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Lodge Lighting Elevation
Set on 12 elevated acres with sweeping valley views, an 18-year-old Park City, UT, mountain lodge was recently renovated by its new owners to create a more contemporary and efficient family home. A key aspect of the project was replacing the existing
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From the Editor
I knew this would happen. I waited forever to finally upgrade my family TV, and now there’s a setting on many of this year’s models that I really wish I could have. Called “Filmmaker Mode,” the setting effectively disables post processing such as mot
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The Cloak of Invisibility
One of the amazing things about loudspeakers is the incredible variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and finishes. For the audiophile or merely the person who has an interest in the technology itself, this a beautiful thing. There are other folks, though
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Contributors
Darryl Wilkinson is a veteran freelance writer in the consumer electronics industry, which includes work as editor-at-large for Sound & Vision. He’s written for Audio, Home Theater, Wirecutter, Home Theater Review, and others. This month Wilkinson ex
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Smart Homes are Getting Smarter
It may well go down in smart homes history as “The Alexa Effect.” Amazon’s Echo and Dot unquestionably caught the imagination of homeowners around the world. Last year, it was estimated that more than 100 million devices had been sold. Google hasn’t
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We Ask Industry Insiders One Question
As we utilize and depend on our residential networks in more and more areas of our life, network security has become very important. We recommend enterprise-level networking components to improve general network performance and coverage, as well as p
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Product Revolution
LG Electronics’ 2020 soundbars feature Meridian Bass and Space, which increases the width and scale of the soundstage beyond the physical dimensions of the product, while also supporting stable and accurate low-frequency reproduction. The flagship SN
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Redefining the Aesthetics of Remote Controls
SnapAV’s Neeo is a sleek remote control for the Control4 Smart Home OS 3, giving homeowners fast access to the things they use most – their favorite streaming services, most-watched TV stations, playlists, and room-level or household-level smart home
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Restoring Independence
For the past 13 years, U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Chad Watson (Ret.) has proven the resiliency and toughness of U.S. service members by creating a new life for himself after he lost half of his right leg in a 2006 IED explosion in Iraq. In recognitio
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Building the Next Generation of Residential Technicians
Over the course of last summer, CEDIA headquarters in Indianapolis hosted the inaugural CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program, an immersive occupational skills training program that stretched over 12 weeks. The students – r
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Lighten Up Your Life
How do you feel in your office? Are the lights too harsh or not quite bright enough? Do you leave the office in the evening surprised that it’s suddenly nighttime? If so, your office probably isn’t using circadian lighting. Most people are familiar w
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Wellness And The Sound Of Silence
The design of a home or building has traditionally focused on aesthetics. However, today’s occupants expect more from their spaces, especially as the trend toward designing healthier lifestyle spaces gains traction. But, in addition, the attention pa
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Ring Goes Pro
Ring has become one of the most recognized brands in the smart home business since launching its app-controlled, camera-assisted smart doorbell in 2014. Since then, Jamie Siminoff’s company has expanded its alarm and camera offerings to fulfill a mis
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Building Brand Integrity
For more than 35 years Jan Vitrofsky has worked to simplify and personalize potentially complex home technology innovations for his clients. With the drive and experience he acquired while working in the electronics industry since 1975, he launched h
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2020 Vision
Technology integrators must constantly adapt to new trends, products entering the market, and shifting customer demands. To maintain a thriving business and serve the needs of clients, custom integration businesses must continually re-evaluate their
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‘I’m Not the AV Guy’
Our company recently hit a big milestone: 15 years in business, providing intelligent home automation systems and award-winning service after the sale. We’ve come a long way, baby! Not only has our company changed over time, but our industry has unde
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Securing the Network
At the start of 2020, I still feel like we’re in the infancy of cybersecurity offerings for the home. The lack of proactive solutions has driven our company to evaluate where we are today and how things might shake out over the next 24 to 36 months.
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Maximizing Apartment Audio
Shared walls and ceilings can often make music and movie-loving apartment and condo dwellers feel like they’re walking on eggshells while trying to enjoy their favorite songs and video content. Fortunately, there are effective ways to make the most o
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Tell Me A Story
If you want to see how dedicated Grace Mitchell is to interior design, just look at her current home. After seven years of renovation, Mitchell is finally happy with her 1919 foursquare. And she definitely should be, as her family experienced plumbin
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Introducing Biophilia In The Home
We’ve seen an abundance of interest this year around biophilia in the home technology space. What is it and how can we best leverage it in homes simply, reliably, and cost effectively? I’ve spent the last six months researching the latest trends and
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Blending Tech at 924
David Thomas felt that there was a better way for a manufacturer’s sales rep firm like his to help systems integrators sell more residential and commercial technology products to their clients and trade partners. The president of Denver-based Momentu
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Smart Small Forward Home Meets
On June 19, 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89, concluding an incredible comeback after falling behind 3-1 in the series. This championship was a first for numerous Cavs players, including Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving,
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The Builder Behind the Networked Smart Home
As a builder, deciding what technology to include in your new homes can be a difficult task. With the Internet of Things proving to be more than just a trend, and so many connected devices on the market, should builders include a smart thermostat, so
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From the Editor
Creating lighting scenes is only one part of the equation that encompasses a home’s lighting design. In the past, dimmers and lighting control systems were as far as professional technology integrators could go. Now, with the prevalence of LED lighti
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The Magic of Motion
Throughout recorded history, human beings have been enchanted and enthralled (or, in some cases, had the bejesus scared out of them) by cleverly designed autonomous mechanisms – non-living objects capable of moving seemingly of their own accord. Duri
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Contributors
Lisa Montgomery is a home-tech journalist whose work has been published in a variety of magazines and websites. She makes it her mission to provide thoughtful insights on how to integrate technology into a home without compromising its aesthetics. In
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Reliable and Seamless
Voice control and simplifying the user experience were top priorities for home control companies exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2019, the annual trade show for home technology professionals held this past fall in Denver. As more devices in the home are con
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We Ask Industry Insiders One Question
We educate our clients about the basic facts related to wellness technology, including the quality of air inside their home, understanding how lighting can affect your brain, your hormonal system, and your ability to sleep. Delos is the only company
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Building a Virtual Media Room
Imagine designing a home theater or media room through a virtual reality headset and hand controllers and being able to walk through that room and experience it almost like the real thing. Now, consider the convenience of trying out various seating c
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Crestron’s New-Look User Interface
Crestron, long the leader in custom-programmed home control systems, has introduced a complete update to their residential operating system and app that were designed from scratch with new features, an interface that’s easier to navigate on mobile de
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