Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, a chain of three sports bar-and-grills in the Phoenix area (with a fourth on the way), had an audio and video problem. Its challenge at its Chandler, Ariz., location was to gain the ability to control 44 television displays on the fly in an easy fashion, while also delivering kick-ass sound to four audio zones on the inside and the outdoor patio of the restaurant.
BrandSource earlier this month participated in a charity event at which it built and donated two dozen brand new bicycles for a group of children's charities in the Phoenix area.
Parasound's versatile new ZoneMaster Model 1250 is a 12-channel amplifier that can put 50 watts each into twelve 8-ohm speakers or 200 watts bridged into six 4-ohm speakers. Each 2-ohm-stable channel has a Class AB input and premium Class D power stage to generate performance consistent with Parasound's audiophile heritage.
URC this week announced an "Automation For All" training tour, which will follow CEDIA Expo. The tour will visit 17 cities, 6 of which are part of the previously-announced Tech Tour.
Lutron Electronics said this week that it will embark on a 13-city tour, for its Caséta Wireless Dimmer / Smart Bridge Pro product launch.
IPRO said this week that it will hold its annual conference at the Talking Stick Casino and Resort in Scottsdale this October.