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How to Make your Smart Home Guest-Ready

How to Make your Smart Home Guest-Ready

From glorious sun-drenched summers around the lake to the warmth of a crackling fire at the holidays, West Michigan creates the perfect backdrop for entertaining friends and family. While you may have strung some charming lights across the patio and stocked your kitchen with family favorites, have you considered refreshing some of the technologies that would add to your guests’ comfort and enjoyment? Now may be a great opportunity to consider those upgrades you’ve been dreaming about.

TAGS: entertaining | Grand Rapids | guests | Holland | home automation Kalamazoo | home technology | MI | service plan | smart home

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