Monday, December 21, 2009

Make your Home a SmartHome

The SmartHome team is known for large scale audio/video installation projects for businesses throughout the capitol region. However, if you need inspiration for a personal theater in your home look no further! Not only will SmartHome provide you with their designs and concepts, but they are happy to work with your preexisting equipment. If it is time to upgrade or modify your families' entertainment system, checkout this recently completed project in a Waterford, NY home.

This 110-inch electric screen with front projector was installed with 5.1 surround sound and programmed to be controlled with an all-in-one remote. There is a single button for movies, television, etc. No more juggling multiple remotes. Just sit back, hit the "watch movie" button, and relax. All wiring has been completely hidden to provide a clean presentation. The family is thrilled the project took only two days and is excited to share their new theater with loved ones this holiday season.

The SmartHome team has two more similar projects before Christmas, make your home next on their list.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Conference Rooms Installed at GlobalFoundries Plant

Between October of 2008 and March 2009 a collaboration between Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) led to the need for and announcement of a leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. The company would address the growing need to enhance independent foundry capabilities.

On March 2, 2009 GlobalFoundries was officially launched.

Since then, GlobalFoundries has asked M+W Zander Operatives (a worldwide leader in architecture, engineering and construction services) to be the general contractor for the 4.7 billion dollar microchip fabrication plant in Malta, New York. This is where the SmartHome team comes in. M+W Zander decided the installation of two conference rooms would be best served with the concepts and ideas SmartHome is known for.

The large-scale project will include complete audio/video installations of the highest quality.Some of the features specifically involved are a pair of 1080P High Definition front projectors, two 110-inch motorized screens, a 50-inch Plasma display with a SmartBoard overlay, eight pairs of Kef Uni-Q in-ceiling speakers, wireless Shure lavalier microphones and a Denon receiver to decode HDMI audio from two computer towers.

All of this equipment will be streamlined so users can control their presentations by simply plugging in a USB thumb drive and utilizing the touchscreen controller. Audiences of fifty people will be able to hear speakers with out them ever having to raise their voices.

The GlobalFoundries project is a prime example of the SmartHome Theater and Technology Center installing innovative equipment in an efficient, cost-friendly way.

The SmartHome team would like to thank everyone they worked with this past year and is grateful for a successful 2009.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wolf's 1-11 Project Completed

The Smarthome team completed a large scale installation project at the recently opened Wolf's 1-11 in Colonie. The restuarant and game center will offer 32 HD televisions spread throughout the space, as well as a 110-inch screen and projector. The layout will allow customers to see multiple games, events and shows at once from any table.

Stop by Wolf's 1-11 for a fun night out in the newest spot in Colonie and checkout the work of the Smarthome team. They can network multiple televisions or install single units. They know how to do it all and can accomodate businesses and personal projects.

If you would like to learn more about everything Smarthome can offer, take a look at their website for more ideas or contact information.