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4
May

Coming Fall 2011: Crestron Shades

Completing the lighting control system and delivering the most effective energy management solution, Crestron shades elegantly blend designer window treatments with intelligent room control. Crestron shades are available in a choice of hundreds of fabrics, including sunscreen, privacy and blackout shades. A variety of styles and opacity ensure the perfect solution for any room. Whether you want to keep light in or out, optimize natural light in the room or reduce solar heat gain, Crestron shades are the right solution to complete your lighting control and energy management system. Automatically or manually adjust shade positions using Crestron touchpanels and keypads, or from any PC, Mac or mobile device.

Coming Fall 2011
4
May

NEW: SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio Station Channels

SIRIUS and XM have joined together this month.  Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the new channel line up and reset your presets so that you can continue to enjoy your favorite satellite channels.

Click Here for a Printable Version

Channel Name Category Genre Description Available Online
2 SiriusXM Hits 1 Music Pop Top 40 Hits 1•
3 20 on 20 Music Pop Countdowns for every listener 1•
4 ’40s on 4 Music Pop ’40s Pop Hits/Big Band 1•
5 ’50s on 5 Music Pop ’50s Pop Hits 1•
6 ’60s on 6 Music Pop ’60s Pop Hits with Cousin Brucie 1•
7 ’70s on 7 Music Pop ’70s Pop Hits 1•
8 ’80s on 8 Music Pop ’80s Pop Hits 1•
9 ’90s on 9 Music Pop ’90s Pop Hits 1•
10 The Pulse Music Pop 2000s and Today 1•
11 KISS Talk & Entertainment More Today’s Hottest Hits And Non-Stop Jamz 2
12 MIX Talk & Entertainment More Continuous Music Variety! 2
13 Music Summit Talk & Entertainment More ’80s, ’90s and Today’s Hit Music 2
14 Pop2K Music Pop 2000s Pop Hits 1•
15 BBC Radio 1 Music Pop U.K. Pop Hits 1•
16 The Blend Music Pop Lite Pop Hits 1•
17 SiriusXM Love Music Pop Love Songs 1•
18 SiriusXM Limited Engagements Music Pop Limited Engagements – XL 1•
19 Elvis Radio Music Rock Elvis 24/7 Live from Graceland 1•
20 E Street Radio Music Rock Bruce Springsteen 24/7 1•
21 Underground Garage Music Rock Little Steven’s Underground Garage 1•
22 Pearl Jam Radio Music Rock Pearl Jam 24/7 1•
23 Grateful Dead Channel Music Rock Grateful Dead 24/7 1•
24 Radio Margaritaville Music Rock Escape to Margaritaville 1•
25 Classic Rewind Music Rock ’70s & ’80s Classic Rock 1•
26 Classic Vinyl Music Rock ’60s & ’70s Classic Rock 1•
27 Deep Tracks Music Rock Deep Classic Rock 1•
28 The Spectrum Music Rock Adult Album Rock 1•
29 Jam_ON Music Rock Jam Bands 1•
30 The Loft Music Rock Contemporary Eclectic 1•
31 The Coffee House Music Rock Acoustic Singer – Songwriters 1•
32 The Bridge Music Rock Mellow Rock 1•
33 1st Wave Music Rock Classic Alternative 1•
34 Lithium Music Rock ’90s Alternative/Grunge 1•
35 SiriusXM U Music Rock Indie Rock 1•
36 Alt Nation Music Rock New Alternative Rock 1•
37 Octane Music Rock New Hard Rock 1•
38 Boneyard Music Rock Classic Hard Rock 1•
39 Hair Nation Music Rock ’80s Hair Bands 1•
40 Liquid Metal Music Rock Heavy Metal-XL 1•
41 Faction Music Rock Music of Action Sports, Tony Hawk-XL 1•
42 The Joint Music Rock Reggae 1•
44 Hip-Hop Nation Music Hip-Hop/R&B Hip-Hop Hits-XL 1•
45 Shade 45 Music Hip-Hop/R&B Eminem’s Uncut Hip-Hop Channel-XL 1•
46 Backspin Music Hip-Hop/R&B Old Skool Rap-XL 1•
47 The Heat Music Hip-Hop/R&B R&B Hits 1•
48 Heart & Soul Music Hip-Hop/R&B Adult R&B Hits 1•
49 Soul Town Music Hip-Hop/R&B Classic Soul/Motown 1•
50 The Groove Music Hip-Hop/R&B Old Skool R&B 1•
51 BPM Music Dance/Electronic Dance Hits 1•
52 Electric Area Music Dance/Electronic Progressive House, Trance & Electro 1•
53 SiriusXM Chill Music Dance/Electronic Smooth Electronic 1•
56 Willie’s Roadhouse Music Country Classic Country 1•
57 Nashville! Talk & Entertainment More Today’s Country Hits and Legends 2
58 Prime Country Music Country ’90s Country and More 1•
59 The Highway Music Country New Country 1•
60 Outlaw Country Music Country Rockin’ Country Rebels 1•
61 Bluegrass Junction Music Country Bluegrass 1•
62 The Village Music Country Folk 1•
63 The Message Music Christian Christian Pop & Rock 1•
64 Praise Music Christian Gospel 1•
66 Watercolors Music Jazz/Standards Smooth/Contemporary Jazz 1•
67 Real Jazz Music Jazz/Standards Classic Jazz 1•
68 Spa Music Jazz/Standards New Age 1•
69 Escape Music Jazz/Standards Beautiful Music 1•
70 BB King’s Bluesville Music Jazz/Standards B.B. King’s Blues 1•
71 Siriusly Sinatra Music Jazz/Standards Sinatra/American Standards 1•
72 On Broadway Music Jazz/Standards Show Tunes 1•
73 Cinemagic Music Jazz/Standards Movie Soundtracks and More 1•
74 Met Opera Radio Music Classical Opera/Classical Vocals 1•
75 SiriusXM Pops Music Classical Classical Pops 1•
76 Symphony Hall Music Classical Traditional Classical 1•
78 Kids Place Live Talk & Entertainment Family/Health All Fun for Kids 1•
79 Radio Disney Talk & Entertainment Family/Health Music Destination for Kids & Family 1•
80 SiriusXM Book Radio Talk & Entertainment Family/Health Books & Drama 1•
81 Doctor Radio Talk & Entertainment Family/Health Real Doctors Helping Real People 1•
82 RadioClassics Talk & Entertainment Family/Health Classic Radio Shows 2
84 ESPN Radio Sports Sports ESPN’s Sports Talk Channel 1•
85 ESPN Xtra Sports Sports The Latest Sports News 1•
86 Mad Dog Radio Sports Sports “Mad Dog” Russo Takes on Sports 1•
87 SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Sports Sports Fantasy Sports Talk 1•
88 SiriusXM NFL Radio Sports Sports 24/7 NFL News & Talk 1•
89 MLB Network Radio Sports Sports 24/7 MLB Talk 1•
90 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Sports Sports 24/7 NASCAR Talk 2
91 SiriusXM College Sports Nation Sports Sports The Best College Sports Talk & Games 1•
92 NHL Home Ice Sports Sports NHL Talk 1•
93 PGA TOUR Network Sports Sports PGA TOUR Network / Live Golf & Talk 1•
94 IZOD IndyCar Series Sports Sports 24/7 IZOD IndyCar Racing Talk 2
96 Laugh USA Talk & Entertainment Comedy Family Comedy 1•
97 Blue Collar Radio Talk & Entertainment Comedy Blue Collar Radio-XL 1•
98 The Foxxhole Talk & Entertainment Comedy Presented by Jamie Foxx-XL 1•
99 Raw Dog Comedy Talk & Entertainment Comedy Comedy Uncensored-XL 1•
100 Howard 100 Howard Stern Howard Stern Hear the Revolution-XL 1•
101 Howard 101 Howard Stern Howard Stern Hear the Revolution-XL 1•
102 Playboy Radio Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Smart & Sexy Adult Radio-XL 1•
103 Spice Radio Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Adult Stories, Reality & Calls-XL 1•
104 SiriusXM Stars Too Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Great Talk Radio for Guys-XL 1•
105 the ViRUS Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Opie & Anthony and More – XL 1•
106 Road Dog Trucking Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Just for Truckers 1•
107 SiriusXM Stars Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Celebrity Hosts & Lifestyle Shows 1•
108 OutQ Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Gay & Lesbian Radio-XL 1•
109 Cosmo Radio Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Fun, Fearless, Female-XL 1•
110 Martha Stewart Living Radio Talk & Entertainment Entertainment How-To For Living 1•
111 Oprah Radio Talk & Entertainment Entertainment Oprah Radio 1•
112 CNBC News & Issues News/Public Radio First in Business Worldwide 1•
113 Bloomberg Radio News & Issues News/Public Radio The World Leader in Business News 1•
114 FOX News Channel News & Issues News/Public Radio We Report. You Decide. 2
115 CNN News & Issues News/Public Radio The Worldwide Leader in News 1•
116 HLN News & Issues News/Public Radio News and Views 1•
117 MSNBC News & Issues News/Public Radio MSNBC: Lean Forward 1•
118 BBC World Service News & Issues News/Public Radio BBC World Service 1•
119 C-SPAN Radio News & Issues News/Public Radio C-SPAN Radio 1•
120 World Radio Network News & Issues News/Public Radio News From Around the World 1•
121 SiriusXM Public Radio News & Issues News/Public Radio SiriusXM Public Radio 1•
122 NPR Now News & Issues News/Public Radio NPR News & Conversation 2
123 PRX Public Radio News & Issues News/Public Radio Independent Public Radio 1•
124 POTUS Politics News & Issues Politics Unfiltered Political Talk 1•
125 SiriusXM Patriot News & Issues Politics Conservative Talk 1•
126 FOX News Talk News & Issues Politics Talk Radio from FOX News 1•
127 SiriusXM Left News & Issues Politics Liberal Talk 1•
128 The Power News & Issues Politics African-American Talk 1•
129 The Catholic Channel News & Issues Religion Not What You’d Expect 1•
131 Family Talk News & Issues Religion Christian Talk 1•
132 Boston/Philadelphia/Pittsburgh News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
133 New York News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
134 Washington, DC/Baltimore/Atlanta News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
135 Chicago/Detroit News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
136 Miami/Orlando/Tampa-St. Pete News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
137 Dallas-Ft. Worth/Houston/Phoenix News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
138 St. Louis/Minneapolis/Las Vegas News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
139 San Francisco/Seattle/San Diego News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
140 Los Angeles News & Issues Traffic/Weather Traffic & Weather 2
148 CNN En Espanol Talk & Entertainment Latin/World All-News Spanish Language 1•
149 ESPN Deportes Talk & Entertainment Latin/World Spanish Sports Talk & Play-by-Play 1•
150 Caliente Talk & Entertainment Latin/World Tropical Latin Music 1•
151 The Verge Talk & Entertainment Canadian Best New Rock with Unsigned Artists 2
152 Air Musique Talk & Entertainment Canadian Fusion of Punk, Hip-Hop & More 2
153 Sur La Route Talk & Entertainment Canadian Modern/Classic Pop, Folk & Rock 2
154 XM Scoreboard Talk & Entertainment Canadian 24-Hour Coverage 2
155 Canada 360 Talk & Entertainment Canadian A New Canadian Perspective on News 2
156 Radio Parallele Talk & Entertainment More French-Language Canadian News & Talk 2
157 Calendrier Sportif Talk & Entertainment Canadian 24-Hour Coverage in French 2
158 Quoi De Neuf Talk & Entertainment Canadian French-Language Arts & Entertainment 2
159 ATN Asian Radio Talk & Entertainment Canadian North America’s South Asian Channel 2
160 Laugh Attack Talk & Entertainment Comedy Canada’s Extraordinary Comedy-XL 1•
163 Bollywood & Beyond Talk & Entertainment More India’s Hottest Hit Mix 2
164 Sixx Sense Talk & Entertainment More Rock with Nikki Sixx & Kerri Kasem 2
165 Extreme Talk Talk & Entertainment More Entertaining, Informative & Extreme 2
166 America’s Talk Talk & Entertainment More Compelling Talk Show Hosts 2
167 ReachMD Talk & Entertainment More For Healthcare Professionals 2
168 Talk Radio Talk & Entertainment More Clear, No-Nonsense Advice & Opinions 2
169 FOX Sports Radio Talk & Entertainment More All About Your Favorite Sports 2
175 MLB en Espanol Sports Sports Spanish-Language MLB News & Games 2
176 MLB Play-by-Play 176 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
177 MLB Play-by-Play 177 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
178 MLB Play-by-Play 178 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
179 MLB Play-by-Play 179 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
180 MLB Play-by-Play 180 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
181 MLB Play-by-Play 181 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
182 MLB Play-by-Play 182 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
183 MLB Play-by-Play 183 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
184 MLB Play-by-Play 184 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
185 MLB Play-by-Play 185 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
186 MLB Play-by-Play 186 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
187 MLB Play-by-Play 187 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
188 MLB Play-by-Play 188 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
189 MLB Play-by-Play 189 Sports Sports Live MLB Play-by-Play 2
190 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
191 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
192 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports All Season Long 2
193 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
194 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
195 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
196 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
197 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
198 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
199 SEC Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live Coverage 2
200 SEC Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live Coverage 2
201 SEC Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live Coverage 2
202 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
203 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
204 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
205 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
206 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
207 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
208 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
209 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 209 2
210 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports Play-by-Play 2
212 NHL Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live NHL Play-by-Play 2
213 NHL Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live NHL Play-by-Play 2
214 NHL Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live NHL Play-by-Play 2
215 NHL Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live NHL Play-by-Play 2
216 NHL Play-by-Play Sports Sports Live NHL Play-by-Play 2
218 NBA Play-by-Play 218 Sports Sports NBA Play-by-Play 2
219 NBA Play-by-Play 219 Sports Sports NBA Play-by-Play 2
220 NBA Play-by-Play 220 Sports Sports NBA Play-by-Play 2
221 NBA Play-by-Play 221 Sports Sports NBA Play-by-Play 2
222 NBA Play-by-Play 222 Sports Sports NBA Play-by-Play 2
225 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
226 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
227 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
228 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
229 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
230 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
231 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
232 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
233 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
234 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
235 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
236 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
237 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
238 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2
239 Sports Play-by-Play Sports Sports NFL, NASCAR, college sports and more 2

3
May

The Kaleidescape System: Now Playing Blu Ray

We have been Kaleidescape dealers for a few years now and we have watched the product grow and become better and better every year.  In 2011 Kaleidescape has introduced a way to include Blu Ray DVDs into the media library with the intoduction of the M500 player and the Blu Ray Vault.  Below is a video introducing you to what Kaleidescape is and why it is so awesome and easy to use.

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3
May

Summer A/V Prep!

 

It is time to start thinking about preparing your outdoor space.  After you get the deck chairs out, the BBQ area clean, the potted plants out and the deck power washed – start to think about A/V!

 You can go for simple additions like:

  • Creating a audio zone with a few speakers
  • Installing a lighting with different pre set scenes for parties and dinner for two
  • Integrating your ipod, satellite radio or FM channels into an already existing speaker loop

 Or you can amp it up a bit and add things like:

  • Outdoor TV
  • Outdoor Projector area
  • Multi speaker zones
  • Intercom

 This additions are perfect on an island like Bermuda because you can enjoy most of the summer months outside.  Small upgrades can sometimes make a huge difference year to year with how you enjoy your home.  Have a walk around while the spring is still here a think what can you budget for this year?  We can always help you if you have a budget in mind- but are unsure where to start.

While we are on the subject of outdoors, here are a few other cool things that we found to add to your upgrade wish list:

  1. Outdoor Pool Table (available from various vendors)
  2. Outdoor Ceiling Fans
  3. Fire Pit
  4. Outdoor Wine and bottle chiller
  5. Golf putting green
  6. Badminton net
21
Apr

Coming to your Home Theatre: May DVD Releases

Top Movie DVD Releases for May 2011 (US release days)

 

 

MAY 3 2011

The Dilemma

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet (3 Disc combo Blu Ray 3D/ Blu Ray/ DVD)

 

 

May 10 2011

Black Death

Black Death (Blu Ray)

Blue Valentine

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached (Two Disc set Blu-Ray/ DVD Combo+ Digital Copy)

 

 

May 17th

The Mechanic

The Mechanic (Blu-Ray)

Other Woman

The Rite

 

May 24 2011

Gettysburg: Directors Cut (Blu-Ray Book Packaging)

Gnomeo & Juliet

Gnomeo &Juliet (Three Disc Combo: Blu-Ray 3D/ Blu-Ray/ DVD +Digital Copy)

I am Number Four

I am Four Number Four (Blue-Ray/DVD + Digital Copy)

May 31 2011

Drive Angry (Blu-Ray)

Legend (Ultimate Edition) Blu Ray (1985)

Once Upon a Time in the West (Blu-Ray) (1968)

1
Apr

myCrestron Dynamic DNS

One of the most compelling features of a Crestron system is the ability to remotely monitor and control a home’s lighting, climate, and security system from another location.

Welcome to myCrestron.com, a new Dynamic DNS service that furnishes a Crestron system with a friendly URL to enable constant remote access no matter how often an ISP changes your IP address.

Your personal myCrestron.com domain is maintained on Crestron servers to help ensure reliable, secure remote access to your Crestron system when you need it.

Once a system has been programmed and commissioned by Precise Systems, it may be accessed from any Mac®, PC, iPhone® or other mobile device anywhere in the world.1

Example:
Precise is programming a Crestron system for the Smith’s home and wants to add the ability for Joe and Meg to control their system from anywhere in the world. The systems integrator from Preicse registers the subdomain “smithhome.mycrestron.com”. He then programs that subdomain into the Smith’s control system and enables e-Control®. After the system has been commissioned, Joe and Meg can access their home control system from a web browser on a Mac®, PC, Apple® iPhone® or other mobile device from anywhere in the world by visiting http://smithhome.mycrestron.com

  1. Requires additional software and setup. For solutions for Apple devices, see www.crestron.com/apple. For other mobile solutions, please visit www.crestron.com/econtrol.
31
Mar

Crestron Debuts TPMC-9L Touchpanel

Crestron really is the industry leader in great touchpanels. The latest is the Crestron Isys TPMC-9L, a wall-mount touchpanel featuring a 9-inch widescreen that’s capable of playing both 16-bit color graphics and 24-bit video.

So when you’re not controlling everything in and around the house, there will be plenty of pretty images to look at, such as cover art and apps, as well as a personalized graphical interface that you can call your own.

Powered by Crestron’s Core 3 OS, this touchpanel allows you to whip through everything from movie libraries and TV stations to Adobe Flash and IP intercom. There’s also options for animated clocks, calendars, weather widgets, and news feeds, as well as streaming video for a peek at connected web cams.

Despite all of the goodies, the TPMC-9L is also pretty easy to control. A simple finger swipe can guide users through theater controls, lighting, thermostats, and other connected systems. If you prefer the old-school controls, the plate also features 12 programmable hard buttons. If buttons don’t work in your streamlined design plans, you can also opt for a button-free faceplate.

Key Features:

  • Stylish flush-mount design for in-wall and lectern installation
  • Generous 9″ widescreen color touch display
  • 16-bit color touchpanel graphics powered by Core 3
  • 800 x 480 WVGA resolution
  • Dynamic graphics & text capability
  • Programmable swipe gestures for page flips and other functions
  • Streaming and full-motion wired video display
  • Crestron IP intercom
  • WAV file audio feedback
  • Crestron Home® CAT5 video connectivity
  • High-speed Ethernet and Cresnet® communications
  • Built-in USB port for direct program upload
  • Includes faceplate with 12 “hard key” pushbuttons
  • Button engraving available as solid or backlit text
  • Auto-brightness control for display and button backlighting
  • No-button blank faceplate also provided
  • Wall, lectern, and rack mounting options
  • Available in matte almond, black, or white
31
Mar

About Energy Labels for TVs

Starting in May of 2011, TVs sold in the United States will bear EnergyGuide labels like the ones found on appliances. Yep, we’re talking about those ugly yellow and black labels—though the ones on TVs will be smaller. Since we in Bermuda buy most of our TVs from the United States we will be seeing these yellow stickers soon too.

Things to Know:

  1. The ruling affects all TVs manufactured after May 10, 2011 and starts at that date for retail stores. Print catalogs and Internet sites that sell TVs directly must display energy information or the label starting July 11, 2011
  2. The labels will have the familiar black type on yellow backgrounds and will not be as large as those found on appliances. They will be either horizontal or vertical rectangles that fit on a TV’s bezel, or a triangle that will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. The label will display the TV’s estimated annual energy cost and a visual comparison of how its efficiency compares to similarly sized models, as well as yearly estimated annual electricity usage. The estimated annual cost is based on 11 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) and 5 hours daily use (along with 19 hours per day in standby mode). The estimated yearly electricity use will be displayed in kWh.  **BELCO has an average of about 23 cents per Kilowatt hour**
  4. If the TV is rated as an efficient Energy Star model, the Energy Star logo may be displayed. Labels will also display the manufacturer’s name and model number.
  5. The label’s annual energy calculations do not have to include the energy consumed by integrated functions such as DVD players, nor do they require a disclosure that the integrated functions’ energy use is not included.
  6. The labels will compare televisions of similar screen sizes in 4-to-5-inch increments. This places only one or two commonly sold screen sizes in each category. “Because consumers tend to shop by screen sizes, categories allowing them to easily compare energy costs for the same screen sizes should help them choose among the models that interest them.
  7. Testing of TVs will follow the test procedure used for qualifying Energy Star TVs. Manufacturers don’t have to test each basic model annually; they must retest only if the product design changes in such a way as to affect energy consumption.
  8. United States Internet sellers must display the full EnergyGuide label. This can be done via a link, but any such hyperlink must be in the form of a distinctive icon with the EnergyGuide logo in black and yellow. The label or icon must appear clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the product price.
  9. Direct-sale print catalogs have the option of stating the annual energy cost and not including the comparison scale or the full label.
  10.  Labels on boxes are not required. However, manufacturers may choose to label the boxes of small televisions (such as those with screens up to 9 inches), rather than the televisions themselves.

9
Mar

Designer LiteTouch Engraving

Icons and images have been used for telling stories, providing directions and labeling since the stone ages.  Icons are great because they are quickly understood by users and they can span across language barriers. 

 So if they are so great, why not incorporate them in your keypad designs for your LiteTouch system? Well now they are and are available for you to use to control your systems.  No need to write Left Foyer, Right Foyer, Desk, Fan, Shades, etc – just replace it with a clean simple image that is clear and easy to understand for everyone.

 Custom engraving is available to all LiteTouch installs both existing and new.  A simple upgrade such as icons instantly adds a more polished feel to your home or office. 

 Click here to download the LiteTouch Custom Engraving Brochure

9
Mar

New: Pop Art Collection


Television concealment has gotten even more custom with the use of your own photos. We have been able to provide you with TV concealment with artwork and customs photos for the last few years, now we can offer you more interesting options using your own portrait photos. You can chose between Warhol style, Geometric™, PetGlo™, and Watercolor Sketch™ depending on which style suits your décor better.

It is as easy, just pick you photo treatment style and frame then let the design studio do the rest. Each piece is made with the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Let us make you something beautiful for your next audio visual upgrade or install.

Treatment Options:

Frame Options: