Monthly Archives - March 2017

Whole House AV Wiring Installation - Structured Wiring

AV Wiring – Part 2: Do You Know What You Need?

It seems simple. TV in several rooms. Music throughout the house. Reliable Wi-Fi - everywhere. But do you know your AV wiring requirements, and what types of cable, you need to make this work? Does your contractor? Your electrician? Not likely. That’s not what they do. It takes a specialist who integrates complex electronic systems for a living (like us) to fully understand all of the considerations involved in the wired infrastructure that’s part of a modern connected home. Define [...]

Whole House AV Wiring Installation - Structured Wiring

AV Wiring – Part 1: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

It happens all the time. We get a call from a client, asking us to provide electronics for their brand new home. The wiring is in place, the construction is completed and they’re ready to install the equipment. Of course we’re happy to help, but this project is almost certain to involve challenges, compromises and extra costs that could have been avoided had we been involved earlier in the process. This is especially true if the pre-wiring was done [...]

Voice Control - Alexa - Control4

Is Voice Control for Real?

You’ve probably heard that voice-activated personal assistants like Amazon’s Echo® and Google Home® were all the rage this holiday season. Perhaps you even own one. They provided much of the buzz at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) too, so we thought we’d share our thoughts on the current state of play with these devices. The promise of voice control is intriguing but are we “there” yet? Here’s our take. Novelty factor: At first blush, these devices seem really cool. [...]

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