CES Attendance Bodes Well for All AV Shows in 2015

May 14, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owner and producer of the International CES Show, today announced that verified attendance at the 2015 International CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals with 48,833 coming from outside of the U.S. The 2015 CES also set a number of other records, including more than 3,600 exhibitors, more than […]

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Mind the Underserved Church Market in 2015

January 21, 2015

Churches. They’re still not on the front page of many manufacturers and systems integrators based on past experiences with this market segment or perceptions about what church even looks like today. And, still, there it is: The underserved market that’s got money to spend and a need for what you make and sell. 2015 has […]

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What CES 2015 Means for the H.O.W. Market

January 16, 2015

Fellow geeks have united and converged upon Las Vegas, Nevada once again for the annual tech-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, and the future’s digital handwriting is on the proverbial wall: audio/video/lighting (A/V/L) technology is once again the dominant technology. With prognostications aside, the trends of these present-future technologies have a direct impact on […]

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CES 2015: A Followup From the Show — IoT, Smart Home, Robotics and UCC

January 12, 2015

As a followup to my blog Where the Internet of Things Takes A Center Stage, I wanted to bring some perspectives from the Consumer Electronics Show to include AV/IT industry companies — Savant, Lutron, Revolve Robotics and Plantronics which involved IoT, Smart Home technology, robotics and unified communications. Savant is a recognized leader in home control […]

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CES 2015 Is Record Show

January 12, 2015

The 2015 International CES closed today as the largest and most amazing CES in show history, breaking all records as innovators across the show floor unveiled technology services that will solve world problems and improve lives. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 International CES closes today after running January 6-9. […]

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CES 2015 Keynote Review

January 8, 2015

The next generation of technology innovation took the spotlight as the curtain rose on the opening day of the 2015 International CES. Day one of CES saw more than 3,600 exhibitors launching new products, and the leaders of Ford and Intel making major announcements and outlining their vision of technology innovation. Owned and produced by […]

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Lyngdorf Audio Unveils Unique High Performance Power Amplifier

January 8, 2015

Lyngdorf Audio just debuted the SDA-2400 stereo power amplifier at CES this week. Unlike most power amplifiers, the versatile SDA-2400 features both analog and digital inputs and optional rack mounts, making it the perfect match for high-end surround sound processors and pre-amplifiers. The SDA-2400 is not a regular class D power amplifier. The unusually powerful […]

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Where the Internet of Things Takes A Center Stage

January 7, 2015

One of the hottest topics in the tech world right now? No doubt it’s the subject of almost daily discussion, and while you may not always hear the term being used in conversation, many of today’s trending technologies are in one way or another “things connected” through the Internet. The Internet of Things has represented […]

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AURALiC Upgrades Media Player

January 6, 2015

AURALiC just launched a new Wi-Fi-based music streaming box in the form of the DSD256 [Quad-Rate DSD]. Although this technology is not available yet commercially, it’s apparently four times the rate of DSD and doubles the resolution of DSD128 (Double-Rate DSD). The upgrade, available via firmware, is the latest in a series of ongoing improvements […]

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Las Vegas: The Real City of Light

January 5, 2015

As we get ready to head out to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we have to give a nod to what one of the most memorable visual of the City of Sin: the lights. Though Paris has been deemed “The City of Light,” Vegas sure does have a solid history of over […]

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Aurender Introduces Two New Audio Systems Aimed at Audiophiles

January 5, 2015

Aurender has just launched the X-PAC and N-PAC audio systems aimed at streaming audiophiles. The main difference between the X-PAC and the N-PAC systems is that the X-PAC manages massive collections (up to 20,000 CDs worth) on its internal hard drives, while the N-PAC accesses Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for multi-room use, as well […]

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Pass Labs Launches Two New Amps at CES 2015

January 5, 2015

Pass Laboratories will launch two integrated amplifiers at CES this week — the INT-60 and INT-250. Both are based on Pass Labs’ INT-30A design and the 60-watt INT-60 works best with speakers of 87dB efficiency or greater, features the same power supply and output stages of the INT-30A, along with a really cool glowing meter, […]

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Samsung Unveils WAM7500/6500 Round Speakers as well as New Curved Soundbars

January 5, 2015

Samsung’s new WAM7500/6500 use something it’s calling a proprietary ‘Ring Radiator’ technology that allows sound to flow in a 360-degree radius. The company claims it has the perfect balance between treble and bass. WAM7500/6500 was in part developed at Samsung’s new audio lab in Valencia, California and is available in two models: stand-type (WAM7500) and […]

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