A small group of exhibitors were invited to preview new products and technologies for members of the press yesterday before the show floor opened, and more than 60 companies took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their wares. Here’s a look at some of the innovations that were featured.
From left: Brian Campbell, Beam and Bill Brewer, Electrolux.
Startup G2 Interactive’s Reed Stevens and Jeff Zemanek introduced their recurring-revenue-generating mid-market cloud-based security/home-automation system.
Indy Audio Labs CEO and co-founder Rick Santiago showed his company’s line of ethernet-enabled power amplifiers.
Audioxperts Eli Harary offered the 4TV collection, including the Model 5122 5.1 Surround Sound Console, a two-piece, true 5.1 channel music and surround sound system with wireless subwoofer, and the Model 2112 Virtual Surround Sound Console, a single-piece 2.1 channel music and surround sound system with built-in subwoofer that delivers the equivalent bass output of a separate 8-inch powered subwoofer.
Dish network previewed the Auto Hop function of the Hopper whole home HD DVR system, which allows consumers to skip through commercials during most recorded primetime HD programs shown on ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC when viewed the day after airing. With 2TB of storage, up to 2,500 hours of programming can be storied, and up to four TVs can be recorded from simultaneously. New for custom installers at CEDIA, Dish introduces the ability to “daisy chain” the system, so it can be expanded in multiples of four for large residences.
Crimson AV featured an articulating arm mount that rests up as close to the wall as possible, a flat tilt model with a heavy-duty bolt mechanism, and an adjustable projector mount.
Rosewater Energy Group was on hand to describe its Residential Energy Storage Hub that enables homeowners to utilize the benefits of renewable energy sources and harness all incoming power to the home—including power from the grid, renewables and/or auxiliary generators—with the introduction of the Residential Energy Storage Hub.
The Energy Squad, a new distribution company, explained how it will provide residential and commercial integrators throughout the U.S. with an assortment of best-in-class environmentally-friendly tech products, including LED lighting, home automation systems, audio/video products, HVAC, and energy management solutions.
Tributaries’ Joe Perfito showed his company’s new Series 6 cables and one-year-old high-end cable line, called Clarus, and HDMI extender (HX1C6-PRO) that uses HDBaseT.