Bluesound Professional stock arrives in Australia
Our first shipment of Bluesound Professional stock has been delivered! Bluesound Professional is the world’s first purpose-designed range of streaming audio hardware for use in bars/hotels, restaurants, cafes, gymnasiums, fast food, convenience, retail etc. Bluesound Professional has commercial-grade features and performance-
• Rack-mountable hardware with modular options (select models)
• +4dBu line level vs. consumer products at -10dBV
• Balanced audio for long-distance applications
• Plug-in phoenix connectors for secure and reliable installs
• Use with or without control system
• Security-focussed network design
• 2-year Warranty from the date of installation
Origin Acoustics company founder and chairman, Jeremy Burkhardt, and International Business Director, Jose Coelho, visited Australia to meet dealers in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane where they shared their company vision and learned about our local market. Thanks for visiting our shores guys!
Bluesound Professional Appoints Connected Media Australia and New Zealand as Distributor
Bluesound Professional is the world’s first modern music distribution ecosystem for commercial spaces. It includes components from streaming sources to loudspeakers to facilitate easy design, installation, setup and use of complete music systems in installations from one zone to large multi-zone facilities. For Bluesound Professional's Australian debut, we are hosting appointment-only presentations in Melbourne's Pan Pacific Hotel (adjoining the Melbourne Convention Centre), August 27-29. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more.
Connected Home & Business reviews Origin Acoustics Valet System
The Valet system by Origin Acoustics turns Alexa into a simple but powerful voice-controlled multi-room audio system with room-paging, zone grouping, and support for your existing sources. Best of all, Valet hides the Dots out of sight. Read the full review by Connected Home & Business
Naked Cable Now Shipping
Effective immediately, Connected Media Australia is proud to launch Naked Cable
. Developed and refined over the last five years by our sister company, Connected Media New Zealand, Naked produces a compact range of bulk cable, interconnects and associated accessories for professional installers that are highly complementary to our existing brands, RTI and Origin Acoustics.
The Naked Cable range includes:
• HDMI Cables (18Gbps Ultra High Speed with Ethernet)
• Optical interconnects
• Analogue audio interconnects
• Two and four-core bulk speaker cable
• Premium-grade speaker cable
• Cat6 bulk cable
• Infra-red kits and components
Origin Acoustics Marine-Grade "Explorer Collection" Now In Stock
With an IPX6 rating (protection from water jets and dust ingress), all stainless steel hardware, extra gaskets, and water-sealed crossovers, the entire Explorer Collection is at the top of the class. These features ensure that high-performance that is safe from the corrosion and internal damage commonly posed by exposure to ocean water and rainstorms backed by a lifetime warranty. The Explorer Collection benefits from advanced technologies that Origin engineers have utilised in numerous loudspeaker designs from the award-winning Director & Composer Collections. Designed for saltwater and sea spray, these speakers will hold up in wet rooms, water-front patios, and of course, luxury seacraft.
RTI Installation Feature in Sound & Image Magazine
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Connected Media exhibiting at Integrate Expo 2018
Meet our team and see the latest developments from RTI, Origin Acoustics, and our new brand Naked Cable. Stand K22, Sydney ICC, August 22-24.
Origin Acoustics Appoints Connected Media as New Distributor
We are very excited to announce that Origin Acoustics has appointed Connected Media as the new Australasian distributor, effective 11 June 2018. Origin Acoustics was founded in 2014, reuniting Jeremy Burkhardt, Ken Humphries and Ed Haase, the team that effectively created the architectural speaker category over three decades ago. From that launch just four years ago, Origin Acoustics has become the second most popular brand in the category as published in the 2017 CEPro Brand Analysis, the industry’s leading trade publication. Download Origin Acoustics Product Catalogue
RTI XP-6s Control Processor Now Shipping
The second generation of the incredibly popular XP-6, the redesigned XP-6s control processor is the perfect centerpiece of any professionally installed control system. With a rack-mountable design, faster internal CPU bolstered with 8x the memory of the XP-6 it replaces, the XP-6s processor automates and enhances the operation of A/V, security, lighting, HVAC, and more. Learn More
RTI XP-8v Control Processor Now Shipping
The third generation of RTI's popular XP-8 advanced control processor, the XP-8v offers increased processing power, expanded memory, and a 1080p HDMI output with a fully customisable OSD interface. The XP-8v combines the advanced control options of its predecessors with a new i.MX53 processor for increased processing power and expanded two-way driver support. To take the processor's capabilities even further, its RAM memory and internal non-volatile Flash memory have been upgraded to 1GB and 512MB, respectively. Learn More
RTI C2K1 Control Kit Now Available
Bundling the RTI XP-3 control processor, Pro Control Pro24.z remote, and an Unlimited RTiPanel license into one cost-effective package, the $1,299 C2K1 kit providers an easy jump start into home automation, while delivering a simple upgrade path to more sophisticated control.
Download C2K1 Cutsheet
Programmed exclusively within Integration Designer APEX for speedy deployment, the C2K1 is centered around RTI's XP-3 advanced control processor. The processor features a built-in ZigBee® RF transceiver to allow bi-directional communications with compatible RTI and Pro Control remote controls. In addition to control options — including IR, RS-232 and relays — the XP-3 utilizes two-way drivers that provide users with instant feedback from third-party devices and has an astronomical clock for time-based events.
RTI KX3 Built-in XP-series Control Processor
The KX3 is a unique, hybrid device that combines the capabilities of an in-wall touchpanel and an advanced control processor. The result is an enhanced automation solution that delivers control simplicity and tremendous power in one cost-effective unit. Featuring a 3.5” high-resolution colour touchscreen, two-way feedback and video intercom, the KX3 performs beautifully in homes as well as classrooms and conference rooms where the built-in control processor and room status LED’s offer additional flexibility.
Improvements to RTiPanel App Licenses
Effective immediately the RTiPanel app licenses have been significantly reduced in price and simplified.
The two big changes to the license structure are:
1/ The new single-user license works on all types of mobile devices. In addition, the single-user license is no longer tied to a single device. For systems with one or two licenses, each license is now valid for connections from any device type (iOS / Android / PC), and licenses are floating (freed up when the device disconnects).
2/ The 5-user license has been replaced by an Unlimited license.
These new licenses require the latest firmware installed on the processor. Each firmware includes a README file with simple installation instructions. https://www.rticorp.com/dealer/firmware
Both new licenses are considerably cheaper than the previous licenses.
What's more, the new firmware works retroactively on existing sites. With the new firmware installed, existing systems with three or more licenses (of any type) installed will allow an unlimited number of connections, and single user licenses will work with any mobile device.