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The Big Updates in Crestron Home 3.15

The latest update of the Crestron Home® OS — version 3.15 — has several features taking center stage: new collaborations with high-end manufacturers such as Black Nova and GUDE, and the ability to remotely reboot any Crestron device in a homeowner’s rack. Software Reboot of Crestron Devices in the Device Health Dashboard “We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on the power cycle feature for our Crestron power controllers in Crestron Home’s Device Health Dashboard,” says Jason Oster, Crestron’s director of product management (residential solutions). If, for example, a cable box locks up, it’s a straightforward matter to power cycle ...

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Christie continues partnership with Big Cine Expo

Christie® is proud to announce that it is the official projection partner for Big Cine Expo 2022, billed as the only convention and tradeshow for the single screen, multiplex, malls and the theatrical distribution industry in India. Taking place at Chennai Trade Centre from August 16-17 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated event brings together industry players from across the country and serves as the ideal platform for discovery, collaboration and networking for the cinema exhibition industry in India. Christie has been a strong supporter of Big Cine Expo since its inception in 2016. ...

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The Trinnov Amplitude16 Home Theatre Amplifier Named EISA Best Product 2022-2023

To complete Trinnov’s range of AV Processors and Amplifiers, the Amplitude16 was released this year, designed specifically to meet the various needs of Immersive Sound and marry perfectly with the Altitude processor platform. Here is the citation from EISA’s president Paul Miller: “ As modern movie sound formats demand more loudspeakers, system builders require more amplification. Trinnov’s Amplitude16 answers the call, wrapping 16 channels (rated at 200W/8ohm) in a rack-sized, all-metal chassis that’s a smart cosmetic match for its multichannel Altitude16 processor. The unit’s two eight-channel modules, designed in collaboration with Class D specialist ICEPower and fed by independent power ...

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CE Pro All-Star Band Set for a Rocking Reunion at CEDIA Expo 2022

Alpharetta, GA (August 15, 2022) – CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces the return of the CE Pro All-Star Band. For the first time in three years, the CE Pro All-Star Band will return to CEDIA Expo for a live performance. The long-awaited reunion will kick off after the conclusion of the CE Pro BEST Project Awards gala on Thursday, September 29. The CE Pro All-Star Band will bring together some of the most talented professionals in the custom electronics industry for a 90-minute live music showcase. Covering music ...

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Mimo Monitors Launches Unify Meeting, a Software Application Designed to Simplify Meetings and Streamline Video Conferencing

Unify Meeting solves common pain points associated with video conferencing for those working in the office, remotely, or hybrid by creating one intuitive universal interface Mimo Monitors (www.MimoMonitors.com), the global experts in small touchscreen displays and a leader in conference room hardware, are pleased to announce the launch of their first video conferencing software, Unify Meeting. With a projected 25% of all jobs being remote by the end of 2022, it’s safe to say that working from home and the need for innovative video conferencing solutions has reached an all-time high. Mimo Monitors has leveraged their video conferencing expertise to introduce Unify Meeting ...

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Mimo Monitors Launches Unify Meeting, a Software Application Designed to Simplify Meetings and Streamline Video Conferencing

Unify Meeting solves common pain points associated with video conferencing for those working in the office, remotely, or hybrid by creating one intuitive universal interface Mimo Monitors (www.MimoMonitors.com), the global experts in small touchscreen displays and a leader in conference room hardware, are pleased to announce the launch of their first video conferencing software, Unify Meeting. With a projected 25% of all jobs being remote by the end of 2022, it’s safe to say that working from home and the need for innovative video conferencing solutions has reached an all-time high. Mimo Monitors has leveraged their video conferencing expertise to ...

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SoundTube CM-BGM-II in-ceiling speaker

SoundTube Updates CMi and CM-BGM Ceiling Speakers with UL-Approved Flangeless Grilles

Magnetic attachment is sleeker with a contemporary aesthetic Lenexa, Kan. – Aug. 8, 2022 –  SoundTube™ Entertainment, crafting cost-effective, high-quality aesthetic speakers for the commercial sound industry since the mid-90’s, announces the availability of flangeless grilles for many of the SoundTube CM in-ceiling speakers. The flangeless magnetic attachment makes it simple to install and remove the grille while proving a modern streamlined look. With an additional clip-on safety harness, the grilles maintain UL approval. The flangeless magnetic grilles are now standard on the new CM-BGM-II series (shown) and are available as an option on the CMi series of speakers. “We’re ...

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The B170S Networked Streaming Amplifier is Now Available

The B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier by Bluesound Professional is now available across North American and global distribution markets. Bluesound Professional, the premium distributed audio ecosystem for commercial spaces, launches the B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier to North American and global distribution markets. Orders for the B170S are open immediately with warehouse availability starting in September 2022. The B170S is an all-in-one streaming solution for any commercial music installation combining a high-quality stereo low impedance and constant voltage amplifier with a BluOS enabled network music player. The low impedance output is perfect for applications where intelligibility and sophistication are important. ...

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Bogen Communications Partners with Omnilert for Active Shooter Safety on Campuses

Bogen Communications LLC, a longstanding leader in commercial audio and voice communications technology, announces a technology partnership with Omnilert, a leader in emergency communication and active shooter solutions. The goal of Omnilert’s Active Shooter Solution integration with Bogen’s Nyquist campus communication systems is to address the growing incidents of campus gun violence with a system that’s designed to identify potential active shooter threats and to expedite automated emergency response programs – all expected to occur within mere seconds of a verified gun detection. Bogen Communications’ Nyquist System is a software-centric, state-of-the-art, IP-based paging and intercom solution that leverages the latest ...

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Lightware Visual Engineering Expands Integrations Partnerships To Unlock Next Gen Meeting Rooms

Lightware Visual Engineering announces the expansion of the company’s Integrations Partnership initiative with key global industry players. Complementing the announced relationship with Cisco last year, a rapidly growing list of integration partners is headed by ADI Icron, Utelogy Corporation and Xyte. The program, made possible through Lightware’s unique Open API capabilities, unlocks unprecedented creative opportunities for customers to design and build outstanding best-of-breed collaboration solutions. Gergely Vida, CEO at Lightware Visual Engineering said, “Following years of successful co-operation with Cisco’s Webex Room Devices, Lightware is now expanding the full possibilities of its solutions via a number of major integration partners. ...

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City of West Jordan Embraces Hybrid Meeting Infrastructure with Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series

Santa Barbara, Calif. (August 1, 2022) — The City of West Jordan is a rapidly growing municipality in Salt Lake County, Utah. Named after the nearby Jordan River, the City of West Jordan occupies the southwest section of the Salt Lake Valley. West Jordan is a mountainous city with more than 100,000 residents across approximately 30 square miles. Situated within West Jordan City Hall, the Council Chambers serves as a meeting facility for elected City Council members and other relevant city committees. All noticed meetings within the Council Chambers are open to the local community and the general public.      ...

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Crestron Debuts Secure, BYOD Connectivity in DM Lite Content Sharing Transmitters and Receivers

The new and improved DM Lite solutions enable streamlined connectivity, signal, and enhanced control extension in large meeting space applications Crestron Electronics, a leader in workplace collaboration solutions, today announces the expansion of the DigitalMedia™ Content Distribution Platform to include new DM Lite® transmitters and receivers. The product line extends peripherals, such as cameras and speakers, in applications of all sizes and streamlines content sharing in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, with simplified plug-and-display action that can expand for increased functionality in larger or more complex applications. This introduction ushers connectivity, signal, and control solutions to support the most common connections, including USB-C® ...

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PhaseTech, dARTS, and SolidDrive European Presence Grows with Apex-Tech International

Apex-Tech International now represents Spain, Portugal, and France Lenexa, Kan. – July 27, 2022 – MSE Audio, parent company of seven leading commercial and residential loudspeaker brands, is pleased to announce the extension of our existing distribution with Apex-Tech. The new territories to be covered by Apex-Tech International are Spain, Portugal, and France with Apex-Tech UK remaining for UK and Ireland. Apex-Tech supplies integrators with outstanding home cinema and audio solutions that feature MSE Audio’s dARTS, PhaseTech, and SolidDrive invisible speakers. “Having represented the MSE Audio brands in the UK for some years, Apex-Tech is very excited to extend this ...

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RoseWater Energy Brings EMI Onboard

Michigan now has manufacturer’s representation SUNRISE, FL – July 28, 2022 – RoseWater Energy Group, manufacturer of the residential energy storage Hub™, an all-in-one 24/7 solution to clean energy, power conditioning, surge protection, solar battery storage, office and home battery backup with remote monitoring and redundant industrial-grade systems, has brought Electrical Materials Inc. (EMI) onboard as the manufacturer’s representatives to cover Michigan. EMI was founded in 1969 and formed AV Integrated Services in 1996 to address the growing needs of AV specialists and custom installation companies in their territory. As the Lutron rep for over 40 years, EMI is one ...

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Amino and Innovative Systems Complete Android TV Integration to Offer Managed Video Solution Ideal for Independent Service Providers

Amigo 7X Set-top Enhanced by Amino Engage and InnoStream TV Platform Provides Access to Linear and Streaming Channels, and Offers Significant OPEX Savings Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, and Innovative Systems today announced the availability of their integrated Android TV managed service offering to bring a wider variety of content to a diverse population of subscribers. This powerful technology combination provides a carrier-grade system with a modern user experience for linear and streaming content, while supporting legacy Pay TV infrastructures, giving independent service providers a cost-efficient, competitive edge. The Amigo 7X features Amino Engage, a SaaS management ...

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TMC names AVer a 2022 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award Winner

Fremont, Calif. (July 21, 2022) — AVer Information Inc. USA, the award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded the CAM550 a 2022 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award. The AVer CAM550 features 4K dual lens technology with 12X optical zoom (24X total zoom) to offer precise and clear viewing of meeting rooms and participants. The second lens is an AI lens with 95° FOV to provide a panoramic view of the room. Picture-in-picture functions to simultaneously view the speaker and a panoramic view of the room. ...

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Utelogy expands Utelligence Program with latest edition of Sennheiser, announcing support for TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2)

July 25, 2022 Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of management, monitoring, and analytics software for the connected workspace, has further expanded its innovative Utelligence Program for A/V and UC Device Standardization by introducing new support for the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) and upcoming support for the Sennheiser SpeechLine series. This alliance with the high-quality manufacturer of sound and professional audio will provide end-user customers, integrators, and Managed Service Providers with the following benefits: Easy and fast integration of Sennheiser TCC2 ceiling microphone in Utelogy Proactive alerts and monitoring for an “always available” and enhanced user experience Insight and management ...

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Prodrive Technologies Joins SDVoE Alliance as an Adopting Member

The SDVoE Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, announces Prodrive Technologies, Eindhoven – The Netherlands, has joined the SDVoE Alliance as an Adopting member. Founded in 1993, Prodrive Technologies is a 2,000 FTE-sized company, which designs and manufactures high-tech electronics, software, and mechatronic products and systems. Prodrive has six dedicated technology programs and three highly automated manufacturing sites globally. In close cooperation with customers, Prodrive develops and delivers a wide range of high-tech products, systems, and solutions for different markets. Moreover, Prodrive has been ...

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