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Essential Install | Products Optoma Unveils New HD28DSE Projector Optoma’s projector has an enhanced gaming mode for speedy scores Optoma has unveiled the next evolution of its HD28DSE home entertainment projector, the HD29Darbee. With 3,200 lumens, this new model is brighter, smaller, and quieter. Exclusive to Optoma projectors, the new HD29Darbee boasts integrated DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology for high- quality levels of depth, clarity and realism. Enhanced Gaming Mode is also included with a 16ms response time for a fast response in games that depend on reaction time. Joe Ahmed, head of marketing at Optoma EMEA, says: “Building on the success of the popular HD28DSE, the new HD29Darbee is an all round home entertainment projector with added innovation – Darbee Visual Presence processing. The addition of higher brightness, smaller chassis, quieter operation and an enhanced colour wheel, make this model an extremely convenient choice for use in any living space.” Weighing less than 2.5kg the HD29Darbee can be transported with an optional carry bag for a sports event, movie night or games marathon. Two HDMI inputs enable an easy setup – well suited for connecting a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. This projector also works with Optoma’s WHD200 which is designed to stream video content wirelessly – up to 20 metres in any room. For added convenience, the HD29Darbee comes with an integrated speaker that delivers 10W audio. Despite the small dimensions of the projector, the level of audio created will easily fi ll a living space, says the maker. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems. Optoma +44 (0) 1923 691800, RTI’s ZW-9 Z-Wave Interface Module Now Available In Europe Unifi ed control and monitoring experience RTI’s ZW-9 Bang and Olufsen’s latest loudspeaker Control and automation manufacturer RTI is now shipping its new ZW-9 Z-Wave Interface Module in Europe. The new ZW-9 enables simple, cost- effective monitoring and control of Z-Wave-enabled systems and devices via an RTI control system. “The arrival of our ZW-9 has been highly anticipated by integrators across Europe,” says Mike Everett, vice president of global sales, RTI. “Now our dealers in the region can provide their customers with a unifi ed control and monitoring experience for a full range of Z-Wave-enabled products such as lights, door locks, shades, and thermostats from the convenience of an RTI device.” The ZW-9 Z-Wave interface utilises the Z-Wave wireless protocol to provide the communication link between RTI systems and lighting, door locks, thermostats, and other Z-Wave-enabled devices. Eliminating the need for a different app for each device, the ZW-9 — combined with an RTI XP processor — provides users with unifi ed control and monitoring over all devices directly on their RTI user interface. Through the power of RTI’s Integration Designer APEX software, programming and installation is simpleand affordable. RTI is distributed and supported in the UK by Invision UK. Invision UK +44 (0)1359 270280,, Bang & Olufsen Launches BeoLab 50 Loudspeaker Bang & Olufsen has launched its latest loudspeaker, the BeoLab 50. Using the BeoLab 90’s advanced sound customisation technology, the maker says the BeoLab 50 has been created to offer radical technological innovation and provide an audio performance beyond reference. The loudspeaker’s distinct appearance refl ects the technologies applied while still fi tting elegantly into any interior dé cor. Using an external microphone, the active room compensation measures the physical acoustic surroundings and applies the ideal fi lters to produce optimum sound at the listening positions or throughout the entire room. Beam Width Control for either a 180° sound for social enjoyment or a narrow mode for a dedicated ‘sweet-spot’ listening position, all controlled through the Bang & Olufsen app. The BeoLab 50s are interconnected via Digital Power Link in a master-slave confi guration with sound sources being fed into the system via the master speaker’s comprehensive connection panel. As a supplement to the wired connection, the BeoLab 50 also incorporates wireless technology using multichannel digital audio streaming (based on the WiSA technology) with a very robust performance. Bang & Olufsen August 2017 | 79