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Housing Market Is Doing Well

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 51

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 50

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    Watson Doesn't Need Sherlock

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 49

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    Part 4a: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”

    E3phyvegtkg5qnqr0faeKen Forsythe of Screen Innovations and Robert Keeler of Meridian Audio created their dream home theater on our blog last month.


    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 48

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 47

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 46

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    Part 4: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”

    Mwcwtdypr8s6zz9w1zdvEight months ago, we started a blog series called “How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks” . The last five blogs of the series was supposed to cover manufacturers opinions of the best video, sources, control and networking, interconnects and power conditioning, and acoustic treatment ...


    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 45

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    Adelyte Bytes: Issue 44

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      Looking Back at 2016

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        Adelyte Bytes: Issue 43

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        Adelyte Bytes: Issue 42

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        Is Your Building Smart?

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        Adelyte Bytes: Issue 41

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        Adelyte Bytes: Issue 40

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        Adelyte Bytes: Issue 39

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        Why Are Wireless Microphones Attractive in the Boardroom?

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 38

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          What is Wireless Presentation and How Do You Implement It?

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 37

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 36

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          How Clients Can Use Technology This Holiday Season

          Minimsk3rvgvvpi8ftbaClients are using everything from Crestron to projectors to have fun this holiday season!


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 35

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 34

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 33

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 32

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          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 31

          Ib76vdor4msg4eoga0ibCompanies from different sectors of technology will be coming together in Fira de Barcelona later this year to discuss various concerns. Most notably, NEC and Microsoft will be testing something that allows them to analyze consumer behavior in retail establishments.


          How Smart Home Systems Are Changing the Way We Protect Our Family

          Gqablhm7qjcaney90a1rWritten by guest blogger, Maura Kiefer It seems that with every passing month there is some tremendous advancement in technology, real or imagined. Every day we apply tech products in various scenarios. From the time we wake up in the morning to when we go to bed at night, technology ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 30

          Xitftoitqfwi9e6vwz4tHouzz : CEDIA’s Thoughts on the Interior Design Showcase For those who don’t know, Houzz is the brand-new online sensation for people looking to upgrade their houses, along with their home technology. It was first introduced at CEDIA 2016, and since then, a few dealers have expressed disappointment with a ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 29

          Sb3fiont4mnepldzodxfAll the news you need for #CEDIA16 straight from a Crestron Service Provider


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 28

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          CEO of CEDIA, Vin Bruno, talks #CEDIA16

          VwwkidyxsnwpskigqfroInspired by our last emoji blog post, we knew we had to interview Vin Bruno! Adelyte recently had the pleasure of interviewing Vin Bruno, CEO of CEDIA. We discussed everything from what the industry could improve upon right now, to what he'll do after the craziest AV event of the year.


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 27

          Lbzpfbbframmmc5vcclsThe changes to New York's facial recognition software have led to more than 100 arrests since January and has played a crucial role in stopping identity theft and fraud since 2010.


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 26

          P8fm4yxyskqbic372lviWith great sadness, Adelyte learned Saturday afternoon through CE Pro that Kaleidescape was shutting down.


          Draper Gives Adelyte the World's First AV Emoji Interview!

          Ginyyy4qanpkhfdeoebgExclusive: World's first AV emoji interview!


          CEDIA Member Perk: Exclusive Access to Website

          Qcxmxixmspijh9sqffegAs the date of the CEDIA 2016 trade show gets closer, consumers learn more and more information about the products that will be featured at the event. On August 16th, CEDIA members received an emailed invitation to the company’s online community website.


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 25

          Zivfb9qq0aiovfbwtoljIn an era where everyone and anyone can take pictures, the professional photographers are struggling to stand out, especially at the Rio Olympics. Photography agency Getty Images has the solution: underwater robots and overhead camera robots, both of which are used to capture the action in the pools and the stadiums.


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 24

          P76derkfqkq6wg614rgcSony Creates a Digital Aquarium for Hospitals Children Sony has created a digital aquarium display with three BRAVIA 75in displays in Alder Hey Hospital in the U.K. How High Should My TV Be? A great design question that Electronic House takes on! Swap Up Those Tickets to the CEDIA Business ...


          Pirch: or How to Make Residential Retail Relevant and Fun Again

          Sv4zcjgqry6vart9zf6wThe average person who walks into a Pirch showroom will not walk out until a full two hours have passed. It’s a statistic hard to believe until you actually walk into one. I recently went to the Atlanta Pirch showroom for the first time. Going in, I had no expectations ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 23

          Fkbgnfusq8iel710ibsgCEPro Tours Maverick Integration's Lavish New Showroom Burn-Out Is Just as Real for 27 Year-Olds at Start-Ups as It Is for AVTweeps Industry Expert, Coleen Sterns Leith, Shares Her Top 10 Tips for Building a Social Media Presence Tell CEDIA About Your Business and Enter to Win $1,000 How Brains ...


          The Presence of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders at CEDIA 2016 Causes Controversy

          Bnyrdb2ksf2srollirp8"You're never gonna get that corner office until you start treating Don as an equal. And no one will tell you this, but you can't be a man. Don't even try. Be a woman. It's powerful business, when done correctly." -Bobbie Barrett, Mad Men (Season 2, Episode 5) My fellow ...


          Acccording to One AV Dealer, This Is the Best Cargo Van on the Market

          Lwnpqxlqyoawe5y7ud0iThe AV industry has had a low hum of excitement about purchasing new vehicles lately. Spring and summer are popular times to make high-end purchases, and it’s no different in the AV/IT industry. Industry vet, Randy Massey, is no exception. He recently bought a new van for his company, Electronic ...


          Part 3d: Reddit Audiophiles Respond En Masse to How to Build a $30,000 Home Theater Story

          Zqh1erzerh6r7zcxrmwlWe posted Part 3: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks” on Reddit immediately after publicizing. With the passage of two months it's ignited a 144 comment debate among audiophiles. What do you think about the $30,000 home theater responses? Respond on Reddit, tweet us ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—Z

          Tk9duvohtzkl6w1srwviBuzzword: ZigBee—ZigBee is a mesh network specification for low-power wireless local area networks (WLANs) that cover a large area. ZigBee was designed to provide high data throughput in applications where the duty cycle is low and low power consumption is an important consideration. (Many devices that use ZigBee are powered ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—Y

          Nayozqqlqhedhpj7actdBuzzword: Y-Cable—A Y-cable is a self describing name of a type of cable containing three ends of which one is a common end that in turn leads to a split into the remaining two ends. When looked upon, a Y-cable can resemble the letter "Y". Y-cables are typically, but not ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—X

          9u0ayfh2qesdqgldtkigBuzzword: XGA-Extended Graphics Array—XGA is a high-resolution video display mode that provides screen pixel resolution of 1,024 by 768 in 256 colors or 640 by 480 in high (16-bit) color. XGA monitor's can be interlaced displays. X— A graphics file format, bitmap based, developed for X Windows, which is a ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—W

          9d0xdce7r4gdv3yqbp0uBuzzword: Wearable Tech—Wearable technology (also called wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 22

          Pmtf5vugtemrqp6e2h5vShelly Palmer WIll Deliver the CEDIA 2016 Keynote Shelly Palmer, one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices of Technology, will present the CEDIA 2016 Opening Keynote. Palmer is a managing partner at Palmer Advanced Media. Palmer also holds the patents for the underlying technology for Enhanced Television and response-based advertising systems. ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—V

          Ghqwymnlt8oxw2isz7mxBuzzword: Video Wall—A video wall is a special multi-monitor setup that consists of multiple computer monitors, video projectors, or television sets tiled together contiguously or overlapped in order to form one large screen. Typical display technologies include LCD panels, Direct View LED arrays, blended projection screens, Laser Phosphor Displays, and ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—U

          Teqqisfvqzu5xljjokayBuzzword: UHD—Ultra-high-definition (UHD) television, also abbreviated UHDTV, is a digital television display format in which the horizontal screen resolution is on the order of 4000 pixels (4K UHD) or 8000 pixels (8K UHD). Technically, a 4K UHD display has 3840 pixels horizontally and 2160 pixels vertically for a total of ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—T

          Bsxgmzs4s5y7w4gpnngpBuzzword: HDBaseT — HDBaseT, promoted and advanced by the HDBaseT Alliance, is a consumer electronic (CE) and commercial connectivity standard for transmission of uncompressed high-definition video (HD), audio, power, home networking, Ethernet, USB, and some control signals, over a common category (Cat5e or above) cable with a standard connector (8P8C, ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—S

          Ed0cv4att6waoiebss6aBuzzword: Signal —A n electrical impulse or radio wave transmitted or received. S/PDIF-Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format— A data protocol for compressed or uncompressed digital audio co-developed by Sony and Philips Electronics and now part of the larger AES/EBU audio standard. S/PDIF is often misconstrued as a connection type; however, S/PDIF ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—R

          Ujnzrpb8sdklhhm3nhx1Buzzword: RS-232—An Electronic Industries Association (EIA) serial digital interface standard specifying the characteristics of the communication path between two devices using either DB-9 or DB-25 connectors. This standard is used for relatively short-range communications and does not specify balanced control lines. RS-232 is a serial control standard with a set ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—Q

          KaksxbqxtewlqwnaalpmBuzzword: QuickSwitch HD® Technology— Handling high-definition digital media means handling HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), the encryption scheme that content providers use to protect their DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and broadcast signals against unauthorized copying. Viewing HDCP encrypted content requires a source device to "authenticate" each display and signal processor in ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—P

          8qxcv4gftxir2lbiwiq2Buzzword: Path—A path, the general form of the name of a file or directory, specifies a unique location in a file system. A path points to a file system location by following the directory tree hierarchy expressed in a string of characters in which path components, separated by a delimiting ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—O

          Kmx3z7uesquszeqjjdbkBuzzword: OLED—A light-emitting diode containing thin flexible sheets of an organic electroluminescent material, used for visual displays. OCR— Optical Character Reader or Optical Character Recognition. Hardware and software that reads characters as images and converts them into text to be used in a computer. Octave— A doubling or halving of ...


          InfoComm 2016 Checklist!

          Ldwy3jlt1og6umr4lzxdTransportation Make sure you take advantage of InfoComm's free shuttle buses to and from the convention center. The Monorail is also a great resource. If all else fails make sure you have downloaded Uber on Your Phone. Uber will save you a ton of money and the app is easy ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—N

          Xa6t7fozr3giau8qjme2Buzzword: Network Switch—A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network, by using packet switching to receive, process and forward data to the destination device. NAB— National Association of Broadcasters, the body that sets ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—M

          G6lgfctq6oxsyk9mgoloBuzzword: MDF—Short for main distribution frame, a cable rack that interconnects and manages the telecommunications wiring between itself and any number of IDFs. Unlike an IDF, which connects internal lines to the MDF, the MDF connects private or public lines coming into a building with the internal network. For example, ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—L

          G8dzb3pwqsdzmc0hvqa9Buzzword: LAN-Local Area Network—Supplies networking capability to a group of computers in close proximity to each other such as in an office building, a school, or a home. A LAN is useful for sharing resources like files, printers, games or other applications. A LAN in turn often connects to other ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—K

          Dienjtarqupqkspt2plaBuzzfeed: Keystoning/Keystone Effect—A distorted picture where one edge is not the same dimension as the opposite edge, producing a tapered or wedge shape. Typically, this results when the image is projected to the screen at an angle. It is a distortion of the image dimensions, such as making a square ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—J

          Loo96rcequurhdqbhsooThe Se7en Deadly J's! Buzzword: Jitter—A video problem in which the displayed image is unstable or appears to shake. Jacket— Outer protective covering of a wire or cable. (See strain relief.) Jaggies— A video problem in which stairstep-like lines appear where there should be straight-angled lines or smooth curves. JOG— ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—I

          5tc2xvfqsewuvbu5lcwoBuzzword: IoT—The Internet of Things (Iot) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. I2C— The name of a port and protocol used in industrial and consumer electronic ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—H

          Tgtgpfjuq8kdlsratwyfBuzzword: HDR—High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)— Block-oriented motion-compensation-based codec standard developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—G

          Mvzrvdmmsna8rysyfmwvBuzzword: Gigabit—A unit of information equal to one billion or 10^9 bits. It's commonly used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points. Gain— (1) A general term for an increase in signal power or voltage produced by an amplifier. The amount ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—F

          Isqk8mmmstme6rbhoov9Buzzword: Frame Rate—The frequency at which an imaging device produces unique, consecutive images called frames. The term applies equally to computer graphics, video cameras, film cameras, and motion capture systems. Frame rate is most often expressed in frames per second (FPS) and sometimes in progressive scan monitors as hertz (Hz). ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—E

          W33nw27irlyyt2zeklw6Buzzword: EDID—Extended Display Identification Data-EDID is a data structure used to communicate video display information, including native resolution and vertical interval refresh rate requirements, to a source device. The source device will then output the optimal video format for the display based on the provided EDID data, ensuring proper video ...


          Part 3c: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”—Survey Responses

          Bznhqvktgyoueqli0ivaA couple of weeks ago we released Part 3 of our How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks” series. At the end we asked you to vote on your favorite home theater. We were thrilled to receive 371 responses back! 261 came within the first ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—D

          Qhqpg1bct0cdvo3dhvnaBuzzword: DSP-Digital Signal Processor—A specialized CPU or circuit designed to process signals such as audio and video which have been converted to digital form. DSP is used to process sound, video, and images in a variety of ways. DSP refers to various techniques for improving the accuracy and reliability of ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—C

          8p4ofjepqjucbkts2w6oBuzzword: CAT 5e-Enhanced Category 5— Cat 5e (Cat 5 enhanced) is currently the most commonly used in new installations. It’s designed to greatly reduce crosstalk. Cat 5e is better at keeping signals on different circuits or channels from interfering with each other. A step above Cat 5, it can handle ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—B

          21ydruoiqjklvdghobj2Buzzword: Bonjour—Bonjour is Apple's version of the Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf) standard, a set of protocols that allows certain communication between network-connected devices, applications and services. Bonjour is often used in home networks to allow Windows and Apple devices to share printers. Back Porch— The time in a composite video ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—A

          IeztucglrtmwwkkpxlpwBuzzword: Arc—In fiber optics, the discharge that may occur between the two electrodes of a fusion splicer. AACS-Advanced Access Content System— A digital rights management standard utilized with Blu-ray Disc and other optical formats. AACS incorporates two parts: a set of embedded decryption keys within the source device, and a ...


          AV/IT Glossary—27 Days of #AVabc—Numbers

          42w6jfkqvsrbm7wwfdleA couple of weeks ago AVHashtags choose #AVabc as their hashtag of the week in honor of Dr. Suess. Dawn Meade , Director of Marketing at Net-AV, was so inspired she created an abecedarian poem based on the Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Today, Adelyte will start our #27DaysOfAVabc series ...


          Part 3b: Poland Based Top Hi-Fi Chimes in With Their Best $30k Theater

          Hanwpq9lrluvnvc6zkopWojtek Iwan contacted us on twitter yesterday in response to part three of our home theater series. He was upset with the theaters, and I asked how he would make one. Below is his response. What do you think, #AVtweeps? Would you want to install any of these six theaters ...


          Part 3: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”

          Sxfekknbswgsbaar6mygPart 3 of 10: Dealers If you're just joining, check out Part 1 in the series to get up to speed. Part of this series title— “That Budget Sucks” —was inspired by the dozens of answered (and unanswered) emails I got that boiled down to “That budget sucks. We can’t ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 21

          Sjtidxbsqexf53stcm0jHow Did a Programmer with One Year’s Experience Get a $250k Job Offer? Within a year Haseeb Qureshi went from one of those 12 week tech camps to accepting a $250k job offer from Airbnb. How? After being rejected by over 50% of the companies he was applying to, he ...


          Jason Knott’s Keynote at Aim High Audio’s Big Show in Atlanta

          Vzfa5gzzt1osdfhicqn8Aim High Audio ’s “The Big Show” drew over 588 participants in its fourth year. The Big Show was held in Adelyte's own backyard, Atlanta, GA. Jason Knott of CEPro was the show’s keynote speaker. The title of his speech was 2016 State of the Custom Electronics Industry . Knott ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 20

          10y6iptpsnge7cah1esuAzione Members Told That a Recession is Coming GenX (born between 1965 and 1979) contains 54 million people, which is small in comparison to the much larger generations like Baby Boomer's and Millennials. "What do you think will happen when there are 17 million fewer people spending money … the ...


          The Complete Guide to Everything That Happened at Crestron Masters 2016

          9hnb2apusta9vqtsum32Crestron Masters 2016 was another great event. We had over 650 of our certified programmers together! I myself taught over 180 people about SIMPL#Pro; other topics included Unified Communications, Fusion, Troubleshooting, Networking, and of course Digital Media. —Toine Leerentveld, Technology Manager, Control Solutions at Crestron If we missed anything email ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 19

          Rod6dw4rs7q4upf1jtnuSilicon Republic made this cool infographic about IoT Every Lego Fans Fantasy Room This rAVe Podcast Tells You How to Sell AV Products 1) Know people 2) Know accounting How Are Baseball Teams Using Technology This Season? All 30 baseball teams will now have iPad Pro’s in thier dugouts and ...


          The New Golden Age of ^Resi Crestron Systems

          V7xuaxktweoqeubt4l14Working for a CSP, I spend a good amount of time following Crestron in the news. So far this year a lot of attention has been given to the fact that Crestron won't be participating at CEDIA 2016. On the surface it might look like Crestron is backing away from ...


          Part 2: How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”

          Rnllkvr4tl6fult8qmdxPart 2 of 10: Social Media My first stop on the quest to find the best home theater that $30,000 can buy was to crowdsource opinions from Facebook and Reddit. Social media circles naturally include people from both DIY and #proav camps, and some of the patterns I saw started ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 17

          Vx9durqgrs2qhopmjpxgPotential Money Maker for Dealers 79% of potential smart home device owners found the cost of purchase, set-up, and maintenance to be a too much of a turn off to buy. Interestingly, nearly half of potential buyers would like to buy devices from the same dealer that installs them. Caster ...


          What Questions Should An AV Installer Ask Before Striking Out On Their Own?

          Kghs7znrsigbhx6q4gq5Full disclosure: I've known Chaz MacCarron for almost two years, and I love him. Chaz is the first person to arrive at the office, and one of the last to leave. I would entrust him installing something gorgeous, upright, and sleek in my home any day of the week. He's ...


          Jason Knott Features Adelyte on CEPro

          Ixtjhgqrzoi2vt7tpekeJason Knott , Editor-in-Chief of CE Pro, just interviewed our CEO, Wes Hatchett . Knott kindly spotlighted the release of our new and improved Crescendo 2.0 framework. Adelyte, an Atlanta-area Crestron Service Provider (CSP) started in 2005, has introduced Crescendo 2.0, an updated version of its open-source framework for programming ...


          Gary Kayye Features Adelyte on rAVe

          Rn499artrmatrwbcygloGary Kayye wrote a piece on rAVe today that accompanied his podcast with Wes Hatchett, our CEO. Click here to read the rest! Many Crestron programmers write good code. The real power of Crescendo Framework is in the open-source community surrounding it. Everyone can download the code, run the demo, ...


          How to Build the Best Home Theater for $30,000—Or “That Budget Sucks”

          Thazse1orvyp74ieizxiPart 1 of 10: Introduction I love the movies. Growing up, my dad would take me to browse the aisles of VHS covers at Blockbuster looking for new rentals. I was particularly attracted to film covers with older girls who looked pretty and cool: Now and Then , Romy and ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 16

          O8nrk1cernq9ellttl2wAlarm.com Stock Up By More Than 24% Revenue is expected to be around $236 million in 2016. “Our 2015 fourth quarter and full year results demonstrated nice momentum which positions us well for 2016,” said Steve Trundle, president and CEO of Alarm.com. CTO of Audio Command Systems Becomes Crestron's VP ...


          The AV Industries Most Beloved Product is Poorly Utilized

          UhqhxcjasvwebsumcxdqIt’s shocking that the home entertainment industry's most beloved product—the home theater and your entire showroom—is often it’s most underutilized. To not have a different group of people enjoy your showroom at least once every month is a marketing sin, darling. You never know how many leads you’ll get from ...


          The Greatest Marketing Book for Technology Entrepreneurs That You've Never Heard Of

          Yhrgepvruks4moy8tvtoWhile browsing Creative Mornings, I happened to come across a talk called “Career Advice for Troublemakers” . If you’re a creative person or ever “ignore authority, laugh at convention and look for ways to change things”, I beg you to watch this 30 minute talk. The speaker, Chris Coleman , ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 15

          Zflepqd8rckmqyem43ndBrendan Eich Invented JavaScript — Now He’s Onto the Ad World With his new company, Brave, Eich is hoping to change the ad industry. With Brave, advertisers will pay the browser market instead of paying publications and advertising networks. Rather the system will work without contention and litigation is yet ...


          9 of the Most Beautiful Celebrity Home Theaters—And 1 Terrible One

          Phdttczyrkc1nw7irnk21) David and Yolanda Foster's home theater—who will end up with it now that they're divorcing? 2) Tom Cruise's movie theater almost looks like a shrine to Mission Impossible . Savills 3) Peter Guber (Producer of Flashdance, Batman , and dozens of other movies) hosts his viewing parties in this ...


          7 Things You Need to Start Doing to Become CTO

          Pkbixptnt52pavazlni7I once overheard someone say that CTO's in the 10 person office are like petty king's. Make of that what you will, but titles do tend to bring more responsibility, prestige, and most importantly—power. If you're lucky. Here are the seven most important things to start doing if you're in ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 14

          P6cq5cces4kkfmjpmr40How Old Is Your TV? Oldest TV on the list is from 1985. 8 Technologies That People Actually Need 1. One Remote to Control It All 2. Better Wi-Fi: 3. A Cord Cutting Solution 4. Music in the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Outside 5. Keyless Entry to the Home 6. ...


          How Do Crestron, AMX, Control4, and Savant Compare to One Another?

          Sl5ekaf2rni7kcbc3ihtHow do the giants of control system companies line up against each other? We decided to compare Crestron, AMX, Control4, and Savant in this infographic.


          What Houzz Won't Show You About Egyptian Style Rooms

          Txymgr2so4zgjtdzjmhwI love Houzz , but sometimes their search engine isn't great for researching niche home styles, like Egyptian. Here are some of the best photographic examples you can show your interior designer or builder when you're telling them what you're looking for. Better yet, here are some starting points for ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 13

          Jv8jhaepr0edwwoqay3jHarman Integrates with Google's Brillo Harman has been picked as the first integrator for Google's Brillo and its Weave IoT platform. Harman will mainly be responsible for helping Google by supporting device manufacturers while they design Brillo and Weave-based products. “We are excited to support Google as its first systems ...


          7 Ways Your Restaurant is Losing Money—And How to Fix It Technologically

          Ttppq46iq26yzqhru15nIf you own or work for a non-formal restaurant, this blog post is for you. These are seven of the most common mistakes that restaurants are making and how to remedy them. Make these improvements, and watch your customers become happier and your restaurant become more crowded with new people ...


          10 Memes to Soothe You When You're Trying to Figure Out Bad Code

          Jnvehcbksl6vsmtyoxgqYou've been banging your head against the wall with a coding project. Or worse, someone else's whack coding project. Take a break from it and sooth your soul with memes that completely get the hell you're in. My favorite meme is #8! What's yours? Tweet us your favorite! 1. So ...


          You're Ruining Your Business By Not Knowing This Single Word: Part II

          Itudhfultl2r41zqygxwA couple of weeks ago we explored how important psychographics (make into a link) are to unveiling potential profit in your business. This week we will continue our study about Bob's business by investigating his second branch. The HES office in Bend, OR is located in the 97756 zip code. ...


          The Evolution of Every Programmer's Relationship

          WsehwalbqnugcbdwwiirSo you're a genius at coding. But women still mystify you. Don't worry; it happens to the best of us. Eventually you'll figure it out (find out her equivalent of a semi-colon and add it in). But it won't always be easy...especially when your first love gets in the way. ...


          Adelyte Bytes: Issue 12

          Dfvpgpeoq3obrwn8llbuQuote of the week: "Client had guests this weekend and the fan in his cabinet quit. Rather than opening the door he placed 2 frozen chickens on the receiver to keep it cool. He forgot about them and last night while watching a movie one of them exploded. He said ...


          What Disney's "Smart House" Got Right—and Terribly Wrong

          Poqvkocfruuh9gtgvlwz“My smart house can do just about anything,” begins Disney’s 1999 Smart House . “Do your winners have to have extensive computer knowledge to live in the smart house?," asks a reporter to Sara Barnes, the programmer of the house. “No, absolutely not. Pat is the most user friendly home ...


          Adelyte Bytes

          Iscoyjnrt9m5ttixh6hxThis week's Adelyte Bytes are short, sweet, and taken from CE Pro. Indie NASCAR driver, Alex Tagliani , talks about why he came to this year's CEDIA . Tagliani plans to decorate his movie theater with various racing suits he's worn throughout the year. 7 Big Mistakes Every Integrator Makes ...


          You're Ruining Your Business By Not Knowing This Single Word

          Of08stqqqmis5yjdnlkaThe #1 thing you're doing wrong with your business? You don't know your clients or your potential clients psychographics . Which basically means you don't know anything about them. You may know that they're generally between the ages of 45-55, male, and live in Kansas. You know their demographics, but ...


          11 Ways to Better Understand Your Audience

          Lnaqbwetrbitpypv55q6A buyer persona is your audience, the specific type of person you want to reach with your content. Below are 11 questions you can use for developing a BP (there might be multiple BP’s within one company and not necessarily people who just buy). I've written in my BP for ...


          Top 27 Tech Gifts for Christmas 2015

          LxoirnnfrjgcqhwvriujAugust SmartLock, HomeKit enabled The latest update to August SmartLock has the Apple seal of approval through HomeKit. Retails for $229 Neato’s Vacuum With the Neato app you can start and manage your vacuum from anywhere. $699 Garmin Forerunner 225 This watch measures heart rate wirelessly so you can ditch ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-11-23

          Julie Jacobson thinks Thread is Making a Big Mistake Thread is now stamping all of their “thread certified” home automation products with their logo. However, not all of their products work together. Jacobson writes, “The customer asks a Blue Shirt or Orange Apron: “Does this light bulb work with that ...


          Frank White is As Humble As Ever—And Prouder Than Anybody

          5dutcknr9cuuwzgmblzaAdelyte recently spoke with Frank White about Harman’s acquisition of AMX, winning CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement award last year, and his newer project, WELD2 . Why did you make the ChannelPlus brand? Was the brand immediately successful or did it take time to find its footing? Frank White: It was an ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-11-12

          Primacoustic just created new panel mounting tools. Virtual Reality is Here Though the Samsung headset powered by Oculus has been around for a while, this is the first time it’s being sold to the general public. The new model is 19% lighter, and 50% cheaper, coming in at $99.99 to ...


          How do you pick a control system when there’s going to be another one out next month?

          Pulling the trigger on a new-or your first ever-control system can be scary. Something new comes out every 12 minutes, and there are more “breakthroughs” than we can keep up with. How do you begin to sort through the saturation to get the information you need to make an educated ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-10-26

          New CEDIA CEO Vincent Bruno talks to CEPro Vincent Bruno is famous for returning calls and emails the same day they’re delivered. As CEDIA’s new CEO he’s gone a step further by putting his real phone number on his business card. “You’re welcome to publish it,” he confirms. “I have ...


          Sexy CEDIA Awards

          Cutest Kid goes to John’s son, Jack, of MTX Audio. Perfectionist goes to Curtis Lewis from Wired Tech Group. Cutest Foreigners goes to Somfy’s employees who were there from France. Best Hair goes to Emily from Lutron. Best Guys to Play Golf With goes to George De Marco and Michael ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-10-09

          Goldman Sachs Made an Infographic Named “What Is the Internet of Things?” Behold the beauty. Curricula is Disrupting Cyber Security Awareness Atlanta Tech Village recently interviewed Nick Santora, founder of cyber security company, Curricula. Through Curricula, cyber security teachings are sent through a SaaS subscription. Santora started the company after ...


          Top Events That Have Happened Since CEDIA 2014

          Top 10 Are Bolded. In order of date they took place. Nest Bought Revolv - Nest acquired the Boulder based company on 2014-10-24 for an undisclosed amount. Co-Founder Eric Smith Left Control4 Crestron Launched Pyng - Crestron launched Pyng at last year’s CEDIA to mixed reviews. The home automation software ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-10-04

          Quirky and Wink File for Bankruptcy The first bid in the running for acquiring both companies is Flextronics International at $15M. Wink released the following statement: “This does not impact the Wink experience for our users nor how Wink operates day-to-day. Our engineers and designers will continue to enhance our ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-09-11

          7 Reasons Churches Should Plug Into Projection Display options are virtually endless It makes service more convenient LCD projectors are portable They provide more information They offer enhanced communication They’re simple They can add sound ZWave Hires New Executive Director Mitchell Klein, a former URC exec and CEDIA board member, ...


          Supermodel Karlie Kloss Codes

          Karlie Kloss is fashion’s it girl. You might recognize her as a Victoria Secret’s model, or as Taylor Swift’s bff. But she’s also dedicated to education. After attending the Flatiron School in New York last summer, Karlie Kloss knew she wanted to reach young girls and help them learn to ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-09-04

          The Future of Integration In this article, Ruth writes about AV/IT convergence, and how jobs have been replaced by textile machines among others. With Crestron’s Pyng and other self programming systems making the market more saturated, should programmers worry? Yes and no, according to Ruth. Whatever it is you’re selling, ...


          The US Economy is Set to Boom From 2017-2030...

          The US Economy is Set to Boom From 2017-2030. Are You Targeting the Right Demographics? Tim Costello, CEO of BDX, recently talked at CEPro Summit . Costello predicted that the upcoming years will be economically prosperous for us regardless of the political party in charge. Why? Because Millennials will be ...


          Could TV Really Die?

          Leonard Suskin writes about the possible death of TV in rAVe publications and breaks his thoughts into sections. klce.com 1) Experience, Viewing Angles, and Content: The size of a TV is often determined by size of the room and what a person’s budget is. Suskin also compares the degrees to ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-08-30

          AMX CEO, Rashid Skaf, Resigns Harman’s VP of Global Marketing, Erik Tarkiainen Skaf, leaked the resignation of Rashid Skaf to rAVe. Mr. Skaf was the CEO of AMX and left his position on Friday, 2015-08-28. GitHub Names Kakul Srivastava VP of Product Previously Srivastava worked at Yahoo for seven years, ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-08-08

          AMX Acquires SVSi Many SVSi dealers were surprised to see the company’s name above AMX’s booth at this year’s InfoComm. SVSi is based out of Huntsville, AL. *From Commercial Integrator, August 2015 Pizza Hut Has Created a Disposable Projector businessinsider.com Pizza Hut has introduced a projector into some of their ...


          A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-07-21

          A Lot of Engineers Are Pissed at Apple’s HomeKit Right Now Lloyd Alter compares the current SHaaS market to the days before the iPod in this insightful article: “With devices using different formats for connection, terrible interface design and complex setups...it’s still at the nerd level, and people are having ...