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Has Apple done it again?

on Thursday, 18 June 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

Apple is no stranger to innovating products to make them more advanced. The Apple Watch is not a new innovation since other smart watches are on the market from Samsung, LG, and others, but how different is it from its competitors?

Dolby Atmos: A new era of audio for the perfect media room

on Monday, 04 May 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

Dolby has been around for 50 years and they have innovated how we watch movies in our homes. With the newest line, Dolby Atmos, being released into home theater systems, your movie-watching experience will sound better than ever before!  Atmos uses a system of sound objects rather than their old sound channels optimizing how you hear details in your movies, such as car horns or a whisper right behind you. The system now allows sounds to travel around the room instead of directly at you like with older speakers.

4K: The good, the bad, and the ugly

on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Home Automation Industry

The newest in TV technology has been slowly making its way across the industry for about 2 years and it is now becoming more prominent. 4K or Ultra HD has been integrated into newer models of popular brands such as Samsung, Sony, LG, and many more. Adding 4 times the amount of resolution to your picture, this technology is bringing new life to what we thought was amazing quality. Most 4K TVs are home theater worthy size of around 80 inches, but in the recent 2015 International CES expo there were some models as small as 43 inches. Cameras and camcorders with 4K capabilities were also introduced to pair with the new TVs.

Home automation just got a little bit easier

on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Home Automation Products

There’s no surprise that the home automation business is growing every month. D-Link is no exception to the hype when they released they were coming out with a new smart home hub. Though many details haven’t been released about the upcoming hub, it is said that it will be affordable and with the quality between a very low end system to a very expensive system. Using Z-Wave and WiFi technology this hub system will be compatible with many third party products such as alarms and other security accessories. D-Link is also setting up to release Z-Wave sensors that will pick up the e-mitting Z-Wave coming from your existing and new Z-Wave products.