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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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CEDIA EXPO 2011
September 7-10 | Indianapolis, IN
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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

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

Platinum Tools® Debuts VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 21, 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 that it will debut its new VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the VDV MapMaster, as well as its new 4Mapper coax tester, during the show.

“The VDV MapMaster combines continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of more

THE PALLADIUM PAGES WITH SYMNET

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All Pro Sound, Pensacola, Florida programmed and installed the Symetrix SymNet-based paging system at the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

CARMEL, INDIANA – JULY 2011: With stunning architecture, flawless acoustics, and well-planned accessibility, the recently-completed $118 million Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the premier venues of New York, Los Angeles, and the world. Its location – Carmel, Indiana, a prominent suburb of Indianapolis – promises to reconfigure the geography of high culture. Already, the 1,600-seat, shoe-box-shaped venue has booked the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Bennett, Crystal Gayle, Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, Pilobolus, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Isaak, Bruce Hornsby, and Bill Cosby, among many, many others. Consistent with the “cut no corners” philosophy that guided every other decision, the Palladium’s backstage and lobby paging system is built on Symetrix SymNet audio processing and Symetrix ARC wall panel remotes. It provides sophisticated, yet intuitive, paging from all strategic positions to ensure the high production values expected of the Palladium.

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