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Cable TV is Dying

  I never thought I’d give up cable. I’ve had it most of my life. The bill seemed like a normal utility, comparable to the water or electric bill. You couldn’t run from it. It was just a necessary commodity. When I bought my first house I signed a 2 year contract with a popular…

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The Next Gen of ELAN Surveillance Cameras and NVRs

On January 10th, ELAN released their next generation of ELAN Surveillance products. These all new, next generation cameras are innovative, featuring an auto-focus feature and are equipped with advanced video analytics. The new ELAN network video recorder features a new, small form factor unit. Elan has also released new mounting accessories for the bullet and…

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HDMI Forum, INC. Implements New HDMI 2.1 Certification

The HDMI Forum Inc has announced a new certification program for Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. The push for the certification program is to ensure that 4K and 8K HDMI cables accommodate the features and capabilities of the HDMI 2.1 specifications. What is the HDMI Forum, Inc.? The HDMI Forum, Inc., is a mutual benefit,…

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Sonos Changes Prices – Again

Sonos is raising prices yet again. It comes as no surprise, as the company hinted at a possible price increase earlier in the year. The anticipation came after tariff increases on Chinese manufactured goods, causing a 19% hit on earnings. Sonos states that price increase is not exactly about the “one time hit” of the…

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Smart Technology is Creating WiFi Chaos

How many devices are connected on your wireless network right now? Most likely a phone, tablet, your computer and printer. Maybe some video game consoles or some sort of streaming device. The average American household has around 10 connected devices.  These numbers are expected to rise exponentially. With the influx of smart technology many homes…

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How 5g Will Shape the Decade

Cellular technology is rapidly growing and improving. With the rise of 5g we will be able to advance into the next decade with new technology. 5G will bring so much technological advancement that it will benefit more than just cellular phones. What is 5G? 5G is the next generation in cellular technology. It will enhance…

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A/V over IP – The Future of AV

What is AV over IP? Audio-Visual over Internet Protocol, also known as AV over IP is a way to transport audio and video over your home or business network. Audio-visual data is transmitted over a network such as WAN, LAN, or the internet. AV over IP has been around for a long time, yet recently…

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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…