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Lutron Automated Lighting Control

10 Reasons to Consider Automated Lighting Control

You pull into your driveway at the end of the day. You press a button on your smartphone or garage door opener, and lights go up all around your property, inside and out. But only the lights you want and need to light your path inside and welcome you home. This is only one example of the ways a Lutron® automated lighting control system from MyerConnex can transform your enjoyment of your home. Here are 10 reasons to consider automated [...]

Home AV Wiring requirements

AV Wiring Requirements – 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 [...]

Home AV Wiring requirements

AV Wiring – 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. [...]

HDMI 2.0

Changes Coming to HDMI

HDMI cables have been the standard connectors for digital video devices (TVs, computer monitors) for years. They allow for transmission of bandwidth-intensive HD and 4K high-resolution video content. Even if you’re not familiar with them, trust us, you probably have lots of them in you’re a/v gear around the house. Here’s why we’re telling you this. Technology never stops changing and improving. A few years ago, HD was the standard for TV & movies. Now it’s Ultra HD (4K) with high [...]

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