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!

December 16, 2011

Innovative New Product – LaunchPort

Check out this new product from Sonance, the makers of iPort, called LaunchPort!  It’s an innovative way to use, mount and recharge an iPad2 in order that your smart device is always charged, quickly accessible and tremendously flexible to use the millions of apps that are available today.  For control or monitoring, recipes or how to videos, home or office, this unique product has some great uses and applications.  It can be installed in new construction or existing homes and allows you to replace a traditional inwall touchpanel with a portable tablet like device for reading emails, checking calendars, finding sports scores or controlling your home or music system all from an intuitive device that you’re already familiar with.  Call or email the experts at Automation Design and see how this product could benefit your home or business in the future!

Check out the Video below…LaunchPort Video

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:

Convenient
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!

Stylish
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 19, 2011

Great New Home Theater Speakers!

  I’d like to invite you to check out this great new package of home theater speakers that look cool, sound amazing and won’t break your bank as well! Here is what Paradigm says about them:

  We’re glad you’re thinkin’ about Paradigms! Congrats! It’s obvious you have great taste since you’re looking at the world’s #1 Speaker Brand! We’re not blowing smoke, we’ve been voted #1 twenty-one times* (the only speaker manufacturer in the world that can claim that achievement!).
If you haven’t heard ‘The Paradigm Difference’, you’re long overdue. The difference MilleniaOne speakers will make to your music and home theater experience can’t be put into words, but you’ll hear it and you’ll feel it. It’s an experience that takes you beyond five hot little speakers to a place where you’re absolutely lost in the music or movie you’re watching.
  The MilleniaOne system is part of our high-end ‘Reference’ collection … cool style and superb quality that includes ‘cost no object’ technology at below what you’d pay for any other genuine high-end speakers with this much cool stuff. Paradigm speakers put you in the moment and keep you there! We guarantee you won’t be able to keep ‘The Paradigm Difference’ a secret. In fact, we hope you don’t. Spread the word! Talk about Paradigms. After you’ve taken your new Paradigms home, BRAG about them, let friends and family listen to them too! Our mission is to rid the world of bad sound … and by ‘bad’ we mean the kind you find in a ‘five-speakers-in-box’ promo at your local big box store.
  What are you waiting for?