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Ultimate Guide to Freestanding Loudspeakers 2012

Freestanding loudspeakers are designed to minimally impact aesthetics, while providing the ultimate two-channel and home theater listening experience. We look at some of the latest models and trends.

Robert Archer · September 27, 2012

Crestron to Demo NFC, Airplay, Drag-and-Drop Programming

New Crestron Studio drag-and-drop programming environment is backward-compatible with existing programs. Plus, check out Crestron’s new NFC- and Airplay-enabled products.

Julie Jacobson · August 22, 2012

Category Cabling: TIA-568a or TIA-568b?

Dealers on Remote Central debate Cat 5/6 wiring standards. Should you use TIA-568a or TIA-568b for residential installations?

Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2012

HDMI to Cat 5/6: Are 1- or 2-Wire Solutions Best?

Going from an extravagant HDMI cable to Cat 5/6 seems pretty incredible. Jeff Boccaccio explains how this transition can be done reliably.

Jeff Boccaccio · May 14, 2012

Fess Up: How Bad is Your Equipment Cabinet?

After seven years, our structured wiring, home automation and and A/V rack are a mess! What’s in your own closet?

Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2012

Top 5 Home Technology Opportunities for 2012

Self-contained security/home automation, LED lighting, computer audio, alternative controls and the cloud provide key opportunities for home systems integrators in 2012.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2012

Review: ‘Awesome’; New HDMI/Audio Switcher for Control4

Built for Control4 home automation systems, HydraConnect has high-end HDMI switching features offered by the “other guys” but provides unique twist with audio and CEC control.

Joe Whitaker · December 01, 2011

How to Earn $85K Per Month Monitoring House Arrest Bracelets

Thank you, Lindsay Lohan, and others who make alcohol monitoring and ankle bracelet monitoring profitable.

Jason Knott · June 06, 2011

Audio Plus Brings Devialet Brand to North America

The distributor is introducing the unique French audio brand to audiences in the U.S. and Canada.

Rachel Cericola · December 15, 2010

Pros & Cons of HDMI Baluns

Using HDMI baluns has become common practice, but there are problems with this solution.

Jeff Boccaccio · October 20, 2010