Trinnov Audio Now Supports DTS:X Pro Technology

Trinnov Audio has told us that its range of high-end Altitude processors will be the first to support DTS:X Pro immersive audio technology in the home. Object-oriented audio liberates sound designers from the limitation of a small number of fixed loudspeaker channels, whether it be 5.1 or 7.1. Instead, “sound objects” can move freely about […]

Trinnov Audio Now Supports DTS:X Pro Technology

Crestron and 2N Design New Security at Entry Doors

2N is now a Crestron integration partner and the latest firmware update to 2N video intercom door stations makes them compliant with Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 Series touch screens for a video intercom solution that also integrates with third-party electronic door locks. For Crestron […]

Crestron and 2N Design New Security at Entry Doors

Klipsch To Debut New Audio Solutions Next Week

Klipsch announced today that it will debut a variety of premium sound solutions for consumer applications. New products include a family of small wireless in-ear headphone, wireless room or portable speakers with voice command functionality, sound bars and wireless home theater speakers. The Klipsch T5 family of in-ear headphones are small in size and weight. […]

Klipsch To Debut New Audio Solutions Next Week

VESA Intros DisplayHDR True Black High Dynamic Range Standard for OLEDs and Emissive Displays

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has introduced its new DisplayHDR True Black high dynamic range (HDR) standard, a variant on VESA’s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR). The new standard has been optimized for emissive display technologies, including organic light emitting diode (OLED) and future microLED displays. DisplayHDR True Black allows for […]

VESA Intros DisplayHDR True Black High Dynamic Range Standard for OLEDs and Emissive Displays

Making CRM Work For You

One buzzword/acronym that gets thrown around a lot is CRM, short for customer relationship management. It can be a large, unwieldy concept and what CRM looks like for a business can be a lot like the parable of the five blind people, each trying to describe an elephant, by only touching one part of it. […]

Making CRM Work For You

Extron Ships HDMI Optical Cables That Deliver 4K/60 Signals up to 300 Feet

Extron has announced the availability of the HD Pro Plenum Series of active, hybrid optical-copper cables for high-speed transmission of HDMI digital video and audio signals. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps, video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4, HDR, EDID, HDCP and CEC, as well as all HDMI audio formats. These active […]

Extron Ships HDMI Optical Cables That Deliver 4K/60 Signals up to 300 Feet

CalMAN 2018 R3 Ships

The CalMAN 2018 R3 just started shipping. The R3 features auto calibration (AutoCal) support for all existing 4K TVs in addition to the newly released Sony MASTER Series TVs and the Samsung 2018 Q8 and Q900 series. The auto calibration provided by CalMAN software accelerates the process for professional calibrators, along with enabling consumers the […]

CalMAN 2018 R3 Ships

New Crestron Performance UI Designed for TSR-310 Remote

Crestron today announced the release of the Crestron Performance UI, a new user experience designed exclusively for the TSR-310 handheld touch screen remote. The Crestron Performance UI integrates natively with the Crestron PyngOS 2 operating system. Integrators will also appreciate how the Crestron Performance UI reduces deployment time, thanks to minimal programming requirements. Crestron integrators […]

New Crestron Performance UI Designed for TSR-310 Remote

Savant Adds Video Tiling Feature to AV-over-IP Product Line

Savant has announced the video tiling to their AV-over-IP product line. IP Video Tiling (aka: making a digital canvas) is now built into Savant IP Video input and output modules (with video processing) and can be offered with no added costs or specialty equipment required. Integrators can now add video tiling to any IP Video […]

Savant Adds Video Tiling Feature to AV-over-IP Product Line

Parasound Intros Entry-Level Preamplifier and DAC

Parasound has introduced its NewClassic 200 Pre, a moderately priced analog audio preamplifier and DAC. At the core of the 200 Pre is an analog signal path which includes analog bass management with high pass and low pass outputs. The 200 Pre has inputs for just about any source including phono MM/MC, two line inputs, […]

Parasound Intros Entry-Level Preamplifier and DAC

Rayva Offers Exciting New Choices for Turnkey Theaters with Curated Interior Design Themes

Rayva announced today the addition of four new interior design themes to its lineup of turnkey home theaters — Cross Beam, Contours, Main Street and Rialto have been added to Rayva’s lineup and are available now for projects around the world. Curated by Rayva Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis, Rayva’s interior design themes can now be […]

Rayva Offers Exciting New Choices for Turnkey Theaters with Curated Interior Design Themes

Atlantic Technology Ships the 8600e LR Loudspeaker Series

Atlantic Technology is now shipping the 8600e LR Loudspeakers. This all-new speaker design employed in the 8600e LR features internally braced non-resonant MDF cabinets housing seven new Atlantic Technology drivers configured in a D’Appolito/M-T-M array, four 8-inch fiberglass woofers, two 5.25-inch fiberglass mid-drivers and an advanced 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet structure. […]

Atlantic Technology Ships the 8600e LR Loudspeaker Series

HARMAN’s Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player Firmware Update Adds Roon Ready & MQA Certification

HARMAN’s Mark Levinson this week announced a major firmware update for its № 519 Audio Player. The № 519 is now Roon Ready. Roon is a way to browse, organize and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable […]

HARMAN’s Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player Firmware Update Adds Roon Ready & MQA Certification

Electro-Voice Expands EVID Commercial Loudspeaker Line

Electro-Voice has introduced three new additions to its EVID family. The C4.2LP (4” low-profile ceiling), C6.2 (6.5” ceiling) and P6.2 (6.5” pendant) join the EVID product lineup, which includes ceiling-mount, flush-mount, pendant-mount and surface-mount models for installation. The C4.2LP is a 2-way full-range ceiling speaker with a 4″ woofer and a 0.75″ HF driver. Its […]

Electro-Voice Expands EVID Commercial Loudspeaker Line

New ELAN Sensors Include Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) announced that it is now shipping three new ELAN remote temperature and humidity sensors for its line of thermostats. The all-new EL-TSTAT-SEN-8083, EL-TSTAT-SEN-8051 and EL-TSTAT-SEN-8052 sensors assist in evenly distributing temperature and humidity control throughout the home. The new sensors include: EL-TSTAT-SEN-8083: The Indoor Flush Mount Remote Temperature and Humidity […]

New ELAN Sensors Include Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Parasound Intros New Mid-Range Zphono XRM

Parasound has introduced the $599 Zphono XRM phono preamplifier, which bridges the price gap between its entry-level $200 Zphono and the higher end $1,495 Halo JC 3 Jr. The new model includes balanced XLR outputs, a switchable rumble filter and a mono-stereo switch, plus continuously variable load adjustment for moving coil cartridges. Separate input jacks […]

Parasound Intros New Mid-Range Zphono XRM

ISE 2019 Announces Opening and Closing Ceremony Speakers

As Integrated Systems Europe continues to expand its coverage of vertical markets served by the AV industry, the broadest ever range of thought leaders and subject experts will be speaking at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam. ISE is committed to delivering an extensive breadth of expert opinion, analysis and debate across all the market sectors that […]

ISE 2019 Announces Opening and Closing Ceremony Speakers

When High Voltage Meets Low Voltage Are There Sparks?

The relationships between the various trades on a jobsite form a complex web of interdependencies. The two that are arguably the closest are the electrician and the AV pro. That makes sense, since on even small AV jobs the AV pro needs to specify locations and load capacities for the electrical outlets required for the […]

When High Voltage Meets Low Voltage Are There Sparks?

Z-Wave 700 Launches on the Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko Platform

Silicon Labs has launched the Z-Wave 700 on the Wireless Gecko platform. Z-Wave 700 delivers on Silicon Labs’ vision and platform integration roadmap following the company’s acquisition of Z-Wave technology in April 2018. According to Silicon Lab, the new smart home platform builds on Z-Wave’s S2 security and interoperability by improving energy efficiency and adding […]

Z-Wave 700 Launches on the Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko Platform

JL AUDIO Adds Fathom 8-Inch In-Wall and In-Ceiling Subwoofer Systems

JL Audio is shipping a new 8-inch version of its Fathom IWS in-wall subwoofer systems with additional enclosure option for in-ceiling applications. The new 8-inch Fathom IWS and ICS systems join a previous model, with a 13.5-inch driver, in the Fathom IWS lineup. The 8-inch Fathom IWS and ICS systems are have a long-excursion, 8-inch […]

JL AUDIO Adds Fathom 8-Inch In-Wall and In-Ceiling Subwoofer Systems

Consumer 4K Products Now Number Over 100 Million

As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. “This year, we’re expecting annual 4K UHD TV shipments to power past 100 million units,” says Tristan […]

Consumer 4K Products Now Number Over 100 Million

Salamander Designs and Screen Innovations Partner

Salamander Designs and Screen Innovations announced a partnership which supports turn-key packages for Ultra-Short Throw Credenzas and the Solo Pro line of motorized screens. It’s aimed at commercial and residential integrators. Salamander’s Ultra-Short-Throw Credenzas matched with SI’s Solo Pro and its optical “ST” material specifically suited for Ultra-Short-Throw projectors, make it simpler to deploy display […]

Salamander Designs and Screen Innovations Partner

James Loudspeaker Expands the SPL3-Series Fixed-Width Sound Bar Lineup to Accommodate 75-inch TVs

James Loudspeaker has introduced the SPL3LCR-75 sound bar engineered to provide a solution the width of 75” TVs. The SPL3LCR-75 is a complete entertainment solution, designed to provide left, center and right-channel audio into any space. This new model is available in satin black with a width of 65 7/8-inches, which matches the smallest measurement […]

James Loudspeaker Expands the SPL3-Series Fixed-Width Sound Bar Lineup to Accommodate 75-inch TVs

URC Intros Module for 2018 LG OLED, Super UHD and UHD TVs

URC officially announced the introduction of the new URC Total Control 2.0 module for IP control of all 2018 LG UHD TVs including its critically-acclaimed LG OLED and LG Super UHD TV models. The URC module supports the full control command set for all 2018 LG UHD TVs. It enables a wide range of customization […]

URC Intros Module for 2018 LG OLED, Super UHD and UHD TVs

CEDIA Releases An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video White Paper

CEDIA has released a new white paper, An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video. This paper explores the fundamentals of HDR video and how it relates to human vision, and underlines HDR standards, formats and connectivity to ensure compatible system design and integration. “We have seen incredible advances in HDR over the years to the point […]

CEDIA Releases An Integrator’s Guide to HDR Video White Paper

How Do You Prepare for the Holiday Season?

As I write this, Black Friday week has come and gone. The balloon has gone up, so to speak, on the holiday selling season. Regardless of which channel you work in and which side of the business you’re on, this time of year impacts you and you need to prepare accordingly. These days, working on […]

How Do You Prepare for the Holiday Season?

Luxul Strengthens Partner Program for Integrator Advantages

Luxul today announced that it has strengthened its partner program with the recent addition of several strategic, integration and industry partnerships that deliver added value to the company’s integrators and their customers. The list of partners has recently increased to include Kramer, Crestron, Sonos, Atlona, Key Digital, WyreStorm, Blustream, Just Add Power, URC, Chief, Contemporary […]

Luxul Strengthens Partner Program for Integrator Advantages

2019 CEDIA Technology & Business Summit Schedule Announced

Today CEDIA announced the 2019 lineup for the popular CEDIA Technology & Business Summit events. The 2019 schedule includes 11 events throughout North America, including two new highly requested markets, the Mid-Atlantic and Canada. The Tech Summits are local, focused, education-oriented events. They include sponsor displays consisting of some of the top manufacturers and service […]

2019 CEDIA Technology & Business Summit Schedule Announced

Klipsch Heritage Wireless Speaker ‘The Three’ Adds Google Assistant

Klipsch has added Google Assistant functionality to its new Heritage Wireless table-top speaker, The Three. The Three with Google Assistant built in offers nostalgic mid-century modern design with the addition of a personal, helpful digital assistant. Functionality includes the ability to ask questions and get information, stream music, hear the news, weather and traffic, add […]

Klipsch Heritage Wireless Speaker ‘The Three’ Adds Google Assistant

What Keeps an AV Professional Up at Night – Part the Second

I’ve spoken about the things that keep an AV professional up at night — in part the growing rise of one-box, easily configurable solutions sharply reducing the need for highly skilled integration in simple spaces. That trend continues with both industry stalwarts like Crestron and smaller upstarts like Owl Labs selling single-device collaborative solutions. That’s […]

What Keeps an AV Professional Up at Night – Part the Second

Crestron Partners With ekey for Fingerprint Door Entry System

Crestron announced today that ekey biometric systems is now an official Crestron integration partner. The wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems. Crestron residential integrators can now introduce one-touch door entry to their smart home designs. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable four-digit codes and the possibility of key […]

Crestron Partners With ekey for Fingerprint Door Entry System

Integrate Releases Report on APAC ProAV and HomeAV Markets

Last month, Integrate released its inaugural industry report and the outlook is looking good for the AV industry in the Asia Pacific region. Using information sourced from an industry-wide research survey, the Integrate Audio Visual Industry Report 2018 presents insights into a localised AV market, as well as predictions for the next five years and beyond. “Our […]

Integrate Releases Report on APAC ProAV and HomeAV Markets