Josh.ai Reveals First Architectural Microphone: Josh Nano and More

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  At the premiered Keynote on Tuesday, November 10th, Josh.ai announced further products to advance its mission to provide artificial intelligence unique to each smart home. For those who do not know, Josh.ai, like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, is a voice controlled assistant, but also acts as a voice-controlled home automation system. It is essentially a smart assistant designed to work connectedly with your smart home systems and devices. With Josh, you can ask it to turn off the … [Read more...]

SMART LIGHTING: A SMART HOME ESSENTIAL

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What makes a smart home truly intelligent? To us, one of the smartest—and most convenient—components that can be included in every smart home is smart lighting. With benefits like energy efficiency, added peace of mind, streamlined day-to-day activities, and automated actions, it’s pretty easy to see why. Or is it? What does smart lighting actually entail? Let’s shed some light on the subject. (See what we did there?) WHAT IS SMART LIGHTING? It’s not a fancy bulb or an app … [Read more...]

ForTech’s Apartment Solutions for Property Managers

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Technology is a crucial aspect of property management and apartment maintenance, especially in today’s day and age. Smart apartment technology is both a benefit for landlords/property managers and tenants. Landlords and property managers can remotely access security features like camera surveillance and door access. Tenants may actually pay more if they are enticed by the ability to control everything with ease in their home from music and lights to shades. With these upgrades, you can … [Read more...]

Reopen During the Pandemic with a Social Distancing Solution

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Social distancing is the "new normal" now. It has become an integral part of our everyday life by having an inevitable impact on each sector of our society. Social distancing is advised and strongly recommended by all medical experts and respective health organizations to stop the spread of the virus. This is extremely challenging due to the strong inner need of socialization and closeness embedded in human nature, that makes distancing an unnatural action. We all are in this together and we all … [Read more...]

Reopen Safely with a Speedface Reader During The Pandemic

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          Are you ready to reopen? In order to ensure a safe and productive environment during the COVID pandemic, it is key to look into safety and security solutions. Other than supplying everyone with masks and hand sanitizers, a more advanced solution can prevent further spread of the virus and ensure safety in many spaces. One of these solutions is a system that identifies body temperature, whether a person is wearing a mask, and recognizes who the … [Read more...]

Tech Guide to Working From Home

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  Image Credit: Automation Design + Entertainment¹ In a time where the coronavirus has struck society, the shift toward the work-from-home model went from being a convenience to a necessity. This shift is unexpected for most because no one was ready to become tech-savvy overnight. For the average person, it can be challenging to shift their home into an office suitable for their jobs. For this, ForTech has your side and we have dedicated this guide to ease this shift into a simpler process. … [Read more...]

Control4 Releases New OS 3 Update

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Recently, the most massive update has hit the smart home market with Control4’s release of the new OS 3 interface. Control4 has created a new experience for users to enjoy all the features of a smart home with a simple touch and through a fresh interface filled with thousands of personalized enhancements. Let us explore some of the new features that cater to the inexplicable experience Control4 delivers with this update.   Key Features:  Favorites Dashboard Views of Your … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Sound Masking in The Medical Field

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With medicine evolving every second, the space and facility it occupies has to evolve with it as well. New and improved technology will transform any medical facility or space into an enjoyable and efficient environment. According to a report from Mercom Capital Group, funding for Digital Health and Healthcare IT has increased to a record high of $4.4 Billion quarter two of 2018¹. In other words, there is a massive advancement in technology implementation in healthcare. Let’s see what are … [Read more...]

The Importance of Microphone Noise Reduction in Los Angeles

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Having meetings nowadays can be kind of difficult in the sense that you hear the noises of the HVAC working, the receiver running, your AV systems in the background, and other disturbing noises that can truly dismantle a conversation. This does in turn affect daily work-efficiency and can reduce intelligibility whether in a board meeting or a courtroom. Sound masking on one hand, can improve conversations within, but microphones on the other hand need to be suitable enough to not project these … [Read more...]

Sound Masking in Los Angeles

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Masking, an act of covering up an unwanted feature. We as humans, do this when wearing physical masks, or even masking conflicts in society. However, on a daily basis, we are exposed to unwanted sounds that trouble our effectiveness in our everyday lives. Sound masking has been proven to be effective in reducing these noises and improving privacy of conversations especially in open spaces. Sound masking has the ability to do this by adding a sound with the same frequency of human speech to … [Read more...]