Pioneer Just Added Two New AV Receivers: One That Handles IMAX Enhanced Certification as Well as Everything Dolby

Pioneer just introduced the VSX-835 and VSX-535, calling them “Immersive Sound Audio Video Receivers.” The VSX-835 is designed with the latest technology for home theater and gaming enthusiasts with IMAX Enhanced Certification, Dolby Atmos capabilities and Dolby Surround, DTS Virtual:X, HDMI 2.1, 8K/4K Ultra HD capabilities and Bluetooth streaming and speaker setup with the company’s […]

Pioneer Just Added Two New AV Receivers: One That Handles IMAX Enhanced Certification as Well as Everything Dolby

Audio-Technica Expands NARUKAMI Line with HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier

Audio-Technica just launched the NARUKAMI HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier and ATH-AWKG Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones. The front and side panels of the HPA-KG NARU tube amplifier/preamplifier are crafted from kurogaki wood, Japanese black persimmon wood with “wavy black figuring that can be found nowhere else.” The metal mesh covering that protects the vacuum tubes […]

Audio-Technica Expands NARUKAMI Line with HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier

Snap One Announces New Features, Capabilities for Control4 Halo, Halo Touch Remotes

Snap One announced a slate of new features and capabilities for the Control4 Halo and Halo Touch remotes that provide a “more streamlined interface.” Following the over-the-air update to v1.7, all Halo and Halo Touch remotes will gain a redesigned lighting page that offers faster control, longer battery life, improved Wi-Fi stability, access to custom […]

Snap One Announces New Features, Capabilities for Control4 Halo, Halo Touch Remotes

Legrand AV Announces New Partners for Vantage Fixture Alliance Program

Legrand’s Vantage announced that it is working with the a bunch of manufacturers to join Vantage’s lighting fixture and keypad alliances: Aculux, Q-Tran, and Black Nova. Vantage’s Lighting Fixture and Keypad alliances serve to partner with leading light fixture and keypad manufacturers to provide AV installers, interior designers, architects, and other home design professionals with […]

Legrand AV Announces New Partners for Vantage Fixture Alliance Program

PowerShades Debuts PoE Version 2.0

PowerShades PoE 2.0 is out, and as the name implies, it includes PoE (dubbed TruePoE) automated window shades. This new version of PowerShades’ PoE shades arrives with new features and benefits, including indoor shade size up to 19’, quieter motors and 13x more processing power. Benefits of the new PoE 2.0 shades include: Up to […]

PowerShades Debuts PoE Version 2.0

The Power of Low Voltage in the Sustainability Movement

Whether you know it or not, low voltage is an important key to energy conservation now and in the future. We are seeing demand for electricity increase year over year due to the increase in high consumption electrical devices (such as electrified vehicles, heat pumps, air conditioners, on-demand water heaters and so on). Married with […]

The Power of Low Voltage in the Sustainability Movement

WORK PRO Launches Loudspeakers for Outdoor Use

Equipson unveiled Aulum, a new series of loudspeakers that are designed for outdoor applications such as gardens and terraces. Part of Equipson’s WORK PRO brand, the Aulum Series includes two acoustic enclosures — AL 1003 F and the AL 503 M. Both are cylindrical in shape and offer 360° horizontal and 120° vertical sound dispersion, […]

WORK PRO Launches Loudspeakers for Outdoor Use

Bogen Partners With 6 More Companies for Its Nyquist IP-Based Paging System

Bogen Communications announced a lineup of technology partners, including Early Warning Labs, IPVideo, Lightspeed Technologies, Omnilert, Raptor Technologies and TeachLogic. Bogen Communications’ latest technology partnerships enhance and expand functionality for its Nyquist E7000 and Nyquist C4000 systems, IP-based paging and intercom solutions. Early Warning Labs — an officially licensed partner of the US Geological Survey […]

Bogen Partners With 6 More Companies for Its Nyquist IP-Based Paging System

Powersoft Mover Transducer Now Integrates With VI-Grade COMPACT FSS Simulator

Powersoft has partnered with VI-grade, a provider of real-time simulation and professional driving simulator solutions. This collaboration introduces the integration of Powersoft’s haptic transducer, Mover, into VI-grade’s COMPACT FSS simulator. VI-grade is a provider of software products and services, professional driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop solutions that “accelerate product development across the transportation industry.” The company […]

Powersoft Mover Transducer Now Integrates With VI-Grade COMPACT FSS Simulator

Here’s How Projection Mapping Helps People See Their Home Before They’re Built — Thanks to Lifesize Plans and Panasonic

Lifesize Plans, that patented 1:1 scale walkthrough building experience using projection mapping, has partnered with Panasonic and signage integrator, Think, to install 11 PT-RTZ990 1-Chip DLP projectors across its showroom, enabling people to view their home through 1:1 scale building plans taken from architect drawings, before it is built. Creating an immersive experience to showcase […]

Here’s How Projection Mapping Helps People See Their Home Before They’re Built — Thanks to Lifesize Plans and Panasonic

New LSKIT-BSC Beale Street Audio Outdoor Speaker Kit for ProAV, HomeAV Debuts

Vanco International announced the launch of the LSKIT-BSC Beale Street Audio Outdoor Speaker Kit. Designed for both commercial and residential applications, the LSKIT-BSC includes four WP4V-BSC 4-inch on-wall/pendant speakers, four WPV-LAND speaker mounting kits and one LS10-BSC 10-inch downfiring subwoofer. This speaker bundle “delivers coverage for areas up to 900 square feet.” Beale Street 4-inch […]

New LSKIT-BSC Beale Street Audio Outdoor Speaker Kit for ProAV, HomeAV Debuts

Draper At Home Adds Chris Sitarov as Director of Sales for Residential Division

Draper At Home appointed Chris Sitarov as its Director of Sales for the residential division. Sitarov will be responsible for Draper At Home regional residential sales managers throughout the United States. Sitarov joined Draper in 2019 as the architectural regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic states and was most recently director of sales for the […]

Draper At Home Adds Chris Sitarov as Director of Sales for Residential Division

Academy Award Nominated Poor Things Shot on PIXERA-Generated & INFiLED-Based XR LED Set

The climactic moments of Poor Things, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed gothic comedy set to sweep next month’s Academy Awards, were brought to life with a mammoth virtual production set-up powered by PIXERA technology. A cinematic tour de force directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favourite) and starring Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, a young […]

Academy Award Nominated Poor Things Shot on PIXERA-Generated & INFiLED-Based XR LED Set

Nanolumens Is the Presenting Sponsor for Themed Entertainment Association’s INSPIRE Conference

Nanolumens announced its role as presenting sponsor of the Themed Entertainment Association’s INSPIRE Conference. The Themed Entertainment Association’s INSPIRE, scheduled to take place from March 14-15, 2024, in Hollywood, California, will unite leaders, innovators and enthusiasts from the themed entertainment industry to explore the latest trends, technologies and best practices in creating immersive experiences. Kurt […]

Nanolumens Is the Presenting Sponsor for Themed Entertainment Association’s INSPIRE Conference

New Connect Series Debuts from LEA Professional with Low-Z, 70V and 100V

LEA Professional announced the Connect Series Half-Rack models featuring onboard DSP, WebUI, Cloud Connectivity, third-party API control and more. Here’s a video we shot of them at ISE 2024: Each of the new half-rack models (CS34, CS64, CS124, CS34D, CS64D, and CS124D) are built with fully-routable analog inputs, four amplifier channels with Low-Z, 70V or […]

New Connect Series Debuts from LEA Professional with Low-Z, 70V and 100V

New Extron HDMI Wallplate Sends USB-C, HDMI, Audio and Control 100 Meters

Extron just launched the DTP3 T 212 D, a two-gang decorator-style transmitter that sends USB-C, HDMI, audio and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT6A cable. It supports video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) and is HDCP 2.3 compliant. For maximum image quality and minimal latency, all supported video resolutions are […]

New Extron HDMI Wallplate Sends USB-C, HDMI, Audio and Control 100 Meters

Séura Adds Smart Lights for Lighted Mirrors at Lightapalooza 2024

Séura, unveils its latest in bathroom lighting technology with the introduction of Séura Smart Lights. These tunable integratable LED lights are designed to “seamlessly enhance any custom Séura Lighted Mirror, offering unparalleled control and customization to users’ daily grooming rituals.” Séura Smart Lights include LED color control, brightness control, color temperature adjustments and personalized scene […]

Séura Adds Smart Lights for Lighted Mirrors at Lightapalooza 2024

Optoma Adds UHZ55 4K, 3,000-Lumen Laser Light Source Projector for Work-From-Home

Optoma introduced the Optoma UHZ55, a 4K, 3,000 lumen, 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio laser light source projector aimed at home entertainment, gaming and work-from-home.  The UHZ55 can handle a refresh rate of 240Hz at 1080p for PC gaming and it uses Texas Instruments DLP technology and Optoma’s DuraCore laser technology for up to “30,000 hours of maintenance-free […]

Optoma Adds UHZ55 4K, 3,000-Lumen Laser Light Source Projector for Work-From-Home

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo Co-Launch The Connectivity Pavilion for IoT Companies

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo, will establish a new show floor exhibit and attendee education experience at the 2024 events in Denver Sept. 5-7, focusing on connected device technology in AV/IT, IoT, sensors and networking technologies for residential and commercial and application solutions. The development of this new education experience will expand on “attendee’s […]

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo Co-Launch The Connectivity Pavilion for IoT Companies

Walmart Acquires VIZIO for $2.3 Billion

Walmart and VIZIO entered into an agreement Tuesday for Walmart to acquire VIZIO for $11.50 per share in cash, equating to a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.3 billion. The acquisition of VIZIO and its SmartCast Operating System (OS) would enable Walmart to connect with and serve its customers in new ways, according to […]

Walmart Acquires VIZIO for $2.3 Billion

Snap One Upgrades Its Luma Series Surveillance Cameras and Processing

Snap One announced the Luma 420 Series and 820 Series NVRs in 16-channel and 32-channel options with better processing and up to 144 TB of storage — the company is aligning them at both residential and commercial projects. The new Luma 420 Series NVR expands on the brand’s x20 line to offer 160 Mbps of […]

Snap One Upgrades Its Luma Series Surveillance Cameras and Processing

C2G Reclassifies Its HDMI Cables for Simplicity

C2G says the company has designed a simplified purchasing experience for HDMI Cables as the three are now organized into three product offerings: the Performance Series, for applications requiring premium reliability; the Plus Series, a broad selection of HDMI cables for a variety of applications; and the Core Series, which includes basic 4K HDMI cables […]

C2G Reclassifies Its HDMI Cables for Simplicity

Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

Planar announced new additions to three of its LED video wall solutions designed for indoor and outdoor and on-camera applications such as virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR). The next-generation LED video wall families are the Planar Venue Pro Series, Planar Venue Pro VX Series and Planar Luminate Pro Series, which feature “updated designs […]

Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

What a show! I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every single booth at ISE 2024 earlier this month to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. We amassed a cache of more than 2,100 videos, and we posted them all on our (beautiful) ISE microsite, which also includes photos, […]

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of ISE Awards

January 2024 Temperature Check Results: ProAV Predictions

Welcome to the first results analysis of rAVe’s monthly Temperature Check of 2024! For the month of January, we wanted to get in the spirit of the new year by asking for your predictions for the AV market in 2024. Here’s what you guys had to say! Our first question centered around which segments of […]

January 2024 Temperature Check Results: ProAV Predictions

Legrand Commits to Lightapalooza 2024

Legrand’s Vantage and Legrand Shading Systems today announced a product lineup and learning sessions for Lightapalooza 2024. Held Feb. 26-29 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa, it is the third annual lighting conference of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). Legrand says a booth highlight will be the Experience Room, where installers can […]

Legrand Commits to Lightapalooza 2024

Snap One Disses D-Tools in Favor of Portal.io

Snap One announced a partnership with Portal.io to give its partners access to the web-based product catalog and proposal tool. Through the partnership, Snap One says it will offer partners a customized Portal subscription plan, a $600 annual value, at no cost to partners. The company says the plan mirrors Portal’s ‘Lite’ Plan functionality with […]

Snap One Disses D-Tools in Favor of Portal.io

Extron Debuts HDMI Splitter Amplifier for MS Teams and It Can Do 8K Signals

Extron announced the DA2 HD 8K L, an HDCP 2.3-compliant distribution amplifier for HDMI 2.1 signals. The company says it supports resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, including 5K applications such as for Microsoft Teams 21:9 in Front Row installations. The dual-output distribution amplifier supports data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up […]

Extron Debuts HDMI Splitter Amplifier for MS Teams and It Can Do 8K Signals

CEDIA Announces 2024 Tech + Business Summits for Smart Home Technology Industry

CEDIA unveiled its 2024 CEDIA Tech + Business Summits (formerly CEDIA Tech Summits), 19 reimagined global events for the smart home technology industry. The new name and theme, “CEDIA Tech + Business Summits: The Tech You Need, The Business You Want,” encompasses the dual focus of these global events in supporting members’ success. With a […]

CEDIA Announces 2024 Tech + Business Summits for Smart Home Technology Industry

Russound Details New AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers

Russound announced the AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers (Mini-AVRs). The AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are designed for custom installation specialists, providing them with compact, plug-and-play amplification for 2.1 and 3.1 audio systems with Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI. Both models include a fully integrated, highly efficient Class-D amplifier with digital inputs, 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply […]

Russound Details New AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers

Golf Pro Delivered Transforms Plain Spaces Into Immersive Golf Simulator Experiences with Epson Projectors

Golf Pro Delivered has built a business around creating impactful and impressive custom golf simulators across residential, corporate and hospitality locations. As one of the top golf simulator installers in the country, Golf Pro Delivered constructs immersive displays that envelop users in a realistic golf experience. In need of commercial-grade projectors that seamlessly integrate with […]

Golf Pro Delivered Transforms Plain Spaces Into Immersive Golf Simulator Experiences with Epson Projectors