Sound United LLC, parent company to Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, and Polk BOOM, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the D+M Group, owner of the Denon, HEOS by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics brands. The D+M Group is the largest supplier of audio/video receivers worldwide and a leader in wireless multi-room audio. Sound United is the largest supplier of loudspeakers in North America and a leading supplier of sound bars and wireless music systems. The combined company will be known as Sound United, which will own and operate some of the most prestigious brands in the consumer audio space, providing synergy opportunities for the existing core businesses, while also unlocking the potential to expand the product portfolio and market reach. The sale was finalized on February 28, 2017 and the terms of the sale were not disclosed. Full Press Release:
Fibaro Adds Russound Integration to Deliver Easy Control of Multi-Room Audio and Streaming Within the Smart Home
FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, announces integration with Russound, whole house audio market innovator.
This feature makes preparing project submittals and quotes easier for designers and technicians, and makes working with larger systems more effective.
Integration Allows Alexa-Enabled Devices to Lock and Check the Status of a User's Front Door
Kwikset smart locks on the Samsung SmartThings and Wink platforms can now be controlled using voice commands on Amazon Alexa devices
On display at the 2017 NAB Show will be Joseph Electronics' Tote Caddie series of portable fiber-optic signal-acquisition systems for ENG, SNG, and other outside broadcast (OB) applications. Tote Caddies offer a better option for fast, operator-deployed, point-to-point signal transport. Built using rugged Pelican cases, each Tote Caddie is a compact, functional, and weather-resistant fiber solution for news and field crews working in harsh environments. The Totes Caddies are designed with customization in mind, with more than 12 modules available that can be mixed and matched in nearly unlimited combinations to provide the exact signal count necessary for a given application.
The CTA Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE), which measures consumer expectations about technology spending, increased 3.9 points in February to 92.7. That total is up 7.8 points year-over-year from February 2016.
Yamaha is bringing Amazon Alexa voice control to its expansive family of acclaimed MusicCast wireless multiroom audio products, making it faster and easier for audio enthusiasts to control their home entertainment experience.
All Full-Array LED Backlit Models Bring Added Value to Consumers with Large 4K HDR Screen Size Options and Powerful Picture Quality Technologies Like High Dynamic Range
Luxul, a leading provider of networking solutions for professional installers, has announced today the availability of its new Epic 4 routers. The first in the Epic series, Epic 4 routers offer advanced capabilities above and beyond the traditional router. In addition to being high-performing commercial-grade routers, the Epic series offers a platform for optimizing the user experience in smart homes, workplaces, retail establishments and more. This experience is delivered through Luxul and third-party applications running on the Epic platform. The first of these offerings is enhanced content filtering from Router Limits, with remote management tools from Domotz to follow in Q2. Additional applications, including Ihiji's remote network management tools and Luxul's award-winning Roam-Assist™ wireless controller technology are on the way. Any of these advanced features can be implemented at the integrator's discretion, making Epic routers an outstanding platform for delivering world-class support and services to their customers, along with the perfect solution upon which to build recurring revenue. Full Press Release:
Designed for Custom Installers, the New Epic Series is More Than Just a Router
FIBARO, a producer of devices from the Internet of Things (IoT) domain shall present their solutions at this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress trade fair, taking place in Barcelona, from 27th February to 2nd March
Miro is a state-of-the-art sound and video system, a smart media center. Now, Zbinno is launching a promising crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support its development. https://goo.gl/FOFxFK
Roome launches Indiegogo crowdfunding for new, portable, presence-detection light
Revolabs(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, today announced that it has selected SkyGroup Communications as its official distributor in the Southern African Market (SADC). SkyGroup Communications will provide Revolabs' superior wireless communications technology alongside its elite videoconferencing, AV integration, and cloud-based communication services.
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The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Z-wave joins systems WaterCop Pro, LeakStop, WaterCop Classic, Outdoor, and Large Valve (1 ½"-4") Integration. Visit www.watercop.com to learn more.