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Out of sight, not out of Wi-Fi, with the new access point Enclosure designed and manufactured by Access Networks.

The new proprietary access point Enclosure (AP Enclosure) enables integrators to easily conceal Wi-Fi range-extending devices in optimized locations throughout the home within ceilings or walls without losing any signal strength. The customizable enclosure features round or square paintable magnetic cover options to suit any décor and has been engineered for the Ruckus R310 and R510 series of access points, though the enclosure can be used with any access point, size allowing.

Add more profit to each access point (over 60 points of margin when sold at MSRP) while offering your client with this aesthetically pleasing solution. Make your pre-order today, ships October 1.

 

 

 

 


The ATEN Control System Makes Your Meeting Room Environment Smarter & Smoother

When it comes to creating an environment for the perfect meeting, training program, or interactive video conference, you need a solution that can provide integrated control and system automation.  The ATEN Control System’s (VK2100) pre-programmed actions/triggers provide a fully automated series of advanced operations, allowing your devices to respond to each other intelligently, making the entire solution smarter and smoother.  In addition, ATEN’s new expansion boxes provide added flexibility when your installation is ready to grow.

More Intelligent Features:

Intelligent Reaction

The VK system implements two-way directional communication with devices by actively listening to the input signal and receiving feedback after sending the command.

Examples:

  • Camera tracking while pressing a button on the microphone
  • Indicating projector lamp hours
  • Temperature sensor triggers air conditioner

Updated User Interface and New Objects

Updated GUI and Built-in ATEN Theme – New layout makes interface more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Typical meeting room scenarios are built-in, eliminating the need to create a custom profile each time, while a larger graphic library offers more “drag-and-drop” options.

Slider bar – The new slider bar is used to provide multiple configuration levels to easily adjust and display various settings.

Press and release – This function is used to provide actions for both button press and release behavior.

Robust Connection

The VK system features Automatic Reconnection architecture, meaning the VK control box will try to recover the device connections when a failed connection is detected. The “check feedback” option allows the VK control box to initiate the connection if no feedback is received after a command is sent. In addition, built-in Connection Detection architecture runs in the background, meaning the VK control box continuously sends the detection signal to the devices and will initiate the connection if no feedback is received.

Featured Products:

The ATEN Control System (VK2100)

http://www.aten.com/ext_data/global_en/microsite/ControlSystem/

VK224

http://www.aten.com/us/en/products/professional-audiovideo/control-system/vk224/

VK236
http://www.aten.com/us/en/products/professional-audiovideo/control-system/vk236/

VK248
http://www.aten.com/us/en/products/professional-audiovideo/control-system/vk248/


ARTCOUSTIC SPEAKERS IN 5 FINALIST CINEMAS at CEDIA EMEA AWARDS 2017

The prestigious CEDIA Awards celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the globe.

Setting the standard for industry professionals across the CEDIA industry, these stunning projects are the very best of smart home installations.

Artcoustic are proud that our speakers are nominated in 5 out of 10 categories within ‘Best Home Cinema’.

Huge congratulations to our dealers who have used our speakers to create the incredible projects that have been selected for these awards!

Best Home Cinema £40k and under
Philharmonic (UK)

Best Home Cinema £40k – £120k 
New Wave AV (UK)
Pyramid AV (UK)
Bespoke Home Cinemas (UK)
Smartcomm (UK)


The AudioControl Director M4840 amplifier for whole-house entertainment has been engineered to address the needs of integration specialists and deliver exceptional performance from a form factor that is over 30% shallower (only 11.5-inches deep) than traditional rack-mounted amplifiers. The Director Model M4840 delivers an unmatched combination of features, superb sound quality and fine-tuning capability, elevating it above other solutions in the multi-zone amplifier marketplace.

The M4840 utilizes technology from the company’s award-winning Director M-Series amplifier lineup and though its shallow chassis saves valuable rack space, it does not compromise on performance. The M4840 delivers 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms per channel into an 8×10 stereo matrix that delivers the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone. Integrators can tailor the sound based on DSP profiles of leading speaker brands and then fine-tune these profiles by individual zone based on environment. The M4840 can be used as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a complete smart home environment with drivers available for 3rd party control systems including Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4. Most critically, AudioControl has provided integrators with the flexibility to deliver 8-channels of premium performance from a 1U (M4800) or a 2U shallow (M4840) chassis to accommodate nearly any system configuration. Two 2U 16-channel amplifiers (M6400, M6800) round out the Director M Series lineup.

The M4840’s powerful DSP engine includes graphic and parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring/programming plus the addition of zone and global volume control with individual channel/zone grouping via standard TCIP and zone audio presets. Director Series amplifiers can be controlled onsite or remotely through their DCHP/fixed IP control. The Director Model M4840 is available now in brushed aluminum and Black Espresso finish. The M4840 comes with a 5-year warranty and is available exclusively through authorized AudioControl dealer/integrators. Suggested client price is $2700 US.

The AudioControl Maestro M5 surround preamp/processor provides authorized dealers with a high-performance solution for premium home theater projects. The Maestro M5 takes advantage of the latest surround formats and advanced room correction technology to deliver unparalleled clarity in any size theater. The M5 can be paired with AudioControl’s superb lineup of 7 and 5-channel Savoy G3 and Pantages G3 theater amplifiers to create the ultimate home cinema experience.

Heart Pumping Cinematic Excitement

The Maestro M5 is based upon the award-winning audio and video platform utilized in AudioControl’s line of home theater receivers, delivering the features and performance enthusiasts crave. The M5 offers Dolby Atmos and DTS-X immersive audio surround formats and Dirac Live room correction along with dual balanced XLR inputs and balanced XLR outputs for all channels. There are inputs for seven HDMI sources plus dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) as well as an ultra HD 4K video pass-through and upscaling capability that includes support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

All The Right Features

In addition to the balanced XLR outputs that include the height channels for immersive formats, The M5 features unbalanced RCA outputs on all channels as well. Each input can be named and re-named to match the source unit as desired by the user, and there is a USB input on the rear panel for connecting an external source and/or for facilitating firmware updates. The M5 comes equipped with an intuitive programmable remote control and has Ethernet plus RS232 jacks and software drivers available for compatibility with popular smart home platforms. The Maestro M5 is available in an elegant Espresso Black finish and comes with AudioControl’s outstanding 5-year warranty backed by 40 years of class-leading customer service.

The Maestro M5 will be shipping September 1st, 2017. Suggested client price is $5900 US.


Install Preloaded Patch Panels Faster

Quick patch panel deployment in enterprise networks saves you time and money to keep projects on track. After discovering the struggles that many integrators face during time-consuming preloaded patch panel installation, Belden talked to installers to gather feedback on what they needed and wanted most in a preloaded patch panel. The new REVConnect Preloaded Patch Panel was designed to meet these requirements – and offers several other time-saving features as well.

Integrators can install the preloaded patch panels with a multi-pair tool while terminating from the front or rear with one hand. The panels use the same termination method as Belden REVConnect jacks to simplify the number of tools needed, save time and make installer training and installation easy. Patch panels can also be identified using labels or icons. Everything you need for installation is included in one box: fully assembled housings, cable support bars and labeling materials.

Cable-measuring features allow installers to simply use the space over every port to organize cables, dress cables to management accessories and measure the slack needed (for front or rear termination), mark the cables and start terminating.

REVConnect Preloaded Patch Panels are available in flat and angled designs, and black and white versions in Category 6A (10GX), Category 6 (CAT6+) and Category 5e (CAT5E) options, with 24 or 48 ports. They can be ordered using only one part number, simplifying the ordering process.

Now, for a limited time, when you purchase 96 10GX REVConnect Patch Panel ports, or 144 CAT6+ REVConnect Patch Panel ports, you receive a free REVConnect Termination Tool! To claim yours today, visit info.belden.com/free-termination-tool.


The Draper CEDIA 2017 booth was very busy throughout the show, thanks to a big growth of interest in shading solutions. We had several FlexShade Recharge battery shades in the booth, and controlled one of them with an Amazon Echo. The Recharge was very well received, and won an Excite! Award from Technology Integrator Magazine. Our newest TecVision formulation also won an Excite! Award. We showed a 172 inch CS1200-X ALR surface under heavy ambient lighting conditions, and it looked incredible. You can read our full CEDIA wrap-up at blog.draperinc.com/2017/09/cedia-2017-another-success.

 


Introducing the NEW Adjustable TV Stand for SONOS PLAYBASE

Meet the new, stylish and secure adjustable TV stand for the SONOS PLAYBASE.

The Flexson stand holds your flatscreen TV and PLAYBASE together, creating a seamless look with the flexibility to adjust the height, depth, and angle of your TV to suit your viewing needs.

With swivel functionality, a wide range of height adjustments available, and a design that’s suitable for free space and corners, the Flexson Adjustable TV Stand is the most flexible option you can buy. It’s also the most sturdy – made from aluminum and high-grade steel to hold TVs measuring up to 65-inches and weighing up to 99lbs.

Available in black or white, it is easy to set-up and use, with hardware included in the kit. There’s also integrated, customizable cable management to keep things neat and tidy.

 

FEATURES:

  • Premium stand lets you adjust the height & depth of your flatscreen TV so it seamlessly fits the SONOS PLAYBASE
  • Adjustable TV stand includes swivel functionality & customizable integrated cable management
  • Made in the UK from aluminum and high-grade steel
  • Holds up to 65” TVs; weighing up to 99lbs
  • VESA compatibility up to 800 x 400
  • Height adjustment up to 15.75”; depth adjustment to improve aesthetics


Custom Sectionals

A Growing Trend in Home Theater Seating

 

1st Row Custom Sectional                                          

Unique scalloped design

Inviting Cozy Corners

 

Customized West End Sectional    

Manual Adjustable Headrest

Pocket Arms w/cup holders

Chaise Footrest

Custom Quilted Arms

Customized Sierra Theater Sectional

Independently operated flip up motorized headrest

Flipper ottoman footrest allows for additional leg extension support

6-Seat Custom Curved Sectional Sofa

Semi attached back ~ Loose seat cushions

 

 

 


MAIP-P2030SL5

The MAIP-P2030SL5 is our latest camera designed for marine applications. It is a 2MP HD PTZ camera, constructed entirely out of stainless steel, this camera blocks the harshest and most abrasive environments from damaging the camera. The imager itself is a 1/2.8” 2MP CMOS Starlight sensor producing the ultimate sharpness in video imaging, while also producing vibrant color in low light situations.

Atop the imager sits a powered zoom block with a 4.5mm – 135mm motorized lens. An industry leading 30 times powered zoom.

 

MAIP-D2416SL5

The MAIP-D2416SL5 is our latest camera designed for marine applications. It is a 2MP HD dome camera, constructed entirely out of stainless steel, this camera blocks the harshest and most abrasive environments from damaging the camera. The imager itself is a 1/1.9” 2MP CMOS Starlight sensor producing the ultimate sharpness in video imaging, while also producing vibrant color in low light situations.

Atop the imager sits a powered zoom, 4.1mm – 16.4mm motorized lens. This lens is fully controllable from any of our software interfaces, and the IR LED’s allow for 164 feet of night time illumination.

 


LILIN announces the new small form factor MR8342 wall or ceiling mount outdoor HD IP Camera with 30-meter infrared night vision and 4mm Fixed Lens. Featuring 4MP resolution at 20 frames per second, built-in Sense up+ technology to deliver stunning video in low-light conditions, and intelligent video surveillance (IVS) functions. Utilizing intelligent image signal processing, HDR, AGC control, and 3D Noise Reduction, the combination successfully delivers the ultimate low-light image quality. The IP66-rated housing is designed to help the camera body withstand rain and dust and ensures operations under various demanding weather conditions. The support of PoE, privacy mask, and white balance, as well as the minimum illumination of 0.2 Lux at F2.0 will satisfy multiple applications. The MR8342 ships with a mount bracket that allows adjustment of the camera to install at various angles and the optional BTD02W back box is available for surface mounting.

The camera is designed with Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for use with an optional SD Card to provide video playback and recording. You can even synchronize the SD card with LILIN VMS (Video Management Software). The free LILINViewer app is available for both Android and iOS devices. This application provides security alarm push notification, live viewing, and remote video playback.

 


Finally, a Display Stand Designed for Every Stage

The new Portable Flat Panel Stand is now shipping! Using feedback from people who work with temporary AV set ups every day, the PRSU is designed for every stage of use from storage to transport to set up to teardown. Interface included, no tools needed, and most people can set it up in under two minutes, even the first time. Learn more.

See the big picture with large venue motorized projection screens – larger than ever

Building large dimension projection screens demands craftsmanship. For more than 100 years Da-Lite has gained experience designing and manufacturing large motorized projection screens for large venues. Da-Lite offers motorized large venue screens from 5 to 14 meters in width, all in a single enclosed housing that does not require onsite assembly.

Large screen options available are: Arena Electrol, Studio Electrol, GiantScreen Electrol.

Turn your AV System into a USB Media Stream for Videoconferencing

The OneLINK™ Bridge AV Interface from Vaddio is now shipping! The interface combines a camera extension system with an audio mixer, creating a USB bridge that connects professional AV sources to PCs – all in a single device. It allows end users to convert an audio/video source from any PTZ camera or compatible HDBaseT™ AV switcher into a USB 3.0 media stream, and easily use applications like Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, WebEx and Zoom. Learn more.

 

 


Monitor Audio 6th Generation Silver Series

Ground breaking design changes and extensive engineering research have led to a completely revised Silver Series from Monitor Audio which now caters to all two-channel hi-fi and surround applications.

The nine model range has been created with contemporary living very much in mind. Two compact stand-mount options and a choice of three slimline floorstanders take up the minimum of space yet produce a big sound, while the Silver FX wall-mount and two center channel speakers are perfect for discreet AV installations. The Silver Series is completed with a powered subwoofer, featuring on board DSP for resounding bass down to a staggering 22 Hz. Magnetic grille fixings on all models (except the subwoofer) ensure an elegant baffle aided by rear mounting of the proprietary HiVe II ports. All models are available in gorgeous Walnut, Rosenut, and Black Oak wood veneers, as well as a premium Black Gloss finish and new Satin White finish.

The familiar award-winning format of the Silver 2, Silver 8 and Silver 10 have been retained, yet improved to form the new Silver 100, Silver 300 and Silver 500, Silver FX and Silver W-12 models. However, all other models have changed significantly with the introduction of Silver 50, Silver 200, Silver C150 and Silver C350. The two new center speakers now make it possible to assemble discreet, stylish or large, powerful home theater systems. The Silver 50 and Silver 200 are now more compact, providing a more attractive proposition for modern living spaces, yet delivering the same kind of performance expected from much larger speakers.

If you love fabulous design and demand the highest sound quality, Monitor Audio’s latest range has been created to meet your needs so that accurate audio and design perfection come together in your home.


Platinum Tools® Next Generation ezEX-RJ45® Termination System

The next generation Platinum Tools® ezEX-RJ45® Termination System with the new EXO CrimpFrame™, the  winner of Residential Systems “Best of Show” CEDIA 2016 award, the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference Winner for Connectors and Connectorization, and the Sound & Video Contractor  “2017 Best of Show” at NAB 2017, the ezEX-RJ45® Termination System with the new EXO CrimpFrame™ is now shipping.

The new patented  EXO Crimp Frame™ is a RJ45 crimp tool that can terminate multiple sizes of cables and conductors. The crimp frame highlights two interchangeable dies that work with EZ-RJ45 and ezEX-RJ45® connectors. The tool design allows for future upgrades by purchasing a new die. The new ezEX-RJ45® feed-through connectors with staggered channels matched with the new EXO Crimp Frame + EXO-EX Die are specifically designed to crimp and flush-trim the protruding conductors in a single operation. This patented new termination system couples two concurrently developed and matched solutions for terminating larger cables, while still terminating smaller cable sizes.

“In today’s networks, twisted pair cables are demanding more speed and bandwidth,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “To help meet these requirements, Cat5e/6/6A cables have increased in size. Both the outer diameter of the cable and the insulation diameter of the conductors are larger and vary by manufacturer, making cable and connector compatibility a challenge. Platinum Tools new patented ezEX-RJ45® Termination System is the solution…providing greater cable to connector compatibility to meet higher performance demands for virtually any sized cable. The EZ-RJ45 Die gives you the ability to terminate EZ-RJ45 connectors, and the EXO-EX™ Die terminates the new and improved ezEX-RJ45® connectors. The ezEX-RJ45® connectors are designed for larger cables and conductors with a Hi-Lo stagger of conductors, one piece/pass through, and no bars or liners resulting in high performance termination.” www.platinumtools.com


RTI Ships the Powerhouse CX10 Countertop/Under-Cabinet Touchpanel

New 10-Inch Touchpanel Delivers HD Video, Flexible Mounting Options, and Intuitive Custom Control

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that it has begun shipping its all-new CX10 touchpanel. From the executive boardroom to the gourmet kitchen, the CX10 delivers intuitive control and a high-end entertainment experience in a versatile touchpanel interface.

“With the introduction of the CX10, we continue to broaden our range of innovative touchpanels, providing integrators with yet another great option for residential and commercial clients,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Global Sales, RTI. “The CX10 is a step up in touchscreen size from our CX7, which will give our dealers more space to create a custom interface, but the features that set this unit apart are the ability to watch HD video, built-in video intercom, and amazing installation flexibility.”

The CX10’s integrated 10-inch, touch-capacitive 1280×800 WXGA-resolution LCD screen delivers simple, intuitive control of the environment and entertainment. Going beyond control, the touchpanel is also a vibrant HD video display supported through an integrated HDBaseT input and stereo speakers. Easy to mount on a countertop or beneath a cabinet, the display has a tilt range from 10 to 90 degrees for the best viewing angle possible. Additional user-friendly features include video intercom support and a built-in composite input to view video from security cameras and other devices. For users’ convenience, a proximity sensor automatically brings the unit to life when it is approached, while an ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the backlighting for the best visibility.

For integrators, the CX10 supports wired 10/100 HDBaseT and wireless Ethernet for seamless setup, two-way control and feedback, and convenient programming updates. For reliable operation, the unit is powered by a separate power supply or by Power over Ethernet Plus. The user interface can be customized to provide an intuitive control experience that meets the specific needs of any installation using RTI’s Integration Designer® APEX software.

RTI’s CX10 touchpanel is now shipping worldwide. More information on RTI’s complete portfolio of control and automation products is available at www.rticorp.com.


Salamander Designs makes it possible to own Pro Audio Rack Mount cabinets that have the look and feel of fine furniture. It is no longer necessary to hide an unsightly audio rack in a closet: Salamander racks look great and are ready for prime time.

Salamander modular pro audio rack systems take customization to a deeper, more functional level. A limitless number of configurations, enhanced by a smart range of useful accessories allow you to create personalized Pro Audio racks and cabinets, with premium componentry, all while delivering exceptional stability, reliability and of course, Salamanders hallmark – durability.

Important Tech Rack features include

  • Anodized aluminum supports are the core of the modular system.
  • Wide range of configurations available to ship
  • Easy Installation & Access to patch bays, components and power
  • Integral lacing bars allow easy management of wires & cabling
  • Modular/Stackable System: easy to knock-down or expand
  • Mobility: options include heavy duty casters

Salamander Designs Tech Racks are robust streamlined component housing solutions constructed of premium materials that fit any décor. Salamander’s superbly crafted racks make it possible to cleanly conceal, protect and organize A/V electronics and wiring, providing a subtle presentation that homeowners and interior designers can appreciate.


Screen Innovations® (SI®) confirms the launch of Solo & Solo Pro, a breakthrough family of wireless motorized projection screens offering a sleek, minimalistic Zero Edge® like experience, in a portable and lightweight cassette. Designed to accentuate the design of a room, Zero Edge was originally invented by SI in 2011 as a part of their vision to make the image beautiful in the room. Shortly thereafter, Zero Edge had become the #1 screen in the SI line and a favorite of integrators and customers around the world.

Building upon this massive success, SI announces a new motorized version of their Zero Edge screen that is completely wire-free, can be carried in the palm of your hand, and mounted nearly anywhere. Further, Solo features an intelligent, lithium-powered, rechargeable motor that utilizes a new patent pending magnetic charging system, enabling up to 500 recharge cycles and over two years of use on a single charge.

“We have one goal.” Said Ryan Gustafson, SI’s President. “Create amazing experiences. We know if we accomplish that, our dealers will thrive.” To follow through on this directive, Solo’s wireless control and power allow it to exist anywhere. Even when seemingly levitating in front of a wall of windows. SI has also added an incredible array of options for Solo Pro such as 12 color options hand-picked by designers. This gives dealers, for the first time, the ability to offer their customers a projection screen that blends into their room, enhancing the illusion that the screen completely disappears when not in use.

Solo is designed to be mounted nearly anywhere, thanks to its small form factor, lightweight, and multitude of designer mounting accessories. Some of these accessories include universal brackets which adapt to any 1/4-20 threaded application, quick release brackets, ceiling brackets, or even suction cups for mounting to windows or other smooth, flat surfaces such as an RV or Airstream®.

“Probably the most beautiful thing about the screen is not actually the screen itself, but how it seamlessly fits into its environment, and more importantly, your control system,” remarked Tom Cooley, SI’s COO. “We are capable of integrating with all of the major control ecosystems, even Amazon Echo for voice activated control. To top it off, we have engineered a new control device, Solo Control, which enables a wide array of I/O ports while maintaining a completely wireless connection to the screen.”

From design to engineering and screen material, the new Solo line was developed without compromise. Solo is available in Slate 1.2, which is one of SI’s ambient light rejecting screen technologies, best known as the first projection screen in space. Additionally, Solo Pro is available in both variations of Slate and Pure, in standard and acoustically transparent varieties, as well as 360, SI’s rear-pro flexible material, that is viewable from both sides. Every Solo screen incorporates SI’s own method of tab-tensioning, which uses a computer controlled cutting table to cut the tabs into the screen material itself rather than adhering tabs after the fact which can break off or come unglued over time.

Availability:  November, at a starting price of USD $1,600.00


Designed for home theater enthusiasts who want to watch sports by day and movies the way Hollywood intended by night. Stewart Filmscreen’s new Gemini™ is a twin roller projection screen system with dual aspect ratios to accommodate HDTV (16:9) and CinemaScope (2:35) viewing experience. Gemini™ ships fully assembled and easy to mount. Get the best viewing experience, day or night with the new Gemini™.

When your home theater design calls for a contemporary application, Stewart Filmscreen’s new Balόn™ Borderless is the projection screen to choose. Appearing to float in midair, this borderless screen can be integrated into any wall space. Balόn is available in our popular projection materials including the Phantom™ HALR™ allowing the designer to tailor the screen performance to meet the viewing environment. Available in sizes up to 12 feet high and 16 feet wide, Balόn is sure to impress.

This year at CEDIA 2017, the biggest home theater trade show, Stewart Filmscreen won three awards, CEPro Best and Residential Systems Best of Show for the Balόn™ Borderless with Phantom™ HALR™, and AVS Forum Best of Show for our new dual roller projection screen Gemini™.


TRENDnet’s new 28-Port Gigabit Web Smart Switch, model TEG-284WS, is a cost-effective switch solution for high-speed gigabit applications. Advanced traffic management, access management controls, trouble shooting, and monitoring protocol support makes this a powerful backbone solution for SMB networks. The web-based management interface offers features for traffic control, troubleshooting, access controls, and monitoring.

Featuring Web Smart Management which provides an easy to use web-based GUI management for reduced switch configuration complexity and offers a combination of SMB management features for easy deployment.

 

 


TruAudio is excited to announce their new bandpass 12″ in-ceiling subwoofer that is now available and shipping.  Time to bring the power to your next home theater install.  Perfect design to move large amounts of air through a port tube, driving the low end with full depth and punchy bass at higher volumes.  Finished with our signature Ghost style frameless grill, which matches the complementary speakers seamlessly.

 

MSRP:  $3,250.00

 

 


The Totem Tribe series includes 4 on-wall speakers that provide the ideal audio solution for those wanting a balanced combination of style, stealth, and performance.

All Tribe models are about as shallow as a wall mounted flat screen. Channels machined into the cabinet accommodate speaker wire to fit within, two bars secure the wire in place, and the bespoke bracket firmly holds the Tribe flush to the wall.  The combination results in a clean, fast, and professional installation.

They’re also armed with Totem technology and design characteristics for our legendary performance in a low-profile package.

Tribe I and II employ customized neodymium powered woofers. Up to 10 times stronger than a comparable ferrite magnet yet a fraction of the size, these 4” woofers are exceptionally shallow yet provide the same performance as much larger woofers.

Tribe III and V possess revolutionary Torrent woofers that amazingly require no crossover, which allows the purest flow of sound and energy.  Fully charged, they have sufficient magnet strength to lift a small car.   The voice coil is immersed in the powerful magnetic field so the woofer reacts blazingly fast and in a completely controlled linear manner.

Tribe’s artisanal level of craftsmanship features lock mitered joints.  A meticulous building technique applied in luxury furniture for rock solid construction, it enables every Tribe to maintain peak performance for decades.

Bass output from its slim form defies expectations and thoroughly energizes most rooms but when even more low frequency output is desired, a slim wall-mountable Tribe subwoofer powered by a 500w outboard amp is also available.

The linear phase response of all Tribe models allows them to be intermixed with any Totem speaker, architectural or traditional, for almost endless system solutions.  Available in a variety of beautiful finishes, Tribe ranges from $1150-$3700 each.

Totem is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, discover yours today!


VMP ERVR Series of Vertical Equipment Racks

The new Video Mount Products ERVR Series of Vertical Equipment Racks, which are available Sept. 1 and available in 1U, 2U, and 4U configurations, is based on the popularity of VMP’s floor and wall enclosures and from the many requests received for space saving solutions for rack mountable components. With an innovative compact solution that provides plenty of versatility, the ERVR series of vertical equipment racks is a logical progression to expand VMP’s product offering for installation applications that lack the space for conventional floor or wall cabinets. The ER-VR4U accommodates rack equipment of any depth; equipment can be wall mounted vertically or under a desk horizontally; overall dimensions – 5in. H x 19.2in. W x 7.5in. D; standard 10-32 threading; fold-out design reduces packaging and shipping; steel construction, has a load capacity of 150 lbs., has a black finish and an MSRP of  $77.95. The ER-VR2U (MSRP $66.95) has the same description as above except 2U and overall depth of four inches. The ER-VR1U (MSRP $55.95) also has the same description as above except 1U and overall depth of 2.25 inches.

“Rack mountable equipment, of any depth, can be installed vertically or horizontally to best accommodate your workplace,” said Keith Fulmer, VMP president. “The versatile ERVR series gives you a flexible, reliable and affordable solution for all of your limited space installations requiring up to a 150 lb. weight capacity. Simple in design but rugged in construction, it’s tough enough for even your most challenging applications.”

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.