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Project Green AV- Where Green Ideas Become Great Ideas

Projector Lamp Services, LLC (PLS), takes pride in being an advocate of eco-friendliness within the Audio Visual industry. In June 2007, PLS decided to take ingenuity in environmental awareness to the next step by initiating Project Green AV (PGAV). Today, we are proud to announce the PGAV website, www.projectgreenav.com, is live open to public viewing and participation. more

WIREWORKS CHALLENGES SHOW ATTENDEES WITH MUSILUX CABLING CONTEST AT INFOCOMM 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV – While Wireworks has taken the guesswork out of the audio cabling industry, the company is asking show attendees to take a stab at its “How Many Feet of MusiLUX Cable is in the Bowl? contest at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C2823). Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, is challenging show attendees and exhibitors alike, asking them to visit the booth at any time on Wednesday, June 18th and Thursday, June 19th, up until 2:00 p.m., to submit their best estimate written on the back of their business cards. The participant with the closest guesstimate, without going over, will win the full assortment of MusiLUX’s 10 colors in 500 ft. spools or they can choose whichever color they prefer. The winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19th. more

BTX Introduces New EXPAND-ON Sleeving Machine

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― June 10, 2008 ― BTX introduces the EXPAND-ON, a new patent-pending machine that eliminates the tedious process of applying expandable sleeving to a cable bundle. Designed to work with cable bundles of 50 feet, 100 feet, and much longer, and accommodating sleeving ranging from ½ inch to 1 ¾ inch, this new machine reduces the time it takes to apply expandable sleeving from hours to a few minutes, saving installers both time and money. more

NEUTRIK® INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S FIRST UNISEX XLR, CONVERTCON®, AT INFOCOMM 2008

ConvertCon - femaleLAS VEGAS, NV – How many times have you reached for a cable only to find it has the wrong XLR connector on the other end? In direct response to high professional and consumer demand, Neutrik, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, introduces the world’s first unisex 3-pin XLR connector, ConvertCon®, at InfoComm 2008 (Booth C3657).

ConvertCon (NC3FM-C) is a new 3-pin male and female cable connector in a single housing. ConvertCon is also available with black chrome housing and gold contacts (NC3FM-C-B). By simply sliding the housing back and forth, ConvertCon is transformed from a male to female connector. This new male/female cable end XLR allows for use of one connector, as it can mate with either a male or female 3-pin XLR. more

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

MultiDyne Introduces the LiGHTBoX Fiber Optic Field Transport System for Field and Harsh-Environment Applications

MultiDyne’s LiGHTBoX fiber optic field transport systemInfoComm Booth #C1926

LOCUST VALLEY, NY – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of fiber optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & pro A/V applications, is addressing the need for fiber transport in applications where battery-powered equipment is required with the introduction of its LiGHTBoX fiber optic field transport system.

The LiGHTBoX is fully customizable offering virtually any signal configuration and can be linked via tactical fiber cable to the MultiDyne DVM-2500, HD-1500, HD-3000 and HEMC-4000. The new fiber optic transport system will be displayed for the first time at the 2008 InfoComm convention being held June 18-20, 2008, in Las Vegas (Central Hall booth C1926). more

Liberty Wire & Cable Introduces Revolutionary HDMI Over COAX Transmitter/Receiver System

Liberty’s HDMI Over COAX System Connects Digital Signal Sources with Analog DisplaysEasy to Install and Use, Compact New DigitaLinx Device Extends HDMI’s Reach Using Analog Cabling; Ideal for A/V Retrofits and Upgrades

INFOCOMM ’08, LAS VEGAS, June 4, 2008 — Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, introduces a revolutionary new HDMI over COAX Transmitter/Receiver System at INFOCOMM International 2008, the annual convention of the International Communications Industries Association, beginning here later this month. 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

WIREWORKS SHOWCASES PICTURELINK, A HIGH DEF MULTI-CHANNEL VIDEO SYSTEM, AT INFOCOMM 2008

Wireworks PictureLinkLAS VEGAS, NV – Wireworks, the leading innovator of audio/video cabling systems and custom panels, showcases PictureLink, the established standard in high definition, multi-channel video interconnect systems, at this year’s InfoComm show (Booth C2823).

PictureLink provides up to 24 high definition video channels through one simple and reliable connection, offering a simple, time saving and cost-efficient solution for both the installer and end-user. The PictureLink video solution includes multi-channel HD trunks which link between stageboxes, fanouts and rackmount products forming a family of rugged and versatile components that revolutionizes the design and implementation of video systems. more

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