Macnica Announces New Interoperable Approach at ISE 2020

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Macnica has announced a new innovation for ISE 2020 that brings its interoperable, open-standards approach to a broader customer base. To be introduced at ISE 2020, the new ME10 SoC is a 4K AV over 1Gb System on Chip provides a complete, interoperable AV-over-IP solution for high-volume product developers, or those requiring a more compact […]

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Crestron Releases MC4-R Control System for Home

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Crestron announced the release of the new MC4-R control system for the home. The MC4-R expands the reach of Crestron Home to small, midsize and MDU projects. A secure 4-Series control system for the Crestron Home platform, the MC4-R is designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized homes and MDU installations. Designed for […]

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Metra Home Theater Group to Show HDMI Cables with 48Gbps Bandwidth at ISE 2020

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Metra Home Theater Group is showcasing HDMI cables with 48Gbps bandwidth, 8K products, next-generation HDMI electronics and more at stand 1-Q80 at the 2020 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam. MHTG’s new Velox fiber HDMI cables with Ethernet support 48Gbps for 8K and even 10K content up to 100 meters. The 100-meter cable was previewed […]

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AudioControl to Debut Five New Amplifiers at ISE 2020

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AudioControl will be debuting five new home cinema amplifiers at the 2020 ISE show in Amsterdam. Brand new multi-channel amplifiers are the Savoy G4 (seven channels) and the Pantages G4 (five channels) are built on AudioControl’s Class H topology. Both new models feature four/three/two-channel Avalon G4, providing theater designers and A/V integrators with advanced amplifier […]

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ELAN Ships SC-100 System Controller

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ELAN said its SC-100 System Controller is finally shipping. AS an entry-level controller, it is designed for smaller installations or where single-point control is required for media, climate, lighting and other simple tasks but it’s powered by a quadcore processor and can also be deployed as an intelligent extender for larger ELAN installations. The ELAN […]

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QSC Intros AD-P.HALO Pendant SUB/SAT Loudspeaker at ISE 2020

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QSC is introducing at ISE 2020 the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system as part of the AcousticDesign Series. It features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75″ transducers in a single enclosure. The AD-P.HALO brings high-performance output and enhanced musicality for background music applications, such as high-end retail and hospitality, where music inspires […]

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L-Acoustics Creations at ISE

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L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics, will debut a sound space solution for luxury residential and architectural installations at ISE2020, dubbed Island Prestige. L-Acoustics, known as a live music company, is bringing this expertise to the home. Island Prestige features thirteen front speakers, five rear speakers and two sub-woofers, precision manufactured and aligned to deliver […]

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Extron Ships XPA U 758 16-Channel 1RU Space Amplifier

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Extron is shipping the XPA U 758, eight-channel, half-rack amplifier with eight channels at 75 watts per channel. The XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75 watt channels in a one-rack space, without the need to waste empty rack spaces for ventilation. The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum rated amplifiers include single […]

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AudioControl to Unveil New Receivers, Processors at ISE 2020

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AudioControl announced the introduction of three new AV receivers (AVRs) and two new AV processors to be unveiled at the ISE 2020. The Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 support immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced output. Both models offer a full […]

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Genelec to Showcase Two Smart IP Loudspeaker Models at ISE 2020

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Genelec will showcase two Smart IP loudspeaker models at the ISE 2020 show next week in Amsterdam. The 4420 and 4430 loudspeakers are single-cable connections via the network with onboard Smart IP technology for power, audio and loudspeaker configuration. Having been unveiled before a select audience of specially invited Nordic integrators in Helsinki in December, […]

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Extron Adds Dante to XPA Amplifiers, the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002

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Extron has added the NetPA U 1004 and NetPA U 1002 Dante-enabled audio power amplifiers delivering 100 watts per channel in a half-rack, 1U, convection cooled, plenum rated enclosure that includes rack mount hardware. With the NetPA Ultra amplifiers, you get the XPA Ultra amplifiers combined with the power of Dante network audio distribution. Dante […]

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MSE Audio Ships SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier

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MSE Audio is now shipping the SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier featuring Dante-enabled audio distribution. The IPD-Hub 2 can be seen at SoundTube’s stand 3-C100 at Integrated Systems Europe from February 11-14, 2020. SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier creates an IP-based audio distribution alternative to traditional 70v or 100v audio systems. Designed for small to […]

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OSD Audio Releases the NERO VOX Amplifier for Amazon Echo Dot

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OSD Audio has announced the NERO VOX, a 40-watt in-wall amplifier designed to enhance the streaming audio experience from the Echo Dot Gen 3/4 Bluetooth smart speaker. An architecturally discreet in-wall amplifier, the NERO VOX installs flush mount into drywall and includes a docking station that securely holds the Echo Dot. When connected to in-ceiling, […]

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Trinnov Audio Adds DTS:X Pro to Existing Altitude32 and Altitude16 Processors for Free

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Trinnov Audio is continuing to expand its unique in-house platform by offering DTS:X Pro as a free-of-charge update to all new and existing owners of Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors. Promoted by Trinnov Audio throughout 2019 in partnership with DTS, Trinnov will demonstrate DTS:X Pro for the first time as a publicly available technology in a […]

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Trinnov Audio Offering DTS:X Pro Free for Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors

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Trinnov Audio, a designer and manufacturer of reference audio processors for home theaters, high-end hi-fi, professional audio and commercial cinemas, is expanding its in-house platform by offering DTS:X Pro as a free-of-charge update to all new and existing owners of Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors. Promoted by Trinnov Audio throughout 2019 in partnership with DTS, Trinnov […]

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ELAN Announces New Range of Surveillance Cameras

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ELAN announced a full range of new surveillance cameras Monday, an NVR and an assortment of compatible accessories. The new lineup features ELAN’s IntelliVision analytics for person and vehicle classification plus object detection. The competitively priced lineup includes an eight-channel NVR that can be mounted in a structured wiring can or a rack shelf. Along […]

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Two-Way Driver for RTI Revox Multiuser System Now Available

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RTI today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for the Revox Multiuser System. The Revox Multiuser System provides users with access to internet radio and streaming services and allows them to incorporate music servers, CD players and even televisions as sources. The system is built on a user-centric operating concept so that users […]

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dnp’s Supernova Infinity Screen Now With Unlimited ALR Screen Option

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At ISE 2020, dnp has announced that its Supernova Infinity Screen, a modular screen system that creates screen images of any size, can now be made in any size with ambient light rejection (ALR) projection screen material. Previously, although the Supernova Infinity Screen was available in any size, ALR screen projection material was limited to […]

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Theory Audio Design Ships First Seven Products

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Start-up company Theory Audio Design is now shipping its first seven products worldwide. Loudspeaker models in the Theory line-up consist of three high-output sound bars, the sb65, sb75 and sb85, designed to match with 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch flat panel TVs, respectively. They also released the sb25 high output multi-purpose loudspeaker, along with the sub12 […]

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Savant Partners with NETGEAR to Offer Networking Solutions to Integrators

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Savant has announced a partnership with NETGEAR to offer the full suite of the company’s networking solutions to technology integrators. This exclusive arrangement will make best-in-class products and services available to integrators. The partnership will enable both companies to improve efficiency for any job size while creating new opportunities by offering superior networking capabilities along […]

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Screen Innovations Will Introduce Zigbee 3.0 at ISE

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Screen Innovations (SI) will introduce Zigbee 3.0-enabled products at ISE 2020, adding control via Amazon, Apple and Google. All three companies, along with the Zigbee Alliance, recently formed a working group, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP), to foster the universal adoption of the standard by leading smart home manufacturers. SI is actively participating in […]

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CEDIA Tech Summit Program to Include Google Keynote and Cybersecurity Courses

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CEDIA has announced that Google will host the keynote at the 2020 CEDIA Technology and Business Summits being held in the United States and Canada, starting January 23 in Seattle, Washington. As an added value, the first 40 attendees at the Tech Summit keynote in the 14 scheduled markets will receive a Google Nest Mini. […]

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Designflow to Launch Outsourced Design Shop at ISE 2020

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ISE 2020 will see designflow’s launch of its Outsourced Design Shop. This allows commercial, residential and marine integrators to make quick online purchases of design services for entire projects or to fill gaps within a project’s design and documentation. There are all the usual designflow outsourced design services available individually to purchase on the webshop. […]

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Screen Innovations Re-engineers Solo Family of Projection Screens

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Screen Innovations (SI) has completely re-engineered its Solo family, now up to 3.5 meters wide in AC, DC and wireless lithium rechargeable options. One of the signature features of SI’s new Solo 2 motorized cassette is its decorator-friendly design; with cassette sizes starting at 90 millimeters in-depth and height, the Solo 2 is 17% smaller […]

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iRoom Adds Five New Color Options for iPad Docking Stations

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iRoom just debuted five new color options for its iPad docking stations (known as iTop) with expanded connectivity including a lightning or USB-C charging connector. The new iTop color combinations total 10 with two glass bezel choices, black or white and five color options for its aluminum anodized base — silver, rose, apricot, gold and […]

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Entry Now Open for 2020 CEDIA Awards

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The entry system is now open for the 2020 CEDIA Awards program. These awards spotlight the exceptional work of residential technology integrators. This year, CEDIA is launching a new awards platform that streamlines the entry process. This new system walks entrants through each step of the submission, and project details can be entered in stages […]

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Camplex Ships TAC-N-GO Tactical Signal Extender

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Camplex is shipping seven new versions of its popular TAC-N-GO tactical signal extender systems. Camplex TAC-N-GO systems convert and extend 4K HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI, HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet or audio signals over tactical fiber optic cable, depending on the model. Each system is comprised of a field-deployable fiber optic converter system that is connected to a cable reel […]

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

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At the turn of every year, I often think of blogging about the big stories or products of the past year, or the promising products of the coming year. I have never written about my resolution for the new year, as they are often personal and not business- or AV-related. However, this year is different. […]

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Meridian and LG Partner for High-End Audio Soundbars 

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Featuring Meridian’s digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, the new 2020 range of soundbars from LG Electronics (LG) deliver much better audio. Introduced at CES 2020, the new range of LG soundbars is the next step in the brand’s collaboration with Meridian. The range features the SN9YG and SN11RG models as well as the flagship SN11RG; a 7.1.4 channel […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and 2020 New Year’s Resolutions for the AV Industry

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Happy New Year, friends. I’ve been too absent from these spaces as I’ve left one job, settled into a new one and let the rhythms of life get in the way. Let’s take it as a New Year’s resolution that I’ll be back, with more to share. As we’re talking about resolutions, we’ll start with […]

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