Howard Whitman

Howard Whitman
SVS Relocates Global HQ

Home audio specialist SVS has relocated its global headquarters to a new facility in Youngstown, Ohio. This move will give the company additional space for its design, engineering and operations departments as it continues to expand.

Pioneer Launches Elite AV Receivers

Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. today announced the release of its top of line Elite AV receivers: the SC-99, SC-97 and SC-95. The new receivers are Dolby Atmos-enabled and DTS:X-compatible.

Marantz Adds Two New Network A/V Receivers

Marantz has announced the addition of two new Network A/V receivers with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to its 2015 standard full-size home theater line-up, the SR6010 and SR7010 Premium Network A/V Receivers. Both products are expected to be available in October.

Z-Wave Alliance Adds Lowe's as New Member

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global consortium of over 325 member companies supporting the Z-Wave wireless IoT standard, has announced that home improvement company Lowe's has joined its membership with the Iris by Lowe's smart home solution.

Sony Expands Integrator Hotline Hours, Staff

Sony Electronics has announced the expansion of hours and staffing at its Integration Support Hotline. Due to growth at Sony’s Custom Install division, Sony will be extending the hours of operation of its Integration Support Hotline, and will be adding another agent to reduce call wait times. These changes went into effect as of Sept. 1, 2015

DTS to Acquire iBiquity Digital Corp.

DTS Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire iBiquity Digital Corp., a developer of digital HD Radio technology for AM/FM audio and data broadcasting, for approximately $172 million. DTS plans to finance the transaction through a combination of cash on hand and debt.

LG, Amazon Team to Stream HDR on webOS Smart TV

LG Electronics has launched High Dynamic Range (HDR) streaming on its 2015 LG OLED 4K TVs via the Amazon Video app, it was announced today. Users will be able to stream Amazon Video using LG's webOS Smart TV platform.