Savant Now Offering Virtual Smart Home Tours Featuring New York City Experience Center

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Savant is re-imagining the showroom experience and now offering virtual smart home tours featuring its New York City Experience Center. Virtual tours have been designed to simulate the experience of visiting the facility firsthand, providing participants from anywhere in the world with a clear demonstration of the latest smart home innovations from Savant. To launch […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Time Tracking Feature for Install Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Time Tracking — a feature in its Install platform designed to simplify project management, accounting, payroll and other processes. Time Tracking will enable technicians to log their on-site labor. Meanwhile, managers can oversee profits and losses on existing projects with timesheet data, and build reports to estimate project labor for future proposals […]

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CEDIA Launches Beta Testing for CIT Certification

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of its certification program, CEDIA has delivered on another key objective: launching beta testing for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification. CIT Certification is geared toward those who are just starting in the industry or are embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician. […]

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Access Networks Adds to Line of Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points

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Access Networks has added to its line of Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points with the addition of two new WAPs: the A550 and the A650. The A550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A650 caters to mid-range applications. The A750 is the most robust WAP in the line, meeting the […]

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McIntosh Announces New Processor, Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced two more products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way AV equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height […]

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Visionary Intros MV4 Multiviewer Solution

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Visionary just announced the MV4 IP Multiviewer, a multiwindowing solution for monitoring or displaying multiple sources simultaneously. The MV4 IP Multiviewer can mix and match input resolutions, scale any video input up to 4K UHD and route to any input window to combine up to four sources in a single 4K image. Designed for small […]

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DTEN Announces New Products at Zoomtopia

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Very little is known about these specific products yet, but, since Zoomtopia was earlier this week, we felt like some information is better than none. So, here it goes: DTEN was at the 2020 Zoomtopia with its new products including DTEN’s expanding Zoom for Home solutions, DTEN ME and DTEN onTV. DTEN ME: Featuring Zoom […]

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Meridian Audio Introduces New In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio just intro’d the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker that provides both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver audio in small and medium-sized rooms, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. Designed for installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, Meridian claims […]

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Poly Intros Poly Sync, a New Line of Smart, Portable USB and Bluetooth Speakerphones

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Today at Zoomtopia 2020, Poly announced the Poly Sync Family – Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 – a new line of smart, portable, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones. According to Poly, the Poly Sync 20 is one of the first USB and Bluetooth speakerphones to receive Zoom’s Personal USB Speakerphone certification. […]

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Three Reasons Free Isn’t the Answer

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Unfortunately, we’ve hit the second wave of COVID-19. Here’s wishing you, your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy. I like the clarity that comes with hindsight. Now’s a great time to look back at some of the business strategies we either initiated (or considered initiating) way back at the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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Extron Intros New ENERGY STAR Qualified Subwoofer Amplifier

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Extron just introduced the NetPA U 8001 SUB, an ENERGY STAR qualified subwoofer amplifier that outputs 800 watts in a plenum rated enclosure that mounts directly to the Extron SF 10C SUB in‑ceiling subwoofer. Dante Domain Manager and AES67 support ensure wide compatibility with enterprise configurations and other network audio devices. With its integrated DSP […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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CEDIA Honors Michael Heiss with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA has announced that Michael Heiss has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Heiss was honored as part of the 2020 CEDIA Awards Program, which was hosted virtually across three regions on Thursday, October 8th. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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The Nicest Guy in AV, Dan Dugan, Just Won an Emmy!

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Dan Dugan, the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, will be awarded an Emmy at the upcoming 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards. His award, for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development”, honors his invention of gain sharing automixing technology and will be presented in a live-streamed ceremony on Thursday, October 29. In a press release issued earlier […]

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Boston Acoustics Parent Buys Bowers & Wilkins

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Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé and Boston Acoustics, made it official that it’s purchased Bowers & Wilkins, the high-end luxury home audio speaker company. “Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen […]

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Marantz Debuts 8K Surround AV Pre-Amplifier

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Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706, which features 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only an AV processor, it’s also an analog preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, […]

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McIntosh Adds Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced the MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier. The MA12000 offers 350 watts per channel, and it combines the benefits of a vacuum tube preamplifier with a solid-state amplifier. The MA12000 is a hybrid design with the preamplifier section powered by (four) 12AX7A vacuum tubes (two tubes per audio channel), while the 350-watt power amplifier […]

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ARISTA Corporation Announces New 1U Rack-Mount Dual HDBaseT Transmitter/Receiver

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ARISTA Corporation just announced the Alvista RS-124-A07, a 1U rack-mount dual HDBaseT transmitter/receiver system. Available in three configurations, the RS-124-A07 is designed for extending audio, video, IR control, Ethernet, and power over a single Catx cable. With support for video resolutions up to 3840×2160 (4K UHD) video, the RS-124-A07 is capable of sending signals up […]

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions Partner for Large-Format Displays With Digital Signage Capability

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions have collaborated to deliver a family of large-format displays with integrated digital signage capabilities. The full range of NEC MultiSync V Series large format displays are now available with the BrightSign OPS digital signage media player included. The new NEC/BrightSign combination makes it possible to deliver relevant, targeted digital content […]

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Naim Audio Adds Extra Functionality to Control4 Media Driver

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Naim Audio has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media Driver, giving CI professionals more ways to integrate Naim’s range of music-streaming speakers and systems. The new features sit alongside Zone driver functionality, which allows installers to control connected Naim products from Control4’s range of touch screens, remote controls and apps, so music streaming can […]

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HDBaseT Is About to Go AVaaS and Into the Cloud

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The HDBaseT Alliance and SyncPro, the developer of CloudOS, are working together to enable cloud connectivity capabilities for HDBaseT products. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely configure, monitor and maintain audiovideo, unified collaboration and digital signage products. With SyncPro’s CloudOS support, HDBaseT manufacturers can add advanced cloud-based features […]

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Somfy Shades, Blinds and Curtains Now Controllable by URC Products

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URC and Somfy announced they’ve collaborated in a new smart home partnership — creating integrations between Total Control and TaHoma, a gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity. This collaboration will allow control of Somfy powered shades, blinds and curtains via URC’s control products. The two-way module supports Somfy […]

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Access Networks Now Offers Stand-Alone Enterprise-Grade Sophos XG Firewall Solutions

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Access Networks now offers a variety of stand-alone enterprise-grade Sophos XG Firewall solutions. Originally included as a component of Access Networks’ Core systems, the routers comprising the new portfolio are available unbundled for integration with any home networking system. The Sophos router/firewall lineup includes five different models with varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices […]

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RTI Updates Pro Control Line of Home Control Products

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RTI announced updates to its Pro Control line of home control products. The updates include two Pro Control R Series “Plus” packs to simplify ordering, a new User Interface (UI) for the R Series, an update to the ProPanel mobile app and a new website. The new UI has an updated version of the Pro […]

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Samsung Launches “The Premiere” 4K Ultra-Short-Throw Laser Projector

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its all new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on Sept. 2. The new 4K laser projector provides a big picture cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The Premiere is the new anchor product in the Lifestyle product […]

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Extron’s New High-Performance 4K@60Hz Audio Embedder Now Available

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Extron has announced availability of the HAI 100 4K Plus, a high performance 4K@60Hz audio embedder. The HAI 100 4K Plus embeds either two-channel analog audio, or S/PDIF digital audio in two-channel or multichannel formats onto the HDMI output signal. It includes an HDMI input, analog stereo audio and S/PDIF audio inputs that support two-channel […]

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Legrand’s QMotion Brand Adds Four New Fabric Collections to Portfolio

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Legrand’s Shading and Residential Controls division announced Tuesday that its QMotion brand has added four new fabric collections to its portfolio. Featuring trend-setting colors and textures, the 80 new fabrics perfectly complement any home’s decor. Legrand’s new QMotion fabrics include the room-darkening Verona Daylight and Verona Twilight collections. Available in eight colors and distinguished by […]

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