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Articles in Category: Smart Home Automation Michigan

How to Determine the Best Display Solution for Your Meeting Space, Part Two

The use and goals drive the technology

How to Determine the Best Display Solution for Your Meeting Space, Part Two

“Which screen type is best for my conference room, an LED display or a projection system?”  It’s one of the first questions we’re asked when starting a conference room project however, to achieve the best outcome it’s important to understand that technology does not drive the best application but instead, the use and goals will drive the technology. While price, ease of installation and total cost of ownership (TCO) need to be considered, the answer depends on the project’s goals and on the calculated proper screen size which factors in viewing angles, distance, room size and more. Once the size is determined and the client and AV Designer have a clear understanding of the goals to be achieved, the type of display best suited for the application can be revealed.  Let’s explore what each has to offer.

TAGS: 4K | Board Room Michigan | Collaboration | Conference Room Kalamazoo | Grand Rapids | Holland | Laser Projector | LED | MI | OLED | Projection Systems | QLED | Video Conferencing

How to Determine the Best Display Solution for Your Meeting Space, Part One

How to Determine the Best Display Solution for Your Meeting Space, Part One

Who doesn’t want to make their meetings as effective and productive as possible? Aside from the physical attributes of the space, the key to effective communication and collaboration is the participants’ ability to actively engage with the content being shared. Content needs to be clearly visible from every angle with displayed text legible from every seat in the room so determining the proper display size, type and placement is essential in creating an engaging, collaborative environment.

TAGS: Collaborative Space | conference Room | display size | flatpanel | Grand Rapids | Holland | Huddle Space | Kalamazoo | Meeting Room | MI | projection system | Screen Size | video wall

The Many Benefits of Automating Your Wine Cellar

The Many Benefits of Automating Your Wine Cellar

Smart home technology often invokes thoughts of temperature control, automated lighting and shades, voice-control entertainment and security. What you might not realize is that this technology extends beyond practicality and into your wine collection. 

TAGS: Grand Rapids | Holland | home automation | home technology | Kalamazoo | MI | oenophile | smart home | wine cellar | wine collection | wine collector

When Lightning Strikes and Beyond: Why Power Management is So Important

Protect your systems from everyday power spikes for improved performance and longevity

When Lightning Strikes and Beyond: Why Power Management is So Important

Time and time again we hear the devastating recounts of lightning strikes critically disabling a home’s electronic systems. To add to the expense and frustration, these overwhelming losses are seldom covered under your warranty as the failure was not the fault of the equipment and because additional, nearly undetectable damage may have been caused to the circuits. These power issues extend beyond the rare lightning strike. “Dirty” power, power abnormalities that include frequency or voltage variations, low power factors and surges, critically impacts your system’s performance and lifespan.

TAGS: battery back-up | power management | surge protection