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What Installers Will Find At CEDIA Expo


— Multiple companies attending
the CEDIA Expo will unveil products that
send audio and video throughout a house
over existing powerlines, wireless
RF, or unused CAT-5 and
coaxial cables dropped behind
walls during new-home construction
to future-proof a home.

They include Artison, Nuvo, Plaster
Networks and Proficient.

Other companies exhibiting at the
CEDIA Expo will launch more traditional
multi-room-A/V electronics and installed
speakers that, like any traditional multiroom
system, can be used in new-home
construction and remodeling jobs as well
as in retrofit applications, though in retrofit
applications, more labor-intensive wire
pulling would be required.

New multi-room electronics and installed speakers will
debut from such companies as Autonomic, Colorado
Vnet, Revel, ReQuest, Russound, SpeakerCraft, Niles,
JL Audio, JBL Synthesis, KEF, Lexicon and Request.

In traditional in-room speakers and stereo/home
theater electronics, products will launch from Artison,
Classe, KEF, Genelec, Wharfedale, Paradigm, Procella,
Energy, Klipsch and McIntosh.

Also at the show, attendees will find URC expanding
further into home control. Sandy Gross startup
GoldenEars will demonstrate its first in-room speakers,
and HDI Dune, a newcomer to the U.S. market
from Europe, will launch Ethernet- and Wi-Fi-connected
media players equipped with hard drive, Bluray
transport, Internet streaming, memory card slots
and USB ports. They’ll come with optional upgrade
to let users adjust lighting, stream IP-based security
camera video, and control Z-Wave enable home systems
from a TV screen or mobile phone.

For its part, Professional Home Cinema (PHC),
whose name recently changed to Pro Audio Technology,
plans to show new in-walls and subwoofers to
broaden its lineup for multi-room-audio applications,
having focused on DSP-driven in-room and custominstalled
speakers for home-theater application.