Nexus Audio Systems X-1 & X-2 expansion controllers C-6 Multi-Zone A/V Controller

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[tag]Nexus Audio Systems[/tag] will feature the X-1 & X-2 Expansion Controllers for the award-winning [tag]C-6[/tag] [tag]Multi-Zone[/tag] [tag]A/V[/tag] [tag]Controller[/tag] at the Electronic House Expo ([tag]EHX[/tag]) Spring 2006. The X-1 controls Zones 7-12, and the X-2 controls Zones 13-18.

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Concentrating on residential projects for me

articlespic20060206-02-02.jpgThere can be little doubt that the [tag]residential[/tag] [tag]install[/tag] [tag]market[/tag] is set to grow significantly over the coming years. Up until now, [tag]custom install[/tag] and [tag]home automation[/tag] has been almost exclusively concerned with the high-end of the residential market – but that is changing. Property developers, house builders and forward thinking home-owners are all waking up to the benefits of what might be called the ‘[tag]digital lifestyle[/tag]’. In fact, the market is expanding on all fronts – from the consumer looking for a simple ‘out-of-the-box’ home cinema system to the well-heeled businessperson realising their dream of a completely automated home.

For those bold and willing enough to make the commitment, the residential market also represents a great opportunity for the commercial installer. However, simply applying commercial market expertise to the residential arena will not be enough to guarantee success. Selling into the residential market requires a change of emphasis and approach in order to reap maximum reward.
Erno: “This is where the niche is for the installers, the large commercial installers will need some time to switch, or maybe they may never will.
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Creston new product range on ISE

audio_distribution.jpg[tag]Crestron[/tag] has unveiled several new [tag]automation products[/tag] at the [tag]ISE[/tag] in Brussels. And I had a chance to see it. Yes!

They include new [tag]lighting control[/tag] system a fully expandable entry-level [tag]multi-room audio[/tag] system, as well as the new TPMC (Touch Panel Media Centre) series which integrates touchpanel control with embedded PC functionality.

Among the new range is the iLux CLS-C6 integrated zoned lighting system which can control six lighting zones and 6 groups of blinds or curtains. Crestron claim that the [tag]iLux[/tag] CLS-C6 ican be used for either a new house or retrofit application. It can also be used to replace numerous switches and dimmers on the wall avoiding the confusion of which switch activates which light fittings. It completely centralises the lighting, blind and screen controls so that users no longer need to search for the right switch plate or fumble through trial and error to find the right combination of light settings. The iLux CLS-C6 enables user-preset lighting scenes.
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Gefen’s all-fiber DVI and HDMI cables for shielded HD Video Play

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In heavily populated electronics environments, most [tag]HD devices[/tag] are subject to electromagnetic interference ([tag]EMI[/tag]) that can corrupt data and slow down information processing–hardly ideal for cutting-edge industrial, government and medical industries, but also affecting even the humble office or studio.

[tag]Gefen[/tag]’s new [tag]DVI[/tag] and [tag]HDMI[/tag] [tag]All-Fiber cables[/tag] solve the problem by supplying all-fiber components bundled in a durable cable that protects data during its travels from source to HD display, resulting in brilliant, uncorrupted imagery on the receiving end, even when extended hundreds of feet in length.
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Shapiro with a specific focus on multi-room distribution

promo-ehxtrained.jpgThe [tag]Consumer Electronics Association[/tag] ([tag]CEA[/tag]) today announced [tag]Gary Shapiro[/tag], president and CEO of CEA, will deliver the opening keynote address at the [ta]Electronic House Expo[/tag] [tag]Spring[/tag] [tag]2006[/tag] ([tag]EHX[/tag]). EHX Spring 2006 runs March 28 – April 1, 2006, in Orlando, Fl.

EHX is the fastest growing trade event serving the $16 billion custom electronics industry, and the spring show – already more than 20 percent bigger than last year – is projected to be the largest in show history.
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Northern Sound & Vision 2006

nsv2006logolowre.jpgThe Northern Sound & Vision show is happening in Manchester this weekend. It’s the biggest consumer hi-fi show in the UK outside of London with over 220 brands on show over two days at the Radison SAS Hotel on 28 and 29 January. So when you have the time and you are in the UK and got nothing to do today, have fun and see what’s all new in the market.

The show’s been going since 1999 and covers a whole range of kit including home cinema, mid and high-end audio, in-car, custom install, multi-room, accessories and PC software.
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New international keypads; SpeakerCraft IMKP 1.1 and IMKP 2.1

speakercraft_MKP_1_1.jpg[tag]SpeakerCraft[/tag] introduces the European range of easy-to-fit universally compatible multi-room control keypads at the [tag]ISE 2006[/tag].

Specifically designed and engineered to fit all European back-boxes, the International Keypad facilitates both the mechanical and feature-set requirements of multi-room control around the world.
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Kef Motorised Dipole Surround Custom Installation Speaker

[tag]KEF[/tag]’s model [tag]CiFTD[/tag] combines hidden [tag]installation[/tag] with rear effects sound guality

KEF has announced the addition of a new speaker to its impressive [tag]Custom Installation[/tag] Series line-up. Model CiFTD, is a stylish motorised dipole surround sound speaker, combining unobtrusive installation with an ability to create stunningly realistic background effects.
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Top CE event IFA to be held annually

IFA2006_Logo_kl.jpgThis news has already been released earlier but with the finished [tag]CES 2006[/tag] and comming [tag]ISE 2006[/tag] I thought it was a good moment to remind you of yet another important Consumer Electronics Show in Europe the [tag]IFA 2006[/tag]. The dates of the upcoming IFA, the world’s leading consumer electronics event, are 1 to 6 September 2006, the customary start to the CE retail trade season.
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Success for Kaleidescape expanding in Europe

Following a year of growth, [tag]Kaleidescape[/tag], a provider of [tag]entertainment servers[/tag], announced the further expansion of its European presence. For this Kaleidescape Europe Limited – a wholly-owned subsidiary company – started. Also new relationships with key distributors in the region were announced.

According to the European Information Technology Observatory, the European [tag]consumer electronics market[/tag] is growing dramatically, with a new max of 54.2 billion Euros in 2005. To capitalize on this strong growth, Kaleidescape created a dedicated subsidiary headquartered in London. The subsidiary will act as the European headquarters for the company, providing sales and support resources for the region.

Additionally, Kaleidescape has added new distributors on the continent including Audio Video Generation in France, Image Vertriebs GmbH in Germany and Tower Systems in Italy. These companies join Kaleidescape’s current distributor in Switzerland, Genesis Technologies, and further strengthen the company’s European operations.

Source: Kaleidescape