NEAR Intros Two New NEARSCAPES Landscape Audio Systems

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Today NEAR, a manufacturer of outdoor loudspeakers and electronics for residential use, introduced two new satellite/subwoofer landscape speaker systems of exceptional performance, beauty and flexibility – the NEARSCAPES IG44.1 and the NEARSCAPES IG44.1DSP. The new models are expected to join the existing NEARSCAPES landscape systems in Q1 2018. The NEARSCAPES IG44.1 system (MSRP $3,739) features […]

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Wisdom Audio Adds Second Generation of System Controllers

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Wisdom Audio, designer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, will unveil its new SC-2 and SC-3 system controllers in booth 4849 at CEDIA 2017, Sept. 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. The second-generation controllers are designed to help installers overcome acoustic problems with calibration tools that solve unpredictable and complex audio distortions in any installation. […]

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Salamander Designs Intros a New Style to the C-Frame System

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Salamander Designs, Ltd., a manufacturer of residential and commercial audio/video furniture, announced today the introduction of a new custom cabinet style, Milan. Milan is an addition to the C-Frame System, which includes A/V cabinets that blend art and technology and will fit any decor. Milan offers a future forward geometric three-dimensional, diamond pattern. It’s finished […]

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Better Late Than Never: D-Tools Claims It Will Finally Be Cloud-Based

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At CEDIA, D-Tools will debut and demo its new Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad companion app, which helps salespeople develop scope and budget, and even generate quotes in the field. D-Tools will also provide training and educational sessions focused on tools and ideas that help attendees streamline operations, automate business processes, and grow profitably. Lastly, as part of a special event […]

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Somfy to Show New Interior and Exterior Motorized Window Covering Solutions at CEDIA 2017

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Somfy Systems will showcase innovative solutions at CEDIA Expo 2017 to integrate motorized window coverings and offer end users the best smart home experience. While Somfy has powered exterior products for 45 years, 2017 is the first year Somfy will display them at Booth #3815. A 16 foot tower allows integrators to discover the power of Somfy and […]

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CEDIA Introduces New Tools to Help Integrators Market Certifications

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CEDIA has created a new set of tools to help integrators market their certifications to both homeowners and to their fellow industry professionals. Part of the new tool kit that CEDIA has emailed to all certified professionals is a new set of CEDIA Certification logos for all levels of certification including: CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC), CEDIA Certified Technician (ESC-T), […]

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Amazon to Present Sponsored Keynote on Thursday at CEDIA 2017

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CEDIA has announced that Amazon will present a sponsored Keynote on Thurs., Sept. 7 at CEDIA 2017. Sarah Zenz, General Manager of Amazon’s Smart Home Services business, will share how Amazon is helping customers take advantage of Smart Home experiences and supporting the business of CEDIA home technology professionals. Here’s our take on her and the keynote. The keynote will […]

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TechLogix Debuts 18G 4:4:4 HDMI Over Twisted Pair Using HDBaseT

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TechLogix Networx announced the release of their TL-TP40-HDC2 extender set. Designed to transmit 18G 4K@60 4:4:4 HDMI and HDR up to 130 feet (40 meters) over standard twisted pair cable, it uses HDBaseT technology. The inout is HDMI and audio and the output is UTP and uses an external power supply. With built-in bi-directional IR […]

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CEDIA’s Keynote Speaker Has Plenty of Irony to Go Around

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There’s no doubt that Amazon’s Sarah Zenz will be one of the best keynote speakers CEDIA has ever heard. She’s one of the smartest people at AMAZON, she’s an amazing speaker and she was a kick-ass product manager. But, in a doubly-irony, she’s been asked, by the ALL-MALE CEDIA board to address the attendees who […]

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Stealth Intros Image III On-Wall Subwoofer

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Stealth Acoustics will use CEDIA to debut the new Image III Sub — part of Stealth’s Image III art speaker series. This on-wall subwoofer, with finishing customization, allows installers to meet client aesthetic expectations for a design-specific visual outcome while providing subwoofer bass audio response in a home media room or corporate installation.   The new Image Sub uses Stealth’s […]

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Torus Power Showcases Full Lineup of Isolation Transformers at CEDIA

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 Torus Power will showcase its lineup of isolation transformers in booth #4749 at the San Diego Convention Center during CEDIA, Sept. 7-9, 2017. Designed to power, protect and significantly improve the quality and performance of electronic systems installations large and small, Torus Power’s toroidal isolation transformers are used in high-performance applications where the objective is to obtain the highest-quality audio […]

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StormAudio Adds Remote Monitoring, Audio Over IP, 7.2 HDMI Board Upgrade and 20-Channel Capability

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At CEDIA Expo StormAudio (booth #820) will be highlighting new feature sets built into its line of preamplifier processors. The new capabilities are full system monitoring via the web, an audio over IP upgrade, a 7.2 HDMI upgrade and expansion from 16-channels to 20. The new features are available on all new StormAudio products as well as those previously delivered, which […]

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Crystal Screens Announces 130″ Projection Screen for the Home Theater Market

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Crystal Screens announces the availability of a 130” diagonal screen tailored for high-end home cinema. Utilizing the company’s holographic technology that rejects all types of ambient light sources and provides uniform optical performance over all color spectrums, the new seamless screen has a 2.4:1 aspect ratio, commonly known as Cinemascope, which is becoming increasingly popular in home theater installations. In […]

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Stealth Acoustics Demos Stealth Patio Theater

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Stealth Acoustics will show new products in the growing outdoor home entertainment market at CEDIA with its Stealth Patio Theater (SPT) solution in Booth 1720. The SPT is a fully weather protected motorized outdoor AV system capable of producing a movie theater experience in the homeowner’s backyard. It brings together a vibrantly bright and colorful […]

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Klipsch and Capitol Records Introduce Special Edition Speakers

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Klipsch and Capitol Records today announces the launch of a special edition series of Klipsch and Capitol Records co-branded Heritage and Heritage Wireless speakers. These two iconic brands have united to celebrate over seven decades of bringing the power, detail and emotion of live music to life and into homes. The Klipsch and Capitol Records co-branded Heritage and Heritage […]

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Bryston Launches BP-173 Preamplifier

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Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier that features a new expanded input/output configuration. Bryston’s super-linear, low noise input buffer (jointly developed by Bryston and the late engineer Dr. Ioan Alexandru Salomie) significantly reduces noise and distortion, according to the company. The BP-173 also has improved RF and audio frequency noise filtering to prevent unwanted anomalies on the […]

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Introduces New Enlightor-Neo

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Seymour-Screen claims its new Enlightor-Neo is the smoothest acoustically transparent film screen that has a thin-fabric pattern so finely-woven that it’s nearly impossible to detect, even when standing inches away.  A step-up from the company’s Enlightor-4K A.T. screen, Neo is more matte, higher gain and delivers improved acoustic attenuation. For a decade now, Seymour-Screen Excellence’s Enlightor-4K A.T. surface claims […]

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CEDIA (the Organization) Is Exactly What’s Wrong with Consumer Tech Today

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Here’s a list of the current CEDIA Board of Directors. Notice anything wrong? Yep, you got it — all dudes. No women. How could this have happened? Is CEDIA so arrogant to think the the way to solve the world’s HomeAV problems is to have a group of dudes sitting around making decisions on how […]

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Meridian Audio Launches 271 Theater Controller

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Meridian Audio has just launched the 271 Digital Theatre Controller. The 271 is designed to integrate any analog or digital AV processor on the market with Meridian’s DSP (Digital Signal Processing) loudspeakers. Features include: 16 channels of analog audio on any combination of single-ended or balanced input connections (RCA or 2×8 channel DB25 connectors). 16 + four digital audio outputs […]

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VIZIO SmartCast TV Brings Back Apps

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After eliminating apps from their TV’s years ago, VIZIO announced today the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models. SmartCast TV is basically their branding for their line of SmartTV’s that have a custom home screen and apps such as Amazon VIdeo, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays are the […]

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Ocean Matrix Intros Four Problem Solving AV Interfaces

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Ocean Matrix just released four new ProAV and HomeAV adapters including an audio extractor, an audio embedder, an Ethernet to fiber converter and an HDBaseT HDMI extender. The OMX-HDMI2-AEE 4K HDMI 2.0 Audio Extractor and Embedder extracts audio signals from an HDMI source and allows simultaneous S/PDIF (Toslink) and stereo (3.5mm) analog and digital output. This device can also embed external stereo […]

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RTI Ships CX10 Countertop/Under-Cabinet Touchpanel

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RTI today announced that it has begun shipping its all-new CX10 touchpanel. Designed for both commercial and residential applications, the CX10 is a 10-inch, touch-capacitive 1280×800 LCD with an integrated HDBaseT input and stereo speakers. Easy to mount on a countertop or beneath a cabinet, the display has a tilt range from 10 to 90 degrees for the best viewing […]

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Key Digital Introduces New 4K HDMI Switchers

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Key Digital just launched the KD-2x1CSK (a 2×1 switcher) and the KD-4x1CSK (a 4×1 switcher) — both are capable of switching 4K HDMI signals with HDCP 2.2. Both of these HDMI switchers supports all SD, HD, VESA and 4K video standards including 4096×2160, 1080p60, 1920×1200 and 3D and both have front panel push buttons or optical IR switching. With EDID control and a […]

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Klipsch Forte Speakers Are Back With Third Version

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Klipsch today announces the release of the new Forte III loudspeaker. The Forte III is a member of the Klipsch Heritage series and features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the original design and performance as before. The speaker hosts a three-way design utilizing a
 12” woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, with all new state […]

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Peerless-AV to Sponsor Queen of Hearts Benefit Concert at CEDIA 2017

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Peerless-AV will sponsor the upcoming Queen of Hearts Benefit Concert during CEDIA 2017. Taking place at Humphries Concerts By The Bay on Thursday, September 7, 2017, the concert will feature Credence Forever and will bring together home installation professionals for one rocking night. More importantly, the proceeds from the event will benefit GenerateHope, an organization […]

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Emotiva Audio Corp. to Make CEDIA Debut With 16-channel Processor and 3D Audio Presentation

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Emotiva Audio Corporation will make its CEDIA Expo debut in September with a live demo that features several of its most recent product introductions, in addition to the first public demo of the highly anticipated 16-channel RMC-1 A/V processor. The RMC-1 ($4,999) is a no-holds-barred 16-channel processor that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching, in addition […]

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Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen: A Next-Generation Theater Experience

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Theater technologies have progressed greatly over the last 120 years, but their fundamental design – pairing a projector and a screen – has remained the same. That is, until now. On July 13 in Seoul, Samsung unveiled the next evolution in theater technologies: the Cinema LED Screen, the world’s first LED theater display. The groundbreaking […]

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Optoma’s New IntelliGO-S1 Android-Based Mobile Video Projector Is 720p

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Optoma has launched the IntelliGO-S1 — a projector that includes the Android OS with Aptoide Open Source App store features more than 700,000 apps, including Amazon, HBO GO, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify, all downloadable to the projector’s 8 GB memory. A built-in media player also enables easy playback via USB drive or Micro SD […]

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Stealth Unveils Invisible Speaker for High-End Applications

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Stealth Acoustics will debut a new 8” three-way “totally invisible” architectural speaker, the LRx83 at CEDIA 2017. Producing what they describe as a deep, warm and natural bass response down to 40Hz, with a smooth midrange and solid upper frequency, the LRx83 is balanced and the highest quality invisible speaker ever created by Stealth. It incorporates a 30mm midrange […]

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Registration Open for CEDIA 2017

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Registration for CEDIA 2017 has officially opened here. This year’s show, hosted at the San Diego Convention Center from September 5-9, will offer attendees concentrated access to the new products, breakthrough innovations, and targeted training they need to drive their company competitively into the future.“CEDIA 2017 brings together the best of everything our industry has to offer; world-class CEDIA […]

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CEDIA Accepting Nominations for 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be given to the winner on September 6 at the 2017 CEDIA Show in San Diego, Calif. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the technology design and […]

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2017 CEDIA Awards Program Opens with New Updates

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CEDIA has announced that the 2017 CEDIA Awards program is now accepting entries. The 2017 program includes several new and important updates that align the awards program across the globe. Vin Bruno told rAVe that now there is no entry fee – something that rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye, has been pushing for recently. “We are so excited to launch […]

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