Technical Audio Devices Laboratories Announces TAD-C1000 Preamplifier

Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD Labs) announced the TAD-C1000 preamplifier, the newest addition to its Evolution Series of hi-fi audio components. Sharing design language with existing Evolution Series components, including the TAD-D1000TX disc player, TAD-DA1000TX DAC and TAD-M1000 power amplifier, the TAD-C1000 amplifies signals from any source component without compromising signal quality through processing, transmission […]

Technical Audio Devices Laboratories Announces TAD-C1000 Preamplifier

MORE Things I Never Expected

My grandfather was fond of saying “If you live long enough, you get to see it all come around again.” It wasn’t until much later in life that I came to realize how true that is. Off-topic, his retirement hobby was going to the hardware store and telling anyone who would listen how much that […]

MORE Things I Never Expected

C2G Debuts New C2G50348 AV Controller

C2G announced its new AV Controller (C2G50348), a full-featured in-wall solution designed to streamline audio and video equipment control in classrooms and conference rooms. The C2G AV Controller claims to eliminate the need for multiple remotes while simplifying installation and programming for integrators. C2G says the design of its AV Controller prioritizes both ease of operation and […]

C2G Debuts New C2G50348 AV Controller

Post Malone Inaugurates New TSX Stage in Times Square

Post Malone became the first entertainer to perform at TSX Broadway’s venue during a surprise pop-up concert in the heart of Times Square. On an otherwise ordinary mid-July afternoon, thousands of spectators converged in the Crossroads of the World to watch the musical artist hype his upcoming album Austin from a stage 30 feet above […]

Post Malone Inaugurates New TSX Stage in Times Square

CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards Projects

CEDIA announced the finalists Tuesday for the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards projects. Judged by a panel of global industry experts, the CEDIA Awards program represents the “finest residential projects of the year.” CEDIA says it received significant interest in the 2023 program with submissions reaching their highest since 2018. “The CEDIA Smart Home Awards […]

CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards Projects

AVPro Global Acquires AudioControl’s Home Audio Division

AVPro Global, parent company of AVPro Edge, Murideo, and Bullet Train audio/video distribution products, announced the acquisition of the Home Audio division of AudioControl from AAMP Holdings, Inc. Through the deal, AVPro Global will assume ownership of the AudioControl Home business. AAMP will retain its AudioControl Vehicle Technology business with no change to its operations. […]

AVPro Global Acquires AudioControl’s Home Audio Division

Seymour-Screen Excellence, StormAudio, Grimani Systems, RowOne Partner for Networked Audio-over-IP Demo at CEDIA Expo 2023

Seymour-Screen Excellence, StormAudio, Grimani Systems and RowOne will unite to offer an 11.6.6 fully digital, networked AES67 Audio-over-IP demonstration in Sound Room 10 during CEDIA Expo 2023. This presentation is a CEDIA Expo-first, harnessing the cutting-edge capabilities of networked Audio-over-IP technology while bringing together the “collective expertise and best practices from top industry brands.” It promises […]

Seymour-Screen Excellence, StormAudio, Grimani Systems, RowOne Partner for Networked Audio-over-IP Demo at CEDIA Expo 2023

Nice Announces New Board Among Other Leadership and Structural Changes

Nice announced changes including establishing a new board to provide what its own press release described as, “strategic oversight of regional operations, a move indicating a sustained commitment to increasing shareholder value, improving corporate governance, and driving strategic growth. The Board will lead four specialized committees, each focused on accelerating growth in the areas of […]

Nice Announces New Board Among Other Leadership and Structural Changes

Amerlux Adds New Hornet HP Select Downlight

Amerlux announced the latest addition to its Hornet downlight series — a fixture that caters to retail and commercial applications without compromising on budget or design, according to the company. The new Hornet HP Select downlight offers an output of over 2,000 lumens in a 75-degree distribution. The series also offers a Solite lensing feature […]

Amerlux Adds New Hornet HP Select Downlight

rAVe August 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED!

This survey is now closed. Keep an eye out for next month’s temp check survey! We’ve heard the term “resimercial” more and more over the past several years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when home offices became more relevant than ever. Simply put, the resimercial market is characterized by a blend of […]

rAVe August 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED!

Bogen Communications Adds Two New Products for Nyquist Family

Bogen Communications announced two new products for the Nyquist family, including the NQ-GA400P Audio-over-IP (AoIP) Gateway and NQ-GA40P3 Plenum-rated PoE++ Integrated Amplifier Module. Bogen Communications’ latest products expand the functionality of the Nyquist E7000 and Nyquist C4000, an IP-based paging, audio distribution and sound masking solution for education and commercial applications. The NQ-GA400P AoIP Gateway […]

Bogen Communications Adds Two New Products for Nyquist Family

Snap One Now Shipping New Control4 Handheld Remote

Snap One announced it is shipping its newest Control4 handheld remote, the Halo Touch, to customers around the world. The new remote allows users to manage their Control4 system through a customizable 3.2-inch color touch screen with a new graphical interface, backlit buttons, push-to-talk voice control and dual-band Wi-Fi support. The Halo Touch also includes […]

Snap One Now Shipping New Control4 Handheld Remote

Measure Twice and Then Some

American mathematician Alfred Korzybski coined the phrase, “The map is not the territory.” He was talking about psychology and the human mind, but his analogy is just as apt for our businesses. Just when I feel like I’ve seen everything, something happens that proves me wrong. No indeed, it’s still possible for me to be […]

Measure Twice and Then Some

Denon Launches 8K AVRs For Small, Mid-Sized Home Cinema Applications

Denon just launched two 8K audio/video receivers (AVRs) “ideal for small to mid-sized home cinema applications” — the 7.2-channel AVR-S770H and the 5.2-channel AVR-S670H. The Denon AVR-S770H 7.2-channel 8K AV receiver combines 3D surround sound featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with the picture quality of 8K video processing. The Denon AVR-S670H is a 5.2 AVR […]

Denon Launches 8K AVRs For Small, Mid-Sized Home Cinema Applications

Need Tempest Enclosures for Epson Projectors? Done!

Tempest, the manufacturer of outdoor enclosures for digital projectors, has developed a new line of enclosures designed for the Epson EB-PU Series large venue projectors. The Tempest BreezePU enclosures are designed for straightforward outdoor landscape applications. In recent years, the projection industry has experienced a growth in demand for experiential applications, including outdoor projects that […]

Need Tempest Enclosures for Epson Projectors? Done!

Vanco International Adds New Wall Mounts — Now Supports Single Displays, Video Walls

Vanco International announced Wednesday that it has added support for single displays and video walls to its collection of wall mounts. The wall mount lineup includes improvements to Vanco’s line of fixed mounts, tilt mounts and articulating mounts and adds two dealer-requested expansions: a pop-out mount and a video wall mount. POP4390 — Pop-Out Mount: […]

Vanco International Adds New Wall Mounts — Now Supports Single Displays, Video Walls

New Driver for RTI Control Platform Integrates With Sonos

RTI announced a new driver for the RTI control platform that seamlessly integrates with Sonos sound systems. Verified by the Works with Sonos program, the new driver enables added control and automation of Sonos products within an RTI smart home or smart business system. The new integration starts with an auto-generated page in the RTI […]

New Driver for RTI Control Platform Integrates With Sonos

EnGenius Technologies Adds Cloud Wi-Fi 7 Series

EnGenius Technologies just debuted its Cloud Wi-Fi 7 series for enterprises. The ECW536 is powered by the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1220 platform and is a cloud-managed Wi-Fi 7 4x4x4 Wireless Access Point that uses the new Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11be) Standard and ultra-fast aggregate speeds of up to 18.8 Gbps. Key Features of the ECW536 […]

EnGenius Technologies Adds Cloud Wi-Fi 7 Series

CEDIA Expo Announces the Return of The Launchpad

CEDIA Expo announced the return of The Launchpad, a platform for new companies to introduce their brand and technology to the residential technology industry. The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for less than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. “The Launchpad is an incredible opportunity for […]

CEDIA Expo Announces the Return of The Launchpad

LG Announces Plan to Become A Service-Based Company — Could Mean Giving Away Hardware for Free in Favor of Ads and Services

LG Electronics declared its vision to transform from its current position as a hardware-based home appliance brand to a “smart life solution company” (aka: SaaS company). During a launch today at the LG Sciencepark in Seoul, South Korea, CEO William Cho outlined the vision built on three growth engines: pursuing new platform-based service businesses through […]

LG Announces Plan to Become A Service-Based Company — Could Mean Giving Away Hardware for Free in Favor of Ads and Services

Airzone Announces Lutron Integration for Luxury Residential Applications

Airzone, a provider of HVAC control solutions, announces a new integration with Lutron. This integration enables “precise temperature control and category-leading HVAC energy efficiency via Lutron’s Homeworks home automation system.” Airzone specializes in smart HVAC system control. Over the past 25 years, Airzone has built an “exclusive library of certified protocols for leading Inverter, ductless, […]

Airzone Announces Lutron Integration for Luxury Residential Applications

Closeouts and Good Deals

My family has a saying, long attributed to my grandfather: “We can’t afford an elephant, but since they’re half price we’ll take TWO!” There’s just something compelling about getting a bargain. That applies not only to people as end users but to businesses too. My category managers at my work regularly negotiate special buys and […]

Closeouts and Good Deals

Legrand Brand Vantage Announces Alliance With Elemental LED

Legrand‘s lighting control brand Vantage today announced a strategic alliance with the Lucetta brand from Elemental LED, a new partner in the Vantage LHUMAN Light Fixture Alliance. The partnership ensures Lucetta’s robust low-voltage linear lighting solutions pair with Vantage’s LHUMAN human centric lighting (HCL) solution, allowing installers to “create lighting scenes with precise color temperature […]

Legrand Brand Vantage Announces Alliance With Elemental LED

Black Nova Smart Design Keypads Now Integrate With RTI Control Platform

RTI and Black Nova announced that Black Nova smart design keypads now integrate with the RTI control platform. The integration enables Black Nova ALBA, ARIA, Black Jack and AXES series keypads to be configured to control and monitor any device connected to an RTI processor. The new Black Nova driver works with all possible button […]

Black Nova Smart Design Keypads Now Integrate With RTI Control Platform

Bowers & Wilkins Announces 801 D4 Signature, 805 D4 Signature

Bowers & Wilkins only uses the Signature name sparingly, reserving it for the “rare and radically upgraded versions of its conventional loudspeakers and technologies.” The company says that since the brand was founded in 1966, only seven series of loudspeakers have carried the prestigious Signature mark — a reflection of its prestige and exclusivity. The […]

Bowers & Wilkins Announces 801 D4 Signature, 805 D4 Signature

Legrand Brand Vantage Adds Specialty Lighting to Lighting Fixture Alliance

Legrand‘s lighting control brand Vantage has strengthened its lighting fixture alliance with new member Specialty Lighting. The strategic partnership pairs Vantage’s customizable lighting controls with Specialty Lighting’s high-end architectural lighting solutions, including standard and custom downlights, accent lights, linear lights and picture lighting. Together, they provide a complete and aesthetically pleasing lighting design and user […]

Legrand Brand Vantage Adds Specialty Lighting to Lighting Fixture Alliance

Virtual Set Production Has Been Accelerated Due to SMPTE’s RIS Team

By Russell Poole SMPTE SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions (RiS) initiative turns two years old this week. RiS has helped the film industry come together to create the on-set virtual production (OSVP) field; transforming the way studios make films, and this is only the beginning. RiS was created in 2021 to find solutions pertaining to the […]

Virtual Set Production Has Been Accelerated Due to SMPTE’s RIS Team

Bogen Communications Adds 3 New Products With Functionality for Nyquist E7000, C4000 Systems

Bogen Communications just announced three new products: the Nyquist NQ-EDP01 VoIP Entry Door Phone, CSD2X2U-V2 Speaker and Nyquist NQ-S1810WT-G3 VoIP Wall Baffle Speaker with Talkback. These latest appliances enhance and expand functionality for Nyquist E7000 and Nyquist C4000 systems (Bogen Communications’ IP-based paging and intercom solutions). The Nyquist NQ-EDP01 VoIP Entry Door Phone introduces new […]

Bogen Communications Adds 3 New Products With Functionality for Nyquist E7000, C4000 Systems

Announcing the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

As we have for the past 13 years, I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to EVERY SINGLE BOOTH at InfoComm 2023 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed a cache of more than 1,560 videos, and […]

Announcing the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

RTI Control Platform Now Integrates With Ajax Systems

The RTI control platform now integrates with Ajax Systems lineup of security systems. The new RTI driver enables control and automation of Ajax’s Jeweller series wireless security devices within an RTI control system. With the new driver, Ajax security system control can be managed through the RTI system. The integrator can quickly add functionality to […]

RTI Control Platform Now Integrates With Ajax Systems

Legrand AV Updates Fabric Sampling Portal

Legrand Shading Systems announced its newly updated Fabric Sampling Portal. The latest evolution of the portal adds functionality and intelligent search and filtering options that enable dealers to quickly find and order fabric samples to fit their shading project’s specifications. The new digital experience is part of Legrand Shading Systems’ ongoing commitment to providing excellent shading […]

Legrand AV Updates Fabric Sampling Portal

EnGenius Technologies Adds ECP Power Distribution Unit Line

EnGenius Technologies has expanded its product ecosystem with a new Power Distribution Units (PDUs) line with built-in safety features and total cloud management and control. The EnGenius ECP series are UL-1449-certified professional-grade surge-protected products, placing the products through months of rigorous third-party testing in the lab to ensure their safety. They include a Fireproof MOV […]

EnGenius Technologies Adds ECP Power Distribution Unit Line