Seymour-Screen Excellence Debuts Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) Motorized Masking System

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Seymour-Screen Excellence’s Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) is what the company calls a “luxury,” reference-grade, acoustically-transparent, motorized masking system which, at its largest, spans 20-feet tall and 30-feet wide with 350-inches of viewable image width. Available with either two- or four-way masking, the system is built on-the-wall rather than the traditional method of assembling, lifting and […]

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Legrand Nuvo Adds Line of 8-Inch Passive Subwoofers and Digital Amplifiers

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Legrand today introduced a new family of Nuvo 8-inch in-ceiling and in-wall passive subwoofers and matching digital amplifiers. Designed for small, medium and large home theaters and audio installations, the three compact single and dual subwoofers deliver low-frequency impact, while the wall- and rack-mount amplifiers are designed specifically for use with them. For smaller installations, […]

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OSD Black Drops TreVoce Powered Subwoofers Ahead of CEDIA Expo

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OSD Black just introduced two powered stand-alone subwoofers, the 800-watt TreVoce 12 and the 500-watt TreVoce, which are aimed at in-home theaters, media rooms and high-end listening spaces. Designed for the custom integration market, these stand-alone subwoofers include an active woofer and two symmetrically-built passive woofers. According to OSD, the active subwoofer is self-contained and […]

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Meridian Audio Highlights Architectural Loudspeaker Solutions

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Meridian Audio’s Architectural range of loudspeakers, suitable for many applications, includes the DSP520.2 and DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeakers and the DSP320.2 in-ceiling / in-wall loudspeaker. The loudspeakers can use two-channel, multichannel or single-speaker systems. The DSP640.2 in-wall loudspeaker has eight power amplifiers delivering 100 watts-per-drive unit and L+R mode for soundbar applications. It is capable of […]

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Panamax and Furman Announce New Power Distribution Solutions

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Panamax and Furman have announced a plethora of new power distribution solutions, including new remote controllable outlets, IP controllable power products, a voltage regulator and small install accessories. Panamax Vertex 12 and 16 Outlet Power Distribution Units: Two new Panamax vertical power distribution units — the VT-EXT12 and VT-EXT16 — add flexible protected power to […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt Finally Gets CEDIA Fellow Designated, Better Late Than Never

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CEDIA says that, finally, Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well as former CEO, architect […]

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Powersoft Mezzo Will See CEDIA Debut of Newest Amplifier Platform

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Powersoft (CEDIA EXPO booth 335) will demonstrate its newest amplifier platform at CEDIA EXPO. Integrated into a half-rack enclosure with lots of connectivity options, Mezzo is designed for the AV/IT markets, commercial and residential installations. The new line consists of eight amplifier models in all, each offering different power and connectivity options. We short a […]

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MSE Audio and Attero Tech Collaborate for IPD-Hub2

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MSE Audio announced a joint sales initiative with Attero Tech to package Axiom Audio Wall Plates and Axon C1 Zone Control Wall Plate with SoundTube Entertainment’s IPD-Hub2 and Remote Volume Control Plate. The SoundTube Entertainment IPD-Hub2 brings IP-based, PoE technology to the commercial and residential markets offering a unique alternative to traditional audio distribution systems. […]

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What Are Microperf Grilles? Ask James Loudspeaker

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James Loudspeaker has introduced a microperf grille to the company’s Small Aperture architectural loudspeakers. The new grilles utilize smaller perforations and offer a less obtrusive, almost invisible presentation that nearly vanishes into any décor while providing nearly identical frequency response and dispersion to the original grilles. The new microperf grilles will come standard on all […]

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CEDIA Lifetime Award Winner Spent a Lifetime in CEDIA

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CEDIA announced that Mitchell Klein was chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Klein will be honored at the CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote hosted at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of […]

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CEDIA Home Cinema Masterclass to Be Led By Three Home Theater Gods

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Three of the biggest names in home theater integration will offer an unparalleled learning opportunity. The CEDIA Home Cinema Design Masterclass — featuring Imaging Science Foundation founder Joel Silver, Grimani Systems President Anthony Grimani and TK Theatres and RAYVA founder Theo Kalomirakis — will provide an in-depth examination of several key topics. The CEDIA Home […]

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Z-Wave Rolls Out Z-Wave Plus v2 Certification

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The Z-Wave Alliance is unveiling details about the Z-Wave Plus v2 certification designed for devices built on the new Z-Wave 700 platform. The updated certification will deliver a significantly improved consumer experience by mandating the inclusion of SmartStart, a setup feature that will truly bring plug and play to the consumer smart home. Removing the […]

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Denon AVR-X3600H is New 9.2 Receiver

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Today Denon announced its latest X-Series AV Receiver, the Denon AVR-X3600H ($1,099). The new 9.2 channel AV receiver offers IMAX Enhanced out-of-box, as well as a full suite of three-dimensional audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and new Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology. It also supports the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vision, […]

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Legrand Debuts New On-Q Branded, In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kits

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Legrand recently extended its line of On-Q in-wall power products with the introduction of new On-Q Flat Screen TV Pro Power and Cable Management Kits. The new solutions provide installers with everything needed to safely extend power to wall-mounted displays and accompanying devices, while neatly concealing power and AV cables inside the wall. Each in-wall […]

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AV Junction Gives It Another Try – This Time with Free Online Platform

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If you’re looking for either contract and full time AVtweeps, AV Junction now has a free web platform. AV Junction provides companies with access to “pre-vetted” (this is their term and not verified or validated as to what exactly this means) AV professionals. This is a dedicated online marketplace for AV people. AV Junction says […]

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MSE Audio Debuts SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II

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MSE Audio just announced the SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II, a proprietary Power over Ethernet, rack-mountable switch designed for use in Dante networks. Featuring 16-ports, the STNet Switch II is designed for pairing with STNet IPD Speakers. SoundTube Entertainment’s STNet Switch II is a 1-RU, 16-port Gigabit switch. The STNet Switch II’s 700-watt power supply […]

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The Third-Best Looking Handheld Remote (from RTI) Ships

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RTI today announced that its flagship T4x handheld remote control is now shipping. Designed for any contemporary environment, its ergonomic and has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, that includes programmable soft-touch buttons. The best looking remote is still this one from Crestron followed closely by the Savant Pro. The RTI is a massive improvement over the […]

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The Truth About the New TechLogix “Gaming Market” Fiber Optic Cables

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TechLogix Networx has launched HDMI and DisplayPort video cables that they claim are specifically designed for electronic gaming and esports competition. Huh? The press announcement said, “Unlike traditional video cables which are limited in length and video-processing speed, TechLogix cables leverage a fiber optic core that supports true, real-time 8K and 4K120 video with bandwidths […]

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Key Digital’s Re-do of the KD-Pro8x8D Includes Audio Pre-Amp and ARC

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Key Digital just debuted a new version of their KD-Pro8x8D a UHD/4K, HDCP 2.2 and ARC supporting digital video matrix with audio de-embedding on analog and digital audio connectors. Video outputs feature simultaneously active HDMI and HDBaseT ports for simplistic single-wire integration with displays throughout the distributed video system. Six short range (model KD-X88SHRx) and […]

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VESA Details New DisplayPort 2.0 Spec – Aimed at 8K Video and Beyond

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced last week that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort (DP) audio/video standard. DP 2.0 is the first major update to the DisplayPort standard since March 2016 and provides up to a 3x increase in data bandwidth performance compared to the previous version of DisplayPort (DP 1.4a), […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Regal Cinemas and Cineworld Picks Christie’s RealLaser Cinema Projectors

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Christie just announced that Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor (known as Regal Cinemas in the USA) – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 of Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring Christie RealLaser illumination technology. “At Cineworld, we have always focused on leading technologies to benefit the cinema […]

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11th Annual CEDIA Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon Includes Keynote Speaker Sam Horn

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Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) today announced that bestselling author Sam Horn will present as keynote speaker during the organization’s 11th annual CEDIA Expo Luncheon, to be held Sept. 13 in the Denver Convention Center. This year the event will open with a new networking reception featuring a mimosa and bloody mary bar from 11:30 […]

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New 4K Receivers Debut from Marantz

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Marantz has announced the SR5014 and SR6014 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Prioritizing audio, the SR6014 features high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver 110 watts of power per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two-channel driven). Marantz’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry provides maximum dynamic […]

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Denon Debuts New Network Receiver for ProAV Market

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Today Denon announced its first stereo network receiver with wireless music streaming and 4K HDMI capabilities, the DRA-800H. Featuring a newly designed L/R symmetric stereo power amplifier design, the Hi-Fi stereo receiver delivers superb audio fidelity from a variety of sources — including wireless music, CD and phono — while a full-featured HDMI section with […]

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Cineworld and Barco’s Cinionic to Install 1,000+ Laser Projectors Worldwide

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, announces an expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains, Cineworld Group. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4. Over the next […]

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InfoComm 2019 Shuts Up Orlando Haters By Setting an All-Time Attendance Record, Again

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From Friday’s AVIXA Foundation Career Day, welcoming students to the show, to the more than 40 percent of registered attendees under the age of 40, InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, continued to draw the next generation of audiovisual professionals, as well as a broad cross-section of engaged AV customers from higher education, hospitality, retail […]

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Enterprise-Grade Home Networks Will Come From Access Networks and Domotz Partnership

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Access Networks announced today that it has partnered with Domotz. As a result of this new partnership, Access Networks is now outfitting every newly deployed Core custom system with the powerful, flexible and scalable Domotz solution for remote network monitoring and management. Hence, Access Networks and its growing network of dealers will have the means […]

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Studio Six Digital Shows dBPod Smart Sound Level Meter

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Studio Six Digital added the dBPod smart sound level meter to its product line at InfoComm 2019. The dBPod is the a sound level measurement tool that enables users to gather data onsite or remotely. Sound level management couldn’t be any easier, with colored LED lights providing a clear visual status in real time. More […]

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