The Story of Surround Sound
If you’ve ever sat in a movie theater and marveled at the audio that seemed to swirl all around you, you have two men to thank: Walt Disney and George Lucas.
No, neither of them invented surround sound technology. In fact, neither of them was even an expert in audio formats.
But in 1940, to accompany the “Flight of the Bumblebee” sequence in Fantasia, Disney contacted Bell Labs to create a system that moved sound around the audience, instead of just playing in front of them.
Bell’s system (a version of which was already in development by 1940) was too expensive for most theaters, and it wasn’t until after the release of George Lucas’ Star Wars in 1977 that the technology became cheap enough, manageable enough, and in-demand enough to warrant a nation-wide upgrade.
Today, you can not only enjoy surround sound in your own home theater installation; you can fully immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos audio. How has surround sound developed over the decades, and how can you get the most out of it in your Raleigh, NC home? Find out here.
Tunable Smart Lighting Helps Your Business
One look at lighting innovator Ketra’s website, and you’ll immediately see copy imploring you to “breathe light into your space.”
It may seem a bit poetic, dramatic even. But the truth is, it’s not far from accurate. A heavily studied subject by medical professionals, lighting conditions have proven time and again to be inextricably linked to productivity and mental well-being.
In other words: light is as important as air.
That’s especially true in a working environment. The right lighting -- especially natural light -- means the difference between a happy, healthy team and a miserable one.
How can you reap the benefits by upgrading the commercial lighting control system in your Durham, NC business? Find out below.
Workplace Design Is Essential to a Productive Environment
As we begin to round out the last couple years of the decade, some interesting changes have become visible across the country’s workforce.
Where previously businesses focused on what they do or how they do it, today’s entrepreneurs are starting to pay much more attention to where they’re working.
Though some businesses expand outward with remote staff, others see the value in creating a comfortable, collaborative, and productive in-house environment. The key to that can be found in commercial interior design.
Pops of color can stimulate minds. Open floor plans can facilitate flexibility. And technology can bridge the gap between ideas and results.
In this blog, we’ll explore how interior design intersects with Crestron conference room audio video components to help generate greater productivity from your Raleigh, NC staff.
Protect Your Packages with Smart Security Measures
The holiday season is here, and that means you’re going to see a lot of packages on your doorstep in the coming weeks.
That also means an increased threat of “porch pirates” – pesky, package-stealing thieves – this time of year.
You might be concerned with how to protect your property in the Chapel Hill area this year but it’s easier than you think – from home surveillance to some neighborly help. In this blog, we’ll give you some helpful tips on keeping your items secure, so everyone has a merrier holiday season.
Ready to learn more? Keep reading.