Why is it that some of the most beautiful and functional audio, video and control solutions are relegated to commercial buildings? Some of these products, on display at ISE 2018, would be perfect for the smart home. Motorized furniture, architecturally interesting acoustical treatments, pop-up and drop-down microphones, and projection mapping are just a few of the gems we see at ISE and Infocomm, but rarely at consumer-oriented trade shows like CEDIA.
Home-technology integrators should take a look at what's happening in commercial, and think about applying the designs to residential installations. At the same time, manufacturers should consider how to pare down their products and pricing for the home market.
PHOTO GALLERY: Get Inspired by these Commercial Technologies
Crestron's next-gen motorized F2 Series FlipTops represent just one no-brainer for kitchen countertops, nightstands and coffee tables. In the slideshow, check out some other commercial-oriented inspirations from ISE that could easily apply to the home. Your clients, especially the upper crust, will be impressed.