Author Archives: Annie Dore

Ease Into the Holiday Season with Home Automation

Take the Stress Out of the Holidays With These Smart Home Features

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and a time to refresh and recharge.  Unfortunately, it can be a time of high stress, too. The shopping, the entertaining, the traffic, and the rush to get everything done can be a little harrowing.

Fortunately, there’s technology that can come to your rescue. If you’re feeling a little stressed about this holiday season in Edwards, CO, take a few moments to relax, and keep reading to learn how home automation can make the upcoming festivities just a little calmer and more peaceful.

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Why Lutron Lighting Control is Smart for Your Business

From Offices to Restaurants, Smart Lighting Control Systems Bring Efficiency and New Capabilities

Most businesses strive to improve their operations by any metric possible – increasing sales, reducing expenses, enhancing products, increasing customer satisfaction and much more. All of these things require constant attention and management, and the work is never complete; there’s always more work to be done.

But some technologies can bring new capabilities and efficiency to your enterprise – and once set up correctly – require comparatively little effort to maintain and pay big dividends over time.

One enterprise-changing technology is lighting control. From professional offices to bars and restaurants, it makes running your premises easier and more efficient. Read on to see how Lutron lighting control systems can help your business in the Steamboat Springs and the greater Vail Valley region. 

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Upgrade Your Conference Room by Going Wireless

Crestron AirMedia is the Solution for the Missing Cable

Imagine this: a conference room is full of people, and a presenter wants to connect to the display or projector in the room. While a cable is available to connect, the presenter has a Mac instead of a Windows laptop. The cable doesn’t match the Mac’s video output. A mad scramble ensues for the right cable or an adapter, and one of two things happens: the correct cable never materializes, or 12 people are looking at a PowerPoint presentation on a 13-inch screen.

Another dreadful scenario: the presenter has an iPad or Android tablet. There is no cable to connect to the wireless device. “Do you have a wireless way to connect,” the presenter inquires? In both of these scenarios, valuable time is wasted trying to figure out how to begin a meeting.

Don’t be that conference room in Vail or anywhere else in Colorado, for that matter. There is an easy solution, though: Crestron AirMedia. AirMedia is a wireless conference room solution that lets any device connect to your room’s AV. Keep reading to learn how you can make meetings much more productive.

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Have You Truly Experienced High-End Home Audio?

A Look at Two High-Performance, High-Design Speakers

It’s fair to say most people like music. Music can both energize and relax, make us dream, and transport us to a different time and place. Some people are more passionate about music than others. Some people are incredibly passionate about how they listen to their music. Just like foodies saying, “life’s too short to eat bad food,” there are audiophiles that say, “life’s too short to listen to music on $10 earphones.”

For these lovers of music and excellent audio, the quest to find better audio performance never ends. Audiophiles are always looking for a sound quality upgrade, and they thoroughly enjoy the journey to audio nirvana.

The team at Cloud 9 Integrated Systems works with some of the finest names in high-end home audio. In this blog, we’d like to introduce you to two brands known for high performance and high design: Steinway Lyngdorf and Wisdom Audio.

If you’re an audiophile looking for a hi-fi audio upgrade for your Edwards, CO listening room, read on to learn more about these masterpieces of audio engineering and design. Even if you’re not an audiophile, you will appreciate the art and engineering behind these products.

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Looking for the Ultimate Home Cinema Experience in Vail Valley?

Let Cloud 9 Design Your Dream Home Theater

Just type “home theater design” into an internet search, and you will likely be overwhelmed with the amount of information you can sift through on home theaters. Everything from the nuances of projectors, screens, and sound systems to acoustics, seating, and much more than you will care to read. Of course, you want to be an educated consumer as you dream of the perfect home theater design for your Vail Valley or Steamboat Springs-area home.

If you want a true cinema experience and a dedicated space to enjoy films and other audio and video media with family and friends, it takes planning. There are a plethora of options to consider and Cloud 9 Integrated Systems is ready to help.

The Cloud 9 Integrated Systems team can provide you with expert home theater design services to guide you every step of the way. We work with leading brands in luxury home theater equipment and products like Barco and Cinematech to provide a customized theater that fits your lifestyle, design sense and performance criteria.

Read on to learn more about how Cloud 9 Integrated Systems can help you achieve the home theater you’re always wanted.

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