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Living with Voice Control and Home Automation – A First Hand Experience

It has been 10 months since I met Alexa. I brought this lovely device into my home, eager to run it through its paces so I could better explain to my customers just how this device could work for them.  Firstly, this was no ordinary install. Many people using the Amazon device simply plug it in and use it for its basic functions; asking what the weather is, playing some music, setting timers for cooking, etc. I was more interested in [...]

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What you should know about the latest HDMI video technologies.

HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 4K, UHD, UHD Premium, SUHD, HDR, WCG....OMG! The amount of acronyms and numbers associated with new tv’s can be overwhelming and quite confusing. Here is a quick and simplified explanation of what it all means. At the most basic level all of these terms can be broken into three categories. Signal, Resolution, and Color. Hold tight because the acronyms are going to start flying! Signal HDMI, or High Definition Multimedia Interface, is the physical path and connection for the [...]

MY AV SYSTEM IS DOWN!! NOW WHAT?! AV System Troubleshooting

AV System Troubleshooting It happens; usually when the big game is on or you have a house full of people. At AudioWorks we do everything we can to ensure our systems are among the most reliable out there but glitches occur, power outages happen and the witching hour of AV is very real. Here are the most common issues we see with customers' systems when we go out on service calls. DirecTV Code 771 One of the most common error messages in [...]

Easy Home Automation? A 4yr shows us how easy it can be

How easy is a Control4 Home Automation System? Here is Ryder, who is 4 years old, to demonstrate exactly how to fire up your AV system using the Control4 Home Automation platform. These systems are meant to bring simplicity to all of your connected home devices, including your TV and music. Bringing all of these devices under one operating system allows them to communicate with one another and simplifies how you control your home.  

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5 Cool Home Automation Trends in 2016

5 Cool Home Automation Trends 5. Geo-events Your smartphone's GPS capabilities are amazing. Why not harness its power to automate your home? Applications include - shutting off all the lights and locking the doors when you leave the home. Turn off the A/C automatically whenever you leave the office. Open your garage door automatically when you pull up to the house and turn on the lights if it is dark. Automatically arm your security system if you are away for a set period [...]

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Conference Room Systems – The Perfect Meeting Room for Your Business

Meeting ROOMS Conference Room systems and meeting rooms have to be simple to operate, reliable and have the ability to adapt to your business on the fly. When business needs to get done the last thing you want to do is troubleshoot your presentation or video conferencing systems. AudioWorks has put together many meeting/conference rooms for local businesses, here is a tour of ours to show just what today's meeting rooms should include. BOLD Statement Your meeting rooms should make a bold statement. Large displays, [...]

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Home Theater Utah

The TecVision Difference

One question we often get asked is “What’s the difference between TecVision and your standard viewing surfaces?” The simple marketing answer would be that TecVision’s premium features offer the benefit of a better image and viewing experience. But there’s a lot that goes into that simple statement. For instance, Draper’s standard viewing surfaces—including our woven and micro perf acoustically transparent screens—are 4K ready. That means you won’t see any artifacts from the screen from a distance of twice the screen’s height. All [...]

Home Automation – The Elements of a Smart Home

The Elements of a Smart Home Using your integrator for the following services ensures your automation system works seamlessly. A world of possibilities opens up when each of these systems talk to one another. Here are the services AudioWorks, Inc can provide for your Smart Home – Home Networking Your system relies on having a solid base to operate, regardless of scale AUdioworks, Inc will design a system that fits. 4k Video, 24 Bit Audio The absolute best in audio and video quality throughout your [...]

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Sony Shines at CES

Amongst the glut of the newest and most amazing TV’s shown at CES 2016 you really have to have some true innovation to stand out and Sony was not to be outshined. Sony’s newest TV’s are posed to display today's best in both UHD HDR (ultra high definition, high dynamic range) and regular old HD content with the all new models and the technology behind them. Sony took a stance on OLED technology claiming that it was not yet ready [...]