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Denver — Despite rumors of the remote control’s death at the hands of smartphone and tablet apps, at least two suppliers are debuting new traditional high-end controllers at CEDIA Expo.
NextGen is showing its four-function programmable IR/RF remote control at booth 628 at the show. The remote, which will ship in October for $69.99, is designed to be used with the company’s Genius or Plus remote extenders. It can also be used as a stand-alone device.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Raleigh, N.C. — Mohu, an HDTV antenna manufacturer, launched Wednesday its “TV-For-Free” web tool that is said to simplify the process of finding free TV and HD channels broadcast in local neighborhoods across the country.
The web-based easy-to-use TV-For-Free tool requires users to input a home address or ZIP code to display a list of available channels and sub-channels alongside the antennas needed to access them.
Newark, Calif. — Logitech no longer plans to sell off its remote-control business, the company announced.
It said in a statement: “The company has determined that retaining ownership is in the best interest of its shareholders. The Harmony product line has gained momentum following the April introduction of the Harmony Ultimate product, which is available in major retail locations including select Apple stores in the U.S., and has exceeded the company’s expectations for customer connections.”
Camarillo, Calif. — SMK-Link Electronics has launched what it is calling the industry’s first universal remote controls for projectors.
The 24-button IR remote supports “all popular projector makes and models,” the company said. Supported manufacturers include 3M, BenQ, Boxlight, Canon, Casio, Christie, Dell, Dukane, Eiki, Epson, Hitachi, HP, InFocus, JVC, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optoma, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Polaroid, Polyvision, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Smart, Sony, Toshiba, Vidikron and Viewsonic, among others.
Newark, Calif. — Logitech has added to its Harmony line of remote with the introduction of the Harmony Touch.
The device lets users add, remove and re-order up to 50 channel icons from their cable or satellite providers on a 2.4-inch color touchscreen. Channels, games and music can be accessed by tapping, swiping or scrolling the screen.
Set up is done online.
Indianapolis — Xantech introduced at CEDIA Expo this week its XtraNet line of wired and wireless products for integration into commercial and home A/V systems, allowing control of any device over an installed IP network.
The XtraNet range of products enables native IR, Wi-Fi and serial control of networked A/V devices using any IR remote or wireless, web-enabled iOS or Android device.
Indianapolis — DarbeeVision is at CEDIA Expo demonstrating the Darblet, a new TV accessory product that enhances HDMI video in real time.
The Darblet is a small HDMI video processor device that embeds real depth information into a video stream, increasing the levels of perceived depth, clarity and realism, the company said, equating its effect on video "to what Dolby does for sound."
Indianapolis — Stewart Filmscreen has introduced at CEDIA Expo its new CIMA screen material, now available in fixed-frame, above-ceiling and below-ceiling framing systems
CIMA is designed as an entry-level, competitively priced screen solution offering basic configurations in both white and gray material, depending on the environment.
The CIMA Neve white screen material is ideally suited for applications where lighting control is available, while the CIMA Tiburon gray screen material is optimized for applications with less lighting control.
Indianapolis – DVDO is showcasing at CEDIA Expo its Air WirelessHD system, an uncompressed wireless A/V transmission system that enables the delivery of full 1080p video and 7.1-channel lossless surround sound for 2D and 3D HD content.
The DVDO Air also transmits HDMI management and control signals, including commands from the Consumer Electronics Control protocol.