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


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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CEDIA Expo 2021 Announces “Launchpad” Brands


Alpharetta, GA (August 24, 2021) — CEDIA Expo, the event for the intelligently connected built environment, announce the brands represented in the “Launchpad” – where the newest residential technology brands share their innovations.  The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for fewer than three years and have never exhibited at […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1055: For CEDIA, the Education Must Go On!


Even if there were no in-person CEDIA Expo (Sept. 1-3, 2021), the education and certification department at CEDIA (the association) would still be delivering education. Show or no show, thanks to CEDIA’s Samantha Ventura, CI education and training is alive and well in the residential AV market with CEDIA hosting classes for live attendees, live virtual attendees and prerecorded on-demand sessions. […]

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


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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Wall-smart Offers Integrators, Designers, and Manufacturers Personal Online Tours of Flush and Recessed Wall and Ceiling Mounts for a Variety of Home Tech Products


See how Wall-Smart’s innovative line of mounting solutions can make touch screens, tablets, keypads, voice assistants, surveillance cameras, Wi-Fi access points, and more blend naturally into home environments by scheduling a personal online tour. BUFFALO, NY (August 23, 2021) – Wall-Smart, the leader in the design and manufacture of innovative mounting hardware that beautifully flush-mounts […]

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The No-BS Video Interview with CEDIA Expo’s Jason McGraw — And, a Kind (and Perfect) Message to Exhibitors and Attendees


There’s probably no one fielding more complaints, confusing calls or questions in the market today than Emerald’s CEDIA Expo VP Jason McGraw. Is CEDIA happening? Can we get a refund if we pull out? Are masks required? Do I need to bring proof of vaccination if I attend? Will anyone show up? Why isn’t Emerald canceling CEDIA? […]

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


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


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


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


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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MetraAV Introduces Velox HiFi Speaker Cables at CEDIA Expo


Velox, the premium connectivity brand from MetraAV™, is introducing new HiFi speaker cables at the 2021 CEDIA Expo. The 12 gauge BFA terminated cables are designed to deliver the purest undegraded sound possible using premium materials and construction. They feature high purity oxygen-free copper with hundreds of tightly woven solid-core conductors for excellent conductivity. To […]

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Nortek Control Announces All-new Proficient Protege Series Outdoor Speakers With Superior Sound, Georealistic Finishes and NoFade Color


Two new rock and one new planter speaker provide seamless natural look for outdoor audio that blends in beautifully with landscapes and withstands the harshest conditions Mother Nature can muster Carlsbad, Calif., August 17, 2021 — Nortek Control today announced the introduction of Proficient® Protege rock and planter loudspeakers that are designed to blend into their surroundings […]

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Audio-Technica Intros AT-LP5X Direct Drive Turntable


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


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


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


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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MetraAV Ships New Spyclops 4K Surveillance Cameras With Color Night Vision


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

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


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’


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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CEDIA Expo 2021 Announces Ten Brands Selected for VIRTUAL ‘First Look’ Media Preview Tour


(Alpharetta, Ga.) — August 9, 2021 — CEDIA Expo 2021 announced ten exhibiting brands have been selected by a jury of media peers to participate in the premier VIRTUAL “First Look” Media Preview Tour. The tour, airing on August 25 from 2- 4 p.m. EST, is available to all media interested in learning more about […]

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Draper Rechargeable Screen Takes Projection Anywhere—without Wires


(Spiceland, Ind.) – Motorized projection screens are a convenient and versatile solution whether you have a dedicated home theatre or a multi-purpose family room. But cost, conditions, or aesthetics can keep some homeowners from saying “yes” to motorization. Draper has a solution for that! The battery-powered Acumen Recharge will be on display at CEDIA Expo […]

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


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


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


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


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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TechStarter To Return to CEDIA Expo 2021


Alpharetta, GA (August 3, 2021) — CEDIA Expo announces TechStarter, a program that offers Launchpad (formerly Innovation Alley) exhibitors the opportunity to pitch their business models to industry executives and be in the running to be named one of the “TechStarter FIVE”. TechStarter winners will be announced September 1, 2021, at 4:00 pm on the Smart […]

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Draper Moves the Indoors Outdoors at CEDIA 2021


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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Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) Partners With CEDIA Expo to Offer Biggest Ever “Tommapalooza 2021 Training Event”


The All-Industry Education Day Takes Place September 1, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center Focused on Lighting Design Training   (Alpharetta, GA) July 29, 2021 – CEDIA Expo, the leading event for the residential systems integration industry announces a programming partnership with Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), bringing its biggest “Tommapalooza” Industry Education Day to the […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Programming Partnership ‘Tommapalooza’ Event


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


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


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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