Rants & rAVes — Episode 1176: Every Tech Who Crimps Cat Cable Will Love Untwisted Tech’s Tool

Gary was joined by the co-founder of Twisted Tech, the runner-up award winner for the “most innovative new product at CEDIA Expo 2022. Boris Braun became inspired to start the company by doing what every tech does — terminating Cat cable. And, he’s patented a way to make it faster, as you’ll see from this […]

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DMF Lighting’s New iX Series Sweeps Awards at CEDIA Expo 2022

DMF Lighting, the leader in modular downlighting in the custom integration channel, today announced that the new iX Series 2″ fixtures received a sweep of awards during CEDIA Expo 2022. CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, honored the iX Series with a 2022 Best New Product Award. The program recognizes exceptional new […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Thoughts from Someone Who Didn’t Go

I didn’t go to CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas. But like both ISE and InfoComm this year, I acted as the editor in charge of rAVe’s product videos from afar, and therefore watched all 573 videos that the team shot on the show floor over the past few days. I missed seeing industry friends and […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Announces Over 15,000 Attendees and 300+ Exhibitors at Dallas Event

CEDIA Expo announced that 11,946 industry professionals and 317 exhibitors participated in CEDIA Expo 2022 from September 29 to October 1, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. CEDIA Expo 2022 marked a strong return to live events with over 143,000 net square feet of exhibits, sound rooms and highly engaging activations on the show floor. “CEDIA Expo 2022 […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1171: The Runner-Up for the CEDIA Expo 2022 Innovation Award Makes a 180-Degree Security Camera

At the CEDIA Expo 2022 show, there was an all-new Innovation Hub — limited to all-new companies with all-new tech. The winner uses AI and it, literally, life-saving tech; Gary will interview that company in an upcoming show but, today, here’s one of two runner-ups: IDView. IDView makes the smallest outdoor 180-degree cameras for commercial […]

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Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards! When rAVe covers a show, we actually cover the ENTIRE show. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every booth at CEDIA Expo 2022 to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed […]

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Snap One Announces 2022 Winners of Partner Awards Program

At CEDIA 2022, Snap One announced the winners of its expanded Partner Awards program, which has grown to include the full scope of each Partner’s relationship with all Snap One brands beyond Control4. The new program, which has long been a part of the Control4 dealer experience, recognizes and celebrates the company’s most dedicated Partners based on a variety of […]

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Vantage Adds ELEMENT Fixtures by Tech Lighting to Lighting Fixture Alliance

Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage has added ELEMENT fixtures by Tech Lighting to its growing lighting fixture alliance. Legrand says that Tech Lighting is the lighting brand of choice for architects, lighting designers and interior designers. Its portfolio includes architectural recessed downlights, linear LED channels and tape, and high-end decorative fixtures, delivering a complete lighting package. The alliance ensures that the company’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1170: Only 140 Days Until ISE 2023 — Here’s What You Need to Know

I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman while at CEDIA Expo last week; we couldn’t wait to talk everything ISE. ISE 2023, the AV megashow from AVIXA and CEDIA, is less than four months away and it’s likely to be the biggest event in four years for the global AV industry. Here’s everything […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1169: Clive Davis Has What Everyone Wants — a MicroLED Theater

Clive Davis is in the LED club, thanks to the most recent The Wall install from Samsung, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer now has one of only a handful of home cinemas driven by a microLED. This interview with Samsung’s business development sr. manager, Mike Bennett, and the integrator for the entire project, […]

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A Quick Guide to Some of Our Favorite CEDIA Expo Blogs

If you’ve been keeping up with our CEDIA Expo coverage, you might recall that we have covered so much news! Here’s a guide to some of our favorite pieces that we’ve written about the show: THE BEST-EVER Demo from the Show Floor: BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, […]

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PowerHouse Alliance Launches New Cresza House Brand of Amplifiers

PowerHouse Alliance announced their new house brand of amplifiers, Cresza is launching with three models to accommodate a variety of residential and commercial projects. Cresza PA250 — This two-channel amplifier offers 50 watts per channel @ 8 ohms, front panel level and balance controls, interrupt priority switching, and high-efficiency class D topologies. Cresza PA2100 — […]

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Victrola Partners With ProSource for Victrola Stream Carbon High-Performance Turntable

Victrola announced its new partnership with ProSource to market the Victrola Stream Carbon high-performance turntable, certified by the Works with Sonos program. In addition to the Victrola Stream Carbon, a full range of newly launched audio products will be available for ProSource members. “Over the last few years, Victrola has been innovating on behalf of […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 3 Thoughts

I promised you I’d be back to talk about Day Three of CEDIA Expo 2022! As expected, Saturday was a little bit slower than Thursday or Friday were, but that’s always to be expected with a show that goes until the weekend. The great thing about this was that I got to spend a little […]

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AudioControl Adds Bidirectional Extender That Sends and Receives Fully Balanced Analog Signal Over 1,000 Feet

AudioControl has introduced the BLX-1K bidirectional signal extender that sends and receives a fully balanced, analog audio signal up to 1,000 feet over standard Ethernet cable. The BLX-1K provides professional AV installers with a premium, bidirectional signal-extending solution that is designed for projects with considerable distance between devices. Designed to be used in pairs at […]

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Draper Announces 20% Expansion to Manufacturing Headquarters

Draper has announced a major expansion that will add 20% to its manufacturing headquarters located in central Indiana. The 100,000-square-foot addition will bring the total size of the facility to over 500,000 square feet. “We see a lot of good growth opportunities, and this building is going to allow us to continue to take care and […]

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AudioControl Announces 8K-Capable Preamp/Processors

AudioControl has announced 8K-capable home theater preamp/processors and receivers. Dubbed the X-Series, the processors and receivers include HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3 support and natively process 8K signals. They also support the most sought-after immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output. […]

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BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Kaleidescape and madVR

I’ve been attending CEDIA Expo for 20+ years. In case you don’t know what it is, CEDIA Expo is the industry’s premier high-end residential AV show — filled with stuff to make your home smarter, build the ultimate home cinema or tech that makes nesting a home better. No, this isn’t CES — the Consumer […]

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