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Archive for January 9th, 2008

HIGHLINE BALLROOM OPENS IN NEW YORK‘S TRENDY MEATPACKING DISTRICT WITH YAMAHA CONSOLES

HighLine Ballroom's Yamaha PM5D-RH console at front of house –Most Commonly Requested by Touring Artists, Yamaha Consoles Are Installed–

BUENA PARK, Calif.–High Line Park, created at the site of an abandoned elevated rail line high above and just west of the Chelsea district in lower Manhattan, has been referred to by a local New York Magazine reporter as “an urban fairy tale,” a “flying carpet,” “our generation‘s Central Park,” something akin to “Alice in Wonderland … look through the keyhole and you‘re in a magical place.” The very green park is a mile and three-quarters long, over six and one-half square acres and sits 30 feet above the streets of New York City. more

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HES Selects Panamax/Furman Sound as Vendor Partner for Power Management

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 8, 2008 — Panamax/Furman Sound, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced that Home Entertainment Source (HES), a group of specialty consumer electronics independent dealers, has selected the company as a vendor partner to provide members with power management solutions. The partnership expands Panamax/Furman‘s distribution network while providing HES members with full access and exclusive pricing on the company‘s complete offering of advanced power management technologies. more

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AirMedia and DT Research Deploy Digital Signage in Beijing Capital International Airport

BEIJING and SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 8, 2008 – AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN), the operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, and DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the deployment of the WebDT Signage System in the Beijing Capital International Airport. Advertisers can purchase advertising time slots from AirMedia and their advertisements will be shown to airport passengers and visitors in high-definition LCD screens through DT Research‘s WebDT Signage System. more

NILES VS-6 & IRG NOW SHIPPING

Video switcher enhances Niles‘ multizone offering with the addition of high-definition whole house distributed video

MIAMI, FLORIDA – January 9, 2008 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, today announced the company‘s VS-6, a high-definition video distribution system, and the IRG, a device for automating local television sets, are now shipping. When used in conjunction with the award-winning IntelliControl® ICS, ZR-6 or ZR-PRO multizone distributed audio systems, the VS-6 / IRG combination delivers high definition video content from six independent sources to up to 30 individual zones and makes audio/video entertainment available from one single button press of Niles keypads, touch screens and hand-held wireless remote controls. The VS-6 system architecture supports high-definition video distribution via component video and CAT-5 outputs simultaneously for signal transmission up to 300 meters. more

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NILES APPOINTS BLOUSE DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT TRAINING

Ten-year industry professional ready to kick off new education programs enhancing Niles‘ industry-best service to its dealers

MIAMI, FLORIDA – January 9, 2008 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, today announced that Gary Blouse has joined the company as its director of product training. A ten-year industry veteran, Blouse brings previous experience as a custom installer, Niles technical support advisor and trainer and, most recently, director of custom installation training at Tweeter. In his new role as director of product training, Blouse will kick off Niles‘ new education programs designed to support the 90 new products the company has introduced into the market. Blouse‘s appointment reinforces Niles‘ strategic initiatives that support one of the company‘s seven “Keys to Success” – Extensive Training and Technical Support. With the company‘s wide-ranging product lines, training and technical support are critical in ensuring that Niles remains at the industry‘s forefront and is set apart as a total solutions company. more

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KEF ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH MUSICAL FIDELITY

Audio Products by Inventive British Manufacturer to be Distributed by KEF in Central, North and South America

MARLBORO, N.J. – January 9, 2008- GP Acoustics, dba KEF, renowned British manufacturer of audiophile-quality speakers and world-class home theater speakers systems, has announced it will serve as a distributor of Musical Fidelity Audio products in North America , Central and South America, effective January 1st, 2008. more

NILES STAGEFRONT LOUDSPEAKERS CERTIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY LEADING PUBLICATION

Niles‘ versatile, custom installation-specific home theater loudspeaker line meets and exceeds highest standards of excellence established by Sound & Vision

MIAMI, FLORIDA – January 9, 2008 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, announced today that Sound & Vision magazine, whose reviews are the most authoritative in the home entertainment industry, has selected the company‘s StageFront Home Theater Solutions™ loudspeaker line as a “Sound & Vision Certified and Recommended product.” Designed specifically for home theater applications, the StageFront line includes both in-wall and cabinet models that are voice-matched to deliver exceptional sound quality in custom installed home theaters, regardless of loudspeaker type. The Sound & Vision Certified and Recommended status endorses StageFront loudspeakers and tells consumers that the product stands out in its class and that they can purchase it with confidence. more

KEF INTRODUCES KHT1005.2 HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM

New KEF KHT1005.2 Speaker System Features Uni-Q® Driver Technology and Compact Design

Marlboro, N.J. – January 9, 2008 – KEF, renowned British manufacturer of audiophile-quality speakers and world-class home theater speakers, has announced the addition of the brand new KHT1005.2 Series to its Home Theater Speaker family. The KHT1005.2 Series is a 5.1 home theater speaker system that features KEF‘s iconic ‘egg-shaped‘ surround speakers and is complemented by the KUBE-1, KEF‘s newest, entry-level subwoofer. It is the second generation installment to their Home Theater 1000 Series speaker system. more

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NILES iREMOTE® TS WINS CES INNOVATIONS 2008 DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARD

Wireless touch screen interface for whole house audio/video and home theater system control lauded by Consumer Electronics Association as superb, innovative solution for custom installation professionals and their clients

MIAMI, FLORIDA – January 9, 2008 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, announced today that the company‘s iRemote® TS — an elegant user interface for operating the award-winning IntelliControl® ICS whole house distributed audio/video system and automating sophisticated home theater systems — has been named an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize the most innovative consumer electronic products in the industry. The prestigious CES Innovations 2008 Honoree Award represents only the most recent among numerous industry accolades bestowed upon Niles over its illustrious history. more

VizionWare Secures Patent Tied to Innovative Digital Interconnect Technology

United States Patent and Trademark Office Grants Patent for “Method and System of Reducing Electromagnetic Interference Emissions”

AUSTIN, Texas – January 9, 2008 - VizionWare, the Texas-based active interconnect company, has announced that it has secured one of several pending patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent will protect several key technologies used in the design and production of its innovative line of digital interconnects and adapters, specifically VizionWare‘s “Method and System of Reducing Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Emissions.” more

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