Latest headlines: Lee Distad on theory versus practice and Megan A. Dutta on AV Halloween setups. Plus, news from iRoom, Crestron and more.
October 20, 2021 | Volume: 18 | Issue: 20
Happy Wednesday, #AVtweeps! We’ve been busy here at the rAVe office preparing for InfoComm! At home, I’ve been busy decorating for Halloween. What are you going to go dressed as this year?
Speaking of Halloween, we’ve got a column this week by our very own Megan A. Dutta! We’re always wondering how we can incorporate AV into everything we do. The easiest way to create a hauntingly cool Halloween setup is by using AV equipment, of course! In her column, Megan talked with AV pros in the industry about ways to use displays, projectors, lighting and sound to “spookify” your home. Get some great ideas in this column!
In another piece, Lee Distad talks about the difference between theory and practice. In theory, a completed install should work as designed. But as we know, nothing is ever that simple. How many times have you set up a system in your home, only to find issues when you push the start button? Luckily, we can take steps during the integration and installation processes to avoid long-term or unexpected issues. Lee says to follow these troubleshooting steps: Diagnose, Analyze, Repair, Test and Prevent.
That’s it for now, #Hometweeps! We’ve also got a cool case study and lots of product news for you below. I’ll see you next time. Bye!
In theory, once an install has been completed and all the tidying up has been done, that should be it; the system should work as designed and installed. In practice, probably not. It would be nice if it did, but you can’t count on it. So it’s time to test it.