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Automation with Green Technology

According to Energy Star, the average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes. To increase efficiency, reduce energy usage, lower electricity costs, and help the environment, many business owners are focusing on energy management.

Whether you own a small, mid-sized, or large business, automation with green technology can help ensure:

  • Programmable audio, visual, and lighting control systems are turned off at night
  • AV systems are not being used or drawing power when an individual is not in a zoned audio, video, or lighting area
  • Equipment is more energy efficient and safer than conventional equipment

At AVI Orlando, we understand that lowering your bills and making your business more eco-friendly is important. A great way to address both concerns is to update your commercial lighting controls. By installing motion sensors, you no longer have to worry about whether the lights are on after everyone has left the room. At the end of the workday, you can even shut off all the lights with a touch of a button.

Our carefully designed systems help eliminate electrical waste when not in use and can be automated to suit your business needs. If you would like to learn more about how to implement commercial automation with green technology into your organization, please call 407-801-0572 or fill out our contact us form online.

The Importance of Pre-Wiring a New Construction

It’s no fun tripping over wires or breaking into walls to upgrade or customize your entertainment system. If a new construction home (or a gut to the studs renovation) is in your future, be aware of the huge advantages of pre-wiring to ensure optimal cabling and infrastructure for all your audio/visual needs, now and to come.

Central hub and Structured Cabling

Structured cabling can be installed before walls are closed in the same way electrical wires and plumbing are installed before construction is finished. For this scenario, feeds for telephone, entertainment systems (including speakers and cable TV) and networking run from each room to a central hub. External feeds for services are also connected to the hub panel which can also contain splitters, amplifiers, and modems. With everything clearly labeled, easy access for future changes or troubleshooting is much easier. And, not insignificantly, wires are tucked away for a tidy and clutter-free home.

Control in each room

Speaker cables run from a central hub to a control panel in each room in the home can control volume and other aspects of audio transmission. The latest systems feature keypads with control for switching between sources, or touchscreens for accessing Internet radio.

Installing cables from a central location into each room where you want a TV or entertainment system means you can put a satellite or cable receiver in each room, locate a single receiver centrally, and distribute its output to each room, or connect your TV to the Internet to receive IP delivered content via Netflix, Roku or Apple TV.

The Future is IOT

The Internet of Things (IOT) is coming. Ever increasing bandwidth and more frequent inter-connectivity between devices means it’s never been more important to pre-wire new construction for wireless transmission. A web of data cables can be run from a central location, specifically to rooms with entertainment centers. Currently, these can be networks of ethernet or fiber optic cables.

The Big Advantage

To recap, here’s a list of several advantages to pre-wiring a new build or home under renovation:

  • the aesthetics of a wire-free environment
  • fewer tripping or shorting hazards, keep infrastructure out of the hands of young children and animals
  • maximizing the potential for an integrated security system or remote monitoring, in the future if not immediately
  • one touch turn off and audio or internet that flows unobstructed from room to room
  • ease of use by centralizing controls
  • better affordability to install cable during construction than afterward