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SnapAV Enters Surveillance Category with Cameras, DVRs and iPhone / Android Apps; Entire Lineup Supported by Double Money-Back Guarantee

Charlotte, NC – August 4, 2011 – SnapAV (www.snapav.com), a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 1,000 high-quality solutions for the custom A/V channel in the US and Canada, has entered the surveillance category.

SnapAV’s Wirepath Surveillance line-up consists of 8 cameras (dome and bullet styles at 4 levels of performance)and 3 Digital Video Recorders (2 platforms: basic and advanced) with a free supporting iPhone App (an Android App is on the way). Most of the Wirepath Surveillance products are shipping now.

According to SnapAV Marketing VP Adam Levy, the company spent more time getting input from dealers about surveillance than any other category it has undertaken. Through surveys and collaborative efforts with its Dealer Council, SnapAV learned that presently 89 percent if its dealers use surveillance products, with nearly 60 percent having a surveillance project at least
4 times each year.

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PCS Signs Agreement to License UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Northridge, Cal. — August 2, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB™) technology, has announced that it has approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is an award winning, highly reliable, cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.

Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such more

Clare Controls Introduces the First Home Automation System Managed from the Cloud and Run on a Mac

Clare Controls, a provider of configurable and intuitive home automation systems, has introduced ClareHome, the first home automation system managed from the cloud and run on a Mac. ClareHome enables professional dealers to easily and quickly configure, deploy, service and monitor systems from its cloud-based portal, eliminating the need for service calls for common reprogramming issues. Additionally, end-users may access the extensive library to access, and to create, and customize their own interfaces.

“Clare Controls was founded on two key principles: putting the user in control or the user experience and improving dealer efficiency,” said Brett Price, CEO and founder of Clare Controls. “The advanced technologies in our ClareHome system revolutionize and simplify the process of operating and altering the functions of a home automation system—for both dealers and end-users.”

ClareHome’s functionality is absolutely unique to the home automation industry. End-users not only control their homes through advanced more

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ASHLY AUDIO PROCESSORS AND AMPS INSTALLED IN THREE WEBSTER, NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2011: Namesake of famous statesman and orator Daniel Webster, the tranquil town of Webster, New York is the fastest growing suburb of nearby Rochester. The town lives up to its motto, “where life is worth living,” in part by supporting a top-tier school system. Recently, a voter-supported capital project to revitalize the aging components of the school system’s infrastructure provided the means to update the A/V systems in three area schools. Both high schools (Thomas and Schroeder) and one middle school (Spry) benefitted from state-of-the-art installations that center on Ashly Audio processors and amps. And because Ashly Audio is based in Webster, the new installations will directly benefit its employees’ children!

Led by principal Seth Waltz and audio designer Geoff Nichols, local firm AVL Designs designed all three systems. Local integrator Platinum Sound and Communications performed the installations. “The previous systems in these schools more

New VidaBox Products on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2011

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SYMETRIX ARC-2e MENU-DRIVEN WALL PANEL REMOTE NOW SHIPPING

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2011: Symetrix, manufacturers of high-end professional audio solutions, specializing in DSP hardware and software, announces it is now shipping the ARC-2e menu-driven wall panel remote. The ARC-2e replaces both the ARC-2 and the ARC-2i, at a significantly lower price point. The ARC-2e joins Symetrix’ complete line of ARC remotes, which provide integrators with the ability to customize an end-user experience that is intuitive, no matter how complicated the underlying processing.

Like other ARC remotes, the ARC-2e presents integrators with a range of useful options. It can take its power either directly from the Symetrix DSP via CAT5 or from an optional DC power supply (PS-6). New user-friendly rotary DIP switches determine the device’s RS485 address. The stock ARC-2e ships with a white plastic faceplate, but an optional milled aluminum metallic silver faceplate is also available. Like the more

Women in CE Third Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Event Announced for Sept. 10

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — July 26, 2011 — Women in Consumer Electronics, an industry organization which promotes the advancement of women in the consumer electronics industry, today announced that it will hold its third annual CEDIA EXPO breakfast event on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 7. Tickets go on sale via the organization’s website at www.WomenInCe.org on Aug. 1 or they can be purchased onsite. A keynote speaker will be announced shortly. Tickets cost $25 each for members and $35 each for nonmembers. more

SYMETRIX JUPITER GETS INTO CANADA’S RENOVATED FUTURE SHOPS AND BEST BUY STORES

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – JULY 2011: Solutions Audio Video is a Montréal-based company that specializes in both home theater systems and background music systems for commercial facilities. Among its clients are all the Canadian Future Shop and Best Buy retail stores, which currently number over two hundred and growing. Jettisoning a client-provided processor, which had proven to be unreliable, Solutions Audio Video is installing Symetrix Jupiter processors in all renovated and new locations. Its rock-solid reliability, ease of installation, and competitive price make the Jupiter an ideal choice for retail settings.

“We kept going out for service calls on the client-supplied processors,” said Serge Mayer, president of Solutions Audio Video. “They were simply freezing up. We have a great relationship with the Symetrix distributor in Montréal, and the new Jupiter “zero learning curve” digital signal processors seemed like an excellent replacement. It’s more

Powerline Control Systems Signs Strategic Alliance with Global Caché

Northridge, Cal. — July 26, 2011 — 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 announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of IP and Wi-Fi connectivity products for the control and automation market.

The partnership provides a platform for the two companies to share marketing opportunities and ensures seamless compatibility between products. PCS’ new flagship product, Mi LightStyle, a lighting control solution that offers end users more convenient control over their home through the use of any Internet connected device (e.g. tablet, smartphone and computer), will be among the first PCS products made compatible with Global Caché products.

“Powerline Control Systems has grown quickly in the last few years,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. more

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