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Powerline Control Systems Bolsters Distribution Outlet

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has signed distribution agreements with four distributors: AARTech in Toronto, Ontario; MRI Direct in Plainville, Conn. and Marlborough, Mass.; Royal Systems in Melville, N.Y.; and TechSource Distributors in Philadelphia.

“As Powerline Control Systems continues to grow the PulseWorx brand, it important that we align ourselves with strong partners who can help us connect with integrators,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “Each of these distributors has a proven record of providing the best in customer service and support to integrators within their respective regions and we look forward to working with these companies to connecting those integrators with lighting control solutions for all applications.”

All four distributors will offer a complete array of PCS products, more

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InstallerNet Announces Partnership with Bedrock Learning to Promote Industry Training

InstallerNet, a leading business that coordinates installation of consumer and commercial electronics through the largest network of independently owned mobile and home electronics installers in the United States, recently announced a partnership with Bedrock Learning, the preferred connected home training provider.

“Our dealers now have the opportunity to broaden and hone their skills through online training, while providing us with verification of their knowledge with Certificates of Completion for each discipline. We are always looking for ways to enhance and grow our network of highly skilled installers. Partnering with Bedrock Learning certainly meets these needs and helps move the market forward” said Bill Sheehan, Director Business Development at InstallerNet, Inc.

The partnership fulfills the need for properly trained installers in the connected home industry. InstallerNet’s technicians and dealers can maximize their learning opportunities with convenient and industry-recognized online training in a variety of more

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Velodyne to Showcase New Digital Drive PLUS Subwoofers at Salon Son & Image 2011

Velodyne, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, has announced that the new Digital DrivePLUS Series subwoofers will be showcased in Room 1310 at Salon Son & Image 2011. The Montreal-based show, lasting from March 31st to April 1st, allows visitors to experience the best in audio brands, including Velodyne, all in one place and compare systems in optimal conditions.

“Our Digital Drive series has long been regarded as one of the best in bass reproduction, and the Digital Drive PLUS has taken the lineup to another level,” said Doug Smith, national sales manager for Velodyne. “As visitors to our exhibit at Salon Son & Image will get to experience, the Digital Drive PLUS series offers more low-distortion output, enhanced automated setup, amazing styling and many more new features.”

The Digital DrivePLUS is the next generation device stemming from Velodyne’s highly popular Digital Drive series. The more

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Survey Names Niles Audio Leader in Brand Recognition for Distributed A/V, Custom Installation Speakers, Accessories and More

Niles Audio, The First Name In Custom Installation®, has been named the leader in “Brand Name Recognition” among custom installation professionals in the category of “Distributed Audio/Video, CI Speakers, Power Management and Accessories” according to the 2011 inside track Supplier Loyalty Test. The distinction as the brand name most recognized by professional installers upholds Niles’ commitment to “strong and consistent branding” dictated by the company’s “7 Keys to Success,” a formula focusing Niles’ core values including excellence, innovation, quality and creativity.

“Niles Audio has prided itself on being the brand that custom installation professionals can rely upon to provide them with the industry’s leading products, services and support for over three decades,” said Mike “Sparky” Detmer, president of Niles Audio. “As our company mission statement states, Niles Audio, and all that our brand encompasses, is dedicated to treating its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with more

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Powerline Control Systems Introduces Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has introduced Mi LightStyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smart-phones, tablets and computers.

Mi LightStyle from PCS

Mi LightStyle is an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smart-phones, tablets and computers.

“With its easy installation and extraordinary flexibility, Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option for professional integrators,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘app’ offers the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—and it’s designed to quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting more

Powerline Control Systems Names Melissa Hirt & Associates Rep of the Year

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, is proud to announce Melissa Hirt & Associates as its 2010 Rep of the Year.

“Melissa Hirt continues to amaze us with her enthusiasm and passion for PCS products,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “She continually finds new ways to educate professional integrators on the unique benefits and capabilities of our product line.?

Based in Rio Linda, Calif., Melissa Hirt & Associates vastly expanded PCS’s reach in Northern and Central California and Nevada in 2010, growing the firm’s territory by 30% throughout the year.

For more information on Powerline Control Systems please visit http://www.pcslighting.com or find PCS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pcslighting.

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Niles Audio Names Crutchfield Internet Retailer of the Year

Niles Audio, The First Name In Custom Installation®, announced that Crutchfield Corp., one of the nation’s first integrated marketers of consumer electronics products, has been named the Niles 2010 Internet Retailer of the Year.

Crutchfield earned the prestigious award based on the company’s easy to use website, its responsive and quality customer support initiatives, and providing support on many different platforms. Crutchfield offers support and educational assistance through the use of blogs, community forums, and a number of social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

“Crutchfield strongly upholds one of Niles’ dearest values –customer service,? said Niles President Mike Detmer. “Because they offer the best in customer service and support we feel they should be recognized as one of our most trusted partners.?

Since its inception in 1974, Crutchfield is no stranger to awards: Bizrate.com has awarded its Platinum Circle of Excellence Award for each more

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Niles Provides Customers with Streamlined Technical Support with Launch of Live Chat Feature

Niles Audio, The First Name In Custom Installation®, has launched a new online “live chat” tech support feature on its website, www.nilesaudio.com, to provide custom installers and end users with an even greater level of customer service. The new live chat enables visitors to the site to quickly connect with the Niles technical support team and get product and software support, installation assistance and more through an easy-to-use interface.

“Niles has built an unmatched reputation for extensive technical support and exemplary customer service,” said Mike Detmer, president of Niles Audio. “Our new live chat will provide custom installers and their customers with an instant connection with our technical support staff, helping them quickly solve any issues they may have in the field or at home.”

The new technical support feature requires no software downloads or account setup and is managed by the same Niles technical support more

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Niles to Showcase new DS Directed Soundfield Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers at ISE 2011

Niles Audio, The First Name In Custom Installation®, has introduced the third generation of its DS Directed Soundfield Ceiling-Mount Loudspeaker line, offering custom installers a loudspeaker solution with a winning combination of high design aesthetics, advanced technology and ease of installation. Niles’ DS Directed Soundfield Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers discreetly blend into any environment thanks to the loudspeakers’ paintable, low-profile, magnetically-attached grilles while delivering high performance sound quality and installation flexibility by utilizing Niles’ patented pivoting tweeter and woofer technologies. Attendees to ISE 2011 can experience these Niles products and more at the AVC Group booth, #1L90.

“The third generation of our acclaimed Directed Soundfield loudspeakers address the challenges today’s custom installation professionals face by combining the ability to tastefully blend into any environment with advanced engineering and installation versatility,” said Mike Detmer, president of Niles Audio . “The new series is built around the same architecture that made more

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Powerline Control Systems Adds the NuTech Group and Charles Lucas Sales Company as Manufacturer Sales Reps

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced the appointment of the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company to serve as manufacturers sales representatives.

“We look forward to our new partnerships with the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company—two outstanding manufacturers sales representatives,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “With the ability to provide extensive dealer service and product support, both of these firms will help dealers succeed in selling and installing our PulseWorx lighting control systems, powered by our Universal Powerline Bus technology, throughout their respective territories.”

The NuTech Group boasts nearly three decades of exemplary sales and technical experience in the custom and consumer electronics industry, supporting installers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in areas including Southern New more

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