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Leema Acoustics Intros Reference Cables

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Leema Acoustics announces a pair of audio cable ranges-- the Reference 1 and Reference 2, consisting of speaker cables and several digital and analogue interconnects.

Leema cablesFeaturing specifications by the ex-BBC sound engineers behind Leema Acoustics (namely Lee Taylor and Mallory Nichols), the cables include advanced continuously cast mono-crystal 6N-purity copper conductor, teflon insulation and beryllium-copper plugs.

The range includes the Reference 1 and Reference 2 interconnects, comprising analogue cables in RCA and XLR terminations, digital cables in RCA, Toslink and USB, and loudspeaker cables.


Cleerline 4k2kHDMITC Extends 4K Over Fibre

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Installers needing to extend 4K over fibre optic can get the Cleerline 4k2kHDMITC, a means to deliver 4K/UHD video up to 300m, providing an alternative to standard Cat cable runs.

Cleerline etenderDesigned for use with OM2 or greater multimode fibre, the 4k2kHDMITC extender set features built-in diagnostic LEDs. Power comes through micro-USB while bandwidth reaches up to 10Gbps. The transmission path supports HDCP, EDID and CEC control, and the baluns can be used with the Cleerline SSF fibe designed and termination solution.


MoCA Takes on Broadband With MoCA Access

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The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) presents MoCA Access-- a specification aimed at multiple dwelling units (MDUs) capable of 1Gbps net throughput based on the current MoCA 2.0 standard.

Coax connectorThe recently approved MoCA 2.5 specification will also be integrated in the MoCA Access specification, serving as a technology roadmap for the planning of future deployments. MoCA 2.5 is capable of up to 2.5Gbps and is backwards-interoperable with MoCA 2.0.

“Our move into access applications is driven by operators worldwide who told us they need one Gbps. actual throughputs with a long-term migration path and want to use the existing coax infrastructure,” the alliance says. “Our performance and reliability attributes are proving to be a great solution in broadband applications as well as the home network backbone.”


Vision’s Room Calendar Display Dongle

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Vision Display Dongle

Vision have a new version of their Freespace room booking system.

In the same way you check your own calendar in Outlook, Freespace is an Android-based product that displays a meeting room’s calendar on a display outside the room.

Vision Freespace

The new version of the app has a revised interface which is more customisable, and now works with Google Apps and any other app-based calendar system. Vision say the advantage of the app-based approach is they can push out regular updates and customise quickly.

One of the two new hardware flavours is the new “Freespace Dongle” [pictured], which is designed for conference and event centres where there are already large 1080P displays installed. Integrators can retrofit the Freespace system to those flat panels to get the calendar content for each room on those screens.

In stock in June, the dongle goes for SSP GBP 588 / EUR 758 / AUD 1178

Go Vision's Freespace Room Booking System


Ihiji ServiceManager Adds Ticketing

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Ihiji adds a service ticketing feature to the ServiceManager Software as a Service (SaaS), allowing system installers and home technology providers to generate recurring monthly revenue (RMR) through managed annual service plans.

Ihiji ServiceManagerAccording to the company efficiently creating and tracking trouble tickets (aka technical support or service tickets) is a critical component of a successful services organisation. Thus, to aid the management of recurring service plans and services operation efforts, ServiceManger features customer warranty tracking, recurring service plan tracking, RMR invoicing and billing, customer contact management, technical support ticketing and tracking, and (coming soon) centralised project documentation.


ActiveConnect Cables Need No Power

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Datapath launches ActiveConnect-- a long-range fibre optic DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 cable series reaching lengths up to 100m with no need for additional power.

ActiveConnectThe cables measure just 7mm in diameter and are designed to provide direct connection from any graphics card, including the Datapath ImageDP4, to either DisplayPort or HDMI monitors. The cables also handle transmission from media players to Datapath HDMI or DisplayPort capture cards.


D-Tools System Integrator 2016 Now Available

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D-Tools announces the latest version of the System Integrator (SI) software platform-- SI 2016, adding over 50 productivity features and enhancements within the robust D-Tools Cloud infrastructure.

D-Tools System IntegratorAccording to the company the additions make it aster and easier than ever for residential and commercial AV, higher education and security installers, consultants, tech managers and systems designers to perform key functions of their business, namely estimation, system design and project management.