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SIM2 Miami Road Show Exceeds Expectations

Miramar, Florida—July 2013—SIM2’s top dealer partners attending the SIM2 Road Show in Miami are calling the first two days of the three-day tour a resounding success. The exclusive event is designed to provide dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to view some of the company’s most advanced technological achievements to date—the CINEMAQUATTRO, SIRIO, M.150, LUMIS, NERO, and the limited-edition FUORISERIE home cinema projectors.

Bill Petters, of Sound Components, in Miami, said of the event, “What impressed me the most is the wide range of products that SIM2 has come to market with. Not only are the products extremely high performance, but they can be installed by integrators like our company, and are practical for end users—simple solutions with various price points. depending on the level of performance a client wants to get into. SIM2 has a very nice, wide range, from entry level to state of the art—it’s a great solution for us.” Bill’s favorite was the M.150. “The depth of field, color saturation, black levels, and brightness were simply outstanding.”

Stan Beran, of Sound Performance, in Miami, said, “First, I’m impressed with the amount of projectors on display, starting from a couple-hundred thousand to things more reasonable, around 10 to 12 thousand. What really knocked me out is the [M.150] LED projector, for people who like fine lines and details—it’s probably the best one I’ve ever seen. If you want the punch and attack, having the double stack SIRIO is a knockout for people—even one by itself is very bright.”

SIM2's CINEMAQUATTRO, a 4K 3-Chip DLP Home Cinema Projector

The star of the show was SIM2’s CINEMAQUATTRO, a 4K DLP 3-Chip Home Cinema Projector. Some of the key specifications are: three 4K (4096 x 2160), 1.38” DLP chipsets, up to 25,000 ANSI Lumens; Triple Flash 3D Technology; SIM2’s Exclusive High Contrast and Colorimetry Profiles; a user-replaceable Xenon Bubble Lamp; remote monitoring and so much more.

“With a third day yet to be completed, we have already exceeded our expectations in terms of attendance and excitement for this event,” said Maurizio Cini, CEO and President of SIM2. “Our guests in Miami were among the first in the U.S. to witness the amazing power of full 4K resolution from the CINEMAQUATTRO, along with a comprehensive demonstration of our full line of solutions. Based on the feedback from those attending, and building on the anticipated success of additional tour stops, we expect to see a dramatic growth in business over the remainder of 2013—even surpassing the positive trend we’ve seen in the past quarter.”

The 2013 SIM2 Road Show represents an extraordinary business opportunity for SIM2 partners, with the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with key company executives, crucial forecasting information and special product demonstrations. The U.S. portion of the tour includes additional stops in Los Angeles, August 20-22, and in New York City, September 3-5.

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since 1999, SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Projector Manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generating opportunities and added value to its exclusively selected U.S. partners, by marketing, servicing, and supporting the best products the Professional and CI Projection Market has to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Top Class/High End custom digital video projection systems and a primary supplier of high-performance large-screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years, SIM2, with its Italian-developed and -made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support, and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not just branding, but also a prestigious mark of excellence!

SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, the UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

SIM2 Announces US Events For Its Global Road Show

Miramar, Florida—July 2013— SIM2 is pleased to announce that after a successful first stop at the Essential Live Show in the UK, the 2013 SIM2 World Road Show is heading to the United States. The US schedule will kickoff on July 23-26 in Miami with additional stops in Los Angeles, on August 20-22, and New York City, September 3-5. These exclusive events, available only to SIM2’s top partners and by invitation only, offer a personalized showcase of the company’s latest technological achievements through comprehensive demonstrations of new products and the ability to receive key business information to ensure their success with SIM2 in the years ahead.

“The 2013 Road Show provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with our premier dealers in an intimate setting, focusing solely on the benefits and opportunities SIM2 can provide,” said Maurizio Cini, CEO and President of SIM2. “During these events, dealers will have the opportunity of a one-on-one consultation with key personnel and exhaustive product demonstrations. We want our partners to have all the tools necessary for future growth. This opportunity is not one to be missed!”

The 2013 Road Show provides a unique dealer experience in key locations around the world—touching all five continents. Created with the objective of outlining SIM2’s strategy for the CI market and unveiling some of the main technological developments planned for the next few years, the 2013 Road Show offers to its key partners unprecedented access to products and information and, furthermore new business opportunities.

Senior SIM2 personnel will attend all meetings and are available to answer all questions to further explore the topics raised, including the many benefits of being a SIM2 business partner.

We are looking forward to meet with you soon!

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since 1999 SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Projector Manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generate opportunities and added value to its exclusively selected U.S. partners, by marketing, servicing and supporting the best products the Professional and CI Projection Market has to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Top Class/High End custom digital video projection Systems and a primary supplier of high performance large screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years SIM2, with its Italian developed and made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not just branding, but also a prestigious mark of excellence!

SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), USA, UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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SIM2 unleashes cinema 4K power at Essential Install Live! Southern Show

London, UK, 18 June, 2013 — SIM2 is happy to announce the great feedback its products received at the 2013 Essential Install Live! Southern Show – UK’s only dedicated custom install trade show.

SIM2 took over the Sports Bar at Sandown Park, transforming it into a real cinema with great attendance. Guests were interested to learn more about our products, as well as, how the company can help their business with what it needs to develop a successful presence in the Custom Install market.

The star of the show was the ultra high-end CINEMAQUATTRO 4K projector. This amazing product features 4K (4096×2160) cinema 1.38in DLP Chipset, and produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range for more true-to-life images. The CINEMAQUATTRO is capable of delivering up to 10,000 ANSI Lumen and comes with a choice of nine high quality lenses, full VIP installation and service package, and ISF calibration.

Also on demonstration for the first time in the UK was the latest iteration of the multi-award winning LUMIS family, and the high power, dual lamp SIRIO projector.
SIM2 was delighted to meet so many existing and potential partners, who were all highly impressed by the demonstrations, and looks forward to helping installers maximize the exciting opportunities its new range of products offers through 2013 and beyond.

Stay tuned for an in-depth account on Essential Install Live! and SIM2’s new products.

For more information on SIM2 USA’s products, please visit SIm2’s web site at www.sim2usa.com.

Display Development Announces Compact DCI Certified Systems

Batavia, NY—June 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, proudly announces two compact, true cinema solutions. The Digital Film 4 (DF4) and Digital Film 5 (DF5) systems deliver stunning 2K DCI performance with optional 3D upgrade, coupled with a powerful Xenon lamp, that provides output levels up to 10,000 lumens, all wrapped up in a chassis just under 28 inches deep.

“The Digital Film Series models are the high fidelity performance solution when nothing short of a true movie theater experience will do,” says Jim Burns, co-founder and president of Display Development. “The DF4 and DF5 systems are compact in size and both are extremely capable of providing sufficient output for bright rooms with acoustically transparent screens, as well as superb 3D operation. With the added flexibility these new models offer, we are thrilled to expand true digital cinema opportunities for our dealers.”

The Digital Film systems utilize the superior 16-bit processing required by the Digital Cinema Initiative for True Cinema Projectors. The systems’ powerful Xenon lamps offer impressive consistency, extending color gamut while vastly improving image fidelity with wider dynamics and color fidelity that are simply unmatched by 2- or 4-lamp UHP systems.

The optional 3D upgrade, available with both models, rivals the level of Dolby 3D performance found in many of the world’s best theaters. The compact DF systems provide varying levels of performance and installation options, along with ability to process 3D images from DCI servers (when available), as well as provide 3D perfection from consumer Blu-ray Discs today—without requiring special screen materials.

Available now, both models include Display Development’s VP-100 Video Processor and Smart Cooling System. The DF4 uses the VariScope lens allowing for multiple screen memories without the need of an anamorphic lens, while the DF5 is paired with a fixed image width lens.

Digital Film 4 and 5 features:
• True Digital Cinema System with 16-bit electronics for improved dynamic range
• Xenon lamps provide ideal gamut for True Cinema Color Fidelity
• 9,000 10,000 Lumens performance from a single lamp
• VariScope for multiple screen size memories (no anamorphic lens needed)
• 3D upgrades available for both Dolby Cinema or active shutter systems
• Compact design 27.1” W x 15.6” H x 27.4” D

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing:
Digital Film 4: USD $89,000.00
Digital Film 5: USD $80,000.00

About Display Development
Display Development delivers high-caliber architectural display systems that are customized based on client expectations, room ergonomics, and environmental demands. Our mission is to provide a superior viewing experience in harmony with room décor. With a proven track record of 20 years, the core team of Display Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology.

You can also learn more about Display Development on Twitter (@DisplayDev) and on Facebook.

SIM2 kicks off 2013 Worldwide Roadshow

London, UK, June, 2013 — SIM2 is proud to announce the 2013 SIM2 World Road Show. This international event will showcase the company’s latest technological achievements and will give retailers the unique opportunity to enjoy a hands-on experience of our new products, and to further develop the knowledge needed to be successful in the CI industry.

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SIM2's CINEMAQUATTRO, developed using 1.38” 3-chip DLP® platform (4K), produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range.

The road show will kick off on 12th June at the Essential Install Live! Southern Show in the UK. SIM2 will be taking over the Sports Bar at Sandown Park, transforming it into a real cinema. There will be demonstrations of the latest cinema solutions from the company, such as the ultra high-end CINEMAQUATTRO projector and latest iterations of the multi-award winning LUMIS 3D and SIRIO lines.

This is the first in a series of events which will be held in various locations around the world – touching all five continents – during the course of the next three months, with the objective of outlining SIM2’s strategy for the CI market and unveiling some of the main technological developments planned for the next few years. Senior SIM2 personnel will be present at each event to deliver a series of keynote addresses.

Question and answer sessions will also take place to further explore the topics raised, including the many benefits of being a SIM2 business partner.

UK EVENT DETAILS
When: 12 June 2013
Time: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Where: Essential Install Live!
Southern Show
Sandown Park,
Esher, KT10 8AN, UK

Check our ‘events’ web page at www.sim2.com for further information about the forthcoming SIM2 Road Show 2013 dates and venues.

About CINEMAQUATTRO
Developed using 1.38” 3-chip DLP® platform (4K), the Cinemaquattro produces darker blacks and brighter whites along with the widest color gamut range. Flexibility is also key in terms of performance. Cinemaquattro allows for the use of different lamp powers depending on your application needs. The motorized lens mount, user replaceable lamps and field alignable DMD’s ensure that set up is fast, and maintenance time and costs are reduced.

About LUMIS 3D
The Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D line achieves extraordinary picture quality through the partnership of the latest 0,95” 1080p DC4 DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments, the precision optics of SIM2’s ALPHAPATH™ light engine, and 3D Triple Flash technology (144 Hz) for a smoother, natural, and fatigue-free 3D viewing experience. No other projector technology can match the superb color depth, excellent contrast ratio (up to 30.000:1 with Dynamic Black™ in 2D mode) and exceptional brightness (up to 5,000 ANSI Lumens in 2D mode) that the LUMIS 3D line is able to deliver.

About SIRIO
This new 1-chip 3D DLP® projector is designed for use in home entertainment systems where the demand for high light output is mandatory. SIM2’s SIRIO delivers images with both very high brightness (up to 6,000 ANSI lumens) and high contrast (up to 6000:1). An extensive array of connection possibilities is available with the SIRIO, including: HDMI 1.4 and LAN inputs. Systems integration is another of the SIRIO strengths; it will integrate seamlessly into any room thanks to a choice of 5 lenses available.

For more information on SIM2 USA please visit www.sim2usa.com.

Display Development Kicks Off Cool Promotion

Batavia, NY—June 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, has announced a special dealer promotion with the company’s proprietary Smart Cooling System. For a limited time only, dealers who order the avielo optix, optix 120 (3D), optix SuperWide 235, avielo kroma, avielo helios Studio Edition, helios or Display Development HD3 or HD4, are eligible to receive one Smart Cooling System at no charge. The promotion runs through June 30, 2013.

“It’s no secret that projectors require normal room temperature and proper ventilation for best performance and long-term reliability,” said Jim Burns, co-founder and president of Display Development. “The Display Development Smart Cooling System is custom engineered for each specific installation to provide a true architectural integration solution. By offering a safe and extremely reliable cooling system, our dealers avoid the most common reason for system failures and customer complaints, ultimately resulting in higher profits by spending less time addressing these issues.”

Display Development's Smart Cooling System

For specific program details, current dealers should contact their representative. Prospective dealers interested in learning more about Display Development’s architectural solutions should email the sales team directly: info@displaydevelopment.com.

Benefits of the Display Development Smart Cooling System (SCS)
• Thermal management is the most critical element of reliable projector installations.

• While most projectors are manufactured to be pole-mounted in free space, the SCS allows a true architectural solution with proper concealment.

• Each Display Development Smart Cooling System is engineered to connect directly to the exhaust to ensure the hot air is properly removed from the installation location and both the heat and noise are removed from the listening environment.

• Smart Cooling Systems are thermostatically controlled to maintain an operating
temperature of within 3 degrees of optimum.

• Smart Cooling Systems use large, overcapacity, in-line fans that rotate at lower speeds for whisper-quiet operation, and that can support long duct lengths to provide additional flexibility for unconventional projector placement.

You can also learn more about Display Development on Twitter (@DisplayDev) and on Facebook.

Meridian Announces DSP520 In-Wall Model is Now Available to Order

Meridian Audio has announced the availability of its new DSP520 Digital Active In-wall Loudspeaker, one of a new range of models introduced to set new standards in custom installation sound quality.

The Meridian DSP520 in-wall offers the ability to create a discreet installation or mix and match them with Meridian’s freestanding loudspeakers such as the newly updated DSP7200 to create a superior Digital Theatre system.

As with every Meridian loudspeaker design, special attention has been paid to ensure the highest quality audio performance. The DSP520 is built with the drivers mounted into the front extrusion of the enclosure itself, while a separate case houses the electronics and amplifiers.

The DSP520 can be mounted horizontally (the wide-range driver is centrally mounted making it ideal for use as a horizontal centre) or vertically, in a wall or ceiling. It includes a paintable magnetic grille (mounting frame, installation back box, etc.) and offers scope for adjustment enabling the entire assembly to be fitted into almost any type of wall, blending seamlessly with any décor.

For more information please visit www.meridian-audio.com

Display Development Moving On Up

Batavia, NY—March 2013—Display Development, innovator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, is thrilled to announce the expansion of their facility in Batavia, New York. The additional 4,000 square feet will accommodate manufacturing, light assembly, engineering, and distribution.

“We were very fortunate that the space adjacent to our current location became available,” said Jim Burns, president of Display Development. “Our business is exploding, and we needed to accommodate the demands of this growth. While it’s tempting in this real estate market to purchase space, we didn’t want to invest in something we may outgrow—it’s an exciting time for our company.”

Display Development recently introduced their IW7 and IW8 in-wall display systems, which offer extreme flexibility for an unprecedented value. The IW systems create a display solution far superior to a flat panel in terms of image size and fidelity, and overall experience, with no impact on a room’s décor—when not in use, the system can be completely concealed.

Display Development is located at 56 Harvester Ave, Batavia, New York, 14020. You can also find Display Development at Twitter (@DisplayDev) and on Facebook.

Display Development in Batavia, New York

Tributaries® Revamps HDMI® Cable Line

Orlando, FL—March 2013—Tributaries®, the acknowledged leader in value-high-end connectivity for home and professional A/V systems and custom installations revamps its HEC line of HDMI cables with improved cable constructions to provide high-performance high-speed HDMI. New additions to the line include the IHEC cable for long distance runs and HX102, patent pending, dongle-style extender, available separately or together as part of the IHEC-X kit.

Tributaries new IHEC HDMI Long Run Cable and HX102 Patent-pending Dongle-style Extender

All HEC HDMI cables benefit from new conductors, connector shielding, stronger connectors, and thicker gold plating on the contacts, while the Series 6, 8 and new IHEC receive the added advantage of Full Body Armor™, a protective covering for the connector circuit.

Remaining from the previous design are the wildly popular shorter connectors, making tight space placements easier as well as the BOSS elements (raised bumps on the connector) which help the connector fit tight into its receptacle, and help maintain equal pressure in the receptacle to keep the connector from shifting around. The lack of lateral movement keeps the Hot Plug Detect from being disconnected.

Features of the new IHEC (MSRP: $400 – $1,250)
• Certified to support Ethernet, 3D, 4K(24Hz) and ARC
• All conductors are solid 24AWG cable ensure accurate long length signal transfer
• 2.5% silver-plated HC-OFC wire provides superior digital performance
• UL® CL2 jackets for in wall use
• 15 microns gold-plating on contacts
• Under zinc die-cast connectors the circuit is protected by Full Body Armor™ and heavy copper foil shielding

Features of the new IHEC-X Kit (MSRP:$735 – $1,385)
• Kit contains long length IHEC and HX102 cable extender
• Extends 12-bit/color 1080p up to 98 feet using 24AWG HDMI cable
• Extends 8-bit/color 1080i up to 130 feet using 24AWG HDMI cable
• Unit is connected after long run
• Includes 5 VDC/1A USB power supply with USB/AC power cable

“Reliable HMDI over long distances continues to challenge installers and Tributaries is committed to providing our dealers with the viable solution as the technology evolves,” said Joe Perfito, President of Tributaries. “We determined that a multi-level cable approach was no longer feasible, therefore we designed one cable, the IHEC, to go the distance. By doing so, we had to increase the gauge size but kept the electronics separate. The HX102 allows us to add electronics at the end of the long run between the cable and TV. The a major benefit of this design is in the case of an electronics failure, it’s an easy swap to replace without having to pull the long run of cable from the wall.”

3HEC Series 3 High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet
30 AWG Stranded OFC Copper conductors
New stronger Connector with Boss Technology for secure fit
Available now: .5m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m and 4m
MSRP for 2 meter: $46

5HEC Series 5 High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet
28 AWG Stranded HC-OFC Copper conductors
New stronger Connector with Boss Technology for secure fit
Available now: .5m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m, 4m and 5m
MSRP for 2 meter: $95

6HEC Series 6 High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet
28 AWG 1.25% Silver-Plated Solid HC-OFC Copper conductors
New Full Body Armor ™Connector with Boss Technology for secure fit
Available now: .5m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 3m, 4m and 5m
MSRP for 2 meter: $130

8HEC Series 8 High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet
26 AWG 2.5% Silver-Plated Solid LC-OFC Copper conductors
New Full Body Armor™ Connector with Boss Technology for secure fit
Available now: 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m and 6m
MSRP for 2 meter: $170

IHEC New In-Wall Series HDMI Cables with Ethernet
24 AWG Solid 2.5% Silver Plated HC-OFC Copper conductors
New Full Body Armor™ Connector with Boss Technology for secure fit
Available now: High Speed: 8m and 10m / Standard: 12m,15m, 20m and 25m
MSRP: $400 – $1,250

IHEC-X New In-Wall High Speed HEC Kit: includes IHEC with HX102
Extends 12-bit/color 1080p up to 98 feet with 24AWG HDMI cable
HX102 is passive or active and is connected after long run
Available in April in kits with long IHEC cables: 12m, 15m, 20m and 25m
MSRP:$735 – $1,385

HX102 (patent pending) New Extender will extend HDMI signals over an HDMI cable,
Extends 12-bit/color 1080p up to 98 feet with 24AWG HDMI cable
Includes 5VDC/1A USB/AC charger power supply with cable for power
Sold separately or in kits with IHEC cables
Available in April
MSRP: $175

All HEC HDMI cables are designed, tested and packaged at Tributaries’ factory in Orlando, Florida.

About Tributaries®
Established in 1991 in Orlando, Florida, Tributaries® is an acknowledged leader in the design, production, and distribution of high-quality audio and video interconnect cables, speaker wires, accessories, and electronics. The company prides itself on its customer service, and has won the CE industry magazine Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Awards a total of 13 times in the past 15 years.

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Tributaries’ Unveils Improved PROFIT Connectors

Orlando, FL—January 2013—Tributaries is proud to introduce the all-new PROFIT connectors. The ever-popular PROFIT connectors have been vastly improved now requiring 50% LESS effort for compression and constructed of high impact plastic. The improvement is made possible thanks to the merger of “Pro-Connect” and “Snap N’ Seal” who were purchased by Belden, these two fantastic designs have combined to yield a new connector with the performance of “Pro-Connect” and the ease of “Snap N’ Seal”.

The new connectors feature an elegant gunmetal finish standard for all models. In the coming months, new signal identifier color rings will become available which will conveniently fit into the indented area just below the connector head. Connectors will only require one silver-crimping die to assemble the connectors; this enables the number of components to be kept down only to the essential items, simplifies installation and eliminates the need to swap out crimping dies on the compression tool.

The new style will retain the key features such as: visible entry for RCA and BNC and, 360° radial compressions. The connectors will continue to work with a number of different industry compression tools. While Tributaries won’t be the only manufacturer to offer this new connector, it is the only manufacturer to offer unprecedented quality control performed in its Orlando-based headquarters. Tributaries also guarantees all compression connectors fit on the coax sold by the company.

The newly designed F, RCA, and BNC for RG59 and RG6 are now available. Connectors for TRIBMINI will be available later this year.

Please check out @Tributaries to follow on Twitter and be sure to like us on Facebook.

About Tributaries®
Established in 1991 in Orlando, Florida, Tributaries® is an acknowledged leader in the design, production, and distribution of high-quality audio and video interconnect cables, speaker wires, accessories, and electronics. The company prides itself on its customer service, and has won the CE industry magazine Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Awards a total of 13 times in the past 15 years.

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

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