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Andrew Nichols

Andrew Nichols

Andrew is a journalist and educator living in the Providence area. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a gaming and tech website, and the Managing Editor of his university newspaper, The Torch. He received his Bachelors in Writing and Masters in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Andrew's Latest Posts

Why Outdoor A/V Projects Are Easier Than Indoor Projects

When working on outdoor projects, integrators have fewer obstacles to worry about and can alter a set up more easily than when working on indoor projects.

Andrew Nichols · April 05, 2019

How to Explain IP Ratings to Outdoor A/V Clients

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are important for determining the safety and waterproofing level of outdoor electronics equipment, but how do you explain them to customers?

Andrew Nichols · April 02, 2019

Google Stadia Brings Cloud Gaming to Home Networks

Google’s streaming-centric gaming platform gives gamers the ability to play 4K HDR games on phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs without expensive consoles or other pieces of proprietary hardware.

Andrew Nichols · March 27, 2019

13 Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Immersive Audio Products for 2019

Immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X help compliment 4K video to create a more realistic home theater experience. Here are 13 products that integrators can use to create top-notch sound systems.

Andrew Nichols · March 25, 2019

Dish Enhances Custom Integration Program with RMR Bonuses

Dish’s Network Custom Integration program has been enhanced to include paying integrators a set monthly revenue-share fee.

Andrew Nichols · March 21, 2019

Project of the Year: Memphis Tigers Locker Room Features Over 100 LG Displays

Memphis-based Miestro Home Integration was tasked with upgrading the locker room of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at the University of Memphis in just six weeks, winning a 2019 Mark of Excellence award for its efforts.

Andrew Nichols · March 13, 2019

From Toilets to Lawnmowers… 4 Niche IoT Devices to Control for Clients

Smart home control has moved beyond just shades and lights. Lawnmowers, toilets, faucets and sump alarms are just some of the interesting IoT devices to control for clients.

Andrew Nichols · March 11, 2019

Coolest Smart Kitchen Technology From CES, KBIS, IBS

Now that CES 2019, KBIS, and IBS are all wrapped up, there are some innovative smart kitchen gadgets integrators should keep an eye on.

Andrew Nichols · March 05, 2019

Home of the Year: This Massive Villa Features a Fully-Automated Observatory and Much More

This 16,000-square-foot mansion is studded with over 200 Ketra architectural lights and 13 Crestron control panels to help the homeowner enjoy their favorite hobby with ease.

Andrew Nichols · February 21, 2019

Control4 Tiny Home Packs Smart Controls Into 250 Square-Feet

During the International Builders Show 2019, Control4 unveiled its version of a tiny home packed with smart lighting, intelligent appliances, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Andrew Nichols · February 20, 2019