C2G Now Shipping the Performance Series Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables With Ethernet

C2G announced that the Performance Series Ultra High Speed HDMI cables with Ethernet are now shipping. Offering up to 48Gbps (yes, that means you can do full 4K uncompressed), the cables support all HDMI 2.1 features, including uncompressed 8K at 60Hz and 4K at 120Hz, dynamic HDR and eARC. C2G’s Performance Series cables support dynamic HDR […]

C2G Now Shipping the Performance Series Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables With Ethernet

Audio-Technica Now Shipping AT-BHA100 Balanced Headphone Amplifier and AT-DAC100 Digital-to-Analog Converter

Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT-BHA100 balanced headphone amplifier and AT-DAC100 digital-to-analog converter. Audio-Technica’s AT-BHA100 headphone amplifier ($999) builds upon the AT-HA5050H and AT-HA22TUBE models and offers improved sound. The AT-BHA100 employs four JJ Electronic ECC83S vacuum tubes, one for each audio circuit and four power transistors. The left and right channels and the balanced amplifier circuits are […]

Audio-Technica Now Shipping AT-BHA100 Balanced Headphone Amplifier and AT-DAC100 Digital-to-Analog Converter

Xyte Hardware-as-a-Service Platform Offers Cloud Services to Hardware Manufacturing Businesses

Xyte is a new company offering what it calls a “Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) cloud platform.” Founders Omer Brookstein and Boris Dinkevich came from separate industries on the way to founding the platform — their common interest in the cloud as a transformational business driver brought them together to establish Xyte, formerly known as SyncPro, in early […]

Xyte Hardware-as-a-Service Platform Offers Cloud Services to Hardware Manufacturing Businesses

What’s Up With LAVNCH: November Events

THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

What’s Up With LAVNCH: November Events

Viking Electronics Releases E-20TF-IP Touch-Free Entry Phone

Viking Electronics’ surface-mounted VoIP SIP entry phone now has a touch-free option. The E-20TF-IP entry phone replaces the standard push button with a motion sensor to reduce the transmission of germs, bacteria and viruses from shared use of a physical button. When the motion sensor is activated, the built-in five-number autodialer calls through all programmed […]

Viking Electronics Releases E-20TF-IP Touch-Free Entry Phone

Snap One Expands Home Control Experience Through Control4 Partnership With Josh.ai

Snap One is expanding the availability of artificial intelligence in the home via a Control4 driver and exclusive distribution agreement with Josh.ai. Immediately available on the online driver database is an updated Josh.ai driver that is now Control4 Certified and SDDP capable. The driver can now import Control4 advanced lighting scenes and offers deeper integration with […]

Snap One Expands Home Control Experience Through Control4 Partnership With Josh.ai

McIntosh Releases the MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II

McIntosh announced the MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II. The amplifier offers 350 Watts of power and is upgraded with modern components. The MC3500 Mk II uses McIntosh’s Unity Coupled Circuit output transformer, allowing the full 350 Watts to be safely delivered to the speaker. It has a fully balanced driver section that utilizes three […]

McIntosh Releases the MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II

HTA Announces Collaboration With NARI for Educational Remodeling Resources

The Home Technology Association (HTA) announced a collaboration initiative with NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Through this new arrangement, HTA will provide NARI members access to HTA’s library of educational resources, including articles, webinars and videos that have proven beneficial in educating, inspiring and engaging general contractors, remodeling professionals, architects, designers and specifiers. In […]

HTA Announces Collaboration With NARI for Educational Remodeling Resources

CEDIA Hires Amanda Beckner as Vice President of Education and Training

CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, announced that it has hired Amanda Beckner, CTS, as vice president of education and training. Beckner has over two decades of experience in association management, learning program development, and the audiovisual industry. As vice president of learning at AVIXA, she led the digital transformation of […]

CEDIA Hires Amanda Beckner as Vice President of Education and Training

SecuringAV: The iPhone Spyware Vulnerability

What YOU Can Do To Prevent Hackers From Hijacking Your Smart Device’s Microphone   For each column in this series, rAVe writer Paul Konikowski takes a deeper dive into a recent security event or data breach, shedding light on supply chain vulnerabilities, infrastructure and cyber-physical security. OMG, did you watch the Apple “Unleashed” stream? No, not the […]

SecuringAV: The iPhone Spyware Vulnerability

Happy Project Manager Appreciation Day!

It’s probably apparent to rAVe readers that inspiration for columns often comes from things that happen in my work life. I’ll help a client solve a problem and think, “That’s a good idea for a topic. Someone else will probably get something out of reading about it!” Today’s column sprang from a recent conversation with […]

Happy Project Manager Appreciation Day!

Snap One Opens 30th Partner Store Location in Florida, Reopens Live One-day Dealer Education Sessions

Snap One unveiled its 30th Partner Store with the grand opening of a new Allnet-operated location in Hollywood, Florida. This new southeast region location is the ninth new Snap One Partner Store to open in 2021. The grand opening connected more than 130 Partners with the latest products from 20 manufacturers, including Samsung, Sony, Sonos, Sound […]

Snap One Opens 30th Partner Store Location in Florida, Reopens Live One-day Dealer Education Sessions

3Dot Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement With LianTronics

3Dot Technologies announced it has signed an agreement with LianTronics to distribute commercial Direct View LED displays (dvLEDs) in North America. The lineup of LianTronics products will include Metago HD Solution Bundles, Indoor Fine Pitch products, Indoor / Outdoor Digital Signage and others in the Rental product categories. 3Dot Technologies provides end-to-end display wall solutions utilizing a […]

3Dot Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement With LianTronics

Optoma Releases UHZ50 Native 4K Laser Home Theater Projector

Optoma unveiled its UHZ50, a native 4K (3840 x 2160) laser home theater projector featuring 3,000 lumens. It also offers a 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio along with a 16.7ms response time in 4K at 60Hz and 4ms in 1080P at 240Hz (for gaming).  The UHZ50 features HDR10 and HDR brightness adjustments with 100% Rec. 709 and DCI-P3 Wide […]

Optoma Releases UHZ50 Native 4K Laser Home Theater Projector

Snap One Releases New Episode Terrain Hardscape Subwoofer for Outdoor Sound

Snap One announced the new Episode Terrain hardscape subwoofer for outdoor areas where direct burial is not possible or not desired. The new hardscape subwoofer is available immediately online and through Snap One Local Pro Stores. This is the latest addition to Episode’s Terrain lineup, which also features a direct-burial subwoofer. The hardscape above-ground subwoofer allows Snap One […]

Snap One Releases New Episode Terrain Hardscape Subwoofer for Outdoor Sound

Leon Combines Sound and Art in Collaboration With Artist Mike Han for Ente SoundTile Speaker Series

Leon announced the creation of a new Leon x Mike Han speaker series titled “Detroit Vibrations.” The series was created by Han exclusively for Leon and consists of three speakers disguised as works of art. The pieces have been released as Leon’s latest Artist Edition Collection for the Ente SoundTile, a product that combines art and […]

Leon Combines Sound and Art in Collaboration With Artist Mike Han for Ente SoundTile Speaker Series

Denon Introduces Two New S-Series AVR Receivers With Updated HDMI and Surround Sound Formats

Denon introduced two new S-Series AV Receivers (AVRs), the AVR-S760H and the AVR-S660H. Each of the new S-Series AVRs are designed with three 8K HDMI inputs. The Denon AVR-S760H features include:  7.2 channel AVR home entertainment hub, rated 75W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch driven) Immersive 3D surround formats Advanced 4K and […]

Denon Introduces Two New S-Series AVR Receivers With Updated HDMI and Surround Sound Formats

Media Artist Refik Anadol To Keynote DSE Show in March 2022

Questex’s Digital Signage Experience 2022 (DSE) announced that Refik Anadol, media artist, director and pioneer in aesthetics of data machine intelligence, will keynote the event. DSE takes place March 22-24, 2022, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Anadol owns and operates Refik Anadol Studio and RAS LAB, the Studio’s research practice centered around discovering and developing […]

Media Artist Refik Anadol To Keynote DSE Show in March 2022

Planar Announces MicroPalooza 2021 Tour Dates and Featured Products

Planar announced the MicroPalooza 2021 Tour, a six-city U.S. product tour presenting the company’s newest display solutions. Running November through mid-December, the showroom event series will highlight the company’s recently released LED and LCD display solutions, headlined by the premium Planar DirectLight Ultra Series with MicroLED technology. The tour will start in Denver and end in Los Angeles. […]

Planar Announces MicroPalooza 2021 Tour Dates and Featured Products

The Rumors Are False: CEDIA Is Not Merging With AVIXA, Appoints Daryl Friedman As CEO

CEDIA has named Daryl Friedman as global president and CEO. He will assume the role on Nov. 29, 2021. Friedman has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles and has overseen membership, advocacy, industry relations and the technical wing for the 25,000-member Recording Academy. The Academy, known globally for the GRAMMY Awards, represents […]

The Rumors Are False: CEDIA Is Not Merging With AVIXA, Appoints Daryl Friedman As CEO

PreSonus Releases R65 V2 and R80 V2 Active AMT Studio Monitors

PreSonus is now shipping the R65 V2 and R80 V2 active AMT studio monitors. The new monitor speakers incorporate the analog Acoustic Tuning controls from PreSonus’ celebrated Eris line, and users have Low Cutoff, Mid-Frequency and High-Frequency controls and a three-position Acoustic Space switch. An upgraded 140W (75W LF + 65W HF) Class A/B power amplifier provides ample headroom […]

PreSonus Releases R65 V2 and R80 V2 Active AMT Studio Monitors

Hauntingly Cool Halloween Setups

Spooky season has arrived. It’s time to bust out the pumpkins, ghouls and goblins. But how can you make your Halloween setup hauntingly cool? By using audiovisual equipment, obviously! In the spirit of spooky season, we asked #AVTweeps to share their best tips for the ultimate Halloween scenes. Here’s what they had to say… Chuck […]

Hauntingly Cool Halloween Setups

AudioControl Intros 3 CM Series Amplifiers With Optional Dante Audio Networking

AudioControl has announced the introduction of three CM Series amplifiers. They feature compatibility with both 70-volt and 48-ohm loudspeakers (Dual Mode) plus optional Dante digital audio networking capability. The three CM Series amplifiers are: CM4-750—Four-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier CM3-750—Three-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier CM2-750—Two-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier Each amplifier utilizes a Constant Power […]

AudioControl Intros 3 CM Series Amplifiers With Optional Dante Audio Networking

AtlasIED Highlights Products To Be Presented at InfoComm 2021

AtlasIED announced that the new products introduced at InfoComm 2021 are fully stocked and are shipping from the company’s worldwide distribution centers. InfoComm 2021 attendees are invited to Booth #2311 to see AtlasIED’s Atmosphere platform as well as several new product introductions. Integrators can order most of the following InfoComm introductions today for timely delivery: […]

AtlasIED Highlights Products To Be Presented at InfoComm 2021

Denon Intros AVR-X1700H AV Receiver With Updated Streaming and Connection Capabilities

Denon introduced the new 7.2-channel AVR-X1700H high-performance AV Receiver (AVR). It offers three 8K HDMI inputs, immersive 3D surround formats and built-in HEOS multi-room music streaming technology. The Denon AVR-X1700H supports the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Both Dolby and DTS technologies add virtualized height and surround […]

Denon Intros AVR-X1700H AV Receiver With Updated Streaming and Connection Capabilities

Lutron Electronics Introduces Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System

Lutron Electronics announced the launch of the Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System, an updated wire-free shade with a minimal profile. Lutron first introduced the Palladiom shade aesthetic in 2017 as a wired solution in Lutron’s automated shading portfolio. Updated design features include the ability to install the shade at any time during a project’s lifecycle as […]

Lutron Electronics Introduces Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System

Bowers & Wilkins Releases New Zeppelin Wireless Speaker

Bowers & Wilkins launched its Zeppelin wireless speaker, a stereo system in one component. It features “reference quality drive unit technologies” arranged in dedicated left and right speaker assemblies around a central subwoofer powered by 240 watts of amplification.  Other features of the Zeppelin wireless speaker include: AirPlay 2 and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth for iOS and Android […]

Bowers & Wilkins Releases New Zeppelin Wireless Speaker

Extron Opens Orders for SF 28PT Two-Way Pendant Loudspeaker

Extron announced its taking orders for the SF 28PT, a two-way pendant loudspeaker for music or program playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications. Features include: A silk dome tweeter 8-inch woofer UL listed SF 28PT offers both direct 8-ohm and 70/100-volt operation Available in black or white Paintable to fit in with any decor Included […]

Extron Opens Orders for SF 28PT Two-Way Pendant Loudspeaker

Crestron Launches New Cloud-Connected Network Power Controllers and Remote Temperature Sensor

Crestron announced the launch of two new cloud-connected Crestron Network Power Controllers and an accompanying remote temperature sensor. The Crestron Home OS provides a new Device Health Dashboard, a remote power management platform for alerts and to assess and fix devices from the Crestron Home app. Users can also troubleshoot network and IP device problems, […]

Crestron Launches New Cloud-Connected Network Power Controllers and Remote Temperature Sensor

iRoom Intros Dynamic Room Sensor Package for iRoom iO touchDock and Other Mounting Products

iRoom has announced a new Dynamic Room Sensor Package to be included with all iRoom iO touchDock models, the iTop OnWall, iTop Pro and iTop Plus tabletop models. iRoom’s docking stations feature a built-in sensor package for room temperature, humidity, light and air quality (CO2). The iRoom iPad dashboard gives the user sensor status information […]

iRoom Intros Dynamic Room Sensor Package for iRoom iO touchDock and Other Mounting Products

Nominations Have Closed for 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Nominations for the Readers’ Choice Awards have now closed. Our next step is that we will open up voting for your favorite companies, products and more — so keep a lookout for next steps. We’ll announce the winners during rePLAY 2021 on Nov. 2-4, 2021. To learn more about rePLAY 2021 and to register, visit […]

Nominations Have Closed for 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

iRoom Announces New Color Options for iTop Docking Stations

iRoom announced four new color options for its iTop on-wall and tabletop docking stations. iTop OnWall and iTop Tabletop, made from aluminum and glass materials that match the Apple design, are now available in 14 color combinations. The two glass bezel selections, black or white, and seven aluminum base color options, green (new), blue (new), […]

iRoom Announces New Color Options for iTop Docking Stations