AVctrl has recently been working with Spectrum AV to program a corporate board room project and a high-end residential project using ELAN g! and KNX. The corporate project uses ELAN g! to control everything via iPads in the board room and three meeting rooms. The last blog was about the residential project in Dublin. SpectrumContinue reading “Corporate and Residential Showcase Video”
I have just finished programming a cool job in Dublin 4. Spectrum AV have had a high end residential project which covers just about everything you would want in a home automation system – multi-room music and HD video distribution, dedicated home cinema, IP CCTV and KNX lighting, heating and curtain control. KNX also integrates gates,Continue reading “Recent ELAN & KNX Project”
I have just returned to a system which was installed about 18 months ago and consisted of ELAN g!, home cinema, CCTV and KNX lighting. Just a service call – upgraded ELAN g! to latest version and added a few new scenes and buttons to the lighting interfaces. So far, so good. As part ofContinue reading “ELAN g! and Heatmiser”
I love technology and I do my best to make sure my clients get the most out of it. However maybe it’s just an age thing but I want my technology easy to use. Good custom installers used to say to have a look at the coffee table; a remote for your TV, home cinemaContinue reading “Why you need a “smart remote””
The family was on holiday recently in London, so we did the real tourist thing and went to “see” The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. The mounted police took no prisoners and could really move people on – you had to see the funny side! But as there where sooo many people thereContinue reading “Don’t you just love the iPad…”
I am a big fan of VortexBox and just in case you haven’t come across it before it is a free (yes FREE), open source ISO which will turn any unused computer into an easy to use music server and player. Installation is simple and once loaded it will automatically rip CDs, tag the files,Continue reading “VortexBox”
ELAN have just released the latest version of their g! home automation system, 6.4. New features include support for the Heatmiser, Coolmaster, Texecom security systems, Global Cache iTach I/O extenders and many more. Check out http://www.elanhomesystems.com for more info or get in touch with AVctrl to see what’s new.
Hello all Welcome to AVctrl, my name is Derek Shilliday and I have been involved in all things digital home for the last 10 years and before that in the IT industry. AVctrl is a service based company who specialise in all things to do with residential and commercial building automation and control. AVctrl willContinue reading “Welcome to AVctrl”