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Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC to host New York Audio & AV Show in April 2012

Chester, Cheshire, England, UK—February 1, 2012—New York City will be THE place to be this spring, when the New York Audio & AV Show comes to town April 13–15, 2012. The event will take place at the luxurious and elegant Waldorf=Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan, past site of several highly regarded hi-fi shows.

Open to the public, the two-and-a-half-day event will be organized by two show-management power houses known for producing high-end home entertainment and electronics shows around the globe: the UK- based Chester Group Exhibitions with shows in England, Sweden and Sydney, Australia; and Richard Beers, owner of T.H.E. Show Las Vegas and T.H.E. Home Entertainment Show in Newport Beach, California.

“Based on our research, New York City has been the location of several highly successful hi-fi shows in the past sponsored by Stereophile magazine and we intend to bring back the excitement and enthusiasm for the first time in many years. We have already sold half of our exhibit space, and expect to sell out in a few more weeks,” says Roy Bird, Chairman of the Chester Group. Click here for an up-to-date list of exhibitors.

U.S. companies interested to learn more about exhibiting at the New York Audio & AV Show can contact Bill Leebens at bill@chestergroup.org or (941) 807-7880.

Media sponsors of the Show are Stereophile and The Absolute Sound magazines as well as newly announced hi-fi+ magazine from the UK and TONEAudio. The New York Audio & A/V Show will provide audio and videophiles of all levels a great opportunity to learn about the latest technological innovations in the A/V industry, and a chance to talk one-on-one with the makers of some of the world’s finest high-end audio and video components.

Waldorf=Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Dates: April 13–15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012
3:00—8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17 (e-ticket) & $22

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22 (e-ticket) & $28

Sunday, April 15, 2012
10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Tickets; $22 (e-ticket) & $28

Weekend tickets: Valid 3 days
$39 (e-ticket) & $49

Ticket prices quoted above are inclusive of all applicable sales taxes.
e-tickets can be downloaded online at www.chestergroup.org

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SIM2 LUMIS 3D-S wins historic GOOD DESIGN award

Pordenone, Italy — January 11, 2012 — SIM2, the Italian manufacturer whose high performance home theater projectors are known worldwide for their pristine video resolution and stunning aesthetic design, announces a new “entry” to the already impressive list of awards received throughout the years: the GOOD DESIGN Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Chicago.

The Chicago Athenaeum awarded the prestigious prize to SIM2 for the design of the LUMIS 3D-S, the company’s high-end compact 3-chip DLP® home theater 3D single unit projector, the first and only on the HT market which utilizes Triple Flash Technology, the same technology chosen by best cinema theaters to produce natural and fatigue-less images .

Several thousands of leading manufacturers, corporations, industrial design offices, architects, graphic and packaging designers from over 50 nations submitted the best of their new product design to the world’s most important design program that honors worldwide design innovation, vision, sustainability, and the competitive design edge.

The 2011 Award is listed at The Chicago Athenaeum’s website at http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/2011/electronics/607.html.

Visit us at CES in South Hall at Booth 20806 to see the LUMIS 3D-S in action!

ABOUT GOOD DESIGN®
GOOD DESIGN® dates back to 1950 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. The program was founded by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., and annually bestows international recognition upon the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.

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SIM2 and ProSource Join Forces

Miramar, FL—January 10, 2012—SIM2 USA is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the prestigious ProSource group, the largest specialty segment and CE merchandising group in the U.S.

“Our alliance with ProSource provides continued synergy among our dealer network,” said Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President for SIM2 USA. “A buying group of this caliber offers competitive advantages and cohesively blends with our current market strategy. Despite the challenging economy, we have not strayed from our original position; we continue to manufacture the very best in the luxury home cinema market.”

Representing 950 storefronts and approximately $3.6 billion dollars in revenue for CE products, the ProSource group offers its members critical advantages for maximizing business opportunities with the independent specialty retailer.

“I am excited about this partnership. Today’s announcement brings together two best in class organizations. SIM2′s commitment to high performance products and unparalleled dealer support instantly enhances our position in the marketplace,” stated Jim Ristow, Executive Vice President of HES.

Visit SIM2 in South Hall at Booth 20806 during CES 2012.

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

SIM2 Introduces M.150—The Convergence of Light, Beauty and Technology

Las Vegas, Nevada—January 9, 2012—SIM2, the Italian manufacturer whose high performance home theater projectors are known worldwide for their pristine video resolution and stunning aesthetic design, takes the visual experience to the next level at the 2012 CES, with the introduction of the M.150, the convergence of light, beauty and technology. This system is the result of years of intense research and passion offering a new concept of integrating entertainment with interior design.

The concept is simple—inspire creativity and add vitality to the home by painting with light and images. Whether it’s personal photographs, art, mood lighting, or movies, this system delivers stunning visual pleasure, to ignite the senses. As the world’s first 3D active LED video interior design system, this is a one-of-kind solution for discerning customers who desire a unique way to enhance the beauty of their home with a window of light created with cutting-edge projection technology.

“When quality is combined with unparalleled technology and design, it harmoniously creates a visual experience that can be described only as fine art,” said Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President of SIM2 USA. “This system is a defining direction for the New Year. SIM2 is offering a product that transcends traditional home cinema, and provides a unique visual solution to ‘video furnish’ one’s home with light.”

The M.150’s advanced DLP imaging technology allows customers to indulge their creative side. Whether it’s painting their homes with light and color, creating their own personal digital art gallery or enjoying their favorite movies or sports, each becomes a rich, fulfilling emotional experience at the touch of a button. With its generous palette of vivid color and light, the M.150 can add subtle visual ambiance, or create a bright, colorful reproduction of your choice of digital imagery.

Fabiano concludes, “With this introduction, SIM2 is once again first to market a system that is not only technologically superior, but a true lifestyle enhancement for its owner.”

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

For more information visit www.sim2usa.com.

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SIM2 Paints with Light—World’s First Active 3D LED System At CES 2012

Miramar, FL—December 30, 2011—As SIM2 closes out a landmark year, the company looks to continue its momentum in 2012, beginning with the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. SIM2 will launch a new concept in video interior design systems. This new system marks an industry first as the first LED 3D active display, as well as a first for the company, setting a new benchmark in digital design. This new concept display system creates a palette of vivid color and light in one’s home—everything from a subtle visual ambience to enhance your mood, to a bright, colorful reproduction of your choice of digital imagery.

“SIM2 has developed this first-of-its-kind system to paint with light, surrounding yourself with vivid images to enhance your home with video interior design,” said Alberto Fabiano, E.V.P. for SIM2 USA. “It’s only natural that SIM2 is the innovator of this concept, we have always put design and premium performance in equal measure into our products since entering the luxury market 15 years ago.”

SIM2’s new video interior design concept is simple—it brings radiance into the home by painting with light and images. Whether it’s through personal photographs, art, mood lighting, or movies, this system delivers stunning visual pleasure that ignites the senses.

Visit us in South Hall at Booth 20806 to see the future of video interior design the SIM2 way!

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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ON SET WITH SIM2

December 21, 2011 – SIM2, the Italian DLP Projector Manufacturer, has accomplished yet another important mission…. When a request came in a few months ago for the shipping of a LUMIS projector that was to be used during production of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, the SIM2 team sprang into action. The expedient delivery of a fully calibrated unit to the film’s shooting location in Prague was accomplished in less than 8 hours from factory to screening room!

The filmmakers and cast were able to screen footage in perfect color reproduction and brightness worthy of a studio’s screening room, whilst still on location. “It was through the skills of a team of seasoned professionals that we were able to provide the solution for this request promptly,” states Alberto Fabiano Executive Vice President of SIM2 USA. “When we received the call, the entire organization, on both sides of the Atlantic, treated the request with immediate attention and care. As such, SIM2 was once again able to deliver with promptness, precision and professionalism.”

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

About MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL
This holiday season, two-time Academy Award®-winner Brad Bird directs, with producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams, the action-packed spy adventure Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.

Tom Cruise returns in the starring role as Ethan Hunt and is joined by an international cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is directed by Brad Bird, in his live action film debut, and written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec. Cruise, who produces the Mission: Impossible films, is joined by producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The film was co-financed by Skydance Productions. Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Dana Goldberg are the executive producers.

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Meridian America Promotes Jeff Dean to Western Regional Sales Manager

Jeff Dean promoted to Western Regional Sales Manager Meridian America

New York, NY—December 5, 2011—Meridian America has announced the promotion of Jeff Dean to Western Regional Sales Manager effective December 5, 2011.

Dean has been with Meridian since 2008 in a Strategic Business Development position acting as a resource for the company’s sales and marketing teams and supporting Meridian’s automotive strategies and Premium Partner Programs. He was also responsible for placing several Meridian products in 12-15 major movie productions and television shows a year.

Prior to joining Meridian, Jeff held various executive sales positions in the record industry. “Jeff’s strong knowledge of sales, marketing, music and Meridian will make him an important contributor to Meridian’s sales success. I believe I speak for everyone in stating that we’re all excited about Jeff joining our sales team,” said Peter Wellikoff, CEO of Meridian America.

As a result of this move, Norm Steinke, who has admirably handled the Western Region, will take over management of the Mid-West region acting as a resource to the Eastern and Western Regions.

About Meridian Audio Limited
Meridian is based near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd. With over 30 years’ history of innovation and development of uncompromised consumer home entertainment systems offering exceptional performance, this award-winning company is widely recognized as a world leader in high-quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the first audiophile CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller, and the MLP lossless packing system included in Blu-ray Disc. The company’s optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers, video projectors, and scalers are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal throughout the path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver both a sweet, natural sound and smooth, crystal-sharp images with true cinematic realism. In late 2008, Meridian acquired leading networked media server developer Sooloos, and today the Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System offers a unique combination of superb digital audio quality with the world’s most innovative, flexible and intuitive touchscreen-based home entertainment system.

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SIM2 Announces CES 2012 Plans – Booth 20806 South Hall

Miramar, FL—November 21, 2011—An aggressive launch of 15 new products in 2011 may be too ambitious for some companies, but for SIM2 it signaled the beginning of a successful strategy that took the company to the #1 position in a Quixel Research® report that shows the SIM2 C3X LUMIS 3D SOLO at the head of the Top 5 Best Selling projectors valued at more than $10,000 in Q3 2011.

Quixel Research® is a market intelligence firm focused on the Home Theater and Home Entertainment Display market.

At CES 2012, SIM2 plans to continue to ride the wave of success by showcasing its projection prowess with more new introductions and profitable programs for dealers. Among the highlights will be the celebration of the world’s first active 3D LED single-lens projector, the MICO 150, which is now shipping.

“SIM2 is at the top of its game, and we are enjoying our success, which makes us one of the biggest stories in CE today,” says Alberto Fabiano, SIM2’s Executive V.P. “This has also benefited our dealers who are experiencing higher sales volume with our comprehensive selection of projectors to fit any integration project. Visit us in South Hall at Booth 20806 to learn what SIM2 has in store for the Luxury Custom Installation industry for 2012!”

The year 2012 will be an exciting one for SIM2 as they embark on a world tour that continues the company’s global commitment to dealers with investments in major trade and consumer shows beginning with CES 2012 in Las Vegas, followed by one of the European market’s most significant shows: Integrated Systems Europe—ISE in Amsterdam, January 31 through February 2, 2012.

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and a leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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Gordon J. Gow Technologies, Inc. Introduces Clarus: The world’s most advanced audiophile-quality cables

Orlando, FL—Gordon J. Gow Technologies, Inc is proud to introduce the Clarus Audiophile Collection a new family of high-end audio, video, digital, speaker and power cables designed for discriminating audiophiles.

Developed by celebrated cable designer Jay Victor, the Clarus Collection features:

• Pure Copper Ohno Continuous Casting (PCOCC) the purest copper in the world
• Individually insulated cable strands
• Precision impedances
• CNC-machined gold-plate connectors
• Extraordinary fit and finish

Clarus digital and analog audio Interconnects, speaker, and power cabling are designed with three distinctly different conductor types:

• Solid heavy-gauge conductors
• Flat conductors
• Spiral-ribbon conductors (with a non-conductive core)

By designing audio and digital cables with multiple strand sizes and shapes, Clarus Cables dramatically improves clarity, resulting in more open and transparent sound.

“The new Clarus brand of products present a 2-channel dealer with the opportunity to demonstrate and sell cables that no other high-end brand on the market can match,” said Joe Perfito, President of Tributaries. “Their revolutionary design and superior sound quality reproduction make them the ideal choice for the audiophile who demands nothing less than the ultimate listening experience.”

No other high-end audio or digital cables can match the audiophile-grade sound reproduction of Clarus Cables. They are truly a revolutionary breakthrough in cable design.

If you’re interested in learning more about the world-class Clarus Collection, please visit our website at http://www.claruscable.com or contact us at 888-554-2494.

About Clarus™
Established in 2011 in Orlando, Florida, Clarus™ is a new brand of high-end audio and digital/video interconnect cables, speaker cables and power cables. The parent company, Gordon J. Gow Technologies, Inc, a company that prides itself on its customer service, also manufactures Tributaries® products. The winner of the coveted CE industry magazine Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Awards a total of 13 times in the past 15 years, Tributaries® is the acknowledged leader in the design, production, and distribution of interconnect cables to the retail and custom installation market.

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Buzz Delano Joins SIM2 to Focus on Strategic Opportunities

Miramar, FL—November 3, 2011—SIM2 announced today that Buzz Delano, Principal of Delano Associates, has joined the company in a Strategic Business Development role. Delano is widely experienced in the consumer and custom installation markets and brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships, and experience to SIM2 USA.

Alberto Fabiano, Executive Vice President of SIM2 said, “We are very pleased to have Buzz join the SIM2 USA team in this new role. He will be focused on elevating SIM2’s presence, dealer relationships and effectiveness in specific markets in the USA and will work with our executive management team to develop strategies that will prepare SIM2 for the future.”

In September 2011, SIM2 announced 15 new products and a new training initiative designed to blend the heritage of SIM2 with its latest technologies into an effective and creative presentation for dealers.

Commenting on his appointment, Delano said, “Joining SIM2 is a great opportunity that I am looking forward to. Working with companies that believe in creativity and innovation with a rich history has always been my passion. SIM2 is positioned right where it should be—focused on performance, elegance, and leading edge technology. These benefits can be shown to customers who want a great projection theater experience that is a personal expression and compliments to their home décor.”

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation) and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Products are designed and manufactured in Italy. The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, UK, China, Germany (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

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