Epson Adds New Home Cinema 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Gaming Projector


Epson unveiled the new Home Cinema 2350 4K PRO-UHD 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Gaming Projector Thursday. Equipped with proprietary 4K PRO-UHD technology, HDR10, 1080p resolution with 120Hz refresh rate and input lag times under 20 milliseconds, the Home Cinema 2350 creates “an immersive gaming experience in almost any setting – whether friendly or competitive.” “Leveling up the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1167: Use an Actual Networking Company to Network Homes — NETGEAR To Enter CEDIA Expo Seeking Dealers


NETGEAR only does networking. And, whether you’re just connecting everything to the network, in a home or actually driving all your content across a network using AV-over-IP, NETGEAR has solutions to do it all. And, the company only does networking, so it does it well. NETGEAR’s own director of product marketing, John Henkel, joined me […]

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Optoma Adds a Short-Throw, Low-Latency, True 4K UHD Home and Gaming Projector


Optoma introduced the Optoma UHD35STx Thursday, a short-throw, low-latency, true 4K UHD home entertainment and gaming projector. The Optoma UHD35STx claims to deliver a 0.5:1 short-throw alternative while integrating all the features of the UHD35 — including high-brightness, razor-sharp image quality, and ultra-low input lag. With the short-throw lens, consumers can enjoy up to 100-inch […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Returns to CEDIA Expo 2022


The Z-Wave Alliance returns to CEDIA Expo 2022 with a new Z-Wave Pavilion. Visitors to the Z-Wave Pavilion at CEDIA Expo 2022 will have the opportunity to engage with Z-Wave members including Alfred Inc., ASSA ABLOY, Masonite, Silicon Labs and Zooz. Within the Z-Wave Pavilion, members will showcase the latest advancements in Z-Wave technology, including […]

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Denon Releases Multiple 8K AV Receivers With 3D Video and Audio Formats


Denon announced several new 8K AV receivers that include all the 3D video and audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D, along with Dolby Surround, DTS:X. Most Denon AVRs feature HEOS Built-in technology to support a multiroom setup. A-Series — AVR-A1H: AVR-A1H is the latest in Denon’s “A-Series” of receivers, […]

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Savant Systems Adds New Smart Energy Resources for Homeowners


Savant Systems is introducing new resources focused on educating homeowners on the benefits of smart energy, including two new virtual home tours on the all-new website. Homeowners who visit the site are taken through the options they have to help manage power in their home, including information on alternative energy sources, battery storage solutions, automatic […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1166: Do You Know DoorBird? If Not, You Should Visit Its Booth at CEDIA Expo


DoorBird is most known for its creative door-entry systems. Did you know it not only creates a secure entry system but can also be used as an intercom? It can also record any activity to the cloud without any fees and can integrate your whole home into one entry system controlled via any third-party control […]

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Bond Home Announces Its Lineup for CEDIA Expo 2022


Bond Home, the New Jersey-based tech brand known for its Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi control solutions that bring app-based, voice-activated and home automation system control to RF remote-operated motorized appliances like window shades, film screens, ceiling fans, and more, has much in-store for Expo attendees (booth 29087). Bond Bridge Pro Featured will be the Bond Bridge […]

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Origin Acoustics Will Debut Slimline 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer at CEDIA Expo


Origin Acoustics announced its new Slimline 10” Powered Subwoofer to debut at CEDIA at Booth #16069. Origin Acoustics further expands their line of subwoofers with the SUBS10 Slimline Subwoofer. Featuring a 10” woven fiberglass woofer and a built-in amplifier delivering up to 400 watts of peak performance. The SUBS10 offers maximum design flexibility with wall mount or in room options, […]

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ScreenBeam Partners With Maxhub for Wireless Screen-Sharing and Conferencing Solution


ScreenBeam announced its partnership with Maxhub to combine ScreenBeam 1100 Plus, its wireless screen-sharing and conferencing solution, with Maxhub’s cameras. The companies say this technology alliance aims to grant organizations access to effortless videoconferencing and Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) experiences in any working space. The ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless presentation platform also provides agnostic […]

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Phase Technology Debuts Premier Lux Speakers


Phase Technology line, just debuted the Premier Lux speakers. The bookshelf speaker features a distinctive aesthetic and offers three contemporary finishes. Classic black is a lightly textured matte automotive-grade finish that gives Premier Lux the modern look to accompany its sound. The Premier Lux models are also available in pigment intense high-gloss pewter and driftwood. The drivers, crossover and […]

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Origin Acoustics Adds Minimal Opening System Design Centric Speakers


Origin Acoustics just debuted its Minimal Opening System Design Centric Speakers. The new MOS36 is the latest addition to the minimum opening system line of products from Origin Acoustics. Our easy-to-install enclosure provides amazing low-frequency response from a 6” fiberglass woofer, which ports around a 2” wide-band aluminum driver, providing a well-balanced sound from a […]

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Jetbuilt Adds Technical Fields to Project Builder


Jetbuilt announced the addition of technical data fields to the project builder. The company says these fields provide important product data, including rack units, watts consumption, BTU and dimensions of items. It also says “utilizing technical data fields provides a clear view of information that will help ensure a project is properly designed and components, […]

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QMS To Showcase Cinematic XDR LED Video Wall at CEDIA Expo 2022


Quantum Media Systems (QMS) announced today that it will introduce its new Cinematic XDR LED Video Wall at CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in Arts District #7 Demo Room. Quantum Media Systems has been designing, engineering and facilitating studio-grade digital cinema technology for pro screening rooms, commercial theaters, private theaters, and beyond […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1165: Planar Will Debut an Outdoor LED and New MicroLEDs at CEDIA Expo


Adding a lifetime warranty for all customers, LED powerhouse Planar will be at CEDIA Expo in booth 15003 next week in Dallas for the annual high-end residential show. In the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary was joined by Planar’s product manager, Jeremy Sternhagen, to talk about using CEDIA Expo as a launching platform […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1164: It’s CEDIA Expo Time! Have You Registered?


CEDIA Expo happens to be next week (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) in Dallas, and most of the manufacturer training sessions have already been filled because show management is expecting 15,000 attendees! Jason McGraw, group VP of CEDIA Expo, joined Gary on his videocast today to detail more of what’s expected! Watch!  Podcast: Play in new […]

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Savant Systems Expands Savant Power System


Savant Systems is expanding its Savant Power System to include additional power modules, power hubs and power monitoring tools. The new hardware is designed to expand installation flexibility as well as system and price scalability. The Savant Power Systems can be designed to control and monitor a few main use circuits or to manage all […]

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Snap One Announces New Wi-Fi 6 Access Points from Araknis and Access Networks


Snap One just announced multiple new WiFi 6 wireless access points from Araknis and Access Networks. The introduction of Access Networks Unleashed Wireless Access Points, which took place in early August, follows the acquisition of the company by Snap One in 2021, while the new Araknis AN-820 WAP combines Wi-Fi 6 with Snap One’s OvrC […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1163: Liberty Will Debut 10G AV-over-IP at CEDIA Expo 2022


Gary got a scoop from Liberty AV’s own Kevin Peterman, director of product management, who explains that at CEDIA Expo next week, Liberty AV will introduce its SDVoE-based AV-over-IP lineup, dubbed the DigitalinxIP 6000 Series. However, the magic is in the software solution paired with it — watch this videocast and make sure you stop […]

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CEDIA Adds Christine DeJoy as Vice President of Communications


CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, announced Tuesday that it has hired Christine DeJoy as vice president of communications. DeJoy has over 21 years of communications and public affairs experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. A former U.S. network television publicity and marketing specialist, she spent most of the last […]

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Séura To Show Solutions for Entire Home at CEDIA Expo 2022


Séura wants to help integrators do more profitable projects by encouraging them to install its products in every room of a client’s home. Here’s the minimum: Vanity TV Mirrors for the bathrooms Lighted Mirrors for the bathrooms and walk-in closets Indoor Waterproof TVs for the kitchen and shower Entertainment TV Mirrors for the living room, […]

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LG Electronics USA Creates Network of Third-Party Sales Representatives for dvLED ‘Extreme Home Cinema’ Displays


LG Electronics USA has formed a new national network of third-party sales representatives to bring the magic of the direct-view LED “Extreme Home Cinema” displays to resellers and luxury homeowners across the United States. The territories of the 13 rep firms cover the majority of the country. The Extreme Home Cinema displays will also be […]

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Savant Adds Schumacher Electric Vehicle Charger


Savant Systems, Inc. has added a premium EV charger as part of its suite of energy management products. The Savant LVL 2 EV Charger complements the Savant Power System platform that includes intelligent load management and monitoring, scalable battery storage solutions and environmental controls including lighting and climate solutions. When connected to a Savant Power […]

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D-Tools Announces Plans for CEDIA Expo 2022


D-Tools will demonstrate updates to its D-Tools Cloud platform at CEDIA Expo 2022 in booth #22046. D-Tools is extending its web-based software to include a complete service management suite, which enables residential systems integrators to create, sell, and manage service plans. Service plans create recurring revenue opportunities for integrators while at the same time often […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Smart Stage and Innovation Hub Programming


CEDIA Expo announced the programming schedule for the Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub. The Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub will focus on relevant industry-wide topics, emerging technologies and trending market segments for the residential technology industry. The Smart Stage, sponsored by Nice/Nortek Control, will feature panel discussions from technology experts covering a range […]

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Jabra Launches New SaaS Solution, Engage AI


Jabra is launching a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Engage AI, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that provides real-time insights to improve customer calls and support employee wellbeing. Engage AI assesses both the caller and agents’ conversation and levels of engagement. The solution, which works well with most contact center systems, provides an instant measurement of […]

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Here’s Everything Crestron Is Doing at CEDIA Expo 2022


At CEDIA Expo 2022, Crestron Electronics will demo its new Home OS platform, a premier smart home operating system. Since its debut, the Crestron Home OS has expanded with hundreds of updates, interoperability with industry-leading partners and is continuing to provide market-leading solutions that curate unique and bespoke environments to maximize how we live, work, […]

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Origin Acoustics Is Making It Rain in Nevada With Cloud Seeding


Origin Acoustics, the leading manufacturer of architectural audio, announces its co-founder, Jeremy Burkhardt, and Origin Acoustics are pleased to help the community in which they work and live by supporting Save Red Rock’s “Make It Rain” Cloud Seeding Project to preserve, protect and improve the Red Rock area and aquifer supplies. Origin Acoustics is helping […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Design + Connection


CEDIA Expo announced Design + Connection, which unites design, construction and integration professionals. Design + Connection includes visits to select CEDIA Expo booths, networking events and show floor exhibits dedicated to technology and design integration. Design + Connection aims to foster mutually beneficial relationships between design and construction professionals and integrators. On Friday, Sept. 30, […]

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DMF Lighting Launches iX Series Fixtures With Precision Lock Collar


DMF Lighting announced the launch of its new iX Series fixtures. DMF Lighting’s iX Series Small Aperture solution claims to remove the traditional constraints of 2-inch fixtures, allowing integrators to distinguish themselves from contractors by offering higher quality and premium aesthetic. DMF says it has developed a product that offers the performance of larger fixtures […]

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RoseWater Energy to Celebrate 10 Years at CEDIA Expo 2022


RoseWater Energy Group, which provides the Hub solution to clean energy, power conditioning, surge protection, solar battery storage, home battery backup with remote monitoring and redundant industrial-grade systems, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with integrators and press attendees at CEDIA Expo. The reception will be held in RoseWater Energy’s booth 8009 at the Kay Bailey […]

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Origin Acoustics Announces ‘Origin Pro’ Category of ProAV Speakers


Origin Acoustics announced its latest category expansion in a new “Origin Pro” category of ProAV speaker solutions. Origin debuted 3 UL 1480A approved models available with either a 5”, 6”, or 8” IMPP high-performance woofer. The woofer is accompanied by a 1” aluminum tweeter designed specifically for “today’s high-demand commercial applications.” Origin says front-mounted wiring […]

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