rAVe 2015 Best of CEDIA Show Award Winner Slateplan Partners with CEDIA


CEDIA has announced a new partnership with Slateplan that will provide CEDIA members with access to their customer-facing sales software at a reduced price of $49 a month. Slateplan’s software, normally offered at a price point of $249 a month, is a sales tool that helps home technology professionals and their customers collaborate and develop […]

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Legrand’s CEDIA Plans


Legrand announced a wide array of new products for the residential custom install market from several of its key brands that will be showcased across three booths at CEDIA 2016. Strongly aligned with the company’s corporate focus, “Designed to be Better,” the combined breadth of these brands provides the dealer with unmatched options and solutions […]

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Leyard Breaks 1-Millimeter Pixel Pitch Barrier — New 0.9-Millimeter Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall Monitor


Leyard just launched a 0.9-millimeter TWA Series LED video wall display. As you likely know, the pixel pitch of an LED display is the distance from the center of an LED cluster to the center of the next LED cluster, measured in millimeters. The Leyard TWA Series 0.9mm joins the existing Leyard TWA Series line […]

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ZVOX Audio Debuts “Smart Speaker” That Uses Hearing Aid Technology to Enhance Dialogue Clarity


ZVOX Audio will debut its AccuVoice TV Speaker at CEDIA 2016. According to ZVOX, 95 million Americans are over the age of 50. And they are the first generation to grow up listening to LOUD rock music – so many suffer from minor hearing impairment. Combine those rock-impaired ears with the puny sound systems built […]

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Sony’s New Pico Projector Never Needs to be Focused


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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KEF Introduces Ci5160REF-THX Home Theater Loudspeaker


KEF’s newest addition to its Extreme Home Theater THX Ci Series custom install speaker series is the Ci5160REF-THX. Featuring four linear 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers and a 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q array as well as a 25 millimeters (1″) vented aluminum dome tweeter at the acoustic center, the Ci5160REF-THX is aimed solely at […]

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Metra Home Debuts Passive HDMI Cables


Metra Home Theater Group announces their new Velox Passive HDMI Cables — spec’d to send 18 Gbps data for 8 meters’ standalone and up to 21 meters with the HDM-GA1 amplifier. The pre-cut cable is available in various lengths and uses their so-called Quiksilver Transmission Line that supposedly support 18 Gbps, 4K/60, 4:4:4 and HDR […]

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Somfy Launches the Irismo Range to Power Motorized Draperies


Comfy Systems has introduced the new Irismo motor range for motorizing draperies. Both the Irismo 45 WireFree RTS motor and the Irismo 35 Mini DC low-voltage motor are easy to install, easy to conceal, and compatible with Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) controls. The Irismo 45 WireFree RTS is a rechargeable battery-powered motor that installs in […]

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TiVo Announces 4K TiVo BOLT+ at CEDIA 2016


TiVo today announced an exciting addition to the TiVo BOLT family, the TiVo BOLT+, being showcased at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas this week. The TiVo BOLT+ includes six tuners, 3TB of recording capacity and a new black chassis. TiVo BOLT+ has recording capacity, 4K capabilities (4:2:0 Chroma Sampling rate), TiVo’s SkipMode feature allowing the user […]

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Crystal Projection Screens to Debut 16:9 Screens at CEDIA


Crystal Screens by Luminit LLC will introduce projection screens for the residential market at this year’s CEDIA Expo. Crystal Screens replaces the age-old screen manufacturing process with nanolens technology and the result is excellent ambient light rejection, zero hot spots, wide viewing angle and high gain. Originally developed for the aerospace industry by optical scientists, […]

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Apple Home App Hits Market on the Same Day CEDIA Starts


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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Future Automation’s Ceiling Hinge Range Can Conceal Large Flat Screens in Ceilings


Future Automation has a new ceiling hinge mechanism which allows a flat screen TV to be concealed horizontally within a ceiling and hinged down through 100 degrees for viewing. Future Automation says the Ceiling Hinge Range is the most elaborate on the market with options that include additional telescopic drop, swivel or a combination of […]

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Absolute Acoustics to Intro Connectivity Solutions at CEDIA 2016


At CEDIA 2016, Absolute Acoustics will introduce its competitively priced professional-grade matrix switchers. The matrix switcher lineup includes four models from 4K HDMI matrix switchers, equipped with four inputs and outputs, up to 4K HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switchers, providing up to eight inputs and eight outputs. The lineup boasts an impressive set of features and benefits, […]

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Slateplan Upgrades Sales Software, Will Demo at CEDIA 2016


Slateplan, provider of modern sales software for the home technology industry, is introducing the next generation of its software at CEDIA 2016, which includes multiple new features. One of the key new features that will be demonstrated is Design Assist. This tool helps integrators get design help or resources from a manufacturer when they’re working […]

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ZIGEN Intros 4K/60 18G HDBaseT Components


At CEDIA 2016, Zigen Corporation is introducing the ZIG-POE-SUHD, a 4K/60 HDBaseT extender. The POE-SUHD delivers 4K/60 resolution with 8-bit 4:4:4 Color Space via CatX cable. And the POE-SUHD will handle PoE (Power-Over-Ethernet), full-band IR, RS232 and ARC support, as well as have a 12V output for upgraded connection of peripherals. New 4K switchers, the […]

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Whole Home Voice Solution Josh.ai Launches at CEDIA 2016


JStar announced that its whole home artificial intelligence platform, Josh.ai, will start shipping at CEDIA 2016. Built for the custom integration channel, Josh.ai uses artificial intelligence to unify home technology through its unique user interface. Josh.ai is a standalone control system that works with Lutron, Meridian, Sonos and others. It also integrates with control systems […]

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dnp Debuts AV furniture for dnp LaserPanels


dnp denmark has teamed up with a Danish furniture company to create a projector cabinet for the dnp LaserPanel that keeps the projector out of sight. The projector cabinet can be combined with side cabinets, so customers can create unique integrated display and storage solutions in a clean Danish design. The new projector cabinet is […]

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Niles Auriel Expands from Multi-Room Audio to Home Control


Core Brands today announced the release of Auriel 2.0 – a major platform update that adds streaming audio, climate and lighting control, plus remote access features to the award-winning multi-room audio control platform. Lighting control devices and wireless thermostats now connect to the Auriel Controller, making the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 a complete, powerful and convenient […]

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Denon and Marantz Adds HEOS Integration Into Receivers


Part of the X Series line, the Denon AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H include both 4K HDMI connectivity and HEOS integration. The Denon AVR-X4300H Network AV receiver is a 9.2-channel home theater receiver with discrete, identical amplifiers on each channel and 11.2 channel processing capability for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to support 7.1.4 configuration with an added […]

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KanexPro Intros HDMI Audio Decoder


KanexPro has announced a new HDMI Audio Decoder that’s designed to extract the encoded multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD 5.1 from HDMI sources to optical audio output and decode to two channels of analog stereo audio via RCA (L/R) and COAX outputs without any other external AV equipment. Licensed by Dolby Labs, KanexPro’s 4K […]

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Stewart Filmscreen to Launch New Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting Screen at CEDIA


Stewart Filmscreen will unveil something they are calling Phantom HALR, a high ambient light rejecting projection screen material. A flexible front projection material ideally designed for fixed-frame wall screen or electric roller screen applications, Phantom HALR is designed for day and night applications. The Phantom HALR black screen technology has what Stewart is saying are […]

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Atlona Intros 4K AV Extender with HDR


Atlona is introducing the Centum Series AT-CENT-301-CEA, a 4K AV extender with HDR (high dynamic range)that delivers 4K/UHD video @ 60 Hz (or 60FPS) with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps up to 330 feet. The AT-CENT-301-CEA is HDCP 2.2 compliant and provides HDMI transmission up to 330 feet (100 […]

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Belgian Company StormAudio to Launch at CEDIA 2016


Belgium-based brand StormAudio is making its worldwide launch by way of their exhibit at the 2016 CEDIA. There, the company will unveil its line of high-end immersive audio home theater processors and amplifiers. The effort in the Americas is being organized by channel veteran companies Clarity AV International, Inc. led by principal Mark Cichowski (business […]

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SurgeX Will Demo Surge Elimination Technology And Advanced Analytics Software at CEDIA 2016


AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection will showcase recent advancements to its SurgeX UPS lineup, diagnostic, and analysis solutions, and demonstrate its patented Advanced Series Mode surge elimination technology at CEDIA Expo 2016 booth #1914. Integrators attending the show are invited to visit the booth for a demo of the surge elimination technology. Advanced Series Mode surge […]

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Future Automation to Debut HQA Motorized Wall Mount for Giant TVs


Future Automation will use CEDIA to debut their newest mount — the HQA, a two-way 70” to 110” motorized lift-mount. A colossus of a motorized wall mount, the HQA allows screens up to 110” to move forward and rotate in both directions, and they claim that HQA is the most elaborate and advanced wall mount […]

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Future Automation Announce Raft of New Products at CEDIA 2016


Future Automation, a U.S. manufacturer of motorized and non-motorized mounts and lifts, is launching a number of new products at the upcoming CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Tex. “2016 has been another incredible year of growth at Future Automation,” said Ollie French, president of Future Automation. “This is our largest booth we have had at CEDIA […]

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Autonomic Introduces the MMS-1e Music Streamer Featuring eAudioCast Audio-over-Ethernet Technology


Autonomic has announced the introduction of the MMS-1e whole-house music streamer featuring eAudioCast audio-over-Ethernet technology. The MMS-1e also resides in a new compact form factor, enabling integrators to easily locate the music streamer along with source devices anywhere in the home or in a traditional structured wiring enclosure. The completely solid state MMS-1e music streamer […]

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iPoint Goes Big for CEDIA 2016


iPoint is a full-service business management software provider serving the home technology market and today they announced that CEDIA 2016 will mark the company’s first time exhibiting at the event. Attendees can stop by iPoint’s booth 1719 during the show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Sept. 15-17, to explore the latest […]

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


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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Parasound Debuts New Zpre3 Half-Rack Width Stereo Preamp


Parasound has introduced the Zpre3, its third generation stereo preamplifier for custom installation, in its Z-Custom half-rack-width product line. The compact Parasound Zpre3 is a five-source stereo preamplifier designed to deliver to sound like a big one. It will be useful to professional custom installers, with a unique feature set that includes discrete IR remote […]

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Barco Residential Showcases Ultimate High-End Cinema-at-Home Experience at CEDIA


Barco Residential is teaming up with key home theater partners to demonstrate a comprehensive range of residential solutions at CEDIA 2016. Barco Residential is rapidly emerging as the world’s leading supplier of best-in-class projectors for high end home theaters and media rooms, delivering innovative visual experiences that combine technology leadership with architecture and interior design. […]

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