Milwaukee, WI based Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS) last month launched a significant litigation effort against several major industry brands in an effort to assert and protect its IP portfolio rights. On July 22, 2020, Koss filed lawsuits against each of Apple, Inc., Bose Corporation, PEAG LLC dba JLAB Audio, Plantronics, Inc., and Skullcandy, Inc. Each of these auspicious brands, Koss says, are infringing on their patents covering wireless headphones and speakers.
*Work From Anywhere
By now, most in the industry know that Crestron Electronics, the widely renowned luxury residential electronics systems manufacturer, is also a large major supplier of high quality and mission critical solutions for the corporate commercial and industrial markets. Today, the company is announcing that their two divisions worked together to create a new product called the Flex MM – a unique, flexible, unified communications solution that is just about perfect for the new Work From Home…or as Creston likes to call it…the Work from Anywhere…remotely distributed workforce.
See more on this new solution from Crestron…[Read more…] about Corp. Comms. Expert Crestron Launches Flex MM for Growing WFA* Future
Specialty electronics manufacturer AudioControl and advanced digital room correction technology provider Dirac have teamed up to bring Dirac’s latest Dirac Live Bass Control technology into AudioControl’s line of high performance AV receivers, preamp/processors, and amplifiers. The perfect marriage of technology and application, this partnership will help spread Dirac’s technology throughout the custom integration community where AudioControl has a strong and supportive network of dealers.
See more on the AudioControl & Dirac partnership…[Read more…] about AudioControl Introduces Dirac Live Bass Control Technology in Cinema Line
Sonos Inc. and Lenbrook Industries announced today that they have reached a settlement agreement bringing the patent litigation brought by Sonos to a close. The agreement is confidential, so no terms were disclosed.
Another win for Sonos; Read on for more…[Read more…] about Lenbrook Agrees to Pay Royalties to End Sonos Patent Lawsuit
A New National Rep Group is Counting On It
A national network of sales representatives have formed a group to promote and sell products supporting the residential wellness segment – sometimes known as the “healthy home” segment. Called the PureTech Alliance, the organization was conceived and formed by two former founding members of another national group – this one of regional specialty A/V distributors – known as the Alliance of Value Added Distributors (AVAD).
AVAD went on to become a successful $200 million national distributor that helped drive the growth of the custom installation channel and was ultimately acquired by Ingram Micro. Will lightening strike twice?
See more on PureTech Alliance and residential wellness…[Read more…] about Is the Residential Wellness Segment About to Explode?
Launches HomeTime Integrated Home Conferencing WFH Solution
No doubt about it, Crestron is on a roll. They have recently had a series of announcements – not of the ho-hum type, but of the more meaningful, perhaps industry-changing type. Now we learn about another new partnership being announced – Crestron is working with Logitech and Zoom to deliver HomeTime, an upgraded home video conferencing solution perfect for this strange new work-from-home (WFH) world in which we all find ourselves.
See more about Crestron HomeTime…[Read more…] about Crestron’s Partnership Universe Expands Creating New Experiences for Users
An astonishing 283 million Americans are stuck in some form of self-isolation or self-quarantine due to the fact that most states and cities have imposed a “Stay-at-Home” rule in the fight to snuff out the COVID-19 pandemic. This new reality in which we find ourselves means that almost all businesses (except for a few essential services) are closed – and millions of Americans are stuck at home with little or nothing to do. But what role does their technology play in this situation?
Thanks to Technology, we can all be connected…[Read more…] about Stuck in COVID-19 Isolation? Country Music Star Says ‘Thank Goodness for Technology’
AudioControl, a specialty electronics supplier with growing influence in the residential custom integration channel, has recently expanded into the commercial space with their CM Series of products. At ISE last week, the company announced a significant expansion of that lineup with three new 70-volt amplifiers that feature Dante digital audio networking capability built-in.
See more on AudioControl’s new Dante amps[Read more…] about AudioControl Launches 3 New 70-Volt Commercial Amps with Dante Inside at ISE
Savant Systems LLC held their 2020 Integrator Summit this year in conjunction with the International Builder Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 20-23. At that event, the company unveiled a large array of new products and new strategic partnerships, showing they intend to retain their innovative edge that has attracted so many integrator fans.
See more on the Savant Integrator Summit…[Read more…] about Savant 2020 Integrator Summit Shows Strength of Strategic Products & Partnerships
The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it is launching a patent investigation into various speaker and controller products offered by Alphabet Inc.’s Google brand. This investigation initiation is the result of a formal complaint made by Sonos, Inc. who makes similar products that compete with Google, and claims the tech giant stole their technology.