Access Networks Introduces Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

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Access Networks continues to evolve its offerings — the newest addition to its extensive lineup of networking products is a Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access point. The A750 access point bridges the performance gap from “gigabit” Wi-Fi to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi to support the demand for better and faster Wi-Fi. The A750 can manage up to […]

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Legrand | AV Introduces New Media Enclosures for Low-Voltage Systems

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Legrand | AV has introduced new On-Q enhanced plastic structured wiring media enclosures for wired and wireless low-voltage systems Wednesday. Now made in the U.S., the plastic enclosures feature a new reversible hinged door with toolless installation, a free integrated trim ring, added structural rigidity and other features designed to help residential installers save time. […]

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SnapAV Introduces Pakedge WA-4200 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point

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SnapAV introduced the Pakedge WA-4200 4×4 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point Thursday. The new WA-4200 is designed for large, high-density residential and commercial projects, and it uses 802.11ac Wave 2 and beamforming technology for 4K and high-definition streaming applications and multiple devices simultaneously. The WA-4200 features a 4×4 MU-MIMO antenna design to deliver a maximum […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

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Whether you’re working on improving yourself personally or professionally, it’s essential to have the ability to be introspective and analytical, in order to identify what you need to work on. That’s also true when you’re coaching others. In that, self-improvement has a lot in common with troubleshooting systems and equipment at work: Diagnose, Analyze, Repair, […]

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Optoma Intros UHD50X DLP HDR10 Home Theater and Gaming Projector

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Optoma yesterday unveiled the UHD50X, a 240Hz 4K (3840×2160) home theater projector using 1-chip DLP technology. Specifed at 3,400 lumens of brightness and a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, along with HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) compatibility, the Optoma UHD50X also includes an enhanced gaming mode, as well as a latency of only 16ms in 1080p at […]

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Control4 Expands Wireless Lighting Line With New Dimmers and Switches

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Control4 has announced the addition of Essential Lighting, an expansion to the Control4 Wireless Lighting line, to dealers in North America. The new Essential Lighting models include just the essential smart home features, making them an option for even the smallest Control4 project. For customers who typically only budget for smart lighting in primary rooms, […]

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Registration Open for CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration is now open for this year’s CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference. The gathering will take place July 21-22 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event will provide CEDIA members with opportunities to network, sharpen their leadership skills, and celebrate the very best home technology integration projects. Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton […]

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Optoma Releases New Projectors for Gaming and Entertainment

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Optoma today unveiled three new projectors designed for gaming and home entertainment. The GT1090HDR and HZ39HDR, Optoma’s first laser gaming and entertainment projectors, are native 1080p. With 4,200 lumens brightness, 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 0.50:1 short-throw ratio, the compact Optoma GT1090HDR is designed for space-constrained environments. Input options include HDMI 2.0 and VGA. The Optoma […]

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MSE Audio Announces New 70-Volt-Based SuperT Subwoofer

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MSE Audio has announced the 70-volt-based RS1201i-SuperT subwoofer from SoundTube. SoundTube’s RS1201i SuperT, available in black and white, is designed for use in an open ceiling or can be surface-mounted into the ceiling to produce low frequencies to the surrounding listening area. The RS1201i SuperT uses a 70/100v technology that the company claims is devoid […]

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Martin Audio Adds New In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers to ADORN Series

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Martin Audio has added five new products targeting the commercial installation market with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the ADORN series. The ADORN commercial series of on-wall loudspeakers was first introduced in 2019. This has now been expanded by three in-ceiling loudspeakers and the company’s first-ever pendant speaker, available in white or black as standard. […]

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Access Networks Intros Access-Branded Stackable Switches, Replacing Ruckus ICX Switch Series

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Access Networks has released its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. The new ANX 7150 line has […]

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CasaTunes Ships CasaTunes 12X8 matrix

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CasaTunes just started shipping the CasaTunes 12X8 matrix for high-end home audio distribution. The CasaTunes 12X8 combines an audio matrix switch with six stereo 110W power amplifiers and two dedicated pre-amplified outputs. The number of rooms configured can easily be expanded by adding up to seven additional CasaTunes 12X8 matrix amplifiers, for a total of […]

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Origin Acoustics Releases New Performance Subwoofers

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Origin Acoustics announced its new Performance Subwoofers with the release of three new models of floor-standing powered subwoofers. The new collection features coated paper woofers, high-powered digital amplifiers and a lightly textured and brushed finish. These new subwoofers deliver more volume, lower frequencies — and it all fits in a small-sized cabinet. This collection benefits […]

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URC Announces New Feature for Total Control Smart Automation and Control System

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URC announced a new feature for URC’s Total Control smart automation and control system called Custom Device Layouts, which allows authorized dealers to customize the user interface for each device. Using URC’s Accelerator 2.0 programming software, dealers will be able to customize the landing page for each device with a modular button layout, combine features […]

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Universal Remote Control Launches Two-Way IP Module for Total Control 2.0 System with August Smart Locks

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Universal Remote Control launched a two-way IP module Tuesday for the integration of its Total Control 2.0 system with August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro door locks. The module, available end of February to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, allows end users using any URC Total Control touch screen or the Total […]

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Residio, Owners of ADI and Honeywell Home, Just Entered the Commercial AV Market By Buying Herman ProAV

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Resideo Technologies (the $4.8 billion owners of ADI and Honeywell Home) announced Tuesday it has acquired privately-held Herman ProAV, based in Miramar, Florida. Herman ProAV is a distributor of ProAV gear but also offers procurement services and labor resources to AV systems integrators in the commercial AV industry. Herman ProAV serves customers across the United States and will be part […]

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SnapAV to Release the Signature by Episode Custom Install Speaker Line

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SnapAV just announced the Signature by Episode custom install speaker line. Signature by Episode offers 32 models across three series, one and two-step installation options, with seven optional cradle accessories that can be paired with pre-construction brackets, back boxes, and a plethora of grille options. The Signature by Episode 3 Series models feature polypropylene woofers […]

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Just Add Power Announces Release of 3G 708POE Transmitter

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Just Add Power has announced the release of its 3G 708POE transmitter. Like its predecessor, the 708POE distributes video resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD with low latency over a single Cat5e cable. The unit supports HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HDR, HDR10 and all lossless audio formats, including Dolby Atmos. Video wall functionality is built-in […]

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Crestron Updates the Crestron Home Platform

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Crestron announced updates to its Crestron Home platform this week. Part of the announcement includes the new MC4-R 4-Series control system, designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized homes and MDU installations. Designed for flexibility, the MC4-R is powered via PoE, has a full complement of built-in control ports, and includes an infiNET […]

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RBH Debuts SBTRS Limited Edition Speaker System

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RBH Sound debuted its SVTRS Limited Edition speaker system. The flagship SVTRS modular tower speaker includes three modules per channel, one SV-831R in-between two SV-1212NR subwoofers, one below and one above. Each module has the same teardrop profile and, fully assembled, reach a towering 78-inches in height. The SV-831R has three 8-inch proprietary aluminum cone woofers and an […]

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ZeeVee Shows Set Top Box Decoder With PoE and 4K Scaling

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ZeeVee is at ISE 2020 (booth 10-N197) showing what they claim to be the industry’s first set top box decoder, with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 4K video scaler — in one. The new STBi3 set top box is designed for bulk video distribution or IPTV type applications and simplifies AV over IP streaming. It […]

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CEDIA Accepting Entries for 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards and Product Hall of Fame programs. The honors, open to CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers, include hardware and software categories. The Best New Products Awards recognize hardware and software technology that offer exceptional innovation and installation value for the industry, enhancing the lifestyle of […]

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SurgeX Intros Squid Power Management Device

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SurgeX has introduced the new Squid power management device at ISE (SurgeX booth 1-F60). Squid includes networked control and analytics of AC and DC, front-end protection with SurgeX’s patented Multi-Stage surge suppression technology as well as monitoring and management capabilities. Squid includes two 5-volt USB ports for charging and network troubleshooting, eight outputs, four of […]

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The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single […]

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Crestron Adds New Features to DM DVX Platform

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Crestron has added features to its DM NVX 1Gbps AV-over-IP platform at ISE 2020, including support for the AES67 and a new switching system that Crestron says is glitchless. The new functionality will be available for existing DM NVX products via a free firmware upgrade. With support for AES67, DM NVX endpoints can send breakaway […]

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Dealing With Uncertainty in Estimation

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When planning and estimating, you have to deal with the unknown — this includes both the known-unknowns and the unknown-unknowns, so to speak. Everyone likes clear, concise answers, and at least initially, it’s not always possible for project managers to give them. During the development of the initial scope of a project, it’s difficult, maybe […]

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URC Shows Two-Way IP Module for Integration With Home Connect-Enabled Appliances at ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, URC is showing a two-way IP module for seamless integration with Home Connect-enabled appliances with its Total Control 2.0 system. It’s designed to give homeowners automated routines; for example, their coffee, brewed by Home Connect-enabled appliances, can be ready upon a wake-up alarm going off thanks to seamless integration of URC’s smart […]

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Alcons Audio’s CRMS-SRHV Passive Loudspeaker to Officially Launch at ISE 2020

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The CRMS-SRHV from Alcons Audio is a two-way, passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRMS-SRHV combines a benchmark-setting clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering a very realistic sound reproduction. Due to the “compressionless” principle […]

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Macnica Announces New Interoperable Approach at ISE 2020

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Macnica has announced a new innovation for ISE 2020 that brings its interoperable, open-standards approach to a broader customer base. To be introduced at ISE 2020, the new ME10 SoC is a 4K AV over 1Gb System on Chip provides a complete, interoperable AV-over-IP solution for high-volume product developers, or those requiring a more compact […]

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