Séura Debuts Storm 84-inch Outdoor TV

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Séura has added an 84-inch TV to its Storm line of sleek outdoor televisions. With 4K UHD native resolution, the new 84-inch Séura Storm is designed for use in non-direct sunlight, and claims a 450-nit panel brightness with an anti-glare coating. All Séura outdoor TVs are built to thrive outside year-round, regardless of climate or […]

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Parasound to Debut Expanded ZoneMaster Custom Installation Amplifier Line at CEDIA

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Parasound has expanded its ZoneMaster custom installation amplifier line with the introduction of three new models. The six-channel Parasound ZoneMaster 650, four-channel ZoneMaster 450, and two-channel ZoneMaster 250 use the same 50-watt bridgeable amplifier circuits, offer the same quality sound, and deliver the same high levels of dependability as the company’s ZoneMaster 1250 Universal 12-channel […]

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AudioControl Launches New Dolby ATMOS Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 Receivers

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AudioControl today announced the launch of their new 7.1.4 Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers with Dolby ATMOS, 4K, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 and introducing DIRAC LIVE FOR AUDIOCONTROL. The AVR-9’s 7 x 200 watts per channel theater amplifier is designed as the high-end home theater amp. The Concert AVR-7 also includes the same high […]

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Christie Extends Vive LA Series Loudspeaker Lineup with LA2 Line Array and LA3S-3ohm Speakers

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Christie today extended its Christie Vive Audio solution with the introduction of the LA2 premium screen channel loudspeaker and the LA3S 3-ohm premium surround channel loudspeaker. Both products are expected to be available in November. The LA2 Line Array completes the family of LA (Line Array) speakers for use in screen channel applications by completing […]

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Nexus 21 Introduces Speakeasy Poker Table with Disappearing Bar

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Display lift company Nexus 21 just launched the lift-activated Speakeasy Poker Table, a nifty product that presents a new revenue opportunity for CE integrators. The Speakeasy offers guests not just a poker table, but also a concealed whiskey and spirit bar that comes up from the center of the table. It will debut at CEDIA […]

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Transformative Engineering’s Intros HDBase-T Matrix

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Transformative Engineering has introduced the HDM-4×2, a four-source, two-display HDMI matrix switch with a local HDMI output and remote HDBaseT output that they claim is capable of switching 4K signals (buyer beware, as there are no 4K compatibility specs for color bit depth). The local output is Audio Return Channel (ARC) enabled, and the remote […]

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Bryston Launches Model T Cinema Reference In-wall Loudspeaker

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Bryston today introduced its Model T Cinema “reference” home theater in-wall loudspeaker. By leveraging the design of the Model T floor-standing loudspeaker, Bryston has developed an architectural speaker system for dedicated home theater rooms. In order to achieve the desired performance goals from an in-wall speaker system, Bryston is using seven drivers in a three-way […]

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Ihiji ServiceManager Enables Consolidated, Cloud-Based Management of Client Service Plan Information and Data

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Ihiji will launch its new Software as a Service (SaaS) tool, Ihiji ServiceManager, at CEDIA Expo 2015 next week. Designed to help integrators, security monitoring firms and other companies and trades that offer technical support or other services to make their businesses more productive and profitable, Ihiji ServiceManager allows for a service-based recurring revenue stream. Ihiji says that […]

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BTX Announces Fiber-Based Plenum HDMI Assemblies for 4K Video Up to 100 Meters

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BTX Technologies announced today that it is introducing HDMI cables (fiber-based) for 4K applications in a variety of lengths from 5 meters to 100 meters. These new fiber-based assemblies are considered lightweight and work in tight spaces, like floor boxes, and include EDID transmission.  They support high definition (1080p) and ultra-high definition (4K) video, deep […]

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FX Luminaire Introduces the Luxor CUBE

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FX Luminaire just launched its new new Luxor CUBE, a hardwired module that allows the Luxor controller to zone and dim other brands of low voltage and line voltage light fixtures. In addition to controlling carriage, entry pillar, and holiday or bistro lights, the CUBE even allows control of water feature pumps, automatic gates, and […]

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Torus Power Launches TOT AVR Series Toroidal Isolation Transformers

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Torus Power announced its new TOT AVR Series of toroidal isolation power transformers this month, with models also available for use in Continental Europe (TOT AVR CE) and the United Kingdom (TOT AVR UK). The TOT AVR Series builds upon Torus Power’s successful, compact and competitively priced TOT Series of Toroidal Isolation Transformer products, but […]

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Just Add Power to Debut 3G Ultra HD Over IP to Debut at CEDIA 2015

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Just Add Power will debut (3G) Ultra HD over IP transmitters and receivers with built-in 4K scaler at CEDIA. According to Just Add Power (and these are big claims), 3G Ultra HD over IP can simultaneously deliver multiple sources of 4K content with HDCP 2.2 from HDMI 2.0 devices, as well as 1080p and lower content from […]

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So, What’s Up with the Smart Home Market?

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The ’90s were all about home theaters. But, let’s face it, that market is dying a rapid death. In some areas, thanks to the 1 percent mantra, having a home theater isn’t an indicator of family-fun, it’s more of a sign of braggart. But, having a smart home is a badge of environmental courage. Smart […]

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Spiral Groove Ships New Flagship SG1.2 Turntable

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Spiral Groove today announced the availability of its new top of the line Spiral Groove SG1.2 turntable, which incorporates a host of upgrades from the previous SG1.1. The SG1.2 features a new platter, isolation feet, damping material and various other parts and, according to Spiral Groove, an improved magnetic platter levitation system to deliver significantly […]

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Transformative Engineering’s New Audio Injector Allows Substitution of Audio Signals in HDMI Signal Path

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Transformative Engineering (TE) has introduced the HAI-1 Audio Injector, a patent-pending device that allows the user to substitute audio in an HDMI signal path. Typical applications include injecting the center channel information so a TV’s speakers can be used as the center channel. Another use may be injecting a local microphone pre-amp signal in an […]

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New Company b3pro Aims to Help Integrators with Services

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Dubbed b3pro, a new company is an alliance of companies formed to help integrators with business tools, advice and group deals. b3pro (building better businesses) fills a hole that they say exists in the market to help with services — not products. Billed as a one-stop shop for all non-product-related business services that owners need […]

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Channel Vision to Debut Audio Matrix

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Channel Vision will debut an integrated audio matrix that features control over Wi-Fi from a Smartphone, tablet or computer and allows more integration options into other whole house audio systems than previous models. Channel Vision’s A4403 Integrated Audio Matrix includes four inputs and up to 16 output zones. Each input zone features a separate TOSLINK […]

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Atlona Ships First Two HDMI over HDBaseT Extenders with 4K HDCP 2.2

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Atlona told rAVe today they started shipping two new HDMI over HDBaseT signal extender kits for long distance transmission spec’d to handle 4K/UHD capability and HDCP 2.2 copy protection pass-through: The AT-UHD-EX-70C and the AT-UHD-EX-70. Both models were announced earlier this year at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam. Providing 70 meters (230 ft.) of signal extension, the […]

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J. Robert Stuart Named 2015 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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CEDIA has named J. Robert Stuart, co-founder of Meridian Audio Ltd. and Inventor of MQA, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Stuart will be recognized at the annual CEDIA Awards Celebration at CEDIA EXPO on October 17, 2015.The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth […]

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SnapAV Releases New Episode Signature 1700T Series Speakers

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SnapAV’s Episode Signature group just released their fanciest speakers to date – the 1700 line. The 1700 series offers architectural in-ceiling, in-wall, surround and soon-to-be released LCR speakers, so each individual customer can build the ultimate movie or music experience. While the in-walls and in-ceilings will transform the way you hear music, the 1700 surround […]

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LynTec Expands RPC Panel Lineup to Support More Circuit Breakers Per Panel

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LynTec today announced it has added three new circuit count panels to its RPC line of remote-control breaker panels. The new panels make it possible for LynTec customers to add more circuits to their designs in the same horizontal wall space to control a greater number of components, as needed.Taking advantage of a change in the National Electrical Code […]

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Google Launches Smart Home Hub Called OnHub

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They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. The new Google OnHub looks, well, almost identical to the Amazon Echo — both are cylindrical towers. Google’s is a Wi-Fi hub that’s designed to be a central controller for everything Google-owned or “approved” that can keep you entertained through your TV (or Android phone […]

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DISH Integrates Hopper DVR With Control Modules for AMX, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI

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DISH has completed the integration of its Hopper DVR with control modules from leading home automation system providers, AMX by HARMAN, Crestron, Pro Control and RTI. This development allows dealers to speed the installation process by leveraging auto-discovery tools that quickly identify the presence of Hopper and Joey receivers within a customer’s home network. In […]

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Tannoy Claims New Retrofit Adapter Kit Cuts Installation Time and Costs

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TANNOY has introduced new CMS & CVS Retrofit Adapter Kits to speed up installation of TANNOY ceiling loudspeakers inside existing back-cans from third party manufacturers or, in other scenarios, utilizing existing ceiling cutouts that were sized for other loudspeakers. By using the Retrofit Kits, installation contractors can change to TANNOY while minimizing additional installation time […]

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James Loudspeaker Expands Mavericks Lineup with MQ84/MQ84A

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James Loudspeaker has announced the addition of the MQ84/MQ84A mid/high frequency modules to their Mavericks home theater lineup. The Mavericks speaker system was specifically developed for home theater applications, delivering what they claim as ultra-wide bandwidth and extremely low distortione. The MQ84/MQ84A is a 4-way loudspeaker available either with a built-in passive crossover (MQ84) or with an optional external […]

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Araknis Networks Intros Commercial-Grade Networking Solution

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Araknis Networks (part of SnapAV) manufacturers IP-enabled AV products that it says are commercial-grade routers, switches, and wireless access points aimed at professional installers of home and pro systems. “For the average installer, networking can seem very intimidating,” says Ayham Ereksousi, Category Manager for Araknis Networks. “In a typical installation, there are multiple devices that require high-speed connectivity – […]

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Bill Skaer Named as 2015 CEDIA Fellow Inductee

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CEDIA has announced that Bill Skaer will be inducted into its prestigious Fellows program, which honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. “Bill has been a dedicated champion of the industry and CEDIA from the onset,” said Larry Pexton, CEDIA Chairman. “He is widely recognized by his peers and CEDIA staff […]

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