The BIG Samsung Acquisition


Monday morning we woke up to some major news in the AV industry. Samsung had purchased Harman. When I say we, I mean us AV PEOPLE. To the rest of the world, Samsung (a South Korean chaebol) purchased a “U.S. automotive technology manufacturer,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Many of us in the AV […]

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Samsung Acquires HARMAN, Including AMX, JBL, Crown and AKG


Click here to see Gary Kayye’s thoughts about this acquisition. Samsung Electronics and Harman International today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.  Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant […]

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New Crown CDi DriveCore Series Amplifiers Are Now Available


A new line of Crown by HARMAN amplifiers, the CDi DriveCore Series, is shipping. Crown says this series offers high-performance and a rich feature set at a competitive cost. Using technology derived from the Crown DriveCore Install Series, the CDi DriveCore Series offers streamlined functionality to work in almost any small/medium installation — houses of […]

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New Martin RUSH Scanner 1 LED Fixture Now Available


The new Martin by HARMAN RUSH Scanner 1 LED fixture is now shipping. This high-output LED fixture with a dynamic feature set offers multiple colors, gobos and prism effects. This new addition to the RUSH lighting series delivers high output and super-sharp optics via two separate color wheels, one rotating gobo wheel, one static gobo […]

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AMX by HARMAN Debuts Low-Bandwidth/Compressed 4K Over IP


HARMAN’s AMX just launched the N2300 Series of 4K lower-bandwidth video over IP solutions. With a bandwidth of less than 200 megabits per second, users can distribute 4K video over existing Gigabit Ethernet networks with what AMX says is only a latency of only one frame. The N2300 Series includes support for HDMI 2.0 and […]

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AMX Lowers Price of the Enova DGX 100 But, Instead of Writing that Story, I Wrote This One: Where in the Heck is AMX?


Since the acquisition of AMX by HARMAN, many of us in the HomeAV and ProAV markets have been wondering what happened to AMX. And, it’s not just that they’ve shrunk their once giant booths to tent-sized displays housed inside the larger HARMAN family. In fact, during that same period of time, Extron stopped exhibiting at […]

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JBL Pro by HARMAN Intros Control SB2210 Dual 10-Inch Compact Subwoofer


JBL Professional by HARMAN just launched the Control SB2210, a dual 10-inch subwoofer that combines high output and compact size into one product. The JBL Control SB2210 is meant to be used with the new JBL Control Contractor Surface-Mount Loudspeaker models — the Control 23-1, 25-1 and 28-1. Power capacity for the JBL Control SB2210 […]

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JBL Lauches New Control 65P/T Pendant Speaker


JBL Professional by HARMAN today introduced the JBL Control 64P/T. The JBL Control 64P/T is designed as an affordable full-range pendant loudspeaker in the JBL Control Contractor Series and features a 30-watt transformer, so it can be operated at 8 ohms or used on either 70V or 100V distributed lines. This expansion of the pendant […]

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So You Want to Talk Security…


Headline: Channel Partners – 3/10/16: Network Security Incidents High Among World’s Largest Companies Story: A new survey of IT and security professionals reveals that 72 percent of organizations have experienced five or more network security incidents in the past 12 months. Regardless of region or technology, IT and security administrators revealed that their networks have significant blind […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show


In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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HARMAN Pro Claims Lossless 4K Ultra HD Video Over Standard Ethernet at ISE 2016


HARMAN Pro is using ISE 2016 in Amsterdam to launch the NMX-ENC-N2151 4K Encoder and NMX-DEC-N2251 4K Decoder that AMX says provides the same scalable solution as the rest of the AMX SVSI N2000 series but at resolutions up to 4096×2160. AMX says that JPEG 2000 compression allows Ultra HD media to be switched and […]

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JBL Professional By HARMAN Updates Control Contractor Series at ISE 2016 with New Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 28-1


JBL Professional by HARMAN today introduced the newly updated JBL Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 28-1 commercial loudspeakers. This significant update to the series brings a compelling array of new features, styling and competitive pricing. The latest versions of the category-defining Control Contractor series feature a fresh and contemporary look, a flatter and wider […]

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HARMAN Pro Offers Free Series of Speed Learning Sessions at ISE 2016


HARMAN Professional Solutions is making available a series of ISE Speed Learning sessions at Integrated Systems Europe, February 9-11, 2016. With the goal of helping all attendees make the most of their ISE experience, HARMAN has assembled an impressive roster of award-winning industry experts, including consultants, integrators and HARMAN employees. These experts will impart their […]

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ISE 2016: HARMAN Pro to Debut 4K Ultra HD Video Over Standard Ethernet


HARMAN Professional Solutions will exhibit at ISE 2016 and all attendees to “learn about the advantages of using AMX SVSI for the compression of 4K video, and to see for themselves an amazing real-time, side-by-side comparison of AMX Visually Lossless compression technology in action.” “Without a doubt, the widespread deployment of Ultra HD 4K video […]

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ISE 2016: HARMAN Pro App Gets Update


Newly-updated HARMAN iOS, Android and Windows apps will be demonstrated exclusively at ISE 2016 AMSTERDAM, RAI. If you design and implement building and campus automation systems, then you should know that the HARMAN Professional Solutions suite of innovative Education and Commercial Solutions applications — designed to demonstrate the many advantages of integrated technology — have […]

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HARMAN Unveils ISE Plans


HARMAN will have its entire family of products represented at ISE including AKG, AMX, BSS, Crown, dvx, JBL, Martin, Soundcraft and STUDER. But, they want you to know about their Speed Learing sessions – 30 minute located at the HARMAN University Annex (close to the company’s main stand at 1-F6). The session schedule includes: Tues. […]

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AMX Updates Massio Firmware to Add Switching


HARMAN’s AMX Massio ControlPads now have new NetLinx programming capability that include the ability to integrate any controllable switching product. Combining a wall- or lectern-mounted keypad, with the device and room control capabilities of a central controller, Massio is a control interface for meeting room and classrooms that’s available in six-button and eight-button configurations and Massio ControlPads each […]

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BSS Audio Receives AVnu Alliance Certification for Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 Processors


Harman brand BSS Audio today announced the Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 Signal Processors have received AVnu certification for Audio Video Bridging (AVB) interoperability. The certification was attained from the AVnu Alliance, which is the professional audio industry’s only organization dedicated to driving open, standards-based AV networking through the certification of AVB products based on […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces JBL EON618S Powered Subwoofer with Array of Aesthetic, Ergonomic and Functional Enhancements


HARMAN’s JBL Professional today introduced the JBL EON618S, an 18-inch, 1000-watt powered subwoofer that is durable, supports true low-frequency extension and can be controlled wirelessly. The JBL EON618S is designed for portability and ease of use. JBL Professional designed the subwoofer to be simultaneously lightweight and rugged, visually compatible with nearly any setting and, perhaps […]

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JBL Professional Ships 7 Series Monitoring System for Post Production and Broadcast Control Rooms


At IBC 2015, HARMAN-owned JBL Professional announced that its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors are in production and now shipping. Developed to meet the requirements of broadcast and post-production facilities that produce content in immersive audio formats, the LSR708i and 705i Master Reference Monitors are the center of a complete, modular system that can […]

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Blake Augsburger Introduces HARMAN Professional Solutions Leadership Team: Bryan Bradley, Kevin Morrison and Mark Ureda to Lead Three New Strategic Business Units (SBUs)


Blake Augsburger, executive vice president and president of HARMAN Professional Solutions Division, today announced his new leadership team as part of the division’s recently announced customer-centric organizational model. The new team includes Bryan Bradley, Entertainment SBU, Kevin Morrison, Enterprise SBU and Mark Ureda, Products SBU. The team will officially move into their new roles on Oct. 1, […]

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