Snap One will exhibit a complete range of commercial solutions at the inaugural Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 (CIX23). The show will be held in conjunction with CEDIA 2023 at the Colorado Convention Center from Sept. 7-9, 2023.
Per a statement, highlights will include advanced solutions from Araknis, Sunbrite, Control4, Episode and Strong that deliver enhanced capabilities specifically designed for commercial projects. According to the company, it will feature the latest routers, switches, TV mounts and rack solutions. Additionally, it will display a combination outdoor audio and lighting system along with a powerful Control4 interface for deploying simple-to-use digital signage networks and videowalls. Commercial partners will thus be able to experience the full power and value from Snap One, the company notes.
Snap One at CIX23
“As a company that focuses on serving professional integrators of all kinds, we recognize that our partner base has a healthy mix of residential, commercial, and security components to their businesses. In our mission to serve these partners with the best products and services; we have remained diligent at creating professional-grade solutions designed for commercial projects,” says Snap One commercial market director, Scott Normand.
He continues, “At CIX23, we are showcasing many of the products that we’ve been developing on for the past few years, including a new line of business-class Araknis switches, innovative Strong Racks and Mounts, unique landscape lighting and audio solutions from Episode and the Control4 Multi-Display Manager for bars and restaurants.”
In addition to emphasizing the benefits of local availability, Snap One’s booth will offer a hands-on look at the brand new Araknis routers and switches. Per the company, these are central to the success of any commercial integration project. Between the new 920, 620, 520 and 220 Series, integrators can find routers capable of up to 2.5Gbps and switches featuring the latest 10Gbps capabilities, PoE++ and Layer 3 functionality. They also include interVLAN routing, static routing and multicast routing.
They also offer typical layer 2 features such as MoIPv3 required ACL’s, IGMP snooping & querier, MAC based VLANs, link aggregation, QoS, STP and LLDP.
Demos at Booth
A demo of the Control4 MultiDisplay Manager software will invite partners to see the ease of use when controlling multiple digital displays, TVs or projectors from a single page; selecting audio sources independently of active video sources and creating presets for instant room reconfiguration. Per the company, the software also provides instant, convenient control through Control4 Touchpanels and the Control4 mobile app on systems running OS 3.2.4 or newer. Furthermore, it allows end users a Swap button to alternate two sources between two selected displays.
Attendees will also be able to test the Strong Carbon Series ceiling mounts. According to Snap One, with models to support displays up to 100-inches and 500-pounds; the Carbon Series makes any location ideal for virtually any size screen.
Snap One states that it recognizes the importance of equipment protection and the space constraints common in renovations and upgrades. Thus, the company will also showcase its new Strong In-Cabinet Slide-Out Racks. These racks deliver improved performance and valuable features, the company adds. These include pedal-activated slide and rotation release, multiple locking positions, and sizes from 8U to 42U that all support up to 136kg of equipment.
For outdoor areas, Snap One will highlight its innovative Episode Radiance outdoor speaker and lighting system. Per the company, this is the first 70V combination lighting and audio solution that requires just a single two-conductor wire. It will thus help custom integrators break into lighting installation without requiring burdensome electrical certifications.
This specialized system is accompanied by the Episode 70V pendant, flush-mount and all-weather surface-mount speakers. With this, it can deliver sound for any space, from high open ceilings to outdoor patios in restaurants, hotels, venues and more.
To complete outdoor entertainment zones, the Snap One booth at CIX23 will also show off the latest Sunbrite Veranda 3 TVs. These offer 4K UHD resolution, 1,000-nit brightness, Wi-Fi, dual 10W speakers and quantum dot technology. They also come with a native 120Hz refresh rate, IP55 protection against the elements, a weatherproof remote and Android TV smart platform. Moreover, it has a gasketed cable entry system.
Per the company, the Veranda 3 TVs are a suitable solution for covered backyard porches, outdoor restaurant seating areas and any other shaded outdoor location. Designed for use in fully-shaded areas, the TVs offer complete protection against the elements. At the same time, they deliver quality and multiple sizes to fit every every need.
“Combined with the company’s 38 training centers, our growing network of Local Pro Stores ensures our Partners can access what they need, when they need it, while also benefiting from regularly-scheduled new product training sessions,” Normand adds. “We are ready to show attendees how the power and reach of Snap One can help them grow and ensure they are prepared for any job that comes their way.”
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