Snap One plans to showcase a full range of commercial products at the inaugural Commercial Integrator Expo 2023, which will be held in conjunction with CEDIA 2023 in Denver from September 7-9, 2023.
Highlights will include advanced solutions from Araknis, Sunbrite, Control4, Episode, and Strong. This includes routers, switches, TV mounts and rack solutions as well as outdoor audio and lighting systems, and a powerful Control4 interface for deploying simple-to-use digital signage networks and video walls.
“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,” says Scott Normand, Snap One Commercial Market Director. “In our mission to serve these partners with the best products and services, we have remained diligent at creating professional-grade solutions that are designed for commercial projects.
“At CI Expo 2023,” he continued, “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.”
Snap One’s booth will offer a hands-on look at the new Araknis routers and switches, including 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 including 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.
A demo of the Control4 MultiDisplay Manager software will invite partners to see how easy it can be to control multiple digital displays, TVs, or projectors from a single page, select audio sources independently of active video sources, and create presets for instant room reconfiguration. It provides instant, convenient control through Control4 Touchpanels and the Control4 mobile app on systems running OS 3.2.4 or newer, and also offers end-users a Swap button to alternate two sources between two selected displays.
Attendees will also be able to test Strong Carbon Series ceiling mounts, with models to support displays up to 100 inches and 500 pounds. Snap One is also showing the new Strong In-Cabinet Slide-Out racks that deliver improved performance and valuable features such as 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 Episode Radiance outdoor speaker and lighting system, and a 70V combination lighting and audio solution that requires a single two-conductor wire and helps 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 that deliver sound for any space, from high open ceilings to outdoor patios in restaurants, hotels, venues and more.
To complete outdoor entertainment zones, the booth will also show off the latest Sunbrite Veranda 3 TVs, which offer 4K UHD resolution, 1,000-nit brightness, Wi-Fi, dual 10W speakers, quantum dot technology, a native 120Hz refresh rate, IP55 protection against the elements, a weatherproof remote and Android TV smart platform and a gasketed cable entry system.
Veranda 3 TVs are a 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 while delivering multiple sizes.
Snap One recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Snap Local Partner Store program that has brought same-day local product availability to more than 40 locations across North America, making it the largest network of physical custom integration stores in the United States.
“Combined with the company’s 38 training centres, 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.”