Scenes from CEDIA Expo 2010
Audio, projector, mount, screen and home theater seating news from CEDIA 2010.September 27, 2010 By Stephanie M. Adamow
A roundup of audio, projector, mount, screen and home theater seating news from CEDIA 2010:
Professional Home Cinema explained the renaming of its company as Pro Audio Technology. Larry Reagan, vice president of the company as well as VP of sales and marketing, said the name change reflects the company's transition from a dedicated home theater company to its core value of applying professional technology to all products in a variety of settings, including a home's distributed audio system or commercial venues.
Pro Audio Technology is taking "a professional sound approach to the home" with its professional multichannel amplifier with DSP engine. The PMA-Series Programmable Modular Amplifiers utilize a four-channel mainframe driven by a proprietary dealer programmable DSP engine. The DSP front end includes digital crossover filters for all PHC loudspeaker models and easy-to-use system set-up and calibration abilities. Energy-efficient Class-D amplification is provided via ICEpower®, supplying up to 4,000 watts in a single 2-RU chassis weighing a mere 20 pounds.
The PMA-Series are the first products to introduce ultra-high resolution wide-band FIR (Finite Impulse Response) digital equalization to loudspeaker processing for the home environment. This results in final loudspeaker acoustic response an order of magnitude beyond that currently achievable through conventional passive or active methods.
projectiondesign's announcements include the introduction of the avielo optix SuperWide 235. The world's first native 2.35:1 home-theater projector uses the latest high pixel-density DLP chip, developed in partnership with Texas Instruments (TI), to deliver true 2538 x 1080 resolution. No more black bars, no more secondary lenses softening image clarity.
Additionally, the company featured the avielo optix 3D - the company's own unsurpassed take on 3D projection for home theaters. Based on the avielo optix Full HD projector, the avielo optix 3D adds a proprietary image processing engine to create 3D from stereoscopic sources including the latest Blu-ray Disc players and sources with single HDMI 1.4 outputs.
In home theater seating/furniture arena, Salamander Designs has introduced five new models within its Chameleon line of CE furniture: Oslo, Barcelona, Corsica, Elba and Venice. The company's new wall mount, designed to configure with the Chameleon line as well as Salamander's Synergy line, can be hung at any height. The aluminum rail rack mount attaches to studs, creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional accessory.