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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

PCS Signs Agreement to License UPB Technology for Worldwide Use

Northridge, Cal. — August 2, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), 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 approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited (PLLC), of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.

Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is an award winning, highly reliable, cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.

Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such more

Platinum Tools® Makes Stripping Coax Cable Faster & Cleaner with Latest Tool

Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper - part number 15020C

Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C)

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 29, 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 its new double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C) is now shipping.

“Designed for the professional contractor, our new, lightweight, compact, double-ended coaxial cable stripper is the fastest and cleanest way to strip your coax cables,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Designed for fast, accurate stripping right out of the box, the blades in this new ‘must have’ tool are pre-set for industry standard ¼-inch cable preparation, eliminating the need for time consuming blade depth adjustments.?

Additional features of Platinum Tools’ double ended more

Pandora® Internet Radio Integration Makes Niles® IntelliControl® ICS System The Ulitmate Whole-House Music Distribution Platform

Niles® IM-NET firmware update now enables consumers to access content from Pandora® Internet Radio, Rhapsody®, and SIRIUS|XM®. more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

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