Parallax Re-do in Works for Da-Lite ALR Screens

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Da-Lite is redefining its Parallax portfolio of premium Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen surfaces. Parallax 0.8, Parallax 2.3 and Parallax UST 0.45 are now part of the Parallax Pure family. Parallax Pure is a line of True Optical ALR surfaces that are specifically designed to reject high levels of ambient light from specific angles in […]

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CEDIA Honors First CEDIA Members of Excellence

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CEDIA has named the first two recipients of the prestigious CEDIA Member of Excellence designation. U.K.-based integrators ConnectedWorks and Homeplay have proven their exemplary commitment to craftsmanship, customer service, certification and community outreach in achieving the status. “ConnectedWorks and Homeplay are highly respected among custom integrators,” said Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. […]

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Here Are the Best of ISE 2019 Awards – AV’s Only NOT-Pay-for-Play Awards

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You can’t enter a product in them. And, you can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. There are NO award entry fees. We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2019 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product […]

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Where to Start With Cybersecurity

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On October 20th, 2018 Apple announced Group FaceTime for its iOS devices. Three weeks later, on Mon., Jan. 28th, Apple announced a major flaw in this new feature. If someone initiated a FaceTime call, and then added themselves to it, the phone of the original person would start transmitting their audio before they picked up. […]

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The Joy of Change Orders

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It’s a truism that the first casualty of every battle is the plan. One of the realities of building things is that sometimes the plan gets changed. While ideally every eventuality gets considered and decided upon during the design and planning stages, we don’t live in an ideal world we live in this one. Consequently, […]

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SnapAV and Clare Partner

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SnapAV has teamed up with Clare, the provider of security and smart-home automation products. The alliance makes SnapAV the exclusive source for Clare products and pushes them closer to competing with Crestron. Clare end-users can add security system monitoring that gives dealers the opportunity to earn recurring revenue. “Partnering with SnapAV adds immense value for […]

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Extron Ships Ethernet Connected Decorator Series Button Panels

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Extron is now shipping their NBP Decorator Series Network Button Panels, a new product family that brings convenient, easy-to-deploy control to a broad variety of AV applications. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable, easy-to-use control panels work in conjunction with an IP Link Pro control processor or HC […]

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New Loxone Low Voltage LED Light Fixtures Released for U.S.-Based CIs

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Loxone’s smart LED lighting solution is expanding: LED Spots, Ceiling Lights and Pendulum Slims are now available to the U.S. market. The lighting trio works together, along with other Loxone smart home products, to transform any room with customizable lighting moods, tunable white lighting effect, true automation and minimal user interaction. Each fixture helps reduce […]

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Extron Ships Its First 5″ Tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron is already shipping its new TLP Pro 525T 5″ tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The company’s first 5″ tabletop model, it has eight times more memory than previous visions and it also features an 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an enclosure with a sweeping back. The TLP Pro […]

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The Real Metrics for AV Social Media Success

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There’s no doubt that social media is a part of your marketing strategy, but are you measuring more than the so-called ‘vanity metrics’ of likes and impressions? To make your brand’s social media truly successful, your brand’s social accounts must have some personality and they must ‘listen’ even more than they ‘talk.’ When your brand […]

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B-Tech Launches Heavy Duty Pop-Out Screen Mount

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B-Tech AV Mounts just launched a heavyweight version of its BT8310 pop-out mount, designed for super-sized displays. Dubbed the BT8310XL, the heavy duty mount is capable of mounting screens up to 125 kilograms in weight — and 120” in size — in both landscape and portrait orientation. Using B-Tech’s pop-out technology, the wall mount is […]

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The ELAN New Home Program Expands into the Nortek Security & Control New Home Program with a Full Array of New Solutions

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Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) today announced the expansion of its newly rebranded Nortek Security & Control New Home Program, which now includes the company’s complete lineup of solutions. In addition to the solutions from NSC’s ELAN, SpeakerCraft, Panamax and other custom installation brands originally included in the ELAN New Home Program, the Nortek […]

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rAVe’s ISE 2019 Wrap-Up Video Drops!

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This is what you’ve all been waiting for! The 2019 ISE Wrap-Up video. Each year, we produce a wrap-up video to give you a glimpse of the ISE Show in Amsterdam and get a feel for what the entire show floor is like. Are you in it? Is your company highlighted? Check it out:

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Attero Tech’s Axon C1 Networked Controller Now Shipping

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Attero Tech is now shipping the Axon C1 single-gang networked controller. Built specifically for basic audio control applications where easy user interaction is key, the C1 allows simple control of volume, zone source selection and preset recall. With what the company says is an easy-to-read OLED display and intuitive menu navigation, the C1 makes short […]

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Control4 Unveils New Tiny Smart Home During Design Construction Week

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Control4 Corporation announces the debut of the Control4 Tiny Smart Home, a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders, and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience at Design Construction Week 2019. Consumers are seeking guidance and knowledge from interior designers for smart lighting, Wi-Fi connectivity, and even intelligent appliances according to a […]

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Savant to Unveil Cloud-to-Cloud Integration with Resideo’s Honeywell Home T Series Smart Thermostats

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Savant has announced compatibility between its control platform and Resideo’s Honeywell Home T Series Smart Thermostats. Homeowners with a Honeywell Home T5, T6, T9 or T10 PRO Smart Thermostat from Resideo can simply say “I’m hot” or “I’m cold” into the Savant Pro Remote to trigger a two-degree adjustment of the temperature setting. Users can […]

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Extron Debuts Ethernet to KNX Interface

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Extron has announced the availability of the KNX 100G KNX IP Interface. This compact IP KNX Interface provides control and monitoring of multiple building management disciplines with an Extron Pro Series control system. The KNX 100G provides bi-directional communication to control and receive feedback on the status of KNX devices. This enables control of lighting […]

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Our ISE Show Coverage Is More Than Every Other AV Publications’ in the World Combined

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rAVe [PUBS] and rAVe [NOW] just returned from the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show last week in Amsterdam and we covered the show floor with nearly 20 reporters. You want proof? Well here you go: We shot over 1,500 new product videos on the show floor — yes, 1,500 We wrote up over 350 new […]

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Focal Launches 100 IWSUB8 In-Wall Subwoofer and 100 IWSUB8 Amplifier

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Including an 8″ Polyglass speaker driver and a front vent with a streamlined inner frame to guarantee no-noise operation, Focal 100 IWSUB8 high-power passive bass-reflex subwoofer can be installed during pre-construction of the walls using 16″ OC studs. With a shallow in-wall depth (33/8″), a bass reproduction (bass cut-off frequency: 30Hz to -6db) and covered […]

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CEDIA Releases 2019 Boot Camp Schedule

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CEDIA has announced an extensive slate of three-day boot camps for 2019. These hands-on sessions offer foundational skills training for experienced and prospective integration professionals. CEDIA will host seven boot camps — basic residential, home theater and advanced networking options — at its global headquarters near Indianapolis between March and December. Boot camp dates include: […]

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New Crestron TSR-310 Remote Is Better than Anything Control4, URC or Savant Have Ever Released

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Crestron used a Crestron Performance UI (user experience) design release to debut its new TSR-310 handheld touch screen remote — aimed at the HomeAV market. It integrates natively within the Crestron Home operating system (Crestron Pyng OS 2) and, literally, blows away anything Savant, Control4 or URC have ever released. Integrators will appreciate how the […]

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Crestron Expands Entry Door Security Line and Adds Two New Partnerships

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At ISE 2019, Crestron announced a partnership with 2N, a global provider of IP intercoms and ekey biometric systems GmbH, a provider of fingerprint access solutions. The latest firmware update to 2N IP-based video intercom door stations makes them Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology compliant. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 […]

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Samsung Intros 8K Digital Signage, New Version of The Wall and Multi-Link LED HDR at ISE 2019

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Samsung Electronics just added 8K to the digital signage market by launching the first signage products featuring 8K QLED 8K at ISE 2019. In addition to the QLED 8K Signage, Samsung also showed The Wall 2019 and Multi-Link LED HDR technology for signage. Samsung will present the new 82” QLED 8K Signage, which combines extremely […]

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ELAN Launches Software Update Featuring Enhanced Surveillance Camera Support

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Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced the introduction of the ELAN 8.3 software update, which features expanded support for the growing line of ELAN Surveillance Cameras, plus advanced IntelliVision video analytics. ELAN 8.3 is making its worldwide debut at ISE 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Stand 1-N50 in the RAI Centre. Most notably, […]

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CEDIA Launches Member of Excellence Program

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Today, CEDIA has announced the launch of the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program. This highly anticipated program aims to celebrate excellence. There are two designations CEDIA members can achieve to demonstrate their company’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to their clients, investing in professional development and technical excellence and serving their community. “We thought long […]

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Powersoft Debuts a Shaker Called Mover at ISE 2019

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Powersoft is using this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate Mover, a linear transducer that can be used in audio applications as a linear motor/shaker. Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks or venues with vibrating acoustic floors – as well as applications that go beyond entertainment – Mover lets audiences […]

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