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CEDIA 2019: New Products by Sonos, Control4, Sony & More

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Reviewing the Winners and Wows of the CEDIA Showroom Floor

Every year, the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) hosts an expo for home technology professionals around the world to attend seminars and view all-new products. This year’s show in Denver, Colorado, welcomed a crowd of 20,000 where manufacturers like Control4, Sonos, Samsung, LG, Sony, and more unleashed their latest devices on the showroom floor.

The trends we saw at CEDIA are a preview of all that’s to come in the world of smart home control. To learn about the new technology that your Dallas, TX home can enjoy soon, continue reading for the latest technology innovations.

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Do Smart Homes “Creep Out” American Consumers?

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There’s a lot of discussion right now around the smart home, and how smart is too smart, and when it comes to creating a home automation solution that gives you more peace of mind and less angst.

Enjoy this recent panel discussion from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which tackles this topic from different perspectives:

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What Your AV Provider Doesn’t Want to Talk About

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You’ve read the reviews, selected a dealer, and spent good money to have a great system installed in your home.

You’re excited to finally be able to open your driveway gate or unlock your door for visitors from miles away.

Playing music? As simple as pushing a button on the wall.

And if you have kids at home, the idea of getting an alert when they get home from school is the extra piece of mind you wonder how you ever lived without.

But, what if one day something didn’t work like it did when it was first installed?

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Wireless or Wired Internet, Or Both?

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With more and more technology revolving around internet access, homes and businesses are increasingly relying on stronger, more reliable, and constant network coverage. WiFi used to be a luxury, but many of the things we’ve come to expect simply won’t work right without an internet connect - be it a landline or wireless.

This shift has led to an important question:

Should your internet network connection be wireless or wired? Or is a hybrid solution best?

Below we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

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2017 Best of the Best: LG OLED W-Series TV

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Are you looking for a new TV that gives you a cinema-like experience in your own home? What about a digital display that really wow’s your customers?

If so, look no further than the new 65-inch Wallpaper OLED TV made by LG. This new 65-inch OLED TV has won numerous awards, including Engadget Best of the Best and Engadget Best TV Product at CES 2017.

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Will You Be Watching the Masters in 4K?

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Last year’s Masters Tournament officially launched the first-ever live broadcast in the very new 4K UHD (ultra-high definition) technology.

If you, like most Americans, had not upgraded to a 4K TV yet...you’re in luck! 4K is officially returning for the 2017 Masters beginning on Thursday, April 6th.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home Office

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As technology continues to improve, work-from-home jobs are becoming much more prevalent and popular. It sounds fun and easy when you’re stuck in a corporate office all day, but working from home can bring it’s own set of challenges.

Here are five tips for creating the perfect home office:

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4 Tips for Designing a Whole House Audio System

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Whole house audio solutions are becoming increasingly popular as technology is advancing and becoming more affordable. Designing one, however, can be quite a challenge.

If you sit down and plan out what you want and how you want to accomplish it, you’ll be much happier with the finished product. Here are four main factors to consider when designing your whole house audio system.

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3 Ways Home Automation Simplifies Your Life

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Automation used to be something that only businesses could benefit from, but now it’s become attainable for homeowners too. It has also expanded from merely controlling lights and air conditioning remotely to accessing anything electronic in your home. (Even your electrical outlets can be “smart”!)

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Product Spotlight - Leon Speakers

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We are often asked to design state-of-the-art AV technology into a room, without negatively impacting the overall decor of the space. As a professional integration team, we have several "tricks of the trade" that allow us to hide cables, loudspeakers, TVs, etc. without affecting the performance of the gear. Today we are going to introduce you to one of our favorite trade secrets: Introducing,  Leon Speakers [http://www.leonspeakers.com]

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Texadia Systems Named Platinum Dealer for Control4®

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We are proud to announce that Texadia Systems is an official Control4® certified platinum dealer. Now we can combine our expertise in integration with top-notch products to make your life even more connected, efficient and secure!

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