Crestron vs Savant – Comparing Control Systems

Derek Goldstein Articles 23 Comments

Crestron vs Savant – which system should I buy? This is the question that most clients who have done their homework usually ask. The reason this is difficult to answer is because it really depends on what the client is looking for. In addition, only a solid integrator can make either of these platforms perform to their full potential. I …

iTunes 11: First Impressions

JP Rike it-tales 1 Comment

Apple has just released iTunes 11. First you will notice a new iTunes icon. Then you will notice the new iTunes 11 User Interface. I am stunned at the overall refresh of the application. It is simply amazing. After just using the application for a few minutes, I am really enjoying the new UI. It is very fast and sleek. …

Review: Windows 8 (Without a Touchscreen)

Ryley Sevier it-tales, Reviews 3 Comments

So you have a nice shiny laptop without a touch screen. What does Windows 8 mean to you? I wanted to know first hand how things panned out. I recently reviewed the ASUS N56VM and decided it would be a perfect candidate for such an endeavor. Windows 8 is toted as the new, pretty, touchable operating system to bring up …

Review: Asus N56VM

Ryley Sevier Reviews 2 Comments

I’ll be reviewing the Asus N56VM laptop. The time for a new laptop had come and I had a goal. A high quality laptop, aluminum body, backlight keyboard with a 9 pad, Nvidia GPU, and at least a 1080 monitor. Let me say that that isn’t the easiest search criteria out there if you’re not looking for an Apple product. …

Design at Casaplex

Ryley Sevier Intern Projects 0 Comments

  It was hard for me to conceptualize Casaplex’s impact until I saw a system being built in a client’s home. The attention to detail required is unbelievable – it seemed obvious to me that a good deal of effort would be required to implement television and sound control from a touch panel, but the challenge of ensuring that lights …

Introduction to Home Automation

Ryley Sevier Crestron, Intern Projects 0 Comments

As I browse my daily tech blogs such as Gizmodo and Engadget, home automation always catches my eye.  I mean, who doesn’t want their home to have all the amazing features you would only see on TV or in a movie like Iron Man.  I knew that a lot of things were capable of being accomplished through home automation but …