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– Easily combine Altronix® power and accessories with access controllers from the industry’s leading manufacturers

– Trove enclosures and removable backplanes allow you to configure, layout and test prior to on-site installation

– Efficient, scalable designs for optimum performance and seamless integration

– Pre-assembled kits available in various configurations

Design your custom TROVE Access & Power Integration System here:


MEGApix® CaaS™ Series IP Cameras 

The Digital Watchdog® MEGApix® CaaS™ series IP cameras combine the power and quality of DW® MEGApix® Camera Series with the ease and simplicity of DW Spectrum®. This solution includes a MEGApix® IP camera, pre-loaded DW Spectrum® IPVMS software and license and an onboard SD card. No server hardware is required, making MEGApix® CaaS™ an easy and cost effective way to deploy high-definition IP video systems virtually anywhere. With a variety of form factors, the CaaS™ IP cameras are the perfect solution for your application especially for remote or satellite locations .  Video is stored on the included internal micro SD card for lower network traffic and higher reliability. Combine the CaaS™ solution with a DW®Blackjack® NAS device for increased storage capacity.  Click link for more information, https://digital-watchdog.com/products/?filter=&category=MEGApix%C2%AE%20CaaS&slider

Instant Surveillance

Anywhere, Anytime




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

Integra Releases New “Dot 2” Series AV Receivers

Integra has released the next iterations of its reference-grade network A/V receivers with its new “Dot 2” series. The new offerings step-up from 7.2 to 9.2-channels and are the first available Integra units to receive the “Works with Sonos” certification.

Designed and manufactured to the exacting standards befitting Integra’s outstanding reputation among custom installers, the new units include: 

  • DRX-5.2 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (MSRP: $1,700 USD / $2,200 CAD)
  • DRX-4.2 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (MSRP: $1,400 USD / $1,800 CAD)
  • DRX-3.2 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (MSRP: $1,000 USD / $1,400 CAD)

Both the DRX-5.2 and the DRX-4.2 are THX® Certified Select™ for theater reference sound, and support Enhanced HDBaseT™ LAN connection supporting HDCP 2.2-compliant 4K/60Hz video transmission; Power Over Cable (POC) in combination with optional HDB-RX1 HDBaseT Receiver, and IR and RS-232C control. The DRX-3.2 gets a massive across-the-board upgrade including Zone 2 HDMI with matrix switching; Zone 2 OSD and Powered Zone 3 capabilities for audio.

The three units support Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ formats up to 5.2.4 or 7.2.2 channels, with both the DRX-4.2 and DRX-5.2 able to support 7.2.4-channel configuration with an external amp.

Integra is renowned for the quality of its components and construction and the ‘Dot 2” series doesn’t disappoint. With HICC (High Instant Current Capability); all steel/aluminum chassis for enhanced anti-resonant environment to surround the internal circuitry; hand-selected parts with nearly zero tolerances; and gold-plated connectivity for top-of-the-line signal to noise ratios, together strive towards the assembly of consistently musically accurate products, and feature exclusives like ‘Works with Sonos’ authorization protocol all ensure owners receive the most powerful feature-rich home theater hubs available.

Leon Expands Their Outdoor Audio Offerings with Acquisition of Terra Speakers  

Looking to increase their outdoor audio offerings, Leon Speakers recently acquired Terra Speakers, Maine-based manufacturer of rugged all-climate speakers that are designed to last in even the harshest conditions. Like Leon, Terra has been around for over two decades, and in that time, they’ve made a name for themselves in the industry for creating durable, American-made outdoor audio that is built to last. The acquisition adds over a dozen all-climate, IP67-rated speakers to Leon’s portfolio, including Terra’s AC and AC FIVE Series of outdoor speakers and subwoofers, and the company’s LuminSound™ Outdoor Speakers & Lighting System that incorporates LED lighting and sound in one simple bollard design. The two companies have been collaborating on product design for many years and are looking forward to officially joining forces to continue to push audio innovation.

Learn more: http://terraspeakers.com/

InfoComm 2018: Liberty AV Solutions DigitaLinx BYOD Connection Hub wins AV Tech Best of Show

New Hub Design takes Liberty’s existing BYOD Solutions to the next level!

Already known for their innovative BYOD Solutions, Liberty AV continues to expand, now offering the new DigitaLinx BYOD Connection Hub (Item #BYOD-HUB-UT).  In a short time, the Connection Hub is already leaving its mark as a winner of the AV Technology InfoComm 2018 ‘Best of Show’ award this June.

The DigitaLinx BYOD Connection Hub (Item #BYOD-HUB-UT) is a 6×1 multi-format auto switcher and video converter to connect mobile devices, offering six, simple-connectivity inputs that connect today’s most-popular devices to the displaying screen, with automatic switching to the last connected BYOD device, scaling to 1080P or 4K, and signal conversion to HDMI.  Also a charging device, offering while devices are charged through a powered connection while plugged in. Designed for flexible use, the device is clutter-less and easily mountable under a table or mobile cart, making it the perfect addition to any conference room or huddle space.

Multiple Solutions

The BYOD Connection Hub rounds out Liberty AV’s existing line of strong BYOD Solutions, including the Adapter Ring (DL-AR) – a longtime industry favorite, best seller and standard go-to for AV installers and techies, even being reviewed by ‘Dad’s Den’ YouTube Vlogger, Ken Lee, where it was dubbed, “So simple” and “pure genius”.  The Adapter Ring is easily adaptable in an industry with ever-changing device inputs, offering over 20 inputs from VGA to the current USB-C,

Which Solution Should You Offer Your Presenters?

Liberty AV’s New BYOD Connectivity Solutions Guide walks you through today’s available options for seamless BYOD connections.   Make connecting in the BYOD world easier than ever by being prepared to host exactly what your presenters are bringing to the table while eliminating tedious, time consuming setup and downtime between presentations.

Luxul Releases Dual-WAN Epic 5 Wired Gigabit Router With Integrated Domotz and Router Limits Technologies

More Than Just a Router, Epic 5 Delivers Ultra-Fast Speeds While Lowering Operational Costs for Integrators and Enhancing the Customer Experience

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its Epic 5 router (ABR-5000) is now shipping with Domotz remote management software.

With the Epic 5’s onboard Domotz technology, integrators receive alerts when network issues arise — allowing them to take immediate action — and share device information with Luxul’s support team for swift and easy troubleshooting. The router also eliminates the need to purchase a separate Luxul Domotz Pro for remote management. This lowers network costs and speeds setup, improving the bottom line for integrators while providing a better experience for their clients.

Router Limits offers cloud-based controls for internet safety and management and puts users in complete control of every aspect of their internet experience, allowing them to manage screen time, filter content, and track browsing history. Router Limits users can also control mobile devices’ access to the internet when they leave the home network.

Sporting a clean and modern look, the Epic 5 features green or blue front-facing LEDs, while its rear-facing ports include two dedicated WAN and five dedicated LAN ports. The router features dual-WAN capability, allowing the LAN to be connected to two internet connections with load balancing and failover control. The router delivers gigabit WAN-to-LAN speeds for ultra-fast streaming and bandwidth-intensive applications while also enabling integrators to lower operational costs and improve the customer experience.

“We can’t wait for integrators to get their hands on the Epic 5 — our fastest and most powerful router ever,” said Mike Grubb, vice president of marketing at Luxul. “Beyond speed, the advanced technology included in the Epic 5 really makes it shine. Domotz saves integrators time and money by eliminating the need for truck rolls, while Router Limits provides users with easy-to-access control over their internet experience. Together, these technologies allow integrators to build better relationships with their clients and provide a foundation for added-value RMR service programs.”

Platinum Tools Launches New Keystone Cat6A Jacks

Platinum Tools new Keystone Cat6A Jacks (p/ns 751-1 shielded / 752-1 non-shielded) are now available. “Our new Keystone Cat6A Jack has a tool-less design that is easy and fast to terminate and made to fit industry standard wall plates and unloaded patch panels,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “It even meets Cat6A channel shielded and non-shielded performance up to 100m. It’s a must for installers and technicians across multiple markets.”

The new Keystone Cat6A Jack’s tool-less design reduces tool cost, since no punchdown tool is required. The color coded wire guide ensures pairs stay in the proper order for fast, easy terminations. This keystone jack is also designed to be resuable, and comes in multiple colors, so it can be used to replace old, worn out jacks or be integrated into newer projects with little difficulty. Additional features and specifications include: Color coded T568A/B sequence makes wire configuration easy; Unshielded available in either blue or white; UL Listed; Exceeds TIA/EIA-568-C.2; IEC 60512-99-001 PoE Compliant; RoHS Compliant; Contacts 50μ gold; AWG range 22 ~ 24; Mating 750 cycles; Temperature range: -10 degree C ~ +60 degree C; www.platinumtools.com

RTI’s XP-8v Advanced Control Processor Brings Home 2018 SCN InfoComm Installation Product Award

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial environments, today announced that its XP-8v Advanced Control Processor was honored with a Systems Contractor News (SCN) InfoComm Installation Product Award in the category of “Most Innovative AV Automation/Show Control Product” at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas.

The third generation of RTI’s popular XP-8 advanced control processor, the XP-8v combines the advanced control options of its predecessors with a new Cortex A8 CPU for increased processing power and expanded two-way driver support. Expanding the processor’s capabilities even further, its RAM memory and internal non-volatile Flash memory have been upgraded to 1GB and 512MB, respectively. The addition of an HDMI output enables intuitive control via on-screen display, providing users with the convenience of a customizable interface on their TV.

“We loaded the XP-8v with all the horsepower and features our dealers need to deliver reliable control and integration in large-scale homes and commercial installations,” said Brett Stokke, director of marketing for RTI. “It’s an honor to have our efforts recognized at InfoComm by SCN magazine and its readers with this prestigious award.”

The SCN InfoComm Installation Product Awards showcased the most innovative commercial AV products of 2017. Finalists were selected by an independent judging panel of experienced integrators, with winners chosen by SCN readers via online voting.

Séura® Ships Best-in-Class 86-inch Outdoor Displays

Design and Performance Unparalleled

Green Bay, Wis.—Séura, a leader in designer technology, has started delivering their new 86-inch Storm Ultra Bright™ Outdoor Display. This new display offers industry-leading technology designed to handle every environmental condition and a new, sleek and timeless design to complement any outdoor space.

“We have engineered the largest, brightest and most integrator-friendly outdoor display in the industry,” said Tim Gilbertson, Séura co-founder and COO. “Our initial production run is almost sold out, which gives us confidence that our research and development teams have delivered a solution that truly fulfills a market gap.”

The Séura Storm Ultra Bright displays offer 950-nit brightness as well as Adaptive Picture Technology™, a proprietary internal control system that automatically adjusts backlight, contrast and other picture variables for an optimal viewing experience. This technology is particularly critical in outdoor settings where ambient conditions change constantly and manually changing display settings is burdensome and unrealistic.

The new 86-inch display also received an aesthetic revamp with a redesigned bevel and sleek, modern reflective edge that allows the display to fit seamlessly into whatever outdoor space it inhabits. A newly-designed, slim outdoor wall mount rounds out the visual appeal by bringing the new display just centimeters from the mounting surface.

“Market trends indicate a desire to design outdoor spaces more like indoor spaces, with entertainment zones, focal points and technology,” Gilbertson said. “Our new 86-inch Storm Ultra Bright delivers the technological performance people expect from indoor TVs, including optimal brightness and 4K, for the great outdoors. When you add in the outdoor design possibilities created by the reflective edge and slim mount, it’s easy to see how the market was ready for our product.”

The new Séura Storm Ultra Bright line was designed for easy installation and integration with HDBaseT™ certification and the industry’s first internal IP control. The displays also feature readily accessible, weatherproof compartments with inputs, outputs, and an internal three-prong power outlet.

Séura also designed a sleek new soundbar to pair with the displays to create the perfect audio video package. The weatherproof two-channel soundbar matches the TV length and offers powerful carbon fiber woofers and titanium tweeters to deliver impressive, rich sound.

Séura is now accepting orders for the 86” Storm Ultra Bright and accessories. For more information, visit www.seura.com.

HDBaseT™ is a trademark of the HDBaseT Alliance.

Pricing and Availability:

  • The 86” Storm Ultra Bright is currently available for purchase through Séura AV Integrators and Distributors
  • The complete Séura Storm Ultra Bright line will be available for order on July 2, 2018
  • Storm Ultra Bright Standard Sizes include 49”, 55”, 65” and 86”
  • The Storm Ultra Bright 49”, 55” and 65” are 1,000-nit
  • Storm Ultra Bright MSLP pricing ranges from $5,999-$21,999


New Sonance Landscape Series, the next generation of SLS, takes the proven success of the 5-year perennial #1 brand and delivers a series that pushes outdoor performance to a whole new level.

The new Series comes as a bigger, better replacement over the previous line. The family includes two satellite speaker models, two in-ground subwoofers, and one hardscape subwoofer. Each model features enhancements like the addition of the Sonance Laminated Core Transformer with an adjustable tap and new larger drivers and woofers making each component of the series powerful and flexible for bespoke system design and applications.

The new SLS satellite speakers utilize 4 ½” and 6 ½” driver technology, significantly larger over previous models. The drivers feature the same technology as the successful Sonance Visual Performance Extreme products. This new design features an impressive size and performance increase over the previous satellite models. Additional enhancements to the landscape satellites include a new transformer tap that allows each speaker to be tuned for 70V/100V or 8Ohm applications as well as a new mounting knuckle design. Users can now enjoy flexible output for their space as applications demand by dialing in the wattage the space requires using the built-in transformer tap. Existing Sonance Landscape mounting and staking accessories will fit the new series with ¾” NPT threading for almost any outdoor installation.

New SLS in-ground subwoofers are now larger, available in 12” or 15” and are equipped with a Laminar Flow Port for maximum bass response and reduced distortion. They are also outfitted with the new Sonance Laminated Core Transformer making them flexible and powerful for whatever the application demands. For those outdoor environments requiring a hardscape solution, the 12” SLS Hardscape Subwoofer is also available.

New Sonance Landscape Series is shipping now, a great addition to any outdoor space in these warm summer months. Contact your Sonance representative for more information.

Now Available! TRENDnet’s AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router, model TEW-829DRU, features three concurrent WiFi bands to maximize device networking speeds: two separate high performance 802.11ac networks (5GHz1: 1733Mbps / 5GHz2: 867Mbps), and a 400Mbps Wireless N network. It features dual-WAN ports for load balancing or fail-over modes, and encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) access for remote users. Advanced web content filtering service powered by Router Limits™ TEW-829DRU This wireless router features advanced management, QoS, VLAN, VPN, and other capabilities to ensure optimal performance, scalability, and protection of your network. Intelligently manage your offices’ web access with our advanced contenting filtering tool, increase employee productivity and finally take control of your internet.


Video Mount Products ERVR Series Wall Mount Vertical Equipment Racks

For installation applications that lack the space for conventional floor or wall cabinets, the ERVR Series is a compact solution that provides plenty of versatility. Rack mountable equipment, of any depth, can be installed vertically or horizontally to best accommodate your workplace. Available in 1U, 2U and 4U configurations the ER-VR series gives you a flexible, reliable and affordable solution for all of your installations with limited available space and, with a 150 lb. weight capacity, it’s tough enough for even your most challenging applications! www.videomount.com