Metra Home Theater Group Intros Helios Smart Power Surge Protector and Conditioner

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Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) announced the release of its new Helios Smart Power Surge Protector and Conditioner. This product includes a mobile app that allows users to control outlets on the surge protector remotely. App users can turn devices plugged into the surge protector on and off and create schedules for power usage. Additionally, […]

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Zigbee Won! Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Legrand Form Standards Alliance to Simplify Smart Home Control

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Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, this week, announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. Zigbee Alliance board member companies such as IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, […]

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Fred Bargetzi: The Most Consequential Person of the Modern AV Era

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By Scott Walker Principal, Waveguide LLC There it is. I’m putting it out there. I’ve thought about this a lot and from my vantage point, having spent the past 30 years of my life as an AV design consultant, I believe there’s no other single individual who has had a greater impact on the lives […]

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RTI Ships CP-16i Cool Power Audio Amplifier

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RTI has started to ship its CP-16i Cool Power audio amplifier. A 16 -el. There are thermal overload, and OC (over-current) monitor indicators to protect the amplifier from overload. Featuring RTI’s Cool Power technology, the CP-16i uses Class-D amplification ensures efficient heat dissipation and low power consumption and is housed in a 1U rack enclosure. […]

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CEDIA Launches New Awards Website

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CEDIA has launched a design-forward website to showcase CEDIA Award winners’ and finalists’ projects as well as the year’s Best New Product and Product Hall of Fame winners. In addition to the newly launched website — CEDIA Award winners and finalists have all received a personalized case study to utilize when talking with clients and […]

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Leyard and Planar BrightSign 4K Media Player Featured in New York City Showroom

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Leyard and Planar showcased its latest display and video wall innovations across a network of showrooms worldwide. The New York Showroom is located on 11th Avenue in New York City. The New York showroom occupies the entire fifth floor of a beautiful historic building constructed in 1905. The showroom is separated into approximately one dozen […]

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Extron Adds to PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers

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Extron just added the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-end HDMI matrix switchers. This 4×2 model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To maintain signal integrity and reliability, it provides automatic cable equalization on each input […]

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CEDIA Hires Jenn McGuire as Global Member Services Manager

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CEDIA has named Jenn McGuire global member services manager. The promotion elevates McGuire to the head of the global organization’s membership department. She will remain based in the CEDIA EMEA office in the United Kingdom. “Jenn has been with the organization for four-and-a-half years and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and excitement to the […]

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Just Add Power Now Shipping 1G AV-over-IP Solution

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Just Add Power (J+P) has started to ship its 1G AV-over-IP accessory called Warp Engine. It’s a 1RU transmitter/receiver explicitly designed for video walls to allow the content to be displayed at any imaginable angle — thus, allowing you to use varying display configurations to create “shapes” or “galleries” of monitors making up one wall. […]

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Here’s a List of All the Keynotes, Conferences and Workshops at ISE 2020

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Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development program will feature over 200 leading experts (from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas) across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations. Presented under the slogan, “Learn. Discover. Be Inspired,” the program has been produced by Integrated Systems Events working in close co-operation with AV […]

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Denon Announces Suite of Wireless Multiroom Speakers

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Denon today announced a new suite of wireless multi-room speakers dubbed Denon Home. Comprised of three models, the Denon Home 350, 250 and 150, includes built-in HEOS and on-board touch controls. Capable of streaming from Amazon Music HD, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, TIDAL, USB drives, phones or networks via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, or Bluetooth, the […]

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Crestron Shipping Wireless Horizon EX Keypads and Dimmers

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Crestron is shipping its wireless Horizon EX keypads and dimmers. Featuring matching dimmers and keypads, the new line of wall-box controllers provides a custom control solution as part of a complete Crestron smart home. Horizon EX universal dimmers have no minimum load requirement and can do LED dimming. Featuring what Crestron calls a “designer aesthetic,” […]

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CEDIA Names Michael Sherman 2019 Young Professional of the Year

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CEDIA has announced Michael Sherman as the recipient of the 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year award. Sherman is the owner/director of Henri, a CEDIA Member of Excellence company based in France. The award recognizes Sherman as an emerging leader who is making an impact on the home technology integration industry. The award elevates […]

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Just Add Power Ships HDMI AV-Over-IP Wall Plate

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced this week that its new third-generation (3G) thin two-gang HDMI wall plate transmitter is now shipping. The VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 allows users to incorporate laptops and other HDMI devices as sources for its 1G AV-over-IP systems at a depth of only 1.5 inches. Offering ultra-low latency (JPEG2000 compression), the VBIS-HDIP-707WP2 wall plate […]

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Denon Announces DHT-S216 Sound Bar With DTS Virtual:X

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Denon today announced its first full-range sound bar with DTS Virtual:X, the DHT-S216 (priced at $249). The sound bar leverages psychoacoustic algorithms, developed by DTS, to realistically simulate a multi-channel soundtrack played on a home theater surround sound system. The DHT-S216 is easily connected to any TV and media player via 4K UHD HDMI with […]

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SnapAV Ships Pakedge WA-2200-O Wave 2 Outdoor Access Point

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SnapAV has launched the Pakedge WA-2200-O Wave 2 Outdoor Access Point. With an IP55-rated water- and dust-resistant enclosure, this AP is specified to withstand the most severe environments, including temperatures ranging from -20° C to 65° C (-4° F to 149° F). Its UV-treated enclosure also resists solar damage. The WA-2200-O delivers Wave 2 MU-MIMO […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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Rayva Releases New Acoustic Wall Panels for Home Theaters

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Rayva announced Thursday the availability of the company’s new (and patent-pending) acoustic wall panels for home theaters. The unique collapsible panel design eliminates challenges and costs associated with traditional options. Rayva reduces the time, effort and expense of acoustic wall panels to a home theater by shipping the panel’s wooden frame deconstructed and the fabric […]

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Social Media – Blessing or Curse?

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Like so many industries, the AV industry has a robust and valuable community in the social media sphere. Many of us have dozens, if not hundreds of contacts and “friends” that we know only via social media. While we have opportunities to catch up and meet during industry events, including the always popular tweet-ups, the […]

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Enclave Audio Adds to CineHome Product Portfolio

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Enclave Audio added to the CineHome product portfolio Monday, with the introduction of two new WiSA-certified wireless multichannel surround speaker systems: the CineHome II and CineHome PRO. Enclave also released the new CineHub wireless audio transmitter. According to Enclave, the complete 5.1 CineHome system sets up like a soundbar but provides the audio performance of […]

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Semtech Releases New AVP Chipset — No FPGA Devices Needed

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Semtech Corporation — a supplier of high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms — announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the release of its BlueRiver audio visual processor (AVP) chipset. The BlueRiver AVP chipset provides all the features of Semtech’s existing NT1000 and NT2000 FPGA-based offerings (e.g., matrix-switch like performance over IP, under 0.1-millisecond latency, 4K60 uncompressed […]

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Klipsch Hires Lance Jones

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Klipsch is strengthening its global commercial and strategic brand alliance team with the addition of Lance Jones, who has joined its management team as chief development officer. Jones has consulted for Klipsch since 2017 and has successfully expanded its commercial projects and brand partners to include Hard Rock International properties, Margaritaville resorts and living communities, […]

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CEDIA Releases 2020 Technology & Business Summit Dates

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CEDIA has today released the 2020 dates for its Technology & Business Summit events. Of the 14 scheduled events, Toronto and Vancouver will each host a date, marking the first time two Tech Summit events will take place in Canada. The Tech Summits are educational. They are locally-oriented, providing sponsor displays and demonstrations from many […]

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Origin Acoustics Hires John Marchionda, Promotes Marc Fisher

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Origin Acoustics announced the expansion of the company’s executive management team with the hiring of John Marchionda as its chief marketing officer (CMO) and the promotion of Marc Fisher as president of sales. In his new position, Marchionda will drive global brand marketing efforts for Origin Acoustics. Marc Fisher’s new role will now embrace all […]

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Meridian Audio Releases DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker

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Meridian Audio launched its latest loudspeaker from its architectural range, the DSP750 In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker. Claiming a host of exclusive Meridian technologies on-board, the DSP750 resets the standard of architectural loudspeaker performance, featuring: Three new, high-performance drive-units. CLASS-M DSP engine providing thermal and dynamic bass protection for detailed and accurate sound. “Double-baffle” aluminum enclosure […]

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Vivitek Announces New HK2200 Projector

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Vivitek’s new HK2200 projector uses the new 4K-UHD DMD chip set (native 3840×2160 resolution) technology from Texas Instruments that’s designed to deliver Rec.709 color gamut space using DLP technology. Unique to Vivitek is a new ViviPeaking function, which refines surface details to improve detail accuracy for an optimal viewing experience. HDR compatibility also provides clarity […]

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SnapAV Neeo Remote for Control4 Utilizes Buttons, Touch Screen

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SnapAV launched the Neeo Remote for Control4 using the Smart Home OS 3 platform. Neeo includes macros for all streaming services, most-watched TV stations, playlists, room-level or household-level smart home scenes and more. The Neeo Remote is the first Control4 handheld remote to combine hard buttons and a touch screen. The remote is made from […]

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