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NSCA RAISES MORE THAN $50,000 FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Events allow attendees to kick back and network for a good cause

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 7, 2008 — Industry members had the chance to relax and raise money for charitable causes during InfoComm 08. During its first joint show with InfoComm, NSCA hosted many of its popular events from previous NSCA Expos. more

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NSCA DRIVES HOME ITS PROMISE TO HELP MEMBERS SAVE MONEY

Kramer employee gets more mileage out of membership

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 30, 2008 — With fuel prices hovering at $4/gallon, NSCA made sure its grand prize at InfoComm 08 would save at least one lucky member some serious green. All NSCA members could visit the NSCA Zone to enter to win a 2008 Toyota Hybrid Prius, valued at nearly $29,000. more

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NSCA ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael HesterThree Board Members Retire

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 1, 2008 — At its annual Member Meeting and Industry Forum during InfoComm 08, NSCA appointed two new members to the association’s Board of Directors. Dave Ferlino, president of VistaCom Inc., and Michael Hester, managing partner of Beacon Communications, will each join the NSCA Board for three-year terms.

Andy Musci, president of Altel Systems, took the helm as President when Nancy Emerson, vice president of Vodaci Technologies, retired from the NSCA Board in June. more

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LIKE A ROCK

Atlas Sound Rock SpeakerAtlas Sound unveils new Strategy Series landscape loudspeaker systems

PHOENIX, AZ, July 24, 2008—Ready for poolside music, outdoor parties, sunning on the deck, and as the source of this summer’s soundtrack for a full range of warm weather activities, Atlas Sound’s new Strategy Series Rock loudspeaker, ROCKFA62T-BR is ideally suited for any commercial or residential landscape application. more

ATLAS EXPANDS LINE OF RACK ACCESSORIES

Atlas Sound SD2-14Pullout drawers, sequenced power conditioner, and keyboard/monitor drawer included among latest catalog offerings

PHOENIX, AZ, July 28, 2008—Atlas Sound introduces a host of new products including a number of rack accessories providing value-engineered storage and power conditioning alternatives.

Making their debut within the SD Series, two, three, four, and six RU pullout drawers (models SD2-14, SD3-14, SD4-14, and SD6-14 respectively) come equipped with a standard 14-inch drawer slide and overall drawer depth of 14.75 inches. Employing a recessed design and reversed hanger that keeps contents inside from falling out if the rack enclosure is moved, each drawer is available with an optional key lock. more

NEW AA-PPRC PRIORITY PAGING REMOTE CONTROLLER DEBUTS FROM ATLAS SOUND

AtlasSoundAA-PPRCCompact device offers versatile features at an affordable price

PHOENIX, AZ, July 18, 2008 – A two input by two output speaker level relay switcher, the new AA-PPRC Priority Paging Remote Controller from Atlas Sound is a compact device ideally suited for use in any application in which audio needs to be temporarily muted so that a page can be heard. Perfect for zone paging management in new or existing systems found in boardrooms, schools, health care centers, and hotels, the controller comes standard with its own 12VDC external power supply, and is ready for immediate mounting and use. more

Atlas Sound 700 Series racks gain seismic certification

Atlas Sound 700 SeriesEARTHSHAKING NEWS

PHOENIX, AZ, July 17, 2008—Fully compliant with NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) guidelines, the new seismic-certified 700 Series racks from Atlas Sound are now shipping in popular 35RU-44RU configurations.

Conducted on a shaker table, dynamic tests leading to the seismic certification of the 700 Series replicated the full-force rattle and roll of an actual Zone 4 earthquake, which is comparable to an 8.0 on the Richter scale. In-stock and available now fitted with the new SBK700 brackets, the seismic-ready product group includes 25-inch deep models 735-25, 740-25, and 744-25, as well as models 744-30 and 744-36, which are 30 and 36 inches deep respectively. more

Extron Introduces New CrossPoint Ultra, 600 MHz Matrix Switchers

Anaheim, California – Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new CrossPoint Ultra Series of Ultra-wideband matrix switchers. CrossPoint Ultras are designed to deliver uncompromised performance in the most demanding, high resolution computer-video and stereo audio routing systems. CrossPoint Ultra sets a new standard of engineering in all critical measures of matrix switcher performance, including an amazing 600 MHz bandwidth, ultra-flat frequency response, best-in-class efficiency, reliability, power consumption, and control. CrossPoint Ultra is available in twelve models and six I/O sizes from 8×4 to 16×16 and is ideal for complex A/V routing applications that require efficient, reliable operation at the highest computer-video resolutions without signal loss or degradation. more

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Extron Announces a Major Expansion to Its Fiber Optic Product Line

fiber-optics-group.jpgAnaheim, California – Extron Electronics announces a major expansion to its fiber optic product family for long haul, digital transmission and distribution of A/V signals. The FOX 4G Matrix 14400 is a high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher, expandable in sizes from 16×16 to 144×144. New for the SMX System MultiMatrix Series are fiber optic 8×8 matrix switcher boards. Extron also introduces three new fiber optic extenders, including the FOXBOX 4G VGA for sending RGB computer-video signals, the FOXBOX 4G DVI for DVI signals, and the FOX 2G AV for sending component video, S-video, or composite video. All three extenders are transmitter and receiver sets that send video, audio, and RS-232 control signals on just a single fiber. Extron fiber optic products feature exclusive zero compression, all digital technology that provides perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission. more

Extron Expands DVI and HDMI Product Line With Over 20 New Products

Anaheim, California – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce over 20 new products for integrating DVI and HDMI sources and displays, including DVI and HDMI matrix switcher boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, and the first products from Extron for dual link DVI applications including an Extender and an Equalizer. Extron is also introducing two Fiber Optic Extenders for long distance DVI transmission, four DVI distribution amplifiers, and two scalers for converting analog RGB signals to DVI and HDMI. more

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