How Safe is Your Child’s School?

I need you to imagine something for a moment. Close your eyes and clear your mind. Think back to your favorite day in grade school. Imagine that you are still there. What was the day like? The sites, the smells the sounds, can you remember? Think of that moment and how happy you were. Now,…

How to Turn Your Restaurant Audio System in to the Ultimate Marketing Tool

New York restaurant owners know having audio visual systems that provide an experience the same, or better, than what guests can get at home is critical to success in our highly competitive city. But it’s sometimes hard to justify the ROI on installing dozens of ceiling speakers for perfectly distributed sound or mounting plasma or…

Commercial Control Systems: 6 Must-Haves for Your New York Venue

Control systems often represent the most significant budget item in a professional audio visual integration project. While dozens of HDTV screens can add up to thousands of dollars, the control system may be the largest single investment in a commercial audio visual systems installation. It’s important to make the right choice in control systems, selecting…

Understanding AV Cable: Cat-5, Cat-6 and Beyond

Whether you’re installing your own home theatre system or hiring someone to do it for you, you may be curious about the types of Ethernet cabling used and the capabilities of each. This handy guide gives you what you need to — or want to — know when it comes to audio video signal cable,…

What Does Future Proofing Your AV Systems Mean for Your NY Business?

If you’ve been shopping around for audio visual systems in New York, you may have heard the words “future proofing” quite a bit. It’s one of those buzzwords we use in this industry a lot, but let’s stop for a minute and think about what it really means. Simply, “future proofing” means giving you the…

Universal Remote Control Enters the Commercial Market

Universal Remote Control, known for dominating the residential market for home theater remote controls with user-friendly, intuitive products, has introduced commercial series IP-based serial remote controllers, perfect for commercial installations such as boardrooms and professional offices. Products in the line include the KP-4000C, two-way, in-wall color RS-232 network keypad and the MRX-1 network base station.…

Staten Island’s Z2 Gets Crestron Upgrades and More

It’s been a busy season for us here at JD Systems, with new clients, upgrades to current projects, and constantly staying on top of the latest technology at events like the Almo e4 show. One of the highlights of the fall was our return trip to Z2. When we installed the audio and video systems…

Video: InfoComm 2011: CrestronControl Apps for I-OS or Android

Want to control the audio video systems across your entire venue (or in your home theatre or whole home automation system) through your iPhone, iPod or Android smartphone? Watch the video to see how Crestron is re-defining the words “remote control” with these best-selling apps and sleek, functional docking stations.

How Can Crestron Whole Home Controls Save You Money?

Last week we celebrated Earth Day on April 22. And as a result, you may be thinking of installing green technology in your home to save you money and live a greener life. ACrestron whole home integration and automation system can help you achieve this goal. A Crestron whole home control system seamlessly integrates your…