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Amcrest LogoAmcrest’s 720P HD Over Analog Tribrid HDCVI/IP 4CH Video Security System Sports A Smart DVR Compatible With Every Type Of Camera Currently Available On The Market Today

Amcrest’s new Tribrid system utilizes HDCVI’s closed-circuit design with analog cameras while also connecting with IP cameras. Watch things happen as they happen, receive real-time, highly reliable HD video without loss or delay, transmitted at ultra-long wireless range. HDCVI provides a highly secure closed network as well as a painless and non-complex plug-and-play setup process. This is a new cornerstone in the consumer market for private security technologies at an unsurpassed value. Easy DIY installation plus a plethora of in-demand security features enhance each Tribrid system.

Amcrest - HDCVI720-4D-WLook for easy setup with backwards-compatibility. Every channel on the Tribrid can be configured for Analog, HDCVI or IP with the simple click of a button. The cameras connect point-to-point directly to the DVR. The Tribrid functions as a single control hub for all cameras, which also makes them simpler to secure. “Since our systems are backwards-compatible with predecessor technologies that use coaxial connections, upgrading to a Tribrid is easy and practical. All you need to do is switch out the camera units and DVR while keeping the same coaxial cabling that was there before. You can also connect ONVIF-compliant IP cameras (up to two) with this system,” says Adam Ravat Founder and CEO of Amcrest.

“Having a DVR that’s compatible with every kind of camera currently available, regardless of type should seem like a no-brainer. The Tribrid works with Analog, HDCVI and IP camera technologies and offers the convenience of working with standard or high definition coax. Everyone should be considering a Tribrid,” Ravat noted.

Whether you want to upgrade everything all at once or phase your security system upgrades over time the Tribrid combines quality, versatility and durability with affordability.

Amcrest 720P HD Over Analog (Tribrid HDCVI/IP) 4CH Video Security System  $329.99 MSRP

About Amcrest
Amcrest is a top rated security products manufacturer and distributor delivering advanced surveillance, GPS tracking and Home Automation products to consumers and businesses in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe. When it comes to the security of people, places, and things, Amcrest delivers innovative technologies at exceedingly affordable prices and is leading the way with HDCVI products and the movement towards smarter, stronger and more efficient technologies.

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aten-logoControl without Complication – ATEN Control System



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The ATEN Control System provides “Control without Complication” of any hardware device installed in a room, through its simple setup, configuration and iPad control. The comprehensive system consists of the VK2100 (ATEN Controller), VK6000 (ATEN Configurator) and ATEN Control System App, a standard Ethernet-based management system which provides centralized control of any device from an iPad. The ATEN Control System simplifies management and increases efficiency without adding complication. It also saves time by reducing pre-meeting setup and post-meeting pack up.

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The unique and intuitive GUI empowers individuals without a technical background to easily set and control any device in a room. The ATEN Control System eliminates the costs associated with the additional training time, and manpower other control systems require due to their complex programming.

With the ATEN Control System, you can switch the function of a room with the push of a button and have customized control of each hardware device. Control multiple rooms and multiple devices from a single tablet computer. Each room can be commanded with customized and automated buttons and controls designed by you.

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attero tech logoThe unD4I-L Now Shipping

The unD4I-L, a 4 input mic/line Dante interface with four network connected logic inputs and logic outputs, is now in full production and shipping.  The unD4I-L adds very flexible logic inputs and logic outputs to the already existing unD4I.  The four logic inputs can read switch closures or analog pots and report the readings over the network.  These network messages can be customized to match the requirements of a wide variety of DSPs and control systems.  Mute or PTT switches can easily be interfaced to the unD4I-L.

Atterotech - 4In the same way, the state of the logic outputs can be fully controlled over the network by 3rd party devices.  Each logic output can source up to 10mA at 3.3 V, and sink up to 50mA from 5V to 24V.  Microphone LED indicators, halos, or any other type of indicator can be driven from these logic outputs.  The unD4I-L also support a mode where the logic output state mirrors the state of the associated logic input for situations where a local switch needs to control a local indicator without a control system.

The unD4I-L product brief can be downloaded here.



AudioControl Logo300dpiAudioControl Launches New Dolby ATMOS™  Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 Receivers 

AudioControl, the U.S. award winning designer of home theater processors and amplifiers, today announced the launch of their new 7.1.4 Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers with Dolby ATMOS, 4K and HDMI 2.0a. AudioControl’s new AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers deliver a visually stunning entertainment experience, designed by a company with nearly 40 years of making some of the best audio and video products in the world. All models will be on display at CEDIA Expo in Dallas at AudioControl’s booth #4628.

AudioControl - ReceiverBehind the striking contemporary visual design, the Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 benefit from the high-end audio performance that AudioControl is renowned for. The AVR-9’s powerful high-current 7 x 200 watts per channel theater amplifier creates a truly incredible audio platform that turns watching a movie in your living room, media space or theater into a movie lover’s ‘nirvana’. The Concert AVR-7 also benefits from the same high performing audio and video platform as the Concert AVR-9, powering its seven-channel amplifier at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Both the AVR-7 and AVR-9 benefit from four high-performance Dolby ATMOS pre-amp outputs. Users can drive the Dolby ATMOS channels using the high-power amplification contained inside the Concert AVR’s and also add additional power utilizing AudioControl’s high-power 2-channel Bijou 600 or Rialto 600 amplifiers as the perfect Dolby ATMOS amplifier.

To complement the high performance of AudioControl’s new Concert receiver platform, AudioControl is introducing ‘DIRAC LIVE FOR AUDIOCONTROL’ room correction on to all of its home theater products providing one of the most effective and flexible room calibration systems available today.

The AudioControl Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 include 7 HDMI 2.0a inputs, 4 x COAX SPDIF and 2 x Toslink digital audio inputs; 6 x stereo analog inputs, USB Input, Ethernet Client. Both models benefit from 2nd Zone HDMI outputs (ARC compatible). Surround modes include Dolby ATMOS; Dolby True HD; Dolby Digital Plus; Dolby Digital EX; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Pro Logic IIx; DTS-HD Master Audio; DTS-X ready.

AudioControl’s Concert AVR Receivers are designed exclusively for the custom install channel. They have Ethernet connectivity and RS232, and are compatible with leading control systems like Control4, Crestron, RTI and Savant. Both models have the ability to scale to any resolution standard or high definition sources where required. The audio platform builds upon AudioControl’s legendary audio reputation with powerful, dynamic, audiophile amplification supported by the best in room correction through DIRAC LIVE.



Autonomic_logoAutonomic has announced an innovative integration between their Mirage Audio System (Mirage Media Server and matching Mirage digital amplifiers) and the Lutron HomeWorks QS total home control system. Now integrators can provide their clients with simple, convenient control of their home audio environment utilizing user-programmable scene presets on all Lutron HomeWorks QS compatible keypads, including the new Palladiom® QS keypad.

MAS_Lutron_Designed for the world’s most exclusive residences, the Lutron HomeWorks QS system controls lights, shades, temperature and integrates with third party devices to offer users a seamless control experience. Autonomic and Lutron have collaborated to provide integrators with an astonishingly simple, yet powerful interface for the Mirage Audio Systems. Through the single button press of a Lutron keypad, homeowners will be able to adjust the lights, shades, temperature and play their favorite music.

Clients will appreciate intuitive user-reprogrammable Mirage presets now available on the Lutron HomeWorks keypad, with features such as one button access that will automatically play music in specified rooms at specific volume levels. Changing the preset is as simple as adjusting the content and volume levels with the Autonomic iOS or Android app, and then pressing and holding the desired button on the Lutron keypad to store the scene – much like programming the preset buttons on your car radio. The key to the Autonomic/Lutron integration is simplicity. Use the HomeWorks QS wall-mounted keypads for the most commonly used audio functions and use the robust Mirage user interface for the less often used functions of the system.

The Mirage Audio System is a turnkey home audio solution allowing you to listen to your personal music collection combined with popular streaming music services in as many as 96 rooms throughout the home. Autonomic’s exclusive TuneBridge® function makes it easy to explore new music, bridging the gap between all sources.



crestron_logo-210Crestron Now Shipping Industry’s First and Only Single-Gang 4K Transmitter and Receiver/Room Controller

New additions to DM® product line provide simple in-wall solutions for transmitting or receiving 4K signals in a room; receiver/room controller adds serial and IR ports for convenient device control

Crestron - 4KCrestron now has a clean, simple, and low-cost solution for AV pros in need of an easy way to send 4K signals or connect 4K displays in a room, plus control other devices. The company announced today the latest additions to its complete line of industry-leading 4K products. Crestron is now shipping the industry’s first and only Wall Plate 4K DigitalMedia™ Transmitter (DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G) and Wall Plate 4K DigitalMedia Receiver & Room Controller (DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G), featuring serial and IR ports for convenient device control.

Direct replacements for the DM-TX1-C-1G and DM-RX1-C-1G, and fully HDBaseT® compliant, the DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G and DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G provide a simple signal interface and control solution for a single HD or 4K display device as part of a complete DM system.

Neat, discreet
Available in black or white, these low-cost 4K transmitters and receivers drop right into standard one-gang electrical boxes. No special back box or wiring is required, just standard category cable. They can be powered using the included wall mount power pack, or via PoDM (Power over DigitalMedia). Mounted discreetly in the wall, with only a single HDMI® cable protruding, they complement today’s sleek, super-thin 4K displays – especially desirable in more sophisticated spaces.

Ideal for conference spaces
The DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G and DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G are ideal for applications such as banquet halls, hotels, and convention centers with room divider systems. These spaces typically don’t have displays and TVs permanently mounted. Multiple transmitters and receivers can be mounted in the wall all around the room and in 4-inch deep floor boxes. Then you can just wheel in your 4K display and plug it in wherever and whenever it’s needed.

4K and more
A single cable connects either device to a DM switcher, transmitting or receiving video, audio, control, networking, and power signals all through one category cable. A single HDMI® input (DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G) or output (DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G) port supports video at resolutions up to 4K (4096×2160). Rooms in which an HDBaseT display is installed, the DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G can transmit the HDBaseT signal directly to the display without any converters or receivers required.


DraperLogoDraper’s Projection Planner

Draper’s most advanced projection planning tool has gotten better with a new name—the Projection Planner—and more power!


Draper_ecards_06_ScreenSelector_DToolsThe Projection Planner provides a more intuitive experience, with questions to help better calculate things like seating distance, so that a recommended screen size can be calculated. 4K-ready ISF-certified TecVision surfaces are included among the viewing surface options, so the Projection Planner can really focus in on the projection screen solution you need.

Other information required includes the type of information being projected; ambient light levels in the room; and your projector’s format, lumens, contrast ratio, and throw distance. By entering this and other room information, the Draper Projection Planner will show you exactly what is needed.

The Projection Planner—your need, our solution. For more information, visit It’s free to use the Projection Planner but registration is required.



epson_logoEpson Unveils New Line of Premium Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors for Home Custom Installation Market

New Pro Cinema Series Delivers Big-Screen Sports and Innovative Alternative to Flat Panels for Custom Creative Installers

Epson PC G6970WU_Image 2At this year’s CEDIA Expo, Epson unveiled an expanded line of Full HD 1080p Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors, the Epson®  Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU, Pro Cinema 4855WU, and wireless Pro Cinema 1985. Featuring up to 6,000 lumens of color brightness and 6,000 lumens of white brightness, Epson’s latest projectors provide custom installers, sports and AV enthusiasts versatile solutions specifically designed to provide exceptional image quality and wireless connectivity in large, open ambient light environments that compete directly with traditional flat panels.

“Epson is optimizing the home theater experience beyond the dedicated home theater room and into expansive settings – like media rooms with large windows – where light control is not an option,” said Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America. “We know people gather together for their entertainment, especially for their favorite sports. The Epson Ultra Bright Pro Cinema projectors deliver brilliant, immersive bigger screen sports with an image size that TVs simply can’t touch.”




fortress-logoiwhiteilresIntroducing new designs ~ Customized for FORTRESS



Fortress - AlexaThe Alexa

Designed for FORTRESS by Sheba Kwan – The Alexa seen here is in a Premium Leather, Perla Cream with stainless switches, a walnut veneer wood with a polished steel arm detail.

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The Metro

A new FORTRESS design built with the comfort of lumbar support, but with the sleek lines of modern design.

The Metro showcases stainless steel elements featured in the switch and the outstanding detail of the open foot design of the polished sled base.  This open element is incorporated with the incline feature of a lounging chair.  The Metro offers comfort and design to a functional piece of furniture.

FORTRESS customization makes either of these models available to your specifications.

To see more FORTRESS models click HERE:



Golden-Ear-LogoGoldenEar’s new SuperSub™ XXL


GoldenEar GET SuperSub XXL PairGoldenEar’s new SuperSub™ XXL is a very special ultra-high-performance compact subwoofer which incorporates many recently developed unique and advanced technologies and components. The goal was to create beautifully styled, finely finished, reasonably sized subwoofer, that could generate very low frequency pressure waves of extremely high amplitude, while delivering accurate and precise low frequency performance that is both highly impactful and extremely musical. In order to achieve this, we have incorporated a unique, patent-pending, 360 degree dual-plane inertially-balanced driver and sub-bass radiator topology, combined with a very advanced electronics package. Sonically, the result is rock-solid bass response that is both exceptionally fast and tuneful for music, and extraordinarily deep and powerful, in order to effortlessly reproduce the most extreme movie sound effects. The attractive enclosure of the XXL is constructed of very thick, high density medite, which is beautifully finished in high-gloss piano black lacquer. There is a unique (patent pending) combination of two fully inertially-balanced 12” long-throw active drivers in the horizontal plane and two fully inertially-balanced 12 ¾”x14 ½” planar infrasonic radiators in the vertical plane. This force-cancelling inertial balancing preserves and focuses all the energy produced by the transducers in order to effectively move the air in the room, as well as enabling full recovery of the finest details, rather than allowing loss and blurring due to wasted box movement. Also, because there are two active drivers which are separated horizontally in space, as well as two passive radiators which are separated vertically, the driver-to-room coupling is distributed much more smoothly as the different driver locations couple to different room standing wave patterns. RCA inputs are provided for both LFE connection, as well as low-level connection from a stereo source. There is a precision level control as well as a phase perfect low-pass control to enable seamless integration into any system. SuperSub XXL will ship in November, U.S. Retail Price is $1999. ea.



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Service-Manager-awardsIhiji had an absolutely stellar show at CEDIA Expo in Dallas this year. First off, we won 3 big awards including CEDIA Best Product (aka Electronic Lifestyles Award), CEPro Best New Product at CEDIA and the Technology Integrator Exc!te award. These were awards for the newest product we just released at CEDIA called Ihiji ServiceManager. It is a business operations SaaS tool to help integrators manage their client service plans. It is designed to be a complement to Invision, allowing integrators to deliver the service and manage the operations to bill clients and gain access to the activity and data which will help to deliver the best possible customer experience. As you can see in our CEDIA recap video, there were a LOT of integrators hungry to understand more about Remote Technology Management using Ihij and how Ihiji ServiceManager could help them to make it all work inside their business. It is so refreshing to have smart business owners hanging on every word about how we can help them to pivot their business to RMR services. The good news is that, being only 3 hours down the interstate, we were able to bring the whole Ihiji crew in town to help us out, and we needed them all. Not just our sales and marketing team this time, but we also brought up our developers and support too. That’s a lot of brainpower in one place. Know more about Ihiji ServiceManager right now and gain early access to start using it to help add RMR services to your business.






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Music that Fits: More Flexibility with Nuvo Player Portfolio Update 3.0

The versatile whole home audio solution that fits any home, Legrand’s Nuvo Player Portfolio now offers another layer of flexibility with the latest firmware update, version3.0. Allowing the system’s P100 and P200 Players, as well as the P300 Player Preamplifier, to connect directly to a home’s router, installers now have the option of wireless operation without required use of a Nuvo Gateway. The Nuvo Player Portfolio is a uniquely customizable solution comprised of several interchangeable Players, with wired, wireless, and hybrid configuration options – perfect for delivering mastering-grade audio and built-in stream source variety to up to sixteen zones.

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Legrand - HDMICableOffer Uncompressed Ultra HD, with the newest On-Q HDMI Cables

The new On-Q Active High-Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet include Active Redmere Technology and 18.6 Gpbs support to deliver the latest in home theater quality, including uncompressed Ultra High-Definition 4K video. Available in 5m and 7m lengths, these new cables join On-Q’s comprehensive HDMI with Ethernet selection, which includes a wide selection of tri-rated (CL-3, CMG, & FT-4 ) in-wall cables as well as discreet slimline cables for outside-the-wall use.

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Lilin_LogoNVR2400 series 16 Channel Network Video Recorder with MAC support for Automation Projects


NVR2400-LeftThe NVR2400 series video recorders are designed with the automation market in mind with its sleek modern appearance and commercial grade quality for installation in the rack. This NVR features your choice of RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 5 support for data redundancy. Simply stated if a hard drive would crash, the data would be recovered once a replacement drive is installed. In addition, this recorder features dual redundant power supplies and supports redundant Ethernet networking. The NVR2400 offers up to 48TB HDD to be installed for a wide variety of stored video retention options. Free drivers are available for Control4, Crestron, RTI, AMX, SAVANT, URC, and Core brands to easily integrate into residential, sports bar, restaurant, retail or other commercial applications. Now supporting HTML5, this new series of recorder is easily accessed on the popular MAC computer in addition to iPhone, iPad and other portable devices. To learn more click here 



Lowell_Logo-v2Lowell Launches Online Calculator for Speaker Spacing

— Provides quick info for audio system designers —

 Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV products, announces the launch of an online calculator to help system designers quickly and accurately determine the maximum spacing between speakers in distributed speaker systems. Referencing Lowell’s broad line of speaker systems and driver/grille combinations, the new tool offers three popular coverage patterns to accommodate a variety of project requirements.

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“The Speaker Spacer is a real time saver when it comes to preparing project quotations,” said Kathy Lane, marketing communications manager. “It’s part of our ongoing commitment to streamline the product selection to installation process.”

The new Speaker Spacer tool can be found in the resources section of Lowell’s website at



Loxone_Logo1Bring color into your home


Loxone - Oct 1Create instant atmosphere in your home with colorful accents! Relax with automatic color changing or select your favorite from a range of colors, directly from the free Loxone App – no need for additional remote controls!

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LuxulLogo-Blk-375SpotAccess Networks now distributing Luxul

New partnership further extends Access Networks reach in residential and light commercial markets

Access Networks, the leading provider of advanced residential networking solutions, has expanded their offerings to include the distribution of Luxul products. With this new partnership, Access Networks becomes an all-inclusive network provider and can offer dependable and cost-effective solutions for projects of all sizes. Access Networks Integrators can now take on any size project and confidently provide their clients with the highest-performing network solution according to project scope, client expectations, construction of the home, and budget.

“The distribution of Luxul products allows Access Networks to be a one-stop-shop for all of our integration partners’ networking needs,” says Hagai Feiner, Founder & CEO of Access Networks. “It removes a need to juggle multiple network equipment providers according to project size and scope. Our goal is to make integrators’ lives easier and save them time by connecting them with the best-in-class solution no matter the price point.”

Access Networks and Luxul share similar philosophies and core values in providing solutions that are dependable, simple to install, and easy to manage. Also similar to Access Networks, Luxul is an established, dependable industry provider that stands behind their products with excellent support and warranty policies.

“Luxul is delighted to join forces with Access Networks and sees this as an opportunity to provide additional value to custom installers of both residential and light commercial networks,” said Jeffrey Curtis, CEO of Luxul. “This partnership gives installers of Luxul equipment access to excellent design and integration services, as well as other advanced technical resources offered by Access Networks.”

With 12 years of experience in residential network design, Access Networks helps integration partners make optimal equipment selections to ensure successful projects. Offering first-class service and support, Access Networks is the most accredited IT resource and network provider in the residential space.



nexus-21-logoNexus 21 DOUBLES its Lift System Warranty to 10 Years

Coverage is retroactive to every Nexus 21 lift system ever sold

Nexus 21, a global leader in home and commercial lift systems, is doubling its comprehensive five-year lift system warranty to an industry-leading 10 years of coverage. Additionally Nexus 21 will make the 10-year warranty retroactive to every lift system the company has ever sold. The announcement will be made during CEDIA ’15.

“We’re doing this because we can,” said Nexus 21 president Cory Lovett. “We have tens of thousands of lift systems in the field, deployed in every manner imaginable…and virtually every one of them is still functioning today,” Mr. Lovett said. “No one can touch our track record.”

“From day one, we committed ourselves to the idea that every product we made had to be exceptional. We work hard to have a positive impact on the industry, and this warranty is another way we demonstrate that. Anyone can say they are good, but no one can argue with results.”

“This is the same no-fine-print warranty we have always offered and prominently display on our website – just extended to 10 years,” Mr. Lovett noted. Exclusive of outside events, the warranty provides full replacement at no cost. There is no proration. Replacement units ship freight free and without the delay of waiting for the original system to be returned.

For systems already installed, the 10-year warranty is dated the day the system was originally shipped, such that a system sold six years ago, now has four years of remaining warranty coverage.

“Our mission at Nexus is to provide the world with the most reliable lift products ever made, together with luxury-grade customer service.” said Mr. Lovett. “This warranty extension, unparalleled in the industry, is a reflection of that mission.”




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Pro Control highlighted its all-new line of Z-Wave lighting control solutions at CEDIA EXPO 2015. In booth 5746, Pro Control demonstrated how the new products allow users to easily manage lighting elements both locally and from the convenience of a Pro Control user interface.

The new Pro Control lighting control solutions utilize Z-Wave RF technology, creating a wireless network that seamlessly integrates with Pro Control’s home automation systems via the Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface module. Perfect for new construction and retrofit installations, the product line consists of light switches, dimmers, a lamp module, and receptacles, and it requires no new or specialized wiring. For instance, the innovative battery-operated “Anyplace” switch requires no wiring of any kind, offering incredibly flexible installation possibilities. With a classic, elegant design, the devices blend into any décor, and easily scale to installations of nearly any size — providing control for up to 200 devices.




rti_logoRTI Announces Intercom Capability

RTI has announced support for audio intercom between RTI user interfaces and third-party devices via the standard SIP protocol. Perfect for front doors, gates, delivery docks, and intra-office settings, intercom adds convenience and security to any commercial or residential automation system, allowing users to check entrance points without opening the door. Features include auto answer, device-to-device calling and “push-to-talk” mode. A future update will enable video calling. Supported RTI interfaces include the T3x handheld remote, CX7 countertop/under-cabinet touchpanel, and the KX7 and KX3 in-wall touchpanels. RTI’s new intercom capability is available now as a free firmware update.


RTI_KX3Now Shipping: KX3 In-Wall Touchpanel Keypad

Sporting a 3.5-inch color LCD display and five customizable hard buttons, RTI’s KX3 in-wall touchpanel is a unique hybrid device that combines the capabilities of both a touchscreen controller and a control processor within a single cost-effective unit. This allows the flexible KX3 to be used as an all-in-one, standalone solution for control over electronic systems or integrated as an in-wall touchpanel within a larger RTI control system. Future updates to the KX3 will add even more powerful features, such as the benefits of an advanced control processor — including an astronomical clock and the ability to run two-way drivers — as well as a built-in 2.4 GHz ZigBee® antenna for connectivity with RTI wireless remotes. Other advanced capabilities will include sense ports, relay control, built-in intercom, Wi-Fi®, and more.

 KX3 In-Wall Touchpanel Keypad:



salamander_logoSalamander Releases Refined Entertainment Seating


Salamander Designs, Ltd. the leader in premium A/V furniture for over 20 years, has expanded its entertainment seating line with the Isabella Collection. The Isabella Collection is a premium, handmade seating lineup for home theater enthusiasts using carefully selected materials and including luxurious features for discerning consumers. The Salamander Isabella Collection will become available November 1, 2015.

Isabella, traditional styling with modern comfort

Salamander - CEDIAHeads turn when Isabella’s in the room. Indulge. Pamper yourself, friends and family with high-end luxury home entertainment seating on a grand scale. Updated traditional style with fine tailoring and subtle curves beckon from all angles. Obsessive attention to detail shows in the precise stitching, tailored piping, handsome roll arms and advanced ergonomics. Enjoy staying in.

Isabella provides the features users expect from theater seating—such as chair modules with optional cup holders and a choice of motorized, manual or non reclining backs—with the inviting comfort of an elegant sofa. Isabella is available in a range of materials and thanks to Salamander’s new Custom Details program, customers can choose from a huge variety of leathers and select matching or contrasting piping.

“Our dealers have expressed a need for premium theater seating solutions,” explained Salamander President Salvatore Carrabba. “We have developed a deeper, richer take on traditional style with modern comfort and accessories for the client of discerning tastes.” Carrabba added.

Salamander Quick-Ship Program

Our 15-Day Quick-Ship program lets you enjoy your new entertainment space sooner – not later. Built completely in the USA to meticulous quality standards, Isabella seating is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and dependable customer service.



terra-speakers-main-logoIntroducing the AC FIVE Line and Wallin Monitor Series




Terra - FiveAC FIVE Series
FIVE is an updated twist on our Classic line of All Climate [AC] speakers. The redesigned cabinets feature a modern, angled look and feature our Maine-made drivers. Every component part of the AC Series remains carefully designed and manufactured to deliver reliable sound for years without maintenance or special care.

Models can be mixed, matched and combined by way of brackets and a seamless grill to create customizable all weather soundbars or line arrays.

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Designed and engineered in the field by Oscar-Nominated Sound Engineer Dan Wallin, these monitors are tried and tested in the field for which they were created. Wallin, sound engineer of over 500 films, began designing this model a decade ago to provide the quality, cleanliness and accuracy he found lacking in the monitors he had encountered throughout his career. Available in 2 and 3 way models, their drivers are made onsite and produce pristine sound.

At present, they are used in the field in studios responsible for producing hundreds of films and albums, many of which are noted and rewarded for their superior attention to sound.

From the drivers to the cabinets, they are manufactured right here in Maine.



Torus Power New LogoTorus Power TOT AVR Takes Home BEST Award at CEDIA Expo 2015


Compact isolation transformers feature automatic voltage regulation and new lower price point, win CE Pro BEST Award and receive industry accolades

Torus AVRTorus Power‘s new TOT AVR toroidal isolation power transformer received a coveted CE Pro Best Award in the Peripherals and Enhancements category at CEDIA 2015. The TOT AVR builds upon Torus Power’s successful, compact, and competitively priced TOT Series of Toroidal Isolation Transformer products, but adds Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) and a new, lower price point to its already robust feature set.

“We are honored to take home this prestigious award for the all-new TOT AVR. This compact toroidal isolation transformer really is a breakthrough for audio/video enthusiasts who want to improve the performance of their systems,” says Kevin Main, VP Sales and marketing for Torus Power. “Now, with TOT AVR, we’ve able to deliver AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation) technology at a far more affordable price. The CE Pro BEST Award is not only a proud victory for Torus Power, it is representative of the tangible benefits technology professionals and custom integrators see in this exciting new product.”

 CE Pro BEST Award winners were selected from more than 180 entries, judged by a combination of editors and industry leaders, and were chosen based on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer. CEDIA Expo 2015—The Future Home Experience—marked the TOT AVR’s US debut and the product is now shipping to customers in North America (TOT AVR), Continental Europe (TOT AVR CE) and the United Kingdom (TOT AVR UK).



Vaddio New LogoVaddio Redefines Enterprise-Class USB PTZ Conferencing

ClearSHOT 10 USB Sets New Standard for Price and Performance at the Entry Level

Vaddio, the manufacturer who brought you the world’s first Enterprise-class USB 3.0 camera and a full suite of EasyUSB audio components and peripherals, now launches the ClearSHOT 10 USB camera – an enterprise-class USB 3.0 PTZ conferencing camera with full, remote manageability at an entry-level price.
Vaddio ClearShotThe ClearSHOT 10 USB feature-set includes simultaneous uncompressed, USB 3.0 and IP (H.264) streaming outputs, allowing the camera to be controlled and operated anywhere in the world. Because the camera uses standard UVC drivers, no special USB drivers need to be installed allowing for seamless integration with any software application on any operating system.

“As more enterprise videoconferencing users adopt soft codecs like Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Google’s Chrome for Work, the demand for video performance beyond consumer-grade web cams has continued to grow,” explained President and CEO of Vaddio, Ed Ellett. “As a proven market-leader in PTZ camera technology, the ClearSHOT 10 USB brings the quality of professional-grade video to corporate meeting spaces.”

With a 74-degree wide horizontal field-of-view and 10X optical zoom, the ClearSHOT 10 USB provides great flexibility in a variety of applications including small to medium-sized conference rooms and huddle rooms as well as corporate, healthcare, government and education environments.

The ClearSHOT 10 USB will be available in November.  For more information or to request a demo of this product, please contact Hailey Klein at or (763) 971.4400.



Wyrestorm New LogoWyreStorm SW-0402-MV-HDMI  4-Input (12 source) PiP Multi-View Scaler and Matrix Switcher with Dual 4K Output

We all know that multi-tasking is the key to getting anything done, and the new WyreStorm  SW-0402-MV-HDMI does it like champ with 4×2 dual-output multiview switching and scaling with 1080p PiP video processing that allows you to sit back and marvel at just how productive you are!

sw-0402-mv-hdmi_mainAs a 4-input to 2-output scaler and matrix switcher, the SW-0402-MV-HDMI offers multi-format, multi-source inputs supporting both analog and digital sources with four input connections for HDMI, VGA, component (or composite) and each including two audio input options (stereo mini and RCA LR) for embedding video with an external audio source.

The SW-0402-MV-HDMI can be used in 4×2 matrix mode for the seamless upscaled delivery of sources to 4K screens via either of the assignable dual HDMI outputs and S/PDIF, or in PiP multiview mode with signals that can be independently routed or mirrored depending on which mode is selected.

The SW-0402-MV-HDMI accommodates inputs of 1080p content but the upscaling feature will scale and render any/all 4 sources to any size on a connected 1080p or 4K display.

Users can select multiview PiP mode in single, dual-view, tri-view or quad view configurations that can be resized and repositioned anywhere on the screen in real-time with audio able to be directed from any input to either display or to a separate amplifier for a great custom view experience to make the most of what’s being watched, with quad view enabling 4 x full resolution 1080p video from different sources to be displayed on a single 4K screen.

Furthermore, like all WyreStorm matrices the SW-0402-MV-HDMI includes our QuickSync technology that allows for instant switching between sources.

The SW-0402-MV-HDMI is an ideal solution for clients requiring a rich, high definition, multi-screen experience.  Whether in the home or commercially in sports bars, security surveillance, boardrooms, classrooms or live presentation events, applications are easily accomplished with a single large 4K display, giving the advantages of reduced costs and space combined with flexibility and functionality that puts the SW-0402-MV-HDMI in a league of its own.


Available from WyreStorm distribution partners Q4 2015  $2798.00 MSRP

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