RoseWater Energy Group Welcomes David Laikind as Vice President of Sales


RoseWater Energy Group, a provider of integrated energy management and storage systems, has announced that David Laikind has joined the team as vice president, sales. “I heard about RoseWater a few years ago while working at C & E Marketing and we added the line to the Southeast US market,” said Laikind. “Once I saw […]

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Crestron Releases DM NAX AoIP Amplifier to Residential Market

Crestron announced the Creston DM NAX distributed Audio-over-IP (AoIP) amplifier is shipping. This all-in-one AoIP solution is aimed at the residential market. The DM NAX allows a homeowner to toggle between TV audio, streaming music, podcasts, alarms, doorbells and even paging and intercom usage to any speaker in the house. Dealers who have worked with […]

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AUDAC Releases ASP20 Series of Specialized Sound Projectors


AUDAC started shipping its ASP20 series of sound projectors (specialized speakers) designed for speech intelligibility and background music in a wide variety of applications. The ASP20 is a 20-watt spherical loudspeaker, fitted with an 8-inch driver and a 70/100V line transformer with different power tappings for 20 watts, 10 watts and 5 watts. According to AUDAC, […]

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Atlantic Technology Expands AZURE Line of In-Ceiling Speakers

Atlantic Technology added a new line of in-ceiling speakers as part of the AZURE line. AZURE includes three 6.5-inch and two 8-inch, two-way loudspeakers that are timbre-matched to Atlantic Technology’s range of in-room and in-wall speakers. With the launch of the five AZURE speakers atop the eight IC Series, the company now offers 13 architectural solutions […]

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Nortek Control Announces Five New SpeakerCraft Subwoofers for Music and Movie Content


Nortek Control announced the next generation of five new SpeakerCraft Subwoofers. The flagship model, the SpeakerCraft XTEQi-12 Subwoofer, features dual 12-inch force-canceling active drivers, each powered by a high-output 1000-watt amplifier. It also features onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and new Sub Station App setup and control. This Subwoofer reproduces low frequencies down to 17Hz, […]

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Planar Launches Planar Studios Initiative for VP and XR Productions

Planar announced the launch of Planar Studios, an initiative designed to revolutionize the virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Planar Studios combines the advanced technologies, industry partnerships and personnel that today’s customers require to create realistic on-screen content in the ever-expanding VP and XR industries. Through the Planar Studios initiative, Planar is empowering […]

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AV Solutions Give Residents More Control in Charlotte Neighborhood


The luxury condominium complex in Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, features a smart design inspired by the elegant pedestrian streets of Europe, sleek high-end interiors and a slew of smart technology powered by Control4. Developer Jim Gross acquired the compact corner plot and turned the site into 24 luxury, full-floor condominiums, Gross bought […]

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Extron to Ship DTP2 T 201 D HDMI Transmitter


Extron is shipping the DTP2 T 201 D, a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CatX cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports video resolutions up to 4K@60 at 4:4:4 color sampling and complies with HDCP 2.3. The one-gang, wall-mountable form factor of the […]

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Biamp Releases ‘Desono EX’ Line of Surface Mount Loudspeakers


Desono EX is Biamp’s newest line of surface mount loudspeakers, designed for a range of distributed applications, including presentation spaces, restaurants, hotels, bars, multipurpose spaces and themed entertainment and sports facilities. Desono EX is for indoor and outdoor use and includes three full-range models and one matching enclosure subwoofer. The 6.5-inch model is available to […]

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MAXHUB Announces New Raptor Series LED Wall Displays


MAXHUB announced the new Raptor Series Integrated LED Wall Displays. Consisting of seven models ranging in size from 120-inches diagonal to 220-inches diagonal, the new Raptor Series integrates studio-quality speakers and a 30-watt internal audio amplifier with dual loudspeakers. The series also adds SPDIF audio output capability, making it an all-in-one LED monitor. The Raptor […]

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Portrait Displays Rereleases Calman 2021 R2 With Feature Updates

Portrait Displays has debuted the second release of Calman 2021 (R2). Calman is designed to make monitor setup easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features. The second release of Calman includes BenQ-supported displays and additional calibration functionalities of Calman Ready ASUS ProArt monitors. HDR calibration using Portrait Displays’ Aurora […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Opens Live Show Registration


The first live trade show for 2021, CEDIA Expo 2021, has opened registration! CEDIA Expo begins Aug. 31, 2021, with pre-show conference sessions and show floor programming running Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. CEDIA Expo is expected to attract over 10,000 home integration professionals and 300 exhibitors, including Crestron, Elan, Harman, […]

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Sony Professional Display Line Expands Digital Signage Usage and Functionality

With the introduction of the BZ35J and BZ30J series of 4K HDR BRAVIA Professional Displays, Sony continues to expand its digital signage and presentation display lineup. Building on the previously announced 32-inch FW-32BZ30J model, the new options range in size from 43 to 75 inches to accommodate corporate and education environments of varying sizes. Sony […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!


ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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SnapAV Invests $2.3 Million in Charlotte Quality and Innovation Lab

SnapAV announced a $2.3 million investment in its Charlotte, North Carolina-based Quality & Innovation Lab that significantly expands the company’s product development and testing capabilities with new equipment, more space and a larger workforce. The new equipment will allow for faster, more precise testing for wireless communications and power protection products. Several entirely new lab […]

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Wall-Smart Joins Home Technology Association as Supporting Brand Member

Wall-Smart has joined the Home Technology Association (HTA) as a Supporting Brand member. This collaboration encourages high standards for technology integrators and strives to connect homeowners, architects, builders and interior designers with reputable and qualified professionals in the home technology industry. As a Supporting Brand member, Wall-Smart says it strengthens its commitment to delivering exceptional, […]

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iRoom Announces Drivers for Creston and Elan Systems


iRoom announced drivers for Crestron and Elan that allow integrators to use both Crestron and Elan systems with a wired control keypad next to the iPad. The iPad does not have to be present in the docking station to perform control. The iRoom iO in-wall, on-wall and tabletop iPad Docking Stations are an addition to […]

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Just Add Power Solutions Now Supported by Enado’s Controller Software

Just Add Power announced its video-over-IP distribution solutions are now supported by Enado‘s V5 controller software. Designed for the commercial, enterprise and BYOD applications, this integration provides users with contactless control over a Just Add Power system on their personal devices by scanning a QR code. It also offers online programming capabilities to integrators. Enado […]

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I Miss ‘POT’ Calls

Remember way back when, when phone calls didn’t include video? I miss these days. Unbeknownst to my clients — sans the occasional siren or Harley Davidson motorcyclist, there were many, many times where I would jump on a call with them and walk, and walk and walk while strategizing. I loved it. Not only was […]

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CEDIA Expo Returns in September with WFH (Work From Home) Focus


CEDIA Expo returns this September to Indianapolis. The residential technology event will bring over 10,000 home technology design and construction attendees together with 300+ exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector. “We’re all eager to connect again on a human level and get back to face-to-face events as we […]

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Panasonic Debuts New 4K Solution Lineup of Projectors, Lenses and Displays


Panasonic debuted a new lineup of 4K solutions including new 4K 1-Chip DLP projectors and interactive displays. The Panasonic PT-RDQ10 Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. There are three models that range from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens as well as an optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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Nortek Control Adds Leon Sievers as Product Manager, AV Distribution


Nortek Control announced Wednesday that Leon Sievers has joined the company as the new product manager of AV distribution. His responsibilities are focused on driving innovation and product management for the ELAN, Gefen and Xantech brands and reporting to Jeff Shaw, senior director of product management for Nortek Control. Well-known and widely respected throughout the […]

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SnapAV’s Control4 Software Offers Updated Support for OvrC Pro


SnapAV’s new Control4 OS 3.2.2 software update adds full support for OvrC Pro remote equipment management to all EA and CA series Control4 controllers. The update offers partners the ability to remotely manage and service clients’ Control4-connected device for service contracts, troubleshooting, reduced truck rolls and greater system insight. The OS 3.2.2 update also makes […]

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Legrand Solutions Provides Customized Smart Home for Injured Veteran

Legrand announced that donated solutions from its Vantage, QMotion and Luxul brands were utilized in a customized smart home for Marine Sgt. Jonathan Blank, who was severely injured in Afghanistan. Provided by the Wounded Warrior Project and Gary Sinise Foundation as part of the Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program, the home and its technologies are designed to make Sgt. […]

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Resideo Acquires Shoreview Distribution


Resideo Technologies today announced it has acquired privately held Shoreview Distribution (“Shoreview”), based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Shoreview was founded in 1989 and is a distributor of professional audio, video, lighting, display and broadcast equipment. With warehouse locations on the east and west coasts, Shoreview serves customers across the United States and will be part of […]

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Shop Indoor Golf Introduces SIGPRO Golf Simulator Flooring


Shop Indoor Golf introduced its SIGPRO golf simulator flooring. The SIGPRO kit combines an embedded hitting strip for full swing shots surrounded by a putting green with four cups for dialing in short-game shots. Shop Indoor Golf says it conserves space by reducing the footprint of the embedded hitting strip and maximizing the putting and […]

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CEDIA Partners With the Powerhouse Alliance for Training Program Expansion


The PowerHouse Alliance and CEDIA have partnered to expand the availability of CEDIA’s in-person training programs. As one of the first CEDIA Education Partners in the industry, the PowerHouse Alliance 11 distributor members are committed to hosting in-person CEDIA Training courses at over 55 locations across the U.S. beginning in Q4 of 2021. “Dealers want […]

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Kanto Introduces YU Passive Speakers for Home Theater Setup


Kanto introduced the YU Passive 5.25” and YU Passive 4” speakers. The YU Passive 5.25″ (MAP: $199 per pair) features a 5.25-inch Kevlar woofer and 1-inch silk dome tweeter, and the YU Passive 4” (MAP: $159 per pair) has a 4-inch woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter. Both models are ideal for use as desktop speakers […]

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