CE Pro Podcast #83: Coastal Source Rep Event Highlights Value in Local Trainings

Click to listen to podcast: https://www.cepro.com/podcast/cepro-podcast-83-coastal-source-rep-training-integrator-value/ Mid-Atlantic manufacturer’s rep NuTech Group guides integrator Bethesda Systems into outdoor lighting & audio via unique Coastal Source training, underscoring vendor-rep-dealer relationship. Arlen Schweiger November 23, 2021 Training is invaluable for integrators, and many manufacturers and dealers lean on their local reps for pitching in on this front. It’s […]

Meridian Announces Next Generation DSP8000 XE Digital Active Loudspeaker

***Full Force Meridian: Major Advances in Platform Design, Audio Engineering and Performance Unleashed for Meridian’s DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers*** Meridian Audio has launched ground-breaking new developments in Digital Active Loudspeakers with the introduction of its new flagship loudspeaker, the DSP8000 XE. The DSP8000 XE is the first Meridian loudspeaker to emerge from the company’s Extreme […]

Black Nova Appoints NuTech Group as Mid-Atlantic Rep Firm

Black Nova is a design-driven technology company and global reference brand for Smart Design Keypads found throughout many luxury hotels. Appointing NuTech Group as its Mid-Atlantic manufacturer’s rep firm expands its sales infrastructure into the US market, increases brand visibility, and establishes new partnerships with top integration firms in the region. What makes Black Nova […]

Google Nest Releases New Indoor Nest Cam Wired and Floodlight Camera Options

Google Nest announced an all-new Nest Cam lineup this summer with its indoor/outdoor Nest Cam (battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery), the latest announcement is the Nest Cam with floodlight and the Nest Cam (indoor, wired) which are all available to Google Pro Select dealers in the CI channel through ProStore USA (https://www.prostoreusa.com). The Nest Cam […]

Career Opportunity – Technical Sales Support Specialist

Technical Sales Support Specialist Job Description We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven Technical Sales Support Specialist (TSSS) to join our fantastic sales team. Responsibilities include conducting market research and analyzing trends, performing product demonstrations to staff and customers, gathering feedback, facilitating training sessions, as well as assisting with new product launches in-person or virtually. […]

WhyReboot Builds a National Network of Manufacturer Reps

WhyReboot has announced the appointment of nine top independent sales firms for key regions of the U.S. market. The expanded sales infrastructure is in response to a growing demand for commercial-grade home networking solutions, accommodating smart home ecosystems, and increased dependence on wireless devices. “Integrators must have a tailored networking solution that has been expertly […]

Sad Day For The NuTech Group Family

We are saddened and heartbroken to share the news of the passing of Stephen Meo. Steve was not only a member of our team; he was family. He was with us for 18 years and was one of the true characters of our group. A man of many talents, Steve served as Director of Education, […]

Monitor Audio raises the bar yet again with the 7th generation of its superlative Silver Series

Ever since the Silver Series was introduced in 1999, it has set standards where performance, finish, and value for money are concerned. And with the new 7th generation, Monitor Audio has put even more distance between the Silver Series and its nominal competition. The 7th generation of the Silver Series features a brand-new, contemporary design […]

Stewart Filmscreen | Manual Masking Panels for Fixed Frame Screens

Manual masking panels, specifically tailored to the screen, will easily convert a screen from Scope to a 16:9 aspect ratio. The masking panels are custom made to align perfectly, creating sharp, crisp borders, improving perceived contrast, and delivering a gray bar-free image. A low-cost alternative to more expensive masking systems Manual masking offers a low-cost […]

A New Era For AVPro Edge Matrix Switchers: AXION

AVPro Edge continues to push the limits of technology when it comes to audio video distribution. One of the ways we are doing that is by maximizing what is possible with a matrix switch. That has never been more clear with the first introduction to our AXION line of luxury matrix switchers. This month we […]

AVPro Goes Weatherproof with the Help of Sealoc’s Planet Friendly Nano Fluid

You can now get weatherproof HDBaseT Receivers from AVPro Edge that can stand the elements. AVPro Edge has announced that it will be featuring two new products that have gone through the full Sealoc Weatherproofing Treatment. The point-to-point HDBaseT extender (AC-EX40-444-KIT-SEA) and the HDBaseT receiver for matrix switchers (AC-EX70-444-RNE-SEA) are available to help integrators when […]

Savant 9.4 Release and What’s New

The new hardware and software features of Savant’s da Vinci 9.4 release are now available. The Savant Music Experience Check out the next generation of the Savant Music Experience, with personalized dashboards, recently played carousels, and Spotify Connect integration. It has never been this easy to play music in any room, in every room. Deep […]

Savant Unveils Ring X Line Integration

Savant’s unique Ring integration developed specifically for the CI Channel HYANNIS, MASS. May 18th, 2021 — Savant, a leader in smart home technology, announced the release of Ring X Line integration with the Savant Pro App. Last year, Savant and Ring announced a multi-year strategic initiative, starting with Ring X Line bundles available to Savant […]

Coastal Source Line Source and FLEX Niche

Are you ready for the highest fidelity, highest volume, and highest performance? A true outdoor marvel has arrived from Coastal Source. The Line Source is available now for pre-order. The newly expanded FLEX Niche series offers industry-leading lighting solutions for clients desiring the ambiance, safety and security-enhanced by reliable outdoor lighting. Coastal Source Line Source […]

Sony Electronics Unveils Two New Native 4K Home Cinema Projectors, Delivering a Truly Immersive Experience

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced two new native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors powered by “X1™ for projector,” a powerful picture processor based on technology used for Sony’s BRAVIA TV series that has now been optimized for projectors. This processor combines innovative technologies for high-precision frame analysis, enabling unique features like Dynamic HDR […]

Introducing Harmony G2 | Stewart Filmscreen’s New Weave Screen Material

Stewart’s Harmony G2, the soon-to-be reference weave screen material, is now available. The new acoustically transparent weave screen provides unsurpassed audio clarity and visual fidelity. Less Signal Loss Means Less Compensating EQ Harmony G2 provides more mid to high frequency – 1 to 2 dB in the 5 kHz to 20 kHz range providing the […]

The Amina Specification Service | Complimentary Design Service Now Available

Amina Invisible Speakers introduces a new complimentary design service called “The Amina Specification Service.” This design service takes specifying off your hands and saves you time to provide a customized solution for your client’s exact audio needs. ⁠ “Sound system designers and specifiers need to know how many speakers are required for a given application. […]

Legrand | AV Names NuTech Group As New Sales Rep for Mid-Atlantic U.S.

NuTech Group to Represent and Provide Technical Support for the Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, On-Q, and SANUS Brands EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. –– March 4, 2021 — Legrand | AV today announced that the company has partnered with the NuTech Group, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer’s sales rep firm to the residential and light commercial […]

Savant Unveils a Personalized Conferencing Experience with Zoom Rooms Integration

Customizable functionality, compatibility with Savant Scenes and high-resolution audio/video offer clients an improved conferencing experience for home office, remote learning and family gatherings HYANNIS, MASS. February 3rd, 2021 — Savant®, a leader in smart home technology, has introduced an integration with Zoom’s audio/video conferencing platform, Zoom Rooms. As part of Savant’s smart living ecosystem, users […]

StormAudio releases Firmware 4.1r1 unlocking DTS:X Pro Decoding

StormAudio and DTS worked hard to finalize the DTS:X Pro certification. Now completed, all MK2 processors will benefit from both DTS:X Pro and Dolby Atmos decoding and upmixing up to 24ch. Additionally, they have enhanced the object rendering capability to support more Side Surround speakers (named Surround 1 and Surround 2) providing optimal spatial resolution […]

AVPro Edge Launches Networked AV Solution with MXNet

AVPro Edge has released MXNet, a networked video ecosystem, officially entering the AV over IP market. Sioux Falls, SD – AVPro Edge, an AVPro Global Holdings company, is excited to announce the release of MXNet. This fully networked A/V Ecosystem includes AVPro Edge network switches, encoders, decoders, a control processor, and accessories designed to facilitate […]

Coastal Source Launches Match Light Series

Coastal Source launched the new Match Light Series of aluminum fixtures in January 2021. With its contemporary styling and high-performance lighting, this fixture line is certain to be a dealer and homeowner favorite in 2021 and beyond. Coastal Source is eager to add this high performance, versatile lighting fixture line to its full catalog. The […]

Sony Announces Five New BRAVIA XR TVs During CES 2021

Sony has announced its new lineup with the world’s first cognitive intelligence TV, BRAVIA XR, which enables you to completely immerse in an ultra-realistic visual and sound experience at home. There are two new OLED models A80J and A90J. The three new full array LED are X90J, X95J, and Z9J (8K).  There are two videos related to these new displays. The […]

Future Automation Sonos Speaker Mounts for the ARC and BEAM

Future Automation launched TWO new Sonos speaker mounts for the ARC and BEAM. Their fully adjustable designs allow you to mount the soundbar directly below the display. The Dolby Atmos compatible design has a sliding adjustment to ensure that the upward-firing speakers are unobstructed, so the ARC’s Atmos feature functions correctly. The USM-ARC is an add-on Sonos Arc speaker bracket […]

Future Automation Projector Mount and Drop Mechanism for Sony VPL-GTZ380

Future Automation has designed a new variant of their projector mount and drop mechanisms for the new Sony VPL-GTZ380 projector. The PD-GTZ380 and PM-GTZ380 are now available on the website and are fully compatible with this new projector. Users who are upgrading from the VPL-VW5000ES to the VPL-GTZ380 can use their existing PM-VW5000 and PD-VW5000 mechanism, as the […]

Stewart Filmscreen newly redesigned Luxus retractable screen

Ideal for residential or commercial multipurpose applications The new Luxus is an appealing compact, below ceiling retractable screen system that is ideal for image widths up to 15 feet 2 inches (182”). Scaling up to 209 inches in diagonal in 16:9 format with a 12 inch black drop, the new Luxus is ¾ of an […]

Monitor Audio FIX-M Speaker Mount

Monitor Audio’s new FIX-M Speaker Mount is engineered to provide a secure wall mount solution for Monitor Audio’s middleweight speakers and other speakers with the 1/4″ 20 TPI UNC thread. Available in black and white finishes, FIX-M’s clever design enables loudspeakers to be positioned in a choice of orientation and at matching angles to ensure […]

Future Automation’s Redesigned WB80 and New WB-2S In Wall Storage Boxes

Future Automation offers nine different options for in wall storage boxes or wall boxes. We will focus on two newly designed models: WB80 and WB-2S. The WB80 is designed to accompany the Future Automation PS80 TV swivel mount. This in-wall box will allow for a near flush fit of your TV and will accommodate the […]

Sony’s Powerful Video Processing Delivers A Better HDR Picture

Manufacturers like Sony also use these powerful video processors in their home theater projectors for dynamic analysis and HDR content tone mapping. The X1 processor powers a new feature called Dynamic HDR Enhancer that combines scene by scene HDR tone mapping with a dynamic iris and precisely modulated laser light source to deliver a massive […]

Sony VPL-VW915ES 4K LCOS Projector Review

THE VERDICT Sony’s new projector is capable of delivering dazzling images, though it lacks some cutting-edge features and components expected at this price point. Three years ago, Sony introduced the VPL-VW885ES, a 4K LCOS projector with a laser light engine. I found the 885ES to be capable of throwing high-quality images when I reviewed it, but […]

Stewart Filmscreen introduces VistaScope EVO

A new bespoke cinematic screen for home theatres has been launched from Stewart Filmscreen. The VistaScope EVO is Stewart Filmscreen’s statement product for the super large flat screen with constant height and multi-aspect viewing experiences. Creating an even bigger image, the screen features thinner borders and fully retractable masking. With its thinner four-in top and […]

PureTech Alliance to Partner With Google Nest in the Pro Channel

The PureTech team will sell and support Google Nest to the CI channel across all 50 US States FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. — September 14, 2020 — The PureTech Alliance ( puretech-alliance.com ), a national sales and service organization representing health and wellness technologies across the USA and Puerto Rico, has announced an agreement to support Google Nest […]

Future Automation: Hidden Wonders

This was the biggest part of the project, and living in a penthouse apartment, it certainly came with its challenges, as Malmgren recalls: “An unusual part of the project for us was to be installing a 75-in TV hinged lift in someone’s living room with a price tag of around €35,000. It was too big […]

Savant Smart Audio WiSA Soundbar System

Savant’s Smart Audio Wireless Soundbar system is endowed with capabilities that go far beyond your everyday soundbar. In addition to delivering audiophile sound quality with movies and music, the system can be controlled via a smartphone app and doubles as a gateway to the company’s respected home automation platform, enabling centralized control over a multitude […]

Meridian Audio Unveils New DSW600 In-Wall Subwoofer

Delivering fast, powerful, dynamic, and accurate bass, the new DSW600 Digital Active In-Wall Subwoofer from Meridian is the perfect addition to any home cinema system, providing high accuracy and low distortion for the ultimate surround sound experience. Meridian’s Enhanced Bass Alignment Technology on-board for fast, tight, deep and accurate bass. Built-in amplification that can deliver […]

Sony’s XBR48A9S Model Available Now To Order

Enjoy life-like pictures and sound in a compact OLED TV, Sony’s new XBR48A9S model is now available to order. Features: 4K HDR TV with 48″ OLED screen, Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate, and Acoustic Surface Audio Deep OLED blacks, immersive sound, compact size See the deep blacks and natural colors of OLED in a more compact […]

Sony Unveils Flagship 4K Professional SXRD Laser Projector

The What: Sony Electronics has announced the 10,000-lumen VPL-GTZ380, the highest brightness model in its lineup of native 4K (4096×2160) SXRD models. The What Else: Featuring a newly developed 0.74-inch Native 4K SXRD panel, the VPL-GTZ380 provides detailed imagery with a high 16,000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks. By adopting a new liquid crystal material for the […]

Monitor Audio: Rediscovering Sound

Monitor Audio Celebrates it Nearly 50-Year Evolution with the New IMS-4 Music Streamer By Walter Joseph As the world continues to evolve with new technologies and ideas, Monitor Audio is evolving with it. Most recently the British-owned global manufacturer of hi-fi loudspeakers and audio components introduced its IMS-4 Music Streamer, which joins the company’s range […]

Pure365 Is First Vendor Partner of PureTech Alliance

On the supplier front, the PureTech Alliance has reached an agreement to provide national sales representation to Pure365, developer of an integrated system of best-in-class hardware and software that both filters and tracks indoor air and water quality. Pure365’s purification systems capture over 99% of potentially harmful ultrafine particles, microorganisms and volatile organic compounds. “We […]

NuTech Group Joins PureTech Alliance

New PureTech Alliance of Reps to Target Wellness CEPRO Jason Knott  • July 14, 2020 PureTech Alliance of 12 veteran independent reps will bring health and wellness suppliers and education to custom channel. The wellness category is becoming a force in the custom electronics channel. From human-centric lighting to indoor air quality (IAQ), integrators are finding a growing awareness and […]

Access Networks A750 Wi-Fi 6 Certified Access Point Now Available

Access Networks Press  |  July 9, 2020 With the introduction of its A750 wireless access point (WAP), Access Networks has not only provided integrators with more WAPs to choose, from, but the company has also provided integrators with a multi-gigabit WAP. Access Networks‘ latest product is a Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access point that is designed to […]

Savant Systems, Inc. Completes Acquisition of GE Lighting

New name will be “GE Lighting, a Savant company” TWICE Staff ⋅ Published: July 1, 2020 Savant Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the professional smart home space has announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GE Lighting from GE (NYSE: GE), creating GE Lighting, a Savant company. Financial details were not disclosed. […]

Monitor Audio Introduces the new Bronze Series

Monitor Audio Product News | History | April 27, 2020 Intricately engineered to optimise your audio experience, the new Bronze Series has been designed to enhance your favourite music or films using all-new technologies. Made for You With eight different models to choose from, you can create the perfect system to suit your needs, whether […]