SnapAV Introduces Pakedge WA-4200 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point


SnapAV introduced the Pakedge WA-4200 4×4 Wave 2 Indoor Access Point Thursday. The new WA-4200 is designed for large, high-density residential and commercial projects, and it uses 802.11ac Wave 2 and beamforming technology for 4K and high-definition streaming applications and multiple devices simultaneously. The WA-4200 features a 4×4 MU-MIMO antenna design to deliver a maximum […]

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SnapAV to Release the Signature by Episode Custom Install Speaker Line


SnapAV just announced the Signature by Episode custom install speaker line. Signature by Episode offers 32 models across three series, one and two-step installation options, with seven optional cradle accessories that can be paired with pre-construction brackets, back boxes, and a plethora of grille options. The Signature by Episode 3 Series models feature polypropylene woofers […]

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SnapAV Ships Pakedge WA-2200-O Wave 2 Outdoor Access Point


SnapAV has launched the Pakedge WA-2200-O Wave 2 Outdoor Access Point. With an IP55-rated water- and dust-resistant enclosure, this AP is specified to withstand the most severe environments, including temperatures ranging from -20° C to 65° C (-4° F to 149° F). Its UV-treated enclosure also resists solar damage. The WA-2200-O delivers Wave 2 MU-MIMO […]

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SnapAV Neeo Remote for Control4 Utilizes Buttons, Touch Screen


SnapAV launched the Neeo Remote for Control4 using the Smart Home OS 3 platform. Neeo includes macros for all streaming services, most-watched TV stations, playlists, room-level or household-level smart home scenes and more. The Neeo Remote is the first Control4 handheld remote to combine hard buttons and a touch screen. The remote is made from […]

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SnapAV Launches Pakedge RT-3100 Gigabit Router


SnapAV just launched the Pakedge RT-3100 Gigabit Router designed for 1G WAN-to-LAN throughput, with customizable firewall settings and built-in BakPak remote monitoring for connected devices. The RT-3100 Router brings quick setup, pressure-tested reliability and performance for the custom install channel including residential, light commercial and builder communities. The RT-3100 is engineered to deliver up to […]

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Control4 OS 3 Adds Google Assistant Voice Control, an API for Intercom Anywhere and New CA-10 Controller


SnapAV announced today at CEDIA Expo 2019 that the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is adding Google Assistant, integration with third-party smart doorbells through Intercom Anywhere and a new high-availability automation controller to power large homes. With Control4 OS 3, homeowners can choose from tens of thousands of devices to create a system that suits […]

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SnapAV Now Owns Control4 – We Predict a Move into ProAV


Today, SnapAV and Control4 Corporation announced the successful completion of their merger. Unified into a single organization, Control4 becomes a professional smart home brand in the company portfolio and SnapAV continues to bring technology professionals a trusted, end-to-end partner that invests relentlessly in growing the industry and helping their businesses succeed. “The smart home industry […]

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SnapAV Buys Control4


SnapAV and Control4 Corporation today announced that they have entered into a “merger” agreement whereby SnapAV will acquire Control4 in an all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share in cash, representing an aggregate value of approximately $680 million. The Control4 stock last traded $17.12 per share so the shareholders are likely to take this buyout. Although […]

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SnapAV and Clare Partner


SnapAV has teamed up with Clare, the provider of security and smart-home automation products. The alliance makes SnapAV the exclusive source for Clare products and pushes them closer to competing with Crestron. Clare end-users can add security system monitoring that gives dealers the opportunity to earn recurring revenue. “Partnering with SnapAV adds immense value for […]

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SnapAV Re-Focuses on Distributor World By Buying Volutone


SnapAV acquired Volutone this week. Volutone adds seven branch locations — six in California and one in Las Vegas (and also serving Hawaii). SnapAV entered the home-tech marketplace 12-years ago counting on an eCommerce platform to be the differentiator. It worked. SnapAV started out selling cables, connectors, furniture and video projection screens but eventually started […]

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SnapAV and D-Tools Promotion Offers Dealers Customized D-Tools Cloud Experience


SnapAV and D-Tools will provide to SnapAV dealers a personalized 90-day free trial of the all-new D-Tools Cloud. This new affordable, multi-OS, web-accessible platform enables a connected workflow and collaborative work environment for internal and external stakeholders. This promotion offers SnapAV dealers a customized D-Tools Cloud experience that enables them to start working out of […]

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SnapAV Brands Available on SpringDeck App


SnapAV has partnered with the SpringDeck app to deliver streamlined, updated product content for all their most popular brands, including Episode, Luma Surveillance, WattBox, Araknis Networks, SunBriteTV and OvrC remote management. SnapAV dealers can now take advantage of a free exclusive download for a SpringDeck account; they can use these extra sales tools to present products on the go from […]

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SnapAV Acquires Music Streaming and Audio Distribution Company Autonomic


SnapAV announced this week that it has purchased Autonomic, a manufacturer of music streaming and multi-room audio distribution solutions for the custom install market. Autonomic “makes the consumption of digital media easier” for customers by offering a distributed audio system that’s controllable with iOS and Android devices or via a control system. SnapAV distributes audiovisual […]

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SunBright Ships Signature and Veranda Series


SnapAV’s SunBright division is shipping their new Signature Series outdoor TVs. SunBriteTV’s new outdoor Signature Series screens are spec’d to be up to three times brighter than typical indoor displays and come in three 4K UHD (3840×2160) sizes. With weatherized capabilities and a guaranteed operating range of -24°F to 122°F, they can be placed almost […]

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SnapAV’s Strong Launches Improved Rack Line


SnapAV’s Strong line has just announced the launch of their revamped Custom and Evolve series racks, designed specifically for custom AV installers. The redesigned product lines, with improvements based on dealer feedback, demonstrate Strong’s commitment to continuously providing innovative and high quality products with features that make every installation faster and easier. Strong says that […]

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SnapAV Buys Outdoor TV Company SunBriteTV


SnapAV’s growth story since launching in 2005 is entering an exciting new chapter as it buys its first display company — and more acquisitions are in the works. The Charlotte, NC-based manufacturer, known for its focus on the residential AV market as being both a manufacturer and a distributor, just announced the acquisition of outdoor […]

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SnapAV Releases New Episode Signature 1700T Series Speakers


SnapAV’s Episode Signature group just released their fanciest speakers to date – the 1700 line. The 1700 series offers architectural in-ceiling, in-wall, surround and soon-to-be released LCR speakers, so each individual customer can build the ultimate movie or music experience. While the in-walls and in-ceilings will transform the way you hear music, the 1700 surround […]

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Araknis Networks Intros Commercial-Grade Networking Solution


Araknis Networks (part of SnapAV) manufacturers IP-enabled AV products that it says are commercial-grade routers, switches, and wireless access points aimed at professional installers of home and pro systems. “For the average installer, networking can seem very intimidating,” says Ayham Ereksousi, Category Manager for Araknis Networks. “In a typical installation, there are multiple devices that require high-speed connectivity – […]

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SnapAV to Distribute Atlona Residential Products


SnapAV today announced a distribution partnership with Atlona. Atlona is an AV connectivity solutions provider recognized for designing and engineering a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT products. Through the new distribution partnership, SnapAV will offer an array of Atlona’s 4K/UHD solutions including HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switchers, HDMI to HDMI matrix […]

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SnapAV Brand Araknis Networks Adds 300 Series Control to OvrC App


Araknis Networks has announced that its 300-series switches line is enabled for the cloud-based OvrC app. OvrC (pronounced over-see) is an innovative cloud app designed to streamline the integrator’s life. Araknis Networks and OvrC are brand divisions of Charlotte-based SnapAV, a designer and manufacturer of more than 1,800 electronic home solutions for residential and commercial […]

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SnapAV Launches Two New Brands — Nearus Conferencing Cameras and Sense Microphones


SnapAV has announced the launch of two new brands: Nearus, a line of user-friendly conferencing cameras; and Sense, a complete line of microphones for use in presentations, conferencing and commercial environments. Nearus cameras will provide “BYOD” — or bring your own device — service that makes it easy for users to stay connected. These smart […]

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SnapAV Episode Landscape Speakers Ship


Designed to work with a Crown amplifier, the SnapAV Episode Landscape speakers include a tree-mount, ground-mount and surface-mount designs. All of them work with either a 70-volt/100-volt or 8-ohm distributed audio system (a rotary tap switch with 3.75-watt, 7.5-watt, 15-watt, and 30-watt settings). SnapAV is making them available individually or as a set of four […]

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SnapAV Adds Power Conditioners


Available with 10 or 12 outlets, SnapAV’s new WattBox power conditioners are rack-mountable or wall-mountable, designed to condition power, cable, satellite and network signals. The 12-outlet version features sequenced power-on, has the capability to handle up to 6,480 joules of energy dissipation and is encased in ceramic components. It has six switched outlets and six […]

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SnapAV Ships Episode Soundbars


At only 2.75″ deep, the new SnapAV ES-300-SNDBAR-40-BLK and ES-300-SNDBAR-30-BLK single soundbars are actually three independent speakers in one. They consist of left, center and right channels and are designed to be used with all sizes of HDTVs. Features include a built-in IR repeating system, integrated wire management where the IR cable and all speaker […]

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