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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.

The IRG manages local television power-on, input selection and power-off via network interface with the VS-6 and IntelliControl ICS or ZR-PRO multizone systems. Niles dealers can now offer their clients high-definition audio/video distribution, including local television automation, from a variety of user interfaces that enable end users to operate sophisticated audio/video systems with the touch of a button.

“Now, Niles dealers can distribute audio and high-definition video via component video cabling or CAT-5 wiring and control it from any Niles user interface,” said Frank Sterns, president of Niles. “With flat panels being hung everywhere and designers demanding less clutter, Niles‘ new VS-6 / IRG combination is the ideal solution for distributing high definition video from a central system with local television automation,” Sterns added.

The VS-6 is a six source, six zone high-definition video switcher that can also be used stand-alone using RS232 and/or infrared (IR) commands and integrates seamlessly with the IntelliControl ICS, ZR-6 and ZR-PRO whole-house distributed entertainment systems. The IRG infrared gateway uses the IntelliControl ICS or ZR-PRO system network architecture to automate local televisions reliably. Integrating the VS-6 / IRG combination into IntelliControl ICS or ZR-PRO systems is quick and easy via Niles‘ wizard-based software. During system set-up, the installer answers a series of logical questions after which the system is automatically configured, saving installers time on the job and leading to improved productivity. The VS-6 high definition video switcher and IRG infrared gateway are now shipping and available to dealers.

Talking Points
• Niles‘ VS-6, a high-definition video distribution system, and the IRG, a device for automating local television sets, are now shipping
• The MSRP for the VS-6 is $2,499.95
• The MSRP for the IRG is $299.95
• The VS-6 integrates high definition video into Niles multizone distributed audio/video systems
• The VS-6 switches up to six component video inputs to up to six output zones via component video and/or CAT-5 outputs
• The VS-6 supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p and 480i/p
• The ZR-6 features cascade video outputs for easy integration of multiple VS-6 switchers or sharing connected sources with other components
• The VS-6 ships with rack mount ears and mounting hardware
• The IRG works in conjunction with IntelliControl ICS and ZR-PRO network system architecture to automate local televisions and provide one touch to entertainment

Corporate Information
Miami-based Niles Audio Corporation is a 30-year-old company recognized as the First Name in Custom Installation®. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world‘s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users which enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation, 12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (1-800-BUY-HIFI; ext. 197) or by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.

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