CEDIA 2015 opened its doors this October with a new branding strategy (evidenced by a modern, new logo and vision statement: ‘Life Lived Best at Home) and a renewed energy, spearheaded by new CEO Vincent Bruno.

“The new logo is not just a look, it’s about a new energy and openness, so the idea behind the brand strategy is to emphasise to not just our employees but to the entire industry that we are an open and energetic organisation and that we are the connectors between the manufacturers and the great technology that they invent to make life lived best at home,” he told CE Pro Eu in an exclusive interview. “We want the integrators to have the profit opportunities that come from these new technologies.”

Also new this year was CEDIA’s pledge to align its education programs to meet integrators where they are, whether new or seasoned and provide development pathways to help them move to the next level and to develop and facilitate new community-building initiatives for year-round networking, mentorship and idea sharing.

The new CEO’s first month on the job was a resounding success, evidenced by a 16% increase in integrator attendance and a 6% increase in the number of exhibitors participating in the show.

In fact, more than 18,700 attendees participated in this year’s event alongside 510 exhibiting companies, with product launches aplenty.

The number of first-time attendees was up 33% this year and 124 exhibitors made their CEDIA debut, with reports of a warm response all round.

Aside from the attendance records, there was an unmistakable buzz and enthusiasm on the show floor – a sentiment echoed by Vince on day three: “The energy out on the floor is like nothing I’ve seen since 2007; it’s uplifting. The manufacturers are very happy; it’s a feel – you walk out there and there is a buzz and an energy that I can’t describe.”

“This year has definitely been incredible and you could feel the energy on the show floor,” agreed Screen Innovations’ Skyler Meek. “Our booth has been slammed the entire show with the people we want to talk to.”

“Dallas is a new draw for people we haven’t got to talk with before,” said Ron Maurer, executive vice president for Current Audio. “More than anything, we’ve had more good, quality leads on our first day of the show than we ever have.”

First-time attendee Ellis Thomas had this to say: “I came to the show looking to get into the industry. I was blown away by the community that exists in this space: people are willing to talk with you and connect you with others in their network. I’ve never seen anything like that before in any other industry.”

Aside from the numerous product launches, CEDIA 2015 also offered attendees numerous events where they could network and learn, including an Awards Celebration where the 10 best new products were announced and new CEDIA Talks where attendees could hear from industry visionaries. CEDIA also conducted 108 training sessions, and attendees had the opportunity to sit for certification.

“I could not be more pleased with my first CEDIA as CEO,” Vince enthuses. “Walking the show floor, I couldn’t help but be energised seeing conversations happening in bustling booths. It truly was a fantastic show.”

Key Product Launches

‘Where to start?’ You may think. Fear not as CE Pro Eu has it covered with this comprehensive round up of key product highlights found at the show.

It was hard to miss Sony’s prominent booth and equally prominent product announcements, most notably its VPL‑VW5000ES, a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRD laser light source projector that the manufacturer claims is the first projector designed specifically for the largest and most lavishly equipped home cinema rooms.

The laser light engine that provides a brightness of 5,000 lumens, not to mention the projector is also compatible with HDR, emulates the new BT.2020 colour gamut and covers the full DCI colour space – available in Europe in Q1 2016.

“The VPL-VW5000ES projector is truly the ultimate home cinema solution in terms of technologies and picture quality and was designed for the high-end installer market,” Thomas Issa, product manager at Sony Professional Europe told CE Pro Eu. ‘The initial feedback we received from the public and the press alike at CEDIA has so far been very positive.”

Also new from Sony were the VPL-VW665ES, VPL-VW365ES and VPL-HW65ES projectors, designed to suit a range of home cinema requirements. Not forgetting the STR-ZA5000ES 9.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, although Sony confirmed that it is only available in the US.

 

Another manufacturer enjoying a standout show was Savant, which caused a stir with its brand new consumer-facing product, the Savant Remote, which will be available next year in the UK and Europe through regular dealers.

The Savant Remote has been designed to simplify the entertainment experience for consumers, letting them control devices like Sonos, Apple TV, cable boxes, Roku and even their lights – from a single device.

Winning a CEDIA award for best new product at the exhibition, the Savant Remote is part of Savant’s new family of wireless devices, which also includes the Savant Host, Blaster and Lamp Controller – all designed in collaboration with design studio Ammunition.

“It has native integration with Sonos,” confirmed Caroline Britt, Savant managing director, “we are the only manufacturer to do so. We targeted the consumer sector because we want to be a household brand like Sonos – although the remote is also available for professional products.

“The response has been fantastic. I’ve never, ever seen such a response to the remote control – in fact, there has been a fantastic reaction to everything; the stand has been very busy – it has been so well received.”

 

Sonos itself showcased its new Play:5 powered speaker complete with new drivers, amps and crossover network. The manufacturer’s TruePlay EQ system was a booth highlight, taking less than a minute to fine tune the response of Sonos products in any home environment.

Another CEDIA highlight could be found on the Kaleidescape booth, where the manufacturer unveiled a new product line called Encore, including the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player, described as the ‘world’s first 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player for the home’.

The Encore line also includes the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player, a new movie server named Terra and a disc server that makes it easy to select and play DVDs and Blu-ray discs on a Strato or Alto movie player.

Strato’s standout features include the fact that it plays back movies in full 4K Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second, without start-up delays, buffering messages, or quality drops.

Kaleidescape Strato will be available in the UK in early Q1 2016 from Pulse Cinemas.

“We are the luxury movie player brand,” stated Cheena Srinivasan, company founder and CEO. “You have to convince yourself that you are experiencing something as good as what’s in a movie theatre. I think this is our 11th CEDIA but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this crowded. I’m very excited.”

 

Core Brands’ Speakercraft enjoyed a busy booth throughout the show after launching eight new speakers, including six new Profile models: two in-wall theatre speakers (AIM LCR FIVE), two ‘AccuFit UltraSlim’ models for shallow depth installations and two ‘Wide’ models for installations requiring ultra-wide sound dispersion.

Also new were the five-pack configurations of its original Classic AIM7 TWO and AIM8 ONE, designed for production homes and builder partners. The new products will be shipping in the UK and Europe in November.

Not content with eight new launches, the manufacturer also unveiled an all-new Dolby Atmos-enabled Architectural In-Wall Speaker series.

The LCR and Height Speakers will also be sold individually, enabling installers to upgrade an existing in-wall speaker system to an Atmos-enabled system.

 

Meanwhile, Core Brands’ Gefen unveiled two next-generation 4K UltraHD Matrix Solutions for HDMI w/HDCP 2.2, ideal for situations where AV needs to be distributed to multiple screens in multiple rooms, from luxury homes to sports bars, classrooms and digital signage solutions for retail and beyond.

The two rack-mountable matrix switchers support resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 Hz 4:2:0 and 4K Cinema (DCI – 4096 x 2160) at 30Hz. 

Core Brands used its press conference to announce that its brands are now available through a new, user-friendly online dealer portal, also announcing the launch of a new program with Vision Werks Consulting to establish a network of authorised resellers – although at present, both are only available in the US.

As always, it was impossible to miss the Crestron booth, which always seemed impossibly full with staff and visitors alike, and for good reason, as the manufacturer used the show to announce that its Pyng automation system can now communicate with over 300 devices.

The latest products to sport Pyng compatibility include ONVIF cameras, RGB lighting control and centralised lighting control, as well as other wired devices.

Also new from the manufacturer is the TS-1542 touch screen, featuring on-board voice recognition, web browsing, H.264 streaming video, Rava SIP Intercom and PoE+, the DM-DGE-200-C Digital Graphics Engine; a low-cost, easy to deploy multi-format video processor and the latest additions to the DigitalMedia product line.

These comprise the DM-RMC-SCALER-C-DSP DM receiver and room controller with scaler and downmixing, the HD-MD4X1/4×2/6×2-4K-E family of Crestron 4K Switchers, a DM-TX-4K-100-C-1G single-gang DM 4K transmitter and DM-RMC-4K-100-C-1G receiver for discreetly integrating 4K sources into video distribution systems, as well as a new DM-DGE-200-C Digital Graphics Engine, which enables integrators to enhance the 4K TV viewing experience with custom graphical elements.

Also helping to keep the Crestron booth busy was the new Home Elements toolkit, designed to make it faster and easier for programmers to deliver validated luxury home automation systems.

 

Anyone who ventured over to the Barco Residential stand could not fail to be impressed by its demo room, which in addition to featuring an Auro 11.1 immersive sound system, was home to a 4K 6P laser projector, using the new Star Wars trailer to show guests how convincing 1080p and non-HDR 4K content could look through a calibrated, high-performance projector.

Barco also used CEDIA 2015 to showcase its new high end home office packaged solution, which includes large, custom designed high-resolution screens that work with multiple content sources.

The solution sports an intuitive user interface that seamlessly integrates with professional video conferencing tools such as Cisco or Polycom or wireless connection via the Barco ClickShare presentation system.

“The response has been overwhelming,” said Barco’s Tim Sinnaeve. “It’s been absolutely packed here, even though this is a pricey set up. Despite that, lots of people have said that they have a customer that wants it. It can also be applied at a smaller scale.” The package solutions are available in the UK now.

Meanwhile, over on the Origin Acoustics stand Jeremy Burkhardt was “beyond excited” to present show visitors with new opportunities to delight clients and exceed their expectations of how good architectural speakers can sound. “Our focus on more bass in less space and minimal aesthetic has proved to be a home run. CEDIA Expo 2015 was an amazing show.”

New launches at CEDIA comprised the dual 6” DSUB6 and dual 8” DSUB8 dual-woofer in-ceiling subs with multiple port options, three new model additions to the premier Director Collection of in-ceiling speakers series, the brand new THTR66 and THTR68 Theater Collection home theatre in-wall series, in addition to new Composer Collection 10” and 12” category-dominating in-wall subwoofers.

 

During a packed press conference on day one, Screen Innovations’ director of sales Blake Vackar introduced the crowd to the manufacturer’s Intellimask, describing it as “the first and only non-masking, masking system projection screen” which can reportedly be installed in less than 30 minutes, as well as the new ‘rollable’ Revolve – a motorised projection screen (available up to a maximum of 160” diagonally in 16:9 aspect ratio) that, when deployed, literally appears to be floating in mid-air. Both products are expected to be available in the UK in early 2016.

“We want to bring home theatre back to its core with the new big screen experience,” said Blake, who also revealed that the company is looking for dealers and partners worldwide.

 

Not to be outdone, Stewart Filmscreen was also making a splash at the expo by showcasing its Tela 80 acoustically transparent woven screen material, its new LuminEsse fixed frame wallscreen system (shipping now to the UK fully assembled via CAVD) and introducing the brand new Standard Solutions screen packages, designed to streamline the process for selecting screen systems – offering financial benefits to integrators for choosing from the preset menu of products.

“This was created because Europe was asking for it,” said Vijita U.G, marketing manager. “We have been very busy, especially with the Tela 80. The first guy that came to our booth wanted the Director’s Choice four-way variable masking system and was ready to buy. We’ve had a lot of dealers and lots of decision makers are here, which you don’t always see. This show brings a good clientele and some end users too.”

Meanwhile, Harman’s JBL Synthesis announced a new strategic global partnership with Trinnov Audio.

The deal immediately provides JBL Synthesis with access to Trinnov’s technology portfolio for decoding immersive audio formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS-X and Auro3D – resulting in the JBL Synthesis SDP-75 Processor (available in the UK Q1 2016 through authorised dealers).

Also new from the loudspeaker manufacturer was the 4367 Studio Monitor, created to bring professional-grade JBL performance to home audio (available in November 2015) and the JBL Premium Finish program, available for the JBL DD67000 Everest and K2-S9900 loudspeakers. Available now everywhere, the JBL Premium Finish program offers limited-edition, made-to-order, high-gloss painted finishes for enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

 

Expanding its product line, the DaVinci Group added its Encompass Signature Series speakers that include the IWLCR-66. This speaker features a 6.5-inch woofer and ¾-inch tweeter.

Another loudspeaker manufacturer making itself heard was Bose, which enjoyed its largest presence ever with a large booth where it debuted five new SoundTouch products and new ‘Virtually Invisible’ bezel-less speakers targeted at the channel.

The line-up now comprises the SoundTouch10 wireless speaker, the SoundTouch 20 and 30 Series III speakers, the SoundTouch 120 and 130 soundbars and SoundTouch 520 home theatre system and the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier.

“We are listening to the channel,” said Adrian Eiben, business unit manager at Bose. “We value this channel. It is all about ease of use.”

WyreStorm certainly had lots to keep attendees busy, announcing that it was going ‘all-out UltraHD’ at CEDIA 2015.

In line with this, the manufacturer unveiled a new H2 line of HDMI and HDBaseT matrices and splitters supporting HDCP 2.2, ARC and HDMI 2.0 standards ready for the release of 4K content and Blu-ray players, new 4K HDBaseT extender, transmitter and receiver solutions including HDBaseT 2.0, S/PDIF, ARC, two-way PoH, IR and RS-232 and last but by no means least, the WyreStorm Enado Control System got a brand new software upgrade to coincide with the global launch of the new Enado Mini IP Server.

 

 

Also not to be missed was Control4, which released OS 2.8, the latest version of its smart home operating system.

With OS 2.8, Control4 rolls out a reimagined smart home security experience that easily integrates with today’s leading security systems, smart locks and cameras; offers native streaming of music services from Pandora, Deezer, and TIDAL; and updates other capabilities to make it easy for Control4 homeowners to search, browse, listen and watch their favourite media.

KEF held a press conference to launch a number of Ci Series launches, comprising the E-Series of in-ceiling architectural speakers ((Ci120ER), 6.25” (Ci160ER) and 8” (Ci200ER), the “thinnest ever” Ci160TS in-ceiling shallow depth square speaker, the Ci200QSb-THX THX-certified 8” square subwoofer with two operating modes, the Ci200TRb 8” dual-voice coil in-wall subwoofer with a 50mm mounting depth, not forgetting the announcement that its Ci4100QL In-Wall speaker has been THX Select 2 certified for front channel LCR use.

 

Meridian Audio was back at CEDIA after taking a few years out, where it was highlighting its Meridian Sooloos system for streaming audio, the new DSP320 Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers and its new Design and Specification Service, which is now available in the US as well as in the UK.

Meridian’s co-founder, Bob Stuart, went on to receive CEDIA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on day three of CEDIA 2015 at a lavish ceremony.

Meridian’s Sooloos now offers even greater flexibility for storage by supporting third-party NAS devices.

New control options for the system include redesigned iPhone and iPad applications and TouchPC, bringing touchscreen performance to any PC.

“The price point is 1/17th compared to a few years ago,” said Rayner Sheridan, director of marketing at Meridian Audio‬. “Now we can compete with the Sonos performance margin.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The DSP320 Ceiling/In-wall Loudspeaker was recently selected as a finalist in CEDIA’s Best New Product category. “We’ve had a fantastic response to this,” he added. “Overall we have had a fantastic response. We are looking for more dealers in the US and the UK for distribution and export.”

Monitor Audio’s new 460x and 260x in-wall loudspeakers are sealed box designs, including proprietary technologies.

The 460x features the company’s C-CAM ribbon tweeter, Rigid Surface drivers and a cast-aluminium front baffle.

Another manufacturer enjoying a standout show was Ihiji, winning a CEDIA Best New Product for its ServiceManager, a cloud-based SaaS solution used by technology professionals.

“It’s been really crazy,” commented director of marketing, Steve Muccini. “There’s not enough people to talk to everyone! The response has been so strong.”

Making a statement this year by uniting its booth was Legrand, as evidenced by its ‘united by design’ slogan.

New from Middle Atlantic was its Essex Accessory Bundles, designed to make it easy for integrators to get everything they need for basic rack installations in a single box.

Standout products on the rack manufacturer’s booth included the BGR enclosure for the most space efficiency and strength available, the preconfigured Essex RCS series, the easy to assemble Essex QAR series and the versatile MMR series. The products are available in UK now and ship from Holland for quicker shipping times.

“Installers are really excited,” enthused Megan Knedler, director, marketing communications. “They’ve been asking for specific parts already; they are ready to go with this.”

Megan was also keen to point out that Middle Atlantic’s online configurator web-based configuration tool had been a hit with installers, allowing users to quickly and efficiently select the right products and accessories for any system.

Meanwhile, Vantage was showcasing its InFusion LiteTouch Retrofit Insert, designed to easily fit into a LiteTouch/ Savant enclosure and can house up to three separate control modules or up to 36 loads per enclosure.

“We have had such an awesome response, we didn’t expect to win the CE Pro award,” admitted Reid Cram, director of marketing at Vantage Controls, Inc‬. “It’s not the most exciting product, so I was totally surprised.”

Offering Nuvo dealers and installers a sign of things to come, Legrand previewed its new line of in-wall and in-ceiling Nuvo speakers at CEDIA.

The 17-model line will come in the levels, or series: Series Two, Series Four and Series Six, with the performance and price increasing as with each subsequent series.

While detailed specs are not yet available, all the speakers will be rated at 8ohms and feature pivoting tweeters; a three-dogleg design for faster installation; and paintable, bezel-less magnetic speaker grills with removable scrim cloths.

Also new from Nuvo was the Nuvo P10 Keypad, a wall-mounted, Power-over-Ethernet keypad that delivers single-zone control of the audio’s volume, track, and source and version 3.0 for the Nuvo Player Portfolio system.

Not stopping there, Legrand announced Intuity 2.0, new firmware which adds four new partners to the Intuity product suite, including Nest thermostats, garage door openers from Linear, Schlage locksets, and Aeotec’s Z-Wave Range Extender for more coverage.Ttwo new Active High-Speed HDMI With Ethernet Cables were also added to its On-Q product portfolio that will support data speeds up to 18.6 Gigabits per second (Gbps), supporting the full requirements of 4K/UltraHD video and uncompressed HD audio.

Those visiting the Altona booth may have noticed the manufacturer’s new direction with its Atlona Management System (AMS), a new software resource (available in December) that will allow integrators to remotely configure and manage Atlona IP-controllable products. 

The manufacturer’s AT-UHD-PRO3-1616M HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher also proved to be popular with visitors, which will be shipping to the UK in December.

Basalte announced that its Sentido and new Deseo touchpads (previously only compatible with KNX home automation), now integrate with Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron, including lighting and temperature control.

Meanwhile, Just Add Power was highlighting its new 3G Ultra HD over IP platform, which provides a readily-available solution for video matrixing 4K and lower content from multiple HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.x sources to any combination of HDMI 2.0 and 1.x screens over a Gigabit network and Cat 5e/6 cabling infrastructure.

Shipping now, the product won a CE Pro Best award for Multiroom A/V during the exhibition.

 

Another long time, dealer-oriented audio manufacturer is AudioControl. Its new line of matrix audio amplifiers incorporates IP remote management capabilities, a wealth of input and a host of other functions that will help dealers to deliver state-of-the-art wired whole-house audio installations and great support mechanisms.

In addition to its new multizone audio amps, AudioControl also updated its line of receivers to include new options such as Dolby Atmos.

Meanwhile, Casatunes unveiled the CasaTunes module for URC’s Total Control home automation system, meaning that URC can now control CasaTunes music streams alongside URC’s control for TVs, AV receivers, DVD players, lighting, thermostats, AV, security and other equipment in every major category.

New from Russound was the news that that SiriusXM for Business will be available on the manufacturer’s current and future streaming models, thereby simplifying the process for businesses to play properly licensed music to their customers without a heavy expense or complicated reporting.

The manufacturer also introduced two new additions to its expandable XStream wireless audio solutions, named the XSource Streaming Audio Player and the XZone4 Four-Stream, Four-Zone Audio System; the new TVA2.1 Digital Amplifier for flat panel TVs and new A250 and A2100 rack-mountable amplifiers. All new products will be shipping to Europe by the end of the year.

Charlie Porritt, company CEO also told CE Pro Eu that its RCI Program (available in UK and Europe) has had over 4,000 integrators sign up since May.

With the RCI Program, Russound guarantees that a dedicated Russound Certified Installer is fully involved in the installation process of Russound products.

Taking centre stage on the RTI booth was the new Integration Designer APEX software, demonstrating how the programming platform dramatically speeds up the installation process while maintaining the ease of customisation, in addition to the ZW9 Z-Wave interface which the company is currently working on, the RTI WK2 water-resistant in-wall keypad and the KX1, KX3 and KX10 in-wall keypads.

The KX3 and KX10 in-wall touchpanels that support the new intercom functionality will be available Q1 next year through Invision UK.

“It’s been great – super busy,” said Brett Stokke, director of communications. “The vast majority are dealers and integrators coming to find out what’s new, plus other manufacturers have asked us for integration capabilities. We want dealers to know that we are working with these companies.”

 

Meanwhile, Pro Control (part of RTI, but offering separate products) was showcasing its all-new line of Z-Wave lighting control solutions, which create a wireless network that seamlessly integrates with Pro Control’s home automation systems via the Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface module.

“We want to highlight that we don’t do just basic solutions, we do smart home integration products too at the fraction of the cost of other control solutions,” said Brett.

Although associated with commercial products, Christie was present at the show, expanding its 1DLP laser phosphor projector line-up with the launch of the Christie Captiva Series, a sold-state projector available with 3000+ lumens, a 0.25:1 ultra-short throw lens and choice between HD or UltraWide resolutions.

“Captiva is fundamentally aimed at a business market from Christie’s point of view although, in theory it could be used in the home as a 3K Lumen projector for small spaces with the UST lens,” said Christie.

“Captiva is an interesting proposition – particularly for smaller spaces where the UST lens come into its own, and, also, where long lamp life would be a boon; as a laser phosphor projector it lasts around 20 000 hours without lamp change. You have the choice of HD or ultra wide screen. The screen width really surprises people and gives some nice content applications such as being able to display lots of windows at one time.”

 

Digital Projection, meanwhile, showed its Insight Dual LED projector, which produces 3,000 lumens and an eye popping Rec. 2020 colour space.

Nakymatone used CEDIA 2015 to introduce its new Goed and Twee loudspeakers, which will be shipping in UK through CAVD early next year.

“The Goed is designed with Nakymatone’s same CRT technology as the top line models – just modified to accommodate system designs where 40W RMS,” explained Eric Nakkila. “The Twee is a Single Point stereo speaker with CRT technology as well and can accommodate 40W RMS x 2.”

Using CEDIA as its “coming out party” was Anuva Automation’s TiO (Turn it On) brand automation products.

Since last year’s CEDIA EXPO, TiO has introduced several new products to its line up, and it was back this year to draw attention to TiO, version 2.1. 

This is the first release to support TiO Connect, TiO’s platform for communicating with systems and devices outside the TiO ecosystem. Coinciding with the release of TiO 2.1 are new versions of the TiO Home App now available as free downloads on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

TiO Connect (available in Europe) is a new approach to integration of all systems in a home into a single app – the first step in creating the Internet of Home, where a single app controls everything.

Pakedge Device & Software Inc announced the addition of a second Gigabit access point to its product line: the WK-2 – an 802.11ac AP with a 3×3 MIMO array that boasts Gigabit throughput.

Pakedge also announced its RK-1 Gigabit router, purpose-designed for high volume and high speed applications and announced tiered service for BakPak 3.0, now offered in three tiers: Basic, Advanced and Premier.

“The most important aspect about our tiered service announcement is that we want to encourage integrators to adopt recurring revenue models,” said Jamie Corpuz. “Industry experts agree that the future of this industry is dependent on providing services and earning recurring revenue – Pakedge makes it easy with BakPak 3.0.”

 

Torus Power, maker of isolation transformer-based power components announced its new TOT AVR Series of Toroidal Isolation power transformers, including models for use in North America (TOT AVR), Continental Europe (TOT AVR CE) and the UK (TOT AVR UK).

Torus Power TOT AVR isolation transformers’ Automatic Voltage Regulation technology provides stable voltage to keep equipment running in the optimal range of +/- 10V for international voltages and 115VAC to 125VAC for North America. Distributed by Karma AV in the UK, the products will be shipping shortly.

“The response has been phenomenal,” said Kevin Main, vice resident sales and marketing. “We’re becoming more and more well known. People want to come here and see what we’re doing. We’ve built up a strong reputation; we want to expand our reach with dealers in the UK. We had 48% growth last year – we’re small but we’re growing.”

iPort, a brand of Dana Innovations, the parent company of Sonance, iPort and TRUFIG, announced an entirely new product: Surface Mount, an elegant way to integrate iPad onto any surface.

Coastal Source made its own mark at the exhibition, showcasing its outdoor 10.0 2-way Ellipse Bollard speaker and 10.0 Ellipse Bollard 7×10 subwoofer, alongside its Modulus line of patent pending multi-function fixtures that incorporate both audio and lighting features.

“Our experience in high performance outdoor lighting and audio allows us to combine the two technologies into hybrid single fixtures that reduce clutter and costs,” said Franco D’Ascanio president, Coastal Source.

Coastal Source is actively looking for UK dealers and importers.

The CEDIA exhibition will return to Dallas in 2016.

 

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