Rayva Wins 2019 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award, Video Product of the Year for Origami Turnkey Home Theater

High-performance, high-design turnkey Rayva theater provides benefits to integrators, homeowners, designers, and architects.

LAS VEGAS, NV and NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2018) — Rayva announced today that it has received the coveted 2019 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award, Video Product of the Year, for its Origami turnkey home theater. A flagship design in Rayva’s lineup, the Rayva Origami turnkey home theater features sleek triangular acoustics backlit with customizable LED lighting and is fully personalizable so as to appeal to each client’s tastes.

Rayva is the world’s first, all-inclusive, home theater product. Rayva enables dealers to sell a Rayva Home Theater as a finished product and goes much beyond the all too typical project-based home theater that’s always created from scratch. Rayva home theaters are sold through dealers and have huge profit opportunities for interior designers and architects. Homeowners experience the highest performance levels and great value from Rayva Home Theaters, with assured service.

By simplifying the sales process through the Rayva Configurator™ and designs like Origami, Rayva is changing the way integrators think of home theaters, approaching private cinema as a manufacturer would approach a product. Thereby making it easy to sell and install rather than a project fraught with complications and delays. Due to Rayva’s innovation in the way they design, install, and sell home theaters, homeowners benefit from exquisite designs and the simplicity of the installation process. Integrators not only differentiate themselves through their offering but are able to maximize profits while reducing complications and time on site. Meanwhile, architects and interior designers are able to offer their clients — through an authorized Rayva dealer — turnkey Rayva rooms that are high design, high performance, and headache-free.

“Rayva set out to change the way the home theater experience is sold and installed, to make it easier end-to-end to incorporate technology and design into a cohesive, compelling, and immersive space to enjoy movies, music, gaming, and more,” says Rayva President George Walter. “We are honored to win the 2019 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award, Video Product of the Year and congratulate all who were recognized with a TecHome Mark of Excellence Award this year.”

Rayva accepted the TechHome Mark of Excellence Award at CES 2019’s TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards reception. As a winner of Video Product of the Year, Rayva Origami turnkey home theater will be featured in the March 2019 edition of CE Pro magazine and cepro.com, as well as the official CTA website, CTA.tech.

About Rayva
Rayva is the world’s first provider of complete, turnkey, engineered, home theaters of exceptional quality and performance.  Limited edition designs by world-renowned artists curated by Theo Kalomirakis are unique to Rayva.  These designs, engineering, and acoustics make Rayva home theaters easy for integrators and home technology professionals to sell and install. Rayva’s fully personalized solutions remove the barriers of complexity and the unknown to create an exceptional experience that brings families closer together through the magic of movies, sports, concerts, and video games.  Learn more at www.rayva.com and follow @RayvaTheaters or @RayvaHomeTheaters on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the Company and its offering.

Rayva Receives Overwhelming Support for New Offering and Bring Your Own Gear (BYOG) Approach to Theater Design, Specification

Integrators appreciate the ability to specify equipment they know and trust to deliver turnkey Rayva theaters while Interior Designers applaud Rayva’s unique approach to home entertainment rooms

NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2018) —By way of compelling demonstrations and one-on-one time with the Rayva team, AV integrators and interior designers are seeing firsthand how Rayva—a supplier of engineered and fully personalizable turnkey home entertainment solutions—makes home theater simple with its new offering and simplified approach to the category.

Rayva Turnkey Theaters — An entirely new approach to home entertainment
One of the more notable aspects of Rayva’s new offering is that the company now allows dealers to specify the gear used in a Rayva theater to be from brands they know and trust. These products are then paired with Rayva’s custom curated interior designs, acoustical packages, and engineering documentation to complete the package. Dealers determine the installation price and execute the project. Rayva’s team is available throughout the process to help dealers sell and support Rayva solutions.

‘BYOG’ makes it easy for integrators to offer, install, and support Rayva Theaters
Dealers now have the freedom to select the products they know and trust to integrate into a Rayva system, so long as they are within the performance requirements of the selected Rayva package. Rayva affectionately calls this their ‘Bring Your Own Gear’ (BYOG) approach, which gives dealers the flexibility they need to deliver expected performance, maintain valuable relationships with suppliers while making it simple to deliver a premium experience to their customers.

“Rayva’s concept is so simple,” says Steve Stary of Brilliant AV. The model they’ve created and the addition of BYOG makes it easy for integrators like Brilliant AV to get back into the home theater category but in such a way as to present a product to our customers and not a convoluted, time-consuming, and expensive project. It’s a straightforward approach that just simply works. To be honest, our firm just wasn’t selling home theaters until Rayva came along.”

Combining technology, art, and design
Rayva combines state-of-the-art technology with Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis’ curated line of proprietary interiors, acoustic specifications, and engineering and design accessories. With 12 designs now available and more being developed, dealers can easily provide clients with performance packages that meet their needs and interiors that meet their style.

An enlightening addition to the Rayva offering, the new Light Edge interior features modular acoustical panels with inlaid LED lighting that can be changed to suit the mood or decor and which eliminates light scatter l around the room. Rayva dealers have the unique ability to capitalize on this, especially given lighting has become a leading trend in both the AV and design industries. Light Edge joins the complete lineup of Rayva theaters like Shapes, Movement, Origami, Pulse, Soundscapes, and more, all available as out-of-the-box solutions that are ready to rock in any residence.

“Family movie night is big in our world,” says Toni Sabatino of New York-based interior design firm, Toni Sabatino Style. “As Rayva demonstrates, now, a home theater can be hidden in plain sight, integrated into your family room, or anywhere you want to show off all your cool AV gear.”

Equally impressive are Rayva’s acoustical treatments, which are both modular and truly plug-and-play. Integrators simply order their Rayva theater using the company’s new online Configurator tool, which makes it easy to select and specify any of the available designs that easily meet a range of needs and budget. An intuitive step-by-step process that takes all of 3 minutes to navigate, the Rayva Configurator utilizes CEDIA industry standards for acoustics and optimal viewing criteria to optimize seating and establish the appropriate screen size for the chosen space. Once approved by the client, dealers simply order their Rayva theater and prepare the space, sourcing gear they want to order directly from their vendors. The different aspects of the theater Rayva supplies for each project are delivered in kits to the job site where installed with out-of-the-box ease, offering a fast, easy solution that is both repeatable and profitable.

Reinforcing the value of relationships and partnerships Rayva is working closely with Origin Acoustics, Barco Residential, Stewart Filmscreen, Josh.ai, Kaleidescape, Fortress Seating, Audio Control, and other fine brands to deliver a truly memorable entertainment experience.

“Together, Rayva and its AV partners make home theater far more simple and fun for dealers to sell and support,” concludes Stary.

About Rayva
Rayva is the world’s first provider of complete, turnkey, engineered, home theaters of exceptional quality and performance. Limited edition designs by world-renowned artists curated by Theo Kalomirakis are unique to Rayva home theaters. These designs, engineering, and acoustics make Rayva home theaters easy for integrators and home technology professionals to sell and install. Rayva’s customizable home theater solutions remove the barriers of complexity and the unknown to create an exceptional experience that brings families closer together through the magic of movies, sports, concerts, and video games. Learn more at www.rayva.com and follow @RayvaTheaters, @RayvaHomeTheater or @RayvaHomeTheaters on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the Company and its offering.

Rayva at CEDIA Expo 2018: Dealers Can Now Select the Gear They Want to Pair with Rayva’s Curated Interiors & Packages, Making it Simple to Sell Home Entertainment

At CEDIA Expo 2018, Rayva’s shows new Complete Solutions lineup that offers more flexibility; online Configurator makes specifying theaters simple; new interior options like ‘The Light Edge’ provide more design choice.

New York, NY (August 2018)—During CEDIA Expo 2018, Ravya, supplier of engineered and fully customizable turnkey home entertainment solutions, will show AV integrators how to make home theater simple with its new Rayva Complete Solutions lineup featuring gear selected by dealers paired with custom curated interior designs like ‘The Light Edge’ by Dimitri Theodorou. Rayva’s new lineup and unique go-to-market strategy give dealers more choice, flexibility, and profit potential in the home entertainment and home theater categories than ever before.

Leading Brands Partner for CEDIA Expo 2018 Demos and Joint Press Conference
Reimagining the way home theaters are specified and sold, Rayva’s demo will feature an introduction to the Rayva model and products from leading manufacturers Origin Acoustics, Barco Residential, Stewart Filmscreen, Josh.ai, Kaleidescape, Fortress Seating, and Audio Control. This demo will present what’s possible with Rayva and intended to promote home entertainment value, simplicity, and profitability. Together, Rayva and its AV partners Make Home Entertainment simple.  

Origin Acoustics and Josh.ai will join Rayva for a joint press conference for registered media attendees on Friday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m in SR-6 to showcase Rayva’s offering, demonstrate Josh.ai’s new, state-of-the-art voice control, and listen to Origin’s Marquee precision loudspeaker technology designed for modern applications. Together, these three brands will demonstrate Why Rayva’s New Approach to Home Entertainment Simply Works.

A Simple Approach to Modern Home Entertainment
Rayva combines state-of-the-art technology with Theo Kalomirakis’ curated line of proprietary interiors, acoustic specifications, and engineering and design accessories. These complete solutions make it easy and highly profitable for AV integrators to sell home entertainment and reward the consumer with outstanding entertainment value.

Dealers Choose the Gear That Goes Into Their Rayva Home Entertainment Package
With Rayva, dealers now have the freedom to select the products they know and trust to integrate into a Rayva system, so long as they are within the performance requirements of the selected Rayva package. This gives dealers the flexibility they need to maintain the valuable relationships they have with their vendors and customers while making it simple to deliver different levels of performance to their customers. With several new designs available and more on the way, dealers can easily provide clients with equipment packages that meet their needs and interiors that meet their style. 

Online Configurator and Engineered Solutions Make it Easy
Rayva will also demonstrate its new Configurator (shown above), an online tool that makes it incredibly easy to select and specify the Rayva home entertainment solutions to meet a range of needs and budget. The process starts with the selection of a room template that is closest to the client’s allocated space. An intuitive step-by-step process, the Configurator uses industry standards for acoustics and optimal viewing criteria that maximize the number of seats and screen size for the chosen space and includes 12 new and proprietary interior designs.

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New ‘Light Edge’ Theater Design Premieres at CEDIA
To enrich its library of home theater and media room designs, Rayva continues its search for fresh design concepts in the AV industry and beyond. Recently, Rayva Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis worked with artist Dimitri Theodorou to create a new interior design, The Light Edge. Based on abstract shapes, Light Edge uses beams of light from multiple sources to generate dynamic shapes on the walls of a room. An impressive addition to the Rayva lineup, The Light Edge is a beautiful illustration of Dimitri Theodorou’s talent.

See what’s Possible in Home Entertainment with Rayva During CEDIA Expo 2018
Rayva invites CEDIA Expo 2018 attendees to visit Sound Room 6 (SR-6) on the show floor to learn about its new lineup and offering, try its new Configurator in person, and see how Rayva makes it easier, more approachable and profitable to sell home entertainment solutions.

About Rayva
Rayva is the AV industry’s first exclusive provider of turnkey, engineered home entertainment solutions. Supplying system specifications, designs, and engineering documents as well as acoustics and aesthetic enhancements, Rayva makes it simple for integrators and home technology professionals to sell and install immersive entertainment solutions. Rayva removes the barriers of complexity and the unknown, helping to create an exceptional technology experience that brings families closer together through the magic of movies and music. Learn more at www.rayva.com and follow @RayvaTheaters on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the company and its offering.

 

Rayva Now Offers Flexible Equipment Choices to Simplify Home Theater Sales

Rayva’s new Complete Solutions offering makes it easier for dealers to sell home theaters and protect margins by specifying and installing the brands they know and trust

New York, NY — Ravya, the AV industry’s only supplier of pre-engineered and fully customizable turnkey home theaters, has introduced a new lineup called Rayva Complete Solutions. Categorized as Gold, Bronze, or Silver performance packages, complemented by unique, world-class designs, and completely customizable, Rayva has eliminated critical barriers, making it easier than ever for integrators to sell and install home theaters while achieving marketplace differentiation and optimal margin potential.

Essentially, when dealers sell and install Rayva Complete Solutions, Rayva will provide the specifications, designs, and engineering documentation, along with customized interiors that merge aesthetics with optimal acoustics that together create a genuine experience engineered to the same performance standards as the best cinema spaces in Hollywood. Rayva is changing the way integrators think of home theaters, turning a private cinema into a product that’s easy to sell and install, rather than a project fraught with complications.  

Rayva Specifies Equipment Performance, Integrators Sell Their Choice of Brands

With the new Rayva Complete Solutions comes a simplified approach to selling home theaters. Dealers can now “Bring Their Own Gear,” to maintain effective supplier relationships, meet the client’s budget, and deliver an experience worthy of Rayva’s Best-in-Class designation. Dealers also have the option to leverage Rayva’s extensive industry partnerships to select products from lines they may not otherwise have access to. Facilitating a flexible purchasing model, Rayva allows dealers to maintain control over the brands and products they install and support to preserve margins while working with the products they know and trust.

“Dealers who sell Rayva Complete Solutions are no longer locked into specific brands or products,” says Rayva President George Walter. “Dealers are welcome to take advantage of our relationships by purchasing directly through Rayva, but the decision is now theirs to make. By eliminating barriers, we’re making it easier than ever for dealers to engage with Rayva without sacrificing the relationships dealers have developed with buying groups,  manufacturers, or distributors.”

Introducing Exciting New Designs by World-Renowned Artists

Also now available as part of the Rayva Complete Solutions offering are numerous new designs by artists from around the world. Curated by Rayva’s Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis, “These designs break from tradition to bring new vitality to the field of home entertainment design.” These distinctive designs, which are both aesthetically pleasing and acoustically tuned, set Rayva theaters apart, infusing personality and life into the spaces without the costs typically associated with a custom home theater design.

The Rayva Configurator and Virtual Reality Walkthroughs

To further aid dealers in selling Rayva’s pre-configured, customizable home theater packages, Rayva has introduced a proprietary online configurator. Dealers or customers can select from a variety of room parameters and design features, and the app generates a complete home theater proposal in seconds. The client can then experience their dream theater before committing to the project by taking a 3D, virtual reality walk-through of the space.

Streamlining and Simplifying the Home Theater Category
“Rayva makes it easy for integrators to professionally present Home Theater solutions to their clients and create accurate budget estimates,” says Rayva President George Walter. “We further simplify the installation of home theaters by approaching each cinema as a product rather than a project, eliminating the many complications that come with home theater design and installation. The Rayva team and our rep force partners live and breathe home theater, and we’re here to help others find greater success in the category. Call us at (844) 467-2982 or email info@rayva.com to discuss what’s possible with Rayva.”

About Rayva
Rayva is the world’s first exclusive provider of turnkey, pre-engineered home theaters. Supplying system specifications, designs, and engineering documents as well as acoustics and aesthetic enhancements, Rayva makes it easy for integrators and home technology professionals to sell and install immersive private cinemas. Rayva’s customizable home theater solutions remove the barriers of complexity and the unknown, helping to create an exceptional technology experience that brings people closer together through the magic of movies and music. Learn more at www.rayva.com and follow @RayvaHomeTheaters on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the company and its offering.

RAYVA Holiday Promotion Makes It Easy for Dealers to Sell and Deliver Home Theater

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RAYVA provides high-profit turnkey home cinemas that can be installed in five days or less

NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2017) RAYVA, the world’s first exclusive provider of complete, consummate home theater packages, has launched a new promotion encouraging current homeowners to convert their existing bonus rooms or family rooms into RAYVA luxury home theaters.

With competitive pricing starting at just under $100,000 for a complete, luxury home cinema, RAYVA packages make it easy for dealers to convert their electronics sales into a highly profitable, turnkey, RAYVA home theater package. With high-profit margins and simple installation, which can be completed by a home technology professional in five days, RAYVA theaters offer a new way for dealers to sell home theater more effectively.

“The customer needs only to identify 300-square-feet of space that their RAYVA dealer can then transform into a space for family and friends to relax in comfort and safety and enjoy a consummate entertainment experience,” says RAYVA President George Walter.

From Signed Contract to Satisfied Customer in six weeks
From high-end, luxury audio and video components to customizable designs and even room build-out that includes acoustic isolation, RAYVA provides everything dealers need to go from signed contract to a satisfied home theater customer in six weeks.

The new promotion provides dealers with a targeted, full-color tri-fold brochure with bold images and messaging that speaks to the hearts of today’s luxury consumers. Virtually any room in the home can be converted into a high-tech, customized, purpose-built luxury theater where family and friends can gather and enjoy the magic of the movies, concerts, and sporting events, this holiday season and all year long.

Seasonal Promotion Includes Upgrades Designed to Wow Consumers
The RAYVA Gold Plus Package, part of this special seasonal promotion, includes a Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound audio upgrade, a Sony 4K projector, powered recliners, and pre-loaded family entertainment on a Kaleidescape server.

“Our holiday promotion gives dealers the opportunity to approach existing homeowners with an enticing message, promising a home theater that will impress friends and family members just in time for the holidays,” says Theo Kalomirakis, Executive Director of RAYVA. “Give us 300 square foot of space and five days, and you will be watching more than 100 family movies, 30 concerts and live sports in a better-than-theater quality experience for less than $100,000.”

RAYVA is supporting this promotion with a mass mailing to homes in the counties of Westchester, NY, and Fairfield, CT, as well as social media support on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Dealers across the country can take advantage of the promotion by sharing the benefits of RAYVA turnkey home cinemas with their existing customers and luxury homeowners in their region and reaching out to RAYVA to choose the best package and options for their customer.

About RAYVA
RAYVA, the world’s first exclusive provider of curated, complete, and consummate home theater experiences for the CEDIA community, the luxury builders’ market, and their customers, seeks to reignite consumers’ passion for home theater by reimagining the category. With four all-inclusive, custom home theater solutions, RAYVA removes the barriers of complexity and the unknown to bring an exceptional technology experience into homes and bring families closer together through the magic of movies. Learn more at www.rayva.com.

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RAYVA CEDIA 2017 Highlights Include Education Sessions, Promotion for Home Technology Professionals, and New Home Theater-Oriented Blog Site

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RAYVA CEDIA 2017 Highlights Include Education Sessions, Promotion for Home Technology Professionals, and New Home Theater-Oriented Blog Site

NEW YORK, NY (August 2017) — RAYVA, the world’s first producer of branded, easy-to-install, pre-engineered, all-inclusive premium home theaters, will offer two education sessions and a promotion aimed at Home Technology professionals, during the 2017 CEDIA Expo. RAYVA will also introduce a blog site reinforcing the company’s message of enjoying the best entertainment at home in the way homeowners would like to enjoy it.

CEDIA Sessions Educate Home Technology Professionals on the Benefits of Selling and Installing RAYVA’s High-Margin, All-in-One Home Theater Solutions
During CEDIA 2017, RAYVA will offer two back-to-back and insight packed education sessions. One is an MFT course and the other a panel session featuring integrators and RAYVA executives, who will discuss ways RAYVA is successfully redefining and reshaping the home theater category.

Behind the Scenes with RAYVA (Thursday, September 7th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 17A)
Delivering Pre-engineered Turnkey Solutions: This CEDIA MFT session will show attendees how RAYVA’s turnkey home theater process works and provide a look at the inner workings of a pre-engineered RAYVA home theater. RAYVA VP of sales Jeff Zemanek will explain the design & installation process and the benefits of pre-engineering. Attendees will also learn the advantages of these turnkey solutions for builders & designers and how they immensely benefit Home Technology Professionals.

Register here: https://events.itnint.com/CEDIA17/Online/RegLogin.aspx

Turnkey Pre-engineered Theaters (Thursday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m. in Room 16A)
Panel Session: How RAYVA is Revolutionizing Business for Home Technology Professionals
This panel discussion will show attendees how RAYVA’s all-in-one home theater solutions can significantly increase business and profitability for integrators. Presenters will discuss how RAYVA is leveraging decades of experience to create high-margin, easy-to-install premium theaters, while Home Technology Professionals will explain why they became part of RAYVA and why more integrators should too.

Panelists / Presenters: Steve Stary of Brilliant AV; Allen Temble of Acoustic Evolution; George Walter, RAYVA President; and Theo Kalomirakis, RAYVA Executive Director

Register here: https://events.itnint.com/CEDIA17/Online/RegLogin.aspx

“Show Us Your Plans” Promotion Offers Integrators Free Copies of Theo Kalomirakis’ Book and All-Expenses-Paid Trip to NYC
RAYVA’s featured CEDIA promotion encourages integrators to present their clients’ home theater plans to company professionals for a free evaluation. Anyone submitting their plans for a free evaluation of a RAYVA Home Theater before September 15, 2017 will receive an autographed copy of Theo Kalomirakis’ best-selling coffee table book which includes some of his greatest home theater designs, Great Escapes. And any integrator who signs a contract for a RAYVA Home Theater by October 31, 2017 will also be recognized with an all-expenses-paid weekend trip for two to New York City.

Plans can be presented at RAYVA’s CEDIA booth (#1537) or PDFs can be emailed to plans@rayva.com.

Our home theater plans promotion is designed to show integrators how easy it is to sell, install, and profit significantly from home theaters using RAYVA’s exclusive designs,” says Theo Kalomirakis, Executive Director of RAYVA. “We hope our promotion will encourage Home Technology Professionals to take that first step and benefit from what RAYVA has to offer.”

The RAYVA Roundtable Blog Site Shares RAYVA’s Passion for Great Entertainment Experienced on Great Systems
RAVYA will use CEDIA as a forum to launch The RAYVA Roundtable (rayvaroundtable.com), a unique blog site devoted to wide-ranging content and commentary on all things home entertainment.

The RAYVA Roundtable will offer engaging, expert commentary, updated every day, on the best movies, TV shows, streaming content, music, and other entertainment, and on home theater technology, design, and trends. Integrators, dealers, builders, and everyone who loves home entertainment and home theater will find it an engaging, authoritative, opinionated forum embracing a wide range of views and voices.

The RAYVA Roundtable is meant to reinforce the philosophy behind RAYVA,” says Roundtable editor Michael Gaughn, “which is about keeping the passion for creating and experiencing entertainment alive. The site will keep readers attuned to the latest trends and breakthroughs, provide fresh perspectives on the entertainment and home technology industries, and offer expert recommendations for the best entertainment to experience at home.”

About RAYVA
RAYVA, is the world’s first exclusive provider of curated, complete, and consummate home theater experiences for the CEDIA community, the luxury builders’ market, and their customers. With four all-inclusive, custom home theater solutions, RAYVA removes the barriers of complexity and the unknown to bring families closer together through an exceptional technology experience. For more Information please visit www.rayva.com

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

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