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Platinum Tools® Launches All-in-One Stripping Tool at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools All-in-One Stripping Tool - part no 15018C

Platinum Tools All-in-One Stripping Tool, designed for stripping RG11, RG7, RG6Q, RG6, CAT5E, CAT6, CAT6A, and other audio and multi-conductor cables quickly and easily.

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 31, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will launch the All-in-One Stripping Tool (part # 15018C ) at the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. The All-in-One Stripping Tool is now shipping.

“The All-In-One Stripping Tool is designed to strip various types of cables being used in the voice, data and video network markets,? said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “The rugged All-In-One will strip RG11, RG7, RG6Q, more

ihiji invision Remote Network Monitoring Solution Adds Control4 Integration and Expands ZigBee Device Monitoring Capabilities

ihiji invision Control4 Zigbee MBR Remote Control Offline Status

ihiji invision Detail View of Control4 Zigbee MBR Remote Control Offline Status

Austin, TX – August 31, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning remote monitoring and support system invision, today announces that it has officially joined the Control4® Solution Provider Program, further expanding an already impressive suite of solutions made possible by pairing ihiji invision with Control4 products and ZigBee devices.

ihiji invision is a cloud-based remote monitoring and support system which enables integrators to increase system reliability and improve customer service levels while simultaneously reducing service department overhead and earning sustainable recurring revenues, through the implementation of annual remote systems monitoring service contracts.

The Control4 Solution Provider Program identifies and recommends products and services that will enhance business-management processes for its dealers. With tools that assist in sales, marketing, installation, application development, and business operations, Control4 Solution Provider companies help dealers differentiate their business in the marketplace, increase their profitability, and be more successful selling Control4 solutions. An unyielding commitment to supporting dealer success is shared by both Control4 and ihiji, making the collaboration even more beneficial.
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KanexPro Introduces the Ultimate Long-Runner with HDBaseT® & 5Play™ Technology at CEDIA EXPO 2011

Long Runner 5PL

100M HDMI Extender with PoE, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and 3D Support

Brea, Calif., Aug 22, 2011 – KanexPro (Booth #309) the leading A/V Connectivity solutions provider is proud to introduce its groundbreaking HDMI® Extender, based on HDBaseT® technology called the “The Long –Runner 5PL? which includes all the five main elements of a typical A/V install: Audio, Video, Power, Control, and the Distance needed for versatility and swift installation. Guaranteed to work with any number of HDMI sources and displays.

Route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. In addition, it supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminating excess or unwanted power drain and also provides power to the receiver at the remote location, giving the ultimate freedom to the flat-panel or projector from being tethered to the AC outlet.
It provisions full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p) with multichannel more

VMP Showcases DVR-LB2 DVR Lockbox at ASIS 2011

Video Mount Products DVR-LB2 DVR Lockbox

Video Mount Products (VMP) DVR-LB2 DVR Lockbox

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will showcase its popular DVR-LB2 DVR Lockbox at ASIS 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3479. The DVR-LB2 has an MSRP of $233.95.

“The DVR-LB2 is an alternative to our popular DVR-LB1 DVR lockbox,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The DVR-LB2 features all the benefits of the DVR-LB1, but also includes a smoked Plexiglas window that allows IR signal pass-through.?

According to Fulmer, high-end electronics have become a staple in today’s security, and commercial marketplaces. As these expensive technologies and equipment, more

KanexPro releases HDMI® based Long-Runner Extender with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Brea, CA – 08.16.11 – Pro AV Connectivity solutions provider KanexPro

KanexPro Long Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

The KanexPro Long-Runner with PoE (Power over Ethernet) employs HDBaseT technology to route high-resolution HDMI signals with full HD 1080p from the source up to 330 feet (100m) to your HD display. It supports full 3D (all formats) and resolutions up to 4Kx2K (4 times the 1080p), multi-channel audio and IR extension over a single low cost CAT5e/6 cable.

is bringing an innovative new technology to CEDIA EXPO and into the market. An addition to the Long-Runner family of HDMI Extenders, constructed with HDBaseT® technology and POE (Power Over Ethernet) over a single CAT-5e/6. This long-range transmitter/ receiver system packs a lot of signals in a streamlined extension system that also delivers power at the remote location, freeing more

Powerline Control Systems Now Part of Specialty Electronics Nationwide Buying Group

Northridge, Cal. — August 10, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Specialty Electronics Nationwide, the specialty CE and custom installation division of the Nationwide Marketing Group. This agreement will increase PCS’ product distribution network, and allow SEN dealers to reap the financial benefits of purchasing at much higher volume levels, meaning lower prices and increased profitability.

SEN dealers will now have access to PulseWorx, PCS’ top-of-the-line lighting and electrical control devices utilizing UPB technology, which uses existing powerlines to communicate signal controls. PulseWorx provides a lighting control and home automation solution that is reliable, affordable, flexible and easy to install. In addition to the increased profitability SEN dealers already receive from member vendors, SEN will continue to more

New Millwork Kits for Credenza Racks Aid in Customization

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C5 Series Credenza Rack System w/ Millwork Custom Option

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is introducing a Millwork Kit option for its C5 Series Credenza Rack system. Ideal for entertainment centers, installers now have the option with the C5 to offer the reliability of a professional rack system combined with a furniture look custom to the client’s media room.

The Millwork Kit includes a complete hardware kit and USB flash drive with all drawings and instructions needed for the millworker to customize woodwork to be used with the C5 frame kit. This enables complete customization of the credenza while maintaining the support structure’s integrity, including built-in energy-saving thermal management.

Comprised of a steel rack core and outer wood panels, the C5 also now incorporates many other new features based on the requests and feedback of the company’s integration partners. One of the most requested options, monitor mounts, are now available for most 32? – 50? screens. more

Middle Atlantic Products BGR Series Equipment Racks Now Shipping

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Middle Atlantic BGR Series Residential Rack

Fairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products is now shipping its groundbreaking new BGR Series racks, featuring the highest level of space efficiency and strength available in a rack system. Originally unveiled at InfoComm, the BGR Series incorporates the most comprehensive feature set currently available for hassle-free, efficient system integration in commercial and residential applications alike.

Primary benefits of the BGR Series design include time and labor savings, installation and field flexibility, superior cable management and high flow/low energy DC cooling options. Core to the BGR Series rack’s enhanced functionality is the company’s new patent-pending LeverLock™ Interior Management System, which facilitates mounting of small devices along the rack interior sides, and advanced cabling management. Comprised of a series of unique, tool-free vertical and horizontal lacing bars and device mounting plates, the LeverLock system promotes fast, flexible installation and servicing and can save more than 4 rackspaces per enclosure in typical installations.
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Platinum Tools® Releases Latest Addition to Famed SealSmart™ Product Line

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

Platinum Tools PROCON compression tool

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 8, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of the PROCON compression tool, the latest addition to its famed SealSmart ™ product line.

“Now shipping, PROCON is a convenient, easy-to-use, all-in-one compression tool designed for professional contractors installing CATV and CCTV networks,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “PROCON provides quick, reliable results every time. Engineered for long life, this rugged tool features a patented rotating connector positioner-head and multihead adapter. Switch coax cable sizes and connector types on the fly!?

Additional features of the PROCON compression tool include:
• patented head rotates to switch from RG6Q/6 to RG11/7
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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

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