Update Adds Nest and More Compatibility for On-Q’s Intuity Home Automation Platform

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Giving installers and builders more reasons to employ its recently launched Intuity home automation platform, Legrand has announced Intuity 2.0, new firmware which adds four new partners to the On-Q Intuity product suite, including Nest thermostats, garage door openers from Linear, Schlage locksets, and Aeotec’s Z-Wave Range Extender for more coverage. The new firmware also includes a new graphical user interface, which […]

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Simple Control Announces New iOS App, Website

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Simple Control has announced that its popular Roomie app for control of AV gear and smart home devices has been upgraded to include new technology and repackaged as Simple Control. Simple Control is an app-based system for control of home theater and home automation devices. This iOS app uses Wi-Fi to control devices such as TVs, cable/satellite boxes, receivers, […]

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rAVe Exclusive: We Have CEDIA’s New CEO, Vin Bruno, First Ever Video Interview

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I am honored that new CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno gave me his first ever video interview. He’s only been on the job two weeks and now he’s thrown into the industry’s largest HomeAV exposition opening today in Dallas, Texas. Vin spent the last eight years running marketing for Crestron so he is in a unique […]

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CEDIA Report Finds New Connected Home Technologies and Rising Consumer Confidence Will Translate to Record Growth for its Members

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As more American homeowners purchase high-end home entertainment, lighting control, whole home control and security systems, the professionals they turn to for help in selecting and installing the components are reaping the rewards. The residential electronic systems industry will realize a third straight year of growth, according to a new report issued today by CEDIA […]

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Peerless-AV Launches Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar at CEDIA

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Peerless-AV launched the Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar at CEDIA. Spec’d to produce full-range audio (50Hz – 20kHz), Peerless-AV’s Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-060) is designed for homeowners wanting a better audio experience from their outdoor TV than the built-in speakers on the TV. The only powered outdoor sound bar on the market (so far), the Xtreme Outdoor […]

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Salamander Introduces Pull-Out Style Rack Cartridges

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Salamander Designs at CEDIA unveiled of its newest cabinet accessory, the Pull Out Rack Cartridge. Available immediately, this equipment rack is designed to be easily installed and removed from cabinets without tools. The Salamander Designs, patent pending, Pull-Out Cartridge is an equipment rack designed to fit seamlessly within any Salamander cabinet. Load, wire and test […]

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Beale Street Audio Unveils Its Slimmest In-Wall Speakers

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Beale Street Audio says it’s raising the bar of architectural audio expectations once again with the unveiling of its super-slim, two-way in-ceiling/in-wall, full range “Pancake” speakers that measures only two and three quarter inches deep. Ideal for the European market and in cities or other places where ceiling or wall depth can present installation challenges, […]

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URC Launches RF-Based MX-990

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URC is still supporting its RF-based control interfaces, Complete Control (MX-Series) systems, by introducing the most advanced CCP remote to date. Emphasis is strongly on creative customization — this remote allows programmers greatest flexibility in graphic design and layout. Plus, graphics are stored on remote and archived in PC. The new MX-990 uses Narrow-Band RF […]

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D+M Demos HEOS, Now Shipping and Aimed at Sonos

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D+M is here at CEDIA marketing Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustic products including HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, and several new speakers and AVRs. HEOS by Denon: HEOS by Denon is a multi-room sound system aimed at Sonos. The product line includes four wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 1 and its Go Pack […]

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Peerless-AV Shows DesignerSeries Wall Mounts at CEDIA

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Peerless-AV’s new DesignerSeries Universal Ultra Slim Articulating Wall Mounts are some of the thinnest wall arm mounts on the market. The SUA771PU is designed exclusively for 42″-90″ ultra thin displays, it features a dual-arm construction, internal cable management, and an innovative adapter plate design. For displays measuring 37″-65″, you’d use the SUA761PU. For slightly smaller […]

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Origin Acoustics Celebrates One-Year with Aluminum Domination

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Launching the industry’s first ever in-wall and in-ceiling aluminum speakers, Origin Acoustics says that they actually get better sound from them than using MDF or plastic ever did. Founder Jeremy Burkhardt addressed all the attendees of first press conference held here at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, by explaining that, even though many industry pundits […]

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BenQ Claims Cinematic Quality In the Home

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BenQ America today introduced its new line of home theater projectors: the HT2050, HT3050 and HT4050. Designed to bring the big screen experience into the living room, the projectors leverage the Rec. 709 HDTV standard to accurately reproduce what BenQ calls “Cinematic Color” to the home. With native HD 1080p resolution (1920×1080), the lineup has […]

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Middle Atlantic Invents New Way to Mount AV Gear

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Middle Atlantic Products is set to demo a variety of creative mounting and cable management solutions designed to accommodate the trend toward small devices and free up room for more rackmount equipment. At CEDIA, integrators are getting a firsthand look at a range of accessories — including patented shelves and the innovative Lever Lock Internal […]

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Epson Unveils New Line of Premium Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors

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Epson today unveiled an expanded line of Full HD 1080p Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors, the Epson Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU, Pro Cinema 4855WU, and wireless Pro Cinema 1985. Featuring up to 6,000 lumens of color brightness and 6,000 lumens of white brightness, Epson’s latest projectors can literally be placed anywhere as they are […]

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Salamander Releases New Home Seating Line

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Salamander Designs has added a new seating line branded the Isabella Collection. The Isabella Collection is a premium, handmade, modular seating line with features like cup holders, motorized, manual or non reclining backs in a range of materials including a variety of leathers and select matching or contrasting piping. And they’re guaranteeing a 15-Day Quick-Ship […]

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Middle Atlantic Granted Power Protection Patent

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Middle Atlantic Products today announced that its Series Protection technology has been awarded a U.S. patent. Middle Atlantic claims that their Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under- and over-voltage events, with automatic recovery […]

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SunBriteTV Intros 4K/UHD Outdoor 84-Inch TV

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At CEDIA, SunBriteTV has announced its entry into 4K UHD with two new outdoor televisions. The rugged 84-inch Pro Series model (SB-8418UHD), with the company’s largest screen size to date, and the slimmer 55-inch Signature Series unit (SB-5574UHD) are among the first 4K-enabled weatherproof televisions available on the market. The 84” makes it two outdoor […]

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DISH Grows Partners in Custom Install Program

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At CEDIA this week, DISH announced integration with Key Digital and Logitech, as well as partnerships with Middle Atlantic Products and D-Tools. Key Digital adds DISH to Compass Alliance Partner program: Key Digital has added DISH to its Compass Alliance Partner program with the development of a two-way driver for the Hopper. The two-way driver […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Value-Priced UPS Backup Power

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In an effort to provide integrators with backup power protection for a broader range of project requirements (aka: cheaper), Middle Atlantic Products is introducing the Select Series UPS at CEDIA. This collection of competitively priced UPS products features compact form factors and IP capability, and joins the company’s Premium Series UPS products. At the heart […]

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Pro Control Announces New Z-Wave Lighting Control Solutions

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Pro Control recently introduced an all-new line of Z-Wave lighting control solutions. The new Pro Control lighting control solutions utilize Z-Wave RF technology, creating a wireless network that integrates with Pro Control’s home automation systems via the Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface module. Designed for both new construction and retrofit installations, the product line consists of light […]

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URC to Debut New Lower Cost Handheld Interface in TRC-820

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CEDIA Expo is the backdrop for the introduction of URC’s latest Total Control handheld interface, new TRC-820. Programmable using URC’s Accelerator, the TRC-820 is designed to work with all URC System controllers. Dubbed “affordable” by URC’s announcement to rAVe, TRC-820 is Wi-Fi based (the first of URC’s entry-level controllers to not be 2.4 GHz). Using […]

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Stewart Filmscreen to Debut Home Version of LuminEsse ‘Edgeless’ Fixed Frame Wallscreen at CEDIA

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Stewart Filmscreen will introduce its new LuminEsse at CEDIA – a fixed frame wallscreen system to the custom AV installation market. The LuminEsse fixed frame front projection wall screen has been sold through their commercial AV group for almost a year, but has not yet been shown to the residential AV market. Using an edgeless […]

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AudioControl Launches Architect Amplifiers

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AudioControl unveiled its new series of multi-channel distributed audio amplifiers, the Architect ‘P’ Series, at CEDIA this week. These new models are available with 12 or 16-channels and have over 100 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms or 200 watts per channel RMS into 4 ohms, all channels driven. Additional adjoining channels can be […]

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RTI Ships WK2 Water-Resistant In-Wall Keypad

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Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it is now shipping its water-resistant WK2 in-wall keypad. Designed with an all-glass exterior, the innovative keypad has a sleek, contemporary look, while giving integrators the ability to extend control systems to zones where moisture may be present. Combining modern styling and custom control, the WK2 features a […]

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The DaVinci Group Launches Upgraded In-Ceiling Speakers

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The DaVinci Group will launch a series of updated in-ceiling speakers under its Vanguard Dynamics brand. The new models are part of its popular Edgeless Design Series and represent a what they describe as a significant upgrade over previous versions of the same speaker models. The updated product series includes three new 6½-inch models: the […]

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Dynaudio Unveils New Emit Speaker Series

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Dynaudio is debuting its new Emit loudspeaker range at the 2015 CEDIA Expo. With this new range, Dynaudio creates an entry-level product line. The models in the new Dynaudio Emit series include: Emit M10: compact bookshelf loudspeaker with 14 cm mid/woofer; $750.00 per pair Emit M20: compact bookshelf loudspeaker with 17 cm mid/woofer; $950.00 per […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Launches Screen Packages

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Stewart Filmscreen will debut a new initiative, Stewart Standard Solutions, at CEDIA Expo 2015. Standard Solutions streamlines the process for selecting Stewart Filmscreen’s most popular screen systems, and offers financial benefits to integrators for choosing from the preset menu of products. The Standard Solutions product list includes one fixed frame wall screen, Luxus Deluxe Quick […]

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Proficient Launches Dealer-Focused Product and Brand Announcements at CEDIA 2015

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At this week’s CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Core Brands will debut Proficient Signature architectural speakers and a revamp of its existing Proficient Protege speaker line. This will create new opportunities for installing dealers while staying within the Proficient brand. The Proficient Signature portfolio of ten architectural speakers builds on the success Proficient achieved with its […]

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ESP/SurgeX Intros Envision, New Monitoring and Analytics Tool for Integrators

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ESP/SurgeX’s new Envision is a power diagnostics system that measures and records power conditions and presents detailed data in live or date-stamped reports. As integrators and electricians diligently work together to complete a job, Envision provides energy data that can be used to accurately identify the source of common electrical issues the first time around, […]

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Wisdom Audio Intros SAGE CINEMA SERIES Loudspeakers at CEDIA

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Targeting high-end media rooms and private cinemas, Wisdom Audio is introducing an entire new range of models dedicated to hidden installations behind projection screens and fabric walls. Following up on the Wisdom Series LS3i & LS4i Line Source models for private cinemas, the Sage Cinema Series consists of five models — three Line Sources and […]

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Artison Intros WiSA-Powered Nano Backpack Audio Hub

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Artison today announced something called the Nano Backpack (WiSA Powered) — a compact, thin audio hub. Measuring a 1″ x 9″ x 9″ (H/W/D), Backpack is aimed at enabling wireless home theater audio, whether it is mounted on the wall, behind a flat panel display or in the wall. Three internal 100-watt Class D amplifiers […]

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