Armonk, NY. September 9, 2014 – Autonomic, makers of the finest whole-house music systems, has announced the introduction of their Dealer Zone web portal, enabling integrators to manage critical areas of their business in real time and with increased efficiency. The Dealer Zone will enable integrators to provide their customers with rapid access to the latest firmware, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 294: The DaVinci Group Enters Year Two With Almost 30 New Products at CEDIA 2014


I caught up with TDG’s co-founder and CEO, Dan Kippycash, today here in Denver and we talked about how they’re not only sticking to their commitments to their dealer network to only launch products at CEDIA that are ready to ship, but how they’ve stayed true to their service roots. The company looks at integrators as […]

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Catalyst AV Distribution Network Member Custom Plus Distributing Announces Lou Judd as Director of Sales


Auburn, WA – September 8, 2014 – Custom Plus Distributing and sister company independent manufacturers rep firm Oliver Marketing today announced the appointment of Lou Judd as Director of Sales overseeing all four of its west coast warehouse locations (Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Sacramento). “Having worked extensively with Lou in his previous roles at and Magnolia HiFi, we […]

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D+M Showcases A Vast Array of Products At CEDIA


Mahwah, NJ (September 7, 2014) – D+M, a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere, will be showcasing a variety of new products at CEDIA 2014. Located in Booth #636 on the show floor, D+M will be hosting demonstrations and previews of Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustic products including […]

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Dolby Atmos Comes to the Home with Blu-ray and VUDU


San Francisco, September 8, 2014 – Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. movies featuring Dolby Atmos ® soundtracks will soon be available for home theater enthusiasts with Dolby Atmos enabled AV receivers and speakers. Dolby Atmos movies will be available this fall on Blu-ray Disc™ and through leading content […]

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Clare Controls Introduces ClareVue Lighting


Taking aim at Lutron, who’s lagging behind in network-based wireless systems, Clare Controls will unveil its ClareVue lighting line this week at CEDIA. ClareVue is a wireless lighting system using Z-Wave certified lighting components – dimmers, switches, keypads, and receptacles. All of it is network and cloud-based using Clare’s ClareHome automation system. ClareVue lighting is […]

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Stealth Acoustics Debuts Patio Theater


Arriving at CEDIA Expo 2014 in specially marked crates, Stealth Acoustics’ new Patio Theater system rises silently from a custom-designed enclosure to reveal it’s full stature; a massive LED screen ready to display movies, music videos and other video content to CEDIA attendees. According to Stealth, Patio Theater is just a part of its commitment […]

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D-Tools and SupplyStream Form Strategic Partnership


CONCORD, CA and DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, and SupplyStream, the leading web based product catalog  and industry purchasing platform today announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will  establish new standards for product specification gathering, categorization, management, and publishing to help streamline data management for […]

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Christie Hires Home Entertainment Director George Walter


CEDIA/DENVER, Colo. – (September 8, 2014) – Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today announced that George Walter has joined the company in the role of Director, Home Entertainment. Reporting to Tony Barton, senior director, Americas Sales, Mr. Walter will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Walter will work closely with a select […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 293: BARCO to Launch Residential Line at CEDIA Expo This Week


For today’s podcast, Gary is joined by BARCO Residential head Tim Sinnaeve, who will have a busy week as he readies the official launch of the 80-year old projector company’s first line targeted exclusively at the residential market. BARCO chose CEDIA 2014 in Denver for the launch. rAVe got a scoop with this podcast as […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 5, 2014


Happy Monday! To start your week off, here is last week’s Weekly Wrap-Up in case you missed the top stories from this past week. We are featuring a couple blog posts from our bloggers including: Christopher Jaynes and Jon Melchin, Extron has finally entered the wireless video transmission market and the CEDIA Expo is right […]

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Wharfedale Intros New Line of Home Speakers


British-owned Wharfedale will launch three new product lines at CEDIA: the Jade 3 loudspeakers, the Jade Subwoofers and a value-priced Diamond 10 Series loudspeakers. Wharfedale’s Jade 3 loudspeakers (list at $1,499 – $1,799 per pair depending on finish) combine furniture-grade construction and finishes with the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies. They’re available in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 292: Stealth Acoustics to Debut Patio Theater at Next Week’s CEDIA


I caught up with Stealth Acoustic’s VP Steve Olszewski this morning and he told me all about the company’s foray into upgrading the outdoor space around a home into a full-fledged home theater environment. In addition to offering custom designed engineered services to integrators to help them design a high-end patio theater, Stealth will offer […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 291: Christie Digital to Debut Home Entertainment Division at CEDIA 2014


I caught up with Christie’s new Director of Home Entertainment George Walter, formerly of Digital Projection. Today he told me what the company has planned for CEDIA next week in Denver. Christie will be making its debut at CEDIA using projectors aimed at the cinema channel but, George says Christie will have a line of […]

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Draper Focuses on Projection at CEDIA 2014


Draper, Inc. will be showing off several new viewing surfaces certified by the Imaging Science Foundation for excellent color reproduction and fidelity during CEDIA 2014 in Denver. Among the ISF-certified surfaces on display will be Draper’s TecVision Engineered Screen Technology. Available in six formulations for now, TecVision features white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.0 […]

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Pakedge Adds RE-1 4-Port Router


Pakedge Device & Software is launching its new four-port RE-1 router at CEDIA Expo 2014. Built with A/V networks in mind, this “value-priced” router is designed to bring all the power and flexibility of enterprise-grade networking to a new market of users stepping up from consumer grade networking equipment. Unlike data networks, A/V networks stream […]

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CEDIA Celebrates 25th Anniversary & Founding Members


CEDIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary at this year’s CEDIA EXPO. Special recognition of founding members will be a part of the celebration in addition to member appreciation activities. In the summer of 1989, a small group of industry players primarily representing the first wave of custom installation firms, from a variety of experiences and […]

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Extron Launches Wireless HDMI Product Line with eLink 100


Extron has finally entered the wireless video transmission market with its new eLink 100 – a wireless extender that sends HDMI video and multi-channel audio signals up to 100 feet (30 meters). This is a big deal as Extron is the leader in signal routing and the bellwether when it comes to technology adoption and […]

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Atmos Multi-Dimensional Audio Demo System To Highlight Sound Developments Ltd. at CEDIA


Denver, Colorado and Richmond, British Columbia – September 2, 2014 – Sound Developments Ltd., the leading North American specialty distributor, revealed today that their booth will be home for perhaps the most advanced audio system at the show – a full Dolby Atmos multi-dimensional audio playback system. In booth 850, located near the center of […]

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Torus Power Hour+ Seminar 3:00 PM Fri. Sept. 12 2014


Course description: Grounding and power for high-end, high-performance installations. What you need to know to properly power, protect and preserve electronics. All-star panelists Dennis Erskine, Anthony Grimani, Arthur Kelm and Henry Pajooman share best practices, followed by a technology overview of key success factors. Torus Power will award one pre-registered course attendee the prize of […]

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AudioControl Launches 4K Capable Maestro M8 Surround Theater PreAmp with Balanced Audio


AudioControl’s new Maestro M8 surround-sound pre-amp processor includes 4K Ultra HD processing. It’s integrated with an output port that allows for the use of an optional signal extender that uses HDBaseT technology for extending HDMI signals via standard Cat5 cable to remote mounted display devices. AudioControl’s new Maestro M8 surround processor is aimed at the […]

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Triad Speakers, Inc. Unveils New Speaker for Dolby Atmos Sound


Triad Speakers today announced a new home theater speaker developed to deliver captivating, multi-dimensional sound with Dolby Atmos. Triad’s Bronze LR-H is an in-room loudspeaker that utilizes a traditional D’Appolito design (two front-firing drivers with a tweeter located in between). Integrated into the enclosure is a Dolby-enabled height channel comprised of an up-firing top driver […]

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Audience Introduces Its Conductor High-Performance In-Wall Power Cable


Audience today announced the introduction of its Conductor in-wall power cable that it claims is better than plain-old Romex for custom-installation, home theater, multi-room audio, architectural and other in-wall applications. Audience Conductor cable features three 10 AWG multi-conductor wires plus a ground wire and can be used in 120-volt and 220-volt applications. The wire is […]

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Bay Audio Expands Live-Wall Lineup with LW1210 Invisible Loudspeaker


Bay Audio has announced the introduction of a new invisible Live-Wall speaker model, the LW1210. The Live-Wall line now include three invisible models — the LW1218 and LW1210 loudspeakers along with the LWSub invisible subwoofer. Bay Audio’s Live-Wall invisible speakers have established a performance and engineering standard for this growing category of architectural loudspeakers. Bay […]

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Procella Audio Adds New Price and Size Categories with P5 Speaker and P12 Active Subwoofer


Procella Audio announced today that initial shipments of two new loudspeakers will take place in September 2014. The P5 is a compact, high-output two-way design that features a pro audio 5.25 inch woofer and a one inch high-frequency pro compression driver mounted on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide for high output levels and what they […]

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RTI Announces Integration With Converging Systems’ LED Lighting Systems


SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 20, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced the release of a new two-way driver that allows users to control LED systems from Converging Systems’ portfolio of lighting solutions via an RTI control system. Available now, the driver makes it extremely easy for integrators to implement LED lighting in settings such as […]

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‘Torus Power Hour +’ CEDIA CEU Course Promises to Be a Groundbreaker Thanks to an All-Star Cast of Industry Experts


TORONTO, ON, CANADA – AUGUST 25, 2014 – Torus Power, a subsidiary of Plitron Manufacturing and maker of uncompromising and unrivaled isolation transformer–based power management components, announced today the Company will be hosting the groundbreaking ‘Torus Power Hour +’ Industry Expert Panel Session and Manufacturer Training Course during CEDIA Expo 2014, on September 12, from […]

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Tributaries Launches Series 4 Interconnects at CEDIA Expo


Tributaries’ new Series 4 interconnect cables will officially launch at CEDIA. Claiming that the cables surpass the performance of its predecessors (Series 3 and 5), Tributaries has made major changes in the construction of the audio cables by changing the coaxial design to a improve twisted pair geometry with solid conductors which yields more accurate […]

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