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

Acurus Introduces M4 Amplifier

Acurus just debuted a 2RU, four-channel, bridgeable, 200W Class D amplifier dubbed the M4. Acurus says this new product meets the demands of home environments, whether it be home cinemas or multi-purpose media rooms. At the heart of the Acurus M4 is Class D amplification that can be controlled for home theater applications via a […]

Acurus Introduces M4 Amplifier

Viking Introduces X-35 Series SIP VoIP Phone System

Viking added to its access control products this week with the new X-35 Series, an HD video and voice SIP VoIP phone system. Viking says 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 […]

Viking Introduces X-35 Series SIP VoIP Phone System

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards! When rAVe covers a show, we actually cover the ENTIRE show. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every booth at CEDIA Expo 2023 to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every […]

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards

Lightware Visual Engineering Announces 2 USB-C Extender Active Optical Cables

Lightware Visual Engineering just announced two USB–C extender Active Optical Cables in 8- and 10-meter lengths, the CAB-USBC-AOC800K and the CAB-USBC-AOC1000K. The cables are compatible with all major operating systems and support USB 3 Gen2 10Gbps “SuperSpeed,” making them ideal for high-speed data transfer use cases such as 4K webcam use and transfer to and […]

Lightware Visual Engineering Announces 2 USB-C Extender Active Optical Cables

Women in Consumer Technology Hosts All-Day Networking Event ‘New Year, New You! The Power of Executive Coaching’

Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) is hosting an all-day networking event, “New Year, New You! The Power of Executive Coaching,” on Nov. 16 at the CEDIA headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The event will give attendees insight into what coaching is and how a professional coach can help take their career and life to a new […]

Women in Consumer Technology Hosts All-Day Networking Event ‘New Year, New You! The Power of Executive Coaching’

Leon Speakers Adds Leon Studio Frame for BRAVIA XR

Leon Speakers announced a new Leon Studio Frame for BRAVIA XR. The Leon Studio Frame and the exclusive Sony Art Frame Gallery app come together to transform the Sony BRAVIA XR TV’s 4K HDR display into a framed “work of art.” This newly unveiled Studio Frame is designed exclusively to work with the BRAVIA XR […]

Leon Speakers Adds Leon Studio Frame for BRAVIA XR

McIntosh Launches MQ112 Environmental 8-Band Stereo Equalizer

McIntosh announced the launch of the new MQ112 Environmental Equalizer, an eight-band stereo equalizer. The MQ112 includes analog equalization features, which enable listeners to adjust audio signal levels by an ±12dB range at eight key bands between 25Hz and 10kHz. Rather than tinkering with room treatments, speaker placement, or even reorganizing the entire room to […]

McIntosh Launches MQ112 Environmental 8-Band Stereo Equalizer

Answer the Phone

It’s an annual tradition that at the start of the New Year my wife makes a Facebook post that goes: “Hey other realtors: want to make more money this year? Then answer your phone when I call!” We’ll get back to why that’s important in just a minute. It’s a weird rule of the cosmos […]

Answer the Phone

Draper Launches Ascend ‘Manual Roller Shade of the Future’

Draper just launched something they are calling the manual roller shade of the future — one without hanging cords, bead chains, or locking springs — it’s called Ascend. The all-new Ascend is a cordless shading system that uses a light touch of one hand upwards at the bottom of the hembar to move the shade […]

Draper Launches Ascend ‘Manual Roller Shade of the Future’

CEDIA to Host CEDIA Legislative Day at Michigan State Capitol

CEDIA is set to host the CEDIA Legislative Day at the Michigan State Capitol on Oct. 18. The event will emphasize the importance of skilled trades in Michigan and the need for a proper regulatory environment to support the smart home technology industry. CEDIA’s leadership will join Michigan integrators to explain to policymakers the essential […]

CEDIA to Host CEDIA Legislative Day at Michigan State Capitol

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Launches ARCAM Radia Series

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced the launch of the ARCAM Radia Series of audio products consisting of the ARCAM A5, A15 and A25 integrated amplifiers; the ARCAM CD5 CD player; and the ARCAM ST5 high-resolution streamer. With an initial offering comprising Class AB and G integrated amplifiers and a matching streamer and CD player, HARMAN […]

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Launches ARCAM Radia Series

Fuzzbuzz Technologies Integrates Equinox With Scalable Display Technologies

Established in 1991, Equinox invented the premium health and fitness space. Today, the luxury fitness club has continued to define it as the brand expands globally and diversifies into new areas, offerings and categories. With over 100 clubs worldwide, Equinox offers personal training and fitness programs in studios that “inspire performance.” Equinox’s designs touch every […]

Fuzzbuzz Technologies Integrates Equinox With Scalable Display Technologies

Extron Announces XPA Ultra FX Series Power Amplifiers Are Now Shipping

Extron announced that the XPA Ultra FX Series eight and four-channel multi-zone audio power amplifiers are now shipping. Extron says the amplifiers’ flexibility allows a single unit to be set up in a variety of configurations to support large systems with multiple speaker types. These amplifiers can simultaneously drive 8 ohm, 4 ohm, 70 volt […]

Extron Announces XPA Ultra FX Series Power Amplifiers Are Now Shipping

Bang & Olufsen and LG Electronics Partner to Bundle LG MAGNIT MicroLED Display and Beolab 90 Home Cinema Speakers

Bang & Olufsen and LG Electronics have announced the availability of a new ultra-premium bundle that combines the 136-inch LG MAGNIT MicroLED display and Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90 home cinema speakers. This home cinematic experience is being launched in the United States this month at Bang & Olufsen’s Costa Mesa, California showroom. The bundle […]

Bang & Olufsen and LG Electronics Partner to Bundle LG MAGNIT MicroLED Display and Beolab 90 Home Cinema Speakers

Legrand Releases Demo Case to Showcase Shading Systems Designer Series Decorative Brackets and Endcaps

Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) division released a new demo case that allows dealers to showcase the Shading Systems Designer Series Decorative Brackets and matching hembar endcaps to their customers. The company says the outside of the powder-coated aluminum case is compact for easy portability, while the inside features two removable trays that envelop the […]

Legrand Releases Demo Case to Showcase Shading Systems Designer Series Decorative Brackets and Endcaps

Just Video Walls Launches MicroLED Design Tool

Just Video Walls just launched a MicroLED design tool designed to “streamline the quoting process to 5 minutes or less.” The company says this patent-pending design tool enables custom integrators to enter the MicroLED space by starting with the project parameters, not the product lines or individual specs. Users are never asked to select a […]

Just Video Walls Launches MicroLED Design Tool

DLZ Creator Integrates NDI Technology

DLZ Creator is the first product in the Mackie line to integrate NDI technology, a bidirectional AV-over-IP protocol enabling audio and video workflows across Ethernet networks. The NDI standard enables broadcast quality, low latency, and frame-accurate audio and video communication between multiple machines in real-time on a simple, secure, and dependable IP network. The NDI […]

DLZ Creator Integrates NDI Technology

Understanding First-Order Versus Second and Third-Order Metrics

Long ago, one of my old bosses and mentors had a favorite saying: “What gets measured, gets managed.” And he was right, as far as it goes. If you’ve got a metric and a system that reports on it, you pay attention to how you’re performing against that metric, and you make adjustments based on […]

Understanding First-Order Versus Second and Third-Order Metrics

Blaze Audio Debuts Audinate Dante Audio-over-IP Compatibility

Blaze Audio just debuted Audinate Dante Audio-over-IP compatibility across its PowerZone Connect amplifier series— networked audio systems that require up to 4×4 channels at a sample rate of 44.1 and 48kHz. Blaze Audio’s Audinate Dante-equipped amplifiers include: PowerZone Connect 122D (125 W | 2 CH) PowerZone Connect 504D (500 W | 4 CH) PowerZone Connect […]

Blaze Audio Debuts Audinate Dante Audio-over-IP Compatibility

HDBaseT Alliance to Release HDBaseT-USB3 Standard for USB 3.2 Connectivity

The HDBaseT Alliance says it is readying a solution to deal with the long-reach extension of USB 3.2 connectivity. The alliance claims the effort addresses critical industry challenges by providing a professional-grade replacement to existing extension solutions that fall short with respect to cost, power consumption, distance, field termination, stability and support for all USB […]

HDBaseT Alliance to Release HDBaseT-USB3 Standard for USB 3.2 Connectivity

WiCT and CEDIA to Host Executive Coaching Event on November 16

Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) and CEDIA are set to host an event—New Year, New You! The Power of Executive Coaching–on November 16 at CEDIA’s Indianapolis-area headquarters. The event will begin with a keynote by Becky Magnotta, founder of Homestead Coaching, where she will share her journey and how she uses her strengths, values, and her […]

WiCT and CEDIA to Host Executive Coaching Event on November 16

Visionary PacketAV Matrix Series Now Offers Control Operations With Aveo Systems Mira Connect

Visionary and Aveo Systems have partnered to introduce expanded control operations for Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series with Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect. The Mira Connect family of products now integrate with Visionary’s AV-over-IP products to enhance overall control and user experience. The partnership aims to provide users with a “seamless, intuitive and engaging experience when interacting […]

Visionary PacketAV Matrix Series Now Offers Control Operations With Aveo Systems Mira Connect

Snap One Adds 6 New Partner Stores

Snap One announced that it has opened six new Partner Store locations in Secaucus, New Jersey; Lenexa, Kansas; Boise, Idaho; Fort Myers, Florida; and Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; with an additional grand opening to come in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to offering product support to regions plagued by delivery complications and product procurement issues, […]

Snap One Adds 6 New Partner Stores

Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Build Pre-Configured Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms Systems

Legrand and Microsoft have announced a partnership to create a new hybrid conferencing space with Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms featuring products from Legrand, North, and Central America. The Signature Teams Rooms are all about creating a premium in-room experience with the complete conferencing platform. Signature Teams Rooms were developed to be immersive and inclusive meeting […]

Legrand Partners with Microsoft to Build Pre-Configured Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms Systems

PPDS Launches Philips Professional Soundbar With Built-In Subwoofer

PPDS launched the Philips Professional Soundbar to bring cinematic audio experiences to hotel rooms with Philips MediaSuite TVs, making PPDS a video and audio company. The new Philips Professional Soundbar has a built-in subwoofer designed and configured to match Philips MediaSuite TVs. Dubbed the HAL5023, it has a trapezoid design (W70 x D12 x H7cm) […]

PPDS Launches Philips Professional Soundbar With Built-In Subwoofer

Meyer Sound Joins the Celebrations for Telluride Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary

In early September, a small resort city nestled high in the Colorado Rockies was the center of the cinema world as scores of movie industry luminaries gathered for the 50th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival. Meyer Sound was again a key supporter of the festival, returning this year as a Signature Sponsor and Cinema […]

Meyer Sound Joins the Celebrations for Telluride Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary

CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo Announce 2023 Attendance Numbers

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo announced that 12,848 industry professionals showed up earlier this month for both shows. Show attendees came from all 50 U.S. states and 21 countries. “CEDIA Expo 2023 and Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 were bustling with industry professionals experiencing the newest tech and learning about trends in the residential and […]

CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo Announce 2023 Attendance Numbers

Epson PowerLite 815E Lamp-Free Extreme Short-Throw Projector Now Shipping

Epson announced the new PowerLite 815E is shipping. On the heels of the PowerLite 810E launch, the new projector adds a black chassis option to Epson’s new lamp-free extreme short-throw laser display lineup with 4K Enhancement Technology. PowerLite 815E features built-in wired/wireless networking and 3-Chip 3LCD with 4K Enhancement technology and 5,000 lumens of color […]

Epson PowerLite 815E Lamp-Free Extreme Short-Throw Projector Now Shipping

CEDIA Announces Winners of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas Region

CEDIA has announced the winning integrators and manufacturers of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas region. The honorees were recognized during an awards ceremony at CEDIA Expo, sponsored by Barco, DMF, Lutron, NETGEAR, ProSource, Ring, Somfy and SurgeX. Submissions to the “newly invigorated” awards program were the highest since 2018. The project […]

CEDIA Announces Winners of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas Region