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Nokia and Samsung Sign New 5G Patent License Agreement

Nokia and Samsung have decided to sign a new multi-year patent license agreement after the previous one expired at the end of last year. Nokia’s new cross-license patent agreement with Samsung was announced on January 23, 2023. The agreement will see Nokia’s inventions in 5G and other forward-thinking technologies shared with Samsung, with the company making royalty payments to Nokia in return…

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8K Association Names Mike Fidler as Its New Executive Director

In an effort specifically designed to build upon its founding mission, the 8K Association today announced that it has retained Mike Fidler, the highly regarded consumer entertainment veteran, as its new executive director. Fidler will be responsible for furthering the adoption and implementation of 8K and its entire ecosystem – including the growing number and variety of compatible products –…

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AudioControl Appoints Innovative Consulting and Marketing as Sales Reps for Arizona and Las Vegas

AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has appointed Innovative Consulting and Marketing as sales representation for Arizona and Las Vegas. “AudioControl is excited to work with Patrick Boyer and his team to reach top dealers and integrators across Arizona and Las Vegas,” stated Chris Kane, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AudioControl. “We have created the most innovative, high-performance line of home entertainment products for…

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Azione Unlimited Elevates Membership with Leon Speakers, Hunter Douglas, NAD, Bluesound Partnerships

A core philosophy of Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association is having ‘less vendors and piling it on.’ That statement rings true in 2023 as the carefully curated roster of vendors expanded to include Leon, NAD, Bluesound, Hunter Douglas, and Lowell. “Adding vendor members, especially to this extent, is nearly unprecedented for Azione because we don’t collect lines; we cherish them,” said…

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Training for the All-New UNITE 260 Pro Camera Now Available Through ClearOne University

ClearOne continues to strengthen connections with integrators worldwide this February with a new schedule of online training courses from ClearOne University that features a spotlight on the newly introduced UNITE 260 Pro Camera. In addition the February schedule features certifications in Pro Audio and AV Conferencing, and industry-favorite courses in Design Library and View Lite Training. All February courses are…

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PoEWit Releases Wi-Fi 6 Access Point Powered by PoE+

PoEWit Technologies, a leading manufacturer of PoE lighting, PoE motion detectors, and custom A/V networking solutions, has announced the release of its WAP-2, a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 access point that supports 500+ wireless devices simultaneously and boasts simple cloud configuration. The WAP-2 is powered by PoE+ (802.3at PoE) and features a multi-core CPU, compact form factor, and energy-efficient wireless radios.…

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ZLINE Expands Into Two New Categories – Cookware and Beverage Storage

For those looking to elevate their kitchen, dining and entertaining experiences, ZLINE, the attainable luxury brand that revolutionized drop shipping kitchen and bath appliances, is introducing two new collections, marking its first foray into the cookware and beverage storage categories. With five new knife sets and two new monument beverage and monument wine coolers, ZLINE is offering consumers a way to…

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Portal Expands Public API for Third-Party Integrations

Portal.io, the proposal software & product/pricing database for integrators, announced today they’ve expanded their public API to allow for integration of their popular proposal tool with other industry software solutions. The first partner to launch a full proposal integration is iPoint, the complete business process software tool for integrators. The integration is available now for iPoint dealers. iPoint dealers can…

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Lightapalooza 2023 to Feature 60+ Hours of Lighting and Manufacturer

After opening registration to the entire custom installation community this past Fall, Lightapalooza 2023, the industry’s new platform for lighting design and integration, has officially announced the complete educational programming schedule, along with expert panelists and a compelling speaker lineup. The one-of-a-kind event will be held February 20-23, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. Lightapalooza 2023 will…

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