CEDIA 2016 Show Beats 2015 and Buzz Is Positive for HomeAV Market


CEDIA 2016 attendance topped just over 18,750 attendees this year – and it beat the 2015 show by 50 attendees (a measurable feat considering the show was in the exact same place two years in a row). The 2016 show, hosted in Dallas, was an energized showcase of big thinking that included over 500 exhibitors, […]

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Sony Updates and Expands Its Line of ES Receivers


Sony announced today the addition of four new audio-video receivers to join their current ES flagship model, the STR-ZA5000ES. The STR-ZA3100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, and STR-ZA1100ES were designed specifically to meet the needs of custom installers. All of these new models, including the new entry-level STR- ZA810ES, support 4K HDR capability and incorporate both Dolby AtmosTM and […]

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Sony Announces Addition to its 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up


Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution Home Cinema projector supporting the latest 4K standards and compatible with HDR to get the very best out of today’s content. The VPL-VW675ES will be among the industry’s first home cinema projectors to support […]

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CEDIA Unveils Plans for Workforce Development and Veterans’ Employment


CEDIA today affirmed its commitment to workforce development and veterans’ employment. CEDIA’s workforce development initiative seeks to provide a comprehensive solution to one of the most consistently voiced pain points of CEDIA members — lack of a qualified workforce. The new initiative lays the foundation to begin filling the pipeline with skilled home technology professionals. […]

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Sony Unveils First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Aimed at Custom Installers


At CEDIA, Sony unveiled a new reference standard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player which will be shipping next spring. The new ES Series model (UBP-X1000ES) offers full Custom Installation (CI) compatibility and incorporates a number of features and technologies that will make it the centerpiece of the most advanced home audio-video systems. The X1000ES Universal […]

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Control4 Launches Amazon Alexa Skill for Voice-Enabled Whole-Home Automation


Control4 last week announced integration with Amazon Alexa, the voice service Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV. The new Control4 Smart Home Skill provides homeowners with the convenience of whole-home automation through simple and intuitive voice commands that can activate smart home scenes and control individual devices. Control4 personalizes a […]

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CEDIA Casts Global Vision for the Future of the Association


CEDIA and CEDIA EMEA today announce their intent to formally integrate to one unified worldwide association that the organization says will bring significant benefits to all members. “Many of our members may not realize that CEDIA EMEA has been operating under a licensing agreement since that office opened in 1997,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO. […]

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


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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SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line


SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today. The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 […]

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ELAN Intros New 12-Inch Touch Panel at CEDIA


Expanding its user interface options, ELAN from Core Brands today introduced the gXP12, a new 12-inch touch panel that is compatible with all ELAN systems. The gXP12 has an 11.6” diagonal 16:9 screen offering 1920 x 1080 resolution. With a 5MP camera, the gXP12 is designed for ELAN Intercom. The touch panel provides high-fidelity audio […]

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CEDIA Research Finds Home Technology Professionals Expect Growth in 2016


As adoption of home technology increases among consumers, home technology professionals are anticipating a strong year in 2016, according to a new report issued today by CEDIA at its annual trade show, the global showcase of the biggest thinking, innovations and connections in home technology. Each year CEDIA conducts its Size and Scope of the […]

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Panamax Debuts VT4315-PRO, IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner


Panamax by Core Brands featured a full-featured, vertically mounted, IP-enabled power conditioner at CEDIA 2016. The VT4315-PRO features Panamax’s Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/under voltage protection, plus Linear Filtering for best performance of protected equipment. Additionally, Gigabit-ready and high-bandwidth coaxial signal-side protection are on board to safeguard from lightning damage that […]

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LG Intros 77″ OLED at CEDIA


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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ELAN Adds 4K Video to the UltraMatrix HDMI/Audio Switchers


ELAN, from Core Brands, today announced the UHD UltraMatrix line of HDMI/Audio switchers with 4K compatibility. The UHD UltraMatrix line is updated to include a 4K HDR Solution, which supports HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, 300MHz formats, as well as 4K @ 24Hz, 4:4:4, 8bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ 24Hz, 4:2:2, 12bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ […]

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SpeakerCraft Ships Dolby Atmos Enabled In-Wall Height Speaker


Core Brands today announced that it is finally taking orders on the SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 ATX100, its in-wall height speaker designed specifically for Dolby Atmos and other object-based sound formats. The SpeakerCraft ATX100 reflects sound off the ceiling to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The ATX100 is the architectural […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New Residential Solutions at CEDIA


Peerless-AV is pleased to announce its showcase at this year’s CEDIA Expo from September 15-17. Exhibiting at Booth 2902, Peerless-AV will be introducing new solutions, including its line of UltraView Outdoor TVs. Available in a range of sizes, the 49″ and never-before-seen 65″ versions will be on display. Complementing its TVs, Peerless-AV will be showcasing […]

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Middle Atlantic Supports Tech Behind the Display With New Proximity Series In-Wall Box


FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Sept. 14, 2016 — As AV systems evolve away from the rack and become more decentralized, Middle Atlantic Products has launched a lineup of expertly designed storage and mounting options to support these applications. The new Proximity Series In-Wall Box and Mounting Plates elevate mounting to ensure a flawlessly installed AV system, […]

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Luxul Intros Dual-Band Outdoor Wireless Bridge


Luxul has announced the availability of the XWO-BKT1, a high performance wireless bridge kit. Designed specifically to help professional installers satisfy the ever-increasing demand for better networks, the XWO-BKT1 combines leading-edge dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with high output power to deliver high throughput 5GHz outdoor bridging along with 2.4GHz coverage. The XWO-BKT1 kit consists of […]

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


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


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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Middle Atlantic Intros Value-Priced Select Series PDU with RackLink


Middle Atlantic Products today announced the addition of new value-oriented IP solutions to its power hardware lineup. Ideal for small to large enclosures in residential, commercial and security applications, the Select Series PDU with RackLink offers versatile vertical, compact and traditional rackmount form factors that simplify installation and reduce the cost of service by providing […]

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FIBARO Debuts New Suite of Lighting Control Micro Modules


FIBARO will debut a suite of lighting modules featuring advanced energy monitoring at CEDIA EXPO 2016. Dimmer 2, an advanced lighting module with unique features, as well as Relay Switch 2, available as a single and double option, will be featured in booth 7800. One of the first FIBARO lighting control devices in the U.S. […]

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Vivitek’s Qumi Q3 Is a 500-Lumen, 720p Pico Home Theater Projector That Runs Two Hours on One Charge


The Qumi Q3 Plus is an ultra-portable LED smart projector with an Android OS. Despite being only slightly bigger than a smartphone in size and weighing just 460 grams, the Qumi Q3 Plus can project a large widescreen image up to 100” diagonal that’s 720p resolution and it claims 500 lumen brightness with a 5,000:1 […]

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Middle Atlantic Targets Peerless-AV, Chief and Sanus with New Display Mounts Called Vision Series


Middle Atlantic Products today announced a new category to its wide selection of infrastructure products. The Vision Display Mount (VDM) series is a lineup of 17 professional-grade display mounts providing safe, reliable mounting with professional features that enable efficient installations. Available in a selection of styles and profiles, most models offer integrators the means for […]

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Epson Debuts Three 3,000-Lumen 1080p Living Room Projectors


Epson today unveiled three Home Cinema projectors designed for home theater enthusiasts as well as custom installers who serve the CEDIA channel. Designed for a variety of lighting conditions, the Home Cinema 3100, Home Cinema 3700 and Home Cinema 3900 feature up to 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness. All […]

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Middle Atlantic Supports Tech Behind the Display With New Proximity Series In-Wall Box


As AV systems evolve away from the rack and become more decentralized, Middle Atlantic Products has launched a lineup of storage and mounting options to support these applications. The new Proximity Series In-Wall Box and Mounting Plates provide a convenient means for multiple device integration. The Proximity Series optimizes the space behind the display to […]

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Sony Electronics Announces 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up at CEDIA


Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution (3840×2160) Home Cinema projector that supports HDR. The VPL-VW675ES is among the industry’s first home cinema projectors to support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HyLG) for HDR broadcasting services and user generated content – through a firmware […]

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Epson Intros Elite 3LCD Reflective Laser Home Theater Projector with 4K Enhancement and HDR Support


Epson today announced its next-generation Pro Cinema LS10500 Reflective Laser Projector. Featuring 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility with 3LCD Reflective laser technology, this new flagship projector accepts a 4K UHD input (up to 3840×2160) and projects 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. The LS10500 features an Absolute Black […]

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BenQ’s HT6050 Becomes First Single-Chip Home Theater Projector to Earn THX HD Display Certification


BenQ America today announced that the HT6050 home theater projector has achieved the THX HD Display certification. The first single-chip projector to achieve certification, the Colorific HT6050 delivers Rec. 709 color fidelity. BenQ says that getting the HT6050 is the result of over 18 months of engineering development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests of more […]

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