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SIM2’s Fuoriserie Makes World Debut at CES 2013

New Dimension in Luxury Home Entertainment

Miramar, FL—January 8, 2013— SIM2, the Italian manufacturer known worldwide for their pristine video performance and stunning aesthetic design, will mark the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show with the world debut of the SIM2 LUMIS Fuoriserie—Exclusive, Powerful, and Unique.

Fuoriserie is an Italian term used to describe a custom-built, high-performance, exclusive and expensive car that qualifies the owner for his financial ability and his desire to stand out from the crowd—a car superior to all others. Fuoriserie also describes limited-production specials, which incorporate advances in design and technology. 
SIM2’s new Fuoriserie projector fully embraces this production philosophy; it is the distillation of the pure essence of the product itself. 


SIM2’s Fuoriserie incorporates only the latest, finest, most carefully selected components, each one individually tested and brought together to create a product that achieves unprecedented image perfection. 
Every detail is unique and its form is pure art. 
The highest performance and the finest materials, coupled with a stunning, sophisticated red finish, create a new dimension in luxury.

The ultimate in luxury can only be sold and installed by true high-end integrators that understand the real meaning of custom; therefore the LUMIS Fuoriserie will only be made available to SIM2 Premiere Dealers. Everyone is welcome to visit booth 20818 in the South Hall at CES 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more!

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

SIM2’s Fuoriserie

Fuoriserie is an Italian term used to describe a custom-built, high-performance, exclusive and expensive car that qualifies the owner for his financial ability and his desire to stand out from the crowd—a car superior to all others. Fuoriserie also describes limited-production specials, which incorporate advances in design and technology. 
SIM2’s new Fuoriserie projector fully embraces this production philosophy; it is the distillation of the pure essence of the product itself. 


SIM2’s Fuoriserie incorporates only the latest, finest, most carefully selected components, each one individually tested and brought together to create a product that achieves unprecedented image perfection. 
Every detail is unique and its form is pure art. 
The highest performance and the finest materials, coupled with a stunning, sophisticated red finish, create a new dimension in luxury.

The ultimate in luxury can only be sold and installed by true high-end integrators that understand the real meaning of custom; therefore the LUMIS Fuoriserie will only be made available to SIM2 Premiere Dealers. Everyone is welcome to visit booth 20818 in the South Hall at CES 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more!

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

10108 USA Today Way, Miramar, FL 33025 • (954) 442-2999
www.sim2usa.com

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Lab X Launches Xavity

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, January 8, 2013 – Leading Audio Video Bridging platform provider Lab X Technologies announces the launch of Xavity™ AVB connectivity. Xavity (pronounced ‘zav-i-tee’) provides turnkey AVB platforms for an expanding list of silicon devices for use in AVB-enabled audio, video, and switching products.

Xavity enabled platforms currently include Xilinx FPGAs, Analog Devices’ Blackfin, and Marvell SoCs. Xavity is at the heart of all high channel, high performance AVB endpoint products shipping today including influential manufacturer licensees Avid Technology, Inc , Biamp Systems, HARMAN, Meyer Sound, plus a number of soon to be announced Xavity licensees. Lab X’s own Titanium 411 ruggedized AVB bridge, which has been shipping more than a year, is powered by Xavity.

“As culmination of dozens of man-years of cutting edge development, extensive testing, and field hardened early deployments, Xavity is our brand name for our multiple audio and video AVB solutions,” states Lee Minich, president of Lab X Technologies. “Xavity is proof-positive of Lab X’s AVB technology leadership, and our path to AVnu certified interoperable, royalty free, standards-based AV networking.”

Xavity ensures open AVB standards on multiple turnkey platforms for equipment manufacturers of audio and video media network-enabled devices. Xavity also includes must-have features such as glitch-free stream redundancy, cross platform standardized APIs, and a single network connection for guaranteed AV media as well as legacy network control / data.

Minich underscores, “With the launch of Xavity, we announce to our licensees and the AV networking ecosystem that Xavity bridge and professional audio endpoint reference designs are first in line for the opening AVnu Alliance certification programs.”

Xavity will be demonstrated on the AVnu Alliance Pavilion (#7K190) at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2013) January 29th – 31st at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam, NL. Lab X Technologies continues its strong support of the AVnu Alliance through education presentations about AVB and importance of AVnu certified interoperability throughout the show.

For more information, please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com

About Lab X Technologies

Founded in 1996, Lab X Technologies, LLC is a Rochester, New York-based engineering design firm recognized as a global leader in digital AV media transport and network connectivity, with extensive experience in applying IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and other audio networking standards. Lab X is an influential participant in the AVB community, an extremely active member of AVnu Alliance (www.avnu.org) and fully committed to AVnu certified interoperability.

Lab X partners with leading AV manufacturers to accelerate product development cycles, enable digital network interoperability by licensing Xavity AVB connectivity platforms, augmenting internal design teams, providing pre-engineered connectivity modules, developing innovative product concepts, and producing complete turnkey custom solutions.

Xavity, the Xavity logo, and stylized Xavity X are trademarks of Lab X Technologies, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

DK-Technologies Boosts its Marketing Team

DK-Technologies has appointed Uffe Kjems Hansen to the position of Product Marketing Director, with responsibility for promoting the company’s entire range of audio and video metering and monitoring products, including the award-winning DK Meter family.

Kjems Hansen joins DK-Technologies from digital processing manufacturer TC Electronic, where he held a number of positions over a 17 year period, culminating in Vice President, Business Management and Marketing. As a key member of TC Electronic’s management group he was instrumental in driving the company’s international growth through market and product focus, aligned with strategic marketing and communication.

Karsten Hansen, CEO of DK-Technologies, says: “Uffe has extensive business experience and this, combined with his in-depth knowledge of our industry, makes him the ideal person to assist DK-Technologies with its future growth strategy. He joins the company at an exciting time as we push forward with the development of our DK Meter family – a range of audio and loudness metering products that have been exceptionally well received by broadcasters and post production facilities.”

Uffe Kjems Hansen adds: “DK-Technology has always been synonymous with extreme accuracy and high quality products. The addition of the DK Meter family to the product range expands the company’s reach significantly and I am very excited to be joining at a time of great potential growth. I look forward to working with the DK-Technology team to take the company to the next level.”

Kjems Hansen will work alongside Jacob Hänel Christensen, who was appointed as Sales Director of DK-Technologies in September 2012. They jointly replace Richard Kelley, who has left the company to pursue new business opportunities in the broadcast and telecommunications field.

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About DK-Technologies
DK-Technologies develops and produces audio meters, video sync and test signal generators, as well as video waveform monitors and colour analysers both for LCD and CRT monitors. Alongside its worldwide distributor network, DK-Technologies also operates branch offices in Denmark, Germany, UK and USA. www.dk-technologies.com

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LECTROSONICS RELEASES V2.0 SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR ASPEN SERIES PROCESSORS

**** Photo: Screenshot of the V2.0 software for Lectrosonics ASPEN Series processors ****

Rio Rancho, NM – January 2013… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce the release of V2.0 control software for the company’s ASPEN Series processors. Featuring an entirely new and far more intuitive GUI designed by Lectrosonics Senior Software Developer, Yuri Potapov, the V2.0 software is based on the Microsoft Silverlight platform and delivers a wealth of new and highly requested features and upgrades. more

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Metra Home Theater Group Rolls Out New Audio Solutions Products at CES 2013

HOLLY HILL, Fla. – Metra Home Theater Group, a leading provider for electronic accessories for over 65 years, will introduce a complete new assortment of home theater accessories for its Audio Solutions line at CES 2013, held January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

The new Audio Solutions products from Metra Home Theater Group will include a new IR Kit, two new Component Shelves, In-Line Surge Protector for HDMI products, a Universal Learning Remote and an Accessory Lockbox Shelf.

“Our Audio Solutions collection of products are designed to provide our customers with great quality, convenience and easy integration into every lifestyle,” said Jessy Crabb, general manager for Metra Home Theater Group. “Each of these new products focuses on those principles. This new product offering will allow homeowners to enjoy their electronics systems without the typical clutter found in home entertainment systems.”

The Audio Solutions IR Kit (Model: AS-IRKIT) allows users to hide their electronics components out of sight while providing control of up to eight different devices. Each IR Kit includes one IR repeater, one IR receiver, four dual IR emitters and one AC adapter.

Metra Home Theater Group’s Audio Solutions DVDSHELF1 and DVDSHELF2 Component Shelves easily mount to a wall to allow users to place AV components into any setting without clutter. The shelves are built to provide years of dependable service and eliminate the need for bulky furniture. The DVDSHELF1 features a single glass shelf while the DVDSHELF2 is made up of dual glass shelving. Each model features an integrated cable management system, sits at 17.5” wide by 11” high and can hold up to 22lbs per shelf.

The new Audio Solutions AS-HDMSP is our unique in-line surge protector specifically designed for use with HDMI products. The surge protector’s design was determined by carefully evaluating all of the necessary attributes for a dynamic and robust interface for HDMI-capable components. Built to protect the home’s valuable electronics systems, the unit will withstand up to and including 8kV of voltage surge. The surge protector is active on all balanced line TMDS channels, including the clock channel. It also supports full 1080p 3D, providing protection on both the input and output stages for products.

The Audio Solutions Accessory Lockbox (Model: AS-RC3260LB) is the perfect solution for storing valuables such as tablets, notebooks and media players on the Audio Solutions AS-RC3260. The unit supports up to 30lbs of materials and includes a lock and key set.
Metra Home Theater Group will showcase all of these products and more at CES 2013 at the company’s official booth, #13427.

For more information on Metra Home Theater Group, visit http://www.metrahometheatergroup.com.

About Metra Electronics/Metra Home Theater Group
Metra Electronics has been the world leader and “The Installer’s Choice™” for vehicle installation kits and electronic accessories for over 60 years. Headquartered in Florida, Metra Electronics strives to create innovated, high quality products to satisfy and astonish our customers. Metra’s brands include: AxxessTM, TsunamiTM, The InstallBayTM, ShurikenTM, RaptorTM, BallisticTM, EtherealTM and Audio SolutionsTM . For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at www.metraonline.com or call 800.221.0932.
Press Contact: Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations Marketing Matters Tel: 954-925-1511 Email: scott@marketingmatters.net Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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Faith Assembly of God Installs FOR-A’S HVS-350HS Video Switcher as Central Video Production Hub of New Campus

Fort Lee, N.J.– When Faith Assembly Church moved from their main campus in Orlando, Florida to a nearby significantly larger 300,000 square foot space, the organization had big plans of making their megachurch technically savvy on a tight budget. After two and a half years of construction, the first phase of the process is finished, and the church recently opened its doors for services. Included in the list of new equipment installed and key to the church’s video production is a FOR-A HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E Video Switcher, which is set in the video control room of the complex. The Encore Broadcast Solutions team, led by Jeff Cameron of the company’s Winter Springs, FL, office, provided systems integration services on this large-scale project. Encore was tasked with design, sales, and installation of all audio, video, and lighting systems in the entire complex.

“We put a lot of time and effort into determining the products that would best fit the church’s needs,” said Gadiel Marquez, Encore’s systems design engineer. “We chose FOR-A’s switcher because of the flexibility it offers. The HVS-350HS brings powerful production value, and has the ability to easily accommodate all of Faith Assembly’s video production needs. Our experience with FOR-A equipment is that their products are extremely reliable and long lasting. We believe that with the HVS-350HS switcher, we’ve prepped Faith Assembly for a long future of dependable video production.”

Faith Assembly utilizes video in a variety of ways, including live streaming of church services to reach its audience in multiple continents, streaming of baptisms, concert production, and production of wedding ceremonies.

The main campus includes six main venues, each with full audio, video, and lighting capabilities. They are: the main sanctuary, the wedding chapel, two theaters for children, an atrium and a dining hall. The entire complex is completely integrated, with HD/SDI capability from one location to the next and a common intercom channel that runs throughout the entire campus. To simplify the learning curve for the church’s mix of paid employees and volunteer staff, all buildings on the property have the exact same video package.

“We did this to allow our personnel to familiarize themselves with the technology in one control room, then walk into another venue and have the exact same setup to deal with,” said Robb Hawks, Faith Assembly’s Executive Pastor. “We’ve made video production easier in other ways too. All of the equipment in our dining hall is on rolling racks, so that we can easily transport the gear to another room if needed. The ability to quickly move production equipment from one venue to the next is particularly handy as we move forward with our next phase of construction in different areas of the complex.”

The 2,700-seat auditorium in the main sanctuary features a multi-screen configuration, including a 60-foot wide main center screen and DPI Quad Projectors. Faith Assembly selected Hitachi HD cameras, which they felt offered excellent high definition quality with a reasonable price tag. The cameras are equipped with Angenieux lenses and are set in the sound booth in the back of the auditorium. The church is also equipped with Turbo Sound speakers.

In all of the design criterion within the new Faith Assembly campus, there is a strict attention to detail. For example, to streamline the process of checking people into the church for various activities, an automated system was installed to quickly sign family members into different venues. A 9×16 LED jumbo screen video wall was purchased from the Orlando Magic NBA team to provide digital signage in the church’s bookstore. Three of the venues have robotic camera systems, including the wedding chapel, which was custom built to switch wedding ceremonies live, then quickly render a DVD for viewing during the reception.

The church looked for ways to cut costs in the long term, in addition to selecting cost-effective equipment. Faith Assembly purchased LED light fixtures for use on the main floor of their sanctuary, which cut their electrical use down by 75 percent. With this lighting, the church continually saves money on both electricity and air conditioning, since the lighting fixtures use only a fraction of the heat as typical lighting solutions.

“So much time and effort was put into this project and in working with Encore, we were able to put together a very open infrastructure with a lot of flexibility,” said Hawks. “We’re extremely pleased with the level of sophistication we’ve been able to achieve technically and within our budget. Using FOR-A’s video switcher has greatly contributed to our success, and Faith Assembly is confident that our efficient video production setup will help us thrive as an organization.”

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

Meridian Audio Introduces DSP640 at CES, Part of The Digital Active In-wall Loudspeaker Range

Meridian Audio introduces the next model in the new range of Digital Active In-wall Loudspeaker models including the DSP520 and DSW500 subwoofer. The DSP640 will be part of Meridian’s demonstration during CES 2013 at the Venetian, suite 30-235.

Delivering true Meridian DSP loudspeaker performance, the in-wall range has been designed to expand and complement the existing range of Meridian DSP loudspeakers. The Meridian DSP in-walls offer the ability to create a discreet installation or mix and match them with Meridian’s freestanding loudspeakers, such as the newly updated DSP7200, to create a superior Digital Theatre system.

The DSP in-wall loudspeakers are also designed to make it simple and convenient to add a zone to existing Meridian Digital Media Systems. Meridian’s Media Source 200 simply mounts on the back of these in-wall loudspeakers and can be operated from any Digital Media System controller such as the Core Control App for iPad.

As with every Meridian loudspeaker design, special attention has been paid to ensure the highest quality audio performance. The DSP640 and DSP520 are built with the drivers mounted into the front extrusion of the enclosure itself, while a separate upper case holds the electronics, consisting of DSP, digital audio converters and an individual amplifier per driver.

The new in-wall loudspeakers can be mounted horizontally (the wide-range driver is centrally mounted making them ideal for use as a horizontal centre) or vertically, in a wall or ceiling. Both models include a paintable magnetic grille, and elements including frame, rough-in box, etc include room for adjustment enabling the entire assembly to be fitted with precision into almost any type of wall and blend seamlessly with any décor.

DSP520 available January 2013, MSRP: $5,000 each
DSP640 available February 2013, MSRP: $7,500 each

Key Points for Editors

• DSP-based design delivers superior performance to conventional designs—equivalent to an enclosure of eight times the physical volume
• Ultra-narrow (200mm) design delivers full DSP loudspeaker performance from an in-wall package.
• Uses Meridian’s highly acclaimed Wide Range Driver technology that eliminates the need for a crossover in the critical midrange producing lifelike vocals.
• Back-box and frame system allow precise positioning and adjustment and includes Meridian’s innovative SpeakerLink technology for simple integration with the rest of the system.
• Unique DSP setting to compensate for mounting behind fabric or projection screens in Theatre applications.
• When combined with the Media Source 200, the In-wall loudspeakers provide an elegant Digital Media System zone.

ABOUT MERIDIAN AUDIO
Meridian is based near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd. With over 35 years’ history of innovation and development of uncompromised consumer home entertainment systems offering exceptional performance, this award-winning company is widely recognised as a world leader in high-quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the first audiophile CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller, and the MLP lossless packing system included in Blu-ray Disc. The company’s optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers, video projectors, and scalers are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal throughout the path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver both a sweet, natural sound and smooth, crystal-sharp images with true cinematic realism. In late 2008, Meridian acquired leading networked media server developer Sooloos, and today the Meridian Digital Media System offers a unique combination of superb digital audio quality with the world’s most innovative, flexible and intuitive touch screen.

Visit: http://www.meridian-audio.com

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BenQ’s QisDesign Premium LED Lighting Fixtures Set to Shine in North America

Premium Lamps Blend Sophisticated Design and Innovative Technology to Provide Sensory-Rich Experiences

LAS VEGAS — 2013 International CES — Jan. 7, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, announced today that its QisDesign brand of premium LED lighting fixtures will soon be making its North American debut. Inspired by the world around them, the award-winning LED lamps offer contemporary designs, sensory-rich lighting experiences, and interactive features designed to brighten any home environment. more

BenQ Introduces New RL2455HM Gaming Monitor With Blazing-Fast Response Time

Latest Monitor Offers Gamers Crisp, Blur-Free Experience to Take Console Gaming to a Whole New Level

LAS VEGAS — 2013 International CES — Jan. 7, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, today announced the expansion of its RL Series of professional gaming monitors with the launch of the new RL2455HM. Built on the advanced technology of the RL2450HT — featured on the Major League Gaming (MLG) 2012 championship circuit — the RL2455HM has been enhanced thanks to feedback directly from the gaming community. Gamers now get a blazing-fast 1-ms GTG response time, 2-watt stereo speakers, and dual HDMI(R) ports for the ultimate in connectivity and control. The monitor also comes packed with advanced custom settings, such as BenQ’s Black eQualizer, Display Mode, and Smart Scaling to give players an edge over their opponents. more

BenQ’s New W1070 and W1080ST Projectors Reshape Home Entertainment

Company’s Full HD 1080p 3D Projectors Offer Consumers Brilliant Balance of Value and Performance

LAS VEGAS — 2013 International CES — Jan. 7, 2013 — BenQ America Corp. today strengthened its leadership position in the home entertainment space with the introduction of its price-defying W1070 and W1080ST projectors. At $1,099, the W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP(R) Dark Chip 3 (DC3) typically reserved for higher-priced models. The W1080ST — a short-throw full HD1080p 3D home projector at only $1,299 — brings big screen entertainment to any home theater regardless of space configuration. more

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