New Modular 7.1 Receiver from NAD
July 18, 2011

The T757 is based on a modular design that allows it to be upgraded. British electronics manufacturer NAD has added a new home theater receiver to its menu, and this one includes a number of tasty ingredients, 3D suppport and custom installation connections. One of the things setting this product, and other NAD’s components, apart, is the modular design. The unit’s basic architecture is constructed as upgradeable modules so as technology advances, users can update certain modules to ensure the system doesn’t get left behind by new formats. The Modular Design Contruction (MDC) was previously only available on more

All About Touchpanels
April 20, 2011

A sophisticated and connected home hides much of its technology behind the walls, but the most visible element is the touchpanel. The touchpanel is the device installed into a wall, fixed on a tabletop or carried around to provide access to every system in your home: audio/video, lighting, heating and ventilation, security, you name it. The touchpanel brings the Wow factor to a home control system. The touchpanel, however, is only one part of a much larger home control and automation system and that larger system is what you need to focus on.

SIM2’s Alberto Fabiano Talks 3D
April 18, 2011

We all know that the images created by home theater projectors need to look stunning. That’s kinda the whole point. But do the devices that create those images also need to look stunning? SIM2’s Alberto Fabiano thinks so. At the EHX show this year he showed us the company’s new Lumis 3D projectors and made a point to call out the luxurious Italian design that makes SIM2’s home theater gear look like nothing else on the market. Let’s face it, this thing is going to be in your media room, living room or home theater. You’re going to see

Apple Makes Motion Toward Home and Car Automation
December 1, 2010

Apple, not content to simply let other companies plant apps on its small iScreens, is apparently taking a serious stab at the home control/automation market itself.

Last March, an inventor named Timothy R. Pryor, reports Informationweek, passed on 10 patents to Apple covering communication technologies that would allow interaction among home and vehicle electronic systems. One patent is described on the Google Patents web site as “generally in the field of control of appliances in the home, and in their networking and connectivity also with audio systems and internet sources and the integration of these elements

Sencore Offers Packages
June 7, 2010

Sencore has announced a trio of package deals for calibration products for integrators, which are being introduced in conjunction with InfoComm 2010.

CEA Names Mark of Excellence Winners
March 29, 2010

The Consumer Electronics Association has presented the winners of its annual Mark of Excellence awards. The awards were handed out at the EHX Expo in Orlando over the weekend, with winners named in 15 product categories and additional winners named in the system integrator category.

ISE2010 Global Show Report
March 1, 2010

Once again, CustomRetailer requested that some of our industry's most famous manufacturers report back to us their findings from the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) event. Held in early February, ISE was located at the RAI in Amsterdam. Despite chilly temperatures, including daily snow and ice, over 28,000 integrators attended.

ELF Foundation Holds Auction
June 9, 2008

The ELF Foundation’s Live Auction fund raiser, held aboard the 2008 Alaskan Home Theater Cruise, raised over $63,000 June 5th to bring the “Rooms Of Magic” uplifting home theater experience to hospitalized children. Major support for the ELF Auction came from corporate sponsors that included Runco International, Stewart Filmscreen, Sencore, Noble Fidelity, Wolf Cinema and JVC. The highlight of the auction was Bill & Ann Hoffman and Gil & Ann Jullien each bidding $9,000 for an exciting weekend in Los Angeles that includes dinner with Joe Kane and Hollywood film industry principals, and a behind-the-scene look at how movies are actually made.  

Sencore Plans Toronto Seminar
June 2, 2008

Sencore, Inc., has announced that it will host an ISF-C Seminar near Toronto later this month. The event, which the company describes as “a two-day course teaches the science of light and color and how the human eye reacts to the images it sees,” is set to take place June 26-27 in Thornhill, Ontario. The event is geared towards commercial and home theater company managers, as well as commercial A/V companies, integrators and installers. For more information on the event, visit Do you plan to attend this event? Talk about it in the CustomRetailer forums.