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Belkin Named Finalist in Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards for Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader for Government

Belkin announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named two products, Belkin Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader, as finalists for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the Security Products and Solutions for Government category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

Belkin’s Secure Audio and Microphone Switch offers users centralized control over audio ports, and is designed to reduce the possibility of analog cross-talk of audio signals between computers running at different security levels. It is designed for government and other environments requiring the use of secure Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications. Supporting both stereo audio and microphone analog signals, the switch allows users to securely share headsets, speakers and microphones between computers or IP phones.

The Belkin USB Smart Card Reader is the industry’s first USB smart card and common access card (CAC) reader specifically designed for today’s demanding government applications. Offering the broadest range of smart card compatibility, including Class A, B, C (5v, 3v and 1.8v), the Belkin Smart Card Reader features a compact, tamper-resistant design for easy one-handed card insertion that is ideal for government data security use. Designed to support smart cards meeting ISO7816 standards, which include CAC and PIV, the new Belkin Smart Card Reader has been built from the ground up to assure high security for government applications. Its uni-body enclosure works to eliminate entry points and prevents physical electronic tampering. All firmware is in ROM (read only memory) to assure no risk of alteration.

“We are very pleased to have the Belkin Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch and Belkin USB Smart Card Reader both named as finalists by Info Security Products Guide,” said Ben Thacker, global vice president, Business Division, Belkin International. “This recognition validates our fierce commitment to understanding the IT challenges our government customers face, and to delivering the iron-clad security that their industry-specific applications require. We strive to achieve the perfect combination of reliability and usability that only Belkin can achieve.”

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

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About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

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2013 NAMM Show News: CERWIN-VEGA! UNVEILS P-SERIES

Powerful, portable speaker system with legendary Cerwin-Vega! Bass

Cerwin-Vega!® introduces its new P-Series professional PA system, which delivers a new standard in power and bass punch, suited for any sound reinforcement application, from live performances to public speeches. The P-Series family includes two active speaker products: the P1500X and the P1800SX. more

PESA Recognizes Top Channel Partners for 2012

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today recognized its top performing U.S. and international channel partners for 2012. Last year, PESA’s revenue growth increased by 56 percent over 2011, with indications of continued growth as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2013.

“Thanks in no small part to the support and dedication of our channel partners, the trend line is very positive for PESA,” said John Wright, senior vice president of sales and business development. “In 2013, we are investing heavily in new product development to ensure our channel partners have the greatest solutions to offer their customer base.”

In the United States, the top four channel partners were Audio Video Systems, Inc. (Chantilly, Va.), 5280 Digital (Centennial, Co.), Diversified Systems, Inc. (Gahanna, Ohio), and CEI (Newington, Va.). International top performers included Eurocom Broadcast (Madrid, Spain), Insitel Mexicana (Mexico City, Mexico), Systec International (Osaka, Japan), SK Technology (Seoul, South Korea), TekMark Broadcast (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and HDPlusTech (Seoul, South Korea).

“As PESA continues to expand its presence globally, our international channel partners will play a pivotal role in building the PESA brand,” added Wright. “PESA is committed to building brand recognition outside the U.S., and with our exceptional channel partners, we are confident that 2013 will bring continued success.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

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L-ACOUSTICS Introduces Loudspeaker Modules for CATT, EASE, ODEON and LARA

MARCOUSSIS, France — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that new modules are now available for third party software, including CATT-Acoustics (Dynamic Link Library – DLL), EASE (Generic Loudspeaker Library – GLL), ODEON and LARA.

Sound designers and acousticians can now simulate L-ACOUSTICS’ line source arrays via specific GLL or DLL files for the electro-acoustic software EASE and CATT-Acoustics, respectively. L-ACOUSTICS coaxial speakers can also be simulated using the dedicated GLL file in EASE and the Common Loudspeaker Format (CLF) file for CATT-Acoustics, ODEON and LARA. more

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SpaceX Employs Clear-Com’s Concert For Landmark Mission

Intercom-over-IP Connects Remote Staff in All SpaceX Locations

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 30, 2012 ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce its role as a supplier of intercom systems to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the first commercial company in history to put a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. SpaceX’s remote users rely on Clear-Com’s ConcertTM IP-based intercom software to communicate within and among its four facilities, especially before and after spacecraft launches.

Photo courtesy of Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño, PhD.

Deployed at SpaceX’s Hawthorne (Los Angeles) headquarters, the McGregor, Texas testing facility, and its Cape Canaveral launch site, Concert was used as the internal communications system for coordinating the most recent launch of its Dragon spacecraft. In this monumental undertaking, Dragon both delivered cargo to the International Space Station and returned cargo to Earth, successfully completing its first official operational resupply mission for NASA.

Concert is seamlessly integrated with SpaceX’s existing matrix intercom systems in the mission control rooms to enable those in mission control to collaborate and communicate fluidly with all remote personnel. Remote staff include anyone outside of the mission control rooms, whether in the same facility or in another area. Several hundred remote users, including engineers, flight operators and mission administrators, depend on Concert for reliable, flexible and high-quality communications.

Concert is the optimal communication solution for SpaceX operations. Concert offers a more feasible and cost-effective solution over hard-wired intercom user panels for the number of connected facilities and remote users. The system is highly scalable, interconnecting as few as two users to as many as a several hundred users in a single conference or in multiple, simultaneous conference sessions. Remote users can access Concert from any computer over any LAN, Wan or secure internet connection.

The system also meets the high audio performance that SpaceX requires for minimizing the possibility of communication interruptions and thereby ensuring the safety and success of every spacecraft launch operation. Supported by an ultra-wideband G.722 CODEC connection and built-in audio optimization features, every audio packet is ensured to be securely and instantly delivered. Concert has built-in echo cancellation, built-in redundancy, pack loss reconstruction, recovery algorithms and jitter buffer optimization.

Moreover, the comprehensive features of Concert make it extremely accommodating to SpaceX’s complex and dynamic operations. Concert’s grouping function, for instance, enables each remote user to tailor communication to specific departments and relevant sites. Each new user is also capable of installing and administering the intuitive software without prior training, saving SpaceX both time and money.

“Clear-Com has over forty years of experience and success in deploying intercom solutions around the world. Our intercom systems are used for command and control at NASA, along with many other recognized aerospace facilities nationwide,” says Mike Hughes, Clear-Com’s General Manager for Military, Aerospace, and Government (MAG). “We’re very proud to provide SpaceX with the right communication solution to help the company achieve its goals and continue its history-making endeavors.”

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com delivers professional communication solutions for command and control, training and simulation, test and evaluation, and more. For over 43 years, Clear-Com’s partyline, digital matrix, wireless, and IP-based intercom solutions have led the industry with high quality audio performance that meets critical needs in a variety of settings. Clear-Com continues to be the preferred choice for clear, reliable, and scalable communication solutions. More information about Clear-Com can be found at www.clearcom.com.

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NanoLumens Launches New Web Site To Facilitate Design-Specific Customer Bid Requests

Underscoring its commitment to provide prospective customers with a maximum amount of information simply and efficiently, NanoLumens, Inc. today announced the launch of an entirely new and redesigned web site that features a unique Design Specification Calculator that allows potential customers to plug in their desired model, size and pixel pitch and receive a full list of specifications for that unique display. In less than 30 seconds a visitor to the site can enter their requirements, view the specifications, and submit the specified design to a NanoLumens team member for a price quote.

“We are dedicated to revolutionizing every aspect of digital media, including the way prospective customers go about gathering information for their projects and initiate the process,” today said Josh Byrd, NanoLumens Director of Marketing. “Available in any size, shape, or curvature, NanoLumens’ large-format display technology enables customers to set their imagination free to create the ultimate digital experience for their audiences.

“Our new web site now functions as a creative facilitator of their creative process,” Byrd continued. “Visitors to the site can gather more information about how NanoLumens displays are uniquely suited to their industry and then use our new calculator tool to choose from a variety of display options, sizes, and pixel, pitches, calculate their own display specifications and submit it for an immediate price quote. This new functionality is a direct result of our commitment to helping our customers break free from the constraints of traditional large-format display technology.”

According to Byrd, the launch of the new NanoLumens web site comes as the company prepares to introduce its new NanoSlim DS and NanoFlex DS Series (Design Specific) LED displays at Digital Signage Expo 2013 in Booth #1042 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NanoLumens’ technology has been named ‘Best Large-format LED Display’ of the year by Signage Solutions magazine in its 2012 Product of the Year awards program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards. Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”

About NanoLumens:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, heat, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.

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L-ACOUSTICS Grows Its Presence In North America With New Appointment For Southern U.S.

OXNARD, California — L-ACOUSTICS is expanding its sales force supporting the North American rental and installation sound market with the appointment of B.J. Shaver as regional sales manager.

Shaver will focus on supporting and developing L-ACOUSTICS’ network of Certified Providers for the Southern U.S., a region extending from Texas to the Carolinas, including Florida and Tennessee. He reports to L-ACOUSTICS US General Manager Laurent Vaissié, who made the announcement. more

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Tributaries’ Unveils Improved PROFIT Connectors

Orlando, FL—January 2013—Tributaries is proud to introduce the all-new PROFIT connectors. The ever-popular PROFIT connectors have been vastly improved now requiring 50% LESS effort for compression and constructed of high impact plastic. The improvement is made possible thanks to the merger of “Pro-Connect” and “Snap N’ Seal” who were purchased by Belden, these two fantastic designs have combined to yield a new connector with the performance of “Pro-Connect” and the ease of “Snap N’ Seal”.

The new connectors feature an elegant gunmetal finish standard for all models. In the coming months, new signal identifier color rings will become available which will conveniently fit into the indented area just below the connector head. Connectors will only require one silver-crimping die to assemble the connectors; this enables the number of components to be kept down only to the essential items, simplifies installation and eliminates the need to swap out crimping dies on the compression tool.

The new style will retain the key features such as: visible entry for RCA and BNC and, 360° radial compressions. The connectors will continue to work with a number of different industry compression tools. While Tributaries won’t be the only manufacturer to offer this new connector, it is the only manufacturer to offer unprecedented quality control performed in its Orlando-based headquarters. Tributaries also guarantees all compression connectors fit on the coax sold by the company.

The newly designed F, RCA, and BNC for RG59 and RG6 are now available. Connectors for TRIBMINI will be available later this year.

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About Tributaries®
Established in 1991 in Orlando, Florida, Tributaries® is an acknowledged leader in the design, production, and distribution of high-quality audio and video interconnect cables, speaker wires, accessories, and electronics. The company prides itself on its customer service, and has won the CE industry magazine Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Awards a total of 13 times in the past 15 years.

For more information, please visit www.tributariescable.com.

Alcorn McBride Announces International Expansion

Alcorn McBride, the leading manufacturer of AV system control, A/V and Lighting equipment for themed entertainment, is well positioned for growth in International Markets. In the past year, Alcorn McBride has restructured Distribution in Asia, partnering with Wincomn in China and Hong Kong, Electori in Japan, Sovico in Korea, and several companies in Singapore.

“We anticipate significant growth in the Themed Entertainment and Family Entertainment markets in Asia. Our products are uniquely engineered for the those markets so we sought to partner with the most aggressive and well respected Distributors in each area,” notes Alcorn McBride’s Sales Manager Larry Howard. “We also expect an increase of projects in Europe, the Middle East and Russia and are ramping our presence in those areas as well.”

Alcorn McBride’s European office in Paris, France has been directed by Henry Corrado of Alcorn McBride s.a.r.l. In 2012 Mr. Corrado expanded his business and launched Tejix, a theme park design and consulting company. “This is a great move for Henry,” comments Alcorn McBride’s COO Jeremy Scheinberg, “He has creative talents and project management skills that weren’t fully utilized as a Distributor. We are excited to support his new direction and appreciate the number of years he has dedicated to building our business overseas.” Mr. Corrado will maintain an exclusive Distributorship in France operating as Tejix.

Alcorn McBride is in talks with several companies to distribute products in the remaining European markets and will be interviewing new companies at the ISE show in Amsterdam. Until the announcement is made, business will be handled from US Headquarters.

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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High Resolution Systems Expands With Move to New Lake Orion Headquarters

High Resolution Systems, a leading innovator in the professional AV market, continues its expansion mode with a move to much larger quarters in Lake Orion, Michigan. The new 12,000-square foot location combines office and warehouse space for all three companies under the High Resolution banner: High Resolution Engineering, HRS Control and Lightware USA.

“We have quadrupled our space with this move,” says sales engineer Drew Taylor. “We needed more space for our growing employee roster and to accommodate customers who come for product demos.”

During the past year the companies made new hires in the areas of sales, marketing and warehouse management/shipping and reciving, and more are expected before InfoComm13, says Taylor. “With more employees on board and all 3 companies continuing to grow, it was clear that we needed to make some infrastructure investments. Our new space is divided among offices, a conference room, a training room, a kitchen and break room and warehouse areas to expand US based Lightware inventory and allow more space for our rental equipment. Lightware USA, in particular, required more physical space for Lightware’s new 25G router, whose first units are coming in March. It’s a very large frame, very high-end technology, and we needed room for testing, system engineering and hosting in house customer demos and training.

“In fact, our Lake Orion headquarters now gives us room to demo all of our UDC Software and control solutions,” he adds.

“We’ve built the kind of high-technology house that you’d expect to find in California rather than southeast Michigan,” says Taylor. “But as 3rd-generation Michiganders from the nearby area we’re proud to make Lake Orion our new home.”

About High Resolution Systems
High Resolution Systems, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audiovisual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.hrscontrol.com.

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