Digitech Attends CEDIA EXPO 2011 in Indianapolis

Digitech Custom just returned from CEDIA EXPO 2011, an annual tradeshow for the residential electronic systems industry, held this year in nearby Indianapolis. And we’re happy to report we saw some very compelling products while there! The conference featured many of the brands and products we use everyday in our home theater installations and audio/visual solutions. We stopped by several of their booths including Sony, Crestron, Control4, Lutron and JVC to see the latest and greatest products they’ll be offering in the near future—and we were pretty impressed. One of the new products that really caught our eye is Lutron’s Battery-Powered Shades. While Lutron is generally regarded as an expensive provider of motorized shades, these new battery-powered shades are moderately priced, beginning at just $299. We think these shades will be the perfect finishing touch for any home theater. Other new home theater products and topics from CEDIA EXPO 2011 –    New CinemaScape update from Kaleidescape –    Sony and JVC unveil new 4K resolution Home Theater Projectors –    Control4 revealed a host of new products –    Creston’s digital media trade program –    APC’s network controlled surge Digitech Custom also mingled with some new companies as we walked the tradeshow floor and we can’t wait to introduce some of their products and technologies soon—it will be worth the wait, we promise! But the conference wasn’t all work and no play. At the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet on the final evening of the event, attendees were treated to a special performance by Alizma, a group featured on the hit reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” Overall, we’re very excited about...

APC Battles the Weather

Severe weather has been a hot-button topic of late, to say the least. Even in a normal year, which 2011 certainly has not been thus far, the spring months in Indiana are known for rough storms. More often than not, those storms bring lightning and heavy rain, and both bring the possibility of extensive damage to your electronics. Thankfully, there are buffers to put between you and Mother Nature — specifically, American Power Conversion products. APC is Digitech Custom Audio and Video’s leading choice to protect your equipment, as well as the priceless photos, videos, music and movies you store. Offering products ranging from power conditioners and surge protectors to uninterruptible power supplies, APC literally has a unit for every conceivable A/V, computer or data storage application. “We had a client whose basement flooded… There were at least a couple inches of water everywhere,” said Randy Leffler, Digitech installer.” This person had an APC surge protector as part of his basement system, and the water completely wrecked it. It was ruined, but it protected all his equipment. He had no further damage.” Rough weather aside, power bumps or outages can occur anytime of day or year, making it crucial to implement a power management strategy in your home. APC has you...