Archive for the ‘Home Automation’ Category

September Update – Digital Annotation System

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Things are picking up for us this month, and we are looking forward to a fantastic fall full of exciting projects! As things get busier, we are looking for ways to increase efficiency and make communication easier for our clients. One tool that we are excited to implement is our new digital annotation system! Using specialized wireless presentation tools from Crestron, Extron, and Mersive, we have devised a system that allows presenters to interact with their presentation material in real time – think of it as a digital whiteboard! This opens up lots of new opportunities for audience participation, annotation storage, and content sharing!

Our system utilizes Crestron AirMedia to share content, an Extron Annotator 300 that provides a wide range of annotation tools, and Mersive software that allows wireless connection between a wide range of devices. This system fosters collaboration and decision-making, and smooths out the process of presenting and discussing information.


The Best (free) Gift For Your Home!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010


The season’s brightest idea yet! Buy a 3 or 6-button keypad, a keypad tabletop kit and a wireless outlet switch and get a 12-month subscription of 4Sight for free!

It’s a holiday offer that promises peace of mind all year round.  You’ll never have to remember to turn off your lights again.  And you can cut energy costs with a one-touch “off” switch for your holiday lights–after the children are snug in their bed.  Plus, with a 12-month subscription to the 4Sight service you’ll always be able to control it all, even if you’re far from home for the holidays.

Contact us for more details!  Hurry, offer ends 12/30/2010.  Or while supplies last.


Give The Gift Of Music & Get 4 Speakers Free

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Give the gift of music in every room!  Get 4 pairs of speakers FREE when you buy an 8-zone amp and 4 pairs of speakers!

Just in time for the season of entertaining, it’s now easier and more affordable than ever to bring joy to the music lover at your house.  Wow your guests with synchronized audio zones.  Create one-touch music scenes for different rooms.  Play music from multiple formats and sources.  And fill every room in your house with the holiday spirit.

Love the sound of that?  Contact us for more details!  Hurry, offer ends 12/30/2010.  Or while supplies last.


Media Servers for your Home

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Most people are familiar with having a ‘server’ in their office…the one that stores computer files, etc.  But, have you thought about having one at home?  More and more people are using media servers to store movies, music and digital photography! One of our recent favorites is the Fusion Genesis server.  It allows you to store all of your media in one place and then access it from multiple locations within your home. 

The system allows you to search, sort or filter literally thousands of titles
and have instant access to any of them with a single button press. It  can also stream multiple feeds throughout the network to different locations so that everyone in the family can watch what they want without bothering others.

Check out this VIDEO from Fusion on how to search through your collection!

Crestron, Apple and the AV Company- A Magical Combination

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Last week we posted a video from Control4 about using the iPad to control their system.  This week, we wanted to share another one from Crestron.  This video shows one of their employees actually using the iPad to control the temperature in the building and even in his wine cellar.  Check it out HERE.

Control your home with your iPhone or iPad

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The AV Company offers solutions that will allow you to easily manage your security system, lights, home entertainment, thermostat and various other electronics…from your iPad!