"Not only is it an in-wall box and plate to house the Amazon Echo Dot with, but it is also an amplifier that can power connected speakers with. So if you already have a distributed audio system running around your home, you can use Spot for Dot to easily tap right into it without having to run any new wires through the wall.” - Poc Network
When installed with an Amazon Echo Dot, the patent-pending Spot for Dot offers installers a simple, high-quality audio and voice control solution.
InfoComm 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – June 6-8, 2018 –Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, is pleased to announce Spot for Dot, a patent-pending high-quality digital in-wall amplifier that provides installers with an inexpensive and convenient solution that powers speakers and connects to existing distributed audio systems. Engineered to hold an Amazon Echo Dot, and when paired with speakers, Spot for Dot can add voice control of smart devices, scenes, and other functionality to as many zones of audio that an installer desires, without the need to run wires back to a central location.
Designed with Jim Murray of Jimmy |Thu LLC, Spot for Dot is installed behind a wall plate that is no bigger than a double gang outlet, to appeal to the customer’s desire for décor-friendly technology solutions. When connected to an Amazon Echo Dot, Spot for Dot adds a concealed voice control option to any space. The clever vertical in-wall design actually improves the pick-up and responsiveness of the microphone in an Amazon Echo Dot, rather than being placed horizontally and freestanding on a table or shelf, a setup that comes with acoustic challenges.
Unlike traditional distributed audio systems that are restricted to a set number of zones, Spot for Dot provides the flexibility to add one zone at a time without limitations, all at a significantly lower cost because of its ability to be connected to existing electrical wiring in the home or commercial space. Installers can simply retrofit Spot for Dot into an existing distributed audio system without the inconvenience of running wires back to a central location, saving time and money.
The Spot for Dot amplifier is compatible with most speakers, improving sound quality significantly over traditional smart speakers. A perfect solution to pair with most free-standing or in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, such as those from Beale Street Audio, Spot for Dot offers high-quality stereo sound for two speakers or the option to bridge up to four speakers.
“Our talented team has developed a game-changing solution for installers looking to add high-quality audio and voice control to distributed audio systems without the normal hassles associated with an install,” said Mark Corbin, President of Vanco International. “With the continued popularity of voice control in AV installations, we are confident Spot for Dot will be a success in both the commercial and residential markets and we are extremely excited to demonstrate its capabilities in the Vanco International booth this week at InfoComm 2018.”
Vanco International’s Spot for Dot will be available in Q3.
For product specifications and to learn more about Vanco International, visit the Vanco website.
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The Winland Temp°Alert® MTA-1 is a reliable and economical temperature-monitoring device that can be used in residential or commercial applications. Integrate into a security panel, set the desired temperature parameters, and have piece of mind that you will be notified of an incident where corrective action is needed.
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Taipei, Taiwan – Following the success of previous 180° panoramic network cameras, VIVOTEK(TWSE: 3454), a global leading IP surveillance provider, has launched a brand new and even more efficient multi-sensor camera. TheMS9390-HV, with its dual4-megapixel wide-angle lens design, is unlike most traditional multi-sensor panoramic cameras which rely on 4 sensors. This newly released multi-sensor dome camera is also equipped with SNV (Supreme Night Visibility), WDR Pro technology, 180° IR illuminators effective up to 20 meters and delivers full resolution imagery at 30 fps (frames per second), making it the ideal camera to provide excellent panoramic image quality for both day and night surveillance.
VIVOTEK introduces the brand new MS9390-HV under the strategy of its “See More in Smarter Ways” campaign. With its unique dual-sensor design, the camera is equipped with a video alignment feature, providing users both a detailed and yet seamless 180-degree panoramic view and a higher vertical field of view. This enables greater coverage not only on the horizontal, but also on the vertical plane, capturing an even greater field of view below the point of camera installation. Moreover, the internal tilt adjustment of the lenses of the MS9390-HV has been upgraded to 20°, allowing users to achieve the precise angle desired. Furthermore, the multi-sensor camera employs H.265 compression and Smart Stream III technology to create the most efficient system, and resulting in remarkable savings in storage and bandwidth consumption while at the same time providing complete video security.
The new MS9390-HV is further armed with a robust IP66 and IK10-rated housing, enabling it to withstand rain and dust, as well as to protect against vandalism or tampering in outdoor surveillance applications. In addition, its wall mounted design ensures simple and quick installation, with an included sunshield to eliminate interference caused by direct sunlight. The panoramic camera was given an early test at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival, one of the great events in Taiwan, that attracted over 10 million visitors. The MS9390-HV provided clear and full coverage throughout the day and night to secure the safety of visitors to the festival.
For more information about VIVOTEK and its comprehensive product line, please visit www.vivotek.com.
VIVOTEK Inc. (TAIEX: 3454) was founded in Taiwan in 2000. The Company markets VIVOTEK solutions worldwide, and has become a leading brand in the global IP surveillance industry. Its comprehensive solutions include network cameras, video servers, network video recorders, PoE solutions, and video management software. Through the growing proliferation of IoT, VIVOTEK aspires to become the Eye in IoT by drawing on its expansive technological capabilities in image and audio. The Company has established offices and subsidiaries in the United States (California), Europe (Netherlands), India (Delhi), Middle East (Dubai), Latin America (Mexico), and Japan (Tokyo) in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. To create a sound industrial ecosystem, VIVOTEK has expanded strategic alliances with leading international software and hardware partners and works with over 183 authorized distributors across 116 countries. For more information, please visit www.vivotek.com.
New HDBaseT Certified Cat6 cables, HDMI 4K Splitters with HDR, 4×4 HDR HDMI Matrix Switch and USB 2.0 to RS232 Converter add standardized installation capabilities for AV distributors and dealers.
Batavia, IL – May 29, 2018 –Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, is pleased to announce new product additions to its Vanco brand, renowned to distributors and integrators for comprehensive, value-oriented residential AV products and accessories. The new products consist of 14 HDBaseT Certified Cat6 cables, two HDMI 4K Splitters with HDR, a matrix selector switch with HDR and a USB 2.0 to RS232 Converter, providing the industry with innovative standardized AV solutions.
Vanco HDBaseT Certified Cat6 Cables
Available in 14 lengths from 50 ft. up to 1,000 ft., Vanco’s new Cat6 cables are HDBaseT certified, are CMR (UL 1666) rated, CE, RoHS, and have a reference standard of UL444, TIA-568-C.2, UL 1666, IEC 61156-5 and ISO 11801. Vanco’s HDBaseT Certified Cat6 cables offer F/UTP and solid bare copper construction, 23AWG 4-PAIR conductors, and are tested to 550MHz, guaranteeing durability and safety for installations of any size and scale.
“As Vanco continues to emerge within the commercial market, it is important for us to be a part of important industry certifications such as the HDBaseT Certification program for PoH, Power over HDBaseT,” said Brandon White, Director of New Product Development for Vanco International. “Vanco is one of very few manufacturers on the market with HDBaseT certified Cat6 cables, allowing us to provide our customers with a standardized cable that is held to the highest standards of quality and safety.”
Vanco HDSP4K12 and HDSP4K14 – HDMI 4K Splitters with HDR
The Vanco HDSP4K12 and HDSP4K14 splitters with HDCP 2.2, 4K/60Hz, and 4:4:4 chroma capability, are the most up to date HDMI splitters compliant with HDCP 2.2 displays and sources. Featuring EDID management and different modes to ensure compatibility with source and display combinations, the new HDMI 4K splitters offer installers greater system-design flexibility and ease of installation. Both the HDSP4K12 and HDSP4K14 support LPCM 7.1CH, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio for advanced audio setups. Integrators can take any 4K source and split the signal to multiple 4K displays to ensure the highest quality resolution possible, for any size display. They can also be cascaded with other Evolution™ by Vanco products to create additional output options or to create an expanded distribution system.
The Vanco HDMX4K44 4×4 Ultra Compact Matrix Selector Switch with HDR, allows four HDMI sources to be distributed to up to corresponding displays simultaneously. The HDMX4K44 allows multiple sources to be displayed simultaneously on any display or have a single source split to several displays, allowing for greater installation design flexibility. Equipped with HDMI 2.0, the HDMX4K44 is capable of transmitting 4K@60Hz, 4:4:4 Chroma Subsampling, and HDR. Control features include an IR remote control for IR switching, as well as RS-232 for third party integration in addition to manual controls. Perfect for installations the require support of deep color and 3D, the HDMX4K44 allows for AV distribution with 4K and HDR via an ultra-compact form factor.
Vanco RS232-USB – USB 2.0 to RS232 Converter
The RS232-USB USB 2.0 to RS232 converter offers integrators easy connection of serial devices through a USB port. Compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 specifications, the RS232-USB can be used for PDA, modems and more with data transfer rates of 1 Mbps and more, and remote wake-up and power management. The RS232-USB offers support of serial interface DB9 and is compatible with Windows 2000/Server 2008/XP/ Vista/WIN7/WIN8/WIN10, Linux, and Mac OS v8.6 or higher.
Vanco’s HDBaseT Certified Cat6 cables, HDSP4K12 and HDSP4K14 HDMI 4K splitters with HDR, HDMX4K44 matrix selector switch and RS232-USB will all be available in June and on display at InfoComm in Las Vegas, June 6 – 8, 2018 in Vanco’s booth: N3022. Interested distributors can contact Vanco International directly for pricing.
For product specifications and to learn more about Vanco International, visit the Vanco website. For more information on the HDBaseT Certification Program, click here.