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Capitol Sales Company Extends Speaker Selection With Exclusive National Distribution of MUSICA® Brand

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17, 2008—Capitol Sales Company has been selected as Mitek Corporation’s exclusive national distributor for its MUSICA® speaker line. Designed to provide custom installers with a full assortment of entry-level custom-installed speakers, 11 models are available for use in whole-house sound and home theater settings.
“Mitek offers a full line of quality speakers at excellent price points,? said Curt Hayes, Capitol Sales Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer. “We’re proud to be the exclusive national distributor for the MUSICA brand, and for our continued success with Mitek’s MTX brand of popular home audio products.? Capitol Sales also carries Mitek’s Atlas Sound commercial audio brand, allowing dealers the opportunity to purchase quality Mitek products for several applications. more

SI’s New Award Winning Black Diamond™ Projector Screen Now Shipping

Austin, Texas – April 18, 2008 – SI (www.sicreens.com) is proud to announce that its new award-winning Black Diamond™ projector screen is now shipping. Black Diamond recently won a “Best of Demo Alley? award during the Electronic House Expo Spring 2008 trade show.

“The exclusive technologies in our Black Diamond projector screen represent a breakthrough in picture quality for home theater applications,? explained Aaron Reilly, SI CTO. “Black Diamond enhances projector performance by creating the ultimate contrast (blacker blacks, whiter whites) and color accuracy (with added vibrant color delivery) in both ‘dark’ and ‘bright’ environments.? more

Innovative Extender from Gefen Transmits High Definition Audio/Video over RGB Cable to Streamline System

The Gefen HDMI over RGB extension system uses 5-BNC coax cables to deliver 1080p full HD video up to 330-feet (100m) in distance. This allows existing analog displays and projectors to be upgraded on both ends while retaining the existing cable infrastructure to transmit digital high definition signals.

“This is the ideal system for buildings that are using RGBHV projectors and would like to replace them but not rip into the walls to rewire the extension,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. more

Gefen’s New HDMI v1.3 Extender Uses a Single Fiber Optic Cable and Small Wall Plates to Enhance Distance

When you want your lengthy run of HDMI throughout the facility to look as good as it performs, check the Gefen HDMI v1.3 over Fiber Wall Plate Extender. It uses the same sender/receiver methodology often seen with other Gefen products, with local and remote locations connected by a single fiber optic cable. The sender/receiver wall plates enable installers to create a good-looking system that delivers HDMI v1.3 signals up to 300 meters using in-wall fiber optic cabling combined with Omron’s transmit and receive Optical Sub-Assemblies. Where the signal both enters and exits the wall, a small wall plate is mounted, streamlining the process and eliminating extraneous cabling in the surrounding environment. Users can also opt to the stand alone solution with small sender and receiver units, if desired. more

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Two New Scalers from Gefen Offer HQV Refinements for Top Notch Video Scaling

When high end video processing is required in the studio or in the field, Gefen offers two new scaling solutions that make video scaling simple. Both solutions offer today’s best method of achieving a true high definition output using standard and high definition sources, and is compatible with set-top boxes, gaming consoles and DVD players to enable true 1080p performance. more

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NILES EXECUTIVES TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING AT “TICKET TO SUCCESS 3?

Niles’ President, Frank Sterns, and Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Mike “Sparky? Detmer, to host open forum to share ideas with dealers

MIAMI, FLORIDA – April 17, 2008 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has announced that company will hold a Niles Town Hall Meeting hosted by Frank Sterns, president of Niles, and Mike “Sparky? Detmer, vice president of sales and marketing for Niles, Wednesday, April 23rd in Newark, N.J. Offering dealers the opportunity to obtain and provide feedback to Niles’ industry leaders, the Niles Town Hall Meeting, scheduled from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., is a featured event at Audio Associates’ “Ticket to Success 3?. “Ticket to Success 3? is a two-day expo held April 23rd-24th at the Holiday Inn located at 160 Frontage Road in Newark and features the industry’s finest audio and video products. In addition to the open forum, Niles will also hold training seminars for the highly acclaimed iC2 Home Theater Automation and Control System and ZR-4 MultiZone Receiver Kit on both days of the expo. more

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Chester Fritz Auditorium At The University Of North Dakota Acquires Four Robert Juliat Cyranos

fritzFour Robert Juliat Cyrano 2500w HMI followspots have been added to the lighting inventory of the Chester Fritz Auditorium at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks. The 2,300-seat auditorium, named for the investment banker alumnus who helped fund it, hosts UND concert bands, a variety of dance and musical performances, lectures, comics (including Jerry Seinfeld who sold out) and theater. more

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