AVIXA to Explore the Impact of Audiovisual Solutions at London’s Retail Banking Conference 2019

AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host the first of two planned 2019 discussions on the topic of “Retail Banking in the Audiovisual Age” at Retail Banking Conference 2019, taking place April 24 at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel. A second presentation is scheduled for Retail Banking Europe 2019, Nov. 14, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Nortek Security & Control Appoints Chris Hart Regional Manager and Solution Specialist for Health & Wellness Category

Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced the appointment of Chris Hart as Regional Manager/Solution Specialist, Health & Wellness. Hart is responsible for sales of NSC’s Numera healthcare solutions throughout the Central and Western regions of the United States and Canada.

Atlanta’s Red Hot Tech Hub Can Gear Up for Stampede’s 2019 Big Book of AV Tour Stop on May 2nd

Ranked among the best cities for technology startups, Atlanta, Georgia is one of the country’s hottest and fastest growing high-tech hubs. Recognizing the opportunity that the city’s growth presents to area resellers and their customers, Stampede, the industry leader in value-added distribution, is bringing its 2019 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series to the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta Hotel (5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA) on May 2nd.  Registration is open (here).


This month the industry was faced with two separate but related eye-opening reminders about the risks live event professionals face every day. On April 6th the industry lost another veteran member of its family in a heartbreaking accident on the Coachella festival site. Less than a week later, an inquest into the 2012 stage roof collapse in Toronto that killed another member of the industry returned 27 recommendations that, had they been in place, might have helped break the chain of causation in both events.

ClearOne Sues Shure For Trade Secret Misappropriation and Willful Infringement of Another ClearOne Patent

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Shure Incorporated (“Shure”) for trade secret misappropriation and willful patent infringement of a third ClearOne patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553 (“’553 Patent”) — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

2GIG Delivers Enhanced Security with New eSeries Security and Control Ecosystem


Introduction includes new 2GIG GC2e and GC3e security panels and a new line of fully encrypted sensors.

Nortek Security & Control LLC, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, today introduced the 2GIG® eSeries, the next generation of the 2GIG security and control ecosystem that includes two all-new GC2e and GC3e panels and a new line of encrypted sensors. The introduction was made at ISC West 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Booth #20015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


According to Nortek Security & Control Vice President of Products Quinto Petrucci, the 2GIG eSeries offers both end-users and dealers an enhanced security and controlecosystem that builds on the reliability and peace-of-mind that are synonymous with the 2GIG name.

“This is a major update to the line, designed to benefit both dealers and their homeowner customers,” Petrucci said. “For homeowners, the new encrypted sensors enhance peace of mind, knowing their system is even more secure and resistant to hacks and breaches. The new panels deliver an upgraded user experience, including a contemporary new design that will look at home in any setting. For dealers, the encrypted sensors will only communicate with an eSeries panel, which prevents a competitor from taking over an eSeries installation by only installing a new panel.”

Compatible encrypted 2GIG® sensors include the Standard Door/Window Sensor, Motion Sensor, Glass Break Sensor, Key Fob Sensor, and Recessed D/W Sensor – with more to come in the near future. And the two new panels support all traditional 2GIG sensors and other legacy 345 sensors for easy system upgrades. “For dealers, this is a best-of-both,” said Petrucci.


The new GC2e panel includes a larger, brighter 5” capacitive touch screen, while the GC3e features a 7” touchscreen. Both panels have best-in-class 2-way audio and front-firing speakers for exceptional audio performance. Additionally, the new GC3e panel exclusively includes the 2GIG Smart Areas™ feature, enabling security partitioning that makes it easier than ever to set up independently protected areas in homes. Smart Areas delivers greater personalization and functionality for the end user, while simplifying installation for the dealer. “Think of it as four systems for the price of one,” said Petrucci.

The GC3e panel also includes on-board demo and promo videos that keep users in-the-know and a screen saver mode with slideshows that displays homeowners’ favorite images when alerts and alarms are cleared.

“We have taken our proven GC2 and GC3 panels and added essential features and upgrades to enhance peace-of-mind for the homeowner,” Petrucci concluded, “and we are giving dealers an exceptional new product line to help them win and retain more business.”

Visit Nortek Security & Control at ISC West 2019 in Booth #20015. For hi-res images, click here.

ClearOne VIEW® Pro Delivers Custom Video Resolution, Scaling and Remote Monitoring at Volvo’s Manhattan Flagship Location

When Volvo bought space along New York City’s 11th Avenue “Auto Row”, where showrooms for major automobile manufacturers stretch from 40th Street to 60th Street, the goal was to build an attractive brand awareness center that stops passersby in their tracks. Featuring a huge 5’x7’ panel video wall, a virtual-reality vehicle design room, five zones of audio, a Swedish-design inspired coffee lounge, and an advanced ClearOne VIEW® Pro IP-based video delivery solution that enables custom video sizes and remote management, the Volvo storefront stands out among competing local showrooms.