CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners
The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.
Category: Health and Wellness Project of the Year & Home of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: SmartHouse Integration Project: The Pearl The Pearl is an excellent example of a home system design with functionality for today's lifestyle and building in the necessary infrastructure for an aging home owner. Our client set out to build her last home. We worked very closely with the builder / designer to hide the technology but make it very accessible. The home’s integration and operation is managed through 2 ELAN g! 10” touch screens as well as 2 iPads and 2 iPhones. The home is designed with a master suite in the most private area of the home but it is also has 2 guest rooms that will be reconfigured at the appropriate time to accommodate a live in nurse and, if needed, have the home owner move to the second guest room for close proximity to her care giver. We created a secondary electronic infrastructure that will be used to reconfigure the control of the home from these new living arrangements. We have considered easy communications with her care giver, panic buttons strategically located for easy access, cameras in critical areas so care giver can observe, temperature control for each room, TV and audio with master control capabilities. Full security, fire, CO and water leak detection throughout.Back to article
9 4K Compatible Projection Screens Perfect for Home Theaters
Da-Lite, Draper, Dragonfly from SnapAV, Elite Screens, Screen Innovations (SI), Severtson, Seymour, Stewart Filmscreen and Vutec offer a range of screen products that deliver a big screen in a range of home environments.
7 Affordable 4K Projectors That Complement Home Theaters and Media Rooms
Getting into a 4K projection system doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are seven 4K-compatible projectors that are priced to install into a range of homes.
Hands On: Sony VPL-VW995ES Sets the Bar for Modern Video
The Sony VPL-VW995ES high-performance projector lives up to the company’s heritage as a benchmark manufacturer by delivering highly detailed, richly colorful, true 4K images to any home theater.
Hands On: CasaTunes Deftly Integrates Sonos
CasaTunes is helping dealers to maximize the potential of Sonos with a solution that is geared towards custom installation applications.
10 Ostentatious Loudspeakers from 2019 High End Munich Audio Show
Fashionable designs make these stylized loudspeakers works of art from Once Music, Stein Music Pro, Avantgarde Acoustic, MartinLogan, Cabasse, Doacoustics, AQ, and Odeon Audio. Which ones would you sell?
View all slideshows
Art Meets Science in $6 Million Minimalist UK Mansion
While UK-based integration company Imagine This was tasked with installing some new Bowers & Wilkins speakers, they first needed to eliminate reverb issues with some clever tech.
Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise
Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.
Boston Integrator Updates Local Cancer Nonprofit’s Apartments and Rec Center
Integration company Inspired Technology and Communications helped the Christopher's Haven non-profit by installing new Samsung TVs, Xbox consoles and more into 9 apartments used to provide free housing for families with...
Injured U.S Army Vet Receives Special Home Filled With Gaming Tech
Local integration company Interactive Interiors worked with The Gary Sinise Foundation to create the perfect smart home for disabled war veteran Tyler Jeffries and his family.
Mattera Design Deploys Massive A/V Distribution, RTI System in Jersey City Restaurant
Dragonfly screens, Epson projectors, Samsung displays, QSC speakers, and Crown amps blanket 5,600-square-foot establishment with AV; all controlled by RTI
View all slideshows