On-Q/Legrand

2009 Distributor Directory
April 1, 2009

In these challenging economic times, when a choice must be made about who a custom integrator will do business with, service is the differentiator—just as it is at the client level.

Distribution Special: Distributor Directory
April 1, 2008

CustomRetailer presents a directory of companies ready to provide you with everything you need to run your business... ADI Tom Polson, President About the Company: As a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products, ADI offers the support, service and confidence you need to stay up to date with the evolving custom electronics market. ADI’s superior product offerings, convenient locations, friendly and knowledgeable staff and extensive training opportunities can be relied on to help you win business throughout the marketplace. For the past 20 years, ADI has been distributing the latest technologies and value-added services to residential and commercial A/V

On-Q/Legrand Introduces Input For Flush Mounts
December 10, 2007

The home systems provider On-Q/Legrand said this week that they will soon begin offering a new input, called the lyriQ Flush Mount Single Source Input. An update to the company’s lyriQ Single Source Input, the new input emphasizes swifter installation time, convenience and aesthetics. The new product, meant to work with the Multi-Room Audio system from On-Q, allows installers to use it as a “trim-out” on a single gang electrical box, and also offers gang control for higher or lower input devices. Available either on its own are as part of a four-part kit, the Flush Mount Single Source Input is expected

Spotlight: Multiroom Audio’s Identity Crisis
July 1, 2007

We ask the manufacturers what they call it, the challenges the category faces, and how you can sell it better. Elan Home Systems www.elanhomesystems.com “Distributed audio,” “whole-house/home audio” or “multiroom audio”? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to convey the simplicity and high quality of sound throughout the home through one simple phrase? I’m not sure that any of these tag lines do it justice. Why not “sound systems for the home”? All of us relate to the “sound system” in our car. Why not “home sound system”? There’s no reason we can’t move from “Pimp My Ride” to “Pimp My Home” (or

On-Q/Legrand lyriQ High Performance Keypad
June 18, 2007

On-Q/Legrand’s lyriQ High Performance Keypad works with its lyriQ whole-house audio solution. Controlled by a universal remote and housed in a decorator wall plate, it controls audio in any room or outdoors, delivering enhanced bass and midrange. The keypad provides 20 watts per channel (Class D), 40 volume steps, active subwoofer support with 80 Hz low pass filter, a built-in plasma resilient IR target, tool-free power and speaker connections and integration ports for expansion with other On-Q Home Systems. www.onqlegrand.com

On-Q/Legrand, Eyeing MDU Space, Expands Sales Force
June 4, 2007

Home systems manufacturer On-Q/Legrand plans to expand its sales force, starting with the addition of “new leadership in business development and sales.” The company said the changes will enable it “to continue its growth in the builder market and low-voltage channels as well as expand into new markets such as multi-dwelling (MDU) and light commercial.” As part of this initiative, the vendor shook up its key management. Founder Jim Devin, who was vice president of sales, becomes vice president of business development. Bob Fallert, who was director of sales, eastern U.S./international, becomes vice president of sales, low voltage channel. On-Q/Legrand created a third new position,

Spotlight: Some Prominent Structured Wiring Solutions and Applications
June 1, 2007

Channel Vision Central features easy-to-install, easy-to-upgrade modular structured wiring systems and components. Each component in the system can be effortlessly snapped into place inside a panel. Solutions range from entry-level up to premium packages, simplifying system design and offering the installer flexibility to address various situations. System products include amplified RF products, computer products, enclosures and covers, fiber optics, IR distribution, passive RF products, satellite distribution, speaker distribution, structured modulation, telephone products and wall plates. www.channelvision.com Imagine a fire started in your client’s home. Through Honeywell’s Internet Connection Module (ICM), the security system is triggered, a buzzer sounds to wake occupants, the HVAC system

EDITORIAL: Speak the Home Builders’ Language
March 12, 2007

I jetted down to Orlando, Fla., last month to attend a day and a half of the International Builders’ Show. (I know, it was rough to leave phrigid Philly behind in February, but someone had to take one for the team.) Next year, I hope to attend at least two days of this huge show, because so much of interest to our industry was happening. Or not happening. I’ll get to that in a minute. Several companies from our industry exhibited— lighting control and home automation outfits, mostly. Most resided in a common area tucked away from the main action. Companies on hand included Lutron, Vantage/Legrand, CentraLite,

Speak the Home Builders’ Language
February 1, 2007

I jetted down to Orlando, Fla., this month to attend a day and a half of the International Builders’ Show. (I know, it’s rough to leave phrigid Philly behind in February, but someone had to take one for the team.) Next year, I hope to attend at least two days of this huge show, because so much of interest to our industry was happening. Or not happening. I’ll get to that in a minute. Several companies from our industry exhibited— lighting control and home automation outfits, mostly. Most resided in a common area tucked away from the main action. Companies on hand included Lutron,

EXC!TE Awards: Accessories
October 10, 2006

Mounts: K2 Mounts X-Arm This fully motorized mount for large flat panels brings the category into the home control ecosystem. www.k2mounts.com Peerless One Mount It doesn’t get much simpler than this incredibly versatile mount, which can handle flat panels as small as 23 inches and as large as 84 inches. www.peerlessmounts.com OmniMount WorldMount 4N1-M and EAR-S The 4N1-M provides medium-sized flat panels with smooth tilt, pan and swivel adjustments; the EAR-S mounts flat panel speakers flush to a screen, so sound follows if the screen pivots. www.omnimount.com Chief CM1-W18 This product, designed for flat panels up to 61 inches, provides three programmable pre-set