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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Savant Partners With USAI Lighting for Daylight Mode

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Savant has partnered with USAI Lighting to debut a feature called Daylight Mode, which can align lighting schemes to match the natural circadian progression based on time-of-day. Designed to promote healthy living, Daylight Mode can be personalized by each user to suit individual lifestyle and situational changes. Savant Daylight Mode is available now. Daylight Mode […]

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LG Electronics Showcases OLED Wave at CES 2020

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A CES this year, visitors are greeted at the LG Electronics booth with the LG OLED Wave, which is constructed with an array of flexible open-frame commercial displays from LG Business Solutions. The colossal LG OLED Wave is made up of 200 55-inch LG OLED digital signage screens (128 convex and concave and 72 flat). […]

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Martin Audio Launches X218 Subwoofer

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Martin Audio just launched the X218 subwoofer as part of the company’s BlacklineX series of speakers. BlacklineX is aimed at live events, corporate installs and houses of worship. The original line-up comprised just a 15″ and single 18″ subwoofer, while the new X218 is a dual-driver, high-performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + […]

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Stealth Acoustics to Launch EMEA Version of Stingray Outdoor Speaker at ISE 2020

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At ISE in Amsterdam, Stealth Acoustics is debuting its new 8” 3-way StingRay outdoor speaker — the StingRay 83 — to the European market. Alongside this launch product will be a selection of invisible speakers and subwoofers from the LRG and LRX product lines on stand 5-R96. The StingRay 83 is a 300-watt speaker that […]

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QMotion Brand Adds 79 New Decorative Shade Fabric Styles

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Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division today announced that its QMotion brand has added 79 new decorative shade fabric styles to its extensive offering, including light-filtering decorative sheers and room-darkening blackout fabrics in a variety of patterns, textures and colors. Legrand’s new QMotion decorative sheers include the Cirrus, Ridges, Shiraz, Tapestry and Wisp collections. In […]

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Media Day at CES 2020

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CES 2020 kicked off with some exciting announcements from LG. Last year we were all blown away by LG’s incredible OLED roll-up screens, so this year LG are taking it one step further with a roll-down version that extends from the ceiling, similar to a motorized projection screen. LG also announced all-new gaming displays and […]

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The 8K Association Announces Certified Program for 8K TVs

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The 8K Association (8KA) announced that a Certified program for 8K TVs is now available for TVs that meet the exacting requirements outlined by the 8K Association. 8K Association Certified TVs feature four times as many pixels as standard 4K TVs for impactfully realistic clarity and deliver exceptional contrast and color for striking high dynamic […]

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Klipsch Launches Three New Sound Bars at CES 2020

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Klipsch just launched three new sound bars at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week. The Klipsch Bar 54 with Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X technology is a 54″ sound bar system with a powerful 12” wireless subwoofer and Surround 3 with Dolby Atmos speakers. The system delivers a full 5.1.4 cinematic experience by […]

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HDMI Licensing Group: 8K Certification Isn’t Optional, It’s Mandatory

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To ensure quality Ultra High Speed HDMI cables reach the market and support 4K and 8K video, HDR, VRR, eARC and all other HDMI 2.1 features, HDMI Forum, Inc. today announced a mandatory certification program for all Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. Ultra High Speed HDMI cable certification includes testing to meet current EMI requirements to minimize wireless interference. […]

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Samsung Sero Comes to US

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Back in April, we published a story about a little-known launch (in Korea) of a Samsung TV that rotates from landscape to portrait modes, called Sero. Now it’s being debuted this week in the U.S. at CES! The Sero is the first consumer TV that can be used in both horizontal and vertical (portrait and […]

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 Definitive Technology Announces the Demand Series of Tower Speakers

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At CES 2020, Definitive Technology is announcing the Demand Series of Tower Speakers and center channel, adding to its Demand Series speaker range. The Demand Series D15 and D17 tower speakers feature an annealed 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, which is laterally offset and coupled with a 20/20 Wave Alignment Lens. According to the company, this allows for […]

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Classé Audio Debuts Third Generation of Delta Series Amplifiers

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Classé Audio has debuted the third generation of its Delta series amplifiers, the Delta MONO, STEREO and PRE. The heart of the Delta series amplifiers is a large toroidal transformer, wound by hand with over 540 meters (1,771 feet) of copper windings, which takes more than six hours to wind. Separate windings for left and […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Intros Helios DisplayPort Cables

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is debuting a new series of Helios DisplayPort cables that support video resolutions up to 8K. The cables will be available in lengths of 3 feet (AS-DP-3003), 6 feet (AS-DP-3006) and 9 feet (AS-DP-3009). The Helios cables work with video resolutions ranging from HD (1920×1080@60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz, 165Hz) to 8K […]

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The Top 9 AV News Stories of 2019

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2019 was like no other year I can recall. While the AV-economy experienced explosive growth, at the same time, a few big brands nearly disappeared, namely InFocus and Polycom. How can the Kleenex of projectors, InFocus, literally divest themselves of projectors? Well, it happened and, that happened to be our biggest story of 2019. In […]

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