May 2015 News

Upcoming Events

In May 2015 News: Constellation is committed to training and educating not only our staff but our local community. Bill O’Connor maintains Certified Outreach Instructor (COI) status with CEDIA and Constellation hosts COI lectures and classes regularly. Bill will be teaching two COI courses in May, first “Designing to Disguise; The Art of Hiding Technology” and the second “Using Technology Systems to Help homeowners Live a Greener Life” for credit with the following industry associations: AIA, ASID, IIDA, NARI,  and AIBD.

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Designing to Disguise; The Art of Hiding Technology

Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. This course reviews the three-pronged approach to hiding technology—advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection—which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. Specific challenges and recommendations related to hiding video displays, projectors, speakers, controls, cameras, and equipment racks—among others—will be addressed. This course speaks to innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden or camouflaged, or even invisible!

Thursday, May 14, 2015
AIA Luncheon (ticket required through AIA Santa Fe) @ 11:45 AM

Greener Living

Using Technology Systems to Help homeowners Live a Greener Life

Course Description: 
A “green home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency. Clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of “living green”, and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability, and enhance health and comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water usage. Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and build process can help clients achieve their “green goals”.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Constellation Home Electronics @ 10AM

2015 HomeShow

The 2015 HomeShow was a great success for Constellation Home Electronics. Many of our happy customers stopped by to say hi and we met a lot of new potential customers. Our booth featured the movie Frozen on a 4K Ultra TV  which drew a steady crowd as we blasted the hit “Let it Go” over our Bowers & Wilkins speakers. In addition, our booth demonstrated Q-Motion motorized shades, a Sonos wireless music system, dedicated home WiFi network, and a Pyng lighting system.

Congratulations to all of our Panamax Power 360 drawing winners!

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