Meridian Intros DSP320.2 In-Ceiling and In-Wall Speaker Series

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The new DSP320.2 In-Ceiling / In-Wall Loudspeaker from Meridian are the company’s new high-end models for home theaters. For a speaker of its size (100 millimeters / 4” mounting depth), this two-channel in-ceiling and in-wall applications is spec’d to have four times the bass performance of a passive in-ceiling speaker with similar cabinet volume. The […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Redesigns Luxus Projection Screen

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Stewart Filmscreen today announced the re-engineering of its Luxus Classic Model A, Retractable Below Ceiling Screen System. Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Luxus features a sleek, customizable housing, a quieter motor, and an easy-to-access screen assembly that can be field serviced in a matter of minutes. Customized with every order via the new […]

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CEDIA Announces Award Finalists

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CEDIA has named the Americas region and Asia Pacific region finalists for the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The awards recognize the very best projects CEDIA home technology professional members have completed during the last year. “CEDIA members continue to provide exceptionally great projects that are reviewed by our esteemed technical judging panel,” […]

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Aurora Multimedia Shows DXE-218 Eight-Output HDMI PoE Splitter

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Aurora Multimedia announces the DXE-218 calling it the first ever eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE Splitter with downscaling per individual output. The unit includes capabilities such as individual CEC control, EDID management, hot plug detection and EDID reporting per output. This is all done through the LAN port for full control and statistics of all […]

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Nortek and HomeSphere Partner

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Nortek Security & Control today announced a new partnership with HomeSphere, a Colorado-based digital marketplace that connects building product manufacturers directly with regional homebuilders. “Through HomeSphere, we can reach over 2,600 local builders with the solutions and services available through the Nortek Security & Control New Home Program, and connect them with certified dealers to […]

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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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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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Does Your Touch Panel Spark Joy?

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One of my guilty pleasures is organization consultant Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up. Even those who’ve not seen her know of her, have seen the jokes about discarding those things that don’t “spark joy,” and have heard something about her growing influence. As I make my return to the design consulting world and leave […]

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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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CEDIA Opens Registration for Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration has opened for CEDIA’s new Awards and Leadership Conference. The conference, designed for executive leadership, will offer attendees a full day of education sessions followed by the CEDIA Awards Celebration. “We really wanted to think outside the box for this event and find session topics and speakers that would appeal to a wide range […]

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