mvp-partner-logo-2016D-Tools MVP Manufacturer Partners realize the importance of bringing you their product information and have chosen to support the D-Tools user community by joining the program and making their product data directly available through D-Tools SI software. Read on for the latest manufacturer company news and product updates.

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ATEN’s multimedia classroom solutions for K-12 Education

aten-nov-2016Learn how ATEN products provide multimedia classroom solutions to enhance learning experience for K-12 Education!  This video provides a brief overview of how the solution architecture was implemented across five locations in an elementary school’s recent major upgrade to its A/V multimedia system. The solution needed to extend up to 200 feet across three floors and carry a diverse range of source content, such as information presented at school assemblies and events, school announcements, experiments, science projects and educational movies.

ATEN provided a dynamic and easily upgradeable A/V solution, making it a smooth and cost-effective transition for the school.

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Active Thermal Management


Active Thermal Management has teamed with Reggio Register™ of Massachusetts and can now supply our Cool-vent II (with four 80mm fans) and III (with two 120mm fans) fan panels mounted to their very attractive cast aluminum grilles in addition to our standard wood grilles. Reggio Register is a Massachusetts company that makes grilles and registers for the HVAC community and is the number one choice of architects, builders, and homeowners just as ATM is the number one choice of systems integrators and installers for quiet, temperature-controlled cooling.

atm-nov1ATM will offer the Cool-vent II and III in both a traditional scroll and a modern square design, in heavy cast aluminum. Finishes available are oil-rubbed bronze, black, silver, sun gold, and gray, with gray paintable to match any decor. We will also offer the grilles without fans for passive vent openings. All will include color-coordinated mounting hardware.

atm-nov2When ventilation systems must be visible, as when installed in built-in cabinetry, the Cool-vent series is a great combination of effective cooling and attractive appearance.

With 40 combinations of style, finish, etc. available, cast aluminum Cool-vents will be special-order systems, with delivery times of 2 weeks. Orders are being taken now; contact


DirectConnect LogoSince 1996, DirectConnect® has provided innovative solutions that make the installer’s job easier and more profitable. One of their most outstanding achievements has been in Rack Equipment Systems. Available in sizes 12U, 18U, 27U, 38U, and 42U, these racks are versatile enough for almost any job application. Sizes 18U and up are delivered pre-assembled with a glass door, 2 cooling fans, 2U vented shelves, 2U vented blanks, and 4 non-marking casters with stabilizing feet.  The 12U is a compact, wall-mountable, fully customizable system.

Size Model Number Features
12U DCRMW12U Fully Assembled, Glass Door, Wall Mountable
18U DCRM18U Fully Assembled, Glass Door, 2 cooling fans, 3 2U vented blanks, 3 2U Vented shelves
27U DCRM27U Fully Assembled, Glass Door, 2 cooling fans, 5 2U vented blanks, 5 2U Vented shelves
38U DCRM38U Fully Assembled, Glass Door, 2 cooling fans, 7 2U vented blanks, 7 2U Vented shelves
42U DCRM42U Fully Assembled, Glass Door, 2 cooling fans, 9 2U vented blanks, 92U Vented shelves, Removable side panels

direct-connect-nov-2016For more information on these or any of DirectConnect®’s outstanding product line, please visit their website: or call 1-800-531-3224.



DraperLogoDraper Motorized Shades—Fabric Options

There are hundreds of fabric options from which to choose for Draper window shades: differences in color, openness factor, material, and weave all determine the look and performance of each fabric. When deciding on these fabric characteristics, you need to decide what’s more important—aesthetics or performance.

Often a customer’s main concern is simply how the shade looks; they just want to make sure the window treatments fit in with the overall design. This, however, really does short-change shades, which are more than just pretty window dressing. Shades reduce glare, cut utility bills by keeping solar heat gain to a minimum, or improve privacy.

These benefits are affected by various fabric attributes, including color, pattern, weave, and openness factor. For instance, lighter colors reflect more solar energy, but provide better privacy in mesh shades; Dark mesh fabrics are easier to see through and allow more heat gain. Also, the more open a mesh, the more light passes thorough; for peak blackout opaque fabrics are best. Opaque—or a 1% open fabric—also works best for preventing light pollution from commercial spaces at night.

These are just some of the things to consider when you’re looking to choose the right shade material for a project. For a more detailed look at choosing shade fabrics, click here to read a white paper on the subject.

More information can be found here.


flexson-logoDesigned and built in Britian by SONOS users for SONOS users, Flexson accessories are precision engineered to perfectly match the size and style of SONOS speakers and systems. Made from superior-quality steel, Flexson wall mounts and stands are designed with a great range of features, allowing for neat cable management, easy installation and flexible placement.

flexson_p1_p3_p5_accessoriesSolutions for SONOS PLAY:1 / PLAY: 3 / PLAY: 5
Choose from tilt-and-swivel wall mounts, adjustable-height floorstands, premium floorstands, ceiling mounts, and stylish desk stands for the SONOS PLAY:1, PLAY: 3, and PLAY:5 speakers. Extension and short cables are also available to further customize your installation. No matter where you want to install SONOS, Flexson has mounting solutions so you can place them exactly where you want to.

flexson_playbar_mountsSolutions for SONOS PLAYBAR & SUB
Various TV mount options are available for the SONOS PLAYBAR. Choose from a full-motion cantilever mount that includes a PLAYBAR bracket for seamless integration, or a flat-to-wall & SUB mount for those looking to simply place the PLAYBAR and SUB neatly on the wall.

flexson_connect_accessoriesSolutions for CONNECT / CONNECT AMP
Flexson offers single wall mounts for the SONOS CONNECT and CONNECT AMP, as well as a multi-fit wall mount and 19” rack mount. These solutions are made from superior-quality steel, are designed to fit SONOS components securely, and allow for neat cable positioning.

flexson_vinylplayVinylPlay Turntable
VinylPlay gives music fans the best-of-both worlds: an excellent record player that’s easy to use and can be simply integrated into a modern digital system. Precision-made in the UK, this true hi-fi quality turntable looks and sounds great. Pair it with any powered speakers to make an instant music system, or with SONOS (directly into a SONOS PLAY:5 or via SONOS CONNECT) to stream records around your house.


fortress-logoiwhiteilresHome Theater Seating: It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Home theater seating build quality matters, and Fortress Seating excels in hand-made craftsmanship.

If you’ve ever purchased a sofa or chair either online or in a store, you know that quality can vary wildly. While that $700 sectional may have looked great and seemed like a good deal, when your elbow goes right through the arm rest and you have to go through the hassle of returning it (if you can), you start to wonder if it was such a great deal after all. Home theater seating is no different. Quality is not a given, even if you are paying big bucks.

fortress-nov-1Fortress Seating prides itself on quality – not just on the outside, but the inside as well. Every chair, every arm rest, every chaise lounge is, at its core, made from real wood instead of cardboard or other flimsy materials like some furniture manufacturers use. Below you’ll see a Fortess Seating arm rest in the making, complete with cupholder and an opening for controls. The entire armrest is made of Birch ply and Alder hard wood. And we all know that a strong core makes for a structurally sound body.

fortress-nov-2Fortress Seating inserts metal t-nuts in all the wood, so the components can be bolted together, and everything is metal-to-metal connections. Below, a Fortress employee uses these metal fasteners to construct an armrest.

While you might think that this extremely comfortable home theater seating is made mostly of foam, even the plush Fortress Seating chaise lounges are built using solid wood.  Below, a FORTRESS employee puts the finishing touches on a chaise lounge frame.

fortress-nov-3If you’re building a media room or private cinema, build quality in your home theater seating shouldn’t be something you compromise on. The last thing you want is to spend a hefty sum on your electronics, only to skimp on the seating and find it uncomfortable and falling apart in a few months. Carefully consider your options and ask questions. Build quality goes a long way toward ensuring that your investment will last a lifetime. With the right stuff inside, you can’t go wrong.


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Power, precision and unparalleled performance highlight the launch of Integra’s latest as the company today shipped the DSX-3 6.1-Channel Slim Chassis Network A/V Receiver and the DLB-5 Network Object-Based Surround Sound Bar.

integra-nov-2DSX-3 6.1-Channel Chassis Slim Network A/V Receiver (MSRP: $600 USD/$800 CAD)

At three inches in height and weighing only 8.8lbs, the DSX-3 is the perfect solution for those who want 4K Ultra HD performance in a low-profile design.  Compatible with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ via a firmware update1, the unit boasts a host of wireless connectivity options including FireConnect*, AirPlay, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth™ and can stream online subscription services like TIDAL, Pandora®, Spotify® and TuneIn so owners are never far from their music.

At 80 watts per channel at 4 ohms, the DSX-3 incorporates a 384 kHz/32-bit Asahi Kasei DAC and offers four 4K 60Hz HDMI terminals that supports HDR, 4:4:4, BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.  On top of that, the DSX-3 effortlessly upscales 1080p video to stunning 4k UltraHD.

integra-nov-1DLB-5 Network Object-Based Surround Sound Bar System (MSRP: $1,200 USD/$1,700 CAD)

One of the very first object-based surround sound bars in the marketplace right now, the DLB-5 is the most feature-rich unit available. It is a three-piece system consisting of a passive sound bar, a powerful 50 watt 6.5” wireless powered sub, and control unit which is a variation of the DSX-3 slim-line AVR above.  Contemporary, sleek, and attractive the DLB-5 is a robust low-profile sound bar system that integrates six speaker drivers including dual center, dual left and right, as well as two up-firing speakers that now introduces object-based surround formats DTS:X and Dolby Atmos into virtually any room or space in the house.

 The system’s receiver has a powerful mix of wireless capabilities including FireConnect, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth™, handles the most frequently used Internet Radio services and is Integra’s first product to incorporate DTS’ Play-Fi® multi-room, wireless streaming audio technology via future firmware update.  It features four 4K / 60Hz HDMI® terminals supporting HDCP 2.2, HDR10, and BT.2020 Color, and is rated at 50 watts per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD.

Both the DSX-3 and DLB-5 include IP control with support for 2-way communication with third-party home automation systems. Detailed lists of features, specifications and owner’s manuals can be found at


KanexPro logoKanexPro Announces 4K HDBaseT™ Repeater Up to 100 meters

Daisy chain, extend and control 4K video and audio supporting up to 16 displays

KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and A/V markets, announces the 4K HDBaseT™ Repeater (EXT-HDRPT100M) with one HDBaseT input and one HDBaseT output creating a daisy-chain path to multiple displays with each repeater supporting up to 330 feet (100 meters) in distance.

kanexpro-nov-2016The HDBaseT Repeater from KanexPro provides two HDMI output ports and two RS-232 ports dedicated for each output to control displays. The RS-232 ports can send commands to compatible displays and projectors and each repeater in the daisy chain can be individually addressed to send specific commands to a particular unit. Professionally designed for digital signage applications, users can extend HDMI signals to two or more displays using a single HDMI device with the HDBaseT Repeater, allowing users to daisy chain additional HDBaseT repeaters. Up to eight repeaters can be used in a chain with the HDBaseT Repeater, creating a sixteen display signage connection from a single HDMI source on the sender-side.

“We’re pleased to launch the new HDBaseT Repeater, ideal for extending and controlling uncompressed high resolution displays at airports, banks, restaurants and pharmacies,” says Kashyap Khetia, product marketing manager for KanexPro. “Content can be looped in and out to multiple displays in a daisy-chain fashion with outputs to dual HDMI displays at every 100 meters creating an array of content from only one HDMI source device. We’ve designed the HDBaseT Repeater with our technologist in mind, giving them a useful, robust product for their commercial applications.”

The HDBaseT Repeater extends uncompressed 4K HDMI video, stereo audio and RS-232 up to 330 feet over a single CAT6 cable. The simple plug and play Repeater supports built-in audio de-embedding with phoenix connectors to a 2-channel stereo or amp. In addition, it supports HDCP 2.2 specifications with 4K@24, 30, 50 and 60Hz video resolutions with a 4:2:0 sampling rate up to 10 bit for robust HDR and color depths.


kramer logoKramer’s VIA Campus Wins Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2016 Annual Award of Excellence

VIA Campus, Kramer’s industry leading Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) wireless presentation and collaboration solution for Education and Corporate Training environments, wins Tech & Learning magazine’s Annual Award of Excellence for 2016.

Kramer’s comprehensive, user-friendly solution enables meeting participants, students, and teachers to view the main display, edit documents together in real time, share files of any size, and use the main display as a digital whiteboard – from any laptop or mobile device.

kramer-nov-2016VIA Campus enables mirroring from any PC, MacBook, Chromebook, and Android (5.0 or newer) device and supports Apple AirPlay (for iOS devices). The solution can show up to six user screens on one main display or up to 12 screens on two displays. VIA Campus also features e-polling and e-exams to help teachers easily and instantly measure how much students or trainees are actually learning.

“Following its InfoComm 2016 award for innovative collaboration, VIA Campus is well on its way to becoming a must have solution for every educational institution,” said Neta Lempert, VP Digital Business Development at Kramer.

The solution is part of the complete family of VIA Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions for any meeting environment, from huddle spaces and small to mid-sized meeting rooms to elaborate boardrooms.

For customers with multiple VIA devices, Kramer offers VIA Site Management, a software application that lets IT administrators easily view and manage all VIA devices within the same network.

Learn about other key Kramer Solutions: Kramer Network, Kramer Control Solutions, Kramer@Work, and Kramer Collaborative Classroom.


legrandIntegrate wireless devices into structured wiring installations with the new On-Q 30” Plastic Enclosure (ENP3050). Constructed with a robust, wireless-transparent ABS plastic material, this enclosure mounts easily for both surface and recessed applications.

With the new Digital Audio Bluetooth Receiver (AU7100-XX) accessing the music you love has never been easier.  Wirelessly connect any Bluetooth enabled device, like smart phones and tablets,  to the Digital Audio system by plugging the small receiver into the Global Source Input (AU7007-XX) or Local Source Input (AU7008-XX)

Offer customers peace of mind with Legrand Security Camera products.  The new Four-Camera Network Video Recorder (CM7120) allows users to view live feed on HDTVs or networked computers. While on-the-go, control and viewing is convenient from the Legrand Camera app for iOS and Android devices.  Use with the new Outdoor 1080 IR Dome Camera with Zoom (CM7020) for a complete solution.

Legrand is now offering the radiant® RF Lighting Control System Starter Kit (LC7500-WH).  This kit is a simple, cost effective solution to get started with a fully functioning lighting control system.


Lilin_LogoNew 1080P HD IP Video Door Station

door-station-chromeLILIN’s new 1080P HD IP Video Door Station with seamless integration into the home automation market is 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. Visit to learn more about the new door station.


Loxone_Logo1Loxone Explained – Easily Control your home

The Loxone Smart Home thinks the way you do. It’s always looking out for you and takes care of several daily tasks, and if you ever want to change something, a single tap on a switch is enough. In our latest blog and video we’ll show you how this works.


Loxone Touch for simplified control

We believe the switch is and will stay the primary control in your home. So even your parents or mother in law can activate the lights or music when she’s babysitting your kids. To make controlling a smart home as easy as possible, we’ve developed a new generation of switches – Loxone Touch. It combines 5 touch points in one single switch, is available for retrofitters, new builds, includes temperature and humidity sensors and is also offered in an exclusive version with a hardened glass surface.

Try it out at our showhome near Philadelphia! Call us (859) 554-3147 or send us an email to





mobotix-nov-2016Advanced IP Video Door Station
MOBOTIX is able to provide a complete IP-based door system for smart homes and offices. With the T25 and its modular product portfolio it is possible to realize an intercom door station with 180° panoramic view, bell button or RFID-based access control, alarm notification and video messaging. So talking with a person in front of a door or switching the light remotely from anywhere in the world via smartphone is reality.

Smartphone Power in the Wall
MxDisplay+ is very intuitive and supports gesture control like a smartphone. It supports access to the T25 IP Video Door Station and to all MOBOTIX cameras, manages access control for each entrance, reads and writes RFID transponders, controls smart home functions and acts as an alarm center with several lines. Besides typical door intercom functions, MxDisplay+ supports the configuration and access of the complete home without any PC or additional infrastructure.

Access Control Unlimited
Access control can be defined individually by groups, users and doors. It takes 10 seconds to set up a PIN code or transponder batch for a craftsman, which is valid only the next day or is defined by a weekly schedule.

Safe against Manipulation
The MOBOTIX DoorMaster is an intelligent extension of the T25 IP Video Door Station and prevents any manipulation of the electric door opener at the entrance.

Optional Remote Access
Apps on smartphones and tablets offer live video and playback. Fast research (high-speed playback) is possible even with limited bandwidth.


NuVoNuvo has partnered with Control4® to decrease programming time and ensure seamless integration using Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).  The Nuvo Player Portfolio amplifiers now have the Control4® the SDDP software built into the products; so there is no need for external drivers or complicated programming when integrating the two systems.  The SDDP technology allows the Control4® system to automatically find and quickly connect with the Player Portfolio Products (P100, P200, P300, P3100, & P3500) during setup.

Expanding on the Nuvo speaker line, recently launched were the Series Two 5.25” In-Wall LCR Speaker (NV-2IW5-LCR), Series Four 5.25” In-Wall LCR Speaker (NV-4IW5-LCR), and Series Six 6.5” In-Wall LCR Speaker (NV-6IW6-LCR).  Pairing incredible sound quality and a slender look, with a clean, infinity edge, the speakers have a lifetime warranty and are designed to install securely and stand the test of time.

To accompany the new line of speakers, Nuvo has launched Pre-Construction Brackets to make installation easy and secure.  As part of Legrand’s unique Quick ID color system, each bracket has a different color to provide easy visual inspection of speaker placement by size and type during the rough-in walk through.


rti_logoRTI Wins Big at CEDIA 2016

 At CEDIA 2016, RTI received two prestigious awards from Residential Systems magazine and rAVe publications that honor outstanding products exhibited at the show. For the Residential Systems CEDIA 2016 Best of Show Award, a panel of judges selected the new CX10 touchpanel as a winner. In the category of Best New Control/GUI Interface, the KX10 in-wall touchpanel was chosen by staff members for rAVe’s Best of CEDIA 2016 Awards.

From the executive boardroom to the gourmet kitchen, the sleek and versatile CX10 touchpanel delivers simple, intuitive control of the environment and entertainment. The CX10’s flexible design and fully adjustable screen allow it to either be set on a countertop or inverted and mounted under a cabinet. Its large 10-inch, high-resolution LCD touchscreen also serves as a convenient HD video display via its HDBaseT input. And, with a built-in composite input and video intercom support, users can view security cameras and other devices. Wired and wireless Ethernet enables two-way control and feedback, and convenient programming. The built-in IR and RS-232 port allow the CX10 to directly control other equipment and devices or it can be integrated into a powerful RTI control system with limitless capabilities.

rti_nov2With commanding presence and sophisticated style, the recently released KX10 in-wall touchpanel brings comprehensive onscreen management of electronic systems to any installation. Featuring a 10.1-inch capacitive-touch LCD display, the KX10 provides ample screen real estate and is programmable to the finest detail. More than a control device, the KX10’s advanced engineering makes it a convenient high-resolution display where users can watch HD video via the HDBaseT video input. In addition, users can answer the door using the KX10’s built-in video intercom. Capable of providing direct control of devices via IR or RS-232, full two-way control is possible when the unit is used as part of a complete RTI ecosystem.


seuralogoSéura Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

New Partnership Provides the Séura Product Library to D-Tools Users

Séura, has officially joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. A residential and commercial industry leader in elegant television and mirror solutions, Séura’s MVP program participation provides D-Tools System Integrator™ (SI) licensees access to the company’s detailed product specifications and related information for use in their system design, proposal, estimation, and installation management activities.

“We know that many of our Séura resellers are using the D-Tools System Integrator platform to specify products and provide detailed proposals to their clients,” said Keegan Coulter, Séura VP of Sales and Marketing. “We are excited to join the D-Tools MVP program to help dealers and integrators have convenient access to accurate and up-to-date product information for quick and easy specification.”

About Séura
Séura is an award-winning manufacturer of Television Mirrors, Waterproof Televisions, Outdoor Televisions, and Lighted Mirrors. Established in 2003, Séura delivers innovative visual entertainment in characteristically elegant ways, keeping a customer centric approach that drives its solution-based products.  Séura continues to chart a path for its products to new and unexplored territory. For more information about Séura, please call (920) 857-9069 or visit


snapav_logoSnapAV Now Shipping New SunBriteTV 4K Outdoor Televisions

New Veranda models are designed for full-shade applications and start at just $1,499 MSRP.

SnapAV is now shipping SunBriteTV Veranda and Signature Series, completing its full line of application-based outdoor televisions.

sunbrite-oct-2016The all-new Veranda starts at just $1,499 MSRP and is designed for full-shade applications such as a covered patio, porch, or sunroom. “In the past, some dealers have been hesitant to discuss outdoor TVs with their clients because they felt the price was too high,” said SnapAV President Adam Levy. “With Veranda, a dealer can start this conversation much more easily.”

Designed as a safer alternative to installing an indoor TV outside, Veranda incorporates the same all-weather capability as previous SunBriteTVs, and also includes a 4K display. Continued Levy, “Veranda is the result of focusing on what is truly valuable in a fully-shaded application like a covered porch. It’s safe and reliable in these outdoor applications and is much closer to the price of indoor TVs.”

Winner of CEPro’s Best Product Award, the redesigned Signature involves a variety of upgrades, including a crystal-clear 4K picture that is up to three times brighter than a typical indoor TV. “The new Signature line is a big step up from the last generation,” said Levy. “The most obvious difference is the move to full 4K technology. Not only is the new picture a higher resolution than the last generation, but it’s significantly brighter as well.”

Signature models also include a built-in HDBaseT receiver, an often-requested feature designed to make life easier for installers. Plus, with the addition of OptiView™ Technology, dealers can help deliver a greater viewing experience to their customers. “OptiView is a preconfigured calibration for outdoor daytime and nighttime viewing,” said Levy.  “This means the picture will be at maximum brightness when needed, without being too bright for watching TV outside after the sun sets.”

With the inclusion of Signature and Veranda, SunBriteTV has a product that can fit into any budget or outdoor application, and one that can add new sources of revenue to dealers. Both models are now available in 43-, 55-, and 65-inch options. “Outdoor TVs represent a great business opportunity for dealers,” said Levy. “They’re conversation starters, and conversations are the beginnings of a referral.”

You can view and compare the entire line at


logo-sunbritetvDeck the Walls with SunBriteTV

Bring Great Tidings of Comfort and Joy to Your Backyard This Holiday Season

Wreaths on the door and lights around the yard can only mean one thing: it’s the holiday season and it’s time to celebrate. But don’t limit your home to just hanging decorations in your front yard, deck the walls out back with a SunBriteTV.

sunbrite-oct-2016This holiday season, let the kids play in the snow while watching their favorite holiday movies all in your own backyard. SunBriteTV’s new Signature Series screens are up to three times brighter than typical indoor displays and come in three 4K UHD sizes. With weatherized capabilities and a guaranteed operating range of -24°F to 122°F, you don’t have to worry about your outdoor TV becoming a victim of a white Christmas.

For the adults, a Signature Series SunBriteTV is the perfect way to light up the holidays. Bring the holiday spirit into every space of your home — inside and out. SunBriteTVs are made for permanent outdoor installation, so when the holidays are over you won’t be found trying to drag your display indoors.

If you have a shaded outdoor space, you can bring your favorite wintertime movies to life with a Veranda Series display. Heat up the chocolate, add the marshmallows, cozy up with some blankets and experience winter the way it should be. Whether you live in warm-wintered Florida or snowstorm-filled Nebraska the new Veranda Series is perfect for any fully shaded outdoor space. The 4K UHD Veranda Series displays are guaranteed to operate from -24°F to 104°F and the screens are up to 30% brighter than typical indoor displays, which makes it a safer and better viewing option than bringing your indoor display outside. And at only $1,999 SRP for a 55” Veranda, it fits as nicely into the budget as it does under the tree.

All SunBriteTV displays are made to last through extreme temperatures, rain, snow, ice, humidity, salt corrosion and insects, which means that rain or shine, your SunBriteTV will be the perfect outdoor decoration for any time of year.


trinnov-logoTRINNOV Audio Amplitude8 Is Shipping

TRINNOV Audio introduced the remarkable new Amplitude8 power amplifier at CEDIA 2016.

The Amplitude8 is designed to deliver spectacular performance in a luxury home theater. With two large, linear power supplies, each with its own toroidal transformer and dedicated power cord, each of the eight channels of the Amplitude8 can deliver up to 500 watts rms at 2Ω. Perhaps more importantly, any single channel associated with either power supply can deliver 1200 watts peak power to handle transients.

trinnov-novThe amplification stage of the Amplitude8 features the industry’s lowest-distortion and noise specifications, and what little noise there is remains frequency independent with a s/n ratio of -125 dB. The importance of this trait cannot be over-estimated in a theater that may have twenty or thirty speakers in a single room. If each of those speakers were producing even a small amount of noise, it would rapidly become noticeable and unacceptable. This scenario never arises with the Amplitude8.

As you might expect, the Amplitude8 integrates seamlessly with the Altitude32 AV preamp.

  • The Amplitude8’s input level perfectly matches the output level of the Altitude32 for optimum use of the enormous available dynamic range.
  • Eight channels of the Altitude32 can be connected to each Amplitude8 with a single, TASCAM-standard D-Sub 25 cable, which greatly speeds the error-free wiring of a rack and simplifies both the wiring harnesses and the final dressing of the rack.
  • The Amplitude8 front panel was designed to complement the appearance of the Altitude32 and will look magnificent in your final installation.
  • A full 32-channel system including the AV preamp and all amplification requires less than 20U of rack space, yet delivers almost 10,000 watts of power at 8Ω.

The Amplitude8 is made in America and available now. MSRP is $13,500.


TruAudio LogoTis the Season of Soundbars from TruAudio!

It’s that time of year when homeowners are buying TVs! As soundbars are becoming popular and essential to home entertainment, this is the time to get ahead of the game and offer a TruAudio soundbar for every install!

TruAudio offers:

  • tru-nov-1Custom-Length Soundbars
  • Complement any flat screen TV
  • Quick turnaround within 3 business days
  • Thinnest profile in the industry, with 4.5” drivers
  • A patent-pending front wiring pass-through
  • Length sizing between 47″ to 95″
  • Configurable options of LCR, stereo or center channel
  • SLIM PWR 44
  • Powered soundbar with Bluetooth
  • Volume works with most major TV remotes
  • Built in wireless transmitter to take your bass even lower
  • SLIM-H20
  • LCR, weatherproof soundbar
  • Sleek aluminum body, galvanized steel grill, and stainless steel hardware is UV resistant
  • Perfect for outdoors or humid environments

tru-nov-2TruAudio also has soundbar packages, and other options to make the entire room come to life. Subwoofers are a popular add-on, such TruAudio’s Red Mountain, c-Sub series and SS series subwoofers. To find out what TruAudio can do for you or your install, contact them at 888.858.1555 or at


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VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

vmp-nov-2016Now shipping, the new 42 rack space EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure is newest and largest member of VMP’s EREN Series. “The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the EREN-42E1K is a sizable upgrade in both depth and weight capacity to our popular EREN-42E 19-inch equipment rack enclosure,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “The EREN-42E1K has a usable depth of 33 inches and a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs. (a 30 percent increase from the EREN-42E) to fit just about any and every need.”

The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft. Additional EREN Series specifications include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading; tempered glass front door; double swing steel rear door; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged front and rear door; casters and leveling feet; ships assembled; EREN-42E1K MSRP: $1,499.00


Vutec_Logo-BlueTheater Art Systems by Vutec

vutec-nov-2016Theater Art Systems by Vutec transforms your projection screen into a work of art with your choice of horizontal or vertical masking which allows you to go from HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio to a Widescreen 2.35:1 format. These Motorized Art Systems with Horizontal Masking are available with SilverStar Screens (Patent No. 7,057.812) or any other screen of your choice.

SilverStar Screens are ISF Certified and 4K HD Ready with unmatched shadow detail and incredible contrast. Choose from over 1,200 plus “Authorized Licensed Giclee fine print Custom Art and over 50 plus Designer Frames for a unique look.


Wyrestorm New LogoWyreStorm Introduces New 4K UHD Extender Solutions

wyrestorm_nov-2016WyreStorm has introduced four new 4K UHD Extender Solutions to their extensive line of AV signal distribution products. All of the new H2 Series extenders allow for 4K UHD up to 2160 with HDR @24Hz with 10-bit color.  Consistent with WyreStorm’s strategy of fewer points-of-failure, Power-over-HDBaseT (PoH) is standard on all of the new products.  Part numbers include:  EX-35-H2, EX-70-H2, EX-70-H2X, EX-70-H2X-ARC. The H2X model adds Ethernet and the H2X-ARC adds Audio Return Channel functionality.

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