From our friends over at Modern Home Theater:
You know the basics of a Crestron or AMX system but read more and more about the tricks that “system integrators” can pull off with the latest tools, equipment and programming. Adrienne Maxwell has written a two part feature on all you need to know about home automation today. From music servers to lighting control to media center PCs and way beyond – she gives you a real world look at what can be done and why you might do it. Before you sign on the dotted line for that $100,000 “whole-home” solution that allows you to turn the vacum system on from your home theater – learn the ropes here first.