Legrand | AV Residential brings brands together for whole home solution at CEDIA Expo 2019


Legrand | AV Residential has announced its line up of smart home brands for the upcoming CEDIA Expo 2019, taking place at the Colorado Convention Centre in Denver from 12-14 September.

Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, On-Q, QMotion, SANUS, and Vantage will be on show on Booth 905, with smart home AV systems, networking, and infrastructure solutions designed to help integrators create AV experiences for their customers. 

“At CEDIA Expo 2019, visitors to our booth will see how all of our brands come together in solutions vignettes making the smart home a reality – from audio, human-centric lighting, and networking systems to mounts and enclosures,” explained Lauren Theobald, director of marketing at Legrand | AV. 

“In addition, we’ll be presenting new products, services and show specials, and a variety of training courses integrators can attend. It’s all happening in Denver, and we can’t wait to see you there.” 

To cover audio solutions, Nuvo will be showing its rack-mount Professional Series Players, used to deliver sound to three zones. 

Designed for the home cinema, Nuvo will also introduce its new architectural passive subwoofers and subwoofer amplifiers. The three compact single and dual subwoofers are used to deliver powerful, low-frequency impact, while the wall- and rack-mount amplifiers have several features for maximum versatility. 

Vantage will cover lighting control at the show, demonstrating interactive human-centric lighting (HCL), to illustrate precision dimming, colour control, and tuneable lighting to achieve a mix of natural and artificial light. The company will also highlight partnerships with manufacturers aimed at creating end-to-end systems that combine its control solutions with tuneable light fixtures using the Lumenetic araya5 light engine. 

In addition, Vantage will be debuting its new EasyTouch Glass Keypad Station as well as other lighting solutions that will include On-Q’s RF Smart Lighting Control. 

Displaying its Qbasic+ field-upgradeable solutions, QMotion will be on hand to cover shading solutions for the home. A flexible solution for integrators to offer their customers, the Qbasic+ can be upgraded from manual to motorised quickly without needing to change fabrics or reinstall brackets. 

QMotion will also be showing its new fabric style, texture, and colour options, including decorative light-filtering and matching room-darkening collections.

Home networking will be featured through Luxul’s offerings, including the introduction of a new remote cloud management solution for integrators. The new solution will be a free service to integrators managing customers’ systems remotely. 

Luxul will also exhibit its full array of routers, wireless access points, managed Gigabit switches, latest controller, and a demonstration of the new Easy Setup App will also take place.

Infrastructure solutions will be brought by Middle Atlantic’s new Forward family for its BGR Series, designed around an innovative new rackrail and the brand’s patented universal mounting pattern, allowing the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions to be installed quickly without tools. 

Two residential power solutions will also be shown from Middle Atlantic, the Select Series PDU with Racklink and the High-Power DC Power Distribution Series.

Da-Lite will cover projection in home theatres, showcasing its Parallax Pure family of ambient light rejection surfaces featuring a microlayered optical lens system which rejects up to 96 per cent of ambient light in a variety of gains for standard throw and ultra-short throw projectors. 

Also on display, the new Parallax Stratos 1.0 ALR surface rejects 80 per cent of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors and scales as high as 16 feet in one seamless sheet of fabric. Highlighted projector mounts will include Chief’s new VCT series, which offers a slim design for large projectors. VCT provides micro adjustments using Chief’s tool-free Microzone adjustment to ensure accurate and reliable image registration.

TV mounts from SANUS will also be featured at the show, including the debut of the new SANUS Advanced Full-Motion Premium TV mounts, combining a brushed metal exterior with a solid steel frame, low profile, FluidMotion design, and Steady Set functionality. 

SANUS will also highlight its line of wireless speaker mounts, stands and bases as well as its exclusive Black Series and Chief’s outdoor mounts, in-wall storage and additional mounting accessories. 

On-Q will be exhibiting its latest enhanced Wi-Fi-ready plastic enclosures, offering a backbone for the modern smart home by consolidating and distributing foundational wired services for video, voice, and data, while also integrating smart hubs and wireless devices. On-Q’s professional HDMI and AV In-Wall Power Kits, connectivity, and other home cinema solutions will also be on display. 

Legrand | AV will be giving away prizes to integrators who attend 10-minute training sessions covering AV systems, networking, infrastructure, and other partner integration topics.