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CEDIA Elevates Ventura, Bryant

CEDIA has promoted two of its employees to fill key areas of strategic focus: education and workforce development. Samantha Ventura (photo shown above) was named vice president of education and training and Ian Bryant was appointed to the post of vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. “Each is dedicated to driving the industry forward by keeping education, training,…

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BlueBOLT Mobile App Elevates IP Power Management

Nortek Security & Control has announced the launch of the BlueBOLT Mobile Platform, which expands remote IP power management options for technology integrators. This mobile version of the company’s real-time, cloud-based power control and monitoring platform is now available for Apple and Android devices. The new BlueBOLT 2.0 IP Power Management Platform, now with the BlueBOLT Mobile app, pairs with…

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Neeo Remote for Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Platform Launches

The Neeo Remote for Control4, a touchscreen remote designed for use within the Control4 Smart Home OS3 platform, has been introduced by SnapAV. The remote is designed for intuitive functionality and for speedier access to favorite streaming services and TV stations, playlists, and room-level or household-level smart home scenes. The company says it is the first Control4 handheld remote to…

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APG Media Group’s Video Walls Deliver on Canada’s Election Night

To maximize engagement and excitement during Canada’s recent 2019 federal election night coverage, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) built the country’s most technologically advanced live broadcast studio, where nearly every visible surface is an LED display — including the floor. To guarantee a successful night of mission-critical digital visuals that look great on viewers’ TVs, the CBC tapped North American…

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AudioControl Components Add Josh.ai Compatibility

AudioControl’s Director Series DSP amplifiers, Concert Series A/V receivers and Maestro Series preamplifiers are now compatible with the Josh.ai platform, enabling users to control their AudioControl-powered entertainment systems utilizing Josh.ai’s natural language and privacy-focused voice automation technology. Features of the integration include auto-discovery of AudioControl products, power toggling, volume and mute control, input switching, single-source to multi-zone routing and multi-source to…

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The Subject of Home Wellness Builds Momentum

While the dedicated study and practice of wellness has ancient roots, the word itself is quite modern. Initially gaining traction in the 1950s, recent developments fueled by technology have spurred a wellness explosion that’s influencing a current hot topic: home wellness. There is an important distinction between health and wellness, the latter dependent upon preventative care. When applied to the larger context, and borrowing from…

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RTI Names Mark Derus as CEO

After two years acting as RTI’s CEO, Ed McConaghay felt it was time for a leadership transition. As McConaghay steps into an advisory role for the control and automation manufacturer, Mark Derus will fill his shoes as the company’s new CEO. In his new role, Derus will strengthen RTI initiatives including the three-year warranty and robust training programs, and the…

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