Wisdom Audio to Introduce Architecture-Friendly In-Ceiling Loudspeakers at ISE 2017

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Wisdom Audio today announced the first in-ceiling loudspeaker as part of its Sage loudspeaker series. Targeting high-performance entertainment audio applications where architectural design aesthetics are important, the Sage Series ICS7a in-ceiling loudspeakers is designed as a multi-channel solution in a media room or overhead channels in an immersive home theater. Wisdom Audio will showcase the […]

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AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee launch SDVoE Alliance

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MONTREAL — Jan. 12, 2017 — AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. All AV distribution […]

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Footprint

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All the biggest stories of 2016 in the AV integration space had to do with acquisition.  The latest round of which relayed that Samsung bought Harman Group, AVI-SPL bought Anderson AV, and Compass Group bought Waveguide. Well the AV prognosticators are already out in force predicting the future and they see more of this consolidation […]

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The (Hidden) Opportunity

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It seems like we have been discussing the changing landscape of AV for years. We have all seen the shift toward consolidated components, hardware that is easier to connect and configure, direct sales and marketing by some manufacturers to end users or other trades like electricians, and shrinking margins on the golden calf that used […]

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7thSense Launches Nano-SDI Media Server

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7thSense has expanded its media server portfolio with the addition of the Nano-SDI Media Server — an entry-level media server with uncompressed media playback for fixed installations. A key feature-set of the new Nano-SDI is that of extensive control capability. A new, simplified web browser-based user interface has been developed specifically for simple playlist configurations […]

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Stampede Hopes to Bring VR to ProAV Market

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Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the ProAV market with a distribution agreement between Seattle’s VRstudios and Stampede. The two companies announced today that Stampede will serve as the North American ProAV distributor for VRstudios’ virtual reality platform and products. The agreement will introduce an exciting new product category to the ProAV industry and will […]

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Dreadful Vendor Spam Redux

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Most of the time, the Clutter folder in my new Outlook works great. Sometimes Outlook buries important emails from people I want to hear from in the Clutter folder, and as a result I have to browse it regularly to rescue them, but that’s another story entirely. Instead, let’s look at what the Clutter folder […]

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Frank Loyko Joins VUE To Oversee Global Distribution

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VUE Audiotechnik announces the addition of Frank Loyko to the position of Vice President Global Sales where he will oversee all of the company’s global sales and distribution activities and initiatives. Based in Seattle, Loyko brings 36 years of executive experience building sales networks at professional audio companies including EAW, RCF, Avid Technology and the […]

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New Sterling Headphone Amps Combine Clarity and Simplicity

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Thousand Oaks, CA – May 2016… Sterling Audio unveiled a new line of professional headphone amplifiers, with three models to serve a variety of studio and live-sound applications. Combining clear, high-quality audio with simplicity of operation, these new headphone amplifiers feature gold-plated inputs and outputs for superior conductivity, power-on status LEDs, and low-noise operation. Designed primarily […]

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PixelFLEX announces a West Coast Open House to showcase of its innovative line of LED video technologies

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PixelFLEX is proud to announce a West Coast Open House designed to showcase of its innovative line of LED technologies. Highlighted by the FLEXLite Plus, FLEXLite NXG, reFLEXion, trueFLEX, and FLEXCurtain HD, the open house will take place at INVENT (Institute of Venue and Entertainment Technology) in Los Angeles, CA, on May 26-27, 2016. The […]

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Constant In Car Connectivity

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It’s been a thesis of mine for some time that luxuries become necessities. That’s hardly an original observation. Oscar Wilde put it much better than I when he said “Give me the luxuries and I can dispense with the necessities.” Thirty years ago power doors and windows were only an option on luxury cars. Today […]

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Pro Control’s New Two-Way Drivers at ISE 2016

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Pro Control today announced that the company will highlight its latest control and automation innovations, including an extensive library of two-way drivers with major industry partners at ISE 2016. Exhibiting with RTI in stand 1-N75, the company will showcase how the new offerings allow users to control a multitude of third-party electronic systems dynamically from […]

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AVAD Announces Extended Relationship with Bose Professional

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Los Angeles, Calif. – January 26, 2016 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces Bose Professional available for purchase now from AVAD, adding to the growing commercial and residential product assortment AVAD can offer professional integrators. AVAD will carry the latest commercial speakers and […]

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Mackie Extends SRM Portable Series With 1200W SRM1550 Subwoofer

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Mackie just launched a new subwoofer built from the ground up to be the companion to its SRM450 and SRM350 powered loudspeakers, dubbed the SRM1550 Portable Powered Subwoofer. Featuring a powerful 1200-watt amplifier, custom high-output 15-inch woofer, digital variable crossover, the new SRM1550 is front-ported. Equipped with stereo XLR inputs, full-range and high-pass outputs, the […]

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Digital Signage Expo 2016 Seminar to Present “DIY Digital Signage” for Schools

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced today that its 24-part Digital Signage Seminar Program at DSE 2016 designed specifically for End Users, or anyone who develops and manages content for a digital communications network, will include an hour-long session titled, “DIY Digital Signage for Higher Ed.” Tom Ryan, director of information technology, and Timothy DiVito, associate […]

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Bryston Unveils New Amplifier Lineup called Cubed

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Bryston has announced today the introduction of the Cubed SST3 Series of amplifiers. The SST3 series is a statement design platform ideal for music enthusiasts, home theater installations and professional audio applications. The new lineup will roll out in phases, with the 2.5B SST3, the 3B SST3, the 4BSST3, the 7BSST3, and the 14BSST3 being first to market. The flagship 28B SST3 is in the final design […]

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The One Projector Shootout

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Let me start this blog by saying that there is never a better way to demonstrate the differences in multiple projectors to a client than to set up each projector in the venue at hand with the correlating screen and actually do a multiple projector shootout.  It’s the only way to see how the projectors […]

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Simple Control Adds Amazon Echo Integration

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Simple Control announced today that its popular iOS apps for control of AV gear and smart home devices have been certified by Amazon for use with their Amazon Echo product. Simple Control, a leader in IP-based home automation, is one of the first home control companies to gain Amazon Echo certification. Amazon Echo includes Alexa, a cloud-based […]

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Cat8 Ethernet Cable Debuts

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Wireworld Cable Technology announces the development of its Starlight Category 8 cables for high speed media network applications. Unlike Category 7 cables, these cables utilize a new conductor geometry developed by Wireworld to support higher transmission speed for the most lifelike reproduction of streamed music and video. Starlight Ethernet is the first production cable that meets the […]

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