Basalte Deseo Line of Room Controllers Is Now Crestron Connected

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Crestron announced today that through its partnership with Basalte, the Deseo line of room controllers are now Crestron Connected devices. That means Crestron residential dealers can now integrate them in their system designs to control lights, temperature, shades, and more in luxury homes, condos and yachts. Discrete and minimalistic, the handmade Deseo line provides an […]

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StormAudio Descends Upon CEDIA Expo 2018 with Renewed Force

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At CEDIA Expo 2018, StormAudio’s 20-channel and 32-channel Immersive Audio Preamp/Processors will be featured in the Starke Sound (SR#8) and Alcons Audio USA (SR #12) home theater demonstrations, respectively. Additionally, the brand announces the appointment of Global Managing Director Oliver Thumerel, who headquartered in France, replaces Yves Trélohan. Olivier and the StormAudio team will be […]

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MSE Audio Adds Outdoor Audio with Rockustics Cherry Bomb

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MSE Audio announced this week the Rockustics Cherry Bomb, which will debut at CEDIA 2018. Designed to blend into existing landscaping, the Rockustics’ Cherry Bomb’s design includes the subwoofer in the same cabinet that houses the midrange and tweeter. According to MSE, the Cherry Bomb provides full-range sound without running into the typical phasing issues […]

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RTiQ Intelligent Remote Management Solution Is Downloadable

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RTI today announced that its RTiQ intelligent remote monitoring solution is now available for free to RTI dealers. A remote management solution for RTI systems, the cloud-based RTiQ makes it possible for dealers to monitor their clients’ AV installations, get real-time notifications of failures and resolve issues. RTiQ can be configured to monitor RTI control […]

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New FIBBR Cable Sends 4K Uncompressed 165 Feet

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At CEDIA, FIBBR will debut its new Crystal fiber optic active HDMI cable featuring a transparent jacket. Crystal’s design combines Data Display Channel (DDC) and Hot Plug Detection (HPD) signals in a single copper wire, using FIBBR’s TransFuture technology, two micro-controller units manage the signals for EDID and HDCP2.2 operation. The system includes a firmware […]

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Global Home Audio Market Breaks the $13 Billion Barrier

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The global home audio market continues to climb, with hardware shipments increasing by 23 percent in 2017, according to a comprehensive new report from Futuresource Consulting However, you guessed it, consumer product companies are stealing away the high-end audio market. “It’s not just shipments that are performing well,” says Rasika D’Souza, senior market analyst at […]

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Update to Crestron Pyng OS Adds Support for Video

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Crestron announced the upcoming release of Crestron Pyng OS 2. Built into the new CP3-R 3-Series Control System, a enterprise-grade control system for residential applications that’s shipping in September, Crestron Pyng OS 2 supports full integration of video control and distribution including Crestron DigitalMedia products, AVRs, local sources, set-top boxes, remote controls and more. The […]

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ProVideoInstruments Launches VuMATRIX 1Gb AV-Over-IP TxRx

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ProVideoInstruments has announced the VuMATRIX, a plug-and-play receiver and transmitter with wireless control through ProVideoInstruments’ application. ProVideoInstruments’ VuMATRIX is a 4K receiver and transmitter set distributing HDMI over an existing 1Gb network. With expansion capabilities, the VuMATRIX allows users to connect a transmitter for each source and a receiver unit for each TV on the […]

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MSE Audio to Launch Premier Collection at CEDIA

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MSE Audio announces the Premier Collection PC1.5, PC3.5, PC9.5, PC33.5 and PC-Surround II, all available in white. The Premier Collection in white will debut in booth 5313 at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego, Calif.Phase Technology’s Premier Collection, originally in black, is now available in a second color combination of white, which is set to arrive in early 2019. […]

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Simply Reliable Releases New smartOFFICE Features for CEDIA 2018

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Simply Reliable announces three new, key features in smartOFFICE designed to help online business process workflow. The new features include proposal sharing, automated zero setup and data exporting. smartOFFICE, created specifically for the custom integration industry, offers simple proposal generation and approval with e-commerce for client payment collection, project management, logistic support and business intelligence […]

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Da-Lite Adds Parallax 2.3 to Ambient Light Rejection Line

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Da-Lite has introduced the Parallax 2.3 high gain surface that Da-Lite says has a very gradual brightness drop-off, so image quality is maintained even when viewed from the side. Designed for applications in pro AV and home theater, the Parallax 2.3 is made up of multiple micro-layers to achieve 96 percent ambient light blocking properties […]

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Wisdom Audio to Launch Insight On-Wall P4m Loudspeaker and S10 Subwoofer at CEDIA

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Wisdom Audio will demonstrate the P4m on-wall loudspeaker and S10 subwoofer at CEDIA. The line-up consists of three models available in two finishes (High Gloss Black and High Gloss White). The P4m features a 6-Bar orientable planar magnetic driver (same as the Sage ICS7-a) paired with two 5-inch Drivers. Mounted vertically, the P4m will precisely […]

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Just Add Power to Debut New OS and Adds 4K-over-IP PoE Daisy Chain Receiver

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Just Add Power (J+P) will be at CEDIA to demonstrate its new 3G Ultra HD over IP Series Daisy Chain Receiver and launch Just OS, its family of firmware and app-based solutions for control and management of video distribution on any network. Just OS will feature the company’s latest firmware update, Every Switch Supported (ESS). […]

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Channel Vision’s AmpServant Serves as Multi-Room Switcher

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Channel Vision announced its new Amp-Servant to the custom installation marketplace. Channel Vision’s new ARIA “Amp-Servant” features a built-in, three-source auto switcher that allows switching to the audio source (Tos-link, Cat5, and RCA), in that room based on priority levels set by the installer. This brings the capability of listening to any manufacturers multi-room audio […]

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Somfy Introduces SDN Power over Ethernet Gateway

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Somfy Systems is launching the SDN Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gateway. The SDN PoE Gateway is a low-voltage power distribution and network-connected module that utilizes 60-watt PoE technology to power and control the Somfy 24V RS485 motorization offer for interior shades and draperies. The compact SDN PoE Gateway is capable of powering single or multiple […]

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New Amazon Echo Dot Wall-Mount for Origin Acoustics Valet System Debuts

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Origin Acoustics is adding a wall-mount for the Amazon Echo Dot to its Valet system — the Dot Wall Mount. It will debut at CEDIA Expo. This is a simple way to integrate the Dot for music distribution and automation. In this offering is a clever mounting system that hides the Dot behind a speaker […]

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Acurus Home Theater Processors and Amplifiers Join The Cinema Designer Database

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Indy Audio Labs brand, Acurus, announced this week that it has joined the manufacturer database of home theater design software The Cinema Designer’s (TCD). Effective immediately, integrators and dealers using TCD can begin designing everything from small media rooms, right up to high render channel count immersive audio home theaters using Acurus’ range of home […]

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RTI Adds New Tools and Services at CEDIA Expo

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RTI today announced its product lineup for CEDIA Expo 2018, taking place Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. In Booth 2627, the company will be showcasing its new RTiQ intelligent remote monitoring solution, AV distribution solutions including the Miravue VIP-1 video-over-IP system and the latest version of RTI’s Integration Designer APEX programming software. […]

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Key Digital Adds HDMI HDBaseT Extender Kit

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Key Digital has introduced the KD-X444S extender kit ideal for residential installations requiring extension of HDMI signals up to 18 Gbps via a single CAT5e/6. The HDCP2.2 compliant KD-X444S HDBaseT Tx and Rx kit feature a low-profile, slim-chassis design with support of all of the latest HDMI standards. KD-X444S features support of HDR10 (High Dynamic […]

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Vutec Corporation Unveils Silverstar PanoFlexx at CEDIA 2018

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Vutec Corporation just released its Silverstar PanoFlexx screen. The screen has what they are calling Accurate Color Panoptics (ACP) designed to increase colorimetry. The Silverstar PanoFlexx produces the same quality and performance of the Silverstar fixed wall screen and incorporates a new flexible fabric. Notable features of the Silverstar PanoFlexx include ISF Certification, 8K Ultra […]

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MSE Audio to Feature Phase Technology HV Subwoofer at CEDIA 2018

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MSE Audio is now shipping the HV101-LP, HV101-II and HV121-II subwoofers from Phase Technology. The HV subwoofer line features treated pulp drivers with high-excursion rubber surrounds. Each sub includes on-board DSP smart limiting to monitor and adjust output for dynamic, undistorted bass, along with a gain control, phase switch, variable crossover, left and right inputs […]

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Wisdom Audio to Showcase Sage Cinema Series in Luxury Private Theater at CEDIA 2018

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Wisdom Audio will demonstrate the benefits of Line Source loudspeaker design and the superior clarity and dynamics of the Sage Cinema series at CEDIA 2018. This 18-seat, three-row theater will feature a 9.4.6 Immersive audio presentation using a bi-amplified front stage of Wisdom Audio’s Sage Cinema Series Line 3, a Modular Line Source, in combination […]

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Klipsch Upgrades Reference Series Speakers

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Klipsch today announces the debut of its new Reference series speakers. The series is comprised of 13 models­ — including Dolby Atmos enabled speakers and powered monitors. Now in its sixth generation, the Reference series speakers have a larger Tractrix rear-facing horn for better coverage and new tweeter and phase plugs. The line also includes […]

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Opus Brilliance Unveils the OpusCube Fine Pixel LED Video Wall at CEDIA

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Opus Brilliance will debut at CEDIA with a fine pixel pitch LED video wall called the OpusCube. The OpusCube panels have a flat back and are two inches thick when installed on the wall, as there are no external cables. Notable features of the OpusCube include, according to the company, seamless panel integration, low/no heat, […]

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Luxul Will Be at CEDIA 2018 With New Networking Solutions for the Connected Home

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Luxul today announced the company will unveil a variety of new products for the connected home at CEDIA Expo 2018, taking place Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. In booth 4301, Luxul will debut new wireless products, next-generation members of its family of award-winning L2/L3 managed switches, and other solution-based innovations that will […]

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