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…

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…

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…

Why Everyone Needs Music in their Home

Written by Heather L. Sidorowicz – President of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” — Plato More than…

Solid Benefits of Custom Home Automation

Consumers are often times confused as to what is going to work best for their home’s automation components. For many, a quick search online states to go with DIY methodologies. That’s not always a good thing,…

Convergence Technologies Wins Silver At CEDIA Expo 2014

The CEDIA Expo 2014 has come and gone, and the winners list has come through with some great names in the industry. Among the winners was Convergence Technologies. It was at the Denver, Co expo that…

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…

Crestron, Polycom add 80-inch Sharp digital signage display to Lync meeting room solution

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corp., announced that its 80-inch Aqous Board Interactive Digital Signage Display System can be purchased as part of the Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 group…

High-Tech Home Control Additions to Your Master Bedroom

Formula for relaxation calls for better lighting, shades and A/V controls. Home control done right! With a few high-tech additions, your master suite can be a sweet retreat for bedtime, lazy mornings, and any time in…

Crestron’s New FlipTop™ Gives You Connectivity and Control

Crestron’s New FlipTop™ gives you connectivity and control in one space-saving package for any Commercial or Corporate Setting Crestron has done it again. Making its debut at InfoComm14, the innovative FlipTop Touch Screen Control System (FT-TSC600)…