High-end custom integrator Todd Anthony Puma talks about the challenges and opportunities of servicing the New York luxury market. After working amid the hustle and bustle of New York for as many as 20 high-profile clients a year on projects ranging from about $250,000 to $600,000, Todd Anthony Puma, president of The Source Home Theater, knows this all too well. He says working in the five boroughs comes with unique challenges but he embraces those as opportunities for growth.
Usually the hook on installing in-wall loudspeakers is that they are hardly noticeable, unobtrusive and interior design-friendly because of their ability to blend in so well with the surrounding wall.
2016 was undoubtedly a big year for all things voice command, the star of the show being Amazon Alexa, which is now compatible with a plethora of home automation devices, many of which launched at CEDIA 2016. In fact, with Alexa voice activation integration announcements being announced left, right and centre, Amazon became one of the show’s main talking points.
It’s one thing to obsess over the aesthetics of your flat-screen TV — the beveled corners, the screen size, the color temperature. But without thoughtful installation, you can wind up with a beautiful rectangular display surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords, or worse, 40 pounds of glass and electronics that might fall off the wall at any moment.
Crestron Home, powered by OS 3, delivers a stunning new high-performance user interface for mobile devices and Crestron TSW touch screens.
Motorized window shades and draperies have long been an overlooked piece of home technology. Yes, I said technology. With the addition of a motorized track or rod, they can take your home comfort, protection, convenience and beauty to a whole new level. Few other high-tech amenities can offer so much. Homeowners are starting to understand the […]
Home automation has come a very long way in the last few years. Even the highest of the high-end control companies are creating more affordable solutions as smart home technology advances. “There’s a perception that home automation systems are only for the very rich,” says home systems integrator Todd Anthony Puma, owner of The Source Home Automation in […]
For people who live in a part of the country where basements are prevalent, below-ground rooms are still the dominant place for dedicated home theaters. A basement is a nearly perfect location for a theater or media room for lots of reasons. The sidewalls aren’t usually shared with other rooms; if there are windows, they’re small ones; they’re […]
creen Innovations said last week that the installation of one of its screens in the home of a former NFL player was featured on multiple TV shows, including “First Look” onLXTV in New York and NBC’s national “Open House” program.
We ask industry insiders one question: What is the most popular use case for voice control with your clients and what challenges still get in the way of full implementation of voice?