Making Good Sound Great, AudioControl Leads the Way Unveiling New Custom Audio Products at ISE 2015.
New Architect™ Power Amplifier: To complement their highly successful Architect Series, AudioControl will show at ISE Expo its new Architect 2U 16 Channel Power Amplifier. The Architect Series is highly sought after in multi-zone situations where the Custom Installer needs great sounding, powerful whole house audio that does not compromise on features, quality, reliability and price to meet the demands of the residential and commercial markets including new single and multi-home projects right across the US and internationally. The new Architect Model 2660 is the latest high-performance workhorse in the Architect Series designed exclusively for the Custom Integration market.
The Director™ Network Power Amplifier: AudioControl’s renowned ‘The Director™’ Series of Amplifiers is a technology leader in the market. Its power ratings, audio performance, network capability, control and monitoring flexibility as well as its focus on the audio and configuration needs of the Custom Integrator has made The Director™ Series one of the fastest growing Power Amplifiers in AudioControl’s Amplification line-up. The launch of The Director™ M Series, led by The Director™ Model M6400 takes all of the strength of The Director™ Model D Series and adds Matrixing functionality on all inputs and outputs allowing for flexible signal routing. New digital inputs alongside its 16 analog inputs combines all of this power, strength and capability into an efficient 2U rack space. In addition, pre-amp Volume Control and source switching between analog and digital inputs can be performed via IP commands along with the signal matrix routing. Like all AudioControl network amplifiers, The Director™ Model M6400 has powerful digital signal processing (DSP) that supports graphic and parametric equalization, audio zone controls, signal delay and memory presets making it the ideal amplification partner to any distributed audio control system or operated as a stand-alone whole-house audio solution. It is the ultimate, intelligent networkable matrix amplifier.
MIRAGE MUSIC PLAYER DELIVERS WHOLE-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT AND THE SPARKLING CLARITY OF HIGH-RESOLUTION PLAYBACK
Autonomic’s MMS-2A Music Player delivers all of the key functionality to get whole-house audio customers excited. The MMS-2A supports high-resolution audio playback along with TIDAL lossless streaming for superb sound quality, while also adding a solid state drive for faster browsing and increased storage capacity, USB and coaxial digital outputs all in an elegant rack-mountable fanless chassis. The MMS-2A delivers three independent streams to a multi-room system as large as 96 zones, and will store, sync, schedule and stream an entire music collection along with the most popular online streaming services. “Our mission with this new model was to deliver the highest value-to-performance ratio of any music player on the market—the MMS-2A, and its big brother the MMS-5A are really the ultimate whole-house high-resolution audio solutions available anywhere,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris.
The MMS-2A also delivers the features that have become the hallmark of the Autonomic brand, including access to the most popular streaming services (PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Napster, Spotify, Deezer and TIDAL), cloud synchronization, which brings together music from multiple locations into a single collection, two onboard AirPlay receivers enabling guest computer/device streaming, and Autonomic’s exclusive TuneBridge™ technology, making it easier than ever to listen to, discover and explore your favorite music styles and genres. Autonomic has added a new feature called Snapshot, which creates the ultimate music mix by enabling users to capture a Snapshot of their musical experience as it is happening and recall it at any time from the favorites menu on their Mirage Music Player.
The MMS-2A is available with pre-programmed modules to integrate with all of the major control systems. Alternative control options include the Mirage Media Controller app for iOS and Android devices, Airplay control and the Mirage Web Interface.
During Integrated Systems 2015, Draper, Inc. will be featuring live demos of one of the company’s TecVision projection screen surfaces.
TecVision MS1000X Grey features a moderate viewing cone, superior contrast, and an on-axis gain of 1.0, and performs very well in situations where moderate to high ambient light is present. The 4K-ready surface is also certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for excellent color reproduction and fidelity—as are all TecVision surfaces. To be certified by the ISF, a screen has to have a flat spectral response—or color fidelity. In other words, the screen cannot affect the color of the image enough for the human eye to perceive.
MS1000X Grey is also available with acoustically transparent perforated or nano perforated surfaces in limited sizes.
There are currently six exclusive TecVision formulations—including white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.0 to 1.9 over remarkably wide viewing cones, and another grey surface.
Meanwhile, Draper will be showing off several improvements to Access ceiling-recessed projection screens, including the introduction of a new model to the line. The new Access Fit features a much smaller case cross section for above ceiling motorized screen applications. Access Fit is ideal for small to medium size boardroom, classroom or training room integration, offering the same quality components engineered into a smaller profile to fit into tight spaces above the ceiling.
Draper, Inc. will also be showing the new Profile permanently tensioned projection screen. The Profile’s sleek, mitered cut frame has a trim 3/8″ (1 cm) wide bezel, in an attractive, deep black to frame your image. The face of the frame is less than 1¾” (4.5 cm) away from the wall, with a beveled back giving the screen the appearance of floating in front of the wall. The Profile uses Draper’s patented Fabric Retention System, which ensures proper tensioning of the screen material, and an incredibly flat viewing surface, without snaps.
For a live demo of Draper’s TecVision MS1000X and to see our other new products, stop by Stand # 1-M70 at ISE 2015, February 10-12 in Amsterdam.
One of the most comfortable executive chairs in the Fortress line for over 40 years
is now available as a viewing chair.
This long-time popular executive model has been redesigned as a home theater viewing chair. One of the qualities that makes the Madison such a popular choice is its lumbar support, not to mention amazing comfort.
Accessories…all concealed until you are ready for them include the Motorized Head Rest; Motorized Lumbar Support; Massage/Warming and Storage Compartment. Additional chair models and accessories will be available for a test drive at Stand 1-P58.
Made in the USA to Accommodate your Lifestyle
CUSTOM HOME EUROPE
LayerCake total audiovisual distribution system
At ISE 2015 HDanywhere (5-R114) will preview LayerCake™, their new three-part, whole-home AV distribution system, comprised of an 8×8 HDBaseT-Pro video matrix, a 12×12 audio matrix and an 8-zone power amplifier.
With LayerCake, you can quickly and easily deliver up to eight zones of colourful, immersive multiroom HD video and up to twelve zones of high fidelity audio to your client’s home. The development of LayerCake means that for the first time ever CIs can get audio, video and amplification all from the CEDIA award-winning HDanywhere brand.
Once available, LayerCake will be sold in a variety of configurable packages that CIs can choose from. The standard LayerCake package features a new fixed-format HDBaseT-Pro (Class A) 8×8 video matrix, which is 4K / ULTRA HD capable. Other LayerCake packages will use the current HDanywhere mHub, mHub 4Kand Modular matrixes for video distribution. Integrators will be able to pick the HDanywhere video matrix most suited to their project’s needs and add the new audio distribution products on top to make an all-in-one, flexible LayerCake package.
LayerCake systems make the specification process more simple and streamlined for installers. Projects often utilise two systems from different brands running in parallel. LayerCake offers installers a total video, audio and amplification solution under the HDanywhere brand that is simple to spec and even simpler to install. With LayerCake, you can effectively eliminate the time spent searching for an audio matrix and amplifier, and you don’t need to worry about whether audio and video components will play nice together!
Kramer’s Award Winning VIA Collage
The award winning VIA Collage™ is Kramer’s flagship wireless collaboration hub. The VIA Collage allows users to instantly connect wirelessly, collaborate effortlessly and effectively, and truly engage all the participants in a meeting. It delivers a TRUE-Collaboration™ experience in conference rooms, board rooms and larger meeting spaces.
Kramer’s VIA Collage provides a common BYOD platform for meeting attendees, whether they use Apple or Windows laptops or Apple or Android phones or tablets. The VIA Collage allows up to six user screens to be dynamically displayed on a single main display and up to 12 screens simultaneously on two displays. At any time, any meeting participant can Step-In™ and display their screen on the main display. With the View Main Display feature, participants can also view the main display on their own device if they are too far from the display or just need a closer look at the material on the screen. The Kramer VIA Collage is a computer, so it also supports third−party applications such as Skype®, WebEx®, Go To Meeting® and Lync® for video conferencing and Word®, Excel® and others for productivity.
With the VIA Collage users can stream full motion 1080p HD video. The video will play back in real time, smoothly without the annoying stuttering typical when streaming video over WiFi. Anyone in the meeting can drag and drop files to the cloud as well as share them instantly with one or all of the other meeting participants.
The VIA Collage also allows users to annotate on a file or frame of video through the Whiteboard feature and the Chat feature enables users to send messages to colleagues during any meeting.
With all of these incredible features, the Kramer VIA Collage allows people to “Meet Smarter.” Visit Kramer in Booth #1-F20 at ISE to learn more!
LEAF TO DEMONSTRATE 4K ULTRA HD MATRICES AND THE WORLD’S SLIMMEST POH-ENABLED HDBASET CLASS A RECEIVERS
***HALL 10-N114, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE, RAI, AMSTERDAM, 10-12 FEBRUARY 2015***
Leaf, the leading innovator in AV switching and distribution, is demonstrating the new Leaf Ultra (LU) Series, the company’s HDCP 2.2 compliant Ultra High-Definition (HD) matrix range on the Control4 Booth 10-N114 at ISE 2015 (10-12 February, RAI, Amsterdam). Also, on show will be the thinnest POH enabled HDBaseT Class A receivers available anywhere in the world.
Compatible with 4K 24, 30 and 60 formats, the new Leaf Ultra HD LU range comprises both HDBaseT Class A and Class B models with Power over HDBaseT (PoH). There are four models in the new series to suit different project requirements – the LU1082 is the only 10 x 10 4K UHD matrix on the market with 10 HDMI inputs, 8 HDBaseT outputs and 2 local HDMI outputs for in rack AV receivers. Other options include the LU862 (8 HDMI inputs / 6 HDBaseT outputs / 2 HDMI outputs), the LU642 (6 HDMI inputs / 4 HDBaseT outputs / 2 HDMI outputs) and the LU642NAP, an HDBaseT Class B system that is supplied as a package, complete with 4 LU1 HDBaseT receivers.
Three of the four models (LU1082, LU862 and LU642) feature an independent audio matrix, with coaxial digital audio inputs and stereo audio outputs, including variable line level, bass and treble controls and audio delay for lip-sync adjustment. These units also offer an integrated Ethernet hub. The LAN port can be used not only to control the matrix, but also ensures the incoming feed is internally switched and sent onto the LU1E HDBaseT Receivers.
At 17mm, the LU1E (with Ethernet connection) HDBaseT Receiver is the slimmest POH HDBaseT Class A receiver in the world, saving important space when fitted behind the sleek profile TV screens so popular in custom installation projects today. Using CAT6a, 4k can be extended up to 100m on the LU 1082, LU862 and LU642 models, and up to 40m on the LU642NAP packaged version.
LILIN will be presenting new products for the CI market at ISE 2015
LILIN will be exhibiting with Control4 (stand 10-N114) at this year’s ISE, demonstrating products that integrate seamlessly with home control systems. LILIN is also proud to be introducing their brand new NVR series at ISE this year. Specifically developed for the CI market, the new NVRs have no front panel controls, are finished in high gloss black and are now sold based on processing performance rather than number of channels. The new NVRs are now all 16 channel, and are available in 100, 200 and 400fps, meaning that not only are customer requirements better matched, but it is also now possible to buy a 16 channel HD NVR cheaper than our original 4 channel model.
LILIN will also be demonstrating their new modular pinhole camera (IPC0122), a discreet IP solution. The main unit and sensor unit are connected by a 6m long cable providing flexibility when wanting to place the main unit elsewhere. With the advantage of being IP, you can stream high resolution 1080P images at 30fps. The IPC0122 is capable of sending alarms via e-mail triggered by tampering, audio and motion detection. It is also supported on the LILIN app meaning that it is possible to view streaming from your cameras wherever you are. The IPC0122 is also 2-way audio supported and has the advantage of recording to SD card.
Both the IPC0122 and new NVR series integrate fantastically with top control systems and are driver supported.
See the NEW NuVo P300 Player Preamplifier at ISE!
Be sure to visit Stand # 1M2 during ISE 2015 in Amsterdam to see NuVo’s high-performing Player Portfolio – including its newest component, the P300 – in action! Connecting to any external amplifier, the P300 Player Preamplifier makes it easy to introduce the expansive variety of Internet Radio and streaming networked content even into zones requiring specialized power components. Also, as part of the Player Portfolio the P300 works in conjunction with all other NuVo Players, and can be configured wirelessly or through Ethernet cable to offer incredible built-in source selection from online services and personal libraries, while offering convenient app control.
- Provides access to streaming Internet Radio from services like Pandora and Rhapsody, as well as to content stored on networked drives, mobile devices, or computers
- Connects wirelessly, via the GW100 Gateway, or by Ethernet to the home network for seamless integration into NuVo Player Portfolio systems
- Mini-TOSLINK fiber optic digital input and output for integration with A/V receivers or Home Theater systems, enabling the highest possible audio performance
- Attractive contemporary industrial design discreetly fits into small spaces
New Pro Control Two-Way Drivers from Sonos®, Nest®, Caseta™ and more
At ISE 2015, Pro Control highlights the latest additions to its lineup of drivers that offer simple, efficient two-way programming in a drag-and-drop environment via the Pro Control Studio® programming software. These include a new Sonos® driver, which simplifies the control and feedback of Sonos audio components — providing integrators and end users with an incredibly powerful solution for selecting songs, storing favorites, and adjusting audio settings on up to 16 media players. In addition, Pro Control also works with Nest® thermostats and Nest Protect, allowing full control and feedback over the popular devices. New drivers for Lutron Caseta™, Anthem® receivers, Sony® projectors, JVC projectors, Epson® projectors, and Wirepath™ IP cameras are also now available.
New Pro Control Pro.rfz Wireless Range Extender
Pro Control’s Pro.rfz wireless range extender dramatically extends the wireless communication range between a Pro24.z remote control and ProLink.z processor. Perfect for large-scale installations, the Pro.rfz makes it simple and cost effective to bolster 2.4 GHz ZigBee® wireless communication throughout additional areas of a home or commercial facility. This provides users with powerful two-way control and feedback of supported electronics, allowing them to view song metadata, lighting and temperature levels, and more on their Pro24.z remote. The Pro.rfz communicates wirelessly with the ProLink.z processor up to 70 feet away and is conveniently powered from any electrical outlet. For increased reliability — especially in larger installations — multiple modules can be utilized within a single deployment.
T3x Wireless Control Interface:
RTI’s sleek and elegant T3x remote control combines a vivid 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and programmable hard buttons with unparalleled functionality. The controller’s dual wireless RF platform provides installation flexibility, while support for Wi-Fi® enables advanced capabilities such as viewing IP security cameras and wireless programming updates. For the ultimate user experience, the amazing remote control also has a built-in camera and microphone for video intercom support, grip sensors, an accelerometer, and a touchscreen with haptic feedback.
Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/RTI_T3X-Front.jpg
KX10 In-Wall Touchpanel
Designed to provide custom control and feedback, the innovative KX10 in-wall color touchpanel brings installations comprehensive onscreen management of any entertainment or environmental system. Capable of direct control of devices via IR or RS-232, full two-way control is possible when the unit is used as part of a complete RTI control system. Featuring a 10.1-inch widescreen, capacitive touch LCD display, the flexible unit even allows video viewing via an HDBaseT video port and a composite video input for viewing sources such as security cameras. In addition, a built-in camera and microphone enables the convenience of video intercom.
Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/RTI_KX10_White.jpg
WK2 Water-Resistant In-Wall Keypad
The new RTI WK2 water-resistant in-wall keypad is the perfect control solution for environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas. Featuring a sleek, all-glass exterior construction with an integrated solid-state keypad and an OLED screen for song metadata and other two-way feedback, the WK2 provides convenient control of electronic systems. Compatible with RTI’s XP processors, the keypad provides an intuitive control solution for installations where moisture is a factor or anywhere that requires a combination of unobtrusive modern styling and custom control.
Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/RTI_WK2.jpg
Caption: WK2 Water-Resistant In-Wall Keypad
Salamander Designs will be exhibiting at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam for the second year in a row, showcasing custom A/V furniture that includes luxurious entertainment seating from the flagship Talia Collection. Recent innovations to Salamander’s theater and lounge seating include expanded premium leather coverings, improved comfort/ergonomics, and a redesigned Custom Configurator.
The new Custom Seating Configurator, offering integrators and AV dealers enhanced online design capabilities, includes the following improvements:
* Enhanced User Interface and Experience
* Photo Realistic Chair Rendering
* Features All Products/Chair Styles
* New Cover Materials and Custom Details
* Design, Print and Save Systems for Customers
Salamander launched its first configurator in 2000, an interactive web tool that’s been a key component of the brand’s website for nearly 15 years. The latest version provides an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that allows users to build the perfect seating solution, creating accurate graphic representations of preferred style, materials, arrangement and functionality. Try the Custom Seating Configurator at www.SalamanderDesigns.com/DYO/Seating.
Visit Salamander at ISE Booth 1-Q70 for personalized demonstrations of premium A/V furniture solutions that are uniquely shaped by the needs of customers.
TruAudio Delivers the Next Generation in Powered Soundbars
TruAudio will be featuring their new innovative SLIM-PWR44 powered soundbar at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Years of design and innovation allowed TruAudio to bring together an incredible powered soundbar with wireless technologies for an immersive listening experience.
“As televisions have become thinner with more technology packed into a smaller space, we have noticed a lack of quality in sound being reproduced by the internal speakers. That is why we developed the SLIM-PWR44,” Kary Wawrzyniak, TruAudio’s executive vice president of operations, said.
The sleek aluminum chassis, measuring a mere 2.9 inches deep, gives the soundbar a slim profile that is ideal for mounting to flat-panel displays. Paired with two revolutionary 4-inch long throw woofers, the SLIM-PWR44 delivers low bass and excellent clarity throughout the listening range. The built in wireless transmitter easily integrates with any of TruAudio’s subwoofer products. Designed with Bluetooth® 4.0 Aptx for high-quality wireless music streaming from smartphones, tablets, and computers.
High performance audio meets luxury design at ISE 2015.
Wisdom Audio join forces with the Italian design expertise of Home Theater Environment (H.T.E) to deliver the ultimate home cinema experience, Hall 7, Booth 7-Q180
Wisdom Audio, the leader in design and manufacture of advanced thin-film planar magnetic transducers, will present an active home theater demonstration in Hall 7, Booth 7-Q180. The two-tier cinema room was designed and assembled by Italian specialist H.T.E using the most attractive theme to conceal their proprietary acoustical treatments.
The 8-seat theater will feature Wisdom Audio’s Insight Series L8i Line Source speakers for front stage and surround channels in combination with four S90i Regenerative Transmission Line™ subwoofers. Remarkably, the entire 7.4 channel system is concealed in walls less than 16cm deep. 11 channels of amplification, delivering 5.5 kilowatts of power, will be provided by four Wisdom Audio SA-3 amplifiers.
The Wisdom systems will work in unison with Datasat’s RS20i Preamplifier. Rounding out the audio complement is a 3 meter wide acoustically transparent video projection screen from Screen Excellence and a Sony VPL500ES projector.
“Wisdom Audio and its partners have assembled an incredible demonstration for ISE 2015. We are proud to demonstrate the many benefits of our line source speaker systems and the superior reproduction capabilities of thin-film planar magnetic technology at such an attractive price point” said Wisdom Audio’s Luc Guillaume, Chief Business Development Officer.