AccuWeather To Launch Video Streaming Product, ‘AccuWeather NOW’


AccuWeather announced it will launch a video streaming product later this summer called AccuWeather NOW. The streaming offering will feature 24 hours of continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather. This will include extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related long-term and short-form documentaries from the U.S. and around the world. This […]

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Samsung Electronics Partners with D’Strict for Digital Waterfall in Times Square


Imagine a moment of complete calmness in the heart of a city famous for its energy, noise and nonstop action. Tourists and New York City residents alike were treated to such a rare refreshment when Samsung Electronics unveiled its Waterfall-NYC (2021) art installation in partnership with d’strict in the center of Times Square July 27. […]

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Snap One to Go Public Today


Snap One Holdings Corp., “Snap One,” a provider of smart living products, services and software to professional integrators, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,850,000 shares of its common stock at $18.00 per share. Shares of Snap One’s common stock are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Return of Design + Connections Tour Series


CEDIA Expo announced the return of the Design + Connections Tour series, which will unite technology integrators with design professionals. The Design + Connection Tours held on Sept. 2 will be led and curated by two technology integrators and will lead two groups of designer and construction professionals to select exhibitor booths. The sponsored tours […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases NC1202L Laser Projector


Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard-sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection. The built-in laser light source provides […]

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Shop Indoor Golf Adds SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen to SIGPRO Products


Shop Indoor Golf is expanding its family of SIGPRO golf simulator products with the new SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen. Available in over 20 sizes, the new three-layer screen allows golfers to upgrade their DIY golf simulators. In testing conducted by the team at MyGolfSpy, the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen outperformed the […]

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Extron Now Shipping New ENERGY-STAR-Qualified Audio Power Amplifier


Extron is shipping its XPA U 3502, a high-performance ENERGY-STAR-qualified audio power amplifier delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms in a 1U, half-rack device. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 offers the ability to install high power […]

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AudioControl Releases Certified Drivers for Crestron Home Integration


AudioControl announced the availability of a certified driver that brings Crestron Home integration to their Director D Series and M Series amplifiers. It will also be available for the Concert and Maestro Series home theater AVRs and preamp/processors. The new AudioControl driver for Crestron Home enables integrators to provide clients control of their entertainment system. […]

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Savant Systems Acquires Racepoint Energy


Savant Systems has acquired Racepoint Energy, an engineering-driven company known for category-defining smart electrical panel, automated power, storage and energy resiliency solutions for consumers, home builders, businesses and utility companies. Renamed Savant Power, the company now joins GE Lighting, a Savant company, as the two newest additions to Savant Systems, Inc.’s portfolio of smart home solutions. By adding […]

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CEDIA to Kick Off 2021 Expo With Education Conference


CEDIA Expo kicks off the CEDIA Education Conference on Aug. 31, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The residential technology event plans to bring over 10,000 people together with over 300 exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector. CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at the […]

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Understanding and Managing Shrinkage


When discussing business matters with my dealer clients, most of the conversations center around finding ways to grow their revenue and increase profit margins. Ideally, we cover both. They’re both worthy objectives, and it’s something clients look to me to help them achieve. But they’re also only part of the puzzle. As important as growing […]

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Savant Partners with USAI Lighting and Eagle Sentry For Smart Living Residential Experience Center


Savant is unveiling a west coast residential experience center in the greater Las Vegas area showcasing an advanced smart living ecosystem featuring modern architecture and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. This smart living showcase, referred to as Vegas Modern 001, was brought to life in partnership with Las Vegas-based design-led firm, Blue Heron, […]

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Blustream Now Shipping AMF41W 4K Wireless Presentation Switch


Blustream has started shipping the AMF41W 4K wireless presentation switch. The AMF41W is a BYOD solution for wireless presentation, including AirPlay and Miracast from computers and mobile devices that includes a Wi-Fi hotspot with configurable screen layouts and support for seven concurrent video signals. The AMF41W is a 4K multiformat presentation switch featuring four HDMI, […]

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AtlasIED’s Digital Audio Solution, ‘Atmosphere’


AtlasIED says it is helping security integrators interested in adding digital audio solutions to their product portfolios. Introduced last year, AtlasIED’s innovative Atmosphere digital audio platform is a complete, turnkey audio system designed and engineered for quick deployment in a wide range of commercial environments, with capabilities particularly beneficial for the distribution of high-performance music, […]

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CEDIA Announces Virtual “First Look” Media Preview Tour, Registration Now Open


CEDIA Expo 2021 announced a VIRTUAL “First Look” Media Preview Tour. The tour will air virtually for all CEDIA Expo media registrants on Wednesday, August 25. It will offer a first look at select CEDIA Expo exhibitor products. Ten products will be featured on the tour. A panel of VIP judges, including rAVe’s own Gary […]

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PPDS Launches ‘Air Quality Sensor’ Monitoring and Notification System


PPDS (aka; Philips) announced the launch of “Air Quality Sensor,” an air quality monitoring solution designed to help schools and businesses (including corporate, retail and hospitality) create healthier and more productive working and learning environments, using Philips professional TVs, interactive displays and digital signage solutions. Part of PPDS’ new “Total Solutions” strategy, the PPDS Air […]

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Wall-Smart Debuts Ruckus R850 Mountable Wi-Fi Access Solution


Wall-Smart debuted a mounting solution that makes Wi-Fi access points disappear. Customized for the Ruckus R850 Wi-Fi 6 access point, the mount takes a device that would ordinarily protrude from the ceiling and recesses it completely within a surface. Integrators can deliver their customers high-performance Wi-Fi 6 connectivity without compromising the aesthetics of the home […]

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Screen Solutions Launches Online Fabric Selection and Personalization Website, ‘Fabric Wizard’


Screen Innovations has launched an online shade selection and specification tool. Guiding integrators, designers, homeowners and end users through the fabric selection process, SI’s new Fabric Wizard provides one place to learn about and determine the best shading fabric for any indoor and outdoor application. More than 850 indoor and outdoor fabrics and insect screens from […]

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Snap One Introduces New Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cable Line


Snap One today announced the introduction of its new line of Binary BX 8K Active HDMI Cables, designed to support 8K UHD at 60Hz 4:2:0 and up to 10K at 30 Hz 4:4:4. They also display 4K at 120Hz and 4K at 60Hz 4:4:4 and handle transmission speeds up to 48Gbps. The new line of Binary BX 8K […]

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Salamander Designs Launches Online Configurator Tool for Custom Furniture Designs


Salamander Designs announced the launch of a new online configurator tool that enables Salamander dealers to work with their customers to design, plan, preview and order custom seating. Salamander says it was one of the very first custom installation companies to envision and deliver an online configurator system in 2000 for its Archetype and Synergy […]

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Navori Labs Releases StiX 3700 Android Digital Signage Media Player


Navori Labs just detailed the new StiX 3700; a second-generation, ultra-compact Android digital signage media player dongle. Following the first-generation StiX 3500, the StiX 3700 offers exceptional performance for its size and features the best components for the rendering of high-resolution content. The StiX 3700 democratizes hardware media players, providing a near-immediate return on investment […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces ‘Launchpad’ for Residential Tech Brands to Share Innovations


CEDIA Expo has announced the newly branded “Launchpad,” – where the newest residential technology brands share their innovations. Formerly, Innovation Alley, The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for fewer than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. In addition, CEDIA Propel brands will also be participating in […]

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MSE Audio Now Shipping Dante-Enabled IPD-TSB2.0 SoundTube


MSE Audio announced the SoundTube IPD-TSB2.0 STNet Dante-Enabled Soundbar is now shipping. The IPD-TSB2.0 Soundbar brings Dante connectivity from end-to-end in conferencing and boardroom video installations. Making the soundbar interoperable with other Dante products gives integrators additional flexibility when designing and installing audio systems. The IPD-TSB2.0 features a built-in amplifier and DSP, and the soundbar […]

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Ahead of Its IPO, SnapAV Becomes Snap One


SnapAV, a source of professional AV, surveillance, control, networking and remote management solutions, announced it has become Snap One. According to CEO John Heyman, the new name reflects the company’s goal to be the best provider of solutions, services and platforms for custom installation integrators whose businesses have grown well beyond AV products. “The name […]

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SnapAV Introduces WattBoxx 800 Series Power Conditioner With New Features


SnapAV introduced the new WattBox 800 Series 1U 8-Outlet IP Power Conditioner with individually controlled and metered outlets, OvrC functionality and an LED front panel. The new 8-outlet 800 Series Power Conditioner has front with indicators that denote internet connectivity, outlet-specific current and proper grounding. Additionally, front-facing buttons allow local reset of individual or multiple […]

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Leon Releases New Outdoor Terra LuminSound TrLs50 Speaker


The Terra LuminSound TrLs50 from Leon is a revamped version of its Ls10 outdoor speaker with a new exterior design and six new finish options. Incorporating audio and lighting in one, IP67-rated enclosure, Leon says the Terra LuminSound provides premium sound in a discreet package that is designed and built to withstand even the harshest […]

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Nortek Control Intros New Proficient Subwoofers


Nortek Control today announced the introduction of multiple new Proficient Subwoofers that leverage the engineering and design of Sunfire subwoofers to deliver a value-driven lineup. In the Proficient Reference Series, the FTEQ-12 Subwoofer is the new flagship model and it features dual active Kevlar High Back-EMF drivers that are mounted in an opposed configuration to […]

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BenQ Introduces New Projectors to BlueCore Laser Golf Simulator for ‘SimTheater’ Experience


BenQ is bringing the golf driving range and home theater with a new family of BlueCore laser golf simulator projectors, inventing a new term in the process. The 4K LK953ST and WUXGA LU935ST projectors are for the new “SimTheater” applications. The anchor of the dual-purpose golf simulation theater experience is the BenQ’s golf simulator laser projectors. BenQ built the 5500-lumen LU935ST specifically for […]

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Ashly Audio Improves AW Series On-Wall Speaker Line


Ashly Audio has improved its AW Series On-Wall speaker line with a Plus model that includes a higher power transformer to make the solution more flexible for integrations in larger spaces. The new model is available for order immediately. All AW speakers are designed to leverage the Ashly Audio ecosystem of solutions and take full […]

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