SAVI Controls Adds Two Dozen LG Createboard Digital Whiteboards to New Distribution Center and Systems Testing Lab

SAVI Controls outfitted its new 80,000-square-foot distribution center and systems testing laboratory near Dallas with nearly two dozen of LG’s CreateBoard digital whiteboards to upgrade and simplify meeting and presentation experiences. According to SAVI CEO John Dorsey, the LG CreateBoards’ intuitive controls, wireless capabilities, live annotations and instant file exports improve the flow and productivity […]

SAVI Controls Adds Two Dozen LG Createboard Digital Whiteboards to New Distribution Center and Systems Testing Lab

Snap One Introduces ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell

Snap One just added the NDAA-certified ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell, which the company says gives partners and their customers a self-contained, subscription-free solution to monitor and record activity at the front door 24 hours a day. According to Snap One, the ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell is a surveillance and security upgrade that combines 1080p video […]

Snap One Introduces ClareVision Smart Video Doorbell

Dynacord Debuts V600:2 600 Watt Amplifier for PA and Background Music

Dynacord announced the V600:2, a new member of its V Series family of commercial amplifiers. With a total output capacity of 600 watts, this ultra-compact two-channel amplifier is not only tailored for background music and announcements but also excels whenever higher SPL levels in small to mid-sized fixed installations are required, including educational facilities, hospitality […]

Dynacord Debuts V600:2 600 Watt Amplifier for PA and Background Music

Vivitek Adds Novo DS110/DS310 Simple to Use Digital Signage Players to Lineup

Vivitek just debuted the Novo DS110/DS310 digital signage player that can connect via HDMI to any display in portrait and landscape in 4K@60Hz and dual 4K@30Hz Video decoding. Designed to be easy to deploy — due to the integrated WiFi & Ethernet connection – the series offers interactive signage for a better engagement/two-way interaction with […]

Vivitek Adds Novo DS110/DS310 Simple to Use Digital Signage Players to Lineup

Work Friendlier, Not Harder

There’s a self-help aphorism I keep coming back to that goes, “The universe will keep sending you the same lesson until you finally learn it.” Human nature is what it is; sometimes, even when you think you’ve learned a lesson, you may need to relearn it again. One of the things I’ve learned over time […]

Work Friendlier, Not Harder

Neutrik Launches New Outdoor-Rated RJ45 Data Connectors

The new Neutrik etherCON TOP cable connectors are outdoor-rated RJ45 carriers for 1 Gbit/s / 100W PoE Ethernet and network connections. The D-shape panel mount connectors are designed to “withstand the harshest environment and offer a unique teardrop design.” These cable connectors are robust, RoHS / REACH compliant, flame retardant, UV and corrosion resistant and […]

Neutrik Launches New Outdoor-Rated RJ45 Data Connectors

Oliver Marketing Is the Manufacturer’s Representative for Colorbeam Lighting

Oliver Marketing is now the manufacturer’s representatives for Colorbeam Lighting. Oliver Marketing has a history representing other brands in the lighting control industry, including Vantage, Elemental and Black Nova. With the addition of Colorbeam, the company says it is further strengthening its position as a go-to resource for cutting-edge lighting solutions. “We are excited to […]

Oliver Marketing Is the Manufacturer’s Representative for Colorbeam Lighting

Draper at Home Hires Ken Goodrich as Residential Regional Sales Manager

Draper At Home hired a new residential regional sales manager, Ken Goodrich. Ken will be responsible for the northeastern United States and comes to Draper with 23 years of residential shade experience, including nine years at Prestige Window Fashions and 14 years at Worldwide Window Fashions. “We are thrilled to have Ken aboard the Residential […]

Draper at Home Hires Ken Goodrich as Residential Regional Sales Manager

New Extron XPA U 4004 FX is Four-Channel, Multi‑Zone Power Amplifier

Extron introduced the XPA U 4004 FX four-channel, multi‑zone audio power amplifier. The company says this ENERGY STAR-qualified amplifier can deliver 400 watts simultaneously into 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt and 100-volt loads, independently configurable per channel. Each channel of an adjacent pair dynamically draws power from the pair’s total wattage, delivering optimal power where it’s needed […]

New Extron XPA U 4004 FX is Four-Channel, Multi‑Zone Power Amplifier

Crestron Details Four New DM NAX Audio Edge Devices for Residential AV Market, But Two Work in ProAV Too

Crestron Electronics announced four DM NAX Audio Edge Devices to provide interoperability between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system. The company says each new accessory is available in two form factors: wall plates or surface mounts. A single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home OS. Other features […]

Crestron Details Four New DM NAX Audio Edge Devices for Residential AV Market, But Two Work in ProAV Too

PPDS Launches Philips Hospitality TVs With Built-in Chromecast

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) announced the launch of a new line of Philips Hospitality TVs with Chromecast built in. The Philips Hospitality TV 4500 Series is an entry-level product line. Launching in 24”, 32”, 43” 50”, 55” and 65” sizes, PPDS says the TVs are native 4K UHD and include two 10-watt built-in speakers […]

PPDS Launches Philips Hospitality TVs With Built-in Chromecast

Harman Announces JBL DA Series of Amplifiers

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced the JBL DA Series of amplifiers, including the 8-channel DA850 and 16-channel DA1650 that provide four and eight zones of audio, respectively, in a compact 1U design, while offering bridgeable outputs to meet high power requirements. Both the DA850 and DA1650 offer 50W for each of their Class D channels […]

Harman Announces JBL DA Series of Amplifiers

AudioControl Director Model M6800 Has Dante Now; Aimed at ProAV

AudioControl announced that its Director Model M6800 multi-zone amplifier is available with Dante digital audio networking capability. AudioControl says the Director Series amplifiers deliver 100 watts/8-Ohms and 200 watts/4-Ohms per channel into 16 channels. The Model M6800 also features a powerful DSP engine that includes graphic and parametric equalization by zone, plus a switching matrix. […]

AudioControl Director Model M6800 Has Dante Now; Aimed at ProAV

Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)

Samsung debuted its fort Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified interactive displays (model name: WAD) expected to launch in the first half of 2024. Powered by Android 13, the WAD series — available in 65-, 75-, and 86-inch models — provides a “seamless and intuitive learning experience” for teachers and students alike. Samsung says the […]

Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)

Samsung Details New SmartThings for Business for the ProAV Market

Samsung is bringing SmartThings to its B2B displays with “SmartThings for Business” that enables business owners to leverage their digital signage to connect and gain more control of their smart devices across various landscapes. SmartThings connectivity feature to commercial display products such as Smart Signage and Hotel TVs, users can experience the convenience of hyper-connectivity […]

Samsung Details New SmartThings for Business for the ProAV Market

Dynacord Details New V600:2 600 Watt Amplifier for HOW, Ed and Background Music

Dynacord announced the V600:2, a new member of its V Series family of commercial amplifiers. With a total output capacity of 600 watts, Dynacord says this ultra-compact two-channel amplifier is not only tailored for background music and announcements but also excels whenever higher SPL levels in small to mid-sized fixed installations are required, including educational […]

Dynacord Details New V600:2 600 Watt Amplifier for HOW, Ed and Background Music

Bridgee Debuts Mark Series Hybrid Active Optical 2.1 Model Cable

Bridgee debuted the Mark Series Hybrid Active Optical 2.1 model cable assemblies. The company says the Mark Series Hybrid Active Optical 2.1 certified cables deliver transmission bandwidth of up to 48Gbps in runs as long as 30m without the need for external power for ultra-high-definition 4K/120Hz and 8K/60Hz signals (10K maximum support). Bridgee also says […]

Bridgee Debuts Mark Series Hybrid Active Optical 2.1 Model Cable

AtlasIED Releases Software Update for Atmosphere Products

AtlasIED announced it has released a new software update for its Atmosphere audio processing and control platform and products featuring multiple enhancements. The company will demonstrate the Atmosphere features along with the company’s loudspeaker series, the Aimline series of column arrays, the AtlasIED IsoFlare point source loudspeakers and the AS Series of all-weather, surface-mount loudspeakers. […]

AtlasIED Releases Software Update for Atmosphere Products

AtlasIED Invests in Aimline and Creates ALXD and ALXP Aimline Series of Loudspeakers

AtlasIED just announced a significant equity stake in German loudspeaker manufacturer Aimline. The investment brings the Aimline products into the AtlasIED product portfolio. Simultaneously, AtlasIED introduced the Aimline Series of loudspeakers, ALXD and ALXP, which are digitally steerable and passive column array loudspeakers. AtlasIED’s new Aimline Series ALXD and the ALXP column loudspeakers are designed […]

AtlasIED Invests in Aimline and Creates ALXD and ALXP Aimline Series of Loudspeakers

Disney Debuts HoloTile; a Game Changer in both VR and MR Gaming And Maybe Live Events Too!

Usually, Disney is very secretive with the new tech it develops but, in this case, it wants brands to make it better, faster and start integrating with it in real-life VR environments. It’s called HoloTile. So, here’s the scenario … You develop a VR or XR game — one where the players wear either a […]

Disney Debuts HoloTile; a Game Changer in both VR and MR Gaming And Maybe Live Events Too!

PhaseTech Releases Custom Length and Color Variable Length Soundbars

PhaseTech announced custom length and color Variable Length Soundbars (VLS) – VLS70-LCR for TVs 60” to 70”, and VLS100-LCR for TVs 75” to 100”. These made-to-order 3-channel sound bars are specially crafted to serve as left, center and right speakers using three separate speakers in a complete surround system while aesthetically matching the video display […]

PhaseTech Releases Custom Length and Color Variable Length Soundbars

WALL-SMART Debuts Universal Mounting Solution for WiFi Access Points

WALL-SMART just launched mounts for a series of industry Wi-Fi access points from Araknis and Netgear. The company says the Universal Access Point Mount is aimed at helping integrators new to the IT segment of AV simplify the transition into new markets and product specification process for builders, architects, designers and technology integrators. Rather than […]

WALL-SMART Debuts Universal Mounting Solution for WiFi Access Points

Faradite Debuts TAP-5 ORE Keypads

Faradite announced the TAP-5 – ORE 5-gang capacitive touch switch, a unique design using 8mm thick solid brass. The TAP-5 ORE switches integrate with KNX technology and are available in 5 different designs, all integrated with a temperature sensor and aimed at the smart home market. Included in the ETS entry is the option to […]

Faradite Debuts TAP-5 ORE Keypads

Legrand AV Passes Certification for ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Legrand AV announced it has passed certification for ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the world’s renowned standard for information security management systems. This certification confirms that Legrand AV achieved the most rigorous international standards for protection and security within the software and firmware used for its connected devices, embedded systems, and IT systems that are created at its […]

Legrand AV Passes Certification for ISO/IEC 27001:2013

New Dante Pro S1 SoC Hits Security Requirements for Enterprise Internet-of-Things

Audinate today announced the Dante Pro S1, a “compact and cost-effective” system-on-a-chip (SoC) for professional audio and AV equipment manufacturers to integrate Dante network functionality in low channel count devices. Audinate says Dante Pro S1 represents the latest generation Dante solution from Audinate for OEMs and is designed to meet the evolving security requirements for […]

New Dante Pro S1 SoC Hits Security Requirements for Enterprise Internet-of-Things

SAVI Releases SAVI 3.4 Software Update — Now Features QoraLux High-Voltage Control Series Integration

SAVI announced the release of SAVI 3.4. The latest software update, featuring QoraLux High-Voltage Control Series integration, designed to simplify the traditionally complex realm of 120V and 277V lighting.SAVI 3.4 with QoraLux High-Voltage integration caters to both new constructions and retrofits. Previewed at InfoComm this past June, SAVI’s new QoraLux High-Voltage Lighting Control Series features […]

SAVI Releases SAVI 3.4 Software Update — Now Features QoraLux High-Voltage Control Series Integration

Blaze Audio Announces PowerZone Connect 8-Channel Power Amplifiers

Blaze Audio just announced the new PowerZone Connect 8-channel Power Amplifiers. Available in 1RU (PowerZone Connect 508 / 1008) and 2RU (PowerZone Connect 4008 / 6008) form factors, these new 8-channel amplifiers can power both conventional low-impedance (508 & 1008: 4Ω to 16Ω / 4008 & 6008: 2Ω to 16Ω) loudspeakers and constant voltage (70V/100V) […]

Blaze Audio Announces PowerZone Connect 8-Channel Power Amplifiers

Tascam Announces Second Generation BD-MP1 Professional Blu-ray Player

Tascam announced the second generation of its BD-MP1 professional Blu-ray player. With a feature set and “intuitive” operation, the company says the new BD-MP1MKII is designed for high-end residential and commercial installations, including educational lecture halls, meeting spaces, theatres, dining facilities, retail stores and more. Tascam says the compact, 1U rack-mountable BD-MP1MKII supports a wide […]

Tascam Announces Second Generation BD-MP1 Professional Blu-ray Player

Kordz Will Launch 3 New Products at ISE 2024

Kordz is launching three new products at ISE 2024. All are aimed at making installation by home CE installers quicker and easier. Patch Cords Kordzified with New PRO SlimCat Patch Cord BeltPak: One of the most tedious exercises systems technicians encounter in network cabling projects is the removal and installation of dozens, if not hundreds, […]

Kordz Will Launch 3 New Products at ISE 2024

Here’s What Screen Innovations Will Show at ISE 2024

Screen Innovations (SI) will demonstrate its durable FlexGlass rear-projection screen technology and screens at ISE 2024 in Stand 2L500 in Hall 2. SI says the FlexGlass “transforms” rear-projection screens with its durable yet bendable surface. It is available in large sizes, up to 30,785 millimeters wide by 2,616 millimeters tall, and boasts a low profile […]

Here’s What Screen Innovations Will Show at ISE 2024

Airzone Control Announces Integration With Nest Thermostats

Airzone Control announced integration with the full portfolio of Nest thermostats. The companies say integrating the Airzone Aidoo Pro and Nest smart thermostats (Nest Thermostat and Nest Learning Thermostat) enables bidirectional communication between the Inverter/VRF and mini-split HVAC units that are “soaring in popularity.” Simplified smart thermostats and HVAC units speak different languages. Since Inverter/VRF […]

Airzone Control Announces Integration With Nest Thermostats

What’s Up With Smart Homes Today?

Every so often I check in on the state of what’s still being called “Smart Home” tech and I find myself coming away with a sense of déjà vu. Or, perhaps more specifically, a sense that “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” or “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” […]

What’s Up With Smart Homes Today?