The Impact of AV in Motorsports

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This year, traditional working environments changed overnight as everyone shifted from an office to their homes. However, my household has always been far from a traditional work environment. My husband, Cameron, is a professional race car driver. He’s had a pretty successful career over the last ten years. He’s won the Rolex 24 Hours of […]

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Extron Just Became the First Full-Bandwidth, Uncompressed 8K Switcher Company

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Extron just announced (and says it is ready to ship) the XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards — yes, 8K resolution (up to 7680×4320). The XTP II CP HD 8K I/O Boards accept HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 40.1 gigabits per second, enabling support of uncompressed 8K video with HDR. These HDCP 2.3-compliant […]

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Sanus Now Shipping New In-Wall Cable Management Kit

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Sanus announced that its new In-Wall Cable Management Kit and In-Wall Cable Management Kit for Mounted TV & Soundbar are now shipping. The solutions allow installers to neatly conceal power and AV cables inside the wall for a clean and professional look and include everything needed for a 30-minute installation without requiring hardwiring or an electrician. […]

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Blustream Now Offering HDBaseT, AV-over-IP and HDMI Distribution Products to US Market

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Australia-based Blustream (via a partnership with RTI) just entered the US AV market with a family of HDBaseT, AV-over-IP and HDMI distribution products. The new division of RTI will serve both the residential and commercial segments. For residential, Blustream includes drivers to integrate with the major control brands: Control4, Extron, Crestron, ELAN, Savant, RTI and […]

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The Zigbee Alliance Has a Plan to Bring the Wireless Standard to the Commercial Construction Market

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The Zigbee Alliance today announced an important movement within the Project Connected Home over IP initiative, forming a team dedicated to the development and promotion of the standard for commercial markets. This move is in alignment with the overall vision for the initiative, which is to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free […]

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Atlantic Technology Adds 68x14x15-Inch Center Channel Speaker

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Atlantic Technology has added a new center channel speaker in the form of the 8600eC — measuring 68x14x15 inches — yes, it’s giant-sized. It integrates a D’Appolito/M-T-M array consisting of four 6.5-inch fiberglass woofers with two 5.25-inch fiberglass mid-drivers and a 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter internally isolated within their own airtight sub-enclosure. Like the company’s […]

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JAM Industries Purchases The Music People

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JAM Industries just purchased The Music People (TMP), parent company of the On-Stage and TMP-Pro divisions. Founded in 1979 by Jim Hennessey, TMP will operate as a division of JAM, managed by TMP’s Co-Presidents John and Sharon Hennessey, who now report directly to JAM Industries President & CEO Martin Szpiro. “Since being acquired by DCC […]

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Floor-Standing Speaker Lines From Definitive Technology and Polk Audio Achieve IMAX Enhanced Certification

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Sound United, parent company to Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced several floor-standing and select center channel speakers from the Definitive Technology Demand Series and Polk Audio Legend Series are the first speaker lines in the home theater market to garner IMAX Enhanced Certification. Sound United […]

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Will There Be a Rise of Home Studios?

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As we continue to struggle worldwide with the pandemic, I try to keep my eyes open for what is changing in the industry and how we can react to it. I think both about temporary opportunities that we should be working on to keep our businesses afloat and permanent change(s) that will outlive our experiences […]

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So You Want an E-commerce Portal? Part 1

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It’s probably poor form to lead into an editorial with sarcasm, but if you hadn’t noticed things have changed this year. And they’ve changed a lot. And we’ve all had to adapt, rather quickly, to those changes. Observing my dealers adapt to change, adjusting their operational procedures to accommodate new safety requirements has been inspiring. […]

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Jason McGraw to Run CEDIA and KBIS

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Emerald today announced the appointment of Jason C. McGraw, CTS, CAE as vice president responsible for the oversight of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association) and CEDIA Expo, the leading event serving the residential integrated technology marketplace. Additionally, Emerald announced the newly created position of director, key […]

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TASCAM Releases Professional-Grade 4K Blu-ray/Media/Network Player

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TASCAM’s new BD-MP4K is a professional-grade Blu-ray/media/network player for 4K/UHD resolution. The BD-MP4K is designed for commercial installations and touring applications requiring 4K (3840 x 2160) image quality and up to 7.1 surround sound. Requiring only one height unit in the rack, the BD-MP4K saves space by eliminating the need for discrete audio/video playback devices […]

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Sanus Now Shipping Mounts Designed for Sonos Arc

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SANUS announced that it’s now shipping two new mounts designed specifically for the Sonos Arc. Whether attaching the sound bar to a TV mount or directly to the wall, the flexible solutions allow installers to fine-tune their height and depth to ensure optimal performance for the Arc’s Dolby Atmos speakers. Compatible with most displays from […]

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Binary Releases New MoIP Audio Transmitter and Receiver

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Binary has released its all-new Media-over-IP Audio transmitter and receiver. Designed for residential-based audio distribution, these new components create a multiroom audio experience using the same controller and network as a MoIP A/V system. MoIP is Binary’s media distribution technology that lets integrators build an AV distribution system for its customers using a network. With […]

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An Unfortunate Victim of COVID, Vutec, Shutters

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Over the weekend, rAVe received this statement from Vutec: “In 1977 Vutec started making projector screens.  Over the years we have been innovative, an industry leader and enjoyed working with our customers in the growing AV industry. Times evolve, and together with our competitors, we have seen a change in the projector screen and home […]

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CEDIA Announces Propel Affinity Program to Connect Members to New Brands

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CEDIA announced the launch of CEDIA Propel, an affinity program designed to connect members to new brands. CEDIA’s integrator members will receive preferential pricing and product training across all brands enrolled in Propel. The Propel program will enable current CEDIA manufacturer members to drive adoption, while also attracting new brands to the CI channel. Propel […]

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Epson Intros VS260 3LCD XGA Projector

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Epson introduced the new, entry-level, VS260 3LCD XGA Projector that the company is aiming at an emerging application need for larger videoconferencing spaces either at home or ad-hoc spaces in the office, since it’s portable. From home offices to videoconference rooms in today’s hybrid workspaces, this compact projector uses Epson’s three-chip 3LCD technology for native […]

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Martin Audio Now Shipping ADORN Series Loudspeakers

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Martin Audio is shipping the ADORN series ceiling loudspeakers to Europe and North America (following the first shipments to the APAC territories in September). Along with the ceiling speakers is the availability of the company’s first ever pendant speaker, which comes in black or white as standard. Featuring Martin Audio’s sound characteristics, the ADORN in-ceiling […]

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Cinionic Announces New SP2K Projector for Small Screens

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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, announced SP2K, the Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new lineup includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the Series 4 family. With this announcement, Cinionic makes its award-winning laser solutions accessible for every theater. Designed for smaller […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New Rack Monitor With Four High-Resolution Screens

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Marshall Electronics’ new ML-454 Quad 4.5 inch Rack Monitor features four high-resolution screens in only two rack units, making it ideal for fly packs and broadcast trucks. It supports a range of inputs including HDMI, 3G-SDI and composite. Both SDI and composite inputs have active loop through with independent tallies and controls on each screen. […]

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CEDIA Launches New Virtual Leadership Series Based on Financial Success and Growth

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CEDIA is launching a new virtual Leadership Series, an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” Each day of the series — Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and Jan. 27 — will feature three separate, hour-long segments designed to provide integrators a needed opportunity to take […]

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URC and Lenbrook International Partner for Integration of Total Control and BluOS

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URC and Lenbrook International, developers of the BluOS music management and operating system and parent company of Bluesound and NAD Electronics, announced today what they are calling “a new phase of collaboration in smart home technology.” Starting immediately URC and BluOS have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, […]

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Savant Now Offering Virtual Smart Home Tours Featuring New York City Experience Center

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Savant is re-imagining the showroom experience and now offering virtual smart home tours featuring its New York City Experience Center. Virtual tours have been designed to simulate the experience of visiting the facility firsthand, providing participants from anywhere in the world with a clear demonstration of the latest smart home innovations from Savant. To launch […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Time Tracking Feature for Install Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Time Tracking — a feature in its Install platform designed to simplify project management, accounting, payroll and other processes. Time Tracking will enable technicians to log their on-site labor. Meanwhile, managers can oversee profits and losses on existing projects with timesheet data, and build reports to estimate project labor for future proposals […]

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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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Visionary Intros MV4 Multiviewer Solution

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Visionary just announced the MV4 IP Multiviewer, a multiwindowing solution for monitoring or displaying multiple sources simultaneously. The MV4 IP Multiviewer can mix and match input resolutions, scale any video input up to 4K UHD and route to any input window to combine up to four sources in a single 4K image. Designed for small […]

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