What if you could reduce the service calls you were making? Or protect your child’s ears from the harm of loud music? Health is obviously important, whether it’s your home’s tech infrastructure or your own well-being. Here we’re featuring four products for your smart house, two of which should make your home, and your children, healthier.
Building on the successful introduction of its Palladiom Shading System, Lutron Electronics has introduced two new bracket finishes. The addition of Satin Brass and Dark Bronze rounds out the current Palladiom bracket offering of Satin Nickel, Black Anodized, Clear Anodized, and Pure White finishes. All Palladiom finishes are hand-polished, with a unibody structure. Lutron has also released a decorative cover, an aesthetic extension that slides over the bracket to mask visible fabric edges on the roll, and to more prominently display the beautiful shade hardware. In addition, Lutron has announced an extended bracket to support 3.5-inch rollup diameters, essentially expanding the selection of fabrics that can cover a 12-foot-tall window with this solution. Price TBD
To reduce service calls and deliver additional benefits for clients, Luxul has added Self-Healing capability for select managed network switches. Available via a free upgrade to firmware version 4.1.1 or greater, the new functionality empowers integrators with two advanced features: Auto-Recovery and Power Scheduling. Luxul’s Self-Healing capability is currently available on the company’s 12-port/8 PoE+ AMS-1208P, 26-port/24 PoE+ stackable L2/L3 AMS-4424P, 26-port/24 PoE+ AMS-2624P, 26-port/24 PoE+ XMS-2624P, 52-port PoE+ L2/L3 XMS-5248P, and 52-port stackable L2/L3 XMS-7048. With Auto-Recovery, devices connected to these switches by PoE no longer need to be manually rebooted when they fall offline or become unresponsive. The configuration in the switch triggers PoE-connected devices to reboot automatically. Price TBD
MSE Audio’s Rockustics OneSub and DubSub subwoofers are designed to enhance outdoor audio experiences with low-frequency bass. Both subs are designed with durable rock enclosures and built with engineering to withstand rain, frost, snow, and ice. The OneSub is a standalone, passive subwoofer requiring a sub amplifier with an active crossover. The DubSub performs as a sub/sat system. With the DubSub, integrators can simply wire two additional full-range speakers to the DubSub to create a three-speaker system, which can be powered by any traditional amplifier without the need for a subwoofer amplifier or external crossover. The subs are available in gray, sandstone, and brown. Prices TBD
Puro Sound Labs
Dave Russell created Puro Sound Labs to address what he calls “the world health epidemic of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss” after he and his wife became aware that their daughter had headphone-induced hearing damage at a young age. Following the success of its original BT2200 kid’s volume-limited headphones, the company’s new line of studio-grade wireless headphones for kids feature active noise cancellation and the latest Bluetooth profiles for CD-like quality wireless audio, a high-sensitivity microphone for taking calls or gaming with friends, and up to 16 hours of active battery life. The headphones are available for sale at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca1, and PuroSound.com in both pink with a white headband and blue with a black headband. $199.99