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Helping Consumers Prep For The Future Of Smart Homes

Having to navigate a global pandemic has deeply shaped the relationship between consumers and their connected devices at home. Assurant research reveals that adoption of connected technology has reached historic highs with consumers becoming more dependent on home automation and smart home devices than ever before.   Much of the increased connectivity has been due to in-the-moment necessity, but as we…

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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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Snap One’s New Luma Now Shipping

The new x20 family is available online and at Partner stores, offering an expanded line of surveillance tools with simpler installation, AI-powered detection and notifications, and more SKUs to address a wider variety of projects. Snap One has announced that the new Luma x20 family of surveillance products is now available to Partners online and at Snap One Partner Stores. Previewed…

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Brondell Acquires Nebia

Brondell continues to prioritize its mission of bringing high-quality, innovative technologies to home and bathroom categories Brondell, a science-backed pioneer in innovative health and personal care technologies, is excited to announce the acquisition of Nebia, known for developing industry-leading, water-saving technology and premium showerheads. With this acquisition, Brondell will be expanding its Bathe category and strengthening the brand’s commitment to sustainable…

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SoundTube Debuts High Performance Amp at ISE 2023

Feature-rich compact Class D 4 x 200 watts/channel amp designed for continuous use  SoundTube Entertainment®, is excited to announce the debut of the MCA2004t Audio Distribution Amplifier at ISE 2023 in Barcelona, Spain on January 31 through February 3, 2023, stand 7-A400 in FiraBarcelona Gran Via. The new amplifier is currently in production and scheduled to ship globally later this quarter. …

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Sony Electronics Announces Crystal LED BH- and CH-series Displays

Four New Lower Cost Options Inherit Stunning Picture Quality and Ease of Installation Optimized for Corporate and Retail Environments Sony Electronics is launching two scalable new series of their award-winning Crystal LED premium displays. The bright and rich BH-series (ZRD-BH12D and ZRD-BH15D) and the immersive CH-series (ZRD-CH12D and ZRD-CH15D) are designed for corporations, retail environments and screening rooms. Both new series will be available in a…

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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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A Smart Home Escape in Wine Country

Nestled atop a hill overlooking California’s famous Sonoma Valley wine region sits a dream retirement home that is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. The homeowners, who were new to the area, wanted to blend smart home technology into the space without making it the focal point of the house. So they brought in audio and video integration…

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ClearOne BMA 360 Clarifies Audio Capture and Reduces Clutter in McGuire Sponsel’s Videoconferencing Spaces

Leading audio and video conferencing solutions deliver dramatic improvements to reliability, meeting setup, audio and video quality, noise cancellation, and camera tracking. When specialty tax consulting agency McGuire Sponsel initiated a recent office renovation and expansion at its headquarters in Indianapolis’ Capital Center complex, company leadership decided it was the right time to upgrade their audio and video equipment to…

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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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