Publications & Certifications

From awards to featured articles, take a look at some of the press coverage Media Systems received recently. Also learn more about various certifications we have acquired.

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Modernizing Your Morning

It starts first thing in the morning, in the master suite. At 5 a.m., the blackout shades open, and lights begin to ramp up to 10% over 15 minutes. Don't worry though, Crestron's new brushless motor shades are so silent, we don't hear it at all. I don't want to have my iPhone by the bed, so instead...

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Representing the Best of the best

Media Systems has been selected as part of Crestron's Platinum Elite Dealers, serving as one of the top 24 dealers in the country.

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TLM Online - Top 5 Ways to Automate Your Home & Step into the Future

Looking into home tech improvement projects? Here are the top five ways to automate your home and step into the future... Actually, step into the present...

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Swoon Memorial - September 2019

It's very similar to meeting with an architect or interior designer. We sit down with you and have an interview. We want to get to know you and discover what your routine is like. What do you love and hate about the technology in your home? What problems do you need solved?...

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Swoon Memorial - July 2019

A glimpse into the lives of Memorial's remarkable Girl Bosses.

By definition, a Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard for them. As we have found in the last two years of dedicating our July cover stories to this topic...

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Modern Luxury - June 2019

Are you building a new home? Are you curious about home technology and what should be added in the construction process? Do you want to be sure your dream home is designed to handle future technologies? Jaclyn and Donnie...

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Houston CityBook - Summer 2019

Jaclyn and Donnie at Media Systems are your home technology advisors and they're here to talk about the process for designing and building technology into the home...

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Houston CityBook - April 2019

Technology in the home is ever present in today's world - an important part of everyday life. Media Systems, Inc. is customizing all aspects...

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Houston CityBook - March 2019

Donnie and Jaclyn are your home technology advisors. They run Media Systems Inc, a high-tech home automation firm that caters to the luxury market in Houston. They design and install the most user-friendly and advanced smart homes around.

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HBTX Interiors Texas - February 2019

Q&A with Donnie and Jaclyn Boutwell - Your Home Technology Advisors
Why we do this: "We believe that systems in your home should be easy to use, beautifully designed, and unbelievably reliable."

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Crestron Connection 2019

What a privilege it was to be face to face with Crestron's Residential Leadership Team at the Summit in Ft. Lauderdale...

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CES 2019: Everything is Connected, Nothing is Integrated

Here are Josh.ai, our team is always on the lookout for innovative technologies that will transform the smart home experience. With that passion in mind, I had a chance...

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2018 Recap: Josh.ai Re-Invented the Smart Home with Josh Micro, and Much More!

Wow what a year! 2018 has been the best one yet for us between shipping Josh Micro, adding new manufacturing partners...

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Delivering Great Customer Service

Donnie Boutwell of Media Systems, in Houston, believes delivering quality customer service involves a two-prong approach: dealing with clients on a personal level and dealing with them on a technical level.

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Making Your Spouse's Dreams Come True

Family life often calls us to deny ourselves, to put others’ needs above our own.

If we cherish our spouse, however, we’ll work hard to make the denial a season instead of a lifelong sacrifice.

When Donnie and Jaclyn lived in Nashville, they had so little money they depended on food stamps. Jaclyn was pursuing a career in photography, which can take a long time to launch...

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Promise Ball."

Fundraising reached a fever pitch during the live auction and the Fund a Cure paddle-raise, the giving inspired by honorees Fielding and Meredith Cocke, who stunned the gathering of more than 1,000 guests with announcement of their $1 million personal gift.

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How Do You Distribute Audio

“Many people would say that voice control services are changing everything about our industry and I would agree that is partially true, but at a cost,” said Donnie Boutwell of Media Systems in Houston, TX. He uses Amazon Alexa but is not actively pushing it as a feature.

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Art Deco Landmark Transformed Into Premier Home Theater Showroom

Houston-based Media Systems Inc. acquired this 10,000 square-foot Prohibition Era landmark in 2002. Now a showroom/demo space, there are multiple home theaters that vary in size, built to show off the versatility of Crestron solutions.

The main theater features a large flagship Sony® Home Cinema Projector powered by a Crestron remote processor and DigitalMedia. The upstairs living room is a comfortable space that’s a more common installation for our homeowners. The smaller theater serves as a primary showroom. In addition to being a DM® endpoint, the space specifically works with an older projector to show how Crestron technology can control both new and older equipment. Each space shows off the flexibility and intricate features of Crestron technology and its ability to work seamlessly with third-party products such as Amazon® AlexaTM and Josh.ai voice control.

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Home Technology Award Winners

We'd like to thank all of the Crestron Technology professionals who submitted applications for this year's home technology awards. There were so many quality projects and incredible innovation and expertise. We'd like to acknowledge this year's winners and we'll be featuring some of these exciting projects in our next editions. Congratulations to:

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