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America’s Emergency Network Taps VBrick to Transmit Live Hurricane Updates to the Public and the Media

VBrick’s Advanced IP-Video Distribution Technology Keeps Government Agencies, the Media and Residents in the Hurricane Zone Abreast of the Latest Storm Information

Wallingford, Conn. – Aug. 17, 2009 – As the U.S. moves into the busiest part of the 2009 hurricane season, VBrick announced today that America’s Emergency Network (AEN) has deployed VBrick to power its satellite-based emergency video distribution system. AEN’s system is designed to continue working after a disaster to keep government agencies and residents informed even when all land-based power and communication lines have been knocked out. Working with VBrick, AEN has syndicated live hurricane video feeds to media Web sites across the U.S.

Bryan Norcross, president and chief executive officer of AEN and former hurricane analyst for the CBS network, has recognized the critical role VBrick plays in helping AEN carry out its mission. more

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RTcom USA Names Andy Fliss as General Manager

SPARTA, N.J. ― Aug. 18, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced that Andy Fliss has been named as the company’s general manager. In his new role, Mr. Fliss will call on his extensive sales and marketing experience in the professional A/V and consumer electronics industries to establish a national sales channel for RTcom’s complete line of innovative solutions. more

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Harman Professional Names Hi-Tech Audio Systems As The Authorized Distributor For India

In a move to provide professional audio customers and dealers in the India market with comprehensive sales and support services, Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Hi-Tech Audio Systems as the authorized distributor for India effective July 1, 2009. According to Harman Professional Regional Sales Director Sushil S. John, today’s announcement underscores Harman Professional’s commitment to evolving and improving its service of the professional audio community in India.

Headquartered in New Dehli with satellite offices in Noida and resident engineers based regionally throughout India, Hi-Tech Audio Systems was established in 1990 by PK Gupta, Director and Rajan Gupta, Director. Hi-Tech Audio Systems’ award-winning team of 65 engineers and executives is highly experienced in the Indian professional audio market, having led many major fixed installs, live sound and recording and broadcast projects and also having previously served a host of other leading manufacturers.

“As India’s creative community continues more

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STUNNING SUBTERRANEAN HOME CINEMA ENLISTS TW0 DIGITAL PROJECTION DISPLAYS FOR INSPIRING AUDIO/VIDEO ARRAY

opus_greenwich_racksmall.jpgDigital Projection’s LIGHTNING was specifically chosen because it was the only projector that met the spec regarding lens memory, brightness, resolution and vertical offset.?
– David Barson, OPUS AVC

ATLANTA, GA (August 19, 2009) – Opus AVC Inc. in North Haven, Connecticut, recently completed a 2,000 square foot subterranean home cinema displaying an incomparable audio and video experience. Two Digital Projection projectors, the 10,000 lumen LIGHTNING Reference 1080p-30 and the 5,100 lumen dVision 30-1080p, were selected to deliver the Hollywood-grade cinema experience. In addition to the stellar array of equipment, the Greenwich home cinema delivers a potential first for home cinema applications by using DPI’s Intelligent Lens Memory to achieve different aspect ratios without limiting image size

opus_greenwich_seatingsmall.jpgHardly a conventional project, the Greenwich more

NuVo Technologies Terminates Two Preferred Dealers for Internet Sales

Hebron, KY – August 19, 2009 – NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, announced today that it has terminated two of its Preferred Dealers for unauthorized internet sales. One dealer based in Indiana sold NuVo equipment on Amazon.com to an end user in Oklahoma, while the other, based in Texas, sold a NuVo product on eBay.com.

As clearly stated in the dealers’ agreements with NuVo, Preferred Dealers are prohibited from selling NuVo products over the internet. They are further prohibited from selling NuVo products to third parties that intend, or that the dealer reasonably believes may attempt, to sell NuVo products via the internet, including sales made through auction and reseller sites like eBay. Preferred Dealers also agree not to merchandise or advertise NuVo products below retail price.

“NuVo has a zero-tolerance policy with regards to unauthorized internet sales of our products,? says Chris Westfall, more

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DIGITAL PROJECTION AND CRESTRON PARTNER IN ULTIMATE HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE AT CEDIA 2009

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ATLANTA, GA (August 18, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, will deliver the precision imagery within Crestron’s ultimate Adagio™ Digital Home Theater Experience in Sound Room 1. DPI’s TITAN 1080p-250 will be on display in conjunction with Crestron’s new ADMS InterMedia Delivery System and Procise HD Surround Sound Processor (PSPHD).

The more

MATT PESKIE JOINS MASQUE SOUND

matt-peskie-masque-sound.JPGEAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Matt Peskie, a multi-faceted audio industry professional with extensive technical, production and touring experience, has joined the Masque Sound sales team with a focus on installations and production.

In making the announcement, company co-principal Geoff Shearing said, “Matt Peskie brings a unique combination of skills to this new position. In addition to his hands-on knowledge of tour management, FOH and monitor mixing, he is detail-oriented and has strong communication and interpersonal skills. We expect him to play a meaningful role both in the trenches on installations, and in bringing the Masque Sound message to prospective clients.”

Peskie served as Monitor Engineer with Avril Lavigne’s Under My Skin tour, Production Manager for Jars of Clay, Monitor Engineer for Guster and as Tour Manager, FOH Engineer and Monitor Tech for many other notable artists.

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SI Names End Result Manufacturer’s Representatives

Austin, Texas, August 18, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it has named Canonsburg, Penn.-based End Result to represent the Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania territories.

“Because Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania are tremendously important territories and as SI continues to grow, we need a partner who shares our corporate philosophy that the customer always comes first,? Blake Vackar, SI director of sales. “End Result has earned a lot of respect over the years. In the past year, SI has launched many new and exciting products and lines, and we look forward to working with End Result to market and bring these products to these important markets.?

End Result has been representing leading manufacturers in the home theater and mobile A/V business for more than 25 years. End Result has embraced the qualities of follow up, communication, and management and, with a lot more

Magenta Research Bolsters U.S. Sales Team with New Hire

New Milford, CT, August 18, 2009 – Magenta Research, a recognized leader in video, audio and control signal distribution over structured cabling, announces the addition of Sally Halpin to the company in the newly created position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager.

Reporting to National Sales Manager Dan Smith, Halpin will lead sales efforts in the Northeast and is tasked with expanding Magenta’s market and mind share in the region. Halpin brings over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the computer hardware industry. Prior to joining Magenta, Sally was Business Development Manager at NEC Display Solutions for New York and New England with a focus on Digital Signage.
“With the growth of digital signage, digital video applications and IP solutions on top of Magenta’s existing business, resource expansion was necessary,? stated Smith. “Combining Sally’s wealth of experience and contacts in this region with our existing manufacturer rep firms, more

Students Record Simulated Healthcare with Vaddio PTZ Cameras

hires-ecu_sims.jpgMINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 18, 2009) – Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, supplied Australian-based Vizcom Technologies with 15 Model 70 PTZ robotic camera systems for recording and documenting medical simulation in the Health and Wellness Building at Edith Cowan University (ECU).

The Health and Wellness Building at ECU is home to the Centre for Excellence in Health Simulation. Three simulation suites house ‘human being simulators’ known as the ‘Sim Mannequin’ that can emulate real people – or more accurately, the symptoms of real, sick people. These mannequins used in conjunction with sophisticated software, provide a very real simulation of a human being suffering illness, disease or injuries.

The three simulation suites accommodate an adjacent debriefing room with videoconference links and large LCD screens. The main rooms each contain four Vaddio more

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