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aten-logoATEN DVI KVM Over IP Extender KE6900 Won the Best of Show “Special Prize” Award at Interop Tokyo 2016

aten-sept-2016The Best of Show Awards at Interop Tokyo 2016 are judged by a panel of industry experts and recognize ground-breaking innovation of enterprise technologies. The ATEN DVI KVM Over IP Extender KE6900 received the Best of Show “Special Prize” Award in the Gadget Category for its leading design which delivers the ultimate flexibility for extending, sharing and controlling multiple computers from any location on user’s network. Powered by ATEN’s advanced graphics processor and high performance Gigabit Ethernet controller, the extender delivers displays with vivid color and multicasting across a network without any delay making it the ideal solution for cleanroom application as well as broadcasting and media post-production application.

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Autonomic_logoAutonomic Introduces New Generation of Whole-House Entertainment Products Featuring eAudioCast™ Proprietary Audio-over-Ethernet Technology

Autonomic has introduced the MMS-1e whole-house music player and the M-120e 4-zone amplifier, each featuring proprietary eAudioCast audio-over-Ethernet technology. This means that that the music player and amplifier can be connected using a single Cat5e cable at high-resolution bitrates, no traditional audio wiring required. The Autonomic eSeries won the prestigious Residential Systems CEDIA Best of Show 2016 award.

autonomic-sept-2016Integrators will appreciate the flexibility to decentralize the placement of eSeries amplification, making it dramatically less difficult to bring high-resolution digital audio and streaming content from popular providers into the most challenging zones. Most critically, the MMS-1e and M-120e each reside in a new compact form factor, enabling integrators to easily locate these components along with source devices anywhere in the home or in a traditional structured wiring enclosure.

The completely solid state MMS-1e music player, recipient of the 2016 CEDIA Best New Product award, represents a new entry level product for Autonomic that will broaden the opportunities for integrators to deliver Autonomic music solutions, particularly to those clients focused on enjoying streaming content throughout the home. The MMS-1e can be leveraged as a low cost single stream music player utilized as a standalone solution within a control system environment, or can be paired with an Autonomic eSeries amplifier, where its capacity doubles to provide two independent network streams of content. That means that the MMS-1e paired with the M-120e amplifier will deliver a two-stream/four-zone premium entertainment package at an affordable price point. And this solution is expandable via Ethernet to as many as 96 zones, enabling the user to grow their music system as their needs change while enjoying the same intuitive user interface they become accustomed to with the basic package. The economical single stream MMS-1e retails at $995 and the two-stream/four-zone package starts at $1995 MSRP. Anticipated ship date is late September, 2016.


BeldenLogoBelden Acquires the Gepco Brand

Acquisition enhances Belden’s broadcast AV product portfolio

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is proud to announce that it has acquired the assets of the Gepco brand from General Cable.

“I’m very excited to have both the Belden and Gepco brands, each known for its outstanding professional broadcast portfolio, to serve our global customers in the broadcast and AV markets,” says Tim Shoulders, Vice President and General Manager for Belden Broadcast AV.

“This acquisition significantly increases Belden’s product portfolio to include AV panels, assemblies and test equipment, further demonstrating our continued commitment to the broadcast and AV markets,” reveals Elizabeth Stephan, Director of Sales and Channel for Belden Broadcast AV.

“Earlier this year, Belden hired Brad Pope, product engineering manager for Belden Broadcast AV. Brad has extensive Gepco product experience from his previous work at General Cable, and will be a valuable resource for Belden and Gepco customers during the transition of Gepco to Belden management.”

Belden has made significant advances in broadcast cabling in 2016 by improving the performance of its most popular HD-SDI coax products, such as 1694A and 1855A, from 4.5GHz to 6GHz. Moreover, Belden has recently introduced 4794R, the first single-link 12GHz coax cable, which will be available by the end of Q3.

In addition to new Broadcast products, Belden is also innovating in the Commercial A/V space. “We will be launching the industry’s most advanced 4K HDBaseT cabling and connectivity solution later this year,” says Mike Saber, Director of Marketing for Belden Broadcast AV. “On top of that, the acquisition of the Gepco brand provides us with new technologies that expand our new product pipeline.”

Gepco products will be available for sale in early September, with many products available from inventory. Gepco customers can obtain more information by calling 800-BELDEN-1.

The explosion of digital television, on-demand content and mobile devices has the broadcast industry investing in its infrastructure to meet increasing demand. Belden is right there, helping them deliver solutions with its industry-leading cable along with its Grass Valley and PPC brands. Belden provides production, distribution, networking infrastructure and connectivity systems for television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries. In addition, Belden’s PPC brand—the world leader in coaxial connectivity technology—serves the terrestrial broadband, satellite and telecommunications industries.


Canon logoCanon REALiS 4K501ST Pro AV LCOS Projector starts shipping October 2016!

The Canon REALiS 4K501ST Projector’s Impressive Combination of Outstanding Image Quality, Advanced Features and Enhanced Connectivity makes it Ideal for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications

The REALiS 4K501ST Projector incorporates all of the same features as Canon’s current award-winning REALiS 4K500ST, as well as an enhanced video interface that offers two HDMI version 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support. Other features include native 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400, up to 5000 lumens and Canon’s LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement for brilliant, high-brightness and detailed image reproduction. The REALiS 4K501ST also offers a Genuine Canon 4K lens and a robust collection of advanced image adjustment and professional install setting features, including Marginal Focus which helps ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus. At only 39.6 pounds, this model also offers one of the most compact and lightweight form factors of a high brightness 4K projector.

The REALiS 4K501ST Projector’s compact size, capability to reproduce 4K content at 60Hz via a single HDMI cable, and its impressive combination of outstanding image quality and advanced features make this product accessible to a wide range of markets from museums and galleries to higher education, and specialized applications like immersive simulation and training which require amazing image quality but may have limited spacing.


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Directconnect® is excited to introduce the latest addition to our lineup of great products with prisma4Kolor® HDMI™ interconnect cablesdirect-connect-sept certified through DPL Labs™ 4K product certification program.  The prisma4Kolor® HDMI™ interconnect cables deliver 18Gpbs 4K/60/4x4x4 up to 5 meters and 10.2Gpbs 4K/60/4x2x0 up to 25 meters with features that include Ultra HD, 48 bit color, Ethernet, Audio Return Channel, and 3D.


Prisma4Kolor® Series Length  Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-0.5M 0.5 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-1M 1 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-2M 2 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-3M 3 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-5M 5 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HSI-7.5M 7.5 meter High Speed 4K-10.2G
      HSI-10M 10 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G
      HSI-15M 15 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G
      HSI-20M 20 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G
      HSI-25M 25 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G


DraperLogoDraper Brings Shades to AV Market

Draper has long been known as a top projection screen manufacturer, and also as a company who makes shades. All that is changing as Draper introduces window shades focused on the needs of integrators.

Draper offers quiet and flexible Motorized FlexShades—115v, 24V, and battery operated—for both interior and exterior applications. Draper shade products have hundreds of possible operation/control variations—including the ability to react to current sun conditions and tie into automation systems. Add to that a line of decorative fabrics, and we can create a shading system to fulfill any design imagined—from bold styles that allow you to express your personal style, to translucent textures that add panache while diffusing the light, to room darkening fabrics which completely control light and privacy.

With more than 110 years of knowledge and experience in window shades, Draper can also do something other shade manufacturers can only dream of: develop custom solutions to meet new needs in an always evolving environment.

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FORTRESS Seating Features the Three-Seater, Fully Loaded

This custom three seat unit showcases popular accessories, is ideal for showrooms, design and experience centers

The Fully Loaded, Three-Seat Unit, is a fresh spin for an age-old problem: not enough space in the showroom or experience center, this unique unit incorporates several different designs and accessories.

FORTRESS Seating’s Fully Loaded, Three-Seater combines some of the most popular accessories available into a single unit, making it the perfect solution for demo rooms, showrooms, and design and experience centers. This unit includes a motorized tray table, reading light, retractable touch screen, concealed cup holder, sliding arm, front access cup holder, storage compartment, pillow back, and taller seat back, but like all FORTRESS models, each one can be customized to meet the buyer’s specifications.


A design-oriented manufacturer with near-endless customization capabilities, FORTRESS has been providing home theater, lifestyle, and corporate seating since the late 1990s, stressing comfort, design, and quality. Sensing a void in the custom seating market, the company drew upon the experience it gained building commercial seating, giving customers the strongest theater and media room seating options available.


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ic-septIC Realtime is the future of surveillance with the I-Sniper gen2 surveillance cameras; the ultimate in night vision. Our I-Sniper line will make you rethink nighttime surveillance; crisp, clear night vision like you have never seen before.

IC Realtime I-Sniper cameras come with a massive 1.2/8″ CMOS sensor for maximum light gathering capability. They will remain in color mode much longer and can produce more usable surveillance video than competing

This is our ICIP-P2400-L. The I-Sniper high performance laser point and zoom camera that has 40x optical zoom and  features a laser illuminator with a range of 1500 feet. It also includes proprietary analytics and is IP67 rated.


KanexPro logoKanexPro Introduces HDMI Audio Decoder for Enhanced Music Streaming

Brea, Calif. – September 6, 2016 – KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and A/V markets, announces the 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder. KanexPro’s next generation of audio converter is designed to extract the encoded multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD 5.1 from HDMI sources to optical audio output and decode to 2 CH’s analog stereo audio via RCA (L/R) and COAX outputs without any other external AV equipment.

kanexpro-septLicensed by Dolby Labs, KanexPro’s 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder is HDCP 2.2 compliant and also supports 4K pass-through resolutions when connected to a 4K sources and display up to 60Hz. With the HDMI Audio Decoder, content from multi-channel sources such as Blu-Ray players, set-top boxes and game consoles can be spread to multi-channel and two-channel-capable zones simultaneously, ensuring compatibility, reducing system complexity and eliminating the expense of separate dedicated sources for each zone. It also allows users to listen to digital audio sources such as DVD and CD players or digital computer audio on their legacy analog sound system, preserving their current investment in AV systems.

The Dolby 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder was developed for audio enthusiasts who listen to premium music through legacy or new audio devices and those who have a need to extract audio from various HDMI sources. The newest addition to the KanexPro line of A/V products is also ideal for de-embedding audio from devices such as Apple TV 4th Generation, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PS4, and Sonos Speaker Systems by extracting audio from HDMI and driving it through a 2-channel stereo or AV receiver.

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Kramer unveiled the company’s new VIA wireless presentation solution at InfoComm India 2016 in Mumbai on September 12th. VIA GO gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC, and Mac users quick wireless connectivity and advanced presentation technology for small meeting environments.

“This new VIA product offers a simple, straight forward way to walk into a small meeting room, connect instantly and start presenting with the highest quality,” said Neta Lempert, VP Digital Business Development at Kramer.

kramer-septVIA GO features content streaming with crystal clear mirrored images and stunning video playback and includes mirroring for iOS, Android and Chromebook.

With built-in Wi-Fi, the product can sit on the internal network like other standard devices or create its own Wi-Fi network, allowing users to connect to it directly. The solution keeps data secure with industry-leading 1024-bit encryption.

VIA GO is part of Kramer’s complete VIA product line. The VIA portfolio includes VIA Connect PRO for wireless presentation and collaboration in huddle spaces, VIA Collage for advanced wireless presentation and collaboration in any meeting environment; and VIA Campus for advanced wireless presentation and collaboration in any meeting environment, classroom or training room.

With any laptop or mobile device, VIA Wireless Presentation and Collaboration Solutions let meeting participants share any size file, edit documents together in real time, turn the main display into a digital whiteboard, chat with other users, and stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to 1080p60).

The VIA product line also features VIA Site Management, a software application that lets IT administrators easily view and manage all VIA devices within the same network.

VIA GO will be available for purchase worldwide before end of year. All other VIA products are currently available for purchase worldwide.


Logo_MobotixMOBOTIX continues to make strides in Home Automation. 

Introducing our latest integration partner, RTI Home Automation.

RTI delivers the connected world to users’ fingertips via advanced control and automation systems for residential and commercial applications. Perfected over 20 years, the company’s award-winning solutions let users take complete control over their home or business with ease, bringing together entertainment, distributed A/V, lighting, climate, security, and more into one simple user interface”

mobotix-sept-2016The combination of the MOBOTIX T25 Door Station and the RTI platform offers a modern, powerful solution that is easy to install and has never been available to the market until now.

  • Two-way video around the world
  • MOBOTIX Serverless system architecture
  • Allround view with no blind spots
  • Audio functionality via built-in SIP
  • Keyless access
  • Integrated message function
  • Two-way communication between the RTI touch panels and T25 Door Station
  • Easily monitor all MOBOTIX cameras directly on the MxDisplay+ or the RTI touch panels
  • Modular T25 system can be built to specification

More Integrations News!

Bang & Olufsen Integration.
When the call button is pressed on the IP Video Door Station T25, the live video is immediately displayed on the Bang & Olufsen TV with the ability to open the door through the integrated soft button on the TV using the handheld Bang & Olufsen remote!

SeSys: VS-One – MxPEG to H.264.
The VS-One operates in two modes suitable for industrial and domestic applications.  Video Matrix mode; the VS-One replaces the necessity for an on-site PC or Server and provides a license free solution for hosting up to 9 Digital IP Cameras on a single display. Server mode; the VS One will convert a single channel MOBOTIX MxPEG to H.264 or RTSP stream.



The innovative new Platinum In-Wall II design offers integrators a no-compromise option, combining the audiophile accuracy, bandwidth and dynamics of its free-standing counterparts with the luxury of flush-with-the-surface installation.

monitor-septThe Platinum In-Wall II is a three-way reference architectural speaker system, perfect for custom home theater projects where lifelike scale and dynamics are demanded. Equipped with an adjustable mid/high frequency driver array, the In-Wall is able to deliver pin-point audio imaging and consistency from both vertical and horizontal positions. Its heavily damped and cross-braced composite structure of steel back plate and 1” MDF joins a front baffle made of Anti-Resonance Composite™ (ARC) material, designed to provide an optimally rigid and stable foundation for the state-of-the-art Platinum II drivers.

Twin 6.5″ RDT®II bass drivers are positioned astride a center pairing of Platinum II’s Micro Pleated Diaphragm (MPD) High Frequency Air Motion Ribbon Transducer and 4″ RDT II mid-range driver. The MPD transducer has a surface area around eight times that of a conventional dome, allowing for much greater efficiency and lower distortion.


rti_logoRTI Invests in New Talent and World-Class Facility

RTI has recently announced five new additions to the company’s business management team and the opening of a state-of-the-art engineering wing at its corporate headquarters. The new sales team appointments include: Matthew Yealy to northwest regional business manager, Angel Madrid to northeast regional business manager, Jonathan Dawson to southwest regional business manager, Bob Templeman to southeast regional business manager, and Greg Peterson to international business manager — Canada.

rti_salesleadershipThe new engineering space increases the footprint of the corporate office by 50 percent. Designed along the lines of what you might find in Silicon Valley, the wing will help foster innovation, giving RTI’s engineers an environment that promotes further collaboration. In addition, the facility provides more offices to accommodate a growing engineering staff.

“We continue to build on our operational effectiveness and our strategic positioning by making investments throughout our organization,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas at RTI. “Our new state-of-the-art engineering wing, significant bolstering of our technical support team, and expansion of our sales and marketing team will allow us to build on our legacy of creating and supporting world-class products for the custom install channel.  Matthew, Angel, Jonathan, Bob, and Greg each bring extensive industry knowledge, expertise, and creativity that will be instrumental to achieving our vision.”


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



Wyrestorm New LogoPoint-to-Point Perfection with WyreStorm’s new H2 line of 4K HDR Extender Solutions

As one of the industry’s leading providers of HDBaseT extender solutions, WyreStorm push the boundaries of point-to-point signal transmission even further with a new line of slim line 4K UHD HDBaseT solutions supporting HDR, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and an enhanced chipset for the ultimate compatibility with the latest 4K UHD content, sources and displays.

wyrestorm-septThe EX-35-H2, EX-70-H2, EX-70-4K-ARC and the flagship model in the new extender range, the EX-70-H2X, were developed specifically for residential and commercial applications to meet the demand for the latest 4K UHD devices.

All extender models feature HDBaseT distribution of video, audio – including 2ch PCM and multichannel audio up to 7.1 DTS-X and Dolby Atmos – bidirectional control via IR, RS-232 serial control and PoH to remotely power receivers or transmitters. Models support transmission of uncompressed video up to 4096×2160, 30Hz, 24Hz and 60Hz refresh rates, and chroma subsampling rates of 4:2:0 and 4:4:4.  Color depth for 1080p is supported to 36bit for the EX-35-H2 and 48bit for EX-70-H2, EX-70-H2-ARC and EX-70-H2X, with 4K UHD supported to 24bit and HDR up to 10bit (BT.2020) across the board.

The EX-70-H2-ARC adds extensive ARC and audio-sending functionality to enable digital audio from a SmartTV to be sent back to the receiver and to other locations via switchable audio control between ARC and local source.  Even older TVs can get in on the act with switchable S/PDIF inputs, outputs and audio break out for any TV with an optical output to send audio.

Transmission distances vary depending on model and video resolution, with EX-35-H2 covering distances up to 35m/115ft@4K and 70m/230ft@1080p, and EX-70-H2, EX-70-H2-ARC and EX-70-H2X doubling distances to 70m/230ft@4K and 100m/328ft@1080p, with the use of Cat6a/7 cable further increasing 4K transmission capabilities to 100m/328ft.

WyreStorm’s Marketing Director, Todd Akins, is keen to stress that additions to their extender line were not solely limited to HDMI 2.0 and HDR support:

“In addition to offering real-world benefits, a key aspect of WyreStorm’s ongoing product development is responding to real-world installation issues – especially important with still-developing technologies, such as 4K.  With the H2 line we sought to address synchronization or ‘clock-stretching’ issues the industry has experienced between certain new 4K devices that affected their ability to communicate.  To address this, all new models in the H2 extender range now also feature enhanced chipsets for improved compatibility with 4K sources and unsurpassed 4K point-to-point transmission.

The WyreStorm H2 extender line will be available Q4 2016.  Contact your WyreStorm representative or visit for more information.