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ELITE SCREENS, GMBH IS NOW IN EASTERN EUROPE WITH VETERAN AV SALES MANAGER

HAMBURG, Germany., August 10, 2008 — Elite Screens GmbH an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens for the European AV market, today announced its expansion into Belarus, the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic States. To accomplish this, they are bringing aboard Dmitrijs Maļinovskis, an 11-year veteran sales manager in the Eastern European audio-video market.

“There is a growing need for projection technology in the Eastern European countries and Elite Screens is proud be part of the solution,? said Dave Rodgers, marketing manager of Elite Screens’ world corporate office near Los Angeles, California. “We’re excited about unleashing Dmitrij’s talents on this market. His efforts to protect the interests of his customers while forming sound business relationships speak volumes on his character and I am proud to work with him.?

Dmitrij or “Dima? to his colleagues graduated from the University of Latvia (LU) in more

Soundcraft Vi6 For Brian Eno’s Apollo 11 Live

Former Roxy Music member Brian Eno celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, by introducing the first of two live performances of his 1983 composition Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks in the IMAX Cinema at the Science Museum in London.

Mark Hornsby’s company Headtec were appointed by the Science Museum to provide the sound, and Icebreaker’s FOH sound engineer Alexander Bossew requisitioned a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console as his first choice.

“I specified this, because it is so easy to produce a warm sound without having to EQ like mad,? he said. “Also the few compressors that I used were working very discreetly.?

Bossew admits with only time for a quick run through ahead of the performance — rather than full rehearsal — there had been little time to purpose-configure the desk, which was plugged straight into the cinema PA. However, this hardly concerned him more

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Electronics Gain Independent U.S. and International Certification

Wisdom Audio logoCARSON CITY, Nev., August 10, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has gained product certification from TÜV SÜD America Inc. for its Sage Series line of electronics. This certification ensures that Sage Series products meet applicable electrical safety requirements in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

“We already had a tremendous amount of confidence in our electronic designs, but we wanted to go one step beyond and have them certified by an independent lab in order to provide our customers the utmost confidence in our products that self-certification just can’t yield,? explained Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “We chose TÜV SÜD because of their history and standing in the international community. TÜV SÜD’s stringent testing procedures and parameters are what we desired in order to prove our products’ ability to meet and exceed domestic and international regulations, more

New Lower JBL PRX500 Pricing Sets Unprecedented Performance-to-Value-Ratio for Powered Loudspeakers

Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeakers at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.

“With the refinement of the PRX500 Series’ pricing structure, every musician, DJ, venue and audio/video provider can experience high-performance, self-powered speaker systems with a degree of simplicity unmatched by competitive systems,? said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional.

The PRX500 draws from JBL’s 60 years experience of the world’s leading loudspeaker engineering and Crown’s 40 years experience of designing and producing unmatched amplifiers. The fusion of these two brands truly makes the PRX500 Series much more than the sum of its parts.

The PRX500 Series includes JBL Differential Drive® transducers and state-of-the-art Crown Class D amplifiers, delivering high power and performance at more

Panamax/Furman Leaps to the Next Generation of Remote Power Management Control With New BlueBOLT™ Technology

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2009 — Panamax/Furman is taking remote power management for A/V systems to the next level with the announcement of BlueBOLT™, a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT combines a groundbreaking, intuitive interface and simple plug-and-play operation to allow custom electronics installers and integrators to conveniently monitor and control power to home theater equipment — from simple system reboots to comprehensive monitoring of power status — from anywhere in the world. more

NuVo Technologies Hires Jeff Mahan as its Western Regional Sales Manager

Jeff Mahan HeadshotNewest addition to the NuVo team brings significant manufacturer and retail sales experience to the value leader in whole home audio.

Hebron, KY – August 6, 2009 – NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, announced today that it has hired an accomplished industry veteran, Jeff Mahan, as its new western regional sales manager.

Mahan comes to NuVo from Exceptional Innovation, maker of the Life|ware digital entertainment and automation solution, where he served first as national sales manager and subsequently as director of sales. From 2004 to 2006, Mahan was regional sales manager for Colorado vNet, a manufacturer of home automation and distributed A/V systems. Prior to his work for CEDIA industry manufacturers, he spent a decade in electronics retail with specialty chain Ultimate Electronics, serving as a sales executive, store manager and finally a store general manager. more

Panamax/Furman to Offer Power Management Training Sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 5, 2009 — Panamax/Furman, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced that it will be offering power management CEDIA-accredited training sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, which will provide a continuing education unit (CEU) with a value of .375 to attendees. Today’s A/V installers face unprecedented challenges when it comes to AC power and its effect on sensitive home theater equipment. Through its training sessions “AC Power: The Foundation of Every Premium Home Theater System” and “Home Theater Power Management Solutions,” Panamax/Furman will provide a comprehensive look at the challenges today’s installation designer has determining the correct power management solution for home theater installations. more

TODD BARRETT NAMED WSDG PROJECT MANAGER

todd-barrett-wsdg-pm.JPGNEW YORK: Todd Barrett, a skilled designer, project coordinator and architect with extensive large-scale, multi-purpose building credits has joined the Walters-Storyk Design Group as a Project Manager. Barrett brings nine years of on-the-ground experience with Atlanta-based Randall-Paulson Architects, Inc. to his new post.

“We first met Todd during our collaboration with Randall-Paulson on the $35 million Murray Arts Center in Atlanta, remarks WSDG co-founder Beth Walters. He played an integral roll as liaison between our offices. We were deeply impressed with his technical and his inter-personal communications abilities. Earlier this year we retained him to train our staff on our transition to REVIT, a powerful building information modeling software. That project went extremely well, and he quickly built solid relationships with our team. When a position opened up in our New York office Todd was our first draft candidate.”
Barrett joined Randall-Paulson in more

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Intelix Releases Ultra-Compact CCTV Extender

S-V1STMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the S-V1ST, an ultra-compact extender which distributes composite video and camera pan, tilt, and zoom control over twisted pair cable.

Designed for CCTV and monitoring applications, the S-V1ST features a male BNC connector for direct connection to security hardware and screw terminal connectors for quick connection to twisted pair cable. The S-V1ST transmits color video up to 1,850 feet and provides exceptional built-in wave filtering and surge protection.

Retail price for one S-V1ST is $19.95.

Complete product information and specifications are available on www.intelix.com.

Intelix offers the broadest line of audio/video over twisted pair baluns in the professional AV marketplace, including solutions for multiple formats of audio and video, VGA, DVI, HDMI, USB, and PS2. In addition to baluns, Intelix manufactures an extensive line of more

SI Screens Partners with Apex Marketing, Inc. for Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets

Austin, Texas, August 5, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Chesterton, Ind.-based manufacturer’s representative Apex Marketing, Inc. to serve the Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky markets.

“We are very excited to have Apex Marketing join the SI team,? said Blake Vackar, SI director of sales. “SI has made a strong push towards garnering strong relationships with our current and potential customers with our ever expanding line of industry leading home theater projector screens, as well as with our updated on-line sales tools and knowledgeable rep force. Apex will aggressively target our current and potential dealers and customers in the very important Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky territories by educating and delivering SI’s messages of providing the market with the industry’s most cutting edge projection screen technologies?.

Apex Marketing provides marketing, field sales, training, and full support for vendors of home theater/automation and more

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