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D-Tools i3 Partner News in October 2023

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June 21, 2024
D-Tools i3 Partner News in October 2023

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.


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Elevate the Human Experience of Light with New ALPINE MICRO Recessed Luminaires from AiSPIRE

Well-designed integrated and architected lighting complements any space with a sense of luxury and sophistication for the integrator and technologist. Diminutive and powerful, the 1-inch ALPINE MICRO from AiSPIRE is an innovative, recessed luminaire that creates a clean, minimalist, and quiet ceiling while projecting powerhouse illumination with over One Thousand Lumens, throughout the space. Use these petite luminaires over kitchen islands and bar tops to perform task lighting between or around your decorative pendants.   ALPINE MICRO can be controlled easily and personalized with the new ABiCUS gateway by selecting a unique RPS Profile that includes CCT Presets, pre-built DMX Footprints, and automatically Spaced Starting Addresses via the AiSPIRE RPS system. Use the File, Save, and Share capability of ABICUS for manageable system support and maintenance.

The one-inch Downlight delivers low glare and full brightness from a tiny aperture, available in either a square or round profile, with four finishes: black, gold, haze, and white. Even smaller, the ½-inch Pinhole ALPINE MICRO projects dramatic illumination from a discreet source, offered in black and white trim finishes. It’s ideal for highlighting sculptures, trophies, and objects of art. This dimmable luminaire delivers outstanding color rendering and various white light color temperatures.  It can operate with the RPS remote power supply for low-voltage lighting solutions and is future-proofed with an unparalleled Service Tool, allowing quick and easy maintenance to replace the trim, optics, and LED light engine without disturbing the ceiling.  


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 Atlas+Fyne IsoFlare™ Series Wins Pro AV Best in Market 2023 Award

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The accolades continue to roll in for the Atlas+Fyne IsoFlare™ Series, the company’s new premium loudspeaker line, as it has received Future Brands’Pro AV Best in Market 2023 Awardfor System Contractor News (SCN). 

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The Pro AV Best in Market awards recognize new or newly upgraded products within the last 12 months, with entries judged based on a range of criteria by independent, third-party judges and Future’s editorial teams. The Best in Market awards program started in 2021, and this is the first year for the SCN category in the awards.  

The IsoFlare in-ceiling loudspeakersannounced in 2023 are the first products developed as part of AtlasIED’s strategic investment in Fyne Audio. The loudspeakers use the latest design techniques and tools to create the next generation in point source technology, delivering outstanding off-axis clarity across all frequency ranges. 

Ideal for hospitality, retail, corporate, and educational markets, the series consists of seven models, including blind mount models in four, six, and eight-inch sizes, a four-inch low profile model, an eight-inch subwoofer, and two pre-install models. 

The IsoFlare in-ceiling loudspeakers offer an edgeless grille design in either square or round and black and white options to cater for the most demanding architectural constraints. The speakers incorporate a patented toolless dog leg mounting mechanism for quick and secure installation on all models. Performance and aesthetics were a significant consideration, providing the architect, designer, and installer with an attractive and versatile solution for various applications.


audioquest-300x62-4-1AudioQuest PowerQuest 303, 505, & 707 Power Conditioners

AudioQuest’s new PowerQuest 303, 505, and 707 are high-performance power conditioners with Linear Noise-Dissipation, Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection, Extreme-Voltage Shutdown, and 12 AC outlets (4 High-Current outlets for amplifiers and 8 Linear-Filtered outlets for source components).

 

Each PowerQuest model ships with a 2m detachable AC power cable and 2RU rack ears. For installers, this means a PowerQuest can go from the box to the rack in mere minutes.

 

The detachable power cable (PQ-415 for the 303; PQ-715 for the 505 and 707) uses AudioQuest’s high-purity Semi-Solid Long-Grain Copper conductor metal in which strands are packed more tightly and never change position within the bundle, significantly reducing strand-interaction distortion. Long-Grain Copper further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor. Direction-Controlled Conductors ensure induced noise is dissipated and drained properly — away from the system’s vulnerable circuitry.

 

The PQ-715 power cable, which ships with the PQ 707, takes noise-dissipation further by incorporating AudioQuest’s ZERO-Tech for uncompressed current transfer and RF/ND-Tech, which minimizes circuit misbehavior by canceling induced RF noise.

 

The PowerQuest 707 also adds Transient Power Correction, in which a current reservoir delivers up to 45 amps peak on-demand power for any amplifier, providing the current the amp needs to produce thrilling dynamic contrasts, bass extension, and control. 

 

PowerQuest’s important protection features include Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection and Extreme Voltage Shutdown, keeping itself and the attached valuable components safe from common daily micro-spikes as well as potentially catastrophic power surges. Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection withstands multiple strikes of 6000V or 3000A — the maximum that can survive through a building’s AC electrical panel — without damage. Extreme Voltage Shutdown activates the main circuit relay in under 0.25 seconds when presented with 140VAC, and automatically resets once that incoming voltage is within a safe range.

 

US retail: PowerQuest 303: $459.95; PowerQuest 505: $699.95; PowerQuest 707: $1,299.95.

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BeldenLogo-300x86-Jan-05-2021-07-33-18-60-PM-1Should OLTS or OTDR Be Used for Proper Fiber Testing?

 

Once your connections are made, how do you know if your newly installed fiber optic system will function properly? The only way to tell is through testing.

 

According to ANSI/TIA-568.3-D, there are two tiers of fiber optic testing:

 

  • Tier 1 (basic) tests
  • Tier 2 (extended) tests

 

Using the right equipment is key to carrying out proper test procedures. Two types of devices can be used to conduct fiber system tests and evaluate link quality:

 

  1. OLTS (optical loss test set) devices
  2. OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer) devices

 

To gain access to our 25-Year Product Warranty and Lifetime Application Assurance for your technology projects, Belden specifies OLTS because it:

 

  1. Accurately measures total fiber insertion loss
  2. Is required by industry standards
  3. Ensures application compliance

If you want to conduct fiber optic testing quickly and effectively, with confidence that results will be reliable and easy to understand, then OLTS is the way to go. With this testing approach, installers receive the warranty they need, hand over the project to the owner sooner and get paid faster so they can move on to the next project.

Learn more at https://www.belden.com/Blogs/Smart-Building/2023/10/11/which-is-best-to-test-your-fiber-optic-systems.


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Introducing BZBGEAR

Established in 2019, with its headquarters nestled in the heart of Sacramento, California, BZBGEAR® has swiftly risen to become a global force in the professional AV and broadcasting sectors. BZBGEAR's overarching mission is a commitment to delivering cutting-edge AV and broadcasting solutions, underpinned by a steadfast dedication to design, user experience, and unwavering lifetime product support. Each solution meticulously crafted by BZBGEAR's team of hardware and software engineers guarantees an unrivaled blend of quality and reliability. Armed with a portfolio of award-winning products and unparalleled customer support, BZBGEAR proudly stands as the preferred choice for pro AV and broadcast applications.

BZBGEAR is acclaimed for pioneering AI auto-tracking PTZ cameras like their BG-ADAMO series, a feat that has garnered them numerous accolades at various trade shows and publications. The Adamo series includes 4K/1080p resolutions with support for HDMI, SDI, USB, and LAN; NDI|HX3 and Dante AV-H models are also available. These achievements have established BZBGEAR as an industry trailblazer.

In the ever-evolving landscape of AV technology, BZBGEAR remains at the forefront of innovation, particularly in 8K distribution equipment, software controllable solutions, and seamless AI integration. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and leading the way in groundbreaking developments sets them apart as a forward-thinking industry pioneer.

Despite being a relatively new entrant in the market, BZBGEAR's unwavering commitment to product excellence and customer support has not only earned them numerous awards but also solidified their presence in the industry. With an impressive tally of 18 awards and counting, BZBGEAR's recognition and influence are truly remarkable and has seasoned industry veterans eagerly asking, “What will they do next?”


DW_Square_Logo_REV_051618-1080x810-1Digital Watchdog Adds Rackmount Servers to Blackjack Ai Product Family

Digital Watchdog (DW), announces our new Blackjack Ai rackmount servers. The new, advanced products are the latest additions to DW’s growing line of products with artificial intelligence (AI) that can categorize objects and people in real-time. These innovative video analytics solutions, powered by DW Spectrum IPVMS, deliver rapid ROI by adding deep learning Ai capabilities to existing video streams. Learn more at www.digital-watchdog.com/ai.

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Focal Littora 200 comprises three outdoor loudspeakers delivering sound to your garden, terrace or poolside.

 

These loudspeakers complement each other perfectly, in terms of both look and sound. They also feature the Iris IP cone; plus, OD Stone 8 and OD Sat 5 incorporate an Aluminum “M”-shaped coaxial tweeter for clear and defined treble reproduction in large spaces. Compatible low impedance (Ω) and high impedance (70V/100V), these loudspeakers will provide perfect sound harmony in small and very large spaces alike.

 

OD Stone 8 ($799) 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. IP55 certified and featuring anti-UV treatment, it withstands adverse weather and extreme climates.

 

OD Sat 5 ($679) is discreet and versatile, supplied with its brackets for in-wall or in-floor installation. It includes a bass-midrange speaker driver with Iris IP cone (5 1/8” / 13cm) and Focal's exclusive Aluminum ‘M’-shaped inverted dome tweeter. Its integrated transformer also makes it 70/100V compatible and can cover large spaces with no loss of power. Available in Light or Dark finish, it is IP55 certified and anti-UV treatment.

 

OD Sub 12 ($1,999) is the subwoofer that fits into the ground and delivers powerful bass to sound systems. Its speaker driver with Iris cone (11 3/4” / 30cm) delivers a deep and powerful bass (400W), and for a long period of time. Available in Light or Dark finish, it is IP45 certified.

 

For a complete system offering ever better performance, the looks and sound of OD Sat 5 pair perfectly with the OD Sub 12 subwoofer, as well as OD Stone 8.

 

Focal offers a Bundle 4.1 (4x OD Sat 5 + 1x OD Sub 12) for $3,999.

 

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FSR, a leading audiovisual solutions provider, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with The Farm, a distinguished AV representation firm that specializes in providing end-to-end services. Effective immediately, The Farm will serve as FSR's trusted representative across Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and select regions of Montana and Idaho.

The Farm, known for its team of AV experts who offer comprehensive services ranging from design and engineering to quoting, procurement, programming, commissioning, and training, is set to provide FSR with a dynamic presence in the Pacific Northwest. Their commitment to objective, independent advice and recommendations ensures clients receive tailored solutions that align with their unique needs. The Farm's dedication to values such as honesty, trust, transparency, and mutual support has enabled them to cultivate a remarkable team of professionals, making them an ideal partner for FSR. With this strategic alliance, FSR and The Farm aim to streamline and simplify AV infrastructures, providing unparalleled support and expertise to clients in the region.

“Our brief time apart from FSR was not our best time,” says CEO and President of The Farm, John Hood. “Their graciousness and generosity in taking us back after the monumental mistake we made tells you just what kind of people make up FSR. Nothing makes me prouder than to represent the FSR brand in any way they let us.”

The partnership between FSR and The Farm represents a significant step forward in expanding FSR's reach and ensuring that customers in the Pacific Northwest have access to cutting-edge AV solutions and unmatched support.

“We are excited to be working with the Farm. They will offer our clients excellent service,” said Jan Sandri, president of FSR.


GoldenEar_Logo_RGB-1024x253GoldenEar T66 Floorstanding Loudspeaker with Powered Bass

The T66 is the first model in GoldenEar’s new T Series. While it boasts several significant refinements of the company’s time-tested design concepts, the T66 is undeniably a GoldenEar loudspeaker, placing beautiful sound and music before all else. And while the T66 is perfectly suited to stereo systems, it also functions seamlessly within multichannel home theaters.

 

The T66 honors the critically acclaimed Triton Series, sharing a similarly tall, slender profile; built-in DSP-controlled subwoofer amplification; and a driver complement comprising GoldenEar’s High-Velocity Folded Ribbon AMT tweeter, cast-basket mid/bass units, quadratic planar radiators, and long-throw powered sub-bass section.

 

Several important cosmetic and sonic refinements distinguish the new T66 from previous GoldenEar speakers. These include a dramatically augmented crossover design, direction-controlled internal wiring by AudioQuest, a new cast-aluminum base and metal grille, and, in addition to GoldenEar’s Gloss Black cabinet finish, a vibrant Santa Barbara Red.

 

Designed for performance and beauty, the T66’s tall, slender cabinet contributes to the speaker’s holographic imaging and is proportionately the strongest cabinet GoldenEar has ever made.

 

Inside the cabinet, a powerful magnet and motor assembly make the T66’s folded-planar-magnetic tweeter clean, clear, and very efficient. Critically finessed wool felt on the mounting plate and elsewhere minimizes diffraction and bounce distortions. GoldenEar’s most sophisticated crossover ensures flat, +9-octave frequency response. Bypass-caps subjected to AudioQuest’s proprietary PMO (Permanent Molecular Optimization) process bring unprecedented clarity, and AQ’s direction-controlled wire enhances signal transfer while also reducing RF noise.

 

On the rear panel, separate Bass and Treble binding posts — another first for GoldenEar — significantly reduce current modulation in the treble. For convenience, the speakers arrive with high-quality gold-plated PSC+ jumpers.

 

A sturdy and attractive cast-aluminum base features conical aluminum feet that are easily adjustable from above and can be fitted with either steel spikes or rubber tips.

 

US retail: $6,900/pair (Gloss Black); $7,200/pair (Santa Barbara Red)

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josh_ai-logo-1-1Josh.ai Debuts Scalable Software Plans for Every Project

At CEDIA 2023, Josh.ai introduced a flexible pricing model tailored to accommodate diverse project scopes and client preferences. This approach empowers dealers and clients to customize their software solutions while providing greater visibility into the features enabled by Josh hardware.



Experience-Oriented Pricing

The value of a Josh system directly correlates with the user experience it delivers. Josh system designs span a wide spectrum, ranging from an app-centric control with Josh One to the immersive AI-powered Home Intelligence experience with Josh Core and Josh Nano.



For beginners, Josh One starts at just $10 per month (MSRP). After a 60-day trial, clients can add voice control via the Josh App and access JoshGPT for an additional $10 per month (MSRP). Those seeking far-field voice and AI experiences can opt for Josh Micro, with software plans starting at $30 per month (MSRP).



Scalable Pricing for Every Project

Josh aligns its software offerings with the number of controllable devices in a project, ensuring efficient voice control and a seamless Josh experience. Josh One and Josh Micro support up to 100 devices, scalable to 200. For larger projects, Josh Core supports 500 devices and can handle over 1000.



Flexible Software Plan Management

Josh also introduced two management options: Dealer-Managed Software Plans and Josh-Managed Software Plans. This approach accommodates dealers' unique needs based on factors such as company size, sales approach, and clientele. Dealers who integrate Josh software into their offerings will enjoy a preferred margin on software plans, while those who prefer not to manage software plans will still receive generous compensation for client projects billed by Josh.



For more information on Josh and software plans, please contact sales@josh.ai.

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JVC announces a free firmware update for its current line of D-ILA projectors that includes the second generation of the company’s acclaimed Frame Adapt HDR to deliver a significant boost in HDR picture quality.With the firmware update Frame Adapt HDR, which analyzes HDR10 images on a frame-by-frame basis and performs optimum tone mapping, provides higher quality than ever and a more three-dimensional picture. The update will be available in mid-November.

Frame Adapt HDR, which was first offered in October 2019, instantaneously analyzes the peak brightness of HDR10 content for each scene or frame using a unique algorithm to automatically adjust the dynamic range to the optimum for video projection. This function dramatically improves the reproducibility of HDR content on projectors and has been highly praised by home theater fans around the world.

The new firmware update incorporates second-generation Frame Adapt HDR, and with this enhancement the tone mapping algorithm is fundamentally reexamined to suppress the peak white information in the high brightness area and produce HDR images with higher definition and a more three-dimensional appearance.

Additionally, for the DLA-NZ9/RS4100, DLA-NZ8/RS3100 and DLA-NZ7/RS2100, which are equipped with JVC's unique BLU-Escent laser light source technology, the light source adjustment steps have been increased from three steps to 100 steps. This allows the brightness to be set more precisely according to usage. In addition, a new function lets users back up the main unit settings to a USB flash drive in bulk, a major convenience.

JVC's dedication to quality extends to its projector lineup, where precision engineering and meticulous attention to detail shine through.

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KD-IP922ENC-II

4K AV over IP System Encoder with PoE, HDMI Pass-through, Open API Control Ports, Analog and Digital Audio De-Embedding and Pre-Amp

  • Key Features:
  • KD-IP922ENC/DEC-II series products are fully loaded, with all the connectivity needed for custom 4K AV over IP applications
  • Flexible system that fits your exact system needs for source and display quantities
  • Low latency, PoE powered, high quality AV over IP system that works on a 1G network
  • Key Digital iOS App ready. With AV signal routing, video wall management, IR control of common sources & displays, image preview. Open API over TCP/IP

INTRODUCTION

Key Digital’s 4K AV over IP system may be scaled to fit any installation need. Add an Encoder per video source or Decoder per video display and use a verified network switch as the central point of this HDMI AV routing and distribution system. The Key Digital 4K AV over IP system is completely integrated, with Encoder and Decoder product options including video wall, control, audio pre-amp, app-ready user interface capabilities, and more.

FEATURES

  • Signal Extension: Up to 330 ft. / 100 m @ 4K 24/25/30(4:4:4) out of network switch or point-to-point
  • AV Over IP: Utilizes a managed gigabit network switch to enable HDMI video distribution, matrix switching, and signal extension
  • Mix and match system: Mix and match KD-IP822 and KD-IP922 encoders and decoders to optimize connectivity and overall price point
  • Video Wall Processing: Encoder + Decoder systems create video walls with up to 16x16, 256 total maximum displays
  • Control: 3 multi-function ports may be used as Compass Control® Pro master controller, by IP control systems via KeyCode open API, or as a third-party control interface
  • Key Digital® App Ready: Network scan & detect populates pre-built GUI including optional image preview, finger drag video wall management, source and display control of popular devices via IR
  • KDMS Pro Ready: PC software for unit & system setup and control UI with clean End-User mode option including optional image preview, mouse-drag video wall management, source and display control of popular devices via IR and PJ Link
  • HDMI Pass-through: Tx unit HDMI Pass-through to connect local monitor, HDMI Audio systems
  • Audio De-Embedding: Audio from the HDMI input is de-embedded through Analog phoenix terminal to enable external audio connectivity with audio systems and amplifiers
  • Audio Pre-Amp: Volume, muting, 3-band EQ, and lip-sync delay controllable on audio de-embed port
  • USB 2.0: Routing follows AV source / display selection with maximum of 4 USB keyboard or mouse devices simultaneously routed to a single host computer / encoder. 1.5Mbps maximum bandwidth. Webcams not supported. For non-keyboard & mouse device inquires, please contact Technical Support before purchase
  • 4K/Ultra HD Resolution: Support for 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 24/25/30Hz at 4:4:4/8 Bit (10.2Gbps max bandwidth)
  • 4K Down-scale: Incoming 4K resolution can be down-converted to 1080p or 720p at each decoder, enabling monitors to display content at optimal resolution at all times
  • Signal Extension: Up to 330 ft. / 100 m @ 4K 24/25/30(4:4:4) into network switch or or point-to-point
  • Power over Ethernet: Does not require power supply when integrated with compatible PoE network switch
  • Redundant Power Connection: Added reliability for non-PoE integration
  • HDCP 2.2: Compliancy up to HDCP 2.2 and backward compliant
  • Data Stream Bandwidth: ≤ 850Mbps at 4K, ≤ 250Mbps at 1080K, ≤ 125Mbps at 720p / 1080i
  • Latency: <40ms at 4K. Less at lower resolution
  • Installation: Use KD-SMS16 to cleanly install up to twelve ENC/DEC units in rack
  • RS-232/TCP-IP Control Mode: Provides control of unit as well as connectivity status
  • Surround Audio: Support for Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS-HD Master Audio™
  • Control System Support: Controllable by all IR, RS-232 & TCP/IP supported control systems via open API

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • HDMI® and HDCP Licensing: Fully licensed and compatible with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI latest technology such as 4K/UHD 4:4:4
  • EDID Control: Internal library features 15 default EDID configurations and native EDID data from Output/Display devices connected to Decoder
  • Hot Plug Detection Control: Enables integrator to choose if active signal voltage is forced to connected input devices
  • Full Buffer System™: Manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication with source & display, EDID Control handshake, and Hot Plug control
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR is achieved with AppleTV source at 4K/30 [4:2:2] 12bit deep color, enabling more life-like images through a greater range of luminance levels
  • IR Sensor: Sensor powering via +5V IR In port collects line-of-sight IR from remote(s) without external IR connecting block
  • Up/Down IR: Two channels of IR enable control to/from devices connected to Encoder and Decoder units
  • RS-232: Bi-Directional control to/from Encoder and Decoder unit on Phoenix connector

 

Read more about this producthere and check out ourwebsite for more of our products!

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KD-IP922DEC-II

4K AV over IP System Decoder with PoE, Open API Control Ports, Analog Audio De-Embedding and Pre-Amp

  • Key Features:
  • KD-IP922ENC/DEC-II series products are fully loaded, with all the connectivity needed for custom 4K AV over IP applications
  • Flexible system that fits your exact system needs for source and display quantities
  • Low latency, PoE powered, high quality AV over IP system that works on a 1G network
  • Key Digital iOS App ready, with AV signal routing, video wall management, IR control of common sources & displays, and Image preview. Open API over TCP/IP.

INTRODUCTION

Key Digital’s 4K AV over IP system may be scaled to fit any installation need. Add an Encoder per video source or Decoder per video display and use a verified network switch as the central point of this HDMI AV routing and distribution system. The Key Digital 4K AV over IP system is completely integrated, with Encoder and Decoder product options including video wall, control, audio pre-amp, app-ready user interface capabilities, and more.

FEATURES

  • AV Over IP: Utilizes a managed gigabit network switch to enable HDMI video distribution, matrix switching, and signal extension
  • Mix and match system: Mix and match KD-IP822 and KD-IP922 encoders and decoders to optimize connectivity and overall price point
  • Video Wall Processing: Encoder + Decoder systems create video walls with up to 16x16, 256 total maximum displays
  • Control: 3 multi-function ports may be used as Compass Control® Pro master controller, by IP control systems via KeyCode open API, or as a third-party control interface
  • Key Digital® App Ready: Network scan & detect populates pre-built GUI including optional image preview, finger drag video wall management, source and display control of popular devices via IR
  • KDMS Pro Ready: PC software for unit & system setup and control UI with clean End-User mode option including optional image preview, mouse-drag video wall management, source and display control of popular devices via IR and PJ Link
  • HDMI Pass-through: Tx unit HDMI Pass-through to connect local monitor, HDMI Audio systems
  • Audio De-Embedding: Audio from the HDMI input is de-embedded through Analog phoenix terminal to enable external audio connectivity with audio systems and amplifiers
  • Audio Pre-Amp: Volume, muting, 3-band EQ, and lip-sync delay controllable on audio de-embed port
  • USB 2.0: Routing follows AV source / display selection with maximum of 4 USB keyboard or mouse devices simultaneously routed to a single host computer / encoder. 1.5Mbps maximum bandwidth. Webcams not supported. For non-keyboard & mouse device inquires, please contact Technical Support before purchase
  • 4K/Ultra HD Resolution: Support for 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 24/25/30Hz at 4:4:4/8 Bit (10.2Gbps max bandwidth)
  • 4K Down-scale: Incoming 4K resolution can be down-converted to 1080p or 720p at each decoder, enabling monitors to display content at optimal resolution at all times
  • Signal Extension: Up to 330 ft. / 100 m @ 4K 24/25/30(4:4:4) into network switch or or point-to-point
  • Power over Ethernet: Does not require power supply when integrated with compatible PoE network switch
  • Redundant Power Connection: Added reliability for non-PoE integration
  • HDCP 2.2: Compliancy up to HDCP 2.2 and backward compliant
  • Data Stream Bandwidth: ≤ 850Mbps at 4K, ≤ 250Mbps at 1080K, ≤ 125Mbps at 720p / 1080i
  • Latency: <40ms at 4K. Less at lower resolution
  • Installation: Use KD-SMS16 to cleanly install up to twelve ENC/DEC units in rack
  • RS-232/TCP-IP Control Mode: Provides control of unit as well as connectivity status
  • Surround Audio: Support for Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS-HD Master Audio™
  • Control System Support: Controllable by all IR, RS-232 & TCP/IP supported control systems via open API

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • HDMI® and HDCP Licensing: Fully licensed and compatible with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI latest technology such as 4K/UHD 4:4:4
  • EDID Control: Internal library features 15 default EDID configurations and native EDID data from Output/Display devices connected to Decoder
  • Hot Plug Detection Control: Enables integrator to choose if active signal voltage is forced to connected input devices
  • Full Buffer System™: Manages TMDS re-clocking / signal re-generation, HDCP authentication with source & display, EDID Control handshake, and Hot Plug control
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR is achieved with AppleTV source at 4K/30 [4:2:2] 12bit deep color, enabling more life-like images through a greater range of luminance levels
  • IR Sensor: Sensor powering via +5V IR In port collects line-of-sight IR from remote(s) without external IR connecting block
  • Up/Down IR: Two channels of IR enable control to/from devices connected to Encoder and Decoder units
  • RS-232: Bi-Directional control to/from Encoder and Decoder unit on Phoenix connector

Read more about this producthere and check out ourwebsite for more of our products!


kordz_logoKordz Demystifies HDMI Cable Versions in Newly Released Article

In the next installment of Kordz’ popular Technology Demystified series, Kordz kicks off a four-part exploration of the evolution of HDMI technology, delving into the significance of each version of the ubiquitous yet easily misunderstood backbone of AV connectivity.

Since the first version of HDMI was introduced in the early 2000s, this technology has become ubiquitous in modern AV device connections. Seamlessly transmitting high-definition audio and video signals and supporting foundational technologies like ARC, HDCP and CEC, it has played a pivotal role in the progression of the AV industry. Still, with each new iteration, HDMI becomes increasingly complex to comprehend.

To help AV integrators make sense of it all and better understand the progression of this ever-evolving connectivity solution,Kordz has authored a comprehensive, insightful guide to HDMI. The next article, Demystifying HDMI: Understanding the Numbers’,delves into the significance of each version, starting by looking back at HDMI 1.0 and how it laid the groundwork for future versions including HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1.

This free guide covers the key features and capabilities supported by each version of HDMI. The thorough yet easily digestible resource leads readers through HDMI’s journey from the introduction of HDCP and 1080p enabled by HDMI 1.0 to 4K from HDMI 2.0 and 8K and beyond via HDMI 2.1. AV integrators can see where HDMI has been and where it’s heading to make better informed choices.

 

“HDMI has undergone a remarkable transformation since its debut in 2002 thanks to the dedicated work of many pioneering leaders in our industry. With nearly 12 billion devices equipped with HDMI technology now shipped since the release of the first HDMI specification, its impact and prevalence has been nothing short of extraordinary,” says James Chen, Kordz Managing Director.

 

“Yet, more than twenty years later, many integrators can still be bamboozled by the terminology and technicalities of the different versions and have problems identifying which devices are correct for which job. As one of the brands that helped solve HDMI’s early connectivity woes, at Kordz we want to ensure AV integrators have all the facts to understand HDMI’s evolution and the significance of the HDMI version numbers they deal with today. This next chapter of our HDMI Demystified series provides a solid, detailed overview.”

 

In future chapters of the series, Kordz will cover additional aspects of HDMI, including the differences between HDMI cables, the endless alphabet soup of HDMI features, and HDMI certifications, so stay tuned.

 

To subscribe for the next installments, or for more information about Kordz, its comprehensive range of professional-grade connectivity products and free integrator resources, please visit www.kordz.com.


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3 Ways To Connect

With three different connectivity options available in our Connect Series amplifiers – Wi-Fi, WAP (Wireless Access Point), and network cable – we've designed them to provide installers with ultimate flexibility in all scenarios. Whis is best for you?

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LEA Amps Installed at the University of Michigan

When the University of Michigan decided it was time to upgrade its impressive new CCCB building with an equally as impressive audio system, they decided to go with LEA Professional. Learn more… 

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Symetrix Api Driver is Now available

🚨 Attention CONNECTSERIES users, we have added the Symetrix Api driver to our list! Download Today…


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Legrand Partners With Microsoft to Create New Hybrid Conferencing Space

Legrand®,a global specialist and industry leader in electrical wiring devices, cable management, audio-visual, and lighting solutions, announces new advances with Microsoft to create a new hybrid conferencing space withSignature Microsoft Teams Roomsfeaturing products from Legrand, North and Central America. Microsoft has become integral to the way we collaborate and learn. Legrand improves lives by transforming spaces where people live and work through innovative products and solutions that deliver and manage power, light, and data. Creating a premium in-room experience with the complete conferencing platform is what the Signature Teams Rooms are all about.

Signature Teams Rooms were developed to be immersive and inclusive meeting spaces enhanced for hybrid experiences that can be easily deployed at scale around the world.  To implement this vision, either for new construction or retrofits, Microsoft had to develop new equipment and standards. This involved changes to the room layout, furniture, audio-visual equipment, and Teams. Microsoft looked at technologies that could make remote employees feel more included in meetings and help people present in the room feel more connected to those joining remotely. Legrand proved to be a valuable partner because of its breadth of AV infrastructure, building controls, electrical infrastructure, lighting, and acoustics solutions.

For these two new showcase spaces, Legrand provided key components that helped simplify the typical order, delivery, and integration experience for Microsoft. These include:

  • Productivity and AV solutions from Middle Atlantic and Chief, including theForum Arc Tables,which ensure everyone physically in the room faces the camera, theForum Collaboration Suite Display Stand, which is robust enough to support the Jupiter Pana 105 display, and Chief’sVoyager Cartto deliver the Microsoft Surface Hub to any point in the room for better collaboration.
  • Legrand offers a variety of furniture power solutions that supply convenient and configurable power and charging access — including units that install directly into desks, tabletops, and upholstered furniture along with the Evolution Series 8” Recessed Poke-Thrudevice for access to power and audio/video services recessed below floor level. 
  • Architectural acoustic wall panels from Focal Point provide improved room acoustics for both remote and in-person users while also establishing a cohesive, modern aesthetic with the Forum Display Stand.

These products from Legrand combine elegantly, ensuring these spaces are inviting and inclusive in design, and accommodate the speed and scalability of deployment required by Microsoft.

More information about the Legrand and Microsoft collaboration is available at: www.legrandav.com/resources/industry-collaborations/microsoft-teams.

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Legrand Introduces Dealer Demo Case for Designer Series Decorative Brackets

Legrand’s Building Control Systems (BCS) divisionreleased a new demo case that allows dealers to elegantly showcase the Shading Systems Designer Series Decorative Brackets and matching hembar endcaps to their customers. The outside of the attractive yet durable powder-coated aluminum case is compact for easy portability, while the inside features two removable trays that envelop the wide range of finishes in an easy and effective presentation. This introduction follows the release of thedealer demo case for Vantage’s keypad collections, which elegantly showcases Vantage's EasyTouch II, EasyTouch Glass, RPTouch, and adorne® keypad and faceplate options, along with an EQ40 LCD keypad.

 

The Legrand Shading Decorative Endcaps slide on easily to the open roll brackets without interfering with the mounting surface. They tastefully and cleverly hide mounting hardware from view, resulting in a cohesive shading design. Likewise, the matching hembar endcaps offer a redesigned, modern shape to complete the look and provide a consistent finish.

 

To match the aesthetics of any space perfectly, down to the last detail, Designer Series Decorative Brackets and hembar endcaps are available in 15 finishes across three collections: Premium, Glass, and adorne. Premium finishes offer clean lines and are color-matched to Legrand’s radiant® wiring devices, while adorne finishes perfectly complement switches and outlets from Legrand’s adorne collection.

 

Glass finishes are inspired by the Vantage EasyTouch Glass keypad and offer a reflective, mirror-like surface. Dealers can easily showcase all 15 finishes to their customers with the convenient new Decorative Bracket Demo case.

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Monitor Audio Anthra Series

 

Monitor Audio’s Anthra Series is a highly anticipated range featuring a trio of high-performance powered subwoofers engineered with a focus on musicality, bass extension and control. Through applying expert acoustic knowledge and solid design principles, the Anthra Subwoofer Series delivers devastatingly deep bass with musicality and agility.

 

Impeccable build quality, intuitive controls and a user-friendly app round out an exceptional package. Plus, the enhanced flexibility that a standalone series offers enables a user to select a subwoofer independent of a speaker series, with their choice instead based on price, performance and their system’s requirements.

 

For the first time ever, Monitor Audio has utilized Rigid Surface Technology II (RST II) in their subwoofer driver cones. All 3 Anthra models feature RST II, which significantly increases cone rigidity allowing the radiating surfaces to resist the mechanical bending forces that can twist the shape of conventional driver cones, which can distort sound. 

 

The Anthra W15 is the largest subwoofer within the series, and it features a 15” RST II high-excursion driver powered by a massively powerful Class-D 1400 Watt amplifier. The Anthra W12 sees a 12” driver powered by a Class-D 900 Watt amplifier, while the smallest subwoofer in the series, the Anthra W10, sees 425 Watts driving a 10” cone.

 

The rear panel on all Anthra subwoofers provides a comprehensive variety of connectivity options, such as RCA with LFE, to allow daisy chaining up to four Anthra subwoofers. XLR inputs for professional installation options are also included, and they too also allow daisy chaining up to four Anthra subwoofers.

 

No matter what the volume, Anthra subwoofers deliver optimum performance and an extremely accurate and clean dynamic range, enhancing your enjoyment of both movies and music. It’s controlled bass you can feel.

 

 

Coming November 2023.

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Nice-North-America-LogoNice North America Completes Convergence of ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, and Panamax® Energy Management to Deliver Whole Home Solutions

The transition marks the first in a series of rebrands to create a comprehensive solutions portfolio under Nice

 

 Nice, a global leader in Home and Building Management solutions, today announced the completed convergence of ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, and Panamax®Energy Management to the Nice brand name. Since the company’s acquisition of Nortek Security & Control in 2021, Nice has been focused on executing its strategic plan to strengthen the company’s position as an industry leader in North America by converging its vast product portfolio under one unified brand. The milestone reinforces its mission of simplifying everyday movements by offering the most complete, integrated product ecosystem in the industry for residential, commercial, and perimeter protection applications.

ELAN, SpeakerCraft, and Panamax energy management are the first in a series of brands that will transition to Nice. As part of the transformation, the company built on the pioneering brand legacies to launch a host of new Nice-branded Home Management solutions across several categories. These include Nice Home Management with the release ofHR40 Remote Control Home Management OS 8.8 software upgrade,Nice Audiowith the recent debut of the SC-IC3 Small Aperture Speaker, SC-IC-SUB8 Small Aperture Subwoofer, SC4-100 4-Channel Amplifier, SB-40P Soundbar, and AIM MK3 architectural speaker series, Nice Energy Management with theDC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager, and the company’s first-ever innovative line of custom smart sun shades withSun Shades by Nice.

“Today’s announcement is a culmination of efforts focused on bringing together several brands under Nice, forming a holistic Home Management ecosystem,” said Mark Owen Burson, Chief Marketing Officer at Nice North America. “Delivering on this vision will enable us to tell a more complete, integrated story designed to better address the needs of our partners and customers. By focusing on Home Management solutions first, we are now equipped to begin convergence of Linear and other brands to develop a more comprehensive, end-to-end solution for homes and businesses.”

Addressing the changes and future, Luca Longhin, President of Nice North America, had this to add: “After acquiring and rebranding Nortek Security & Control, the next step in our evolution was to focus on aggressive convergence of the brand portfolio to enhance awareness and the position of Nice in North America. The realization of this vision brings together a complete solution under the Nice brand and, with the broadest and deepest portfolio in the industry, solidifies our place as a Home and Building Management powerhouse. In North America, and across the globe, Nice is now better equipped to capitalize on opportunities and drive rapid growth. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but today marks a very important milestone.”

In 2024, Nice will begin the process of transitioning all offerings from the Linear Access and Surveillance brand, including everything from Access Control to Gate and Garage Door Openers (GDO ), to the Nice brand  . The first step in this process will be the release of a new residential GDO, the Nice Linear 661, and a consumer application for gates and garage doors, called Nice G.O. As part of the company’s continued development in North America, Nice is also incorporating updates to its HySecurity brand, which offers Perimeter Protection solutions to  secure critical infrastructure sites.

The consolidation of these brands strengthens the company’s commitment to offer a more holistic whole home management solution that best serves its partners and customers by delivering one home, one solution. Following the company’sannouncementof a new organizational structure, recently appointed CEO and President of Nice North America, Emanuel Bertolini and Luca Longhin, will lead Nice through this next evolution of growth and innovation.

For more information about Nice and the extensive portfolio of advanced Home and Building Management solutions, visit theNice Home Management page.

 

Nice Demonstrates Industry Leadership During CEDIA 2023 Award Season

The series of accolades include CE Pro’s BEST Product, Residential Systems’ Best of Show, Technology Designer’s Best Product, and Residential Tech Today’s Innovation Award

 Nice, a global leader in Home and Building Management solutions, today is proud to announce that the company received eight industry awards during the recent CEDIA 2023 event and award season. The series of recognitions is a significant milestone following the company’ssuccessful rebrandof ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, and Panamax®Energy Management to the Nice brand name.

The awards include:

Nice HR40 Multifunction Smart Home Remote Control: A sleek and ergonomic device that allows users to control their home or building with ease and convenience. The remote features a high-resolution touchscreen, voice control, motion sensor, haptic feedback, and customizable buttons.

•    Awards:2023 CE Pro BESTfor User Interface Devices: Touchscreens, Keypads, Remotes, Voice Control,Technology Designer Magazine 2023 Performance Home Awardfor Best Product,Residential Tech Today 2023 Innovation Award, andResidential Systems - CEDIA Best of Show Award

Sun Shades by Nice: A line of custom smart sun shades that enhance the comfort and aesthetics of any space. Sun Shades by Nice are controlled by the Nice Home Management OS 8.8 and can be programmed to adjust automatically according to the time of day, weather, or user preference.

•    Awards:Technology Designer Magazine 2023 Performance Home Awardfor Best Product,Residential Tech Today 2023 Innovation Award, andResidential Systems - CEDIA Best of Show Award

Nice Home Management OS 8.8: A powerful and intuitive software platform that integrates all aspects of home and building management, such as security, lighting, climate, entertainment, and more.

•    Award:2023 CE Pro BESTfor Whole House Control

All of its award-winning products are the first products carrying the Nice name and industrial design resulting from the rebrand, in addition to the company’s first-ever innovative line of custom smart sun shades.

“We are incredibly pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response we received at this year’s CEDIA event,” said Mark Owen Burson, Chief Marketing Officer at Nice North America. “Our commitment to innovation and excellence in everything we do drives our passion for producing best-in-class products that are well-recognized in the industry. This is an outstanding accomplishment as we look to the year ahead and work to expand the Nice brand in North America.”

Building on its commitment to deliver a more holistic whole home management solution for its partners and customers, Nice will begin transitioning all offerings from Linear Access and Surveillance brand, as well as modernizing its HySecurity brand, which offers Perimeter Protection solutions to secure critical infrastructure sites.

For more information about Nice and its portfolio of advanced Home and Building Management solutions, visit theNice Home Managementpage.

 


 

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LSR40 Outdoor Loudspeakers by Ambisonic Systems an Origin Acoustics Company

Introducing the Ambisonic Systems LSR40 4” Outdoor Loudspeaker – where exceptional sound meets unmatched durability and redefines the outdoor audio experience like never before. Unveiled at CEDIA 2023, the compact LSR40 all-weather 70V/8Ω outdoor speaker packed a punch on the show floor and quickly earned a reputation for its power, clarity, and depth. Completing the Ambisonic Systems Outdoor Loudspeaker series, the LSR40 is more compact than its 6” and 8” LSR series counterparts and has no shortage of power or range. At the heart of this loudspeaker lies its proprietary weatherized 1” magnetic planar driver, representing the pinnacle of audio technology and included in nearly every Ambisonic Systems Speaker. These drivers offer unparalleled precision, delivering crystal-clear highs, rich mids, and deep, thundering lows.

Designed for the discerning audiophile who demands nothing but the best, the LSR40 stands head and shoulders above other speakers of similar size, setting new standards in outdoor audio excellence. It’s also built to last and withstand various weather conditions. The LSR series of outdoor speakers are weatherproof, UV-resistant, and corrosion-resistant, making them highly durable and suitable for long-term outdoor use. This robust construction ensures that the speakers maintain their performance quality even when exposed to rain, sunlight, or extreme temperatures, providing a reliable audio solution for outdoor entertainment.

The discreet size of these speakers adds ambiance without compromising on aesthetics. These speakers are designed for hassle-free installation, allowing you to seamlessly integrate them into any outdoor environment. In summary, The Ambisonic Systems new compact 4” LSR40 series outdoor loudspeaker excels due to its exceptional audio performance, durability, and innovative design, making it a top choice for outdoor audio enthusiasts who seek high-quality sound reproduction and reliability in any weather conditions.

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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 www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.
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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 www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.
 

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RF Venue logoIntroducing the RF Explorer®Pro

 

The RF Spectrum Analyzer Built for Wireless Audio

RF Venue® has extended its portfolio of wireless audio essentials with the addition of the RF Explorer® Pro, a touchscreen RF spectrum analyzer configured for wireless microphone and in-ear monitor system users.

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With its integrated 6 GHz Spectrum Analyzer and Frequency Coordination and WiFi Analysis tools, RF Explorer Pro offers advanced functionality with intuitive touchscreen operation to maximize the performance of wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems in any venue.

“We have had a strong partnership with the RF Explorer team for years, and we are excited to distribute the Pro worldwide, pre-configured with add-on features designed for the needs of wireless audio,” says Chris Regan, Chief Innovation Officer for RF Venue.

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When connected to the local network using a VNC viewer compatible across PC, macOS, Android, and iOS devices, the RF Explorer Pro can be fully remote controlled to monitor, manage, and capture spectrum data.

The high-performance CPU in the RF Explorer Pro enables fast frequency coordination calculations, real-time interference monitoring, and intermodulation analysis right out of the box. And features a rich set of inputs and outputs including USB-C power, USB 3.0 for data export and network connection.

 

RF Explorer Pro can be remote controlled over any network connection by connecting an Ethernet adapter via USB.

“As more devices compete for less spectrum, the ability to visualize and monitor RF signals in real time has become critical for wireless audio,” says Regan. “A tool like the Pro allows you to operate with confidence in any environment.”

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rosewater energy group logo lp-1RoseWater Energy Group,a leader in advanced power conditioning, energy management and storage systems for luxury homes, proudly announces the receipt of three product awards during 2023 CEDIA Expo. The distinguished awards include the Performance Home award by Technology Designer, the Innovation award by Residential Tech Today, and the much-coveted Best New Hardware Global award from CEDIA.

RoseWater’s Hub40 energy management and storage system was released earlier this year and succeeds the much-acclaimed Hub20 with double the continuous power output at 40 kW. Specifically tailored to guard critical systems from power fluctuations and outages, the Hub40 also provides large-scale battery backup and adeptly syncs with solar and generators. It ensures a continuous, high-quality power supply, incorporating commercial-grade lightning protection at the main power source, and boasts an unrivaled n+1 redundancy. This unparalleled system guarantees that homeowners critical and essential loads always remain powered and protected.

“We’re honored that so many of our industry peers recognize the importance of consistent quality power and energy management,” said Joe Piccirilli, CEO and managing director of RoseWater. “Winning three awards at CEDIA Expo really highlights the Hub40’s unique capabilities and our commitment to excellence.”

For more information about the Hub40 and RoseWater Energy, visit their website at www.rosewaterenergy.com.

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RTI Strengthens Sales Team

Join Us in Welcoming Brittany Delgado as our regional sales manager for central US.

 

“We are excited to welcome Brittany to our sales team,” said Josh Litwack, RTI Vice President of Global Sales. “She’s a consummate AV sales professional with a passion for the industry, experience in commercial markets, and a customer-centric approach that aligns perfectly with our sales force and culture.”

 

Delgado has over 12 years of sales and account management experience in the pro AV and residential markets. Most recently, she was regional sales manager for Hall Technologies. Prior to that, she was the channel sales manager for HD Distributing and the channel manager for Screen Innovations.

 

“I’m thrilled to join the team at RTI,” said Delgado. “With the robust RTI control and automation portfolio combined with the full Blustream AV distribution line — both backed by award-winning customer service and support — we have a remarkably compelling offer for integrators serving all vertical markets. I look forward to helping our partners deliver exceptional experiences to their clients.”

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Check out the Séura Black November Sale kicking off on November 1 for deep discounts on select models of our award-winning Outdoor TV line-up, up to $600 off dealer price.

Séura is set to unveil a groundbreaking innovation in 2024, exclusively available for CEDIA partners: Séura Smart Lights. This cutting-edge lighting technology redefines the conventional, allowing Séura Lighted Mirrors to be seamlessly integrated with popular control systems, empowering AV experts to create truly personalized lighting experiences for their clients. With Séura Smart Lights, integrators can use control systems to effortlessly fine-tune brightness, color temperature, and LED color settings for better lighting at the bathroom vanity. From invigorating mornings to flawlessly applied makeup, from tranquil evening baths to discreet midnight visits, integrators can now craft tailored preset scenes that cater to every facet of their clients' daily routines. It's time to elevate your clients' spaces and enhance their well-being with Séura Smart Lights – the future of lighting integration.

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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 www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.
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Shure Wireless Systems are back in stock!Shure 102023.1

 

The wait is over. Shure's leading wireless microphone and conferencing systems are readily available and shipping with short delivery times across all products, including Microflex Complete Wireless (MXCW) Microflex Wireless (MXW), Axient Digital, ULX-D, QLX-D and SLX-D.

 

Contact us to discuss your next project and learn which solutions best suit your needs.

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NEW FAQ: Optimizing Double-Talk Performance with MXA902Shure 102023.2

 

You asked: Why does the MXA902 seem to mute the far end audio on a conference call if two people talk at the same time?

We answered: In our new FAQ, we explain how the MXA902 manages double-talk using its built-in digital signal processing, what factors can impact the required processing, and how to prevent "ducking" or "half-duplex" performance. 

 

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The new Lyngdorf Audio MXA-8400 amplifier is the most powerful product from Lyngdorf Audio ever.  Delivering 8 x 400 watts of ultra-linear and stable power, or 4 x 800 watt when bridged, to drive even the most demanding loudspeakers effortlessly. It incorporates Purifi EIGENTAKT technology with the innovative EIGENTAKT ErrorCorrection (EEC), Lyngdorf Audio’s highly efficient and advanced power supply PowerPerfect, ultra-low-noise and precise analog input stages, and a 4-layer main PCB optimized for the best signal purity and grounding. With this range of features, the MXA-8400 sets new amplifier benchmarks in audio quality, measured performance, and reliability.

The Lyngdorf Audio MXA-8400 retails for $8,999 and starts shipping in November 2023.

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Symetrix is proud to announce the immediate availability and shipping of its newest system control product, the T-7 Glass touchscreen.

“The response to our 5-inch and 10-inch touchscreens was phenomenal and this new 7-inch model rounds out the line,” said Quinn Klarer, Symetrix Product Manager.

The T-7 Glass features a 1280x800 pixel high-definition screen with best-in-class brightness. These IP devices can connect directly to PoE-enabled switches—forgoing the need or an external power supply—or to a digital signal processor using an included PoE injector.

“Our approach to system control is different than some other suppliers,” Quinn said. “The T-7 Glass, like the rest of the line, supports multiple custom user interface screens without licensing fees.”

The entire T-Series line leverages Symetrix’s award-winning SymVue graphical user interface authoring technology, allowing control screens to be created, tested, and simulated before being deployed.

“The T-Series has been deployed all over the world in multiple languages,” said Ty Hawley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new addition allows our customers and partners to create amazing experiences for end users at just the right size and price.”

Symetrix touchscreens fit UE and Euro double-gang wall and junction boxes, making them ideal for houses of worship, conference rooms, auditoriums, hospitality, or anywhere users need customized system management.

For more information about the new T-7 Glass touchscreen, please contact your Symetrix representative, or email sales@symetrix.co.

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Shipping late October: Theory Audio Design’s First Architectural Subwoofers

Premium audio brand, Theory Audio Design has announcedthe iws12-6 and iws12-9 – the company’s first architectural subwoofers – will begin shipping before the end of the month. 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!

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TruAudio LF Series

 

The LF Series is the latest in TruAudio’s innovative speaker technology. The LFR (Round) and LFS (Square) speakers are designed to provide high-volume output and crystal-clear sound in a compact package. The LFS and LFR are a perfect match for those looking to enjoy the familiar TruAudio high-quality audio, now in a compact design. These speakers are specifically engineered to be a similar size as light fixtures, making them seamlessly blend into any space.

 

The LF Series comes with a cutout template and dog ears for easy installation. We provide a square and round speaker option to fit the design of the space, with a white magnetic grill to match the LFR and LFS shape.

 

Whether listening to music in the kitchen, bedroom, or office - the LFS and LFR deliver exceptional sound quality that will leave you impressed. With their innovative design and leading-edge performance, the LFS and LFR are the perfect solutions for anyone looking to enjoy top-quality sound in a small, non-obtrusive package.

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Logo_PNG-LGO-ViewSonic_h_redWith the ViewSonic® LS740W laser projector, you can light up every room with brilliant presentations. Featuring the latest laser phosphor technology, the LS740W projector delivers 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness to ensure crisp images even in rooms with ambient lighting. Enjoy a maintenance-free projection experience without having to deal with complicated lamp replacements. This eco-friendly, high brightness projection solution features a compact design for easier transportation. Experience screen sizes up to 300” in WXGA 1280x800 resolution for show-stopping images designed to fill up boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and other public spaces. The LS740W laser projector comes loaded with features like 1.3x optical zoom, H/V keystone, 4 corner adjustment, 360° projection and portrait mode for easy setup and versatile applications.


WALL-SMART Adds Two More Awards to its Trophy Case for Universal Mounting Solutions

WALL-SMART’s innovative Uni-inwall Mount named best new product by Residential Systems, and Residential Technology Today and Connected Design.

 

WALL-SMART, the leading manufacturer of innovative mounting hardware that beautifully recesses smart devices flush with wall and ceiling surfaces, has been honored by several leading systems integration and design publications for a new distinctively modern, stylish and discreet mounting solution, the Uni-inwall Mount.

WALL-SMART Awards from Residential Technology Today and Connected Design

WALL-SMART’s Universal Access Point Flush Mount Wi-Fi received both a Design Meets Tech awards from Connected Designand an Innovation Award from Residential Technology Today for its innovative approach to Wi-Fi access point installation. Designed to recess flush with the surface of the ceiling, the design-forward makes an otherwise noticeable piece of technology disappear when covered with a paintable cover. Thanks to this ingenious design, systems integrators can deliver their customers high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity without compromising the aesthetics of the surrounding environment. The mount has been designed to accommodate multiple brands of access points for exceptional installation versatility.

WALL-SMART Award for Uni-inwall Universal Flush Mount

Receiving a Best of Show award from Residential Systems is WALL-SMART’s Uni-inwall Universal Flush Mount, a solution similar in concept to WALL-SMART’s Universal Access Point ceiling mount but intended for installation in walls. No matter which brand of Wi-Fi device, switch, sensor or other tech component a systems integrator selects for a project, the Uni-inwall mount achieves a seamless fit and finish with the surrounding surface. This enables remarkable design and installation flexibility that renders otherwise obtrusive technology less perceptible, or completely hidden when the included matte white cover is applied.

“CEDIA Expo is the launching pad for some of the most innovative product introductions on the planet from manufacturers representing a wide range of residential markets,” says Anthony Savona, content director for Residential Systems. The Best of Show competition is always fierce and this year was no exception. To be selected from such a diverse and exceptional pool of products is a high achievement—WALL-SMART’s new Uni-inwall Universal Flush Mount demonstrated true innovation and clearly impressed our industry-expert judge.”

Adds WALL-SMART CEO and co-founder Galia Ben-Dor, “We are honored to be recognized by three of the most influential media outlets in the CI industry, Residential Systems, Residential Technology Today, and Connected Design for our technology concealment solutions. We strive to provide systems integrators with mounts that minimize tech clutter—these awards signify the importance of our mounts to the beautiful, imperceptible integration of technology within exquisite interior designs. By utilizing these mounts, systems integrators can deliver smart solutions that are as discreet as they are functional.”

To see WALL-SMART’s Universal Access Point Flush Mount, Uni-inwall Universal Flush Mount and other design-friendly mounts, go to http://www.wall-smart.com.


Wisdom Audio Expands Insight Series With New Point-Source In-Ceiling Speaker 

Making Its Debut at Cedia 2023, the ICI6 Ensures Maximum Audio Clarity and Attractive Aesthetic in Entertainment Spaces and Theaters

 

Wisdom Audio, designer and manufacturer of loudspeakers and amplifiers tailored for the most discerning audiophiles, today announced a new in-ceiling speaker in their Insight Series range of products — the ICI6 — the most cost effective product ever from Wisdom Audio, will be making its worldwide debut at Cedia 2023. 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. Along with their spherical PMD, they have used a robust 6-1/2 woofer resulting in amazing clarity, dynamics, and most importantly off axis consistency. shipping with both round and square bezel-less grille, the ICI6 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.

 

 

Wisdom Audio will demonstrate the Insight Series ICI6 in both a 2.2 Stereo and a 5.2 Theater system at Cedia 2023 booth 3929. This product will be shipping in October 2023.

 

Further information about Wisdom Audio is available at

https://www.wisdomaudio.com/product/insight-series-ici6/

 

 

 

 

 


wyrestorm-logo-300x59-2-2Another Addition to WyreStorm’s Upgraded NetworkHD 120 Series: NHD-124-TX 4K H.264/H.265 Quad Encoder

In another important and well anticipated announcement for the newly released and upgraded NetworkHD 120 series AV over IP lineup, WyreStorm is pleased to add the NHD-124-TX Quad Encoder to this state-of-the-art solution. The new encoder is a 4-Input AV over IP Transmitter over 1GbE Network utilizing H.264/H.265 encoding technology, an important and prominent milestone to complete an end-to-end solution for installers and end-users, further leaping into the future of AV signal distribution over IP networks.

The new NHD-124-TX is a 4 input to 4 network stream device encoder compatible with the NetworkHD 100, an ultra-low bandwidth H.264/H.265 AV over IP solution for distribution of point-to-point, one-to-many and many-to-many over a managed network. With its standards-based approach to video encoding, fast and simple system configuration, and robust feature set, it provides the best value in networked video distribution. The NHD-124-TX encoder is intended for use with 120 series decoders to provide a complete end-to-end video distribution system. When used in conjunction with the NHD-CTL-PRO system controller complete control integration is simple.

Tailored for multiple markets, the NetworkHD 100 series; featuring low bandwidth, infinitely scalable H.264/H.265 technology; has gained specific popularity in hospitality settings, enabling establishments to seamlessly manage and distribute vibrant visual content across numerous displays, enhancing user engagement throughout the premises. It effortlessly transitions from digital signage to content distribution, establishing a seamless communication channel. This elevates the guest experience by offering personalized services, real-time updates, and interactive engagements. The addition of powerful video wall support up to 16×16 makes it an ideal all-round solution for commercial AV installations

The NHD-124-TX is a space saving device, especially with the fact that space is always a factor when building an AV over IP system, and lack of it can cause headaches for any installer. WyreStorm’s NHD-124-TX solves this by combining four transmitters into one solution, allowing you to have the same functionality on a 1U footprint, in addition to saving on the cost of buying 4 separate encoders.

NHD-124-TX also utilizes industry leading security features of the NetworkHD System with AES 128-bit encryption within the NHD-120 series, making it a perfect solution for command centers, government facilities, and commercial spaces. Another plus, the new NetworkHD-124-TX supports SYGMA monitoring. WyreStorm encourages users to explore the world of opportunities unlocked by SYGMA Cloud Device Management and to stay connected with the next-level device management experience it offers, free of charge.

The NHD-124-TX is now available for immediate shipping. Contact your local sales representative for further information.

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