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What is Fiber Optic Internet?

What is Fiber Optic Internet and why is it important as audio visual integrators to know it? Basically, fiber optics equals speed and power!

What is Fiber Optic Internet?

First of all, Fiber Optics are cables that are incredibly thin, not much wider than a human hair, and they are very flexible. Unlike cable wires, which are metal, they can contain huge volumes of information far beyond a copper wire; allowing for a multitude of uses in the world of communications ie. internet. Using light, Fiber optics cables also illuminate, meaning they light up which can create visual applications. You have probably seen the points of light on a bouquet of fiber optic strands that have the light of the rainbow? Imagine these points installed into a Home Theater ceiling can create your own planetarium into the home theater with the cosmos of stars synthesized using points of fiber optic light!l But the thing that really sets fiber optics apart from normal metal cables is that light travels over much greater distances at much faster speeds allowing immense bandwidth on a strand the size of a hair. This simple fact transformed how we communicate forever. So, to the world of the Audio Visual Architects, there are really endless uses to be considered on top of just the internet, and the importance of it.

What is Fiber Optic internet in AV Systems?

This is important when it comes to audio visual integration because one of the biggest concerns when setting up the internet in a home is signal strength and speed. Fiber optics are many times faster than any type of regular metal wires providing HD signal transmission to greater distances than wire. And, one of the most often asked questions and concerns of customers is having good overall internet connectivity, so that no signal is dropped, especially when it comes to streaming etc. Therefore, fiber optic internet is an important consideration when it comes to the integration of wiring of a home.

Audio Visual Integrator

As a result, this makes fiber optic internet and fiber optic cables more reliable in the overall production of commercial and home productions in audio visual integration. So, what is fiber optic internet? It is the future of communications, audio visual, and smart home industry due to its speed and ability to increase productivity. It has the ability to improve and increase Cloud Storage which is important for the internet for the audio visual integrator. Due to fiber optics ability to carry the signal much further than standard copper cables, there are many applications in AV integration that make fiber optics optimal. Plus, the experience for the clients and the user-friendliness and reliability provide a more consistently pleasant experience. This has made fiber optic internet and fiber optic cables the top choice for clients in businesses and homes for communications purposes, especially the internet, in the audio visual sphere. Something that was once a fan based market, is now a comfort, safety, and necessity based market.To receive an in-home consultation for fiber optic internet or fiber optic applications, visit us on our: conact page

TAGS: Fiber Optic Cables | Fiber Optic Internet | What is Fiber Optic Internet


Retail/Demo Space Opens in West Hollywood

For nearly 25 years, Sunset Studios has been a premiere audio-visual systems integrator in Southern California -- and now we’ve expanded into a storefront showroom.

WIRELESS LIVING, POWERED BY SUNSET STUDIOS is our exciting new retail/demonstration space in West Hollywood.  Come on in and explore the untethered lifestyle with such brands as Sonos, Crestron Pyng and House of Marley.   One of our associates will walk you through your options in whole home audio, empowering you to decide what works for the audio-visual system of your dreams.  And after you’ve made your choices, let the tech specialists of Sunset Studios utilize their combined 75 years of experience to install and customize your new system.  It’s that simple.

Wireless Living is currently open by appointment only, so call us today to and let us know when you’d like to come in and chat.  We’re located inside of the French Marketplace Restaurant, so the coffee’s on us!

Wireless Living
(Inside the French Marketplace)
7985 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 106
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(818) 907-7630
Free parking.
TAGS: Crestron Home Automation | Home Automation | House of Marley | Sonance | Wireless Music

DIY Home Automation

For decades, the notion of home automation integration has been the Holy Grail – a glorious vision of a futuristic home that could be controlled with the press of a button, Jetsons-style.  The good news?  That day has pretty much arrived.

The bad news?  It’s still confusing and expensive to properly set up. 

Not anymore.

Crestron, the world’s leader in control and home automation systems, has introduced a new, streamlined product line designed for DIY-minded customers on a budget.  Crestron Pyng is an Apple-based system* that pairs the Pyng app with accessories throughout your home.  Those accessories include wireless lighting controls, shading solutions, thermostats and wireless door locks, as well as security systems. With guidance from your systems integrator, Pyng can also be expanded to include DigitalMedia distributed audio and other Crestron products.

The heart of Pyng is the physical hub located in your home that communicates with the app on your iPad or iPhone, but all settings are backed up to the cloud, allowing the homeowner to make changes easily and securely – and providing you with the option to restore the system to its previous settings if you go a little too wild with the programming.  And yes, you can make those changes yourself if you choose to; Crestron has designed the system for ease of use by homeowners, who may still need a little help from professional integrators who normally handle the nitty-gritty of home automation programming for their customers. While the hardware still requires professional installation, the software set-up and customization is taken care of via your tablet rather than a laptop, providing a simplicity that is hard to match. 

If you’re interested in this robust but affordable home automation system, contact Sunset Studios for a custom installation quote.


*A control-only Android version is pending

TAGS: Crestron Home Automation | Crestron Pyng | Home Automation