Clinton’s Top Five Products at 2014 CEDIA Expo
Every year, H2 Systems attends the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Expo. This year, it was held in Denver, Colorado, and the new innovations in home automation and technology did not disappoint. After four days, H2 owner Clinton Howell selected five new products that are certain to bring forward-thinking technology to your home.
For years, home automation apps have been add-ons to control systems that are programmed using computers. Now, technology integrators can create lifestyle scenes for each room, schedule events, and much more right from an iPad®. The whole house can be ready in minutes without ever opening a laptop.
Setting up a new home is streamlined by pairing Crestron Pyng accessories with the app. Accessories include Crestron wireless lighting controls, shading solutions, thermostats, and Yale® wireless door locks, as well as security systems. Unlike home automation apps that control one device, or offer limited, “DIY-level” performance, Crestron Pyng controls the same award-winning Crestron professional products found in the world’s most prestigious homes.
Any Crestron technology can be easily added to a Crestron Pyng system, including DigitalMedia™, distributed audio, and more. Seamless compatibility with the rest of the Crestron product line enables the Crestron Pyng app to run right on a TSW touch screen, and for events in the AV system to trigger environmental scenes within Pyng.
What’s really amazing about Crestron Pyng is that, after initial setup, scenes and settings will be automatically saved to the cloud that is easy to access and very secure. As well, adding a iPhone or iPad device is as simple as 1-2-3. This gives the owner the empowerment to make their own changes at their convenience.
Over the past two years, multi-room audio has been a sector of growth. With the creation of the wireless speaker, homeowners have resorted to brands like Sonos, Panasonic, and Samsung to create the multi-room audio experience.
Denon, a leader in home electronics, has now opted into the wireless home audio market with HEOS.
The HEOS 3 is much like the Sonos’s Play: 3 and Play: 1, it can be paired with another HEOS 3 and can be used both horizontally and vertically. It has dual custom full-range drivers and a two-channel digital amp.
With a carrying handle for easy transfer throughout the home, the HEOS 5 features four dedicated class D amplifiers, two custom-designed tweeters, two mid-range drivers and a passive radiator.
For music enthusiasts who appreciate serious sound, the HEOS 7 has two full-range drivers, two tweeters and two passive radiators. With its subwoofer, you can anticipate serious power with this speaker.
WattBox® IP+ Controllable 12 Outlet (8 Controlled) Chassis Power Conditioner with Auto Reboot
Get all the features and functionality that you love about the innovative WattBox® IP+ line in a chassis form factor that’s perfect for cabinet and shelf mounting. The WB-600CH-IPVCE-12 provides easy access to 12 outlets and has a front panel with voltage/current displays and utility outlets for charging peripherals.
It’s smart enough to automatically reboot an attached device when network connectivity is lost, provides premium surge protection / noise filtration, and offers eight controllable outlets. Add remote access, scheduling and email – and you can say goodbye to unnecessary service calls. Plus with OvrC enablement, you get remote access, real-time monitoring, and customer management all from your phone, computer, or tablet. It may sound “too good,” but it’s true.
Denon AVR 5200 AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos
We are excited to introduce the Denon AVR 522 Receiver with Dolby Atmos to our clients. Check out this video to learn about all of the innovative components that this new receiver will provide to your home theatre or media room.
Sonance Architectural Speakers
Introducing the Sonance Architectural Series! At H2, we thrive to create rooms that are modern with little to no “electronic clutter”.
Sonance Architectural Series delivers the ultimate blend of high performance and premium aesthetics. The totally flush and bezel-less grilles disappear into the surrounding ceiling surface while the state-of-the-art driver materials and cutting-edge design sets a new standard in audiophile sound quality.