When Politics and Business Collide

Do small business owners stand to lose big with President Trump’s proposed foreign trade policies? By Jak Daragjati, Owner, JD Systems Politics. The economy. The stock market. As a small business owner in New York, I follow these topics closely. And unlike many in my state during this year’s election, I didn’t look at the…

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…

JD Systems Featured in Commercial Integrator

Once again, JD Systems heads out of an amazing September with a great sense of accomplishment. From hanging additional screens and projection systems for some of our regular New York and New Jersey sports bar and restaurant clients to the complete design and installation of a new Crestron control system, we’ve been busy this month.…

In Time for Labor Day: Professional Audio Installation Withstands the Elements at Z2

One of the best things about summer in the New York tri-state area is all the outdoor entertainment venues, restaurants, sports bars and clubs. From Long Island’s East End beach bars, to rooftop New York City lounges, New Yorkers love to party outside when the weather is warm. Local sports bars and nightclubs are getting…

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…

Network or Not-work?

As if you didn’t already live your life from your phone, now you can control your home theater or commercial audio and video systems from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, or your Android smartphone, too. Earlier this year, Crestron Control Systems announced compatibility with Apple and Android-based devices. Anywhere you are, at any time…

Crestron’s New Showroom, Open for Designers, NY Architects and AV Pros

As native New York audio video integrators, we were as excited as anyone to hear about Crestron opening their new showroom on Third Avenue in New York City, the heart of the fashion and design district. The Crestron Design Showroom is located in the Decoration & Design Building, and is a place to check out…

The Convergence of IT and Audio Video: What Does It Really Mean?

Have you heard the buzzwords: IT and AV convergence? If you’ve picked up an industry trade publication that deals with audio video installations, attended a trade show like InfoComm, NSCA, CES or CEDIA, or follow #AVTweeps on Twitter, you probably have. But what exactly does IT and AV convergence mean to commercial AV customers? Back…