Voting Opens for CEDIA 2018-2019 Board of Directors — Vote for Heather L. Sidorowicz!

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from CEDIA. CEDIA has announced the seven candidates on the ballot for the 2018-2018 board of directors and is calling upon all global members to cast their vote. And, like it always is, it’s mostly men. Only one nominee, Heather L. Sidorowicz, is a woman. So, we NEED […]

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Savant Intros New Line of Motorized, Fascia-Free Shades

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Savant announced today the introduction of Savant Shades, a line of motorized shades available in blackout, translucent and sheer fabrics. Unlike conventional shading solutions, Savant Shades are a fascia-free design — meaning that window boxes concealing unsightly wires, screws or fasteners are no longer required resulting in the cleanest look possible. Savant Shades offer features […]

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Séura Intros Next Generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays

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Séura is introducing its next generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays. The full product line features 4K UHD displays and panels up to 55 percent brighter than previous designs, providing up to 1000 nits depending on the intended application. All Séura Outdoor Displays have Séura’s exclusive Adaptive Picture Technology, a patent-pending technology […]

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Stewart Filmscreen to Intro Dual Roller Screen Gemini During CEDIA 2017

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Stewart Filmscreen announced this week the introduction and CEDIA debut of a new dual-roller projection screen system called Gemini. This new screen system includes a contemporary new case designed with dual aspect ratios to accommodate both HDTV (16:9) and Widescreen Cinema Scope (2:35:1) viewing experiences. CEDIA attendees can stop by booth #5329 and view the […]

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RoseWater Energy Group to Debut HUB 120 at CEDIA 2017

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Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management hubs, will debut at CEDIA Expo 2017 the HUB 120, a single-box, feature-rich energy management solution. The panel-level HUB 120 features power conditioning, battery backup, surge protection and up to 28.8 kilowatts of storage for fully uninterruptible power with zero transfer time. Designed as a […]

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Arista Corporation Debuts ARD-1008A 4K HDBaseT Wallplate Receiver

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Arista Corporation, a manufacturer of video wall LCD displays, AV extenders, matrix switchers, AV MultiViewers and related products for the AV installation and industrial markets, introduced the ARD-1008A 4K HDBaseT Wallplate Receiver. Designed as a single Cat6 cable in-wall two-gang Decora style wall plate, the ARD-1008A serves as a dual purpose KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) […]

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Parasound Reprises Five-Channel Amplifier With 44 Percent More Power

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Parasound introduced this week its new Halo A 52+ five-channel amplifier. The A 52+ is based on the company’s A 52 and features significant upgrades in power output, circuitry refinements and the latest Halo styling. The new model increases available power from 125 to 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 255 watts into […]

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NEAR Intros Two New NEARSCAPES Landscape Audio Systems

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Today NEAR, a manufacturer of outdoor loudspeakers and electronics for residential use, introduced two new satellite/subwoofer landscape speaker systems of exceptional performance, beauty and flexibility – the NEARSCAPES IG44.1 and the NEARSCAPES IG44.1DSP. The new models are expected to join the existing NEARSCAPES landscape systems in Q1 2018. The NEARSCAPES IG44.1 system (MSRP $3,739) features […]

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Wisdom Audio Adds Second Generation of System Controllers

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Wisdom Audio, designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, will unveil its new SC-2 and SC-3 system controllers in booth 4849 at CEDIA 2017, Sept. 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. The second-generation controllers are designed to help installers overcome acoustic problems with calibration tools that solve unpredictable and complex audio distortions in any installation. […]

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Salamander Designs Intros a New Style to the C-Frame System

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Salamander Designs, Ltd., a manufacturer of residential and commercial audio/video furniture, announced today the introduction of a new custom cabinet style, Milan. Milan is an addition to the C-Frame System, which includes A/V cabinets that blend art and technology and will fit any decor. Milan offers a future forward geometric three-dimensional, diamond pattern. It’s finished […]

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New Release of Crestron Pyng Software Adds Support for Sonos and Amazon Alexa

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Crestron announced today that a new Crestron Pyng software update is now available. Version 1.010.0038 elevates the user experience to a new level while making integration even easier for Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs). Highlights of the Crestron Pyng update include: Native Sonos sound system support: Integrating Sonos with Crestron Pyng as a multi-room audio source […]

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Better Late Than Never: D-Tools Claims It Will Finally Be Cloud-Based

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At CEDIA, D-Tools will debut and demo its new Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad companion app, which helps salespeople develop scope and budget, and even generate quotes in the field. D-Tools will also provide training and educational sessions focused on tools and ideas that help attendees streamline operations, automate business processes, and grow profitably. Lastly, as part of a special event […]

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Somfy to Show New Interior and Exterior Motorized Window Covering Solutions at CEDIA 2017

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Somfy Systems will showcase innovative solutions at CEDIA Expo 2017 to integrate motorized window coverings and offer end users the best smart home experience. While Somfy has powered exterior products for 45 years, 2017 is the first year Somfy will display them at Booth #3815. A 16 foot tower allows integrators to discover the power of Somfy and […]

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Xantech Ships New EX Series High-Speed HDMI Cables with X-GRIP Technology

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Xantech just started shipping its EX Series High-Speed HDMI Cables with X-GRIP Technology.  Xantech’s line of piano-gloss finished connectors – available in .7 m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m, and 4m lengths have their patented X-GRIP Technology to resist up to 10 pounds of pull force to keep cables securely in place.  With support for all current HDMI features – including HDR, 18Gbps […]

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New Entry Sensor from Fibaro Adds Temperature Monitoring and Enhanced Design Options

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FIBARO is now shipping the Door/Window Sensor 2, a Z-Wave Plus certified smart home device. A slim smart sensor that can be installed on any door, window, gate or set of blinds in the home or office, Door/Window Sensor 2 can be connected to Fibaro’s Home Center ecosystem or a Z-Wave hub and accessed through the accompanying smart app […]

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CEDIA Introduces New Tools to Help Integrators Market Certifications

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CEDIA has created a new set of tools to help integrators market their certifications to both homeowners and to their fellow industry professionals. Part of the new tool kit that CEDIA has emailed to all certified professionals is a new set of CEDIA Certification logos for all levels of certification including: CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC), CEDIA Certified Technician (ESC-T), […]

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Amazon to Present Sponsored Keynote on Thursday at CEDIA 2017

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CEDIA has announced that Amazon will present a sponsored Keynote on Thurs., Sept. 7 at CEDIA 2017. Sarah Zenz, General Manager of Amazon’s Smart Home Services business, will share how Amazon is helping customers take advantage of Smart Home experiences and supporting the business of CEDIA home technology professionals. Here’s our take on her and the keynote. The keynote will […]

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TechLogix Debuts 18G 4:4:4 HDMI Over Twisted Pair Using HDBaseT

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TechLogix Networx announced the release of their TL-TP40-HDC2 extender set. Designed to transmit 18G 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI and HDR up to 130 feet (40 meters) over standard twisted pair cable, it uses HDBaseT technology. The inout is HDMI and audio and the output is UTP and uses an external power supply. With built-in bi-directional IR […]

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Control4 Takes Aim at Origin Acoustics With Its New Triad Designer Series In-Ceiling Speaker Line

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Control4 today announces the availability of the new Triad Designer Series of high-performance in-ceiling speakers. The Triad Designer Series speakers are engineered to hide neatly in a ceiling while projecting full, rich sound from an unobtrusive, tiny four-inch flush-mounted grill, all while retaining simple serviceability. With both full range and subwoofer models, Triad Designer Series speakers reproduce a wider range of […]

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CEDIA’s Keynote Speaker Has Plenty of Irony to Go Around

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There’s no doubt that Amazon’s Sarah Zenz will be one of the best keynote speakers CEDIA has ever heard. She’s one of the smartest people at AMAZON, she’s an amazing speaker and she was a kick-ass product manager. But, in a doubly-irony, she’s been asked, by the ALL-MALE CEDIA board to address the attendees who […]

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Stealth Intros Image III On-Wall Subwoofer

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Stealth Acoustics will use CEDIA to debut the new Image III Sub — part of Stealth’s Image III art speaker series. This on-wall subwoofer, with finishing customization, allows installers to meet client aesthetic expectations for a design-specific visual outcome while providing subwoofer bass audio response in a home media room or corporate installation.   The new Image Sub uses Stealth’s […]

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WyreStorm H2C Series Matrix Switchers Go Modular and New 4K HDR HDBaseT Transmission Cards Debut at CEDIA

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WyreStorm just launched a new modular HDBaseT matrix called the H2C Series. The MX-0606 and 0808-HDBT-H2C were designed for multi-source, multi-zone distribution of HDCP 2.2 4K UHD video with HDR and multi-source audio matrix switching within medium-sized residential or commercial environments.  The H2C Series is available in a six or eight-way PoH-ready matrix chassis. Each card offers distinct video, audio […]

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Torus Power Showcases Full Lineup of Isolation Transformers at CEDIA

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 Torus Power will showcase its lineup of isolation transformers in booth #4749 at the San Diego Convention Center during CEDIA, Sept. 7-9, 2017. Designed to power, protect and significantly improve the quality and performance of electronic systems installations large and small, Torus Power’s toroidal isolation transformers are used in high-performance applications where the objective is to obtain the highest-quality audio […]

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Just Add Power to Debut New Products at CEDIA 2017

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Just Add Power (J+P) will demonstrate what it’s claiming will be the world’s first 4K network video tiler, the 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter and Switch Please, a new web application that allows for matrix switching of J+P devices from any web browser, along with its new Plug-Play-Present firmware. Now shipping, J+P will demonstrate its 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter. This device can be […]

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StormAudio Adds Remote Monitoring, Audio Over IP, 7.2 HDMI Board Upgrade and 20-Channel Capability

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At CEDIA Expo StormAudio (booth #820) will be highlighting new feature sets built into its line of preamplifier processors. The new capabilities are full system monitoring via the web, an audio over IP upgrade, a 7.2 HDMI upgrade and expansion from 16-channels to 20. The new features are available on all new StormAudio products as well as those previously delivered, which […]

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Crystal Screens Announces 130″ Projection Screen for the Home Theater Market

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Crystal Screens announces the availability of a 130” diagonal screen tailored for high-end home cinema. Utilizing the company’s holographic technology that rejects all types of ambient light sources and provides uniform optical performance over all color spectrums, the new seamless screen has a 2.4:1 aspect ratio, commonly known as Cinemascope, which is becoming increasingly popular in home theater installations. In […]

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Klipsch and Capitol Records Introduce Special Edition Speakers

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Klipsch and Capitol Records today announces the launch of a special edition series of Klipsch and Capitol Records co-branded Heritage and Heritage Wireless speakers. These two iconic brands have united to celebrate over seven decades of bringing the power, detail and emotion of live music to life and into homes. The Klipsch and Capitol Records co-branded Heritage and Heritage […]

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Sonnet Announces Mac- and Windows-Compatible Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter

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Sonnet Technologies today announced the latest addition to its expanding Thunderbolt 3 product line, the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter. The bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) DisplayPort (DP) monitors or one 5K DP monitor to a single Thunderbolt 3 port on their computers. For many users of thin and light […]

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Access Networks Adds Access Point Enclosure to Hide Access Points

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Access Networks the premier provider of enterprise-grade network solutions for residential integration, has introduced a one-of-a-kind Access Point Enclosure (AP Enclosure), enabling integrators to conceal Wi-Fi range-extending devices in optimized locations throughout the home within ceilings or walls. The customizable enclosure features round or square paintable magnetic cover options to suit any décor and has been engineered for the Ruckus […]

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