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Soundcast Revs Up Its Brand Development Campaign Hires Top Branding Firm, Jacob Tyler

San Diego, CA (May 30, 2013) – Soundcast Systems, developer and manufacturer of high-performance wireless music systems recently announced staff additions, new Bluetooth products and its securing expanded growth capital. The company enters the second phase of its growth strategy today with the hiring of Jacob Tyler, a full-service Brand Communications Agency for the development and refinement of its consumer brand strategy and identity.

With the upcoming launch of Soundcast’s new product line of weather resistant Wireless Bluetooth® Speaker Systems and accessories, Jacob Tyler is tasked with building the full consumer brand and product positioning including naming, logo design, packaging, website design and marketing collateral to begin.

“As part of our strategic growth objectives and entry into new consumer markets and distributions channels worldwide, we feel like we have the right team and partnership with Jacob Tyler to make it happen in an impactful way,” said Mike Weaver, President of Soundcast. He added, “After many interviews with other firms, it was clear that the JT team had the portfolio of work, marketing, brand, and web experience we were seeking.”

Expect to see noticeable changes and improvements with the creative Jacob Tyler team at the helm of Soundcast’s brand development in 2013. Jacob Tyler’s portfolio of esteemed clients include Four Seasons Hotels, AT&T, Sony, American Express, Fox Television Network, The Ritz Carlton, Bing and many others.

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ABOUT SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS – www.soundcastsystems.com
Located in San Diego, California, Soundcast is a market innovator and leader in high-performance wireless audio systems sold globally through multiple markets. Soundcast has one of the most comprehensive patent and intellectual property portfolios of its wireless audio, digital amplification and proprietary high-performance battery technologies in the world.

Soundcast speaker systems feature robust weather-resistant enclosures, hours and hours of play on a single charge and unmatched sound performance that make them the ultimate take everywhere speaker system. Use it anywhere you want to enjoy great music – outdoors, indoors, pool, patio, barbeque, tailgating, boating, beach, or park. With Soundcast Systems, don’t let the music stop where the wires end.

Soundcast Contact: Mike Weaver • 1 (619) 591-0126 ext. 3038 • mweaver@soundcastsystems.com
Press Contact: Roberta Lewis • Tel: 1 (713) 665-8758 • email: roberta@robertalewis.com

ABOUT JACOB TYLER – www.jacobtyler.com
Jacob Tyler is a full-service brand communications agency that creates brands with meaningful and significant value. It does so through its expertise in brand strategy, identity and implementation, which includes web design and development, product design, printed collateral, online marketing, social media, and reputation management. It has been honored by Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest growing companies in 2010, was named by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the city’s fastest growing companies, five years in row, and has been the recipient of more than fifty national design and marketing awards.

All rights reserved. All brands and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

No Father’s Day Celebration is Complete Without a SunBriteTV, The Outdoor Upgrade Every Dad Will Enjoy

THOUSAND OAKS, California May 29, 2013 – Summer is prime time to be outside, but there’s no reason that dads should have to forsake the big game for a little sunshine. A SunBriteTV outdoor television is the perfect gift this Father’s Day for the dad that loves his backyard just as much as he loves his indoor man cave.

“Any dad loves having a sanctuary to catch up on his favorite shows and sporting events,” says Tom Dixon, VP of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “Moving that sanctuary outdoors with a SunBriteTV means he can do it all: barbeque on the grill, enjoy a few cold ones with family and friends, or work on his putt, all the while keeping up with the scores.”

What’s more, a SunBriteTV comes with a father-friendly price tag. The Signature Series starts at $1,495 (32”), $2,795 (46”), $3,995 (55”), and $6,995 (65”).

All SunBriteTV models withstand temperatures from -24°F to 122°F and completely resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects. Anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright high-definition images in any climate, day or night.

Every SunBriteTV includes a 2-year warranty, a weatherproof remote, and 20-watt built-in speakers. Optional accessories include a variety of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation solutions, dust covers and FM radio.

“Simply put, a SunBriteTV gives dad the chance to get the most enjoyment he can out of his summer,” says Dixon.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arena, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

KRAFTWERK – THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 uses Dataton WATCHOUT as part of Australian tour

(c) Kraftwerk

The dynamic interactive and 3D features of Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software will continue to be used by German electro pop pioneers, Kraftwerk, in their hotly anticipated tours and concerts’ programme throughout 2013.

Kraftwerk will perform THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 at the Sydney Opera House starting on 24 May. The band will perform one studio album in full at each concert, combining it with stunning visual backdrops, including interactive 3D projections, sound and animation.

Dataton WATCHOUT is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by WATCHOUT Premium Partner Interactive Controls Pty Ltd.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton says: “For each of the eight shows, WATCHOUT manages projected 3D content on a large stage backdrop creating a powerful abstract presence in front of audiences wearing polarized 3D glasses. To create the lighting effects on the four illuminated controller desks, a Pixel-gate LED video controller uses an additional DVI output from the main screen with the WATCHOUT “Tier” feature. The main timeline in WATCHOUT is chasing timecode from Kraftwerk synthesizers (MTC converted into SMPTE). The Kraftwerk synthesizers are also used for live visual interaction controlled via MIDI commands.”

ENDS

Images: © Kraftwerk

www.dataton.com
www.interactivecontrols.com.au

New cost–effective KanexPro HDMI Matrix with up to 32×32 I/O’s

May 16, 2013. Getting ready for InfoComm? Don’t forget to check our new, best-in class HDMI™ Matrix Switcher for all your AV integration needs.

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 (also available in 4×4, 8×8 & 16×16) matrix is an ultra-high performance, digital matrix switcher engineered to route HDMI signals from 32 inputs to 32 outputs. The unit provides full HDCP internal management for today’s integration in commercial A/V market, ensuring HDCP key authentication, and administering the handshake internally. It maintains resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, 1080p or 2K, supporting full cross point switching. The matrix supports smart EDID management for rapid integration of sources and displays.

HDMI, Matrix, EDID, HDCP


Fully controllable through RS-232 commands, IR remote and front-panel buttons, this switcher includes 10-global presets for I/O configurations which allows saving and recalling via the front-panel, IR or through serial control at any time.

Today’s Applications

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 matrix switcher is ideal for countless commercial applications such as military, medical and government environments where swift, reliable switching and distribution of high-resolution DVI/HDMI signals is critical to meet pixel-by-pixel needs.
To get a quote or for more information please call us at 888-644-4149 or visit KanexPro.com

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively. KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Nationwide Distribution Network Catalyst AV Now Offering Atlona Media Distribution Products

Catalyst AV Enters into Nationwide Distribution Agreement with Atlona

Comprehensive assortment of media distribution products meets Catalyst AV’s standards for performance and value

Burlington, MA – May 14, 2013 – Catalyst AV, a nationwide distribution network of specialty AV products that serves more than 10,000 integrators from 17-locations stateside — with emphasis on dealer support before, during and after the sale — today announced Atlona® as its media distribution products partner.

Established in 2003, Atlona is a leading provider of AV switchers, distribution amps, extenders, converters and scalers, cables and adapters, testing equipment and accessories. Effective this month, all 17 Catalyst AV distribution outlets began stocking Atlona’s media distribution solutions, ready for next-day delivery and where applicable, same-day to its dealer base.

”Atlona is a leader in signal distribution and we are fortunate to have another partnership with a leader in a category served,” says Wally Whinna, Catalyst AV board member and principal of Allnet Distributing. “We’ve begun rolling-out the line to our dealers via special events as well as one-on-one dealer presentations and trainings.”

“We have a strong relationship with the members of this group and work very well together to bring the best products, support and complementary offering to the CEDIA market. The Catalyst AV distribution group has positioned Atlona as the premier connectivity line and with their national reach we will continue to see the growth of their dealer network,” says Mike Grubb, Atlona Senior Sales Manager, Americas.

The Catalyst AV member companies are:
• Allnet Distributing (www.allnetdistributing.com) (Midwest)
• Audio Video Warehouse (www.av-warehouse.com) (Nevada, Arizona)
• Custom Plus Distributing (www.customplusdistributing.com) (Pacific NW / Alaska)
• Easy Access Distribution (www.easyaccessdistribution.com) (Northeast)
• Electronic Lane Distributors (www.electroniclane.com) (Southwest) (commercial / and pro AV channels)
• Electronics Source (www.electronics-source.com) (Florida and Southeast)
• Electronic Stockroom (www.electronicstockroom.com) (California)
• HCA Distributing (www.hcadist.com) (Rocky Mountains)
• Pioneer Music Company (www.pioneermusicinc.com) (Plains States)
• SPD (www.spmreps.com/sound-product-distributing) (Upstate NY)
• Tech Source Distributors (www.techsourcedist.com) (Mid-Atlantic)

Please direct all Catalyst AV media inquiries to Paul Muto at paul@mutocomm.com; 631.849.4301.

About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 11 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 10,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing). www.catalystav.com

About Atlona
Atlona® is a leading provider of innovative, reliable AV and IT connectivity solutions. Since 2003, the company has been designing and engineering award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers to simplify installation, minimize maintenance, and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Atlona’s vision is simple: deliver customer-driven products designed and developed with the features, performance, and reliability that industry leaders demand; and deliver the best value in the industry.

More information about Atlona is available at www.atlona.com.

© 2013 Atlona Inc. All rights reserved. Atlona and the Atlona logo are registered trademarks of Atlona Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other names and marks are trademarks of their respective holders.

Soundcast Systems Recruits Sean Mitchell, Alan Poe and Nick Berry – Phase One Of Its Growth Strategy

San Diego, CA (May 2, 2013) – Soundcast Systems, developer and manufacturer of high-performance wireless music systems, adds three new members to its leadership team; Sean Mitchell as VP of Finance, Allan Poe as Customer Service Manager and Nick Berry as Director of Sales. The new positions and staff additions follow the company’s recent announcement of securing expanded capital for its accelerated growth strategy now in full swing.

Sean Mitchell is appointed VP of Finance and will be involved heavily in all aspects of our new growth strategy. Sean is committed to streamlining and strengthening our overall operations as we grow. He will be responsible for expanding and enhancing our finance department, including our growth capital planning, financial infrastructure, operations systems, and financial controls. Sean graduated from California State University, Chico with a BA in Journalism with minors in Business Administration and Marketing. He joins us from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he is well recognized as a champion for entrepreneurs and innovators. Sean is relocating from Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife and three children.

Alan Poe is announced to a new position as Customer Service Manager. Alan will be at the helm for Soundcast creating systems to establish a world-class customer experience through a commitment to service, support and product quality control. He will help establish new channel partner and consumer support programs, service standards, marketing lead systems and outreach campaigns. Alan is an industry veteran and is renowned by peers and insiders as a dedicated customer advocate committed to doing whatever it takes for his customers. Alan previously worked for SpeakerCraft in multiple roles including sales, logistics and management during his thirteen-year tenure. He will relocate from Riverside, CA with his family.

As previously noted, Nick Berry officially joins Soundcast as Director of Sales. Nick will enthusiastically lead our overall sales efforts including enterprise sales, strategic relationship development, territory management, new market programs and all retail sales activities. He brings a wealth of consumer electronic retail experience with him as the former Director of Sales and Marketing (2009-13) at SpeakerCraft. Nick recently completed his MBA and holds a BSBA in Entrepreneurship from UNLV. He and his family relocated from Las Vegas, NV in early April.

“It’s a unique opportunity and advantage to add three great talents at one time to our company. We are delighted to add Sean, Alan and Nick to our San Diego headquarters leadership team. Each brings a unique expertise and talent to the table that is certain to elevate our way of thinking, enhance our focus on service, develop world-class products and to further cultivate our brand loyalty with dealers, distributors and most importantly connecting with our end-user clientele.” says Mike Weaver, president of Soundcast Systems.

The staff expansion is phase one of the company’s aggressive business plan underway that also includes new products-to-market in 2013, future product development, multi-market expansion and the infrastructure enhancements and support necessary to grow.

The company will unveil two new products this month and continue its accelerated development of new wireless products that best fit the needs of the modern connected world, with many new innovative models slated for 2013 and 2014.

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ABOUT SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS – www.soundcastsystems.com
Located in San Diego, California, Soundcast is a market innovator and leader in high-performance wireless audio systems sold globally through multiple markets. Soundcast has one of the most comprehensive patent and intellectual property portfolios of its wireless audio, digital amplification and proprietary high-performance battery technologies in the world.

Soundcast speaker systems feature robust weather-resistant enclosures, hours and hours of play on a single charge and unmatched sound performance that make them the ultimate take everywhere speaker system. Use it anywhere you want to enjoy great music – outdoors, indoors, pool, patio, barbeque, tailgating, RV, boating, beach, or park! With Soundcast Systems, don’t let the music stop where the wires end.

Soundcast Contact: Mike Weaver • 1 (619) 671-0110 ext. 3038 • mweaver@soundcastsystems.com
Press Contact: Roberta Lewis • Tel: 1 (713) 665-8758 • email: roberta@robertalewis.com

All rights reserved. All brands and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Visual Surveillance Manufacturer IC Realtime Opens Doors for Integrators to Tap Many Vertical Markets via Verizon 4G LTE Network

Video Surveillance Products Leader IC Realtime Joins Verizon Partner Program

Joint national program opens doors for integrators to tap vertical markets by deploying
custom-tailored HD video surveillance systems transmitted via Verizon Wireless; represents great opportunities for integrators to create recurring monthly revenues

Pompano Beach, FL – May 1, 2013 – IC Realtime, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, governmental and educational channels, today announced that it has joined the Verizon Partner program. The move is the first initiative by IC Realtime’s M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Advisors Group, a newly-formed division operating from within its Pompano Beach, Florida headquarters.

Under the program IC Realtime and Verizon Wireless Connected Technologies sales teams will work with qualified IC Realtime integration companies (classified by IC Realtime as its M2M Master Integrators) to develop and deploy custom-tailored HD video surveillance solutions via the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

According to IC Realtime’s M2M Advisor Group President Adam Cohen, the types of applications span residential, commercial and industrial to local, state and federal branches of government.

”The program helps integrators branch-out into emerging vertical markets such as remote autonomous solar-powered systems; video over cellular; cloud-based HD-video and data storage; remote M2M command and control, and internet and video redundancy,” says Cohen. “These powerful new offerings will allow them to sell services and build recurring monthly revenue streams previously deemed unobtainable or perhaps unforeseen.”

To help integrators seize the wide range of opportunities that exist, IC Realtime will aggregate talent from its consortium of integration companies, training them in Megapixel IP video over cellular networks, command and control over remote locations, autonomous solar systems, and wireless technology.

“Such a network of skilled connected technology experts can assist the business interests of manufacturers, service providers, integrators, and consumers of electronic physical security equipment,” adds Cohen. “We believe that our pool of M2M Master Integrators will be the catalyst for a global paradigm shift in how security is procured, installed and serviced.”

Useful for the venture will be Video iVAULT™, an M2M cloud-based platform that IC Realtime created to provide live video on demand, without the need for special software or complicated hardware solutions. This platform allows wireless cameras and recorders to send event video and alerts to the IC Realtime Cloud to be securely stored long-term via wireless networks. Additionally, this solution further reduces costs by limiting the amount of video storage devices needed to be deployed onsite.

IC Realtime has also created a failover option for its DVR / NVR systems solutions to monitor in real time, grant access, communicate, and secure environments via the Verizon network. This redundancy feature provides crucial backup when power and internet lines go down. According to Cohen, the failover option is yet another example of previously untapped revenue source for integrators.

For all IC Realtime media inquiries, please contact Paul Muto at 631.849.4301 or via email at paul@mutocomm.com.

About IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions, serving the residential, commercial, industrial, governmental and educational channels with a wide variety of analog and IP surveillance cameras, DVRs, NVRs, monitors, software Apps and accessories. The company is founded by experts with a combined 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment. www.icrealtime.com

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

SunBriteTV is the Cornerstone Element in Transforming Any Outdoor Living Area

THOUSAND OAKS, California, April 30, 2013 – Studies show that homeowners are more interested now than ever before in upgrading their outdoor living spaces. Whether it’s a modest yet relaxing patio or a backyard paradise to rival a resort, a SunBriteTV all-weather television is the perfect investment in creating the ultimate outdoor setup.

Manufactured in the U.S. and purpose-built to sustain the harshest weather from Miami to Minneapolis, a SunBriteTV is the foundation of any dynamic outdoor entertaining area. According to a survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects, architects experienced a significant increase in client interest in blended indoor/outdoor living in 2012.

“We’ve seen many consumers investing more in their current property to add long-term value,” said Tom Dixon, VP of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “A SunBriteTV is ideal in this situation: our durable outdoor TVs are built to last for years and add value to the property in addition to livening up social gatherings.”

The SunBriteTV Signature Series starts at $1,495 for a 32”, $2,795 (46”), $3,995 (55”) and $6,995 (65”).

All SunBriteTV models withstand temperatures from -24°F to 122°F and completely resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects. Anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright high-definition images in any outdoor climate, any time of day or night.

Every SunBriteTV includes a two-year warranty, a weatherproof remote, and 20 watt built-in speakers.

Optional accessories include a variety of wall-, ceiling- or pole-mount installation solutions, dust covers and FM Radio.

For more information on SunBriteTV please visit www.sunbritetv.com.

About SunBriteTV
SunBriteTV’s all-weather televisions have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arena, restaurant and hotel patios and even on military vehicles participating in field operations. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit the Dealer Inquiry page at www.sunbritetv.com.

SYMETRIX DEBUTS DEDICATED AEC PROCESSOR

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – APRIL 2013: Symetrix announces delivery of the SymNet Radius AEC, a core acoustic echo-cancelling device for deployment in teleconferencing installations of any size. The 1U rack unit contains eight mic/line wideband echo cancellers, eight line outputs, and four auxiliary line inputs. Application specific input or output expansion of a single Radius AEC is facilitated with a configurable slot supporting any SymNet I/O card including the recently released 2 Line Analog Telephone Interface.

As a building block in larger systems Radius AEC uses Dante for network audio connections to additional Radius or SymNet Edge DSPs, and to the cost-effective SymNet 12-channel I/O expanders.

Paul Roberts, Symetrix CEO was quick to point out, “We designed mega DSP into this box. In addition to the eight full-band, low-latency channels with direct outputs, we have a flexible general purpose DSP to handle all the other processing that is truly required to support high-intelligibility speech and effective communications. Corporate and educational end users are raising the bar every day. We purposefully designed Radius AEC to stay ahead of the curve.”

As with all SymNet DSP products using Composer open architecture software, Radius AEC supports an array of user controls including the ARC-WEB browser, ARC wall panels, SymVue custom user screens, and third party touchscreens.

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix engineers high-end professional audio solutions, specializing in DSP hardware and software. Symetrix products are distributed worldwide, and designed and manufactured in the U.S. at the Seattle area headquarters. Since 1976, customers have enjoyed the benefits of Symetrix independent ownership and management. For more information on Symetrix professional audio products, please visit www.symetrix.co or call +1 (425) 778-7728.

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Nest Learning Thermostat Now Available at AVAD

Custom electronics distributor offers thermostat that programs itself, saves energy.

Los Angeles, Calif. – April 22, 2013 – AVAD LLC, one of North America’s leading providers of custom electronics, has announced it now offers dealers access to the award-winning Nest® Learning Thermostat™ from Nest Labs. Compatible with 95 percent of low-voltage heating and cooling systems, the Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures homeowners like, creates a custom schedule for their home, and turns itself down when they are away.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is designed to address the reality of home energy consumption: that the thermostat controls about half of the average home’s power—more than appliances, lighting, TVs, computers and stereos combined. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that programmable thermostats can save home energy bills up to 20% annually by eliminating excessive heating or cooling. The Nest Learning Thermostat enables energy saving features that are specific to each customer by using sensors and software algorithms to monitor usage patterns and measure each home’s thermal profile.

“AVAD values the Nest mission of getting serious about saving people money by continually working to perfect home energy efficiency,” said Hugh Hughes, Director of Merchandising at AVAD. “We are expanding our home control and HVAC portfolio in an effort to expand the AVAD vision of Custom Install 2.0 that helps integrators stay ahead of the competition by bringing exciting, trending products to all of our customers.”

The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to Wi-Fi and can be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. The Nest app is available for iOS and Android devices for free. Nest’s unique features can help save energy and keep customers comfortable. The device includes a host of proprietary features that are capable of managing heating and cooling units including gas, electric, oil, solar, hot water, geothermal, forced air, heat pump and radiant systems:

• Auto-Schedule™- No more programming hassles. Nest learns the temperatures you like and programs itself.
• Auto-Away™- Nest automatically turns itself to an energy-saving temp when you’re not home.
• Airwave™- Automatically turns off the AC a few minutes early, but keeps the fan running. The air stays cool but your AC runs up to 30% less.
• Energy History- See when heating and cooling were on and what affected your energy use.
• Nest Leaf- Appears when you turn Nest to a temperature that’s energy efficient, guiding you to energy savings.
• System Match™- Make sure you’re getting the most out of your high-efficiency system. System Match turns on specific features for forced air, heat pump or radiant to help you save and keep you comfortable.
• Remote Control- Connect Nest to Wi-Fi to change the temp or adjust your schedule from a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

For more information on Nest, visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.nest.com.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.

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.

About Nest
Nest is focused on addressing home-energy consumption with an elegantly designed solution – one that people actually enjoy using. Founded by Apple alums Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, Nest brings together a world-class team with the broad backgrounds needed to deliver an amazing product that blends technology with ease of use. Nest is privately funded and based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.nest.com.

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