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Niles Appoints McCarthy to VP of Engineering and Product Development

Niles Audio Corporation today announced the appointment of Tom McCarthy to Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. A 25-year industry veteran, McCarthy offers Niles an extensive track record of bringing innovative home entertainment products to market faster, with the highest level of quality and dependability. Prior to joining Niles, McCarthy served as Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at D&M Holdings, where he played a key role in developing its technology strategy. At D&M Holdings he served as a member of its acquisition team and led the concept and development of a networked Home Entertainment System that won “Best Overall Product of the Year� at the Consumer Electronic Show in 2004. McCarthy also served as Director of Research and Development Operations at Bose. more

Marshall Communications Collaborating With HaiVision to Deliver Low-Latency H.264 Video Encoding to U.S. Federal Markets

MONTREAL — Nov. 11, 2008 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 HD and SD video codecs, today announced a new partnership with Marshall Communications Corporation through which MARSHALL will serve as a HaiVision integrator for network video applications within the U.S. federal market. MARSHALL will represent the full line of HaiVision solutions, providing sales, support, and design and integration services for federal customers requiring the lowest-latency video transmission via satellite, video backhaul, and control room applications. more

Xtreme Technology Corporation Reinvents the Home Phone System by Integrating the Cell Phone with the Home Phone

lowres.jpgCalgary, Alberta—November 2008 – Xtreme Technology Corporation is proud to announce the reinvention of the home phone system with the revolutionary new XLink, the world’s first multiple cell phone Bluetooth gateway. The new XLink BT & BTTN models seamlessly pass cell phone calls through the regular telephones throughout your house and come equipped with a new long distance solution, eliminating costly service charges and saving consumers money. more

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Capitol Sales Learning Instituteâ„¢ Launches

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12, 2008—Already a recognized leader in industry education, Capitol Sales Company is redefining its education efforts to broaden its reach and become more accessible to dealers. The new comprehensive education program launches April 2009 with the Capitol Sales Learning Institute™—Regional Outreach program. This phase will take Capitol Sales’ successful training offerings on the road to six regions throughout 2009 in partnership with CEDIA On The Road. more

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Crestron Dominates 7th Annual Multi-Room Awards At EHX Fall

Crestron earned an unprecedented six Multi-Room Awards at EHX Fall 2008 in Long Beach, California. The six awards earned by Crestron, including Best Overall Product for the AMS-AIP, were twice as many trophies than any other company in the industry.

Crestron also won top honors for the iLux™ integrated lighting and shade control system, the CEN-ISERVER dedicated audio server for the iPod®, the TPS-6X Isys® 6-inch wireless touchpanel, and Cameo™ designer keypad controllers. The seventh annual MRA program recognized products displaying exceptional innovation, functionality, and value. Award-winning products had to produce and substantiate significant contributions to multi-room audio, video and lighting in the custom residential market. more

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Crestron Solutions Praised at Worship Facilities Expo

Crestron received awards in two major categories at the 2008 Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), the leading event for AV and technology managers in churches nationwide. The Crestron wireless iLux™ (CLS-C6RF) was judged the Best Lighting Product, and the new Isys® TPS-6X wireless touchpanel won top honors as the Best Building Material and System Product. The WFX New Product Awards, presented by Worship Facilities and Church Production magazines at a ceremony in Houston, Texas, recognized the most innovative digital media product in the category of podcasting, webcasting, and streaming media in 2008. more

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Crestron Named Manufacturer of the Year

Crestron was named UK Manufacturer of the Year at the Inside Hi-Fi and Custom Installer Trade Awards 2008. The ceremony was held recently in the Novotel at London’s ExCeL. Crestron was recognized for its significant contribution to the development of the custom installation market and ongoing commitment to the company’s ever-expanding national network of dealers, partners and programmers. more

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Crestron Announces New Adagio® Marketing Manager

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, November 4, 2008 — Crestron recently announced the appointment of Keith Kennedy as its new Product Marketing Manager for the Adagio® family of home entertainment solutions. Kennedy, who comes to Crestron from Niles Audio Corporation, will be based in Crestron’s Rockleigh headquarters. Kennedy is a skilled electronic custom installation and technology professional with 25 years of industry experience that spans many industry functions. He is a well-rounded design engineer and custom installer with a proven history of integration experience. more

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HTSA Predicts a Disc-Free Future

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HTSA Predicts a Disc-Free Future
Consumer electronics experts say media servers are way of the future

Chester Springs, PA—November 12, 2008—Say goodbye to shelves filled with CDs and DVDs and hard drives clogged with photos, movies, and music. The consumer electronics experts from Home Theater Specialists of America say that the media server, a hardware device outfitted to access, stream, and store various forms of multimedia content, will be the way of the future. Still unknown to most consumers, yet hailed by industry insiders, HTSA says this technology will eliminate the need for the bulky yet fragile, physical disc medium and bring user-friendly organization to cluttered media libraries. more

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Wohler GV Expo 2008 Preview

Wohler at GV Expo 2008
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Company Background:

Since its inception in 1987, Wohler Technologies’ video products division, PANORAMAdtv, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio and video monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company offers a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. More information is available at www.wohler.com. more

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