CEDIA Launches Beta Testing for CIT Certification

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of its certification program, CEDIA has delivered on another key objective: launching beta testing for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification. CIT Certification is geared toward those who are just starting in the industry or are embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician. […]

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Access Networks Adds to Line of Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points

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Access Networks has added to its line of Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points with the addition of two new WAPs: the A550 and the A650. The A550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A650 caters to mid-range applications. The A750 is the most robust WAP in the line, meeting the […]

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McIntosh Announces New Processor, Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced two more products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way AV equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height […]

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Meridian Audio Introduces New In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio just intro’d the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker that provides both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver audio in small and medium-sized rooms, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. Designed for installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, Meridian claims […]

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CEDIA Honors Michael Heiss with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA has announced that Michael Heiss has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Heiss was honored as part of the 2020 CEDIA Awards Program, which was hosted virtually across three regions on Thursday, October 8th. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

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Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company. “Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen […]

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Marantz Debuts 8K Surround AV Pre-Amplifier

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Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706, which features 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only an AV processor, it’s also an analog preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, […]

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McIntosh Adds Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced the MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier. The MA12000 offers 350 watts per channel, and it combines the benefits of a vacuum tube preamplifier with a solid-state amplifier. The MA12000 is a hybrid design with the preamplifier section powered by (four) 12AX7A vacuum tubes (two tubes per audio channel), while the 350-watt power amplifier […]

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Naim Audio Adds Extra Functionality to Control4 Media Driver

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Naim Audio has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media Driver, giving CI professionals more ways to integrate Naim’s range of music-streaming speakers and systems. The new features sit alongside Zone driver functionality, which allows installers to control connected Naim products from Control4’s range of touch screens, remote controls and apps, so music streaming can […]

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Somfy Shades, Blinds and Curtains Now Controllable by URC Products

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URC and Somfy announced they’ve collaborated in a new smart home partnership — creating integrations between Total Control and TaHoma, a gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity. This collaboration will allow control of Somfy powered shades, blinds and curtains via URC’s control products. The two-way module supports Somfy […]

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Access Networks Now Offers Stand-Alone Enterprise-Grade Sophos XG Firewall Solutions

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Access Networks now offers a variety of stand-alone enterprise-grade Sophos XG Firewall solutions. Originally included as a component of Access Networks’ Core systems, the routers comprising the new portfolio are available unbundled for integration with any home networking system. The Sophos router/firewall lineup includes five different models with varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices […]

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RTI Updates Pro Control Line of Home Control Products

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RTI announced updates to its Pro Control line of home control products. The updates include two Pro Control R Series “Plus” packs to simplify ordering, a new User Interface (UI) for the R Series, an update to the ProPanel mobile app and a new website. The new UI has an updated version of the Pro […]

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Samsung Launches “The Premiere” 4K Ultra-Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its all new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on Sept. 2. The new 4K laser projector provides a big picture cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The Premiere is the new anchor product in the Lifestyle product […]

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Extron’s New High-Performance 4K@60Hz Audio Embedder Now Available

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Extron has announced availability of the HAI 100 4K Plus, a high performance 4K@60Hz audio embedder. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds either two-channel analog audio, or S/PDIF digital audio in two-channel or multichannel formats onto the HDMI output signal. It includes an HDMI input, analog stereo audio and S/PDIF audio inputs that support two-channel […]

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Legrand’s QMotion Brand Adds Four New Fabric Collections to Portfolio

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Legrand’s Shading and Residential Controls division announced Tuesday that its QMotion brand has added four new fabric collections to its portfolio. Featuring trend-setting colors and textures, the 80 new fabrics perfectly complement any home’s decor. Legrand’s new QMotion fabrics include the room-darkening Verona Daylight and Verona Twilight collections. Available in eight colors and distinguished by […]

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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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