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Integra Receivers Break New HDBaseT Ground with Support of True-Color 4:4:4 Video Now at AVAD!

April 12, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ – April 12, 2018 – AVAD LLC, North America's leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the new Integra HDBaseT Receivers improves HDBaseT video distribution for higher resolution with the true-color rendering up to 100 meters.

Just when you thought HDMI was the end-all-be-all connectivity solution, along came HDBaseT. As an Ethernet-based distribution solution for audio, video, control, power, USB and Internet, it gives you the power and flexibility to meet the networking demands of large residential and commercial applications easily and affordably. Unlike HDMI networks, which require the addition of baluns to stretch content beyond 30 meters, HDBaseT can transport multiple signals over Cat5 or Cat6 as far as 100 meters/328 feet without sacrifice in speed or performance.

HDBaseT has helped home systems integrators break into bigger, more complex jobs, but the evolution of this technology marches on. One of the most recent and noteworthy advancements is the introduction by Valens of a new HDBaseT chipset. This new chip eliminates the chroma subsampling of a compressed 4:2:2 signal to a true-color 4:4:4 signal. This results in video that maintains its color accuracy--an enhancement that may strike your clients as being more impactful and noticeable than even video of higher resolution.
 
As stated in a blog by ClearOne, a global developer of network streaming solutions, “If two video streams with identical content are placed next to each other, one at 720p 4:4 color and the other at 1080p 4:2:0 color, chances are high that the average viewer will choose the lower resolution image with the true color as more impactful. Color trumps resolution pretty much every time.”
 
Capitalizing on the ability for new HDBaseT chipsets to render 4:4:4 color is Integra. A variety of its products going forward will incorporate the new chip, beginning with its new DRX-7.1 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, DRX-R 1.1 Receiver, and DRC-R1.1 preamp. Along with the ability to distribute ultra-high-definition in 4:4:4, Integra receivers that feature this new and improved HDBaseT chip support 4K/60Hz video, including HDR10 and Dolby Vision up to a full 18GB per second over the same Cat 5/6 cabling at a maximum distance of 100 meters, as well as audio and POC.
 
Even if your customers have a current or legacy Integra AVR or A/V processor with a HDBaseT output on board, it can become part of an HDBaseT network, thanks to the addition of Integra’s new HDB-RX1 4K HDBaseT Powered Receiver.Carrying an MSRP of $400, it is an affordable upgrade that offers your customers the best A/V distribution experience available today.
 
“The introduction of the new chipset and its implementation into Integra products marks an evolution in how content is moved around the house,” says Keith Haas, Integra Director of Brand Development, Premium Brands. “In a hardwired configuration when you run into the limitations of HDMI, HDBaseT continues to be a viable option. And with the new chip, we are putting ourselves into the position of being the end-to-end solution for A/V specialists.”
 

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About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.
 

Experience The Latest Technology at AVAD's Seattle Pro AV Roadshow!

March 19, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ – March 22, 2018 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces an inaugural event, the Pro AV Roadshow, visiting Seattle, WA on Thursday March 22, 2018.

AVAD is expanding their award-winning dealer events with the Pro AV Roadshow, which will make a stop in Kirkland, WA. The touring roadshow provides dealers with an opportunity to learn about the latest in professional AV, meet one-on-one with key vendors in the market, and participate in free training courses. Representatives from Bose Pro, Planar, Vivitek and WyreStorm will be on-site offering courses such as “Introduction to Commercial Audio Systems", "Next Generation Video Walls", "Introduction to Corporate Collaboration Systems", "Because the Technology Matters - A Guide to Video Distribution" and many more. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Dealers interested in more details can visit here to register: Register Here

AVAD's Pro AV Roadshows are interactive events designed to showcase the latest technology, give attendees hands-on access to industry leading manufacturers representative and educate attendees to find and deliver commercial Audio/Video systems. Whether you are just getting started in the commercial space or looking to expand into large-scale, complex systems, you won't want to miss this event.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

VENDOPALOOZA @ AVAD Oakland, CA

March 07, 2018

VENDOPALOOZA AVAD Oakland, CA March 27, 2018

Oakland, CA – March 27, 2018 – AVAD

AVAD's Exclusive Touring Trade Show 2018 Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm

Face to face access to the industry's top brands. What better way to exchange tips and feeback than with the vendors themselves? Brand, sales and certified trainings. Keep up with new products, new sales trends, and certifications through our trainings. All the verticals and categories you do business with - residential, commercial, digital signage, TVs, cables & connectors, and everything in between. Enjoy over $10K in giveaways and thousands in savings. Exclusive raffles and same-day promotions at every event. Receive a gift card when you visit participating vendors. Fun & Free lunch will be served! For more information please visit  www.avad.com/news/vendopalooza/

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About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

AVAD Nominated For 6 SCN Stellar Service Awards

March 01, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ – March 1, 2018 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces AVAD has been nominated for 6 SCN Stellar Service Awards!

AVAD has been nominated for the following categories:

  • Best Use Of An Afternoon (Best Online Training)
  • Best Excuse To Leave The Office (Best In-House Training Program)
  • The Dealer Portal You Want To Keep Going Back To (Best Website Dealer Portal)
  • Sales Support You Can Believe In (Best Sales Operation)
  • The Number You Have On Autodial (Best Tech Support)
  • Your Design Co-Pilot (Best Design Services)

Voting Closes Wednesday March 14, 2018 - Please Vote For AVAD Vote Here

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.