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SnapAV Challenges Dealers to Audition its New Episode® Speakers Against the Competition – If Dealer Doesn’t Agree Episodes Outperform, SnapAV Will Refund Cost Plus $100!

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Charlotte, NC – November 9, 2009 – SnapAV — a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 700 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada — is putting its money where its mouth is. The company is challenging dealers to audition any new Episode ES-series In-Ceiling, In-Wall or Bookshelf models versus a comparably configured competitors’ product that they are selling. If the dealer doesn’t agree that the Episodes outperform the competitors’ product, SnapAV will refund the dealer the cost of the Episodes, plus an additional $100. more

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Gefen Breaks Distance Barrier Using CAT-5 Cable to Carry HDMI v1.3 at 1080p Full HD.

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New extender from Gefen sends HDTV with audio, ethernet and IR up to 100 meters over just one CAT-5 cable.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the release of its HDMI v1.3 over CAT-5 ELR (Extra Long Range) extender. This sender/receiver system sends high definition video with audio, Ethernet and IR back channel up to 330 feet (100m) over just one CAT-5 cable. This is nearly double the distance previous systems could reach using two CAT-5 cables.

“Installers can now turn to Gefen for the most cutting-edge and affordable CAT-5 cable-based extension system for HDTV,? said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. more

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Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy Begins Third Season As Lighting Designer on VH1 Classic’s “THAT METAL SHOW”

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“THAT METAL SHOW,” the Saturday-night show on VH1 Classic that discusses and debates all things hard rock and heavy metal, has returned for its third season and so has lighting designer Christopher Landy of Brooklyn-based Vibrant Design LLC.

VH1 Classic often calls on Vibrant to light series and specials. Landy has been involved with “THAT METAL SHOW,” from its inception. “The show has been a runaway hit,” he notes, “and we’re back in production with nine new episodes.” Season three reunites hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson with such guests as the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, Rob Halford , WWE’s Chris Jericho, Steve Vai, and Peter Criss. more

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Sting Debuts New Material With Studer Vista 5 SR

Sting recently performed two intimate concerts at the Durham Cathedral in northeast England, marking the first time the legendary musician played selections from his upcoming album, “If On a Winter’s Night…? Sting recorded the performances live for DVD release and audio supplier Audio-Rent Clair provided the sound system for the event, which included a Studer Vista 5 SR digital console for front-of-house mixing. more

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Hitachi Software Upgrades Interactive Learning Opportunities With 500 New Lessons For StarBoards

New Lessons Cover Multiple Subject Areas and Grade Levels –

CHULA VISTA, California, November 3, 2009 – In an effort to provide increased interactivity and an enhanced learning experience with the award-winning StarBoard, Hitachi Software today announced the addition of 500 new lessons to its online library of educational software. The new lessons are available immediately for all StarBoard users. more

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Hitachi Appoints Jon Beachdell To Position Of Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Mr. Beachdell’s Responsibilities Will Include Generating Sales Of Hitachi 3LCD Projectors To Dealers That Serve Various Markets Throughout the Northeast –

CHULA VISTA, California, November 6, 2009 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group, has appointed Jon Beachdell as Northeast regional sales manager. Mr. Beachdell brings more than 10 years of experience in video, audio and presentation products for education, corporate, security and broadcast applications. Mr. Beachdell joins Hitachi from AVRover, where he served as national sales manager. Prior to his position at AVRover, he held the position of Eastern regional sales manager with Lumens Integration, Inc. more

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Telex RadioCom upgrades for FARGODOME & NDSU

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(Fargo, ND – October 6th, 2009) Telex RadioCom intercom systems are providing an optimal balance of user-friendliness and excellent audio quality at two new installations in Fargo, ND.

NLFX Professional, of Bemidji, MN, selected systems built around Telex RadioCom BTR-1 UHF wireless intercom systems—standard issue on NFL sidelines—for system upgrades at North Dakota State University and the FARGODOME. This makes NDSU the first College Division One football team to utilize a complete Lombardi system for home and away games – again, standard practice in the NFL. more

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Audio-Technica Extends Warranty for All 40 Series Microphones

— New 5-year warranty now comes standard with all A-T 40 Series mics —

STOW, OH, November 5, 2009 — As part of its unparalleled dedication to its end users and confidence in its products, Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is extending the warranty on its entire acclaimed line of 40 Series microphones. Effective immediately, all 40 Series microphones purchased through an authorized U.S. A-T dealer now come standard with a 5-year warranty. Recent purchases from authorized U.S. A-T dealers, going back to January 1, 2009, are also covered retroactively by this extended warranty. more

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Premier Mounts Expands Entertainment Series with A/V Wall Shelves

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Nov. 2, 2009) – An integral part of home entertainment centers, A/V components are all too often heaped on the floor or tangled up in media cabinets. Consumers looking for modern solutions to organize, conceal and protect cables and A/V components have a new option. Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com) has expanded its popular Entertainment Series of flat-panel mounts to include tempered glass A/V Wall Shelves that complement the modern look of high-end electronics. more

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Absolute Sound Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Rare 3D Projection Demo

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Local tech lovers are invited to try out 3D for themselves, November 12, 10 am – 6 pm

Winter Park, FL – November 6, 2009 – Absolute Sound, an installer of high-end electronics and home integration systems, is celebrating their 30th anniversary with Orlando’s first-ever demo of a 3D projection system. The company will host Digital Projection International from 10 am – 6 pm on November 12 for a full-blown demonstration of the most cutting edge technology in home cinema today. The event is open to the public. Members of the media are invited to schedule a private demo anytime on November 11, and are also welcome to attend the open session on the following day. more

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