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Football season is on the way
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With the upcoming NFL, college football & high school football seasons on the horizon, parties at the home will be commonplace. Between cheering for favorite teams and having fantasy drafts, football tends to bring together many families & friends each weekend during the fall. However, a major key to enjoying football at its best is…

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OS 3 Breakthrough for Control4
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Control4 Releases New Update: OS 3 Control4 has just released their newest update: OS 3. The developers describe this update as, “the first operation system specifically designed for the modern home”. Their goal was to completely eliminate the complexity of the smart home and provide an evolved and refined experience. Not only did they eliminate…

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Ultimate Home Theater Experience
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The foundation of every smart household is the A/V equipment and the experience it provides. It ensures the delivery of crystal-clear audio and video at lighting fast speed that is guaranteed to take your breath away. The ultra-high definition sound and 3D picture quality consumes you as if you are inside the action yourself. Innovative…

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Grand Home Automation At Conference
Grand Home Automation Discusses Building a Smart and Connected Environment: ISE Europe Show 2019
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After 15 years of success, ISE continues to be the largest international trade show for professional AV and electronic system integration. The Grand Home Automation Technical Director, Sean Hotchkiss, recently returned from his second year attending this exclusive event. After the start of ISE in 2004, the event continues to grow astronomically each year; this…

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INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS EUROPE 2018 – Our First Hand Recap of “The One Show To Rule Them All”
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Our Technical Director Sean Hotchkiss has recently returned from Amsterdam, where he attended Integrated Systems Events Europe 2018, the world´s largest AV systems integration show which ran February 6 – 9, 2018. What Is Integrated Systems Events Europe? Integrated Systems Events is a joint venture between AVIXA and CEDIA – the two leading industry associations…

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ENTRELEADERSHIP-Always Be Learning – Training Day for GHA Team
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According to Forbes, renewable learning is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but a ‘need to have’ for employees and employers to succeed in today’s rapidly changing workplace.  Ongoing training is necessary for innovation. Today, we take the next step in that growth with delving into entreleadership. We agree. Learning and development is particularly important…

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Keeping Up with Streaming Content Updates
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Netflix subscribers were abuzz last month when it was announced that Disney would be pulling their content off the popular media streaming service. This is part of massive streaming content updates across the entertainment scope at Netflix. While it won’t happen until 2019, plenty of parents voiced their concern on social media, such as the…

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SPYING TECH FEARS – Always Watching?
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Last month an 11 year old computer prodigy named Reuben Paul demonstrated to a shocked audience of cybersecurity experts just how easy it is to “hack” into consumer technology devices when he hacked his own smart teddy bear at a conference. He said of his trick, “I basically showed how I could connect to [a…

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Jim Tibbe Homes Team Opens New Design Center!
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It’s no secret: The housing market is HOT in West Michigan. MLive.com reports that the region’s real estate market, ranked No. 4 in a recent survey of the nation’s hottest housing markets by Trulia.com, saw 13,593 single family homes exchange hands last year, a 3.7 percent increase over 2015! Jim Tibbe Homes have been one…

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Cool Pools
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During these gray winter days, we thought it would be fun to dream of warmer weather and talk about swimming pools! Beyond just the sounds of splashing and the light from the sun, today’s homeowners are opting for more as they enjoy their pools. We are talking lights that create a mood from serene to…

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