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Autonomic_logoAutonomic Mirage Media Servers compatible with Crestron Pyng™

Autonomic has announced support for the Crestron Pyng™ home automation app. Autonomic Mirage Music Players are the first third party entertainment devices to offer Crestron Pyng compatibility, providing integrators with the ultimate whole-house music solution within the Crestron Pyng environment. Mirage Music Players bring high-resolution audio, all major streaming services and the luxury of custom queues and playlists to Pyng users.

Crestron_Pyng UI“Autonomic and Crestron have collaborated extensively, maximizing our products interoperability in order to provide the features, functionality and superb sound quality that differentiates this cooperative solution from ordinary consumer-oriented music boxes,” stated Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. The newest 5.2 software version from Autonomic enables Crestron Pyng to automatically discover and configure the Mirage Music Player without programming, increasing overall efficiency for integrators.

Also new with the 5.2 software from Autonomic are key updates to the Crestron Smart Graphics™ module based on feedback from dealers. Changes include easier programming of Smart Graphic touch screens and remote controls that reduces programming time, along with the capability to play/pause music as well as view the current state of all Mirage Music Players from the Smart Graphics interface. Smart Graphics users now have easier access to the Autonomic exclusive TuneBridge® feature as well as the ability to browse within a queue. Additionally, integrators now have precise control over which streaming services are accessible from each Smart Graphics touch screen within the home.

The upgrade to Pyng compatibility and new Smart Graphics features are available for all Mirage Music Players via the Autonomic Dealer Zone or assistance from Autonomic technical support.






Barco showcased solutions aimed at “Connecting Worlds” at InfoComm 2015

At InfoComm 2015, global visualization leader Barco demonstrated how its industry-leading solutions deliver dynamic, visual spectaculars and real-time collaboration to drive business success. Emphasizing technologies built for high impact and low total cost of ownership, Barco’s best-in-class projection and image processing, wireless collaboration, LED video wall, video wall and enterprise networking solutions empower companies to connect their worlds, both inside and out, by enhancing connectivity across the enterprise and around the globe.

Smarter collaboration
Barco corporate solutions unlock the knowledge of an organization by connecting people and information in the most intuitive way. ClickShare empowers content sharing with a click of a button, now featuring AirPlay capability to enable full mirroring of iOS devices across the entire ClickShare product family. The new NRC-200 interactive collaboration platform empowers knowledge-sharing in meeting rooms and classrooms, providing an easy-to-use interface to organize multiple content sources on the main display.  Integrated with Barco business projectors and high-resolution video walls, these solutions enrich collaboration to speed better decision-making in, and beyond, the connected enterprise.

Compelling experiences
Harness the power of Barco’s entertainment technology leadership and attract more visitors to venues such as theme parks, exhibitions, museums, corporate events, concerts, and other live performance events. Ultra-bright, large venue projectors enliven projection mappings and innovative shows. Barco’s 4K Event Master Series screen management systems empower event producers with enhanced creativity and control for producing visually stunning live events, while maintaining pixel-perfect details. Our brand new XHD-400 media server is an end-to-end visualization and workflow solution that automates projection mapping from design to operation, emphasizing ease of use.



Cambridge-Audio-Logo.svgCambridge Audio’s new CXR Network AVR Receivers revolutionize entertainment in the digital age.

Designed from the ground up for the new CX Series, the Cambridge CXR120 and CXR200 combine stunning musical performance with a powerful and sophisticated home cinema experience.

Cambridge - CXRAt Cambridge, our number one rule is that sound quality always comes first. With this in mind, we always ensure our AV receivers deliver the same audio performance levels as our award winning stereo amplifiers, meaning that you don’t need two separate systems for music and movies. This, combined with the fact that the CXR120 and CXR200 can access music and movies from a wide variety of analogue, digital, wired and wireless sources, mean that these AV receivers are in a class of their own.

In addition to traditional HDMI, digital and analogue inputs for music and movies, the CXR120 and CXR200 have extensive network and wireless music playback capabilities. Streaming music over your home network or from USB hard drives, they can play everything from compressed MP3 formats, up to 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless files. Their wireless playback capabilities also include internet radio, Spotify and even Bluetooth. There’s even support for DSD, allowing you to playback SACDs from your Blu-ray or universal player.

The CXR120 and CXR200 both use a highly-efficient Class A/B amplifier design, an audiophile grade oversize toroidal transformer and substantial extruded heat sink. This allows the CXR120 to deliver 120 Watts per channel. The CXR200 goes even further and outputs 200 Watts per channel, making it one of the most powerful AV receivers in its class!







ELK Products is now pleased to offer the Two-Way wireless mini window sensor in brown!  The ELK-6021BR is exceptionally thin and virtually disappears once installed.   It is perfect for double hung or casement style wood/vinyl windows.  It features ELK’s encrypted two-way technology that defends against interference,ELK-6021BR hacking, and jamming for a more secure and reliable wireless solution.









Madison Theater Chair with Lexington Arms
Seating Designed for Your Lifestyle

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Looking for a timeless classic?  One of the most comfortable chairs in the Fortress line for over 40 years is now available as a viewing chair.  Clean lines and ergonomic comfort make the Madison chair a favorite in and out of the  dedicated theater.  With a nod to Fortress’ dedication to customization, the traditional Madison chair is styled here with the Lexington arm. In addition to tailor made seating, extra accessories such as piping and pocket arms make it uniquely personal.  As with all of Fortress seating, everything is customizable and designed to suit your lifestyle.

Visit more Madison Theater Chairs here:  http://www.fortresseating.com/productpage.php?prod_id=502

Made in the USA for over 70 years
1721 Wright Ave.  ~ La Verne, CA 91750 ~ 909-593-8600



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Special Dealer Communication Re: IC Realtime Dealer Portal

IC Realtime Dealer Portal – Go To: http://store.icrealtime.com

After extensive time, testing and investment, IC Realtime is pleased to announce the launch of its web-based Dealer Portal.  NOW OPEN TO ALL DIRECT DEALERS

Portal features include:

  • Account information
  • Detailed product information and technical specs
  • Purchasing and order review
  • Shipping details, tracking and estimated time of arrival
  • Account invoices
  • Credits and returns
  • Change of credit card requests

With a simple, intuitive design the new IC Realtime Dealer Portal is a robust resource, aimed at making purchasing and tracking hassle free. Additionally, by offering flexible 24/7 access and continuous sales support, the digital portal is making it easier than ever for specialty retailers and system integrators to do business with IC Realtime.

Interested in giving it a try?

All you need is the email tied to your current IC Realtime account.  Sign in with that and click forgot password and you will be able to create one for yourself… it’s that simple!

  • Don’t remember which email you used?
  • Have trouble logging in?
  • Have a portal-related question?





Ihiji logo largeIhiji, manufacturer of cloud-based tools for technology providers that help improve how they support their clients’ networks and IP-enabled devices, were recognized as having the leading market share in the remote managed services category for the third year running in the CEPro 100 Brand Analysis report. To mark the occasion the Austin-based brand relaunched their ihiji.com website with a new, simplified look and additional resources for their dealers.

Ihiji - CEPro 100As a single page scroll page, the new Ihiji website is easier than ever for dealers to navigate and explains all the key information you need to know about adopting and implementing remote network management services – especially useful if remote network monitoring isn’t something you’re familiar with! The site works across all major platforms, devices and screen sizes. Plus, from ihiji.com current Ihiji dealers can log in and leverage the network scanning, speed test and troubleshooting tools offered via Ihiji Invision software either from their office or right at the client’s site.

Their new website also features improved access to Ihiji’s free range of webinars (free for everyone) on essential knowledge areas, including the popular. Networking Essentials series (available in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level webinars). On the site you can also see a short list of some of the manufacturers that Ihiji works closely with to provide with the most in-depth monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. These include Nest, Sonos, Luxul, Crestron, Bluebolt and Control4.

To find out more about Ihiji’s remote network management services and products, and how it can improve your projects and customer after-care, visit their D-Tools product page.





Kramer Unveils New 12-Input ProScale Digital Scaler/Switcher at InfoComm 2015

Kramer has introduced its newest ProScale™ Presentation Digital Scaler/Switcher at InfoComm 2015. The Kramer VP−444 features 12 inputs with fast and clean fade−thru−black switching. The cost−effective VP−444 is designed for large classrooms, conference rooms and hotel event spaces and includes 10 HDMI and two computer graphics video inputs.

Kramer VP-444_PR_HighResThe VP−444 offers unbalanced stereo inputs for each video input and embedded audio for its HDMI inputs. Level control is available for the outputs as well as for each individual input. It scales the video, embeds the audio, and outputs the signal to two HDMI outputs (up to 1080p). The product includes 22 output resolutions.

The VP−444 has two microphone inputs for mixing, switching or talkover. It has two audio outputs with balanced stereo audio on a terminal block connector and S/PDIF on an RCA connector. The unit features last−connected auto input switching, offering users plug−and−display functionality

The product features PixPerfect™, Kramer’s precision pixel mapping and high−quality scaling technology for superior image quality. The VP−444 includes a built−in ProcAmp that lets you individually set color, sharpness, contrast, and brightness. The unit also offers constant output sync, which eliminates disruption on the output while switching between inputs and when no video is detected.

The VP−444 features flexible control options: RS−232 and IR remote with on−screen display (OSD) and easy−to−use, built−in web pages via Ethernet. The unit also features powerful audio DSP functions for digital audio signal processing, including audio equalization, mixing, delay, etc.

The VP−444 is housed in a standard 19” 1U rack−mountable enclosure with rack ears. The product is currently in stock and available through Kramer sales offices and distributors around the world.


legrandLegrand Launches Intuity System for Smarter Home Automation 

With the NEW Intuity home automation platform, Legrand offers a modular and easily repeatable solution for controlling a home’s security, entertainment, comfort, and convenience, all through a single user interface.

Legrand - IntuityBased in a structured wiring enclosure, Intuity integrates today’s most-requested home technologies, using Legrand’s own high-performing subsystems for IP cameras, video door entry, intercom, RFLC, and multi-room audio, as well as select third-party components for control of HVAC thermostats, digital door locks, and home security systems.

Then, with the Intuity control app, users can operate all aspects of their Intuity system through any iOS smartphone or tablet, as well as from Intuity’s convenient wall-mounted Command Center, enjoying a consistent, intuitive, and aesthetic user-experience across all devices.

For more information on Intuity, visit www.legrand.us/onq/install-intuity.

Now Streaming: Nuvo adds iHeartRadio to Player Portfolio

Legrand - iHeart on iPadAdding to the expansive listening variety of the Nuvo Player Portfolio, the new software update 2.0 introduces access to thousands of live stations, over 20 million songs, and incredible customization with the addition of iHeartRadio for users in the United States. The software, which automatically prompts the user to update within the music system’s user interface, also delivers additional features and improvements for users and installers, including ‘seek’ capability within tracks, improved SiriusXM playback, and upgraded system stability and performance. An accompanying update for the Nuvo Player iOS and Android apps is also required, and these can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

For more information on the Nuvo Player Portfolio, visit www.legrand.us/nuvo.




Monitor Audio SB Series

The new SB Series of passive soundbars will contribute the essential high definition audio element to screen entertainment from thin TVs of 50”and SB3 angle lifestyle flatabove. Complete with a wide range of mounting options for easy and discreet custom installation, the two super-slim SB models are engineered with flagship cabinet and driver technologies to combine efficient low-profile design with extraordinary room-filling dynamics.

The SB-2 is engineered for seamless integration with 50”-60” TVs while the SB-3 is custom-built for screen sizes above 60”. Both models feature three separate driver arrays for left, centre, right channels in a single cabinet. The SB-2 employs individual 4” mid-bass, 1” tweeter and sealed ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) drivers per section; the SB-3 uses twin bass drivers and ABRs in the centre section to provide higher acoustic output and power handling for critical centre channel reproduction. In order to achieve astonishing music and film-sound performance relative to size, all drivers are of the latest design developed for Monitor Audio’s flagship speakers and utilize our signature C-CAM® material.

SB-2SB’s slim-line cabinets are of high-density MDF, braced internally for maximum rigidity, promoting clean, low-distortion sound. Additional bracing is supplied by Monitor Audio’s innovative bolt-through driver mountings designed for our range-topping speakers, which secure the driver to the back of the cabinet and clamp the basket to the front, reducing resonance in the enclosure while eliminating front fixings. The cabinets are clothed by an acoustically transparent cloth finished with brushed aluminum end caps for a discreetly stylish result that will integrate beautifully with any flat display.

In larger rooms the SB-2 and SB-3 are designed to be used with a partnering sub-woofer to deliver the best possible audio experience. Within smaller environments and systems, the SBs can be deployed without the sub to handle full range audio with a reduced power handling.


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Atlanta Home Theater is Noble Fidelity’s newest Dealer!

We are proud to announce this and to slowly but surely continue to build our Dealer Base with the finest Dealers across the Country. We are growing slowly and carefully choosing Dealers of the highest caliber. We appreciate Dealers that appreciate absolute top quality sound, price / value and the fact that our products are not available at chain stores like Best Buy, “online” or through indiscriminate Distributors that turn products into commodities. Noble Fidelity is Old School.


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Paradigm Prestige Series Subwoofers Now Shipping

Crafted in Canada, new Prestige 1000SW and 2000SW subwoofers share the clean design and beautiful finishes of Paradigm’s Prestige Series speakers and ship with Paradigm’s Perfect Bass Kit (PBK).

Paradigm Prestige_1Paradigm Electronics Inc. announces two brand new subwoofers in its extensive line-up: The 12” Prestige 1000SW and 15” Prestige 2000SW. Paradigm is renowned for building powerful subwoofers and the Prestige 1000SW and 2000SW are no exceptions. Designed, engineered and Crafted in Canada, the new Prestige Series subwoofers feature a clean design with front-mounted controls, four beautiful finishes and a built-in Ultra-Class D™ power amplifier to boost deep, powerful bass. As an added benefit, both Prestige subwoofers also ship with Paradigm’s Perfect Bass Kit (PBK). This state-of-the-art “bass perfecting” system analyzes the subwoofer’s response in your room, then sets the correct equalization parameters to attain optimal bass performance.

At Paradigm we already know how to build powerful subwoofers. However, we wanted the Prestige Series subwoofers to carry over the luxurious look and feel of the Prestige Series speakers,” said Justin Bright, Director of Marketing and Digital Technology for Paradigm Electronics, Inc. “At first glance and listen to the new Prestige subwoofers, it’s clear that the industrial design & engineering teams have hit a home run. Not only do the Prestige subwoofers feature the same sharp lines, beautiful finishes and intelligent industrial design as the Prestige Series speakers, they are also feature rich and acoustically superior.

Paradigm Prestige_2Available in the four Prestige finishes, the new Prestige Series subwoofers utilize X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminum cone woofers and patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds as well as front-mounted controls for easy access, including all of your standard subwoofer controls like Level, Cut-Off Frequency and Phase, plus two unique bonus controls. One bonus control is the PBK On/Off, allowing you to quickly hear and compare the difference before and after running PBK.

Also unique on the control panel is the Tone Sweep feature, which assists users in locating areas in listening rooms where troublesome rattles or resonances may occur. A single press of the “Sweep” button allows listeners to initiate a full tone sweep. If a rattle or resonance occurs in the room, a second press of the button holds the current frequency allowing the listener to investigate and identify the source.

Prestige 2000SW is $3,999/ea (US MSRP) including PBK for the Walnut, Black Walnut and Piano Black finishes. Prestige 1000SW is $2,999/ea (US MSRP) including PBK for Walnut, Black Walnut and Piano Black. The Midnight Cherry finish is special order and a $300 premium for both subwoofers. Paradigm has begun shipping Prestige Series subwoofers worldwide. See an authorized Paradigm dealer for details.

For full specifications and more information about Prestige Series subwoofers visit: paradigm.com.

For digital images of the Prestige Series subwoofers, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paradigmspeakers/collections/72157653887716779/



rti_logoRTI’s SpringDeck Partnership

Offering a variety of improved methods for RTI dealers and distributors to be successful, RTI is offering a free trial as part of their recent partnership with SpringDeck. Providing a single location for product content such as images, cut sheets, videos, and more, SpringDeck can seamlessly showcase products and services to clients in exciting and engaging digital presentations. Having been a D-Tools MVP partner for years, the addition of SpringDeck gives RTI another powerful sales tool for its partners to use that simplifies and enhances the sales process. With its professional presentations and convenient information sharing, the innovative app will be a great advantage to the RTI dealer base. The free trial expires on July 1.  For more information go to: http://ow.ly/OslZ1

RTI Now Shipping Next-Generation T3x Remote Control

RTI_T3X-FrontRTI is now shipping its next-generation T3x wireless controller. Part of the company’s award-winning automation portfolio, the T3x is loaded with advanced features that will take the user experience to new levels through unmatched simplicity and convenience. The powerful, two-way controller introduces innovations such as video intercom capabilities, a haptic feedback touchscreen, and grip sensors while sustaining an incredibly sleek design and a lower price than its predecessor.

RTI’s flagship T3x remote control combines a completely customizable 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen interface with programmable “soft touch” hard buttons to provide more flexibility and increase the simplicity of handheld navigation. A flushmount touchscreen improves swiping while the unit’s haptic feedback capabilities deliver subtle vibrations to confirm commands when pressing touchscreen buttons. The T3x also features integrated grip sensors to keep the unit awake during use and an accelerometer that provides instant-on response and control via movements. Ideal for gated estates, MDUs, or any facility requiring video entry, the T3x offers a built-in camera and microphone, letting users interact with intercom systems directly from the palm of their hand (Note: video intercom capability enabled with future firmware update).

For easy integration and operation of today’s electronic systems, the T3x allows direct control via IR transmission in addition to three built-in wireless modes. Using RTI’s dual-RF platform, the T3x supports 433-MHz RF for one-way control while the device’s 2.4-GHz ZigBee® capabilities allow bi-directional communication with RTI processors and seamless integration of third-party components such as music servers, lighting, HVAC, and security systems. For the ultimate control experience, the unit’s integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless Ethernet allows enhanced two-way control including dynamic graphics, IP cameras feeds, and wireless program updates to increase installation efficiency.

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2015 Salamander Full Product Reference Guide Now Available!

Back by popular demand! The 2015 Salamander Product Reference Guide, featuring all of our AV furniture products and accessories, is now available for download and viewing. This attractive digital catalogue features full color images and full product specs – everything you and your customers need to know about our extensive lineup of top quality, performance-enhancing AV furniture solutions.

Salamander GuideBrowse everything we offer, from premium custom furniture lines like the stylish Chameleon Collection, highly configurable Synergy System, modular Archetype shelving system and luxurious home theater seating (Talia, Matteo, Alex, Olivia). We’ve also included our new AV Basics line of cabinets and entertainment seating – high quality, pre-configured products with a lower price point than our custom lines.

To view our new 2015 Product Reference Guide, click here for a downloadable PDF version. We also offer a special iPad friendly download. Salamander dealers: contact your local Sales Rep to receive a physical copy of the new Reference Guide. If you’re not a current dealer, discover why dealers prefer Salamander by a wide margin to all other AV furniture brands (CE Pro 100: Top AV Furniture Brand 2015, 3 years in a row). Visit our Partner With Us page and contact us today!



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Savant Smart Host - JuneSavant Smart Host

Savant’s most affordable entry point yet, the all-new Smart Host offers embedded control for up to 12 rooms, making it ideal for almost any home. Featuring a sleek, compact form factor and faster load times for easier installation, it’s a cutting-edge product for forward-looking customers.

U.S. MSRP: $999



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Award Winning Aesthetic and Best-in-Class Sonic Performance

Sonance VPDOSSonance is pleased to introduce The Discreet Opening System for Visual Performance Series. VP DOS utilizes the same unique satellite & subwoofer system concept & state of the art materials that earned Architectural Series DOS the prestigious Best New Product award by CEDIA. Discreet Opening System envelops a space with amazing sound & perfectly even coverage delivering superior performance to traditional speakers. Featuring a micro-trim bezel, it matches the footprint of small downlights. Discreet Opening System delivers the ultimate combination of amazing sonic performance & coverage with minimal visual impact for The Optimal Approach to distributed audio.

Sonance DIMThe Digital Input Module (DIM) is the ultimate performance enhancement to any Sonance distributed audio system. When paired with a SONAMP DSP amplifier, the DIM allows for a direct connection to a digital source ensuring the signal passes through to the sophisticated 24 bit/96kHz capable DAC in the amplifier with the shortest signal path possible & at the highest performance level. Now a direct digital connection can be made to popular devices like Sonos®, Apple TV®, etc.  without further compression to the audio signal.



stealth_logoAnnouncing “Stealth Patio Theater”


 Large-Screen Outdoor Cinematic Entertainment Solutions

Stealth Acoustics’ new Stealth Patio Theater is a complete large-screen outdoor cinematic entertainment solution that doubles as a scalable digital signage display for venues ranging from nightclubs and hotels to businesses and educational institutions, shopping centers and theme parks.

Stealth Patio TheaterDesigned for continuous outdoor use and storage in three standard sizes, Stealth Patio Theater’s mammoth 16:9 ultra-bright LED screens produce vibrant, colorful, full-motion images even in broad daylight. Included StingRay™ IP68-rated loudspeakers and subwoofers powered by Stealth’s high-current amplification complement Stealth Patio Theater with environmentally durable, theater-quality surround sound.

Compatible with all major control systems, Stealth Patio Theater is highly scalable and flexible with a 1080p processor capable of playing seven standard HDMI HDCP sources, streaming media and A/V from most digital media and signage players. With its video, audio and PC inputs, Stealth Patio Theater is also a perfect outdoor presentation system that can display live camera video, PowerPoint or recorded video production content.

Stealth Patio Theater’s marine-grade above-ground cabinets are attractive and functional with motorized lifts that safely retract the video display for storage. Optional custom subterranean vaults can match existing outdoor décor or disappear into the environment.

Stealth Acoustics VP Steve Olszewski said, “We designed Stealth Patio Theater with the performance of a high-quality entertainment system and the versatility to double as a digital signage and business presentation solution. We’re excited about its potential in the professional and commercial marketplace.”

Stealth Acoustics is a globally-focused US manufacturer of uniquely capable entertainment solutions and products including Patio Theater, award-winning totally invisible loudspeakers and subwoofers, custom art-speakers and power amplifiers.



TORUS POWER LOGO 2013-SEP Gladstone MediaPower Conditioning vs. Power Isolation

By Ross Whitney – Technical Sales and Support for Torus Power

Look through any high-end AV dealer’s showroom or website for power conditioning equipment and you will find a number of approaches. Some power conditioners are equipped with protection for phone, cable TV and satellite lines. Many units offer surge suppression. Some units offer battery backup or UPS capabilities. Others provide automatic voltage regulation. There are filters that promise to eliminate electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI). Several manufacturers offer balanced power conditioners and others use inverters, oscillators and power amplifiers to regenerate a 120V 60Hz supply.

Many power conditioners limit/restrict/throttle the amount of current that is available to the connected components. This matters most with dynamic components like high-powered amplifiers, AV receivers and powered subwoofers. Here’s what one well-known amplifier manufacturer had to say on the subject in 2007:

“Power line conditioners will not improve the…amplifier performance, in fact most of the time they restrict the flow of current to the amplifier, reducing performance at higher output levels.”

Fast forward to 2011 and the same manufacturer has this to say:
“Large power amplifiers can draw very substantial current from the wall plug, and many so-called power conditioners can in fact hinder the supply of current by inserting resistances in series with the line cord. However, there are now power conditioners that can reduce or eliminate RF and ‘hash’ from the AC supply and may actually improve current delivery to your system. This type of power conditioner (exemplified by ‘TORUS’ Power Conditioners) uses the energy storage in a large toroidal transformer to provide high instantaneous power…”

At Torus Power our approach is based on toroidal isolation transformers that:

  • provide total isolation from the electrical grid,
  • reduce EMI and RFI to an unmatched degree and
  • offer extremely low output impedance for high instantaneous power delivery.

Isolation from the grid is key. Every home, office and factory is connected to the grid and every electric utility customer contributes to its pollution. Motors, computers, appliances and machinery all draw their power from the grid and they all push noise, interference and other dirt back into it.

We can isolate sensitive equipment from this electrical pollution no matter if it originates from inside or outside of the home (or studio or theater or showroom). By connecting audio and video equipment to a Torus Power transformer we isolate the equipment from every source of pollution and we provide a clean supply of power, free of noise and interference.

This total isolation is available in every Torus Power product. As we move through the catalog we add additional features such as series-mode surge suppression, automatic voltage regulation (AVR), smart Ethernet, custom control of outlet zones, scheduling, sequencing and more. Add as few or as many of these features as you want – the constant throughout the product line is transformer isolation.

Torus Power toroidal isolation transformers are engineered to perform and protect like no other. They truly are the world’s finest clean power source for audio, video and control systems.


Wyrestorm_logoWyreStorm Announces Hal Truax as Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

WyreStorm, a global manufacturer and leading adopter of HDBaseT & IP technology specializing in innovative 4K/HD video distribution and control solutions, today announced the addition of A/V industry veteran Hal Truax to the team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Truax comes to WyreStorm with more than 30 years in the A/V industry, with experience in manufacturing, consumer and commercial sales, as well as custom installation. He has worked for industry leaders including Peerless A/V, Current Audio, OmniMount and the Good Guys, with a wealth of experience leading sales teams, overseeing the manufacturing process, and contributing to the global growth and success of each company.

On his latest addition to the rapidly-expanding AV distribution specialist, WyreStorm CEO and Managing Director, Derek Hulbert commented, “Hal is a recognized leader in sales and marketing, coming to us with accomplishments that cover all the bases; including installer, integrator, buyer and manufacturer. He excels in channel strategies, business development and super-serving the customer. I am certain that Hal will have an integral role in dramatically increasing our penetration in the U.S.”

In his new role as WyreStorm Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Truax will be tasked with the strategic growth of the various channels in which WyreStorm has a presence, providing leadership and coordination of sales and marketing functions as part of the dedicated WyreStorm three-tier product segmentation serving Pro AV, custom install and retail business.

Central to Truax’s role will be helping to develop and implement the WyreStorm sales and marketing strategies for the entire product range across each segmented category; monitoring and analyzing all sales and marketing activities against current metrics to promote greater focus on key areas of WyreStorm business and ensure continued market growth for the manufacturer.