A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Archive by Lauren Simmen

4th Bin and Cumulus Global Partner up for e-Waste Solutions

4th Bin Logo

Boston, MA – January 25, 2012 – Cumulus Global and 4th Bin jointly announced a new partnership designed to offer businesses, non-profits, schools, and local governments fully integrated e-waste solutions. Through the partnership, Cumulus Global will offer its cloud-bound customers discounted, ecologically sound, e-waste recycling services for their retiring hardware and electronics. Cumulus Global will help 4th Bin clients avoid e-Waste hazards by helping them move to cloud computing solutions, such as Google Apps and online backup services.

“Many organizations hesitate to dispose of e-waste out of concern for the legal and ecological issues and the cost,” noted Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global. “Partnering with 4th Bin lets us help our customers solve their e-waste dilemma.”

Based on New York City, 4th Bin provides door-to-door collection and recycling services in the metropolitan New York area and can arrange e-waste collection and recycling services throughout North America.

“4th Bin is committed to reducing e-waste throughout the technology life cycle,” added John Kirsch, Partner at 4th Bin. “Our joint effort with Cumulus Global will help companies dispose of their current e-waste and avoid creating more in the future.”

As a cloud solutions provider, Cumulus Global does more than replace servers with cloud-based solutions. A sound cloud computing strategy reduces the need for support servers, backup equipment, and networking gear. Moving to cloud computing has a ripple effect that includes less equipment, reduced HVAC requirements, and reduced power consumption.

Cloud computing providers, like Google, are significantly more efficient than most in-house computer rooms and data centers.

About Cumulus Global
Cumulus Global (http://www.cumulusglobal.com) helps small and mid-size businesses, non-profits, governments, and educational institutions thrive by delivering cloud computing solutions. Serving clients from 1 to more than 1000 employees across numerous industries, we align technology with our clients’ goals, objectives, and bottom lines. We leverage our expertise, vendor relationships, and a diversified range of best-of-breed cloud services to create custom solutions with tangible value.

About 4th Bin
After seeing how much electronic waste (e-waste) is irresponsibly discarded, and knowing the City of New York will institute mandatory responsible disposal of e-waste, a team of IT professionals found a solution to this mounting problem and launched 4th Bin (http://www.4thbin.com). The company specializes in e-waste collection and recycling and is the only service in the city to do so. Since the company began in fall of 2010, it has collected, recycled, or environmentally and ethically disposed of over 900,000lbs of e-waste from offices, schools, hospitals, factories, and residences in New York City. For the processing of e-waste, 4th Bin works exclusively with e-Stewards Certified recyclers (http://www.e-stewards.org) who have been qualified as upholding the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

IOGEAR WIRELESS 3D MEDIA KIT STREAMS CONTENT THROUGH WALLS AND NOW SUPPORTS BOTH DIGITAL AND ANALOG DEVICES

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

IOGEAR WIRELESS 3D MEDIA KIT STREAMS CONTENT THROUGH WALLS AND NOW SUPPORTS BOTH DIGITAL AND ANALOG DEVICES

One device to stream Full HD 1080p with 3D support and 5.1 digital audio content from up to five A/V devices as well as USB keyboard and mouse integration make the WHDI-certified Wireless 3D Media Kit a hub of digital home activity.

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Central Hall #7917 – A leader in convergence through connectivity, IOGEAR proudly announces the Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT); the company’s most advanced wireless A/V streaming device available. With four HDMI and one component input, the GW3DMKIT allows five different A/V devices to be connected and conveniently placed without wires running to the HD display or projector. Ideal set-ups with the Wireless 3D Media Kit can stream content up to 100 feet through standard walls, even enable multi-room scenarios.

With a myriad of wireless signals beaming around the home, the IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit ensures latency-free, multi-room streaming by leveraging the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) for connecting HD devices to a TV. The WHDI standard allows wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band. WHDI also consumes less power than other wireless protocols.

The Wireless 3D Media Kit consists of a wireless 3D transmitter and wireless 3D receiver with inputs including HDMI®, Component and USB. Users can connect a Blu-ray player, DVR/Set-top Box, DVD player, Media Server, computer or even a VCR and stream the content 100 feet through the air.

The USB port on the GW3DMKIT is ideal as a wireless keyboard / mouse connection, allowing mobile control of a home theater PC or laptop within the 100 foot radius. Full access to stored videos, photos and music or management of online social media or work content is a breeze when combined with an IOGEAR wireless A/V keyboard.

“The ability to place a TV anywhere within 100 feet of a source component provides great value in a home or office A/V setup,” says Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager for IOGEAR. “The IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit lets you conveniently share content around the home without the unsightly wires or a visible rack of equipment, something style and space-conscious users can appreciate.”

Additional features of the IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT) include:
• Supports Full HD 1080P, 3D content and 5.1 channel audio
• WHDI Certified
• Inputs: 4 HDMI, 1 Component Input
• 1 USB port for wireless keyboard / mouse control of attached computer, PS3 or other console
• Outputs: 1 HDMI local port on wireless transmitter, 1 HDMI on the wireless receiver, 1 USB on the wireless receiver
• Use with HD and non-HD (analog) devices
• Built-in IR allows user control of hidden source devices
• No software or driver installation necessary

WHDI President Leslie Chard said, “IOGEAR has been developing wireless streaming products for many years so we are proud to have them as an adopter of WHDI’s multi-room audio, video and control connectivity standard. The certification is a testament to the quality of IOGEAR’s wireless products.”

The GW3DMKIT Wireless 3D Media Kit will ship in Q1 2012, pricing is TBD.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company, and product details.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and “Road to a Million Trees” campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

(c)2011 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About WHDI
WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) is the only viable option available for connecting the content on all HD devices to the TV. WHDI technology enables wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band. WHDI surpasses competitive technologies by providing outstanding and consistent picture quality equivalent to wired HDMI™ cable, low latency, multi-room availability and low power consumption. For more information about WHDI, visit http://www.whdi.org/

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Nick Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Paradigm Introduces Designer Series In-Ceiling Speakers

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Paradigm Introduces Designer Series In-Ceiling Speakers

Sleeker, low-profile bezels, increased dispersion and a marine makeover highlight enhancements to Paradigm’s custom AMS, SA and Signature Series in-ceiling speakers.

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Venetian 30-336 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, announces the new Designer Series, a breathtaking overhaul of the company’s beloved AMS, SA and Signature in-ceiling architectural speakers that includes a number of performance and aesthetic enhancements. Speakers in all three lines now feature new low-profile bezels for a cleaner, disappearing aesthetic, and newly redesigned scrims that are more sonically transparent than ever before.

Under the hood, all three Guided Soundfield Models (AMS-150R-30, SA-15R-30 and SIG-1.5R-30) now feature the same low-density NLC™ Non-Limiting Corrugated thermoplastic elastomer surrounds as Paradigm’s highly lauded Signature Series floorstanding, bookshelf, and center speakers. The new surrounds deliver vastly improved damping of vibrations and resonances and increased peak-to-peak excursion. Combined with a new motor structure including a three-split voice coil, thicker top plate, and much larger ceramic/ferrite magnet, has resulted in a speaker that plays +3 dB louder with more clarity at higher output.

Other improvements include new convex grilles for stereo/mono models (AMS-150R-SM and SA-15R-SM), which minimize edge diffraction and allow for much wider sound dispersion. This is an especially important feature since in-ceiling models are not installed to accommodate a “sweet spot”, but rather a larger listening area.

Marine models in the AMS line received several upgrades making them an ideal option for boats, pools and anywhere moisture or weather poses an threat. Neodymium grille magnets provide better adherence in all weather conditions, while all three marine models (AMS-100RX, AMS-150RX and AMS-150RX-SM) now feature more corrosive resistant stainless steel, as well as improved drainage channels for enhanced performance, reliability and longevity.

“Given that the typical customer in the market for an in-ceiling speaker is concerned first and foremost with aesthetics,the invisible design of our new Designer Series is an achievement and selling point in itself,” says Mark Aling, Senior Marketing Director for Paradigm. “But we’ve also included a number of performance enhancements across all three lines that make these Paradigm’s best-sounding in-ceiling speakers yet.”

Paradigm Designer Series in-ceiling speakers are now available from Paradigm dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Model lineup and US FMV pricing for the series is as follows:
AMS-100R: $219/ea
AMS-100RX: $299/ea
AMS-150R: $299/ea
AMS-150RX: $369/ea
AMS-150R-SM: $399/ea
AMS-150SQ-SM: $399/ea
AMS-150R-30: $429/ea
SA-10R: $399/ea
SA-15R: $499/ea
SA-15R-SM: $549/ea
SA-15R-30: $649/ea
SIG-1.5R: $799/ea
SIG-1.5R-30: $999/ea
For more information on Paradigm, please visit www.paradigm.com.

About Paradigm
Innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing, and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 250 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to being at the leading edge of speaker technology and consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Nicholas Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com
For digital images log on to www.castercomm.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

MartinLogan Motion SLM Offers Low-Profile Power

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
MartinLogan Motion SLM Offers Low-Profile Power
The slimmest MartinLogan speaker ever features a multitude of install options and will change the perception of what is possible from a low-profile speaker.
Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2012 – January 10-13 – Venetian 30-335 – MartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic speaker technology, proudly announces the slender Motion® SLM, a wall-hanging or free standing LCR speaker that is powerful enough to stand alone and detailed enough to be used in conjunction with floor standing MartinLogan speakers. The newest from MartinLogan’s award-winning Motion Series line, the Motion SLM features dual four-inch, ultra-slim fiber cone woofers and dual four-inch high-velocity passive bass radiators, paired with a Folded Motion™ tweeter – all in an ultra-slim profile designed expressly for super-thin TVs.

Slim enough to complement the thinnest wall-mounted HD displays and even projection screens, the Motion SLM steps in where underpowered, unnatural sounding TV speakers fall short. The secret to the Motion SLM’s larger-than-its-size performance is the dual ultra-slim fiber cone woofers and high-velocity passive bass radiators, which provide maximum controlled low-end bass extension from an ultra-slim profile combined with the advanced resolution Folded Motion tweeter. The high-gloss black SLM cabinet is only 1.45-inches thin, for a total wall protrusion of 1.83-inches when used with magnetic grille and included wall mount bracket.

The advanced resolution Folded Motion tweeter features lightning-fast transient response and a surface area eight-times that of a typical 1″ dome tweeter, for clear, highly dynamic and precise sound. MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house engineers carefully crafted the Motion Series as an affordable and compact product line that seamlessly blends the exquisite Folded Motion transducers with powerful, compact bass technology. The result is a smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and jaw-dropping clarity.

Designed for maximum placement flexibility, the MartinLogan Motion SLM can be placed just about anywhere for your convenience. With keyhole slots on the speaker’s back panel that attach easily to the included wall bracket, you can have the SLM wall-mounted and playing in a matter of minutes. If on-wall mounting is not appealing, each speaker also comes with a curved black-glass base that allows it to sit vertically on a shelf or in an equipment cabinet.

Thinking of going horizontal? The Folded Motion tweeter has an 80° x 80° dispersion pattern, which allows the Motion SLM to sound exactly the same in a horizontal or vertical orientation, making them ideal for Left-Center-Right (LCR) applications. Each MartinLogan’s Motion SLM includes “kick-stand” brackets that attach to the back of the cabinet, allowing them to free-stand for horizontal center channel applications. Additionally, the logo on the grille is magnetic and can move and rotate to the proper atheistically pleasing location in any orientation.

The Motion SLM speaker is priced at $499.95 each and is shipping worldwide to MartinLogan dealers.

For more information on the new Motion SLM from MartinLogan, please visit their website at: www.martinlogan.com/motion.

About MartinLogan, Ltd.
Since 1983, MartinLogan has handcrafted high performance electrostatic speakers. Their award-winning designs, advanced technologies, and outstanding customer service have long made MartinLogan’s amazingly detailed speakers a must have for home theater and music lovers around the world. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house design and engineering team carefully creates each speaker to provide unparalleled sound reproduction along with industry leading aesthetics.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Nick Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com
Lauren Simmen: lsimmen@castercomm.com
For digital images log on to www.castercomm.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

MartinLogan Reveals Motion 20 and Motion 40 Tower Speakers

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
MartinLogan Reveals Motion 20 and Motion 40 Tower Speakers
New floor-standing speakers feature MartinLogan’s award-winning Folded Motion transducers, elegant aesthetics, and powerful bass performance.
Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Venetian 30-335 – MartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic and Folded Motion™ loudspeaker technology, proudly announces two new speaker models in the award-winning Motion® Series, the Motion 20 and Motion 40. Replacing the popular Motion 10 and Motion 12 models, both floors standing models benefit from a number of design and performance enhancements including nearly twice the internal volume over previous models (resulting in extended bass performance) and elegantly sophisticated aesthetics with rounded edges and a gently tapered top, all wrapped in a high-gloss piano-black finish.

MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house design and engineering team carefully crafted the Motion Series to create an extremely affordable and compact product line with stunning dynamic range and jaw-dropping clarity. Key to the Motion Series sonic performance is the unique Folded Motion tweeter (similar to tweeter technologies found in ultra expensive speakers), precision high-end Vojtko™ crossovers, powerful woofers, and acoustically inspired cabinet design.

The Motion 20 and Motion 40 are bi-wire capable and feature premium five-way binding posts. A perforated metal grille accentuates the speaker’s powerful elegance while oversized 5.5-inch and 6.5-inch black aluminum cone woofers (on the 20 and 40 respectively) paired with a rear firing bass port adds extra punch in the lower frequencies. The oversized woofer design also creates increased cone area for higher output and better bass response. Reinforced solid internal bracing dramatically reduces internal resonances and standing waves.

Bass drivers in both models are located near the bottom of the speaker while mid-range drivers and Folded Motion tweeters are orientated near the top. This driver arrangement offers a strong visual statement but also provides solid low-frequency reinforcement, superb dispersion characteristics and audiophile-quality high-frequency performance.

Compatibility with other MartinLogan speakers adds versatility to listeners building their system piece by piece. Whether it’s a two-channel or home theater application, the Motion Series 20 and Motion 40 are voice-matched to the Motion FX, Motion 8 and other Motion Series speakers which can be integrated to create a richly detailed high-performance surround sound system.

Pricing for the Motion 20 and Motion 40 is yet to be determined; they are scheduled to ship in Q2 2012.

For more information on MartinLogan electrostatic speakers, please visit their website at: www.martinlogan.com.

About MartinLogan, Ltd.
Since 1983, MartinLogan has handcrafted high performance electrostatic speakers. Their award-winning designs, advanced technologies, and outstanding customer service have long made MartinLogan’s amazingly detailed speakers a must have for home theater and music lovers around the world. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house design and engineering team carefully creates each speaker to provide unparalleled sound reproduction along with industry leading aesthetics.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Nick Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com
Lauren Simmen: lsimmen@castercomm.com
For digital images log on to www.castercomm.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Anthem Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50v Processors Get 3D!

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Anthem Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50v Processors Get 3D!

A new dealer installed update provides 3D switching and automatic passthrough along with other useful performance features.

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Venetian 30-336 – Anthem, a leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces a major upgrade to the award-winning Anthem Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50v. Owners of these high performance A/V processors will now be able to switch between 3D sources on HDMI inputs one through four and HDMI output one, or enable automatic passthrough as a per-source menu option for video output configuration.

A physical upgrade for existing owners of the two Anthem preamplifier/processors will also be available via a new dealer-installed circuit board which replaces two smaller boards for HDMI inputs one through four and HDMI output one, followed by a software update. Complementing the 3D switching and automatic passthrough features, the upgrade equips the Statement D2v and Anthem AVM 50V with video processor bypass for 2D, useful for reference quality video content that doesn’t require cleanup or scaling. The on-screen status display information does not apply in “Through” mode, since video processing is bypassed.

For additional convenience, the upgraded processors automatically match the output refresh rate to the source’s frame refresh rate which is useful for sources that output a mix between
24, 50, and 60 Hz.

In developing the upgrades, Anthem also put both A/V processors through rigorous compliance testing to achieve HDMI 1.4a certification. As a pioneer in the troubleshooting and integration of HDMI, Anthem understands how to utilize these connections to their fullest. The processors are equipped with four additional HDMI 1.3c inputs (for a total of eight) and one additional HDMI 1.3c output (for a total of two), delivering unprecedented connection capabilities for a preamplifier/processor. All inputs and outputs offer Deep-Color support (36-bit).

Anthem’s heralded Room Correction System (ARC-1™) also comes standard with the Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D. While equalizing frequency response in a room to achieve some generic (i.e. “flat”) response is a common approach to solving problems with room acoustics, it results in an unnatural-sounding spectral balance since it does not account for in-room cues that the human ear/brain mechanism expects. ARC is a true audiophile solution: it differs from other systems in that it uses proprietary processing to compute each speaker’s in-room frequency response and then computes a target frequency response for each to yield the most natural sound as determined by multiple double-blind listening tests spanning many years.

The estimated availability of the Statement D2v 3D and AVM 50v 3D is Q1 2012. Estimated US FMV for the Anthem Statement D2v 3D is $8,999 and for the Anthem AVM 50v 3D $5,999. The US FMV for the 3D upgrade kit is TBA. For more information, please visit www.anthemav.com.

About Anthem
Anthem, part of the Paradigm Group, is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement. Anthem™ products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater. Headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement are trademarks of Anthem/Sonic Frontiers International, 2005.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Nicholas Brown: nbrown@castercomm.com
For digital images, log on to www.castercomm.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Control4 Launches Video Intercom Solutions with New Touch Screens and Door Station

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Control4 Launches Video Intercom Solutions with New Touch Screens and Door Station

High-performance In-Wall and Portable Touch Screens with full-motion video intercom and wideband audio deliver dedicated control and crystal clear communications.

Las Vegas, NV– January 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM PT – Control4, a leading innovator in residential and light commercial automation systems, introduces its new video intercom solutions, which include the Control4® 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera, the Control4® 7” In-Wall Touch Screen with Camera, and the Control4® Door Station.

This new video intercom product family provides dedicated, always-on control functionality along with a convenient high-quality communications experience for homes and businesses. Each new product within the family features an integrated camera delivering H.264 full-motion video along with integrated speakers and dual microphones utilizing beam forming and wideband audio to deliver a high-fidelity experience. With activation of a Control4® Intercom License, consumers can enable whole-home or business communications and message broadcasting, as well as the ability to control auto-answer and “do not disturb” settings.

“Our video intercom family is an exciting new addition to the Control4 offering,” says Control4 President and CEO Martin Plaehn. “By adding the Door Station and the new Touch Screens to Control4 systems, consumers are able to see and communicate with others inside and outside their homes or businesses. We’re creating an exceptional audio and video intercom experience that is completely integrated with the full Control4 automation system.”

Central to the video intercom solutions is the new Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera, a sleek capacitive touch screen that is dealer-configurable as a portable or tabletop solution for use on a countertop, desk, end-table or nightstand. It supports Wireless-N and Ethernet connectivity, and is powered either by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or AC power options. The Portable enables seamless video-intercom interoperability with other Control4 video intercom-capable products, and audio intercom compatibility with the current 5” and 7” In-Wall Touch Screens.

The new Control4 7” In-Wall Touch Screen with Camera features the same sophisticated design and technology as the 7” Portable for high-performance in-wall control. Like Control4’s existing touch screens, the new 7”In-Wall is an elegant addition to any room.

Rounding out the Control4 video intercom solutions is the new Control4® Door Station, providing an exceptional video intercom experience from outdoor locations such as a gate or front door — enabling consumers to see who’s requesting entry from the safety and convenience of their home or office. In addition to supporting WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, with AC or PoE options, the Door Station includes two contact sensors and one relay for monitoring as well as opening doors and gates.

“Our goal is to consistently deliver insightfully simple solutions that enrich families’ lives and enhance businesses,” adds Plaehn. “We believe our video intercom solutions will do just that.”

The Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera has a US MSRP of $999 and can be ordered now for expected availability in February.

The Door Station comes in three stylish colors (Satin Nickel, Satin Black and Venetian Bronze), has a US MSRP of $799 and is expected in Q2 2012. For pre-installations, Dealers can order Door Station Back Boxes now, for availability in February.

The Control4 7” In-Wall Touch Screen with Camera has a US MSRP of $999 and is expected in Q2 2012.

The Control4 Intercom License has a US MSRP of $399 for unlimited devices within an installation. The licenses are available now.

For more information on Control4, please visit www.control4.com.

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 personalized 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.

Press Contact
Caster Communications 401-792-7080
Kimberly Lancaster klancaster@castercomm.com
Lauren Simmen lsimmen@castercomm.com

Copyright© 2012 Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4 and the Control4 logo are registered trademarks of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

Control4 Announces New High-Performance Automation Controllers

PRESS RELEASE

Control4 Announces New High-Performance Automation Controllers

New one-room and whole-home controllers dramatically enhance consumer experiences with fluid on-screen control, blazingly fast media access, and instantaneous responsiveness.

Las Vegas, NV– January 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM PT – Control4, a leading innovator in residential and light commercial automation systems, announces two new models to its family of automation controllers: the flagship HC-800 and the versatile HC-250. Designed to maximize the power of Control4’s award-winning operating system, the
HC-800 and the HC-250 provide the ultimate Control4® experience for speed, performance and flexibility at an exceptional value for homeowners and businesses.

At the center of Control4’s updated line of controllers is the new HC-800, a powerful, flexible, multi-zone controller designed to serve as the cornerstone of any Control4 installation, no matter how large or demanding. The HC-800’s lightning-fast, next-generation 1.8GHz high-performance dual-core processor delivers instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and browsing of even the largest media libraries.

While the rack-mountable HC-800 measures in at an ultra-slim 1RU, it doesn’t skimp on connectivity with two RS-232 ports, six IR ports, and four contact and relay switches. It also features enough analog and digital outputs to deliver four independent zones of audio without the help of a secondary media player. Certified HDMI audio and video connectivity enables simple integration with the latest displays, A/V receivers, and surround processors, while component video connectivity guarantees compatibility with legacy systems.

“This is a blazingly fast controller that can keep up with just about anything you throw at it,” enthused Shawn LeMay, owner of Sound & Theater. Kevin Luther of Blackwire Designs agreed, saying, “The HC-800 is the most impressive controller I have ever tested. The on-screen performance is simply amazing and the speed of ZigBee is unlike anything before.”

The new HC-250 also joins the controller family as an elegant, low-profile form factor, single-room controller with a next-generation 1GHz processor that delivers exceptional speed and power. The HC-250 fits easily behind a TV, on a shelf, or in a rack and features new Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enabled by a single CAT5 cable providing the electrical power and network connectivity for the HC-250 to control the entire room, greatly simplifying installation for the integrator.

The HC-250 supports both digital audio and video over HDMI, and boasts integrated Wireless-N WiFi and ZigBee for high-performance wireless networking. The HC-250 is perfect for single-room systems including media rooms, home theaters, and conference rooms, as well as for providing fluid on-screen control for each TV in larger residential and light commercial installations.

The HC-250 makes it easier than ever for an integrator to design a one-room AV solution as an upgrade-replacement for less-functional universal remote controls. Consumers can then build upon that system at their own pace — adding additional automation and control functionality over time.

“The performance, capability and design enhancements delivered by our new controllers translate to exceptional consumer experience,” says Control4 President and CEO, Martin Plaehn. “With our new controllers, consumer can browse very large media libraries and enjoy a selected movie, song, or playlist instantly, activate lighting before their finger leaves the touch screen, and control an entire home from their TV instantaneously. It will be hard to find a more responsive and capable system, and that’s going to delight consumers.”

Debuting at CES 2012, the new Control4 HC-800 and HC-250 enhance the current controller family, which also includes the HC-200, HC-300 and the HC-1000.

The HC-800 has a US MSRP of $999 and is available to order now for expected delivery in February.

The HC-250 has a US MSRP of $599 and is expected to be available in Q2 2012.

For more information go to www.control4.com.

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 personalized 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.

Press Contact
Caster Communications 401-792-7080
Kimberly Lancaster klancaster@castercomm.com
Lauren Simmen lsimmen@castercomm.com

Copyright© 2012 Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4 and the Control4 logo are registered trademarks of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

# # #

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News |

IOGEAR Advances HD and 3D Wireless Streaming with new Digital A/V Kit

The latest A/V streaming kit wirelessly transmits 1080p HD / 3D video content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet, through standard walls.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – November 9, 2011 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, announces the Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT), which reduces cable clutter and provides flexible and reliable 1080p HD and 3D wireless streaming for up to two rooms. Relying on the 5GHz wireless spectrum, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit does not require a line-of-sight placement, and delivers uncompressed full 1080p, 3D content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet (figure assumes ideal wireless conditions).

The IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit consists of a transmitter and receiver with connections that allow it to stream standard, HD or 3D resolution content from up to two HDMI® enabled devices. Included with the kit are an IR blast cable, a remote control, and two power adapters. To add a second room, one HDTV can connect directly to the transmitter’s loop-through (local) port, while a second HDTV simultaneously receives content via the wireless receiver. A “Floating HDTV” can be set up by connecting two HD or 3D media sources to the wireless transmitter while a wall-mounted TV receives content from the connected wireless receiver.

The Wireless 3D Digital Kit is housed in a sleek black casing with rounded edges, giving it a modern but understated appearance. The unobtrusive transmitter, receiver, IR blast cable and remote control underscore just what a powerful device the Wireless 3D Digital Kit really is. Streaming high-bandwidth 3D and 1080p content up to 100 feet is made possible by the use of 5GHz technology, which is generally less susceptible to network interference and can carry more data than its 2.4 GHz relative.

By supporting devices such as 3D Blu-ray and DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes and game consoles, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit allows users to keep their components neatly out-of-sight and keep the focus on their celebrated HD or 3D TVs. Perfect as a DIY retrofit solution, the built-in Infrared (IR) pass-though allows user control over source devices that are hidden away in a different location. Additionally, the GW3DHDKIT is HDCP 2.0 Compliant and requires no software or driver installation.

“Our Wireless 3D Digital Kit advances the technology of streaming A/V content and is a perfect fit for those who already have a 3D display or are planning to get one,” said Bill Nguyen, Senior Marketing Manager for IOGEAR. “The GW3DHDKIT offers an easy, affordable way to stream both HD and 3D entertainment discretely with multiple retrofit and installation options.”

For its initial launch, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit will be available online at Costco.com. A nationwide roll-out that includes shopIOGEAR.com, brick and mortar retailers and online resellers will happen in later in Q4 2011. MSRP of the Wireless 3D Digital Kit is $379.95.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company and product details.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and “Road to a Million Trees” campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

(c)2011 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

MartinLogan Now Shipping Theos Electrostatic Loudspeaker

MartinLogan Theos Electrostatic Speaker

Descended from the acclaimed CLX™ loudspeaker, Theos features advanced XStat™ electrostatic technology along with greater bass performance, more visual transparency and flexible set-up options.

Lawrence, KS – May 23, 2011 – MartinLogan, The Great American Speaker Company, announces it is now shipping Theos; the most affordable hand-built electrostatic speaker with real wood finishes and custom bi-wire capable binding posts. Theos features a passive 8-inch high excursion woofer and an ultra-low turbulence down-firing bass port providing detailed bass down to 43Hz. New hand-rubbed, real wood finishes and flexible set-up options also enhance the Theos appeal.

The 9.2-inch wide by 44-inch tall XStat electrostatic transducer (speaker panel) on the Theos required careful mechanical engineering to achieve MartinLogan’s distinct 30-degree controlled dispersion pattern. To accomplish this, MartinLogan engineers reduced the gauge thickness of Theos’s steel stators, which not more

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication