Video

This is the year for 8K, with products, content, infrastructure and consumer awareness driving the TV Industry. With the 8K Association’s recent announcement of a new 8K Performance Standard, integrators and manufacturers salivating at the latest display technology. …

Blog - 1-2020-Shades

We are living in a modern world where everything around us works with technology. Everything that we use today is a modernized entity. We see an upgrade from fan to air conditioner, computer to iPad, telephone to smartphone etc. So why limit yourself when it comes to home decor? Upgrade the look of your home with the best functionality in remote control blinds.

Incandescent lamps are used in nearly all projectors, but lasers are becoming more popular, especially as prices fall. Lamps are the oldest and most trusted light source in the projection world. Originating from carbon arc lamps used in movie houses, the principle technology graduated to the UHP (ultra-high pressure) model used in most modern projectors. These lamps output an abundance of…

In the past year wellness has gotten a fair amount of media coverage, and inside the trade community, it’s gotten an enormous amount of coverage. Azione Unlimited, the big home-tech buying and networking group hosted more than 250 home-technology pros recently in Seattle for the association’s annual fall conference.

Cable TV was once the ultimate entertainment necessity. The over-the-air days of VHF/UHF television signals couldn't keep up with voracious viewers who needed more, more, more channels. Having a cable directly pumping all that content into your home became the norm, and the cable providers—which likely provide your high-speed broadband internet access as well—knew they had…

Today, Sonos is detailing the future of its multiroom home audio strategy, which revolves around a new app and operating system called Sonos S2 OS that will run on many current Sonos products and be the foundation for all of the company’s future devices – kind of a big deal.

 Sonos S2 will be…

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This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and sanitization of your home and the household surfaces/components that are frequently touched by more…