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SnapAV Revolutionizes Power Products Category with WATTBOX Line; Unique 2-Piece Conditioner Separates Power Unit from Display for Unparalleled Mounting Options

Charlotte, NC – SnapAV's WATTBOX 600 Series Power Conditioner SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 A/V solutions for the residential and commercial channels, today announced the launch of its WATTBOX™ rack mount and standalone power surge / conditioners and power strips. Replacing and expanding upon the company’s Episode® power line, the WATTBOX models are designed to simplify the process of mounting electrical outlets in equipment racks, structured wiring cans and behind TVs. This is achieved via rugged all-metal chassis designs that are more compact, yet yield greater spacing between outlets, and rack models that can be angled and recessed – some with optional display faceplates. The all-new metal chassis products range from $59.95 to $489.95 MSRP depending on model and features.

600 Series 2-piece Rack-Mountable Power Conditioner
A prime example of SnapAV’s design philosophy for the line is the WATTBOX 600 Series 2-piece Rack-Mountable Power Conditioner. Eliminating the common struggle of reaching the electrical outlets within the rack, the 600 Series power unit can be mounted anywhere in the rack including recessed and angled up or down. The 1 RU face plate (displays voltage and current meters and incorporates dual USB charging ports) is simply connected to the outlet bank by an RJ45 cable and separate power cable.

Integrated into the 600 Series is the latest in power conditioning and surge protection technologies including sequenced outlets, isolated filter banks, fireproof MOVs, noise filtration and Safe Voltage protection (for brown-outs).

The 600 Series 12-outlet Sequencing Power Conditioner with optional face plate retails for $489.95.

“Some dealers want the outlet bank at the top of the rack, some want it at the bottom, some want it flush, and some prefer it slightly recessed for wire management,” says SnapAV Senior Vice President Adam Levy. “With WATTBOX, dealers can have it any way they want it. With the unique 2-piece design, they can even add a display for the front of the rack without making a compromise. It is the kind of design that can only come from really listening carefully to dealer’s needs.”

All WATTBOX products are backed by UL Certification and Connected Equipment Warranties.

Later this quarter, SnapAV plans to add IP-addressable products to the WATTBOX line.

About SnapAV
Established in 2005 by custom integrator Jay Faison and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 installation-friendly audio, video and CCTV products for residential and commercial A/V integrators. SnapAV empowers integrators to run more efficient businesses. The company provides high quality, lucrative products supported by best-in-class online ordering and customer service. All products are protected by zero-tolerance Internet sales policies and many feature lifetime warranties. www.snapav.com www.commercial.snapav.com

Audio-Video Corporation Outfits Atrium at Mount Saint Mary College With HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers

NORTHRIDGE, California – To accommodate a broad variety of events in the newly renovated atrium at Mount Saint Mary College, located in Newburgh, New York, Audio-Video Corporation of Albany installed a new sound system featuring HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series column loudspeakers and JBL Control® Contractor ceiling speakers.

The atrium, which caters to various events at the college including dinner functions, presentations, movies and more, needed an integrated audio/video system to eliminate the hassle of running wires and setting up speakers every time a function was to be hosted.

To do so, Marc Happes, Application Engineer at Audio-Video Corporation, installed five JBL CBT 50LA-1 column speakers along the front wall of the building, with four Control 24CT ceiling speakers under the overhang of the balcony for reinforcement. On the second floor, which is used as an overflow area for additional seating, four Control 24CT Micro ceiling speakers were installed as well.

The narrow and vertical coverage angle of the CBT’s proved to be perfect, while the thin compact design allowed them to blend into the wall without a distraction. “We avoided any architectural problems and were able to direct the speakers to project even coverage throughout the entire room,” Happes stated. “Trying to fill the large space with even coverage for the type of applications they are running without feedback was a challenge, but the CBT’s were the perfect solution.”

Happes and his team selected the Control 24CT and Control 24CT Micro ceiling speakers, as they have become a standard for Audio-Video Corporation. “Their coverage pattern and frequency response is the best out there for this application. The Micros, with their short back cans, were a blessing as there was not much space above the ceiling to mount the speakers on the second floor,” Happes explained.

Audio-Video Corporation has been a HARMAN dealer for many years, and deploys HARMAN products whenever possible. “HARMAN has everything we need to build complete systems,” Happes continued. “The support has always been great and the products are bulletproof out of the box. It’s great to have a company we can rely on.”

For more information on Audio-Video Corporation, please visit: http://www.audiovideocorp.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

WEST PALM BEACH CHURCH RE-ENERGIZED WITH ASHLY NE AMPS AND PROCESSORS

holynamejesus_church.JPGWEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2012: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach, Florida has seen tremendous growth in its fifty-eight year history. In the military surplus warehouse that served as its first sanctuary, early sermons competed with wildlife, rain, and muffled announcements from the dog track across the street. HNJCC grew into – and out of – a more

BUOYED BY SYMETRIX JUPITER AND ARC-WEB TECHNOLOGY DEGANGE SOUND SOLUTIONS FINDS ITS NICHE IN THE INSTALLATION MARKET

john_degange.JPGBELMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – AUGUST 2012: Last fall, Daddy’s Junky Music Store, a New England retailer of thirty-nine years, closed all twelve of its locations. One employee, John DeGange, who had risen to the position of installed sound manager, walked away and started all over again. With a client list, established industry contacts, and a working more

BlueVolt Brings Learning Management System to CEDIA Expo for the First Time

BlueVolt (www.BlueVolt.com), the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the construction, manufacturing and service industries, will make its debut at CEDIA Expo 2012 by showcasing the many benefits of its online training platform. Attendees to CEDIA Expo 2012, held Sept. 5-8 in Indianapolis, Ind., and the BlueVolt booth (#3500) will gain a first-hand understanding of how the company can vastly improve the training efficiencies of manufacturers and suppliers.

With a focus on understanding the unique needs of tradespeople, BlueVolt built its award-winning platform from the ground up to fulfill multiple training needs in the marketplace. Since 2002, BlueVolt has bridged the gap between manufacturers and the people that sell and use their products – distributors and skilled service providers, including professional systems integrators.

BlueVolt’s LMS provides an elearning platform that offers an extension of many company’s classroom training programs and allows dealers and installers access to a robust category of online courses and supplemental materials from any internet-connected computer, tablet or smarthpone, at any time. Many programs feature interactive videos, quizzes and are optimized for learning on the go.

Select course materials are also eligible for continuing education units (CEU) through organizations such as CEDIA.

Unique to the BlueVolt LMS is the company’s innovative $BlueBucks™ program, a pay-for-performance rewards system that recently earned a Brandon Hall Gold Award for excellence in technology. BlueVolt users can redeem $BlueBucks for virtual gift cards at hundreds of retailers nationwide, apply the rewards towards the price of future courses, or donate their $BlueBucks to charity. Since the program’s launch, BlueVolt learners have earned over 2 million $BlueBucks.

For more information on BlueVolt, please visit http://www.BlueVolt.com.

<strong>About BlueVolt
Portland, Oregon-based BlueVolt is the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the manufacturing, construction and service industries. BlueVolt’s LMS for the extended enterprise delivers easy-to-use training across an entire company and its suppliers, sales channel, associations and customers. The LMS delivers affordable training, verifies knowledge and reports results all in one place. BlueVolt’s unique approach to online training encourages learning with its proven reward program that is valuable to those offering and participating in learning. As of July 2012, BlueVolt has delivered more than 1,360,000 courses to over 223,000 registered users. BlueVolt has won a Gold Excellence in Technology award from Brandon Hall, a Learning Leader award from Bersin & Associates for Vendor Innovation in Learning and Talent Management and also was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its innovative approach to learning. For more information, visit www.BlueVolt.com

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ASHLY GEAR HELPS BRING LARKIN SQUARE TO LIFE

larkin_square.JPGBUFFALO, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2012: In a Buffalo, New York urban district that was, just a few short years ago, an uninviting industrial area, the Larkin Development Group has revitalized and repurposed old buildings and converted the area between them into a forward-thinking public space. With a footprint the size of a city block, “Larkin Square” boasts whimsical sculpture, functional green space, more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’s “MEM GYM” GOES ALL DANLEY!

univ_va_mem_gym.JPGCHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 2012: Known affectionately to the students at the University of Virginia as “Mem Gym,” Memorial Gymnasium was constructed in 1924 to provide a home for the school’s basketball team. In 1940, as President Roosevelt was preparing to deliver a commencement address to the University’s graduating class, of which his son was a member, he learned of Italy’s allegiance with more

Jeff Boccaccio & Derek Flickinger Uncovers the entire HDMI Technology in New Book

HDMI Uncensored, scheduled for release in September 2012, is the first book in a practical educational series dedicated to helping readers understand the inner workings of HDMI. Co-authors Jeff Boccaccio, president of DPL Labs and renowned HDMI expert, and Derek R. Flickinger, an accomplished and veteran integrator, will debut the new book at CEDIA EXPO 2012.

Written in a plain, easy-to-read manner, the new series provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the HDMI system through a simple, conversational style. It features about 100 full-color illustrations in the first book and covers a broad array of topics to aid everyone from engineers, to integrators and consumers.

The series begins with Inside HDMI, a comprehensive look at the basics of HDMI and the common problems that plague it. Future books in the planned series are titled Extending the HDMI Platform and Troubleshooting HDMI, which cover practical applications of HDMI in real world installations and a guide to system troubleshooting, respectively.

Co-author Jeff Boccaccio is considered an authority on emerging technologies in the audio/video industry. An accomplished communicator, he has been invited to present seminars on sophisticated topics such as radio frequency technology, high definition television, HDMI and emerging technologies at a variety of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) shows, CEDIA Regional Shows, and CEDIA EXPOs. He has also been the keynote speaker at a multitude of shows and events sponsored by specialty audio/video retailers, distribution companies, and manufacturers.

Also bringing his vast knowledge of HDMI to the book is co-author and veteran integrator Derek R. Flickinger from Interactive Homes, Inc. in Drexel Hill, Penn. Flickinger’s skills and experience with the home integration industry and HDMI technology have contributed greatly to the book, ensuring that it accurately covers information for readers of varied backgrounds.

Metra Home Theater Group will hold a special book-signing event featuring Boccaccio and Flickinger at CEDIA EXPO 2012. The signing will take place at Booth #1741 from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 6. Attendees will be able to meet both co-authors, receive a personalized copy of their new book as well as enjoy free beer compliments of Metra Home Theater Group.

HDMI Uncensored is available in signed, limited edition hard cover form at the price of $59.95, as well as in paperback for $39.95 and eBook format for $29.95, which will be available in January 2013. In advance of CEDIA EXPO 2012, it is available at a special discounted rate of $34.99 at the CE Pro Store. Pre-orders are now being taken online at http://www.hdmiuncensored.comand books will ship in early September.

For more information, visit http://www.hdmiuncensored.com.

Media Contact:
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Director of Public Relations
Marketing Matters
Tel: (954) 925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net

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SYMNET EDGE INSTALLED AT BRISTOL VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADMIN BUILDING

bristol_va_interior.JPGBRISTOL, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 2012: In a regionally-famous slogan, Bristol, Virginia boasts that it is, “a good place to live,” and its school district helps the city live up to that slogan. Recently, the district renovated an historic Bristol building, adding office space for administrators and a 240-seat auditorium for meetings and other events. Operating out of the Roanoke office of Lee Hartman & Sons, veteran A/V integrator Brian McDonald designed the sound system for the auditorium using Symetrix’ new SymNet Edge open-architecture, modular-I/O DSP system. McDonald cited SymNet Edge’s sound quality, ease of integration, user-control options (including ARC-WEB for smartphone-based control), Dante bus networking, and intuitive Composer design software as reasons for its selection.

“I’ve been using Symetrix products for a long time, going all the way back to my years in live sound,” said McDonald. “Symetrix gear has always been very more

Women in CE Announces Fourth Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Event

Tickets Now Available for Purchase at www.WomenInCE.org

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2012 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization focused on empowering women, building networks, and supporting career opportunities in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that its 4th Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 1. Tickets are available via the organization’s website at www.WomenInCe.org or can be purchased onsite at the event. Ticket prices are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

The Women in CE CEDIA EXPO 2012 event will feature a hot breakfast, a keynote presentation (speaker to be announced shortly), and the opportunity to network with industry peers. Every breakfast to date has been standing-room only. Consequently, Women in CE recommends prepurchasing tickets online to guarantee admission to this exclusive event.

“Our CEDIA breakfast is truly unique and now a staple of the show,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “Year after year, the sold-out session brings together men and women from all areas of the consumer electronics marketplace to learn, discuss, and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics that are affecting our role in the industry. The contagious smiles, positive energy, and popularity of the event make it a very special networking opportunity to attend.”

The core mission of Women in CE is to provide the women in the consumer electronics industry with an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. Member benefits include networking with peers online and at live events, such as the annual Women in CE leadership forum; discounts for some Women in CE events; admission to the Mentoring Program; access to the Women in CE Member Directory; and access to all Women in CE communications.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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