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SFM appointed exclusive distributor of Dynamic Mounting

SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as the exclusive Canadian distributor of Mooresville, NC based specialty mount manufacturer Dynamic Mounting.Dynamic Mounting manufactures the original drop down and around motorized and manual TV [...]

January 29, 2019|

Integration Designer® APEX is Here!

RTI is thrilled to announce the release of the Integration Designer® APEX programming software. This new platform combines time-saving automation with the complete freedom to design custom control experiences that will set dealers apart from the [...]

August 15, 2017|

RTI Enables Video Intercom Support Across a Range of Devices

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced new video intercom support for select RTI controllers and third-party intercom-enabled devices. Ideal for front door access, security gates, intra-office, and room-to-room [...]

May 11, 2017|

NEW – Service and Repairs of RTI Products at SFM

SFM was recently been accredited as the only Canadian service center for RTI products which means that it is now much easier and faster for Canadian consumers to have their RTI products serviced. Whether it's for [...]

February 9, 2017|

New Luxul ABR-4500 and XBR-4500 Epic 4 Gigabit Router

The new LXL-ABR-4500 features ports on the back while the LXL-XBR-4500 features ports on the front. These new routers will be replacing the 4400 Series. This is primarily a hardware upgrade that will improve performance [...]

February 2, 2017|

RTI Fuses Control With BluOS™ Multi-Room Music

New RTI Driver Connects, Manages, and Controls Streaming Music Capabilities on BluOS-enabled Devices Across the Connected Home RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced a new two-way driver for [...]

February 2, 2017|

Luxul, Domotz Form Partnership

Enhanced Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Cloud Support Features Now Available for Luxul Networks Domotz, a provider of network monitoring and remote tech support systems for professionals and enterprises, has formed a new partnership with Luxul. The Domotz [...]

February 2, 2017|

SFM to Distribute Pro Control in Canada

SFM’s sales, technical application and marketing team with the Pro Control team at SFM’s headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. Dorval, Quebec, September 12, 2016 – SFM is pleased to announce its appointment as a [...]

September 15, 2016|

Nest app for Apple Watch

It's a great day for wrists. You can now control the temp of your Nest Thermostat, right from your Apple Watch. Learn how to install and use the Nest app for Apple Watch

September 2, 2016|

Ask Mario! (July 2016)

How do I Connect Analog Audio with Just Add Power? I need left and right analog audio for sending the TV sound to a multi-room controller. However, some sources no longer have RCA outputs. I [...]

July 19, 2016|

New Kordz PLX-HDB.2 HDBaseT Extender

Extend HDMI and control over CATx cable; simply, reliably and with a single power source The Kordz PLX-HDB.2 uses HDBaseT™ architecture to support UHD video to 40m, 1080p video to 70m with bi-directional IR and [...]

June 28, 2016|

OmniMount 3N1-PJT Projector Mount Review

Reference Home Theater - By Chris Heinonen on May 6, 2016 If you have a projector, you probably want it mounted out of the way. Placed up on the ceiling, it’s less likely that someone will [...]

June 28, 2016|

Nest – New views for Farsight

Turns out there are two types of people in the world. Those who like to see the target temperature on their thermostats. And those who like to see the current temperature. When Nest introduced the Nest [...]

June 28, 2016|

Ask Mario! (May 2016)

What is a tribrid surveillance video recorder? At some point in your science class, you may have heard of a trilobite. It's a fascinating variety of fossils found in some rock formations. They are from [...]

May 1, 2016|

Ask Mario! (February 2016)

What do I need to record sound with an IC Realtime or Clear View system? Most surveillance cameras don't have a built-in microphone. Legally speaking there's a lot to know about audio recording in surveillance, [...]

February 24, 2016|

Ask Mario! (February 2016)

What do I need to record sound with an IC Realtime or Clear View system? Most surveillance cameras don't have a built-in microphone. Legally speaking there's a lot to know about audio recording in surveillance, [...]

February 24, 2016|

Luxul Wins Two Product of the Year Awards at CES

AV Series and Wireless Controller Kit Honored by the Consumer Technology Association Luxul, a leading innovator of IP networking solutions for custom installation professionals, received two prestigious product awards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) [...]

February 23, 2016|

Ask Mario! (December 2015)

I have only one Cat5e cable going to the TV. Is there a way to connect a Just Add Power receiver and have wired internet access? Yes it is possible, even if you have a [...]

December 17, 2015|

Furman Vs. a Typical Surge Strip

Typical surge strips may offer some protection from small surges and spikes, but they can't protect from catastrophic surges or sustained overvoltages (commonly caused by wiring faults). See how a Furman power conditioner with EVS [...]

December 15, 2015|

Ask Mario! (May 2015)

What is the difference between a Furman PL-PLUS-DMC and an Elite 15i? The real question here is "What makes the Elite 15i ideal for residential application?" It is true that these two products have a [...]

May 1, 2015|

Ask Mario! (April 2015)

How does Spotify work with Russound? Everybody knows that in fall of last year, Spotify streaming music service launched in Canada. What you might not know yet is that current DMS-3.1 and XStream X5 were [...]

March 31, 2015|

Strength in Numbers!

SFM joined forces with North by Northwest, Sound Developments and Trends to host an exclusive event for the custom installation market. The event, held on March 25-26 at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, was [...]

March 31, 2015|

Ask Mario! (March 2015)

My customer asked about Dolby Atmos… Help! When one decides to treat oneself to a custom installed home theatre or media room, 99.9% of the time, they want the latest technology available. Given the level [...]

February 27, 2015|

New Kordz Toslink

The new Kordz TOSlink is now available. The design features a carefully aligned centre pin and 1 mm polyfibre conductor with polished ends, providing unhindered transmission over the length of the cable. The matte black [...]

December 22, 2014|

New Kordz NEO-S3

The Kordz NEO-S3 upgrades a new or existing installed long length passive HDMI cable to High Speed 4K Ultra-HD capable. It connects to both ends of an existing (to 20 m) or new (to 30 [...]

December 9, 2014|

Ask Mario! (December 2014)

What kind of help can I get from SFM’s application specialists when I’m programming on a jobsite? We know that with today’s technology, integrators have to use configuration and programming software for every brand they [...]

December 1, 2014|

SFM Names New President

SFM has named Randal Tucker as its new President, effective January 31. Concurrently, Sol Fleising, founder and owner of SFM, will be assuming the title of Chief Executive Officer. A native of the United States [...]

February 6, 2014|