A Look at Core Brands' CEDIA Expo Products
The CORE Brands booth at CEDIA Expo was packed and featured a multitude of new products at various price points that all incorporate quality and value. With a stunning display of innovation, design and manufacturing, Core Brands was also awarded six 2014 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Awards. The products that received recognition included the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 multi-room audio controller, the ELAN g1 Entertainment and Control System, the ELAN UltraMatrix advanced audio/HDMI switchers, SpeakerCraft’s AIM Series 2 family of speakers, and Panamax’s SM3-Pro system manager and Power360 series of surge protectors with USB charging.
“We are honored by this acknowledgement. Our entire Audio, Control and Power product development teams have been working around the clock to bring these new products to market at CEDIA 2014," said Joe Roberts, Core Brands Vice President of Products and Marketing. "Our ongoing mission is to delight our dealers with innovative product and Technology Integrator’s recognition of these products adds momentum to their marketing introduction. We are delighting our customers by offering the best products and services possible.”
The totally redesigned AIM series leverages three new technology enhancements to give the speaker line improved fidelity, audio direction and sound isolation. Acoustic Isolation Technologies reduce mechanical energy and the next generation Waveplane™ design broadens the power response over a wider listening area. “The most visible design change is the new Tweeter Array which delivers maximum sound coverage & dispersion. The speakers offer improved pivoting design to direct sound as well as upgraded materials and design to suit a wider range of installations," said Yann Connan, Core Brands’ Director, Audio Segment.
Next up was the high-performance, affordably priced ELAN g1 entertainment and control system designed for media rooms, smaller projects, secondary homes, production builder packages and as a universal remote alternative.
The ELAN g1 System Controller is a lower-point-of-entry controller and OSD extender for CI integrators and their customers. This new controller is robustly configured with 3 IR outputs, 1 IR input, 1 bi-directional RS-232 input, 1 sensor, 1 HDMI output (720p/1080p) and 1 audio output. Its built-in WiFi enables all of its functions to be IP controlled, and PoE enabled, it uses less energy than conventional controllers and is shipped complete with a hand held remote, top of the line IR sensor, three IR emitters and a serial adaptor.
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