Around 45 vendors showed and told about their wares at the 2015 HTSA Fall Conference, held last week in Chicago. Here is a mini tour of the show floor. (Photos and captions: Nancy Klosek)
Bjorn and Juline Jensen of WhyReboot, the first company in the industry to offer cloud control capability for Ruckus wireless networking systems. Using Reboot’s solution, all networks are manageable from a single pane of glass, they said.
Tony Blodgett of Séura, showing the company’s Storm outdoor waterproof TV in its 42-inch incarnation ($2,899). It is also available in a 55-inch size and in an 4K 65-inch screen size.
Epson’s Charlie Boornazian stands with the ProG 6900 high-brightness projector ($7,999). The projector is warranted for four years, and the price includes a Chief ceiling mount, an extra lamp, and a cable cover. The company co-exhibited with Screen Innovations, who showed the Black Diamond ambient-light-rejecting screen.
Colin Wilcox of Leon Speakers holds the smallest model of the company’s ToneCase series, specifically designed for concealment of Sonos products (it conceals the PLAY:1; $249). Other versions are available for the PLAY:3 ($295) and for the PLAY:Bar ($595, with a grille that is custom-sized for the width of the television).
Erik Fogelson of Synchrony Financial presented his company’s latest consumer financing program options, offered to HTSA members via its relationship with Nationwide.
Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology, with the company’s newest subwoofer: the SuperSub XXL
Bowers & Wilkins’ Doug Henderson, with the new 802 D3 floorstanding loudspeaker
Mark Ley of Milestone holds the Chief ThinStall Mount Model 318TU. The company also introduced under its Da-Lite label the Parallax screen – the brand’s first screen designed for ambient-light rejection and featuring 0.8 gain. It is available in 16:9, 16:10 and 2.35:1 aspect ratios.
Mark Major of LG poses with the 65-inch LG 65EF9500 OLED TV ($5,999), available in both flat or curved versions.
Rob Sample of Paradigm/Anthem, with the company’s new Paradigm Premium Wireless Series featuring DTS Play-Fi compatibility. The series consists of the PW AMP amplifier, the PW800 tabletop stereo speaker, the PW600 compact stereo speaker and the PW LINK preamplifier.
Ron Rouse and Kevin Voecks of Harman Luxury Audio, with the electronics of JBL’s Synthesis system. It is available in various configurations with a price-tag of $18,000 for a basic system consisting of electronics, speakers and room equalization tools and software. Also shown was the new Revel Concerto 2 speaker series, launching in October.
Sony’s Frank Sterns, with the XBR-65X900C 65-inch 4K TV ($4,999); the set will accept a High Dynamic Range (HDR) firmware upgrade shortly.