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Awards

The following notable achievements are a testament to Spire Integrated Systems commitment to detail, system performance and paramount service.

Spire makes Crain’s List of Cool Places to Work

Spire Named Cool Place to Work in Michigan This is the fifth year Crain’s has recognized the state’s coolest workplaces, and with 100 companies it’s their biggest list yet. It’s a project that recognizes employers that go the extra mile to make employees feel appreciated — as judged by the employees themselves.  Best Companies Group helped to produce the ranking. Any Michigan company with at least 15 employees...

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Detroit Home Design Awards 2017

Spire Integrated Systems Wins Best in Home Theater Detroit Home magazine hosts a yearly design award competition. The highly-sought-after awards recognize the year’s best in many categories. Spire is proud to have won 1st place in the Home Theater category for their very own theater room located at their Troy showroom. In early 2016 Spire unveil their awe-inspiring home theater to showcase the latest in...

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SI 2016 Dealer of the Year

Spire Awarded Dealer of the Year Spire Integrated Systems was awarded Dealer of the Year by Screen Innovations (SI) at the 2016 CEDIA Expo. Spire received this award based on their excellent job of representing the SI brand. SI is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional...

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Lutron Excellence Award 2013

Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce it’s been awarded the Best Energy Management & Best Commercial Project Excellence Award by Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control. The announcement was made in Denver, Colorado at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo. Founded in 2003, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using...

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Detroit Home Design Award 2008

Best Theater Spire Integrated Systems is consistently recognized as a leader in the custom home theater and home automation industry. Detroit Home has announced the winners of its annual 2008 Design Award competition and Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce they placed number one in “Best Theater”.   This was Detroit Home’s fourth competition and was the most competitive yet, with a record number...

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Lutron Excellence Award 2007

Lutron Electronics has announced the winners of its annual 2007 Excellence Award competition. Founded in 2004, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment and more. This year Spire took home three awards. Spire is honored to be the recipient of the following awards: Most Unique Programming – 2007 Best...

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Lutron Electronics has announced the winners of its annual 2005 Excellence Award competition. Spire is honored to be the recipient of the following awards:  2005 – Lutron Excellence Awards – Best Integration with Third Party Equipment


Community Outreach

Spire is a proud member of the community and is dedicated to giving back through their Community Outreach programs.

Spire Team Members Volunteer at The Devoted Barn

Each month employees have an opportunity to serve a deserving organization. This month, the Spire team members volunteered at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility. Spire's team members helped with cleaning, feeding and walking the animals. They also helped install 9ft posts for a surrounding fence.


June’s Community Service

Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. This month, Michelle & Erika from Spire helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding the hungry.


Spire Team Members Help Out at The Devoted Barn

Spire Team Members Help Out at The Devoted Barn Spire employees volunteered their time on May 20th at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Newport, Michigan. The Devoted Barn is a 53 acre facility that rescues all kinds of animals from cruelty, neglect and hoarding cases. The facility always needs volunteer help with cleaning, feeding, walking and just loving on the...

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Gleaners Community Service

Spire Employees Help Out at Local Gleaners Food Bank Spire believes strongly in giving back to the community through charitable donations and through community service. Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. In April, several Spire employees helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding...

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Veteran Employment Initiative

Spire Integrated Systems Commitment to Hiring Veterans Navot Shoresh, CEO of Spire Integrated Systems, recognizes the value of hiring veterans to be part of his team at Spire Integrated Systems. Through his experiences, both in the military and the private sector, he knows firsthand the strength, dedication, and teamwork it takes to serve. These are all qualities required at Spire Integrated Systems. Whether a veteran...

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor

University of Michigan 2014 Spire continues its philanthropic mission of providing a world class movie theater experience for hospitalized children. The Detroit based company joined with top audiovisual and control manufacturers to provide a world class experience for pediatric inpatients at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s hospital.   Theater product donations were provided by AMX, Bowers&Wilkins, Kaleidescape and the Shoresh family. See the...

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Beaumont Children’s Hospital – Royal Oak

Beaumont Hospital 2009 In our continuing effort to support the community, Spire Integrated Systems Inc., is proud to have donated another “Spire Movie Room” system within the William & Marie Carls Children’s Medical Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. The new theater-like system has been instrumental in creating a fun and comforting atmosphere for the pediatric patients and their families. Additionally, the private movie setting is...

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DMC Children’s Hospital – Detroit

DMC 2007 The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit was the first recipient of Spire’s “Movie Room” donation. Owner, Navot Shoresh, hand selected the hospital after researching area hospitals and learning of the needs at Children’s. “Donating a Movie Room at Children’s was the perfect opportunity to give back to the Metro-Detroit area, which had provided Spire with so much success, explained Shoresh.” The Movie...

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Spire’s Movie Rooms For Kids

In 2007, Spire Integrated Systems founded a program called Spire’s Movie Rooms For Kids. Committed to the community, Spire and our vendors donate a portion of our business proceeds to create a fully-integrated movie room system that allows children and their families to enjoy a state-of-the-art home theater experience. Our goal is to provide some comfort and normalcy to the lives of hospitalized children. Some...

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Events

Spire hosts several events and trainings through out the year to showcase the latest in high-end systems.

Spire Host Trainings & Fall Oktoberfest

Spire hosted an accredited education event followed by a Fall Oktoberfest party. The evening included themed decorations, savory cuisine and an assortment of brews. Whether entertaining for industry partners or clients, Spire host several events through out the year to inspire collaboration and innovation.


AIA & ASID Accredited Training: The Lighting Renaissance

The Lighting Renaissance: Thursday, Oct 12th (2:30pm – 3:30pm) This presentation will be on identifying proper lighting control strategies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.


From Vision to Reality; Where Technology Meets Design Training Course

CEU Presentation: Thursday, Oct 12th (3:30pm – 4:30pm) This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be "Photoshopped" out in real life to retain the integrity of the space. Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.


Spire North Training: The Lighting Renaissance

Thursday, Sept 28th (11am - 12pm): This presentation will be geared towards realtors, builders and designers focusing on various methods to control light. Participants will learn how to control daylight and electric light through shading, switching, and dimming technologies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Lunch will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City.


Spire North AIA & USGBC Accredited Training: Controlling LEDs

Thursday, Sept 28th (12:30pm - 1:30pm): This presentation will be geared towards designers, builders and electrical contractors focusing on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City. Credits: 1.0 LU/HSW for AIA and 1.0 GBCI CE Hour


Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party

Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party To kick off Spring, Spire hosted a garden party to immerse guests in the high performing audio, video and automation lifestyle. They transformed their outside into an extraordinary entertainment area featuring top brands like Sonance, Séura and Coastal Source Landscape Lighting. Through out the day, guests were treated to the exquisite cuisine of Chef John Breeland from JB Chowhound, while...

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Garden Party

An Exclusive Spire Event Tuesday, May 16th – 12:00pm to 7:00pm Join us at our showroom in Troy for a Spring Garden Party. There is no better way to kick off the season than to be inspired by the latest technology solutions. This event expands beyond our beautiful showroom to bring the finest indoor technology outdoors. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with the exquisite...

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ASID & AIA Accredited Training: Automated Window Treatments

Let the Sun Shine In Training This presentation will be on creatively managing sunlight with automated window treatments. This Course Will Cover: – Effects of uncontrolled daylight and how to manage it – Consideration of weather, season and time of day in shading – Window treatment styles and fabrics – Benefits of automated window treatments Credits: ASID & AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course...

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AIA Accredited Training: LED Lighting

AIA Accredited Training: LED Lighting This presentation will be on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. This Course Will Cover: -LED Features, Benefits, and Challenges -LED Applications -Dimming Expectations -LED System Components -LED Drivers -LED Control Options Credits: AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course Cost: Free Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30am – 10:30am Continental breakfast will be served afterwards. Event...

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Spire Celebrates 15 Years Of Tech Integration

Anniversary Bash Draws Record Crowds Each spring Spire Integrated Systems holds a major thank-you shindig for customers and vendors at its Troy, Mich., headquarters and showroom. This year’s gathering, however, was extra special. This time, the event also celebrated Spire’s 15th year of selling and installing cutting-edge residential and commercial technology in the greater Detroit area, and drew nearly 100 manufacturers, luxury home builders, architects,...

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Integrator Spices Up Anniversary Event with Jaguar, Land Rover Vehicles

Spire Celebrates 15 Years Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out. How do celebrate 15 years in the custom electronics industry? Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., a leading technology integrator in Troy, Mich., knows what to do. The company, a member of the Home...

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Meridian MQA Preview Event

Spire Integrated Systems Inc. invites you to an exclusive event featuring Meridian’s award winning technology, MQA. This revolutionary new technology has fundamentally changed the way we encode, capture, distribute and consume music. MQA offers the highest sound quality ever available from the recording studio, guaranteed. This is the only Meridian MQA Preview Event being held in Michigan. You do not want to miss this exclusive...

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Spire’s Show House featured at the Ultimate Homearama

The Ultimate Homearama 2014 The Ultimate Homearama 2014 features six custom-built homes in Pinnacle subdivision located in Oakland Township, Michigan. The homes on display will provide visitors with the ultimate in luxury home living, design trends and ideas that are attainable in their own home. The event runs from August 28th to September 14th, 2014.   To view more on the homes featured at Homearama:...

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Unveiling of New Products & Services

The Event of the Year Over the course of three days Spire Integrated featured the newest in technology, design, and entertainment; including Lutron’s latest designer fabrics from the Coulisse Collection, the new Savant Systems apple based home automation, Meridian home and vehicle audio, and many more. We also featured special guests: Elder Automotive Jaguar of Troy, aboutGolf’s PGA indoor golf simulator and Cuisine Restaurant of...

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In the Media

Check out Spire’s features in magazines and online articles.

Spire Celebrates 15 Years Of Tech Integration

Anniversary Bash Draws Record Crowds Each spring Spire Integrated Systems holds a major thank-you shindig for customers and vendors at its Troy, Mich., headquarters and showroom. This year’s gathering, however, was extra special. This time, the event also celebrated Spire’s 15th year of selling and installing cutting-edge residential and commercial technology in the greater Detroit area, and drew nearly 100 manufacturers, luxury home builders, architects,...

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Integrator Spices Up Anniversary Event with Jaguar, Land Rover Vehicles

Spire Celebrates 15 Years Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out. How do celebrate 15 years in the custom electronics industry? Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., a leading technology integrator in Troy, Mich., knows what to do. The company, a member of the Home...

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Spire’s Project: Genji Steakhouse Featured in The Showcase by AMX

  Genji Steakhouse Modern Sushi  Multiple Personalities, to Order Genji Steakhouse can change its mood and even its structure with a simple finger-press on an AMX-controlled iPad. When it comes to sophisticated but intuitive control, even fine dining restaurants rely on AMX. While Genji Steakhouse in Novi, Michigan, may appear to be simply a Japanese sushi bar and modern teppanyaki, it is also a tech...

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Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine: Gift Guide

From the extravagant to the unexpected, there’s a little something for everyone on your list Spire Integrated Systems was in Hour Detroit Magazine’s December 2013 issue featuring their gift guide. The guide included technology, trendsetting, food and student themes. Spire landing number one in the “techie” category for their Strut Polished Silver Ipad Charger listed at $1,500. See the full gift guide  


Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Winter 2013

Tips & Trends –  Control That Disappears: Your eyes focus on the luxurious design, not the state-of-the-art technology that seamlessly controls every residence we work on. Spire collaborates to create custom solutions focused around an integrated lifestyle while maintaining the high-end design our clients expect. Visit our immersive showroom to experience the integrated lifestyle and to truly understand the difference home integration can make! BRING...

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Featured in DBusiness: Detroit’s Premier Business Journal

An installer of home automation systems comes across a unique project in Novi. Navot Shoresh has been designing and installing entertainment systems for residential and commercial clients for years, but he’s never seen anything like the setup at a new Japanese restaurant that doubles as a product showroom. Although every business strives to maximize its resources, Genji Japanese Steakhouse, which opened in December in Novi,...

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Featured in CEPro Magazine: August 2010

How a Detroit-Area Integrator Survived Recession: Growth comes from Cash-for-Clunkers-like system upgrade program and assembly line-like approach to system building. Google “Detroit” and you’ll find some depressing stuff – foreclosures, houses going for $10,000, 15 percent unemployment, auto industry decline, umpire Jim Joyce. It’s not pretty. You won’t find many stories about thriving small businesses with anticipated 2010 growth of 25 percent. That, however, is...

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Featured in Detroit Home Magazine: Design Awards

Detroit Home Magazine: Spring 2008 The results of our fourth competition prove, once again, that metro Detroit is home to an impressive roster of talented designers, architects, builders, and artisans. The winners showcase presented here is our way of giving a hearty round of applause for their fine collective portfolio Spire Integrated Systems placed 1st in the Home Theater Award Category. See full Detroit Home...

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Featured in Home Entertainment: March/April 2008

Spire Integrated Systems was featured in Home Entertainment magazine for creating the ultimate home sports bar. The room consists of numerous TVs for watching round-the-clock sporting events. Five of the TVs are controlled by a single AMX Modero 8.4-inch touchscreen, which sits in an in-wall docking station at the bar but can also be removed for use elsewhere in the room. See the full portfolio


Navot Shoresh featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Founder and CEO, Spire Integrated Systems L.L.C. (Troy) Country of origin: Israel As a sergeant in an elite Israeli special-forces unit, Navot Shoresh became intimately familiar with high-tech gadgetry, relying on it to stay alive and complete missions in the hot spots seen on nightly television news. “That’s really where I started to get into the electronics side of things,” he said. After leaving the...

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Latest Technology News

Find out the latest in home automation and high performing technology.

Savant Unveils Reimagined Trueimage & Smart Bulbs

Savant has announced the release of their next generation TrueImage lighting software, forever changing the way homeowners interact with their smart home ecosystem. TrueImage allows users to easily change dimming levels and RGB colors simply by tapping the virtual light. TrueImage greatly reduces lighting complexity and takes home automation to a different level. And it’s fun!


Spire Employees Home Systems; Passion Beyond Work

Spire Integrated Systems specializes in the design and installation of innovative home technology. Their passion for what they do goes beyond work into their home life. Here is a glimpse inside some of the employee's favorite home systems that they use everyday.


Take the Fun Outside!

Create the Perfect Outdoor Living Space - Warmer weather and longer days mean more time outside. Why not update your outdoor living space with the latest outdoor AV technology? Read on to discover how your backyard can be transformed into an enviable entertainment space.


Is it time to upgrade your system?

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! It’s inevitable. You purchase the latest technology, a TV or sound system, and sooner than you think it just doesn’t work the way it used to. Do you start over and buy a new one or just upgrade? The answer is YES!


How to Stay Connected to Your Vacation Home

How to Stay Connected to Your Vacation Home Owning a vacation home Up North is a wonderful way to get away and enjoy time with family and friends. Unfortunately, we can’t be there year-round. Read on to discover some convenient ways to stay connected to your vacation home. Worry no longer, your 2nd home will be safe and sound. Surveillance Cameras The benefits of utilizing...

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How to Achieve High-Performing Home Audio

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Building Your System Great sounding home audio is a game changer. Your Bloomfield Hills residence will always be equipped to play your favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. But what does it take to create a high-performing audio system in your Michigan home? The most important thing is that every piece of the puzzle fits...

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Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable

Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res It’s pretty safe to say, that most people in the market for a good turntable are looking for that warmth and tangibility that physical analog sound delivers. The simplicity. The outright lack of digital-ness. But Sony is betting with its latest turntable that at least a few of you don’t mind mixing a bit of...

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs

These days, more and more people are doing their movie watching by way of streaming services like Amazon Instant, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and iTunes. It is just so convenient! Sales and rentals of physical media (DVD and Blu-ray discs) have dropped precipitously over the last few years and some analysts predict their imminent demise. So why would anyone be interested in yet another disc format?...

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Sony Unveils their 4K HDR TVs for 2016

Sony TV takes your 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) viewing to the next level in 2016 with higher brightness, higher contrast and vibrant colours, resulting in more depth and detail than ever before – made possible with Sony’s unique technologies. BRAVIA® also brings signature style and exciting new connected entertainment experiences into every living room. HDR, a new standard of brilliance HDR support is included...

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Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Projector

Projectors are the center of the home theater and media room. But, like many AV component purchased just a few years ago, your older projector can’t compare to built with today’s technology and features that produce brighter, more vivid images. If those aren’t reasons enough, here are a few more to tell if you need a new projector. You’re Expanding Your Media Space It’s one...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for something more than a gift that can be put under the tree? How about a gift that can integrate with their home system and enhance their technology? We’ve put together a list of 5 products from audio, video to home decor that are the perfect addition to a home. Still providing astonishing musical power, the compact floor standing Meridian DSP5200.2 Loudspeaker...

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Lighting Controls Unplugged

There is a variety of lighting control solutions to choose from that can easily be customized to fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Thanks to today’s technology, lighting control can start with basic dimming and switching and eventually be integrated into a full home automation solution to work in conjunction with automated shades, security and a home entertainment system. Whichever type of lighting control solution...

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Meridian’s DSP320 In-Wall / In-Ceiling Audio Speakers are Made to Be Hidden

Some people love showing off their sound system. The lights, the shiny black enclosures, and the performance; it’s like one big AV showcase. However, some systems are made to be hidden—and do just fine in a confined space. Installing in-wall and in-ceiling audio speakers can produce great sound, all while freeing up your floor space. Meridian’s latest is a compact in-wall/in-ceiling solution that ditches the...

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The Magic Sound of Multi-Room Audio

Listening to music no longer has to be confined to the living room, basement or wherever the stereo is located. Today’s whole-home streaming audio solutions allow music to be enjoyed anywhere inside or outside the home. Whether the listener is relaxing in the tub, whipping up family dinner in the kitchen, splashing in the pool, entertaining guests in the rec room, or watching a surround-sound...

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Bring Unforgettable Entertainment Outdoors

Today’s variety of weather-resistant audio and video gear means you can enjoy the same entertainment experience outdoors as you do inside. Whether you’re watching the game on a flat-panel TV by the pool, listening to music on the patio with friends or hosting a neighborhood movie night in your backyard, the latest audio and video systems gives a whole new meaning to the great outdoors....

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8 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

In today’s globalized business environment, the need to build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors and customers is more important than ever. High-quality video conferencing solutions from Spire Integrated Systems with Lifesize technology enable you to communicate as effectively as actually being there in person, helping you to build the engaging relationships you need for success in business. Spire’s colboration with Lifesize enables...

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Five Technologies to Outfit Today’s Perfect Conference Room

Conference Room Technology New trends in Technology and evolving business needs are leading organizations to retrofit their conference rooms. They are converting them from mere meeting rooms to workplaces of the future. These new technologies in conference venues lead to the current effectiveness of today’s meetings. Let us take a look at five of the most relevant technologies which makes your workplace future ready. HD...

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Four Situations Where Wireless isn’t Good Enough

Wireless technology transforms the way businesses operate. When enterprise mobility is a major issue with small and medium sized organizations, and flexibility of operations often impacts how the client perceives a business, the utility and relevance of wireless communication cannot be sidelined. However, all technology comes with its limitations. Nonetheless, there is a way to bypass them and find a better route to attain objectives....

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Wired Solution to Improve the Performance of Home Network

According to new Parks Associates research of 1,000 U.S broadband households with a wireless home network, households commonly experience issues such as slow downloads, dead zones and interference with other devices with their wireless networks. The study found that nearly 40 percent of all U.S broadband households with a wireless router have and/or are currently experiencing problems with their wireless network. Among those experiencing problems,...

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CinemaTechs New Taro Incliner

Combines “007 Looks and Cloud 9 Comfort” If you’ve spent much time shopping for cool seating for your media room or home theater, you’ve probably come to the same realization I did years ago: most of them look pretty much alike. Sure, you may have a few styles to choose from, and customization options in terms of materials and motorization. But most of them are...

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Should you spend $1000 on an Access Point? Ruckus R700

  Last year Ruckus Wireless, Inc. introduced the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700, the world’s first dual-band, three-stream indoor Wi-Fi product specifically designed from the ground up built on the new 802.11ac standard. The R700 is the only 802.11ac product on the market that integrates patented Ruckus BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna array technology to extend the range, reliability and speed of indoor Wi-Fi services, giving enterprises and service...

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Meridian Unveils New Music Format, MQA

Meridian’s MQA Promises Studio Quality Music in Streamable File Sizes December 4th, 2014 – Meridian unveils a revolutionary British technology called MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). With the new technology, Meridian set out to change the way we enjoy music. The new technology promises high-resolution audio in a streamable or downloadable file size.   Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio, said: “Music-lovers need no longer be...

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Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

The Kaleidescape Alto Kaleidescape, Inc. announced the launch of the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is targeted at the millions of consumers in the United States and Canada that own home theaters with large screen TVs and multichannel audio. Kaleidescape Alto is the first movie player to import 100% of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store. With over...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide

[slideshow id=”18″ w=”800″ h=”533″ show_thumbnail_link=”0″] Are you looking to find that perfect gift for those tech-obsessed friends or family members? Let our gift guide give you some unique ideas including gifts for music lovers and gadget enthusiasts. Here are the top five picks exclusively by Spire Integrated Systems’ employees for tech gifts for 2014.   Contact Spire Integrated Systems if you are interested in any...

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Savant’s New Home Control App

Savant’s New Personalized Home Control App Imagine walking into your home and the lights automatically turn on, the temperature is set to the exact setting you like and your favorite playlist starts to play within a specific room. With the new Savant App, you don’t have to imagine any longer. Savant has developed a home control app that is so personalized it can match your...

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Spire News

See what is new at Spire Integrated Systems.

Spire Host Trainings & Fall Oktoberfest

Spire hosted an accredited education event followed by a Fall Oktoberfest party. The evening included themed decorations, savory cuisine and an assortment of brews. Whether entertaining for industry partners or clients, Spire host several events through out the year to inspire collaboration and innovation.


Spire Featured at M1 Concourse Night of Luxury

Spire Featured at M1 Concourse Night of Luxury M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes a secure community of 250+ private condo garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. Spire is a premium partner with M1 Concourse to customize the condos to the owner’s specific needs. From climate-control to high performance audio-video, Spire can create...

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Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party

Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party To kick off Spring, Spire hosted a garden party to immerse guests in the high performing audio, video and automation lifestyle. They transformed their outside into an extraordinary entertainment area featuring top brands like Sonance, Séura and Coastal Source Landscape Lighting. Through out the day, guests were treated to the exquisite cuisine of Chef John Breeland from JB Chowhound, while...

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Sonance In Home Demo

Test Drive Sonance Landscape Series Experience how the Sonance Landscape Series can deliver perfectly-even coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout your own outdoor living area. Spire Integrated Systems is offering a complimentary in home demonstration that includes the set up of the LS48 SUBV10 System to accommodate your personal outdoor space. Sign up for the in home demonstration and receive a free iTunes gift card...

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Spire Extends it’s Operations in Northern MI with the Addition of a New Director

Spire North Introduces Director of Operations Spire is extending it’s operations in Northern Michigan with the addition of a new Director, Mike Waligorski. Mike will be joining us as the Director of Operations for Spire North, which is based in Traverse City. Mike owned his own company in the Traverse Bay area and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He will...

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Up North Satellite Location

Spire North is Now Open Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce that Spire North is now open in Traverse City. Spire North is a satellite location to service Traverse City, Charlevoix and Torch Lake area. Featuring a local service department, the new branch offers the award winning design and installation that Spire Integrated Systems is known for. Clients can expect the same high performance...

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Veteran Employment Initiative

Spire Integrated Systems Commitment to Hiring Veterans Navot Shoresh, CEO of Spire Integrated Systems, recognizes the value of hiring veterans to be part of his team at Spire Integrated Systems. Through his experiences, both in the military and the private sector, he knows firsthand the strength, dedication, and teamwork it takes to serve. These are all qualities required at Spire Integrated Systems. Whether a veteran...

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Spire’s Blog


Savant Unveils Reimagined Trueimage & Smart Bulbs

Savant has announced the release of their next generation TrueImage lighting software, forever changing the way homeowners interact with their smart home ecosystem. TrueImage allows users to easily change dimming levels and RGB colors simply by tapping the virtual light. TrueImage greatly reduces lighting complexity and takes home automation to a different level. And it’s fun!


Spire Host Trainings & Fall Oktoberfest

Spire hosted an accredited education event followed by a Fall Oktoberfest party. The evening included themed decorations, savory cuisine and an assortment of brews. Whether entertaining for industry partners or clients, Spire host several events through out the year to inspire collaboration and innovation.


Spire Team Members Volunteer at The Devoted Barn

Each month employees have an opportunity to serve a deserving organization. This month, the Spire team members volunteered at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility. Spire's team members helped with cleaning, feeding and walking the animals. They also helped install 9ft posts for a surrounding fence.


Spire makes Crain’s List of Cool Places to Work

Spire Named Cool Place to Work in Michigan This is the fifth year Crain’s has recognized the state’s coolest workplaces, and with 100 companies it’s their biggest list yet. It’s a project that recognizes employers that go the extra mile to make employees feel appreciated — as judged by the employees themselves.  Best Companies Group helped to produce the ranking. Any Michigan company with at least 15 employees...

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Spire Employees Home Systems; Passion Beyond Work

Spire Integrated Systems specializes in the design and installation of innovative home technology. Their passion for what they do goes beyond work into their home life. Here is a glimpse inside some of the employee's favorite home systems that they use everyday.


AIA & ASID Accredited Training: The Lighting Renaissance

The Lighting Renaissance: Thursday, Oct 12th (2:30pm – 3:30pm) This presentation will be on identifying proper lighting control strategies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.


From Vision to Reality; Where Technology Meets Design Training Course

CEU Presentation: Thursday, Oct 12th (3:30pm – 4:30pm) This course outlines the challenges that designers and architects face daily with an increasing amount of technology compromising their design vision. This course provides an insight into the many ways it can be "Photoshopped" out in real life to retain the integrity of the space. Hosted at Spire Southeast Showroom.


Spire North Training: The Lighting Renaissance

Thursday, Sept 28th (11am - 12pm): This presentation will be geared towards realtors, builders and designers focusing on various methods to control light. Participants will learn how to control daylight and electric light through shading, switching, and dimming technologies to ensure space aesthetics, efficiency, and occupant comfort. Lunch will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City.


Spire North AIA & USGBC Accredited Training: Controlling LEDs

Thursday, Sept 28th (12:30pm - 1:30pm): This presentation will be geared towards designers, builders and electrical contractors focusing on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served afterwards. Hosted by Spire North & TAAR in Traverse City. Credits: 1.0 LU/HSW for AIA and 1.0 GBCI CE Hour


Spire Featured at M1 Concourse Night of Luxury

Spire Featured at M1 Concourse Night of Luxury M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground for auto enthusiasts that includes a secure community of 250+ private condo garages and a state-of-the-art 1.5-mile Performance Track with its own private Motorsports Club. Spire is a premium partner with M1 Concourse to customize the condos to the owner’s specific needs. From climate-control to high performance audio-video, Spire can create...

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Take the Fun Outside!

Create the Perfect Outdoor Living Space - Warmer weather and longer days mean more time outside. Why not update your outdoor living space with the latest outdoor AV technology? Read on to discover how your backyard can be transformed into an enviable entertainment space.


Is it time to upgrade your system?

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! It’s inevitable. You purchase the latest technology, a TV or sound system, and sooner than you think it just doesn’t work the way it used to. Do you start over and buy a new one or just upgrade? The answer is YES!


June’s Community Service

Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. This month, Michelle & Erika from Spire helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding the hungry.


Spire Team Members Help Out at The Devoted Barn

Spire Team Members Help Out at The Devoted Barn Spire employees volunteered their time on May 20th at The Devoted Barn, an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Newport, Michigan. The Devoted Barn is a 53 acre facility that rescues all kinds of animals from cruelty, neglect and hoarding cases. The facility always needs volunteer help with cleaning, feeding, walking and just loving on the...

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Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party

Spire Hosts Spring Garden Party To kick off Spring, Spire hosted a garden party to immerse guests in the high performing audio, video and automation lifestyle. They transformed their outside into an extraordinary entertainment area featuring top brands like Sonance, Séura and Coastal Source Landscape Lighting. Through out the day, guests were treated to the exquisite cuisine of Chef John Breeland from JB Chowhound, while...

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How to Stay Connected to Your Vacation Home

How to Stay Connected to Your Vacation Home Owning a vacation home Up North is a wonderful way to get away and enjoy time with family and friends. Unfortunately, we can’t be there year-round. Read on to discover some convenient ways to stay connected to your vacation home. Worry no longer, your 2nd home will be safe and sound. Surveillance Cameras The benefits of utilizing...

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Gleaners Community Service

Spire Employees Help Out at Local Gleaners Food Bank Spire believes strongly in giving back to the community through charitable donations and through community service. Each month employees have an opportunity to serve an organization that serves the surrounding community. In April, several Spire employees helped out at the Detroit area Gleaners Food Bank. They organized and staged shipments of food for area organizations feeding...

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Sonance In Home Demo

Test Drive Sonance Landscape Series Experience how the Sonance Landscape Series can deliver perfectly-even coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout your own outdoor living area. Spire Integrated Systems is offering a complimentary in home demonstration that includes the set up of the LS48 SUBV10 System to accommodate your personal outdoor space. Sign up for the in home demonstration and receive a free iTunes gift card...

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Garden Party

An Exclusive Spire Event Tuesday, May 16th – 12:00pm to 7:00pm Join us at our showroom in Troy for a Spring Garden Party. There is no better way to kick off the season than to be inspired by the latest technology solutions. This event expands beyond our beautiful showroom to bring the finest indoor technology outdoors. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with the exquisite...

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ASID & AIA Accredited Training: Automated Window Treatments

Let the Sun Shine In Training This presentation will be on creatively managing sunlight with automated window treatments. This Course Will Cover: – Effects of uncontrolled daylight and how to manage it – Consideration of weather, season and time of day in shading – Window treatment styles and fabrics – Benefits of automated window treatments Credits: ASID & AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course...

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AIA Accredited Training: LED Lighting

AIA Accredited Training: LED Lighting This presentation will be on the importance of controlling LEDs and the compatibility issues. This Course Will Cover: -LED Features, Benefits, and Challenges -LED Applications -Dimming Expectations -LED System Components -LED Drivers -LED Control Options Credits: AIA Accredited Program, 1 Credit Hour Course Cost: Free Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30am – 10:30am Continental breakfast will be served afterwards. Event...

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Spire Extends it’s Operations in Northern MI with the Addition of a New Director

Spire North Introduces Director of Operations Spire is extending it’s operations in Northern Michigan with the addition of a new Director, Mike Waligorski. Mike will be joining us as the Director of Operations for Spire North, which is based in Traverse City. Mike owned his own company in the Traverse Bay area and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He will...

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Detroit Home Design Awards 2017

Spire Integrated Systems Wins Best in Home Theater Detroit Home magazine hosts a yearly design award competition. The highly-sought-after awards recognize the year’s best in many categories. Spire is proud to have won 1st place in the Home Theater category for their very own theater room located at their Troy showroom. In early 2016 Spire unveil their awe-inspiring home theater to showcase the latest in...

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How to Achieve High-Performing Home Audio

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Building Your System Great sounding home audio is a game changer. Your Bloomfield Hills residence will always be equipped to play your favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. But what does it take to create a high-performing audio system in your Michigan home? The most important thing is that every piece of the puzzle fits...

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SI 2016 Dealer of the Year

Spire Awarded Dealer of the Year Spire Integrated Systems was awarded Dealer of the Year by Screen Innovations (SI) at the 2016 CEDIA Expo. Spire received this award based on their excellent job of representing the SI brand. SI is a leading manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional...

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Spire Celebrates 15 Years Of Tech Integration

Anniversary Bash Draws Record Crowds Each spring Spire Integrated Systems holds a major thank-you shindig for customers and vendors at its Troy, Mich., headquarters and showroom. This year’s gathering, however, was extra special. This time, the event also celebrated Spire’s 15th year of selling and installing cutting-edge residential and commercial technology in the greater Detroit area, and drew nearly 100 manufacturers, luxury home builders, architects,...

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Integrator Spices Up Anniversary Event with Jaguar, Land Rover Vehicles

Spire Celebrates 15 Years Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out. How do celebrate 15 years in the custom electronics industry? Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., a leading technology integrator in Troy, Mich., knows what to do. The company, a member of the Home...

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Up North Satellite Location

Spire North is Now Open Spire Integrated Systems is pleased to announce that Spire North is now open in Traverse City. Spire North is a satellite location to service Traverse City, Charlevoix and Torch Lake area. Featuring a local service department, the new branch offers the award winning design and installation that Spire Integrated Systems is known for. Clients can expect the same high performance...

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Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable

Sony’s New PS-HX500 Turntable Will Rip Your Vinyl in High-Res It’s pretty safe to say, that most people in the market for a good turntable are looking for that warmth and tangibility that physical analog sound delivers. The simplicity. The outright lack of digital-ness. But Sony is betting with its latest turntable that at least a few of you don’t mind mixing a bit of...

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray Discs

These days, more and more people are doing their movie watching by way of streaming services like Amazon Instant, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and iTunes. It is just so convenient! Sales and rentals of physical media (DVD and Blu-ray discs) have dropped precipitously over the last few years and some analysts predict their imminent demise. So why would anyone be interested in yet another disc format?...

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Sony Unveils their 4K HDR TVs for 2016

Sony TV takes your 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) viewing to the next level in 2016 with higher brightness, higher contrast and vibrant colours, resulting in more depth and detail than ever before – made possible with Sony’s unique technologies. BRAVIA® also brings signature style and exciting new connected entertainment experiences into every living room. HDR, a new standard of brilliance HDR support is included...

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Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Projector

Projectors are the center of the home theater and media room. But, like many AV component purchased just a few years ago, your older projector can’t compare to built with today’s technology and features that produce brighter, more vivid images. If those aren’t reasons enough, here are a few more to tell if you need a new projector. You’re Expanding Your Media Space It’s one...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for something more than a gift that can be put under the tree? How about a gift that can integrate with their home system and enhance their technology? We’ve put together a list of 5 products from audio, video to home decor that are the perfect addition to a home. Still providing astonishing musical power, the compact floor standing Meridian DSP5200.2 Loudspeaker...

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Lighting Controls Unplugged

There is a variety of lighting control solutions to choose from that can easily be customized to fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Thanks to today’s technology, lighting control can start with basic dimming and switching and eventually be integrated into a full home automation solution to work in conjunction with automated shades, security and a home entertainment system. Whichever type of lighting control solution...

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Meridian’s DSP320 In-Wall / In-Ceiling Audio Speakers are Made to Be Hidden

Some people love showing off their sound system. The lights, the shiny black enclosures, and the performance; it’s like one big AV showcase. However, some systems are made to be hidden—and do just fine in a confined space. Installing in-wall and in-ceiling audio speakers can produce great sound, all while freeing up your floor space. Meridian’s latest is a compact in-wall/in-ceiling solution that ditches the...

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The Magic Sound of Multi-Room Audio

Listening to music no longer has to be confined to the living room, basement or wherever the stereo is located. Today’s whole-home streaming audio solutions allow music to be enjoyed anywhere inside or outside the home. Whether the listener is relaxing in the tub, whipping up family dinner in the kitchen, splashing in the pool, entertaining guests in the rec room, or watching a surround-sound...

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Bring Unforgettable Entertainment Outdoors

Today’s variety of weather-resistant audio and video gear means you can enjoy the same entertainment experience outdoors as you do inside. Whether you’re watching the game on a flat-panel TV by the pool, listening to music on the patio with friends or hosting a neighborhood movie night in your backyard, the latest audio and video systems gives a whole new meaning to the great outdoors....

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Veteran Employment Initiative

Spire Integrated Systems Commitment to Hiring Veterans Navot Shoresh, CEO of Spire Integrated Systems, recognizes the value of hiring veterans to be part of his team at Spire Integrated Systems. Through his experiences, both in the military and the private sector, he knows firsthand the strength, dedication, and teamwork it takes to serve. These are all qualities required at Spire Integrated Systems. Whether a veteran...

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8 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

In today’s globalized business environment, the need to build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors and customers is more important than ever. High-quality video conferencing solutions from Spire Integrated Systems with Lifesize technology enable you to communicate as effectively as actually being there in person, helping you to build the engaging relationships you need for success in business. Spire’s colboration with Lifesize enables...

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Five Technologies to Outfit Today’s Perfect Conference Room

Conference Room Technology New trends in Technology and evolving business needs are leading organizations to retrofit their conference rooms. They are converting them from mere meeting rooms to workplaces of the future. These new technologies in conference venues lead to the current effectiveness of today’s meetings. Let us take a look at five of the most relevant technologies which makes your workplace future ready. HD...

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Four Situations Where Wireless isn’t Good Enough

Wireless technology transforms the way businesses operate. When enterprise mobility is a major issue with small and medium sized organizations, and flexibility of operations often impacts how the client perceives a business, the utility and relevance of wireless communication cannot be sidelined. However, all technology comes with its limitations. Nonetheless, there is a way to bypass them and find a better route to attain objectives....

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Wired Solution to Improve the Performance of Home Network

According to new Parks Associates research of 1,000 U.S broadband households with a wireless home network, households commonly experience issues such as slow downloads, dead zones and interference with other devices with their wireless networks. The study found that nearly 40 percent of all U.S broadband households with a wireless router have and/or are currently experiencing problems with their wireless network. Among those experiencing problems,...

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Meridian MQA Preview Event

Spire Integrated Systems Inc. invites you to an exclusive event featuring Meridian’s award winning technology, MQA. This revolutionary new technology has fundamentally changed the way we encode, capture, distribute and consume music. MQA offers the highest sound quality ever available from the recording studio, guaranteed. This is the only Meridian MQA Preview Event being held in Michigan. You do not want to miss this exclusive...

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CinemaTechs New Taro Incliner

Combines “007 Looks and Cloud 9 Comfort” If you’ve spent much time shopping for cool seating for your media room or home theater, you’ve probably come to the same realization I did years ago: most of them look pretty much alike. Sure, you may have a few styles to choose from, and customization options in terms of materials and motorization. But most of them are...

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Should you spend $1000 on an Access Point? Ruckus R700

  Last year Ruckus Wireless, Inc. introduced the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700, the world’s first dual-band, three-stream indoor Wi-Fi product specifically designed from the ground up built on the new 802.11ac standard. The R700 is the only 802.11ac product on the market that integrates patented Ruckus BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna array technology to extend the range, reliability and speed of indoor Wi-Fi services, giving enterprises and service...

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Meridian Unveils New Music Format, MQA

Meridian’s MQA Promises Studio Quality Music in Streamable File Sizes December 4th, 2014 – Meridian unveils a revolutionary British technology called MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). With the new technology, Meridian set out to change the way we enjoy music. The new technology promises high-resolution audio in a streamable or downloadable file size.   Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio, said: “Music-lovers need no longer be...

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Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player

The Kaleidescape Alto Kaleidescape, Inc. announced the launch of the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is targeted at the millions of consumers in the United States and Canada that own home theaters with large screen TVs and multichannel audio. Kaleidescape Alto is the first movie player to import 100% of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store. With over...

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Holiday Tech Gift Guide

[slideshow id=”18″ w=”800″ h=”533″ show_thumbnail_link=”0″] Are you looking to find that perfect gift for those tech-obsessed friends or family members? Let our gift guide give you some unique ideas including gifts for music lovers and gadget enthusiasts. Here are the top five picks exclusively by Spire Integrated Systems’ employees for tech gifts for 2014.   Contact Spire Integrated Systems if you are interested in any...

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Savant’s New Home Control App

Savant’s New Personalized Home Control App Imagine walking into your home and the lights automatically turn on, the temperature is set to the exact setting you like and your favorite playlist starts to play within a specific room. With the new Savant App, you don’t have to imagine any longer. Savant has developed a home control app that is so personalized it can match your...

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