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Powerline Control Systems Now Part of Specialty Electronics Nationwide Buying Group

Northridge, Cal. — August 10, 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 signed an agreement with Specialty Electronics Nationwide, the specialty CE and custom installation division of the Nationwide Marketing Group. This agreement will increase PCS’ product distribution network, and allow SEN dealers to reap the financial benefits of purchasing at much higher volume levels, meaning lower prices and increased profitability.

SEN dealers will now have access to PulseWorx, PCS’ top-of-the-line lighting and electrical control devices utilizing UPB technology, which uses existing powerlines to communicate signal controls. PulseWorx provides a lighting control and home automation solution that is reliable, affordable, flexible and easy to install. In addition to the increased profitability SEN dealers already receive from member vendors, SEN will continue to more

Panamax/Furman CEDIA 2011 Show Preview

CEDIA 2011 Show Preview
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New Millwork Kits for Credenza Racks Aid in Customization

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C5 Series Credenza Rack System w/ Millwork Custom Option

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is introducing a Millwork Kit option for its C5 Series Credenza Rack system. Ideal for entertainment centers, installers now have the option with the C5 to offer the reliability of a professional rack system combined with a furniture look custom to the client’s media room.

The Millwork Kit includes a complete hardware kit and USB flash drive with all drawings and instructions needed for the millworker to customize woodwork to be used with the C5 frame kit. This enables complete customization of the credenza while maintaining the support structure’s integrity, including built-in energy-saving thermal management.

Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 also now incorporates many other new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners. One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, are now available for most 32? – 50? screens. more

Middle Atlantic Products BGR Series Equipment Racks Now Shipping

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Middle Atlantic BGR Series Residential Rack

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is now shipping its groundbreaking new BGR Series racks, featuring the highest level of space efficiency and strength available in a rack system. Originally unveiled at InfoComm, the BGR Series incorporates the most comprehensive feature set currently available for hassle-free, efficient system integration in commercial and residential applications alike.

Primary benefits of the BGR Series design include time and labor savings, installation and field flexibility, superior cable management and high flow/low energy DC cooling options. Core to the BGR Series rack’s enhanced functionality is the company’s new patent-pending LeverLock™ Interior Management System, which facilitates mounting of small devices along the rack interior sides, and advanced cabling management. Comprised of a series of unique, tool-free vertical and horizontal lacing bars and device mounting plates, the LeverLock system promotes fast, flexible installation and servicing and can save more than 4 rackspaces per enclosure in typical installations.
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Platinum Tools® Releases Latest Addition to Famed SealSmart™ Product Line

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 8, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the PROCON compression tool, the latest addition to its famed SealSmart ™ product line.

“Now shipping, PROCON is a convenient, easy-to-use, all-in-one compression tool designed for professional contractors installing CATV and CCTV networks,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “PROCON provides quick, reliable results every time. Engineered for long life, this rugged tool features a patented rotating connector positioner-head and multihead adapter. Switch coax cable sizes and connector types on the fly!?

Additional features of the PROCON compression tool include:
• patented head rotates to switch from RG6Q/6 to RG11/7
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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

LiteTouch CEDIA EXPO 2011 Preview

CEDIA EXPO 2011
LiteTouch
Booth 3337

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Pro Control at CEDIA EXPO 2011

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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

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