Creating Great Experiences for Our Customers

At CytexOne, we love what we do. We strive to be exceptional. Most importantly, we want our customers to love what we can accomplish to their benefit.

Making technology simple is just the start.  We are driven by the best-in-class technology, from homes, to commercial buildings, hotels, real estate and MDUs, we specialize in IoT, M2M, networking and Audio Visual (AV). We are motivated to stay ahead of the curve. To that end, we constantly test new ideas and technology to  incorporate into our tried and true systems. 

Network World: How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things

How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things

There’s no question that the Internet of Things can make an enterprise more efficient. The harmonizing of sensors, devices, and data harmonized into one system gives rise to context-aware computation and enables the environment to respond instantly to change, be it in temperature, light, movement or other factors. This not only brings numerous new opportunities, but also significant cost savings, music to the ears of today’s business leaders.

Think Outside the Box

At its very basic, a home automation system can operate the lights, thermostats, audio/video equipment and security devices. These core functions are always a great starting point when automating your home, offering some very practical benefits. However, there are so many other parts of your home that can also be managed by an automation system. They may not be as conventional as the core elements, but feel free to think outside the box. Automation systems have the processing power to handle almost anything you throw at them. Here are a few “out of the box” ideas to consider:

  • Lawn irrigation systems. These systems come with their own timers for creating an automatic watering schedule, but they can be complicated to set up. By putting a sprinkling system under the command of a home automation system, you can use a touchpanel, smartphone or tablet to set up watering schedules. These devices are much easier to use and understand than most timers. Plus, the sprinklers can be programmed to turn on and off according to other conditions. For instance, when a motion sensor notices a car pull into the driveway the automation system can temporarily turn off the sprinklers.
  • Gas fireplaces. The handheld remote that comes with a gas fireplace is easy enough to use, but by letting a home automation system control it, the fireplace becomes a more integral part of your home’s ambiance. When you engage a Welcome Home scene on the touchpanel of your home automation system, for instance, the family room lights can dim, the whole-house music system can activate … and the fireplace can start. Instant romance.
  • Towel warmers. A typical Good Morning command launched by a home automation system would open the bedroom window shades, gradually bring up the lights and play the morning news over the room’s built-in speakers. Also consider throwing in the towels … or rather, a towel warmer into this automation scenario. You towels will be warm and when you’re done showering.

Press Coverage: Hampton’s Magazine – Bankers Buck the Boardroom, Do Business on the Beach

From a story printed August 24, 2012: Sagg Main beach, Monday, 7 AM. Amid the joggers and dog walkers taking advantage of the quiet are what looks (from a distance at least) like people absorbed in very serious reading. The text in question must be weighty given the concentration on their faces (e.g., furrowed brows despite the Botox). One might even conclude they were praying.

They’re not. Upon closer examination, it’s not a well-worn novel you see in their hands but an iPad, BlackBerry, or iPhone. And what is it they’re reading? The latest Bloomberg feeds, of course. A morning stroll before the US stock markets open at 9:30 am is the ideal moment to catch up on financial news and prepare for a day of trading—by the pool. Dan Levine, CEO of CytexOne, a top technology company with headquarters in Manhattan that caters to a broad range of customers, including NYC-based bankers and Hollywood stars with Hamptons homes, says technology is now so effective that a banker could, on occasion, go missing from the office for a week and no one would notice. “You can now transfer work calls from your mobile using the office system,” he says. “Your PA might never figure out that you were on the beach.”

Press Coverage: New York Times — Nobody Home But Us Gadgets

A NEW condominium conversion in southern SoHo celebrates 19th-century craftsmanship on the outside and 21st-century precision on the inside. At 34 Greene Street, the Sorgente Group has combined two 1873 buildings that once housed a printing company into a seven-unit condominium with a common lobby. The developers have restored the handcrafted cornices of the facades and wired the interiors to allow the electronics to be programmed from anywhere via Sorgente’s parent company, based in Rome, specializes in “historic and trophy properties” and owns controlling shares of the Chrysler and Flatiron Buildings. No. 34 Greene Street is Sorgente’s first downtown residential property; records show it was acquired for $14.8 million in June 2007.

The units, said Veronica Mainetti, head of the developer’s United States activities, are designed to appeal to Europeans seeking pieds-à-terre. They include bidets and Italian travertine in the bathrooms, programmable radiators and Miele kitchen appliances. Roman cobblestones line the lobby. Some units include the original brick walls.

Press Coverage: New York Sun — Developers Use Technology to Distinguish their Properties

Originally Published in the New York Sun, October 18, 2007

Technology is the latest amenity New York’s condominium developers are using to wow potential buyers.

Many developers are installing building integration systems that allow residents to communicate with the concierge, valet, doorman, and others by using an interactive touch screen. Also offered are home automation features that control lighting, temperature, blinds, music, and video. Techno-savvy buyers expect, and even demand, a high level of automation in their new homes, and many are plunking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain it.