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AVAD to Distribute Home Automation and Security Products from HAI

Van Nuys, Calif. – August 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered in a distribution agreement with Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products. Through the partnership, AVAD dealers will now have access to HAI products, including a full range of home automation products and accessories designed to accommodate any lifestyle and budget. AVAD will feature new products from HAI as part of its “One Call Does it All? demo at booth #1765 at CEDIA Expo 2009, held September 10-13 in Atlanta, Ga.

The HAI line of home automation products now offered by AVAD includes the easy-to-install HAI OmniTouch 5.7, a 5.7 inch color touch screen, offering one-touch control of security systems, temperature, lighting, entertainment systems and more. AVAD dealers will also be able to offer their clients more

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Architecture and AV Intregration Synergy

ih06a_200.jpgThe 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: 01-06-06
Date installation was completed: 05-14-07

FEATURE ESSAY

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

The client desired synergy between the architecture, interior design, and electronics integration in the home. They required full sub-system integration that allowed user interfaces to be consolidated while also providing a high level of functionality. Frequent parties with music throughout, watching movies, and convenient control of lighting and climate were the primary needs. Ease-of-use, more

Florida Home Improvement Radio Show Builds Project Demo House from Ground up Featuring Hard Wired High Definition Entertainment System

ORLANDO, FL – Josh Smith, producer for the In the House Radio Show, set out to demonstrate his show’s home improvement expertise by demolishing an existing two bedroom cottage and building a replacement house. Essential to the project was the mandate that the main entertainment center be located in the living room, hard wired for 5.1 surround sound, with an eye level, wall mounted flat panel television and no visible wires for power, audio and video using the HDMI format.

“The garage is equipped with air conditioning, an insulated door, plenty of storage for tools, as well as refrigerator hookups and a painted sealed floor, making it the perfect mans-cave,? explained Smith. “The garage has also been hard wired for a wall mounted TV, so we needed a way to allow for dual viewing of HDTV in the living room and the garage.?

With the installation of the more

ELITE SCREENS, GMBH IS NOW IN EASTERN EUROPE WITH VETERAN AV SALES MANAGER

HAMBURG, Germany., August 10, 2008 — Elite Screens GmbH an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens for the European AV market, today announced its expansion into Belarus, the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic States. To accomplish this, they are bringing aboard Dmitrijs Maļinovskis, an 11-year veteran sales manager in the Eastern European audio-video market.

“There is a growing need for projection technology in the Eastern European countries and Elite Screens is proud be part of the solution,? said Dave Rodgers, marketing manager of Elite Screens’ world corporate office near Los Angeles, California. “We’re excited about unleashing Dmitrij’s talents on this market. His efforts to protect the interests of his customers while forming sound business relationships speak volumes on his character and I am proud to work with him.?

Dmitrij or “Dima? to his colleagues graduated from the University of Latvia (LU) in more

ADAM Audio USA Redefines Mission With New Staff And Facility

roger-fortier.jpgHicksville, NY––Capitalizing on the success of its professional monitor systems to redefine its mission and maximize sales, ADAM Audio USA has named Roger Fortier as Vice President and is moving to expansive new headquarters in Hicksville, New York.
Fortier, who will be responsible for Consumer Audio and Residential Installation products, brings a wealth of experience to his position. He has worked as a consultant and sales executive for such respected brands as Martin Logan, Krell Industries and Madrigal Audio Labs.
As part of ADAM Audio’s redefined sales and marketing mission, he will be joining company president Robert Caputo in a dedicated effort to maximize the brand’s profile, sales and marketing penetration in the professional and consumer markets.
ADAM will be introducing its Classic Mk3 and TENSOR Series hi-fi and multi-channel systems along with new Architectural Design active in-wall solutions at the CEDIA Expo more

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Tackling Line-of-sight Issues in a Home Theater

lht20b.jpgThe 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 Large Home Theater, Level V: $340,000 – $465,000

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Date design began: 06-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-01-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The challenge was to comfortably fit an audience of ten into a room with limited sight lines and provide cinema-scope movie entertainment and effortless operation. The space already existed when the integrator was brought into the project. Without being able to expand the room, careful attention was paid to line-of-sight and video projection light cone. All current movie and more

NUVO TECHNOLOGIES RECAPS SPRING EDUCATION TOUR, ANNOUNCES CEDIA TRAINING DATES

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Whole home audio manufacturer also prepares for international dates.

Hebron, KY – July 30, 2009 – NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, announced today that its Spring 2009 Know H.O.W. (Hands-On Workshop) education and training tour of 21 U.S. cities is now successfully completed. NuVo trainers educated more than 400 dealers and installers during the tour, which moves on to Australia, Canada and Europe over the coming months.

Trainings during the spring U.S. tour were divided into two types that suited the needs of both existing and new dealers and installers. A full-day course covering the entire product line was provided for dealers and installers new to NuVo, while a half-day advanced class afforded experienced NuVo installers the opportunity to get hands-on experience with new products without sitting through material they already knew.

“In keeping with more

Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool at 2009 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., July 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the recently launched EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316.

Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs.

“The EZ-RJPRO HD has been designed for the professional installer providing a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This heavy duty tool is the more

Niles Launches the TS-Pro Wall-Mount Color Touchscreen: The Simple yet Powerful Plug-and-Play Controller for the ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, is now shipping the TS-Pro wall-mount color touchscreen: an advanced, customizable control solution for Niles’ award-winning ZR-6 MultiZone Receiver. The easy-to-use TS-Pro features a high-contrast, 3.5” color touchscreen with a crisp, easy-to-read graphical user interface (GUI) and convenient hard keys that control frequently used functions such as volume and power on/off. more

Digital Projection Selected as Preferred Vendor for HTSA Buying Group

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has been selected as a preferred vendor for the esteemed Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group. HTSA is comprised of some of the top residential integrators across the United States. Currently, the group includes 62 active integrators with estimated annual sales of over 500 million. more

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