Ihiji ServiceManager Adds Ticketing Feature for Streamlining Service Operations

Ihiji just added a new service ticketing feature as part of its Software as a Service (SaaS) tool, Ihiji ServiceManager. Introduced at CEDIA 2015, Ihiji ServiceManager helps home technology professionals, security monitoring firms and systems integrators provide services enabling them to generate recurring monthly revenue (RMR) through managed, proactive annual service plans. Efficiently creating and […]

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James Loudspeaker Offers Built-to-Match Sound Bars for Curved LCD Displays

James Loudspeaker has announced the availability of built-to-match curved sound bars to accommodate the demand for curved displays and screens. Each curved bar is custom built per the specific geometry of the TV or screen, giving integrators a vital tool to deliver superb audio performance along with seamless cosmetics. The curved geometry option is available on the SPL-3, SPL-5 […]

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Just Add Power Ships 3G Ultra HD Over IP Converter

Officially launched at CEDIA 2015, Just Add Power’s new 3G Ultra HD over IP “platform” claims to provide a video matrixing of 4K signals via HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.x sources to any combination of HDMI 2.0 and 1.x screens over a Gigabit network and Cat 5e/6 cabling infrastructure. By using Just Add Power’s 3G […]

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How to Use Our CEDIA 2015 MicroSite

We just finished covering the biggest CEDIA EXPO ever. And, we shot a record-number of product videos – almost 700 – of every new product introduced at the annual show, held this year in Dallas, TX. All of them are here on our dedicated CEDIA MicroSite. All the videos are available to you by simply […]

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Wisdom Audio Adds New Models to the Sage Cinema Speaker Line

Wisdom Audio’s Sage Cinema Series is designed for hidden installations, whether behind an acoustically-transparent screen or stretched fabric. It is also designed to take advantage of the extra space available to us in a 2×6 wall. Wisdom Audio’s latest introduction, made at CEDIA, includes these new models that will ship in January 2016: Point 2 […]

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CEDIA 2015 Attendance Tops 18,000

CEDIA 2015 showcased a new energy for the industry, evident by a 16 percent increase in integrator attendance and a 6 percent increase in the number of exhibitors participating in the show. More than 18,700 attendees participated in this year’s event alongside 510 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors were quick to call out the quality of attendees […]

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CEDIA — The Future is Here

By Olivia Sellke CEDIA Over 25 years ago a group of technology enthusiasts and thought leaders gathered together to cast a vision for an industry that was growing quickly before their eyes. They defined the custom residential technology space, and formed CEDIA as the connection point for the numerous stakeholders to share their passion, find […]

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Clare Controls CLIQ.mini

Clare Controls latest control system is promoted as an affordable system that does lighting, door and garage locks, thermostats, CCTV cameras and entertainment control. The CLIQ.mini is a cloud-based  that receives power and connectivity via a single wire, and communicates wirelessly via Z-Wave and Wi-Fi, as well as wired via IP. By utilizing a single […]

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Artison Ships Industry’s Smallest Subwoofer

Artison is shipping its first freestanding subwoofer — the RCC Nano 1 — as of today. The Nano 1 subwoofer is $999 and the wireless transmitter is available for $99.  The RCC Nano 1 measures only 7.5” x 8” x 9” including feet and grilles and claims to produce 300-watts — the equivalent of an […]

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Revolution Acoustics is Niche Audio

Revolution Acoustics was at CEDIA launching something they are calling the SSP6 Multiducer. I am not even sure how to explain it to you so I am going to recommend that you watch the demo — it has a lot of potential. You probably won’t believe what you are seeing/hearing in the demo, but I […]

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If You Like SONOS, You Will LOVE Core

A company called Mass Fidelity just launched a totally wireless whole house audio system called Core. Using Wave Field Synthesis technology, they get a much deeper and more realistic sound out of each speaker than the SONOS system does — and I should know this as I have a SONOS system in my home. But, […]

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The Tim Sinnaeve (Barco Residential) Interview

Barco Residential celebrated its one-year anniversary at CEDIA Expo 2015 with a beer party — and with a 4K demo that was the best on the show floor (yes, it was better than Sony’s). And it wasn’t just because they showed a clip from Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens! Barco Residential is taking aim […]

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The Brian Savarese (EPSON) Interview

Epson is the world’s leading projector company based on sales stats. And, they only sell 3LCD — no DLP. So, they’ve achieved that with a technology crutch, if you will, since a customer who’s set on DLP no matter what can’t get a projector from them. Epson, however, seems happy with that arrangement since it […]

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The Jason Wright (SlatePlan) Interview

SlatePlan is the best thing to come along for HomeAV dealers in a long time. This is a very cool and powerful design software package that allows you to make much more professional proposals for the homeowner. It’s all cloud-based — so you don’t have to load software on a server somewhere and you pay […]

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The Jeremy Burkhardt (Origin Acoustics) Interview

In one year, Origin Acoustics signed up 2,000 dealers in over 50 countries, has designed (and is shipping) over 140 different products and has created an industry buzz that no other speaker company has been able to match so far. Origin Acoustics’ founder, Jeremy Burkhardt, took time to talk with me after the company’s press […]

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ClearView Ships Hidden Reflections Mirror-TV

ClearView is shipping its Hidden Reflections LCD HDTV. Designed with a depth of only 1” and for mirrors from 7” to 80”, the Hidden Reflections line includes a rear-mounted 17” HDTV. Hidden Reflections TV mirrors can be modified for any specific design application with a variety of sizes and shapes, including edge options such as […]

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Nuvo Adds In-Wall Keypad Controller

Legrand has announced two new additions to its Nuvo Player Portfolio hybrid audio system here at CEDIA Expo. The new Nuvo P10 Keypad, a wall-mounted, Power-over-Ethernet keypad that delivers single-zone control of the audio’s volume, track, and source, makes the Player Portfolio the first wired/wireless system to offer an integrated keypad option. The company also announced new drivers for Crestron and Control4 that deliver seamless integration […]

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Basalte’s Eve Now Works with Newer iPads

Basalte’s Eve is a wall-mount that that works with the entire iPad or iPod Touch product line now — the company added the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 and 4 here at CEDIA this week. The frame secures it to the wall, turning it into a home control touchscreen. Being an on-wall solution, installation is […]

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LG Ships Super-Slim 55″ Monitor for Video Walls

LG Electronics is shipping its slim (claiming it’s the slimmest in the world) LCD monitor with a bezel to bezel design at less than 2 millimeters (about 1/6th of an inch). Dubbed the VH7B series, it’s designed to be used in video wall applications and includes software that allows flexible configurations (up to a 15×15 matrix […]

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CEDIA Announces 2015 Best New Product Award Winners

CEDIA has announced the winners of the 2015 Best New Product awards. This year’s honorees are: Digital Projection:  INSIGHT 4K Dual-LED D-Tools:  System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015) featuring Mobile Install DynaQuip Controls:  WaterCopPRO Integrated Future Automation:  HSE – Large Motorised Wall Mount IC Realtime:  C720 360-degree x 360-degree 4K Virtual PTZ Camera ihiji, Inc.: ServiceManager Kaleidescape, Inc.: […]

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Simple Control Announces New iOS App, Website

Simple Control has announced that its popular Roomie app for control of AV gear and smart home devices has been upgraded to include new technology and repackaged as Simple Control. Simple Control is an app-based system for control of home theater and home automation devices. This iOS app uses Wi-Fi to control devices such as TVs, cable/satellite boxes, receivers, […]

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rAVe Exclusive: We Have CEDIA’s New CEO, Vin Bruno, First Ever Video Interview

I am honored that new CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno gave me his first ever video interview. He’s only been on the job two weeks and now he’s thrown into the industry’s largest HomeAV exposition opening today in Dallas, Texas. Vin spent the last eight years running marketing for Crestron so he is in a unique […]

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CEDIA Report Finds New Connected Home Technologies and Rising Consumer Confidence Will Translate to Record Growth for its Members

As more American homeowners purchase high-end home entertainment, lighting control, whole home control and security systems, the professionals they turn to for help in selecting and installing the components are reaping the rewards. The residential electronic systems industry will realize a third straight year of growth, according to a new report issued today by CEDIA […]

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We’re Live at CEDIA Expo in Dallas!

CEDIA Expo opened this morning at the Dallas Convention Center, where almost 20,000 electronic systems contractors will descend over the next three days to see new products for the residential audiovisual market. CEDIA Expo is the largest residential AV trade show in the world and nearly 500 exhibitors are expected to show off their latest […]

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Peerless-AV Launches Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar at CEDIA

Peerless-AV launched the Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar at CEDIA. Spec’d to produce full-range audio (50Hz – 20kHz), Peerless-AV’s Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-060) is designed for homeowners wanting a better audio experience from their outdoor TV than the built-in speakers on the TV. The only powered outdoor sound bar on the market (so far), the Xtreme Outdoor […]

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Salamander Introduces Pull-Out Style Rack Cartridges

Salamander Designs at CEDIA unveiled of its newest cabinet accessory, the Pull Out Rack Cartridge. Available immediately, this equipment rack is designed to be easily installed and removed from cabinets without tools. The Salamander Designs, patent pending, Pull-Out Cartridge is an equipment rack designed to fit seamlessly within any Salamander cabinet. Load, wire and test […]

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Beale Street Audio Unveils Its Slimmest In-Wall Speakers

Beale Street Audio says it’s raising the bar of architectural audio expectations once again with the unveiling of its super-slim, two-way in-ceiling/in-wall, full range “Pancake” speakers that measures only two and three quarter inches deep. Ideal for the European market and in cities or other places where ceiling or wall depth can present installation challenges, […]

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URC Launches RF-Based MX-990

URC is still supporting its RF-based control interfaces, Complete Control (MX-Series) systems, by introducing the most advanced CCP remote to date. Emphasis is strongly on creative customization — this remote allows programmers greatest flexibility in graphic design and layout. Plus, graphics are stored on remote and archived in PC. The new MX-990 uses Narrow-Band RF […]

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D+M Demos HEOS, Now Shipping and Aimed at Sonos

D+M is here at CEDIA marketing Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustic products including HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, and several new speakers and AVRs. HEOS by Denon: HEOS by Denon is a multi-room sound system aimed at Sonos. The product line includes four wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 1 and its Go Pack […]

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Peerless-AV Shows DesignerSeries Wall Mounts at CEDIA

Peerless-AV’s new DesignerSeries Universal Ultra Slim Articulating Wall Mounts are some of the thinnest wall arm mounts on the market. The SUA771PU is designed exclusively for 42″-90″ ultra thin displays, it features a dual-arm construction, internal cable management, and an innovative adapter plate design. For displays measuring 37″-65″, you’d use the SUA761PU. For slightly smaller […]

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Origin Acoustics Celebrates One-Year with Aluminum Domination

Launching the industry’s first ever in-wall and in-ceiling aluminum speakers, Origin Acoustics says that they actually get better sound from them than using MDF or plastic ever did. Founder Jeremy Burkhardt addressed all the attendees of first press conference held here at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, by explaining that, even though many industry pundits […]

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BenQ Claims Cinematic Quality In the Home

BenQ America today introduced its new line of home theater projectors: the HT2050, HT3050 and HT4050. Designed to bring the big screen experience into the living room, the projectors leverage the Rec. 709 HDTV standard to accurately reproduce what BenQ calls “Cinematic Color” to the home. With native HD 1080p resolution (1920×1080), the lineup has […]

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