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KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

Middle Atlantic Introduces New Enhancements for Credenza Racks

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Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products announces the availability of several new options for increased usability, storage and easy installation of its C5 Series Credenza Rack systems. Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 can now incorporate many new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners.

One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, is now available for most 32? – 50? screens. New shelf system inserts provide space for tableware and supplies and are isolated from the air circulated by the equipment cooling system. Custom cutouts are now possible to accommodate tabletop boxes from all manufacturers for convenient connectivity. New recycling and waste receptacles provide unobtrusive compliance in meeting rooms for ISO 14001 recycling container requirements. C5 credenza racks can also be ordered now with flip up sides that offer additional workspace – including extra room for laptops and portable more

NEW MOZAEX iPlay FEATURE ADDS iTunes MUSIC AND MOVIES

Salt Lake City – June 27, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has released a new Mozaex feature called iPlay, which allows users to browse and play their entire iTunes music and movie library on their Mozaex multi-room Entertainment Server. iPlay will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, UK, June 28 – 30.

All Your Movies, Music, and Online Media Playing In Perfect Harmony

iPlay combines a disc-loaded, streaming and downloaded movie/music server into one simple solution. With the Mozaex iPlay feature, all the music, TV shows, and movies purchased at Apple’s iTunes Store can now be enjoyed on the user’s HDTV home theater system via the Mozaex Entertainment Server.

“With iPlay, Mozaex offers for the first time the ability to play all three more

Extron Introduces 7-inch TouchLink Touchpanel With Contemporary Thin Bezel Design

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two, newly-designed 7-inch touchpanels. The TLP 710MV and TLP 710TV are fully configurable, 7″ touchpanels featuring contemporary, thin bezel designs that complement the aesthetics of any environment. The Extron TLP 710 Series has an 800×480 resolution touchscreen and incorporates PoE – Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need for a local power supply. Each model has a built-in MTP – Twisted Pair receiver, which accepts either S-video or composite video signals over standard CAT 5 cable. This enhanced connectivity 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. Both are ideal for control environments requiring a 7-inch control surface within an elegant touchpanel design. more

HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Introduces Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller At InfoComm 2011

ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN BSS Audio, today introduced the Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller as an updated replacement for the original BLU-8 Wall Controller at InfoComm 2011.

The Soundweb London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller is available in white or black and offers Ethernet connectivity, direct or PoE powering, multiple modes of operation, simple control and visual feedback, a sleep feature and a lockout feature.

The BLU-8v2 Wall Controller shares the same feature set and appearance as the original BLU-8 Wall Controller but benefits from a significant hardware upgrade. Under the surface, the BLU-8v2 has much in common with the rack-mount Soundweb London devices and this revised hardware design offers significant enhancement to networking functionality.

The BLU-8v2 features two rotary encoders, one 9-segment meter and five push-buttons. The device can be configured to work in one of three modes of operation.

RGB LEDs on the BLU-8v2 allow more

MOZAEX SHIPS SHOWSTAR — WORLD’S LOWEST PRICED ALL-IN-ONE BLU-RAY SERVER

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Salt Lake City – June 14, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has begun shipping the ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server. The ShowStar will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, UK, June 28 – 30.

“With a base pricing starting at $1,995 USD, ShowStar represents the world’s most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store, and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows, and more than one hundred online media channels,? said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.

“At these extraordinary prices, everyone can afford luxury on-demand entertainment. Our dealers can dramatically expand their sales into the more

SOUNDCAST’S FIRST MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM Audio ‘In’ Crowd to Demand the OutCast 3.4

Soundcast OutCast 3.4 Wireless Multi-Room Speaker System

Soundcast OutCast 3.4 Wireless Multi-Room Speaker System

Chula Vista, CA (June 10, 2011) – Wait till the music lovers hear this. Soundcast Systems, developer of high performance wireless audio systems and products, announces its new OutCast 3.4 multi-room, multi-source wireless speaker system with subwoofer just in time for summertime home and outdoor entertaining. Your music affordably enjoyed wherever you are—with no wires!

Wireless is in. Affordable is in. Portable is in. iPod/iPhone access and control is in. So Outcast 3.4 is in! The new system is destined to be the most utilized speaker you’ll ever own, and Soundcast is happy to shout its hefty claim.

OutCast 3.4’s technology lets you easily access and enjoy up to 3-sources of your favorite music in up to 4 separate areas of your home or business. Heck yes, listen both in and outdoors!

The OutCast 3.4 has a powerful wireless broadcast range of up to more

Middle Atlantic Products Acquisition Complete

––Middle Atlantic established as new division; plans for continued focus on full spectrum of AV installations.

West Hartford, CT, June 10, 2011 – Legrand, North America has completed its acquisition of Middle Atlantic Products Inc. which now becomes the company’s new Commercial A/V division focused on AV products and solutions for commercial, residential, security and broadcast applications.
The Acquisition enables a more comprehensive offering of AV infrastructure products and solutions from one company to ultimately better service the needs of the growing AV markets.
“The Middle Atlantic brand, operations, and services are continuing as they always have, so our customers can continue to expect the exceptional experience we work hard to deliver every day,? said Mike Baker, Middle Atlantic President and now also President of Legrand’s Commercial A/V division. “Now that we have the backing and support of a global company, we will be able to consider new more

Dealers Can Receive Discounts on Powerline Control Systems Products at Hawaiian BBQ Events

Cheesy Hawaiian shirt and bib are optional

Northridge, Cal. — June 9, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced that dealers will have the opportunity to purchase Powerline Control Systems’ products at seven Hawaiian-themed BBQs, coordinated by western regional sales representative Pro Sales Rep, to be held at ADI branches this summer.

Visitors to the booth will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for the SPK1, a starter package that’s great for a super simple lighting control installation, which is a great product for those just learning how simple a PulseWorx lighting system installation and control can be. Dealers will also be able to demo the new Mi LightStyle product, an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by more

SIM2 Cinema-Quality 3D at the Pride of Hawaii Design Summit 2.0

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L to R: Marco Colindres, principal of Pride of Hawaii, Alberto Fabiano, EVP of SIM2 USA

SIM2 USA is pleased to announce its appearance at the upcoming Pride of Hawaii Design Summit 2.0 on June 3, at the Honolulu Design Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Taking center stage will be the LUMIS 3D SOLO proudly presented by Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA. Pride of Hawaii, principal Marco Colindres, ASID, AIA, and Honolulu Design Center sponsor this event.

“Marco has done an incredible job working with the interior design and architect community in Hawaii, to bring everyone together for this prestigious event,? said Fabiano. “SIM2 will further enhance the event by showcasing cinema-quality 3D with our unique LUMIS 3D SOLO projector displayed on a Stewart projection screen. Thanks to our incredible R&D team, this projector is more

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