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SI Black Diamond Tiled Screens



Shipping Soon!  A complete game-changer in large scale projection display, Black Diamond Tiles™ incorporates the most advanced ambient light rejection screen technology available. Benefiting from years of development and refinement, Black Diamond Tiles™ delivers a bright, brilliant image in nearly any environment eliminating the need for darkened viewing areas.  Black Diamond Tiles™ are well suited for a wide range of commercial venues and are designed for utmost versatility.

Black Diamond Tiles™ Screen Materials

Front-Pro – Black Diamond G3 2.7 Silver | Black Diamond G3 1.4 Black | Black Diamond G3 .8 Black

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Unlike all other screen materials, Black Diamond absorbs ambient light from all directions and only selectively reflects back the projectors light.  The result is 900% more contrast in most conditions giving you the ability to utilize projection in any room environment.  Black Diamond also has huge benefits in a dark room, read more



Black Diamond Tiles ScalableScalable & Custom

Scalable & Custom

Black Diamond Tiles™ are completely customizable as well as scalable.  Neodymium magnets affix Black Diamond Tiles™ to our custom rigid frame creating a display of any size or aspect ratio, limited only by your imagination.  Each panel can be arranged in either landscape or portrait orientation for a unique, one-of-a-kind display with custom sizes available.





Black Diamond Tiles™ feature a modular design for easy specification, compact shipping, and fast service.  Difficult logistics, elevator shafts, and tight spaces are welcome.


Pure LED Back Lighting

New LED Back Lighting

Like Black Diamond Zero Edge™, Black Diamond Tiles™ supports LED backlighting, a simple yet underutilized technology that makes it easier for the human eye to watch bright content in a darkened room.  Backlighting reduces eyestrain and improves the cinematic experience while also complementing existing design and décor by adding warmth and ambiance. Zero Edge™ screens and Black Diamond Tiles™ by SI are the only ones on the market that can effectively support LED backlighting. This is because our frame designs were created to allow LED lighting to be embedded into the aluminum extrusion, thereby delivering perfectly angled light onto the surrounding walls.

New LED Lighting features include:

New LED Lighting features include:

  • Full perimeter LED lighting
  • Controllable via IR remote
  • 256,000 Colors including 6,500 Kelvin white
  • 20 Preset color selections for décor matching
  • 6 Custom color settings
  • 6 Light show patterns: Color scan, Fade and Step
  • 1,000 Incremental dimming levels

Pure Brackets

Mounting Options

Black Diamond Tiles™ can be as easily suspended from the ceiling by aircraft cables as it can be mounted to the wall.

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Abbott’s AVDI Inc. Introduces Partner Company AV4BWW.COM!!!

Abbott’s, AVDI has strived to provide Buffalo Wild Wings top notch service for over 13 years. We understand when it comes to your AV system needs you want simplicity and ease in replacing or upgrading items in your stores as time goes on. No one wants to spend hours trying to figure out what it is that needs to be upgraded.


To help simplify things for our customers, we are proud to introduce you to AVDI’s partner in meeting Buffalo Wild Wings needs:  www.av4bww.com. This website caters to Buffalo Wild Wings owners and their specific AV needs: Projectors, Lamps, Cables and BWW System parts they have it all. AV4BWW will provide you with fast courteous service, and BWW pricing on the items you need to keep your store looking and sounding amazing.

Each week AV4BWW will offer a rotating selection of  items at deep discounts for limited time periods, so make sure that you check back often for these hard to pass up deals.

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:


AVDI TV Brokering Hot Deals!!!!!

AVDI TV Brokering Hot Deals!!!!!

What is AVDI TV Brokering??? Well just what it sounds like… We handle all the leg work of beating up the prices of the major players in the retail TV game(Best Buy, H.H. Gregg, ABC Warehouse, Tiger Direct etc…) to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Whom ever has the best price at the time your needing the TV’s gets your business. We also can have it delivered to the site or set a side for a local pick if one of these Retailers are near you. You might ask why don’t you just go in to these Retailers and do the same thing we’re doing??? Well a couple of reasons why you should go through AVDI: We take care of the whole processes from beginning to end, we assist in any Service related issues after install, we already have pricing and relationships established to insure the best quality product for the best price just to name a few. If you have any questions or need more info please contact Jason at 888-990-AVDI(2834)




SHARP 90″ AQUOS LED HDTV RETAIL$ 9999.00      AVDI PRICE $6699.00




SHARP 80″ AQUOS LED HDTV RETAIL$ 3999.00      AVDI PRICE $3199.00 




SHARP 70″ AQUOS LED HDTV RETAIL$ 2299.00      AVDI PRICE $1849.00



LG 60″ LED TV 1080P FULL HD  RETAIL $1499.95       AVDI PRICE $899.00



LG 50″ LED TV 1080P FULL HD  RETAIL $899.95       AVDI PRICE $630.00.





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)

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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.

SHARP Big Screen Deals!!!


pricing located at the bottom of the screen…




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.



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.




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.





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.


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.



The Rise of OLED TV’s and the Fall of Plasmas TV’s

Panasonic quits plasma TVs: The latest victim of LED/LCD’s rise to display supremacy


Another one bites the dust. Panasonic is departing the plasma TV business after being its biggest champion for two decades. The business story is that TV and display manufacturing has become a near-commodity business that belongs to the Koreans and Chinese, not the Japanese. But for fans of high-end TV, the personal story is the loss of one of the best choices in the mid- to high-end range – plasma – as long as you can control for room brightness.

Plasma has three clear-cut advantages because of its technology. The pixels are illuminated by charged gases inside each element; LCD is lit from behind or the side by fluorescent tubes or LEDs. This means a plasma display has excellent contrast with deeper blacks, a wide viewing angle that’s helpful when 20 people crowd your tiny living room to watch the Super Bowl, and essentially no motion blur. A fourth advantage is the big one: Good plasma sets have dazzling picture quality.

You liked Panasonic. Reviewers liked Panasonic. And still…

When PCMag.com readers rated HDTV brands in the 26th annual Service and Reliability survey last fall, the Readers’ Choice award went to Panasonic, Samsung (also big in plasma) and Sony. Actually, plasma stalwart Pioneer scored higher, but that was really readers’ fond farewells to a company that hadn’t made TVs in two years. LG, the third vendor with significant investment in plasma, was next in the ratings.

Panasonic plasmas are also rated highly by others such as Consumer Reports. Nine of the top 12 (including ties) 60-inch or bigger TVs in CR’s current ratings are plasmas and five of the nine are Panasonics. So it’s not user satisfaction or picture quality that’s killing the plasma business for Panasonic. It’s the difficulty of making money when the volume isn’t there and when LCD is good enough for most users. Plasma now accounts for just one in 20 TV sales.


LCD killed the rear-projection TV, and now it’s killing the plasma as well.

What died: Panasonic TVs or the Japanese TV business?

The reports, not yet confirmed by Panasonic, have the company exiting the plasma TV business by March 2014, the end of its fiscal year, according to Reuters and others. But Panasonic isn’t alone in scaling back. Pioneer is already out of plasmas (its only TV offering). Among makers focusing on LCD, Toshiba and Hitachi, among others, outsource their TV production business to factories outside Japan. Much of the TV technology lies in the quality of the LCD or plasma panels — but there’s not much panel production left in Japan: a two-year-old plasma plant owned by Panasonic, and three Sharp LCD plants that have partial foreign ownership. Imagine: Panasonic may be willing to walk away from a plant that’s virtually brand new because the plasma business is a money-loser. Panasonic reportedly wants to concentrate on business and industrial products such as automotive electronics and infotainment, batteries (each Tesla has several thousand Panasonic lithium-ion batteries), semiconductors and climate control systems, backing away from lower-margin consumer products.

The TV market is soft and it’s price conscious. By 2012, most everybody who was switching from CRT or rear-projection TV to flat panel TV had already done so. When I took my 275-pound Sony rear-projection TV to the town recycling center this summer — nobody on Craigslist showed interest even at $50 — the shed only included a couple of rear-projection sets, a lot of 19- to 27-inch CRT TVs, and already a sizable number of flat panels being put out to pasture. The shipment of TVs worldwide in 2012 fell by 6%, according to IHS iSuppli, the first drop in TV shipments in a decade. Plasma shipments fell 21% in 2012, according to NPD, versus a 1% decline for LCD TVs. As the market became more price-conscious, Japan found itself the high-cost provider of TVs. Japan killed the European and US TV industries a generation ago. Now Korea and China are returning the favor to Japan. Korea’s Samsung has been No. 1 in TV sales since 2006. Before that it was Sony.

The opportunities that remain are mostly upgrades, from smaller or older flat panels to bigger TVs. You can buy a decent 75-inch flat panel TV for $3,500. To move up from 42 inches on a first-gen flat panel TV to 55 inches runs as little as $500 but more often $750-$1,000. The new LCD TVs will likely have LED not fluorescent illumination, wider viewing angles, and 240 Hz or 120 Hz refresh to reduce blurring. All those counter the advantages of plasma. More have WiFi built in with an upgradeable web browser, not the clunky first-gen WiFi that took you to the vendor’s portal where you could jump to AOL, MySpace, YouTube, and weather.

Next: How much better is plasma than LCD?

How much better is plasma?

When you walk into PCMag Labs or another facility set up with properly calibrated TVs side by side (this would not always be a TV showroom), the eye can pick out the underperformers and test gear makes even finer distinctions. But when you take almost any flat panel TV home and sit directly in front, it looks good enough. The new TV invariably looks better than the TV it replaced.

Plasma also had long-ago perceptions, mostly solved, that may have stuck. Plasmas were considered energy hogs; Panasonic says current TVs use a third as much power as five years ago. (Power draw for plasma is higher if you leave it in store mode or in brightly-lit scenes.) They were considered best suited for shaded rooms with no daylight streaming in because of screen glare, although most plasma screens have an anti-glare finish now. (Plasma is still not the best choice in a sunny room when the windows face opposite the screen.) Burn-in and short panel lifespans are non-issues now. A decade ago, Panasonic said LCD technology was fine for up to 37 inches and above that, plasma reigned. Now there are 90-inch LCD TVs. The biggest flat panel TV ever shown was Panasonic’s 150-inch plasma at CES in 2008, followed by a 152-inch panel.

152-inch Panasonic plasma TV

What to do if Panasonic exits

Assuming Panasonic does exit the business, it’s still half a year away. New Panasonic plasma TVs will probably be on the market a year from now. Amazon.com shows year-old 2012 models still available in fall 2013. It’s unclear if Panasonic would continue its LCD TV business or if it would contract for the manufacture of TVs bearing the Panasonic name.Samsung, the world’s largest TV maker, and LG will still be in the plasma business. They may try to build higher-quality plasma TVs — halo products — to enhance their reputations. Over a couple years, mainstream plasma sets will rise to match the bests plasma TVs of today. That’s Moore’s law applied to image quality. Another option, the most likely if plasma wanes, is watching LCD TVs improve.

OLED is the likely successor to plasma in terms of dazzlement, but the organic light-emitting diode technology is costly. The first ones, 55-inch OLED sets, are in the range of $9,000-$15,000, or 2-3 times as much as the costliest plasma set. Give that a couple years to come down from the stratosphere. OLED, like plasma, employs internally lit pixels.


LG's 55-inch OLED TV

LG’s 55-inch OLED TV

You might also be drawn to 4K (Ultra HD) sets with four times the resolution of today’s HD sets. Ultra HD doesn’t just blur the line with PC monitors; it blows right by. The highest common PC resolutions are WQHD, 2560×1440 at 16:9 aspect ratio, and WQXGA, 2560×1600 at 16:10. The current highest mainstream TV resolution is FHD (Full HD), 1920×1080 at 16:9. The most common Ultra HD resolution is 4K HD or 2160p, with 3840×2160 resolution. There are also industry standards, if not panels, for 8K HD called 4320p, or 7680×4320, and 16K HD, called 8640p, or 15360×8640. (See: 8K UHDTV: How do you send a 48Gbps TV signal over terrestrial airwaves?)

You can buy 4K Ultra HD sets of 55 to 65 inches now for as little as $4,000-$6,000 after recent price cuts. They are LCD displays with LED illumination. The problem with Ultra HD is that, price cuts or not, there’s not much content available: no over-the-air broadcasts, cable or satellite, only a small amount available online. (Read: Xbox One and PS4: Analyzing their support for 4K video and gaming.) In the meantime, 4K TV used as a PC monitor makes a great Photoshop editing display. You can almost forget about the zoom tool.


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



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.


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).
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