Semtech Releases New AVP Chipset — No FPGA Devices Needed

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Semtech Corporation — a supplier of high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms — announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the release of its BlueRiver audio visual processor (AVP) chipset. The BlueRiver AVP chipset provides all the features of Semtech’s existing NT1000 and NT2000 FPGA-based offerings (e.g., matrix-switch like performance over IP, under 0.1-millisecond latency, 4K60 uncompressed […]

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CEDIA Announces New Elected Board of Directors

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CEDIA has announced four new elected directors to serve on the CEDIA Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. Following a 41-day voting period for CEDIA members, Melanie Malcolm was elected to fill the open EMEA position and Jamie Briesemeister, Bill Skaer, and Amanda Wildman were elected to fill the open positions for the rest of the […]

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Klipsch Hires Lance Jones

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Klipsch is strengthening its global commercial and strategic brand alliance team with the addition of Lance Jones, who has joined its management team as chief development officer. Jones has consulted for Klipsch since 2017 and has successfully expanded its commercial projects and brand partners to include Hard Rock International properties, Margaritaville resorts and living communities, […]

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CEDIA Releases 2020 Technology & Business Summit Dates

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CEDIA has today released the 2020 dates for its Technology & Business Summit events. Of the 14 scheduled events, Toronto and Vancouver will each host a date, marking the first time two Tech Summit events will take place in Canada. The Tech Summits are educational. They are locally-oriented, providing sponsor displays and demonstrations from many […]

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Origin Acoustics Hires John Marchionda, Promotes Marc Fisher

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Origin Acoustics announced the expansion of the company’s executive management team with the hiring of John Marchionda as its chief marketing officer (CMO) and the promotion of Marc Fisher as president of sales. In his new position, Marchionda will drive global brand marketing efforts for Origin Acoustics. Marc Fisher’s new role will now embrace all […]

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Meridian Audio Releases DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio launched its latest loudspeaker from its architectural range, the DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker. Claiming a host of exclusive Meridian technologies on-board, the DSP750 resets the standard of architectural loudspeaker performance, featuring: Three new, high-performance drive-units. CLASS-M DSP engine providing thermal and dynamic bass protection for detailed and accurate sound. “Double-baffle” aluminum enclosure […]

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Vivitek Announces New HK2200 Projector

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Vivitek’s new HK2200 projector uses the new 4K-UHD DMD chip set (native 3840×2160 resolution) technology from Texas Instruments that’s designed to deliver Rec.709 color gamut space using DLP technology. Unique to Vivitek is a new ViviPeaking function, which refines surface details to improve detail accuracy for an optimal viewing experience. HDR compatibility also provides clarity […]

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SnapAV Neeo Remote for Control4 Utilizes Buttons, Touch Screen

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SnapAV launched the Neeo Remote for Control4 using the Smart Home OS 3 platform. Neeo includes macros for all streaming services, most-watched TV stations, playlists, room-level or household-level smart home scenes and more. The Neeo Remote is the first Control4 handheld remote to combine hard buttons and a touch screen. The remote is made from […]

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Bird Home Automation Adds IP Intercoms to DoorBird Line

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Bird Home Automation has added IP intercoms with up to 18 call buttons to its DoorBird product line. The new smart video door intercoms significantly expand the company’s product portfolio, which includes models with displays, keypads for multi-tenant buildings and customized solutions with multiple bell buttons and mailboxes. The new IP intercom systems claim to […]

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The CEDIA Designer Releases New Upgrades

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The CEDIA Designer (TCD) has released a host of valuable upgrades. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema/media room in minutes. The CEDIA Designer upgrades include: Ability to generate documentation report in Spanish Ability to specify sound bar products A new Project Progress feature “The new […]

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CEDIA Promotes Samantha Ventura and Ian Bryant

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CEDIA has announced two promotions. The global organization has named Samantha Ventura vice president of education and training and Ian Bryant vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. The positions deal with two of CEDIA’s key areas of strategic focus: education and workforce development. “The decisions to elevate the roles and responsibilities of Samantha […]

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URC Adds Two-Way Total Control of QMotion Qadvanced Shades

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URC today added a two-way module for Total Control of Qadvanced automated roller shading systems from QMotion (a brand of Legrand). The module, available to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, makes it easy for commercial or residential end users using any URC Total Control interface to raise, lower, stop and set the level […]

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TruAudio Custom-Length Sound Bars Ship

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TruAudio custom-length sound bars are now shipping. With a depth of only 2.4″ and available in a two-channel configuration, one option includes four 4.5” polypropylene woofers and two 1” silk dome tweeters, while a second option includes four 4.5” carbon fiber woofers and two 1” titanium tweeters. The TruAudio custom-length sound bars can be ordered […]

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LG Launches UT770H Nanocell Smart TVs for Hospitality

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of […]

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Visionary Solutions and Automation Connection Partner for DTVGameControl

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Visionary Solutions has partnered with Automation Connection to add support for its AV-over-IP encoders and decoders in Automation Connection’s DTVGameControl software for iPad. DTVGameControl is a floor-plan-based iPad application with integrated guide data for controlling DirecTV, cable and Dish Network receivers, as well as video tiling, video walls and audio sources in any hospitality environment. […]

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Women’s Luncheon at CEDIA Is Giant Hit!

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The Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT), an organization promoting the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry, announced a new attendance record for the 11th straight year at its annual CEDIA Expo gathering. More than 350 attendees at the luncheon enjoyed the keynote address by bestselling author Sam Horn who shared insights from her […]

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StarField Ceiling Tiles Ship From Acoustic Geometry

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Acoustic Geometry just started shipping its StarField Ceiling Tiles, an acoustical ceiling panel with a starry sky effect. This innovative sound management product is designed for home theaters, media rooms, studios, retail spaces, restaurants/bars and commercial businesses looking to inspire a “wow” factor. Designed to add the beauty of the night sky to any room […]

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New Rough-In Bracket for Paramount Access Point Debuts from WhyReboot

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WhyReboot just announced the availability of the Paramount universal access point mount rough-in bracket WR-PMT-BKT. The rough-in bracket allows installation during pre-construction, ensuring a perfect installation once the drywall work is completed. The rough-in bracket includes everything necessary for installation and is made of ultra-refined MDF to eliminate as much unnecessary signal attenuation possible. In […]

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D-Tools Says Savant Now Integrated Into D-Tools Cloud System

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D-Tools Cloud is a web-based SaaS application that guides users through managing sales prospects, quoting, system design and procurement. The integration of Savant’s complete product catalog and pricing into D-Tools Cloud allows integrators to deliver quotes and baseline system designs to clients. Alternatively, D-Tools Cloud users can generate proposals and browser-based plan view and line […]

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URC Adds Integration of Pentair Pool and Spa Control

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URC just launched a two-way IP module for Total Control of Pentair’s IntelliTouch Pool and Spa Control System. The module, available today to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, allows homeowners using any URC Total Control interface to control all Pentair Pool and Spa products that work with Pentair’s IntelliTouch system, including pool pumps, […]

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Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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Crestron and CoolAutomation Partner Inside Home OS 3

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Crestron today announced a new partnership with CoolAutomation, a leading developer of HVAC automation solutions to provide native BACnet integration with Crestron Home OS 3. Now integrators have the ability to customize the BACnet modules within the Crestron Home app. This solution is designed for MDU applications where there is a centralized BACnet controlled HVAC […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP

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It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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TechStarter FIVE Winners Announced at CEDIA Expo 2019

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TechStarter, a new CEDIA Expo program that gives first-time exhibitors a chance to pitch business models to residential market leaders, awarded five exhibitors TechStarter awards this past week in Denver at CEDIA Expo 2019. Artio Lifestyle Lighting, Caavo, Hero Labs, Konnected and SandTrap Audio were recognized as the TechStarter FIVE with Hero Labs as the […]

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Stealth and Harman Partner, Deliver Hidden JBL Conceal Series Loudspeakers

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Invisible loudspeaker developer Stealth Acoustics has announced a partnership with HARMAN Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design. The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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