Luxul Adds Two New Compact 4-Port, 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

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Luxul introduced two new compact four-port and eight-port Gigabit PoE+ switches Tuesday. Designed to fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P are designed to help integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices. In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection to a router or upstream switch, the SW-100-04P features four […]

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Control4 Founder Jumps Ship to SAVI Controls

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SAVI Controls announced the addition of Eric Smith to its board of directors and as a technical advisor to SAVI Tuesday. Eric co-founded Control4 in 2003 and served as the company’s chief technology officer for nearly a dozen years. During his tenure at Control4, Eric was instrumental in introducing a new paradigm to the business […]

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Parasound Adds New Power Amplifiers to ZoneMaster Line

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Parasound has added a pair of two-channel and four-channel power amplifiers to its ZoneMaster line for professional audio systems installers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 2 and ZM 4 are each channel rated at 150 watts into the typical 4-ohm and 2-ohm loads of architectural speakers, and 120 watts for 8-ohm hi-fi speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster […]

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Savant Establishes Exclusive Partnership With Devialet

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Savant has established an exclusive partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company, to distribute the Phantom Reactor Custom active loudspeaker to the CI channel. The Phantom Reactor Custom includes a series of innovations including Devialet’s ADH amplification and SAM technology, working together to generate output levels (97 dB) from a compact loudspeaker. The amplifier drives […]

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Control4 Provides Smart Home System to ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI

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When the owners of ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI in Oahu, Hawaii, decided to transform its 73-room hotel building into nine full-floor ultra-luxury suites with private elevators, it knew the target market of celebrities and other high-end clientele would expect an “above and beyond” experience from the moment they arrive. The usual top-shelf amenities all […]

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Samsung’s Newest TV and Display Technology Joins Its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TV Lineup

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Samsung Electronics newest TV and Display technology, including the outdoor TV, The Terrace; Samsung’s first UST projector, The Premiere; and The Wall with 1.2./1.6 pixel pitch options, join its 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVS, and Lifestyle TVs, The Sero and new 32” and 75” sizes for The Frame. These new Lifestyle TVs offer fresh […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2020 Best New Products Awards

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The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” said CEDIA Senior Vice President of […]

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McIntosh Adds Two New Amplifiers to Home Audio Lineup

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McIntosh just added two more amplifiers in the form of the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of the company’s 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern-day technology to produce a home audio experience. MC830 The MC830 is a one-channel solid-state amplifier that has […]

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Crestron and Delos Partner to Integrate Control System With Home Wellness Intelligence Network

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Crestron and Delos, a wellness real estate firm based in New York, today announce an integration between the Crestron 3-Series Control System and the Delos DARWI Home Wellness Intelligence Network. The Crestron 3-Series Control System integrates with DARWIN to control lighting, shades, HVAC and audio within the DARWIN platform. Features like control of tunable lighting, […]

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Savant Partners With Robern for Bathroom Lighting Solution

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Savant has partnered with Robern, a premier manufacturer of luxury furnishings for bathrooms to pair its circadian lighting with the tunable white LED lighting available in Robern’s cabinetry, vanities and mirrors, making a healthier lifestyle available in more places throughout the home. Robern has been a resource for designers, architects and consumers seeking modern, highly […]

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Acurus Shows Integrated Surround Processor Ecosystem

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Acurus just showed its integrated surround processor ecosystem that integrates its new room correction solution called ASPEQT. Combined with Acurus amplifier offerings, the 2RU M8, and the Class A/B A2000 Series, the Acurus ecosystem is a self-contained Home Cinema solution. This new processor ecosystem, with its easy-to-use setup and added room calibration via ASPEQT, meets […]

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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship for Up-And-Coming Talent

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CEDIA announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Tuesday. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community college and vocational school students, as well as displaced techs who are keen to build their skills and careers in the smart and […]

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D.W. Fearn Updates VT Series of Microphone Preamps, Equalizers, Compressors

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D.W. Fearn just announced several updates to its VT Series of tube microphone preamplifiers, equalizers and compressors. The updated VT-2 now features an integrated, switchable 43-decibel pad, enabling it to be patched into the Master Buss during mixdown and mastering to provide D.W. Fearn’s sonic signature to the final mix or mastering process. This replaces […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Manager Approval Feature in Enterprise Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Manager Approval; the latest feature in its Enterprise platform designed for large consultants, facilities and integrators. Manager Approval, available as an optional feature for Jetbuilt Enterprise users, requires managers to formally approve a proposal before the salesperson can submit it to a prospective client. Manager Approval enables salespeople to design and edit […]

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Leon Releases Ente SoundTile Reference-Grade Speakers

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Leon’s new Ente SoundTile is spec’d as reference-grade speakers powered by a Sonos Amp. First introduced at CEDIA Expo in 2019, the Ente SoundTile was originally only offered in a two-channel audio configuration. Now Leon has expanded the line to include one-channel and zero-channel options so that integrators can mix and match models to create […]

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Access Networks Expands Wi-Fi 6 WAP Line

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Access Networks has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 WAP line to include three different models as well as a newly implemented cloud-based configuration of Core systems, live chat for both tech support and sales-related questions, and online design and ordering, helps integrators streamline their design and deployment of residential networks. Comprising the portfolio is the A550, […]

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PureTech Alliance Announces Agreement to Support Google Nest Products

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The PureTech Alliance has announced an agreement to support Google Nest products in the custom integrator channel across all 50 U.S. States. Google Nest products work together, where your Nest Protect smoke alarm can talk to your Nest Learning Thermostat, your Nest Hub Max shows you what’s happening on your Nest Cams and Nest Hello […]

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CEDIA Opens Board Elections with 5 New Candidates

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The ballot featuring five elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to cast their vote for four open elected director positions. The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association’s activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for its […]

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AudioControl Intros Director 2.0 Firmware for Select Amplifiers

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AudioControl has introduced the Director 2.0 firmware that adds features and a better GUI for its line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers. The new GUI is also a responsive webpage, making it easy to view various devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with […]

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Access Networks Launches Wi-Fi 6 Systems Via Ruckus Wireless Access Points

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Access Networks just launched new Wi-Fi 6 systems in the form of the Ruckus R550 and R850 wireless access points. Like the company’s previously announced A750 Wi-Fi 6 access point, the Ruckus-brand models elevate Wi-Fi performance from “gigabit” to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi. Because networking requirements vary by the size of home, number of users and devices, […]

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Rotel Unveils Home Theater Receivers With Dirac Room Correction Technology

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The RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII are new Rotel home theater receivers integrated with Dirac room correction technology. The RSP-1576MKII (available September 2020): $3,499 USD) is designed as a multichannel preamplifier, leveraging the audio performance of its Balanced Design Concept built on a toroidal transformer, with low distortion. The Rotel RAP-1580MKII (available October 2020): $4,999 USD uses […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Announces New Long Range Specification

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The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization for advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, announced the new Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) specification. Engineered to provide significantly extended wireless range and support robust networks, Z-Wave LR extends Z-Wave connectivity beyond the interior boundaries of the home to improve wireless transmission range of peripheral Z-Wave devices […]

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Screen Innovations Intros Zigbee 3.0 Link Pro Z Controller and Smart Outlet

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Screen Innovations just introduced two new products enabled with Zigbee 3.0 technology, the latest iteration of the Zigbee wireless communications protocol: a mesh controller powered by PoE and a smart outlet. SI’s new Zigbee 3.0 devices enable the control of Zigbee 3.0 and RTS shades (Radio Technology Somfy) via the Somfy TaHoma app on any […]

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Planar Announces HRO Series Outdoor, Residential LEDs

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Planar just announced outdoor, residential LEDs in the form of the Planar HRO Series. The Planar HRO Series expands the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with a high brightness, fine pixel pitch LED offering that is built for close-up daylight video viewing. The Planar HRO Series delivers impactful visual experiences for audiences, even in […]

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Luxul Wireless Mesh Solution Will Be Available to Integrators This Fall

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Luxul announced Tuesday that its highly anticipated Epic Mesh wireless mesh solution will be available to integrators mid-September 2020. Epic Mesh is the first wireless mesh solution designed for the AV integration channel. Epic Mesh combines a mesh node acting as a router and additional satellite nodes that require no wired link between them. Each […]

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Vanco International Announces AV-over-IP Solution for Light Residential and Commercial Applications

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Vanco International just announced EVO-IP LITE: an entry-level AV-over-IP solution aimed at light residential and commercial for resolutions up to 1080p. The EVO-IP is basically an HDMI-over-IP system that’s scalable for AV device management in installations. Installers can use EVO-IP to manage, automate, transmit and receive audio/video signals, set up digital signage solutions such as […]

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Rotel Launches Two New Editions of Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

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Rotel just revealed the launch of two editions of the company’s A11 integrated amplifier and CD11 CD player,. The A11 Tribute and the CD11 Tribute include an increase in resolution and detail, while delivering a more musical presentation with both improved rhythm and timing. The upgraded A11 Tribute and CD11 Tribute products are available now, […]

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Yamaha Releases Two RX-V AV Receivers Aimed at HomeAV

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Yamaha just released two new RX-V AV receivers for the HomeAV market. Redesigned from the ground up, the new RX-V line added support for 8K, HDMI 2.1 and HDR10+. The RX-V4A and RX-V6A, offering five and seven channels of support, respectively, are both 4K and 8K and pass-through via HDMI with the RX-V6A having seven […]

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New Marantz Integrated Amplifier and CD Player Now Available

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Marantz announced the new PM6007 Integrated Amplifier and CD6007 CD Player. Both are aimed at the custom install market. The PM6007 Integrated Amplifier ($599): The PM6007 is a two-channel integrated amplifier, delivering the most musical performance from both digital and analog sources. Featuring a Toroidal power transformer, larger power supply capacitors and carefully selected components […]

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Parasound Turns to SnapAV to Distribute Its Products

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SnapAV announced a strategic distribution partnership with Parasound to make 41 Parasound products immediately available to SnapAV customers. SnapAV customers who complete the approval process immediately have access to Parasound’s home theater, two-channel systems, multiroom audio and its line of Halo products. The partnership provides SnapAV dealers with full access to four distinct product lines: […]

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DoorBird Releases Contactless IP Video Door Station

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The new contactless DoorBird IP video door station adds contactless ringing developed by Berlin-based manufacturer Bird Home Automation. DoorBird’s new D2101WV model enables contactless ringing, protecting health and increasing safety. Visitors, customers and patients can no longer come into contact with viruses and bacteria by touching the doorbell. The new model was made for use […]

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Epson Releases LS500 3LCD-Based Laser Projector

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Integrated with Epson’s Enhanced 4K (pixel-shifting technology) and HDR, the new Epson LS500 is a 3LCD-based laser projector that allows for images up to 120” from less than 2 feet away — it’s packaged with an ALR screen, too. Combined with Epson’s proprietary 4K PRO-UHD2 3LCD technology, it combines an Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector […]

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