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Kramer Introduces VP-26 Presentation Switcher

Kramer Electronics has introduced the VP-26 presentation switcher, offering four independent routing switchers as well as a master audio switcher all in one box, and capable of passing computer graphics video, s-Video, component, composite or SDI signals at high bandwidth. Its multi-functionality, full feature set, and compact size make the VP-26 ideal in robust presentation and multimedia environments. more

Phoenix Gold Corporate Identity Renamed Rodin

Portland, Ore., Sept. 6, 2007 — One year after an investment group PHX AP Acquisitions purchased Phoenix Gold International, the new management team has renamed the parent company Rodin effective immediately. Individual brand names Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver remain unchanged.

“Since the acquisition last year, we have taken the Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver brands in new and exciting directions, so it was only right that our overall corporate identity change with the times,” explained Tom O‘Mara, president of Rodin and part of the investment team that acquired Phoenix Gold Int‘l in July 2006. “Our new company is completely focused on our home brands‘ efforts in the custom installation business, as well as bringing the Phoenix Gold car audio division back to prosperity. We believe with our product offerings in the speakers, amplifiers, and accessories categories that we now provide complete solutions for dealers, distributors, and the CI market.” more

THX INTRODUCES THX LOUDNESS PLUS TECHNOLOGY FOR ULTRA2 PLUS

CEDIA, Denver, September 5, 2007 – THX Ltd., the leading provider of technologies, certification programs and quality assurance standards for the entertainment industry, today introduced THX Loudness Plus, a new volume control technology used to maintain the integrity of audio content when listening at lower volume levels. THX Loudness Plus™ will be featured in THX Ultra2 Plus™ and THX Select2 Plus™ Certified pre-amps, integrated systems and receivers. more

NSCA and InfoComm to Consolidate Trade Shows

Move Will Benefit Exhibitors, Refocus Industry Event Calendar

InfoComm International, the worldwide leader in professional AV exhibitions and NSCA, the leading trade association for the electronics systems contracting industry, have announced a cooperative effort to consolidate the leading industry events for both the professional AV and electronics systems industry. As part of this consolidation, the 2008 NSCA Systems Integration Expo™ will now become part of InfoComm‘s annual tradeshow in Las Vegas on June 18-20, 2008. NSCA will also transfer its ownership interest in Integrated Systems Europe to the remaining partners, as per a separate operating agreement. more

NSCA NAMES EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Randy Vaughan captures top NSCA University honors, six other presenters receive “Instructor of the Year” distinction

Randy Vaughan has been named as NSCA‘s Educator of the Year. Vaughan, president of Portsmouth, VA-based AE Systems, was singled out for the distinction based upon high instructor and course evaluation rankings received from NSCA University students. more

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Projector Lamp Services Announces New Campaign: Project Green

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS) announces a new green AV campaign. In continuing with the company’s dedication to raising awareness about environmentally friendly options for AV users, PLS has created Project Green. more

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Electrosonic’s Alan Dresner Passes Away

Minneapolis (July 16, 2007) Alan Dresner, General Manager of Electrosonic‘s US Work Environments Business, passed away on July 8, in Minneapolis, of lung cancer. He was 52. more

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Audio-Technica Provides Key Support for Industry Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 16, 2007 — The NSCA Education Foundation announced that Audio-Technica has expanded its support of the Foundation. The company contributed an additional $10,000, maintaining its place in the elite Founder‘s Club giving level. more

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CHRISTIE ACQUIRES VISTA SYSTEMS

Synergies Create Complete and Most Advanced Image Presentation and Processing Solutions

CYPRESS, CA – (July 9, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, announced today that it has acquired Vista Controls Systems (Vista), makers of the world’s most powerful video processing systems, including the acclaimed Vista Spyder. more

Verbatim Acquires SmartDisk External Hard Disk Drive and Digital Imaging Business Assets

Verbatim Corporation and its parent company Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM), announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of SmartDisk® Corporation‘s external hard drive (HD) and digital imaging business. The acquisition, which includes physical assets, patents, trademarks, technology, engineering and marketing expertise, was effective on June 30, 2007. The purchase price has not been disclosed. more

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