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WIREWORKS INTRODUCES AV2000 FOR SMART PODIUMS AT INFOCOMM 2008

AV2000 Access PointLAS VEGAS, NV – Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, introduces AV2000 for Smart Podiums at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C2823). AV2000 for Smart Podiums offers AV professional’s a variety of typical AV2000 signal configurations specifically targeted to smart podium applications. Wireworks AV2000 multimedia cabling system is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector.

The AV2000 Umbilical permanently attaches inside of the smart podium for an easy and direct connection to the equipment within. The system eliminates any additional connectors as well as complex interface panels on the wall or in floor boxes. Connecting multimedia systems through one simple and reliable plug in, AV2000 offers a practical, time and cost-efficient solution for both the installer and end-user. It also allows non AV professionals to easily set up the system, eliminating the possibility of crossed connections. The system offers a configured drop-in solution with an unprecedented turn-around time that is vital for the AV professional. more

Optical Cable Corporation Acquires SMP Data Communications

Transaction Broadens Optical Cable’s Product Line and Builds on its Position as a Leading Provider of Fiber Optic Cables in the Enterprise Market

ROANOKE, VA, June 2, 2008—Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM:OCCF) announced today that it has acquired Superior Modular Products Incorporated (doing business as SMP Data Communications), a leading supplier of fiber optic and copper connectivity products for the data communications industry. The transaction was consummated on May 30, 2008, and now SMP Data Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. Optical Cable Corporation acquired SMP Data Communications from Preformed Line Products Company (Nasdaq GM: PLPC) for a purchase price of $11.5 million, subject to certain minimum working capital requirements and related purchase price adjustments. The transaction was effected by an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 30, 2008, whereby SMP Data Communications merged with a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. more

NEUTRIK® INTRODUCES IP65 RATED OPTICALCON® AT INFOCOMM 2008

Neutrik OpticalConLAS VEGAS, NV – Neutrik’s well-established solid and ruggedized-protected fiber optic connector system, OpticalCon®, is now IP65 rated for dust tight and water jet protection. As the designer and manufacturer of the best-selling XX series XLR cable connectors, Neutrik will introduce this innovative product upgrade at InfoComm 2008 (Booth C3657).

The upgrade extends both the indoor and outdoor capabilities of OpticalCon, as it seals the connector against dust, which is prevalent in most corporate and smart podium environments, as well as protects the connector against water jet, which is needed for most outdoor applications. To achieve an IP65 connection, additional seals and gaskets have been employed on the chassis connector and cable ends. more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE REALiS WUX10 – THE WORLD’S FIRST WUXGA LCOS PROJECTOR, AND THE REALIS SX80 – THE WORLD’S FIRST PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE PROJECTOR

canon-realis-sx80.jpgLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has again advanced the acclaimed REALiS Multimedia Projector line with the introduction of two new models that provide unprecedented performance and features along with cutting-edge technology. more

ALTINEX INTRODUCES UT250-101 UNDER TABLE MATRIX SWITCHER

ut250-101_lo.JPGBrea, CA – June 2008… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Solutions™, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new UT250-101 Under Table Matrix Switcher. Designed to be mounted under a table as part of an integrated audiovisual system, the UT250-101 is an 8×4 VGA computer video and audio matrix switcher that provides easy routing and management of multimedia signals from multiple laptop computers and document cameras via a single, convenient location under a table—making this an invaluable product that greatly enhances productivity in the contemporary corporate boardroom or meeting facility. more

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MEDIA VISION USA DEMONSTRATES TAIDEN WIRELESS TABLETOP VOTING SYSTEM

TAIDEN HCS-4395 WIRELESS TABLETOP VOTING SYSTEMSan Francisco, CA, June 2, 2008Media Vision USA has announced it will demonstrate for the first time the TAIDEN wireless tabletop voting unit. The TAIDEN HCS-4395, with its excellent quality and design, will be on display and demonstrated at the Media Vision USA booths during the InfoComm 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

Rise Vision, Inc. Announces Sales Rewards Program for Digital Signage Resellers

Rise Rewards program enables resellers to continuously improve profits on sales of the Rise Display Network web-based digital signage content management system
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – May 30, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, announces a new reseller loyalty program, Rise Rewards. Resellers earn cash toward future purchases of Rise Vision products and services, enabling them to continuously improve their profits as they expand their client base for Rise Vision’s subscription-based content management system, Rise Display Network. more

Intellicontrol Manages Power for Home Theater

lht16a150.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level III: $120,000 – $143,000

The client wanted to provide a very comfortable user-friendly, high-impact home theater experience for his family. The theater was the feature room of a recently renovated basement area which included a snooker room and bar area. A special feature for the client was the ability to integrate his 40-year-old Grundig reel-to-reel recorder that he had purchased in Sweden and carried back home as hand luggage. Winding up those tapes again and playing them to his grandchildren gives him tremendous pleasure. more

INTELIX INTRODUCES AUDISEY REMOTE CONTROL KITS

Middleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of Audisey Series REM-PACK remote control kits. Compatible with the Intelix Audisey Athena matrix mixer/amplifier and Intelix AVM audio/video matrix switcher, Intelix REM-PACKs are complete, pre-programmed remote control systems designed for quick, easy setup and operation.
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New JBL VerTec Powered Full Size Line Arrays With Drivepack Technology Are Life Of The Party At San Diego’s Cinco De Mayo Festival

May 29, 2008 —Showcasing the newest additions in JBL’s VERTEC® line array series, local rental company Meeting Services, Inc. provided sound reinforcement for the La Fiesta Del Pueblo Cinco de Mayo music festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ outdoor grandstand in San Diego with a powered, full-size system. Featured entertainers for the multi-act festival included popular Latin artists La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, and Los Moonlights, among many others. more

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