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Leon Speakers Partners With Stewart Filmscreens at CEDIA EXPO 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sept. 2, 2009 — Leon Speakers, a manufacturer of custom crafted high-fidelity audio solutions for living spaces and dedicated home theaters, today announced a partnership with Stewart Filmscreens at the upcoming CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA. Leon Speakers will display its biggest speaker to date — a Horizon 616-OS Series speaker that is custom built to 143 inches wide to exactly match Stewart’s newest and slimmest CineCurve projection screen. Featuring three channels of audio, and wrapped in Stewart’s VeLux black velvet appliqué, Leon’s Horizon speaker provides a powerful, easy-to-integrate audio solution for any dedicated theater. The audio/video pairing will be featured at Stewart’s CEDIA Expo Booth 837. more

PPC’s Eric Bodley Inducted Into CEDIA Fellows Program

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sept. 8, 2009 — PPC, the global leader in connector technology, today announced that Eric Bodley, the company’s vice president and general manager of consumer electronics, has been inducted into the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Fellows program. Bodley is among the first ten individuals to receive CEDIA Fellows recognition, which is awarded to longtime CEDIA volunteers and members who have contributed to the association’s success. more

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Harmonic Introduces New ACE™ Any-to-Any Transcoding Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today introduced ACE™ (Agile Compression Engine), a ground-breaking new transcoding technology that extends the functionality of its versatile ProStream™ 1000 stream processing platform. ACE offers industry-leading density supporting MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) transcoding of up to 20 high definition (HD) or 80 standard definition (SD) video and audio channels in a compact and power-efficient one rack-unit (1-RU) chassis. This scalable IP-based transcoder supports a number of applications including real-time transcoding for digital turnaround (DTA), mobile video, Internet TV and digital program or advertisement insertion. Existing ProStream 1000 systems are easily field-upgradeable to support the new ACE functionality. more

Compix Names Technology Veteran Young Soo Lee to Manage Sales for Asia-Pacific

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2009 — Compix, a leading developer of broadcast-quality character generators (CGs), announced today the appointment of Young Soo Lee as executive director of sales for the Asia-Pacific region. Lee comes to Compix after serving as executive director of sales and chief technology officer for Korea’s Sion Media. He will be at IBC2009 with his new Compix colleagues on Stand 8.A98, where the company is exhibiting with partner Apantac LLC. more

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X2O Media’s Xpresenter™ Xe Off-the-Shelf Digital Signage Platform Provides Memorable, Informative Experience for Columbia, Mo., Visitors

MONTREAL — Sept. 1, 2009 — The City of Columbia, Mo., was looking for something more engaging and memorable than static signs to educate visitors on the resources the region has to offer as a travel destination for business and leisure. To achieve its goal, the city required a solution that encompassed the latest technology but was simple enough to manage. As the most suitable option, the City of Columbia selected X2O Media’s Xpresenter™ Xe, an all-in-one, single-player digital signage system. more

Furman’s Elite-15 PF i and F1500-UPS Help Bring Home A/V Environment to Lutron’s NYC Experience Showroom in D&D Building

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 2, 2009 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that Lutron Electronics, a leading lighting control manufacturer, is utilizing Furman’s Elite-15 PF i and F1500-UPS power management solutions to protect and enhance the performance of A/V components in its elegant NYC Experience Showroom in the Decoration & Design (D&D) building. more

HaiVision Appoints Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak as Senior Vice President of Engineering

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 2, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced the appointment of Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak as the company’s new senior vice president of engineering. In this role at HaiVision, Al-Daccak will drive ongoing technology strategy and oversee product and solutions development for the company and its clients. He joins HaiVision with more than 21 years of product development and senior technology management experience. more

BTX Adopts InfoComm International’s EZip Electronic Price Sheet Format to Better Serve Dealers

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Aug. 27, 2009 ― BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that it has adopted InfoComm International’s EZip electronic price sheet format to streamline the process of transferring product and pricing information to its dealers. more

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Available Now: Leon Speakers’ New 1.5-Inch Deep Horizon Soundbar; The High-Fidelity Audio Choice for Ultra-Thin TVs

Extension to Popular Horizon Series is the First Soundbar Available to Match the Depth and Finish of Ultra-Thin LCD Displays, Down to 1.5 Inches

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Aug. 27, 2009 — Leon Speakers, a manufacturer of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers for flat-panel displays and Living-Space Theater™, today announced that it has extended its Horizon Series with the addition of the new Horizon 212 Ultra-Thin Soundbar. At only 1.5 inches deep, the Horizon 212-UT is the only high-fidelity soundbar available that matches the extremely shallow depth of the increasingly popular ultra-thin LCD displays. This progressive multichannel speaker achieves high-fidelity sound without sacrificing the sleek look that makes these new displays so desirable. more

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Wohler Ships 3G 16-Channel Audio Monitors With OLED Screen Technology

HAYWARD, Calif. — Aug. 25, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that the company’s AMP1-16-3G and Dolby® E-capable and Dolby Digital Plus ready AMP1-E16-3G 16-channel multirate audio monitors, equipped with OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen technology, are now shipping. With a straightforward control interface and the same look and feel made popular by Wohler’s acclaimed AMP2-16-3G 16-channel audio monitor, these monitoring systems offer ease-of-operation that simplifies the most complex multichannel and surround applications. With superior screen performance and 3G support, AMP1-16-3G and AMP1-E16-3G are smart, forward-looking additions to any fixed or mobile broadcast facility. more

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