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The New Artcoustic CPH-10 P

The CPH-10 P is one of Artcoustic’s most versatile models. Its slim line profile, combined with a powerful and articulated performance, makes it the perfect choice for high-end HiFi and multi-room audio, without the need for a subwoofer.

The CPH-10 P is a single 10-inch, long-throw midwoofer design, able to deliver a bass response that extends well down to 40Hz.
The CPH-10 P also excels at the upper end of the frequency spectrum with a frequency response of up to 40kHz at 93dB (1w +/-2dB). Overall the performance is exemplary, with good, tight bass and sparkling high frequency performance – all this within the Scandinavian design and form factor typical of Artcoustic.

The CPH-10 P is ideal for 2-channel HiFi, multi-room audio applications and commercial use in bars, restaurants and corporate presentation facilities.

Available in literately thousands of cabinet and screen colours, Artcoustic has created a true all-rounder, covering most medium SPL applications, where high performance and aesthetics is a focal point.

Specification CPH-10 P Precision Monitor

Transducer: 

LF-MF 1 x 10 inch cone

HF 1 x 1 inch Dual Ring Radiator

Crossover: 

Low Pass Filter 6 dB/octave 1000 Hz High Pass

12 dB/octave 4000Hz

Connection: 

Single Amped Gold Plated Push Terminals

Performance: 

Operating Range 40 Hz (-3dB) to 40 kHz

Nominal Beam width Horizontal 90° Vertical 90°

Axial Sensitivity (whole space SPL) LF/MF-HF 93 dB

Input Impedance Nominal Minimum (Mono) 8 ohms

Recommended High Pass Filter =>80 Hz, 24 dB/octave

Maximum Power Handling 150 Watt

Calculated Axial Output Limit (whole space SPL) Average Peak LF/MF-HF 108dB

Weight 9 kg

Dimensions H: 400 W: 300 D: 135 mm

Finish: 

Cabinet: Black, White, RAL, NCS, Tikkurila, Gloss

Screen: Black, White, RAL, NCS, Tikkurila and Artcoustic Art Gallery


Maximize Mobility with the New ATEN CV211 USB Laptop Console Adapter

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server, allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair. This solution significantly reduces maintenance time for IT engineers and administrators in a mobile age, especially when no Internet access is available or permitted. With its rich feature set, the CV211 is recommended for harsh environments, production lines, kiosks, cell sites and more.


Small
– A compact design makes the CV211 easy to carry, and its unique clip keeps cables organized while in use or in storage.

Versatile – Provides full functionality with bi-directional file transfers, hotkey macros, video recording and image capture, while a convenient toolbar facilitates ease of operation.

Effortless – Direct, on-site, plug-and-play access to the target computer with no software installation required on either side.


The CV211 provides direct desktop access on the go – no additional software required, giving you complete control and the tools you need to troubleshoot IT issues in one portable adapter.


The Director® Model M4800 takes first place in the Audio Product of the Year: Amplification category

AudioControl® has won the prestigious 2017 TechHome® Mark of Excellence Award for the Director Model 4800 matrix-amplifier presented by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™), recognizing the best in custom integration and installed technology. All entries are judged by a panel of independent experts within the industry, and winners were announced on January 6th at the Mark of Excellence Awards Reception during the CES® convention in Las Vegas.

The AudioControl Director Model M4800 was recognized for delivering innovative functionality including a broad range of advanced features, higher performance and superlative build quality all from within an integrator-friendly, compact 1U chassis. No other amplifier enables integrators to tailor the sound for their clients based on DSP profiles of their favorite loudspeakers obtained via an ever-expanding industry alliance with leading speaker manufacturers. The M4800 gives integrators the flexibility to fine-tune these unique DSP profiles by individual zones based on the acoustic properties of each environment. All of this advanced functionality is mated to an authoritative 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms of output into an innovative 8×10 stereo matrix that effortlessly delivers the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone. The made in USA Director Model M4800 is the ultimate solution for any whole-house entertainment package and is covered by a 5-year warranty.

 


Belden REVConnect Wins Installation Efficiency Award

NSCA and Commercial Integrator honor products that positively impact integrators

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is proud to announce that its new REVConnect connectivity system received an Excellence in Product Innovation Award from NSCA and Commercial Integrator.

Presented to manufacturers that produce low-voltage products for installation by commercial integrators, this award recognized REVConnect in the Installer Friendly category. This is REVConnect’s third award, following the Platinum Innovators Award received from Cabling Installation & Maintenance in September 2016 and the Top New Technology (TNT) Award received from Commercial Integrator in February 2017.

The judging panel was comprised of a Commercial Integrator magazine editor, NSCA’s executive director, and representatives from four integration firms. Solutions that stand out for installation, interoperability, revenue potential and ease of customization are honored. Winners were announced at NSCA’s 19th annual Business & Leadership Conference on March 2 in Chandler, AZ.

“We are honored to accept this award from NSCA and Commercial Integrator,” says Belden Product Manager, Copper/Fiber Connectivity, Matt Baum. “REVConnect’s recent accolades are a testament to our commitment to developing reliable, easy-to-use and innovative connectivity solution for next-generation applications.”

Released in September 2016, REVConnect is a revolutionary new RJ45 connectivity system unlike any other. Before the launch of REVConnect, RJ45 connections required a lengthy and arduous punch-down or single-wire crimping process. Now, Ethernet cables of all types (Category 5e through Category 6A, shielded and unshielded) can terminate onto a single “core” end that is compatible with eight RJ45 modules, including jacks and plugs. Before REVConnect, an entire bag of tools was needed to support terminations required for each connector type. Now, one REVConnect tool completes the entire process – including cable prep – simplifying termination and reducing installation time.

REVConnect was created to address a critical need: providing integrators with reliable, easy and versatile terminations that support IP convergence over a range of applications, from wired LANs to digital signage, mixing consoles, building automation and LED lighting systems.

Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.

For more information about Belden’s REVConnect system, visit info.belden.com/REVConnect.

Belden Launches New Alternative to Mechanical Splice with FX Fusion Splice-On Connector

Connectors precisely align fibers with an automated alignment process

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has launched its FiberExpress (FX) Fusion Splice-On Connector as an alternative to mechanical splice options.

Because the field-installable FX Fusion Splice-On Connector precisely aligns fibers with an automated alignment process, it provides better performance than a mechanical splice, with maximum insertion loss of 0.20 dB as compared to 0.50 dB (OM4). Automated splicing tools provide consistent, reliable and high-quality terminations.

Installation speed, accuracy and performance are also improved, with no crimping, polishing or adhesives required for termination. Fewer splice management accessories are also required during installation – the FX Fusion Splice-On Connector eliminates the need for splice enclosures and splice trays. The fiber ferrule is ready for termination, with a pre-cleaved and pre-cleaned fiber stub. The connector also allows exact channel lengths to be run, eliminating cable shorts and excess slack.

The FX Fusion Splice-On Connector can be used with nearly all fusion splicers, and is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, meeting both ANSI/TIA-568-D3 and GR-326/1081 requirements (as of Summer 2017). LC 900um connectors are now available in OM1, OM3/4, OM4, OS2 or OS2 APC versions. Standard and precision installation toolkits are also available, along with standard and precision cleavers and universal splice holders.

Future additions to the FX Fusion Splice-On Connector are planned in 2017, including SC 900um connectors, LS/SC jacketed connectors and FX Fusion splicers.

Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.

For more information about Belden’s FX Fusion Splice-On Connector, visit www.belden.com/splice-on.


There is nothing more exasperating than a spotty, complicated network connection. As networking (and its frustrations) have grown in the industry, DirectConnect® offers solutions starting with 5 – and 8 – port network switches that are easy to install, move at gigabit speeds, and operate consistently.

Plug and Play technology is the heart of these switches, saving time at every install. Our switches are compact and include easy-to-read LED light status indicators. In our long tradition of tailoring products for our customers, DirectConnect® is about to debut 5- and 8-port switches with metal housing, providing even more options to meet the demands of every install.

For more information on these or any of DirectConnect®’s outstanding product line, please visit our website: www.DirectConnectHome.com or call 1-800-531-3224.

 

 



How to create delightful under cabinet lighting

More often than not, the kitchen is the center of a home. One thing in the kitchen is essentially important is enough light to work. The right light makes a huge difference. That’s why we recommend under cabinet lighting for every kitchen. By installing lighting beneath an upper cabinet you can illuminate the counter surface below.

In our latest video we show you how under cabinet lighting in our home looks like and what’s important to realize it in your home.

If you have any questions or you do want to know more about intelligent lighting, just call us (859) 554-3147 or send us an email to office@loxone.us.

 


Monitor Audio’s IV140 Sets New Audio Benchmark for Concealed Installations

The new IV140 Invisible Speaker from Monitor Audio is designed to deliver ‘best in class’ audio performance in concealed in-wall and in-ceiling applications. The IV140 meets the demands of designers, installers and end users by providing ultimate discretion, easy to fit installation and high performance.

Concealed in walls or in ceilings, the speaker fits into all conventional 4” stud bays, leaving enough room for cabling. Once installed and skimmed with plaster, the speaker is completely out of sight, with paint, light wallpaper or fabric hiding it from view. The IV140 features a large low-frequency transducer for punchy, high powered bass along with two high frequency transducers which are bonded to a flat, soft polymer membrane surface to produce sound vibration. This two-way transducer design also features an integrated crossover to generate a wider frequency range and deliver crystal clear sound quality with smoother overall balance and character.

An integrated ‘hybrid’ back box design (fully sealed or open-back) isolates sound and ensures consistent, controlled performance. This rigid back box reduces sound emitted from the rear of the speaker, minimizing leakage into other rooms. Additionally, the IV140 is protected against overload by automatic re-setting circuit breakers (PTC). These will attenuate output for a specific time period to allow the system to cool until normal operation can safely resume.

The IV140 is the perfect solution for those who wish to combine complete discretion with audiophile performance. Ideal for home cinema, distributed audio, hospitality, retail and commercial background music applications where aesthetics and discretion are key factors.

 


RTI Enables Video Intercom Support Across a Range of Devices

Lineup of Video Intercom-Enabled RTI Devices Allows Users to Easily Communicate With Door Stations and Room to Room.

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced new video intercom support for select RTI controllers and third-party intercom-enabled devices. Ideal for front door access, security gates, intra-office, and room-to-room applications, this new capability allows users to conveniently and safely communicate from point to point via their RTI devices.

“The demand for intercom continues to increase, and we are pleased to add video functionality across a range of RTI devices,” said Mike Everett, Vice President of Global Sales for RTI. “Our lineup of video intercom-enabled controllers includes wired and wireless interfaces, which allows our dealers to offer their clients convenient communications between their RTI devices and third-party door stations.”

RTI’s video intercom capabilities are supported on the KX3, KX7, and KX10 in-wall touchpanels, the CX7 and the upcoming CX10 countertop/under-cabinet touchpanels, as well as the company’s flagship T3x – delivering the company’s first video intercom-enabled handheld controller. Via a free firmware update, dealers can also leverage video communications on compatible devices that support H.264-based video intercom via SIP. These devices also support auto answer or do not disturb modes, while a push-to-talk audio mode lets users communicate via voice only from device to device.

More information about RTI is available at www.rticorp.com.


Salamander Designs Introduces New Home Theater Seating Style

 

Salamander Designs, Ltd., a leader in premium quality residential and commercial audio/video furniture solutions made in the USA for over 20 years, has announced the introduction of their Luca home theater seating solution. Model feature distinctive design and unique stitch patterns reminiscent of the finest luxury automobiles while offering the most sumptuous, durable and ultimately comfortable vantage point for enjoying home cinema.

All Salamander home theater seating models are constructed with an emphasis on premium quality, style and support. Each collection has been ergonomically engineered to ensure optimized positioning for lumbar, head/neck and legs over the course of a long feature film. At Salamander, all entertainment seating models are constructed to deliver lasting comfort and elegance.

The Luca seating features a stylish diamond double-needle stitching on the seat and back inserts with single-needle top stitch on the arms, the seat and back frames. Consumers can select stitching that matches or contrasts with the upholstery for a stunning look. Luca recliners are offered with manual or power recline
mechanisms and with or without cup holders.


Salamander Designs Luca Seating comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

 

 

 


SnapAV Announces New Affiliate Partnership With BenQ

Protected Line of True 4K & 1080p Projectors Now Available on SnapAV.com

As part of their commitment to affiliate partners and offering a “one-stop shop” for their customers, SnapAV has formed a new partnership with BenQ, a projection company known worldwide for their professional-grade projectors.

“We’ve been looking forward to this deal for a long time,” says Andras Balassy, SnapAV Product Manager of Distributed Products. “This was about finding the right partner – someone who offers the performance, product quality, and profit margin our installers need. Although BenQ’s been known in the past as a consumer-oriented brand, that’s only a small part of what they bring to the table.” He’s equally excited about the protected line SnapAV will offer their customers. “BenQ’s Integrators’ Choice projectors are built for installers—and not only that, due to diligent quality testing and certifications, they surpass the image quality of a lot of big names. From a competitive standpoint, nobody else even came close.”

Over the years, BenQ’s innovative products have been developed using extensive market research and manufacturing expertise, and are designed to fit end users’ ever-changing needs in home theaters, in commercial or conference settings, and in pro AV or large venue installations. Their projectors offer everything from HD 1080p all the way up to true 4K at over 8.3 million pixels; popular models range anywhere from 2,000 to 8,000 Lumens and deliver powerful contrast and image resolution. Two new models are even THX® certified for increased cinematic clarity and picture quality. All of BenQ’s Colorific™ projectors pair perfectly with SnapAV’s new Dragonfly™ Ultra series filmscreens, which are optimized for both True 4K and 1080p systems.

BenQ’s Director of North American Sales, Russell Barefield, is excited about the benefits this partnership will offer professional integrators. “Our new partnership with SnapAV makes sense on a variety of levels. Installers will get the premium projectors they need from a single source, while enjoying excellent technical and customer support along every step of the way. We’re happy to provide SnapAV integrators and their customers with equipment that can bring enjoyment and quality to life for many years to come.”

Integrators can learn more about BenQ on SnapAV’s website.

 


NEW 4K SunBriteTV Veranda  Series – Outdoor Meets Affordable

It’s the answer to indoor TVs being used outdoors
Veranda has the durability and safety of a dedicated outdoor TV at an extremely affordable price point for the most common install locations, like covered patios and screened-in porches.

A 4K UHD screen designed for fully shaded areas
Veranda comes standard with a premium direct-lit 4K UHD screen. While brighter than an indoor television, Veranda is designed for full-shade applications.

Still 100% SunBriteTV
Powder-coated aluminum exteriors, large media bays and installer-friendly cable-entry systems retain the SunBriteTV weatherproof standard, fully resisting rain, moisture, dust, grease and insects.

The SunBriteTV Veranda series is a new family of weatherproof televisions that are safer and provide superior performance and durability than indoor televisions used in outdoor installations. Available in three screen sizes (43”, 55” and 65”), Veranda comes standard with a premium direct-lit 4K UHD screen, is brighter than typical indoor televisions and includes built-in down-firing speakers.

Veranda has the durability and safety of a dedicated outdoor TV at an extremely affordable price point for the most common install locations, like covered patios and screened-in porches.
While up to 30% brighter than an indoor television, Veranda is designed for full-shade applications, where the majority of televisions are installed outdoors. Rust-proof powder-coated aluminum exteriors, large media bays and installer-friendly cable-entry systems retain the SunBriteTV weatherproof standard, fully resisting rain, moisture, dust, grease and insects.

Built for permanent outdoor installation in shaded locations, Veranda has an operating temperature range of -24 to 105°F, and storage temperature range from -24 to 140°F.

NEW 4K SunBriteTV Signature Series – Completely Upgraded Features

A 4K UHD high-brightness (700NIT) commercial-grade anti-glare screen
At up to 3X the brightness of typical indoor televisions, this premium screen offers a prime viewing experience in the indirect sunlight and high ambient light conditions often encountered outdoors.

OptiView(TM) Technology
Preconfigured end-user settings optimized for brighter daytime or darker nighttime outdoor viewing environments

Built-in HDBaseT receiver
Our customers asked for it. We listened. An integrated HDBaseT receiver is now standard equipment with every new SunBriteTV Signature Series, allowing transmission of ultra-high-definition video, audio and control over a single, long-distance category cable.

The best-selling SunBriteTV Signature Series line of outdoor televisions has been completely upgraded, while maintaining the same time-tested weatherproofing, safety and performance that SunBriteTV customers have trusted for over a decade.

Designed for permanent outdoor installation in partial sun applications, the all-new Signature series introduces highly-upgraded features that have been largely absent from other outdoor televisions, like a brilliant 4K UHD screen (HDCP 2.2 compliant). An innovative new SunBriteTV feature, OptiView, provides preconfigured end-user settings optimized for brighter daytime or darker nighttime outdoor viewing environments. A built-in HDBaseT receiver also comes standard.

Together with the new Veranda series and the rugged Pro Series, SunBriteTV customers now have a comprehensive range of outdoor televisions to meet every price point and install application.
Like the original Signature Series, the new Signature can operate in temperatures from -24° to 122°F. At up to 3X the brightness of typical indoor televisions, a new, brighter 700-NIT commercial-grade anti-glare panel offers a prime viewing experience in the indirect sunlight and high ambient light conditions often encountered outdoors.

Available in three popular sizes (43”, 55” and 65”) and with black, silver, and white color options.


TRENDnet’s vision is to build innovative, easy to use, and reliable Networks People Trust™. TRENDnet solutions network the countless devices which enable your connected lifestyle and workplace. Building award winning networking solutions since 1990, TRENDnet connects you with what you value most.

Founded in Torrance, California, TRENDnet has grown to become a leading global networking hardware brand. From the network core to the periphery, TRENDnet’s expansive product portfolio includes Wireless, Wired, Surveillance, Connectivity, and Peripheral device categories. An emphasis on continual improvement and quality management certification is an essential component of TRENDnet’s success. The TRENDnet brand is consistently recognized for exceptional quality, superior performance, and responsive support.


48-channel capability: In less than three years, the Trinnov Audio Altitude32 has unquestionably become the premiere product within the high-end AV Processor market.

Some thought that a surround preamp that could render as many as 32 discrete channels of Dolby Atmos® was a bit extravagant. Even the team at Trinnov has been a bit surprised by the powerful response to their flagship 32-channel configuration. Over 100 high-performance theaters have been designed and implemented around the world using the 32-channel version of the Altitude32.

Yet, some of the world’s top designers have been asking for more. Trinnov is announcing that they will have it.

This fall, an optional software update for the Altitude32 will enable it to provide a total of 48 channels, all without any additional hardware being required. The additional 16 output channels can be used to support up to four-way active speakers, or more subwoofers, or larger arrays of surround channels. Trinnov also expects to be the first company to provide discrete rendering of all 34 channels provided for in the Dolby Atmos® specification.

In response to requests from some of these same designers, Trinnov is announcing a free software update that will be available shortly after ISE that includes fully Parametric EQ on all output channels, as well as support for 6th and 8th order crossover filters. The Altitude32 will also now be able to report the upmixer being used via its automation protocol, and will now have an improved user interface for its sophisticated Bass Management.


Video Mount Products DVR-LB3

The DVR-LB3 is a low profile DVR lockbox design for 19-inch equipment racks. It is 2-post or 4-post mountable with adjusting rear flanges to accommodate a variety of rack depths.  The DVR-LB3 is designed for both active or passive thermal management to accommodate whatever situation is necessary. Additional specs
include interior dimensions of 17.2in. W x 21in. D x 5in H, stand alone or rack mountable with a 3 RU overall height (5.25-in.), interlocking lift off lid, multiple vents
with removable vent blockers, single fan included with mounting location for second fan, key locked hinged front door, and black static resistant powder coat finish. www.videomount.com