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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ has Named the AudioControl CM4-750 Audio Product of the Year: Amplification as part of the 2019 TechHome® Mark of Excellence Awards presented at the CES show in Las Vegas. These awards honor the finest achievements in custom installation and the best new custom-installation-targeted products in conjunction with CE Pro magazine.
The AudioControl CM4-750 is the ultimate 4-channel 70-volt amplifier, enabling integrators to deliver superior sound in projects utilizing a large number of speakers. Ideal for outdoor entertainment and commercial applications, the CM4-750 offers award-winning DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities, allowing integrators to perfectly tailor the sound for each zone.
You pull into the parking lot at work, ready to start your day. You approach the rear access door, reach for your credentials, badge and open the swing door. An unfamiliar, yet unassuming, woman approaches and asks you to hold the door. You don’t want to seem rude and she might be a new employee, so you let her inside.
This all-too common scenario puts an organization at serious risk. Corporate security professionals, now more than ever before, are looking for ways to mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry. Explore the top 5 risks that the C-Suite are alleviating through the use of security entrances.
Da-Lite ALR Screens Transform Learning Spaces
Lindenwood University wanted to utilize projection in new collaboration spaces at their Library and Academic Resources Center. The challenge: wide, open classrooms filled with an abundance of natural light. No problem for Parallax 0.8! See how Da-Lite ambient light rejection (ALR) technology delivers crisp, vibrant images that rival flat panel displays.
Matinee seats – like every product in the Fortress lineup – leverages decades of experience handcrafting residential and commercial solutions, which enables the company to construct the strongest, most luxurious options available. Because seating is a highly personal decision, Fortress creates each one to order, focusing on quality, comfort, and design. Each seat is designed to enhance the entertainment experience by providing long-lasting comfort and support, and all models can be customized to specification, including size, color, fabric, technology, accessory options, and more.
“The classic, clean lines, extraordinary comfort and utility of the Matinee has made it one of our most popular models year after year,” says Gabi Wolper, Vice President of Fortress Seating. “Whether viewing a movie or entertaining friends, the Matinee is an excellent choice for both home cinemas and multipurpose rooms.”
Fortress – Specializing in completely customized seating solutions that transcend the traditional.
A design-oriented manufacturer with near endless customization capabilities, Fortress has been providing home theater, lifestyle, and corporate seating since the late 1990’s, stressing comfort, design, and quality. Sensing a void in the custom seating market, the company drew upon the experience it gained in building commercial seating, giving customers the strongest theater and media room seating options available.
THE JBL STUDIO MONITOR TRADITION CONTINUES
JBL 4312G 3-way Studio Monitor Loudspeaker.
The 4312G honors JBL’s storied legacy with the iconic 12-inch (300mm) 3-way configuration that dates back all the way to 1968. Crafted in the mold of the legendary 4310/4311 family, and the more recent 70th Anniversary 4312SE, the 4312G delivers thundering, clear bass, with crystalline and precise highs, even at the highest listening levels.
- 12-inch pure pulp cone woofer
- 5-inch midrange with polymer-coated pure pulp cone
- 1-inch Magnesium-Aluminum tweeter
- Attenuators for mid-frequency and high-frequency drivers
- Sleek black wood grain finish
For over 12 years, IC Realtime has been innovating surveillance products and software that has been a standard in which others are measured. To add to our extensive line of products and integrations, IC Realtime cameras are now certified with Control4. Available Now!
The new IP Camera drivers from IC Realtime for Control4 are SDDP capable and Control4 certified. Control4 connected IC Realtime cameras will now automatically be discovered.
- SDDP Capable
- Control4 Certified
- H264 Streaming
- Motion Detection Events
- Over 44 supported camera models
Reduce deployment time and access motion detection controls within Control4’s programming to activate lighting scenes, play audio, and automate your house environment.
Visit our IC Realitme wiki page for more info: http://wiki.icrealtech.com/wiki/index.php/Certified_Control4_Integration
KanexPro Introduces 4K Wall Plate Switcher Series for ISE 2019
Wall Plate Series features US Decora Style, Double Gang HDMI 2.0, USB-C and USB 2.0 capabilities for simplified switching over HDBaseT
KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and AV markets, announces a US Decora Wall Plate Series, including a double-gang HDMI® 2.0 and USB-Wall Plate Switcher over HDBaseT™ (WP-2XHDUSBC) and a double-gang 4K HDMI and USB 2.0 Wall Plate Switcher over HDBaseT (EXT-HDBTKVM3). The KanexPro Wall Plate Series will debut at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2019) in Amsterdam, Netherlands from February 5 – 9, 2019.
The KanexPro HDMI 2.0 and USB-C Wall Plate Switcher over HDBaseT is a 3×1 wall plate transmitter and switcher with the capabilities to switch two HDMI 2.0 outputs and one USB-C input to a remote display. Featuring IR and PoH (Power over HDBaseT), the WP-2XHDUSBC can extend 4K/60 Hz with 4:4:4 up to 40 meters (130ft.) over a single cat5e/6/7 cable. Designed for courtrooms, classroom, conference rooms or showrooms, the WP-2XHDUSBC can extend audio and video from a remotely located HDMI source device with a simple-to-user interface. The device will auto-detect HDMI to USB-C inputs when connected and it can be programmed by IR learning or RS232 command.
The KanexPro HDMI and USB 2.0 Wall Plate over HDBaseT is double-gang, 2×1 HDMI wall plate transmitter and receiver set featuring 4K/60 Hz up to 40 meters (130ft). The EXT-HDBTKVM3 is the end point for connecting over ethernet to the receiver, then it automatically connects to the 4K display. The receiver features multi-point USB 2.0, which can be used as a KVM or for VTC applications. PoH offers voltage protection when sent over ethernet without burning the other side of devices or receivers. Designed for video conferencing, the EXT-HDBTKVM3 features two USB 2.0 ports, ideal for cameras, USB microphones, SOFTCODEC systems, and more.
“The KanexPro Wall Plate Series is a simple-to-use solution for a vast range of corporate, government or education applications,” says Kashyap Khetia, Senior Product Marketing Manager for KanexPro. “The Wall Plate Series is simple to install, easy to use and it’s flexible US Decora design mounts directly into wall, lecterns or other flat surfaces.”
The KanexPro Wall Plate Series is HDCP 2.2 compliant, supports bi-directional RS232 pass-through with HDBaseT connection and local CEC, and features bi-directional power via PoH from transmitter to receiver, or vice-versa.
Visit KanexPro in stand 1-N15 at ISE 2019 from February 5 – 8, 2018. For more information on KanexPro, please visit http://kanexpro.com/. Connect with KanexPro on Facebook, Twitter and on LinkedIn for product announcements and news.
Active Optical (AOC) HDMI Fiber Cables
Key Digital introduces new HDMI Fiber Cables. Active Optical Cables (AOC), 4k 18G video which is one of the latest video formats. Regular HDMI Cables send 18G using four twisted copper cables. High-Speed copper tech becomes a bottleneck to send data to a long distance. AOC sows (fixes) this bottleneck by sending 18G of high traffic data to through fiber material.
Fiber Cables has a much longer bandwidth capability than copper cables do. They are thinner in diameter as well as their weight is lighter. At a high-speed data channel, such as 18G, cable fibers remove the bad bandwidth bottleneck that is present. Additionally, it offers bandwidth that requires features such as HDR10, Dolby Vision & Ethernet up to 100Mbps. Each head contains specific handling for optimal performance. Audio can be returned from display back to HDMI source for amplification and display. The length of these cables run up from 10m (33ft) to 100m (328ft).
Key Digital University:
Key Digital is working to efficiently educate dealers, distributors and installers about our products – making life easy working with Key Digital. We are currently doing a complete overhaul of our education system, including quick install guides, educational videos and overall redesign. Our goal is to make learning and working with Key Digital as easy and seamless as possible for our clients.
Get to know the Key Digital products here and even more at our Key Digital University!
The Power That Makes It Pump
Kramer PA-120Z and PA-240Z Hi-Z and Lo-Z power amplifiers will rock any-size auditorium or meeting room! These amplifiers are built to last and include everything from mixable inputs and outputs, to adjustable threshold auto-standby.
Watch the video to learn more!
Visit Luxul at ISE 2019, Stand 2-C50
Luxul Warns of Epic Storm of Networking Solutions Converging on Amsterdam for ISE 2019
New from Luxul at ISE 2019:
Managed Gigabit Switches
The new Luxul 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P and 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P managed Gigabit switches include port Auto-Recovery and Power Scheduling to ensure system reliability and uptime. Auto-Recovery allows the switch to power cycle unresponsive PoE devices, and Power Scheduling allows switch PoE ports to be turned on or off on a schedule. For simple network expansion, the AMS-1816P is equipped with two Gigabit RJ-45/SFP combo ports, while the XMS-1208P features two Gigabit RJ-45 uplink ports and two SFP ports — these features allow for high-speed interconnection between SFP-compatible Luxul switches and enable integrators to connect devices via Ethernet or fiber-optic cable.
XWC-2000 Wireless Controller
The next-generation XWC-2000 wireless controller delivers twice the capacity of its predecessor with support for up to 32 APs, allowing each AP to be configured for a designated wireless channel in addition to supporting individual wireless transmit power adjustment. Newly deployed APs are now automatically added for plug-and-play installation. Luxul’s Roam Assist technology built into the wireless controller ensures that mobile devices are always connected to the best AP for the highest performance.
Wireless Access Points (AP)
Three new wireless AP solutions merge into a “Good, Better, and Best” Luxul offering. For smaller networks where budgets are a concern, Luxul’s “Good” XAP-810 is a cost-effective wireless AP offering 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band technology and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1200Mbps. The “Better” XAP-1510 features 802.11ac 3×3 dual-band technology and 2.4 and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1900Mbps throughout a facility. The “Best” Apex XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless access point (AP) features advanced 4×4 MU-MIMO (802.11ac Wave 2) technology and 2.4 and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 3167Mbps. The AP is designed to enhance transmission and reception performance, producing higher throughput when experiencing medium to weak signals within the effective range, as well as providing a more stable connection with usable throughput.
Easy Setup App
Luxul’s Easy Setup App allows integrators to install a Luxul wireless router and up to two wireless access points (APs) — at the same time — from the convenience of a mobile phone. The simple-to-use app not only speeds up installations but ensures the network infrastructure is installed with the appropriate settings and the latest firmware. The result is lower costs for integrators and their customers and a seamless wireless network that provides outstanding performance.
Luxul networking solutions will also be on display at AV EMEA distributor showcase at Stand 1-Q120.
Monitor Audio Flush Fit Speaker System
The CF230 & ICS-8 are Monitor Audio’s most visually discreet architectural speakers to date.
Featuring a 3.5” C-CAM driver and ¾” C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter, the CF230 in-ceiling speaker offers superb flexibility, providing an abundance of design possibilities for integrators, architects and designers to work with. The CF230’s pre-construction and retrofit options are the key to upholding its flexibility claims, and this ability to fit into any set-up means that the new speaker is easier and more economical than other models.
In a pre-construction, flush fit setting, the result is a seamless appearance with no shadow-creating edges, and one which becomes even more discreet when the grille is painted to match the ceiling colour. The finished result is quickly achieved, thanks to the CF230’s carefully developed, patent pending pre-construction kit.
Fitting the CF230 into an existing construction, or where minimal disruption to the building is a mandatory requirement, the retrofit installation kit is used. The flexible bracket fits in a hole smaller than the bracket area, and provides a firm fixing behind the plasterboard/Sheetrock, complete with precise machine screw fixing points for the driver.
The ICS-8 subwoofer was primarily developed to complement the CF230. It will fit into ceiling and wall cavities and under floors, enhancing the CF230 driver array and providing powerful, punchy bass down to 40 Hz.
The ICS-8 follows the same visual appearance as the CF230, with round and square flush fit grille options on offer. The subwoofer’s 8” driver uses Monitor Audio’s renowned C-CAM cone technology and is angled internally in the rigid MDF enclosure to reduce the ICS-8’s overall box height. Integrators can combine an ICS-8 with a CF230 system, fit grilles to match and create a stunning sounding audio system from a practically invisible, yet extensive, speaker set-up.
Platinum Tools® EXO Termination Kits
The new Platinum Tools® EXO Termination Kits (p/ns 90185 & 90186) are now shipping with MSRPs of $289.00 (p/n 90185) and $239.00 (p/n 90186). Featuring the EXO Crimp Frame® with the EXO-EX and the EZ-RJ45® interchangeable dies, the EXO Termination Kits supply everything you need to terminate Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A cables. Using the original EZ-RJ45 Cat5e and ezEX-RJ45®, ezEX™44, and ezEX ™48 connectors give installers the fastest solution for terminating Ethernet cabling. The EXO Cut/Strip/Terminate Kit (P/N 90185) gives users that need all the tools to prep and terminate a cable. The EXO Termination Kit (P/N 90186) comes prepared to accept additional tools with a foam insert that has tear way foam to put strippers and cutters.
EXO Cut/Strip/Terminate Kit (P/N 90185) includes:
- EXO Crimp Frame + EXO-EX Die™
- EZ-RJ45 Die
- Cyclops® 2 Cable Jacket Stripper
- Electrician’s Scissors
- 5-inch Side Cutting Pliers
- EZ-RJ45 CAT5e, 50 pcs
- ezEX™44, ezEX-RJ45, 50 pcs
- ezEX™48, ezEX-RJ45, 25 pcs
EXO Termination Kit (P/N 90186) includes:
- EXO Crimp Frame + EXO-EX Die
- EZ-RJ45 Die
- EZ-RJ45 CAT5e, 50 pcs
- ezEX™44, ezEX-RJ45, 50 pcs
- ezEX™48, ezEX-RJ45, 25 pcs
RTI’s Latest 4K HDBaseT Video Distribution Solutions Are Now Shipping in The Americas
Lineup Includes HDBaseT Matrix Switches and Extender Sets for the Delivery of 4K UHD HDR Up to 328 Feet
RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that the next generation of the company’s video distribution solutions is now available in the Americas. Building on the partnership with Pulse Eight, an award-winning developer of AV distribution systems, RTI’s new lineup includes HDBaseT matrix switches, extender sets, and accessories with the latest technology and class-leading features.
Utilizing the latest Class C+DSC HDBaseT technology, the new video distribution solutions from RTI include the flagship VHU-8x 8 x 10 Matrix Switch and VHT-Ux Extender Set, which 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. These benefits are all possible over distances up to 328 feet (100 meters) with no latency. RTI also offers the VHD-4x and VHD-8x 4 x 4 and 8 x 10 HDBaseT Matrix Switches and the VHP-1x HDBaseT Class B Extender Set for the delivery of Ultra HD 4K video up to 131 feet.
RTI’s new matrix switches are loaded with installer-friendly features to simplify setup and enable ongoing support. To speed up installations, the VHU-8x, VHD-4x, and VHD-8x utilize auto-discovery of connected devices and display the I/O setup on a web-based interface. To ensure a rock-solid installation and fast troubleshooting, the units also have a suite of built-in diagnostics capabilities, including cable quality testing and remote monitoring.
Additional solutions in RTI’s video distribution lineup include the VDX-14x 1 x 4 HDBaseT Splitter. Ideal for sports bars, lobbies, and retail spaces, the unit allows a single video source to be distributed simultaneously to four displays. For deployments with legacy displays or projectors, the VDS-1x HDMI UHD 18-Gbps Downscaler converts 4K video to 1080p in real time, allowing all displays in the installation to access the highest quality video content.
“Across the board, our new HDBaseT products offer the perfect combination of the latest technology and complete feature set, which truly sets them apart,” said Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. “It starts with powerful installation and troubleshooting tools for our dealers and the result is stunning video quality for end users. When you see the capabilities of these products first-hand, it’s easy to understand why they are at the top of their class.”
More information about RTI is available at www.rticorp.com.
Introduction of Sonance Professional Series Featured at ISE 2019
Comprised of twenty-four 70V, 100V and 8 Ohm selectable In-Ceiling, Pendant and Surface Mount speakers, the highly acclaimed Sonance Professional Series will be one feature amongst numerous live demos in booth 1-N90 during ISE 2019. This live demonstration augments Sonance’s swift worldwide expansion in the Commercial AV marketplace.
The Sonance Professional Series emerged from two guiding principles: audio solutions should blend into the commercial spaces where they are installed, and should be comfortable to listen to from both a fidelity and a coverage standpoint. From both aesthetic and performance perspectives, Professional Series delivers a compelling commercial audio experience.
Sonance Professional Series enlists the exclusive “Sonance laminated core transformer” for uncompromised 70V/100V performance, heavy duty voice coil for reliability, high excursion woofer for extended bass response and a chambered 1″ tweeter for precise high-end detail. They also share consistent voicing across the range, ensuring seamless sonic integration when used together throughout a space.
Recent additions to the Professional Series include two low profile models, supplying ideal solutions for installations with depth restrictions or in-ceiling obstructions. The low profile PS-C43RTLP has a depth of only 3.43 inches (8.71 cm), making it an excellent solution for in-wall installations in standard 2×4 stud bays. The low profile PS-C63RT, with a depth of just 4.37 inches (11.1 cm), delivers a larger driver within an impressively shallow enclosure. Both models share the bezel-less grille design, a key in minimizing visual distraction and reducing shadow lines, featured across the entire In-Ceiling family.
ISE 2019 attendees will experience the signature consistency of voicing across the entire Professional Series line. As this series was created as a unified suite of products, Sonance will boldly demonstrate different form factors simultaneously, highlighting their interoperability. As most Commercial applications involve varying ceiling heights throughout a space, this year’s live Professional Series demo illustrates the critical importance of shared voicing across different form factors.
All Sonance Professional Series models are shipping now.
More information can be found at www.sonance.com/professionalseries
Are you coming to ISE 2019?
Join Steinway Lyngdorf in Hall 10 (Booth 10-R120) to experience our Lyngdorf Shop Concept as well as products from both Lyngdorf Audio and Steinway Lyngdorf. ISE will be the pre-launch of a brand-new Lyngdorf Audio product. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the show. While at ISE, you can also experience the new Steinway & Sons Model O in meeting room E107 with Barco Residential or visit Samsung in Booth 4-S100, where you can experience the Steinway & Sons Model B. The Model B will be shown for the first time in a new matte black finish and will be presented with Samsung’s fantastic LED screen.
From 16:30 pm to 18:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we are hosting Happy Hour at our booth, so come by for a chat and a Danish beer.
TDAI-3400 is now Roon Ready
Now Roon Ready, the TDAI-3400 is the most powerful product from Lyngdorf to date. With an impressive build quality and sleek industrial design, the TDAI-3400 can seamlessly connect to Roon over the network, delivering bit perfect audio to your DAC.
TDG Audio Skybar™, the World’s First In-Ceiling Soundbar. Use three discrete boxes – One Skybar™ LCR and two Skybar™ Satellites to implement a full seven-channel immersive sound home theater. Inside the Skybar™ LCR are six 3” heavy duty, full range drivers – two for the left channel, two for the right channel, and two full-range along with a single 1” titanium dome pivoting tweeter for the center channel. Flexible connections allow configuration of the Skybar™ LCR as either a complete left/right/center multi-channel setup – or the entire unit as one channel, perfect for larger listening areas.
The Skybar™ Satellite features two front-firing 3” full range drivers and a 1” titanium dome pivoting tweeter for side or surround channels. A third 3” reflecting speaker is mounted into an angled channel to direct the waveform towards a wall or ceiling for reflected rear or height channels. The Skybar™ Satellite can be configured to provide a single surround channel, or both surround and rear or height channel information for a fully immersive home theater experience.
SKYBAR LINK: https://www.tdgaudio.com/product/skybar-system/
TRENDnet’s 2.5G PoE Web Smart Switch!
TRENDnet’s 10-Port 2.5G Web Smart PoE+ Switch with eight 2.5GBASE-T PoE+ ports and two 10G SFP+ slots delivers advanced management features with an 80Gbps switching capacity. The TPE-30102WS is equipped with 2.5GBASE-T PoE+ ports that provide higher gigabit speeds capable of up to 2.5Gbps over existing Cat5e or better cabling. This switch provides eight PoE+ connections with a total power budget of 240W, and supplies up to 30W of power per port for devices such as wireless access points, PTZ IP cameras, and VoIP telephony systems. This rack mountable IPv6 ready switch comes with an intuitive web-based interface. Advanced traffic management controls include IP routing, VLAN, QoS, access controls, link aggregation, troubleshooting, and SNMP monitoring, making this a powerful solution for SMB networks. Model TPE-30102WS.
Trinnov to be the first with DTS:X Pro
Trinnov is pleased to announce that the Altitude32 and Altitude16 high-end processors will be the first to support DTS:X Pro immersive audio technology for the home. Trinnov’s unique software-based decoding platform enables the company to be first to market with implementation of new technologies. Through a simple and free software download, owners of existing Altitude processors will be able to enjoy DTS:X Pro in 2019.
DTS:X is an immersive object-oriented audio format. In high-end commercial cinemas, DTS:X can utilize up to 64 uniquely-rendered channels (plus LFE) for astoundingly high spatial resolution and realism. Until now, the residential version of DTS:X has been limited to 11.1 channels. Typically, this meant seven “bed” channels at listener ear level, an LFE channel, and four height channels above the listening area. Now, with the introduction of DTS:X Pro, the number of potential channels is increased to 32.
Because the Altitude32 is the only surround processor capable of rendering more than 12 to 16 uniquely-rendered channels, it becomes the only processor able to take full advantage of the new format. By discretely rendering channels up to the full 30.2 DTS:X channel count, the Altitude32 provides greatly increased spatial resolution and imaging, resulting in a superior immersive experience and heightened realism.
Once again, Trinnov’s foresight in using a software-based platform with powerful multi-core Intel CPUs, in place of dedicated third-party DSP chipsets, delivers a competitive advantage. Further reason why the Altitude32 is firmly established as the market-leading processor for high-performance home cinemas, as it has been since 2015.
Video Mount Products (VMP) Celebrates 25th Anniversary
2019 marks a quarter century in the books…and on the wall.
Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. “It’s amazing to think of all the technologies that have come and gone and the up and down economies since 1994,” said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products and a 33-year industry veteran who joined VMP in 1996. “25 years ago when big and boxy tube televisions were all the rage, VMP quickly became a favorite for mounting these bulky CRT’s onto walls and from the ceilings of bars, restaurants, gyms, and other commercial venues. Since then, VMP has evolved along with an ever expanding A/V industry into a leading supplier of flat panel mounting solutions, from installations in educational, institutional, and religious applications to lodging, sports venues, residential, health care, and restaurants.”
In 1996 when Fulmer was a principal of Keller & Associates, which was the manufacturers’ representative for Video Mount Products in the NY/NJ Metro area, the founder of VMP hired him to spearhead VMP’s growth and market development. In 2005, Fulmer purchased all of the company’s outstanding stock and became the sole owner. “VMP products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of A/V, communications, and security applications throughout the world,” Fulmer concluded. “We wouldn’t be celebrating our 25th anniversary without our customers, and that’s why we place such a high emphasis on our customer service. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that ‘support’ is the core of our business.”
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.