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Allegion US, a leading provider of security products and solutions, recently announced the launch of Schlage® Mobile Access Solutions—a comprehensive, secure and flexible access control solution portfolio.

The Schlage Mobile Access Solutions portfolio redefines access control for the mobile world. As a complete cloud-based ecosystem, it enables the use of mobile credentials on openings across a property or site, delivering straightforward mobile credential experience for end users and site administrators. Developed by a leader in the security space for 100 years, Schlage Mobile Access Solutions is a comprehensive portfolio that provides customers and end users with a premium mobile offering, providing them seamless access to where they live, work and visit.

The launch of Schlage Mobile Access Solutions portfolio is the next wave in Allegion’s mission to serve the industry with flexible access control solutions, making seamless, comprehensive security the new standard for businesses, institutions and beyond. For more information on Schlage Mobile Access Solutions and products included in the portfolio, visit us.allegion.com/mobileaccess.

New Power Products from AudioQuest

AudioQuest is fully operational. Our inventory is strong, we’re processing orders, and we’re eager to help your business grow—now more than ever.

Bringing our most sophisticated noise-dissipation technologies to an even wider audience, our latest products, the Niagara 3000 Low-Z Power Noise-Dissipation System and NRG-X AC power cables, are designed to help your customers unlock the true potential of their audio/video systems.

Niagara 3000 incorporates almost all of the sonically effective technology that distinguishes the award-winning Niagara Series—AQ’s patented AC Ground-Noise Dissipation System, Transient Power Correction, extremely wide-bandwidth Level-X linear filtering, and more—but at a more accessible price ($2999.95 US retail).

With rack-friendly dimensions (17.5” W x 3.45” H x 15.2” D; 24.9lbs) and 2-RU rack ears (included), the Niagara 3000 is a very high-performance, cost-effective option for two-channel and custom-install applications. In addition to sophisticated protection circuitry, the 3000 provides power amplifiers a current reservoir of over 55 amps peak (up to 25mS).

The next generation of award-winning NRG-X AC power cables (from $64.95 US retail) are meticulously designed to complement and enhance today’s exciting electronics. Available with C5, C7, and C13 plugs, these power cables are perfect for Sonos systems, soundbars, powered desktop speakers, gaming consoles, and more.

NRG-X cables feature Direction-Controlled Long-Grain Copper (LGC) in a Semi-Solid Concentric Topology—a sophisticated physical arrangement in which strands are packed more tightly and never change position within the bundle. Direction-Controlled LGC minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries that exist in any metal conductor, which in turn assures induced noise is dissipated and drained properly—as always, we direct noise where it will do the least harm to your system’s performance.

AudioQuest power products deliver enhanced bass definition, improved transient articulation, greater soundstage scale, and more of the precious spatial cues that bring recorded music to life. For more info, visit www.audioquest.com.

Celerity Universal Fiber Optic provides DisplayPort 1.4 support up to 8K resolution to a single display. Utilizing Celerity’s TX and RX DisplayPort modules with MPO connector technology, Celerity UFO-DP is an optimized cable for mission critical visual information display monitor applications. A medical facility server with PC control will store and share patient records and diagnostic imaging to multiple examination room display monitors for doctor-patient consultations. Utilizing Celerity UFO DisplayPort cable ensures full resolution from PC to remotely located monitors up to 1000 feet from the PC/Server source location from multiple video graphics cards. Celerity UFO DisplayPort cables are fully immune to RF/EMI effect and may be routed in the facility without concern for existing communications and electrical infrastructure. Further, Celerity UFO DisplayPort enables MST (Multi-Stream Transport) when multiple video streams are multiplexed to independent display monitors. Coupling this with the performance benefits of fiber, ease of installation for Celerity UFO and full DisplayPort 1.2 support makes a strong case for Celerity UFO for high demand distributed video for medical, visual art design and professional gaming.


No More Dull, Washed Out Images in High Ambient Light Environments

Body: Parallax® Stratos 1.0 is a Contrast Based, 80% ALR surface engineered for high value, large scale projects. This surface is available up to 16′ H in a variety of products, including our core lineup of electric screens and fixed frames to expand your customer’s product portfolio and installation applications. Appropriate for standard throw projection (1.0:1 or greater). Horizontal Half Angle: 30º | Vertical Half Angle: 30º | Ambient Light Rejection: 80%

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Cosmopolitan and Advantage Products Now Easier to Explore on LegrandAV.com! 

Don’t worry, the products you love haven’t changed! We’ve taken 14 individual product pages and condensed them into four series pages that provide you and your customers with the complete sizing offering, surface pairings and available options for the Tensioned Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan, Tensioned Advantage and Advantage products. This will provide you and your customers enhanced visibility to the entire electric screen product portfolio with less clicks.

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Advantage and Tensioned Advantage Series Line Expansion

The Advantage(R) and Tensioned Advantage Series are now available in an expanded size offering. This exciting change is based on identifying a trend of custom orders in 16:9 and 16:10 format sizes. These new standard catalog part numbers will make product specification in large format ceiling recessed electric screen sizes easy.



Wondering if Da-Lite Screens Can be Used Outdoors?

Da-Lite Screens are not rated for Outdoor use. Irreparable damage to Da-Lite screens can occur via expose to wind, sunlight, moisture and extreme temperature. For more information, contact Customer Care at 866.977.3901 or av.support@legrand.com.


Digital Watchdog Offers Technical Webinars Live and On Demand

Digital Watchdog is hosting a number of webinars featuring technology integration partners and product tutorials.

Since last fall, the company has held and posted recordings for 28 webinars. Highlights include many third-party technologies that “Work With DW Spectrum IPVMS.”

Links to register for upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of recent webinars, are available at www.digital-watchdog.com/webinars.


Digital Watchdog Offers DW Spectrum IPVMS Certification Online

Digital Watchdog has launched an online learning system focused on certification for its DW Spectrum IPVMS.

The company’s popular full-day training class is now available on demand.

Other certification courses will be added on a regular basis.

Visit dwuniversity.digital-watchdog.com to learn more.

GoldenEar Technology Invisa Series Signature Point Source (SPS) in-wall loudspeaker

Engineered to deliver state-of-the-art performance, GoldenEar Invisa Series in-ceiling/in-wall speakers blend so perfectly with their surroundings that they virtually disappear, exuding nothing but naturally beautiful sound.

The Invisa Signature Point Source (SPS) is intended for use as a left-, right-, or center-channel loudspeaker, or as a side or rear surround, in high-quality multi-channel home theaters and music systems. It presents a compact (28-3/16” x 8-9/16”) fascia and fits easily into a standard wall depth (with or without optional backbox).

Each Invisa SPS incorporates a sophisticated High-Gauss, High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter—the same unit used in the award-winning Triton Reference floorstander—and four 5-1/4” high-definition cast-basket drivers. The complex crossover network utilizes the fully balanced topology incorporated in GoldenEar’s most ambitious models, with a special polystyrene film capacitor on the high-frequency section.

In order to achieve a point-source radiation pattern, with the dramatic benefits of better dispersion and improved imaging, the outer two drivers are limited to 500Hz, while the two inner drivers go all the way up to 3kHz, where they meet and blend perfectly with the tweeter. All this is precisely accomplished by the complex balanced crossover network.

Other subtle but significant details include: a rotatable tweeter that enables correct vertical or horizontal positioning, a switch that provides adjustment of the tweeter level, a magnetically attached low-profile grille, non-resonant mineral-filled frame structure, and special locking components for easy and secure attachment to the wall. Further, the optional backbox has been carefully engineered with internal EVA damping foam and external open-cell foam to prevent bleed-through of sound into the adjacent room.

In the Invisa Series SPS, GoldenEar combines outstanding performance, exceptional value, and an elegant physical design that blends seamlessly into any environment. For more info, visit https://www.goldenear.com/products/invisa-series.

Arcam SA30

Arcam’s new HDA Series flagship integrated amplifier, the SA30, is designed around Class G amplification for a seamless blend of power and efficiency.

Devotees of the latest hi-resolution digital audio systems will welcome the SA30’s support for MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), as offered by the likes of TIDAL Masters, and its Roon Endpoint status means that it is all set to receive audio from Roon’s digital music player and library system. Equipped with ESS Technology’s 32-bit supporting high-end ESS Sabre ESS9038 DAC, all digital music is meticulously prepared for life in the analogue world.

Wireless support is thorough. Expect seamless operation with AirPlay 2, uPnP streamer set-ups and Chromecast-enabled equipment, while the HDMI ARC (audio return channel) makes the SR30 the ideal machine with which to receive an ARC audio feed from the likes of a TV. As well as ARC support, custom install professionals will no doubt value the amplifier’s comprehensive I/P control suite, including Control4 and Crestron compatibility.

Scott Campbell, Director of Sales and Marketing for Arcam, says, “The SA30 represents the new pinnacle for stereo amplification from ARCAM. Our hugely talented design team has left nothing on the pitch here. This is Class G technology expertly implemented and teamed with the latest cutting-edge features, including room correction technology, hi-resolution audio support, and custom install provision.”

Since arriving on the market, the SA30 has received a variety of plaudits including five star reviews from HiFi Choice and What HiFi, and the HiFi News Outstanding Product award. Click here to view an informative video about Arcam and the SA30.

A Lot Is Changing At IC Realtime.

  Improved Tech Support!
  New RMA Process!
  New Customer Success Team!
  Trade Agreements Act Compliant Products!

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Trade Agreements Act Compliant
Not only are you able to offer your client options that are not prohibitive to importation and meet TAA compliance, but the simple confidence of knowing it’s “Made in Korea” is a breath of fresh air.
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New! DASH Line
“It Just Works”

“It just works. It’s as simple as that!  Add a new device in minutes”
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New Webinars

We are hosting twice daily Webinars on Wednesdays & Fridays at 11AM & 4PM EST.
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Integra DSX-3 Slim 5.1 Network AV Receiver

“Movie lovers that care about interior aesthetics can unlock the true sonic potential of 4K Ultra HD Entertainment with the slim and beautiful Integra DSX-3; an integration-ready, cool running, Network AV Receiver.  At just 2.75” in height, and sporting installation-friendly features like passive subwoofer drive capability, the Integra DSX-3 brings immersive audio into the tightest installation spaces.”



Josh.ai Announces Integration with Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Josh.ai continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home through a new integration with Xfinity X1 set-top boxes. Using Josh.ai’s proprietary and privacy-focused voice automation, Comcast customers with X1 will still be able to enjoy the voice functionality of their remote with the added ability to control their entire home in a hands-free and intuitive way. As part of the Josh.ai Distributed AV workflow, IP enabled Xfinity set-top boxes on firmware 4.0p12s2 or newer will auto-populate for configuration.

Clients will experience an unmatched level of flexibility when using voice to request their desired content wherever they want it. For example, if someone is hungry for a snack during the big game they can give their Josh Micro a command like, “OK Josh, watch ESPN in the kitchen and pause the media room TV.” Josh.ai knows to directly control each Xfinity box routed or assigned to its respective video zone, and like magic, the viewer never misses any of their live action!

Josh.ai & Steinway Lyngdorf Introduce the Ultimate Luxury Home Entertainment Experience

As part of the Josh.ai Distributed AV workflow, Steinway Lyngdorf and Lyngdorf Audio processors will auto-populate the web portal for configuration. Integrators are then able to efficiently assign input sources and output zones for whole-home media control. Josh.ai’s Steinway Lyngdorf support offers a rich feature-set of functionality allowing users to switch inputs, control volume levels, distribute a single source to play across multiple zones, and route multiple sources across multiple zones verbally via Josh Micro or manually through the intuitive Josh.ai app.


Legrand | AV Residential Solutions

Chief K1D Series Monitor Arm Mounts

The enhanced K1D Dynamic Height-Adjustable Desk Clamp Mounts are the perfect monitor mount solutions for the home. Key enhancements have been made to Chief’s patented Centris™ Extreme Tilt technology for effortless fingertip monitor positioning. Their enhanced, 3-step installation and quick-release monitor interface allows for easy mounting and maintenance, with included tool storage in the updated base. The monitor mounts float displays in the optimal ergonomic position above your work surface to create a more productive and comfortable workspace.

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Da-Lite Parallax Stratos 1.0 Screen

Rejecting up to 80% of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors, Da-

Lite’s Parallax Stratos 1.0 surface gives integrators the freedom to design seamless ambient light rejection screens up to 16 feet high in tensioned electric and fixed frame. The projection screen is mildew-resistant and can be gently cleaned with water.

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Luxul Game-Changing Self-Healing Switches

Reduce service calls with our latest self-healing switches. These offer Auto-Recovery so that devices connected to the switches by PoE no longer need to be manually rebooted when they fall offline or become unresponsive; the configuration in the switch triggers PoE-connected devices to reboot automatically. And with Power Scheduling, you can now trigger the switches to power PoE-connected devices on or off based on any schedule you create within the switch.

Check out our latest self-healing switches including our 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 AMS-1816P, 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P,1 2-port/8 PoE+ AMS-1208P, 26-port/24 PoE+ stackable L2/L3 AMS-4424P, 26-port/24 PoE+ AMS-2624P, 26-port/24 PoE+ XMS-2624P, 52-port PoE+ L2/L3 XMS-5248P, and 52-port stackable L2/L3 XMS-7048.

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Middle Atlantic Products Forward Family

Forward is designed around an innovative rackrail and our patented universal mounting pattern for quick, tool-less installation. Forward includes cable management solutions; blank and vent panels; and more. Forward ships with Middle Atlantic’s BGR Series enclosure, a standard for a new installation experience within the industry’s No.1 AV enclosure.

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Nuvo P600 DIN Rail Player – Now Available!

Designed for simple installation in projects incorporating the international DIN rail mounting standard, the P600 provides any room with instant access to endless music options from networked collections or a variety of internet radio and streaming services, and can be easily expanded throughout the home. To further streamline installations, Legrand is offering convenient kits that include everything needed to provide their customers with complete two-, three-, or four-zone systems.

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AC1050 Mounting Accessory and AC106A6 Network Interface

To help support a strong network connection, On-Q introduced a new mounting plate accessory and network interface module for its plastic structured wiring enclosures. For wired and wireless low-voltage systems, the AC1050 five-inch mounting plate allows a variety of third-party devices to be mounted into the enclosures. Designed to connect a Wi-Fi router or switch to wired networking locations throughout the home, the six-port AC106A6 network interface module delivers reliable networking with maximum data throughput.

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SANUS SASB1 Soundbar Mount

The SASB1 allows users to finetune its height and depth to seamlessly integrate soundbars with their mounted TVs ranging from 32 inches to 90 inches. The mount can be attached to the back or bottom of a soundbar for compatibility with most speakers up to 20 pounds. Post-installation height adjustment allows for an ideal fit between the soundbar and TVs, while depth adjustment enables flush positioning with the bottom of the TV to create a clean look and help eliminate audio interference from upward-firing speakers. 

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Legrand Shading and Residential Controls

Legrand’s Charlie Derk Appointed to CABA Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Charlie Derk, director of product marketing for the company’s QMotion and Vantage brands, has been appointed to the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) board of directors. CABA is an international, nonprofit industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies.

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QMotion Qadvanced Roller Shades
QMotion delivers a simple and sophisticated automated shade that offers both ease of use and dependability. Choose from shades in a wide range of colors and styles. All automated roller shades can be controlled via remote, smart phone or tablet, or with our exclusive manual override feature, which does not strip the motor, unlike traditional roller shades. 

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Vantage Design Center 4.0

We have launched a new Design Center software! The latest updates include:

  • QZHub3 Integration: New QzHub3 acts as the communication gateway between Qadvanced shades and the InFusion Controller. Activate the QzHub3 via the QMotion QzHub app.
  • EasyTouch Glass: New EasyTouch Glass product line is now available for order as a low-voltage or line- voltage solution.
  • Legrand Colors: Legrand colors have been applied and are available for the EasyTouch II product line and EasyTouch Glass product line.
  • User Access Management: Added User Access Management capabilities to the Design Center software when connecting to the InFusion Controller.
  • Software Firewall: New InFusion Controller network settings for filtering open TCP and UDP connections.

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4K HDMI Adapter Ring – 29878

Attach a Universal Cable Mount with color coded adapters to an HDMI cable to provide connectivity options for a meeting space display.

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Retractable Universal Mount 4K HDMI Adapter Ring – 29879

Attach a Retractable Universal Mount with color coded adapters to an HDMI cable to provide connectivity options for a meeting space display.

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Retractable Table Box Mount 4K HDMI Adapter Ring – 29880

Attach a Retractable Table Box Mount with color coded adapters to an HDMI cable to provide connectivity options for a meeting space display.

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LPE1U & LFE1U – Large Capacity Height Adjustable Flat Panel Mounts

Ideal for interactive displays to create better accessibility to technology in the classroom. Increase student and teacher engagement by easily raising and lowering the display 26 inches (660 mm). Kid-friendly safety features immediately halt and reverse motion of display upon encountering an obstruction.

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Greater Visibility to the Cosmopolitan and Advantage Product Options!

Don’t worry, the products you love haven’t changed!

We’ve taken 14 individual product pages and condensed them into four series pages that provide you and your customers with the complete sizing offering, surface pairings and available options for the Tensioned Cosmopolitan(R), Cosmopolitan, Tensioned Advantage(R) and Advantage products. This will provide you and your customers enhanced visibility to the entire electric screen product portfolio with less clicks.

Advantage series

Tensioned advantage series

Cosmopolitan series

Tensioned cosmopolitan series

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Premium+ for Remote Power Management


Unleash the maximum potential of Racklink™ technology -remotely manage your AV systems and provide best-in-class power and network security protection; Rackmount model featuring 2-stage surge protection.

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Unleash the maximum potential of RackLink™ – remotely manage your AV systems and provide best-in-class network security protection; Compact form factor ideal for mounting on Lever Lock™; Featuring 2-stage surge.

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RoboSHOT 12E USB PTZ Camera

Bring Clarity to your Conferencing

The RoboSHOT 12E USB supports video conferencing and streaming HD video with a 1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS sensor.
Enhanced Wide Dynamic Range corrects uneven lighting so your image is more visible and detailed even in the worst lit conditions.
Tri-Synchronous Motion technology will simultaneously pan, tilt and zoom for smooth, studio-like motion. 12x optical zoom gets you close to your subject without the distortion.
Stream or video conference to all platforms like YouTube, Facebook Live, Zoom and WebEx through simultaneous USB 3.0, HDMI and IP (H.264) streaming.

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TEAMUP+ Series from DigitaLinx & Liberty AV Solutions

Introducing the 4K60 18g 4×1 Multi-format Presentation Switcher Extender becomes Versatile 5×1 when using optional HDBT RX.


Digitalinx 4×1 Multi-Format Matrix Presentation Switcher (DL-SC41U-TX)

Connect with TeamUp+ Series by DigitaLinx.  Introducing the 4×1 4k/60 Multi-format Matrix & Presentation Switcher (DL-SC41U-TX). This unit includes 4 Video inputs, 2 HDMI, 1 Display Port, & 1 USB-C. Great as a standalone Switcher or integrate a Display, PC, Control & USB 3.0 Mic/Camera to this unit with optional (DL-SCU-RX), HDBaseT Receiver and it becomes a 5×1 Presentation/Switcher.

Ideal for software-based video teleconference rooms, BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) with no need for a dedicated Conference system… the computer is the dedicated conference system. The 4×1 TeamUp+ Series Multi-Format Presentation Switcher/Extender with HDBaseT & USB (DL-SC41U-TX) can also be controlled via front panel buttons or by API commands using RS232 or Ethernet. This unit offers Web server / GUI that is built in and features A/V and USB Switching control, automatic display control and input EDID management.

DigitaLinx HDBaseT Receiver (DL-SCU-RX)

With built-in system automation, these devices automatically ­power up TV or Projector via RS232, up/ down relays for Projector screens with use of the DigitaLinx HDBaseT Receiver (DL-SCU-RX) with no need for separate system control. So, when you’re ready for a simple solution to the Conference room you’ve been thinking about and want to be able to also control shades, the projector, or other devices, look no further because just like two peas in a pod, you now have the DL-SC41U-TX and DL-SC41-RX at your disposal.

Liberty AV can optimize the installation of these devices with premium, certified, Liberty AV Optical, HDMI and Category cables and our sister company, WESCO Broadcast and AV can provide all of the quality, distributed brands needed to complete your install, including speakers, cameras, and more.  Ask about our eKitting all of these great components in one, convenient kit for time and cost-savings at the time of deployment.

Every-AV-Thing Connecting Source to Display

Learn more at https://secure.libertycable.com/product_details.php?pitem=DL-SC41U-TX or Reach out to Liberty AV’s knowledgeable customer service team at 800-530-8998 or via orders@libav.com for ‘Every-AV-Thing Connecting Source to Display’

NEW Monitor Audio IMS-4 Music Streamer

Monitor Audio is delighted to officially launch its new IMS-4 Music Streamer. Featuring BluOS™ technology and Apple AirPlay 2, the IMS-4 is a versatile music streaming solution designed for custom install projects requiring premium sound quality.

BluOS™ technology allows the IMS-4 to stream to four separate zones and its BluOS Controller app offers complete flexibility: streaming from music services, easy access to music libraries and voice control through a smart device.

Accessed through the app, or one of the many supported integrated control systems including Control4, Crestron and RTI, multiple IMS-4 Music Streamers can be integrated with other BluOS devices to provide up to 64 zones of music. Each zone can perform together in perfect sync or play different streams to different zones. Lossless music can be played at up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room in a home network and, through BluOS, IMS-4 can deliver millions of Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings, which captures and recreates the sound of the original studio performance.

Apple AirPlay 2 provides the IMS-4 with even greater flexibility as Siri allows users to request the track they would like to hear and state the room they would like it to be played in. Like BluOS, Apple AirPlay 2 lets the music be enjoyed separately or in sync throughout the home.

The IMS-4 music streamer’s discreet design (1U of rack space) ensures it can be easily incorporated into any custom installation project. Analogue and digital inputs allow the addition of a cable box or other non-network sources, and makes them available in every zone. The IMS-4 even includes a system interrupt to let doorbells and fire alarms be heard.

Monitor Audio recommends that the IMS-4 be partnered with an installation amplifier such as its IA150-8C. The IMS-4 will be available July 2020.


New Web Tool Highlight.

NEC has some helpful tools featured on their website that can help you select the right product for your space and application. Newly added to the list is the Image Calculator and Projector Locator tool. This tool serves to virtually help calculate placement of the projector in your space for optimal viewing. It allows you to select through the range of NEC projector product offerings in a pre-loaded drop down menu. As you manipulate the data in the fields, the tool draws a visual render of the room size with the placement of the projector, along with the a visual of the screen. This comes at a perfect time if you are considering an installation or upgrade to a space with reworking things to fit the new social distanced norm. Check out the tool and let NEC know what you think!

The tool can be found here: https://www.necdisplay.com/tools

Speaking of projectors, let’s take a look at the newly released 10,000 lumens projector from the PA laser series, the PA1004UL. This is the brightest projector in this series and running at whisper quiet operation. This addresses the need for a higher brightness in a highly lit space that includes ambient light or a room with many windows. Available in both black and white cabinet options. This fits perfectly into higher education classrooms, corporate conference rooms, museums and house of worship spaces.

Product page: https://www.necdisplay.com/p/projectors/np-pa1004ul-b-41


Platinum Tools® Offers Free Termination Kits

Customers who purchase one of the following Platinum Tools products will be eligible to select one free product (up to a $489 value):

Purchase Net Chaser (P/N TNC950AR or TNC950DX)

  • Receive BOTH of the following free promotional products: #90170 10gig Termination Kit AND #90147 ezEX Mini Termination and Test Kit

Purchase: Net Prowler (TNP700, TNP800, or TNP850K1)

  • Receive #90147 ezEX Mini Termination and Test Kit

Purchase: Cable Prowler (TCB300, TCB360K1, or TCB400)

  • Receive: #90188 ezEX RJ45 Starter Kit

Qualifying purchases must be made between June 12, 2020 and January 31, 2021, from authorized Platinum Tools Distributors only. Promotion submissions must be submitted by January 31, 2021. 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.

The Q-SYS Ecosystem now provides software-based Dante™ network audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O. As part of a strategic co-development effort with Audinate, QSC leveraged the Q-SYS open architecture and Intel processing headroom to expand its audio integration capabilities to include Dante in order to meet the I/O peripheral needs of more installations.  In keeping with the QSC commitment to software-based platform expansion, these optional software licenses will allow integrators to right-size and scale the appropriate Dante channel count into new and existing Q-SYS installations. 

Simple Integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem: Add Dante™ network audio to your Q-SYS system without network I/O cards or additional hardware.  Dante integrates into the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem workflow, offering device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante audio within the Q-SYS network, alongside native Q-LAN and AES67 and other edge networks like AVB and CobraNet.

Software-based Upgrades and Scalability:  The Q-SYS Ecosystem will enable networked Dante integration with a simple software update. All new Q-SYS Core 110f processors will include 8 x 8 Dante network audio channels at no extra cost, with additional tiered licensing options for higher Dante channel counts.  This will reduce the need for I/O hardware customization and allow integrators to keep costs down, particularly when upgrading or expanding existing systems. 

Single Network Infrastructure: Unlike many other Dante solutions, Q-SYS integrates both Dante™ audio and control data on a single switch port. Furthermore, because Q-SYS operates over standard network infrastructure, Dante data can converge with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need for complicated network bridging or combining to manage your Q-SYS and Dante connected peripherals.

Simplified License Activation: Intuitive activation methods, including online activation for connected Q-SYS Cores, allow for fast integration (offline activation method also available).

RTI 16-Channel CP-16i Cool Power® Audio Amplifier

Check out our CP-16i Cool Power® audio amp. It offers 16 channels and audiophile-grade quality with protection and convenience features to extend the reach of any audio distribution system. Featuring Cool Power technology for superb sonic performance, the CP-16i delivers 100 Watts of true audiophile-grade sound per channel, with bridgeable audio outputs allowing power to be increased to 200W per channel. The unit also includes thermal overload and overcurrent monitoring, while Class-D amplification ensures efficient heat dissipation and low power consumption. Offering rackmount or freestanding installation options and a compact 1RU footprint, the amplifier features convenient power control via voltage triggers or audio signal sensing. The signal sensing feature automatically powers the unit on when an audio signal is detected and puts it in standby mode when no signal is present.

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Severtson Screens Launches Dealer Gallery on Website

Severtson Screens, a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, pro AV, and cinema markets, is pleased to announce it has launched a Dealer Gallery on its website so its authorized dealers can showcase their featured Severtson Screens installations.

“We are very proud of our dealers and partners and the incredible installs they achieve utilizing our screens, so we wanted to be able to allow them to showcase these installs on our website,” said Aaron White, Home Theater & Pro AV sales lead at Severtson Corp. “Visitors and prospective customers can then view the builds along with the dealers’ logos and contact information so they can then speak with them directly to discuss their plans and desired installs.”

Dealers can simply visit the Dealer Gallery on the SevertsonSecreens.com website, click on the “submit an image” button, and then upload one or more images of their build. They can also submit a logo, which will be attached to the image, and a link to their website will also be provided. A “Notes” field is also made available in case they want to provide any additional information relevant to their install and company.

All submissions are subject to approval.

Founded in 1986, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. The Severtson family’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com, call 480-610-5155, or email sales@severtsonscreens.com.

Perfect for the “Z”

As ATMOS surround sound technology migrates to home theater systems, more speakers are required to add “height” to the soundscape. Yet, adding these “Z” axis speakers typically means adding more bulky speaker boxes and unsightly grilles which clutter the aesthetic design of a room. This is exactly the wrong scenario for dealers who want happy architects, interior designers, and home owners who have come to expect A\V technologies to be hidden from view. Stealth has a no-compromise solution to this problem with its award winning LineaResponseX family of completely invisible speakers.

LineaResponseX speakers, such as the flagship model LRX-85, simultaneously achieve maximum aesthetic and audio performance. Stealth’s patented FidelityGlass Advanced™ technology eliminates typical on-axis “beaming” found in traditional speakers and also is at the core of the completely invisible nature of the speaker which eliminates the need to visually align unsightly speaker grills within an architectural space. These features combine to give LineaResponseX speakers unprecedented flexibility for home theater installations that sound spectacular in all directions: X, Y and Z.

Home theater surround sound fields benefit from Stealth Acoustics speakers in three ways:

1. A diffuse sound field with wide coverage angles. Stealth speakers feature a nearly hemispherical sound field which minimizes the “flashlight” effect of traditional speakers, especially when ceiling mounted.

2. Directional information is cogent throughout the coverage area. Stealth speakers not only have broader coverage than traditional speakers, but within the coverage area offer a more sonically consistent experience which leads to bigger panoramas and better spatial cues for more seats.

3. The ability to be set to “large”. With response from 35Hz to 20kHz, the LRX-85 is a highly capable surround speaker able to carry lower program material for more flexibility creating a realistic experience without any visual impact.

Stealth offers a family of invisible speakers to create great sounding ATMOS home theater systems, all without impacting the visual environment. Stealth speakers are perfect for the “Z”.

Website: https://www.stealthacoustics.com/invisible-speakers/lrx85/

Contact: sales@stealthacoustics.com | Phone: 360.848.6800 | Toll Free: 888.865.6800

Introducing the new benchmark in custom power management…

Torus Power AVR ELITE series

Featuring the all new Torus Power Connect remote power management system

Key Features of the AVR ELITE with Torus Power Connect

· Remote power management and control via smart phone, tablet, or computer

· Installer dashboard for power control management of multiple installations

· Real time data for voltage, current, power draw, and more

· Historical data logging and cloud storage for power data reporting and remote verification of power source issues

· Remote outlet control and power sequencing capability

· Custom report generation tool

· Powerful 32-bit processor

· Internal Flash Memory for 10,000 recorded events when offline

· Voltage regulation at 120V + 4V (220-240V models + 8V)

· New circuit board designs for high resolution audio performance Learn more about the new Torus Power AVR ELITE series

URC’s New Integration with Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff System: Offer Customers Peace of Mind with Monitoring and Remote Shutoff from any URC Total Control User Interface

URC introduces the latest addition to an expansive portfolio of smart home integrations: Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff system. Now authorized URC dealers can easily integrate the brand new two-way module for URC’s Total Control smart automation system, protecting a client’s home from water damage 24/7 by monitoring water pressure, flow rate, and temperature. Control your water flow from your URC client, change mode settings, and react to system alerts in real time.

The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff is the industry-leading leak detection and water monitoring device for your customer’s home. Installed on the main water supply line, one device protects the entire home from water damage and leaks, guaranteed. Using patented MicroLeak™ technology, the Smart Water Shutoff runs daily health tests to identify any small leaks behind your walls, down to a drip per minute. If a leak is detected, a pop-up message will appear on all URC Total Control user interfaces to alert the homeowner. The homeowner can then choose to shut the water off to the house via a Total Control touch screen or the smartphone app.

Now authorized Total Control dealers can purchase the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff system directly from URC! Get started on your new smart plumbing project today by visiting the URC dealer portal at www.urcportal.com. Interested systems integrators can email totalcontrol@universalremote.com to learn more.


Wall-Smart flush mounts for the new iPad Pro 11″ Gen2 & 12.9″ Gen4

Wall-Smart is happy to announce that the wall mounts for the newly released 11” Gen2 & 12.9” Gen4 iPad Pros are available for purchase. The new flush mounts provide integrators with the ability to take any project to the next level. Like all Wall-Smart flush mounting solutions, these mounts were designed specifically for the 11” Gen2 & 12.9” Gen4 iPad Pros, taking into consideration all thermal, audio and other technical requirements. Furthermore, the mounts are supplied with a built-in POE+ to USB C fast charging converter, which connects the iPad to the Ethernet for a total solution.

Wall-Smart offers wall mounts for the 11” Gen2 & 12.9” Gen4 iPad Pros for different construction requirements: New Construction Invisible mounts for drywall & Retrofit mounts for existing construction and quick upgrades. The Invisible mounts are completely flush with the wall, paintable, serviceable and provide an absolute flush look that truly makes the device an integrated part of the wall. They are offered in two versions – with audio grills (for speakers and microphone enabling) or without audio grills. The Retrofit mounts are designed for quick installations and easy upgrades, for nearly flush installation with no need for drywall or paintwork.

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Windy City Wire offers a full line of top quality, low-voltage AV cables, connectivity products, accessories and tools. Combined with our patented cable management solution, AV integrators realize significant labor savings on their projects while increasing efficiency and safety for their crews. To learn more, click here

With 19 locations nationwide and impressive stocking levels we’re able to ensure fast delivery to get our customers what they need, when they need it. This is all backed up with exceptional customer service at every stage of your ordering process, thru delivery and beyond.

Windy City Wire is thrilled to be a part of the D-Tools program and we look forward to assisting this user community with all of their AV cabling needs.

For additional information visit www.smartwire.com or contact

Bill StangPro AV Sales Director  |  630.633.4535  |  bstang@smartwire.com

Coming soon to WyreStorm’s NetworkHD line is the NHD-300-TX. It is a powerful AV encoder that allows streaming of 1080p HDMI content over a network in a myriad of ways. By supporting standard protocols such as RTSP, RTMP, Unicast and Multicast, transmissions can be decoded by a broad range of 3rd-party hardware and software solutions.

Use the NHD-300-TX to easily live stream events to popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Wowza, and OBS through native options in the powerful Web UI. The NHD-300-TX is the perfect choice for Schools and Universities to broadcast lessons to students, Churches for sharing services, and any application where sharing content over a network is required.