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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Who’s In, Who’s Out: CEDIA Expo 2021

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As we acknowledge the ever-changing impact COVID-19 and its variants have on our industry, our editorial team seeks to keep an updated list of what companies and audiovisual groups we can expect to see at CEDIA Expo 2021. Rather these manufacturers and exhibitors are in-person, hybrid or virtual, we plan to keep this article updated […]

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Legrand | AV To Display New Products in Mobile Tradeshow Trailer at CEDIA Expo 2021

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Aug. 16, 2021: We have received the news that Legrand AV will no longer be attending CEDIA Expo 2021. For an updated list of manufacturers attending the show, click here.” Legrand | AV will roll into CEDIA Expo 2021 with its Mobile Tradeshow Trailer, outfitted with all the company’s product lines working in tandem to bring […]

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Panasonic Launches ‘Complete Digital Signage Solution’ Ecosystem for Customized Content Management

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Panasonic launched what it is calling the “Complete Digital Signage Solution” ecosystem of products that includes customized products, software and services. The company claims the solution streamlines set up and maintenance and creates flexibility in workflows like controlling content locally or remotely. Panasonic aims the new lineup at House of Worship (HOW), Education, Corporate and […]

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Draper Introduces Battery-powered Projection Screen Series, ‘Acumen Recharge’

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Draper introduced the battery-powered Acumen Recharge. The Acumen Recharge installs like a manual screen without wiring or the need for an electrician thanks to the lithium-ion battery located inside the roller. The motor only needs to be recharged about every 500 cycles. You can leave the Recharge plugged in all the time; automatic shut-off guarantees […]

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Just Add Power Will Debut New ST1 Sound Transceiver at CEDIA Expo 2021

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At CEDIA Expo, Just Add Power will debut the 2GΩ/3G ST1 Sound Transceiver, an Audio-over-IP component that functions as either an input or output. With the ST1, integrators can add a stereo audio source to any Just Add Power system or extract stereo audio from an existing transmitter. As an audio input, the ST1 feeds […]

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ClearOne To Demonstrate Series of WFH Collaboration Solutions at CEDIA 2021

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ClearOne announced it will return to CEDIA 2021 to demonstrate its line of Aura WFH audio and video collaboration solutions at Booth #4560. ClearOne Aura claims to meet a growing need for commercial-quality solutions that deliver HDConference audio and video technology through a variety of professional audio and video collaboration solutions. Featured solutions include the […]

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PPDS Signs Three New Partnerships to Add Personalization to Philips Hotel TVs

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PPDS announced three new partnerships with hospitality industry Property Management System (PMS) integrators Nonius, Nevotek and Imagine Soft. Opening up over one hundred additional PMS possibilities, these partnerships help hoteliers maximize the full potential of their in-room TVs for advanced and tailored guest experiences. Part of PPDS’ new “total solutions” strategy to bring unrivaled and […]

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SANUS Releases New TV Media In-Wall Boxes for Media and Power Organization

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SANUS announced the availability of its new TV Media In-Wall Boxes. The solution is designed to provide integrators with a way to conceal and organize media and power devices in the wall behind a display. Available in 9-inch (SA-IWB9-W1 and SA-IWB9KIT-W1 with power supply) and 17-inch (SA-IWB17-W1) form factors, the enclosure can store streaming devices […]

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Draper Moves the Indoors Outdoors at CEDIA 2021

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At the 2021 CEDIA Expo, Draper says it will show how to create and take advantage of those spaces with outdoor shades. The motorized, wind-tunnel-tested FlexShade ZIP filters harsh glare in outdoor covered spaces. The unique ZIP detail along the sides of the fabric keeps the shade panel firmly in place and helps resist wind, […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Programming Partnership ‘Tommapalooza’ Event

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CEDIA Expo announced a programming partnership with Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), bringing its biggest “Tommapalooza” Industry Education Day to the show. Named for Tom Doherty, a co-founder of CEDIA and 2001 Lifetime Achievement recipient, Tom is the creator of the “learning festival” and produced by the HTSA’s education team. This event is part of […]

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Sony’s In-Person AV Tech Expo Did Not Disappoint

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I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask). The expo was primarily focused on the new B (for high-brightness) and C (for high-contrast) […]

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Samsung Electronics Partners with D’Strict for Digital Waterfall in Times Square

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Imagine a moment of complete calmness in the heart of a city famous for its energy, noise and nonstop action. Tourists and New York City residents alike were treated to such a rare refreshment when Samsung Electronics unveiled its Waterfall-NYC (2021) art installation in partnership with d’strict in the center of Times Square July 27. […]

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Snap One to Go Public Today

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Snap One Holdings Corp., “Snap One,” a provider of smart living products, services and software to professional integrators, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,850,000 shares of its common stock at $18.00 per share. Shares of Snap One’s common stock are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Return of Design + Connections Tour Series

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CEDIA Expo announced the return of the Design + Connections Tour series, which will unite technology integrators with design professionals. The Design + Connection Tours held on Sept. 2 will be led and curated by two technology integrators and will lead two groups of designer and construction professionals to select exhibitor booths. The sponsored tours […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1049: CEDIA Expo Is One Month Away, and Here’s Why You Should Be Excited to Go in Person

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Gary spoke with CEDIA Expo’s Jason McGraw to get all the details on the upcoming show — Sept. 1-3 2021 — in Indianapolis. This will be the largest tech show since February 2020 and includes an all-new category of products: Resimercial AV tech for the home. This is a huge growth opportunity for both residential […]

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AudioControl Releases Certified Drivers for Crestron Home Integration

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AudioControl announced the availability of a certified driver that brings Crestron Home integration to their Director D Series and M Series amplifiers. It will also be available for the Concert and Maestro Series home theater AVRs and preamp/processors. The new AudioControl driver for Crestron Home enables integrators to provide clients control of their entertainment system. […]

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Savant Systems Acquires Racepoint Energy

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Aug. 16, 2021: We have received the news that Snap One will no longer be attending CEDIA Expo 2021. For an updated list of manufacturers attending the show, click here.” Aug. 16, 2021: We have received the news that Savant Systems will no longer be attending CEDIA Expo 2021. For an updated list of manufacturers attending the […]

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CEDIA to Kick Off 2021 Expo With Education Conference

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CEDIA Expo kicks off the CEDIA Education Conference on Aug. 31, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The residential technology event plans to bring over 10,000 people together with over 300 exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector. CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at the […]

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Savant Partners with USAI Lighting and Eagle Sentry For Smart Living Residential Experience Center

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Savant is unveiling a west coast residential experience center in the greater Las Vegas area showcasing an advanced smart living ecosystem featuring modern architecture and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. This smart living showcase, referred to as Vegas Modern 001, was brought to life in partnership with Las Vegas-based design-led firm, Blue Heron, […]

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Blustream Now Shipping AMF41W 4K Wireless Presentation Switch

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Blustream has started shipping the AMF41W 4K wireless presentation switch. The AMF41W is a BYOD solution for wireless presentation, including AirPlay and Miracast from computers and mobile devices that includes a Wi-Fi hotspot with configurable screen layouts and support for seven concurrent video signals. The AMF41W is a 4K multiformat presentation switch featuring four HDMI, […]

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CEDIA Announces Virtual “First Look” Media Preview Tour, Registration Now Open

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CEDIA Expo 2021 announced a VIRTUAL “First Look” Media Preview Tour. The tour will air virtually for all CEDIA Expo media registrants on Wednesday, August 25. It will offer a first look at select CEDIA Expo exhibitor products. Ten products will be featured on the tour. A panel of VIP judges, including rAVe’s own Gary […]

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Wall-Smart Debuts Ruckus R850 Mountable Wi-Fi Access Solution

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Wall-Smart debuted a mounting solution that makes Wi-Fi access points disappear. Customized for the Ruckus R850 Wi-Fi 6 access point, the mount takes a device that would ordinarily protrude from the ceiling and recesses it completely within a surface. Integrators can deliver their customers high-performance Wi-Fi 6 connectivity without compromising the aesthetics of the home […]

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Screen Innovations Launches Online Fabric Selection and Personalization Website, ‘Fabric Wizard’

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Screen Innovations has launched an online shade selection and specification tool. Guiding integrators, designers, homeowners and end users through the fabric selection process, SI’s new Fabric Wizard provides one place to learn about and determine the best shading fabric for any indoor and outdoor application. More than 850 indoor and outdoor fabrics and insect screens from […]

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Snap One Introduces New Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cable Line

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Snap One today announced the introduction of its new line of Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cables, designed to support 8K UHD at 60Hz 4:2:0 and up to 10K at 30 Hz 4:4:4. They also display 4K at 120Hz and 4K at 60Hz 4:4:4 and handle transmission speeds up to 48Gbps. The new line of Binary BX 8K […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces ‘Launchpad’ for Residential Tech Brands to Share Innovations

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CEDIA Expo has announced the newly branded “Launchpad,” – where the newest residential technology brands share their innovations. Formerly, Innovation Alley, The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for fewer than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. In addition, CEDIA Propel brands will also be participating in […]

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MSE Audio Now Shipping Dante-Enabled IPD-TSB2.0 SoundTube

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MSE Audio announced the SoundTube IPD-TSB2.0 STNet Dante-Enabled Soundbar is now shipping. The IPD-TSB2.0 Soundbar brings Dante connectivity from end-to-end in conferencing and boardroom video installations. Making the soundbar interoperable with other Dante products gives integrators additional flexibility when designing and installing audio systems. The IPD-TSB2.0 features a built-in amplifier and DSP, and the soundbar […]

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ISE 2021: Wendy Griffiths of CEDIA Details Importance of In-Person Events for Gordon Dutch

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch and Wendy Griffiths, the VP of engagement and global development and from CEDIA, met up to discuss the returning normality of live events and the need for in-person professional gatherings. View it below: CEDIA Expo is gearing up in Indianapolis as well as the CEDIA Tech Summit in London. Wendy […]

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Ahead of Its IPO, SnapAV Becomes Snap One

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SnapAV, a source of professional AV, surveillance, control, networking and remote management solutions, announced it has become Snap One. According to CEO John Heyman, the new name reflects the company’s goal to be the best provider of solutions, services and platforms for custom installation integrators whose businesses have grown well beyond AV products. “The name […]

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SnapAV Introduces WattBoxx 800 Series Power Conditioner With New Features

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SnapAV introduced the new WattBox 800 Series 1U 8-Outlet IP Power Conditioner with individually controlled and metered outlets, OvrC functionality and an LED front panel. The new 8-outlet 800 Series Power Conditioner has front with indicators that denote internet connectivity, outlet-specific current and proper grounding. Additionally, front-facing buttons allow local reset of individual or multiple […]

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Leon Releases New Outdoor Terra LuminSound TrLs50 Speaker

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The Terra LuminSound TrLs50 from Leon is a revamped version of its Ls10 outdoor speaker with a new exterior design and six new finish options. Incorporating audio and lighting in one, IP67-rated enclosure, Leon says the Terra LuminSound provides premium sound in a discreet package that is designed and built to withstand even the harshest […]

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