February 3, 2012

Another Cool New Product – Auton Dream Machine!

Unique Way to Conceal a TV in your Bedroom!

Auton, known for its TV Lifts, has been doing well to conceal our plasma and LCD TV screens in cabinets at the touch of a button, but it has grown better in this hide and seek business with its latest creation — the Dream Machine. With its seamless and simple to operate ways, Auton’s Dream Machine slides your TV under your bed and back on the stand at the touch of a button. The Dream Machine comes pre-assembled and it needs no modifications to adjust with your bed frame. Priced at $13,999 for the DM70 and up to $22,999 DM120S, it can withhold 120lb, but screen size shouldn’t be a problem.

Check out this video for more details:  http://youtu.be/gm0mJ2wpA38

Call the professionals at Automation Design + Entertainment for information on how you can incorporate this hidden treasure into your home!

August 31, 2011

Pioneer Elite is Back and Better Than Ever!

Long known for having one of the best flat panel televisions in the industry…Pioneer Elite stopped producing their highly rated KURO plasma televisions back in 2009 due to the sharp economic downturn and severe price drops that the flat panel industry was experiencing.  This despite the fact that experts as well as audio/video and home theater enthusiasts raved about the deep black levels, vibrant colors and superb video offered in these sets.

Well, be disappointed no longer, as Pioneer Elite has revived its video business and is coming back better than ever with a strategic partnership with Sharp!  See, Sharp is one of the largest LCD/LED glass manufacturers in the world and has been producing a LCD/LED Quattron flat panel television for several years now that added a fourth sub pixel to the standard RGB+Y color palette.  Their sets offered the brightness of LCD backlighting while incorporating the energy efficiency of LED and the broadest range of colors available via their Quattron technology.  You combine this with the video engineering expertise and deep black levels that Pioneer Elite KURO is known for and you truly have a winning combination!

The new sets will come in 60″ and 70″ models ranging in price from $5999 to $8499 and will feature their anti-blur technology they call “Fluidmotion.”  This is a technology that achieves the equivalent of a 720Hz scanning rate by combining frame-quadrupling 240Hz technology with a scanning backlight.  These new sets will also feature local dimming in which their will be “hundreds” of zones that can be individually controlled for optimum black levels for any scene or environment.

For more information, please visit their website at:  http://elitelcdtv.com/ or call us at 269-324-6072 and we’ll be glad to assist you in bringing this amazing video experience to your home!

April 30, 2011

New Wireless Lighting and Shade Control System offers Flexibility, Scalability and Convenience!

Check out this wonderful new lighting control system that can be installed in new construction or existing homes or business…single rooms or the entire house:

Lutron RadioRA 2 is a wireless total home control system. This energy-saving system gives you the ability to adjust the amount of daylight and electric light (using light controls and automated shades) as well as temperature in a single room or throughout your whole home. Here is a brief synopsis of its features and capabilities:

Add convenience to your daily life. With a total home control system, you can adjust lights, shades, temperature, and appliances in a particular room or throughout your house at the touch of a button. You’ll have the perfect atmosphere when you need it and where you want it!

RadioRA 2 keypads, dimmers, and accessories come in a variety of beautiful color palettes, while shades are available in a wide variety of fabrics and styles. You can choose colors and fabrics to complement a room’s look and feel, and to coordinate with the overall style of your home.

Flexible, scalable, and reliable
Choose from a variety of wireless components to customize and grow your system from a single room to a whole house. RadioRA 2 works directly with Sivioia QS Wireless shades and drapes, GRAFIK Eye QS, and occupancy/vacancy sensors.

Saves Energy
The energy-savings benefits of RadioRA 2 are brought to you through a combination of light, shade, temperature, and appliance control. You’re not only investing in a system that will enhance your life, you’’re also making a conscious choice to lessen your impact on the environment.

Open integration
RadioRA 2 provides control from universal remotes, home automation systems, mobile devices, and more – all from a single repeater. The Lutron integration protocol allows virtually any device capable of sending and/or receiving RS232 or IP commands to control lights and shades. Two-way functionality provides the ability to monitor the status of lights in the home including light levels and access database-level system information.

Flexible Control
With a total home control system, you can adjust your lights, shades, and temperature, and appliances in a particular room or throughout your home at the touch of a button. Now you can have whole-home control from your Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®†, and now your Android™ mobile digital device††. Simply download apps at the App Store or the Android market

April 21, 2011

Sonos adds Android Control and Airplay Functionality

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Sonos just sent over some exciting news…check it out!

Sonos is now available for download as a free app on Android Market. In addition, the company introduced Sonos System Software 3.4, a free software update that adds more music and more features to the Sonos music experience, as well as compatibility for Apple AirPlay music sources. Sonos Controller for Android transforms most Android smartphones into a wireless music controller for the Sonos Multi-Room Music System.

“We’re pleased to deliver a great new way for music lovers to tap into all the music on earth,” said John MacFarlane, founder and CEO for Sonos. “Now Android owners can pull out their phones and bring music home with Sonos.”

The app allows users to search for songs and stations by typing or speaking with a new Sonos music voice search feature. The controller works on any Android smartphone running Android 2.1+ with a screen size of HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854. Sonos Controller for Android joins the family of Sonos Controllers which includes free apps for iPhone and iPad, a dedicated touchscreen controller, the Sonos Controller 200, and free software for Mac or PC, which is included with every ZonePlayer.

In conjunction with today’s Sonos Controller for Android availability, Sonos has released Sonos System Software v3.4 which features support for Apple AirPlay music sources, iOS multi-tasking and more.
“The cool AirPlay feature for music is sending a song from an iOS device to a speaker or receiver,” MacFarlane said. “Today Sonos improves the AirPlay experience with party mode so a music lover can send a song from his iPhone or iPad to all the rooms in a home with perfect synchronization.”

April 12, 2011

Pioneer Elite to return to TV Market later this year!

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Sharp announced Thursday that it has been granted a license of Pioneer’s Elite brand for high-end displays that will be released starting later this year.

Pioneer discontinued making Pioneer Elite TVs in 2009. The new TVs will be jointly marketed by Sharp and Pioneer, and marketed through Pioneer’s Elite dealer network, the companies said.

“As a leader in large screen LCD TV, we are excited to collaborate with Pioneer to bring a high-end LCD TV to the Elite consumer,” John Herrington , President of Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America, said as part of the announcement. “The Elite brand is highly respected in the high end market and Sharp can deliver the quality and innovation that Elite customers demand.”

“Adding a line of high-end flat panel TVs fills a market need in the industry and will help reinforce the strength of a complete Elite home theater offering,” Russ Johnston, Executive VP, Home Electronics Department of Pioneer, said in a statement.

“With its cutting edge LCD technology and unmatched production capabilities, Sharp is an important strategic collaborator that will deliver a whole new dimension to the large-screen home theater experience.”

April 7, 2011


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