Didja Know…???  The end of Crestron DM??? 

Didja Know…???  The end of Crestron DM??? 

Don't panic…Crestron Digital Media (DM) isn't going anywhere, but it is the end of the original series that launched DM as Crestron has released the 3-Series modular DM switchers.  Look for the new CPU3 models in the BlueDog Database soon! 

 

https://www.crestron.com/en-US/Products/Video/DigitalMedia-Modular-Matrix/Switcher-Chassis 

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Didja Know…??? Hide your Access Point!

The best location for Wi-Fi coverage may NOT be the best (or acceptable) location aesthetically.  Solution?  How about recessed ceiling mount enclosures? Now you can neatly hide the access point to maximize performance and minimize designer angst!  Paramount by WhyReboot (available now in the BlueDog Database) and newly released option from Access Networks! 

https://whyreboot.com/paramount/
Access Networks AP Enclosure

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…???  Get outside w/Seura TVs! 

I think most know Seura for their mirror TVs but as spring approaches and folks want to get outside, don't look past their outdoor models!  These are purpose-built displays with technology and features necessary to survive the outdoors long-term.  Available for every application (shade, partial sun, full sun) in all the popular screen sizes - w/accessories to match (soundbars, covers, mounts)…and of course, available to subscribers in the BlueDog database! 

 

https://www.seura.com/products/outdoor-tvs/ 

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…??? Voice control w/artificial intelligence from Josh.ai

Do you know Josh? If not, it might be time for an introduction.  With powerful voice control, sophisticated artificial intelligence and native integration to scores of popular products and manufacturers (see link for a list), feedback from the early adopters in our group has been very positive.  The Josh Micro and required software licenses now available in the BlueDog Database!  

https://www.josh.ai/devices

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…???  Tariff Price Increases…Again! 

Those pesky pols are at it again (pros/cons for a different forum!) and several manufacturers have announced another round of tariff related price increases.  Most are minor, but affect a lot of items…so will add up if not addressed.  For BlueDog subscribers, we 're updating the likes of SnapAV, Lutron and many more.  Please let us know if you're aware of others! 

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…???  SnapAV IP Vertical Power Strips 

They're here…and the requests came quickly for addition to the BlueDog Database!  These new IP enabled vertical power strips from Wattbox save space and put controllable power up and down the rack. Part of the OvrC Ecosystem, you can also pair w/a UPS for additional OvrC features including smart load shedding, remote alarm silencing, and critical battery health alerts. 

 

https://www.snapav.com/shop/en/snapav/wattbox%C2%AE-ip-vertical-power-strip---conditioner-12-individually-controlled---metered-outlets-wb-800vps-ipvm-12 

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…??? AirTV by Dish Network

Thanks to Jason Reilly (Redi Systems) for this one!  These AirTV boxes may be just what your client needs to "cut the cord", completely.  In my personal (TiVo) experience, OTA works in many markets to grab the networks not yet available on Smart TV’s. For BlueDog Database subscribers, available to spec now under manufacturer DISH NETWORK.

www.airtv.net

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…??? We appreciate…YOU!

On behalf of the BlueDog Group team, I simply say…Thank You!  As another year winds down, I think about the interactions - with clients, reps, manufacturers, co-workers, industry friends - and am reminded that it's the relationships that keep us "in the game".  You all add value to us and we strive to get better every day…hopefully adding value for you in the year ahead.  The support we receive industry-wide is very much appreciated!

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Curt Hayes
Didja Know…??? Sonos Optical to HDMI Adaptor

Thanks to BlueDog database client Greg Finger for this contribution.  In the system design world, adaptors & black boxes can be the difference between success and failure in many applications.  Thanks, Greg, for the tip…it makes the data better (and design jobs easier) for all! 

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Curt Hayes