Although Extron’s ad this week is all about its new 4K/60 4:4:4 HDCP 2.2 compliant switchers, the big news from them this issue is the company’s entry into the AV-over-IP market. This is a big deal — the system allows you to decide how much bandwidth you use on the network. Of course using less affects quality, but the power to decide is in your hands, not the manufacturer’s. So, for those of you out there doing restaurant and bar installs, this is important. You can, for example, send more bandwidth to the larger displays (e.g., projectors) than those that are smaller — where it’s less noticeable. And, if what CEDIA (the show) claims is sure — that you are all getting into commercial AV installs — then this news matters too!
In the news section below, you’ll see a story about LG’s cool entry into the home energy storage business and you can become dealers for it! Plus, Savant intro’d a new Smart Entry line of products that look to unseat Control4.
Finally, check out Lee’s column this month on home gaming rooms — you’ll love it.