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Newcomer ihiji Taps 2009 CEDIA Expo to Unveil its Inaugural Product, invision, a 24-hour Remote Home Electronics Systems Monitoring and Management Solution that Empowers Residential Electronics Systems Contractors to Identify and Repair Client System Problems

West Palm Beach, FL – August 13, 2009 – ihiji is inviting 2009 CEDIA Expo attendees to experience its inaugural product, invision, a software solution that grants dealers the ability to remotely monitor, service and maintain their client’s in-home electronic systems including but not limited to entertainment, network, HVAC and lighting. This proactive solution offers dealers a tremendous opportunity to create a recurring revenue stream in the form of a service contract while improving client satisfaction. The company will be demonstrating at the Glenn Hotel (located across from the CNN Center). Dealers interested in arranging a meeting are encouraged to contact ihiji vice president Michael Maniscalco at 888.321.9170 or by emailing Michael.Maniscalco@ihiji.com. more

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The EDGE Distributors Group Appoints LK Stockroom as Florida Member

Fort Wayne, IN – August 4, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 12 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators — today announced the appointment of LK Stockroom in Florida.

Principal Seth Kaplan says, “Starting as a rep firm (LK & Associates, Inc.) over 23 years ago, building lasting relationships and later establishing LK Stockroom in 1995 to meet the just-in-time needs of today’s custom installer has all contributed to our success. We have set-up our market so that our lines are readily on hand as well as profitable for our dealers. We are confident that this success will serve The EDGE Group, vendor partners and customers alike.? more

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The EDGE Distributors Group Appoints Ron Harker as Executive Director

ron-harker_new-edge-director-headshot.JPGFort Wayne, IN – August 4, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 12 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators – today announced the appointment of Ron Harker as Executive Director.

Harker is veteran of the consumer electronics industry. He began his career in 1987 with Highland Appliance and went on to work for retailers Sound Pro and Classic Stereo. more

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SnapAV and BidMagic Partner to Provide Dealers with Free Print Proposal Software

Charlotte, NC – July 27, 2009 – SnapAV, a manufacturer of more than 550 high-quality products for the custom audio-video channel, and BidMagic, the creator of professional proposal software for the custom installer, today announced a joint-partnership in which SnapAV dealers can obtain the BidMagic software for free.

Under the program, SnapAV will send dealers the BidMagic software for a 6-month free trial period. A percentage of each dealer’s SnapAV purchases will then be applied towards receiving the software (a $1,299 value) for free at the conclusion of the trial period. more

Dallas, Texas Consumer Electronics Expo 2009 Proves Hugely Successful – Attendees and Exhibitors Optimistic about the Upcoming Selling Season

LG’s Product Trainer Robin Peck  talking with CEE 2009 attendeeDallas, TX – June 30, 2009 – The 5th annual Consumer Electronics Expo (CEE) took place May 30 – 31, 2009 in Frisco, TX. Held at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa, the event was hosted by The EDGE Distributors Group member Electronic Lane along with Electronic Lane Mobile, Sunbelt Associates & Distributing and Southwest Electronix and co-sponsors ERA Marketing, Lesco Distributing, PCI, Elite Marketing and McKinney Sales. The event brought 550 dealers together with 95 electronics manufacturers (44 residential product brands and 51 automotive audio / accessory brands) and local-area suppliers. more

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SnapAV Rolls-out New In-Ceiling Loudspeakers – The First Models in Newest Episode Loudspeaker Line

Charlotte, NC – June 16, 2009 – This summer, SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of nearly 550 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel, will begin rolling-out a comprehensive new line of its Episode™ In-Ceiling, In-Wall and In-Room loudspeakers. The first wave of products, available for sale beginning this month, is comprised of five 6.5-inch
In-Ceiling models consisting of single and dual voice coil, angled and surround sound varieties. Beginning July, two 8-inch In-Ceiling models will become available. The In-Wall models are expected later this summer with the In-Room’s targeted for the fall season. The new line replaces the brand’s original line of loudspeakers. more

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Loudspeaker Specialist Rune Karsbaek Joins SnapAV Product Development Team

rune-k-headshot.jpgCharlotte, NC – May 28, 2009 – SnapAV, the manufacturer and exclusive source of Episode™ speakers and electronics; Dragonfly™ film screens; Strong™ mounts and racks; Binary™ cables, compression connectors, baluns and bulk wire; Old Camden™ cine-cabinets and Wirepath™ structured wiring, today announced the appointment of Rune Karsbaek as product manager.

SnapAV President Jay Faison says, ?As a manufacturer focused on high-quality products, it is important for us to have high-quality people on our team. Rune Karsbaek’s experience and expertise in loudspeaker design will greatly benefit our company’s future audio offerings. We are thrilled to have him onboard.? more

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SnapAV Fills Gap in Strong™ Contractor Series with addition of $249 MSRP Universal Single Arm Articulating Mount for 26- to 47-inch Flat-panel TVs

SnapAV Medium Sized Strong MountCharlotte, NC – May 13, 2009 – SnapAV, a manufacturer of more than 550 high-quality products for the custom audio-video channel, has filled a gap in its Strong™ Mounts offerings with the addition of SM-CS-ART1-M, a VESA compliant universal single arm articulating mount for 26- to 47-inch flat-panel TVs.

According to SnapAV President Jay Faison, the mount’s affordable price, easy single stud installation and ability to support the many medium-sized residential and commercial displays on the market make it ideal for a wide variety of installation applications.

?At a time when the recession has many manufacturers suffering and ultimately conserving cash, SnapAV continues to provide the type of real world solutions that installers require on an everyday basis,? said Faison. more

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New Triad Subwoofer Line Features DSP Technology, New Enclosures, Improved Drivers

Portland, OR – April 28, 2009 – Leading CEDIA channel manufacturer Triad Speakers, Inc. is rolling out its first new subwoofer line in eight years. Comprised of ten InRoom, two InCeiling and two InWall Subwoofers and three RackAmps, these new higher-performance products employ DSP, empowering dealers to further fine-tune bass in client’s entertainment rooms. more

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SnapAV Binary™ Compression Connector Line Grants Dealers New Profit Opportunities

SnapAV Compression Connectors Product ShotCharlotte, NC – April 28, 2009 – SnapAV, a manufacturer of more than 550 high-quality products for the custom audio-video channel, today announced the addition of compression connection products to its Binary™ brand of cables, baluns and bulk wire.

Available now are a wide variety of F, RCA, and BNC male (including right-angle) compression fittings for RG59 and RG6 Quadshield and RG6/U type cables as well as a single-handed operation compression tool for F/BNC/RCA RG-6 and RJ-100 connectors. more

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