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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.

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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.

 


Curve

45° Bend

Double 45° Bend

90° Bend

Double 90° Bend

 

Fabrics

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:

 

NEW CRESTRON MOBILE APPS….

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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

SHARP Big Screen Deals!!!

SHARP 1080P LED SMART TV’s WITH QUATTRON™

pricing located at the bottom of the screen…

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QUATTRON COLOR TECHNOLOGY

Exclusive Quattron™ color technology delivers a billion more colors, so you get a more powerful picture with brighter yellows, deeper blues, and richer golds. By adding 2 million yellow subpixels, Quattron creates a more realistic picture with greater detail and brightness – a feat that standard TV simply can’t achieve.

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AQUOS® UV2A DISPLAY

The advanced AQUOS® UV2A Display uses a unique, precision pixel structure to deliver dynamic HD images. With technology that’s created to let more light through in bright scenes and fight light leakage in dark scenes, the AQUOS UV2A Display with a 12 million: 1 contrast ratio creates pulse-racing picture every time.

 

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SUPER BRIGHT™

Super Bright™, a new high-brightness panel combined with an intelligent contrast engine, constantly analyzes the signal and enhances the brightness of the bright objects on the screen while maintaining the black levels on the rest of the screen. The result is a more brilliant, more contrasted picture.

 

 

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SMART TV WITH DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR

A Smart TV with Dual-Core processor and built-in Wi-Fi, the 8 Series lets you quickly access apps streaming movies, music, games, and websites.

PRICING:

60″  $999.00

70″ $1759.00

80″ $3249.00

90″ $5775.00

pricing is subject to change without notice and is updated every Sunday. All TV come with standard Sharp warranty but we have extended warranties available.

 

 

AVDI’S PROJECTOR MOUNT… PERFECT FOR BWW MANAGERS

Strong™ Universal Fine Adjust Projector Mount for Projectors up to 50 lbs. (Black)

-AVDI ACTUALLY HAD A HAND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS MOUNT AND YOU, THE CUSTOMER, IN MIND WHEN REQUESTING IT.

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Equipped with longer mounting arms and security screw holes, this projector mount is specifically designed to handle oversized models up to 50 lbs., including JVC projectors, while offering maximum installation flexibility. It features tool-less adjustments – so getting the ideal alignment is a breeze – and has a simple three-piece design that minimizes time spent at the top of the ladder.

 

  • Tool-Less Adjustments
    Getting a projector image to perfectly align with a screen is easier said than done. Thankfully this mount simplifies the process with easy-to-use vertical tilt, horizontal roll and yaw adjustments. Just pop off the cover and use the tool-less dials to make micro adjustments until the ideal alignment is achieved – no tightening or loosening of the screws required.
  • Maximum Mounting Flexibility 
    For the most versatility in your next installation, this projector mount features longer arms that extend for up to 17.7” diameter mounting. Plus it has a series of slots on the arms and the bottom plate that provide almost limitless placement options, so it’s easy to get the projector perfectly positioned. Need to install directly in concrete or ceiling drywall? Not a problem – just use the included hardware.
  • Easy as 1, 2, 3
    A smart three-piece design makes it easy to get this projector securely installed – without having to fumble around at the top of the ladder. The top plate attaches to the ceiling and screws into the mount assembly body, while the bottom plate (with attached projector) simply slides and locks into place. It makes installing the product – and taking down the projector for servicing – fast and easy. Now that’s what we call installer friendly!
  • Security Screws
    When it comes to projector installs, a secure attachment is key. That’s why this mount features multiple security screws for projector attachment, as well as screws on each side of the mounting base – which all help to lock things in place. Move the mount around until you get the perfect center of gravity for the projector, then tighten down the screws and you’re good to go!
  • Extension Needed?
    If you want to drop the projector off the ceiling with an extension pole, we’ve included a separate ceiling plate to allow for easy connection to the pipe. For specialized applications, check out our other ceiling attachment options: SM-CEILING-CA and SM-CEILING-TRUSS.
  • Universal Fit
    High ceiling? No problem. Equipped with standard NPT threading, this mount is compatible with any 1-1/2” NPT poles or extension devices – offering maximum flexibility for your install.

 


Warranty
Lifetime Limited Warranty
All Strong Mounts have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused, modified or disassembled. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).

Bill Maniaci Residential Install

BILL MANIACI 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.

Ultra HD TV Makes A Big (Screen) Difference

Ultra High-Definition television is here, bringing four times the resolution of today’s FullHD 1080p sets and promising high-quality images tailor-made for today’s big-screen sizes.

At a time when flat-panel TVs are trending dangerously close to commoditization, Ultra HD is expected to deliver consumers what they seek most from a new television purchase — maximum picture quality.

At the same time, Ultra HD product deployments should eventually incentivize a new market for native high-resolution content, which will lead to Ultra HD delivery over cable and satellite systems, new home playback formats like Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, and next-generation Ultra HD Internet streaming.

 

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Even future Ultra HD over-the-air TV broadcasts are not out of the realm of possibility.

With the arrival of larger and larger TV screen sizes, Ultra HD TVs and video projectors will produce much more detail and less visible pixels than 1080p TVs. They will also allow sitting closer to the screen, which is important for big-screen lovers with small viewing spaces.

Viewers will see images with even smoother edges and greater depth, and for sets with fast screen-refresh rates, pictures can appear to be almost 3D, without the need for glasses.

While Ultra HD offers significant advantages for very large-screen TV viewing, it also offers benefits for smaller screen sizes.

“When all content sources are considered, there is really no limit to how small the screen can be in order to derive benefits from the higher resolution and the ability to be much closer to the screen, such as the immersive experience on new gaming platforms or pixel peeping during editing of high-megapixel RAW image files,” offered Rey Roque, Westinghouse Digital marketing VP.

Another benefit is that Ultra HD 3DTVs using passive polarized glasses will be able to display 1080p (1,920 by 1,080) images to each eye, instead of cutting the resolution in half as passive 1080p 3D displays do.

According the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) definition, the minimum resolution for Ultra HD displays is 3,840 by 2,160 progressively displayed horizontal and vertical pixel lines, or four times the resolution of a 1,920 by 1,080 image.

The resolution level is also informally referred to as “4K,” because it has roughly 4,000 horizontal pixels, but technically speaking, 4K denotes a very specific display resolution of 4,096 by 2,160.

In its “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast July 2013” report, CEA projected Ultra HD shipments to reach 57,000 units, and shipment revenue to earn $314 million in 2013. Ultra HD shipments are expected by the association to go on to surpass the 1 million unit mark in 2015, when more native Ultra HD content should be available.

Simply put: “Ultra HD promises to be the next big video product driving change in content, cameras, security, retailing, displays and even audio. It will drive growth across the entire consumer technology ecosystem,” stated CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.

Next-generation broadcast standards are already being drawn up to support Ultra HD signals, and archives of Ultra HD movies and television programs are ready and waiting in Hollywood vaults for home release.

Still, as in the early days of high-definition TV, widespread availability of native Ultra HD content is a couple of years away. Therefore, many TV manufacturers have designed today’s Ultra HD products to include advanced up-scaling and picture-processing systems that multiply the number of lines in 1080p and 720p (or lower) images to fit the extra pixel lines of an Ultra HD screens.

But will that be enough to drive sales where recent attempts to drive 3DTVs failed?

Unlike 3D, as more and more high-value 4K content is produced over time, applications outside of consumers’ homes will make them a staple in the commercial, industrial, medical and command/control industries.

And with prices for Ultra HD TVs already dropping below $999, it seems likely that over time consumer displays will migrate to 4K just as they did to 1080p.

“Much of the content being shot today is being done in 4K,” said Pablo Espinosa, Sony Electronics TV products engineer. “Only 4K delivers the real picture originally intended by the director of the film. That’s important to us, because Sony provides the whole end-to-end 4K solution from capturing to the screen.”

 

By Greg Tarr On Sep 25 2013 – 2:40pm

MAMANI HOUSE SMALL INSTALL

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Install 60″ TV
  • Install Polk Audio 5000 series Soundbar system with wireless sub
  • Move all DVD, cable boxes and other components to the closet
  • Rewire entire room with zero exposed wires (All wire behind the wall)
  • Program Universal Remote Control for RF/IR control over whole system
  • Check all functions and Train the Mamani Family to use their new system

Thank you for choosing AVDI, we hope you enjoy your new system.

 

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