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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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MOZAEX RELEASES BLUWAVS 7.1 HD AUDIO HEADPHONES; WORLD’S FIRST TO SUPPORT BLU-RAY DISCRETE 7.1 HD AUDIO

Salt Lake City – Sept. 12, 2012 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room Blu-ray entertainment servers and peripherals, launched BluWavs™, a revolutionary, patent pending series of 7.1 HD Audio headphones, with great success during last week’s 2012 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 6 – 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 5655.

BluWavs are the world’s first Blu-ray 7.1 Discrete HD Audio headphones

“Mozaex has once again set a new standard in luxury home entertainment with the release of the first headphones to support Blu-ray 7.1 discrete HD Audio” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm. “BluWavs are also the first headphones to include a BluWav ‘Blender’ Audio Console which allows users to fine-tune the volume and EQ of ten discrete speakers to meet their personal surround sound listening preferences.”

The BluWav Blender includes new technology called PLUSH (Personally Leveled Ultimate Surround Headphones). PLUSH allows the listener to instantly select their own personal audio profile for the richest, most enveloping surround sound experience. For example, the volume levels of the 10 discrete speakers and the EQ levels of the front speakers can be adjusted to create a warmer, deeper bass sound, or adjust the center and rear levels for louder movie dialogue and greater spatial effects.

BluWavs combine highest quality music headphones with 7.1 HD Audio and personalization

“Over the past two years, we worked with industry experts to design headphones that combine the absolute best sounding music with the clearest, most immersive 7.1 HD Audio for watching movies,” added Kihm.

“This product is actually a life-long goal of mine, which began about 40 years ago when I built my first pair of stereo headphones and more recently when I began to design a solution for my own hearing loss. I am thrilled to see from the initial feedback that BluWavs not only delivers HD surround sound audio that is many times the quality of stereo headphones, but that others like me appreciate being able to finally watch a movie without sub-titles and without disturbing other people.”

BluWavs patent pending technology addresses a unique niche in a multi-billion dollar market

While the market for stereo music and gaming headphones continues to experience high growth with over $2 billion in total headphone sales in the USA alone, little attention has been paid to delivering a product that offers the best audio quality for both stereo and surround sound media, such as Blu-ray.

In spite of a general slowdown in consumer electronics, worldwide sales for headphones continue to experience rapid growth. As reported on February 6 2012 by Gfk at the BADA (British Audio-Visual Dealers Association), UK sales of headphones are up 26.4 percent in value with a total UK headphone market “worth more than £163m which is equal to the entire market for hi-fi and home cinema sectors which has fallen to a 20-year low of £167m”.

Continued from the BADA report, “UK consumers bought more than 10 million pairs of headphones in 2011 – almost two million more sets than we did in 2010. The price we’re paying is also increasing, with the UK headphone market now worth £163,217,000.”

Mozaex believes that besides the huge growth in the mobile market consumers are paying a higher price for higher quality. BluWavs patent pending technology uniquely addresses the un-served surround sector of this fast growing market. Only BluWavs delivers HDMI 7.1 discrete HD Audio. Other surround sound headphones only support lower quality SD Audio and are typically used on USB or SPDIF computer game consoles or offer “virtual audio technology” that attempts to create virtual 5.1 SD Audio using conventional stereo headphones.

BluWavs meets dealer needs for a truly unique, value-added, non-retail store product

Kihm continued, “BluWavs offers our network of custom home electronic dealers an opportunity to expand their sales with a truly unique, value-added product that their clients won’t find at a consumer retail store. BluWavs are the perfect add-on peripheral to any mid to high-end home theater project.”

BluWavs meets MDU client needs for an unobtrusive way to enjoy HD quality entertainment

BluWavs offers a great opportunity to dealers to meet the growing needs of millions of people who live in condominiums and other Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) who are constrained from loudly playing their movies and music. For example, in Europe, 50 percent of people live in MDUs. The U.S. is quickly catching up with more than a third of all U.S. residents living in approximately five million MDU buildings that range from apartments to high rise condominiums.

BluWavs are first to deliver DTS HD Master, Dolby TrueHD and LPCM HD quality audio

Blu-ray Disc® revolutionized home theater with its 1080p video and 7.1 HD quality audio formats. BluWavs HD Audio delivers bit rates up to 27 Mbps (or 18 times the quality of standard definition formats). Until now dealers were unable to offer their clients exceptional 7.1 HD Audio quality headphones.
BluWavs patent pending technology universally supports all popular HD Audio formats and interfaces, including DTS® HD Master and Dolby® TrueHD HD Audio plus HDMI and Multi-Channel pre-amp outputs.

BluWavs includes vibration subwoofer to deliver music and bass thumping scenes you can feel

Its patent pending technology includes the first vibration subwoofer speaker driver that has its own dedicated bass booster amplifier and crossover which can be adjusted to deliver bass sounds the listener can literally feel. BluWavs are designed to dramatically enhance the user experience when playing movies, music, games and online surround sound media such as NetFlix and iTunes.

BluWavs includes a single Headset and Blender Console. The Blender Console is available at the same price in either a Shelf enclosure or rack mountable. Additional Headsets are sold separately.

The A Series (Analog) A10 and AE10 (includes a 15 band EQ) are recommended for use with receivers that have pre-amp analog outputs and controllable speakers. The D Series (Digital) is recommended for projects that do not have a pre-amp out receiver. The D10 allows you to add our own dedicated BluWavs pre-amp receiver while the DR10 includes a receiver with remote controllable volume and EQ.

All BluWavs support LPCM, DTS® HD Master and Dolby® TrueHD HD Audio via multi-channel pre-amp analog inputs while the D Series supports both pre-amp analog and HDMI inputs.

All models support 10 speakers per Headset and supports one or two Headsets when using the analog pre-amp input or by adding an optional Headset Amp.

MRSP USA – $USD Pricing (contact Mozaex for International pricing)

BluWavs-A10 – Analog Blender, Headset – $1,495

BluWavs-AE10 – Analog/EQ Blender, Headset – $1,895

BluWavs-D10 – Digital 4-Way-HDMI Switch Blender, Headset – $1,895

BluWavs-DR10 – D10 plus Receiver Blender, Headset – $2,695

BluWavs-Headset-10 – Additional BluWav Headset – $895

BluWavs are shipping on November 1, 2012.

BluWavs Press Image: http://www.mozaex.com/images/BluWavs1.jpg

Contact Information

Mozaex USA: 3785 South 700 East Salt Lake City Utah 84106
Web: www.bluwavs.com or 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.

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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BASSMAXX Launches CCM112 YesMon Powered Monitor

AUSTIN, Texas, August 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 the bi-amped CCM112 YesMon Powered Monitor. The CCM112 is scheduled to ship in the 4th quarter of 2012 with an MSRP of $2,570.00

“Big things can definitely come in small packages,” said David Lee, president and designer at BASSMAXX. “We put many ‘big’ elements into this very small monitor, so the size of the CCM simply does not prepare you for its capabilities and output. We’ve had major artists presented with them for use as a stage monitor who took a look at them with disdain, saying ‘That’s not going to be big enough, mate’, and then look astonished when we turned them on! It definitely is a big surprise when you compare size to volume.

Lee explained that the biggest news about the compact CCM112 may be the development of tailored anti-feedback presets for specific major-brand microphones. “When the preset that matches your specific microphone is loaded, the monitor is automatically EQ’d for maximum gain before feedback, meaning that the monitor/mic combination is practically ‘rung out’ for you, leaving little or no tuning required by the user for maximum sound and minimum hassles,” continued Lee. “This is a great time-saver for the professional and a great problem solver for the amateur. New microphone presets will be made available for download from www.bassmaxx.com as they come to market and/or by customer special request. Up to 60 presets can be stored on the DSP through a USB or Ethernet interface and, once loaded, can be recalled though the on-board display controller without a computer hook-up.”

Physically, the CCM112 is an extremely compact 12-inch monitor that incorporates a 1500W Powersoft class D amplifier coupled to a high power handling neodymium woofer and a co-axially mounted 1.4-inch exit compression driver. The co-axial point source provides more consistent off-axis response and superior feedback rejection. Performance is enhanced by a 96kHz networkable DSP, unique anti-feedback DSP programming with up to 60 presets on board and unlimited presets available online.

The CCM112 and its DSP presets are designed to deliver maximum gain before feedback, maximum output level, maximum utility, and maximum reliability. The minimums were focused on size and weight. The cabinet is made of Baltic Birch, measures 14in. x 15in. x 12in. and weighs 30.6 lbs. It has four deployment angles plus a cast metal pole-mount. Its small size and lightweight Neodymium magnet structure allows for easy transport and the 1500W class D amp and on-board DSP make setup a snap. Power in, signal in, ready to begin.

“A great monitor is one that gives you headroom and not headaches,” Lee concluded. “The CCM112 was made for anyone who wants to be able to carry an entire monitor rig in each hand without breaking a sweat, who would rather take their own monitors on the road than rely on whatever happens to be at the gig, who works in venues with small stages, has to supply an entire show’s lights and sound out of one truck, or who needs a really powerful speaker in a tiny little box. Or, all of the above. Although we class them as monitors, they can power an entire small show with one on each side and a BASSMAXX sub below.”

Additional specifications include:
• Frequency response (±3 dB): 80-18,000Hz
• Maximum sustained output: 123 dB
• Short-term peak output: 126dB
• Enclosure type: multi-angle acoustic suspension wedge
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 14in. x 15in. x 12in.
• Net weight: 30.6 lbs.
• Shipping weight: 35 lbs.
• Exterior finish: high-pressure polyurethane
• Grill: custom-cut diffraction pattern foam-backed 1/8in. aluminum
• Voltage operating range: 95-250V, auto-switching
• Current draw: 95-125V: 3.6A@1/8 power, 195-250V: 2.2A@1/8 power
• DSP: comprehensive bi-amped processing, custom anti-feedback presets

BASSMAXX products are designed to deliver high fidelity and high-output, and also to be low maintenance and incredibly rugged. The electronics and circuitry are covered by the BASSMAXX 2-year ‘Sound Defense’ warranty with a 6-year limited warranty on the cabinet.

For more information on BASSMAXX products and services, please call 713-397-4466, 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® Launches EZ-RJ45® Cat5e/6 Shielded Connectors w/Internal or External Ground

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 10, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the recently updated EZ-RJ45 shielded Cat5e/6 connectors with internal or external ground. The EZ-RJ45 shielded connectors are now shipping.

“Made in the USA and designed to work on both Cat5e and Cat6 cables, solid or stranded, our upgraded EZ-RJ45 connectors combine the performance exclusive to its predecessor’s design, but now with the advantages inherent to shielded products for an unparalleled solution,” said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “By shielding the EZ-RJ45, additional electrical isolation means the cables are even less susceptible to electrical interference caused by nearby equipment or wires and, in response, are less likely to cause interference themselves. Additionally, in applications where NEXT, FEXT, and AXT are an issue, using shielded products can be the solution.”

By utilizing the new EZ-RJ45, simplify twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front, to easily verify the proper wiring order. Pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector optimizes electrical performance of the termination. Reducing the distance between the wire twists and contacts also improves performance. Terminate with the patented Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 Crimp Tools…crimp and trim in one cycle.

Additional features of the EZ-RJ45 shielded Cat5e/6 connectors include:
• Made in the USA
• through holes allow wire pairs to be inserted through front of connector for faster terminations
• EZ to verify wire sequence, reduces scrap
• more reliable and higher performance
• works with solid or stranded wire; separate connectors not required, reducing inventory and confusion
• simple one-piece design; bars or liners not required
• use in Category 3, 5, 5E or 6 compliant data networks
• UL rated, FCC & RoHS compliant
• 50 micro inch gold plated
• internal ground: maximum cable OD: 0.260in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.
• external ground: maximum cable OD: 0.280+in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.

The EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs. It provides a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations. This heavy duty tool is the perfect solution when working with high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will connectivity obstacles be overcome, but the installer can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.

The patented, rugged PRO HD tool, which will reliably crimp and trim wires at the same time, has an all steel frame, PVC handles, and a rust resistant, black oxide finish to stand up to the rigors of field installations.

This heavy duty ratchet style tool includes integral cable cutter/jacket strippers for round (Cat 3-6) and flat (silver satin) cable, providing optimal pressure to all contacts for a precise crimp while the vertical action assures all contacts are terminated to the proper depth.

“We will continue to innovate and improve our unique EZ-RJ45 connectors and tools,” added Sachs. “Products designed to increase an installer’s efficiency have been the key to our success and they will continue to dominate our product line in the future.”

Please contact Platinum Tools for pricing.

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 RELEASES BLUWAVS 7.1 HD AUDIO HEADPHONES; WORLD’S FIRST TO SUPPORT BLU-RAY HDMI 7.1 HD AUDIO

Salt Lake City – August 9, 2012 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room Blu-ray entertainment servers and peripherals, announced today it has launched BluWavs™, a revolutionary, patent pending series of 7.1 HD Audio headphones. The company will be demonstrating BluWavs and their entire product line of entertainment servers during the 2012 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 6 – 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 5655.

BluWavs are the world’s first Blu-ray 7.1 Discrete HD Audio headphones

“Mozaex has once again set a new standard in luxury home entertainment with the release of the first headphones to support Blu-ray 7.1 discrete HD Audio” said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm. “BluWavs are also the first headphones to include a BluWav ‘Blender’ Audio Console which allows users to fine-tune the volume and EQ of ten discrete speakers to meet their personal surround sound listening preferences.”

The BluWav Blender includes new technology called PLUSH (Personally Leveled Ultimate Surround Headphones). PLUSH allows the listener to instantly select their own personal audio profile for the richest, most enveloping surround sound experience. For example, the volume levels of the 10 discrete speakers and the EQ levels of the front speakers can be adjusted to create a warmer, deeper bass sound, or adjust the center and rear levels for louder movie dialogue and greater spatial effects.

BluWavs combine highest quality music headphones with 7.1 HD Audio and personalization

“Over the past two years, we worked with industry experts to design headphones that combine the absolute best sounding music with the clearest, most immersive 7.1 HD Audio for watching movies,” added Kihm.

“This product is actually a life-long goal of mine, which began about 40 years ago when I built my first pair of stereo headphones and more recently when I began to design a solution for my own hearing loss. I am thrilled to see from the initial feedback that BluWavs not only delivers HD surround sound audio that is many times the quality of stereo headphones, but that others like me appreciate being able to finally watch a movie without sub-titles and without disturbing other people.”

BluWavs patent pending technology addresses a unique niche in a multi-billion dollar market

While the market for stereo music and gaming headphones continues to experience high growth with over $2 billion in total headphone sales in the USA alone, little attention has been paid to delivering a product that offers the best audio quality for both stereo and surround sound media, such as Blu-ray. In spite of a general slowdown in consumer electronics, worldwide sales for headphones continue to experience rapid growth. As reported on February 6, 2012 by Gfk at the BADA (British Audio-Visual Dealers Association), UK sales of headphones are up 26.4 percent in value with a total UK headphone market “worth more than £163m which is equal to the entire market for hi-fi and home cinema sectors which has fallen to a 20-year low of £167m”.

Continued from the BADA report, “UK consumers bought more than 10 million pairs of headphones in 2011 – almost two million more sets than we did in 2010. The price we’re paying is also increasing, with the UK headphone market now worth £163,217,000.”

Mozaex believes that besides the huge growth in the mobile market consumers are paying a higher price for higher quality. BluWavs patent pending technology uniquely addresses the un-served surround sector of this fast growing market. Only BluWavs delivers HDMI 7.1 discrete HD Audio. Other surround sound headphones only support lower quality SD Audio and are typically used on USB or SPDIF computer game consoles or offer “virtual audio technology” that attempts to create virtual 5.1 SD Audio using conventional stereo headphones.

BluWavs meets dealer needs for a truly unique, value-added, non-retail store product

Kihm continued, “BluWavs offers our network of custom home electronic dealers an opportunity to expand their sales with a truly unique, value-added product that their clients won’t find at a consumer retail store. BluWavs are the perfect add-on peripheral to any mid to high-end home theater project.”

BluWavs meets MDU client needs for an unobtrusive way to enjoy HD quality entertainment

BluWavs offers a great opportunity to dealers to meet the growing needs of millions of people who live in condominiums and other Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) who are constrained from loudly playing their movies and music. For example, in Europe, 50 percent of people live in MDUs. The U.S. is quickly catching up with more than a third of all U.S. residents living in approximately five million MDU buildings that range from apartments to high rise condominiums.

BluWavs are first to deliver DTS HD Master, Dolby TrueHD and LPCM HD quality audio

Blu-ray Disc® revolutionized home theater with its 1080p video and 7.1 HD quality audio formats.
BluWavs HD Audio delivers bit rates up to 27 Mbps (or 18 times the quality of standard definition formats). Until now dealers were unable to offer their clients exceptional 7.1 HD Audio quality headphones.

BluWavs patent pending technology universally supports all popular HD Audio formats and interfaces, including DTS® HD Master and Dolby® TrueHD HD Audio plus HDMI and Multi-Channel pre-amp outputs.

BluWavs includes vibration subwoofer to deliver music and bass thumping scenes you can feel

Its patent pending technology includes the first vibration subwoofer speaker driver that has its own dedicated bass booster amplifier and crossover which can be adjusted to deliver bass sounds the listener can literally feel. BluWavs are designed to dramatically enhance the user experience when playing movies, music, games and online surround sound media such as NetFlix and iTunes.

USA and Canadian Pricing (Contact Mozaex for International pricing)

BluWavs includes a single Headset and Blender Console. The Blender Console is available at the same price in either a Shelf enclosure or rack mountable. Additional Headsets are sold separately.

Two models are available. BluWavs A10 supports analog inputs while BluWavs AD10 supports both analog and digital HDMI inputs. Both models support 10 speakers per Headset and two Headsets when using the analog pre-amp input or by adding an optional Headset Amp.

BluWavs A10 – Analog – Includes one headset and Blender A10 – Price: $1,695 MSRP USA

BluWavs AD10 – Analog/Digital – Includes one headset and Blender AD10 – Price: $2,295 MSRP USA

BluWav Headset – Includes one BluWav Headset – Price: $895 MSRP USA

BluWav Headset Amp – Optionally adds one Headset to the Blender – Price: $595 MSRP USA

BluWavs are covered by a limited two-year parts and labor warranty plus free product lifetime support.

BluWavs are set to begin shipping on November 1st 2012.

BluWavs Press Image: http://www.mozaex.com/images/BluWavs1.jpg

Contact Information

Mozaex USA: 3785 South 700 East Salt Lake City Utah 84106
Web: www.bluwavs.com or 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.

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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Platinum Tools® New Coax Clarifier™ Layout/Fault Finder Now Shipping

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 1, 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 the new Coax Clarifier™ (p/n TCC200 / 220) layout/fault finder is now shipping.

“The Coax Clarifier system has been designed to qualify and quantify ‘Dark’ coax systems,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “The field technician often comes across ‘Dark’ unpowered coax systems that give no clue as to their design, condition, or configuration. Made in the U.S.A, the Coax Clarifier helps solve this problem.”

The Coax Clarifier determines individual run quality as well as to determine the ability of the overall system’s capability to deliver good quality video at both standard and high definition levels. With an easy-to-read large backlit LCD, the Coax Clarifier shows loss levels on each coax cable run and displays a bar graph of quality for each. Detecting and testing splitters for quality, shorts/opens, etc. is also done on each test. Finally, the Coax Clarifier uses inexpensive wiremap remotes that allow the technician to singlehandedly “map” an entire system easily and quickly. Cable length measurements, signal quality measurements, and wiremapping all in one compact, rugged tester.

In addition, separate wire mapping sets allows a technician to map out the entire coax system and measure the quality and characterization of the overall network for carrying services, such as high grade video, surveillance data, and HD programming. It also has the ability identify the testing remotes through splitters, showing the end location of multiple runs off of installed splitters.

Additional Coax Clarifier features and specifications include:
• Measures cable length up to 1,500 ft. (457 meters)
• Four unique tones to distinguish between respective outlets
• Wiremaps up to 12 coax locations
• Size: 6.8 x 3.15 x 1.3 inches
• Weight: 12 oz (with battery)
• MSRP: $329 – $449 USD (depending on kit configuration)

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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Video Mount Products Launches Low-Profile DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox at ASIS 2012

Shipping August 1, the DVR-LB3 is Fan Cooled within a Low-Profile Chassis, and has Been Designed Specifically for Today’s Smaller and More Compact DVRs and Installations Restricted to Limited Space Requirements

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 30, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce the launch of the new DVR-LB3 DVR Lockbox during ASIS 2012, held in Philadelphia from September 10-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, booth 354. Shipping August 1, the low-profile 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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