GIVING “HOUSE MUSIC” A NEW MEANING

Audio-Visual, Automation, Control4, Technology

There are a variety of ways to pipe music around the twenty-first century home. You could get a massive boombox, crank it to 11, and stand in your foyer all John Cusack Say Anything style. You could snag a bunch of cheap clock radios on Amazon, carefully tune them all to the same station and volume, and then enjoy some sweet (and nostalgic!) FM as you move about the house. You could carefully scatter Bluetooth speakers in different rooms and then play a fun little technology game called “How far is 33 feet away?” Or you could go with a professionally designed and installed audio system carefully crafted to maximize the performance for each listening area.

10 Ways a Smart Lighting System can Enhance the Kitchen and Bath

Automation, Control4, lighting, Wireless

So much happens in the kitchen and bath that it’s often difficult to have the lights at the right intensity levels at all times. When you’re cooking, you need the lights brighter; lower when you sit down to eat. As you apply makeup or shave, you’ll want the lights bright, but when you’re unwinding in a hot bath at the end of the day, an intensity level that mimics candlelight is apropos.

In the past, we’ve relied on dimmer switches to adjust the intensity levels of the lights. While this approach still works well, smart lighting products have introduced a whole new level of convenience and control to the management of home lighting. Plus, these solutions are so much more cosmetically pleasing than the switches of yesteryear.

Samsung Unveils 146-inch MicroLED TV Dubbed ‘The Wall’

Audo-Visual, smart
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced “The Wall,” a self-emitting MicroLED 146-inch TV display that can be customized to any size, resolution or form factor.  “The Wall,” with MicroLED and self-emitting technology, replaces color filters with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs, which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light.

With a module-based, bezel-less design, “The Wall” can be customized to any size and shape.