Here are the Top Highlights from CEDIA16

by Trends Admin | Sep 20, 2016

CEDIA Expo 2016 has come and gone and the Trends Team was there in full force. CEDIA EXPO is the global showcase of the future home experience but with the abundance of booths, products, and meetings, it can be quite a challenge to take it all in so here are our highlights of CEDIA16.

Trends Electronics CEDIA Celebration

Each year during the CEDIA Expo, Trends hosts a special evening celebrating the success and partnership of our dealers, and suppliers. Last year we celebrated 25 years of success, and this year we added one more. Thank you to everyone that attended our event, and special thanks to our event sponsors - Sonance - Wyrestorm - Techlogix Networx

Introducing Sonance Professional Series

 Sonance Professional Series includes a range of 70V, 100V, 8 ohm selectable In-Ceiling, Pendant and Surface Mount Speakers that deliver unequalled fidelity, extremely low distortion, wide dispersion and smooth power response. The range also shares consistent voicing, ensuring seamless sonic integration when used together throughout a space.
More information on the Sonance Professional Series

Dana Innovations wins the Hall of Fame Award for the Architectural Series

Jason Sloan, Chief Sales Officer at Dana Innovations,
accepting the Hall of Fame Award for the Architectural Series

iPort Announces The xPRESS Audio Keypad for Sonos

iPort is proud to announce The xPRESS Audio Keypad, the world's first WiFi direct remote control for Sonos. iPort is also pleased to announce its Endorsed Partner relationship with Sonos providing deep integration between iPort and Sonos products.


The xPRESS Audio Keypad is WiFi enabled and can be set up in just minutes via a simple iOS app to control any Sonos device directly. The Keypad enables direct access to key music functions like Play/Pause, Track Forward, Volume Control and toggle capability through Sonos Favorites. Because the Keypad is wireless, battery powered and is a decora form factor, it can be installed on any wall by itself or alongside other decora-sized devices. Even better, the provided xPRESS Magnetic Wall Adapters allow a user to grab a Keypad effortlessly off the wall or any surface and use it as a hand-held remote.

More on the xPRESS Keypad from iPort

iPort Receives "Best New Product" Award for SurfaceMount with Buttons

Derick Dahl, iPort Product Manager, accepting CEDIA's Best New Product
Award for Surface Mount with Buttons! Learn more about Surface Mount


TechLogix Networx CEDIA Debut

TechLogix Networx officially debuted at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Founded this summer by industry veterans Cameron Smith and Christopher Melendy, TechLogix focuses on 18G HDMI signal distribution technology, fiber optics, and light commercial collaboration hardware. Learn more about TechLogix Networx.

The New TL-RKPS-01 from TechLogix: Smart

The TL-RKPS-01 was one of the most talked about items at the show. It replaces up to twelve 5V, 12V and/or 24V power supplies with a single, easily mounted rack chassis. Each channel is selectable, thereby accommodating various makes and models of equipment—everything from splitters to switchers. Plus, remote control allows individual channels to be cycled from any remote location, and 100ms startup sequencing ensures smooth power reboots.

JVC Debuts Native 4K Laser Projector


JVC has announced its first native 4K projector for the home theater market. Previous 4K-friendly JVC models used the company's e-shift pixel-shifting technology to simulate a 4K image, but the new DLA-RS4500 features a native D-ILA device with a 4,096 x 2,160 resolution. The new projector also has a laser light source for improved contrast, instant on/off functionality, and longer life. It is rated at 3,000 lumens and an infinite dynamic contrast ratio. The 4k projector features HDMI 2.0a inputs with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, and it supports HDR playback.


WyreStorm’s New HDBaseT H2X Matrix Line

As one of the CI industry’s foremost matrix switcher manufacturers and HDBaseT technology authorities, WyreStorm has leveraged its switching expertise in the design of its first HDBaseT 4K UltraHD matrix switchers to include dedicated audio matrix switching, with both 16x16 (MX-1616-HDBT-H2X) and 10x10 (MX-1010-HDBT-H2X) models being given their global unveiling at CEDIA 2016.


WyreStorm’s full-featured H2X matrices are the latest evolution in a long line of HDBaseT matrix solutions and were developed specifically for high-end residential and commercial applications – both demanding zero compression and zero latency signal distribution. Like its award-winning H2 predecessor, this new flagship matrix line features Class A HDBaseT technology to support full 5Play™ convergence of video, audio, two-way IR control, RS-232, Ethernet and PoH technology to remotely power receivers at display zones.

Elite Prime Vision Debuts ISF-Certified Light-Rejecting Screen

Elite Prime Vision (EPV), the custom install division of Elite Screens, showed their new flagship projection screen that represents the “pinnacle of ambient light rejecting screen technology.”


The DarkStar eFinity screen is a near-edge-free design that uses a retro-reflective, micro-structured optical filter said to reject up to 95 percent of in-room ambient light. The result is in an ISF-certified color balance, the deepest possible black levels, an astonishing degree of detail and clarity in a full 180 degree viewing angle. Its near unity 0.9 gain characteristic means it can be used with a wide array of home theater projectors.

The screen is comprised of material that wraps around a 0.3-inch thick aluminum frame and is bordered by a 0.3-inch black bezel to create an “edge free” look. The material has a durable surface coating to diffuse light and eliminate hot-spotting, glare, and or other visual artifacts associated with high gain screens. Learn More Here.

EPV Screens wins 2016 Best of CEDIA Winners

CE Pro announced their 2016 Best of CEDIA winners and EPV Screens' DarkStar eFinity was among the products honoured. View the results here.

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