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Extron Now Shipping Newly-Designed 7-inch Configurable TouchLink Touchpanels

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of three, newly designed 7-inch touchpanels. The TLP 710MV, TLP 710TV, and TLP 710CV are fully configurable, 7-inch touchpanels featuring contemporary designs that complement the aesthetics of any environment. Each TLP 710 Series touchpanel has an 800×480 resolution touchscreen and incorporates PoE – Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need for a local power supply. For enhanced AV connectivity, each model also has a built-in MTP – Twisted Pair receiver, which accepts either S-video or composite video signals over standard CAT 5 cable. This provides integration flexibility and aids in cable management by minimizing the number of connections at the touchpanel. The TLP 710MV mounts on a wall, lectern, or other flat surface, while The TLP 710TV is designed to sit on a tabletop or install on a VESA mount. The TLP 710CV is the industry’s first flip-up 7-inch touchpanel and can be mounted into a tabletop, lectern, or other flat surface. All of these touchpanels are ideal for control environments requiring a 7-inch control surface within an elegant touchpanel design.

“The TLP 710 Series has the same sophisticated look and features as our larger TLP 1000 Series touchpanels, but in a slightly smaller package,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “These are perfect for control environments requiring a compact touchpanel with flexible connectivity and a full complement of control features.”

GUI Configurator software makes touchpanel configuration easy, without the need for additional graphics programs. This software offers ready-to-use templates for single display rooms, dual display rooms, divisible rooms, multi-image systems, and video conference suites. These designs may be used as is, or customized for the application by simply changing individual graphic elements.

The TLP 710 Series works in conjunction with any Extron IP Link® control processor, such as the Extron IPCP 505 Control Processor. They are designed for use in AV system applications that require complete, interactive control of conferencing systems, displays, switchers, and source devices. The touchpanels and IP Link control processors communicate using a standard Ethernet network, allowing utilization of existing infrastructure.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com/tlp710series for more information.

AVAD Announces2012 Vend-O-Palooza Schedule

Custom electronics distributor kicks off exclusive traveling “trade show”
January 26 in Irvine, Calif.

VAN NUYS, Calif. – January 10, 2012 – AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading distributors of custom electronics, has announced the first dates and locations for the 2012 schedule of its highly popular Vend-O-Palooza tour. AVAD’s 2012 Vend-O-Palooza tour will kick off January 26th at the AVAD branch in Irvine, Calif. followed by stops at Scottsdale, Ariz. on February 22 and San Jose, Calif. on March 13.

Now in its third year, Vend-O-Palooza is a one-day “trade show” offering local dealers and integrators an exclusive opportunity to meet directly and interact with the industry’s leading manufacturers and service providers. Attendees to Vend-O-Palooza have the unique benefit of demoing the latest products, participating in prize giveaways and raffles and purchasing products at special pricing. Throughout the event, AVAD also conducts special training session and workshops designed to help attendees manage and grow their businesses.

“Vend-O-Palooza has quickly grown into an event that AVAD dealers and vendors look forward to,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “The event is truly a win-win situation for everyone in attendance. AVAD dealers have the unique opportunity to speak face-to-face with manufacturers in a forum that allows them to ask questions and provide feedback on the products they use. AVAD vendors also use Vend-O-Palooza as an opportunity to learn more about the unique needs of the dealer which helps them make the products and services they provide even better.”

AVAD will release more Vend-O-Palooza dates and locations throughout 2012. For an up-to-date tour schedule, visit http://www.vendopalooza.com or http://www.avad.com.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

Media Contact: Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations Marketing Matters Tel: 954-925-1511 Email: scott@marketingmatters.net Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

Middle Atlantic Expands Offering with Wiremold AV Products

Middle Atlantic Products is proud to announce that it has expanded its product offering to include Wiremold® solutions from Legrand, the industry’s largest selection of end-to-end wire and cable management and pathway products. With an emphasis on increasing value to its integrator partners, Middle Atlantic’s goal is to help streamline the specifying, ordering and shipment of electronics system support products.

Building on its commitment to ship quickly from its warehouse locations throughout the US and Canada, Middle Atlantic will now stock Wiremold product families ideal for AV applications, including Floor Boxes, Poke-Thrus, and Overfloor and Surface raceways. The company will also offer ordering and support capabilities for Wiremold Vista Columns.

The company has also expanded its capabilities to offer full customer and sales support for the Wiremold product lines, providing a single source for infrastructure needs – the products that provide the framework for supporting and protecting AV systems. The AV consultant and installer community will benefit from one sales contact to help select and specify products for their projects, one number to call for customer service and tech support across all product lines and a single shipment including Middle Atlantic and Wiremold products.

“The success of our customers remains our primary focus,” said Mike Baker, President of Middle Atlantic. “Anchoring the Commercial AV Division of Legrand is opening up many exciting opportunities to continue supporting our installing partners in new and diverse ways. The availability of Wiremold solutions is our first step of many towards becoming an infrastructure company that delivers innovative products and exceptional support like no other.”

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

IMT Delivers Media Private Cloud for Visual Data Media Services

Rhozet and EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS Essential in New Transcoding Workflows with Big Data Storage

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) has designed and implemented at Burbank’s Visual Data Media Services (VDMS) a new high performance transcoding system and shared storage workflow.  Key components in the new VDMS install are a Rhozet Carbon Coder transcode farm from Harmonic, Inc., combined with EMC Isilon’s no compromise scale-out NAS to create a large private cloud for asset management services.

John Trautman, CEO at VDMS, explained, “With IMT’s guidance, we have launched the backend infrastructure for our new and proprietary  asset management system that provides global broadcast file distribution and web publishing of all our clients’ digital assets.  With an optimized transcode platform and a large private cloud for storage, it makes managing and moving assets a straightforward and automated process.”

Pictured in Burbank, CA is John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data Media Services.

Visual Data Media Services has earned a solid reputation for quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 15 years.  To meet the ever-evolving needs of television, feature film, and new media clients, VDMS focuses on the seamless repurposing and distribution of content for all media outlets, including Domestic Syndication, Network Broadcast, International Distribution, Home Video, Video-On-Demand, the Internet, and Mobile Devices.

As the industry transitions from physical asset inventories and distribution to digital catalogs and deliveries, it is increasingly difficult to manage assets and meet tightened delivery windows.  With a multitude of file formats, codec’s, and non-standard delivery platforms to deal with, the traditional methods no longer worked.

“We met with VDMS to determine the best of breed solution that would meet their workflow and performance needs,” explained IMT’s Jason Kranitz.  “Rhozet Carbon Coder was the most flexible of the transcoding products and fit their model nicely.  For the most comprehensive storage solution, Isilon provided the scalability and flexibility, plus the ultra-performance of their new X200 nodes.”

According to IMT’s Director of Architecture Jose Palencia, “The EMC Isilon system at VDMS accelerates high-concurrent and sequential throughput media applications, speeding access to massive amounts of critical data, dramatically reducing costs and complexity.”

The new Harmonic Rhozet and EMC Isilon X200 installation at VDMS enables clients to manage and distribute their content in a secure online environment.  Key features include customizable metadata schemas, file downloads, push files via Aspera, Smartjog and Signiant, full online asset screenings, and unlimited user access for client screenings to assist in licensing content.  All major formats and codec’s are supported.

“We realized we had to completely redesign our operation if we wanted to satisfy our clients and continue to grow at our current rapid pace,” remarked VDMS’s John Trautman.  “After many meetings with vendors at trade shows and interviewing a number of consulting companies, IMT clearly stood out.  They fully understood our complex workflows and gave us the media and storage networking solutions that are working flawlessly.  Obviously, we were under a time crunch, but after IMT’s strategy was finalized, we were able to get the entire project turned around in less than 60 days.”

ABOUT VISUAL DATA MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Visual Data has earned its reputation for outstanding quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 16 years.  Visual Data’s veteran management team, with over 85 years of combined industry knowledge, ensures that customers will be met with a high level of service and efficient turn-around on tight deadlines. Strategically integrated services, all under one roof, allow Visual Data to fulfill complex deliveries and solve difficult problems for clients with ease.
Learn more at:  http://www.visualdatainc.com

ABOUT INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IMT)
IMT is a consulting, design, construction, and systems integration company providing scalable technology systems for business operations.  IMT addresses three major market sectors: Communications Media & Entertainment (CME), Information Technologies (IT), and Healthcare. Through an active engagement process, IMT consultants and engineers collect, interpret, refine, design, build and maintain technology systems that deliver optimum results for clients.
Learn more at: http://www.imtglobalinc.com    tel:  877.761.9770

 

Structured Cable Products, Inc. Produces the First Cat5e/6 cables to Achieve HDBaseT Cable Recommendation

Structured Cable Products, Inc. (SCP), a leading manufacturer and global supplier of low voltage cable and accessories, today proudly announced that its HNCPRO and HNCPRO PLUS+ professional grade home network cables, are the first cables that have been officially recommended by HDBaseT Alliance.

Any standard LAN cable will work with HDBaseT technology, but through its Cable Recommendation Program, the HDBaseT Alliance has stepped in to help installers and consumers select LAN cables that meet the current Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) requirements and therefore work perfectly with HDBaseT devices.The HDBaseT technology standard allows integrators to easily connect all entertainment devices in a home through its 5Play™ feature set, converging uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single Cat5e/6 cable using standard RJ45 connectors.

As the first HDBaseT recommended cables, HNCPRO and HNCPROPLUS+ have demonstrated the ability to meet and exceed today’s demanding HD distribution applications over UTP/STP cables, which serve as the backbone of the HDBaseT standard. The cables also provide improved signal integrity and stable electrical performance exceeding TIA/EIA requirements for Cat5e/Cat6e.

“Having the distinction of producing the first Cat5e/6 cables to achieve HDBaseT recommendation is a win-win for SCP and its customers,” said David Spiller, president of Structured Cable Products. “Integrators now have access to high performance cables for HDBaseT transmission, thus providing them with a proven solution for simplifying installations and reducing costs.”

“The HDBaseT Alliance Cable Recommendation Program provides cable manufacturers the opportunity to use the HDBaseT logo for their products and gives consumers a way to easily identify cables ideal for HDBaseT installations,” said Micha Risling, marketing committee chair, HDBaseT Alliance. “SCP is a valued member and representative of the HDBaseT Alliance and due to support from leading companies such as SCP, HDBaseT technology is positioned to become the unrivaled next-generation home networking transport.”

HDBaseT Alliance is a cross-industry alliance founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content.

The HDBaseT Certification Program provides HDBaseT Alliance members with a formal framework for the growing HDBaseT product ecosystem, ensuring interoperability among current and future HDBaseT products.

Structured Cable Products will provide attendees to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012, held January 31-Feburary 2 in Amsterdam, the opportunity to learn more about its HDBaseT recommended cables and more by visiting booth #11F70 throughout the show.

For more information on Structured Cable Products, visit http://www.scpcat5e.com.

About Structured Cable Products, Inc.
Structured Cable Products, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of low voltage cable and accessories. SCP is the leading brand in our industry for Quality, Price and Service. From its beginning with one location in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, SCP has grown steadily into a global company. In addition to our corporate headquarters in South Florida, SCP a West Coast sales office in Arizona and distribution warehouses located across the USA in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas. For our international customers, our European Distribution Center is logistically located in The Netherlands. In addition we are growing our Authorized Distributor program across Europe and establishing SCP Authorized Dealers across Africa and the Middle East.

Media Contact
Scott Moody, Marketing Matters
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Phone: 954-925-1511

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Extron Announces PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the PS Series Desktop Power Supply Trade-In Program that allows Extron customers in the U.S. to return 15 unused 12 volt, 1 amp power supplies for a new PS 124 Multiple Output 12 Volt DC Power Supply. The PS 124 features eight 12 volt DC outputs, providing a total of 4 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. It is designed to take the place of several individual Extron PS Series desktop power supplies, freeing up equipment rack space. The PS 124 is UL 2043 rated when used with the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit for installation into a ceiling space. more

The RapcoHorizon Company Announces Its “Outfit Your Band” Promotion

Grand Prize Winner to be Revealed During the 2012 NAMM Show

JACKSON, MO, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, announces its “Outfit Your Band” Promotion, the company’s largest to date. One Grand Prize winner, to be revealed online and at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 4558), will receive a 16×4 snake and every mic, speaker and instrument cable needed for his or her band’s performances. As part of the promotion, RapcoHorizon will also give away one i-JAM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface every Friday until the 2012 NAMM show.

To be considered for the “Outfit Your Band” Promotion, beginning Monday, November 28, 2011, RapcoHorizon fans must go to the contest tab on the company’s Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon. On this tab, contestants must enter their email address and local dealer store number, which can be obtained by visiting their local RapcoHorizon dealer and locating the store ID number printed on the promotional signage. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Friday, January 20, 2012, during the 2012 NAMM Show — through Facebook and at The RapcoHorizon Company booth (#4558). The winner will also be contacted via email.

For a chance to win an i-JAM 3-n-1, users must become a fan of The RapcoHorizon Company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon. One winner will be chosen randomly each week from the company’s fan list. Each weekly drawing will be announced on the RapcoHorizon fan page. Winners will also be contacted through their Facebook accounts.

RapcoHorizon dealers also have the opportunity to win an i-JAM 3-n-1. For every weekly winner who mentions his or her local retailer, The RapcoHorizon Company will also award one i-JAM 3-n-1 to the store that directed the user to the Facebook promotion.

For more information or to become a RapcoHorizon Company Facebook fan, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RapcoHorizon.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s website at www.rapcohorizon.com.

Gepco® International Signs Stines Technologies Group

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable has appointed top-flight manufacturer representative, Stines Technologies Group, to promote its products in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Supporting the Gepco® and SheerWire™ Brands will be the primary mission of Stines Technologies Group.

Sandy Stines, President of the Tulsa-based woman-owned group said, “With nearly 30 years of industry experience, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Gepco and SheerWire product lines. These extensive offerings coupled with superior quality, technology and manufacturing processes will be great solutions to introduce to our clients.” She added, “We’re excited and blessed to have the best cabling solutions available in the broadcast and AV market.”

“We could not have chosen a better partner to support our brands in this part of the country. Their experience and relationships in the local communities that make up this region of the country are second to none,” said Brian Lamar, Director of Sales for SheerWire by Gepco. “We are confident that this will be a lasting and mutually beneficial partnership for both General Cable and the Stines Technologies Group.”

Stines Technologies Group will work closely with Eric Hall, Central Regional Manager for Gepco Products, and Duane Selby, Western Regional Manager for SheerWire Products, to serve this very strategic part of the country.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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General Cable Announces Appointment of Mike LaPorte for SheerWire™ by Gepco® Commercial A/V Line

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael “Mike” LaPorte as an authorized agent to represent and promote the SheerWire™ by Gepco® line of commercial and pro audio/visual (A/V) cabling solutions in California and Texas. General Cable, who acquired Gepco in 2009, has been establishing a leadership position in the audio and video market with the Gepco Brand.

“I’m excited about my new responsibilities with the SheerWire line,” said LaPorte. “Over the last few years, I have observed that dealers, system integrators, consultants and end users are looking for new and competitive wire and cable suppliers, especially those with products made in the U.S.A, and these are exactly the requirements we satisfy.”

“Mike’s successful background and experience is a perfect fit as the SheerWire team works to deliver best in class solutions and programs to the commercial A/V community,” said Briar Lamar, Director of Sales, SheerWire by Gepco. “Along with Gepco® Brand broadcast products, we have launched the broad line of SheerWire solutions to satisfy the critical demands in the commercial industry, which Mike will assist us in driving to the markets we serve.”

LaPorte, a veteran in the electronics wire and cable industry, was previously with Belden Wire and West Penn Wire where he held sales and marketing positions. He also owned and operated Zack Electronics, a general line distributor located in San Francisco, California.

“Mike brings extensive knowledge to the SheerWire team,” continued Mike Murphy, Vice President, Sales, Gepco® Brand Products. “He is a welcome addition to the SheerWire family and we look forward to seeing him capitalize on his experiences to further enhance our relationships in the commercial and pro audio market.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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Gepco® International Launches RunOne™ Powered Speaker Cables at AES 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 21, 2011 — Gepco International (AES Booth #838), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce a new line of powered speaker cables at the Audio Engineering Society Show (AES) October 21-23, 2011. The new Gepco® Brand RunONE™ Powered Speaker Cables combine audio and power, along with optional data, under one durable yet flexible jacket. With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE allows the user to run just one cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle.

Each RunONE cable combines one channel of power with two, eight or 12 channels of 110 Ohm balanced audio for line level, mic level or digital AES audio signals and can be used with self-powered speakers or in DMX lighting control. Additional configurations include two channels of Category 5e cable that can be used for data drops in remote power and audio applications. Snakes with optional data can also be used for digital audio transmission while running power to Front of House (FOH) for remote locations. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance.

Terminated with industry-standard connectors, RunONE cables offer the option of Edison, IEC and Neutrik® powerCON® connectors for the power channel; 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR (for DMX lighting), TRS and Neutrik® convertCON® connectors for audio channels; and RJ45 and Neutrik® etherCON® connectors for optional data channels. RunONE cables are available in pre-defined and custom configurations.

“The RunONE cables are a great solution for anyone looking to save time,” said Joe Zajac, Market Development Manager for Gepco® Brand Products. “With up to 12 channels of audio combined with power and the optional two channels of data, the RunONE cables will also provide for much cleaner set-ups.”

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco International has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

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