Crestron’s Network Security: An Overview

Crestron is a brand that you may not know readily by name, but one you have likely encountered somewhere without realizing it. They provide electronic controls systems, from lights to sound to temperature controls for luxury homes, digital screens and speakers for conference rooms, and digital signs and retail displays. Crestron’s success comes from their commitment to network security, which is how they’ve won over some high profile clients.

Cable Companies: Now in the Business of Streaming

Streaming is the new preferred consumer option for entertainment. It’s gaining traction rapidly, particularly with younger audiences, due to its cheaper price points, the strength of original content, and on-demand delivery model of entertainment.

Outdoor TVs: Why Are They Important?

Entertaining outside during the summer, especially by the pool or near the grilling station, is so commonplace that many homeowners have made their outdoor space more of an addition to their living spaces, with the same amenities you might find inside the home. From fireplaces to plush seating to full kitchens, outdoor spaces are now just as important as their indoor counterparts. Which is why installing a television outside just makes sense.

Network Port Forwarding vs. VPN

When it comes to accessing in-network resources when you’re outside of your network, there are two options.  You can either use port forwarding, or you can use a virtual private network, or VPN.  While both options will allow you to access the resources you need – servers, network-attached storage devices, or even your router configuration – one is superior to the other.

DMX Lighting Control: Features and Benefits

DMX512, or DMX as it is commonly known as, is a standard for digital communication networks commonly used in stage lighting and effects. What’s really interesting, however, is how DMX lighting technology is currently being applied in homes, particularly home theaters. You can have a projection system and tiered seating, but once you add specialty rope lighting, you elevate your space from a place where you go to watch movies, to a true in-home version of a movie theater.

How Smart Homes Save Energy

Most drivers can easily quote the current price of gas, and how many miles per gallon their car averages. But, if you’re a homeowner, a more important number to know is the price of keeping your house powered up. That’s because your car’s not the place where most of your fuel funds are going.

Product Review: Liberty Wire and Cable Classic HDMI Adapter Ring

Whether it’s a new laptop without a conventional HDMI output, or your mobile device, in general, having the right adapter is crucial. In a corporate environment, though, it’s even harder to manage due to many different people using communal meeting rooms. This gives rise to the concept of “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, as it’s more commonly referred to. It is a growing trend that companies need to navigate, as employees use their own personal tech devices in workplace settings.

Crestron’s AirMedia vs Barco’s wePresent: A Guide to Making the Right Decision in Wireless Presentation Systems

If you’ve ever found yourself scrambling to find the appropriate adapter or cable five minutes before your presentation, then you understand the stress and frustration it can cause. For this reason, along with many others, wireless presentation systems are becoming more and more popular. But which one is right for you? Today I am going to review Crestron’s AirMedia AM-200 and Barco’s wePresent WiCS-2100 to see how they compare.