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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.
 

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.

AVAD Award Winning 2018 Video Catalog

February 01, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ – February 1, 2018 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the AVAD Video Catalog for 2018 has won the AVA Digital Awards Platinum Award for 2018.

The Award Winning AVAD Video Catalog for 2018 demonstrates the latest and greatest selection of reliable video solutions, with impeccable style, unbeatable performance, and staggering scalability from all of the top tier manufacturers in the audio and visual industry. Including videos, hyperlinked specifications sheets, detailed information and offered sizes of each product, the Award Winning AVAD Video Catalog is comprehensive yet remains sleek in its design.

AVAD has the Award Winning Video Catalog, Audio Catalog, Home Automation Catalog and Accessories Catalog. To view these please visit AVAD Product Catalogs

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.

AVAD Appoints Gordon Isaac as Director of Sales

October 09, 2017

Industry Veteran Brings Years of Sales Experience to AVAD

Scottsdale, AZ – October 9, 2017 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Isaac as its new Director of Sales.

Gordon Isaac joins AVAD after many successful years at Core Brands where he served as National Director of Sales. While at Core Brands, Gordon was responsible for leading the national custom installation sales team, consisting of over 50 direct and independent employees, and serving over 3000 customers across North America. Prior to his engagement at Core Brands, Isaac worked as a regional sales leader for industry notables, Crestron Electronics and Bose Corporation. Gordon got his start as the Manager at Ultimate Electronics and moved on to serve as Chief Operating Officer for a large regional custom installation integrator. Isaac brings, to AVAD, over two decades of leadership and a proven track record of success in the custom integration market. Gordon will lead AVAD’s sales initiatives as it tackles the next phase of its transformation. In addition, he will be responsible for continuing to cultivate knowledgeable internal teams in order to provide best in class service and grow AVAD’s footprint in the custom installation markets.

“With nearly 25 years in the consumer electronics and custom installation industry, I’m very familiar with AVAD’s market-leading position,” said Gordon Isaac, Director of Sales for AVAD. “In my new position, I look forward to using my years of experience to lead the sales side of AVAD’s transformation. Working together with AVAD’s respected sales team and dealer base, I am committed to improving AVAD’s dealer engagement, satisfaction and effectiveness across its North American operations.”

“We’re excited to welcome Gordon Isaac to AVAD," said Jon Zabel, VP of Sales and Vendor Management for AVAD. “We’re confident that Gordon will play a critical role in enhancing and strengthening AVAD’s sales strategy and execution as we seek to provide dealers with cutting edge solutions and market leading service. As AVAD completes its transformation since being purchased from Ingram Micro, we continue to demonstrate our investment and commitment to personnel and programs that provide our dealers with best in class products, technology and service.”

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.

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