Just Add Power Ships 3G Ultra HD Over IP Video Distribution System

Just Add Power is now shipping 3G Ultra HD over IP transmitters and receivers, with built-in 4K scaling and seamless HDCP handling capabilities, which allow integrated screens to display their optimum resolutions up to and including 2160p. Officially launched at CEDIA 2015, Just Add Power’s new 3G Ultra HD over IP platform 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. By using Just Add Power’s 3G Ultra HD over IP [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:01+00:00December 15, 2015|

Meet the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat

The brighter way to save energy The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is thinner, sleeker, and more beautiful than ever. The display is even bigger and sharper. And now the Nest Thermostat does something new. We call it Farsight. When you walk into the room, Farsight lights up and shows you the temperature you set or the time. You can even choose a digital or analog clock face. It’s big and bright - you can see it from across the room. With more temperature sensors, the Nest Thermostat is more accurate. So it’s even better at learning about your home. [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:01+00:00December 15, 2015|

SiriusXM for Business Now on all Russound Streaming Products

Russound is proud to announce the immediate availability of SiriusXM for Business on all of its streaming media products: MCA-88X (Requires Firmware Version 2.00.12 or Higher) DMS-3.1 (Requires Firmware Version 7.01.03 or Higher) X5 (Requires Firmware Version 3.01.3 or Higher) SiriusXM for Business is an ideal solution for all commercial installations where music will be played for a public audience. Benefits: Hassle-free Forget the complicated reporting and license arrangements with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. SiriusXM handles all of this automatically so your customers don't have to do it. Easy Installation Use Russound's streaming products that you are already using for [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:01+00:00December 15, 2015|

OmniMount Experts Weigh in: Top Trends at CEDIA

As seen in OmniMount Blog  | by Jebra Turner We sat down with CE veteran Bill Ennis, OmniMount Sales Director, Americas and Kevin Paulson, OmniMount Director of Product Management, as they prepared for the CEDIA EXPO to discuss what they saw as the top trends in category. Bill went so far as to call it this way—the category is experiencing a renaissance that is exciting to see. Here are their thoughts: Curved TVs. The market isn’t giving up on the design opportunities, however, much like Blu-ray over HD DVD, there is still debate about whether curved is worth it. Other benefits [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:01+00:00December 15, 2015|

Furman Vs. a Typical Surge Strip

Typical surge strips may offer some protection from small surges and spikes, but they can't protect from catastrophic surges or sustained overvoltages (commonly caused by wiring faults). See how a Furman power conditioner with EVS protects and what happens to a typical surge strip.

2016-10-28T10:13:02+00:00December 15, 2015|

Luxul Installer Tip: Enhance Wireless Media Streaming with 802.11ac

As wireless devices become more ubiquitous and advanced in their capabilities, demands on the wireless IP network continue to surge. Fortunately, the wireless network technology advancements are keeping pace with those demands. With 802.11ac, demanding applications such as media streaming that were once relegated to the hardwired network are now achievable wirelessly. Let’s take a closer look at the technology to better understand how the average home or business user might benefit from these 802.11ac performance enhancements. Read more

2016-10-28T10:13:02+00:00December 15, 2015|

JAD Config Installer – Major Update

If you've recently updated your PC to Windows 10, then make sure you're running the latest version of JADConfig, which adds windows 10 support. Happy HDMI over IP installing! Here are the highlights: Windows 10 support added Discovery problems in older Windows versions solved Background Patch improvements MediaSwitcher and MoreVue now work with JADConfig via simple import Now supporting Luxul AMS2616P AMS1208P XMS2624P switches plus STACKED AMS4424P – the BEST choice for HDIP. New TEST MODE – allows you to operate and verify the HDIP Matrix within JADConfig Guide PDF included in download. Uploaded:  October [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:02+00:00December 15, 2015|

MyRussound app for Android Update Now Available

New Features: Added back button support for all screen navigation within the MyRussound app Added Android device volume button support Added zone sort ordering option Added a Launcher which allows you to start other apps, webpages, or web widgets from within the MyRussound interface Improved device discovery for identifying all compatible Russound devices on a network Additional buttons added to IR Source control screens Improved general stability and connection reliability Fixed problem where devices were not being discovered reliably Fixed problem that caused slow connection to MCA-C5 or MCA-C3 Fixed problems while viewing and operating X5 devices within the zone [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:02+00:00December 15, 2015|

SFM Now Distributing Nest Pro Products

SFM is pleased to announce the firm will offer Nest Pro to their network of residential and commercial integrators. Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. Nest focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services keep you comfortable and address home energy consumption. The Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ alarm helps keep you safe while Nest Cam™ keeps an eye on what matters most in your home.  Through Works with Nest, working with Nest partners [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:04+00:00December 10, 2015|

Ask Mario! (October 2015)

My customer wants his new multi-room to play his local radio stations. Can we still do that?! In this day and age, cloud based streaming is all the rage. Well almost. Some people still wants to tune to their favorite local radio station. How can we offer this with the new MCA controllers from Russound? DMS 3.1 AM/FM Tuner Unlike the models they replace, the MCA-66, MCA88 and MCA88X no longer have a built-in AM/FM tuner. The good old antenna made room for an optional Bluetooth receiver on input 1. So for the MCA-66 and MCA-88, this is [...]

2016-10-28T10:13:17+00:00October 8, 2015|