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Pacific Audio & Communications Hires Pono Nauka as General Manager of Oahu Operations.


Honolulu, HI. – Sept 29, 2020 – Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, has hired Pono Nauka as General Manager of Oahu Operations.

Pono brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the custom electronics integration field. He has worked with both commercial, residential contractors and clients. Pono holds numerous certifications from CEDIA, Crestron, Control4, Lutron, HAA, and ISF to name a few.

In his role prior to joining Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, Pono has spent time in all aspects of the industry including; sales, operations, programming, engineering, documentation, and installation.  Philip Mulligan, CEO Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, said “We’re extremely excited to have Pono back on the team. His depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing business in Hawaii.”

More information about Pono Nauka is available at the company’s About Us page.

For more information, contact Pat Mulligan at (808)-870-1615. Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii. 

Getting the Most from Your Home Audio-Video System

Make Your Devices Work Flawlessly Throughout Your Home

With the number of devices and entertainment options available to homeowners increasing rapidly in recent years, the need for a quality audio-video system to manage everything has only grown. If your devices aren’t linked and don’t let you enjoy the content of your choice in any room, you’re not getting everything you could out of your home audio-video system. Luckily, Pacific Audio and Communications is ready to meet the needs of the Honolulu area, and we’d be happy to help you with your audio and video solutions. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your home A/V setup:

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It’s fairly common for most homes to have multiple TVs these days, which means finding a way to get audio and video to each screen. In the past that might mean having individual cable or satellite boxes for each TV, but distributed audio and video makes that issue nonexistent. Distributed A/V systems transmit the feed from a central source to wherever you want it, meaning one central cable or satellite connection can be viewed in multiple locations throughout your home. This approach not only centralizes and simplifies your system, it can save you money by reducing the number of cable or satellite boxes you need for your home. Of course, not all components are created equal, and Pacific Audio and Communications will make sure you have the right parts for your installation.



Now you have audio and video in every room, but how easy is it to manage? Are you still fumbling with multiple devices to change the channel or music? No need; use home automation to bring all your equipment together under one interface. This can be a universal remote, an app for your smartphone or tablet, or a panel on a wall.

Automation lets you expand the capabilities of your A/V system in exciting ways, such as having your music or whatever you’re watching follow you from room to room seamlessly. You can tie your A/V system to the lights, air conditioning, and other elements in your home to give you greater control and make life simpler and more comfortable. Gain even more convenience by incorporating a smart speaker such as Amazon’s Echo or the Google Home to allow for voice control over your devices.

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You can have the best equipment in the world and the most intuitive control system available, but it won’t make a difference if the network connecting all your devices isn’t up to the task. As the number of linked devices in your home grows, so does the strain on your home network. You need the right gear and the right network setup to ensure everything in your A/V system operates smoothly. Luckily, Pacific Audio and Communications specializes in home network solutions, so we can make sure your devices keep humming along no matter the network strain.



Feeling like your home audio-video system isn’t meeting your needs? There’s no need to delay; contact Pacific Audio and Communications today. We have offices in Maui, Kauai, Oahu and on the Big Island, or you can fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Is Your Audio Video System Prepared for the Analog Sunset?

Is Your Audio Video System Prepared for the Analog Sunset?

Understand how the Latest Technology Upgrades will Affect You

The analog sunset is causing some big issues for homeowners in the Honolulu, Hawaii area. If you’re unaware of what the analog sunset is or how it might affect you, then you’re going to want to read the information below. We break down what this technical issue is and how you can make sure your audio video system is prepared.

What is the Analog Sunset?

Before we can explain what the analog sunset is, it’s important to have a solid understanding of what analog technology is. Generally speaking, audio video system technologies fall into one of two main categories: analog and digital.

A good example of the differences between them is a household clock. With an analog clock, there are physical hands that spin around to indicate the time, while a digital clock shows the time on a display screen.

The trend with consumer electronics is to evolve from analog to digital technologies, and that is where the analog sunset comes in. Soon, analog devices within your audio video system simply won’t be compatible with anything else. It’s time for analog to go away for good.

A Brief History of the Analog Sunset

The origins of the analog sunset start way back in 2005 when the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) released a licensing agreement intended to prevent people from illegally copying media. Analog video outputs on devices such as Blu-Ray players made it too easy to get past copyright protections, so the solution was to create AV equipment that didn’t offer analog outputs. On top of that, many movies now include code that prevents them from being played on systems with analog capabilities.

We’re now reaching the very end of the analog sunset. While the standard for media devices is now for them to be completely analog-free, you’ll still run into analog components every so often.

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What Does This Mean for You?

The analog sunset obviously had a big impact on the audio/video industry, but what about Hawaii homeowners? Well, if you still have an audio video system with analog components, you’ve probably noticed some issues with your system:
  • Media that simply refuses to play
  • New devices that won’t work with your system
If you want to take advantage of the latest and greatest media technologies, like 4K Ultra HD video, you need to consider how those technologies will fit into your system as a whole. One of our AV experts can offer guidance on the best approaches with a consultation.

Another concern for homeowners seeking a media upgrade is the type of components they choose moving forward. You wouldn’t want to accidentally buy a new TV with analog inputs right at the end of the analog sunset! Again, your best bet is to consult with an expert on which brand and model are right for you.

If you need assistance with this transition with your home media, we’re one phone call away. Contact us today to learn more.



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