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Platinum Tools(R) Launches New Test Kit for VDV MapMaster(TM) 2.0 Length Measurement Voice/Data/Video Tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, is proud to announce the new complete test kit for the recently updated VDV MapMaster(TM) 2.0 voice, data, and video tester is now shipping. With an MSRP of an affordable $199.95, the T129K1 Test Kit includes the VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 as well as all the accessories required for voice, data, and video testing and mapping in a rugged double-walled, blow molded case.

“The CEPro Best of 2012 award-winning VDV MapMaster™ 2.0 has become popular with technicians in a very short period of time, and now we’re able to provide them with additional accessories and a durable carrying case, protecting the equipment when out on a call,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the kit includes everything needed in a custom cut out, high density EVA foam to help protect the equipment for years to come.”

The T129K1 Test Kit includes:
• VDV MapMaster 2.0
• Case & Foam Insert
• RJ45 #’s 1-12 Remote Set
• Coax F #’s 1-8 Remote Set
• RJ45 Port Saver
• RJ45 to Alligator Clips Cable
• NO-Fault Cable
• F Female to F Female Adapters (set of three)
• BNC Female to F Female Adapter
• BNC Female to F Male Adapter
• 9V Battery
• Instruction Manual

The VDV MapMaster 2.0 now combines cable length measurement with continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit. Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of identifying and mapping 19 locations at one time. Whether the job is commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 2.0 makes it an installer’s best friend.

Length Mode is used to measure the length of entire cables and its pin pairs and allows for viewing and adjusting the length constant value for video, data, and voice cables. The VDV MapMaster tests Cat-6, Cat5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, Cat-3, and coax cables, as well as shielded cables. Video and data cables can be connected to their respective remotes at the same time to improve testing efficiency. Patch cables may be tested without removing the master remote from storage.

With a convenient size and weight of only 6.4in x 2.8in x 1.4in and just 9.0 ounces, additional features of the VDV MapMaster include:
• Tests voice (six wire), data (eight wire), and video (coax)
• Measures the entire length of a cable and/or individual wire pairs within the cable
• Easy-to-read , extra large 7-segment LCD screen with large icons
• Tone generator with selectable tone cadence and selectable pins carrying tone
• RJ (voice and data) master remote stores in bottom of case
• Map 19 locations at one time
• Measures length in feet or meters
• Tests and indicates pins with shorts, opens, reversals miswires and split pairs
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired T568A/B and crossover/uplink
• Displays “Pass” icon for correctly wired 6-pin telephone plus “Rev” for reverse pinned
• Voltage detection warning icon
• Long battery life; low battery icon indicator
• Auto power off

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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VMP Debuts New ER-1-4PKIT Rack Expansion Kit

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its will debut the new ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit for the ER-1 Equipment Rack during ISC East 2012, held in New York from Nov. 28-29 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth 1622. The ER-1-4PKIT is now shipping with an MSRP of $124.95.

“The ER-1-4PKIT is an easily installed expansion kit for the ER-1 rack to convert our most popular two-post rack to a four-post rack,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer thermal and cable management concerns by providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories. Designed to meet the challenges faced in such tight and component-laden A/V and other low voltage installations, the ER-1 with expandable ER-1-4PKIT is an example of just such a valuable tool.”

Features of the ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit include:
• Standard 10-32 threading in expansion posts
• Includes side stabilizing bars
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

The ER-1 is an EIA compliant, 40-rack space, 19-inch headend equipment rack with a 400 lb. load capacity.

For more information on the ER-1-4PKIT, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount™ Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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BASSMAXX Launches the XSP218 “MAXX-ill” 6,800W Powered Subwoofer

AUSTIN, Texas, November 14, 2012— BASSMAXX (www.bassmaxx.com), an industry leader in high-output subwoofers and audiophile-quality professional loudspeakers, is proud to announce the launch of its newest Profundo Series powered subwoofer. Scheduled to ship December 1, 2012, the 6,800 Watt XSP218 “MAXX-ill” delivers an unprecedented combination of depth, fidelity, impact, and value.

“The XSP218 will play louder, lower and longer than anything comparable in size, price and weight,” explained David Lee, president and designer of BASSMAXX. “Many other loudspeakers claim to be able to do the same, but in reality they can get loud OR they can get deep, but not at the same time, and not for extended periods. The BASSMAXX XSP218 plays extremely loud and extraordinarily deep, and it can do both, for hours on end. In addition, each comes with a two-year warranty on ALL components, including voice coils.”

The demand for high output at lower and lower frequencies is increasing with practically every new song release, and demanding that performance from under-powered and inadequate loudspeakers will inevitably result in excessive distortion or failure. For customers who can’t tolerate either, the XSP218 is the ideal option. Designed for touring professionals who want to reduce the size and weight of their rigs while delivering huge volume, power and bass, the MAXX-ill is the perfect solution.

With 6800W of amplification on board, the MAXX-ill has the dynamic power headroom necessary to reproduce live kick-drums to spectacular effect. The massive power amplification is matched with massive power-handling drivers and the cabinet is optimized to take full advantage of the capabilities of the drivers and amplifiers. The result is very high SPL bass without concerns about overdriven or blown loudspeakers regardless of the musical genre. That also translates into smaller systems doing bigger shows, with significantly lower transport and labor costs down the road.

“The MAXX-ill delivers an unprecedented combination of depth, fidelity, impact, and value,” Lee continued. “With this kind of incredibly clean, undistorted output at full power, you can confidently push the MAXX-ills to levels that competitors would require many more cabinets, more weight, and/or more investment to achieve.”

The XSP218 is a loudspeaker that sustains its output long-term and is practically impossible to blow thanks to extremely rugged, very high power-handling, long- excursion drivers, carefully optimized cabinet and port design, and an effective but transparent protection system that essentially prevents thermal overload of the voice coils and minimizes long-term thermal compression.

The MAXX-ill XSP218 includes dual bridged 3400W amplifier modules, for a total of 6800W of power, with on-board fixed-latency digital signal processing. The processor is used to provide crossover and limiter functions and the standard settings are compatible with all BASSMAXX products. Four presets are stored in the DSP and can be selected from the amplifier panel on the rear of the speaker. A level control is also provided, allowing gain adjustment from off to +12dB. The amplifier module has an auto-sensing universal power supply and power factor correction, allowing it to run on electrical supplies from 85V to 270V. Power input is via Neutrik Powercon and signal input is via XLR. Pass-through connectors for both power and signal are provided.

“The woofer cones are waterproof, so they’re impervious to liquids, whether in the form of rain at an outdoor festival, spilled beverages in a busy nightclub, or being wiped down after a beach gig,” Lee elaborated. “The XSP218 is engineered to work hard and continue to work where others fail. To assure customers of that capability, our warranty covers all electronics, including burned woofers, for two years from the date of purchase.”

Available with your choice of white, black or BASSMAXX logo grills. Touring options include locking wheel dollies and heavy-duty padded nylon covers. For additional specifications, photographs, cut sheet and options, please visit: http://www.bassmaxx.com/pages/product_sub_XSP218.php

“We design and manufacture every product to the highest standards, and with great care taken over every detail, so we sincerely believe that our customers will be thrilled with every purchase,” Lee added. “We work to ensure that they are completely satisfied, and if they’re not, for any reason, they may exchange their purchase within 30 days for another model or the purchase price will be refunded. No hassles. Plain and simple.”

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 512-368-3268, or visit www.BASSMAXX.com.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price.

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Platinum Tools Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Modular Plugs Now Shipping

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announced their new Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Standard Modular Plugs are now shipping.

“The Hi-Performance Cat5e plug, with its unique Hi-Lo stagger design, isolates each conductor at the point of termination,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “This allows air, the world’s best insulator, to surround each conductor and thus eliminates NEXT, FEXT and AXT. The end result is performance beyond certification requirements. Plus, the internal conductor channels make for easy prep without the need for liners.” The round-solid three-prong plug is UL rated (RoHS), FCC compliant, utilizes gold-plated contacts (50u), and is also available in round-stranded.

Platinum Tools’ Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 Modular Plugs combine traditional/standard style modular plugs for terminating cables in telephone and data applications. Manufactured to comply with FCC 68 guidelines and UL listed. Multiple position, contact configuration styles and round cable versions are available. Gold-plated contacts provide reliable performance and long life.

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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Platinum Tools(R) Adds Bridle Rings for Cable Management

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 – Platinum Tools(R) (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it has added Threaded Screw Bridle Rings to its extensive inventory of low-voltage cable management solutions.

“We are now shipping our new threaded screw Bridle Rings for low-voltage installations,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “They attach with beam clamps on flanges up to a half inch. There are various diameter sizes and standard thread configurations available. This new line of Bridle Rings complements our extensive line of J-Hooks for an additional cable management solution.”

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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MOZAEX MEDIA SERVER USED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE; DELIVERS MEDIA SERVER FOR RECORDING AND STREAMING VIDEO

Salt Lake City – September 26, 2012 – Mozaex(tm), the premiere manufacturer of multi-room Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has completed a contract through its Integrator, Smart Design International (SDI), to deliver its media servers into a U.S.-sanctioned Department of Justice (DOJ) forensic lab project located in Medellin, Colombia. While best known for its award-winning residential entertainment media servers that support movies, music, and online media, Mozaex also has a long history of developing professional video servers for commercial applications.

The Mozaex server was specified, installed, and is being serviced by SDI, which is located in Miami with an office in Colombia. SDI is the prime contractor of this project and was selected for their unmatched capabilities to deliver a complete networked audio/video recording, storage, and indexing server solution.

The Mozaex 72 Terabyte RAID Server is being used for recording HD 1080p videos via HDMI, and playing Blu-rays and DVDs, that can be instantly viewed in multiple independent rooms via its Control4(tm) controlled, customizable Metadata Media Library.

After six months of testing, customization, and integration, the Mozaex system received final approval with a potential for at least 12 more systems in Colombia and the United States.

Mozaex Server Combines Networked Movie Server with Video Recording and Indexing Server

“Mozaex was selected for its breadth in both movie and video server products plus its knowledge and expertise in video and movie encoding that dates back to 1997 when the company’s founders released the first network video storage server called SuperVue,” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm. “SuperVue continues to be used in many educational institutions, military facilities, and corporations.”

“The custom Mozaex system designed for the Department of Justice application uniquely combines multi-stream HD video and movie encoding, multi-room networking and storage, metadata editing, file indexing, and an elegant user interface technologies,” Kihm continued. “Many other applications are already being considered by medical facilities and other companies that are seeking a reliable and effective way to record, store, index, and playback HD videos in multiple rooms with up to 264 TBs of RAID 6 storage.”

The Mozaex Server Uniquely Records, Stores and Plays from Eight HDMI HD Video Sources

The Mozaex system installed includes four Mozaex servers with the combined ability to simultaneously record and store up to eight HDMI live video streams. Each Mozaex server incorporates two HDMI video recording inputs that can record video up to 1080p.

Each server can store locally up to 32TBs of RAID 6 or up to 40TBs of non-RAID media. The initial system was configured with 18TBs of RAID 5 storage per server. Networked Mozaex players provide playback media from any of the networked Mozaex servers.

The Mozaex system can support up to 25 simultaneous playback streams of movies and videos with up to 25 players over CAT 6 gigabit Ethernet. More than 25 independent playback zones can be supported with a higher speed network.

The Mozaex system is highly scalable in both storage and video recording inputs. The system can store up to 264TBs of RAID 6 media with the addition of the company’s Enterprise Server which supports multiple 60TB SAS storage sub systems. The number of HD video recording inputs may be increased by adding additional networked servers with or without storage. With its automatic emailed RAID alert notifications, centralized online remote system maintenance access and remote software updates the Mozaex system’s reliability and serviceability is unmatched.

The U.S. DOJ is Using the Mozaex Server to Record, Store and Index HD Videos

Under the direction and donation of the U.S. DOJ and U.S. Embassy, the Mozaex system is being utilized by the General State Attorney´s Office of Colombia, in the Medellin Colombia Forensic Lab for Human Identification. The Project Name is “Forensic Medical & Criminology Media Server System”.

The project includes the following equipment:

Four 18TB RAID Mozaex Servers with dual HDMI HD Video Capture
Eight FHD HDMI Professional Recording Cameras (Canon)
Eight Bluetooth Wireless Microphones (Canon)
Eight HDMI Splitters 2×1 1.3 (Gefen)
One 8×8 Crosspoint HDMI Matrix (Gefen)
Eight HDMI Fiber Optic Cables (Rainbow Fish)
One Epson Home Cinema Projector
One 92in Motorized Screen
One 73in 3D FHD Mitsubishi DLP
One A/V Amp (Yamaha)
One Pair of Invisible Speakers (Amina)
One Control4® HC-300 Controller
One IPad2
Seven Motorized Hunter Douglas Drapes

Project Scope

The project’s general scope includes the ability to record, index, and store for instant viewing in multiple rooms all videos of medical Lab operations and demonstrations.

The project’s scope also includes the indexing and metadata customization of each case including the related firearm that was used, the medical reports (such as trauma), and other related data.

The system needs to simultaneously support both live viewing and/or previously recorded viewing from multiple zones.

Contact Information:
Mozaex USA: 3785 South 700 East Salt Lake City Utah 84106
Web: www.mozaex.com
Sales: +01.801.685.9000 – sales@mozaex.com

About Mozaex
Mozaex is a leading manufacturer of Blu-ray® 3D Entertainment Servers and Blu-ray HD Headphones. Mozaex is a multi-room media server that loads, stores and instantly delivers, Blu-ray and DVD movies, CD music, photos and online media including iTunes®. BluWavs™ are the world’s first 7.1 discrete HD Audio headphones.

Combining elegant operation with uncompromised reliability, service and quality, Mozaex has become the solution of choice for homes and yachts around the world. Mozaex has shipped more non-jukebox Blu-ray servers than any other company. Since introducing the world’s first multimedia entertainment server in 2004 and the first Blu-ray 3D server in 2010 the company has shipped over 7,500 units worldwide. Mozaex is sold exclusively through a network of 750 dealers that are supported by 10 US rep firms and 19 international distributors in 27 countries.

About Smart Design International
Smart Design International is a company dedicated to custom design, home, commercial and industrial automation solutions. With Showrooms in Miami, FL as well as Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, Smart Design has a primary focus on the Industrial & Commercial markets. It has developed a product portfolio that includes Lutron Ecosystem, Mozaex, URC, Cinematech, DBox and much more. They are now working on our third Leed Certification Building (Green Building) in Medellin, Colombia.

Smart Design International
Javier Gonzalez
99 NW 27th Ave 2nd Floor Suite A
Miami, FL 33125
786-383-0032

Installation & Programming

Installation and Control 4 system programming was performed by Smart Design International and Schaller Tech Engineer Freddy Sampayo from Schallertech Programming.

About Control4
Control4 is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses by offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, energy, and security through more than 2,200 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 72 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world. For more information visit www.control4.com.

Disclaimers
All specifications and pricing are subject to change. All Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Mozaex © 2012 All rights reserved

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Video Mount Products Low-Profile DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox Now Shipping

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Sept. 25, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, CI, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the that the new, low-profile DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox is now shipping. The DVR-LB3 has an MSRP of $236.95.

“The DVR-LB3 is the next in our series of DVR lockboxes, following our popular DVR-LB1 and DVR-LB2 lockboxes,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-LB3 features all the security benefits of the others in the series, but its low-profile makes it perfect for today’s smaller DVRs and for installations restricted to limited space requirements.”

Due to the smaller, more compact chassis where heat issues may arise, VMP has included a single fan, as well as a mounting location for a second fan should additional thermal management be required. Multiple vents with vent blockers for active or passive thermal management have also been incorporated.

Additional features of the VMP DVR-LB23 lockbox include:
• Interior dimensions: 17.2in W x 21in D x 5in H
• Rack mountable on two or four posts with a three RU overall height
• Interlocking lift-off lid
• Key-locked hinged front door
• Black static resistant powder coat finish

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional settings, additional security measures need to be taken to insure these electronics are not harmed or stolen without compromising remote control accessibility.

“Our DVR-LB3 is the next generation DVR lockbox, built upon the principle of creating peace of mind for those who require DVRs be installed in settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism, but at the same time allowing for the flexibility of a smaller housing solution,” Fulmer concluded.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity abundance of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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New High-Resolution Curved Widescreen Golf Simulators from High Definition Golf(tm) Take the Fairway from the Course to Inside Your Home

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – September 19, 2012 – Interactive Sports Technologies(tm) continues its legacy of innovation with the launch of new High Definition Golf(tm) (www.hdgolf.com) simulator models that feature curved “wrap-around” screens, a wider field-of-view, and stunning high-resolution graphics. Now available, “the world’s most amazing golf simulator” from High Definition Golf (HDG ™ ) is now available in 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution.

“Once again, High Definition Golf sets a new standard in accuracy and realism for indoor golf,” said Todd Richardson, President and CEO of Interactive Sports Technologies. “To continue offering the most advanced golf simulators on the market, we work hard to stay on top of emerging technologies. Combining these curved screens with our photo-realistic imagery offers unparalleled realism. You may forget you are playing indoors.”

The new widescreen simulators create a totally immersive playing environment. Featuring a larger curved screen, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution, these exciting new additions to the High Definition Golf line-up include all the cutting edge technology that has made HDG the leader in the golf simulator industry. These include highly accurate ball and club tracking and measurement systems, realistic golf courses that look and play like the real thing, and intuitive easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces.

New 16:9 widescreen models include
• Executive CS (H 9ft x W 14.5ft x L 21ft)
• Standard CS (H 10ft x W 16ft x L 23ft)
• Championship CS (H 11ft x W 17.5ft x L 25ft)

Designed and manufactured by Interactive Sports Technologies Inc., the systems utilize advanced stereoscopic computer vision technology that provides the industry’s most comprehensive and precise shot analysis. HDG has the unique capability to measure all critical ball and club parameters, including ball speed, club speed, launch angle, club face angle, ball spin, and spin axis at high accuracy. As a result, the system is used by tour professionals such as Stephen Ames and Jerry Kelly as well as top golf instructors such as Jim McLean.

High Definition Golf is the only golf simulator that looks and plays like the real thing. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, Spyglass Hill, Doral, Harbour Town, Troon North, Bethpage, Banff Springs, and many others. Revolutionary image processing software combines high resolution digital imagery and satellite data into 3D models of golf courses that not only look real, they are completely accurate everywhere on the course. Every tree, bunker, and hazard is faithfully reproduced exactly as you would see it playing the actual course. This has made HDG a favorite in luxury homes, indoor golf centers, golf course clubhouses, recreation centers, luxury hotels, and resorts.

“High Definition Golf provides a turnkey solution for those looking to invest in a golf simulator,” added Richardson. “We will work with architects, builders, and designers every step of the way. We provide design, consulting and installation services, floor plans and CAD drawings, as well as superior service and post installation aftercare. Whether it’s for the home, golf instruction, clubfitting or golf retail, High Definition Golf simulators can be configured to meet your specific needs.”

Installation is significantly easier than most other simulators as HD Golf simulators do not require the installation of sensors into the floors or walls or the construction of a sub-floor. HD Golf simulators can be installed in either “soft-wall” or “hard-wall” configurations. In “soft-wall” applications, extendable curtains can be pulled back allowing the room to be used for other purposes. A portable/temporary install model with framed enclosure and awning is also available.

High Definition Golf simulators are sold and installed as a complete system package. The package includes the latest desktop workstation, HDTV compatible high brightness projector, 19-inch touch-screen console, HD Golf™ precision ball tracking system, golf frame (including high brilliance screen with “quiet” technology), pro-grade nylon golf turf and tee mats, and a 250W stereo sound system. Simulator software includes a selection of world famous championship golf courses, chipping and putting greens, games and competitive events (including “long drive” and “closest-to-pin”), trajectory analysis, club-fitting, clubface and swing-path analysis tools. In addition, there are a variety of accessories and golf simulator options available, including video swing analysis, club fitting, tournament and Internet play with audio and video.

The scientists, engineers, and software developers at High Definition Golf continue to innovate, refine, and enhance its industry-leading technology ensuring that HD Golf’s customers will continue to enjoy an unparalleled indoor golf experience. The goal is to not only give golfers a simulator that looks and plays like the real thing, but to continue to expand the range of technologies used to further enhance the indoor golf experience. HD Golf wants the golf played indoors to be as real as the golf played outdoors. That’s why HD Golf is the only golf simulator company that designs and manufactures the entire system…including all software and the ball tracking system, and is why HD Golf designs its own high-speed programmable cameras, and is why all of its modules work together seamlessly. This commitment and capability are the reasons why HD Golf is the leader in golf simulation today.

In addition to being the finest indoor golf simulator available, HDG can also be used as the ultimate home theater. It brings movies and sporting events to life on the large high brightness/contrast screen by connecting satellite or cable service, or by using the built-in DVD player. A game console can even be connected for the ultimate video gaming experience.

Please contact HD Golf at 1-866-323-0095 for pricing.

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VMP’s New ER-1-4PKIT Rack Expansion Kit Now Shipping

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the new ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit for the ER-1 Equipment Rack is now shipping.

“The ER-1-4PKIT is an easily installed expansion kit for the ER-1 rack to convert our most popular two-post rack to a four-post rack,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer thermal and cable management concerns by providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories. Designed to meet the challenges faced in such tight and component-laden A/V and other low voltage installations, the ER-1 with expandable ER-1-4PKIT is an example of just such a valuable tool.”

Features of the ER-1-4PKIT Expansion Kit include:
• Standard 10-32 threading in expansion posts
• Includes side stabilizing bars
• Steel construction
• Black static resistant powder coat finish
• MSRP: $124.95

The ER-1 is an EIA compliant, 40-rack space, 19-inch headend equipment rack with a 400 lb. load capacity.

For more information on the ER-1-4PKIT, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount™ Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to substantially grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing popularity of flat panel technology, both LCD and Plasma, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. All products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of residences, businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and security applications throughout the world. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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Now Available, Severtson Screens SēVision 3D GX “Micro Perf” Curved Screens Offer the Ultimate 3D Home Theater Experience

Severtson Screens SēVision 3D GX screen

Mesa, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2012 – Severtson Screens (www.severtsonscreens.com), a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the home theater, commercial, and pro AV markets, is pleased to announce that the new curved SēVision 3D GX “Micro Perf” screens are now available.

“The SēVision 3D GX offers the ultimate 3D home theater experience,” said L. Craig Shelley, Severtson Screens CEO. “It is the only screen in the home theatre industry to offer PristiVue© technology, a revolutionary 3D coating on micro-perforated screen material. No other company has been able to apply a hi-performance silver coating for the passive 3D viewing experience.”

Proudly Made in the USA, the result both maximizes the effect of 3D cinema while at the same time offering an acoustically transparent audio experience, as well, by allowing home theatre speaker placement directly behind the screen with no noticeable reduction in audio quality.

PristiVue technology is the cornerstone of Severtson projection screen surfaces. PristiVue allows the viewer to see what the director originally intended for them to see in the theatre. The sharpness, clarity, and warmth of the digital image projected onto the screen and reflected to the viewers’ eyes are dictated by the quality of the screen. PristiVue technology combines accurate color, a smooth and flawless texture, and adheres to Severtson Screens’ strict manufacturing guidelines.

The SēVision 3D GX is also referred to as a “Green Screen”, since its water-based optical coating is lacquer-free. As a result, the screen will not yellow or sag over time as do other lacquer-based coated screens. The SēVision 3D GX’s coating is the only water-based silver optical coating in the industry and helps protect and prolong the life of the screen material, as well as the gain.

“The SēVision 3D GX’s signal-to-noise ratio is an industry shattering 250:1, and the gain is 2.4,” added Shelley. “These features make ‘ghosting’ near obsolete, and thus allow it to work beautifully in ambient lighting. The SēVision 3D GX is the first home theater screen to be certified by all the major 3D licensors for digital projection, and can also be used for viewing 2D projection. It utilizes the same technology that helped earn an Oscar for IMAX in 1996, assuring that through viewing movies on this screen, everyone can experience the pristine visual presentations 3D digital projection has to offer.”

The SēVision 3D GX can be used for residential, commercial, and pro-AV applications, such as home theaters, movie theaters, schools, offices, museums, resorts, etc. It is also perfect for both fixed and electric/motorized applications, and can be rolled into a spindle in motorized applications. Since Severtson also caters to the movie theater industry, there are virtually no limitations or restrictions on the screen’s size and placement.

Custom and standard sizes are available. Severtson asks that customers contact them directly for individual pricing for their specific needs. “Our customers are ‘happily surprised’ at the cost for such a high-end quality 3D screen that’s manufactured right here at our company headquarters in Arizona,” Shelley concluded.

After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. Severtson’s extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues.

With its three production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has massive production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screen sizes — from IMAX to small home theater screens — available to its clients.

For more information, please visit www.severtsonscreens.com or call 480-610-5155.

About Severtson Screens
Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide.

From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today’s three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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