Knoxville Outdoor Technology

Enjoy An Outdoor AV Haven for all Seasons!

on Thursday, 04 February 2016. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Automation

How to Create an Outdoor AV Haven for all Seasons:

 

How to Create an Outdoor AV Haven for all Seasons:

If you’re planning your new home, you’ve probably noticed that “interior” design has found its way outside. In modern homes, the backyard patio, deck or pool area can often be as elaborate as any inside space, sometimes incorporating a full kitchen, extensive seating and dining areas, and, of course, electronic entertainment. That means getting sound and video, normally enjoyed under the protection of a roof, safely outdoors. It also means being sure your AV equpiment is protected from the weather in all seasons.          

Outdoor Sound:

There are several approaches ranging from simply plopping down a wireless portable speaker that can be brought back inside when its too cold or the weather is bad to permanent, wired solutions.

The easiest way to get good sound outdoors today is with the new generation of high performance wireless speakers. Most use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi communication  to route Internet radio services like Pandora or your favorite playlists from your phone, tablet or computer to the speaker. Some of the newest and best options for this would be the Bose Soundlink II or one of there cheaper options might be the SoundLink Mini or SoundLink Color. Another great option would be the new Sonos Play:5 smart speaker. All have AMAZING sound and are the easiest route to go for sound. Keep in mind that Bluetooth transmission range usually tops out around 30 feet; Wi-Fi solutions will go farther.

For those looking for more permanent and wider range solutions, I recommend checking out Sonance's Landscape Series. Sonance Landscape Series is a totally scalable outdoor speaker system that delivers perfectly-even coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout any sized space. SLS provides jaw-dropping sonic performance from small satellite speakers and below-ground subwoofers that are hidden completely out of sight amongst plants and under foliage.                  

Outdoor TVs & Screens:                

Enjoying your outdoor space can also mean watching television sports coverage by day and sharing a movie by night. Bringing video outside is more complicated than audio due to both the weather elements and the need to feed both audio and video signals along with AC power. If you only desire to keep an eye on the big game while you put away a few beers with the gang, most small indoor LCD televisions are light enough to carry outdoors in fair weather and plop down on the patio table. They can be easily brought back inside during inclimate weather or on colders days.

For a bigger screen and more permanent arrangement, you’re probably looking at investing in a dedicated, weatherproof outdoor television. Manufacturers like SunBrite and SEURA make LCD televisions up to 80 inches that are ensconced in housings designed to keep the elements (and animals) out and temperatures within normal operating range.           

 Want bigger? Of course, the ultimate outdoor big screen experience calls for home theater-style front projection, with a separate projector and screen. A permanent installation might involve the use of a glass rear-projection screen mounted on an exterior wall facing the outdoor viewing area. A dedicated projector shed can also be created with the screen mounted on the side facing a pool or patio area, though forced ventilation or even air-conditioning might be required to keep the projector cool. There are also companies like Camp Chef and Stuart Film Screen that provide easier options like The Outdoor Big Screen or Stuarts Outdoor Oasis Series Screens. These are the ultimate in portable screens!

Outdoor Control:     

Thanks to Control4 the options in automating & controling your outdoor oasis are practically unlimited now a days. There are also several great options that help you control things with just the touch of a button to help keep you cool in the summer, warm in the winter and protected from the elements. For example, we have a customer who has a mostly covered patio area but it is still subjected to the outdoors and the weather. For him we set it up so that at the touch of a button he is able to turn on and off heaters throughout the area, turn the outdoor fireplac eon and off, control the ceiling fans, and even bring down or put up bug screens surronding the space! Again the possibilites are endless!

  

Call us TODAY to Start Designing Your Own Outdoor Haven you Can ENjoy Year Round!

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Sports Bars

on Wednesday, 09 December 2015. Posted in Knoxville Digital Signage, Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Knoxville Organized Wiring

Make your Sports Bar the MVP!

 

 INDOORS:

Commercial control can provide high tech savings and convenience! From a massive bar in Las Vegas to a sports bar in the center of San Jose, every business needs a “control freak.” After all, there are raw materials, your budget, and a planet to save. We, with the help of Control4 and others, can answer every question you have around commercial control, whether you’re looking for a robust system to support an expansive building or just a room within it.

On top of automating lights, shades, music, video, HVAC, security and energy, Control4 also gives you the ability to control it all from a secure, back-end system. Better still, it’s not just affordable—it’s intelligent. You can also access everything from any device thanks to SAVI controls! Because our commercial solutions can easily integrate with your existing business networks and enable communication between devices from most manufacturers, we ensure that you experience bottom-line benefits sooner rather than later. Even the most sophisticated commercial automation solutions are easy and affordable. Practical Control4 products make it easy to build on when you’re ready. Start with an intelligent lighting control solution and add more features when you’re ready—smoothly and economically.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 Managing numerous TVs on different channels in a sports bar can become very complicated. Control4 makes it easy for you and your team to control the AV system, LIghts, Music, etc. Play HD video from a variety of sources on multiple TVs, and control them all from one simple interface. Automate lighting and climate control systems to save energy. Turn on the building in one touch and make “Closing” time easy by powering down everything with one button.

OUtdoors

We offer a premier experience of all-weather digital signage displays, touch screen monitors and outdoor HDTV by SunBriteDS - the leader in outdoor television, as well as SEURA and others! Designed for permanent placement outdoors, and capable of enduring harsh climate conditions, outdoor signage displays, all-weather HDTV & video screens and outdoor signage solutions - provide an optimum viewing experience for any outside commercial venue. SunBriteDS now offers all-weather menu boards for QSR quick-serve restaurants. The weatherproof features include direct-sun tolerant, bright screens, anti-reflective glass, multi-fan airflow systems, along with a best-in-class rugged exterior engineered for demanding commercial-grade applications. If you have a great outdoor patio be sure to keep the entertainment going! 

We can also provide you with top of the line secuirty options for your sports bar as well as help you keep things neat and tidy with our rack enclosure options! Some bars even put their racks on display ;-) Call us today to learn more & make your Sports bar the MVP this year!

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The Show Stoppers!

on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Posted in Knoxville Digital Signage, Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Lighting Control, Knoxville Home Security, Knoxville Home Automation

The BEST of CEDIA 2015

 

          CEDIA is the international trade association and central touchpoint for 3,500 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market. The expo places you at the epicenter of the furture in home experience and lets you experience the intrigue of how it is all connected!

BEST NEW PRODUCT:

Two of the products we offer recieved the Best New Product reward at the expo this year! The Seura Storm Outdoor TV and Sonance DSP Amplifiers with SonARC.

Seura’s Storm Outdoor TV is built to last in a variety of climates and, through careful calibration, is capable of delivering quality images during sunny days. It also has a great wide viewing angle!

The Sonance DSP amplifiers add Amazing audio in any environment! The new line of DSP amplifiers feature SONARC (Sonance Advanced Room Correction), which offers hundreds of EQ presets designed specifically for Sonance speakers available through simple pull down menus. The presets enable effortless DSP without the need for additional hardware, software, and more importantly time.

Seura Outdoor TV Video: http://ow.ly/U3twM                            Sonance DSP Amplifiers Video: http://ow.ly/U3uwT

                                           CEPro Editor's Choice Picks:

There were also two of the speakers that we offer picked as the CEPro Editor's Choice, The Sonos Play:5 and the KEF LS50!

Hear it just like they played it. Pure and true. The PLAY:5 uses six state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with six speakers to deliver great sound to any room. Each instrument, each voice, every detail shines through, pure and precise. With remarkably distinct clarity. And zero audible distortion. Even when you crank it up loud. Really loud! 

The KEF LS50 was also quite an awe inspiring product at CEDIA 2015! An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring professional studio monitor concept into the home. Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.

Play:5 Video: http://cnet.co/1Q1coIk                                   KEF LS50 Video: https://youtu.be/E0B-l2eoVtg

Many companies had some pretty amazing products this year that became quite the show stoppers! Call us today to learn more about any of our great products. 

  • Sony    
  • Orgin Acoustis
  • Screen Innovations
  • Martin Logan
  • Golden Ear
  • Atlona
  • Pakedge
  • SnapAV
  • Kwikset
  • WIlson
  • BOSE
  • SunBrite TV
  • Lutron
  • Peerless AV
  • Luxul
  • Yale
  • This list GOES ON & ON 

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SunBriteTV Products

on Thursday, 30 July 2015. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology

Entertainment in the Great Outdoors!

 

Do you want to throw at least one more EPIC outdoor party before the summer is over? Tons of friends, pool party, grilling, hanging around the fire pit, ice cold beverages! Well what better way to make it EPIC than with some great outdoor entertainment to make your party rise above the rest! SunBriteTV has the products for you!   

SunBriteTVdesigns and engineers the only time-tested TVs in the world that are specifically built from the ground up for the outdoor environment. These trueall-weather, outdoor LED-LCD TVs deliver superior brightness, while resisting the harsh effects of rain, dirt, insects, extreme temperatures and UV rays. And even better, they are actually manufactured right here in the United States!

SunBriteTV takes a beating but keeps on gleaming!               VIDEO DEMONSTRATION CLICK HEREhttp://ow.ly/QiulQ

Want to make your restaurant/bar, Stadium or Business stand out above the rest and give your customers an even better experience? Well who doesn’t like being entertained in the great outdoors? SunBriteTV is the outdoor TV of choice for many professional sports stadiums including: Yankee Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Marlins Park and many others.

They offer digital signage, TVs, and lots of accessories to fit any outdoor idea you might have. From outdoor patios or waterparks to stadiums and even The Oscars, They’ve got you covered!

SunBriteTV’ smissionis todeliver a safe, outdoor, worry-free entertainment experienceto their customers. The goal is to design and produce the highest quality outdoor products in the world. Their core values are integrity, innovation, teamwork, and they are deeply committed to delivering complete customer satisfaction.

Call Us TODAY & Become the outdoor Guru of your next gathering or event!               865-690-0154

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