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Crestron to Release a Low-Profile Desktop Docking Station for TPS-6X

A low-profile alternative to the standard tilt docking station for the Isys TPS-6X Wireless Touchpanel.

The TPS-6X-DS-LP is an optional desktop docking station for the Isys™ TPS-6X Wireless Touchpanel featuring a low-profile design. Its angled cradle enables full touchpanel operation while docked. Placing the touchpanel onto the docking station provides wired communications and video capability while charging the touchpanel’s internal battery.

The TPS-6X-DS-LP provides both wired Ethernet and Cresnet® connectivity to the touchpanel. When the touchpanel is placed on the docking station, it can switch automatically from RF wireless to fully-wired operation if either Ethernet or Cresnet is connected. Without a wired Ethernet or Cresnet connection present, the touchpanel will continue to operate wirelessly while it charges. Power can be drawn either from the Cresnet network or the included power pack. A composite video input is also included to enable the display of full-motion video on the touchscreen while docked.

Posted by chantal Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:15:00 GMT

Electronic House Names Product of Year Awards: Part 4

Best products in 35 categories unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
January 06, 2011 by Steve Crowe

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Electronic House has announced the winners of its 2011 Product of the Year Awards during an awards presentation at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.

Video Components & Processors

OPPO Digital BDP-93 Blu-ray Disc Player



The OPPO BDP-93 Blu-ray Disc player is designed with the best video and audio quality in mind. As a successor to the multi-awards winning BDP-83, it continues to support universal disc playback (Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, CD, etc.) and adds 3D support with dual HDMI 1.4a outputs and network content streaming via the included wireless or wired network. The product design is centered around our two-processor architecture: one main processor to handle audio/video decoding, and a special video processor to further refine the video quality.

Loudspeakers & Subwoofers

Velodyne Acoustics Digital DrivePLUS-18



In 2003, Velodyne’s Digital Drive servo-controlled subwoofers addressed two key issues for subwoofers—system integration and room interaction. Utilizing their on-board ability you could adjust all the parameters for integration into the main speaker system and adjust for room bass interaction using an onboard 8-band parametric equalization system. Totally unique to this technology was the real-time video feedback of the results on the consumer’s TV. Building on that experience, the new generation Digital DrivePLUS-18 produces the industry’s lowest distortion bass (under ½ %) with huge output and impact. It incorporates an incredibly stiff yet ultra-light Rohacell cone driven by a 1250 watts RMS patented, 97% efficient, Energy Recovery System Class D amp and monitored by a Digital High Gain Servo control, which makes this 18” sub as responsive as a 12”. However, some of the greatest improvements come from the ease of set-up and level of automation.

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Posted by chantal Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:14:00 GMT

Crestron Introduces the Versatile TPMC-9 Touch Panel, Delivering Speed, Power and Performance at a Great Value

Crestron Press Release, January 25th 2011

TPMC-9 Touch Panel Supports Standards-Based Core 3 OS; Sleek, Contoured Design, Widescreen Display and Extreme Graphics

Crestron announced today that its new TPMC-9 Tilt Touch Panel is now shipping. TPMC-9 is the perfect-sized touch screen, large enough to enjoy a full, rich interactive user experience with a stylish design that remains discreet in any setting. A 9” widescreen provides more space for designing custom graphical interfaces, and a larger display for viewing cover art, control apps and scores of other dynamic content. TPMC-9 also offers a slew of cool new media and communications tools like widgets and high-definition streaming video for IP/Web security cameras that instantly enhance whole home and building automation systems.

“The new TPMC-9 offers incredible value for a touch panel of this size,” said Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director or Marketing. “With its slim profile and luxurious design, along with a widescreen display, this Core 3 OS ready touch screen is perfect for the most demanding system designers and interior designers.”

TPMC-9 enables extreme graphics and animations, including cover flow and page flips. Gestures navigation with intelligent velocity makes finger swipe control of theater systems, lighting, AV networks, thermostats, security cameras, and any other connected home or building system fast, fun and easy. TPMC-9 is engineered to support the new Crestron Core 3 OS, the foundation for its new GUI framework. The open standards-based Core 3 OS will run Flash®, HTML5 and the latest H.264 high definition video formats.

Featuring sleek lines and graceful contours, TPMC-9 adds a clean and stylish appearance on countertops, desks, podiums, and bedside tables. The tilt screen can be freely adjusted or locked down at up to a 45 degree angle for optimal viewing and operation, and compliments any interior design in residential and commercial settings.

Posted by chantal Wed, 02 Feb 2011 17:03:00 GMT

Electronic House Names Product of Year Awards: Part 3

Best products in 35 categories unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
January 06, 2011 by Steve Crowe

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Electronic House has announced the winners of its 2011 Product of the Year Awards during an awards presentation at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.

Lifts & Mounts

Chief Automated Swing Arm Mount



No automated mount can match this mount’s fluid range of motion. With an unprecedented 27” (686 mm) of extension, 90º of swivel and up to 12º tilt, watching a TV from the perfect viewing angle has never been so effortless. Adding to the range of motion is a robust 150 lb (68 kg) weight capacity to support up to 65” flat panel televisions. Blending seamlessly into any environment, this mount features easily accessible covers to conceal power outlets and mounting points on the wall. Cable routing is simplified with the innovative CableTrac™ system that offers easy access and concealment of cables, eliminating the need for cable ties or tools. All the other features that Chief has become noted for are also standard on the PXR, including universal compatibility and a low profile—under 4.5” from the wall.

Audio Components, Amplifiers, Receivers, Tuners & Processors

Denon Electronics Denon AVR-4311CI



The Denon AVR-4311CI is a 9.2-channel audio/video receiver that offers three-zone, three-source capability, provides high-quality A/V distribution throughout the home, and offers unprecedented flexibility and support for high-definition audio and video and performance from all digital sources. The AVR-4311CI also includes compatibility with the Apple iPod and the iPhone, with iPod Digital Direct via USB, and is ‘Works with iPhone’ certified. Among the AVR-4311CI’s standout features are the latest Audyssey MultEQ Room Correction system and Dolby Volume. It includes seven HDMI inputs and two parallel HDMI outputs, featuring a single front-panel HDMI. The highest resolution audio decoders are provided, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Analog and digital video sources are upconverted via Anchor Bay Technologies VRS processing to HD quality (up to 1080p/24/60). Built-in HD Radio offers dramatically improved fidelity and the advanced DENON Link 4th features HDMI Clock Control. Notably, the AVR-4311CI now offers AirPlay music streaming capability via an available firmware upgrade at the Denon website that allows users to easily stream music from their iTunes collections to their receiver with just the tap of a finger. The unit is also Control4 Certified, and includes HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (all mandated formats), Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support as well as DLNA v1.5 (Digital Living Network Alliance), ensuring smooth content sharing among connected devices.

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Posted by chantal Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:10:00 GMT

Electronic House Names Product of Year Awards: Part 2

Best products in 35 categories unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
January 06, 2011 by Steve Crowe

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Electronic House has announced the winners of its 2011 Product of the Year Awards during an awards presentation at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.

Multiroom Audio

ATON AH66T Multi-Source/Multi-Zone Controller Kit



ATON™’s AH66TKT is the industry’s first pre-programmed Whole House “Music & More” System. The new kit features the AH66T Multi-Source Multi-Zone Controller plus six (6) OLED2 touchpads that offer full-color graphic control and feedback. With built-in programming to run market leading sources like the iPort® and Lutron™ RadioRA®2, this affordable multi-room audio solution allows dealers to rapidly deploy a first-time or add-on audio system with iPod® & lighting control capability ready to go. The AH66TKT is a multi-zone music solution with a built-in, RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner plus six additional sources, rated at 60 watts of power per zone with a line level pre-output for subzones. The controller includes a dedicated IR input for every zone with a full, discrete IR code set for integration. It comes with a full 2-way RS232 code set for control via 3rd party devices where a separate multi-room solution is required. The kit comes with six OLED2 in-wall capacitive touch touchpads featuring full-color OLED displays. OLED, or Organic LED displays, are perfect for displaying the system’s metadata text, graphics, channel icons and more. Pair this with interchangeable faceplates in white, ivory and almond and you now have the perfect control solution that matches any décor.

Mobile Devices & Accessories

Panasonic DECT 6.0 PLUS Link-To-Cell Bluetooth Convergence System



The ultimate cell phone accessory, the KX-TG6582 Link-To-Cell is designed to overcome cell phone service problems in the home. Simply place the Link-to-Cell base unit wherever cell service is strongest and leave the cell phone charging nearby, then make and receive cell phone calls using Panasonic handsets located anywhere in the home. Panasonic phones are RoHS specified: none of the chemical substances that are specified by the RoHS Directive are used in these products, in order to help conserve the global environment. Panasonic’s phone packaging is made with 100% recycled materials.

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Posted by chantal Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:24:00 GMT

Electronic House Names Product of Year Awards: Part 1

Best products in 35 categories unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
January 06, 2011 by Steve Crowe

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Electronic House has announced the winners of its 2011 Product of the Year Awards during an awards presentation atCES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.

Digital Content/Streaming Media/VOD services

EchoStar 922 Slingloaded DVR



EchoStar’s 922 HD-DVR is a state-of-the-art satellite set-top box and the world’s first placeshifting multi-room HD DVR receiver that allows consumers to have access to all of their content – live TV, recorded programming, VOD, from anywhere in the world with a broadband Internet connection or smart mobile device. The product includes an enhanced User Interface and Electronic Program Guide unlike any existing receiver on the market, featuring tile-based navigation technology and IR learning remote controls with point-and-click on-screen selection. In addition, the 922 features a 1-terabyte hard drive, and the most advanced predictive search technology available in the market today. All this is packaged in a beautiful new high-end, sleek, and stylish design including a capacitive touch front bezel design which eliminates traditional buttons, and includes backlighting to provide visual feedback to the user.

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Posted by chantal Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:34:00 GMT

Crestron Sonnex HD Audio Distribution

Sonnex is a GAME CHANGER. Check out how it can save money and time, while delivering high end HD audio to every room! Completing the audio chain are Crestron Speakers. In-wall and on-wall Excite and Air models are just the beginning…

Posted by chantal Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:17:00 GMT

Netflix Button Coming to Remotes in Spring

The new feature will provide streaming services to subscribers with one click.



By Rachel Cericola January 06, 2011



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Still not sold on Netflix? Your remote control might think differently. Netflix announced they will soon become a part of every day remote control use, by getting their own button.

Starting this spring, a few manufacturers will include a Netflix button right on the remote. Haier, Memorex, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Best Buy’s Dynex brand are all planning to put the button on new (and applicable) Blu-ray players. Sony, Sharp and Toshiba will feature the button on remotes for web-enabled TVs.

Set-tops are not immune to the Netflix button. Boxee, Iomega and Roku are all planning to add the button to remotes that are included with their web-enabled set-top boxes….

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Posted by chantal Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:54:00 GMT

Product Feature: Sony VPL-VW90ES

Sony’s major home theatre focus at the 2010 CES was 3D. Likewise, at the 2010 CEDIA Expo, 3D was the focus. Sony debuted the new VPL-VW90ES, the company’s first 3D projector. Designed to appeal to the custom and specialty enthusiast market, the VPL-VW90ES is the first projector to be branded as an “Elevated Standard” (ES) product. This sub-$10,000 home theatre projector features Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) full HD (1920 x 1080) and Sony’s proprietary 240 Hz high frame rate technology. The Advance Iris 3 technology is said to enable a 150,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Brightness is specified at 1,000 ANSI lumens. The price includes two pairs of Sony’s Active 3D glasses and a 3D transmitter. The projector will also be capable of simulating 3D from 2D sources. As an ES product, the projector will be supported with a five-year warranty.

From Widescreen Review Magazine, Nov 2010

Posted by chantal Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:18:00 GMT

Crestron Mobile PRO G for iPad

Promo and demo video for the Mobile PRO G.

Posted by chantal Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:41:00 GMT