Technical Audio Devices Laboratories Details New TAD-M1000TX 2-Channel Power Amp

Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD Labs) announced the TAD-M1000TX two-channel power amplifier to replace the TAD-M1000. The company says the TAD-M1000TX uses a design shared with the TAD-D1000TX disc player, TAD-DA1000TX D/A converter and TAD-C1000 preamplifier in the Evolution Series. TAD says that sources of positive and negative currents that go through a speaker unit’s […]

Technical Audio Devices Laboratories Details New TAD-M1000TX 2-Channel Power Amp

ViewSonic Debuts Ceiling-Mounted 4K Resolution RGB Laser Projector for Home Theater Applications

ViewSonic launched of the LX700-4K RGB, a ceiling-mounted home theater projector with RGB laser technology that’s spec’d to achieve 100% coverage of the BT.2020 color gamut. This enables the projector to deliver 4K UHD resolution and support for HDR and HLG. The LX700-4K RGB is 5,200 Lumensand uses a native 4K, 0.65-inch Digital Micromirror Device […]

ViewSonic Debuts Ceiling-Mounted 4K Resolution RGB Laser Projector for Home Theater Applications

PowerShades Releases Gen2 RF Gateway

PowerShades announced the availability of its Gen2 RF Gateway. With this new RF Gateway, users of PowerShades RF automated shades (including battery-powered, DC, and AC) can get connectivity between their shades and the PowerShades Dashboard, as well as with a range of other operating systems and devices. PowerShades Gen2 RF Gateway says it delivers significantly […]

PowerShades Releases Gen2 RF Gateway

Airzone Is Now Part of the Samsung SmartThings Ecosystem

Airzone Control is partnering with SmartThings, Samsung’s global connected living platform, to integrate Airzone HVAC control and zoning solutions into the SmartThings ecosystem. The company says this collaboration will make it possible to connect HVAC units from any leading manufacturer to SmartThings, “bringing new levels of simplicity, control and efficiency to smart homes.” Airzone says […]

Airzone Is Now Part of the Samsung SmartThings Ecosystem

Synapse Wireless Releases DIM10-087-06-IP Lighting Controller

Synapse Wireless announced the release of the DIM10-087-06-IP Lighting Controller. Synapse says this compact controller makes it an easy control option for bolt-on field retrofit applications. The DIM10-087-06-IP is designed to deliver performance even in harsh weather conditions, ensuring reliable operation across various settings, according to the company. Its smaller footprint and lower price point […]

Synapse Wireless Releases DIM10-087-06-IP Lighting Controller

Savant Adds KLUŚ to Its Recommended Partner Program

Savant announced the addition of KLUŚ as a Recommended Partner for its line of linear lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor applications; which will now be available through the Savant store. Savant says KLUŚ offers premium linear LED lighting solutions with crafted extrusions and mounting accessories for a vast array of residential and commercial applications, […]

Savant Adds KLUŚ to Its Recommended Partner Program

Snap One Partner, The Premier Group, Helps Indiana Homeowner Maximize Health and Wellness

Achieving better health and wellness is top of mind for many people. For many, however, it’s a goal that’s much easier said than done. It takes time, resources and willpower to commit to a regular self-care routine for better mental and physical well-being. One Indiana couple also factored technology into their health and wellness endeavor, […]

Snap One Partner, The Premier Group, Helps Indiana Homeowner Maximize Health and Wellness

Understanding the Relationship: Customers Versus Clients

I had a meeting with the new general manager of one of my dealers. Rather, I should say he’s new to that company, but I’ve known him for years: an industry veteran with lots of skill and experience. In his new role, he’s been tasked by the owner to grow the business. That means earning […]

Understanding the Relationship: Customers Versus Clients

Seventy-Six Partners Honored With Inaugural Coastal Source Diamond and Platinum Sales Achievement Awards

Coastal Source inaugurated a new annual Diamond and Platinum Sales Achievement Awards Program by honoring 76 partners who achieved minimum sales of $250,000 (Diamond) and $100,000 (Platinum) in sales during the 2023 calendar year. “The 76 partners being honored today are leading the way in the creation of a major new industry revenue stream that will […]

Seventy-Six Partners Honored With Inaugural Coastal Source Diamond and Platinum Sales Achievement Awards

McIntosh Releases ‘SESSIONS Volume 1’ Vinyl Album Featuring The Peter Erskine Quartet

McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., has announced the release of “SESSIONS Volume 1,” a jazz album featuring eight original compositions by The Peter Erskine Quartet. Produced with mastering studio Sterling Sound, McIntosh says the goal  was the best sounding record possible while retaining the artistry and passion from the studio session. Recorded live at Studio A at […]

McIntosh Releases ‘SESSIONS Volume 1’ Vinyl Album Featuring The Peter Erskine Quartet

Audio Advice Acquires The Audio Lab

Audio Advice announced the acquisition of The Audio Lab, which has been serving the coastal Carolinas from its Wilmington store for over 30 years. “We are super excited to welcome The Audio Lab and its terrific team to the Audio Advice family. We believe this combination will allow us to provide the best of both […]

Audio Advice Acquires The Audio Lab

PowerHouse Alliance Expands, Hires Gary Usher

The PowerHouse Alliance announced the opening of new locations for PowerHouse Alliance members KOA, Alarmax, Davis Distribution, 21st Century and Pioneer in 2024. Additionally, the Alliance welcomed Gary Usher as the new vice president of marketing and events, further bolstering its commitment to dealer support and industry leadership. The Alliance says the new locations for […]

PowerHouse Alliance Expands, Hires Gary Usher

Airzone Now Integrates Seamlessly With URC Total Control System

Airzone Control announced a new integration with Universal Remote Control (URC) and its Total Control and TC Flex system. The company says this collaboration enhances the capabilities of both systems, enabling URC dealers and installers to offer “unparalleled” indoor climate management for Inverter HVAC units, including mini-split and VRF systems. Airzone says the new driver […]

Airzone Now Integrates Seamlessly With URC Total Control System

Z-Wave Alliance Releases 2024A Spec and Z-Wave Reference Application Design (ZRAD)

The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, announced the release of the 2024A Z-Wave Specification Package, which includes new User Credential Command Class features, as well as new User Credential Control Specifications. The Alliance has also published a new Z-Wave Reference Application Design (ZRAD), a publicly […]

Z-Wave Alliance Releases 2024A Spec and Z-Wave Reference Application Design (ZRAD)

8K Association to Play Big Role at CEDIA Expo Smart Stage

CEDIA Expo announced an expanded partnership with the 8K Association as a supporting organization during CEDIA Expo 2024. This partnership aims to deliver relevant and insightful information on several 8K technology-related topics, including the significant role that 8K native, computer-generated and upconverted content is destined to play in the future of home entertainment. Dedicated to […]

8K Association to Play Big Role at CEDIA Expo Smart Stage

Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

We’ve been giving away our Best of InfoComm Awards for a long time — since before my time at rAVe. And every year, after InfoComm, the team sits down and discusses the products that stuck out to us. Not ~just~ because they’re cool (but these are all really cool), but because of the potential they […]

Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

myQ Now Works With Crestron Home

Chamberlain Group (CG) says it now works with Crestron to allow homeowners to control CG’s myQ smart access solution from their Crestron Home platform. The company says the official myQ driver for Crestron Home OS provides control of myQ-powered garage door/gate openers, in addition to compatible lighting devices. According to CG, myQ turns any garage […]

myQ Now Works With Crestron Home

Crestron VP of Residential, John Yohanna, Appointed to the ASHB Board of Directors

The Association for Smarter Homes & Buildings (ASHB) Board has announced the appointment of John Yohanna of Crestron Electronics to the ASHB Board of Directors. As vice president of residential and a 15-year veteran at Crestron Electronics, the company says Yohanna is a highly regarded leader in the smart homes and buildings industry. “Joining the […]

Crestron VP of Residential, John Yohanna, Appointed to the ASHB Board of Directors

PowerShades Expands Its Outdoor Lineup of Shading Systems for Home and Commercial Applications

PowerShades announced an updated line of automated window shades and screens for outdoor applications. These PowerShades, designed and built for outdoor applications, are now available with a choice of two side guide options, as well as an array of new fabrics and colors. PowerShades says its new automated outdoor shades and screens extend the length […]

PowerShades Expands Its Outdoor Lineup of Shading Systems for Home and Commercial Applications

What Happens When Your Customers Get Bought?

Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Although lesser known, my grandfather said, “If you live long enough, you get to see it all come around again.” I’ve seen a lot happen over the years. Just to give you some idea of the pace of change over the years: When I […]

What Happens When Your Customers Get Bought?

Resideo Closes on Snap One Acquisition; Now Part of ADI Global

Resideo notified rAVe today that it has completed the acquisition of Snap One to be part of ADI Global Distribution. This acquisition is the largest distributor/distributor buy in the history of AV. And, it’s interesting as Snap One has been, by far, the dominant distributor on the residential AV market and means that Residio firmly […]

Resideo Closes on Snap One Acquisition; Now Part of ADI Global

Draper Earns ISF Certification on Two More TecVision Screens

Two new Draper TecVision viewing surfaces (screens) earned certification for color accuracy from the Imaging Science Institute. TecVision XH1200X Grey and CS1100X ALR are part of a freshening up of the TecVision line of premium projection surfaces being demonstrated at InfoComm 2024. They join every TecVision surface in being ISF certified. As part of the current refresh, […]

Draper Earns ISF Certification on Two More TecVision Screens

AVPro Edge Debuts Three HDMI 2.1b DAs

AVPro Edge introduced the AC-DA- X2 series of HDMI 2.1b distribution amplifiers, including three models with different output configurations. The AVPro Edge AC-DA-12X2 is a one-input to two-output, 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1b distribution amplifier that divides incoming HDMI signals up to 8K/60 fps into two separate output streams. The AC-DA-14X2 is a one-input to four-output […]

AVPro Edge Debuts Three HDMI 2.1b DAs

AudioControl Debuts Three CM Series Amplifiers for Commercial and Residential AV Applications

AudioControl introduced three CM Series amplifiers, which are compatible with both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm loudspeakers (Dual Mode) and offer optional Dante digital audio networking capability. The company says the AudioControl CM Series amplifiers deliver 70-volt compatibility plus features integrators must have to satisfy every application, including audio performance and build quality. AudioControl says the CM […]

AudioControl Debuts Three CM Series Amplifiers for Commercial and Residential AV Applications

RTI Adds Eric Randt as National Sales Director

Control and automation manufacturer RTI announced that Eric Randt has joined the company as national sales director for the United States and Canada. Reporting to CEO Joe Roberts, Randt will oversee RTI initiatives that grow RTI and Blustream sales with commercial and residential integrators across the country. “We are happy to welcome Eric as our National […]

RTI Adds Eric Randt as National Sales Director

CEDIA Details Educational Programming for Smart Home Technology Conference at CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, designers and construction professionals connect, learn and engage, announces the expansion of its educational programming, designed to inspire and equip industry professionals with the tools to accelerate their businesses. Curated by CEDIA the Association for Smart Home Professionals, the CEDIA Smart Home Technology Conference will feature an […]

CEDIA Details Educational Programming for Smart Home Technology Conference at CEDIA Expo

K-array Launched Cloud Management Platform Dubbed K-Cloud

K-array just launched something called K-Cloud. Expanding on the brand’s K-Control platform, K-Cloud allows for remote control, monitoring and management of K-array’s Kommander amplifiers from anywhere in the world. Alongside the control capabilities, K-Cloud users can also use the platform to monitor their systems and will receive alerts in case of system errors. Viewing signal […]

K-array Launched Cloud Management Platform Dubbed K-Cloud

Theory Intros Next Generation of DLC Loudspeaker Controllers

Theory Professional announced new DLC distributed loudspeaker controller platform including three models: DLC-250.4d, DLC-1500.4d and DLC-250.8. Ideal for residential or commercial installations, the new models offer between four and eight channels of intelligent power, full DSP matrix, TCP/IP control through a wired connection, or directly via its on-board Wi-Fi access point. Two of the three […]

Theory Intros Next Generation of DLC Loudspeaker Controllers

HARMAN Luxury Audio Names Jerry Calder as Director of Sales in North America

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group, including JBL, JBL Synthesis, ARCAM, Mark Levinson and Revel, announced the appointment of Jerry Calder as its new director of sales, Luxury Audio, for North America. In his new role, Calder will be responsible for planning, driving and managing all aspects of the company’s sales efforts across the region for its […]

HARMAN Luxury Audio Names Jerry Calder as Director of Sales in North America

June 2024 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

The sun is out, humidity is high and it’s InfoComm season. All that only means one thing … it’s summer time! Between the busy work season, many of us are preparing for concerts, festivals, weddings and more. So let’s talk about the technology that can make all of that happen. Let’s talk about outdoor AV. […]

June 2024 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

Announcing the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Exciting news! The winners of the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced. As always, we’re here to spotlight the brands that made a real impact in the industry this year. We take into account only the votes and nominations from the AV community. Each winning company will receive a unique plaque, which we’ll […]

Announcing the 2024 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Vanco Intros EVEXUSB32 HDBaseT USB 3.2 & USB-C Extender for Up to 100 Meters

Vanco International announced the EVEXUSB32 HDBaseT USB 3.2 Extender, a USB-C host with an extension range of 328 feet (100m). The EVEXUSB32 leverages HDBaseT-USB3 chipsets to extend full USB 3.2 Gen 1×1 over a single Cat6/6A cable. It is backwards-compatible with all prior USB standards, and includes both USB-A and USB-C ports for new and […]

Vanco Intros EVEXUSB32 HDBaseT USB 3.2 & USB-C Extender for Up to 100 Meters