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Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-SnapJack Cat5e & Cat6 Wall Jack at InfoComm 2011

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack

Now Shipping, the Reusable, Time Saving EZ-SnapJack has been Designed to Fit Industry Standard Wall Plates and is Perfect for New or Retrofit Cat5e and Cat6 Installations

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 24, 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 feature its popular EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3188.

“With the Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack, the installer may never need a punchdown tool again for Cat5e and Cat6 wall jack applications,? said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Now shipping, the EZ-SnapJack is self-terminating and quickly installs for professional results more

Powerline Control Systems Now Shipping Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Northridge, Calif. — May 24, 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 is now shipping Mi Lightstyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smartphones, tablets and computers.

“The demand for Mi LightStyle has been impressive. Installers realize that Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option that is easy to use and flexible,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘apps’ offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—allowing them to control or monitor their home from anywhere in the world—and can quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting controls.?

Unlike other home automation solutions, which more

ELAN® Debuts 10? In-Wall Color LCD Touch Screen Featuring “Touch And Swipe? Design And Built-In Video Screen For Television Viewing

New ELAN TS10 joins the ELAN family of 7? and 4? Touch Screens, HR2 handheld remote, and g! mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 19, 2011 – Following on the recent introduction of its expanded line of ELAN HC System Controllers for its g! Control System, ELAN Home Systems today introduced a new 10? in-wall color LCD touch screen to its award-winning family of user-friendly g! system interfaces. The new ELAN TS10 Touch Screen will be delivered to dealers beginning in June, according to Joe Lautner, ELAN Manager of Business Development & Product Management. more

IOGEAR Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter Wirelessly Connects Ethernet Devices to the Internet

An Ethernet port is all that’s needed to connect Blu-ray™ players, gaming consoles, LCD / LED TVs and other devices to a home’s wireless router.

Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter - IOGEAR

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence and connectivity products, announces a new Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter (GWU627) for connecting A/V devices to a home network via a wireless router. With online gaming and media consumption rapidly increasing, the need for robust and reliable network access is growing. While many manufacturers are integrating network connections within products, progress is not keeping up with demand.

The IOGEAR Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter provides an affordable and stable solution for equipping Ethernet-enabled devices with wireless network access. The word “universal? is often thrown around, but the Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter works with ANY device featuring an Ethernet port, no brand or device-specific Wi-Fi USB adapter needed. Simply connect more

LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO,

Alan Richards

An announcement has been made by President John Dace at Liberty AV Solutions that Alan Richards has been named the company’s new Eastern Director of Sales.

Now responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales activity conducted throughout the region, Richards comes to his new post with over 20 years of experience within the AV industry. Formerly with Jerusalem, Israel-based Kramer Electronics, where he served as VP of Sales for the US market, Richards will make New Jersey his home base of operations on behalf of Liberty.

Richards effectively replaces Liberty’s former Eastern Director of Sales Dan Reich, who has taken on new responsibilities within the company as its Sales Operations Manager. In this capacity, Reich will assume day-to-day management of all zone managers throughout the more

LIBERTY APPOINTS TONY CARR AS NEW SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY MANAGER

TONY CARR

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 1, 2011—Liberty AV Solutions has named Tony Carr as its new Southwestern Territory Manager. An accomplished industry veteran who comes to the post from Samsung Electronics, Carr will assist in directing Liberty’s sales efforts in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Reporting directly to Liberty’s Director of Western Regional Sales David Ellis, Carr will work hand-in-hand with the company’s independent manufacturer’s reps to serve customers throughout his territory. As the latest addition to an overall sales force reorganization that began last year, he will be supported by a team of inside sales associates that brings an even broader base of specialized knowledge and resources to those in the field.

“Customers have an inherent right to expect high levels of service,? Carr believes. “To that end, it’s great to be a part of the Liberty sales team, because we are focused and committed to more

SIM2 USA Appoints Two New Rep Firms

Miramar, Florida—April 2011—SIM2 USA announces the appointment of two new rep firms on the West Coast. Steven Lester Company will handle Northern California and Northern Nevada, while Morris-Tait Associates will cover Southern California.

“California represents a golden opportunity for SIM2, and we look to the teams at Morris Tait Associates and Steven Lester Co. to be an extension of the brand, reaching our dealers with personalized attention and service,? said Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA. “Everyone involved is well respected in the territory and experienced in selling reference-quality home entertainment products, which are the key reasons we chose them. We look forward to continued success in this territory with our new partners.?

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About Morris-Tait
Morris-Tait Associates was founded 48 years ago and has maintained its edge in the industry by continually representing high-end custom installation audio/video products more

ihiji Takes Remote Monitoring and Support To Next Level With Control4 Home Automation Systems and ZigBee Device Monitoring Capability; Easy Integration, Offers Extended Visibility into Home Networks

Austin, TX – April 5, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning remote monitoring and support system invision, today announced that it now offers feature-rich compatibility with Control4® home automation systems and ZigBee devices. ihiji invision enables integrators to reduce servicing costs and increase system reliability while simultaneously empowering dealers to earn recurring revenue through the implementation of service contracts.

“Dealers will now be able to monitor many aspects of Control4 installations with ihiji invision, including ZigBee devices,? said ihiji president and co-founder Stuart Rench. “This represents a significant opportunity for all Control4 and ihiji dealers. They can now approach new or existing clients with a proactive remote monitoring and support solution that integrates easily and ensures improved system reliability and performance through extended device visibility.?

invision is a cloud-based remote monitoring and support system that enables 24/7 two-way communication with control, entertainment, network, HVAC lighting more

Comprehensive New Line of HDMI Signal Converters!

Convert almost any signal to HDMI with these all new problem solvers from Comprehensive. Now it is easy to convert
DVI, RGB, Component, VGA , S-video, or Composite to HDMI with this new family of signal converters.

All of these converters are ideal for various applications and are available in the following formats:

CCN-DH101: DVI-D Dual Link to HDMI Converter and SPDIF Audio
CCN-CH101: RGB YPbPr to HDMI Converter with SPDIF Optical Toslink
CCN-VH101: VGA to HDMI Converter with Audio
CCN-CSH101: Composite S-Video and Audio to HDMI Converter

For more information on Comprehensive’s new Signal Converters as well as any other Comprehensive products, please visit us at www.comprehensivecable.com, call toll free at 800-526-0242 or e-mail
sales@comprehensivecable.com.

About Comprehensive

Known as the industry standard for premium cable performance and reliability, Comprehensive has been the leader in professional video, more

SOCIAL PURPOSE

More getting connected with Liberty AV

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—With a regular stream of visitors to its Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter pages already eagerly absorbing the latest in AV industry news and trends, taking advantage of exclusive deals, discovering career opportunities, and much more, Liberty AV is reaching out to promote an even broader range of online experiences to its customers and friends.

“We’ve gained immense insight into the true nature of our customers’ needs and businesses since optimizing our social media efforts,? notes Liberty Director of Marketing Becky McWilliams. “In turn, the medium has given us an additional channel for providing customer support, as well as a broader platform for centralizing information that is beneficial to both our loyal followers and the industry as a whole.?

Visitors to Liberty’s social media pages can expect a steady stream of online promotions and gear giveaways to pop up at more

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