Does Your Sports Bar Audio Video System Need a Crestron Controller?

You’re making big changes to your sports bar audio video systems. You want to elevate the experience for your customers with new 70-inch monitors, crystal clear audio, digital signage that makes their mouth water, and a seamless experience across your New York City, Staten Island or Jersey Short sports bar. That’s a good decision –…

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,…

INFOCOMM 2012 Video: Universal Remote Control – Commercial Product Line

Hold on to your seat as URC (Universal Remote Control) takes you through a whirlwind tour of the company’s 2012 Commercial product line. Check out DSP processors for all the most popular brands… affordable touch screen control solutions for perfect sports bars, night clubs and more… analog to digital converters… smart amplifiers… URC Commercial’s new…

AV Industry Adopts “Techorating;” e4 Seminar Spotlights the Design Concept

LG Electronics coined the term “techorating” in 2008, when they launched a program with interior designer Doug Wilson sharing ways to incorporate today’s technology seamlessly into venues. Wilson is often credited with coining the word and the concept. LG–with their tagline Life’s Good — is all about making technology work for us. It’s not about…

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…

Happy Halloween from JD Systems!

Where are you spending Halloween night? If you’re like many New Yorkers, you’ll be out having a few snacks and drinks with friends at a venue that uses audio video to create a spooky scene. (And those AV systems might just have been installed by us!) Most of the hottest parties happened Halloween weekend —…