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AURALEX IS EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTICS SPONSOR AT CEDIA CHINA 2011 EXPO AND CONFERENCE

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is the sole acoustics sponsor at the CEDIA China 2011 Expo and Conference, set to take place at Shanghai International Convention Center November 23 through November 25.

“We are excited to represent the acoustics industry at CEDIA China, as we are currently expanding our presence throughout Asia,” says David Fischer, CEO of Auralex Acoustics. “Not only does this show support Asia’s emerging audio and home cinema industry, but it will be the most impactful international exhibition for the residential electronic systems technology industry across the region. Our role at this show solidifies our leadership and commitment to providing innovative acoustical solutions across the globe.” more

Lab X Technologies Showcases Audio Networking Prowess During AES 44th Conference on Audio Networking Audio via Panel Discussions and Demonstrations

SAN DIEGO, California – Leading the transition for IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) networking in the professional audio space, President of Lab X Technologies and Marketing Work Chair of the AVnu Alliance, Lee Minich, is slated to discuss the latest in AVB and its importance in the recording and audio engineering industry during AES’s 44th Conference on Audio Networking. As a networking solution design resource for audio manufacturers, Minich will discuss network protocol, the design of AVB hardware and the future of AVB in the industry.
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IOGEAR Advances HD and 3D Wireless Streaming with new Digital A/V Kit

The latest A/V streaming kit wirelessly transmits 1080p HD / 3D video content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet, through standard walls.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – November 9, 2011 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, announces the Wireless 3D Digital Kit (GW3DHDKIT), which reduces cable clutter and provides flexible and reliable 1080p HD and 3D wireless streaming for up to two rooms. Relying on the 5GHz wireless spectrum, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit does not require a line-of-sight placement, and delivers uncompressed full 1080p, 3D content and 5.1 digital audio up to 100 feet (figure assumes ideal wireless conditions).

The IOGEAR Wireless 3D Digital Kit consists of a transmitter and receiver with connections that allow it to stream standard, HD or 3D resolution content from up to two HDMI® enabled devices. Included with the kit are an IR blast cable, a remote control, and two power adapters. To add a second room, one HDTV can connect directly to the transmitter’s loop-through (local) port, while a second HDTV simultaneously receives content via the wireless receiver. A “Floating HDTV” can be set up by connecting two HD or 3D media sources to the wireless transmitter while a wall-mounted TV receives content from the connected wireless receiver.

The Wireless 3D Digital Kit is housed in a sleek black casing with rounded edges, giving it a modern but understated appearance. The unobtrusive transmitter, receiver, IR blast cable and remote control underscore just what a powerful device the Wireless 3D Digital Kit really is. Streaming high-bandwidth 3D and 1080p content up to 100 feet is made possible by the use of 5GHz technology, which is generally less susceptible to network interference and can carry more data than its 2.4 GHz relative.

By supporting devices such as 3D Blu-ray and DVD players, DVR/set-top boxes and game consoles, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit allows users to keep their components neatly out-of-sight and keep the focus on their celebrated HD or 3D TVs. Perfect as a DIY retrofit solution, the built-in Infrared (IR) pass-though allows user control over source devices that are hidden away in a different location. Additionally, the GW3DHDKIT is HDCP 2.0 Compliant and requires no software or driver installation.

“Our Wireless 3D Digital Kit advances the technology of streaming A/V content and is a perfect fit for those who already have a 3D display or are planning to get one,” said Bill Nguyen, Senior Marketing Manager for IOGEAR. “The GW3DHDKIT offers an easy, affordable way to stream both HD and 3D entertainment discretely with multiple retrofit and installation options.”

For its initial launch, the Wireless 3D Digital Kit will be available online at Costco.com. A nationwide roll-out that includes shopIOGEAR.com, brick and mortar retailers and online resellers will happen in later in Q4 2011. MSRP of the Wireless 3D Digital Kit is $379.95.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company and product details.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and “Road to a Million Trees” campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

(c)2011 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Acoustics First reveals the PhaseFOAM™ Acoustical System

Acoustics First PhaseFOAM™ for critical listening environments

Acoustics First PhaseFOAM™ for critical listening environments

If you want a kit to tell you how to design the acoustics in your space, DON’T CLICK THIS LINK: www.PhaseFOAM.com

The principals of Acoustics First® have been in the acoustics arena since the seventies when they introduced industrial foam as an acoustic solution for recording studios. Back then, there were neither acoustics companies nor any off the shelf acoustic materials. Everything had to be built by hand. Since then, many choices have appeared – Pre-manufactured acoustical panels, thermoformed diffusers, and many single solution room kits. While kits are convenient and give reasonable results, they can’t possibly be an exact match for your room. Just as no two snowflakes are alike; no two rooms sonically the identical. When it comes to room acoustics, there is no ‘one size fits all’. All rooms are different, so we have created the PhaseFOAM™ acoustical system to allow you, the designer, to tune your room the way you want it to sound.

Acoustics First® introduces the first acoustical system that does not require you to have specific room dimensions. This acoustical system is based on two seemingly simple, but versatile, boxes of acoustical foam. You can use these basic building blocks to create an acoustical environment to suit your needs. PhaseFOAM™ Box A contains absorptive acoustical foam tiles and PhaseFOAM™ Box B contains modular bass traps.

If you have the knowledge, ability and confidence to design your own sound, CLICK THIS LINK: www.PhaseFOAM.com

We trust you to be the best judge of your acoustics!

Middle Atlantic Debuts RackLink™ Suite of Power Management Products

RackLink™ Power Management System

Fairfield, NJ––Providing installers with flexible, intelligent power monitoring and management for AV systems, Middle Atlantic is announcing the RackLink™ suite of products that feature extensive monitoring and preemptive support functions. RackLink products are the first of their kind that are capable of maintaining AV system reliability through automatic actions that include automatic reboot, turning on emergency fans and shutting down equipment for safety in overload or over-temperature conditions.

Designed from the integrator’s point of view, the RackLink system can be configured and managed for any level system ranging from simple to complex: it can be managed locally or remotely via its standard browser-based user interface and integrates easily with control systems via its open-architecture API. Accessibility ranges from local to RS-232, remote IP and web browser. Free mobile apps that provide instantaneous insight and control of any installed RackLink system are available for iPhone/ iPad and Android devices.

In addition to offering essential functions expected of any power management system, including local, remote and automatic reboot of individual outlets and dry contacts, the RackLink system also provides proactive power management. These practical features include input voltage and temperature monitoring, as well as user-defined monitoring of thresholds and logging and issuing of email alerts if monitored values breach thresholds. All this functionality ensures that system downtime is minimized and system performance is optimized.

Key to RackLink’s practical use is its simple, plug-and-play functionality and communication flexibility. “Building the open platform architecture into RackLink was a priority,” said Murray Williams, Middle Atlantic Electrical/Electronic Product Manager “It was important for us to develop a system that offers cloud functionality without being dependent on it. The key advantage of this is its ability to integrate seamlessly into any environment regardless of the platform or communication requirements.”

RackLink units are available in 15A and 20A rackmount and in-line models, with controlled or monitor-only capabilities.

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Integra Announces Remote App for Android

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (11/1/11) – Custom installation home audio specialist, Integra, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to greater convergence in home entertainment with the announcement of its first application for the Android mobile platform. Integra’s Remote App for Android will allow owners to integrate wireless audio from an Android-based device into their Integra network A/V receivers and provide a range of remote control functions.

Operating over a wireless local network, the application will allow Integra owners to stream music stored on an Android device to an Integra network receiver. Music played through an Integra system gains far greater power and fidelity. more

ihiji and Access Networks Partner To Host Webinar On Creating Robust and Reliable Networks

Austin, TX – November 7, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning, cloud-based remote monitoring and service contract solution, invision, and Access Networks, the leading provider of advanced, enterprise-grade networking solutions to the CE space, announce that together they will host a free webinar, Creating robust and reliable networks with ihiji and Access Networks. The webinar is open to integrators of all size and scope and will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00pm EDT.

During this information-packed session, attendees will learn more

Draper Announces Screen Tensioning Improvements

Draper, Inc., has announced a significant improvement in the company’s tab tensioned motorized projection screens.

Every Draper tab tensioned screen surface (including the tabs) is now CNC cut as a single piece, and the tabs are then folded and RF welded. The result is a much stronger tab with no possibility of separation.

“Making a tab tensioned surface in this manner eliminates the puckering that has characterized the edges of tab tensioned screens made by Draper and other manufacturers for years,” according to Draper, Inc. President John Pidgeon in a letter announcing the improvement to Draper dealers. “Prior to making this decision, we cycled a tab tensioned screen made in this manner over 30,000 times with no tab failure.”

With the change comes an upgraded warranty. Draper now warrants all its tab tensioned screens against tab separation for five years from date of manufacture.

For more information, and photos comparing the tensioning systems, visit the Draper company blog at http://blog.draperinc.com.

VersaFit™ In-Wall Display Mounting System by Crimson Now Shipping

Schiller Park, IL – October 31, 2011 – Crimson AV, LLC today announced that the new VersaFit™ In-Wall Mounting Systems would begin shipping this week. This exciting new in-wall AV mounting solution solves complex display mounting challenges and creates innovative options for systems integrators worldwide.

Designed to blend flawlessly with existing décor, hiding cables and associated hardware, VersaFit™ consists of a recessed in-wall box that mounts securely between studs behind almost any wall-mounted display. more

RSH Series Custom Rackmounts Inducted Into CEDIA Product Hall of Fame

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Indianapolis, IN–-Middle Atlantic Products’ RSH Series Custom Rackmounts became the second product to be voted into the CEDIA Product Hall of Fame following the induction of the company’s groundbreaking AXS Equipment Access System in 2009.

Recognized at CEDIA Expo 2011 based on the impact they’ve exerted on the industry for over 28 years, Middle Atlantic RSH Series Custom Rackmounts allow virtually any AV component to be installed in a standard 19? enclosure without modifications.

Each RSH unit is quickly made to order and custom cut to provide a perfect opening for the face of the component being mounted, resulting in a neatly-trimmed installation that fits perfectly with no gaps.

There are accurate details for 10,000 components, including many introduced this year, in the measured unit database available on middleatlantic.com to make ordering fast and easy. The database has grown steadily over the years thanks to the many more

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