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Buffalo Wild Wings Fredricksburg VA

BWW Fredricksburg VA Upgrade

(2) BenQ MH750 Projectors with Wyrestorm Multi-view Decoders


Abbott’s AVDI, Just finished yet another Buffalo Wild Wings in Fredericksburg Virginia. Using the most innovative hardware in the industry like: Crestron, Wyrestorm, BenQ, LG, DBX and Crown. In this build out we have two multiview projection screens, over 40 monitors, 16 sources, DirecTV metadata feedback on the touchscreens, A full-service page to help with troubleshooting and many many more options. We have advanced our system over the years to a perfect fit for the hospitality industry and for a reasonable price. We have worked in over 300 hospitality project in the last 15 years and due to that experience we are able to be very efficient and structured to handle the high demands need to finish these projects quickly.

Thank you to the crew for getting it done!!!

If you have a similar project feel free to call us immediately on toll-free number 888-990-AVDI (2834).



AMX Bought out by Harman Group

AMX Bought out by Harman Group

Harman is the leader in smart connectivity. Our vision is to extend our reach beyond the car into the enterprise, where we already have a substantial audio presence,” Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of Harman, said as part of the announcement

“AMX is the global technology leader in enterprise control and automation as well as audio and video switching and distribution. With the addition of AMX, HARMAN will be uniquely positioned to provide complete audio, video, lighting and automation solutions to our customers globally.”

“Harman is a world-class company, and this transaction will provide additional opportunities to grow the AMX business,” said Robert L. Fealy, President and Chief Operating Officer, the Duchossois Group, and Chairman of AMX. “The sale to Harman  fulfills one of our fundamental objectives, which was to position this business with a leading entity that will take AMX to an even higher level of performance and success.”

The deal, the companies said, “is subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals.” There was no timetable listed for the closing.

Crestron Flip Tops for presentation and Board rooms



Connect It


With FlipTops installed in your conference table or lectern you’re ready to connect and power any device that might enter the room. HDMI®, RJ45, DisplayPort, USB, RCA, and AC power connector plates ensure you’ll have everything you need to present.

CAT5E wire


Choose either pass-thru plates with grommeted holes to accommodate today’s popular cables, or with Crestron cable retractors access any cable and extend it up to 3′. Cables automatically lock in place at the desired length. Adjustable retraction speeds and easy-release levers allow cables to smoothly return into the compartment. FlipTops are available with HDMI, VGA, audio, USB and CAT5e cables.

Collaboration made easy


Control AV, lights, shades, and climate with an optional integrated TSW-class 5-inch touch screen with capacitive display. Place a touch screen model FlipTop at the head of the table to give the meeting leader complete room and AV control. To provide convenience to all meeting attendees, install a basic FlipTop at every seat.

Connect It side view


A tapered, notched lid allows cables to remain connected and free of crimping when the top is closed. Available in beautiful black anodized or brushed aluminum finishes, FlipTops complement the décor of the finest conference tables and lecterns.

New Orleans BWW Chooses AVDI

TV’s, TV’s and more TV’s… Franchisees Raj Ataya and Amit Patel do it big with the new Elmwood BWW store just out side of New Orleans.  How many TV’s and components you ask??? 70 TV’s, 7 Projo’s, 12 satellite boxes, 3 cable boxes, a 25 speaker sound system, several miles of wire and 2 Matrix switchers with BuffaloTV to Control it all.

System Features:

-1 80″ SHARP

-4 70″ SHARP’S









If you have any questions or if you’re interested in a quote for an up coming project please contact Jason at 888-990-AVDI(2834) or sales@avdiusa.com.


Thanks for Looking,

The AVDI Team

Crestron Shading Solutions

Crestron Shading Solutions support both manual and motorized
shading options for projects of any size

  • Small-to-medium-sized windows
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Curtain walls: couple up to six shades as a single group with one Crestron QMT™ motor
  • Extra-wide shade option: includes larger tube and bracket size to support shades up to 15′ wide
  • Dual-roll option: Allows for both light-filtering and blackout with the same system for multipurpose rooms

The Crestron Design Tool (CDT) makes it super-simple to design, specify, quote and place your order. Just plug in the dimensions and design options and CDT does the rest.



Drapery Track Systems

Draperies add a soft, graceful touch to your décor. Crestron Drapery Track Systems provide super-quiet, elegant and convenient control. Control pinch pleat, Ripplefold and Accordia-fold® styles on straight tracks using Crestron drapery motors.

Track styles

Straight tracks
For straight track mounts a left draw, right draw, center draw, two track (tandem application), custom asymmetric or custom multiple draw drapery configuration can be specified as shown in the examples below.

Curved tracks
In addition to straight drapery tracks, Crestron offers several types of curved drapery tracks for spaces with special design requirements. Custom bends are available from Crestron.



45° Bend

Double 45° Bend

90° Bend

Double 90° Bend



Choose the fabric that’s right for you
Crestron roller shade fabrics work beautifully to maintain the view while providing daytime privacy. Or, if you need, complete blackout of daylight. They also help to reduce fading of furnishings and the amount of solar heat gain, keeping rooms cooler. Between our two collections, you have more than 400 fabrics to choose from.

The Heritage Collection
The Heritage Collection consists of basic, highly functional, mostly neutral fabrics that are very familiar to interior designers, having been in popular use for many years.

The Designer Collection
For projects requiring more design flair, the Designer Collection includes almost one-hundred fabrics with more stylish qualities.

Crestron Authorized Resellers can order the Heritage and Designer fabric collection sample binder directly (model# CSF-SB-ROLLER-HERTG/DSGNR) by submitting a purchase order to orders@crestron.com. If you have any questions, please call 800-237-2041.


Crestron Shading SolutionsFrom roller, skylight, and Roman shades to drapery track systems, we have the perfect solution for every room and all the options you need:


What is Crestron RL?


What is Crestron RL?

Crestron RL is a comprehensive group collaboration solution that combines Crestron hardware with Microsoft® Lync® software.

The Crestron RL solution is based on Microsoft Lync 2013, a popular and powerful server-based application that many companies already use on a daily basis. This full-featured unified communication system enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence, and chat from one touch screen interface.

Easy to Use

With just one touch of a button, anyone can walk into a conference room and instantly start a collaboration session.

Share your desktop with local and remote participants; view and annotate over PowerPoint® remotely or locally using the supplied 65″ touch display.

Use the interactive whiteboard to share ideas without the smelly markers.

Remote participants can join via Lync on their desktop, and adding attendees on the fly in the conference room is just as simple and fast as typing in their names. Share ideas and notes collaboratively with colleagues and clients anytime, anywhere with any device.

Easy to purchase and install

Crestron RL is a complete packaged solution that includes the Crestron UC Codec for Lync, HD camera, microphone, speaker bar, one or two 65″ touch display(s), a hi-res 10″ tabletop touch screen, and more.

Crestron RL connects over the corporate LAN which makes implementation easy and hassle-free. Simply mount the display, connect Crestron RL to the network, and authenticate. No system design or programming is needed. If you already have a Lync server, no additional licenses, fees, or infrastructure expenses, such as MCUs or gateways, are needed.

Qualified Crestron dealers can purchase Crestron RL directly through the normal ordering process. Crestron dealers who have not achieved Microsoft® Gold Communications competency or completed the necessary training can still purchase Crestron RL through our IT distribution partners.

Scalable Solution

Because Crestron RL integrates with the complete line of Crestron automation solutions, clients can scale into local room AV control, lighting, climate, and room scheduling.

They can also monitor, manage and control conference rooms across the enterprise using Crestron Fusion™ management suite.



Crestron apps enable you to take control of all the technology and systems in the home or enterprise from your favorite mobile device, wherever you are in the world. You can monitor and control lights, media, climate, security and more from a mobile broadband or Wi-Fi® connection – all with the touch of a button. In the workplace you can monitor and control HVAC, BMS, security, lighting, shades, video conferencing, and even room scheduling.

Crestron for iPad app

Free Demo (in-app purchase $99.99)

Download app from iTunes®

The latest, most advanced graphics available
The new Crestron for iPad app with exclusive Smart Graphics™ establishes a new standard in mobile control. Smart Graphics provide all the elements you need to create user interfaces for iPad that are more beautiful and engaging than ever before. You’ll want to use these apps for all your new system designs.

The new Crestron for iPad app enables you to:

  • Deliver a stunning Crestron touch screen experience on iPad, iPad Mini and iPad with Retina® display
  • Design in VT Pro-e® or Crestron Studio™
  • Save a Smart Graphics touch screen project as an iPad project and then upload it, dramatically reducing programming time
  • Provide clients with the identical dynamic user experience on their iPad as on their in-wall touch screens

The apps integrate with Crestron 2-Series and 3-Series™ control systems and utilize customizable gesture-driven controls, animated feedback, and metadata. The apps also enable you to view video from IP-based security cameras, communicate with other Crestron touch screens using Rava™ SIP Intercom, and seamlessly integrate with third-party apps.

Get a free preview
Download the Crestron for iPad app for all your new projects and take advantage of the beautiful graphics and immersive features that Smart Graphics provide. You can also use it to reinvigorate the Crestron touch screen experience and generate incremental sales from your existing clients. The app includes a demo mode that provides simulated operation without a connection to a Crestron control system. The full version is enabled through in-app purchase.

Check out the user interface below
This GUI and more are available as free downloads for authorized programmers and dealers in our GUI Design Resource Center.

For additional information visit our Crestron App product page.

Apple Launches iPad Air, New iPad Mini

Apple Launches iPad Air, New iPad Mini


San Francisco — Apple took the wraps of its latest full-size iPad, renaming it the iPad Air, upgrading performance with a 64-bit CPU, and reducing weight, size and thickness while maintaining its predecessor’s price points and 10-hour battery life.

The company also unveiled the new iPad Mini, which still sports a 7.9-inch screen, but has been upgraded to include Retina display and 64-bit CPU while maintaining a 10-hour battery life. It will be available for the first time in a 128GB version. Each version of the iPad Mini with Retina display is priced $70 higher than its predecessor, with the opening-price Wi-Fi version with 16GB of memory at $399, up from the previous version’s opening price of $329.

The company is keeping its current 16GB iPad Mini and reducing its opening price to $299 from $329. Apple is also keeping its 16GB iPad 2 at $399 for the Wi-Fi version and $429 for the 3G version.

No new iPods were introduced.

All new iPads will come in LTE versions like before, but the new models will support more LTE bands for use with more carriers in more countries, including T-Mobile in the U.S.

Both models also come with the new iOS7 operating system.

Apple hopes the new models will re-ignite its tablet growth and reverse its shrinking share of the global tablet market, though in the first half of this year, IDC statistics show.

The iPad Air will be available Nov. 1 in multiple countries, including the U.S. and China, marking the first time that China is in the first wave of countries getting a new iPad. The new iPad Mini with Retina display will be available later in November.

Both new models are the first iPads with 64-bit desktop-class A7 chip, which delivers twice the CPU speed and twice the GPU speed of the previous full-size iPad. The processor is used in the new iPhone 5s. On the Mini, the processor boosts CPU speed by four times and GPU speed by eight times.

Both iPads are also the first iOS devices with MIMO to deliver twice the 802.11n speeds of their predecessors.

Both models’ screens display 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, the same as on the previous iPad and up from the previous Mini’s 1,024 by 769 pixels. The new iPad Air is 20 percent thinner at 7.5mm compared with its predecessor’s 9.4mm; sports a 43 percent narrower bezel to make holding the device more comfortable; and weighs 1 pounds, down from 1.4 pounds, making it what Apple called the lightest full-size tablet in the world. It also adds dual microphones for the first time.

The main cameras on the new iPad and Mini still offer 5-megapixel, 1080p capture but now have improved back-side illumination.

The fifth-generation full-size iPad with Wi-Fi is priced at $499, $599, $699 and $799 for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively. The 4G LTE models are priced at $629, $729, $829 and $929 for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively.

The new iPad Mini with Wi-Fi is priced at $399 for the 16GB version, $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB and $699 for the new 128GB version. The cellular versions are priced, respectively, at $529, $629, $729 and $829.

Apple has been posting slower iPad growth despite the iPad Mini launch last year and is losing global share, though its U.S. share spiked up in the first half.

In the first half of 2013, Apple’s tablet share worldwide fell to 36.9 percent of global unit shipments compared with 45.6 percent in calendar 2012 and 53.2 percent in calendar 2011, IDC statistics show.

In the U.S, however, iPad share grew in the first half to 48.9 percent from calendar 2012’s 46.2 percent, thanks in large part to the launch of the lower priced iPad Mini. Apple’s share in 2012 was down from 2011’s 47.2 percent.

For the first nine months of Apple’s fiscal year ending June 29, global iPad unit sales were up 28.6 percent to 57 million compared with the year-ago period, but dollar volume was up only 3.5 percent to $25.8 billion. In contrast, iPad sales for the full 2012 fiscal year (which ended Sept. 30, 2012) grew 80 percent in units to 58.3 million and 37.2 percent in dollars to $32.4 billion.

Global iPod unit volume for the first three quarters of fiscal 2013 fell 23.3 percent in units to 22.9 million and 55.7 percent in dollars to $3.84 billion.

For its part, Ovum has said Apple’s global tablet market share peaked at 73 percent of worldwide unit shipments in 2010 when the iPad was launched and fell to 62 percent in 2011. iPad market share in North America slipped in 2011 to 73.5 percent from 2010’s 84.5 percent.



By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 22 2013 – 3:05pm

Bill Maniaci Residential Install


Equipment and Scope of work:

-Denon AVR-x4000 Theater Receiver with multiple zone control

-Jamo Fronts and Surrounds Cinema Series

-Apple TV

-Sony 55″ LED TV

-Comcast Cable Box

-Denon Blu-Ray Player

-LG 50″ Plasma TV in Bedroom

-Polk Audio Soundbar 5000


Installed Network receiver to router for wireless control via smartphone, also allows to wirelessly playback all playlist on the phone or tablet. Hooked Deck speakers to second zones and the Kitchen to the third zones for discrete control and sound in each area. Wired Materbed TV to Denon for secondary Video routing allowing for all devises in the family room to be viewed in the bedroom.

Apple, Samsung said to be developing 12-inch tablets

Apple, Samsung said to be developing 12-inch tablets
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 14 October 2013]

Apple and Samsung Electronics are said to be planning to release 12-inch tablets. Apple is currently cooperating with Quanta Computer on the project, while Samsung is developing the product in house, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In addition to the 12-inch tablet, Quanta has also become a supplier of Apple’s iWatch, he sources claimed.

Samsung originally hoped to partner with Google for its 12-inch tablet, but has abandoned the idea as Google is currently placing most of its focus on 7-inch products.

With Apple and Samsung’s entries, the large-size tablet market is expected to see increasing demand, the sources noted.

However, the sources are also concerned that large-size tablets may impact notebook demand.

Many brand vendors have also developed 18-inch convertible all-in-one PCs, trying to gain the opportunities from the large-size tablet market.

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