Gefen Ships 4K Scaler


Gefen from Core Brands today announced that its 4K 600 MHz 1:2 Scaler with EDID Detective and Audio-De-Embedder (EXT-UHD600A-12-DS) is now shipping. Gefen says that it has independent scalers built into each of its two HDMI outputs and one output can downscale a 4K 600 MHz signal to 1080p  while the other can upscale an HD signal to 4K Ultra HD […]

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Gefen Ships 4K 600 MHz EXT-UHD600-1SC Extender over Fiber


Gefen from Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping its new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz Extender for HDMI over one Fiber-Optic Cable (EXT-UHD600-1SC). The EXT-UHD600-1SC is a compact HDMI 2.0 audio and video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) up to 200 meters over a single strand of SC-terminated multi-mode fiber-optic cable. This new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz extender […]

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Gefen Ships EXT-UHD600A-44 4K 600 MHz 4×4 Matrix for HDMI


Gefen from Core Brands today announced they are already shipping their new EXT-UHD600A-44, a 600 MHz 4×4 HDMI matrix. Compatible with HDMI 2.0 signals (thus, 4K 60 Hz at 4:4:4 Chroma subsampling at 10 bit color) with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and HDCP 2.2 support. Compatible with resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per-second […]

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Gefen Unveils Two New HDMI 2.0a Compliant Matrix at InfoComm 2017


Gefen from Core Brands has debuted two new matrix products, the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88. Both matrix products are compliant with the HDMI 2.0a specification and support HDR and Rec. 2020 color color gamuts. In addition to its full HDMI 2.0a and HDR compliance, both matrix products incorporate analog and digital audio breakouts that de-embed the audio stream from each HDMI output, thus […]

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Gefen Introduces Two New 4K Ultra HD Extenders


Gefen from Core Brands today announced the introduction of two new 4K Ultra HD Extenders, the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL, which extend the full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 over UTP/STP cabling. Combined with HDBaseT technology, Gefen says both the GTB-UHD600-HBT and GTB-UHD600-HBTL have compression technology to extend an HDMI 2.0 signal in resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz and 4:4:4 chroma […]

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Gefen Ships 4K AV-Over-IP Solution


Gefen from Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping its two new 4K Ultra HD Video Over IP products. The sender and receiver KVM units (the EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) that are designed to send 4K video (and audio) content up to 3840×2160 at 60 Hz and 4:2:0 Chroma subsampling. This new pair utilizes a compression codec and support HDMI input resolutions up to 4K 60Hz […]

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Core Brands Ships New Flush-Mount Wall-Kits for Touch Panels


Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping a new line of ELAN Flush-Mount Wall Kits for its TP4, TP7 and gXP12 touch panels. These Wall Kits are ideal for projects where a nearly-flush installation is desired. The ELAN Wall Kits provide maximum ease-of-installation, with a straightforward install process that can be done in minutes. The Wall-Kits for the 4″ […]

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SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line Ships


SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced that its two new AIM Series 2 in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2, are now shipping worldwide. Both AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR speakers employ the all-new Arrayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Module, which incorporates three pivoting tweeters […]

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Gefen Intros DisplayPort 1.2 Fiber-Optic Extender at ISE


Gefen from Core Brands today introduced the EXT-DP-4K600-1SC extender that claims to allow systems integrators to place 4K 600 MHz DisplayPort 1.2 sources and displays up to 660 feet apart with full optical isolation. The EXT-DP-4K600-1SC extends HDCP 2.2, HDCP 1.4 and DPCP compliant DisplayPort 600 MHz 4K audio/video over fiber. WQUXGA (3840×2400), 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160), and 4K Cinema — DCI […]

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Gefen Expands 600 MHz Series With New HDMI 2.0a Compliant Matrix Products


Gefen from Core Brands today debuted two new matrix products, the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88, that support the latest HDMI 2.0a (4K 4:2:20 @ 60Hz) and HDCP 2.2 standards. The introduction was made at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. Both matrix products are compliant with the bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a specification and support all 4K timings […]

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SpeakerCraft Adds Streaming Services to Its Multi-Room Audio Platform


SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced a major update to its multi-room audio software that adds streaming audio services, a new streamlined user interface, and a dynamic zone grouping feature. The introduction was made at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The software’s new built-in streaming services include Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora and other popular Internet radio services. […]

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Gefen Enters 4K Over IP Market


Gefen, from Core Brands, today introduced two new 4K Ultra (3840×2160) HD Video over IP products. The new sender and receiver KVM units (the EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-TX and EXT-UHDV-KA-LANS-RX) join the existing line of 1080p video over IP products and add 4K and HDR support, a built-in scaler, video-wall controller, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and digital/analog audio break-out. These […]

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SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line


SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today. The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 […]

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ELAN Intros New 12-Inch Touch Panel at CEDIA


Expanding its user interface options, ELAN from Core Brands today introduced the gXP12, a new 12-inch touch panel that is compatible with all ELAN systems. The gXP12 has an 11.6” diagonal 16:9 screen offering 1920 x 1080 resolution. With a 5MP camera, the gXP12 is designed for ELAN Intercom. The touch panel provides high-fidelity audio […]

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Panamax Debuts VT4315-PRO, IP Controlled Vertical Power Conditioner


Panamax by Core Brands featured a full-featured, vertically mounted, IP-enabled power conditioner at CEDIA 2016. The VT4315-PRO features Panamax’s Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/under voltage protection, plus Linear Filtering for best performance of protected equipment. Additionally, Gigabit-ready and high-bandwidth coaxial signal-side protection are on board to safeguard from lightning damage that […]

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ELAN Adds 4K Video to the UltraMatrix HDMI/Audio Switchers


ELAN, from Core Brands, today announced the UHD UltraMatrix line of HDMI/Audio switchers with 4K compatibility. The UHD UltraMatrix line is updated to include a 4K HDR Solution, which supports HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, 300MHz formats, as well as 4K @ 24Hz, 4:4:4, 8bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ 24Hz, 4:2:2, 12bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ […]

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SpeakerCraft Ships Dolby Atmos Enabled In-Wall Height Speaker


Core Brands today announced that it is finally taking orders on the SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 ATX100, its in-wall height speaker designed specifically for Dolby Atmos and other object-based sound formats. The SpeakerCraft ATX100 reflects sound off the ceiling to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The ATX100 is the architectural […]

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Niles Auriel Expands from Multi-Room Audio to Home Control


Core Brands today announced the release of Auriel 2.0 – a major platform update that adds streaming audio, climate and lighting control, plus remote access features to the award-winning multi-room audio control platform. Lighting control devices and wireless thermostats now connect to the Auriel Controller, making the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 a complete, powerful and convenient […]

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Proficient Launches Dealer-Focused Product and Brand Announcements at CEDIA 2015


At this week’s CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Core Brands will debut Proficient Signature architectural speakers and a revamp of its existing Proficient Protege speaker line. This will create new opportunities for installing dealers while staying within the Proficient brand. The Proficient Signature portfolio of ten architectural speakers builds on the success Proficient achieved with its […]

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ELAN Debuts UltraMatrix Line of Switchers


The ELAN UltraMatrix includes three lines of matrix switchers that switch analog, digital, HDMI and HDBaseT audio return inputs, along with analog, digital and HDMI outputs. Using integrated audio routing, installers can route audio from analog, optical SPDIF, coaxial SPDIF and HDMI inputs to analog, coaxial SPDIF or HDMI/HDBaseT outputs. The series flagship gMV1616 combines […]

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Xantech’s New Universal IR Kit Is Teeny-Tiny


Core Brands is introducing the new flagship Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal infrared (IR) kit. Engineered to send IR signals easily from a remote control to devices in separate locations, these IR kits now provide a new micro-sensor, more housing options and the brand’s dependable circuitry to provide high performance, flexibility and design to any single- […]

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ELAN Debuts g1 Control System


ELAN has a new control platform called g1, which ELAN calls the most-affordable in the company’s history. The controller is designed for media rooms, smaller projects, secondary homes, production builder packages and as a hand-held universal remote alternative. Shipping now, the ELAN g1 System Controller is a controller configured with three IR outputs, one IR […]

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rAVe SCOOP: At CEDIA, Core Brands to Integrate DTS’ Play-Fi Technology in Speaker Brands Speakercraft, Niles & Proficient


At this week’s CEDIA, Core Brands will launch modular whole-home systems based on Play-Fi technology, creating what the company is calling a next-generation audio streaming experience for new and currently installed architectural and wired speakers. New products from Core Brands will specifically serve the custom installer market with high-value offerings that enable wireless music streaming […]

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Network Control Added to BlueBOLT Power Management Platform


BlueBOLT, now a separate brand from Panamax/Furman within the Core Brands group owned by parent company Nortek, today introduced a network management feature to its cloud-based power and energy management platform. The new feature allows users to query (ping) any device with an IP address on a network from a BlueBOLT-enabled component with a BlueBOLT-CV1 […]

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