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Vegas Dealers Can Hit the Jackpot with AV Warehouse’s HD Technology Showcase February 26 – 27 at the Las Vegas Country Club

jackpot Sponsored by Cleerline Technology Group, Blackwire Advanced Automation Solutions, Smart Audio Video Integration, LG Electronics, Wolf Cinema, Pure Link and Just Add Power, this 2-day event focuses on the latest in fiber optics, UltraHD, video distribution and networking/IP

Las Vegas, NV – January 30, 2015 – AV Warehouse, (www.av-warehouse.com) – the Southwest region member of the Catalyst AV distribution network with outlets in Scottsdale, AZ and Las Vegas, NV – is holding its first annual HD Technology Showcase February 26 – 27 at the Las Vegas Country Club.

“Today’s integrators have a chance to capitalize on commercial and residential video and digital signage opportunities using fiber technology – especially here in Vegas,” says Paul Brown, AV Warehouse principal. “Accordingly, keeping up on the latest delivery solutions is paramount to delivering the highest-quality systems. For many, it can be their calling-card.”

“To this, AV Warehouse is proud to host a showcase event that gives local integrators the opportunity to learn about the latest in fiber optics, UltraHD, video distribution and networking/IP solutions,” adds Brown.

Factory representatives from Cleerline Technology Group, Blackwire Advanced Automation Solutions, Smart Audio Video Integration, LG Electronics, Wolf Cinema, Pure Link and Just Add Power will be on-hand to take dealers through their latest offerings and offer in-depth insight. Refreshments will be served throughout the two days.

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Location: Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dates and times: February 26, 2015: 1 PM – 7 PM and February 27, 2015: 10 AM – 2 PM.
RSVP: rosie@av-warehouse.com
Additional information: 702.364.1134

About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

Premium Wire Brand ICE Cable Systems Now Delivering Pre-Terminated & Field-Terminable HDMI Cables

Pre-terminated Clear Series 2 line features an ultra-compact head design, GRIP lock technology with up to 15-lbs. of pull-force and transmits 1080P/60 HZ signals up to 30 meters without extenders

New field-terminable line is capable of sending HDMI up to 24 meters (with extender) that, along with a full assortment of accessories, makes for easy setup and testing on the jobsite

ICE Cable logo_webLos Angeles, CA – January 27, 2015 – ICE Cable Systems (ISE 2015, stand 2-E40) has a robust assortment of premium HDMI solutions in both pre-terminated and field-terminable varieties to satisfy the many in-room and in-wall HDMI connectivity needs of integrators.

Pre-Terminated
ICE Cable’s Clear Series 2 HDMI line incorporates a compact head design with a GRIP lock connector that provides up to 15 lbs. of pull-force. An active chipset and proprietary premium cable design make possible transmission of 1080P/60 HZ up to 30 meters without extenders. Available in lengths from .5 meter to 30 meters (and in black or white), the cables are pre-cut and terminated.

ICE Cable Systems full suite of HDMI solutions saves integrators time and money

ICE Cable Systems full suite of HDMI solutions saves integrators time and money

Field-Terminable
With in-wall installation in mind, ICE Cable is also now delivering field-terminable HDMI wire, connectors and accessories. A patent-pending internal locking head, along with unique internal ribbon cable and round jacket designs make for fast connection and easy pulling. The product is capable of sending HDMI signals up to 24 meters (with extender). To provide the utmost in confidence, also available are a crimp tool and a tester.

Founded in 2004 and based in Los Angeles, California, ICE Cable has steadily established itself as a provider of premium, innovative wire and cable solutions. The company serves the custom residential, alarm, commercial, electrical contracting and data center channels globally. For safety, all of the company’s HDMI products are UL and c(UL) listed.

ICE Cable Systems has more than 50 active distributors around the world selling its products. Integrators can locate distributors in their area by calling ICE Cable at 310.444.1950 or visiting http://www.icecable.com/where-to-buy/.

About ICE Cable Systems
Founded in 2004 by president Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels. The company’s products are available to integrators both directly and through more than 50 distributors in North America and internationally. ICE Cable’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. www.icecable.com

IC Real Tech Shows 4K Resolution Video Surveillance Camera at 2015 ICES

Marketed under the company’s security channel-specialized IC Realtime brand, this 4K camera provides 4x the resolution of 1080p HDTV, delivering superior image detail and exquisite colors, ideal for large-area monitoring applications like parking lot, railway station, safe city

icrealtech logo_web_ICES Pompano Beach, FL – January 2, 2015 - IC Real Tech, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products, is marching into the Ultra HD era with its first 4K network camera, to be demonstrated at the 2015 ICES in Las Vegas, NV January 6–9 (Sands Expo, booth #70223).

Defined and approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an Ultra HD 4K display has 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution with an expanded color space, in a 16:9 format, and uses progressive scanning at 25/30 Hz. This equates to four times the resolution of 1080p HDTV.

The Company’s 4K camera, marketed under its security channel-specialized IC Realtime brand, complies with the UHD standard, making use of a 12-Megapixel sensor (4,000 x 3,000 pixels). The camera operates at 15 frames per second (fps) and 4K at 30 fps preview, with a suggested bandwidth at 8 Mbps (ensures a smooth live-view, free of network resource waste). High-performance digital signal processing provides exceptional detail, and a triple-streams option technology satisfies various applications demands. The camera supports multi-functions such as ultra-defog, ROI and intelligent detections, face detections, tripwire, intrusion and scene change (sends alerts when suspicious incident / behavior is detected).

IC Real Tech's CEO Matt Sailor is making  4K video a reality in the  video surveillance market

IC Real Tech’s CEO Matt Sailor is making 4K video a reality in the video surveillance market

“While 4K is becoming more common in the consumer electronics marketplace relative to TVs and home theater film screens, there is very little video content to speak of,” says IC Real Tech CEO Matt Sailor. “IC Real Tech is amongst the first to offer a camera that captures video in 4K, taking surveillance to an entirely new level.”

At the ICES, the company will demonstrate live the first of its planned 4K offerings, the IC Realtime 12-Megapixel bullet camera. The model will make its way to market April 2015 at MSRPs of $1,200 to $1,700, depending on options.

About IC Real Tech: IC Real Tech, LLC is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-advanced video surveillance solutions. The Company provides its customers with superior video, installed at over 100,000 customer sites in over 10 countries around the world including such countries as Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, United States, among others. IC Real Tech also has unique strategic relationships with leading global firms such as Verizon, Qualcomm and others. The Company’s technology is ideally suited for and has been deployed for use in business enterprises, residences, public infrastructures, schools, military basis, airports, ports, rail networks, stadiums, retailers and casinos, as well as other applications. www.icrealtech.com

ICE Cable Systems Appoints EMI Sales to Rep Michigan Market

Los Angeles, CA – November 24, 2014 – ICE Cable Systems, a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products, has appointed independent sales representative firm EMI Sales to rep the line in Michigan.

Established in 1968, with headquarters in Sterling Heights, Michigan that includes a 20,000 square foot warehouse — and a satellite sales office in Grand Rapids — EMI Sales serves the custom residential and light commercial channels in the Michigan area.

ICE Cable's Big Mouth Payout Bulk Wire Carton

ICE Cable’s Big Mouth Payout Bulk Wire Carton

“We are pleased to represent ICE Cable to fill a gap in our market,” says principal Kevin Weber. “Our dealers and distributors are excited about ICE Cable’s product quality, packaging and professional attitude and the great customer service they’ll receive. We will stock a small amount here in Sterling Heights as a convenience for our loyal customers.”

EMI Sales Contact info:
44262 Phoenix Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586-254-0770
www.electricalmaterialsinc.com

About ICE Cable Systems
Founded in 2004 by president Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels. The company’s products are available to integrators both directly and through more than 50 distributors in North America and internationally. ICE Cable’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. www.icecable.com

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Catalyst AV Distribution Network Member HCA Distributing Opens Salt Lake City Branch

Denver, CO – November 21, 2014 – Catalyst AV distribution network member-company HCA Distributing, today announced the grand opening of its Salt Lake City distribution facility. This represents the 2nd location for the company, which is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Located only minutes from the junction of I-15 & I-80

Located only minutes from the junction of I-15 & I-80

The branch encompasses 5,500 square feet of which 2,000 sq ft is allocated to showroom with 3,500 sq ft for warehouse space.

The branch is located only minutes from the junction of I-15 and I-80 in South Salt Lake City. Hours of operation are 7:30AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday. Branch manager Michael Thompson can be reached at michael@hcadist.com and 801.228.0027.

Displayed and stocked are all of the Catalyst AV network lines: Nest, Dropcam, APC, EnGenius, Atlona, TiVo, IC Realtime, ClearView CCTV, Vivitek, ICE Cable, Perfect Path, Vanco, Rapid Racks and Mounts and Catalyst Wire & Cable – as well as several dozen more leading audio, video and accessory brands.

A comprehensive assortment of leading  AV solutions for today's integrator

A comprehensive assortment of leading AV solutions for today’s integrator

“There is a tremendous amount of new home building taking place in the Salt Lake City area,” says HCA principal Ron Perron. “With HCA’s expertise, top-notch product lines and ongoing training programs, the new facility will serve our dealers and manufacturer partners quite well.”

The HCA Distributing Salt Lake City branch is located at 427 Lawndale Drive, Unit A, South Salt Lake City, Utah 84115.
Phone: 801.228.0027 / Internet: www.hcadist.com.

About Catalyst AV Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

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Triad Speakers Appoints Mid-Atlantic Territory Rep Firm NuTech Group

Portland, OR – November 4, 2014 – Custom loudspeaker manufacturer Triad Speakers, Inc. today announced the appointment of the NuTech Group as its new independent sales representative in the mid-Atlantic region. Based in Pennsylvania and Virginia, NuTech is a
25-year old company that specializes in the Custom Installation and Custom Retail channels.

“Representing many of the finest brands in the industry, NuTech provides assistance in sales presentations, system design and tech support,” says NuTech principal Brett Neiderman. “A highly-regarded specialty company, Triad fits perfectly with our firm’s product assortment. Dealers can also access Triad inventory locally through our sister company Tech Source Distributors.”

With a main telephone number of 215.654.1224, the NuTech Group is located at 120A Keystone Drive, Montgomeryville, PA 18936.
The company’s salespeople can be emailed at:
-Brett Neiderman: Brett@NuTechGroup.com
-Tim Painter: Tim@NuTechGroup.com
-Chad Neiderman: Chad@NuTechGroup.com
-Stephen Meo: Steve@NuTechGroup.com
-Jay Petroff: Jay@Techsourcedist.com

About Triad Speakers
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member and currently Chairman of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products.

Visit us on the web at: www.triadspeakers.com. Follow us on Twitter @TriadSpeakers and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/triadspeakersfans

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Easy Access Distribution’s 15th Annual Emerging Technologies & Home Awareness Expo Draws 185 Integrators

Burlington, MA – October 24, 2014 – Steve Presti, principal of Easy Access Distribution – the Northeast region member of the Catalyst AV distribution network – reports that his company’s 15th annual Emerging Technologies & Home Awareness Expo, held October 15th and 16th at the Billerica, Massachusetts Courtyard by Marriott, had an attendance of 185 integrators.

WIlson Electronics Eastern Regional Sales Mgr Eric Mercil brought attendees up to speed on the merits of selling cellular signal boosters

WIlson Electronics Eastern Regional Sales Mgr Eric Mercil brought attendees up to speed on the merits of selling cellular signal boosters

Trainings conducted included The Internet of Things is Here (sponsored by Nest / Dropcam); It’s All About the Network (sponsored by Luxul); The Home Theater Experience (sponsored by Sonance) and Boosting a Better Signal (sponsored by Wilson Electronics). Vivitek projectors, Definitive Technology, Denon and DaLite came to together to demonstrate Dolby Atmos.

“Many of the trainings were 50+ attendees per session; proof-positive that integrators want to learn how to seize new opportunities,” says Presti. “We also had the 1st showing in New England of a deliverable Dolby Atmos system which created the anticipated response of a well-designed high-performance experience. All of these products are not the same – and we demonstrated this at the event.”

Milestone's regional sales manager Carole Masuck talking with attendees

Milestone’s regional sales manager Carole Masuck talking with attendees

“It is always productive for me to be part of the Easy Access Distribution / Catalyst AV Distribution Network team when they present their dealer shows,” said Carole Masuck, Regional Sales Manager of Milestone (Chief, Raxxess, Sanus and DaLite). “I’m able to work with many regional dealers and their sales teams, many of whom do not attend CES or CEDIA. They get a hands-on experience as well an opportunity for me to direct them on ‘what’s new / what’s not,’ ‘what’s hot / what’s not,’ ‘what the trends are,’ etc… I do not often have the luxury to touch so many dealers face-to-face in two short days!”

30 manufacturers had tables setup at the event to showcase their newest offerings. Participants included 2Gig, Alarm.com, APC, Atlona, Boston Acoustics, BrightSign, Catalyst AV Wire & Cable, Chief, ClearView CCTV, DaLite, Definitive Technology, Dropcam, Denon, Dynamat, enerG, EnGenius, Heos by Denon, IC Realtime, ICE Cable Systems, iPort, Launchport, Luxul, Marantz, Nest, Perfect Path, Pro Control, Raxxess by Chief, RTI, Russound, Sonance, TiVo, Vanco, Vivitek, and Wilson Electronics.

About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 12-independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

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Triad Speakers Introduces R-Series – it’s Most Cost-Effective In-Ceiling Line to Date

Portland, OR — October 23, 2014 — Custom made-in-the-USA manufacturer Triad Speakers, Inc. today announced its new cost-effective yet high-performing in-ceiling loudspeaker line, called R-Series. Three models are available: the R-25 (5.25-inch driver),R-26 (6.5-inch) and R-28 (8.5-inch). Each is a shallow-depth, open-back 2-way loudspeaker system that provides full-range sound and also incorporates the company’s new-and-improved paintable micro-perf grill (both a round and square plastic trim bezel are supplied) to grant integrators added flexibility to blend with the décor of the home. MSRP is set at $300, $350, and $400 respectively, per pair.

The R-Series is Triad's most affordable in-ceiling solutions to date, great for distributed audio applications

The R-Series is Triad’s most affordable in-ceiling solutions to date, great for distributed audio applications

”Triad’s R-Series is designed for cost-conscious music lovers,” says Triad Speakers, Inc. Founder / President and CEDIA Chairman Larry Pexton. ”We’ve designed and engineered each speaker with pride in the United States of America, with the utmost attention to quality, décor-friendly design, and high performance sound – eliminating costly frills and features that add nothing to sound quality.”

“All R-Series models, even the smallest, are fully-engineered to deliver the rich natural sound that Triad is famous for in open acoustical environments, especially in locations that lack the depth required for sealed enclosures,” added Pexton.

Each of the R-Series speakers can be custom paint-matched in Triad’s Portland, OR factory. All are backed by a 10-year warranty. The new models are shipping now.

R-Series Specifications
R-25 Grill Diameter: 8-5/16 inches
R-26 Grill Diameter: 9-11/16 inches
R-28 Grill Diameter: 11-5/16 inches

Drivers
Woofer:
R25: One 5.25-inch carbon fiber driver
R26: One 6.5-inch carbon fiber driver
R28: One 8.5-inch carbon fiber driver

Tweeter: One 1-inch cloth dome tweeter (all models)

For more information, please call Triad Speakers at 503.253.2600.

About Triad Speakers
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member and Chairman of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications.

A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products.

Visit us on the web at: www.triadspeakers.com. Follow us on Twitter @TriadSpeakers and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/triadspeakersfans

New Clear Series 2 HDMI Packaging from ICE Cable Systems Blends Retail Beauty with Custom AV Functionality

Los Angeles, CA – October 14, 2014 – ICE Cable logo_webICE Cable Systems, a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products, has begun shipping its Clear Series 2 HDMI cables in smart new packaging that makes a great first impression and benefits the installation process (storing, jobsite and client presentation phases).

”Most wire and cable companies in the custom channel ship their HDMI cables in clear bags which are either heat-sealed or zip-locked,” says ICE Cable Systems President Brian Rizzo.

”Integrators prefer bags because they can easily be stored in a work truck where space is a premium. The problem is that they look like sandwich baggies; this doesn’t make for a great presentation to your client.”

”We set out to design a bag that has an upscale feel while offering enhanced functionality,” furthers Rizzo. “We landed on a re-sealable package that with its lush artwork and glossy-coating captures the premium look-and-feel that ICE Cable Systems is recognized for, while also incorporating hang-holes for an impressive presentation at retail.”

”From a functionality perspective, we incorporated a really tough plastic exterior that can take a beating and protect against water damage too. All these features combined make for a bag that exceeds the daily demands of the integrator,” concludes Rizzo.

The company’s Clear Series 2 HDMI cables in lengths from .5 to 30 meters are available in the new packaging at no additional up-charge.

ICE Cable Systems' new Clear Series 2 HDMI Packaging

ICE Cable Systems’ new Clear Series 2 HDMI Packaging

For more information please contact ICE Cable Systems at 310.444.1950.

About ICE Cable Systems
Founded in 2004 by president Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels. The company’s products are available to integrators both directly and through more than 50 distributors in North America and internationally. ICE Cable’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. www.icecable.com

Catalyst AV Distribution Network Now Distributing Dropcam Pro

Burlington, MA – October 13, 2014 – Catalyst_AV_Logo_webCatalyst AV, a nationwide distribution network of specialty products serving more than 15,000 integrators from 15 regions in the US, today announced that all of its 11 member companies are now selling the Dropcam Pro. (https://www.dropcam.com/dropcam-pro)

DropCam-PRO_Front_72dpiDropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring camera and cloud service. With free live streaming, intelligent alerts and mobile and web apps, Dropcam makes it easy to stay connected to places, people and pets no matter where you are. The Dropcam Pro delivers a 130-degree field-of-view, granting the ability to capture an entire room without the need to pan or zoom. Additional capabilities include 8X zoom and notification alerts. The unit has an MSRP of $199.

”Dropcam is a significant addition to our app-based assortment of control products,” says Wally Whinna, Catalyst AV board member and principal of Allnet Distributing. “These products offer integrators new security solutions that can be implemented in jobs where they would have had no sales opportunity with conventional products.”

Catalyst AV is currently comprised of 11 privately-owned distribution companies:
• Allnet Distributing (www.allnetdistributing.com) (Midwest)
• Audio Video Warehouse (www.av-warehouse.com) (Nevada, Arizona)
• Custom Partners (www.custompartners.com) (Metro-NY)
• CustomPlus Distributing (www.customplusdistributing.com) (No. CA/ Pacific NW/ AK)
• Easy Access Distribution (www.easyaccessdistribution.com) (Northeast)
• Electronic Lane Distributors (www.electroniclane.com) (Southwest)
• Electronics Source (www.electronics-source.com) (Florida and Southeast)
• HCA Distributing (www.hcadist.com) (Rocky Mountains)
• Pioneer Music Company (www.pmcav.co) (Plains States)
• SPD (www.soundproductdistributing.com) (Upstate NY)
• Tech Source Distributors (www.techsourcedist.com) (Mid-Atlantic)

About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

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