JBLís AudioAccess Division To Demonstrate Whole House Entertainment Network 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Friday, 31 March 2006

At Electronic House Expo 2006 (EHX), Audioaccess, a division of JBL® that provides whole-house audio/video solutions, is exhibiting the W.H.E.N. (Whole-House Entertainment Network) system in active demonstrations at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, in Booth Demo Alley 202B (March 30 – April 1). W.H.E.N. is the company’s first integrated home theater and multiroom audio/video system designed exclusively for custom residential installation.

W.H.E.N. will be employed in a 7.1-channel custom-installation home theater setting that will showcase its home entertainment capabilities, and will also be connected to multiple zones to demonstrate its multiroom functionality. The system will be used with JBL Studio™ L Series loudspeakers, which incorporate design innovations and technologies directly derived from JBL’s professional recording studio monitors.

The expandable, modular W.H.E.N. system components include the W.H.E.N. AVR21EN Audio/Video Receiver/System Controller, the AVH21 Audio Video Hub with WPS21 Power Supply Hub, the KP21 Amplified Display Keypad, a compact Door Keypad/Camera Module, and seven available in-wall and in-ceiling speaker models.

The W.H.E.N. system offers three operating modes: Entertainment, Security and Paging. In Entertainment mode, it distributes audio and video from home theater and stereo audio components to the main home entertainment room and to remote locations. In Security mode, the system routes signals from video cameras stationed throughout the home to connected video-display devices, and audio from the connected KP21 keypads’ built-in microphones. Paging mode enables the W.H.E.N. system to function as a multiroom paging system, with two-way audio communication between all zones.

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