You Climbed the Mountain; So What Now?

A friend who’s an avid mountain climber once said to me that the thing about climbing a mountain is that once you reach the summit the first things you see are … more mountains. It doesn’t take a great leap to recognize the metaphor here: Once you’ve achieved a goal, a new goal beckons to […]

You Climbed the Mountain; So What Now?

Draper Unveils 10th Building at Indiana Manufacturing Campus

Draper, Inc. today unveiled the 10th building at its manufacturing campus in Spiceland, Indiana, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring company leadership. The 100,000-square-foot building brings the amount of total space to 500,000 square feet. “This building will add seven much-needed loading docks and also storage and production space. It will enable us to add a […]

Draper Unveils 10th Building at Indiana Manufacturing Campus

LG Electronics Introduces AC, DC-Powered EV Charging Stations

LG Electronics will enter the U.S. electric vehicle charger market in 2024 with the introduction of its first line of AC and DC-powered EV charging stations. According to LG Business Solutions USA’s Senior Vice President Nicolas Min, the line will include Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers, opening new opportunities for “businesses, municipalities and […]

LG Electronics Introduces AC, DC-Powered EV Charging Stations

SAVI Opens New Dallas Headquarters

SAVI announced the opening of its new headquarters, a facility “designed to foster innovation and meet the growing demand for next-gen, simplified AV solutions.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening event welcomed a community of nearly 100 area dealers, partners, consultants and end users. “SAVI’s HQ is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the success […]

SAVI Opens New Dallas Headquarters

SolidDrive Releases New 16-inch Drywall Bracket Assembly

SolidDrive released a 16” on-center drywall bracket assembly to simplify rear-side installations with drywall. Designed for situations in which access to the front side of the wall is limited, the SD1-BR16-R drywall bracket offers a solution for installing SolidDrive products via a rear-side access wall. A patented balanced cantilever spring brackets allow the SolidDrive SD-1 […]

SolidDrive Releases New 16-inch Drywall Bracket Assembly

CEDIA Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors for 2024-26

CEDIA introduced three integrator members who will join the CEDIA Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. Mike Chorney and Edward Gilmore will join the Board, and Amanda Wildman will return for an additional term. The slate was overwhelmingly (95%) approved by CEDIA members, with a 30% vote increase over the previous year. David Weinstein, […]

CEDIA Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors for 2024-26

Legrand Brand Vantage Creates Keypad Alliance

Legrand‘s lighting control brand Vantage today announced its new Keypad Alliance. In addition to Vantage’s wide portfolio of keypads, specifiers and installers using a Vantage system can select the keypad options available within the growing alliance to best fit the project. Vantage has formed strategic alliances with luxury partner keypad manufacturers Meljac, Forbes & Lomax, […]

Legrand Brand Vantage Creates Keypad Alliance

Bond, Draper at Home’s Roller Shades Now Compatible With Bond Bridge Pro and Sidekick for Shades

Bond and Draper at Home announced that its roller shades (powered by Somfy) are now compatible with Bond Bridge Pro RF-to-WiFi device hub and Sidekick for Shades Gen2 wireless universal keypad. The companies say the Bond Bridge Pro ($379) and accompanying Bond Home App (iOS and Android phones) bring control of up to 50 motorized […]

Bond, Draper at Home’s Roller Shades Now Compatible With Bond Bridge Pro and Sidekick for Shades

Powersoft Mezzo Half-Size Install Amplifier Platform Now Compatible With Control4 Smart Home Systems

Powersoft says its Mezzo half-size install amplifier platform is compatible with Control4 smart home systems. The release of a Control4 plug-in makes it easy for SIs to integrate Mezzo with one of the most popular systems for home automation, and signals a renewed focus on the residential market for Powersoft. The Control4 platform is interoperable […]

Powersoft Mezzo Half-Size Install Amplifier Platform Now Compatible With Control4 Smart Home Systems

Samsung Gaming Hub Players Now Receive Select Games for Free on Samsung Smart TVs, Thanks to Blacknut Partnership

Samsung Electronics and Blacknut announced a way for players to discover games on the Samsung Gaming Hub. In a new initiative, Samsung Gaming Hub players in the United States will enjoy select games for free on compatible Samsung Smart TVs, powered by Blacknut. This “Free Game Pilot” will be active for a limited time, allowing […]

Samsung Gaming Hub Players Now Receive Select Games for Free on Samsung Smart TVs, Thanks to Blacknut Partnership

Marshall Electronics Announces CV630-NDIW 30X UHD PTZ Camera

Marshall Electronics announced its new CV630-NDIW 30X UHD PTZ camera with NDI|HX2. The company claims the  CV630-NDIW is designed for use in live newscasts, concerts, reality television, corporate communications, government, courtroom, house of worship, education as well as a range of other broadcast and ProAV applications. According to Marshall, the CV630-NDIW PTZ camera captures UHD […]

Marshall Electronics Announces CV630-NDIW 30X UHD PTZ Camera

BenQ Releases Latest Golf Simulator Projector, the LH600ST

BenQ announced its latest golf simulator projector, the $1,099 BenQ LH600ST, a 4LED light engine that can be placed about 10 feet from the screen. In addition, BenQ says it is making it easy to calculate and see the room dynamics for almost any golf-sim setup, including 1:1, with its new 3D Golf Simulation Room […]

BenQ Releases Latest Golf Simulator Projector, the LH600ST

Key Digital Adds KD-FIX418A-2 HDMI Fixer

Key Digital has introduced the KD-FIX418A-2, an update to its in-line Ultra HD/4K 18G HDMI Fixer, a connectivity repair and audio de-embedding device for HDMI related to Hot Plug Detection, EDID handshaking, HDCP authentication and signal degradation. The third-generation KD-FIX418A-2 offers switchable 4K down-conversion to 1080p to support legacy monitors and projectors and de-embedded digital […]

Key Digital Adds KD-FIX418A-2 HDMI Fixer

Onkyo Adds TX-SR3100 5.2-Channel AVR

Onkyo just introduced the TX-SR3100, a 5.2 channel AVR with HDMI 2.1a support that includes resolutions and refresh rates as high as 8K60 and 4K120 as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats. In addition to support for Dynamic HDR formats, ALLM, VRR, QFT and SBTM (Source-Based Tone Mapping), the Onkyo TX-SR3100 incorporates Dolby […]

Onkyo Adds TX-SR3100 5.2-Channel AVR

Viking Announces X-205 Series of Intercoms With HD IP Video, Two-Way Voice Communication

Viking’s new X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication — all in a “compact chassis.” The intercoms feature a built-in HD video camera with H.264 video compression, low light sensitivity, and a wide viewing angle. Dual 1080p video streams can be viewed on a desktop monitor or IP video phone; […]

Viking Announces X-205 Series of Intercoms With HD IP Video, Two-Way Voice Communication

LG Business Solutions Announces ProBeam BU53RG Short-Throw 4K UHD Projector

LG Business Solutions announced the LG ProBeam BU53RG short-throw 4K UHD projector as a replacement to the LG ProBeam BU53PST projector. The new ProBeam BU53RG includes webOS 6.0 Signage, a web-based digital signage platform that has display features including support for streamlined tools to tie into a larger webOS digital signage network. With the ability […]

LG Business Solutions Announces ProBeam BU53RG Short-Throw 4K UHD Projector

Sony Expands BRAVIA 4K Professional Display Lineup With EZ20L Series

Sony announced the expansion of its BRAVIA 4K Professional Display lineup with the introduction of the EZ20L series for commercial environments. The EZ20L 4K series, designed for corporate and retail applications, comes in sizes ranging from 43 to 75 inches. As the introductory offering in the lineup, the EZ20L models will provide professional features including […]

Sony Expands BRAVIA 4K Professional Display Lineup With EZ20L Series

PPDS Introduces 32″ Version of Philips Tableaux 5150I

PPDS (aka: Philips Professional Displays) officially announced a 32” version of its ePaper signage range, the Philips Tableaux 5150I. The new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I signals a larger form factor full-color ePaper displays, with PPDS in a market forecast to be worth almost $43.2 billion by 2030*. Here’s a video we shot of the ePaper […]

PPDS Introduces 32″ Version of Philips Tableaux 5150I

Conquering the Basics

When I was in junior high, our baseball coach constantly impressed upon us the importance of conquering the basics, or the fundamentals of the sport. The reason was that consistently and successfully executing the basics on the field is what wins games. Here’s what he had to say about showboating or trying to be fancy, […]

Conquering the Basics

Leon Offers All-Weather Covers For Its Terra LuminSound Outdoor Audio and Lighting Solutions

Leon announced a new optional accessory for its Terra LuminSound line of outdoor audio and lighting solutions, an all-weather cover that the company claims helps protect and maintain Terra LuminSound products “in even the harshest of environments.” Available in two sizes for both the Terra LuminSound TrLS50 and taller LuminSound Bollard, Leon says the Terra […]

Leon Offers All-Weather Covers For Its Terra LuminSound Outdoor Audio and Lighting Solutions

SoundTube Entertainment Launches XT850-Sub Outdoor Subwoofer With 70/100v Technology

SoundTube Entertainment just launched of the XT850-Sub, an 8″ outdoor subwoofer that uses 70/100v technology. The XT850-Sub features SuperT transformerless technology, which delivers bass without the losses in low-end frequency performance due to traditional 70.7/100 Volt subwoofer transformer behavior. This means that users can enjoy deep, powerful bass to 30 Hz with peak output of […]

SoundTube Entertainment Launches XT850-Sub Outdoor Subwoofer With 70/100v Technology

Screen Innovations Debuts Short Throw Lift For Smaller Media Rooms and Corporate Boardrooms

Screen Innovations just debuted a Short Throw Lift that addresses the need for “large but discreet” displays in smaller media rooms and corporate boardrooms. Unlike traditional projection systems that require ample distance from the projector to the screen or work best in dark rooms, the pop-up laser TV sits just inches from a short-throw projector. […]

Screen Innovations Debuts Short Throw Lift For Smaller Media Rooms and Corporate Boardrooms

Extron Introduces DTP3 T 101 D Transmitter

Extron just introduced the new DTP3 T 101 D, a one-gang decorator-style transmitter for sending HDMI up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. Extron claims the product extends video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) without compression, ensuring optimal image quality. This HDCP 2.3-compliant transmitter includes EDID Minder, a comprehensive EDID […]

Extron Introduces DTP3 T 101 D Transmitter

Blackwire Designs Launches WiZ Pro Driver for Control4

Blackwire Designs recently announced the launch of its WiZ Pro Driver for Control4, bringing customization to smart lighting control. By integrating all WiZ smart lighting devices into the Control4 ecosystem, the driver enables users to manage brightness, color and scenes using their Control4 touch panel, remote or smartphone app. The WiZ Pro for Control4 Driver […]

Blackwire Designs Launches WiZ Pro Driver for Control4

RTI Adds Brittany Delgado as Regional Sales Manager

RTI announced the appointment of Brittany Delgado as its new regional sales manager. Delgado will oversee sales activities in the central U.S. region for both RTI and Blustream. “We are excited to welcome Brittany to our sales team,” said Josh Litwack, RTI vice president of global sales. “She’s a consummate AV sales professional with a […]

RTI Adds Brittany Delgado as Regional Sales Manager

Acurus Launches Acurus M4 Amplifier

Acurus launched a 2RU, four-channel, bridgeable, 200W Class D amplifier aimed at both home cinemas or multi-purpose media rooms. Acurus says the Acurus M4 boasts 200W per channel, all channels driven, with ultra-low noise and distortion using a Class D amplifier. The company also claims M4’s control is via trigger, IR, RS-232 and Ethernet. The […]

Acurus Launches Acurus M4 Amplifier

SoundTube Entertainment Adds MCA2004t Class D Amplifier

SoundTube Entertainment announced the availability of the MCA2004t Class D amplifier. The amplifier is designed for continuous use in commercial and professional audio settings from performance venues to retail spaces and educational institutions. The MCA2004t Class D amplifier claims 200W at 8 ohms direct or 70/100V constant voltage output per each of its four channels […]

SoundTube Entertainment Adds MCA2004t Class D Amplifier

Picking the Right Clients

Some solid advice I received long ago was that “you can’t chase every rabbit.” My dogs would disagree, and I see their point, but as business advice goes, it holds up. You need to cultivate long-term relationships with the people you can do business with, not just to look after their needs on a repeat […]

Picking the Right Clients

Window to the Future

Megapixel Brings Hollywood Tech to Architectural Applications With Launch of Ventana MicroLED Displays With Hollywood’s rapid adoption of virtual production studios, you’ll find Megapixel whose core technology (with more than 200 patents) for LED displays and video processing helped transform the way Hollywood produces its visual effects. Megapixel’s Emmy- and Oscar-winning technologies have become the […]

Window to the Future

R_volution Introduces PlayerOne Media Player

R_volution unveiled the PlayerOne, a new 4K Ultra HD Media Player compatible with both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. R_volution is a new brand specializing in consumer electronic devices. In the US, R_volution is distributed by Let’s Get Physical Distribution Inc. and in Europe, the brand is distributed by HD LAND. Equipped with the professional quad-core […]

R_volution Introduces PlayerOne Media Player

CEDIA Expo Recognizes Dejero With TechStarter Grand Prize and Specifi IO With TechStarter Best Startup Award

CEDIA Expo introduced new residential technology brands through the Launchpad and TechStarter programs at CEDIA Expo 2023. This year, CEDIA Expo recognized Dejero with the TechStarter Grand Prize and Specifi IO with the TechStarter Best Startup Award. Brands in The Launchpad participated in the TechStarter Competition, presenting short business pitches to CEDIA Expo’s panel of […]

CEDIA Expo Recognizes Dejero With TechStarter Grand Prize and Specifi IO With TechStarter Best Startup Award

Key Digital Intros New HDMI 4K 60Hz 100ft Wireless Extender Kit With IR

Key Digital has introduced the KD-4KWHCEX HDMI 4K 60Hz 100 ft Wireless Extender KIT with IR. The KD-4KWHCEX extends up to 4K HDMI signals with the latest standards — 18G, 3840×2160 60 Hz resolution, HDR10 at 4:4:4 chroma, and deep color. The KD-4KWHCEX supports HDCP 2.2 and features TMDS re-clocking and signal regeneration. The two-unit […]

Key Digital Intros New HDMI 4K 60Hz 100ft Wireless Extender Kit With IR