International Debuts ‘Spot for Dot’ Voice-Activated In-Wall Amplifier
When installed with an Amazon Echo Dot, the patent-pending Spot for Dot offers installers a simple, high-quality audio and voice control solution.
CEDIA 2018 – San Diego, CA – September 4 – 8, 2018 – Booth 2017 – Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, is pleased to announce Spot for Dot, a patent-pending high-quality digital in-wall amplifier that provides installers with an inexpensive and convenient solution that powers smart home speakers and connects to existing distributed audio systems. Engineered to hold an Amazon Echo Dot, and when paired with speakers, Spot for Dot can add voice control of smart devices, scenes, and other functionality to many zones of audio within the home, without the need to run wires back to a central location.
Designed with Jim Murray of Jimmy |Thu LLC, Spot for Dot is installed behind a wall plate that is no bigger than a double gang outlet, to appeal to the customer’s desire for décor-friendly technology solutions. When connected to an Amazon Echo Dot, Spot for Dot adds a concealed voice control option to any space. The clever vertical in-wall design actually improves the pick-up and responsiveness of the microphone in an Amazon Echo Dot, rather than being placed horizontally and freestanding on a table or shelf, a setup that comes with acoustic challenges.
Unlike traditional distributed audio systems that are restricted to a set number of zones, Spot for Dot provides the flexibility to add one zone at a time without limitations, all at a significantly lower cost because of its ability to be connected to existing electrical wiring in the home or commercial space. Installers can simply retrofit Spot for Dot into an existing distributed audio system without the inconvenience of running wires back to a central location, saving time and money.
The Spot for Dot amplifier is compatible with most speakers, improving sound quality significantly over traditional smart speakers. A perfect solution to pair with most free-standing or in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, such as those from Beale Street Audio, Spot for Dot offers high-quality stereo sound for two speakers or the option to bridge up to four speakers.
“Our talented team has developed a game-changing solution for installers looking to add high-quality audio and voice control to distributed audio systems without the normal hassles associated with an install,” said Mark Corbin, President of Vanco International. “With the continued popularity of voice control in AV installations, we are confident Spot for Dot will be a success in both the commercial and residential markets and we are extremely excited to demonstrate its capabilities in the Vanco International booth at CEDIA 2018.”
Spot for Dot will be on display at CEDIA EXPO 2018 in Vanco International’s Booth #2017. Interested distributors and dealers can contact Vanco directly for pricing.
For product specifications and to learn more about Vanco International, visit the Vanco website.
About Vanco International, LLC
With a 60-year legacy of serving the AV industry, Vanco International, LLC engineers, manufactures, and sells premium audio/video products and electronic accessories that are 100% QC tested from our U.S. headquarters. Backed by a team of knowledgeable support representatives and technology experts, Vanco is comprised of four unique brands including Vanco®, a comprehensive line of value-oriented residential AV products and accessories; Evolution™, a curated line of pro audio and video distribution products; PulseAudio™, an indoor/outdoor speaker and amplifier line featuring Bluetooth® technology; and most recently, Beale Street Audio™, a highly-acclaimed line of Sonic Vortex® technology architectural speakers. Vanco is committed to helping the dealer and distributor community succeed in creating high-quality customer experiences across home theater, premium audio, and commercial installations. Learn more about Vanco International at www.vanco1.com.
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