Newmarket, N.H. - A variety of new products is in the Colorado vNet roadmap
over the coming weeks and months.
Here's what the brand has revealed so far:Wireless lighting system:
An upgraded system
shipping in November will use wireless ZigBee Pro technology, replacing the
current ZigBee technology. The new system will upgrade support to 1,000 watts
while offering the same design aesthetics as before. Additional details weren't
September shipments are planned of the 7-inch TSI-7/70 with built-in 2x35-watt
amp. It will replace another 7-inch model and add a higher performance amp, more
choices of interchangeable bezels, and a more powerful microprocessor to
support future upgrades. Other features
include five-band EQ and fixed and variable line outputs.
Citing dealer requests for a more powerful amp option in larger rooms, the
brand plans fourth-quarter shipments of its first outboard local amp, a Class D
model rated at 2x50 watts into 8 ohms and bridgeable to 150 watts. The
half-rack-wide, one-rack-high amp will be controlled from Vibe in-wall
touchscreen/amps and feature 12-volt input and output triggers and video-signal
first vNet-branded speakers, shipping in the fourth quarter, will be designed
to match the amplifiers in vNet's touchscreens to maximize output and
performance, said sales and marketing VP Petro Shimonishi. vNet won't offer
Russound-branded speakers because its dealers want exclusive
limited-distribution products, she explained.
selection of two-way speakers will consist of one in-wall speaker and four
in-ceiling speakers, including one single-speaker-stereo model. All will
feature 7-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter except for the single-speaker-stereo
model, which will feature an 8-inch woofer and two 1-inch tweeters. They'll
feature baffles that tilt up to 15 degrees and flat, flat magnetically attached
speaker grilles, and optional back boxes built from flexible material for
easier installation. Pricing wasn't available.iPad app:
A video viewable on YouTube and downloadable at no cost from the iTunes store to iPads will be available in early August for dealers to demonstrate the interface of the Vibe multi-room-audio and home-control system. In December, the company plans to offer an iPad app that controls a Vibe system's audio functions. Control of Vibe-connected lighting, HVAC and security systems will be added to the app at a later date.
The app versions
that control audio and other home systems will not be free to end users, vNet
touchscreens will co-exist with apps for iPads and other handheld touchscreen
devices, with some zones controlled by in-wall touchscreens and other zones
controlled by iPad apps, Shimonishi said.
Newmarket, N.H. - A variety of new products is in the Colorado vNet roadmap over the coming weeks and months.