Middle Atlantic Claims New QAR Series Rack Saves 30+ Minutes in Assembly Time

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Middle Atlantic Products is unveiling their so-called new Quick Assembly Rack, one of three rack series to anchor Essex, its new collection of “affordable,” quality infrastructure products. Designed for price-sensitive projects, the QAR Series is a knock-down rack with an innovative patent-pending snap-together design that makes it integration-ready in five minutes or less. According to […]

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Wharfedale Ships Jade Series Subwoofers

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Sound Solutions, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Wharfedale loudspeakers, said that the Jade Series subwoofers are shipping. The Jade 10 and Jade 8 subwoofers each feature dual drivers but the Jade 10 has dual 10-inch woofers and a built-in 500-watt amplifier, and the Jade 8 has dual 8-inch woofers and a built-in 350-watt amplifier. The […]

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CEDIA EXPO Shows Steady Growth

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CEDIA EXPO 2014 showed steady growth in attendance and exhibitor participation. More than 480 exhibitors and 18,500 attendees from 82 countries participated in the 2014 event in Denver. Professional and overall attendance both grew by 3 percent, and the overall exhibitor footprint also saw growth with a 14 percent increase in the square footage of […]

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Peerless-AV Ships PeerSound Wireless Audio System

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Peerless-AV says its new ADS100-B (aka PeerSound) is the industry’s first rack mountable wireless audio transmission system with a remote antenna. The remote antenna mounting capability also allows for moving the antenna up to 10 feet away from structures that reduce Wi-Fi performance. The eight-input PeerSound offers an in-wall or on-wall amplifier installation and it […]

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Crestron Adds Audio Streaming Box

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Crestron’s new Network Stream Player (CEN-NSP-1) provides both wired and wireless options for streaming music from an iPod, iPhone or iPad to a Crestron audio distribution system. It also gives listeners the freedom to enjoy SiriusXM Internet radio without a web-enabled device. Listeners can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream music from their Apple device to […]

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CEDIA Announces 2014 Manufacturers’ Excellence Award Winners

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CEDIA has announced the winners in its Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards. Honorees include 10 Best New Product winners and one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner. Best New Product Winners: Basalte – Sentido Control4 – Control4Composer Express Crestron – 4K DigitalMedia Receiver and Room Controller Crestron – Crestron Pyng Lutron Electronics – Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon Roller […]

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Epson Adds 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors

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Epson’s new line of Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD reflective laser technology include the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector. Both are spec’d at 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective technology, along with the laser light source, […]

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Barco Launches Into Residential Market with CinemaScope Projector

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Barco’s first residential product, dubbed the Orion, is truly a one-of-a-kind in that it’s the industry’s only 2.35:1 aspect ratio (CinemaScope) projector on the market. The Orion Cinemascope uses a new high-capacity DLP chip, developed by Barco engineers in partnership with Texas Instruments, which allows an image of 2,560×1,080 resolution to be displayed in the […]

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ELAN Debuts UltraMatrix Line of Switchers

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The ELAN UltraMatrix includes three lines of matrix switchers that switch analog, digital, HDMI and HDBaseT audio return inputs, along with analog, digital and HDMI outputs. Using integrated audio routing, installers can route audio from analog, optical SPDIF, coaxial SPDIF and HDMI inputs to analog, coaxial SPDIF or HDMI/HDBaseT outputs. The series flagship gMV1616 combines […]

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Panamax Adds New SM3-Pro Power Management System

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Panamax has announced a new BlueBOLT-enabled SM3-Pro System Manager. Using BlueBOLT technology offers integrators the ability to: Perform remote hard reboots monitor energy usage and network status Program scheduled on/off commands to reduce energy consumption Automatically reboot equipment after connectivity loss Create custom triggers for on/off, reboots and alerts depending based on sensor inputs monitoring […]

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BenQ Aims at Small-to-Medium Space with New M5 Series Projectors

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BenQ America today announced it is now shipping the newest generation of M5 Series projectors including the MX525, MS524 and MW526, all aimed at the small- to medium-sized (SMB) spaces. Each offer a 3,200 ANSI lumens spec, 10,000 hours of lamp life and Colorific image quality. By combining native SVGA (MS524), XGA (MX525), and WXGA […]

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Niles Finally Ships Auriel Controller

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Niles’s Auriel MRC-6430 whole-home audio controller is finally shipping. The MRC-6430 allows up to six distinct music sources to play different music in up to six rooms. Using TCP/IP, the MRC-6430 operates with virtually zero latency and is ready for future expansion into lighting control, remote management and HVAC control. That’s because Auriel is based […]

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Xantech’s New Universal IR Kit Is Teeny-Tiny

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Core Brands is introducing the new flagship Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal infrared (IR) kit. Engineered to send IR signals easily from a remote control to devices in separate locations, these IR kits now provide a new micro-sensor, more housing options and the brand’s dependable circuitry to provide high performance, flexibility and design to any single- […]

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ELAN Debuts g1 Control System

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ELAN has a new control platform called g1, which ELAN calls the most-affordable in the company’s history. The controller is designed for media rooms, smaller projects, secondary homes, production builder packages and as a hand-held universal remote alternative. Shipping now, the ELAN g1 System Controller is a controller configured with three IR outputs, one IR […]

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All New SpeakerCraft Line Debuts at CEDIA

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The new SpeakerCraft solutions look totally different that their past line starting with their new AIM speakers. The totally redesigned AIM series have three new technology enhancements to give the speaker line improved fidelity, audio direction and sound isolation. Acoustic Isolation Technologies reduce mechanical energy and the next generation Waveplane design broadens the power response […]

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Crestron Introduces Six-Zone Amplifier with 12 Inputs

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Crestron unveiled its new 12-input, 6-Zone “Plus Two” Amplifier, specifically for mid-size audio systems, today at CEDIA Expo. Each room output on the C2N-AMP-6X100 is capable of 100 watts for each of the six amplified zones. That’s 50 watts per channel at 8 ohms or 75 watts per channel at 4 ohms. Outputs also may […]

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Crestron Intros New Motorized Shades

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Crestron is demonstrating at CEDIA Expo the new Digital QMT 3 Series shade motor (CSM-QMTDC-163-1), which expands its industry-first line of brushless motors with solid-state controls. The new motor features a smaller diameter than the 5 Series (CSM-QMTDC-256-2), enabling placement in narrower window jambs and shallower pockets. Crestron says it delivers tremendous torque with virtually […]

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CEDIA to Launch High Resolution Audio Training Program

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CEDIA announced today, in partnership with Sony and other manufacturers, the first High Resolution Audio (HRA) training program specifically developed for A/V specialty dealers and installers. The program will be conducted in cooperation with The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers (P&E) Wing and will focus on innovative ways to integrate hi-res compatible devices and music […]

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Control4 Introduces Composer Express for iOS and Android Aimed to Simplify Home Automation Installation

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Control4 is shipping its new Composer Express, a mobile configuration tool that enables Control4 dealers to supposedly simplify and accelerate the set-up process for home automation systems. According to Control4, a technician should be able to configure most one-room home theaters quicker, or set up hundreds of devices in the most complex whole-home installations in […]

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Crestron Redesigns Handheld Remotes

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Crestron introduced its new family of handheld remotes at CEDIA EXPO 2014. The family includes the TSR-302 touch screen remote, the HR-150 50-button remote, and the HR-100 34-button remote. Each model is engineered for use in different types of rooms. Functional navigation is consistent across the family of remotes, so homeowners won’t get confused as […]

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Denon Adds Spotify and Takes on SONOS with HEOS

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Denon Electronics is taking aim right at SONOS with its new HEOS wireless multi-room sound systems by offering its users the ability to stream their favorite music with Spotify Connect. Working with any existing home Wi-Fi network, HEOS sound system connects easily to a home network. It also connects seamlessly to Spotify Connect. The new […]

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URC Announces Vivido Two-Way Lighting Solutions

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URC today announced the Vivido Series of two-way designer lighting solutions for Total Control and ccGEN2 whole-house home automation systems. The new lineup includes everything needed for integrated lighting including master and accessory light dimmers, switches, a lamp dimming module, an appliance switching module and more. URC systems will control and dim all loads including […]

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Pakedge Intros Line of Entry-Level Home Networking Gear

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Pakedge Device & Software is announcing a range of four “value-priced,” enterprise-grade complete AV network systems designed for use on smaller network deployments or on budget constrained projects. The four systems include Pakedge network components, and are based on two platforms — a standard platform and a power-users platform with TruStream (for users with higher […]

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IDEAL VDV II Verifies and Troubleshoots Voice/Data/Video Cables

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IDEAL NETWORKS is debuting its new VDV II Series of affordable cable verifiers at CEDIA. Available in three versions, VDV II verifiers check the integrity and detect all wiring faults in low-voltage copper cables commonly deployed in residential, commercial or industrial voice, data or video installations, including telephone wiring, LAN (CAT 5 to CAT 7, […]

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