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Don't Just Make It Pink! A Woman's Perspective On The AV Industry

By Crystal Watts

As a woman working in the tech-industry, I found this article, It's Complicated: Understanding a Woman's Relationship with A/V Gear by Adrienne Maxwell in Home Theater Review, to be both incredibly enlightening and equally entertaining. Whether you are a

Sony Announces The First Delivery Mechanism For 4K Ultra HD Content

By Tyler Reed

Some of you might recall that I wrote a blog post a couple of months ago about 4K Ultra HD televisions. Other than the cost of entry ($25k!), the main barrier to 4K Ultra HD technology adoption is the content delivery (or lack thereof). Movie studios have

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Mobile Computing Drives Thanksgiving Weekend Retail

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It was a record-setting weekend. In addition to a record box-office bonanza for Hollywood (led by Twilight, Skyfall and Lincoln), many have hailed this past Thanksgiving weekend as a welcome relief for worried retailers. According to the National Retail F

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Conferencing ... in Style.

By Crystal Watts

Looking back to when I first started my journey in the working world, the conference rooms I remember were nothing more than glorified cubicles. Thin walls, a pull down screen, a long table and a door. Quite simply, boring. Nowadays, businesses are taking

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How The Smart Kitchen Can Enhance Your Thanksgiving

By Crystal Watts

We hope everyone in the US has a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Please take the time to read this article that was recently featured in our Home Smart Home magazine. This article explains how a smart kitchen can greatly enhance your Thanksgi

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Puttin' on the Ritz

By Crystal Watts

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile is one of the latest additions to the Ritz-Carlton suite of luxury residential homes. What sets this one apart? Each of the units comes with a Control4 touch screen equipped with the Integrisys Inteli

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DHCP vs. Static IP—Which Is Better?

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People often talk about the home controller being the "brains" of a smart home installation. Extending that metaphor a little further, you might consider your home network as the "nervous system" of your home automation setup. Your home network allows all

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Selecting The Right Screen For Your Home Theater

By Tyler Reed

Often times, when considering a theater room in a home, there is one important piece of equipment that gets ignored and yet directly impacts the experience: The Screen. A lot of money is spent on the projector, the receiver, the speakers, the media player

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Project Spotlight: Sky Zone Sports

By Crystal Watts

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

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Control4 Gives Back: Bean All That You Can Bean

By Lauren Hemingway

Today's post is from Lauren Hemingway, our Lead Graphic Designer, and is about Control4 giving back. Enjoy!

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Mom = Sherpa

By Lisa Harmer

One thing nobody tells you before you become a parent is how many bags are involved. As a busy, working woman, I have to be prepared for anything and my life has to be fairly portable --so I already had an oversized purse, a computer bag and a gym bag. Ne

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Project Spotlight: Aloha Hill Club

By Crystal Watts

Project Spotlight:

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Home Automation Technology - Speaking Geek

By Tyler Reed

In the world of automation, we like to say that the purpose of automation is to get all of your devices "talking" to each other. What a novel idea! On the surface that's exactly what happens. However, the technology that allows this magic to happen is obv

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Halloween Edition - How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse: Control4 Style

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We all know it's inevitable, and only a matter of time..No not for another Frankenstorm or a Republican in office again, but the Zombie Apocalypse. Assuming there isn't a massive outbreak of the T Virus, and our Zombies resemble that of Shaun of the Dead,

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Home Is The Way I Like It

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Today's blog post is courtesy of Christi Nelson, Sr. Manager, Global Marketing & Events at Control4:

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Shades of Grey Control

By Shanan Carney

My reference point both for "grey" and "control" come not from a best-selling novel from 2011 (one of these days I suppose I should read it?) but instead from a visit I made earlier this last year to none other than New York City.

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Test Report: Control4 HC-250 Controller

By Crystal Watts

At Control4, we are passionate about our products. So when someone like John Sciacca, technical editor for Sound + Vision Magazine and contributing writer at Residential Systems, gave our HC-250 Controller the Certified & Recommended stamp of appr

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Guest Post: How Control4 Has Changed My Life

By Matt Sand

Today's blog post is from Control4's Beta Program Manager, Matt Sand, on how home automation has truly changed his life:

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Flashing Lights and Teenaged Giggles

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As a Control4 employee with networking and technical training, I'm in the process of installing automation in my own home. I'm going bit by bit, starting with the "easy stuff." I got a bunch of my lighting controls installed over the weekend, and we're no

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4K TV Resolution: Is it the New "3D" or Something More?

By Tyler Reed

I recently read a blog post from Electronic House explaining that the most recent 4K resolution trend that is just being introduced to the market is more important than 3D. They even claim that, down the road, it will be more widely accepted than 3D as we

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Sometimes It's The Little Things

By Lisa Harmer

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my dad, running around the house turning off light switches, hollering at the top of his voice: "Why are all these <bleep> lights on? How hard is it to turn a <bleep> light off? I'm

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Automating Sibling Rivalry

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In my house growing up, automation took sibling rivalry to a whole new level - from an all-out immature brawl, to an intelligent, though probably still immature, battle of strategy and wits. I don't remember how the fight started (who does?) but the botto

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What's the "Killer App" in Home Automation?

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In computing, a "killer app" is a program that is so valuable or popular that it basically guarantees the success of the technology with which it's associated. Technology historians have long said that the personal computer would never have caught on with

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Project Spotlight: How Sports Bar Restaurant Technology Can Improve Business

By Tyler Reed

It's football season! And while there are several ways to enjoy a good football game (or games) one of the best is to find a great sports bar that provides several viewing angles and great food. We've found exactly that at a local sports bar in Norwood, M

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