McIntosh Upgrades MX123 A/V Processor With 8K Compatibility and New HDMI Features

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McIntosh announced an 8K compatibility upgrade for the MX123 A/V Processor. Of its 10 HDMI inputs and outputs, one input and two outputs will have 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support. These three HDMI ports will also offer features such as Quick Media Switching (QMS), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Variable Refresh […]

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Denon and Marantz Release 8K HDMI Switchers for Entertainment System Enhancements

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Sound United brands Denon and Marantz both introduced a three-in, one-out 8K HDMI switcher. The switcher gives owners of compatible Denon and Marantz 8K AVRs the ability to attach up to three 8K and 4K/120Hz source devices to their entertainment system. The Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 switchers are compact with a brushed aluminum front […]

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Atlona Updates Velocity Line With VTPG-1000VL for AV System and Equipment Control

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Atlona announced the AT-VTPG-1000VL, a 10-inch touch panel with an integrated gateway that is part of the Velocity line. The VTPG-1000VL’s surface offers a resolution of 1280×800 and a contemporary design. The new touch panel’s integrated Velocity gateway supports AV system control for one room with up to 24 devices and two scheduling panels. A […]

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Just Add Power Releases New Driver to Support Luxul Gigabit Switches

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Just Add Power announced the availability of a new driver supporting Luxul’s SW-510-48P-F, SW-610-24P-R and SW-610-48P-F managed L2/L3 Gigabit switches. Providing integration with the company’s JADConfig software, the driver allows integrators to easily incorporate the units into Just Add Power AV-over-IP distribution systems requiring a single switch. Luxul’s SW-510-48P-F, SW-610-24P-R and SW-610-48P-F switches feature 48, […]

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Women in CT Hosts 13th Annual CEDIA Expo Luncheon

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On Thursday, Sept. 2, over 150 industry professionals gathered together at the Women in Consumer Technology’s (WiCT) 13th Annual CEDIA EXPO Networking Reception and Luncheon in Indianapolis. “To be able fill this room when we really had no clue how the show would go is spectacular,” Carol Campbell, founder, WiCT, said in her welcome address […]

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SANUS Announces New In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit

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SANUS today announced that it has extended its line of in-wall power products with the introduction of the SA-IWP1-W1 In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit. The company says its new in-wall solution provides installers with everything they need to extend power to wall-mounted displays and accompanying devices safely, while neatly concealing power and AV […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Product Booth Tour Highlights

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rAVe [PUBS] Coverage: Video Highlight We’re excited to bring you video coverage of many of the exhibitors at CEDIA Expo 2021! Though the show was a little smaller than usual, we were able to get some great coverage of exhibitors and booths who were able to attend in person. Below are a few highlights of […]

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Barco Expands Laser Projection Portfolio With New XDM and XDX RGB Projectors

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Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors, the XDM and XDX. Just like its UDM and UDX projectors, the new portfolio members can be managed through Barco’s cloud-based Projector Management Platform with remote health condition monitoring. The projectors are aimed at theaters and theme parks. Features of the new […]

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SANUS Releases VLT7 Advanced Tilt 4D TV Wall Mount

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SANUS announced that its VLT7 Advanced Tilt 4D TV wall mount is now available. The VLT7 is compatible with TVs from 42 to 90 inches and allows for tilting of up to 15 degrees up, down, left and right. It also can extend up to 6.8 inches from the wall. The mount’s scissor mechanism provides […]

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Draper Releases Draper@Home Interior and Exterior Fabric Sales Kit

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Draper is offering a new shade fabric sales kit, which was introduced at CEDIA Expo 2021. The kit includes hundreds of Draper@Home interior and exterior fabric samples from domestic weavers Phifer and Mermet USA. “We very much designed this new kit with the custom integrator in mind,” said Penny Sitler, LEED AP, director of marketing for […]

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SureCall Intros Fusion4Home Max Residential Booster

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SureCall introduced the Fusion4Home Max, calling it its strongest all-carrier residential booster that is purpose-built for areas with the weakest cellular signals. Designed for use in rural and suburban homes and areas with partially blocked signals, SureCall says the Fusion4Home Max boosts voice, text and data signals on all North American cellular networks. As the […]

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Dirac To Offer Dirac Live Embedded Room Correction With Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra

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Dirac says it’s collaborating with Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra to bring its Dirac Live room correction feature to the companies’ newest lineup of audio and video receivers. Dirac will offer embedded room correction technology with Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra using its Dirac Live so that when an audio system’s inherent performance, […]

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Séura Releases Full Sun Series Outdoor Television Line

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Séura has released its Full Sun Series outdoor televisions with screen technology that eliminates glare and reflection. With 2000-nit brightness that is pre-color calibrated to work well in both shade and full sun, the native 4K UHD resolution TVs include high dynamic range (HDR) display technology. Full Sun Series televisions have narrow bezels, mirrored side […]

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Screen Innovations to Exhibit New Outdoor Shades, Screens and Accessories at CEDIA Expo 2021

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Screen Innovations (SI) will demonstrate a host of new products at CEDIA Expo 2021. To see SI’s entire portfolio of shade and screen technologies and accessories, click here. SI has dedicated a 10-by-10-foot section of its CEDIA exhibit to shade and screen solutions that create comfortable, enjoyable outdoor environments. Within a custom pergola, SI will […]

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RTI Announces RTI Music and MS-3 Music Streamer for Native Control Streaming Experience

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RTI announced the new RTI Music and the MS-3 Music Streamer. RTI Music is designed so technology integrators can deliver a streaming experience to their clients with native control through any RTI control system. With RTI Music, users can stream audio into any room from any streaming service or from their local NAS.  RTI Music supports three concurrent […]

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iRoom to Debut New touchDock iPad Docking Station Models at CEDIA Expo 2021

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iRoom, an Apple-certified iPad Docking and Smart Control Solutions manufacturer, released touchDock, a motorized docking station that fits all current iPads models. touchDock and the new touchDock Mini will be in exhibit CEDIA Expo booth #5003. Key Features: Available for all current iPads larger than 10.2 inches Mini is compatible with the iPad mini-Gen 3 and […]

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GDC Technology Joins Home Theater Market with Debut of Espedeo Projector Family

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GDC Technology is expanding into the home theater market with a projector family called Espedeo. The Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Phosphor Cinema Projector, VM-1140 VESA Ceiling Mount and Espedeo PM-2000B 3D Polarized System will be at CEDIA Expo 2021. Features of the Supra-5000 include: Ceiling-mounted, DCI-compliant laser projector Certified by Hollywood studios to playback encrypted […]

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Planar Partners with Azione Unlimited for Product Installation Services

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Planar announced a partnership with Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association for custom integrators and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. As a new vendor, Planar will provide products and installation services to enrich luxury environments and transform viewing experiences for Azione’s buying group of custom installers and technology professionals. Through the partnership, Azione members will […]

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Dynacord Updates SONICUE Sound System Software With Free Control App for iOS

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Dynacord’s SONICUE sound system software has added the free SONICUE Control app for iOS devices. SONICUE sound system software addresses the entire sound system, and the release of SONICUE V1.2.2 adds enhanced functionality to the ecosystem. SONICUE Control is a panel-viewer app that allows users to operate control panels created using the SONICUE control panel […]

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Origin Acoustics Purchases Ambisonic Systems

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Origin Acoustics announced they’ve purchased Ambisonic Systems, a manufacturer of performance luxury pro and residential loudspeaker systems from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The company was founded in 2009 by Jeffery Coombs and specializes in high-output, audiophile-quality sound reinforcement loudspeakers and ribbon-line arrays. The full range of Ambisonic Systems loudspeakers includes a vast line of outdoor […]

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Draper to Highlight Draper@Home Collection and Shading Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2021

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Draper is coming home to CEDIA Expo 2021 and will highlight the Draper@Home collection, outdoor shading solutions and more. The Draper@Home collection includes Motorized FlexShade window shades with 120V, low voltage and battery motors powered by Somfy. The collection features single and dual roller solutions, and manual and fixed panel shades are also available for […]

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Debuts Ambient-Visionaire Black 0.8MP Film Screen

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Seymour-Screen Excellence is debuting both acoustical transparency (AT) and ambient light-rejecting (ALR) film screen surfaces together in its Ambient-Visionaire Black 0.8MP film screen. Available in various fixed-frame styles, the AT aspect allows for the center channel speaker (and, room permitting, front mains) to be placed behind the screen with its ALR aspect compensating for ambient […]

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A Sample of CEDIA Expo 2021 Exhibitors

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CEDIA Expo will take place later this week on Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can find THE rAVe Agency’s coverage of the Expo on our microsite here. “There’s no other show this year that will offer an opportunity to see and hear what’s new in the residential technology […]

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems Division Introduces Vantage LHUMAN for Residential Lighting Control

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division has introduced Vantage LHUMAN, a human-centric lighting system (HCL) for the residential market. LHUMAN incorporates lighting controls, motorized shading and color-tunable light fixtures that harness natural light (when it’s available) or render it artificially (when it’s not). Vantage is also introducing the latest version of its programming software, Design […]

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Wall-Smart Expands Line of Mounting Solutions, Offers Online Tours of Releases

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Wall-Smart is introducing several additions to its line of mounting solutions. Wall-Smart will also be hosting personal “booth” tours online for systems integrators, designers, architects and builders to see the latest releases. Each 15-minute tour will be customized to suit the specific interests of the attendee. The products will be showcased in a booth-like setting […]

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Blackdove Partners with Crestron, Savant and Control4 for Digital Art Portfolio Solution

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Blackdove has introduced a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for incorporating digital art into custom integration projects. Blackdove’s system encompasses a hardware media player, purpose-built displays, a control and management app and a digital artwork subscription service. Blackdove enables instantaneous delivery of any work of digital art to any display in the world with NFT blockchain […]

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Nortek Control Introduces Proficient Protege Rock and Planter Loudspeakers

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Nortek Control introduced the Proficient Protege rock and planter loudspeakers that are designed to blend into their surroundings while bringing speaker sound to outdoor spaces. The two new Proficient rock speakers (PAS-RS6 and PAS-RS8i) are available in granite, speckled granite, sandstone and shale brown. The new planter speaker (PAS-PS6Si) comes in a natural weathered concrete […]

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Crestron Will Not Attend CEDIA 2021

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Crestron will not attend the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, citing rising case numbers of both COVID-19 and the delta variant.  “In light of the re-escalating COVID health crisis and the spread of the delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to fully cancel our presence at this year’s CEDIA Expo, including our booth, […]

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MetraAV To Introduce Velox HiFi Speaker Cables at CEDIA 2021

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Velox, the connectivity brand from MetraAV, is introducing new HiFi speaker cables at the 2021 CEDIA Expo. The 12-gauge BFA terminated cables feature high purity oxygen-free copper with hundreds of tightly woven solid-core conductors for conductivity. To allow better flexibility, cotton paper separates the PVC jacket and conductors and cotton yarn supports the twist shape […]

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Audio-Technica Intros AT-LP5X Direct Drive Turntable

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Audio-Technica announced the introduction of its AT-LP5X Direct Drive Turntable, offering upgraded technology and performance over the AT-LP5. The AT-LP5X offers new features such as a switchable moving magnet/moving coil phono preamp, a better cartridge, an outboard power supply and the ability to play 78 RPM records. The AT-LP5X features a precision low-noise direct-drive motor […]

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Spyclops Surveillance Systems Releases New 4K Color Night Vision IP Cameras

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Spyclops Surveillance Systems by MetraAV is shipping two new IP cameras supporting 4K with color night vision technology and has also introduced three power distribution boxes. The cameras have a built-in microphone and are available in low-profile mini bullet and mini turret dome-style options known as the SPY-MNBLT3WIP8 and SPY-MNDM3WIP8. The distribution boxes are available […]

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