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Designing Home Theaters and Media Rooms

Course # COI061

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Digital entertainment plays a huge part on the modern lifestyle and is something that can be truly astounding when experienced in the correct environment. Dedicated and convertible entertainment spaces need careful thought and professional design to perform well, and ultimately wow the homeowner. In this course you will learn the principles that go into designing and implementing these entertainment spaces. This course will help you to understand the following topics.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the difference between a Home Theater and a Media Room
• Identify the design principles for picture, sound, and everything else
• Properly use the industry accepted vocabulary for Home Theater and Media Room Projects
• Understand the requirements of each room set up and how to communicate those needs to clients

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation

Instructor: Vanessa Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Marketing Manager at LK & Associates

 

The Art of Blending Design with Technology

Creative Ways to Integrate Technology into Modern Décor - Course # 107965

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This presentation will introduce architects, interior designers, builders, and remodelers to custom audio and visual solutions that can be seamlessly incorporated into residential and commercial spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic evolution of audio and video technologies.
  2. Explain the current state of technology in audio devices.
  3. Recognize the importance of collaborating with CEDIA integrators and integrating technology early in the design process.
  4. Consider the aesthetic and performance options available when specifying AV technology.
  5. List solutions to common challenges of integrating technology into a space.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Paul Sabbah, Global Sales Management and Leon Speakers International and Commercial Sales

Boca Tech Talk Season One Wrap-Up

A wrap up session with all teachers of our CEU Webinars.

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It’s the Season One Wrap-Up Panel! This Webinar will be featuring all our past instructors and will be focused on you! Join us for this final Webinar of the season where we will talk about our teacher’s favorite technologies and how they save them time and money every day, answer questions you may have on a previous webinar… or anything related to it, go over some other points we did not speak about during the season, and much more! Come with questions or just come to learn. This Webinar would not have been possible without all of you and it will certainly be one for the books!

Learning Objectives:

Anything and Everything you have a question on, Jeff and our panelists are here for you! They have reunited to answer your questions, and talk about their favorite pieces of technology, how they use them in their everyday life, and a chance to revisit all the topics from the previous webinars such as

  • Lighting
  • Shading
  • Living Green
  • Hidden Tech
  • Smart Homes Today
  • Residential Design
  • Dedicated Theater Design
  • And More!

Host:

Jeff Galea – Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation

Panelists:

Michelle Guss – Director of Business Development at Crestron

Jason Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Director of Sales & Business Development at LK & Associates

Vanessa Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Marketing Manager at LK & Associates

Deb Giarratana – Channel Sales Manager at Orion Integrated Systems

Blake Wills – Sales Representative – Luxury Residential at Lutron Electronics

Joseph Dossantos – Fort Lauderdale Design Showroom Manager at Crestron Electronics

Designing for Effective Sound Isolation

Course # COI053

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Controlling and isolating sound is tricky-without the correct tools, the right people, and the proper design, the results are often disastrous. Participants in this course will review the needs for creating sound isolated specialty spaces and discuss how much sound isolation is needed in varying circumstances. In addition, attendees will dive into the three tools of sound isolation-mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation and the role of each in the design and build process, while discussing the process of designing and constructing a specialty space. This course will also outline the benefits of working as a team with other trades to provide the client the expertise in bringing about a well-designed and functional space.

Learning Objectives:

• Define the importance of controlling sound
• Define how much sound isolation is required in varying circumstances
• List the three tools: mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation and the role of each
• Outline design considerations related to the construction of specialty rooms

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Vanessa Sayen, CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Marketing Manager at LK & Associates.

Understanding Today’s Home Technology

Understanding Today’s Home Technology and Infrastructure Options - Course # COI058

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There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes. The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems—what they are and how they work—and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure in an increasingly wireless world.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify various residential systems and their unique qualities
• Define benefits of technology related to energy efficiency and savings, comfort, convenience, and safety
• Analyze the considerations related to wired systems vs. wireless systems
• Recognize essential timeline for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development at Crestron.

Dedicated Theater Design

Course # COI055

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What is a home theater? This may sound like a question with a simple answer, but it isn’t. Participants in this course will come away with a very distinct definition of what a home theater is and what it isn’t! Discussions will also include basic acoustical physics, common mistakes in designing theaters, as well as specific design considerations related to video, lighting, electrical, safety, and comfort. This course will provide guidance related to what goes in the room – from equipment, to wall treatments, to seating. This course will also provide practical solutions to problems associated with home theater design and construction. Additionally, attendees will discuss the importance of engaging a trained, qualified professional early in the design and build process.

Learning Objectives:

• Define a “dedicated home theater” and its attributes
• Discuss the science of “good sound”
• Analyze common and costly mistakes with home theater design
• Identify specific theater design considerations, such as video optimization, lighting, electrical, safety, and comfort
• Recognize the essential criteria for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Jason Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Director of Sales & Business Development at LK & Associates.

Living in a Material World

Course # LMW001

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In this course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of topics for shading fabrics including color, appropriate selection, fabric options, and the ability of shades to protect interior finishes and furniture.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Theater and Automation.

Instructors: Deb Giarratana, Channel Sales Manager at Orion Integrated Systems.

Blake Wills, Sales Representative – Luxury Residential at Lutron Electronics.

Residential Electronic Systems

Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems - Course # COI056

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As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the process used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the different types of residential systems and unique considerations of each
• Describe the processes used professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems
• Determine electronic systems impact on the design and construction relative to:
1. Space allocation
2. Framing requirements
3. Electrical and conduit requirements
4. Ventilation and millwork requirements
5. Home theater design
• Recognize essential timeline for selecting and engaging an electronics system professional for your project

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Jason Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Director of Sales & Business Development at LK & Associates.

Supporting Green Lifestyles with Tech Systems

Course # COI059

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A “green or sustainable 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 help their clients live a greener and more sustainable life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability and enhance health as well as 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 and sustainable goals”

Learning Objectives:

• Recognize key areas of green and sustainable living and how integrated home systems can create synergies.
• Recognize importance of making “being green” easy and empowering homeowners and allowing them to measure results.
• Define green benefits of control systems for: HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water detection.
• Recognize impact on LEED for Homes.
• Discuss Sustainable living and renewable energies such as solar, generator and battery storage systems.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development at Crestron.

Lighting Control Illuminated

Course # COI058

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Lighting control has become a standard in new construction and existing retrofit solutions… those who have it love it and wonder how they ever lived without it! Participants will walk away from this course with a basic understanding of lighting control terminology, and the benefits and solutions related to lighting control- presented in simple, easy to understand language. Additionally, attendees will be active participants in discussions surrounding common misperceptions, features, and lighting control design considerations.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss Lighting control terminology
• Discuss and differentiate between various types of lighting control system solutions offered today.
• Compare lamp types
• Identify the benefits of lighting control – answering the question “Why would your clients install lighting control systems in their homes?”
• Clarify common misperceptions related to lighting control systems – that we may hear educating your clients on the value of lighting control systems.
• Explore design considerations – as we are beginning to lay out the plans

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Jason Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Director of Sales & Business Development at LK & Associates.

Today's Smart Home

Course # TSH001

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This course introduces participants to the residential smart home market and the opportunities arising from the increasing presence of technology in the home. Relevant industry trends and homeowner preferences will be discussed, as well as a high-level overview of smart home product categories such as lighting, shading, and temperature control. Additional topics covered include the benefits of voice control, considerations concerning third party integration, and the differences between cloud-based integration and local integration as they relate to products and systems.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructors: Deb Giarratana, Channel Sales Manager at Orion Integrated Systems.

Blake Wills, Sales Representative – Luxury Residential at Lutron Electronics.

Motorized Shading Solutions

Residential Design with Motorized Shading Solutions - Course # CRES46

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In this course you will learn about the importance of residential shading. You will also gain a better understanding of the differences between motorized and manual shading, the importance of fabric characteristics and how it plays into the performance of shading fabric, and you will discover how automated shading systems maximize daylighting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the benefits of using motorized shades.
  • Be able to explain the conducive design to motorized shades including types of shades and fabric basics.
  • Be able to convey the best ways to conceal shades.
  • Be able to define how to integrate lighting and shading including maximized daylight and energy efficiency.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Joseph Dossantos will substitute Michelle Guss in this webinar. Joseph is the Manager of Crestron’s Fort Lauderdale Showroom. Joseph comes highly recommended by Michelle and is eager to join us for our Boca Tech Talks!

Hidden Technology for the Modern Home

Course # COI049

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Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. This course reviews the three-pronged approach to hiding technology – advanced planning, design philosophy, and product selection, these being used to minimize the visual impact of electronics without compromising their performance. Specific challenges and recommendations related to hiding video displays, projectors, speakers, controls, cameras, equipment racks, and more will be addressed. This course talks about innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden or camouflaged, or possibly even invisible!

 Learning Objectives:

  • Review various residential systems and technologies and the unique approaches that can be used in the concealment process.
  • Discuss how advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection affect the proper functionality of the installed products without compromising design integrity and aesthetics.
  • Discuss methods and strategies for hiding technology in safe, convenient, and secure methods.
  • Analyze technology implementation planning process.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Vanessa Sayen, CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Marketing Manager at LK & Associates.

Residential Lighting Controls

Course # CRES48

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This webinar provides an overview of standard residential lighting control systems compared to automated control systems. It will go into basic lighting design terminology and system components as well as attempting to give basic knowledge of various control solutions and the benefits each one provides. In a time where video conferencing is king, lighting is its queen. Make sure your call can see you when you speak, not just a black screen from glare.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the components of a lighting control system.
  • Understand the terminology involved with talking about lighting control systems.
  • Understand the client benefits associated with each lighting system.
  • Understand the design considerations for a lighting control system.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development at Crestron.

Technology for Outdoor Spaces

Technology Systems and Products for Outdoor Spaces - Course # 106833

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With technology playing such a huge role in our lives today, it’s only natural that our homes have technology everywhere too, whether it be indoors or out. The in/outdoor technology and entertainment market has grown beyond simple audio and video options. This course will provide design and build partners with expertise in outdoor technology options and knowledge in how the environment (including weather, location, and terrain) influences your outdoor equipment choices. Additionally, participants will discuss the infrastructure and equipment that will be needed to ensure a project’s completion, as well as secondary routes available to them to ensure that the project is successful. Real-world examples will be provided throughout the course to ensure attendees understand how these principles are relevant to any project that includes an outdoor component.

Learning objectives:

  • List technology options for outdoor spaces.
  • Become familiar with outdoor project site evaluations.
  • Identify how environmental conditions influence outdoor technologies.
  • Review infrastructure and equipment needs/options.
  • Examine control options and real-world applications.

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Jason Sayen – CEDIA Outreach Instructor and Director of Sales & Business Development at LK & Associates.

Interior Technology 101

Residential Design Meets Technology - Course # CRES47

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Crestron’s CEU course hosted by BTA brings to you Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development at Crestron. Michelle will be going through Indoor Residential technology 101, a course designed to show the incorporation of popular technology into the spaces you design. Inspiring you to expand your practice by weaving technology into your designs, without needing an expert.

Description:

Does the thought of incorporating popular technologies such as the iPad® tablet, motorized shades, lighting control, and security systems seem overwhelming? In this fast paced course you’ll learn about the latest interior technology and how it shapes the spaces you design. You will get inspiration for how you can expand the breadth of your practice by incorporating technology into your designs without needing to be a technology expert.

Program: CRES47

Credits: 1LU

Host: Jeff Galea, Founder and CEO of Boca Tech and Automation.

Instructor: Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development at Crestron.

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News & Updates

BTA is now BOCA TECH AND AUTOMATION

You might be asking yourself, “Why is BTA changing their name after nearly 20 years in business?”. Well, to tell you the truth, we had been thinking about changing our name for years to better match our broad technology footprint, but it seemed there was never a good time to do it. We also wondered how important it was relative to the effort it would take to execute a name change. Then the pandemic hit. While tragic in so many ways, it immediately enlightened us as to what having the word “theater” in our name really means for web searches and our ever growing social media footprint. We could not have planned an experiment on this grand of a scale if we tried. When everyone immediately stopped searching for movie theater tickets, our web search results related to theater dropped off too. And when all of this “digital noise” went quiet, we found that our actual message was a lot more effective! This is why we think now is the perfect time to take this over searched term out of our name and execute the plan we’ve had in our back pocket for the past five+ years!

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