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Comprehensive Announces New ProScale Presentation Scaler/Switcher

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South Hackensack, New Jersey:

Comprehensive is pleased to announce the addition of the CSC-7850 Scaler/Switcher to an already extensive line of Interface Electronics. The CSC-7850 is a 9-input scaler/switcher for analog and digital video and unbalanced stereo and S/PDIF audio signals. It scales any composite, s-video (Y/C), component video (YUV), HDMI or computer graphic’s video signal and jpeg files via USB, up or down, to a selectable graphics or HDTV output resolution. more

CEDIA Management Conference Coming to New Orleans in 2010

Annual business owners’ conference to focus on people, strategy and execution

INDIANAPOLIS (September 23, 2009)—The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced it will hold its annual Management Conference at the Omni Royal Orleans in the heart of New Orleans March 3–6, 2010. The conference will offer speakers, education and networking sessions focused on strategic, efficient business planning for electronic systems company owners and senior managers.
CEDIA’s Management Conference is an opportunity for professionals to step away from the day-to-day tasks of running a business and set their sights on improving operations. The event offers entrepreneurial lessons from business development experts as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a non-competitive environment.
The 2010 conference will draw on the principles outlined in the Verne Harnish book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, with a focus on the four key decisions that drive growth: people, strategy, execution and more

Niles CAT-5 HDMI Baluns Win CustomRetailer Exc!te Award

MIAMI, Fla. – September 23, 2009 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has announced its CAT-5 HDMI Baluns have been named the recipient of a 2009 Exc!te Award by CustomRetailer magazine. Niles CAT-5 HDMI Baluns provide system integrators with a reliable and repeatable connectivity solution for extending high definition sources throughout the home using cost-effective and easy-to-install CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable. Available in both wall-mount and component model versions, the new baluns feature a flexible design architecture to ensure a professional, cosmetically appealing installation.

Niles’ HDMI baluns convert high-definition audio and video signals to a balanced circuit topology so the signals can be transmitted over long runs of low-cost CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable. Operating in pairs, a system requires a transmitter balun and a receiver balun, with the transmitter located near the source component and the receiver near a flat-panel display. One more

TecNec Distributing Introduces Just Add Power HDMI Over IP Solution

Just Add Power HDMI Over IP Transmitter & Receiver

Just Add Power Transmitter & Receiver

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — September 23, 2009TecNec, a worldwide distributor of Professional Video, Audio, Multimedia, Digital and A/V Equipment and Accessories related to the Broadcast, Prosumer and Home Theater Markets, has teamed up with Just Add Power bringing an affordable “game changing” technology to the residential home and commercial display markets.

The Projector Connector from Just Add Power offers HDMI at 1080p over IP. Networking through any managed Ethernet network switch, any number of sources can be simultaneously routed, seamlessly switched and distributed to any number of displays. more

AVAD Expands Outdoor TV Product Offering Through Partnership with SunBriteTV

Van Nuys, Calif. – September 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered into a distribution agreement, effective immediately, with Southern California based SunBriteTV, the innovator and leader in all-weather outdoor TV technology. Attendees to CEDIA Expo 2009, held Sept. 9-13 in Atlanta, Ga., had the opportunity to demo SunBriteTV products as part of AVAD’s “One Call Does it All? presentation at the show. more

NEW LIGHTZING CONTROL SYSTEM ADDS EASY LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHTING OPTION – Use 110 or 220-volt outlets to light six zones

Ipswich, MA, September 22, 2009 – Groundbreaking innovation in low-voltage lighting control took the most recent CEDIA EXPO by storm with the debut of LightZing 1.6. Now LightZing makes environmentally proven low-voltage lighting an affordable addition to any home theater or home automation system by eliminating the cost of an electrician. Simple as it should be, LightZing plugs into any 110 or 220-volt outlet.

LightZing will measure, manage and supply various levels of low voltage power to energy saving halogen or LED lighting and window shades for residential and commercial environments.

The stand-alone unit is easily controlled using RS-232 and RJ-45 connectivity and is equipped with a front panel LCD screen for easy set-up and system monitoring Units can be combined to offer more zones as the project requires.

Spencer Kalker, founder of LightZing says “LightZing’s patent pending concept is a solution for every more

Helping Clients Overcome Bad Past AV Experiences

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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

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Date design began: 11-07-06
Date installation was completed: 11-31-07

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s goal was to downsize and simplify their living spaces but since this is one of their vacation homes it had to be entertaining and simple. more

Middle Atlantic Caps Successful CEDIA With Hall Of Fame Induction

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Fairfield, NJ––Culminating a successful showing at CEDIA EXPO 2009, Middle Atlantic Products’ AXS Equipment Access System was inducted into the Product Hall of Fame at the CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Awards banquet celebration on Saturday night.

“I started doing residential installations myself over 30 years ago and saw a lot of challenges in accessing the rear of equipment to get to the cabling,? noted President and Chief Engineer Bob Schluter. “I invented the AXS system to solve my own problems, and designing from the installer’s point of view has been the heart of our business ever since.? more

Auralex Debuts Three Levels of Room Analysis Service at CEDIA 2009

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ATLANTA, GA – Auralex Acoustics is now offering three levels of their popular Room Analysis Service allowing customers more options for diagnosing their acoustical problems and developing the appropriate solution.

For years, Auralex has offered the FREE Room Analysis Service. Customers fill out a form with details about their project and provide diagrams with room dimensions. This information is used to acoustically model the space and to determine the most effective acoustical treatment plan tailored to the specific room and application.

The new Room Analysis PLUS Kit is a user-friendly package that provides tools needed to acoustically analyze any room and will be on display at the upcoming CEDIA show (Booth 1317). This kit includes an omni-directional measurement microphone, a USB drive with frequency sweeps and detailed instructions on how to conduct the test. It is required that the more

AURALEX’S SONICPRINT GOES GREEN AT CEDIA 2009

~SonicPrint Designs Now Available on Environmental EcoTech ProPanels ~

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ATLANTA, GA ― Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is pleased to announce a breakthrough in acoustic technology―custom-printed, artistic SonicPrint ProPanels manufactured with its first green acoustical panel, EcoTech, at CEDIA 2009 (Booth 1317). SonicPrint features “The Art of Sound? theme by blending unlimited design and style options for any room with the company’s new acoustically proven technology with its green ProPanel product line, EcoTech.

SonicPrint custom-printed, artistic ProPanels are fabric-covered acoustic absorptive panels disguised as artwork. This exclusive offering opens the door to numerous décor options, as the acoustical panels are camouflaged under the design of the customer’s choice. Users are no longer limited to single color fabric choices, and can now improve the room acoustics by outfitting any space with paintings and more

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