Automation As We Know It

Automation, as We Know it, is Changing  [by Heather L. Sidorowicz.] Smart Home…Automated Home…Tech Home… Up until recently these terms have been held for the rich and famous…the upper echelon. Combining audio, video, lights, HVAC, and shades had been difficult, and that equated to expensive. Having a truly custom system always has been a challenging feat…

Smartening Up Business and Homes in North Carolina

Right now there is a revolutionary changeover happening in business as well as home. The latest innovations in automation are being connected with today’s mobile phones, the internet, and much more. In North Carolina, things are now starting to shape up into a whole new era of control, and you may find that there are…

Wireless Speakers: Home Network Streaming or Mobile Device Streaming

By Electronic House Staff When selecting your wireless speakers or wireless music system, you generally have two choices when it comes to your music source: direct streaming from the home network or streaming from your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Users and manufacturers have their favorites, but there’s good reason to consider, and use,…

The Holiday Benefits of Smart Home Controls

The holidays are a wonderful time for people of all backgrounds, as they bring together families, friends, and more to a joyous few months of celebration. With the season comes a great deal of issues, and they aren’t always in regards to family gatherings. Homeowners and businesses alike have to deal with several elements when…

Crestron introduces brand new family of handheld remotes.

Crestron showed off a new family of remote controls at the CEDIA Expo last week. The top-of-the-line model is the TSR-302, a tablet-style design with a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition. The step-down HR-150 (shown here) is a traditional handheld remote that combines a smaller touchscreen with 50 hard buttons. From Crestron Crestron introduced…

NanoTech Adds 45 Selections to UltraFlix 4K Ultra HD Service

If you’re still wondering where all of the Ultra HD 4K content is, your may want to check out UltraFlix. UltraFlix is a new 4K Ultra HD IPTV/OTT network, which is exclusive to NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 player. The player was first announced late last year, but the service didn’t launch until spring 2014. Well, it looks…