Bird Home Automation Adds IP Intercoms to DoorBird Line

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Bird Home Automation has added IP intercoms with up to 18 call buttons to its DoorBird product line. The new smart video door intercoms significantly expand the company’s product portfolio, which includes models with displays, keypads for multi-tenant buildings and customized solutions with multiple bell buttons and mailboxes. The new IP intercom systems claim to […]

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The CEDIA Designer Releases New Upgrades

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The CEDIA Designer (TCD) has released a host of valuable upgrades. TCD is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema/media room in minutes. The CEDIA Designer upgrades include: Ability to generate documentation report in Spanish Ability to specify sound bar products A new Project Progress feature “The new […]

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CEDIA Promotes Samantha Ventura and Ian Bryant

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CEDIA has announced two promotions. The global organization has named Samantha Ventura vice president of education and training and Ian Bryant vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. The positions deal with two of CEDIA’s key areas of strategic focus: education and workforce development. “The decisions to elevate the roles and responsibilities of Samantha […]

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URC Adds Two-Way Total Control of QMotion Qadvanced Shades

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URC today added a two-way module for Total Control of Qadvanced automated roller shading systems from QMotion (a brand of Legrand). The module, available to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, makes it easy for commercial or residential end users using any URC Total Control interface to raise, lower, stop and set the level […]

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TruAudio Custom-Length Sound Bars Ship

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TruAudio custom-length sound bars are now shipping. With a depth of only 2.4″ and available in a two-channel configuration, one option includes four 4.5” polypropylene woofers and two 1” silk dome tweeters, while a second option includes four 4.5” carbon fiber woofers and two 1” titanium tweeters. The TruAudio custom-length sound bars can be ordered […]

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LG Launches UT770H Nanocell Smart TVs for Hospitality

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LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of […]

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Visionary Solutions and Automation Connection Partner for DTVGameControl

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Visionary Solutions has partnered with Automation Connection to add support for its AV-over-IP encoders and decoders in Automation Connection’s DTVGameControl software for iPad. DTVGameControl is a floor-plan-based iPad application with integrated guide data for controlling DirecTV, cable and Dish Network receivers, as well as video tiling, video walls and audio sources in any hospitality environment. […]

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Women’s Luncheon at CEDIA Is Giant Hit!

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The Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT), an organization promoting the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry, announced a new attendance record for the 11th straight year at its annual CEDIA Expo gathering. More than 350 attendees at the luncheon enjoyed the keynote address by bestselling author Sam Horn who shared insights from her […]

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StarField Ceiling Tiles Ship From Acoustic Geometry

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Acoustic Geometry just started shipping its StarField Ceiling Tiles, an acoustical ceiling panel with a starry sky effect. This innovative sound management product is designed for home theaters, media rooms, studios, retail spaces, restaurants/bars and commercial businesses looking to inspire a “wow” factor. Designed to add the beauty of the night sky to any room […]

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New Rough-In Bracket for Paramount Access Point Debuts from WhyReboot

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WhyReboot just announced the availability of the Paramount universal access point mount rough-in bracket WR-PMT-BKT. The rough-in bracket allows installation during pre-construction, ensuring a perfect installation once the drywall work is completed. The rough-in bracket includes everything necessary for installation and is made of ultra-refined MDF to eliminate as much unnecessary signal attenuation possible. In […]

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D-Tools Says Savant Now Integrated Into D-Tools Cloud System

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D-Tools Cloud is a web-based SaaS application that guides users through managing sales prospects, quoting, system design and procurement. The integration of Savant’s complete product catalog and pricing into D-Tools Cloud allows integrators to deliver quotes and baseline system designs to clients. Alternatively, D-Tools Cloud users can generate proposals and browser-based plan view and line […]

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URC Adds Integration of Pentair Pool and Spa Control

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URC just launched a two-way IP module for Total Control of Pentair’s IntelliTouch Pool and Spa Control System. The module, available today to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal, allows homeowners using any URC Total Control interface to control all Pentair Pool and Spa products that work with Pentair’s IntelliTouch system, including pool pumps, […]

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Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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Crestron and CoolAutomation Partner Inside Home OS 3

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Crestron today announced a new partnership with CoolAutomation, a leading developer of HVAC automation solutions to provide native BACnet integration with Crestron Home OS 3. Now integrators have the ability to customize the BACnet modules within the Crestron Home app. This solution is designed for MDU applications where there is a centralized BACnet controlled HVAC […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP

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It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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TechStarter FIVE Winners Announced at CEDIA Expo 2019

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TechStarter, a new CEDIA Expo program that gives first-time exhibitors a chance to pitch business models to residential market leaders, awarded five exhibitors TechStarter awards this past week in Denver at CEDIA Expo 2019. Artio Lifestyle Lighting, Caavo, Hero Labs, Konnected and SandTrap Audio were recognized as the TechStarter FIVE with Hero Labs as the […]

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Stealth and Harman Partner, Deliver Hidden JBL Conceal Series Loudspeakers

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Invisible loudspeaker developer Stealth Acoustics has announced a partnership with HARMAN Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design. The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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URC Enters Architectural Speaker and Outdoor Speaker Markets

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URC entered the architectural speaker market this week at the 2019 CEDIA Expo show. The new line consists of four models of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, all available mid-October. URC offers four models of in-ceiling speakers with this design. The flagship model SP-8EX features an 8-inch woven fiber cone woofer, a […]

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The New URC Lighting Control System Is Z-Wave Plus-Certified

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URC just introduced a new smart wireless lighting control system carrying Z-Wave Plus-certification. Designed to be installed as a stand-alone product or integrated with URC’s Total Control 2.0 or MX HomePro systems, this new line up is compatible with LED lighting and has several benefits, including increased power, increased range (up to 500 feet) for […]

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Sony Aims Crystal LED, Up to 16K Resolution, at High-End HomeAV Market

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Sony Electronics today announced the availability of its Crystal LED display system for home installation. Having initially introduced the technology for use in commercial and entertainment venues, Sony Electronics now offers residential configurations and installation — up to 16K. Crystal LED is available in the following configurations: Full HD Size (18 Units): 110-inch diagonal @ 8 […]

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LG Launches Native 4K Projector Line with Two Models

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LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a […]

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Epson Debuts Epson LS500 4K Laser Projection TV

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Epson introduced at CEDIA Expo the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1, which is capable of 4K HDR content up to 120″. Powered by Google, the LS500 Laser Projection TV1 solution includes the Android TV operating system with a remote that features voice search through Google Assistant. Apps include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN and […]

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QMotion Shows New QIS Power and Comm Panel

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Legrand | AV Residential Solutions has updated its QMotion Qadvanced Intelligence System (QIS) Power and Communication Panel, the control system for its QIS Hardwired Shades. The QIS Power and Communication Panel comes with its own power supply and delivers power to wired wall-mounted switches. The updated system measures 6.9 inches by 4.4 inches by 1.7 […]

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Control4 OS 3 Adds Google Assistant Voice Control, an API for Intercom Anywhere and New CA-10 Controller

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SnapAV announced today at CEDIA Expo 2019 that the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is adding Google Assistant, integration with third-party smart doorbells through Intercom Anywhere and a new high-availability automation controller to power large homes. With Control4 OS 3, homeowners can choose from tens of thousands of devices to create a system that suits […]

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Dynaudio Debuts On-Wall Subwoofer

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Danish loudspeaker company Dynaudio today debuted the Sub RCC (Reaction Cancelling Configuration) custom-installation subwoofer. The discreet subwoofer is designed to offer additional low-frequency extension to any audio system while facilitating high-performance 2.1 or surround setups without the issues commonly associated with many in-wall subs. It achieves extreme bass performance within a compact form factor, which […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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