Month: January 2016

High-Definition Entertainment With Control4

Enjoy the Ultimate Audio/Video Experience with Control4

Control4 brings the power, performance and reliability to deliver the best entertainment over one, robust platform.

Fill one room or every room with your favorite high-definition content. From watching the latest 4K movies to streaming high-resolution music, you can enjoy limitless entertainment with a single remote or create an unrivaled home theater experience. It’s simple, clean and clutter-free entertainment—right at your fingertips.

Family Room

Simplify your entertainment experience and control it all with just one remote at a budget-friendly price.

Watch TV, access your movies, stream video, power up a game or enjoy your music library. Integrate your AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Netflix, Hulu and more with Control4, for simple control of all of your entertainment gear.

Home Theater

Design a jaw-dropping home cinema that rivals any cineplex. Press the “Movie” button, and the projector screen descends, the DVD player fires up, the surround sound is activated and the lights dim.

Incorporate immersive, high-resolution audio, high-definition video, a smart TV or projection screen, and customized lighting to create the ultimate experience. All equipment can be tucked away in a closet and controlled easily from one remote or touch screen.

Multi-room Audio

Fill the entire house with music or stream it to just one room.

As part your Control4 system, enjoy access to millions of songs and thousands of artists through popular streaming music services—such as Pandora, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and dozens more—without the need for additional gear. Showcase beautiful cover art, along with artist and track information, on your mobile device, touch screen or TV.

Multi-room Video

Deliver superior sound, stunning video and an incredible entertainment experience in every room throughout the house.

Share your entire movie library, streaming video and satellite channels in every room—no need for set-top boxes and multiple video sources. Consolidate all of your audio and video equipment into a closet, creating a clutter-free installation.

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How to Use the Apple Watch with Honeywell Security Total Connect 2.0

honeywell securityHoneywell Security recently launched the Total Connect Apple Watch app for all users of the Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 platform. The app increases the ways consumers can access their security systems, increasing the value of the platform you’re selling.

The Apple Watch app allows a user to quickly and conveniently check the status of their system directly from their wrist, without having to pull their phone out and log into the Honeywell Total Connect app. Being able to easily check security status gives a busy person confidence that their home, family and/or business is safe and secure 24/7.

The Apple Watch app lets users arm and disarm their security system with a single tap. If the system is disarmed, they can choose to set it to either Armed Away or Armed Stay, and if it’s armed, they can press the disarm button to immediately disarm it. When arming, they can bypass any open zones from their Apple Watch. Most importantly, should the system go into alarm, the app will display the type of alarm (security, fire, CO or medical) and allow the user to disarm it when appropriate with their four-digit code. Watch the video above to see these and more features in action.

The usage of the Honeywell Security Total Connect Apple Watch app has skyrocketed, and we encourage you to discuss the benefits on your sales calls.

The Latest Home Theater Components Offered by LG & Integra

Bentley Systems offers the most start of the art home theater components and these latest products from LG and Integra are no exception! The LG G6 OLED 4K HDTV offers the sharpest picture in the business and has been recognized with a 2016 CES Innovation Award. The Integra 7 Series Home Theater Receivers provide an incredible cinema-like experience and outputs such a clear sound you will feel like you’re actually in the movie!


OLED, short for organic light-emitting diode, is a display technology with self-lighting pixels that can be individually controlled to achieve perfect black and infinite contrast.

lg oled hdtvLG® OLED TV has a radically simplified new design: An incredibly thin screen mounted onto a glass sheet. This makes it lightweight and more versatile than other TV technologies, resulting in some of the most beautiful televisions ever designed.

The individually illuminating pixels of LG® OLED TV can switch completely off to achieve perfect black. That means that contrast—the difference between the lightest and darkest areas of the screen—is truly infinite, for a more natural, lifelike image with bolder colors. Take high dynamic range viewing to the next level with OLED HDR from LG® that displays programs with the superior contrast and color of HDR as well as premium Dolby Vision™.

Transform your OLED TV experience with dramatic imaging that brings entertainment to life before your eyes. Enjoy a refined, lifelike picture when you watch UHD Dolby Vision™ mastered content on 2016 OLED 4K TVs via streaming services such as Netflix® and VUDU®.

Integra 7 Series Home Theater Receivers

Integra introduces two exciting additions to its 2015 lineup. Painstakingly engineered, the new DTR-50.7 and DHC-60.7 are both THX®-certified and support HDMI 2.0a, 4:4:4 color space and High Dynamic Range (HDR) as well as next generation HDCP 2.2 copy protection on five inputs making them ideal for the 4K Ultra HD video revolution. Both products are DTS:X™-ready and feature award-winning Dolby Atmos multidimensional surround sound as well as Apple AirPlay support.

integra 60.7 home theater receiverThe new DHC-60.7 is a THX Ultra2™ Plus certified 7.2 channel network A/V preamp processor sporting 8 HDMI 2.0 inputs for 4K/60Hz support and 2 outputs. In addition to Zone2 HDMI and HDBaseT, the DHC-60.7 is equipped with 7.2 multichannel balanced XLR pre-puts (with front bi-amp capability), two-channel balanced XLR audio inputs as well as 7.2 multichannel pre-outs and audio-grade 18 mm-pitch RCA Pre-Outs (Front L / R).

The DTR-50.7 is a 7.2 channel, THX Select2 Plus network A/V receiver rated at 135 watts per channel. The unit supports an abundant package of connectivity options including 8-in/2-out HDMI; an HDBaseT port and Zone 2 HDMI, and 7.2 multichannel pre-outs. Amplification for the DTR-50.7 comes courtesy of proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, a combination that delivers truly dynamic performance.