Panamax Adds Local IP Control to BlueBOLT at CEDIA 2017

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Panamax today announced the introduction of the BlueBOLT-CV2, a new interface enabling energy management features of Panamax PRO products to be managed from the local network without requiring a cloud connection. Integrators can monitor their clients’ power as well as set up a number of notifications alerting them of network and or power anomalies. Scheduled events and auto-reboot functions […]

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Lutron Adds to HomeWorks QS System

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Lutron Electronics today announced the availability of new Lutron Connect packages as well as a family of DIN rail panels and modules, opening the door to more project opportunities for its HomeWorks QS system integrators. The new Lutron Connect packages include a 1-link processor and the Lutron Connect Bridge. These packages reduce the starting price of a HomeWorks […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Home Wiring and Power Infrastructure Solution for Behind TVs

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Middle Atlantic Products debuted the Proximity Series AV storage solution at CEDIA 2017. The Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate and In-Wall Boxes provide integrators with a flexible offering to reliably support the growing network of small devices and component-intense systems in residential applications right behind the display. The Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate is designed to mount […]

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Just Add Power Simplifies Matrix Switching With New App

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced its Switch Please web application at CEDIA 2017, Sept. 7-9, at the San Diego Convention Center. Part of the latest development to its innovative approach to IP video distribution, the free Switch Please app is dynamically generated based on the switch configuration of the installation. As a result, installers and end-users can easily switch J+P […]

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Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

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It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in San Diego right now covering it live and you can follow our coverage here. The show floor is beautiful and we’ll spend the morning, right before the […]

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Samsung Integrates Control4 SDDP Technology in its 2017 4K Ultra-HDTV Lineup and New Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player

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Samsung Electronics America Inc. has incorporated Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into its technology to simplify integration with Control4 automation systems. The integration, coupled with Control4 Certified driver support for the entire 2017 4K UHD TV lineup and the new UBD-M9700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, debuting at the CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego, is integral […]

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Control4 Announces Pakedge Wireless Router

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Control4 Corporation today announces the immediate availability of the Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak Lite, an integrated network router and wireless access point with built-in cloud-based network management. Pakedge provides networking capability for connected homes, and at $300 U.S. MSRP, the WR-1 with BakPak management software enables Control4 Dealers to provide a new consumer segment the benefits of a monitored, intelligent home network. The WR-1 implements […]

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Samsung Launches 5-Star Solutions, New Website and Support Network for Custom Installers

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced 5-Star Solutions. “We want to ensure that custom installers have priority access to the product, information and support they require. That’s why we’re launching the Samsung 5-Star Solutions at CEDIA.” says David Carter, Vice President of Sales for Samsung Electronics America. The Samsung 5-Star Solutions provides the custom installer with a […]

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CEDIA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of Volunteers

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CEDIA has announced the 2017 volunteers of the year, each of whom has contributed significant time and lent their expertise to help develop and refine CEDIA programs and offerings. Every year, CEDIA recognizes three members: a new volunteer, a training volunteer, and an overall volunteer. Guy Singleton – Volunteer of the Year: The Cinema Designer Guy has been a […]

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Control4 Launches Triad Multi-Room Audio Line and Expanded Music Service Integrations with iHeartRadio and Spotify

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Control4 Corporation today announces the immediate availability of an extensive Triad-branded line of high-resolution audio products. The new line includes the Triad AMS-24 and AMS-8 Audio Matrix Switches, Triad 8-Zone Power Amplifier, and Triad One Streaming Amplifier. Control4 has also added two music services with native integration into Control4 EA Controllers including iHeartRadio and Spotify. Over 65 […]

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Control4 Releases Expanded 4Sight Services and New OS 2.10

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Control4 Corporation announces a series of new capabilities with today’s release of Control4 4Sight service at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego, CA. Control4 unveiled a new homeowner customization functionality called When >> Then Automation and a new audio/video Intercom App that enables homeowners to receive door station intercom calls on their mobile devices, at home or away. […]

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New FIBARO Smart Plug Monitors Energy Usage and Connects Devices

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FIBARO is introducing a smart power adapter called Wall Plug to the U.S. market at CEDIA EXPO 2017. With spots for a regular powered device and USB, users can plug essentially any kind of device into the adapter and monitor power levels and energy usage. Plus, it gives any dumb device the ability to be controlled by popular Z-Wave smart home […]

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The DaVinci Group Launches In-Wall Subwoofer

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The DaVinci Group, Inc. (TDG) will launch the Piston10 in-wall/in-ceiling subwoofer, a new-concept architectural subwoofer with an ultra long-excursion driver designed to offer deeper, more controlled bass and at the same time bring a new, fun visual element. TDG says the Piston10 is the first design that in effect turns the client’s wall or ceiling into an infinite […]

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Bang & Olufsen and Origin Acoustics Design New Terrestrial Line Array Speakers for Outdoors

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Origin Acoustics just announced its latest collaborative effort with Bang & Olufsen. The Terrestrial Line Array is a modular speaker system that was created for outdoor applications as part of a landscape audio system. Made up of a base unit that includes two modules, and can be expanded vertically to as many as six modules, […]

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Leon’s All-New Flagship SEVEN Series Debuts at CEDIA

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Leon Speakers celebrates its 20th anniversary during CEDIA 2017 with the introduction of their new flagship SEVEN Series loudspeakers. With a distinctive design, the all-new SEVEN Series was developed in collaboration with recording artists, producers and acoustic engineers and uses what LEON claims is “world-class components” and “exquisite materials” to elicit the soul of any recording — yes, that’s what their […]

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Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Display Reinvents the Home High Definition Viewing Experience for Movies, Video, TV and Gaming

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Epson just debuted the Home Cinema LS100 Full HD 3LCD Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display – bringing bright, big-screen projection in a smart ultra-short throw design to living rooms for under $3,000 list. A compact solution, the Home Cinema LS100 sits just inches from the wall without any long cables, shadows or glare to disrupt the viewing experience or detract from decor. Powered by Epson’s laser technology, the […]

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Jamo Adds New Outdoor Speaker Collection

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Jamo is pleased to announce a collection of all-weather speakers designed to provide balanced, natural sound to any outdoor living environment. The collection is comprised of landscape and rock speakers, wall-mounted speakers and amplifiers — all with 70/100-volt compatibility and low impedance capability for maximum installation flexibility in residential or commercial spaces. The new Jamo Landscape speakers provide […]

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Digital Projection Expands Radiance LED With 1.2-Millimeter Pixel-Pitch for Home Cinema

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Digital Projection International (DPI) expands its Radiance LED platform to now include a 1.2-millimeter pixel-pitch solution. The Radiance 1.2 is an indoor display that allows architects and AV designers to imagine and implement seamless displays in nearly limitless shapes, sizes and resolutions. Because each panel is based on a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, systems can easily be designed to present HD, UHD […]

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Barco Residential Demos High-End 4K Residential Experiences at CEDIA 2017

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Barco Residential will present its latest 4K projectors for high-end home theaters and media rooms at this year’s CEDIA in San Diego, California from Sept. 7-9. Barco Residential has developed and manufactured a collection of custom-built home entertainment solutions designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images integrated with architectural […]

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Basalte Presents Auro Motion Sensor for Crestron and Lutron

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At CEDIA 2017, Basalte introduces Auro: a small, fast and almost invisible motion sensor for Crestron and Lutron HomeWorks QS systems. With its flat design, Auro blends in any interior, while it boasts more functionalities then you would expect from a motion sensor. Since coming to the U.S., the Belgian manufacturer Basalte has definitely pushed the boundaries with its beautiful […]

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Neets Introduces the Neets Sound Bar, the SB1

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Neets today announced the forthcoming release of its Neets Sound Bar – SB1. Featuring a 2.0 full-range active stereo sound bar. This latest addition to the Neets line of AV control systems is a new sound bar that greatly enhances the meeting and conference room audio experience. The Neets Sound Bar SB1was designed with developing a sound bar that combines an aesthetically pleasing […]

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Draper Shows Larger, Quieter Battery Shade with FlexShade Recharge

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Draper announces FlexShade Recharge, a quiet, battery-operated shade with rechargeable batteries, will be on display at CEDIA 2017, September 7-9 in San Diego.Draper’s FlexShade Recharge is designed for flexible installations and can be installed in a variety of places, including larger window openings. Available up to 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, the FlexShade Recharge features simple installation, similar to […]

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Marquee Cinema Collection by Origin Acoustics Debuts at CEDIA

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Origin Acoustics will announce their new Marquee Cinema Collection this week at CEDIA. The front LCR speakers reside in braced, extruded aluminum enclosures that can be mounted in or on the wall depending on the specific installation. Dual 8-inch woofers and dual 5 1/4-inch mids flank a titanium compression driver. Each pair of mids and woofers is independently powered […]

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Klipsch Debuts 50 New Speaker Solutions at CEDIA 2017

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Klipsch today announces the addition of more than 50 new high-performance custom speaker solutions for residential and commercial applications that feature new installation technologies, designed to save integrators time and money. Four new series of architectural speakers offer high-performance audio at various price points and are exclusive to integrators. The Klipsch Professional Reference Premiere Architectural speakers and Professional Reference combines the […]

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Voting Opens for CEDIA 2018-2019 Board of Directors — Vote for Heather L. Sidorowicz!

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from CEDIA. CEDIA has announced the seven candidates on the ballot for the 2018-2018 board of directors and is calling upon all global members to cast their vote. And, like it always is, it’s mostly men. Only one nominee, Heather L. Sidorowicz, is a woman. So, we NEED […]

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Savant Intros New Line of Motorized, Fascia-Free Shades

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Savant announced today the introduction of Savant Shades, a line of motorized shades available in blackout, translucent and sheer fabrics. Unlike conventional shading solutions, Savant Shades are a fascia-free design — meaning that window boxes concealing unsightly wires, screws or fasteners are no longer required resulting in the cleanest look possible. Savant Shades offer features […]

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Séura Intros Next Generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays

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Séura is introducing its next generation of Storm and Storm Ultra Bright Outdoor Displays. The full product line features 4K UHD displays and panels up to 55 percent brighter than previous designs, providing up to 1000 nits depending on the intended application. All Séura Outdoor Displays have Séura’s exclusive Adaptive Picture Technology, a patent-pending technology […]

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Stewart Filmscreen to Intro Dual Roller Screen Gemini During CEDIA 2017

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Stewart Filmscreen announced this week the introduction and CEDIA debut of a new dual-roller projection screen system called Gemini. This new screen system includes a contemporary new case designed with dual aspect ratios to accommodate both HDTV (16:9) and Widescreen Cinema Scope (2:35:1) viewing experiences. CEDIA attendees can stop by booth #5329 and view the […]

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RoseWater Energy Group to Debut HUB 120 at CEDIA 2017

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Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management hubs, will debut at CEDIA Expo 2017 the HUB 120, a single-box, feature-rich energy management solution. The panel-level HUB 120 features power conditioning, battery backup, surge protection and up to 28.8 kilowatts of storage for fully uninterruptible power with zero transfer time. Designed as a […]

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Parasound Reprises Five-Channel Amplifier With 44 Percent More Power

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Parasound introduced this week its new Halo A 52+ five-channel amplifier. The A 52+ is based on the company’s A 52 and features significant upgrades in power output, circuitry refinements and the latest Halo styling. The new model increases available power from 125 to 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 255 watts into […]

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