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NanoLumens NanoFlex Screen Keeps Thousands of Attendees Informed and Organized at UK’s GAMEfest 2011


NORCROSS, GEORGIA, October 31, 2011—When UK audio visual provider PSP (pspav.com) was contracted to provide large digital signage for navigation and information display at GAMEfest 2011, they knew that the NanoLumens® 112” NanoFlex™ display was the perfect solution. The annual week long gaming expo was hosted by GAME, Europe’s leading videogame retailer (www.game.co.uk) at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England from September 16-18, 2011.

GAMEfest is an exclusive event for loyal GAME Rewards Card holders that welcomes some of the top names in gaming such as Nintendo, EA and Activision to exhibit their new games and new technologies. The first three days of GAMEfest served as an internal conference for the hundreds of GAME & GAMESTATION store managers, and the next three days the show floor was open to thousands of card-carrying GAME customers.

According to PSP’s Project Planner Gareth Hill, “With thousands of people attending, and three entire halls of the NEC in use, it was imperative to provide the best possible displays for navigating the show floor and communicating the timings of various activities taking place each day.

“This was the first time we have used the 112” NanoLumens screen at a live event, and it is a great product,” Hill emphasized. “We selected the technology largely due to the brightness of the display and its weight—at just 90 pounds it was very easy and quick to install, and the 6mm pixel pitch and brightness meant that it could be seen from all the way across the exhibition hall.”

Because the NanoLumens NanoFlex™ display is so lightweight and durable, it can be installed much faster and more easily than comparably sized displays. And it is perfect for outdoors or large rooms because of its extreme brightness. In addition to being ultra-lightweight and bright, NanoLumens displays can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off.

“There is an increasing demand for high quality, large scale digital platforms at events and exhibitions, whether their application be wayfinding and information giving or advertising and brand awareness. It’s great to have access to new, innovative options for these purposes, and the NanoLumens NanoFlex display really delivers, with specialist flight cases and accessories that make it simple and cost effective to incorporate into the event environment.”

First introduced in 2010, NanoFlex™ digital displays remain the only solution of their kind. They conform to fit any surface, are thin, lightweight and energy efficient, and can be mounted as easily as a work of art. NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 6mm pixel pitch flexible LED displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

According to NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope, “Convention hall owners and show producers are now realizing the unique benefits of the NanoLumens display technology. With the ability to move NanoLumens displays to where they will have the most impact, quicker installation times, reduced manpower requirements and significant energy savings, we offer convention hall owners, show producers and exhibitors the most customizable and profitable digital signage displays available today.”

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

PSP (www.pspav.com) provide state of the art Audio Visual Equipment and Specialist Project Management solutions for live events. Whether your event is for 50 or 50,000 people we have the expertise to deliver your event. Specializing in large screen projection and display, cameras and vision control, sound and lighting, set and stage design and graphics. PSP’s Birmingham and London offices enable us to service clients both nationally and internationally. PSP have a dedicated team of exceptional Project Managers whose technical knowledge is unrivaled. We will work alongside your team to deliver the best possible solution for your event.

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. (www.nanolumens.com) is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique flexible displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the size, noise and cost issues associated with commercial LED products.

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Stampede To Report Record Sales In 2011; Projects Continued Long Term Growth At 2011 Vendor Summit

AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 28, 2011 —Capping a year of unprecedented growth, expansion, acquisitions and investment, Stampede, the leading value-added distributor of professional audio video (ProAV) solutions, today told attendees of its third annual Vendor Summit that it will report record sales in 2011. What’s more, Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said that despite continued uncertainty in the larger economy, the company would continue to grow significantly in 2012.

“Focus, focus, focus,” Kelly said, “are the three major reasons for our continued success. Stampede is the oldest, largest, and deepest specialist distributor in the ProAV space and, because of this laser focus, we continue to grow and expand where others have failed. In fact, we expect 2011 sales to show a 51 percent growth in unit sales in core categories, a 48 percent increase in operating profit, and a 257 percent increase in net income.”

According to Kelly, 2011 has been the most successful year yet in the company’s 14-year history of serving the needs of ProfessionalAV dealers. Now representing more than 120 different manufacturers, Stampede has added 35 new lines in the last two years alone.

What’s more, millions of dollars have been invested in the acquisition of Spire Global, increased inventory levels, increased A/R, expanded sales and technical support teams and additional offices, as well as significantly expanded and upgraded IT systems. “As a direct result of these investments, Stampede today is better prepared to meet every product, training, and marketing support need of every one of our more than 9000 dealer partners. We continue to grow in a tough economic environment and, most importantly, we offer more opportunities than ever before for our partners, and that’s what this business is fundamentally all about.”

Also significant for the long run, Stampede in 2011 has expanded both its product offering and its reach. While maintaining its dedication to the specialist approach, the company has targeted new product categories that are relevant to ProfessionalAV dealers, such as video conferencing and 3D; leveraged its reach into the market with a cross-matrix approach that relies upon specialist teams who are focused on specific product lines, increased speed of product line penetration, and increased vendor access to incremental opportunities. At the same time, the company has developed strategic alliances with key dealers that provide for ‘right of first refusal’ positioning, imbedded staff to maximize opportunities, and increased Stampede vendor access.

Looking ahead to 2012, Kelly told attendees that Stampede will focus on three major initiatives: dive deeper into the market, improve organizational alignment, and prepare dealers for both today and tomorrow. “Over the next three months, we are going announce a number of strategic new programs that are going to create even more opportunities for our manufacturer and dealer partners. 2012 is going to be another very exciting year for us and it couldn’t come at a better time as we will celebrate our 15th anniversary next year.”

Now in its third year, the annual Stampede Vendor Summit brings together manufacturers, dealers, special guests and Stampede sales and support team members for a four-day period of review, planning and forecasting. The 2011 summit was based at the Connecticut Street Armory with additional events held at the company’s Amherst, New York headquarters and the Hyatt Buffalo hotel. More than 50 vendors participated at this year’s event, which ran from October 22-25, 2011. The keynote presentation was made by Dr. William Coggshall, President of Pacific Media Associates, who previewed his 2011 Front Projector Market Update for attendees.

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NanoLumens® to Address 2011 Customer Engagement Technology World Conference in New York

Featured presentation by NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope will follow the CETW Keynote Address on November 9, 2011 and address the benefits and future uses of LED flex display technology in all customer engagement applications.

Presentation to coincide with shipping of NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flex displays in virtually any shape and size as well as NanoSlim™ and NanoShape™ non-flexible displays in 6mm, 5mm and 4mm pixel pitches.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, October 27, 2011 – Coincident with the market introduction of a complete line of its NanoFlex™ digital flex and non-flex displays in virtually any shape and size, NanoLumens®, the pioneering Norcross, Georgia-based company that last year introduced the world to large format flexible digital display technology, today announced it has been selected to make a featured presentation at the upcoming 2011 Customer Engagement Technology World conference and exhibition taking place November 9-10, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

According to the company, NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope will make a 45-minute non-commercial presentation on how innovation in digital signage is pushing the boundaries of consumer engagement. The presentation will take place on November 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tech Talks Theater in the CETW Exhibit Hall at the Jacob Javits Center. Underscoring the importance of this topic to the conference’s attendees, the NanoLumens presentation will follow the 2011 CETW Keynote Address.

“We are honored to be asked to speak in more detail about the unique capabilities of our core digital flex technology,” Cope said today. “The benefits it brings to literally every indoor and outdoor customer facing vertical market, from retail and restaurants to transportation centers and arenas, are immediate and profound.”

According to CETW General Manager Lawrence Dvorchik, “The Customer Engagement Technology World conference is dedicated to making our constituency aware of meaningful new technologies that will play an important role in shaping the way they engage with their customers. The NanoLumens display technology is a perfect case in point and we think the company’s presentation will help attendees understand how they can benefit from deploying this unique technology.”

First introduced in 2010, NanoFlex™ digital displays remain the only solution of their kind. They conform to fit any surface, are thin, lightweight, and energy efficient, and can be mounted as easily as a work of art. The revolutionary NanoFlex display shattered the traditional usage limitations of large format digital displays. NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 6mm pixel pitch flexible digital displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

In addition to being ultra-lightweight and energy efficient, NanoLumens displays feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. Designed and engineered to be energy efficient, NanoLumens displays consume significantly less energy per square foot than conventional digital displays. Further underscoring their commitment to eco-friendly technology, the NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50 percent reclaimed materials and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some new NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

The company’s technology received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards and has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards.

For more information about NanoLumens digital Flex and Non-Flexible Displays, please visit www.nanolumens.com or call (678) 421-9694.

About Customer Engagement Technology World:
For 15 years, Customer Engagement Technology World has delivered strategic, marketing and technical business strategies & solutions for organizations focused on enhancing their customer engagement programs through digital media such as digital signage, self-service, digital out-of-home/place based media, mobile, interactive kiosks and other customer-facing technologies. For more information or to register, visit www.CETWorld.com or call 203-371-6322

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

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NanoLumens® to Introduce Expanded Line of Flex and Non-Flex Displays at the 2011 Customer Engagement Technology World Conference in New York

Company that developed and patented flex digital display technology to begin shipping NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flex displays in virtually any shape and size as well as NanoSlim™ and NanoShape™ non-flexible displays in 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm pixel pitches.

NanoLumens displays to change the ways show attendees look at customer engagement.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, October 27, 2011 – NanoLumens®, the pioneering Norcross, Georgia based company that last year introduced the world to large format flexible digital display technology, today announced it will introduce an expanded line of Flex Displays, as well as its first line of Non-Flexible Displays, at the 2011 Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) conference and exhibition taking place in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, November 9-10, 2011. In doing so, the company will take a giant leap forward in its quest to fully commercialize its revolutionary “digital wall paper” technology that literally turns any surface into a powerful communications platform — while eliminating virtually all of the weight, installation, energy, and cost efficiency issues associated with traditional large format digital displays.

First introduced in 2010, NanoFlex™ and new NanoWrap™ flex digital displays remain the only solution of their kind. They conform to fit any surface, are thin, lightweight, energy efficient and can be mounted as easily as a work of art. The revolutionary flex display technology shattered the traditional usage limitations of large format digital displays.

“Our Flex technology can now be assembled to satisfy any shape and size requirements, so any location can now become a dynamic and dramatic video display” said Rick Cope, President & CEO of NanoLumens. “At the same time, our new line of NanoSlim™ and NanoShape™ non-flexible displays, available in 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm pixel pitches, will offer customers a more cost-effective alternative when flexibility is not a requirement.”

According to Cope, NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 6mm pixel pitch flexible digital displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

The company’s patented display technology, which allows customers to select from 4mm up to 10mm pixel pitches (depending on the model), promises to transform the way marketers engage their customers indoors and out of doors in every type of trade show, retail, hospitality, stadium, arena, transportation and public event environment.

“Now, any surface can become a compelling display surface as simply as hanging a mirror,” Cope emphasized. “This product line is going to forever change the rules of the game when it comes to creative customer engagement.”

In addition to being ultra-lightweight and energy efficient, NanoLumens displays feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. Designed and engineered to be energy efficient, NanoLumens displays consume significantly less energy per-square foot than conventional digital displays. Further underscoring their commitment to eco-friendly technology, the NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50% reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some new NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

“As the industry’s premier showcase of customer engagement technology solutions, we are tremendously excited to serve as the platform for the launch of this remarkable company and its expanded product line”, said General Manager Lawrence Dvorchik. “When CETW attendees experience the NanoLumens product line, they are going to look at customer engagement in a totally new way.” According to Dvorchik, NanoLumens displays will be featured throughout the CETW exhibit area as well, because of their compelling uniqueness.

The company’s technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards.

For more information about NanoLumens DIGITAL Flex and Non-Flexible Displays, please visit www.nanolumens.com or call (678) 421-9694.

About Customer Engagement Technology World: 
For 15 years, Customer Engagement Technology World has delivered strategic, marketing and technical business strategies & solutions for organizations focused on enhancing their customer engagement programs through digital media such as digital signage, self-service, digital out-of-home/place based media, mobile, interactive kiosks and other customer-facing technologies. For more information or to register, visit www.CETWorld.com or call 203-371-6322

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

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New Sony Video Conferencing Lease Program From Stampede Debuts At Under $100 Per Month


AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 27, 2011 — Stampede, the leading value-added distributor of professional audio video (ProAV) solutions and the exclusive distributor of Sony Video Conferencing equipment, today announced the introduction of a groundbreaking new lease program that makes Sony Video Conferencing available for the first time for under $100 per-month.

The new leasing program runs through December 31, 2011 and is designed to provide dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to put high quality video conferencing within the reach of their entire customer base. “For $99 per month customers can now harness the full capabilities of a quality Sony Video Conferencing system,” said Eric Murphy, Vice President of the Visual Communications Group at Stampede. “Video conferencing has never been more affordable than it is today, with the launch of this new lease program. If a company has been thinking about getting on board with this incredible cost-saving and productivity- boosting technology, now is the time to do it.”

According to Murphy, the base model in the lease program is the PCS-G50 at $99 a month. The five-year lease also includes a five-year service and support contract and the offer of a $1 buy-out.

“We know how important it is for people and businesses to stay connected,” stated Murphy. “Now with the cost of these products lower than a plane ticket, you can have the same meeting from the comfort of your own office, all while saving money. What was once a luxury for large organizations is now affordable for any size company.”

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, NY-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.

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NanoLumens To Move To New Headquarters In Norcross, Georgia



NORCROSS, GEORGIA, October 26, 2011 – In order to better meet the long-term needs of its rapidly growing customer base, NanoLumens®, the pioneering company that last year introduced the world to large format flexible digital display technology, today announced plans to relocate its world headquarters to a new 32,000 square foot office center in Norcross, Georgia, the same city it has called home since its founding in 2006.

According to NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope, the company will move from its current 14,000 square foot headquarters to its new headquarters on December 1, 2011. “Our company has more than doubled in size over the last two years and we expect 2012, our first full year of commercial production, to create an even faster rate of growth,” Cope explained today. “This new headquarters will enable us to comfortably grow and meet our customer demands. It will allow us to consolidate all administrative, sales, operations, research, design, and assembly under one roof right here in the city we have always called home. What’s more, the new headquarters will house the largest digital display showroom in the country.”

The new NanoLumens headquarters will be located at 4900 Avalon Ridge Parkway, Norcross, Georgia 30071. The general phone number will remain 678.421.9694.

Underscoring its rapid rate of growth, NanoLumens today announced two key executive appointments. Karen Robinson, a senior technology and out-of-home media executive with more than 30 years of experience, now joins NanoLumens as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, effective immediately, reporting directly to NanoLumens President Rick Cope. Ms. Robinson’s experience is strategic and solid and includes CEO level positions at Atlanta Technology Partners, Prime Point Media, and Enrev Corporation, as well as senior sales management positions at Electronic Power Technology, AMNEX, and AT&T.

“Karen has the exact skill set and experience that we need to drive sales in all of our target markets,” Cope emphasized. “As we begin the next chapter of the NanoLumens story, Karen will play a pivotal role in developing sustained sales in all of our targeted vertical markets.”

Reporting directly to Karen Robinson is Dana Michaelis, who now joins the company as Vice President and General Manager of Advertising Networks. In this new position, Michaelis will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic out-of-home place based advertising revenue sharing programs with content owners, networks, convention centers, stadiums, and arenas. Mr. Michaelis comes to NanoLumens from Brite Media Group, where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Prior to this he held senior sales management positions at Prime Point Media, Pathfire, and The Weather Channel.

“Having worked closely with Dana at Prime Point Media, I appreciate his considerable talents in building large scale advertising networks, which is a strategic priority for this company,” Robinson emphasized. “Dana will be very effective in presenting our breakthrough LED display technology to owners of convention centers, stadiums, and other facilities where place based advertising vehicles are deployed.”

First introduced in 2010, NanoFlex™ digital displays remain the only solution of their kind. They conform to fit any surface, are thin, lightweight, and energy efficient, and can be mounted as easily as a work of art. The revolutionary NanoFlex display shattered the traditional usage limitations of large format digital displays. NanoLumens is the only company in the world able to reliably manufacture ultra-thin and lightweight, easy-to-install and maintain, seamless 6mm pixel pitch flexible LED displays in virtually any shape or size to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

In addition to being ultra-lightweight and energy efficient, NanoLumens displays feature a seamless, edge-to-edge picture quality (up to a brightness of 5,000 nits) that can be viewed from any angle or any distance without color shift or picture drop-off. Designed and engineered to be energy efficient, NanoLumens displays consume significantly less energy per-square foot than conventional digital displays. Further underscoring their commitment to eco-friendly technology, the NanoLumens displays are composed of up to 50% reclaimed materials, and are completely recyclable. What’s more, some new NanoLumens displays can be serviced from the front, making maintenance easier than ever before possible.

Designed and assembled entirely in the United States, NanoLumens displays are now available in both flexible and non-flexible frames in four product lines: NanoFlex™ and NanoWrap™ flexible displays; NanoSlim™ non-flexible rectangular displays; and NanoShape™ non-flexible round, square, and triangular displays.

The company’s technology has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and was cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards. NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards.

Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique flexible displays that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the size, noise and cost issues associated with commercial LED products.

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Xantech’s A/V Control Technology Used for Tour Center at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations Plant

CARLSBAD, CA, October 18, 2011 — The recently completed movie theater located within the brand new Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations plant in York, Pennsylvania, includes A/V control products from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years. SDK Electronics of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, outfitted the theater, where visitors begin the one-hour factory tour, installing a Xantech CSPLCD39G 3.9-inch Smartpad LCD Graphic Touchpanel and a WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller to manage the presentation’s audio, video and lighting.

The Smartpad LCD Graphic Touchpanel and the WIC1200 in combination offer fully automated control of the movie presentation, which takes visitors through the famed motorcycle manufacturer’s history. The film starts with a single touch of the Xantech Touchpanel, explains Scott Koons, owner of SDK Electronics. “The system sits in idle mode until the tour guides bring the visitors in. They touch one button on the screen that says ‘play’ and the movie starts to run. The WIC box gets a signal, tells a Crestron lighting controller to dim the lights, and turns on an audio sense to the Blu-ray Disc player. As soon as it senses that audio is no longer present – in other words, the player is in full stop – it tells the Crestron to relight the room.”

The system is also programmed with an alternate mode for employee meetings. “When they hold a meeting in the theater they can touch a button that says ‘presentation’ and it will switch over to a presentation mode,” says Koons.

The Xantech products offered an affordable control solution for automating the theater’s A/V system, according to Koons. Although the system is relatively simple, the controller does need to support some specific interface capabilities. “I needed to have some way to automatically turn on the lights. The WIC1200 gave me the ability to do two-way communications as well as system status sensing.” A more complex and more costly unit was just not necessary, he adds: “It would have been overkill to spend that kind of money on a competing product for what little I needed to do, especially since the WIC box does everything I needed it to do for this system.”

The Xantech Touchpanel interfaces directly with the theater’s JVC projector. “The only codes we send to the projector are on, off and source select, so we use those straight out of the keypad because I don’t need any sense on that,” explains Koons, adding, “The only thing I need to send to the Lexicon DC2 processor is power on and source select.”

The presentation theater at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations plant (York, Pennsylvania), where assembly of the Soft Tail, Touring and Tri-Glide models, as well as limited-production factory-custom motorcycles, occurs. The facility features recently installed A/V control products from Xantech.

The rest of the theater’s audio system, which includes EAW loudspeakers in a 7.1 configuration with Crest amplification, is initiated through the use of a Surge X power sequencer. A 159-inch 16:9 HDTV format Da-Lite fixed wall screen completes the A/V presentation setup.

Koons also installed a Xantech CSPLCD64G 6.4-inch Smartpad LCD Graphic Touchpanel in the employee cafeteria at the new plant. “They can hold 450-person meetings there. It has four screens, four projectors, a scaler and an SPLCD64 controlling it, along with a couple of relay packs and a 1×8 RS232 router.”

The Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations plant, established in York in 1973, assembles the company’s Soft Tail, Touring and Tri-Glide models. Following the demolition of 42 separate buildings and a year of construction, a brand new, robot-assisted manufacturing plant opened on the site on August 1, 2011, that combines all of its manufacturing lines and warehousing in one 600,000-square-foot facility. Over eight thousand tourists have reportedly visited the new Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center and toured the new factory in its first two months of operation.

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

About Xantech Commercial
Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Products are sold to professional installers and distributors directly from Xantech. Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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Georgia World Congress Center Incorporates Portable Digital Advertising with NanoLumens 112″ NanoFlex Display

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, October 12, 2011—As one of the largest multipurpose sports and entertainment complexes in the United States, attracting more than one million guests each year, the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) stated mission is “to constantly earn our reputation as one of the world’s finest convention, sports and entertainment venues and to lead our industry through innovation.” To help further the GWCC mission, Atlanta-based Revelation Outdoor Management recently installed a NanoLumens® NanoFlex™ digital display that will be used as a portable digital signage display and event banner throughout the center.

According to Mark Geiger, Associate Director of Marketing & Communication for GWCC, “You can’t beat the portability and installation capabilities the NanoFlex display offers us, and we’re confident that our customers will like it as much as we do. We believe this technology will replace printed banners and allow show managers to maximize their more

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Xantech’s WIPAD Used for Light Impressions: A Celebration of iPhone® Photography Exhibit at Alys Beach, Florida-based studio b.

CARLSBAD, CA, August 16, 2011 — Studio b., located in Alys Beach, Florida, recently opened their groundbreaking exhibit Light Impressions: A Celebration of iPhone® Photography, which features the curated work of 40 iPhoneographers from around the world, showcased on 40 Apple iPad 2® units. “Never before has iPhone photography been exhibited on this scale and with this level of deference,? states studio b. founder/owner and world-renowned photographer Colleen Duffley. With an iPad 2 assigned to each artist, each unit features 13 photos from the artist’s collection, shown in a slide show configuration, looping at different intervals. Another iPad 2 is used to stream the entire show online at studio b.’s website (www.studiobthebeach.com). The iPad used as the live feed camera is mounted with a WIPAD Control Interface from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years.

Xantech WIPAD at studio b.

Studio b., located in Alys Beach, Florida, is currently hosting Light Impressions: A Celebration of iPhone® Photography. Pictured is the iPad used as the streaming live feed camera, mounted with a WIPAD Control Interface from Xantech.

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NanoLumens’ Flex Display Technology Named 2011 Breakthrough Technology of The Year By TechAmerica Foundation

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, August 8, 2011 – Following on the heels of the market introduction of an expanded line of its NanoLumens Flex LED displays, NanoLumens today announced that it has received the 2011 American Technology Award in the category of Breakthrough Technology from the TechAmerica Foundation, handily defeating Microsoft’s Kinect device. The awards were presented in June at the ninth annual TechAmerica Foundation Technology and Government Dinner, which continued its legacy as a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. more

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