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ESP/SurgeX Unveils Remote Diagnostics Suite

New cloud and connectivity features with forward and backward compatibility help ESP/SurgeX assert its remote energy diagnostics leadership.

Knightdale, NC – November 18, 2014 – ESP/SurgeX, the leader in energy intelligence and power protection, is proud to announce its Remote Diagnostics Suite of products designed for use in imaging, IT, AV and small office settings. The suite includes cloud and connectivity features that simplify the monitoring, control, and management of power issues to make them more intuitive, both inside and outside of a local network. The Suite was designed to increase the productivity and profitability of service teams.

The Remote Diagnostics Suite currently consists of the following ESP/SurgeX products: the Next Gen PCS, Envision PCS, eCommandCenter, Remote Control Center, Remote Portal, Axess Elite, Axess Manager and Axess Ready lines. Each solution is designed to meet the energy monitoring, control, management, and power protection needs of connected equipment, including printers, PCs,  AV racks, servers, copiers and more. This technology can be integrated into existing OEM platforms and future ESP/SurgeX installations.

ESP/SurgeX launched its initial IP-enabled product in 2009 and developed cloud-based capabilities in 2011. The company innovated the first complete hardware and software solution in the industry that allows businesses to manage and control power proactively via a user-friendly interface and increase profitability by giving technicians a simple, convenient, and portable solution to pre-diagnose power data without a service call.

Additions to the Remote Diagnostics Suite include cellular connectivity, an embedded all-in-one Envision Remote Portal, and enhanced cloud accessibility. Diagnostics enhancements include the capture of trending data and power issues over time. ESP/SurgeX also enables system-wide, live-communication with all Remote Diagnostic Suite installations, making it easier than ever to monitor live metrics and cycle/reboot power to equipment.

“ESP/SurgeX offers the broadest and most advanced set of remote energy diagnostics solutions available and we are poised to remain the leader based on innovations we will be rolling out over the next year,” said Dave Perrotta, chief operating officer, ESP/SurgeX. “Our Energy Diagnostics Suite offers better connectivity options, more intelligent data analysis, and superior power protection over other solutions and is backed by the industry’s best warranty.”

ESP/SurgeX has manufactured premium power protection and energy management solutions for 30 years. Their award-winning portfolio helps businesses worldwide to lower service costs and improve the reliability and profitability of critical electronic equipment.

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

ABOUT ESP/SurgeX

ESP/SurgeX is the leader in energy intelligence and power protection products. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a complete line of AC power solutions for surge protection, power conditioning, diagnostic analysis, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. Backed with 37 patents/patents pending, ESP/SurgeX products are engineered to safeguard against power anomalies that can “confuse” the circuitry in digital equipment and cause both equipment degradation and downtime. Independent research proves that ESP/SurgeX technology can improve equipment performance, profitability, and ROI. For 30 years, business leaders worldwide have trusted ESP/SurgeX to protect and improve their electronic systems. For more information visit espei.com and surgex.com.

ESP/SurgeX is owned and operated by Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. Our products are manufactured in Knightdale, North Carolina. Visit http://www.espei.com for further company and product information.

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Linear to Offer Exclusive Preview of Z-Wave Enabled Light Bulb and Other Home Control Products at CES Unveiled

The largest manufacturer of Z-Wave enabled products will highlight its growing suite of home control solutions and offer a sneak peek of the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb, available in early 2015.

New York, NY – November 11, 2014 – Linear LLC, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security and home control markets, will show a preview of its newest Z-Wave product, the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb at CES Unveiled New York. The instant-on, screw-in bulb provides soft-white illumination equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and provides one of the simplest and most affordable intelligent lighting solutions available, from the world’s largest manufacturer of Z-Wave products – according to the Z-Wave Alliance.

The new smart bulb is remotely controllable from any Z-Wave hub or controller, consumes only nine watts of energy, and has an estimated lifespan of 25,000 hours. The soft white LED light bulb is dimmable to 100 levels and offers a practical lighting solution for DIY and professional installers who want to bring intelligent lighting anywhere a light socket exists. Just like with other Z-Wave lighting solutions, Linear LED smart bulb users can program lifestyle scenes and trigger the bulb on or off when other events or associated devices are activated. This new product also acts as a repeater to strengthen the Z-Wave mesh network.

“Our Z-Wave Dimmable LED Bulb clears a major roadblock for lighting control adoption, the need to install high voltage switches,” said Linear senior vice president of product and market development, Duane Paulson. “The smart bulb is the easiest Z-Wave lighting control solution to install, operate and manage, it has the smoothest dimming feature on the market today, and it offers practical applications in nearly every room in a home.”

In addition to the smart bulb, Linear manufactures a wide array of other Z-Wave enabled home control products, including: three-way and regular light switches, thermostats, doorbells, key fobs, door/window contacts, dimmer modules and wall outlets; all of which will be on display at CES Unveiled. Linear will also showcase its UL-certified Z-Wave Garage Door Operator Remote Controller, which has been widely adopted through popular platforms such as Lowe’s Iris, Nexia, Staples Connect and more.

Paulson continued, “With our full line of security, access control and lighting solutions, customers can now build a fully-integrated home control system using Linear products.”

Linear’s 2GIG home control platform serves the needs of more homeowners than any other installed home control platform in the world. Linear and their parent Nortek have global reach, which includes distribution and market share in every continent across a range of channels, supported by smart-tech development and manufacturing centers across Asia, North America and Europe. Linear will continue to develop innovation in integrated systems and IoT connected products, state-of-the-art product ID design and high volume manufacturing.

For more information about Linear LLC, please visit www.linearcorp.com or call 1-800-421-1587.

To stay current with the latest activities from Linear, you can follow them on www.facebook.com/linearcorp, www.twitter.com/linearcorp,or www.linkedin.com/company/linear-corporation.

About Linear LLC

Linear LLC is a leading manufacturer and OEM supplier of intelligent access control, security, personal wellness and home automation products. Leveraging extensive design and engineering capabilities and more than 50 years of innovation, Linear supplies its technology to leading distributors, retailers, service providers and manufacturers dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.

Copyright© 2014 Linear LLC. All rights reserved. Linear and the Linear logo are registered trademarks of Linear LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others

Next AVnu-Certified Switches Hit the Market

Extreme Networks Family of X460 Switches Receives AVnu Certification.

Beaverton, Ore. – November 6, 2014Extreme Networks, Inc. EXTR and AVnu Alliance®, the only industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, is proud to announce another series of AVnu-certified AVB switches. The Extreme Networks Summit® X460 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo.

“In a big step forward for adoption and scale of the AVnu-certified ecosystem, we are excited to announce the X460 family of AVnu-certified switches from Extreme Networks, creating increased choices for end users,” said AVnu Alliance President, Rick Kreifeldt. “AVnu Alliance and our members are ensuring interoperability across a broad ecosystem of devices through certification, which will bring economies of scale and drive down total costs. There are many more AVB end points and switches in the pipeline for AVnu certification, with certification and interoperability testing for automotive, video and consumer electronics expected to open in 2015.”

AVnu Alliance has built robust and comprehensive testing requirements for products based on the market requirements. The tests ensure that the product conforms to the relevant IEEE standards, as well as additional requirements that AVnu Alliance has selected as necessary for proper system interoperability.

“AVnu-certification has allowed us to go the extra step for our customers toward scalability, flexibility and reliability throughout the network. We are very proud to now have two families of AVnu-certified switches on the market and we will continue to pursue certification for more switches,” said Todd Acree, Director of Product Management at Extreme Networks, AVnu Alliance member. “AVB standards provide a dynamic infrastructure that has huge benefits for our customers. AVnu-certification of our X460 series minimizes maintenance and reduces total cost while simplifying system design and optimization of the network.”

Extreme Networks’ AVB Summit X460 Series, now AVnu-certified, is intelligent, cost effective edge switching that is highly scalable, with a small form factor. The X460 series is based on Extreme Networks® revolutionary ExtremeXOS, a highly resilient OS that provides continuous uptime, manageability, and operational efficiency. The Summit X460, with 6 ports of 10GbE ports on each switch, can also be used as a top-of-rack switch for many data center environments with features such as high-density Gigabit Ethernet for concentrated data center environments.

AVnu Certification is open for switches and professional audio products at its appointed testing house, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). Any member may enter it into certification testing.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control.  Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security.  Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.

About AVnu Alliance

The AVnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards. AVnu creates comprehensive certification programs to ensure interoperability of networked devices. The foundational technology enables deterministic synchronized networking based on IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) / Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) base standards. The Alliance, in conjunction with other complimentary standards bodies and alliances, develops complete solutions in professional AV, automotive, industrial control and consumer segments.

 

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SVS LAUNCHES PC-2000 POWERED CYLINDER SUBWOOFER

The cylinder subwoofer form factor is reinvented by SVS with acclaimed 2000 Series subwoofer technology and décor-friendly styling.

Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – October 10-12, 2014 – SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces the PC-2000 subwoofer, a modernization of the original SVS cylinder design featuring driver and amplifier technology from the vaunted 2000 Series subwoofers, and fresh, décor-friendly styling. With a footprint measuring just 16.5” in diameter, the PC-2000 delivers unmatched bass performance per square-inch of floor space.

“The cylinder subwoofer is an icon of our design heritage. The PC-2000 integrates our best technology and engineering resources, along with style upgrades, to make it appealing to contemporary audio and home theater enthusiasts,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS president. “It’s an absolute beast of a performer and ideal for those who want outstanding deep bass effects and mid-bass slam, without the huge footprint.”

Standing 34” tall, the PC-2000 is a striking monolith of power that uses vertical height to achieve a generous enclosure volume, despite the small footprint. Interchangeable black ash or piano gloss top caps give the subwoofer design flexibility to match a range of décors. It is also the first SVS subwoofer to come standard with the SoundPath Isolation System. The elastomer feet decouple and isolate the PC-2000 from the floor, resulting in tighter and cleaner sounding bass, less room rattle, and fewer complaints from neighbors and roommates.

Inside, the PC-2000 boasts a 12” down-firing 2000-series driver. Nearly 20 driver prototypes were built by hand and punished with rigorous real-world testing; including 100-hours straight of full power testing; before the final version was approved for production. The drivers consist of dual high-grade ferrite magnets and an FEA-optimized motor for nearly distortion-free performance. A reinforced Nomex spider was integrated for improved linearity and driver control, especially important when the STA-500D amp is pushing the PC-2000 to maximum output levels.

Conservatively rated at 500 watts RMS continuous and 1100 watts peak dynamic, the Sledge STA-500D DSP amplifier inside the PC-2000 has brains to match its brawn. A sophisticated DSP in the amplifier includes an array of filters and volume, gain, and phase controls for fine-tuning performance. A frequency-dependent limiter/compressor algorithm with adjustable attack/release and compression parameters offers the ultimate in refined behavior at the drive limits of the subwoofer system. The DSP amplifier is effortless in its delivery of all this power, yet it consumes less than half-a-watt in stand-by mode.

Rated at 17-270 HZ +/- 3dB, the PC-2000 features a stereo line-level RCA input and 80Hz high pass filtered output connections, continuously variable volume and phase controls, and a rear-firing 4” high-flow port with large radius inner and outer flanges.

Pricing for the PC-2000 is $799.99 for the Black Ash top cap, and $849.99 for the Piano Gloss top cap.

For more information, please visit www.svsound.com  or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

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SVS LAUNCHES PRIME SERIES SPEAKER FAMILY

The new line consists of tower, center channel, bookshelf and satellite speakers that redefine high performance audio at the price point.

Denver, CO – Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – October 9-11, 2014 SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, proudly announces the Prime Series, a versatile line of high performance speakers designed to give listeners a world class audio experience at a price that defies convention. Spawned from the acclaimed SVS Ultra Speakers, the Prime Series features décor-friendly styling and trickle-down technology that cements SVS as a mainstream high performance audio leader.

Consisting of a Tower, Bookshelf, Center and Satellite model, the Prime Series is the American audio brand’s second full-range speaker family offering. SVS applied knowledge gained from developing the award-winning Ultra Series, and also applied exhaustive new engineering and form factor changes to achieve flagship performance at mainstream prices. This design philosophy is illuminated in the premium finish, features, and specifications. The ultimate goal of the Prime Series is to make high-end audio inclusive and open experiences up to a broader audience than was previously possible.

Gary Yacoubian, SVS president, said, “The mission of SVS is to bring the joys of high end audio to an ever-broader audience, and we are really proud of the Prime Series because they do exactly that.”

The Prime Tower speaker benefits from lessons learned developing the Ultra Tower, with its own distinctive touches. It has a completely new 3.5-way crossover that ensures a full, flat and seamless frequency response from the tweeter to the midrange driver, and through the two individually tuned and isolated 6.5-inch woofers. The design creates deep bass extension and a cohesive sonic presentation, with no compromises for either home theater or home stereo applications.

Designed for two-channel purists and home theater fans alike, the Prime Bookshelf speaker serves equally well as a standalone reference monitor, surround sound speaker, or front channel speaker, depending on the end user’s preference and the room’s layout. The 6.25” woofer delivers deep and articulate bass and outstanding extension, courtesy of a stiffened polypropylene cone, a refined motor with aluminum shorting ring for reduced distortion, and a vented voice coil former. The 1” aluminum dome tweeter utilizes an FEA-optimized diffuser to deliver open ‘airy’ presentation and unveiled highs.

It’s rare, if not impossible to find a true three-way center channel speaker at the Prime Series price point. Two-way center channel speakers are prone to off-axis frequency anomalies and simply can’t match the performance of other speakers in the line-up. To create an uncompromised, yet affordable center channel, SVS engineered a true three-way, four-driver design featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter, dedicated 3.5” midrange driver and dual 5.25” woofers. SVS’s exclusive SoundMatch three- way crossover ensures a smooth transition between all drivers for effortless projection into the room, both on- and off-axis. To avoid midrange modulation from all that woofer power, SVS mounted the midrange driver in its own dedicated and completely sealed compartment, which ensures natural and immersive dialogue clarity and vocal timbre, even during bass-heavy tracks and scenes.

The sleeper of the series may be the Prime Satellite, SVS’s first satellite speaker. The Prime Satellite pushes performance to unprecedented levels in this form factor, with design and component quality rivaling speakers two and three times their price. The Satellite speaker stands on its own, or matches perfectly with SVS subwoofers in 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 systems, or it can serve as the front, center, and surround speakers in a very capable, very affordable multi-channel home theater system featuring other members of the Prime family. The compact size and included wall bracket also make the Satellite ideal in locations where space is limited, but high performance is desired.

Yacoubian continued, “Our design team deserves kudos for engineering the Prime Series to deliver an incredibly high level of audio performance at their disciplined price, a much more difficult prospect than when cost is no object. They are a product of both a passion for great experiences and the expertise to make them happen affordably.”

The Prime Series feature lifestyle-friendly cabinet design, available in black ash or piano gloss. Precision machined front-baffle chamfers on the Prime family were carefully engineered to reduce tweeter diffraction artifacts, as well as to tie the Prime Series to the SVS Ultra Series lineup sonically and aesthetically. Every speaker in the range has been painstakingly voiced and sonically matched with each other and the Ultra Series allowing end-users to mix and match all models, creating endless home theater possibilities.

SVS Prime Series speakers are available in a variety of two-channel and home theater packages, but can also be configured in any multi-channel array for use with Dolby Atmos or other surround sound formats. Information and pricing for the various speakers and packages is available at www.svsound.com.

For more information, please visit www.svsound.com  or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Nicholas Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com

Kimberly Lancaster: klancaster@castercomm.com

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SVS SUBWOOFERS NOW IN MAGNOLIA DESIGN CENTERS INSIDE BEST BUY NATIONWIDE

Girard, OH – September 23, 2014SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, has been selected by Magnolia Design Center inside Best Buy to excite a passion for bass and subwoofers at retail stores nationwide.

For over 50 years, Magnolia has been dedicated to offering premium audio, video and home automation gear for connoisseurs who demand nothing but the best. In 2009 Magnolia opened its first Design Center located inside a Best Buy store. These Design Centers encapsulate everything the original Magnolia standalone stores could offer; the most premium brands, a greater depth in product categories, as well as professionally trained System Designers, Engineers and Installers. These Design Centers also provide the look and feel of being in a home rather than a store to provide a more realistic demo experience.

“Magnolia Design Centers gives SVS unprecedented visibility in the marketplace alongside the industry’s most well-respected and well-known brands,” said Gary Yacoubian, president and CEO of SVS. “More importantly, Magnolia’s knowledgeable staff knows how to sell high-performance audio and provide a memorable demo experience that gets people as excited about great sound as we are.”

SVS products are sold internationally, both direct and at retail, depending on regional preferences. The company’s hybrid go-to market approach and unilateral resale policy have proven to be a profitable model that helps raise the average selling price of audio products for dealers with real margins backed by expert service, when it’s needed.

Yacoubian continued, “The phenomenal growth of both Magnolia Design Centers and SVS over the last few years proves there is a high performance audio resurgence underway and this collaboration represents a major milestone for our brand.”

For more information, please visit www.svsound.com  or like them on Facebook or Twitter.

For more information about Magnolia Design Centers, please visit www.magnoliaav.com

About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

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Kimberly Lancaster: klancaster@castercomm.com

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ESP/SurgeX Launches IP Power Diagnostic Tool

The Remote Portal enables service providers to troubleshoot power related malfunctions remotely, via web browser.

Knightdale, NC – September 16, 2014 – ESP/SurgeX, the leader in energy intelligence, today announces the Remote Portal, the imaging industry’s first IP enabled power communications diagnostic tool. The remote portal is designed to provide remote access to ESP/SurgeX diagnostic devices from anywhere at any time, via a web browser.

Compatible with new ESP/SurgeX power protection and diagnostic intelligence installations, the Remote Portal enables service teams to access power diagnostics remotely and brings added IP accessibility to the ESP/SurgeX power protection portfolio. As the first IP power diagnostics communications tool in the imaging industry, this innovative device enables technicians to remotely view the history of power quality events, monitor live data, reboot/recycle power, and diagnose power disturbances via a web browser. It allows them to isolate power quality issues chronologically and identify trends which may be causing equipment malfunctions and downtime from any location.

“Power quality issues are a leading cause of business downtime. The ability to remotely monitor and troubleshoot these issues instantaneously represents a significant time and cost savings opportunity for businesses and service teams of any size,” said ESP/SurgeX CEO, President Stephen F. Galloway.  We are proud to be the first to launch this new instrument to the industry.

The Remote Portal is available for order September 22 and is sold as an accessory to compatible ESP/SurgeX power protection products, including: enVision and Next Gen PCS diagnostic power protection products, MultiPak digital signage protection solutions,             Surge + Diagnostic small and medium business IT protection products, and eCommandCenter energy management products.

Available with a one port or five port Gigabit Network Switch configuration, the ESP/SurgeX Remote Portal is the clear choice to remotely diagnose power related problems and maximize uptime, performance, and profitability. For more information and to view a product video, visit www.espei.com.

ABOUT ESP/SurgeX

ESP/SurgeX is the leader in energy intelligence and power protection products. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a complete line of AC power solutions for surge protection, power conditioning, diagnostic analysis, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. Backed with 37 patents/patents pending, ESP/SurgeX products are engineered to safeguard against power anomalies that can “confuse” the circuitry in digital equipment and cause both equipment degradation and downtime. Independent research proves that ESP/SurgeX technology can improve equipment performance, profitability, and ROI. For over 25 years, business leaders worldwide have trusted ESP/SurgeX to protect and improve their electronic systems. For more information visit espei.com and surgex.com.

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H-P Products Spider Fighter Removes Insects without the Crunch

A slim crevice tool and three extension wands reach the highest ceiling fans and distant corners where insects and dust reside.

Louisville, OH – September 3, 2014 – H-P Products, a leading manufacturer of central vacuums, is proud to announce the launch of the Spider Fighter accessory kit for capturing insects and vacuuming crown moldings, ceiling fans, vaulted ceiling corners, cabinet tops and more.

The Spider Fighter consists of three extension wands and a crevice tool that reaches up to 57 inches. Insect phobia sufferers will appreciate removing insects from afar and not having to feel the crunch of exoskeletons inside a paper towel. Spider Fighter can be easily used with any central vacuum system. Users simply attach the Spider Fighter wands to their vacuum hose, aim it at the arachnid, moth, housefly or other targeted insect, and let the power of the central vacuum system whisk them to a sealed dirt canister. The Spider Fighter also includes a sheet of eye-catching stickers to decorate your wands. Who said you can’t have a little fun while cleaning?

“Bugs will find a way into your home if they want to, Spider Fighter makes it easy to remove them,” said Amy Wesely, H-P Products marketing manager. “It’s also a great tool for homes with architectural effects such as crown moldings, vaulted ceilings and built-in shelves, since it extends your reach by nearly five feet.”

H-P Products makes central vacuum solutions for homes, condos, RVs, light commercial settings and more. The company sells a range of products through its Dirt Devil®, Element, Vacuflo® and Vroom® brands, most of which are manufactured in its North Canton, Ohio, plant.

For more information about Spider Fighter and other H-P Products, please visit
www.h-pproducts.com.

About H-P Products
Since 1945, H-P Products, Inc., premier manufacturer of central vacuums and tubing-related products, has been internationally recognized for its operations developed on the genuine principles of producing high-quality products, while servicing the needs of a wide customer base. Superior service and performance practices have positioned H-P as a leader in the tubular products and central vacuum industries. With more than 60 years of manufacturing success, H-P continues to grow as a result of its diversified product line and flexible fabrication capabilities, and is committed to researching and formulating technologies while pioneering the industry.

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SVS Expands Retail Presence with Electronics Expo

The complete award-winning line up of SVS subwoofers will now be available via the New Jersey-based home theater retailer.

Girard, OH – September 2, 2014SVS, a worldwide leader in high performance home audio products, announces that New Jersey-based Electronics Expo is the latest retailer to carry the high-performance audio brand.

Meticulously constructed and sonically designed in-store demonstration rooms outfitted with the latest and greatest in in-home audio products has solidified Electronics Expo as the premiere destination for New Jersey-based home theater enthusiasts. Experts in home theater design and installation, customers in the tri-state area looking to elevate their system’s performance with the hard-hitting and accurate low frequency reproduction only a dedicated subwoofer can provide will be able to demo and purchase the full line up of legendary SVS subwoofers through Electronics Expo, a New Jersey-based specialty audio products and audio/video accessories retailer.

“Not only does Electronics Expo share our passion for great audio experiences, their mastery of customer service and prowess in the online market space make them a retailer we’re very excited to be partnering with,” said Gary Yacoubian, SVS President. “In a space where other specialty retailers may be experiencing difficulties, Electronics Expo understands the needs of their customers and has played their part in the resurgence of high performance audio.”

“The level of attention SVS pays to every single sonic detail of the products coupled with the remarkable advancements they make with each newly launched product is just one of the reasons why we’re excited for what the future of this partnership holds,” said Leon Temiz, CEO at Electronics Expo. “It’s always been our goal to offer customers the best of the best when it comes to in-home entertainment choices. With the unparalleled performance SVS subwoofers are renowned for, we know our customers will be thrilled with this incredible addition to our product line.”

SVS products are sold internationally, both direct and at retail, depending on regional preferences. The company’s hybrid go-to market approach and unilateral resale policy have proven to be a profitable model that helps raise the average selling price of audio products for dealers with real margins backed by expert service, when it’s needed.

For more information, please visit www.svsound.com  or like them on Facebook or Twitter.

For more information about Electronics Expo, please visit www.electronicsexpo.com

About SVS

SVS is a global leader in high performance home audio products; designing, manufacturing and selling subwoofers and speakers through its Internet direct business. Founded in 1998 by a group of audio enthusiasts seeking to develop an alternative to traditional audio manufacturers, SVS was forged out of a passion for the science of sound married to a disruptive, forward-facing go-to-market strategy. Today, SVS takes a radical approach to how audio products are developed. Built on collective decades of experience, SVS is redefining performance and value for people who love music and sound.

Press Contact:  Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

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AVnu Alliance Continues to Expand Global Membership

Membership growth leads to more AVB products in the AVnu certification pipeline.

 Beaverton, OR – September 2, 2014AVnu Alliance, the only industry consortium driving open standards-based time sensitive networking through certification, welcomes new technology industry leaders to its membership roster. Each is a frontrunner in its space, dedicated to driving AVB and creating a new ecosystem of interoperable AVnu-certified devices. The eight new member companies include:

  • Coveloz, a technology provider of embedded and fully programmable media transport solutions;
  • Imagination Technologies, a global leader in multimedia, processor, communication and cloud technologies;
  • intoPIX, who provide compression, cryptographic, and video transport FPGA IP-cores, reference design and software tools to build smarter, networked and future-proof media workflows;
  • Ixia, a networking company with a passion for developing products that allow their customers to be connected to the world around them;
  • MIPRO, a manufacturer of wireless microphone and wireless PA systems;
  • NXP Semiconductors, a global market leader in car entertainment, car, access, and in-vehicle communication networks for the automotive industry, as well as solutions for the RF identification, mobile, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer and computing industries;
  • Pivitec, a producer of personal audio mixers and professional networked audio solutions;
  • Xavtel, the makers of modern high definition video, audio, conference and VoIP applications and products.

As AVnu Alliance grows to nearly 80 members, these new members represent continued momentum for the alliance. This year, the Alliance has added more than a dozen members across multiple market segments. This progression speaks to the industry’s increasing recognition of the benefits of open standards and AVnu certification.

“AVB standards are the future of the A/V networking industry and we are excited to be a part of this strong alliance to bring solutions to our customers,” said Eugene Chen, vice president of international sales for MIPRO.

“It’s important that Imagination supports the standards that enable our customers to build high-quality products utilizing our broad range of multimedia processor IP including our PowerVR video, MIPS-based audio and Ensigma Wi-Fi & Bluetooth,” said Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination. “As the audio and video markets continue to expand, AVnu-certified solutions will become an important driver in ensuring the best possible consumer experiences in global markets. We believe that our expertise in all forms of multimedia and networking will ensure we play a valuable role in the AVnu Alliance.”

“Pivitec has a four-year track record in AVB development and after a successful launch of its e64i/o-MADI 64-channel AVB network interface at InfoComm 2014, has chosen to join AVnu Alliance with the express intention of pursuing AVnu certification,” said Pivitec’s Co-Founder Tom Knesel.

Xavtel is also entering products into certification testing. “We are in the process of starting our certification testing and hope to have AVnu-certified hardware very soon,” said Romano M. Cunsolo, director of marketing and business development at Xavtel, who just recently launched an AVB-enabled Senator Networked DSP Conference and Interpretation System.

“Coveloz demonstrated a customizable and scalable solution based on FPGA technology at InfoComm 2014,” said Nestor Amaya, president of Coveloz. “We’ve begun interoperability testing of our system-on-chip product in our Ottawa lab and have plans to go through AVnu-certification testing of the embeddable solution this year. Coveloz is fostering AVB interoperability by offering engineering and certification-support services to adopters of AVB technology.”

In the automotive industry, NXP Semiconductors has their sights set securely on connected cars. “As Ethernet becomes a key enabling technology for automotive applications, NXP is very pleased to join the AVnu Alliance which is building substantial momentum in the marketplace,” said Guenter Sporer, Ethernet segment director for NXP Semiconductors. “Our membership with AVnu will enable the quick deployment of the NXP Ethernet switch and PHY solutions as well as the development of new and advanced products targeted to anticipate future requests of our customers.”

In addition to certification, Alliance members have access to compliance tools, testing plans, and test suites enabling early internal testing. Members may also benefit from participating in member-only plug fests, offering a unique hands-on opportunity for engineers to test connectivity and interoperability.
“We are extremely excited by the addition of these new members to the Alliance, and by the overall growth we’ve experienced within the last year. With each new member added, we all benefit from a valuable mix of innovation and experience,” says AVnu Alliance President Rick Kreifeldt.

About AVnu Alliance

The AVnu Alliance is dedicated to the advancement of streaming audio video by promoting the adoption of IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over the network infrastructure. The organization strives to create an open path to AVB standards, define AVB compliance test procedures, and an AVnu certification program that ensures AVB interoperability of networked AV devices to provide the highest quality streaming experience in professional AV, automotive, and consumer applications to deliver a compelling end user experience.

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