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Spotlight: Outdoor AV
Spotlight: Outdoor AV
Bringing Automation and Entertainment to the Backyard
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Electronics Design Group expanded the entertainment from this 14,000-square-foot home into the backyard with a revamped, automated outdoor space.
Outdoor TV Design Elements
Download this doc from Peerless-AV to learn more about the unique environments an outdoor TV might find itself in and why these 3 key design elements should be considered.
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Comcast to Open API for Xfinity Home Automation; Adds Nest, Arlo, Lutron, SkyBell, August, More
Comcast launches its own Xfinity Home automation platform separate from Icontrol. Lutron lighting, August smart locks, Netgear’s Arlo among first partners.…
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Sean@iTank (Posted on 05/06/15, 03:49 PM)
I give Control4 about 18 months before CTRL shareholders force their hand into moving boxes via big-box B&M and online retail outlets.
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 05/06/15, 02:23 PM)
Is Comcast’s still as bad as TWC’s, which is the worst UI ever? http://www.cepro.com/article/time_warner_cable_worst_tv_interface_ever/…
Trevor (Posted on 05/06/15, 02:21 PM)
I would never trust Comcast to this!!! Go with an in dependent vendor like Wink. And besides, don’t most people use Tivo boxes, not the really bad Xfinity ones?
mediaenvironments@comcast.net (Posted on 05/06/15, 02:19 PM)
R.I.P.
David Barnett (Posted on 05/05/15, 08:45 PM)
I think the drive to faster and faster Wi-Fi is primarily driven by a message that the bandwidth is needed to support video streaming over Wi-Fi. Although I support the idea of improved Wi-Fi technologies and additional bandwidth, the message…
Jberger (Posted on 05/05/15, 08:17 PM)
How about we develop a list of write in candidates in the comments? My write in candidate is Jay Faison, SnapAV. Has anyone had a bigger impact on Cedia Installing Companies than Jay and SnapAV?
JimAV (Posted on 05/04/15, 09:52 PM)
Good commentary. One thing jumps out at me.  It seems my advice to clients stressing the fact that you can never have too many Cat5 is spot on. Looks like mixed environments might be workable with parallel switching and distribution…
John Nemesh (Posted on 05/04/15, 05:28 PM)
I would reword the title “Gigabit is here, Internet Users will need WIRED INFRASTRUCTURE to keep up”!  Wireless 802.11ac is GREAT…IF you happen to be in the same room as the access point!  Yes, it does…
Gadi Simchon (Posted on 05/04/15, 12:45 PM)
I actually had some hands-on time with the Zipabox Z-Wave module last summer and thought it was pretty good.  I really like the modular design of the system.  The one drawback for me was the UI.  But since my review of the…
paulcunningham (Posted on 05/04/15, 11:33 AM)
^ what J San said - density is key if you want to get solid coverage at that speed, particularly in already-difficult RF environments - and as the more recent technology catches on, 5GHz will certainly start to get more crowded.. So…
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