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Haivision Appoints Andy Vaughan Vice President U.S. Federal Sales, Expands Team to Meet Growth Demands

Success of Piranha(TM) and Makito(TM) Air Encoders for Video and Metadata, Combined With Furnace IPTV and CoolSign Digital Signage, Leads Haivision to Grow Dramatically in U.S. Federal Market more

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Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago Upgrades In-House TV Station with Broadcast Pix

Billerica, Massachusetts – The Family Life Center on the fifth floor of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago provides a place for patients and their families to relax, play, and socialize. It also doubles as a television studio for Skylight TV, the hospital’s in-house television channel, which recently upgraded its production capabilities with a Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ 1000 live video production system.

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Producer Rene Roy said the center has served as studio space for Skylight TV for more than 10 years. In about 20 minutes, the Skylight TV team can transform the area into a makeshift studio for a two-camera shoot, complete with scenery, wireless mics, and, perhaps most importantly for the young patients, a prize cart.

The hospital maintains a regular schedule of four live shows each week, including bingo-type games that teach about body parts and injury prevention on more

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AVI-SPL Names General Manager, San Francisco Office

Michael Dunn

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio video communications solutions, has appointed Michael Dunn as General Manager of its San Francisco regional office, overseeing both sales and technical operations.

Dunn brings more than 10 years of experience in executive management, operations and sales with emerging technology companies in the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Most recently, he served as vice president of business development for SAI Technologies. He also served as vice president and general manager for Media Vision Integration, Inc., an AV systems integration company, where he worked with such clients as Apple, Lucas Film and Intuit. In addition to a proven track record in sales, Dunn has managed and implemented numerous financial and operational strategies to increase market share with past employers.

“I believe Michael is well-suited to respond to the challenges of the northern more

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Sunfire® Rocks the World With Dynamic Series Subwoofers Delivering Bigger Bass Performance for Budget Conscious Consumers

Leading Luxury Home Theater Brand Tunes Subs For Thunderous Theater and Mega Bass Music With Dual Drivers And Up To 600 Watts of Peak Power

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 7, 2010 — Sunfire®, a specialist in the design, manufacturing and marketing of luxury home theater products for the worldwide custom specialist and retail markets, today announced the worldwide introduction of its powerful, yet budget-friendly Dynamic Series of subwoofers. Tuned for both low frequency Home Theater Effects and powerhouse musical bass lines, these new subwoofers boast up to 600 Watts Peak Power. more

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ATON™ Launches Industry’s First Out-Of-The-Box Solution for Multi-Zone Music with In-Wall OLED Interfaces

New ATON™ AH66T Kit also features plug and play support for iPod and lighting control.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 7, 2010 — ATON™, a premier manufacturer of affordable, high performance speakers and digital audio and Hi Def video distribution systems, today introduced the industry’s first pre-programmed Whole House “Music & More? System, the ATON AH66T Kit. The new kit features the AH66T Multi-Source Multi-Zone Controller plus six (6) OLED2 touchpads that offer full-color graphic control and feedback. With built-in programming to run market leading sources like the iPort® and Lutron™ RadioRA®2, the affordable multi-room audio solution allows dealers to rapidly deploy a first-time or add-on audio system with iPod® & lighting control capability ready to go. more

Sentina® Expands Line of uSign Super LED Retail Displays with Three New Models Offering Greater Flexibility and Customization

Leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional LED lighting solutions also announces plans to launch a professional online custom printing production service.

Sentina calls uSign Series the “low cost, on-demand advertising and marketing solution for every type of customer-facing business.?

KENILWORTH, NEW JERSEY, December 7, 2010 — Underscoring its commitment to provide consumer electronic and photo imaging retailers with a better, more creative and cost effective way to communicate special offers and marketing messages to their customers, Sentina®, the industry leading manufacturer and marketer of business and consumer LED lighting solutions, has today announced the expanded line of uSign retail lighting displays. more

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ELAN® Home Systems Introduces ELAN g! School Online Training for Its ELAN g! Home Control System

ELAN g! School offers 64 courses that can be completed in as little as six hours.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 6, 2010 – Coincident with the worldwide market delivery of it revolutionary ELAN® g! Home Control System, ELAN Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com) today announced the opening of its new ELAN g! School at the company’s award-winning online university, ELAN U (www.elanu.com). more

Atlona Technologies Now Shipping AT-HD620 HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Converter

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Dec. 7, 2010 — Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-HD620 HDMI to Mini DisplayPort converter, which is capable of up-converting video signals to dual-link resolutions up to 2560×1440. For HDMI users, the unit solves compatibility issues with Mini DisplayPort displays, such as Apple(R) iMac(R) 27-inch or 24-inch monitors, by scaling any HDMI input to match their native resolution.
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Vaddio Controls Canon BU-50H Robotic PTZ Cameras at New Museum in Dominican Republic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 7, 2010) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty pan/tilt/zoom cameras and high-end camera control systems, supplied Nutech Engineering with a Precision Camera Controller to remotely control two Canon BU-50H robotic indoor PTZ cameras.

The new Telecommunications Cultural Center (TCC), located in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, is an interactive museum dedicated to the history of communications. From jungle drums to PDAs, the TCC is dedicated exclusively to the representation of the Dominican Republic’s impact on global telecommunications. Established by Indotel, the Dominican Republic’s National Telecommunications Institute, the TCC captures special events in its auditorium for use in HD quality using two of Canon’s 3-CCD robotic PTZ cameras and a Vaddio Precision Camera Controller.

“We searched long and hard for compatible and budget-friendly 3-CCD high definition cameras and quality controllers,? explained Michael W. Banks, President of Nutech Engineering, designer/integrator more

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VMP’s New Low-Profile Flush Wall Mount for Large Flat Panels Now Shipping

VMP FP-LFVB flush wall mount

VMP’s new FP-LFVB flush wall mount for large flat panels is now shipping.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new FP-LFVB flush wall mount for large flat panels is now shipping. With an MSRP of $96.95, the low profile FP-LFVB holds most large flat panels from 42- to 63-inches and up to 150 lbs.

“Our new FP-LFVB flush wall mount has been designed for numerous applications, most importantly for those installs where a large flat panel needs to be mounted as close as possible to the wall,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The FP-LFVB is installer and user friendly, reducing installation time for multiple more

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