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First 3D Gaming Application, New RevolutionHD Displays, Network Music Players, Energy-Efficient Thermostat, Residential Theaters, Training/Education Registration

August 27, 2008 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology products and services, is driving the evolution of residential systems with exclusive availability of the CEDIA market’s hottest new displays, audio and control equipment. Electrograph will exhibit the latest CEDIA trends and offer multiple education and training registration opportunities in Booth #1000 during CEDIA EXPO, September 4-7, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.

“Electrograph is at the forefront of residential systems technology with products and services to address trends like 3D gaming, wireless streaming music and energy-efficient home automation,? said Sam Taylor, president of Electrograph Systems, Inc. “Our size and strength allow us to bring the newest technology to CEDIA integrators first – with the greatest profit potential. And we stand behind the technology with the latest training and education programs, webinars and other technical learning sessions.?

Electrograph booth visitors will see exclusive demonstrations of the following:

Philips 3D Solutions 42? WOWvx 3D Gaming Applications. For the first time in the USA, Electrograph will show 3D gaming applications with the Philips 3D Solutions WOWvx 42? LCD display. Far superior to systems that use special glasses or helmet-based virtual reality systems, the application is less confining and can accommodate multiple players while producing stunning 3D effects and a real “out-of-screen? gaming experience.

New RevolutionHD 47? 1080p LCD Display. CEDIA marks the public debut of the next generation of RevolutionHD LCD displays. This line encompasses all the functions and features CEDIA installers need at a competitive price point for maximum profits without having to compete with the big box brands. The 42? and 47? models offer 1080p full HD resolution for the best image possible from any source while their built-in speakers add impact to the overall entertainment experience. They also include a new designer glossy “piano black? bezel for an elegant look and feel, making them a great addition to any room or décor. The new line is also available in 32? and 37? sizes.

Philips Streamium NP1100 Network Music Player. The Philips Streamium music
player provides unlimited wireless access from a PC, music library or internet radio. The NP1100 connects to a stereo or home theater and features a large screen and a remote, allowing music, news and entertainment from radio stations around the world to stream wirelessly via Wi-Fi into every room of the house.

Sanyo PLV-Z700 HD Projector. Sanyo’s 1080p home theater projector is a great choice for small to mid-sized home theaters. Featuring the most advanced lens-shifting function on the market, coupled with short throw capability and 2x zoom, the Sanyo PLV-Z700 can create a 100? diagonal image from only 10-20 feet away. Rated at 1200 lumens, the PLV-Z700 is capable of a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for superlative black levels, even in ambient light.

Other highlights include:

HAI New Omnistat2 Energy-Efficient Thermostat. Consumers can save up to 10 percent a year in costs and energy with the HAI Omnistat2 programmable thermostat. Featuring a built-in algorithm, the thermostat learns the heating and cooling patterns of a house and automatically adjusts the temperature based on home and away activity. When connected to an HAI home control system, also available from Electrograph, the thermostat is controllable locally, or via a Touchscreen, Smartphone, the internet or even by telephone.

Complete Residential Entertainment Systems. Visitors will experience three tents showcasing end-to-end home entertainment systems spotlighted by the new Sanyo PLV-Z700 projector, Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD 50? KURO 1080p plasma TV and Epson V11H262120 PowerLite Home Cinema UB projector. Electrograph’s line card of top name brand A/V components from companies like Onkyo, Adcom, Pioneer, Atlantic Technology and JBL will round out each system.

Education/Training Registration
Attendees can register for Electrograph’s next Display Technology Experience (DTE) training and education event, scheduled for October 21 in Washington, DC. This complimentary program gives integrators the opportunity to earn CEDIA continuing education credits and NSCA learning units. CEDIA integrators can also register to attend one of Electrograph’s monthly ISF training seminars, which have scheduled stops in Boston, New York City, Miami and Los Angeles later this year.

About Electrograph
Founded in 1982, Electrograph Systems, Inc. is a leading national distributor of technology solutions, including plasma displays, LCD displays, LCD and DLP™ projectors, and other specialty displays. In 2006, the company acquired ActiveLight, CineLight and International Computer Graphics, all leading national distributors of A/V products. With 11 regional offices, nine distribution centers, and a network of more than 5,000 reseller partners and integrators, Electrograph is one of the largest plasma display distributors in the U.S. and is the only distributor to operate a certified InfoComm-trained nationwide sales and service network. The company specializes in display, audio, connectivity and other complementary technologies for both the consumer and commercial markets. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.electrograph.com.

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