New Klipsch Sound Bar Line Is High-End

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Klipsch just announced the debut of two new high-end sound bars that look and sound like the brand’s premium Reference speakers. The Klipsch BAR 48 is a 3.1 sound bar, featuring a dedicated center channel speaker for enhanced clarity, a wireless 8″ subwoofer for powerful, deep bass and built-in surround sound processing technologies such as […]

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards!

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  We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different than ANY other industry awards and the stats speak for themselves: We had over 88,000 votes for the final awards! The nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community. We have a system […]

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Leon Ente Series Might Be Best Looking Speakers Ever

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Leon Speakers has launched the Ente Series is comprised of three products: the Ente Sound Sculpture, the Ente SoundTile and the Ente Soundbar — all featuring power by the SONOS AMP and audio by Leon. They don’t look like any other speaker on the market so kudos to Leon for doing something innovative and fun! […]

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Extron’s New TouchLink Pro Touch Panels Have a Built-In Control Processor

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Extron has launched a new line of TouchLink Pro control systems that combine a TouchLink Pro touchpanel with an integrated IP Link Pro control processor. This all‑in‑one approach streamlines system designs by consolidating essential control system components, freeing up space and easing integration. Multiple devices can be controlled directly from the Ethernet port and the […]

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RTMP Protocol Support Added to ZeeVee ZyPer H.264 Encoders

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ZeeVee announced it has upgraded its ZyPerMX2 and ZyperMX4 multi-source H.264 encoders by adding support for RTMP, the most commonly used protocol for live streaming on sites such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live and other popular content distribution networks. Additionally, the company said the encoders, which can stream two sources or four sources simultaneously over […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

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CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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Control4 Delivers All-New OS

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Control4 Corporation today announced Control4 Smart Home OS 3. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is an IoT platform-based control system designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home, control them all from a single interface. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is designed to simplify the use of many connected devices throughout the home […]

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Amorphous Nano-Pixel Displays That Are Thinner Than Human Hair Are Coming — Seriously!

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Plasmonic metasurfaces are being developed for use in future flat panel displays. These are basically scalable electrochromic nanopixels using plasmonics and their color gamut and high spatial resolution blows away even the best OLEDs we have today — by a factor of between 400 and 1000. Right now, according to a research paper published in […]

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Even Crestron Has Partnered With Domotz for Remote Monitoring and Management

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Following Lutron, Lulu, Nuvo, Global Cache, Wyrestorm, StormAudio and a handful of others, Crestron today announced a partnership with Domotz. The seamless integration of the Domotz suite of products with Crestron smart home systems will empower Crestron residential systems integrators to remotely monitor their customers’ systems and better assist them, while reducing support costs and […]

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Echo Style Keypads Arrive from Savant

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Savant has introduced a new keypad family that adds field-configurability from three to six buttons along with the ability to configure backlight color. Available in both low voltage and line voltage versions, Savant’s new Echo style keypads can control lighting and more within the Savant control ecosystem. Savant Echo style keypads are available in ten […]

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Marantz Debuts Two New AV Receivers for ProAV

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Marantz today announced the NR1510 and NR1710 slimline 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Housed within the compact chassis, they include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:Xto create startlingly lifelike cinematic experiences.The NR1710’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology gives users a 3D listening experience without the need for dedicated height or […]

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CEDIA White Paper Is All About Cabling

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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. “This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — […]

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More AV-Integrateable X-Series AV Receivers Debut from Denon

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This week Denon announced two new X-Series AV receivers. The Denon AVR-X2600H (95 watts per channel) and AVR-X1600H (80 watts per channel) support the latest surround sound formats including Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, which adds virtualized height and surround effects on traditional stereo or surround content as well as Dolby Atmos content while using […]

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Need to Convert Toslink Audio to Analog or Vice-Versa? Sescom Has It

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Sescom announced the availability of two new compact audio converters with low power consumption. The SES-DAC1 converts digital coax or optical Toslink to stereo analog signals providing electromagnetic noise-free transmission. It supports S/PDIF 24-bit incoming bit stream on left and right channels and uncompressed two-channel LPCM stereo digital audio input. The SES-ADDA1 features bi-directional digital […]

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MSE Audio to Debut RS1201 Subwoofer at InfoComm

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MSE Audio has announced the RS1201 Subwoofer from SoundTube Entertainment, designed for indoor and outdoor in-ceiling installations. The RS1201 Subwoofer will be featured in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. SoundTube Entertainment’s RS1201 Subwoofer is a 12-inch hanging, open-ceiling speaker boasting a 4-ohm impedance and 70/100V loads and 39 to 200 Hz frequency response. Featuring patented […]

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BlackWire Designs Shows Rachio Module for URC Total Control

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BlackWire Designs today announced the availability of its new module for the integration of Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers into URC’s Total Control 2.0 whole-house automation system. With this latest module, BlackWire Designs becomes the only distributor to support the integration of Rachio controllers into both the Control4 and URC platforms. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers make […]

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Control4 Intros 14 New Triad Distributed Speakers

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Control4 Corporation has announced new Triad Distributed Audio Series multi-room audio loudspeakers, with 14 models in different sizes and configurations engineered with builders, contractors and homeowners in mind. Distributed Audio Series speakers feature pivoting tweeters and vary in size as well as in-wall and in-ceiling installation configurations. All models ship with a white, round, low-profile […]

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Barix to Update RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform to InfoComm 2019

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Barix is enhancing its RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform and will launch a new version in booth 5457 at InfoComm 2019. The scalable RetailPlayer solution enables retail, hospitality and corporate customers to easily stream background music and messages to any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at each receiving site feature […]

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A Partnership Between Access Networks and Domotz Brings Live Monitoring of Home Networks

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Access Networks announced a partnership with Domotz that will integrate the Core custom system integrated with the Domotz solution for remote network monitoring and management. The collaboration enables both companies to learn from each other and enhance their product offerings to better meet the needs of today’s luxury smart homes. This is a strong statement […]

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New Dante-Enabled IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier from MSE to Debut at InfoComm 2019

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MSE Audio told rAVe today that it intends to launch the SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub 2 DSP Amplifier featuring Dante-enabled audio distribution. The IPD-Hub 2 will debut in booth 6069 at InfoComm 2019. SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub 2 Amplifier creates an IP-based audio distribution alternative to traditional 70v or 100v audio systems. Designed for small to medium […]

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Just Add Power Adds Dante Sound System Transmitter

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Just Add Power announced its new line-up for InfoComm 2019, including the new 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter. The transmitter adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks to Ultra HD over IP systems, with separate switching of audio and video. The 767DSS transmitter supports the latest Dante eight-channel chipset. The transmitter allows installers […]

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Did You Know VESA DisplayHDR Standards Exist for LCD and OLED Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) says 60 display products across 13 display OEMs have been released to market that have achieved DisplayHDR certification, with more expected to be introduced in the coming months. First introduced in December 2017, DisplayHDR is the display industry’s first fully open standard specifying high dynamic range (HDR) quality for […]

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SnapAV Buys Control4

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SnapAV and Control4 Corporation today announced that they have entered into a “merger” agreement whereby SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million. The Control4 stock last traded $17.12 per share so the shareholders are likely to take this buyout. Although […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

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Whether you’re working on improving yourself personally or professionally, it’s essential to have the ability to be introspective and analytical, in order to identify what you need to work on. That’s also true when you’re coaching others. In that, self-improvement has a lot in common with troubleshooting systems and equipment at work: diagnose, analyze, repair, […]

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CEDIA Updates ESC-D Certification Exam

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CEDIA has released an updated ESC-D exam — the test to earn the global organization’s highest certification credential. The improvements follow a rigorous review and feedback process that involved more than 100 participants with heavy input from industry professionals from throughout the world. The ESC-D is targeted at industry veterans with at least five years […]

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Pakedge WA-2200 Wave 2 Debuts from Control4

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Control4 today announced the new Pakedge WA-2200  Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak Lite. With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording a seamless solution for faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional […]

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Voice-Enabled Denon S-Series AVRs Debut

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Today Denon announced three new S-Series AV receivers, the AVR-S950H, the AVR-S750H and AVR-S650H, adding Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, HEOS built-in for wireless multi-room music streaming, multi-assistant voice control and what they are calling a better setup experience. All three AVRs support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode for […]

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Key Digital Updates KD-PRO2x1X and KD-PRO4x1X Switchers

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Key Digital just improved the KD-PRO2x1X (two input) and KD-PRO4x1X (four input) 4K/18G HDMI switchers with analog and digital audio de-embedding, auto switching, and app-based control. Designed for conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms, theater and gaming spaces, KD-Pro2x1X and KD-Pro4x1X allows multiple video sources to connect to a single video display while analog (3.5mm & […]

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