Legrand | AV is rolling into CEDIA Expo 2022 with a lot to see and learn following a six-city residential roadshow. In booth 19035, attendees will experience home vignettes and lifestyle areas featuring solutions from Chief, Da-Lite, Legrand Shading Systems, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, On-Q, SANUS, and Vantage, all creating smart home AV and resimercial experiences. Integrators will also enjoy a walkthrough of the company’s popular tour trailer.
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“There’s never been a better time for installers to be in the residential AV industry as demand for smart home systems surges globally,” said Jackie Haffey, senior channel marketing manager, residential, at Legrand | AV. “At CEDIA Expo 2022, visitors will see multiple vignettes set up at our booth where they can experience how all our brands come together flawlessly in multiple applications, including home theater, infrastructure, networking, and home office.”
Home Theater and Media Rooms
At the show, Legrand | AV will reveal a unique home theater offering: Da-Lite’s new cable-drop feature, SightLine. Available with Da-Lite’s Tensioned Advantage electric screen, SightLine gives the impression of a floating screen. A suspension system is packed into the electric screen’s single-roller design, featuring three or four cables that are virtually undetectable when lowered and that eliminate the unsightly black border above the projection screen. For a fast, hassle-free experience, installers no longer have to measure and specify drop distance when ordering. The cables allow the screen to be adjusted to any drop distance, up to 70 inches between the ceiling and the top of the screen.
In addition, Da-Lite will showcase its alternative to challenging wired screen installations with the Tensioned Designer Contour with Agility Battery Motor. It provides all the benefits of an electric screen but the flexibility of wire-free installation. Available in diagonals up to 110 inches in 16:9 HDTV format and 113 inches in 16:10 wide format and up to 16K-ready screen surfaces, it is ideal for no-fuss installations or where flexibility is required to retrofit historic homes or environments where wiring electricity is prohibitive. The lithium-ion battery lasts over 200 cycles on a single charge via micro-USB port and can be operated with a wireless handheld remote.
Designed to provide flexible viewing options for large flat screens, the SANUS VLT7 Advanced Tilt 4D Premium TV wall mount represents the next level of advanced tilt technology. With 6.8 inches of extension, it allows even the largest TVs to be tilted in four different directions without limitations — not only up and down but also left and right. The extension offers a larger tilt range, eliminating the problem of large TVs installed on traditional tilting mounts from hitting the wall.
Addressing today’s wireless audio trends, SANUS will showcase its WSS52 Sonos Five and Sonos PLAY:5 stand and WSSATM1 Extendable Soundbar TV mount designed for the Sonos Arc Soundbar. The SANUS WSS52 securely holds the Sonos Five or Sonos PLAY:5 in either vertical or horizontal orientation in an anodized aluminum design that perfectly complements the modern look of the speaker while placing it at an ideal listening height. It’s available in black or white to match the Sonos Five, fashionably delivering optimum performance for ambient listening, stereo pairing, or surround sound. Installers can complete the seamless look, free of pesky cables, with the Press Fit cable management technology, which secures and conceals cords down the back of the stand. Designed in partnership with Sonos, the SANUS WSSA Soundbar Bracket for Sonos Arc is compatible with and attaches directly to most TV mounts from other brands, including full-motion mounts to move the TV and speaker together, for a seamless look that only takes 15 minutes to set up.
Infrastructure: Storage, Cable Management, Networking, and Power
Installers will appreciate being able to level up the organization of their cables and devices with new options for On-Q enclosures, including the new Forward Keyhole Post Clips and Small Device Mounting Clamps, designed using Forward Technology for a quick and easy install. On-Q will also showcase its 9-inch and 17-inch Dual-Purpose In-Wall Enclosures, designed to provide in-wall storage of AV devices behind mounted TVs or for structured wiring organization and distribution in new construction and retrofit installations. Proudly made in the USA, they are engineered out of Wi-Fi transparent material for uninterrupted control of entertainment devices stored inside, such as a Samsung One Connect Box, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, small network switches, and more. They also include generous knockouts for cable management and power and an enclosure cover, trim ring, and drywall clips.
Middle Atlantic Products powers up any AV experience starting at the foundation with its power and rack solutions. Featuring six surge-protected outlets, with three connected to a battery backup system, the Structured Wiring UPS UPS-SC600 is the perfect compact solution for protecting electronics during a power loss or surge event. Leveraging Middle Atlantic’s two decades of AV expertise, NEXSYS combines power distribution and power backup into one comprehensive, reliable power platform for AV systems. In addition, Middle Atlantic’s racks will be on display in the McIntosh Labs sponsored sound room.
In addition to reliable power solutions, visitors to the Legrand | AV booth will see Luxul’s industry-trusted networking solutions in action. Luxul’s Epic Mesh brings all the simplicity of a traditional mesh system and combines it with features built for the custom installer. Its built-in ProWatch+ allows for remote monitoring and management of all connected network devices, saving installers time and money by reducing truck rolls. Its 4×4 backhaul means better communication between nodes, providing less network congestion and faster Wi-Fi speeds. Plus, it’s backed with an industry-leading three-year warranty and free lifetime support.
Luxul’s line of SW-510/610 Series PoE+ managed switches provides flexibility to meet today’s requirements and solve tomorrow’s challenges. Each switch features a large PoE+ budget and the ability to be aggregated together, allowing installers to mix and match models based on project need. Plus, each model is integrated with ProWatch and include PoE Self-Healing.
Work from Home
Installers can easily defend against work-from-home cable and charger clutter with Chief’s Koncīs Charging Hub. It brings elegant and convenient charging options to the company’s Koncīs Monitor Arms. The hub features USB-A and USB-C charging ports for desktop charging of personal devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
At the Legrand | AV booth, integrators will have an opportunity to join free 10-minute Luxul networking training sessions throughout the show. In addition, brands of Legrand | AV will deliver manufacturer training opportunities to empower integrators in the latest home and networking trends:
- On Thursday, Sept. 29, in room C144:
- 9-10 a.m.: Everything installers need to know about AV Power: Select the right power products to enhance the AV experience and increase system reliability and longevity.
- On Friday, Sept. 30, in room C148:
- 9-10 a.m.: Remote Management Made Easy with Luxul ProWatch: Dive into the features and capabilities of the Luxul ProWatch remote monitoring and management system! Integrators will learn how to properly implement the system-agnostic ProWatch and how it can help businesses become more profitable. This class will go through the initial site setup and all the remote options ProWatch offers on each product through the app.
- 10:30-11 a.m.: Catch Up With Luxul: This class will highlight all the benefits of Luxul’s new SW Series Managed and Unmanaged Switches, Epic Mesh Wi-Fi System, and much more. The company will also pull back the curtain and provide a preview of some upcoming products.
- 1-2 p.m.: Selling & Integrating the Complete Lighting Experience – Legrand Shading Systems with Vantage: Installers will learn key shading selling points from Legrand Shading Systems, plus integration and control of lighting and shades from Vantage.