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Power Over Ethernet Explained

There is an increase in Power over Ethernet products emerging into the market. Power over Ethernet is a technology that allows network cables to carry power alongside of data. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is useful for devices such as IP cameras, wireless access points, network routers, and access control points along with many other…

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AIC is Now Offering WiFi 6 Access Points

AIC Is Now Offering WiFi 6 Access Points Introducing R750- A High-End Dual-Band WiFi 6 Access Point     Ruckus Networks has recently announced that the R750 802.11ax WiFi access point (AP) for ultra-dense client environments is one of the first certified for WiFi 6 by the WiFi Alliance. Ruckus Networks became involved with the…

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November Streaming Updates

Its that time of the year again. The daylight is slowly disappearing and the weather is getting colder by the day. Outdoor activities are decreasing and we find ourselves wrapped up in blankets in our favorite seat trying to find something new to watch on television. Fortunately, Disney and Apple both launched new streaming services…

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The Latest In Net Neutrality

Latest in Net Neutrality You’ve probably seen the term “net neutrality” many times over the years and skipped past many articles discussing it. Not sure if you are for it or against it, you know that nothing has changed and its not really affecting you after all. Well, change is coming. In this blog we…

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Cedia Expo 2019 Showcase

Cedia Expo – 2019 Showcase   Recently, Advanced Integrated Controls attended the Cedia Expo in Colorado to learn about the latest and greatest home technology. The Cedia Expo is a yearly event for professionals and press to learn about the newest technologies and products emerging into the market. Awards are given out to top companies…

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WiFi 6 is Coming – The New 802.11ax

WiFi 6 is Coming  – The New 802.11ax   What is WiFi 6 – 802.11ax? WiFi 6, or 802.11ax, is the new WiFi standard expected to be released later this year. There are many new and notable features with the release of WiFi 6. The most important feature of WiFi 6 is the ability for…

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The Truth Behind Internet Speed Tests

The Truth Behind Internet Speed Tests     It wasn’t that long ago when we were expected to wait on a website to load. A dial up connection would take forever and a webpage would slowly appear inch by inch. Flash forward twenty years and it is a whole new story. We are connected and…

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Elan Launches New Intelligent Touch Panels

Elan Launches New Intelligent Touch Panels   Earlier this year, Nortek hosted live demonstrations of two new Elan Intelligent Touch Panels at ISE 2019. No, these aren’t just regular touch panels, Elan has incorporated these bad boys with face recognition and voice control over your home systems like lighting, audio, climate, security, and more. This…

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AIC Goes to Cancun | Top Selling Dealer for ELAN Home Systems

AIC Goes to Cancun | Top Selling Dealer for ELAN Home Systems     Thank you Nortek and ELAN for hosting one heck of a trip. We had the pleasure of attending the annual ELAN Club trip at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort in Cancun, Mexico last month. We were one among the 16 Top…

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A New Accessory To Mount Your SONOS Amp

A New Accessory To Mount Your SONOS Amp     Flexson has released a series of three new wall accessories to support your Sonos Amp:  The SA-WM Wall Mount, SA-X4DK Dock, and SA-X4 WM Wall Mount. These range of mounts give us integrators, a variety of locations we can place the Sonos Amp. We’ve installed…

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Why Enterprise Systems?

Why Enterprise Systems?   In the past year, I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of connected devices in the home. By connected, I mean devices that run solely on your network connection. The most prevalent being smart TVs. Often times, we’ll install a few throughout the entire home. A study has shown…

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What is Dolby Atmos?

What exactly is Dolby Atmos? What does it do for your entertainment experience?   You’re new tv, speaker or soundbar has Dolby Atmos capability, but what does that mean? You know it has to do with sound, but what does it do for your overall entertainment experience? If you aren’t an audiophile, this may not…