Outdoor entertaining is witnessing a huge surge in popularity, and Peerless-AV aims to help dealers capitalize on this marketing opportunity by offering a full line of audio and video products made to withstand extreme weather conditions.
A few of the newest weather-hardy additions made their debut today at CEDIA 2016, providing dealers with a complete outdoor A/V package.
Peerless-AV has offered weatherproof TVs for some time, but the line was targeted mostly at the commercial market, according to Peerless-AV director of professional AV sales Earl Naegele.
At CEDIA, the company is showcasing a line of newly redesigned weatherproof TVs designed specifically for the residential market, which includes the debut of a 65-incher.
“The UltraView Outdoor TVs incorporate all of the robust technology of our commercial products, but in a footprint that’s about 40 percent thinner,” Naegele adds. In addition to a sleeker design, the 49-, 55-, and 65-inch TVs carry a price tag that’s about 20 percent less than Peerless-AV’s line last year, starting at about $2,999 MSRP.
The UltraView Outdoor TVs are equipped with an LED backlight to provide a full 1080p resolution; they also come with an IP68-rated waterproof and dustproof universal remote that can be programmed to control up to three additional devices.
One of these devices could be another Peerless-AV newcomer and a CEDIA highlight as the only outdoor powered soundbar on the market, says Naegele. The Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar features a universal mounting option, making it an ideal companion piece for the UltraView Outdoor TVs. Built-in amplification combined with direct wired connection to a TV precludes having trench wiring outside. Additionally, Bluetooth compatibility enables wireless streaming of music. Important specs: 50Hz-20kHz, 60 watts, and an IP65 rating.
Rounding out the outdoor A/V showcase at the Peerless-AV booth is a wireless A/V distribution system, the PeerAir Pro. This system builds off Peerless-AV’s first PeerAir system, but with the added capability of distributing high-def content to multiple displays and incorporating a special weatherproof enclosure for the system’s receiver component.
Lastly, CEDIA attendees can see plenty of mounts displayed by Peerless-AV, including indoor, outdoor, articulating, and tilting mounts.
To celebrate its success as the Daytona 500’s official supplier of outdoor displays, Peerless-AV is hosting a raffle drawing at its booth at CEDIA. Winners will receive two VIP tickets to the Daytona 500, a three-night hotel stay, plane tickets and spending money.