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projectiondesign® projects the Universe for Swedish Planetarium

Umevatoriet planetarium in Umeå, Sweden

Umevatoriet planetarium in Umeå, Sweden

Umevatoriet goes digital with imaging from Antycip Simulation, Mersive, and projectiondesign

Fredrikstad, Norway, October 19, 2009 – Five of projectiondesign’s® latest F22 1080 DLP® projectors have been installed as part of a major technical upgrade of the planetarium at Umevatoriet, a public-facing science center attached to the University of Umeå in Sweden. more

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No lamps, no worries – projectiondesign® ships new FL32 RealLED™ DLP® projector

projectiondesign FL32 LED projector

projectiondesign FL32 LED projector

Fredrikstad, Norway (October 19, 2009) – Norway’s projectiondesign is now shipping the FL32 projector – the company’s first model to feature solid-state LED illumination. The FL32 is the first professional LED projector on the market that is fully configurable for its intended application.

The FL32 features ReaLED™ technology that combines long life LED illumination technology with patented projectiondesign optics for up to and estimated 100,000 hours of low-maintenance, worry-free operation. It is especially suitable for front- and rear-projection applications such as command and control, simulation and visualization, and any project that requires high-resolution imaging and low maintenance. more

projectiondesign® announces change in ownership – New ownership spurs strong growth, increased product development and focus on partner support

October 6, 2009, Fredrikstad, Norway – Norwegian high performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is capitalizing on the growing global demand for high-quality products as well as partner support with the announcement of a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.

The move follows the purchase of a 54% share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder, Eker Group AS headed by top Norwegian Industrial Designer Bård Eker.

projectiondesign has emerged as an industry leader in the creation, development, design and manufacture of high-quality projectors for specialist professional, industrial and private sector applications. The company currently has 135 employees, including in-house product testing, research & development in electronic, optical and mechanical system design, and has shown strong growth since being established in 2001.

“projectiondesign is an exciting growth company, and is an attractive opportunity for Herkules. We have been familiar with the company for more

QSONIX DEBUTS HI RESOLUTION MEDIA AND USB DAC SUPPORT AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIOFEST

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THE ULTIMATE AUDIOPHILE MUSIC SERVER NOW SUPPORTS USB DAC’S AND HI-RESOLUTION MEDIA UP TO 24BIT / 192KHZ

DENVER, Colorado, September 29, 2009 – Qsonix will be showcasing its latest system enhancements for the Q105 and Q110 series music servers, including support for third-party external USB DAC’s (Digital to Analog Converters) and support for import and playback of high-resolution 24-bit audio. more

NEW LIGHTZING CONTROL SYSTEM ADDS EASY LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHTING OPTION – Use 110 or 220-volt outlets to light six zones

Ipswich, MA, September 22, 2009 – Groundbreaking innovation in low-voltage lighting control took the most recent CEDIA EXPO by storm with the debut of LightZing 1.6. Now LightZing makes environmentally proven low-voltage lighting an affordable addition to any home theater or home automation system by eliminating the cost of an electrician. Simple as it should be, LightZing plugs into any 110 or 220-volt outlet.

LightZing will measure, manage and supply various levels of low voltage power to energy saving halogen or LED lighting and window shades for residential and commercial environments.

The stand-alone unit is easily controlled using RS-232 and RJ-45 connectivity and is equipped with a front panel LCD screen for easy set-up and system monitoring Units can be combined to offer more zones as the project requires.

Spencer Kalker, founder of LightZing says “LightZing’s patent pending concept is a solution for every more

MERSIVE NAMED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2009 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS

Wall Street Journal Awards Display Technology Software Company

Lexington, KY (September 21, 2009) – Mersive Technologies, a leading display technology company, today announced that it has been named runner up in the Software category of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, given for innovations that are truly groundbreaking and particularly useful in a time of economic hardship. more

avielo by projectiondesign®: superb images and energy saving innovation to star in biggest ever booth at CEDIA EXPO

CEDIA EXPO, September 9-13, 2009, Atlanta, GA, Booth #559 – Better colors, more contrast, and a greener future will all be featured at this year’s CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, GA, thanks to avielo by projectiondesign®. The Norwegian manufacturer is set to demonstrate its investment in the custom installation industry and wow attendees with their biggest ever booth in history at CEDIA EXPO which will showcase a string of brand new product and technology innovations, each one designed to raise the bar in terms of home theater image quality.

The company will host regular technology and innovation presentations at the booth inside a giant dedicated home theater throughout the EXPO.

avielo kroma – showing for the first time
Making its US debut at CEDIA EXPO 09 is avielo kroma, the first home-theater projector to use projectiondesign’s ReaLED™ technology – based on solid-state LED illumination. The ReaLED light source more

avielo quantum revealed at CEDIA

CEDIA EXPO, September 9-13, 2009, Atlanta, GA, Booth #559 –

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avielo by projectiondesign announces the quantum, its newest and most affordable full HD 1080p projector. The avielo quantum weighs in at only 6.5 lbs making it a top contender for installation ease and flexibility.

A true home theater projector, the avielo quantum delivers high contrast images ideal for screen sizes up to 8-feet wide, and includes projectiondesign’s unique RealColor color management suite, full 10-bit video processing and Texas Instruments DLP® technology. Each projector is hand-built and uniquely characterized and calibrated at the avielo factory in Fredrikstad, Norway, ensuring the best possible image quality.

The avielo quantum is available with four different high-resolution projection lenses each with vertical shift for out of the box ease of set-up for every application. Its compact chassis fits it into projector lifts that mount more

Ripstation releases Qsonix™ media ripping solutions

Farmingdale, NY, September 7, 2009, Ripstation, the industry leading automated media ripping solution, has announced its latest version of software is now shipping with dedicated support for the entire line of Qsonix music servers and nostalgic digital jukebox systems. This provides custom integrators and ripping companies with an out of the box solution for the ripping, tagging and encoding of physical media optimized for direct import to all Qsonix products..

“Qsonix is a very exciting media server platform with its unique focus on high quality metadata and ease of navigation and we are excited to have been chosen as their ripping solutions partner for the entire product range? said Tony Cosentino, President of Formats Unlimited, Inc, “Ripstation has become the de-facto industry standard for automated media ripping by supporting virtually every device the custom installer uses and dedicated support for Qsonix adds to our already impressive list of industry more

Morel Adds Modularity & Refined Sound to New Octave Signature Series

Ness Ziona, Israel (August 19, 2009) – Morel announces enhancements to its award-winning Octave Signature speaker series with better-than-ever sound engineering plus a user-empowering modular cabinet design.

Morel’s modular cabinet concept provides the listener with new “building-block? expandability options that allow easy whole system upgrading. Now the user who starts solo with the stylish, high-performance, Octave Signature Bookshelf speakers for stereo sound can decide when to step up to the home theater experience by adding matching subwoofers. The vertically designed subwoofers fit beautifully beneath the bookshelf monitors transforming them into floor-standing units.

Designed and built in Israel, Morel’s latest improvements to the Octave Signature benefits from design techniques first seen in their reference Fat Lady loudspeakers, including the highly unusual concept of allowing the enclosure to vibrate with the music. By adopting an entirely empty more

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