Sony’s New Pico Projector Never Needs to be Focused


Sony’s new MP-CL1 projector is a Bluetooth-based projector that uses Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technology to produce a native HD resolution (1920x720p) image that’s always in focus. The 7.4 oz compact short-throw projector is 80,000:1 contrast ratio and can display a screen size of up to 120 inches at a distance of approximately 12 feet […]

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Metra Home Debuts Passive HDMI Cables


Metra Home Theater Group announces their new Velox Passive HDMI Cables — spec’d to send 18 Gbps data for 8 meters’ standalone and up to 21 meters with the HDM-GA1 amplifier. The pre-cut cable is available in various lengths and uses their so-called Quiksilver Transmission Line that supposedly support 18 Gbps, 4K/60, 4:4:4 and HDR […]

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TiVo Announces 4K TiVo BOLT+ at CEDIA 2016


TiVo today announced an exciting addition to the TiVo BOLT family, the TiVo BOLT+, being showcased at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas this week. The TiVo BOLT+ includes six tuners, 3TB of recording capacity and a new black chassis. TiVo BOLT+ has recording capacity, 4K capabilities (4:2:0 Chroma Sampling rate), TiVo’s SkipMode feature allowing the user […]

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Crystal Projection Screens to Debut 16:9 Screens at CEDIA


Crystal Screens by Luminit LLC will introduce projection screens for the residential market at this year’s CEDIA Expo. Crystal Screens replaces the age-old screen manufacturing process with nanolens technology and the result is excellent ambient light rejection, zero hot spots, wide viewing angle and high gain. Originally developed for the aerospace industry by optical scientists, […]

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Apple Home App Hits Market on the Same Day CEDIA Starts


Coincidence or not, Apple’s new all-in-one HOME App for iOS devices hits the market on the same day that CEDIA opens. When asked if that was intentional, Apple responded, “What is CEDIA?” (Just kidding, we don’t know if that happened.) Here’s how Apple describes the HOME App: “With our new Home app, you can securely […]

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Absolute Acoustics to Intro Connectivity Solutions at CEDIA 2016


At CEDIA 2016, Absolute Acoustics will introduce its competitively priced professional-grade matrix switchers. The matrix switcher lineup includes four models from 4K HDMI matrix switchers, equipped with four inputs and outputs, up to 4K HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switchers, providing up to eight inputs and eight outputs. The lineup boasts an impressive set of features and benefits, […]

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Slateplan Upgrades Sales Software, Will Demo at CEDIA 2016


Slateplan, provider of modern sales software for the home technology industry, is introducing the next generation of its software at CEDIA 2016, which includes multiple new features. One of the key new features that will be demonstrated is Design Assist. This tool helps integrators get design help or resources from a manufacturer when they’re working […]

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Whole Home Voice Solution Launches at CEDIA 2016


JStar announced that its whole home artificial intelligence platform,, will start shipping at CEDIA 2016. Built for the custom integration channel, uses artificial intelligence to unify home technology through its unique user interface. is a standalone control system that works with Lutron, Meridian, Sonos and others. It also integrates with control systems […]

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Stewart Filmscreen to Launch New Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting Screen at CEDIA


Stewart Filmscreen will unveil something they are calling Phantom HALR, a high ambient light rejecting projection screen material. A flexible front projection material ideally designed for fixed-frame wall screen or electric roller screen applications, Phantom HALR is designed for day and night applications. The Phantom HALR black screen technology has what Stewart is saying are […]

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Belgian Company StormAudio to Launch at CEDIA 2016


Belgium-based brand StormAudio is making its worldwide launch by way of their exhibit at the 2016 CEDIA. There, the company will unveil its line of high-end immersive audio home theater processors and amplifiers. The effort in the Americas is being organized by channel veteran companies Clarity AV International, Inc. led by principal Mark Cichowski (business […]

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SurgeX Will Demo Surge Elimination Technology And Advanced Analytics Software at CEDIA 2016


AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection will showcase recent advancements to its SurgeX UPS lineup, diagnostic, and analysis solutions, and demonstrate its patented Advanced Series Mode surge elimination technology at CEDIA Expo 2016 booth #1914. Integrators attending the show are invited to visit the booth for a demo of the surge elimination technology. Advanced Series Mode surge […]

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Future Automation to Debut HQA Motorized Wall Mount for Giant TVs


Future Automation will use CEDIA to debut their newest mount — the HQA, a two-way 70” to 110” motorized lift-mount. A colossus of a motorized wall mount, the HQA allows screens up to 110” to move forward and rotate in both directions, and they claim that HQA is the most elaborate and advanced wall mount […]

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Future Automation Announce Raft of New Products at CEDIA 2016


Future Automation, a U.S. manufacturer of motorized and non-motorized mounts and lifts, is launching a number of new products at the upcoming CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Tex. “2016 has been another incredible year of growth at Future Automation,” said Ollie French, president of Future Automation. “This is our largest booth we have had at CEDIA […]

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Crestron Simplifies Sonos Control


Crestron said a new collaboration between it and Sonos enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems via touchscreen. Homeowners can now easily search for all of their favorite music, play and pause, adjust the volume, view now playing information with artwork and add or remove zones as they move […]

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iPoint Goes Big for CEDIA 2016


iPoint is a full-service business management software provider serving the home technology market and today they announced that CEDIA 2016 will mark the company’s first time exhibiting at the event. Attendees can stop by iPoint’s booth 1719 during the show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Sept. 15-17, to explore the latest […]

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Barco Residential Showcases Ultimate High-End Cinema-at-Home Experience at CEDIA


Barco Residential is teaming up with key home theater partners to demonstrate a comprehensive range of residential solutions at CEDIA 2016. Barco Residential is rapidly emerging as the world’s leading supplier of best-in-class projectors for high end home theaters and media rooms, delivering innovative visual experiences that combine technology leadership with architecture and interior design. […]

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KanexPro Launches HDMI Matrix Switcher Aimed at Home Theater Applications


KanexPro has announced the new HDMX44-4K and HDMX88-4K — HDCP 2.2 matrix switchers with 4K @60Hz in either 4×4 or 8×8 options. The 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher includes four inputs and four outputs with audio de-embedding, the latest HDCP 2.2 specs and supported video resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz. The 8×8 version is similar […]

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Meyer Sound to Enter Residential Market


In a great indicator for the future health of the HomeAV industry, one of the top three audio companies in the commercial AV space announced they are entering the high-end residential and home cinema markets. Meyer Sound’s involvement in the movie theater world began back in 1980 when John Meyer built the original 650 subwoofer […]

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Control4 Partners with Sonos


Today, Sonos announced a unique partnership with Control4 that includes integrating the Sonos audio platform into a Control4 connected home. “We are excited to be part of the new Sonos endorsed partner program. Control4 is a recognized industry leader and we are proud to be one of the first companies to officially integrate with Sonos,” […]

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Crestron Partners with Sonos for Integrated Whole Home Audio Experience


Crestron announced today a groundbreaking new partnership with Sonos, the leading home sound system. The new collaboration enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems. Homeowners can now search and stream all of their favorite music on their Sonos home sound system right from Crestron touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads, […]

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StreamUnlimited and THX Partner to Deliver High-Quality Audio Streaming Solution


StreamUnlimited has partnered with THX to bring a reference quality audio streaming solution to market. StreamUnlimited’s Stream810 flagship module will be designed to meet THX performance standards and will offer audio manufacturers the best possible reproduction of audio streaming. Furthermore, the parties plan to work together on future multi-room offerings that support HD audio (DSD, […]

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Clare Controls Partners with Denon


Clare Controls has selected Denon to be the music solution for Clare smart homes. Clare natively integrates with and is reselling the company’s HEOS line of audio products, including its Home Cinema wireless sound bar and subwoofer, Drive multiroom streaming amplifier, and wired/wireless speakers. By partnering with Denon, Clare gives system owners a plug-and-play solution […]

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BenQ Adds New HT2150ST Short Throw Projector


BenQ is launching the HT2150ST single-chip DLP short-throw 1080p projector. The BenQ HT2150ST projector includes their Colorific processing, is specified at 2,200 ANSI lumens, uses a six-segment RGBRGB color wheel with BrilliantColor technology and has a 15000:1 contrast ratio claim. Using a .69 short-throw ratio and 1.2x zoom ratio the HT2150ST features dual HDMI ports […]

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Procella Audio Launches V18 Bass Engine:


Procella Audio announced today the introduction of a new flagship subwoofer, the V18 Bass Engine. This dual-18 inch subwoofer claims to produce reference-quality low frequency reproduction for the largest screening room and home theater environments, capable of continuous output up to 137 dB, with peak output of 143 dB. Its sealed-box design utilizes Procella’s unique […]

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Ascendo Immersive Audio Enters North American Market


Ascendo Immersive Audio (AIA) is now expanding into the North American home cinema market with heir debut being at next month’s CEDIA show. Their demo at CEDIA sounds impressive: 24 speakers, 24 kW, fully active and digitally networked. The new immersive cinema formats Dolby Atmos, Auro3D and DTS: X are implemented uncompromisingly in one set […]

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Parasound to Debut Four-Zone DAC and Crossover at CEDIA


Parasound will introduce the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, a four-zone DAC with crossovers for the custom installation industry. Parasound says the 4 DAX was designed in response to custom installers who create multi-zone systems based around the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node or Google Chromecast Audio, and are looking to upgrade their clients’ digital sound […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Introduces the M3B Pro Series


Metra Home Theater Group announces the M3B Pro — designed specifically for the custom installation market, enables integrators to install a flexible multi-source and multi-display video distribution system into any home without running cables back to the structured wiring source. The M3B Pro Series from Metra Home Theater Group utilizes existing coax and splitters to […]

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TiO Announces KEF & StealthStream Giveaway at CEDIA 2016


Anuva Automation, the Florida-based manufacturer of TiO (Turn it On) brand of common-sense home automation products, announces their attendance at CEDIA 2016 with an exclusive KEF and StealthStream giveaway. With TiO’s uncommonly simple to use home automation products, users can control their audio, lighting, security, shades and more, with iOS or Android phones or tablets. […]

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Comprehensive Introduces the CSW-HDBT300M Switcher/Scaler to HDMI with HDBaseT


Comprehensive Connectivity Company just launched a multi-input switcher for HDMI with HDBaseT that extends signals for distances up to 330 feet over a Cat6/7 cable (CSW-HDBT300M). Comprehensive’s CSW-HDBT300M accepts up to eight various input sources — one DVI, two VGA, one composite video and four HDMI signals. It handles current or legacy input sources and […]

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RoseWater Energy Group Brings Integrator Receptions and Trainings Classes to CEDIA 2016


Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management Hubs, announces their attendance at CEDIA 2016 with an integrator reception and Manufacturer Product Training, with both events highlighting the latest enhancements to the Energy Management HUB. In recent months, RoseWater Energy Group’s Energy Management HUB has received significant updates to enhance customers’ lifestyle and, […]

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