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Altronix Tango1B™

Revolutionizing the Power of Access Control

Tango1B is a PoE driven Power Supply/Charger delivering 12VDC and 24VDC simultaneously for deploying access control. Powered by any 802.3bt PoE power source up to 90W (such as the Altronix NetWay8BT), Tango1B harnesses the new IEEE standard. This industry game-changing solution eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs – providing tremendous savings by using low-voltage installers and wiring methods. This unit also provides battery charging for Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) adding to the systems ROI. The unique stackable design of the Tango1B allows for the use of compatible Altronix sub-assemblies (ACMS8 and PDS8), utilizing a single footprint – saving valuable enclosure space. Made in the U.S.A. and backed by a Lifetime Warranty

Now Shipping: AT-OME-PS62 Matrix Presentation Switcher for 4K/UHD Applications Atlona, a Panduit company, is now shipping the AT-OME-PS62 6×2 matrix presentation switcher, part of the new, strategic offerings in its rapidly-growing Omega™ Series unveiled at InfoComm 2019. The AT-OME-PS62 is a fully featured 4K switcher with USB 3.0 and USB-C interfaces, HDBaseT extention, scaling and audio management capabilities for leading-edge AV solutions.

Designed for modern AV communications and collaboration, the AT-OME-PS62 offers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and conferencing specifications in medium-to-large AV environments. It features HDBaseT and HDMI outputs, along with 4K/60 4:4:4 capability for all inputs and the HDMI output, plus USB extension over HDBaseT.

The AT-OME-PS62 includes three HDMI inputs and two HDBaseT inputs alongside a USB-C AV input for direct, BYOD-friendly interfacing with the latest mobile devices and laptops. The USB-C interface also can be used for data connectivity to the AT-OME-PS62’s integrated USB 2.0 hub, as well as charging the connected device. Meanwhile, high-quality, 4K downscaling and upscaling on the unit’s HDMI output preserve color and spatial detail when converting content between 4K and 1080p for mixed-format presentation and display applications.

The AT-OME-PS62’s integrated USB extension capabilities combine with compatible Omega Series transmitters and receivers to address the challenge of connecting between USB devices at remote locations, forming an ideal integration solution for use cases including software video conferencing and interactive displays. Additional integration convenience features include auto-switching, audio embedding and de-embedding; audio output matrix mixing; display control; microphone input with mixing and ducking; internal video test patterns for setup and troubleshooting; a customizable welcome splash screen; and the ability to remotely power Atlona HDBaseT devices via PoE. For an overview of the entire Omega series, visit http://atlona.com/omega.

Go Long with AudioQuest’s Cherry Cola Hybrid Active Optical HDMI Cable

Performance and Reliability for Distances up to 100ft

All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 8 meters are guaranteed to exceed the 18Gbps bandwidth required for all HDMI 2.0 data streams including 4K UltraHD, UltraHD Blu-ray, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and video signals up to 8K/30. In addition, AudioQuest’s HDMI Active Pearl, Forest, and Cinnamon cables employ active frequency-equalization to enable full 18Gbps performance at lengths of 10-15 meters.

In addition, large audio/video environments have posed serious challenges for HDMI cables, whose performance and reliability are compromised by length. And of course no company exceeds the lengths to which AudioQuest will go for quality. When early generations of active HDMI conversion modules promised the ability to accommodate long lengths but failed to deliver the beautiful sound for which AudioQuest is best known, the company pushed for a higher-performance solution. That solution is AudioQuest’s Cherry Cola Hybrid Active Optical HDMI cable.

Cherry Cola uses a newly developed electro-optical conversion module and four glass-fiber optical conductors to reliably carry 18Gbps data packages, including 4K Ultra HD and HDR, for distances up to 100ft/30.5m.

As you would expect, Cherry Cola is made with the same great care and world-class engineering that characterize every AudioQuest product. Tried and true design elements, including sophisticated shielding and directionality-controlled conductors work to counteract RF interference, ensuring a fully immersive entertainment experience. Meanwhile, Cherry Cola’s plenum-rated jacket makes it an attractive, dependable option for installers.

For environments that don’t require such long runs of cable, AudioQuest’s passive HDMI cables offer outstanding performance for distances up to 8m, while the company’s active models extend that performance to 15m. Now, with Cherry Cola in its impressive arsenal of high-performance HDMI cables, AudioQuest has a profitable, reliable solution for even the most demanding audio/video environments.

Da-Lite® is debuting updated design features to the Fast-Fold® Deluxe Screen System for easy portability in rental and staging applications. A new leg-to-frame locking mechanism accommodates a variety of user skill levels for intuitive and efficient set-up and tear-down. All parts are completely self-contained on the screen frame, offering toolless convenience to the portable screen market.

Fast-Fold Deluxe is also now available with HD Rental – a foldable and optically enhanced screen surface for high-resolution projectors. Radio frequency or RF welding technology is applied to the binding of the surface to improve durability and aesthetics, creating a nearly invisible transition from border to viewing area. 

The Fast-Fold Deluxe Screen System and HD Rental surface are covered by a comprehensive five-year warranty. All Da-Lite surfaces are eligible for the Screen Green® program that allows customers to send in old surfaces to be recycled keeping them out of landfills, contributing to a healthier planet. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2M0ZTEa.




In many large facilities, the ceiling is too high to easily suspend a projection screen. Draper’s Acrobat improves function and serviceability in areas with tall ceilings. With a 1,000-pound (454 kg) lifting capacity, Acrobat can be used to lift a variety of other products such as scoreboards, lighting systems, and speakers. Steel cables with integrated safety straps ensure product safety during lifting. A 34’ (10 m) foot drop from the mounting position to the lowest position eliminates the need for a large amount of black drop on projection screens. The flexibility to handle projection screens, lights, backdrops, and more makes Acrobat indispensable for convention centers, stages in gymnasiums, and houses of worship.


Fortress Seating Enhances Luxurious Entertainment-Centered Lifestyle

About a year ago, Las Vegas-based integrator, Eagle Sentry worked closely with Fortress Seating to design a custom sectional for the great room of a bachelor’s 6,000-square-foot abode on the outskirts of Las Vegas. It was the first time Eagle Sentry had branched out beyond the home theater to design and install custom furniture meant for the central living space.

“We put more time into that sectional than anything we’ve ever designed,” Eagle Sentry sales manager Cory Reif recalls. “The client loved it. There really isn’t anything Fortress can’t do, from custom theater seating to high-end family room sectionals.”


The fully customizable, luxurious styling impressed the owner so much, that he again called upon Eagle Sentry and Fortress to design the perfect entertainment venues for his new, 32,000-square-foot “forever home.” The second house overlooks the Vegas strip with three levels, two garages, a circular driveway, and a car elevator.

Technology and Seating to Fit a Vegas Lifestyle

The client enjoys hosting elaborate parties, and the systems, as well as the furniture, needed to be rock-solid reliable and durable. Technology systems include nine surround sound home theater systems, three projection screens, Colorbeam LED lighting, and Fortress seating in the living room, great room, and thirteen-seat media room.

Not Your Average Home Theater

Nothing about the Vegas home, from the AV systems to the car elevator, is “off-the-shelf,” including the home theater chairs. It was the sectionals in the great room and living room that presented exciting creative challenges for the Eagle Sentry team.

The client wanted a U-shaped sectional in the great room and an L-shaped sectional in the living room, both have a back bench and are modeled after the Milano seating created for his first home. This sectional seats 13 people on the incliners, and another seven on the bench, which faces out into the kitchen.


Reif concludes, “The client wanted the best of everything, and he’s so excited about the technology in his new home. Nearly every element of this project was exciting and fun.”

View more West End Seating here…

Part of the JBL Synthesis Subwoofer series, the SSW-2 is an ultra-high performance passive subwoofer acoustically designed to complement any of the JBL Synthesis Custom Loudspeaker Series (SCL) as part of a complete JBL Synthesis Solution.

The SSW-2 features dual 12-inch cast-frame, composite cone woofers, each with massive 4-inch voice coils for total system power handling of 1200W RMS. Cabinet tuning is via dual front-firing tuned ports featuring JBL’s patented Slipstream™ contouring for incredibly low-noise performance. The robust enclosure is constructed from minimum 1-inch MDF with extensive internal v-bracing, and includes a steel-frame, magnetically attached cloth grille.

The configuration of the SSW-2’s enclosure allows it to be positioned vertically or laid on its side for tremendous placement flexibility, and powerful, accurate bass response in medium to large sized rooms.

JBL Synthesis loudspeaker systems take control of your emotions and don’t let go. Leveraging leading edge acoustic technology and a pedigree that can only come from more than seven decades of leadership in sound reproduction, JBL Synthesis systems are among the most powerful, capable, and vivid instruments in home theater and entertainment. Learn more at www.jblsynthesis.com.


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Model #: KD-UPS52U

4K/18G USB/Universal Presentation Switcher with 5 Inputs (HDBT, 2x HDMI, DP, USB-C), 2 Mirrored Outputs (HDBT, HDMI), LAN, ARC, Audio De-Embed, IR, RS-232, IP Control, CEC Manager™. Includes Rx. – Shipping Q3 2019

Main Features:

· Presentation Switcher Kit: Includes KD-UPS52U and KD-X100MRx. Add KD-X4x1WUTx wall plate HDBaseT transmitter for plug-in on walls, floor and table boxes

· Presentation Switching: 1 HDBaseT, 2 HDMI, 1 Display Port, 1 USB-C source selection by push button, IP, RS-232, IR, auto switching, or trigger control.

· Soft-Codec Enabling System: USB Host + Device ports on KD-UPS52U, KD-X4x1WUTx wall plate transmit (sold separately) and KD-100MRx (included) create connectivity hub for professional USB cameras and microphones, audio DSP, keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen display with connected computer

· PTZ USB Camera Integration: Integrates natively with KD-CAMUSB for full PTZ control via KD-App and more

· Ultra HD/4K: Supports up to 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth)

· Auto-Sensing: Automatic selection of newly detected source and switching from newly disconnected source when enabled

· CEC Manager™: Power, volume, and muting controls of the connected display/projector without any additional control wiring. Selection of desired CEC command recipient.

· Audio De-embedding: Audio of the selected source is de-embedded at the unit’s analog L/R balanced/unbalanced and PCM digital audio connectors

Markets: These products are designed to be most compatible in both the Corporate and Education Market. These markets include but are not limited to; Boardrooms, Classrooms and Conference Rooms.

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

Also check out this video on our YouTube channel to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLajUTPZAV4&t=1s


Get to Know the Kramer US Sales Team

Meet Kramer’s Regional Sales Managers and Field Sales Engineers. Find out how they got started in AV, what they love about Kramer, and more!

Not sure who your Regional Contact is? Download the Kramer Sales and Support Coverage Maps.

Contact us at any time for all your Pro AV needs!

True as the Sky is Blue: New Intelix 18G True 8×2 Auto Matrix Switcher Kit 

The Intelix 8×2 Multi-Format Presentation Matrix Switcher Kit w/HDBaseT receiver (INT-PS82-H2); Finally, a true 8×2 matrix switcher, bundled with an HDBaseT 18G receiver that transmits video resolution up to 4k60 4:4:4. Count them… one… two… three… total outputs! Two output true matrix switching with mirrored HDMI & HDBaseT outputs. Eight inputs, including HDBaseT, DisplayPort, VGA with AUDIO, USB-C, and four HDMI. HDCP 2.2 compliant. Incorporate IR and RS232, local & pass-through, TCP/IP, relay, CEC & OSD Control.

Perfect for a Variety of Applications

This Matrix Switcher Kit is designed for fast, seamless switching conference rooms, class rooms or training room applications.

There is nothing left to think about with this device… it’s ready to incorporate a Legacy PC (VGA), laptop (USB-C or DisplayPort) audio mixer, with two relay switches for projector screen and shade control.

Optimize your install with a full selection of Liberty branded HDMI, USB, Cat or Optical Cables designed for peak performance.

As with all Liberty AV Digital Devices, this Intelix Matrix Switcher Kit is backed by the peace of mind of Liberty AV’s 5 Year Warranty and Tech Support you’ve come to know and trust.

For ‘Every-AV-Thing Connecting Source to Display’ or to learn more about Intelix 8×2 Multi-Format Presentation Matrix Switcher kit w/HDBaseT Receiver Kit (Intelix INT-PS82-H2) visit the Liberty AV website at www.libav.com or contact our knowledgeable customer service team via phone at 800-530-8998 or via email (orders@libav.com).

Luxul’s Apex XAP-1610 Wireless AP is Available Now: the Optimal Choice for Advanced WiFi Coverage

Wave 2 and 4×4 MU-MIMO come together in the industry’s best AP, Luxul’s Apex™ XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless access point. Boasting data rates up to 3167Mbps and support for up to 128 wireless devices, the XAP-1610 delivers a connection that is faster and more efficient than any other in the industry. The AP’s 4×4 technology means it’s capable of four spatial streams, allowing it to communicate with either more devices at once or over more streams with a single device. Wave 2 technologies include beamforming, which allows the XAP-1610 to effectively direct streams to wireless devices for more efficient connections. So while WiFi signals normally get weaker as the device moves further from the AP, beamforming generates a strong signal all the way to the intended device to enable even better performance. And with MU-MIMO, wireless devices no longer have to take turns communicating with the AP, as it’s capable of communicating with multiple compatible devices all at once. This drastically increases the available throughput. This AP is perfect for the intense WiFi throughput demand of today’s connected home.

The XAP-1610 is available now. For more information, please visit https://www.luxul.com/wireless/wireless-access-points/xap-1610.aspx.

Ultimate Discretion with Audiophile Performance

Monitor Audio’s IV140 Invisible In-Wall speaker is a breakthrough design that delivers ‘best in class’ audio performance in concealed in-wall and in-ceiling applications.

The IV140 offers a unique solution to designers and clients who want to listen to high performance audio, but also want to preserve the interior aesthetic. The IV140 fits into all conventional 4″ stud bays, leaving enough room for cabling. Once installed and skimmed with plaster, the speaker is completely out of sight, with paint, light wallpaper or fabric hiding it from view.

The IV140 features a large low-frequency transducer for punchy, high power bass along with two high frequency transducers which are bonded to a flat, soft polymer membrane surface to produce sound vibration. This two-way design also features an integrated crossover in the same way as a conventional high-performance speaker to generate a wider frequency range. The result is crystal clear sound quality with smoother overall frequency undulation, balance and character.

The audio experience is further enhanced by Monitor Audio’s unique hybrid back box design for the IV140 which isolates sound and ensures consistent, controlled performance, regardless of placement. This rigid back box reduces sound emitted from the rear of the speaker, minimizing leakage into adjoining rooms.

The design effectively limits low frequency below 75Hz which can be a major asset, especially when the IV140 is deployed in home cinemas with an additional subwoofer. For projects where more low frequency extension is required, the rear cover can be removed to create an open back speaker.

R6400-RHF Double Hinged Wall Mount Rack Enclosure

Leading UK 19” racking manufacturer Penn Elcom’s R6400-RHF Double Hinged Wall Mount Rack Enclosure is an ingenious solution ideal for installations with space or accessibility requirements as well as in home systems. The enclosure is delivered pre-assembled and includes a variety of user friendly features such as pre welded threaded rack rails, removable side panels, three fan knockouts, and 19″ cable knockouts on the rear and top of the rack.

This new model enables the full rack to securely swing away from the wall, giving installation professionals unrivalled access to the rear and sides, making it a simple job to run cables, replace equipment parts or perform regular maintenance.

Penn Elcom has designed the bracket so that it’s easily reversible, opening on either the left or right hand side according to requirements. Heavy duty hinges allow for the rack to be loaded up to 50kg/110lb, and the slam lock system creates an easy open and close function. 

Access to the rear of the rack can also be secured with an inbuilt key lock and as with all Penn Elcom racking, it’s designed with easy and efficient cable management in mind, providing top and bottom 1U cable knockouts as well as full length internal square hole rack rails.


Fitted with reversible threaded and square hole rails

Removable side panels and front door (also lockable)

Integrated cable management rails and knockouts

3 top fan vents to assist airflow cooling


Reversible, choose either left or right hinged

Heavy-duty hinges bear a load of 50kg / 110lbs

Threaded or square hole rails supplied

1U knockouts for cable access

Frame is separately lockable

Platinum Tools Announces “Ultimate Test & Termination Deals”

Through September 2019, Platinum Tools(R) customers who purchase one of the following Platinum Tools products will be eligible to select one free product:

* Purchase: Net Chaser (P/N TNC950AR or TNC950DX), select one of the following free promotional products: EXO ezEX-RJ45 Termination Kit P/N 90140 or Xpress Jack Termination Kit P/N 90175.
 * Purchase: Net Prowler (TNP700, TNP800, or TNP850K1) or Cable Prowler (TCB300, TCB400 or TCB360K1), select one of the following free promotional products: EXO Crimp Frame with EXO-EX Die and ezEX44 Connectors (10pcs) or Xpress Jack Punchdown Tool and Keystone Cat6 Jack (10 pcs).

Qualifying purchases must be made between July 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019 from authorized Platinum Tools Distributors only. Promotion submissions must be submitted by October 31, 2019. Offer is only available in Canada and the United States of America.

Platinum Tools will fulfill direct to the customer all free promotional products on qualifying order with proof of purchase. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for fulfillment of free promotional products. This promotion may not be used or combined with any other Platinum Tools offers, promotions, or discounts. This offer is not available to Platinum Tools distributors, agents, representatives, or employees. Platinum Tools standard terms and conditions apply.


RTI Now Shipping Flagship T4x Handheld Remote Control

Combining an Elegant New Form Factor With Advanced Features, Sleek Device Raises the Bar on Control in the Smart Home

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer, today announced that its flagship T4x handheld remote control is now shipping. Perfectly suited for any contemporary environment, the controller’s sleek, sophisticated design offers superb ergonomics, a high-resolution 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, and fully programmable soft-touch buttons. Setting the standard for wireless control, the device is packed with advanced features including grip sensors, Wi-Fi, dual RF, and more.

The second generation of RTI’s T4 remote control platform, the T4x features a smaller form factor than its predecessor. Completely customizable, the device’s vivid 4-inch touchscreen provides convenient swiping through pages and lists, while its 20 fully programmable soft-touch buttons deliver quick access to commonly used functions. The controller’s integrated grip sensors keep the device awake during use, while an accelerometer provides instant-on activation.

The T4x features integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless Ethernet to enable viewing of MJPEG video, wireless program updates, enhanced two-way control, and more. The device offers RTI’s dual RF platform to support both 433-MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4-GHz ZigBee® for bi-directional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and HVAC systems.

“With its modern look and feel, the T4x is the perfect addition to today’s smart homes and offices,” said Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. “But the controller offers much more than an eye-catching design. Its advanced features and multiple wireless options allow integrators to provide the utmost control experience for their customers.”

More information about RTI is available at www.rticorp.com.

SecureGuard® v2.6 update with Active shooter detection system, & Mass Alert Capabilities

Speco is committed to saving lives when tragedy strikes, and we are able to do this with SecureGuard® v2.6. This new version offers an Active shooter detection system to be in place. SecureGuard® Active Shooter System is integrated with today’s top gunshot sensors to allow businesses, schools, events and venues to act quickly by utilizing surveillance video with mass notification capabilities to make every second count where lives are at stake. Gunshots are positively identified by its audible, infrared and concussive emissions reducing the number of false alarms to zero. Within seconds of detecting a gunshot, SecureGuard® can immediately bring up live images of the shooter and at the same time alert security personnel to his location. SecureGuard® Mass Notification System can also send text messages to hundreds of mobile devices steering people away from danger while directing first responders to those in need of help. With gunshot detection, mass notifications, E-Maps, camera linking, pre/post alarm recording and real-time events, Speco lets you to be prepared to act should the unimaginable happens.


Introducing the New Torus Power PB 10!

The Torus Power PB 10 offers two 5-amp Torus Power isolation transformers in a compact, rugged enclosure. The PowerBlock PB 10 was designed for use in mid-power audio and video systems and it features full isolation between transformers. The Torus Power PowerBlock PB 10 is ideal for situations where you want to isolate digital components from analog equipment or segregate switching power supplies from linear power supplies.

The PowerBlock PB 10’s compact footprint and rugged construction make it convenient for use in almost any situation. It looks sharp on or near a component shelf, on any floor surface or it can be located elsewhere when space is at a premium. It’s a great value too at only US $1299.00 retail.

The PowerBlock PB 10 is in stock and ready to ship – order today!

Upload LogoNow Available! TRENDnet’s new USB-C Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Adapters!

TRENDnet is excited to launch the market’s first USB-C Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with its USB-C 3.1 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter (TUC-ET5G) and also the USB-C 3.1 to 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter (TUC-ET2G).

Simply use one of TRENDnet’s USB-C Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Adapters to transfer and download large files to your laptop or computer over a USB-C connection faster than you could before. Both models support high-speed 2.5GBASE-T networking speeds up to 2.5Gbps, with a USB 3.1 connection interface to maintain fast and reliable network connectivity; the TUC-ET5G also supports the higher 5GBASE-T network speed, up to 5Gbps.

Both USB-C Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Adapters are very compact with an integrated USB cable and a low-profile design. TRENDnet’s USB-C Adapters are compatible with both Windows® and Mac® operating systems. The adapters are conveniently powered via the USB port, and no external power adapter is required.

Video Mount EREN-27E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

“The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the cost-effective EREN-27E1K is the newest member of 19-inch equipment rack enclosure family,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “With a usable depth of 33 inches, a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs., and coming fully assembled and welded, these units simplify on-site installation.”

With a tempered glass front door for great equipment visibility, a double swing rear door for easy access to the back of your equipment and removable side panels, this cabinet makes installing and servicing your equipment simple. It also comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels, allowing for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com