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#TBT: 50K Feet of Cable Inside Log Cabin

Throwback Thursday goes back to 2011 when Amenitek redesigned an A/V system in an 18,000-square-foot log cabin that featured two 7.1-channel surround-sound rooms, three 5.1 surround rooms and 12 zones of audio.

Arlen Schweiger · February 18, 2015

‘Great Looking Racks’ Winner Manages 3.8 Miles of Install Wiring

Electronic Lifestyle Associates very neatly integrated the gear and cabling to cover 23 rooms and 7,500 square feet and earn accolades as winner of this year’s ‘Great Looking Racks’ contest, sponsored by Middle Atlantic Products.

CE Pro Editors · November 02, 2014

Tackling Multi-Zoned AV Installations with HDBaseT

Consider this residential installation opportunity, your client approaches you and explains that he is renovating a large historic home and desires to have 16 zones of audio and video throughout the home. The first thought that pops into your mind involves a dollar sign and then some excitement, but once that rush of anticipation fades […]

June 30, 2014

Quick Guide to Explaining Home Networks

There is no doubt about it: the home network is the basis for the connected homeā€¦ now and in the future. But for your clients, abstract terms about LANs, WANs, VPNs, routers, switches, packet data and more will make their heads spin. In the end, they just want it to work, so getting too technical […]

June 19, 2014

#TBT: The 10 Worst Wiring Jobs Cleaned Up

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, look back at photos of the worst wiring jobs after they’ve been cleaned up and see how they turned out.

CE Pro Editors · June 18, 2014

Neat-O: Closing the Case on Another Takeover Job

Tom Marino from Advanced Technologies tackled a wiring job so messy the panel enclosure wouldn’t shut.

Arlen Schweiger · May 04, 2014

Neat-O: Wireless System Rebuilt for ‘This Old House’ in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Integrator uses Gefen wireless solution to reconstruct New Jersey home’s IT network destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for TV show ‘This Old House.’

Jason Knott · April 03, 2014

The Science Behind ‘Active’ HDMI Cables: Part 1

HDMI 2.0 has forced many to look at new and current active cable devices, not only for bandwidth, but also for length and cable size. In the first of a three-part series, we define the term “active HDMI cable” and what makes them tick.

Jeff Boccaccio · February 06, 2014

Understanding & Fixing HDMI Noise

HDMI noise issues can be of two flavors, ingress (entering) or egress (exiting). In HDMI we are concerned about both.

Jeff Boccaccio · October 01, 2013

Neat-O: IP-Based Control, MoCA Make Retrofit Easier

A 12,000-square-foot home is retrofitted with URC’s Total Control to provide audio to 10 separate zones lighting and control the audio/video. All this was done while maintaining the home’s aesthetics, which was a major concern for the homeowners.

Grant Clauser · September 11, 2013