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ATEN new logo 300 x 250ATEN Control System Enhances Customizability with New Features

ATEN, the leading provider of IT connectivity and management solutions, announced that two new features are added to the ATEN Control System: serial expansion boxes and Windows and Android support.

ATEN - AugThe Control System’s expansion boxes provide extra port connections that can be used to meet the needs of larger and more complex environments. ATEN will firstly release a 4-Port Serial Expansion Box, the VK224, and follow this with an 8-Channel Relay and 6-Port IR/Serial Expansion Box by the end of year. The new expansion boxes will allow customers to match the exact requirements of any installation.

The ATEN Control System, unlike competing solutions, does not require the purchase of exclusive user panels. Instead, the control system can be managed through an intuitive app-based user interface on an iOS, Windows or Android device.

Released last year, the ATEN Control System has been well received by end customers and system integrators alike due to its simple and intuitive setup, deployment, and control. The ATEN Control System easily empowers individuals without a technical background to manage and control any device in a room. As a result, the ATEN solution lowers overheads by eliminating the costs associated with the additional manpower and training time of other control systems.

ATEN now also provides a driver download page so that users can seamlessly integrate a number of devices from various brands within their installation. This includes products from ATEN’s major partners BenQ, BXB, Lumens and Optoma.

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AudioControl Logo300dpiAudioControl Partners With Leading Architectural Speaker Companies To Launch Sound Partners Program

AudioControl has announced a new industry alliance initiative called the AudioControl Sound Partners Program. The objective of the Sound Partners Program is to work with industry-leading architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement performance profiles defined by their engineers which, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director M-Series of high-performance 8 and 16-channel amplifiers, creates the ultimate whole-house entertainment/commercial audio platform for professional integrators.

Four prominent architectural loudspeaker manufacturers have joined the Sound Partners Program—Origin Acoustics, James Loudspeaker, Triad Speakers and Stealth Acoustics. Each company has provided critical performance measurements to AudioControl, enabling tailored profiles to be created and stored in software form. “With today’s superlative loudspeaker designs, we acknowledge that products from these brands would likely require little if any fine-tuning in an ideal environment,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “However when you factor in individual room acoustics for each home, these speaker profiles achieve an important step in providing the custom integrator the tools to deliver a premium entertainment experience by calibrating the systems for their clients. Together with the DSP capabilities in The Director M-Series amplifiers, AudioControl gives integrators the most efficient means to make that happen while differentiating themselves in a competitive market.”

AudioControl’s Director M-Series lineup is expanding with the addition of two new models including a 1U, 8-channel solution called the M4800 coming soon. All models are capable of 100 watts per channel at 8 Ohms, 200 watts at 4 Ohms and 400 watts bridged. M-Series amplifiers offer powerful DSP-based functionality along with AudioControl’s legendary sound quality, and can be used either as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a 3rd party control system.

For more information or to become a member of the AudioControl Sound Partner Program, contact Brandon Cook at or (425) 997-4985.


CHIEF_LOGO_2CAdd extension to Fusion mounts


FCAV1U_LargeThe new FCAV1U accessory adds pull-out capabilities to any dual stud, micro-adjustable Fusion fixed and tilt wall mount. This accessory provides greater flexibility to inventories and can be added to installs for easier servicing, especially in recessed applications. New pull-out features include:

  • Up to 11.54” (293 mm) extension when combined with a Fusion mount
  • Same depth dimensions as old Fusion pull-out mounts
  • Plumb adjust to keep display in line with the wall
  • Latch to secure mount in home position
  • Can be used with tilt mounts and X-Large Fusion for increased mounting patterns (up to 150 lb / 68 kg capacity)

The FCAV1U accessory is available now and is replacing the existing Fusion pull-out mounts.


Clare-Controls-Corp-logoClare Controls Announces Two Key Hires to Help Drive Expansion

Director of Regional Sales for Texas and Director of E-Commerce and Marketing Join the Clare Team

To support its initiative to become the system of choice for home builders and to support its rapidly growing installed customer base, Clare Controls is announcing two strategic hires for its sales and marketing team. Kristopher Sherman joins as Director of Regional Sales for Texas and Jamie Teahan is the new Director of E-Commerce and Marketing.

Clare Controls - Aug“In recent months, Clare has partnered with a number of top residential builders including Meritage Homes, David Weekley Homes, Fulton Homes, Garrett-Walker Homes and AV Homes proving that our smart home solutions resonate with both builders and homeowners,” said Brett Price, CEO Clare Controls.  “As we continue to grow, it is crucial that we have the right people to share the Clare value proposition and support these customers. Kristopher and Jamie are industry veterans with proven success in their respective fields. They will play an important role in driving awareness, adoption, and engagement for Clare.”

Sherman brings over 20 years of experience in sales and management in consumer electronics and AV. He joins Clare from Vox Technologies where he oversaw global sales, marketing and operations as the Sales Director. He previously held positions at Control4, Tweeter, Magnolia AV, and Best Buy.

“Kristopher’s experience on both the technical and sales side of the AV business is beneficial to our customers as he understands the challenges they face specifying jobs, working in the field, and supporting the customers after the sale and installation. He will be a tremendous asset for our rapidly growing sales efforts in the Southwest region,” stated Price.

A digital media professional with nearly a decade of experience in interactive advertising and management, Teahan will be responsible for driving homeowner engagement in the soon-to-be launched MyClareHome customer portal, an online resource for Clare homeowners. Most recently, she has held account management and client services roles with Hone Inc. and Demand Media.

“The myClareHome portal will be the hub for Clare customers to go and obtain information about their systems, activate features and purchase additional devices. Jamie’s extensive knowledge of interactive technology and business development is well-suited to manage the site and support our growing business,” adds Price.


da-lite logoFast-Fold NXT Coming Soon

Fast-Fold NXT is the next generation of rental screen from Da-Lite and features a re-invented design that encompasses every aspect of the product – from the strength of the extrusion, to the ease of set up, to the optic capabilities of the surface.

ffnxtFast-Fold NXT incorporates feedback from a holistic approach, and Da-Lite interviewed customers all over the world including product managers, stage engineers, owners, buyers, end users and the technicians that set up the screens every day to incorporate an unprecedented number of upgrades to a Da-Lite product.

The solution includes a new extrusion for more strength; a new hinge provides strength, durability and clean lines; new corners allow for quick set up; new surfaces include a foldable HD rental surface that is 4K ready with vinyl binding with clips instead of difficult snaps; new legs ease height adjustment; and a new case for efficient storage and ergonomic transport.


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History of DirectConnect®

DirectConnect® was born in 1996 from a request for a patch cable without a strain relief. Years ago all interconnects were molded plastic with a large molded strain relief at each end. After exhausting all of our domestic suppliers, DirectConnect® created a new line of custom products designed by the installer and manufactured to their specifications.

The result was the first line of audio / video interconnects without a strain relief. Cables could be easily separated for left/right audio and video. They no longer snagged the back of equipment shelves when equipment was pulled forward for service or installations.

Following our interconnect line, was a family of “installer designed” products.

  • Double-packed tie wraps of 1000 with individual 100’s inside.
  • DirectConnect® structured wiring cans were the first in the industry to have both security and fire UL ratings allowing the installation of security modules while retaining the UL rating when installed.
  • One of the first to partner with Jeffrey Boccaccio to have our HDMI® interconnects DPL rated.
  • Mounts with “Vertical Rail Adjustment Compensation” (VRAC) for mounting every display perfectly level even if the mount is not.
  • Ceiling accessory plate for any fixed or tilt mount to convert the mount to a ceiling mount.
  • Outdoor patio and pendant speakers that are 8ohm and 70v for more flexible installations.
  • Racks completely assembled with vented shelves and blanks included.
  • Racks that build from 11u to 37u in minutes and are UPS® shippable as well as narrow enough for in-cabinet installations.
  • Inventor of the bulk wire plate known as the “NOSE” plate (patented 2005)
  • Inventor of the “EZ RJ45 Jack” (patented 2007)
  • Inventor of the HDMI® keystone “PIGTAIL” female to female (patented 2007)
  • Inventor of the reversible “NOSE” plate (patented 2010)

DirectConnect® expanded its presence in with the following trademark registrations:

  • DirectConnect® (2001)
  • Vinson® Acoustics (2012)
  • ReelView® (2012)
  • LedBetter® (2012)
  • PRISMA4KOLOR® (2015)

Why do we invest so much time and money into our DirectConnect® family of products? So you will discover the things our competitors are missing. Through research and development, we strive not only to improve the function and packaging for every product, but also to deliver it at an exceptional value and competitive price.

We take suggestions and criticism seriously.

What is next? Manufacturers know that it will be challenging to thread the needle on 4K. They stand to lose if the rest of the system from the source to the display is not over the threshold. We have a few surprises up our sleeve. Our most exciting addition will be the PRISMA4KOLOR® interconnect line, delivering prismatic deep color for 4K applications. You need a solid cable that will deliver a solid 4K picture you can depend on. PRISMA4KOLOR® cables are the answer. Now Available.


DraperLogoThink BIG with Draper at #CEDIA16

Draper is giving you the opportunity to think big, and play big, at CEDIA. In booth 3010 Draper will be showing off our completely redesigned, all new Profile. The profile is a fixed frame screen that can have the thin bezel look of a flat panel, or a zero edge. At 30 feet wide, it’s the biggest such product in the industry.

Visitors to Draper’s will also be able to play the PS4 version of Project Cars on a nanoperf TecVision screen. The 10 best scores will be entered in a drawing to win the PS4!

Add in an outdoor entertainment area and the launch of a window shade line targeted to custom integrators and AV dealers, and you can see why Draper is looking forward to a BIG CEDIA! See you there!



Seconds count in an emergency situation to save lives and assets. ELK Products announces the release of the C1M1 Dual Path Communicator.  C1M1 significantly reduces transmission time of emergency messages.  It does not require dial capture or data bus decoding which leads to delays with other communicators.  In addition, there is no cloud server to compromise or delay the communications.

C1M1 provides super-fast, full data communications to Central Monitoring Stations over IP and cellular pathways. Transmissions are automatically directed over the best pathway for quickest communications. Periodic tests are sent over both pathways to ensure reliable communications and C1M1 can automatically report a pathway outage over the remaining pathway.

C1M1 also supports remote access with no port forwarding or extra fees.  Installers can easily activate and manage C1M1 communicators, as well as remotely program the M1 control over the IP or cellular pathway.   Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro third party apps.  Additional features include email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events, as well as support for ELK’s IP based software and interface partners.

The ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM networks and is available through all ELK Authorized Distributors.  The ELK-C1M1CDMA, which supports CDMA networks, is soon to follow.

For more information, visit


fortress-logoiwhiteilresFortress Debuts Smart Chair:
Alongside its newest and most popular seating models, FORTRESS debuts the Smart Chair during CEDIA in booth #5315. This newest technology can be integrated into any of the FORTRESS models, with customizable features that can be easily integrated into popular home automation systems. The Smart Chair also detects human occupancy. Not only can control systems be programmed to trigger automated responses based on Fortress - Aughuman motion or movement taking place in the chair such as sitting or standing, the smart chair can sense obstacles and will cease all motorized functions or movement. Representing a significant advancement in the seating category, Fortress’ new Smart Chair will debut at CEDIA. Imagine how these smart, safety-oriented features could be integrated throughout the home, not just the theater or media room.

See FORTRESS Smart Chair seating on display during CEDIA in booth #5315. Featured model: Bijou


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Golden-Ear-LogoGoldenEar Technology to Feature Invisible Atmos System II at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, Showcasing the New, Ultra-Compact Ultra High-Performance SuperSub X

Last year at CEDIA, GoldenEar Technology literally shocked show-goers with extraordinary sound from a virtually invisible Atmos System that featured the GoldenEar in-ceiling Invisa® HTR 7000s for all three front channels as well as the four height channels, Invisa MPX in-wall rear surrounds and the award winning SuperSub XXL. This year, GoldenEar will feature a similarly superb sounding and also virtually invisible Atmos system called Invisible Atmos System II, incorporating Invisa MPXs for both front left and right main channels and rear surrounds, Invisa HTR 7000s for the four height channels (the GoldenEar in-ceiling Invisa HTR 7000s have become the reference standard for Atmos height speakers), and a SuperSat 60C Center speaker – along with the  new, game-changing, SuperSub X, which is shipping to dealers immediately following its CEDIA debut.

The SuperSub X, which is already receiving praise as “a true compact wonder”, is a smaller version of the award winning SuperSub XXL introduced last year to universally rave reviews. Of course, it also incorporates GoldenEar’s unique and patent-pending Dual-Plane Inertially-Balanced Technology. This force-cancelling inertial balancing preserves, conserves and focuses all the energy produced by the transducers in order to effectively move the air in the room (rather than vibrating and shaking the cabinet), as well as enabling full recovery of the finest and most subtle details, rather than allowing loss and blurring due to wasted energy and box movement. Also, because there are two active drivers that are separated horizontally in space, as well as two sub-bass radiators, which are similarly separated vertically, the driver-to-room coupling and bass response, is distributed much more smoothly, allowing the different drivers to couple to different room standing wave patterns (called eigenmodes).

The SuperSub X is housed in a beautifully styled, luxuriously finished, ultra-compact (it’s basically just a 12-1/2” cube!) gloss piano black lacquer cabinet, which contains two long-throw 8” drivers, two 10-1/2” x 9-1/2” quadratic planar infrasonic radiators, a 1400 watt ForceField Digital Amplifier and a 56 bit DSP device, which is virtually a mini-computer controlling multiple performance parameters. There is a precision level control, a 12 dB per octave low pass control, continuously variable from 40Hz-200Hz, for the two stereo RCA inputs, and a switch to select the direct-coupled, unfiltered LFE input. Overall frequency response is 12Hz-200Hz. All this advanced technology results in absolutely the finest sounding ultra-compact subwoofer ever produced; clearly the holy grail: combining superb musicality with extreme extension and room-shaking impact. Shipping in late September 2016. Retail price is $1249 each.

Please visit us at CEDIA 2016, Sound Room 10 and hear this superb sounding breakthrough system, for yourself. The total system cost is $5040. See complete product specifications on the next page.


integra_logoRecognized by custom installation specialists as the ideal solution for the whole-house entertainment ecosystem, Integra recently began shipping new DRX-5 and DRX-4 7.2 channel network AV receivers.  The DRX include Dolby Atmos, DTS-X*, 4K scaling, an all-new GUI, Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for noiseless signal processing and the latest generation of Integra’s AccuEQ featuring AccuReflex Phase Alignment Technology.  Upcoming firmware updates will add MQA decoding, Tidal, FireConnect and Google Cast for audio support.

DRX-5 (MSRP $1,700) & DRX-4 (MSRP $1,300)
These state-of-the-art powerhouse 7.2 channel network AV receivers take the film, music, and gaming experience to a whole new level.  Both are THX® Select2™ Plus-certified for theater-grade performance, feature Zone 2 HDMI and matrix switching, as well as an HDBaseT output.

Integra DRX_5_Angled_RThe DRX-5 is the more powerful of the two with 130W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and 40 amps of high-instantaneous current capability (HICC) while the DRX-4 comes in at 110W/ch (@ 8 ohms) and HICC at 35 amps.  Both models feature Zone 2 DAC for HDMI Audio, SPDIF (PCM), NET and USB sources.  The DRX-5 features VLSC on all channels and includes Zone 3 audio to go along with Whole House Mode for synchronized house-wide audio.

Both units include 4K / 60 Hz-capable HDMI® terminals supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Color Space, BT.2020, 4K upscaling from 1080p and HDCP 2.2, and feature eight HDMI® inputs (1 front / 7 rear).

Integra’s Zone 2 auto-switching across all DRX 7.2 channel models allowing 7.2 channel main zone or 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X set ups to automatically change output to 5.1 channels plus Zone 2 stereo when Zone 2 is turned on.

DRX network AV receivers are available now.  Detailed lists of features, specifications and owner’s manuals can be found at


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Just Add Power LogoJust Add Power Guitar Giveaway at CEDIA 2016 Gives Back to Vets.


——-CEDIA 2016, Booth 6626——

Just Add Power, the pioneers in HDMI over IP distribution, are giving CEDIA 2016 show goers the chance to win one of six custom guitars built by Dean Zelinsky Guitars in Highland Park IL.  The bonus: for the six guitars given away at CEDIA 2016, twelve will be given to US veterans through the Guitars For Vets Program. To enter the giveaway, CEDIA Expo goers simply need to drop by Booth 6626 to enter!

CEDIA 2016: Get an amazing guitar and give back.

guitar1Founded in 2007, Guitars for Vets donates guitars to veterans, helping them readjust to life, cope with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, and find hope through the medium of music. Legendary guitar designer and builder Dean Zelinsky has a strong relationship with Guitars for Vets, and will supply a total of 12 guitars to be given Vets, in addition to creating six guitars for the Just Add Power CEDIA Booth Giveaway. The unique Z-Glide neck on the guitars that Zelinsky is creating has allowed Just Add Power to add a custom twist to the design by customizing the neck carving.

Dean Zelinsky who has built guitars for famous rockers like Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Randy Rhoads and Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne),  just to name a few was the perfect fit to team with lovers of classic rock, Just Add Power.

The giveaway of six guitars at CEDIA sees Just Add Power continue its reputation of offering some truly unique trade show swag for integrators to get their hands on. Ed Qualls President of Just Add Power, said “last year we gave integrators the chance to get some Just Add Power custom-branded Nike ID shoes. We got a lot of love over social media for giving away some pairs of the comfy custom sneaks, which were commissioned for the launch of 3G Ultra HD over IP: our 4K over 1Gb HDMI distribution solution. This year we’ve gone even bigger, but it was important to us to give something back on top of creating a buzz at the show, so the partnership with Dean Zelinsky and Guitars for Vets was perfect.”

Got questions about the giveaway or want to book an appointment to visit Just Add Power at CEDIA 2016? Simply email  . For information on Just Add Power’s award-winning range of HDMI over IP devices, head over to





Legrand Launches Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet: (link)

Legrand - AugThe Legrand Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet have been fully tested and certified by the Premium HDMI Cable Certification program to deliver the full 18Gbps bandwidth necessary to support 4K UltraHD devices.  The in-wall cables are CL-3 rated and have a small overmold for smoother pulling between studs.  The Slim Line HDMI cables offer a slim form factor for better flexibility and cable management.  Certified Premium HDMI cables feature packaging with the official Premium HDMI Cable Certification label and a QR code to verify the cable has been tested.




Whether you are switching HDMI 2.0, Needing Super Fast Seamless Switching, HDBaseT or looking for a Conference & Training Room Solution, We’ve got you Covered!

Liberty AV AugustLiberty’s newly updated and complete line of A/V Matrix Switchers includes HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2 compatible switchers, Seamless HDMI switchers with scaling up to 4K, Certified HDBaseT switchers and and hybrid HDMI / HDBaseT switchers that are ideal for many types of projects like conference spaces, training rooms and anywhere simple and flexible A/V matrix distribution is required.

A complete offering of switchers all offering a high level of flexibility and functionality while maintaining excellent price points!

Check out which switcher works for you:




Door-Station-ChromeAt CEDIA this year, LILIN will introduce the new 1080P HD IP Video Door Station for seamless integration into the home automation market, designed specifically for the smart home. Press the button on the new LILIN IPC0522E2 door station to initiate a call with the touch pad of the integrated automation system and the LILINViewer app. The door station comes with an intercom feature and Acoustic Echo Cancellation supporting 2-way communication with visitors at the entrance. The unit supports SIP for easy integration with IP phones and home automation platforms. Connecting with PoE allows for data and power over a single network cable. The IPC0522E2 is outfitted with a 2 mega-pixel 1/2.7” sensor with image distortion correction and IR illumination up to 3 meters with a 60° beam spread. The camera also features IR cut filter, white light, a light sensor meter, and PIR motion detection for up to 5 meters. PIR detection and light sensor are able to be programmed into the home automation system to trigger pre-programmed actions leaving creativity to the dealer or installer of the smart home. The IPC0522E2 also meets international IP55 standards for dust and moisture resistance allowing you to install the door station in outdoor environments with an operating temperature range of -13F to 122F.

The IPC0522E2 door station is ONVIF profile S compliant for recording video into NVRs. When connected to a LILIN NVR, the door station is able to take advantage of a secure P2P connection eliminating the need for port forwarding. Be sure to stop by LILIN at booth 6029 to learn more about the new door station.




MOBOTIX Cameras and Doorstations Serverless Technology  Seamless Alignment with Home Automation.

Mobotix AugSince 2000, MOBOTIX IP cameras have been known for their high-quality video performance and low bandwidth consumption thanks to the decentralized architecture. The cameras themselves execute video analysis & event detection internally, and manage their video ring buffer on a NAS or server by themselves. This reduces the workload of the VMS workstation and network dramatically. Network fluctuations or longer interruptions are compensated by an onboard video buffer (SD card, up to 200GB). As a result, MOBOTIX video systems are without the need of expensive VMS servers (MxManagementCenter VMS is 100% free-of-charge) and less network infrastructure than other brands. This reduces the overall system costs as well as power consumption and the total energy bill. Encrypted recording by the camera itself guarantees data security and privacy.  With the use of the Input and Output boxes, MOBOTIX is also able to seamlessly integrate into the intelligent building space by controlling lights, doors, gates and blinds among other things, as well as bringing window contacts, door contacts and pressure sensors into the system to satisfy every aspect of the security landscape.  With MOBOTIX you are able to build an end-to-end solution to fit any of your ever changing needs.


New URC driver available for Nuvo

NuVo Aug StackedAvailable now, the URC pre-written control driver for the Nuvo wired/wireless Player Portfolio multi-room audio systems offer comprehensive control of the Nuvo Players through URC automation systems.

  • Real-time 2-way feedback between systems
  • Nuvo zone selection and grouping
  • Intuitive browsing and source selection
  • Available for free on

Nuvo Speakers for every space, project and price point

Nuvo - Aug 1Expanding on the Nuvo Speaker line, now available are the Series Two, Four and Six LCR Speakers.  And shipping by mid September, Pre-Construction Brackets and Square Grills. Nuvo Speakers are made for professionals whose reputation was built on installing only the highest quality products. Each model integrates top-of-the-line components to offer superior audio, the highest power handling and a lifetime of performance in any home theater or multi-room audio application.



onq-logoOn-Q radiant™ RF Lighting Control System


OnQ - AugTransform the space around you with smart lighting control from the world leader in electrical switches and outlets. The On-Q radiant™ RF Lighting Control System offers a wide variety of compatible devices including switches, dimmers, and scene controllers, plus plug-in modules for lamps and appliances.  The devices install easily into existing electrical wiring and set-up is simple with pairing directly from the device.  When combined with the LC7001, the system offers convenient app control from Android & iOS devices, including Apple Watch.


rti_logoRTI’s New KX10 In-wall Touchpanel Brings HD Video to the World of Automation


Versatile Interface Combines Extensive Control Options and HD Video Capabilities Into One Device

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced that its all-new KX10 in-wall touchpanel is now available. Specifically designed to bring simple control and automation to A/V, environmental, and security systems, the KX10 combines the capabilities of a control device and a high-definition video display into one powerful interface.

RTI_KX10_WhiteThe KX10’s large, 10.1-inch, 1280×800 WXGA-resolution LCD is programmable to the finest detail and provides ample screen real estate for the ultimate custom user interface. Developed to be an elegant solution that allows users to efficiently engage with their surroundings, the touchpanel enables convenient control over local devices via built-in IR and RS-232 outputs. The unit also features built-in intercom support, a proximity sensor that brings it to life when a user approaches, and an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brightness.

For integrators, built-in wireless Ethernet enables them to set up the KX10 easily in retrofit installations, while the wired 10/100 Base-T Ethernet provides the flexibility of Power-over-Ethernet Plus. The user interface can be custom-tailored to provide an intuitive control experience that meets the specific needs of any installation using RTI’s Integration Designer® software. With the software’s drag-and-drop simplicity and powerful two-way drivers, installations are streamlined and third-party electronic systems can be seamlessly integrated to create a robust, cutting-edge automation system.

More information on RTI’s complete portfolio of control and automation products is available at Visit RTI at CEDIA 2016, Booth 3400.


SI_logo_standard Leading Projection Screen Evolution




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Screen Innovations will be Thinking Big at CEDIA Expo 2016, Dallas, TX in Booth #5735 and this is what you will see in their booth:

  • Zero-G®, The Rollable Television® in a dramatic 160” demo
  • Transformer®—the world’s first non-masking, masking system in 150”
  • Zero Edge® Slate® 200”—The world’s largest seamless ambient light rejecting screen
  • Zero Edge® Black Diamond®, 120”—the first ever ambient light rejecting

screen (ALR)

  • Zero Edge® Short Throw— space saving screen option shown in 110”
  • Black Diamond® Film—a rear-pro ALR film that applies like window tint

FREE Zero-G Screens and Digital Projection M-Vision 320 Giveaways:
Exciting news for show attendees, Screen Innovations will be giving away two Zero-G screens during the show! Digital Projection has also joined the fun by offering a M-Vision 320 projector combined with a 120” Zero-G Slate “Rollable Television” in the first giveaway package (MSRP of $21,160).  The second giveaway will be for a 120” Zero-G Slate Screen.

To enter drawing one: drop a business card in one of the specially marked contest boxes located under SI’s screens in the CEDIA education or meeting rooms.  The drawing will take place at 12:00 pm on Friday, day 2, at SI’s booth #5735. You must be present to win.

To enter drawing two: play a ping pong match at SI’s booth to qualify and drop a card.  This drawing will take place at 12:00 pm at SI’s booth #5735 on day 3.  You do not need to be present to win.


Torus Power New LogoVisit Torus Power at CEDIA Expo 2016: Planning to visit CEDIA Expo in Dallas this September? Be sure to visit Torus Power in booth #1305. We’re ramping up for the show and looking forward to seeing old industry friends and meeting new ones!

Our very latest White Paper: This month’s featured white paper covers the fundamentals of automatic voltage regulation.  Why is automatic voltage regulation so important? And how do Torus Power products achieve automatic voltage regulation differently than other components on the market? Get to the heart of automatic voltage regulation. Read our latest white paper and find out:

  • Torus - Aug 1Why automatic voltage regulation is critical when designing and installing luxury audiovisual and control systems
  • The four ways to regulate utility voltage
  • Why only one method of automatic voltage regulation provides both power protection and superior performance on a consistent basis, regardless of the quality of the electrical grid.

Learn more about the benefits of our AVR series of toroidal isolation transformers and please feel free to share your field experiences dealing with automatic voltage regulation with us.

Torus - Aug 2This month’s Featured System: Our featured system this month is a beauty. How about a Dolby Atmos system configured 7.4.9? That’s 20 speakers in total: 7 at ear level, 4 subwoofers and 9 speakers mounted in the ceiling.

See and read all about this project by long-time Torus Power dealer, Erskine Group, here:

New Torus Power 2016 Product Catalog: We are thrilled to announce that our new product catalog is uploaded and ready to go. Get it here:

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook and please let us know about your latest Torus Power projects!


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The new Vaddio RoboSHOT™ 20 UHD is Now Shipping!

Vaddio - Aug 1Vaddio’s new RoboSHOT™ 20 UHD delivers ultimate UHD (4K) video, and unsurpassed HD (1080p/60) video compared to higher priced 3 chip cameras, offering high quality imaging, truly fine details and exceptional color reproduction. Built around a back-illuminated 9.03 megapixel, 1/2.3 type Exmor-R image sensor with a native 2160p/30 resolution and razor sharp imaging, the RoboSHOT 20 UHD leads in our Enterprise-class PTZ camera line.  RoboSHOT 20 UHD is the first to provide simultaneous HDMI, HDBaseT, HD-SDI and IP streaming output. The 20x zoom and 74-degree horizontal field of view makes RoboSHOT 20 UHD ideal for medium and large room environments. Full administrative control from any web browser enables IT staff to remotely monitor and manage RoboSHOT anywhere in the world. RoboSHOT 20 UHD delivers quality, flexibility and manageability needed for even the most demanding video production, live events, lecture capture and conferencing applications.


VMP logo 2012VMP ERWEN-6E 19-inch wall rack enclosure



Video Mount Products ERWEN-6EThe effective and rugged ERWEN-6E 19-inch wall rack enclosure has been designed for getting equipment up off the floor and on the wall where space is at a premium and floor standing equipment racks just won’t do. VMP designed the ERWEN Series wall mounted racks for both form and functionality, especially with the security and AV installer in mind. With adjustable front and rear rails, removable hinged back panel, and a reversible glass front door, the ERWEN-6E is the answer to the most demanding rack mount requirements. Additional features of the ERWEN-6E wall rack enclosure include welded steel construction, ships fully assembled, works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories, 16 inches of usable depth, rails have numbered spaces with standard 10-32 threading, vented top and bottom, top and bottom cable routing knockouts, removable side panels (with optional locks), load capacity – 120 lbs, black powder coat finish, 2-fan kit (ERWEN2FANKIT; optional), product dimensions: (W x D x H): 24.3in x 21.9in x 14.5in, product weight: 50 lbs.; MSRP: $339.00,; toll free 877-281-2169.


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Take The Finest Screen To A Whole New Edge!

Vutec - AugVutec announces the fixed framed Stiletto Projection Screen which provides the thinnest visible bezel/frame available in the market today. Designed to resemble a premium 4K LED TV but with much larger viewing area options.

The Stiletto “Floating” Edge Frame uses a premium and sturdy extruded aluminum frame with 1/16” edge border that offers maximized viewing, making this an excellent addition to both home theater and commercial applications. Watch as your viewing experience soars to new heights of enjoyment!


  • Thinnest visible bezel/frame
  • 1/16” edge (Extruded) Aluminum lightweight frame
  • Seamless surfaces
  • HD surfaces compatible with 4K, UHD and HDR
  • Easy assembly and installation
  • Wall mounts built into frame
  • Low profile mounts flush to wall


Wyrestorm New LogoWyreStorm’s Latest HDBaseT, HDMI and 1GB / 10Gb Networked AV Solutions to Offer “The Right Technology for the Application” at CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA 2016 will see WyreStorm showcasing a new 4K product line of HDMI and HDBaseT extenders, matrix switchers and splitters fully supporting HDMI 2.0 video standards, HDCP 2.2 and HDR, ensuring total compatibility with the very latest 4K UHD content, source and display devices.

Hal Truax, WyreStorm VP of Sales and Marketing, states that now, more than ever, understanding the technology used to transmit 4K UHD is vital in its successful application.

“At CEDIA, WyreStorm will cut through the clutter with clear, with informative demonstrations of the technologies currently available, and the various refresh rate, chroma subsampling and color depth decisions required to get the content where it needs to go within the bandwidth available for each technology.”

Wyrestorm - AugWyreStorm’s HDBaseT matrix switchers get a shot of adrenaline with 4K@60Hz 444 10bit BT.2020 HDR updates to existing H2 models and new H2X flagship models unveiled offering 16 (HDMI) x16 (HDBT) + 16 (HDMI) (and 10×10+10) models with built-in 48×16 (and 30×10) audio matrix to de-embed HDMI source audio, manage and output ARC from all zones or take audio-only sources, mix and switch to zones.

Truax sees this new addition to the HDBaseT matrix line as significant step up for WyreStorm:

“With HDBaseT distribution, signals can be transmitted to one zone, but the audio output on that transmission module can potentially be from another zone, with an audio device such as Sonos routed to it, which really adds another layer of functionality to AV signal distribution for the home.”

All new WyreStorm extender products also include internal re-clocking for improved compatibility with certain 4K source devices found to experience clock-stretching issues that effect communication between devices.

WyreStorm’s CEDIA booth will also feature a side-by-side comparison of WyreStorm’s signal distribution technologies, including 4K over HDMI and HDBaseT and newly announced 4K over 10GB and 1GB over IP solutions showcased for the first time at the show, for attendees to decide for themselves which technology they prefer for residential AV applications.

It’s the place to be for game-changing signal distribution.

Visit WyreStorm at CEDIA 2016 booth #1705

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