CEDIA 2016: The Latest Residential Technology Products Revealed

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Like every year since 1989, CEDIA has set the stage for manufacturers to showcase the latest in residential technology products for the custom electronics industry. This year was no different. With hundreds of new custom electronic solutions on display, there were several that stood out during last week’s show in Dallas, Texas.



Surface Mount with Buttons

Surface Mount with Buttons combines the richness of apps with hard buttons that provide immediate access to critical control system functions.  With just one ethernet cable, power iPad and provide power and data to the IP keypad for simple installations.

Each button is LED backlit, allowing you to customize the brightness and color, depending on the occasion.  With 30+ icon-engraved buttons in the box, there are icons to represent most control system functions.  And for custom applications, custom-engraved buttons can be engraved.

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Sivoia® QS Triathlon® WIDR Shades

Sivoia QS Triathlon is fashionable, flexible and affordable motorized shading system. This battery-powered solution offers industry-leading battery life for easy installation and maintenance, perfect for retrofit applications. Available in new roller shade or insulating honeycomb styles, these shades have a wide variety of beautiful fabric colors and textures to meet the functional and aesthetic needs of any space.



Trueplay uses the Sonos app and the microphone on your iPhone or iPad to measure how sound reflects off walls, furniture and other surfaces in a room.  Then it makes precise acoustic adjustments to speakers – sometimes large, sometimes small – to make sure you always hear the purest sound possible. With nothing added and nothing lost. Just a spot-on playback of the song the artist sent your way.



Séura Storm Ultra Bright 84″ Outdoor TV

Séura showcased their 84-inch size outdoor television, Séura Storm Ultra Bright. The giant-scale ultra-high definition (4K UHD) television is intended for outdoor use, even in direct sunlight and all weather conditions. oasis.

Indoor television screens as large as 84-inches have recently been criticized for having reached peak practical size due to space constraints in mainstream living rooms. “When considering their outdoor space, larger televisions are ideal for more homeowners” said Gilbertson. “Our new 84-inch screen is perfect for entertaining in backyards or restaurant patios where guests are anywhere from 5 to 50 feet from the screen.”

Screen Innovations


A new take on a projector screen, as their website states, “Think Rollable Television®”. When watching the game or your favorite movie, Zero-G drops out of the case and expands at a preset location giving you a “levitating” image, suspended by cables.



Autonomic eSeries MMS-1e Music Streamer

The new Mirage eSeries, featuring eAudioCast. Decentralize your music with revolutionary audio-over-Ethernet technology, and provide more flexible installation.

The MMS-1e Mirage Music Streamer is a solid-state, single-source music player complete with the features and functionality expected from the Mirage family of products. Seamlessly integrate the MMS-1e into any of the popular automation systems, and deliver playback of pure, 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution audio, in addition to the most popular online music streaming services.

eSeries Mirage Audio System MAS-4-2e
The MAS-4-2e is a four room/two stream music system scalable to 96 zones and featuring proprietary eAudioCast™ audio-over-Ethernet technology. Composed of the compact MMS-1e media server and the M-120e amplifier, this package provide connectivity using a single Cat5e cable at high-resolution bitrates. This is vital for integrators, making it dramatically less difficult to bring digital entertainment into the most challenging-to-reach zones. The MAS-4-2e plays high-resolution files up to 192/24.




Amazon Alexa Voice

Amazon Alexa Voce was the buzz at CEDIA 2016. With popular home automation manufacturers like Crestron making announcements that their products are now compatible with Amazon Alexa Voice. Homeowners can now activate their entire home via voice.


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