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D-Tools i3 Partner News in November 2023


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D-Tools i3 Partners realize the importance of bringing you their product information and have chosen to support the D-Tools user community by joining the program and making their product data directly available through D-Tools software. Read on for the latest supplier company news and product updates.



Atlas-IED-Logo-2AtlasIED Hires Tom Kachnik as Western Region Sales Manager for Transportation Solutions

To further demonstrate its commitment to its customers, AtlasIED, a global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio, communications, and security solutions for commercial markets, announced the hiring of Tom Kachnik as Transportation Sales Manager for the Western United States. Kachnik will focus on increasing the adoption of AtlasIED’s transportation solutions in the region, including the GLOBALCOM enterprise communications platform.  

Kachnik is an audio industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise communications systems. He has developed and deployed large audiovisual systems across North America, including projects for Caesars Entertainment, Google, MGM, and Facebook.  Prior to joining AtlasIED, Kachnik served as General Manager for Integration and Live Production at Solotech, a Montreal-based global systems integration and staging company. Prior to joining Solotech, Kachnik held positions with a variety of audio companies including PSX, Ford Audio-Visual and Plus 4 Marketing. 

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“Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to AtlasIED about the IPTV, SAAS, enterprise control, video, and endpoint systems deployment markets,” said John Goodrich, Director of Global Installed Systems at AtlasIED.  “All of these markets are experiencing tremendous growth and we look forward to adding his expertise to help expand the business for the company in Western U.S. while providing customers with the highest level of service.”  

AtlasIED has a wide range of audio and mass communications solutions for the transportation market. More than 300 airports worldwide have installed the company’s GLOBALCOM enterprise communications platform, plus multiple train, subway and bus stations throughout the world. GLOBALCOM is a comprehensive mass notification system that unifies VoIP, visual messaging, emergency notification and voice evac into one solution. The product line includes controllers, servers, communications stations, amplifiers and visual displays and these products are installed throughout mass transit stations from security centers to passenger areas.

“I am thrilled to join AtlasIED at this crucial juncture in the transportation industry and am looking forward to expanding AtlasIED’s industry-leading status in the Western U.S.,” stated Kachnik.


AC-DANTE-AMP-2CH: AVPro Edge’s 2Ch Dante Amplifier

The AC-DANTE-AMP-2CH is a combination 25W/RMS (@4 W, 12.5 W/RMS @ 8 W) 2-channel local audio power amplifier and Dante Audio/AES67 decoder, supporting sampling rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz with 16-, 24-, and 32-bit word lengths encoded as either the Dante audio or AES67 format. Encrypted Dante audio information is input via the designated Dante Audio network RJ45 network port, undergoes decoding from Dante digital into analog, and outputs a speaker-level signal from a pair of secured, 2-pin terminal block connectors, plus line-level audio by way of a 5-pin terminal block connector.


Utilizing Audinate’s newest Ultimo chip, the AC-DANTE-AMP-2CH is designed to accommodate two Dante plug-and-play audio flows with very low latency and microsecond synchronization. Line-out cascades the signal to additional analog amplifiers from a single Dante endpoint. Flexible placement options are made possible by the compact, thin profile footprint. 


Whether for an impromptu temporary setup or to address a last-minute project add-on, the versatile AC-DANTE-AMP-2CH is a valuable resource for integrators working with DANTE audio.




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End of year promotion! Save 10% off our DynamiQ Flex 400 Cart!

The DynamiQ Flex 400 is a height-adjustable cart that supports a single interactive display panel up to 86 inches. The spring tension technology uses the weight of the display to provide a manual easy glide to adjust the height up to 15.75”.

  • Supports displays up to 86” diagonal
  • Includes universal VESA bracket
  • 4 “ casters, 2 with brake
  • Certifications CE, UL listed
  • ADA Compliant

The DynamiQ Flex 400 is the choice for higher education and K-12 when paired with an interactive flat panel. Students and teachers can easily adjust the display for an interactive and collaborative experience.

This promotion runs through December 31, 2023 and deal registration discounts are available for quantities of 10+ units. Register your project today!


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Bandwidth demand is scaling rapidly as the industry welcomes cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and high-definition video.


While applications involving 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI bandwidths are still prevalent today, a new SDI standard has entered the scene. 12G-SDI supports a data rate of roughly 12 Gb/s; it enables 4K and 8K video transmission.


In terms of planning, equipment and deployment, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI applications are straightforward. Projects that require 12G-SDI support, however—such as those incorporating professional cameras and displays, production/post systems and format converters, routers and servers—may create distance challenges you need to consider before investing in design and equipment.


Some designers use fiber cabling to achieve longer distances in 12G-SDI applications, but there are quite a few applications where coax is still the best fit.


With all these choices, designers need a way to determine how far they can run each cable type. Belden created an Estimated Transmission Distance Chart based on cable loss values for given formats as specified by SMPTE.


While this table is helpful, it’s not the be-all and end-all. Find out how to determine whether your equipment supports recommended cable distances by visiting




4K HDMI 4x1 Switcher with Multiview



The Covid 4K multiviewer allows you to view four 4K60Hz resolution HDMI signals simultaneously on a single display. Choose from eight different configurations. Supports HDMI 2.0 connections with resolutions up to 4K@60hz.


For more information contact Covid at 800.638.6104, or visit


DW_Square_Logo_REV_051618-1080x810-1Digital Watchdog MEGApix AI Cameras Deliver Searchable Vehicle Recognition 

Digital Watchdog (DW) has MEGApix Ai cameras that are dedicated to Vehicle Recognition. These high-speed IP cameras feature Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Vehicle Type, Make, Model and Color Recognition (MMCR),

Deep Learning AI (Artificial Intelligence), document Vehicle Traits, perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on Captured Images, read and store license plates as text and images searchable in DW Spectrum IPVMS. These MEGApix Ai cameras are ideal for Access Control and scalable for City-Wide Surveillance. Learn more at



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The OD Stone 8 loudspeaker takes the Focal sound into your outdoor spaces!



With its sophisticated design and finishes combining purity and elegance, the OD Stone 8 loudspeaker is the perfect model for enjoying the Focal sound in your outdoor spaces (gardens, terraces and poolsides). IP55 certified and featuring anti-UV treatment, it withstands adverse weather and extreme climates.


With the benefit of Focal’s know-how, the loudspeaker integrates a bass-midrange speaker driver with Iris IP cone (7 7/8” / 20cm) and an Aluminium ‘M’-shaped inverted dome tweeter for high-quality sound reproduction. Thanks to its integrated transformer, it is 70/100 V compatible and can cover large spaces with no loss of power.

OD Stone 8 is available in three textured finishes (Basalt, Sand, Limestone). This ‘rock’ effect lends the loudspeaker a unique style and allows it to blend seamlessly into any outdoor area. 


The looks and sound of this loudspeaker pair perfectly with the OD Sat 5 loudspeaker and OD Sub 12 subwoofer, for a complete and very impressive system.



New_FSR_logo_5-12_CMYK-1024x536-2-4Introducing the enhanced CB-22+ series of ceiling boxes, which includes a range of innovative features for a seamless installation experience. The "+" series incorporates integrated threaded rod mounts, a lockable cover latch, a larger mounting shelf, and low voltage access plates with brushes. Notably, the load rating for projector pole models has been increased to 100 pounds.

The CB-22+ series also offers optional decorative metal plates, eliminating the necessity for ceiling tiles in pole rail and cover openings. The pole rail cover provides three configurable locations compatible with either ceiling tiles or decorative metal plates. The streamlined access door ensures easy removal and installation, featuring a quick-disconnect safety cable to prevent detachment. A lockable latched access door adds security while maintaining convenient equipment access.

For enhanced functionality, the CB-22+ and CB-22P+ models offer an optional field-installed temperature-controlled variable speed low-noise fan kit. The CB-22S+ and CB-22SP+ take it a step further, being "Smart Enclosures" equipped with built-in projector state auto-sense, eliminating parasitic power consumption by turning off remaining receptacles when the projector is powered down. These models also include monitored unswitched outlets, a thermostatically controlled variable speed low-noise fan kit, and customizable power options, providing a comprehensive solution for modern installations.





Award-Winning MaxColor Series 2 


With Just Add Power's MaxColor Series 2, 4K60/4:4:4/36-bit-color video can be distributed over a 1GB managed network using CatX (Cat 5e minimum) cable or fiber cable, so integrators can use the cable that best fits their projects. It also boasts power over USB-C, supporting KVM or, for example, a USB web camera signal over IP. With the new ARC feature from Just Add Power, installers can easily send audio from a TV connected to a MaxColor 2 receiver across the network to another MaxColor 2 receiver — connected to an audio-video receiver or another ARC-enabled amplifier — making project design even easier and more flexible. Its ARC and USB features make it ideal for home office, gaming, or Twitch streaming setup.


The MaxColor 4K60 Series 2 transmitter and receiver provide integrators with an affordable and scalable 4K UHD distribution platform to support today’s 4K source content natively with high frame rates over existing network infrastructures. MaxColor offers high-frame-rate, deep-color, and 4:4:4 chroma support to ensure that what is seen on the screen matches the output of the source with no subsampling or downscaling. The series delivers zero detectable latency, instant  and seamless switching, 4K up- and downscaling, and HDR management while supporting all lossless audio formats and HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision for the best viewing experience. Additional features include image pop, push, pull, and integrated control.


To date, the MaxColor Series 2 has won four industry awards. In addition to the CE Pro BEST and Residential Systems Best of Show awards at CEDIA Expo 2023, it also has won an ISE 2023 Best of Show from Sound & Video Contractor magazine and an InfoComm 2023 Best of Show from AV Technology.






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HDMI 4K 60Hz 100 ft Wireless Extender KIT with IR


  • Key Features:
  • 100ft / 30m wireless HDMI signal extension
  • 4K Signals with HDR, HDCP2.2
  • Utilizes 5G WiFi Technology for reliable transmission
  • IR Signal Extension for source control



KD-4KWHCEX is a wireless HDMI extender kit with support for resolutions up to 4K. The innovative technology behind KD-4KWHCEX reliably extends HDMI signals with the latest standards - up to 3840x2160 resolution, HDR, 4:4:4 chroma, and deep color – for an effortless solution ideal for temporary and permanent installation in presentation spaces, outdoor AV setups, and all environments where running a new wire is not possible.

KD-4KWHCEX features an HDMI pass-through port for connecting a local monitor or sending audio into an AV receiver. Additionally, the included IR sensor and emitter allow for control of the connected HDMI source devices such as cable boxes or streamers.


  • Wireless Extension: Great for temporary setups or installations where new wiring is not possible.
  • 4K Resolution Support: Up to 3840x2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth) and backward compatible.
  • Signal Distance: 100ft / 30m extension with optimal quality. Up to 164ft / 50m capable in ideal environments.
  • 5G WiFi Technology: Transmits through walls and ceilings with minimal range loss and maximum resistance to wireless interference.
  • IR Control Extension: Sensor at Rx unit collects IR signals from device remote to control source equipment at Tx unit with IR emitter.
  • HDMI Pass-Through: Ideal for local monitor or connection into AV receivers
  • Surround and 2ch Audio Support: Pass-through port supports up to Dolby®, DTS™ (formats up to 5.1/6.1). 2ch audio maximum support via wireless extension to Rx unit.
  • Point-to-Point: Pairing of up 4 extender sets using 4 unique channels possible within the same job site.
  • Complete Kit: Includes transmitter, receiver, power supplies, IR sensor, IR emitter, antennae, mounting brackets and screws.


  • HDR10 (High Dynamic Range): More life-like images through a greater range of luminance
  • Deep Color Support: Up to UHD/4K 30Hz 4:4:4/12 bits or 60Hz 4:4:4/8 bit
  • Visually Lossless Compression: 18G enabling technology allows wireless extension of HDMI signals with latest resolution and features
  • HDCP 2.2: Compliancy up to HDCP 2.x and backward compliant
  • HDCP Authentication: HDCP sources are authenticated by the HDCP key on transmit unit, for one-to-one topology
  • AV Signal Regeneration: Re-clocking of TMDS (AV signal) channel data at Transmit unit for brand-new AV signal


Read more about this product here and check out our website for more of our products!



New to the Crew

Let us introduce the latest addition to the LEA Pro team – Darrell Champagne! Darrell is set to lead our Global Business Development team, leveraging over two decades of AV industry experience and an extensive professional network to help take LEA to the next level. 🍾 Get More…


Connect Series Plugin for Symetrix

We’re happy to offer Symetrix system users the ability to integrate our Connect Series amplifiers into their AV systems with the Connect Series plugin for Symetrix! Meet Darrell

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Install Spotlight

In preparing to launch DIOSA , foodpreneur Jose Castro recognized the importance of an exquisite atmosphere, including an impeccable audio system. They ultimately selected LEA Professional to perfectly complement the restaurant’s elegance. Get More…


LEA Welcomes New Distributor

In order to support the thriving customer base in the Middle East, LEA has decided to bring on Avientek, based in the heart of Dubai. Get More…

c2g-logo-D4EB222D7F-seeklogo_com_C2G Debuts USB-C® 10-in-1 Triple Display Docking Station

C2G has expanded its trusted family of docking stations with its new USB-C® 10-in-1 Triple Display Docking Station (C2G54542). Compatible with USB-C-enabled laptops or tablets, it supports up to three displays and many devices with its multitude of ports, including a 4K HDMI®, 4K DisplayPort™, VGA, Ethernet, a USB-C for power delivery, two USB-A 3.0, one USB-A 2.0, and a 3.5mm audio — as well as an SD card reader and power delivery up to 100W at 4K 30Hz. It delivers a new level of efficiency and convenience for any office or WFH space.


For triple display connectivity, the C2G USB-C 10-in-1 Triple Display Docking Station supports resolutions up to 720p (1280x720) at 60Hz to elevate the multitasking experience. Dual display resolutions increase resolutions to 1080p when connecting to any combination of the display ports. In a single-display setup, resolutions go up to 4K (3840x2160) at 30Hz when connecting to the DisplayPort or HDMI port.


The unit’s USB-A ports support data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps and allow users to connect their favorite peripherals and accessories effortlessly. The USB-C port supports power delivery up to 100W to ensure a laptop stays fully charged and is ready for on-the-go. The integrated Ethernet port allows reliable internet connectivity with fast network access up to 1G. Finally, with the onboard SD card reader, accessing and sharing files is a breeze, making it an ideal solution for professional photographers and videographers.


See C2G’s full lineup of USB-C docking stations at



Vantage Creates Keypad Alliance for Greater Freedom and Unity in Lighting Design and Control


Legrand’s Vantage announced its new Keypad Alliance. In addition to Vantage’s wide portfolio of keypads, specifiers and installers using a Vantage system can select the keypad options available within the growing alliance to best fit the project. Vantage has formed strategic alliances with luxury partner keypad manufacturers Meljac, Forbes & Lomax, and Basalte.


Programming the keypads is simple using the latest version of Vantage’s Design Center software. The intuitive nature of Design Center allows Vantage dealers to provide a complete solution for any home’s needs. With Design Center, partner keypads can utilize the same lighting control programming as Vantage keypads to meet the needs of any project.


The convenience of Vantage lighting control enhances the experience of any living space, while the balance of natural and electrical light is essential to maximizing architectural aesthetics. Vantage systems deliver a simple, streamlined approach to controlling complex, modern residential spaces. Vantage systems include the Vantage LHUMAN human centric lighting solution, which provides precise lighting control with motorized window shading and lighting fixtures to create an interior lighting environment centered on life and well-being. Homeowners can let LHUMAN do the work for them — automatically adjusting their home’s light throughout the day, fully synchronized to the natural daylight from the sun — while easily making changes on the fly with preset scenes that deliver the appropriate color temperature and intensity to meet their current activity, need, or mood. All it takes is the touch of a button on the lighting control keypad from Vantage or from the Vantage Keypad Alliance member. To fully harness the power of natural lighting, LHUMAN integrates motorized window shades with Vantage lighting control, allowing users to effortlessly open their homes to bright, sunny days. Shades can be programmed to automatically raise and lower at any time of the day, incorporated with lighting in preset scenes or manually controlled using Vantage touch screens or keypads.


Further streamlining LHUMAN lighting control integrations is the Vantage Fixture Alliance. Introduced in 2021, the Vantage Fixture Alliance enables partnerships with leading light fixture manufacturers to provide AV installers, interior designers, architects, and other home design professionals with the widest selection of color-tunable fixtures to fit any project need. The fixture alliance includes AiSPiRE (a WAC Company), Circa Lighting, Colorbeam Lighting, Lucetta from Elemental LED, DMF Lighting, ELEMENT fixtures from Tech Lighting, Environmental Lights, LF Illumination, Lucifer Lighting Company, No. 8 Lighting, Proluxe by American Lighting, PureEdge Lighting, Specialty Lighting Industries, and Soraa Lighting.



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Lightware has recently introduced two new products in its Taurus product family. They have launched the award-winning Taurus TPX, a lineup of USB-C extenders designed for high-resolution transmission over longer distances, up to 100 meters. Utilizing SDVoE technology, it features a transmitter (TX) and a receiver (RX) that empower users to easily and intuitively connect their devices, share content, switch hosts, and control their meeting room. Additionally, they showcased the pioneering Taurus UCX HC40 as well, which simplifies 4K video, audio, and control signal transmission—all while providing power over a single USB-C connection. This innovation includes an improved USB Hub, offering faster connections and enhanced compatibility with non-compliant USB devices and extenders.

USB-C extender Active Optical Cables (AOC)

Lightware also presented its new 8- and 10-meter-long USB-C extender Active Optical Cables (AOC), bringing more flexibility and durability into AV projects. Compatible with all major operating systems, these cables offer SuperSpeed data rates and Ultra HD video transmission. Equipped with a Screw Lock USB-C plug, they ensure a secure connection to the Taurus UCX.

But that's not all! Explore their game-changing USB 2.0 extender, connecting devices and hosts up to 100 meters apart, while maintaining cost-effectiveness and hassle-free operation. In many scenarios, USB 2.0 devices and hosts are often separated by distances exceeding 5 meters, making the use of direct USB cables unreliable. With the help of this device-side extender, USB 2.0 extension solutions can be built, utilizing CAT5e/6/7 cables up to 100 meters. Both LAN and direct cable infrastructures are supported.

Monitor Audio Bronze Series


ON SALE NOW! The multi-award winning Bronze Series loudspeakers have been carefully designed to offer Monitor Audio’s British personality with an attractive contemporary touch. Featuring a complete upgrade for superior sound and build quality, everything was created with you in mind.


The fresh cabinet designs have clean and simple lines, and are available in a choice of three contemporary finishes (White, Walnut and Black), with a sleek contrasting baffle and matching magnetic cloth-covered grille for an understated appearance.


One of the most eye-catching features of the speakers is the acoustically transparent hexagonal dispersion patterns on the tweeter cover. This design gives Bronze a premium feel, allowing light to catch the distinctive gold tweeter dome behind the grille.


The Bronze Series features a new Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide, which combines with Monitor Audio’s signature C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter to give even sound dispersion, improved time alignment and wider directivity for lifelike sound.


Improved C-CAM Drivers have been specially engineered using conical diaphragm geometry for increased control and Damped Concentric Mode (DCM) technology for a more accurate time response. The drivers also feature a larger diameter voice coil to allow production of higher sound pressure levels. These design enhancements allow the Bronze Series to deliver a smoother, tighter bass.


Since its first launch two decades ago, the multi award-winning Bronze Series has set the standard as a class leader and today there are thousands of satisfied owners across the globe.


With a choice of eight models, including our first Dolby Atmos® enabled speaker module, all of the Bronze speakers have been designed to please any music or movie lover. Their attractive design and choice of finishes ensures that they will complement any room in the home.



Introducing the SoundTube Outdoor XT850-SUB Speaker System, a top-tier outdoor subwoofer designed to elevate your audio experience in demanding installations. Crafted for those seeking high-performance sound in a rugged in-ground speaker configuration, this premium subwoofer boasts exceptional durability. Resistant to UV rays, scratches, chlorine, and various weather conditions, the XT850-SUB is engineered with professional-grade components that ensure long-lasting performance.

What sets the XT850-SUB apart is its ability to deliver powerful low-frequency response and high sound pressure levels (SPL) thanks to the innovative SuperT™ transformer, designed to minimize losses in handling subwoofer frequencies. The sealed, in-ground enclosure of this speaker guarantees true low-end response and exceptional off-axis performance. Moreover, it comes equipped with theft-resistant mounting hardware and a weatherproof 2-position tap switch for 25/70.7/100 Volt applications, complete with a transformer bypass option. With an IP55 rating, this subwoofer is ready to stand up to the elements and provide you with top-quality outdoor audio experiences. 

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Platinum Tools Launches New PTS Pro Crimp Tool
Platinum Tools®, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce its new PTS Pro Crimp Tool (p/n 12520C). Now shipping, the PTS Pro Crimp Tool has an MSRP of $85.83.
Platinum Tools’ new PTS (Pass Through Standard) Pro Crimp Tool takes years of Platinum Tools innovations and combines multiple tools into one sleek design. The PTS Pro allows for the termination of both ezEX-RJ45 connectors and the legacy EZ-RJ45 connectors in a single tool with no part changes. This is a single tool for all Platinum Tools terminations. The tool utilizes a sliding plate to change between the different types of connectors and a captive thumb screw to make swapping between connector styles seamless. The tool features a connector locking mechanism so connectors “click” into the tool for termination. This tool also includes the cutting and stripping blades for Cat5e and 6 built directly into the handle. Additional PTS Pro Crimp Tool features and specifications include Crimps standard pass-through and standard RJ45 connectors; Wiring guide printed directly on the tool for easy connector wiring; Ergonomic grip for comfort during extended use; Replaceable blades; Smooth single cycle operation; For both UTP and STP connectors.
For additional information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit, call (800) 749-5783, or email
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Platinum Tools Launches Cat6A PoE Type 4 Connector
Platinum Tools®, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the new Cat6A PoE Type 4 Connector (p/n 106260). Now shipping, the connector has an MSRP of $17.85.
With the increasing need for higher performance and more power, Platinum Tools has come out with a tool-less connector that will satisfy both the Cat6A specification and meet the hefty requirements for PoE Type 4. Our new Cat6A PoE Type 4 connector is rated up to 90W of power and running PoE across all four pairs. Whether it is for PoE lighting installations or for powering equipment on a production floor, this connector has it covered. This connector also features a simple two-piece design and only requires basic wiring tools to terminate and is compatible with cables ranging from 6.0mm to 8.5mm and conductor sizes of 26 AWG to 23 AWG. Additional specifications and features include Cat6A certified for Patch and Permanent Link; Unshielded twisted pair; IDC Terminal style contacts for wide range of conductor sizes; Cable tie included for securing cable jacket; UL 94V0 rated housing; Phosphor bronze contacts with 60u” nickel coating and 50u” gold plating; Operating temp -10 C - 60 C.
For additional information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit, call (800) 749-5783, or email

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Why Wireless Accessories Are Essential,

by senior applications engineer, Don Boomer


Wireless mics perform much better than they did even 5 or so years ago. But in the past 10 years there have been changes to how wireless mics can operate here in the USA. That leaves us with much less available bandwidth in which to operate.

The good news is that we expect the current generation of wireless mics to be able to operate properly and reliably under most circumstances. The bad news is that we almost always need to operate them using all the best practices and tools at our disposal. And most often that means we need to use accessories that were not needed in days past.


Maybe you have a wireless system that has operated flawlessly for the past 10 years but now you are starting to have reliability problems. Today’s airwaves are not the same as those of past years.

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Wireless microphone operating bandwidth 2009 to today

In many metro areas you now have only 6% of the available open space in which to tune your mics to. And if that wasn’t enough we now have interference from 5G cell phones and from LED lighting and video monitors spilling over into the precious little bandwidth we have left.

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This is why accessories (directional antennas, distros and bandpass filters) have become essential. In days past the little whip antennas that came with your mic receiver probably got you up and running. But now they are most often not enough to ensure reliable operation.

Interference filters from RF Venue are one of the simplest ways of improving the performance of a wireless mic system.

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Learn more about RF Venue Essentials


severtson-screens-logo-300x120-1-1Severtson’s Perforated Broadway Series Thin Bezel Fixed Frame Projection Screen Solutions
Severtson Screens, a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, pro AV, and cinema markets, is pleased to announce the launch of a white, perforated, acoustically-transparent screen option for its acclaimed Broadway Thin Bezel Series fixed frame projection screen solutions.
Severtson’s Broadway Series is a collection of fixed frame projection screens that offer a sturdy extruded aluminum 6-piece frame wrapped in light-absorbing black velvet. It is an excellent solution for any venue needing a quality, high-performance projection screen with a clean, sharp appearance as each beautifully designed screen is a masterpiece perfect for any home theater, office, or other venue.
“After meeting customer demand for a new lower cost Broadway Series Thin Bezel collection last year, they then asked for a perforated version, and we are proud to deliver,” said Aaron White, Home Theater & Pro AV sales lead at Severtson Corp. “Now available with an acoustically transparent option in seven screen sizes ranging from 100- to 165-inches, Broadway is a complete collection of fixed frame projection screens that offer a sturdy extruded aluminum frame with a 3/8-inch visible border for a fully maximized viewing area. Broadway’s appearance does not distract from the projected content, but instead quietly enhances the viewing experience with its perfectly tensioned viewing surface and precision-aligned black velvet frame.”
The Broadway Thin Bezel Series’ durable, aluminum frame offers the thinnest visible bezel that Severtson Screens can provide, offering a clean, sharp appearance that maximizes the viewable area. Each screen is manufactured to the same high standards as Severtson's large cinema screens installed in theaters worldwide. Customers can choose from Severtson's perfectly tensioned screen materials that will take the viewing experience to the highest levels of performance available in the market today. Broadway Thin Bezel Series material choices include: Broadway White (1.1 gain) and Broadway Grey (1.0 gain).
For more information, please visit, call 480-610-5155, or email
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landingpage_logos_seuraSéura TV Mirror Wall

From our first TV mirror 20 years ago, Séura has been the leader in TV Mirror Technology – elegantly incorporating vanishing TVs into bathrooms, bedrooms, and libraries. The Séura TV Mirror Wall brings the ultimate fusion of technology and design to home gyms, bars, and more. Our high performing, high brightness TVs are available in a broad range of sizes from 19” to 75” and can be placed almost anywhere in your mirror for the perfect viewing experience.

Every mirror wall is custom designed and built to suit your needs. Choose mirror size, incorporate Séura’s industry-leading COB LED lighting, customize with technology upgrades, and more. Achieve the elegance you desire with the technology you want with Séura’s TV Mirror Walls.

For more information including a product page, planning guide and quote form, please visit



Google Meet Certification for MXA920 and MXA902Shure 112023

Works With Google Meet: The MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone and MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array, paired with the ANIUSB-MATRIX USB Audio Network Interface have been newly certified for Google Meet systems. This further expands the flexibility of using Shure products with Google Meet in hybrid environments for a consistent and reliable audio performance every time.


To learn more about Shure’s Technology Partnerships and certifications with leading video conferencing platform providers, visit


Sony Professional Displays has been seen a lot of activity over the past few months, unveiling new products, hosting the Sony Roadshow across North America, and rolling out fresh promotional offers.

Amongst the latest product introductions is the Verona Crystal LED Displays. A Virtual Production focused LED Display built to meet the needs of virtual productions applications. These panels boast cutting-edge technology honed over years, designed in consultation with filmmakers to elevate in-camera VFX applications. A breakthrough Deep Black and Anti-Reflection Surface Technology enhances black-level expression while minimizing contrast loss from surrounding LED panels and studio lighting.

Expanding our professional BRAVIA display lineup, Sony recently introduced the EZ20L series, designed for signage and corporate use. This series prioritizes user-friendly functionality, installation adaptability, and top-notch 4K picture quality, featuring simplified Pro-Settings for easy setup and maintenance, a quick signage app, 16/7 operation capability, and robust processors for enhanced visuals.

The SRG-A40 camera from Sony secured Zoom Room Hardware certification, earning a spot on Zoom’s certified hardware landing page. This recognition highlights its compatibility with Zoom's software, leveraging built-in AI analytics for seamless presenter tracking and framing without manual operation, making it ideal for diverse applications.

Sony recently embarked on a comprehensive Roadshow across 10 states and provinces in the US and Canada, aiming to educate and exhibit Sony PDS Solutions to end-users, system integrators, and consultants. With successful attendance and engagement, we plan to sustain this momentum, with upcoming stops in Kansas City, Vancouver, and San Diego. Be on the lookout for our next stop, we’re coming to a city near you! You can register for upcoming Roadshows here.

You can learn more about Sony’s range of products and applications here.

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theory logo lpNow Shipping! Theory Audio Design’s First Architectural Subwoofers


Premium audio brand, Theory Audio Design has announced the iws12-6 and iws12-9 – the company’s first architectural subwoofers – are now shipping. Equipped with 12-inch, 1,400 Watt, 4-inch voice coil long throw woofers, and the ability to be installed in-wall, on-wall, in-room, ceiling mounted, or flown, there isn’t an installation environment Theory’s new subwoofer models cannot handle. 


The iws12-6 includes an enclosure that can be installed flush into 2x6 stud walls, or surface mounted with only 5.5-inches of total depth. The optional low-profile paintable, perforated grille allows the subwoofer to completely disappear within any environment. 


At 34-inches wide, 14-inches high, and only 9-inches in depth, and with an optional smart yoke bracket, the iws12-9 can be wall mounted, ceiling mounted, or flown. It can also simply be placed on the floor and used as an in-room subwoofer where a compact, high-performance subwoofer is desired.


Theory’s iws12-6 and iws12-9 install subwoofers deliver deep, visceral bass that bellies intuition, extending deeper and with more authority than seems possible from their ultra-compact enclosures, and they’re the perfect complement to Theory full range speakers to create a truly astonishing high-energy environment. 


You can learn more about the new Theory architectural subwoofers, here. We’re told they’re a hot commodity, so place your orders now before stock from the first production run depletes!


Theory iws12-9 Front no grille

Theory iws12-6 Pair (1)


RTI Continues Strengthening Sales Team


We’re excited to announce the appointment of Tony Wichterman as Inside Sales Representative. Wichterman will support customers in the central and west US regions for both RTI and Blustream.


“We are thrilled to welcome Tony to our growing sales team,” said Josh Litwack, RTI Vice President of Global Sales. “With his expertise and passion for the AV industry, he has already made a major impact helping dealers onboard successfully, and his customer-centric approach benefits RTI and Blustream customers in all verticals — office, hospitality, residential, and beyond.”


Wichterman’s background spans over two decades with roles in audio engineering, sales, and account management in the pro AV and residential markets. Prior to joining RTI, he was a Sales Specialist for Starin Marketing. He has served in sales roles for Audio One Marketing, iConic Solutions Group, Audio Video Electronics, and NLFX Professional.


“It’s an exciting time to be part of RTI,” said Wichterman. “RTI’s robust control and automation coupled with Blustream AV distribution is a powerful combination that creates opportunities for integrators in all markets. I look forward to helping more dealers elevate their business.”



New AV-Ops Center Powers Remote Monitoring and Management for Symetrix and Third-Party AV Devices


Symetrix has expanded availability of AV-Ops Center, the first remote monitoring and management tool specifically created to optimize Composer-based DSP audio and control systems. AV-Ops Center is a cloud-based service that receives telemetry from the system components and provides real-time metrics via an intuitive dashboard. Additionally, the system can send pre-set and custom commands to remote devices to optimize performance or troubleshoot.


“We’ve focused on specific measurements and workflows that benefit AV integrators and users,” said Quinn Klarer, Product Manager. “Using map-based, multi-site monitoring, our customers deliver premium support from anywhere using any modern web browser.”


Authorized technicians can review system performance and assign resources based on real-time data to solve problems before customers even notice them. Push notifications and integrations with popular messaging platforms like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Google Chat, help technicians open and close tickets faster, and at lower cost.


“AV-Ops Center dovetails with managed services offering to provide great value for end-users and generate recurring revenue for integrators,” said Ty Hawley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “For those who do not yet offer monitoring, AV-Ops Center can accelerate its introduction without complex training or expensive investments.”


The service is currently a fully functional beta-release and available free of charge. Additional premium features are in development and will be introduced in 2024.
“AV-Ops Center is an exciting initiative for us,” said Mark Graham, CEO. “It brings together Symetrix’s history of excellence with the latest Internet-of-things data management capabilities of cloud computing to increase satisfaction and grow our customers’ business.”
Visit for more information and to sign-up for AV-Ops Center.




Streamline your presentations, enhance collaboration, and succeed with the ViewSonic CDE8630 digital display. Whether your employees are in office or working remotely, they will enjoy fast and easy ways to communicate thanks to ViewBoard Cast™ screen sharing software and the myViewBoard® Display app that allows up to four participants to connect and share content. For maximum visibility even in rooms with high ambient light, these displays offer stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution, high brightness and a 25% high haze anti-glare screen. What’s more, these all-in-one displays simplify installation and maintenance thanks to a powerful secured embedded platform that delivers smooth content playback without the need for a PC or media player.


Logo_Wisdom-Audio-300x163Insight Series ICI6

Introducing a new in-ceiling speaker in our Insight Series range of products — the ICI6 — the most cost effective product ever from Wisdom Audio. The Insight Series ICI6 in-ceiling speaker is designed for high resolution distributed audio zones, LCR channels, and also surround and overhead channels. Using wisdom Audio incredible spherical planar magnetic driver also used in the higher-priced ICS3 Sage Series Minimal Appearance Speaker. The spherical PMD, and robust 6-1/2 woofer, results in amazing clarity, dynamics, and most importantly off axis consistency. Shipping with both round and square bezel-less grille, the ICI6 also has an optional flush mount kit available directly from SeeLess. 

“The ICI6 is opening new territory for our partners. Never before have we been able to approach the entire home distributed audio with such a competitive product while retaining the superior sonic advantages of our Planar technology.” said Luc Guillaume, Managing Director, Wisdom Audio.