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Altronix Expands Trove Access and Power Integration Series with New Rackmount and Outdoor Solutions

Altronix, the recognized leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions. The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labor costs. 

“Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation.

Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future.

The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.

Altronix.com offers a free Trove System Design Tool (https://www.altronix.com/system_design_tools/trove) to further simplify the product selection and design process.

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, please visit www.altronix.com.


ATM announces cooling systems for video walls –  for moderate to high power levels 

Active Thermal Management, experts in quiet thermal protection solutions, announced the development of two new cooling systems specifically designed to cool video walls with restricted ventilation.

Two panels incorporating six fans each, sized for different BTU load levels, are designed to remove excess heat from walls dissipating 300 watts up to 2000 watts, quietly and automatically.

Frank Federman, CEO of Active Thermal Management, said “The Cool-wall I will be effective on walls of 300 to 1000 watts, while the Cool-wall II is designed to cool walls in the 1000-2000 watt range” He described the panels as having other applications beyond cooling video walls, such as large commercial enclosures.

The Cool-wall I, ATM part number 00-702-00 will have an MSRP of $275.00, while the larger Cool-wall II, ATM part number 00-703-00 will retail for $305.00. Both are expected to begin shipping in November

They will carry the standard ATM 5-year warranty and are designed for 24/7 operation.

Atlona Ships Award-Winning Opus Series of High-Performance 4K HDR Matrix Switchers

Atlona is now shipping the new Opus™ series of HDMI-to-HDBaseT matrix switchers. A 2018 CEDIA Expo award-winner from Residential Systems, the Opus family of switchers – available in 4×6, 6×8 and 8×10 models – is ideal for any small-to-medium-sized multi-zone AV distribution application. Comprehensive control system integration and audio matrixing features simplify incorporation of the new switchers into both residential and commercial environments.

The AT-OPUS-46M (4×6), AT-OPUS-68M (6×8) and AT-OPUS-810M (8×10) matrix switchers all feature HDBaseT outputs and can transmit HDMI, Ethernet pass through, bidirectional IR, and RS-232 control signals to compatible receivers over distances of up to 330 feet (100 meters). Opus matrix switchers can be paired with dedicated AT-OPUS-RX companion receivers or used in conjunction with the also-recently-released AT-JUNO-451-HDBT 4×1 HDMI and HDBaseT switcher to combine centralized and local AV switching. Each Opus switcher model offers flexible routing between an equal count of HDMI inputs and HDBaseT outputs, complemented by two HDMI outputs for exceptional installation versatility.

Information for these products can be found in the D-Tools Data Library.

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Coming Soon! Da-Lite® DescenderPro

DescenderPro is the first Da-Lite ceiling recessed screen to be stocked and available for immediate shipment. Its compact housing is up to 1/3 smaller than similar electric screens for easy installation in tight spaces. Available in standard sizes and up to 164″ diagonal in four surface options. Internal junction box, silent motor and low-voltage control (LVC) are standard.






Flexson TV Mount Attachment for Sonos Beam FLXBTV1021

Designed to easily fit on to a full-motion, TV wall mount, this Flexson mount securely holds your Beam in place, while allowing it to move with the screen – meaning optimum performance with music, movies and more. The Flexson TV Mount Attachment for Sonos Beam is easy to fit to your existing flatscreen wall mount. It’s the perfect partner for TVs from 32-65in – just add a Sonos Beam for wonderfully unified sound and vision. Like all Flexson products, the TV Mount Attachment for Sonos Beam is precision engineered in the UK, easy to fit and comes with all the fixings you need.


* Allows you to fix the Sonos Beam to any existing TV Mount

* Sonos Beam moves with your TV when using a full-motion mount

* 32” min TV Size, 65” max TV size

* VESA Compatibility up to 400 x 400

* Universal fixing kit included

Flexson Cantilever Mount for TV and Sonos Beam

This premium mount securely holds both your TV and Sonos Beam, and allows the unified pair to tilt and swivel to the ideal viewing/listening position. Ideal for small and medium-sized TVs – it can hold flat screens up to 43in – the Flexson Cantilever Mount gives you superb flexibility of where to position your TV and Sonos soundbar. For example, it’s a perfect solution for tricky corner placements where other mounts could struggle.


  • Easily position your TV and Sonos Beam to the optimal viewing angle; ideal for corner room placement.
  • TV and Sonos Beam can swivel up to 180° (90° left, 90° right)
  • TV and Sonos Beam, can tilt 20° down, subject to TV size
  • VESA Compatibility up to 200 x 200
  • Suitable for up to 43” TVs, weighing up to 20Kg (44lbs)
  • Minimum depth of 80mm (3.15”) with a maximum extension of 400mm (15.75”)

Flexson Cantilever Mount for TV and Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar

This premium mount securely holds both your TV and Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar, and allows the unified pair to swivel out to the ideal viewing/listening position. Ideal for larger TVs – it can hold flatscreens from 40-65in, weighing up to 40Kg (88lbs) – the Flexson Cantilever Mount gives you superb flexibility of where to position your TV and Sonos soundbar. For example, it’s a perfect solution for tricky corner placements where other mounts could struggle.


  • Easily position your TV and Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar to the optimal viewing angle; ideal for corner room placement
  • TV and Sonos Beam or Sonos Playbar can swivel up to 180° (90° left, 90° right)
  • VESA compatibility from 200 x 100 up to 600 x 400 max
  • Suitable for 40” to 65” TVs, weighing up to 40Kg (88lbs)

Slim depth of 66mm (2.6”) with a maximum extension of 680mm (26.75”)

Flexson Adjustable TV Stand for Sonos Beam
FLXBTVST1011 (White) / FLXBTVST1021 (Black)

This premium stand allows you to seamlessly mount a TV above the Sonos Beam, keeping the screen visible. Swivel functionality allows for flexible room positioning, including corner placement. That swivel functionality – 25° left, 25° right – a wide range of available height adjustments to suit different TVs, plus a design that suits siting in both free space and in corners, makes the Flexson Adjustable TV Stand the most flexible option you can buy. It’s also the most sturdy: its aluminum and high-grade steel design is able to take TVs measuring up to 65in and weighing up to 45Kg (99lbs). The Flexson Adjustable TV Stand is easy to use – all fixings and tools are included in the kit, and there’s integrated cable management to keep things neat and tidy.


  • Allows you to mount a TV above the Sonos Beam, keeping the screen visible
  • TV swivels 50° (25° left, 25° right); ideal for corner room placement
  • Securely holds 32” to 65” TVs, weighing up to 45Kg (99lbs)
  • Great range of height adjustment
  • VESA Compatibility up to 800 x 400
  • Extruded aluminum and high-grade steel construction
  • Integral Cable Management
  • All fixings included
  • Black and white versions to match Sonos Beam

Flexson Adjustable Wall Mount for Sonos Beam
FLXBWM1011 (White) / FLXBWM1021 (Black)

This premium mount is ideal for secure wall-, ceiling- or under-cabinet-mounting of the Sonos Beam. Tilt functionality allows you to angle the sound exactly where you need it, too. The Sonos Beam is compact enough to deliver incredible sound in many different rooms and positions; the Flexson Adjustable Wall Mount provides the functionality to maximize that flexibility. From bedroom to kitchen; living room to study, mount and tilt your Sonos Beam to suit. Just like the Sonos Beam itself, the Flexson Adjustable Wall Mount comes in a choice of black or white finishes. The high-grade steel construction offers secure mounting in minutes; the easy-to-fit design comes with all the fixings you need.


  • Ideal for wall, ceiling or under-cabinet mounting of Sonos Beam
  • Allows 180° tilt (90° up, 90° down)
  • High grade-steel construction
  • All fixings included
  • Black and white versions to match Sonos Beam
  • Available in black or white

A Good Fit and Good Back Row Solution

Custom requests are no stranger to the team at Fortress.

All sofas shown were built to precise template measurements to accommodate room dimensions.

Custom Casablanca Sofa with pocket arms and end tables. A perfect fit. 

12- seat armless Bel Aire is a great solution for that back row.


Matinee lounger designed for bay window. 





Instant Surveillance

Anywhere, Anytime




  • optional solar panels available
  • deploys quickly
  • provides instant situational surveillance
  • remotely accessible
  • full customization to suit any type of environment
  • cellular connectivity built-in




Award-winning 4K60 4:4:4 Active HDMI Cable Solution

When speed matters and quality is essential, Kramer delivers with cables you can count on. Our award-winning CA-HM blows past traditional HDMI boundaries sending full 4K60 4:4:4 signals up to 66ft over a single active High Speed cable. Watch the video to learn more!


DigitaLinx DL-S41-H2: Bigger Features in a Smaller Package

Here’s the skinny: The DigitaLinx DL-S41-H2 is a slimline HDMI 2.0b auto switcher featuring four HDMI video inputs and one HDMI output, able to support resolutions up to 4k@60Hz, 4:4:4, HDR, 8 bit deep color, and multichannel audio.

In addition to passing EDID information from the display, the DigitaLinx DL-S41-H2 features multiple built-in EDID settings to simplify an installation. The switcher will de-embed digital stereo audio to provide an analog audio source for an existing audio system. The switcher also supports audio return channel (ARC) for transmitting audio back to HDMI input and audio output ports from display device.

When in auto-switch mode, the switcher will switch to an HDMI input as soon as a new source is connected. When the active source is removed, the switcher will select the first source on the lowest numbered input. The switcher may also be controlled via RS232, IR with the included remote, or from the source button on the front of the switcher.

These big features are not easy to hide, but this device is – with a super thin design (only 0.5” tall!) you can fit the DigitaLinx DL-S41-H2 anywhere.  This device is perfect for residential, home theater, conference spaces, training rooms, and classrooms.  Couple the DL-S41-H2 with our High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet Certified 18G to complete your install.

Learn more at https://secure.libertycable.com/product_details.php?pitem=DL-S41-H2  or give Liberty AV’s knowledgeable customer service team a call 800-560-8998 or reach out via orders@libav.com for more information.

Luxul Q4 Webinars and New SFP Modules

Luxul Now Shipping New Family of 1 GB SFP and 10 GB SFP+ Modules

Luxul’s UTP copper solutions include 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T modules that support distances up to 100 meters over Cat 5/6a/7 cable. The company’s fiber-optic lineup features 1 GB and 10 GB multimode duplex modules for distances up to 550 meters and 10 GB single-mode duplex and simplex modules for distances up to 20 kilometers. For applications requiring a more cost-effective, plug-and-play solution, Luxul also offers a 10 GB, .5 meter direct-attach cable.

Device Specification Table:

Part # Type Media Mode Speed Wavelengths
10G-CAB-05 Cable 10 GB
1G-RJ45 UTP Cat 5 1 GB
10G-RJ45 Cat 6a/7 10 GB



Duplex fiber Multi 1 GB 850 nanometer
10G-MM-DX-LC Duplex fiber Multi 10 GB 850 nanometer
10G-SM-DX-LC Duplex fiber Single 10 GB 1310 nanometer
10G-SM-SX-LC Simplex fiber Single 10 GB 1270 / 1330 nanometer

For more information on Luxul’s SFP and SFP+ modules, please visit https://www.luxul.com/categories/accessories/switch-accessories.aspx.

Don’t Miss Luxul’s ‘Holiday Season’ Webinars

New sessions designed to help you expand your IP networking knowledge and master Luxul’s products.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. MST

Networking Basics: All You Can Eat

Thanksgiving is in season, so we want to serve up a feast of networking basics! Topics will include identifying what IP addresses and subnets are, explaining how DNS/DDNS works, exploring router and switch configurations, and much more.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5124018148763820546

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. MST

IGMP & Multicasting Wonderland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for an overview of how these technologies work and why they have become important with video over IP.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7042470226163231490

Legrand | AV: Free Guide on AV in Active Learning Spaces 

With the start of the school year underway, we have a guide to help you get to know the new learning methods based on higher education engagement and class participation. These methods meet the demands within active learning spaces including; Collaborative Classrooms, Digital Lecture Halls, Distance & Online Learning and Huddle Spaces. Get your guide now! –  https://www.legrandav.com/resources/landing_pages/higher_education


Chief: Impact Series Kiosks Available Now!

Chief is now shipping the award-winning Impact Series On-Wall Kiosks for 49″, 50″ and 55″ displays, bringing a new level of flexibility to the digital signage enclosure market. Additional models for displays 46-75″ will be made available in the coming months. Learn more! –https://www.legrandav.com/products/chief/mounts/display/wall-fixed/lw



Upload LogoDa-Lite: Parallax 2.3 is Shipping Now!

Designed to present the brightest image for projection in indoor environments, Parallax 2.3 is compatible with lower output (“legacy”) projectors as well as laser projectors. Available in fixed frame options to accommodate large-scale installations: Parallax and Parallax Thin. Learn more! – http://www.ravepubs.com/rave-video/cedia-2018-da-lite-intros-the-new-parallax-2-3-projection-screen-surface/



Middle Atlantic: Middle Atlantic Contributes to AVIXA’s Newly Released Rack Standard

Middle Atlantic Products leaders Tim Troast & Jay Franetovich have been working closely with AVIXA over the past 2.5 years to develop their latest standards on Rack Building for Audio Visual Systems. The team presented the standard Oct.10th for CTS credits to a crowd of over 100 registered integrators. Click below to read the standard & share this with your customers! Learn More. – https://avixa.netexam.com/catalog.html#:clscs98048


Vaddio: COMING SOON! The AV Bridge Mini HD Audio/Video Encoder encodes, captures and streams content in a convenient, compact half-rack size.

The AV Bridge Mini HD Audio/Video Encoder encodes, captures and streams content in a convenient, compact half-rack size. Learn More. – http://www.vaddio.com/product/av-bridge-mini


Monitor Audio Climate Garden CLG-W10 Subwoofer

The new CLG-W10 subwoofer is the latest addition to Monitor Audio’s Climate Garden System and is designed to augment the low frequencies when teamed with any of the outdoor speakers in the series.

The CLG-W10 can be partially buried in a garden border or positioned on a deck or patio area. The compact dimensions make it extremely versatile and provide the system designer with a variety of installation options.

The CLG-W10 is tough and durable in extreme outdoor conditions and is rated to IP54. The unique design and manufacturing process ensures no joints, making the subwoofer impervious to water.

The CLG-W10 features an Inverted Cone Driver that utilizes a rigid dome diaphragm (formed from Monitor Audio’s renowned C-CAM material) to deliver powerful, punchy bass. The inverted dome ensures any water that enters the mesh vents will drain away and, thanks to its ceramic coating, the C-CAM is impervious to moisture and tough environmental conditions. A dual spider inspired by Monitor Audio’s flagship loudspeaker series ensures the driver stays in perfect alignment when under extreme loads.

All the speakers in the Climate Garden System deliver a luxurious blend of unobtrusive aesthetics and natural full-range audio to gardens of any size. A garden system can be comprised of up to sixteen CLG140 or CLG160 satellite speakers and up to three CLG-W10 or CLG-W12 subwoofers when using a Monitor Audio IA800-2C Amplifier in a 70/100 V line array. The set-up is expandable with additional satellite, subwoofer and amplifier sets according to garden area.

Ingeniously designed for concealment in any garden landscape, the Climate Garden System takes

Monitor Audio’s award-winning hi-fi audio quality from home to garden, providing music lovers with the lifestyle experience of big, wide, detailed sound in the great outdoors.

Platinum Tools® Unloaded Patch Panels

Platinum Tools® (www.platinumtools.com), 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 shielded and unshielded Unloaded Patch Panel line (24- and 48-port). The Unloaded Patch Panels make it easy to mix and match keystones, replace a damaged port, and add new runs. They also make category upgrades easy, maximize limited rack space, and are perfect for residential or small office applications. Unloaded Patch Panel 24 Port (p/n 641-24U): Unshielded, 24 port, 1U, UTP, 19 in., MSRP: $25.25. Unloaded Patch Panel 24 Port (p/n 642-24SU): Shielded, 24 port, 1U, STP, 19 in., MSRP: $32.15. Unloaded Patch Panel 48 Port (p/n 643-48U): Unshielded, 48 port, 2U, UTP, 19 in., MSRP: $47.95. Unloaded Patch Panel 48 Port (p/n 644-48SU): Shielded, 48 port, 2U, STP, 19 in., MSRP: $57.85. Additional features include: for use with RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI audio/video, voice, USB, and other applications; Ports are numbered for easy connection identification; Write-on labels with protective covers; Mounts into 1U/2U of EIA-standard 19 in. 2-post rack or wall-mount rack enclosure; Support and management bar is removable and includes cable zip ties to secure cables.

“Platinum Tools is known as a leader in providing products and solutions for the structured wiring networking world of data, voice, and video,” said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Our Unloaded Patch Panels make media integration easy, flexible, and field-configurable by populating the ports as needed.”

For additional pricing and more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com.

RTI’s Latest Video Distribution Solutions Powered by Pulse-Eight Shipping Soon

New video distribution solutions from RTI will include the flagship VHU-8x 8×10 Matrix Switch and VHT-Ux Extender Set, which utilize the latest Class C+DSC HDBaseT technology to deliver Ultra HD 4K HDR with 4:4:4 chroma sampling over a single category cable. The result is a visually lossless video image with incredible color depth and contrast. This is all possible over distances up to 328 feet with no latency. For the delivery of Ultra HD 4K video up to 131 feet, RTI offers the VHD-4x and VHD-8x 4×4 and 8×10 HDBaseT Matrix Switches and the VHP-1x HDBaseT Class B Extender Set.

RTI’s matrix switches are loaded with installer-friendly features to simplify setup and enable ongoing support. To speed up installations, the VHU-8x, VDH-4x, and VHD-8x utilize auto-discovery to configure all connected devices, and display the I/O setup on a web-based interface. A suite of diagnostics capabilities, including built-in cable quality testing and remote monitoring, ensure a rock-solid installation and enable fast troubleshooting if an issue occurs.

Additional solutions in RTI’s video distribution lineup will include the VDX-14x 1×4 HDBaseT Class B Splitter. Ideal for sports bars, lobbies, and retail spaces, the unit allows a single video source to be simultaneously distributed to four displays. For deployments featuring multiple resolutions, the VDS-1x HDMI UHD 18-Gbps Downscaler converts 4K video to 1080p in real time with no latency or tearing, allowing all displays in the installation to access the same UHD content.

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TRENDnet’s EdgeSmart switches features the most commonly used managed switch features, reducing unnecessary switch complexity. The web-based management interface offers features for traffic control, LACP, RSTP, VLAN, QoS, access control, link aggregation, and monitoring. TRENDnet’s EdgeSmart switches allow for simple network integration into your SMB network.

VMP’s Rugged FRM Series Non-Penetrating Roof Mounts

Video Mount Products (videomount.com) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, security, commercial, and pro audio/video markets. Its FRM Series of non-penetrating roof mounts are designed for wireless security surveillance systems, as well as DBS, off-air antenna, and satellite internet systems. Using standard 8in x 8in x 16in cinderblocks as ballast, the FRM-Series provides a great way to roof mount security equipment without damaging the roofing surface and can also serve as a mounting base for many of the security industry’s popular parapet mounts. All VMP non-penetrating roof mounts provide installation strength and durability for lasting reliability and peace-of-mind.

The FRM Series non-penetrating roof mounts are constructed of steel and use standard concrete blocks to anchor. Specifications of the three models and available accessory include FRM-125 – 60in mast with 1.25in O.D (product dimensions: 35 in x 35in x 60.5in; product weight: 28 lbs; MSRP: $137.95). FRM-166 – 30in mast with 1.66in O.D. (product dimensions: 35 in x 35in x 30.5in; product weight: 27 lbs.; MSRP: $132.95). FRM-200 – 30in mast with 2in O.D. (product dimensions: 35 in x 35in x 30.5in.; product weight: 28 lbs’; MSRP: $132.95). FRM-MAT – Protective Rubber mat; works with all FRM non-pen mounts.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the VideoMount™-Finder at www.chooseamount.com.