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API 1608 GRADUATES TO NUREMBERG UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC

NUREMBERG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 2013: The API 1608 serves as the perfect teaching tool in many interesting places in the world, and now, one can be found in Studio 214 at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Nuremberg University of Music). Here, creativity is the focus and hands-on experience is the goal. The equipment available to the students offers unequaled opportunities with both vintage and modern effects, all in a school that dates back to 1821.

The decision to purchase the 1608 came to fruition with the help of API’s German distributor Erwin Strich. Toni Hinterholzinger, head of the recording department, believed that the punchy and clear sound of the API preamps would make this the ideal learning tool for teaching classic recording techniques. Most of the recording projects are student-based, but on occasion, there are some commercial projects where students assist and often take part as musicians. Some who have recorded on the 1608 include Wolfgang Buck, Nevio, Johannes Ludwig, Tilmann Herpichböhm, Steffen Schorn, and Olivia Solner.

“This is, for sure, one of the best equipped rooms in Europe – a place where audio magic actually happens and sonic dreams come true!” said Hinterholzinger.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.) Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.

www.apiaudio.com

SYMETRIX SYMNET RADIUS 12X8 DANTE NETWORK AUDIO DSP TUNES THE AUDIO FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S LARGEST SHOPPING CENTER

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 2013: With over five hundred stores, the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia is the largest shopping center in the southern hemisphere. In the run up to the recent holidays, Chadstone’s owners hired Corporate Initiatives of Nunawading, Victoria to install a massive video wall and sound system. The video wall would run advertisements for select stores in the shopping center, and the owners wanted audio support to make the advertisements as compelling as possible. However, the sound had to be focused. It had to be vibrant and punchy right in front of the video wall but it couldn’t interfere with the ambiances of the nearby stores. Corporate Initiatives designed and installed a sound reinforcement system centered on a Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 Dante network audio DSP, which tunes the system perfectly.

The video wall is an NEC 6mm Pixel Pitch LED array. Videro Digital Signage provides content via a redundant pair of MAC Video Playback devices, each with Dante Virtual Soundcards. Because the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 has two Gigabit Switch ports, both playback devices are connected to the system via the Dante network, and the backup is always on standby. Additional analogue inputs include two Shure wireless microphones and a flexible XLR input plate for use at events in the large public space in front of the video wall.

Robust automatic gain control is a critical component in the success of the installation. The volume of foot traffic – and hence the volume of background noise – varies tremendously depending on the day and time. An appropriate volume on a Wednesday morning would be completely drowned out on a Saturday afternoon, and an appropriate volume on a Saturday afternoon would be overwhelming on a Wednesday morning. Two ambient noise-sensing microphones complete the input count, to provide information to the Radius 12×8’s automatic gain control algorithm.

“The Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 was the perfect processor for Chadstone’s video wall,” said Michael O’Connor from PAVT. “For an affordable price, the Radius 12×8 provides Symetrix’ broadcast-quality audio path and algorithms, including automatic gain control, and Dante audio capabilities. Moreover, our experience has been that Symetrix builds the most reliable DSPs on the market. We have been distributing Symetrix for about ten years now, and in that time we have sold hundreds of Symetrix units for corporate installations, stadiums, broadcast facilities, and nightclubs.” Because the audio content is delivered from a variety of sources and because the level is not always consistent between those sources, the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 also delivers uniform content level using a number of dynamic processing modules.

Two dual-channel Powersoft K2 DSP+AESOP amplifiers provide biamped power to a pair of EAW QX full-range loudspeakers. Because the system runs ten hours a day, seven days a week on average, the K2’s Power Factor Correction maximizes the system’s efficiency by drawing only as much power as is actually needed. The QXs provide precise directivity so as to keep energy focused on potential viewers and away from the nearby shops. An AMX Netlinx Processor and user interface allows intuitive source selection and volume control.

“This difficult audio environment in a large shopping center was a first for us,” said Chris Gauci, director at Corporate Initiatives. “But with the assistance of Production Audio Video Technology, we were able to design and install the perfect audio system within this acoustically complex environment. We had to have the right audio level covering just the right public space, without impeding on any of the shop spaces very close by. The carefully-calibrated ambient noise sensing is perfect, and the customer is ecstatic with the final result.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX
Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

Display Development Debuts New Series In Collaboration With Christie Digital

Batavia, NY—September 2013—Display Development, originator of the Residential Architectural Video System category, is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Christie® Digital Systems USA, Inc., the world leader in visual technologies, to provide a new line of custom-engineered video display systems. The new range, designed specifically for the residential custom market, will make its official debut with a grand celebration during the 2013 CEDIA Expo in booth 3812.

“Christie is proud to have Display Development as a sales and service partner to bring their new series of projectors with superior digital projection quality to the CEDIA channel,” said Bryan Boehme of Christie. “The team at Display Development has the experience and the high level of technical expertise needed to provide excellent support of our products.”

“The competitive landscape of the residential display market has always led us to think outside the box,” said Jim Burns, president and co-founder of Display Development. “To further grow the custom display market, we sought to partner with Christie the leader in digital cinema, bringing our unique professional level of quality to the CEDIA channel. During CEDIA Expo, we are introducing custom engineered projection and flat panel systems based on Christie displays. We can now offer our dealers an unprecedented digital cinema experience, in all rooms of the house, for a wide array of customers.”

About Christie®
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie® has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

About Display Development
Display Development delivers high-caliber architectural display systems, ranging from under $7,000 to $1,000,000 that are customized based on client expectations, room ergonomics, and environmental demands. Our mission is to provide a superior viewing experience in harmony with room décor. With a proven track record of 20 years, the core team of Display Development is responsible for bringing over 100 displays to market, many of which have received awards and accolades for their leading-edge technology.

New RTI Products at CEDIA EXPO 2013

Company Quote:

“A number of revolutionary new RTI products will be making their CEDIA debut this year, and we can’t wait to show them off. Visitors to our booth will experience our latest wired and wireless control interfaces, which combine stunning new designs with unmatched features for the ultimate control experience. Integrators can learn more about RTI’s APEX control platform and a brilliant new partnership with Lutron. Our latest XP control processors will also be on hand to dazzle with their high-end functionality, including the XP-4 with on-screen control support. With all of this at our booth and more, it’s going to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there.” — Pete Baker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RTI

New RTI Products at CEDIA EXPO 2013:

Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1)
RTI has teamed up with Lutron(R), a world-renowned leader in lighting control, to develop a brilliant new solution to redefine high-voltage lighting control. The Clear Connect Interface Module (CCM-1) allows installers to easily integrate select Lutron RadioRA(R) 2 dimmers, switches, sensors, and plug-in devices into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, while programming the devices natively from RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer(R) programming software. Making its debut at CEDIA EXPO 2013, the CCM-1 is used to integrate RTI directly with specific Lutron RadioRA 2 devices, which communicate via Lutron’s Clear Connect RF Technology.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/ClearConnect.zip
Caption: Clear Connect Interface Module

T2i and T2x Wireless Control Interfaces
RTI’s T2i and T2x remote controls take style to an unprecedented level with thinner, sleeker, and more ergonomic designs. For improved gesture support, the handheld controllers feature flush-mount, edge-to-edge touch screens, while integrated grip sensors conveniently keep the remotes awake while they’re being held. Complementing their design with unparalleled functionality, the T2i and T2x offer a dual RF platform for either one-way control via 433-MHz RF or bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics through 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R). In addition the T2x boasts Wi-Fi(R) support, which enables wireless updating, and a groundbreaking, built-in accelerometer for control by hand movements.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/T2x.zip
Caption: T2x Handheld Controller

Cost-Effective KX2 Wired Control Interface
New additions to the KX line of wired control interfaces will be on display at CEDIA EXPO 2013, including the KX2 in-wall controller, which delivers high-end features at a low cost. At 2.8 inches, the affordable KX2 LCD is small enough to blend into any environment, yet provides the resolution necessary for displaying custom buttons, text, and graphics. When approached by an end user, a proximity sensor automatically brings the unit to life. The controller’s 12 hard buttons and graphic interface are fully programmable using RTI’s Integration Designer(R) software. The KX2′s infrared output port provides direct control of A/V components, while the integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet port with Power-over-Ethernet provides two-way control and additional installation flexibility.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/KX2.zip
Caption: KX2 In-Wall Controller

XP Control Processors
At CEDIA EXPO 2013, RTI will have the latest additions to its XP line of control processors on display, including the revolutionary new XP-4. Offering an HDMI(R) video output and two inputs for an on-screen display control interface, the XP-4 provides bidirectional communication with supported third-party electronics through an integrated 2.4-GHz ZigBee(R) transceiver and two bidirectional RS-232 ports. An Ethernet connection allows for software downloads, IP control, and support for the RTiPanel and Virtual Panel.

Image Link: www.ingearpr.com/RTI/XP4.zip
Caption: XP-4 Control Processor

RTI Manufacturer Product Training at CEDIA EXPO 2013:

Two-Way Programming With Integration Designer
Friday, Sept. 27 — 11:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1084

Programming the RTiPanel
Friday, Sept. 27 — 1:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1085

Driver Development with the RTI SDK
Friday, Sept. 27 — 3:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
Course Code: MPT1086

Company Overview

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone(R), iPod touch(R), iPad(R), and Android” devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft(R) Windows(R). All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer(R) software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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Atlona(R) to Offer Manufacturer Training at CEDIA EXPO 2013

Session to Explore the Benefits of Modular Systems Customization

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 11, 2013 — Atlona(R), a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that the company will be providing a manufacturer training session titled “Modular System Design” at CEDIA EXPO 2013. The session will be offered on Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Mile High Ballroom 3C. Topics will include the best practices and benefits of customizing modular systems. more

SANUS Debuts New Line of Premium TV Wall Mounts Designed to Revolutionize the Installation Experience

The new, simplified line minimizes choices to enable a better installation experience with intuitive set up.

Denver, CO – September 11, 2013 – CEDIA EXPO – Booth 2010 – SANUS®, the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories, will reveal its new line of Premium TV Wall Mounts at CEDIA Expo 2013, highlighting intuitive and simple installation in the SANUS stand (#2010). Designed with integrated safety features built-in, the Premium Series of mounts elevates the mounting process with a high-end aesthetic design and reduced hardware, enabling easy installation and consumer confidence.

Built with the consumer in mind, the Premium Series unites form and function with high-quality materials, superior finish and an intuitive, simple installation template. With eleven models ranging in size and position, there is a perfect mount choice for every DIY installer. The entire line of mounts include a magnetic level and stud-finder tool, fully assembled interface and pre-installed finger tightening fasteners that eliminate the need for tools, and greatly reduce installation complexity, while ensuring that the TV is always perfectly positioned.

The installation process is made even easier with key-holed wall plate and quick release tabs for tool-less set up. An easy-to-follow instruction manual, as well as audible safety locks that are heard and felt during installation, give consumers the reassurance of a safe and secure connection, without having to search for the correct hardware.

“We are thrilled to showcase the new side of SANUS with our Premium Series TV Wall Mounts at CEDIA Expo, as it’s the perfect setting to show them to our installers,” said Dominic Grey, Director of Product Development. “Our entire line is simplified, making it easier for an installer or the consumer to find the right mount, and have the assurance that it has been installed safely. We’ve revolutionized the installation experience, making it better and easier overall so that consumers can and will want to mount their TVs in every room, eliminating dangerous in-home accidents.”

For the ultimate in ease and functionality, the Premium Series allows the consumer or installer to make adjustments to level the TV after it is already mounted to the wall. SANUS has thought of everything, including a television kick-stand that can pull the TV away from the wall to allow all cables to be routed into the back of the TV, after it has been mounted.

Premium Series features eleven mounts accommodating 13 inch to 80 inch flat panels up to 125 pounds (57 kg) in fixed-position, tilting, full-motion and full motion plus SKU assortments, offering solutions for any situation, all with the same simple installation process for significant time savings for installers. The Premium Series will be available worldwide in October, 2013 and the MSRP range is from $29.99 to $349.99.

For more information about SANUS, visit www.sanus.com.  Follow SANUS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sanus and become a fan of SANUS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanusSystems.

About SANUS
SANUS®, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, designs and builds fine AV mounts, furniture, stands and accessories. Every SANUS product is engineered to enhance AV systems and the surrounding décor. Today Sanus offers more than 300 home theater units, TV and audio stands, mounts, speaker supports, AV equipment racks and accessories. SANUS products are available at thousands of retail locations worldwide and can be seen at the company’s website: www.sanus.com.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

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D-Tools Unveiling Workflow-Enhancing Native iPAD® Mobile Quoting App at CEDIA EXPO 2013

Companion app to SIX 2013 enables integrators to generate bids and bring them into SIX 2013 for full project design and management

CONCORD, CA and DENVER, CO (CEDIA EXPO Booth #922) – September 11, 2013 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced that the Company will unveil a new IOS-based iPad® companion app for its flagship product, SIX 2013. Available in Q4 for partners worldwide, this new release adds mobile quoting capabilities that enable Commercial and Residential AV integrators to generate quotes natively on an iPad then bring them into SIX 2013 for further project design and management. Delivering on D-Tools’ commitment to streamline product updates and enhancements by consolidating them into an annual release, this new companion app will immediately extend the highly functional D-Tools workflow to mobile sales and specification teams.

A native IOS application, the D-Tools iPad® app leverages D-Tools’ extensive manufacturer product library by enabling integrators to access and integrate product category and package data from their SIX 2013 catalog while working with customers in the field. Integrators can enter client and contact information into the iPad app, then walk prospective customers through available installation scenarios in order to create a quote for approval. Once complete, the resulting quote can then be imported into SIX 2013 for additional design work and synchronization. The iPad app utilizes many of D-Tools’ workflow concepts, including the specification of locations and systems, which allows integrators to provide packages or pre-configured systems for inclusion in the quote. Labor and general pricing will be calculated to give the customer an accurate proposal, which can then be signed off for approval on the spot.

“Delivering features that enable our users to create quotes in the field is a natural evolution for us. The D-Tools iPad® app is an important component that ensures our platform continues to meet the growing needs of our expanding customer base,” said Adam Stone, President and Founder of D-Tools. “The iPad app release is just the beginning. In fact, we are already working on additional mobile capabilities that significantly enhance our product roadmap. As we have demonstrated since the release of SIX last year, our new platform enables us to deploy new features as part of rapid and regular release cycles, which will ultimately provide our customers a clear path for sustained growth.”

More than 4,400 companies worldwide use D-Tools Systems Integrator Software to streamline the estimation, design, and project management processes associated with the installation and integration of low voltage systems.

The D-Tools SIX 2013 iPad® app will be unveiled during CEDIA EXPO September 26th – 28th at the Denver Convention Center in D-Tools booth #922. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.d-tools.com or email info@d-tools.com for more information. Additionally, the all-new D-Tools SIX Wiki can be accessed here: www.d-tools.mindtouch.us and “Getting Started with SIX” videos can be accessed here: http://d-tools.mindtouch.us/SIX_Guide/004_Getting_Started.

iPad® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems.

Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of Excellence Award, multiple recipient of Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013) and Custom Retailer/Technology Integrator Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), plus the Multi-Room Audio Video Awards for Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro High Impact Award for Design Software.

More information about D-Tools can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, e-mailing info@d-tools.com, or visiting www.d-tools.com. Follow D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

D-Tools Press Contacts:

Tim Bigoness

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Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

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BLASTED AROUND THE CLOCK BY SALT AIR DANLEY OS-80 HIGH-FIDELITY WEATHERPROOF SPEAKERS DELIVER SONIC CLARITY AT NEW TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI OUTDOOR STADIUM

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 2013: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is situated on Ward Island, braced on one side by Oso Bay and on the other side by Corpus Christi Bay. With some of the highest average wind speeds in the nation, the entire campus possesses a maritime atmosphere (read: “salty sea spray air, 24/7”) that inspired the nickname for its students: Islanders. Thus, when it came time to specify loudspeakers that would remain outside around the clock at the new $9 million Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium, A/V design firm Anthony James Partners specified Danley Sound Labs’ new OS-80 loudspeaker. The OS-80 delivers the exceptional fidelity and pattern control that are the hallmarks of Tom Danley’s innovative loudspeaker designs in a fully-weatherproof housing.

Anthony James Partners was asked to join the project only a few months before it was slated for completion – a very tight time frame – and to make matters tighter, no one bid on the design. For many years prior, the Corpus Christi branch of Network Cabling Services had worked successfully with the university on its networking infrastructure, and when the university learned that Network Cabling Services had an A/V team at another branch office, it saw the solution to its installation dilemma. “We walked the stadium in late June and the project had an August 1st deadline for completion,” explained James Daniels, systems integrator with Network Cabling Services. “It was a super tight timeline, and Danley Sound Labs came through – as they always do – on time.”

The Danley OS-80 shares the same patented Synergy Horn technology of Danley’s SH-Series loudspeakers, which gives it an even frequency and phase response, tight pattern control, seamless array-ability, and vastly improved clarity and intelligibility over conventional designs. In addition, the OS-80 is engineered to function without compromise in driving rain, freezing cold, and, most germane here, maritime air. “The Danley OS-80 is sealed up tight,” said Daniels, who took one apart. “There’s an O-ring at the split, and there’s no other place where moisture can get in. That’s critical on Ward Island, where these loudspeakers will be berated by salty wind 18 out of every 24 hours, year in and year out.”

The design features ten Danley OS-80s. Four OS-80s hang side-by-side on the press box to cover the main grandstand, which seats approximately 750. Two more OS-80s hang off the side of the press box in a near-field/far-field configuration to cover a gathering area. Two OS-80s hang off the field house in a near-field/far-field configuration to cover the long jump and pole-vault area. And the final pair was made to be a portable rig that could be set up and integrated for different occasions and specific areas that were not covered by the installed sound system. “The system is spread out, with each loudspeaker covering specific areas,” said Daniels. “To do it any other way would have risked noise pollution at adjacent buildings and facilities.”

Inputs to the system include three field boxes, each with four microphone inputs and two communications inputs, along with press box microphones and audio playback devices. The inputs feed a patch panel and a 16-channel Allen & Heath MixWizard analog console. The console outputs to a QSC Q-Sys Core 250i DSP system. QSC PL-Series and CX-Series amplifiers power the system. “Strictly speaking, the Danley OS-80s are not being powered up to their program rating,” said Daniels. “We just didn’t need to project as far as they’re capable of. Nevertheless, the system sounds incredible – the intelligibility and clarity are phenomenal. We performed a test with a wireless microphone. We were about 650 feet away and the time delay meant that we were halfway through a sentence when it came back to us. We could hear and understand everything perfectly. It was crystal clear.” And this, from a fully-weatherized loudspeaker!

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology. www.danleysoundlabs.com

SIM2 Introduces Third New Model During NYC Road Show Event and Announces Additional US Stops

Miramar, Florida—September 2013—On September 4 and 5, SIM2 treated dealers to one more world premiere during its US Road Show’s New York City stop, held at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. This latest innovation, the CRYSTAL CUBE home cinema projector, is, in true SIM2 fashion, a perfect blend of style and technology, with a luxurious and understated glass cabinet that easily blends into any home décor.

SIM2's Big Apple Event

“The CRYSTAL CUBE’s glass-cabinet design brings class and style to any interior, and its compact size is ideal for discreet placement in a room,” said Maurizio Cini, CEO and President of SIM2. “We sought to offer our dealers a refined solution that delivers the necessary image quality for multipurpose rooms for which it was intended. With style and performance working in perfect harmony, the CRYSTAL CUBE is the true essence of ‘Made in Italy.’”

The CRYSTAL CUBE offers full 3D capability with 2300 ANSI Lumens, and includes style-necessary features such as hidden wires into the glass cabinet, which is available in white or black finish.

SIM2's new Crystal Cube

This tour has given SIM2 dealers around the world the opportunity to view SIM2’s comprehensive line of luxury home cinema projectors including the SUPER LUMIS, CINEMAQUATTRO, SIRIO, M.150, LUMIS, NERO, and the limited-edition FUORISERIE.

Also announced during the event: Due to the overwhelming success of the 2013 SIM2 Road Show, SIM2 has added US stops in Chicago and Dallas, following the events in Dubai and Sidney.

CRYSTAL CUBE will be shipping worldwide in October.

About SIM2 USA Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia
Since 1999, SIM2 USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian Projector Manufacturer SIM2 Multimedia, has dedicated its efforts and resources to generating opportunities and added value to its exclusively selected U.S. partners, by marketing, servicing, and supporting the best products the Professional and CI Projection Market has to offer.

SIM2 Multimedia is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Top Class/High End custom digital video projection systems and a primary supplier of high-performance large-screen systems used in control rooms and simulation environments. Over the years, SIM2, with its Italian-developed and -made display devices, has gained a reputation for meeting and often exceeding the industry’s demand for new, emerging technologies and business models, offering unparalleled performance, customer support, and passion. Made in Italy by SIM2 is not just branding, but also a prestigious mark of excellence!

SIM2 Multimedia’s marketing support and programs are global, with a direct presence in Italy (headquarters), the USA, the UK and China (sister companies), and in over 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with qualified distributors.

Clarus Introduces USB for Crimson Series

Denver, CO—September 2013—Clarus® proudly introduces a USB cable for the Crimson Series, specifically designed for High Speed USB 2.0 computer audio applications. The new Crimson USB will be introduced during the 2013 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado in booth 2321.

The engineering of the Crimson USB cable is the result of careful consideration of the complex issues associated with the design of digital cable, namely the preservation of signal integrity including minimization of jitter and the elimination of noise. To satisfy these design requirements, the Crimson USB cable is manufactured from heavy gauge PCOCC copper, Pure Copper by the Ohno Continuous Casting—a process that yields the purest copper available today. The USB features 20AWG power conductors to ensure there is adequate current flow to USB audio devices.

Clarus Crimson USB

To reduce jitter and timing issues, the Crimson USB cable is manufactured using high-precision wire twisting machines that ensure perfectly match twisted pairs. Skin effect is minimized by plating the solid-core PCOCC signal conductors with 6.1% solid silver. For noise elimination, there are effectively six layers of shielding to prevent the power signal or outside EMI/RFI from corrupting the digital USB signal. This heavy-duty protection also prevents emission of the high frequency USB signal from the cable, which if leaked, would adversely effect nearby cabling and electronics.

Like all Crimson Series cables, the new USB is covered with an attractive black and red woven jacket, complemented by painstakingly meticulous hand-craftsmanship.

Available in October 2013 in one- and two-meter lengths.

MSRP: 1m – $250 and 2m – $350

Clarus digital and analog audio Interconnects, speaker, and power cabling offer a patented design incorporating three distinctly different conductor types, each individually insulated; solid heavy-gauge conductors, flat conductors and spiral-ribbon conductors (with a non-conductive core). By designing audio and digital cables with multiple strand sizes and shapes, Clarus Cables dramatically improves clarity, resulting in more open and transparent sound.

Please visit the website at http://www.claruscable.com for additional information.

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