Control4 Teams with GridPoint on Energy Management and Monitoring

In an interesting product teaming, Control4 and a company called GridPoint have joined forces to allow for energy management and monitoring in the home via Control4’s Home Energy Manager software.   The recently announced Control4 Home Energy Manager will provide consumers with the ability to easily control their lighting, thermostat, sprinklers, electronic shut-offs and other features […]

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Fusion Ships Genny Movie Server

As we reported back around CES time, Fusion’s new Genny is an entry-level movie server and could be a hit in HomeAV. The new Genny movie server will have all the features and capabilities of the company’s award winning Genesis Media Server including 2 terabytes of storage (approximately 300 DVDs).  The server/player combination unit ships […]

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Universal Remote Unveils PSX-2 Personal Server — and Finds a Way to Overcomplicate the iPod

Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC), last month announced the PSX-2 Personal Server, which enables custom installers to deliver what they call “unmatched iPod docking functionality” to consumers who seek truly integrated home entertainment experiences. With the PSX-2 Personal Server, users can control iPods from the comfort and convenience of the same remote controls they use […]

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iPort Announces iPort FS2 Series

iPort initially made headlines in 2004 when it introduced its first-of-a-kind In-Wall (IW) and Free-Standing (FS) Series of music systems for the Apple iPod. In 2009, the company is making headlines again with the launch of the second generation of the Freestanding iPort-the FS2 Series. The company says the FS-21 and FS-22 have an extensively […]

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Extron Adds DVI To Test Generator

Extron has introduced the new VTG 400DVI, an advanced programmable and upgradeable video and audio test generator for setting up, testing, calibrating, and troubleshooting today’s complex digital video and audio systems. It delivers accurate, full bandwidth video signal reproduction and high performance audio test signals. The VTG 400DVI offers DVI output for use with most […]

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NAD Debuts Power-Packed But Inexpensive Stereo Audio C 725BEE Receiver

Last week, NAD Electronics launched the NAD C 725BEE Stereo Receiver, which the company says delivers performance of “separates” with the convenience of an all-in-one AUDIO-ONLY receiver. The C 725BEE is unique in both performance and capability. Most receivers today are digital surround sound A/V models, appropriate for home theater use but with rare exceptions, […]

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Canton Adds 3 Loudspeakers to Flagship Line

Canton has added three new so-called high-performance loudspeakers to its flagship Reference line. The new models, which were announced last week, offer smaller and less expensive alternatives to the recently introduced Reference 3.2 DC, while sharing the same new ceramic dome tweeter and ‘triple-curve’ cone woofer/midrange design introduced with that model. The new models consist […]

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Martin Logan Announces the Summit X Loudspeaker

MartinLogan is announced the introduction of the Summit X hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker — something they call “the next evolution in high-performance sound and high-end loudspeaker design.” Summit X incorporates numerous performance enhancing technologies including a high-resolution XStat electrostatic transducer, low-distortion Controlled Dispersion PoweredForce woofers, and highly sophisticated CLX inspired Vojtko crossover engineering. Combined, the company […]

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Wisdom Audio Ships Sage Series L150i In-Wall Reference Speaker

Wisdom Audio, one of the leaders in planar magnetic technologies, has finally shipped its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system. Launched almost six months ago, the L150i is the tallest line source within the new multi-award-winning Sage Series. The L150i combines Wisdom’s state-of-the-art transducer elements in a way that takes full advantage of […]

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CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Magazine Call for Entries

Do you actively partner with design and build professionals? Does your project represent collaboration among your company and an architect, builder and interior designer? If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then you need to contact Jamie Antcliff at jantcliff@cedia.org immediately! CEDIA is looking for new construction and retrofit projects to feature in the […]

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CEDIA Management Conference 2009 Early Bird Discount Extended Indefinitely!

March 4 – 7 Carefree Resort & Villas Carefree, AZ CEDIA knows your company’s future is a main focus during these uncertain times. CEDIA Management Conference is the most exceptional investment that you can make in your company, your employees, and your future. Understanding each investment you make must be worthwhile, CEDIA has indefinitely extended […]

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Survival of the Fittest 2009 Starts Back Up in February

As no surprise to anyone, the housing and construction pinch continues to travel down the line. How are you ensuring your company’s survival through this period of market slowdown? As your industry organization, CEDIA designed an initiative that helps CEDIA members continue to thrive despite changing market conditions. The popular Survival of the Fittest webinar […]

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Envivio Begins Shipping New Mobile TV Encoding Solution

Envivio Inc., a technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to HD, last month announced that the new Mobile TV configuration of its 4Caster C4 three screens encoder has successfully entered service with several mobile network operators and content aggregators around the world.  The Envivio 4Caster C4 simultaneously delivers four channels of […]

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Tripp Lite Introduces Five New A/V Surge Suppressors

At CES last week, Tripp Lite introduced five new premium surge suppressors designed for audio/video applications. The new Platinum and Gold Series A/V Surge Suppressors are designed to provide users with professional-grade surge protection solutions for their valuable A/V components. The three new Platinum Series A/V Surge Suppressors incorporate Tripp Lite’s Isobar surge technology to […]

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Energizer Reinvents the Battery

At last week’s CES Show, Energizer unveiled a new battery technology to power many of the electronic devices we use every day. The Energizer Zinc Air Prismatic battery will offer OEMs greater design flexibility, while providing greater run times or enabling smaller devices. Zinc Air Prismatic batteries use the same zinc air technology that is […]

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