Savant Add 4K Video Tiling to Video-over-IP Solutions

Savant Adds 4K Video Tiling to Video-over-IP Solutions

Savant, a world leading company in the smart home technology field, have recently announced that they have added high-resolution video tiling to their IP Video product line.

The IP video tiling is now built into Savant IP Video input and output modules (with video processing) and can be offered with no added costs or specialty equipment required, according to the company’s announcement.

Video tiling can now be added to any Savant IP video system, allowing for viewing of multiple sources at the same time on a single display. It’s also possible to connect unlimited sources to Savant’s IP Video distribution system with tiling, with the only limitation being the size of the network.

The company claim that their IP video tiling is easier to use than many similar systems thanks to a more streamlined user experience within the Savant Pro 8 App.

According to Savant’s announcement, the app leverages Savant’s drag-and-drop gesture interface when adding new “favourite channel” icons for easier channel selection per source. What’s more, it automatically detects the number of sources present and provides an array of predefined tiling layouts.

Tiling pre-sets, too, can be added and saved to existing Savant Scenes enabling one-touch access to all favourite programming.

Available now, Savant’s 4K video tiling is also backwards compatible with the company’s previous generation of chassis-based 1080p tiling solutions, in order to offer seamless compatibility with existing Savant systems.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Savant home automation solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.

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Extron Now Shipping Their Larger Pendant Speaker

Extron Now Shipping Larger Two-Way SoundField Pendant Speaker

Extron Electronics, a world leading company in the field of audio visual solutions, have this weeks announced the immediate availability of the Extron SF 26PT two-way SoundField Pendant Speaker.

Essentially an enlarged version of the company’s existing SF 3PT speaker, the new SF 26PT is described by Extron as a two-way pendant loudspeaker for high performance program or music playback in high-ceiling and open-ceiling applications.

As is the case with the smaller SF 3PT, the new Extron SF 26PT takes its inspiration from modern pendant lighting and an architecturally clean, patent pending design that complements the aesthetic of contemporary interiors.

In keeping with the idea of making the new pendant speaker suitable for as many different interior styles as possible, it is offered in both black and white and can even be painted to fit in with any décor style.

In order to provide a finished installation that is clean and secure, the new Extron SF 26PT includes an Extron-exclusive PendantConnect speaker cable, which combines the speaker wires and steel support cables within a single outer jacket.

Speaking in light of the shipping announcement, Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall explained how the new speaker was developed in line with customer demand:

‘When we introduced our first SoundField pendant loudspeaker, the SF 3PT, the response from AV system designers was overwhelmingly positive, but we soon realised that we would also need a larger version to meet the requirements of high performance pendant speaker applications…The SF 26PT meets the need head-on with a two-way design based around a 6.5″ driver that maintains the unobtrusive, design language established by the SF 3PT.’

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Extron Now Shipping New Four-Input 12G‑SDI Switcher for 4K/60 Video

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Extron Electronics, a world leading manufacturer of all kinds of audio visual solutions, have recently announced that they are now shipping their new SW4 12G HD-SDI four-input, two-output 12G-SDI switcher.

The SW4 12G switches multi-rate SDI video, embedded audio, and other ancillary data between four source devices, according to Extron’s shipping announcement, and delivers simultaneous output signals to a pair of SDI displays or sink devices.

The new switcher, too, is able to support video resolutions up to 4K/60, HDR, and data rates up to 11.88 Gbps, including all common serial digital video data rates specified by SMPTE and ITU standards.

Automatic input cable equalisation and output re-clocking are also provided in order to ensure signal integrity over long cable runs. Ease of integration into a variety of applications and environments, what’s more, is ensured thanks to the switcher’s RS-232, front panel, and auto-input switching control options.

Speaking in light of the announcement of the SW4 12G’s immediate availability, Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, explained in a nutshell what the new Extron AV solution provides users:

‘Broadcast quality with Pro AV features are rolled into a four-input switcher engineered to meet your system design requirements…The SW4 12G HD-SDI provides 12G-SDI signal switching for Pro AV environments requiring 4K/60 video support.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us today on 0800 195 4825.

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Crestron Win Three TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards at CES 2019

Crestron Wins Three TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards at the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Crestron Electronics, a world leading manufacturer of home automation and smart control solutions, was announced at the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 as the winner of three prestigious TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards.

The prestigious awards are given during the course of the CES show each year. They are designed to recognise ground breaking residential custom installation projects performed by professional integrators, as well as consumer technology products and services that are primarily targeted at the custom installation channel.

In 2019, the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards were dolled out at a ceremony held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, where the annual bonanza that is CES takes place. The trio of awards which Crestron scooped up covered three different products across varied niches.

Crestron’s Pyng OS 2 system, firstly, won the Whole House Control Product of the Year prize. The company’s TSR-310 Crestron Handheld Touch Screen Remote, meanwhile, took home the Human Interface Product of the Year award. Finally, it was Crestron’s Ultra-Slim-Profile Motorized Diverter Shade Bracket which was named Rack or Mount Product of the Year.

Speaking in light of the award’s ceremony, Crestron’s vice president of residential, John Clancy, spoke of the company’s pride at receiving the prestigious prizes:

‘Crestron is extremely proud and honoured [sic] to be recognized by the consumer electronics industry for three awards at CES 2019…These awards are validation of the hard work and ingenuity of the hundreds of engineers and visionaries in our R&D labs.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Crestron home automation solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.

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Extron Now Shipping New XPA Ultra Amplifiers

Extron XPA Ultra Amplifiers with Unmatched Efficiency and Reliability Now Shipping

Extron Electronics, world renowned specialists in audio visual solutions, have in the past few days announced that they are now shipping their new XPA Ultra line of power amplifiers.

According to the company’s shipping announcement, the new amplifiers represent an engineering breakthrough that provides the ability to put more amplifier channels in a smaller space, with less radiated heat than ever before.

That capability is provided by the fact that the new XPA Ultra Amplifiers all run cooler than any other similar Class D amps, thus extending component life and eliminating the need for ventilation rack space.

Amongst the additional features of the new line of amplifiers are an improved ultra-fast wakeup, an Everlast power supply, professional grade signal-to-noise ratio, ultra-low inrush current, and Extron’s patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression.

The full line-up of Extron XPA Ultra Amplifiers include single and side by side rack mount hardware and a newly designed rear panel that makes installing the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit easier than ever.

It’s little surprise, therefore, that Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, was ebullient about the potential benefits offered by the new product line:

‘Extron pioneered the use of Class D amplifiers in AV applications and our engineers have continuously been developing unique, patented, high performance power amplifier technologies…An advanced thermal engineering design provides very high channel density that allows system designers to provide 16 channels of audio amplification in a single rack space.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Extron audio visual solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.

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Lutron Acquire Innovative Wireless Outdoor Lighting Control Solution Limelight

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Lutron Electronics, a world leading supplier of smart lighting and home automation solutions, have in the past few days announced the purchase of Limelight; an innovative wireless outdoor lighting control system created by Michigan-based, strategic innovation firm Twisthink and its partner company, TwistHDM.

Designed for outdoor and industrial facilities, Limelight is a wireless outdoor lighting control system that provides remote control and management, saves energy, and enhances facility safety.

It is also slated as helping to ensure code compliance and streamline the specification and design process thanks to the simplicity of its wireless fixture-level control architecture.

Lutron and TwistHDM have been commercially linked since last May, when announced a relationship that established Limelight by Lutron, adding a best-in-class wireless exterior lighting control offering to Lutron’s wide-ranging product line.

This acquisition of Limelight, therefore, represents an obvious yet exciting next step in the relationship, at least according to Lutron senior vice president, Scott Hanna:

‘The purchase of Limelight is the logical next step in the relationship between Lutron and TwistHDM…Limelight by Lutron was a terrific opportunity to deliver a simplified outdoor lighting solution that was part of a portfolio of indoor and outdoor smart building controls. Acquiring Limelight offers the potential for an even wider range of IoT solutions. With this new capability, we look forward to what we can do to fulfil our Number One principle: Take care of our customers with superior goods and services.’

If you would like to discuss your requirements for Lutron smart lighting solutions please call us on 0800 195 4825.

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