Savant Systems Completes Acquisition of GE Lighting

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It’s official; Savant Systems announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GE Lighting from GE, creating GE Lighting, a Savant company. Financial details were not disclosed. Bill Lacey, president and CEO of GE Lighting, a Savant company, said, “For more than a century we’ve been bringing the future to light as part of […]

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Dnp Denmark Introduces the Supernova One 2.0 ALR Screen

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In my opinion, dnp Denmark basically invented the Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen category when the company launched the original Supernova One in 2005. Now, it has released a new version: the Supernova One 2.0. This new version comes with a 20-millimeter or 30-millimeter frame that is up to 66% narrower than the original screen. […]

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Screen Innovations Adds Motorized Shades to Product Line for Commercial AV Integrators

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Screen Innovations (SI) just added to the motorized shade market by offering its extensive product line to commercial AV integrators. The move represents a growing demand for motorized shades for both residential and commercial applications and SI’s commitment to providing integrators with the products, technologies, and tools they need to add a new category to […]

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Screen Innovations Develops New Attachment System for Zero Edge Pro Frame

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Screen Innovations (SI) has developed a new attachment system to ensure predictable results when affixing Black Diamond and Short Throw (BD&ST) optics to SI’s Zero Edge Pro frame. The new BD&ST Zero Edge Pro snap attachment system replicates the installation method used on SI’s popular Zero Edge Slate screens, offering a simpler way to attach […]

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Extron Debuts New Series of Hybrid Optical-Copper Cables

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Extron just debuted the DP Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for the ultra high-speed transmission of DisplayPort 1.4 signals. They support data rates up to 32.4 Gbps, video resolutions up to 8K@30Hz (4:4:4), HDR, EDID, HDCP, and CEC as well as 32 channels of audio. These active cables draw ultra-low power from […]

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Here’s an Updated List of Key Digital’s Compass-Alliance-Partners-Approved Drivers, Modules, GUI Templates

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Key Digital just released its updated list of Compass Alliance Partners pre-configured drivers, modules and GUI templates. Compass Control Pro is Key Digital’s integrated control system that uses iOS devices to replace traditional control interfaces. Featuring a newly updated GUI, Compass Control Pro delivers an even more modern and user-friendly interface, and with the option […]

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Nortek Security Announces New ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System

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The new ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System that uses Dante audio technology was announced by Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC). The new ELAN IP-enabled Audio Distribution System leverages Dante for distributing audio long distances over an existing network, thereby simplifying whole-house audio and reducing cabling and labor costs. The comprehensive new ELAN audio distribution […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Releases 700 Series Floor-Standing and Stand-Mount Speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins has launched the 700 Series range of speakers. These include the stand-mount 705 Signature and floor-standing 702 Signature; both new Signature models include a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top assembly, Continuum cone drivers and Aerofoil profile bass drivers. Both models claim to feature specially treated and upgraded bypass capacitors sourced from Mundorf, larger heatsink, […]

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LG Now Offering Hotels a Free “Clean Remote” With Every LG Hotel TV

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Addressing American travelers’ health concerns and confidence, LG Business Solutions USA is offering hotel operators a free “Clean Remote” with every new LG hotel TV. The particular remote control is designed to be safer thanks to a non-porous, sealed membrane surface that can reduce bacteria and germs by as much as 99 percent compared to […]

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Key Digital Adds Line of Active Optical HDMI Fiber Cables

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Key Digital recently added a line of plenum active optical HDMI fiber cables aimed at residential upgrades. The company’s first-ever plenum-rated HDMI cables available in lengths from 10 m (33 feet) to 100 m (328 feet) include: KD-AOCH33P KD-AOCH49P KD-AOCH66P KD-AOCH98P KD-AOCH131P KD-AOCH164P KD-AOCH328P (The number corresponds to the length.) This cable series supports 4K […]

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Imagine If LG’s Transparent OLED Was Touch-Enabled; Well, Now It Is!

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LG Business Solutions has introduced a touch version of its transparent OLED displays Wednesday. The new 55-inch LG Transparent OLED Touch Display (model 55EW5TF) uses projected capacitive (P-Cap) film technology for a responsive touch experience while still allowing significantly greater transparency than conventional transparent LCD displays, according to LG. By the nature of OLED’s self-lighting […]

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How to Navigate Your Way Through InfoComm 2020 Connected — Which Starts Today

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The schedule for InfoComm 2020 Connected, which starts today, is exciting and full. InfoComm 2020 Connected is this year’s virtual version of InfoComm — with products, education and networking, organizer AVIXA says; it’s being held the same week that InfoComm would have been held (June 16-18) in person this year. Here’s the breakdown of InfoComm […]

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Legrand AV Announces Availability of Its New Rail Player

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Legrand | AV announced Tuesday that the Nuvo P600 DIN Rail Player is now available in the United States. Designed for installation in projects incorporating the international DIN rail mounting standard, Legrand says the P600 provides any room with instant access to endless music options from networked collections. It also gives access to a variety […]

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AUDAC to Intro Two Pendant-style Loundspeakers at InfoComm 2020 Connected

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AUDAC is announcing two pendant-style loudspeakers during InfoComm 2020 Connected. The ALTI series are two-way pendant loudspeakers, designed for background and foreground music applications with open architectures and high ceilings. Typical applications are large-scale retail environments, warehouses and other open spaces. Engineered for a wide range of installations, these new pendant models deliver audio and […]

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CEDIA Technology and Business Summit Schedule — Now Revised

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CEDIA announced a revised schedule for the CEDIA Technology & Business Summits. Eight in-person Tech Summits and one new virtual conference have been added to the schedule for the fall. The CEDIA Tech Summits are regional educational events that provide sponsor tables from many of the industry’s AV, control, lighting, security and technology manufacturers/service providers. […]

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Denon Could Become the Ultimate High-end Audio Company if Parent Buys B&W

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Bowers & Wilkins, THE high-end in performance audio, has begun early-stage talks with Sound United LLC — parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Classé and Boston Acoustics — to explore opportunities for the two businesses to combine. “Discussions between Bowers & Wilkins and Sound United are at an early stage with […]

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CEDIA Makes Changes to its CEDIA Certification Program

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CEDIA has announced new advancements in its CEDIA Certification program. These include: Launching the new CEDIA Certified Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) and CEDIA Certified Integrated System Technician (IST) Certifications. Beta testing of the new certification exams will open in the coming months. Comprehensive learning pathways developed to prepare individuals for certification and success on […]

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MSE Audio Announces New Angled Ceiling Loudspeaker

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MSE Audio has announced a new dARTS loudspeaker — the CI140D angled ceiling speaker. The dARTS (digital audio reference theater system) digital theater creates a theater experience in virtually any room, according to MSE Audio. The dARTS CI140D angled ceiling speaker now allows the integrator to install the ceiling-mounted front-channel speakers while still providing the […]

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Atmos Home Is Now Shipping the AtmosRemote

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Atmos Home today announced the company is finally shipping the AtmosRemote, first-debuted in 2019. The AtmosRemote is a single handheld device providing access to every media device and dozens of smart home gadgets. Through a touch panel, homeowners can control every wireless and IoT device in their home either via touch screen, local voice commands, […]

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CEDIA Has a New Training Collaboration With the Imaging Science Foundation

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CEDIA announced a new training collaboration with the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Tuesday. This development aligns with CEDIA’s mission to bolster industry education and standards and provides integrators with unparalleled access to ISF’s renowned video calibration curriculum and certification. CEDIA has worked with ISF Founder and CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joel Silver to create […]

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Powersoft Amplifiers Can Now Be Specified Within D-Tools Software

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Powersoft has announced that its full line of amplifiers will be available for specification within the D-Tools software for systems integrators. Powersoft dealers will be eligible for a free 45-day trial of D-Tools Cloud. D-Tools’ on-premises software — System Integrator (SI) — and cloud-based platform — D-Tools Cloud — streamline project workflows for system integrators. […]

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Parasound Introduces New Amplifier Aimed at Commercial and Residential Installers

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Parasound has introduced a 12-channel, 2-ohm power amplifier aimed at commercial and residential audio systems installers with power options for stereo audio in six rooms (zones) and 24 individual speakers. The Parasound ZoneMaster ZM 12 drives two channels at 120 watts each, 8 ohms, with the remaining 10 channels at 60 watts each. With 4-ohm […]

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Nominations Now Open for Ninth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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We weren’t sure whether to continue with the Readers’ Choice Awards this year. To be honest, with COVID-19 affecting so many different aspects of our work and our lives, it didn’t seem like the right time. That’s when it hit us. We began giving out these awards as a way to let our audience tell […]

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Haven’t Registered for InfoComm Connected 2020 Yet? Here’s the Info

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AVIXA has announced registration is open for its virtual show InfoComm 2020 Connected, taking place June 16-18. The show will gather thought leaders from multiple ProAV disciplines — and it will host conversations on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Here are a few sneak peeks of what the sessions will include: Kay Sargent, […]

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Crestron Brings Zoom Rooms to the Home with HomeTime

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Crestron is announcing Crestron HomeTime in collaboration with Logitech and Zoom to deliver a videoconferencing, home control and unified communications experience engineered for socializing, remote learning and working from home. Crestron HomeTime is a unification of the Logitech MeetUp conference camera with the Crestron UC Engine that integrates with Crestron control to deliver the optimal […]

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CEDIA EXPO Officially Canceled for 2020, Virtual Experience Planned

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The producers of CEDIA EXPO, Emerald Expositions, have just sent out an announcement that the 2020 show, scheduled for September 8-12 in Denver, Colorado, will be canceled for this year. This is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the fact that the Colorado Convention Center, the location of CEDIA EXPO 2020, has been […]

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Key Digital Intros Old-Fashioned USB 2.0 Extender

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Just as USB 3 becomes the standard for new USB devices, Key Digital introduced the new KD-X USB2 USB 2.0 transmitter and receiver extender kit. It’s designed for USB 1.1 – 2.0 devices. This new extender is slated for release in the second quarter of 2020 (so basically, now). Installation of the KD-XUSB2 allows USB […]

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The OMG Story of the Week: Savant Buys GE Lighting (Yes, That GE — General Electric)

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OK, now Crestron and Control4 have to take Savant seriously, as they just signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a division of GE (NYSE: GE). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Savant Founder and CEO Robert Madonna said, “Savant’s mission from the start has been to create the number one smart […]

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Samsung Introduces Terrace, Its First Outdoor 4K QLED TV and Accompanying Sound Bar

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Samsung Electronics announced the release Thursday of The Terrace — the company’s first outdoor 4K QLED TV (and accompanying sound bar). The Terrace is a Samsung Smart TV — and is released as a consumer model in the U.S. and Canada. (Samsung says rollouts in Germany, Australia and New Zealand are in the works for […]

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