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New Altronix 5-Port Hardened Switch Supports up to Four IP Access Controllers in a Single Enclosure

Altronix, the recognized leader in power and data transmission solutions for the professional security industry, continues to expand its industry-leading line of networking products with the release of their new NetWay5B 5-Port Hardened Switch. This compact IP switch is designed to mount in virtually any Altronix enclosure and easily combines multiple IP devices over a single Ethernet cable – back to the head-end. It is especially suitable in their Trove series where multiple IP access controllers from the industry’s leading manufacturers are deployed

“Altronix continues to enhance our portfolio of NetWay Solutions with innovative products that provide system designers and installers with highly cost-efficient and effective means to expand their customers’ security,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Our new NetWay5B 5-Port Hardened Switch features the proven quality and reliability Altronix is known for.”

NetWay5B greatly reduces installation costs by eliminating the need and costs associated with running dedicated cables for each deployed device. It features five 10/100/1000 data ports with speed/activity LED indicators, and is powered via PoE or any 12 or 24VDC UL listed power source. As with all Altronix products, the new NetWay5B is manufactured in the U.S.A., and backed by a lifetime warranty.

Also available is the BR1 Mounting Bracket, which lets you mount additional Altronix sub-assemblies to the enclosure’s side wall. It is compatible with the NetWay5B, PD4UL(CB), PD8UL(CB), PDS8(CB), LINQ8PD(CB), ACM4(CB), MOM5(CB) and VR6 to facilitate more devices and save enclosure space. This add-on mounting bracket, compatible with Trove and Maximal series enclosures, makes it even easier for system expansion.

Atlona Amplifies Omega Series with New Multi-Format Switcher

Atlona, a Panduit company, adds another important layer to its rapidly-growing Omega™ Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. The AT-OME-MS42 is 4×2 matrix switcher that delivers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and video conferencing applications in small-to-medium AV environments, including meeting rooms, conference rooms, and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver.

The OME-MS42 combines the benefits of auto-switching for USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort, plus integrated display control and USB extension, offering flexible capabilities for 4K presentation and software video conferencing applications. Selectable AV switching modes across HDBaseT and HDMI outputs enable simple configuration and effortless ease of use tailored to a specific application. When used with the OME-EX-RX receiver or OME-SR21 scaling receiver, the OME-MS42 can be remotely powered over HDBaseT.

The OME-MS42 includes USB 2.0 and USB-C interfaces for extension to three host computers, plus two peripheral devices such as a camera, microphone, speakerphone, or keyboard and mouse. As one of the few USB-C equipped switchers available today, the OME-MS42 enables clutter-free, single-cable connectivity for 4K video presentations, video conferencing and interactive collaboration projects, with immediate compatibility to laptops and mobile devices with USB-C ports.

The OME-MS42 is HDCP 2.2 compliant and features HDBaseT extension for video up to 4K/60 4:2:0, plus embedded audio, control, Ethernet, and USB over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). All inputs and the local HDMI output support 4K/60 4:4:4 at HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. Additionally, 4K downscaling to 1080p @ 60, 30, or 24 Hz is available for the HDMI output when connected to an HD display or other destination device.

AudioQuest SLiP XTRM 14/2 and 14/4

AudioQuest’s in-wall CL3/FT4 FLX and SLiP Series speaker cables have been the installer’s best friend for many years. However, installers have often asked for a product that offers even higher performance while maintaining SLiP’s already outstanding ease of use. The new SLiP XTRM cables are our response to that demand. As with the original models, SLiP XTRM retain the standard-setting super-slippery, easy-to-pull CL3/FT4-rated jacket, as well as the convenient feet and meter markings.

Two differences have a profound effect on overall performance: First, the conductors in SLiP XTRM feature a more advanced form of Semi-Solid Concentric design called True Concentric. Semi-Solid Concentric conductors use fewer, larger strands that do not change position down the length of the cable. True-Concentric conductor technology pushes this concept even further, with each successive conductor layer spiraling in the opposite direction of the underlying layer. The strand interaction created by electrical contact is meaningfully reduced as there is now more contact pressure at the points of contact, rather than lines of contact. The result is lower distortion, improved resolution, and greatly reduced harshness.

Second, while the central area of SLiP XTRM conductors use low-distortion Long-Grain Copper (LGC), the outermost conductor layer is made of Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) with its astonishingly smooth surface. This outer layer of conductors is most responsible for SLiP XTRM’s seductive clarity and smoothness. Careful application of PSC and LGC enables performance approaching that of a full-PSC conductor, but at a much friendlier price.

Performance, value, reliability. All of this makes AudioQuest’s SLiP XTRM simply the highest-performing, easiest-to-install CL3/FT4-certified cable in the business!

Da-Lite DescenderPro Wins Commercial Integrator BEST Award at InfoComm 2019

The Commercial Integrator BEST Award for the category of Video Projection Screens was awarded to DescenderPro during InfoComm 2019. 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 with four surface options, including HD Progressive for high resolution projection, DescenderPro ships quickly for projects with little to no lead time. Internal junction box, silent motor and low-voltage control (LVC) are standard.




An 8MP 1/2.5” CMOS Sensor That Let’s You See Everything

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•  8MP IP Indoor/Outdoor Mid Size Vandal Dome
•  Varifocal 2.7-12mm Motorized Lens (110° – 40°)
•  1/2.5″ CMOS Starlight
•  164 Feet Smart IR. POE Capable
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See What Matters To You
•  Replace Multiple Single Sensors
•  Flexible Positioning
•  Detailed Images In The Dark
•  Simplified Installation
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We’ll be attending CEDIA 2019
Visit Us As Booth #1721
The Colorado Convention Center
September 12-14, 2019
Denver, Colorado

Model #: KD-PS42U

4K/18G Presentation Switcher with 4 Inputs (HDBT, 3x HDMI), 2 Mirrored Outputs (HDBT, HDMI), Audio De-Embed, IR, RS-232, IP, CEC Manager™. Includes Rx. – Shipping Q3 2019

Main Features:

  • Presentation Switcher Kit:  Includes KD-PS42 and KD-X40MRx. Add KD-X2x1WDTx wall plate HDBaseT transmitter for plug-in on walls, floor and table boxes
  • Presentation Switching: 3 HDMI, 1 HDBaseT source selection by push button, IP, RS-232, IR, auto switching, or trigger control.    
  • 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.
  • KD-App Ready: Network scan & detect populates pre-built GUI including connected display/projector controls via CEC Manager™
  • 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 these products 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=bl3bbkEYbFQ&t=33s

Thanks for Making InfoComm 2019 A Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who visited the Kramer booth, we had a great time sharing our lineup of award winning AV solutions with you, and even took home three more awards from SVC, AVT, and rAVe!

For those who didn’t make it to Orlando this year, we’ve got a complete run down of all the awards and announcements along with a virtual booth tour.

Take a walk through the Kramer Booth!

We had a great time at InfoComm this year introducing 10+ real-world solutions that included C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Vaddio and Wiremold all in one enormous booth. Take an interactive tour to see all the solutions we brought to the show, to see what’s new, learn which products are sustainable and much more. Link: https://indd.adobe.com/view/2ef887aa-582f-48d4-82bd-f59d4b3d8ee8

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).

Take Advantage of the Luxul Customer Assurance Program

The Luxul Customer Assurance Program or CAP provides you with certified wired and wireless network designs for residential and commercial applications — complete with tech support — that are guaranteed to meet your customers’ reliability and performance requirements relating to Wi-Fi.

There’s a new standard for network dependability, and that standard is only going to get higher. You are faced with the challenge of installing systems that are expected to work quickly and reliably 100 percent of the time. What end users don’t always realize is that there’s a strong network running behind their system for connectivity purposes. The best networking equipment isn’t the only thing necessary to meet customers’ expectations — a reliable install can make or break a network.

To participate in the Customer Assurance Program, Luxul dealers simply register their projects at www.luxul.com/assurance. Based on this input, Luxul engineers will deliver a complete custom network design, including both required and optional equipment along with educational pages meant to make end users aware of things like the importance of a solid network, what remote management and internet content management are and their importance, as well as what interference is and how it can be accounted for in a proper design. Dealers simply install the network based on the design, and complete it with a remote management platform like Domotz.

More information is available at www.luxul.com/assurance-program.aspx.

Monitor Audio Installation Amplifiers

The Monitor Audio Installation Amplifiers are built to do more and use less space. They feature cutting-edge technology for the best sound performance in any installation project and are backed by a 5 year warranty! The multi-channel amplifiers can be used in a wide range of applications in residential and commercial properties with power up to 2000 watts. Audio channels can be grouped or bridged for flexible installations, configurable to 1,2,3,6,8 or 12 channels.

We have selected the world renowned Hypex amplifiers to guarantee reliability and the great sound quality you’d expect from Monitor Audio, reduced into slim 1U and 2U high cases that universally fit into most racks whilst delivering 93% energy efficiency. Auto ranging allows for use in any territory without the need for a separate power supply.

There are two types of amplifiers within the range:

Distribution Amplifiers – Full connectivity with simple wired voltage trigger or signal sense.

Connected ‘Connect’ Amplifiers – More complex DSP and IP control included, offering wider flexibility and integration. Using the ‘Connect’ IP interface, a web application which can be accessed by any device with a web browser, allows the installer to set features and fine tune audio performance remotely from the amplifier location. The installer can therefore be in the same room as the speakers when performing these tasks.

R6400-RHF Double Hinged Wall Mount Rack Enclosure

Penn Elcom has always worked closely with customers to learn first-hand what we can offer to ease and improve the work they do. We’ve listened and based on direct feedback, developed our latest product: the R6400-RHF Double Hinged Wall Mount Rack Enclosure! An AV installer’s dream, this kit now allows our customers to purchase the already popular R6400 Wall Mount Rack and the RHF-6400 swing-out frame together, as a single pre-assembled unit. The unit offers unparalleled accessibility to the front, sides and rear and is built to last, like all Penn Elcom’s Enclosures.

Our new enclosure is feature-packed:


Fitted with reversible threaded and square hole rails

Removable side panels and front door (also lockable)

Integrated cable management rails and knockouts

3 top fans 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® New PoE+ 10Gig Shielded RJ45 Field Plug

Platinum Tools(R) (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 PoE+ 10Gig Shielded RJ45 Field Plug (p/n 106250). Now shipping, the new Field Plug optimizes data throughput to PoE+ powered devices. Compatible with a wide assortment of large cables with large conductors, the cast-metal shell provides end-to-end shielding from extraneous noise interference in high bandwidth applications.

Additional features include HDBaseT PoE+ compliant; Cat7/6A/6; No special crimp tool required; Insulation diameter: 0.032in. – 0.057in. (0.8mm – 1.47mm); Cable OD: 0.236in. – 0.315in. (6.0mm – 8.0mm); 50 micron gold plated contacts; UL and RoHS compliant; Solid or stranded, 26 – 23 AWG; Dimensions: 70.20mm x 17.85mm x 14.0mm; Cable compatibility: S/FTP or F/FTP Shielding; Stranded or Solid; 26AWG – 23AWG wires; Compliance: ISO/IEC 11801; ANSI/TIA-568-C.2; ANSI/TIA-568.2-D; IEEE 802.3an 10GBit Suitable.

For pricing and more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

Recap of RTI’s Collaboration Solutions at InfoComm 2019

At Infocomm 2019 booth 1955, RTI showcased its latest media distribution and collaboration solutions for houses of worship, restaurants, lecture halls, and meeting spaces. Products on display included the new VXU-SC Conferencing and Collaboration System, the VMS-741 Quad MultiViewer, and the VXP-82 All-In-One Presentation System.

Making its debut at InfoComm 2019, the VXU-SC video conferencing and collaboration system enables multiple users to interact easily with soft-codec conferencing solutions such as Microsoft Skype®, Cisco WebEx®, and Citrix GoToMeetings®. In addition to support for video content from a wide range of devices, USB sharing also enables control from any connected PC, laptop, and interactive display, and allows inexpensive webcams and microphones to be utilized.

Additional commercial solutions on display included the new VMS-741 Quad MultiViewer, which features seven video inputs, a 4K video output, and can be configured for viewing up to four sources simultaneously on one display. The VMS-741 is ideal for commercial spaces requiring a wide range of video sources with differing resolutions and formats. Whether it’s a multimedia presentation in a house of worship or a screen showing multiple games in a sports bar, with 16 video window layout combinations, any 4K display becomes the ultimate video wall alternative.

The VXP-82 is a perfect solution for large meeting spaces and lecture halls. The all-in-one control processor and presentation switcher comes with a built-in 8×2 multi-format video switcher and powerful processing for control over all of the systems in the room. Easily handling video signals from multiple sources ¾ including HDBaseT support ¾ the system also delivers audio with a mic input and built-in amplifier.

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

Séura introduces market-leading LED technology in line of lighted mirrors with 95+ color rendering

It produces true, brilliant colors for a healthier reflection

Séura, a Wisconsin-based designer tech company, recently introduced new, industry-leading LED lighting technology into its American-made lighted mirror line. The mirrors, mostly designed for bathroom vanity applications, now have the best lighting technology used in lighted mirrors when it comes to color rendering index (CRI). The CRI scale goes from zero to 100 and measures how accurately a light source is at revealing the true colors of the objects it illuminates, and Séura’s lighted mirrors now boast 95+ CRI.

“Séura Brilliant LED Technology is a game changer,” said Tim Gilbertson, Séura co-founder and COO. “The lights in our mirrors have always helped illuminate the faces looking into them, but these lend the way to a whole new level of accurate, full color spectrum rendering without compromising brightness or energy efficiency.”

Séura Brilliant LED Technology provides a more natural-like light that results in the user seeing and experiencing:

• More true, vivid, and vibrant colors

• Improved appearance of objects with more detail and clarity

• High-color contrast that makes it easy to differentiate colors

• Improved wellbeing from exposure to light that closely resembles natural sunlight

To top it off, all Séura Lighted Mirrors are manufactured in the U.S., so they’re not affected by the 25 percent tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. That means no pricing changes, the same delivery commitments, and no compromises. When trade tensions are high, count on Séura.

VMP’s ERENVCM-27 & ERENVCM-42 Vertical Cable Management

In enclosures, wiring organization is a must. VMP’s ERENVCM-27 & ERENVCM-42 help keep all your wire bundles organized and sorted as they feed into your rack equipment.  Made out of durable ABS and steel with a removable front plate for easier mounting of cables, the ERENVCM-27 & ERENVCM-42 provide the strength and longevity you’ve come to expect from VMP. The ERENVCM-27 mounts into the EREN-27, EREN-27E, and EREN-27E1K equipment rack enclosures, while the ERENVCM-42 mounts into VMP’s EREN-42E and EREN-42E1K equipment rack enclosures.

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.

Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the A/V, communication and security industries since 1994. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding mounting systems to address growing segments across many markets. VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. 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.