Commercial AV

Cat5, Cat6, and Cat6a: Is it Time to Start Future-Proofing?

By CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2019 • According to Primex, integrators should encourage commercial clients to consider the possible costs of delaying upgrading to Cat6a.

Hands-On: QSC Premium Business Music Solutions Amps, MP-M Series

By Fred Harding · January 17, 2019 • Fred Harding takes a look at the new Premium Business Music Solutions (PBMS) including the three amplifier options and a series of music and paging mixers.

The New AV-as-a-Service (AVaaS) Paradigm: You Might be Selling it, Without Even Knowing it

By D. Craig MacCormack · November 14, 2018 • During this year's Total Tech Summit, panelists suggested selling A/V as a service is more about talking to your customers in new ways, rather than launching something entirely new.

Crestron and Microsoft Develop New Business Collaboration and Communication Solution

By Lisa Montgomery · October 12, 2018 • Crestron’s new Flex products are designed to keep business conversations flowing, and includes products such as VoIP desk phones, soundbars, and a tabletop video-conferencing phone.

Salamander Designs and Avocor Team Up to Deliver Commercial Presentation Solution

By Lisa Montgomery · October 10, 2018 • New packages from Salamander Designs and Avocor give commercial integrators additional furniture and display options for home offices, classrooms, and boardrooms.

AudioControl Enters Commercial A/V Market, Debuts 70V Amplifiers

By CE Pro Editors · June 7, 2018 • Longtime residential A/V manufacturer AudioControl has officially expanded into the commercial A/V market with its latest 70-volt audio amplifiers.

OWI MC4-BT Enables Simple Audio Control

By Robert Archer · February 19, 2018 • The OWI MC4-BT 4-channel mixer fits into a 2-gang wall box, and it connects with the company's AMP-HD amplified speaker series via Cat-5 to support fast and simple audio system installations.

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

By Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2018 • Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and gorgeous acoustical treatments shown at ISE 2018 belong in smart-home installations, not just commercial spaces.

Elite Screens’ Starling Tab-Tension 2 with CineGrey 5D is ‘Affordable’ ALR Screen

By Robert Archer · December 27, 2017 • The Starling Tab-Tension 2 CineGrey 5D ALR (ambient light rejecting) screen from Elite Screens is a retractable projection screen made of 1.5 gain-material.

Former AMX CEO Rashid Skaf Leads Biamp Systems, as VC Money Chases Commercial A/V

By D. Craig MacCormack · December 19, 2017 • After his stint as AMX CEO, Rashid Skaf joined a private equity firm that recently acquired Biamp Systems, a leader in the commercial-A/V sector now coveted by VCs. Skaf is the new Biamp CEO.

Spectacular $3.5M Laser Show Breaks Guinness World Record in Vegas

By Jason Knott · November 22, 2017 • Laser specialist ER Productions Breaks Guinness World Records with $3.5M laser show in Las Vegas, featuring 314 individual lasers emitting 1,377 watts of power.