Origin Acoustics and Bang & Olufsen Launch New Range of Passive In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers at CEDIA

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Bang & Olufsen announced a new partnership with Origin Acoustics on high-end in-wall and in-ceiling speaker solutions at CEDIA 2016. This partnership extends the Bang & Olufsen acoustic product portfolio of passive in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, providing a multitude of options in terms of both design and performance. The portfolio ranges from speaker solutions for background listening […]

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LG Intros 77″ OLED at CEDIA

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LG Electronics USA today introduced its newest flagship model in the form of a 77″ OLED TV. Unveiled at CEDIA 2016, the new 77-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (OLED77G6P) carries a suggested price of $19,999. The 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV will be supported by the new LG SIGNATURE CONCIERGE service, an exclusive one-on-one […]

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Savant Adds All-in-One Scalable Music Solution for Pro Channel

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Today Savant introduced the Savant Pro Audio 4, the company’s first scalable, wired, all-in-one music solution exclusively for Savant Pro Integrators. Savant Pro Audio 4 features built-in streaming, distribution and amplification for complete audio immersion. With a 50-watt amplifier, integrated audio processing and four zones of high-quality audio that sync automatically between rooms, users can […]

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Crestron Adds Home Voice Control Via Amazon Alexa

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Crestron has partnered with Amazon Alexa to provide next-generation voice control of Crestron home systems. Crestron Technology Professionals can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to build voice controlled scenes and settings that are fully customized to their clients’ lifestyles. Integration is not limited to basic functions such as lighting and temperature; homeowners can choose from […]

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Sony’s New Pico Projector Never Needs to be Focused

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Sony’s new MP-CL1 projector is a Bluetooth-based projector that uses Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology to produce a native HD resolution (1920x720p) image that’s always in focus. The 7.4 oz compact short-throw projector is 80,000:1 contrast ratio and can display a screen size of up to 120 inches at a distance of approximately 12 feet […]

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Apple Home App Hits Market on the Same Day CEDIA Starts

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Coincidence or not, Apple’s new all-in-one HOME App for iOS devices hits the market on the same day that CEDIA opens. When asked if that was intentional, Apple responded, “What is CEDIA?” (Just kidding, we don’t know if that happened.) Here’s how Apple describes the HOME App: “With our new Home app, you can securely […]

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SI Debuts Floating Screen at CEDIA — Aims it at Both Residential and Commercial Installs

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Screen Innovations (SI) has announced something they are calling Zero-G, a motorized projection screen that, when deployed, SI claims it literally appears to be floating in midair and rolls out of the way when not in use. Zero-G was created to allow you to watch a movie on an image that “levitates” in your space […]

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Draper to Launch Shades at CEDIA

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During CEDIA Draper will be showing off its new line of integrator targeted shades — the quiet and flexible Motorized FlexShades — 115v, 24V and battery operated — for both interior and exterior applications. Draper shade products have hundreds of possible operation/control variations — including the ability to react to current sun conditions and tie […]

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Integration Is What You Do — Not What Apple, Google and Amazon Do

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CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno recently told a group of residential integrators that his organization wants to help the AV integration community transition away from using the term “integrator” and move towards using the term “technologist.” While I applaud CEDIA for proactively moving towards helping the integration community as a whole — something they clearly haven’t […]

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CEDIA 2016 Registration Open

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Registration for CEDIA 2016 has officially opened at cedia.net/show. This year’s show, hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas September 13-17, will offer attendees numerous opportunities to “Think BIG” with unparalleled access to exciting innovations, in-depth training, industry visionaries, and ground-breaking trends. “CEDIA has created more ways for attendees to capitalize on […]

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Shelly Palmer to Deliver CEDIA 2016 Opening Keynote

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Shelly Palmer, trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading technology firms, regular technology commentator for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox Business News, and one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices of Technology, will present the CEDIA 2016 Opening Keynote. “Shelly Palmer has extensive experience and insight into the technology sector making him a great fit […]

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