Crestron and CoolAutomation Partner Inside Home OS 3

September 19, 2019

Crestron today announced a new partnership with CoolAutomation, a leading developer of HVAC automation solutions to provide native BACnet integration with Crestron Home OS 3. Now integrators have the ability to customize the BACnet modules within the Crestron Home app. This solution is designed for MDU applications where there is a centralized BACnet controlled HVAC […]

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TechStarter FIVE Winners Announced at CEDIA Expo 2019

September 18, 2019

TechStarter, a new CEDIA Expo program that gives first-time exhibitors a chance to pitch business models to residential market leaders, awarded five exhibitors TechStarter awards this past week in Denver at CEDIA Expo 2019. Artio Lifestyle Lighting, Caavo, Hero Labs, Konnected and SandTrap Audio were recognized as the TechStarter FIVE with Hero Labs as the […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker 3 Camera with NDI Connectivity

September 17, 2019

1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker 3 camera with NDI to allow for automatic presenter tracking in AV-over-IP workflows. NewTek’s NDI technology is an IP technology that allows the camera to provide video streams that can be viewed by NDI compatible software or hardware devices anywhere on the same network. Only a single […]

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Stealth and Harman Partner, Deliver Hidden JBL Conceal Series Loudspeakers

September 16, 2019

Invisible loudspeaker developer Stealth Acoustics has announced a partnership with HARMAN Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design. The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

September 14, 2019

URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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URC Enters Architectural Speaker and Outdoor Speaker Markets

September 14, 2019

URC entered the architectural speaker market this week at the 2019 CEDIA Expo show. The new line consists of four models of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, all available mid-October. URC offers four models of in-ceiling speakers with this design. The flagship model SP-8EX features an 8-inch woven fiber cone woofer, a […]

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The New URC Lighting Control System Is Z-Wave Plus-Certified

September 14, 2019

URC just introduced a new smart wireless lighting control system carrying Z-Wave Plus-certification. Designed to be installed as a stand-alone product or integrated with URC’s Total Control 2.0 or MX HomePro systems, this new line up is compatible with LED lighting and has several benefits, including increased power, increased range (up to 500 feet) for […]

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Sony Aims Crystal LED, Up to 16K Resolution, at High-End HomeAV Market

September 13, 2019

Sony Electronics today announced the availability of its Crystal LED display system for home installation. Having initially introduced the technology for use in commercial and entertainment venues, Sony Electronics now offers residential configurations and installation — up to 16K. Crystal LED is available in the following configurations: Full HD Size (18 Units): 110-inch diagonal @ 8 […]

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LG Launches Native 4K Projector Line with Two Models

September 13, 2019

LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a […]

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Epson Debuts Epson LS500 4K Laser Projection TV

September 13, 2019

Epson introduced at CEDIA Expo the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1, which is capable of 4K HDR content up to 120″. Powered by Google, the LS500 Laser Projection TV1 solution includes the Android TV operating system with a remote that features voice search through Google Assistant. Apps include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN and […]

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QMotion Shows New QIS Power and Comm Panel

September 12, 2019

Legrand | AV Residential Solutions has updated its QMotion Qadvanced Intelligence System (QIS) Power and Communication Panel, the control system for its QIS Hardwired Shades. The QIS Power and Communication Panel comes with its own power supply and delivers power to wired wall-mounted switches. The updated system measures 6.9 inches by 4.4 inches by 1.7 […]

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Dynaudio Debuts On-Wall Subwoofer

September 12, 2019

Danish loudspeaker company Dynaudio today debuted the Sub RCC (Reaction Cancelling Configuration) custom-installation subwoofer. The discreet subwoofer is designed to offer additional low-frequency extension to any audio system while facilitating high-performance 2.1 or surround setups without the issues commonly associated with many in-wall subs. It achieves extreme bass performance within a compact form factor, which […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

September 12, 2019

Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Russound Architectural Loudspeakers Now Part of the AudioControl Sound Partners Program

September 12, 2019

AudioControl has announced that Russound has been added to its Sound Partners Program (SPP). The AudioControl SPP was established as a cooperative initiative with industry-leading architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement optimized performance profiles as defined by each brand’s engineers. These profiles, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director and CM-Series high-performance […]

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AppleTV-Based Savant Home App Debuts

September 12, 2019

Savant has introduced the Smart Home App for Apple TV, an on-screen control platform that provides access to smart home functionality via a TV — including using graphics full screen or as an overlay to live TV or a movie that’s currently playing. Savant’s Smart Home App for Apple TV provides control for climate, lighting, […]

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ELAN Integrates with Samsung

September 11, 2019

Smart home security, control and automation manufacturer Nortek Security & Control LLC has announced the release of the new Samsung Display Driver for its ELAN control system at CEDIA Expo 2019 this week in booth #2013. The new driver allows dealers to easily control Samsung displays via IP, with compatible models including “The Frame,” “The […]

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Helios from Metra Home Theater Group Debuts at 2019 CEDIA Expo

September 11, 2019

Metra Home Theater Group just launched the Helios line of retail AV products at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The AS-AVKIT1 provides a 6-foot micro-USB-to-USB cable and a 6-foot USB-C-to-USB cable for data transfer and charging. The AS-AVKIT2 provides a 9-foot optical digital audio cable for high-fidelity Toslink systems. Both kits include a 9-foot 4K HDMI […]

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AudioControl Shows New Savoy G4 and Pantages G4 Home Cinema Amps

September 11, 2019

AudioControl is showcasing two new home cinema amplifiers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The Savoy G4 (seven channels) and the Pantages G4 (five channels) are built on AudioControl’s Class H topology, which provides power and clarity without generating excessive heat. Both new models match (aesthetically) the recently-unveiled four-/three-/two-channel Avalon G4, providing theater designers and AV […]

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Intellithings Has RoomMe API

September 11, 2019

Intellithings has expanded accessibility for RoomMe through integration with four major professional smart home brands at CEDIA Expo 2019. Intellithings created an open RoomMe API to invite developers and residential technology professionals to write customized applications for RoomMe. Chowmain software has developed the first four new drivers including Control4, ELAN, RTI, and URC, in addition […]

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Luxul Debuts Cloud Management Solution

September 11, 2019

Luxul today announced its cloud management system allowing integrators to remotely monitor their clients’ networks, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. With cloud management, integrators can access their customers’ Luxul networks and connected devices at any time — from anywhere — in map or list views via a web interface. Site-level indicators […]

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Vantage Shows EasyTouch Glass Keypad at CEDIA 2019

September 11, 2019

Vantage Controls today announced that it will be exhibiting its new EasyTouch Glass modular keypad station for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2019. EasyTouch Glass offers a highly reflective, glass-like look with a smooth touch surface. Available with up to five programmable buttons for different scenes — such as “welcome,” “away” or “party” — […]

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SANUS Ships Full-Motion Premium Series of TV Mounts

September 11, 2019

SANUS has introduced a new series of TV mounts called the Advanced Full-Motion Premium TV Mounts using a brushed metal exterior with FluidMotion design and Steady Set functionality. Advanced Full-Motion Mounts are available in two distinct finishes: brushed stainless black with charcoal grey trim and brushed stainless silver with black trim. Offering a lower profile […]

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Dante Details CEDIA 2019 Plans

September 10, 2019

Audinate says that Dante is seeing rapid adoption by manufacturers of residential audio equipment. Dante is already widely used by integrators in the commercial installed AV market to deliver systems with many uncompressed audio channels over a standard Ethernet network. Audinate says Dante’s introduction to the residential market brings cost reductions and installation time savings […]

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Brilliant and Schlage Bring Integrated Control and Home Access

September 10, 2019

Brilliant and Schlage announced at CEDIA Expo 2019 a new collaboration designed to bring more convenience and simplicity to the smart home and home technology industry. Schlage’s newest smart lock, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, will integrate with Brilliant’s Smart Home Control to give end-users complete access control as well as the ability to […]

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Stealth Patio Theater Debuts at CEDIA Expo 2019

September 9, 2019

Stealth Acoustics will show the Stealth Patio Theater (SPT) LED-based range of outdoor entertainment solutions. Expanding from the original, retractable SPT display, now named Extreme, Stealth adds the Transformer 120″ fold-away LED TV system and the Megalith modular outdoor TV screen which is available in custom sizes up to 275″. The new SPT Transformer is […]

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AudioControl Shows New Immersive Audio Receivers and Preamp/Processors at CEDIA Expo 2019

September 9, 2019

AudioControl has announced the introduction of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. All five units share a stunning industrial design along with the most advanced technologies available, painstakingly engineered to be the foundation of a premium home cinema. AudioControl’s new AVRs and preamp/processors will become available […]

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Legrand Debuts In-Wall CPT306W-V1 Cable Management Kit

September 9, 2019

Legrand today extended its line of On-Q in-wall power products with the introduction of the new CPT306W-V1 In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit. The in-wall kit includes a power input module with drywall bracket and a six-foot power cord. Offered in white to blend in, the module’s decorator power inlet strap provides the flexibility […]

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Amina Technologies to Demo Invisible Speaker Debuts at CEDIA Expo

September 9, 2019

Amina Technologies is celebrating 20 years and demonstrating its new Mobius-i and EDGE-i Series which improve sound and installation processes. In 2009, Triad Speakers brought to market an invisible speaker line manufactured by Amina and in 2013 became the exclusive distributor for the Amina brand in North America. In 2017 Triad was acquired by Control4, […]

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AtlasIED and MiTek Detail CEDIA Expo 2019 Plans

September 9, 2019

MiTek, parent company of AtlasIED, announced today it will showcase for CEDIA Expo 2019 attendees a selection of AtlasIED’s audio solutions and systems that are well-suited for residential integrators who work in or want to expand into commercial settings. The powerful AtlasIED (and MiTek) lineup on display emphasizes aesthetics, functionality and exceptional audio fidelity — […]

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Sonance to Debut Dual 10″ Subwoofer in Professional Series

September 6, 2019

Sonance has announced that it’s adding a new Bandpass Subwoofer to its Professional Series range, delivering what Sonance is “best-in-class sonic performance in an extremely versatile form-factor.” The PS-S210SUBT utilizes all-new 2 x 10” (254mm) low profile, high excursion drivers, that were specifically engineered in-house by Sonance for this product. The polyurethane-coated, laminated-plywood enclosure features […]

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Origin Acoustics Launches Bollard Loudspeaker and Lighting Series

September 6, 2019

Origin Acoustics will launch expansions to the Landscape Bollard Loudspeaker line-up, debuting at CEDIA 2019. The new Big Bollard features a 10″ burial subwoofer, which ports out of the loudspeaker’s sleeve, just before the acoustic lens. Above the lens is a 6.5″ two-way loudspeaker. They’ve been able to utilize our Director Collection technology to keep […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Details CEDIA Expo Plans

September 6, 2019

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion in booth number 1743 at CEDIA Expo. The Z-Wave Pavilion features member companies exhibiting new products and services in smart home along with demonstrations of the award-winning Z-Wave Certified Installer Toolkit. The Z-CIT […]

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