CEDIA 2016 Show Beats 2015 and Buzz Is Positive for HomeAV Market


CEDIA 2016 attendance topped just over 18,750 attendees this year – and it beat the 2015 show by 50 attendees (a measurable feat considering the show was in the exact same place two years in a row). The 2016 show, hosted in Dallas, was an energized showcase of big thinking that included over 500 exhibitors, […]

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Sony Updates and Expands Its Line of ES Receivers


Sony announced today the addition of four new audio-video receivers to join their current ES flagship model, the STR-ZA5000ES. The STR-ZA3100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, and STR-ZA1100ES were designed specifically to meet the needs of custom installers. All of these new models, including the new entry-level STR- ZA810ES, support 4K HDR capability and incorporate both Dolby AtmosTM and […]

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Sony Announces Addition to its 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up


Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution Home Cinema projector supporting the latest 4K standards and compatible with HDR to get the very best out of today’s content. The VPL-VW675ES will be among the industry’s first home cinema projectors to support […]

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CEDIA Unveils Plans for Workforce Development and Veterans’ Employment


CEDIA today affirmed its commitment to workforce development and veterans’ employment. CEDIA’s workforce development initiative seeks to provide a comprehensive solution to one of the most consistently voiced pain points of CEDIA members — lack of a qualified workforce. The new initiative lays the foundation to begin filling the pipeline with skilled home technology professionals. […]

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Sony Unveils First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Aimed at Custom Installers


At CEDIA, Sony unveiled a new reference standard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player which will be shipping next spring. The new ES Series model (UBP-X1000ES) offers full Custom Installation (CI) compatibility and incorporates a number of features and technologies that will make it the centerpiece of the most advanced home audio-video systems. The X1000ES Universal […]

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Origin Acoustics and Bang & Olufsen Launch New Range of Passive In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers at CEDIA


Bang & Olufsen announced a new partnership with Origin Acoustics on high-end in-wall and in-ceiling speaker solutions at CEDIA 2016. This partnership extends the Bang & Olufsen acoustic product portfolio of passive in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, providing a multitude of options in terms of both design and performance. The portfolio ranges from speaker solutions for background listening […]

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SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line


SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today. The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 […]

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CEDIA Research Finds Home Technology Professionals Expect Growth in 2016


As adoption of home technology increases among consumers, home technology professionals are anticipating a strong year in 2016, according to a new report issued today by CEDIA at its annual trade show, the global showcase of the biggest thinking, innovations and connections in home technology. Each year CEDIA conducts its Size and Scope of the […]

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Panamax Debuts VT4315-PRO, IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner


Panamax by Core Brands featured a full-featured, vertically mounted, IP-enabled power conditioner at CEDIA 2016. The VT4315-PRO features Panamax’s Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/under voltage protection, plus Linear Filtering for best performance of protected equipment. Additionally, Gigabit-ready and high-bandwidth coaxial signal-side protection are on board to safeguard from lightning damage that […]

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LG Intros 77″ OLED at CEDIA


LG Electronics USA today introduced its newest flagship model in the form of a 77″ OLED TV. Unveiled at CEDIA 2016, the new 77-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (OLED77G6P) carries a suggested price of $19,999. The 77-inch LG SIGNATURE OLED TV will be supported by the new LG SIGNATURE CONCIERGE service, an exclusive one-on-one […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces New Residential Solutions at CEDIA


Peerless-AV is pleased to announce its showcase at this year’s CEDIA Expo from September 15-17. Exhibiting at Booth 2902, Peerless-AV will be introducing new solutions, including its line of UltraView Outdoor TVs. Available in a range of sizes, the 49″ and never-before-seen 65″ versions will be on display. Complementing its TVs, Peerless-AV will be showcasing […]

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Leyard Breaks the 1 Millimeter Pixel Pitch Barrier with the 0.9mm Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall Display


PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 14, 2016 –Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced the finest pitch LED display in the industry with its launch of the 0.9mm Leyard® TWA Series LED video wall display—delivering a breakthrough pixel pitch of just 0.9 millimeters (mm). The pixel pitch of an LED display is the distance from […]

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Time is of the Essence: Cleerline Technology Group’s Basic Fiber Optic Termination Kit Available With CEDIA Promotional Discount This Week


MISSOULA, MT–(Marketwired – September 14, 2016) – Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables offer AV integrators unrivaled strength, durability, and efficiency in installation, but now installing it in all projects is even easier with new fiber optic termination kits! Providing top-quality tools for quick and accurate terminations every time, these kits are available in a range […]

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CEDIA Partners with Slateplan to Offer Member Pricing


DALLAS (September 14, 2016) – CEDIA has announced a new partnership with Slateplan that will provide CEDIA members with access to their customer-facing sales software at a reduced price of $49 a month. Slateplan’s software, normally offered at a price point of $249 a month, is a sales tool that helps home technology professionals and […]

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Mass Fidelity Showcases Complete Product Line At CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, TX


September 14, 2016 – Dallas – Canadian audio company, Mass Fidelity, will showcase the company’s entire lineup during CEDIA 2016 including the Relay Bluetooth Hi-Fi receiver with always-on functionality, ideal for the custom install market, as well as the Core Wireless Music System and Core Wireless Sub. “This year at CEDIA, we are excited to […]

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TCL Makes First Appearance at CEDIA


CORONA, CA, September 14, 2016 – TCL®, one of the world’s largest and America’s fastest-growing television brand, will be featured at CEDIA for the first time with its new flagship UP130 series. Partnering with Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, TCL’s […]

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Niveo Professional is leading the wave in full 4K ready networks


This coming week at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, Niveo Professional will launch a brand new line of 10G Layer 3 switches, specifically designed for uncompressed 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 video distribution (and higher). The enterprise grade chipsets and switchboards allow for a range of Layer 3 functionality that supports all mainstream 4K video distribution systems: (Multicasting, IGMP […]

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Legrand Offers Custom Installers Complete Solutions With New Brands And Expanded Lines At CEDIA 2016


DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announced a wide array of new products for the residential custom install market from several of its key brands that will be showcased across three booths at CEDIA 2016. Strongly aligned with the company’s corporate focus, “Designed to be […]

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Dallas, Texas @ CEDIA Expo – September 14, 2016 – Luxul, a leading innovator of IP networking solutions for CEDIA professionals, has announced the availability of a new family of scalable wireless routers. Designed specifically to help professional installerssatisfy the ever-increasing demand for better networks, the new routers (XWR-3100 and XWR-1200) incorporate Luxul’s exclusive Roam […]

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Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, September 14, 2016 – The big screen experience and the thrills and excitement that come with it is set to become accessible to even more people thanks to Vivitek, a leading brand of visual display products. It has expanded its popular Qumi Series of industry leading pocket projectors with the introduction of […]

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ELAN Debuts Major Software Update, Including Amazon Echo Integration


Furthering Core Brands’ commitment to providing technology integrators with the most intuitive platform for home control, ELAN today unveiled its 8.0 software release. The comprehensive new release, which will ship in November 2016, adds a new user interface, voice control of all system events via Amazon Echo, and new integrations with Dish and the Denon […]

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Savant Adds All-in-One Scalable Music Solution for Pro Channel


Today Savant introduced the Savant Pro Audio 4, the company’s first scalable, wired, all-in-one music solution exclusively for Savant Pro Integrators. Savant Pro Audio 4 features built-in streaming, distribution and amplification for complete audio immersion. With a 50-watt amplifier, integrated audio processing and four zones of high-quality audio that sync automatically between rooms, users can […]

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FIBARO Debuts New Suite of Lighting Control Micro Modules


FIBARO will debut a suite of lighting modules featuring advanced energy monitoring at CEDIA EXPO 2016. Dimmer 2, an advanced lighting module with unique features, as well as Relay Switch 2, available as a single and double option, will be featured in booth 7800. One of the first FIBARO lighting control devices in the U.S. […]

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Vivitek’s Qumi Q3 Is a 500-Lumen, 720p Pico Home Theater Projector That Runs Two Hours on One Charge


The Qumi Q3 Plus is an ultra-portable LED smart projector with an Android OS. Despite being only slightly bigger than a smartphone in size and weighing just 460 grams, the Qumi Q3 Plus can project a large widescreen image up to 100” diagonal that’s 720p resolution and it claims 500 lumen brightness with a 5,000:1 […]

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Epson Debuts Three 3,000-Lumen 1080p Living Room Projectors


Epson today unveiled three Home Cinema projectors designed for home theater enthusiasts as well as custom installers who serve the CEDIA channel. Designed for a variety of lighting conditions, the Home Cinema 3100, Home Cinema 3700 and Home Cinema 3900 feature up to 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness. All […]

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Middle Atlantic Supports Tech Behind the Display With New Proximity Series In-Wall Box


As AV systems evolve away from the rack and become more decentralized, Middle Atlantic Products has launched a lineup of storage and mounting options to support these applications. The new Proximity Series In-Wall Box and Mounting Plates provide a convenient means for multiple device integration. The Proximity Series optimizes the space behind the display to […]

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Sony Electronics Announces 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up at CEDIA


Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution (3840×2160) Home Cinema projector that supports HDR. The VPL-VW675ES is among the industry’s first home cinema projectors to support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HyLG) for HDR broadcasting services and user generated content – through a firmware […]

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Legrand’s CEDIA Plans


Legrand announced a wide array of new products for the residential custom install market from several of its key brands that will be showcased across three booths at CEDIA 2016. Strongly aligned with the company’s corporate focus, “Designed to be Better,” the combined breadth of these brands provides the dealer with unmatched options and solutions […]

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ZVOX Audio Debuts “Smart Speaker” That Uses Hearing Aid Technology to Enhance Dialogue Clarity


ZVOX Audio will debut its AccuVoice TV Speaker at CEDIA 2016. According to ZVOX, 95 million Americans are over the age of 50. And they are the first generation to grow up listening to LOUD rock music – so many suffer from minor hearing impairment. Combine those rock-impaired ears with the puny sound systems built […]

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