Technology and trends
When homeowner John Musil decided he wanted simple consolidated control of the security, lighting and AV components in his 18,000-square foot home in the Arcadia-area of Phoenix, Arizona, he had to be able to do it all from his favorite Apple devices.
A colonial-era Pennsylvania farmhouse with iPad-controlled audio and lighting used an Elan g! entertainment and control system to maintain the historic integrity and rustic charm of the dwelling while transforming it into a modern media wonderland.
Image quality is vital in video surveillance, especially where the video is used to identify faces, recognise number plates or in automated image analysis applications. There are also many different surveillance situations ranging from people counting in small retail stores to helping identify trespassers in dark railway tunnels. This results in many different requirements when it comes to image quality.
07 June 2013
The Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö was viewed by more than 100 million viewers, with artists relying on Sennheiser mics and in-ears.
02 April 2013
When it comes to lighting for retail environments, there's a certain amount of psychology in play. Sue Stokes explains.
19 February 2013
The world’s favorite celebrity baker, Buddy Valastro, is expanding his baking empire with the recent grand opening of the second Carlo’s Bakery location in Ridgewood, NJ in the US, and he’s using the ELAN g! system to provide simple and efficient AV control.
29 January 2013
The technology installed in a courtroom or tribunal supports the needs of the judiciary, community and victims during a trial or hearing. Dimi Kyriakou finds out what is necessary to ensure the timely access to justice.
29 January 2013
Current cinema playback suffers from limitations that constrain the creation of truly immersive and lifelike audio. Dolby Atmos addresses these limitations and delivers an audio experience beyond anything available to date.
20 December 2012
Custom integrators who allow their clients to think that an iPhone, iPad or Android device is the first — and last word — in home control are doing them, and the industry they serve, a disservice, according to CORE Brands control group director Joe Lautner.
18 December 2012
The battle for the living room has begun. Following the rapid uptake of smartphones and tablets, Dimi Kyriakou investigates the impact that this new age of portability will have on traditional AV equipment and, ultimately, the work of a custom installer.