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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

IH7

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

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW HC6800 DIAMOND SERIES PROJECTOR AT CEDIA 2009

Mitsubishi’s HC6800 Home Theater Projector

Mitsubishi’s 1080p HC6800 Diamond Series
high-contrast projector offers quality and
value for end-users. This new projector
is designed for easy installation and is
available exclusively through custom home
theater systems integrators and leading
retail channels such as Best Buy’s
Magnolia Home Theater.

High-Contrast, High-Definition Projector Available Exclusively through System Integrators and Leading Home Theater Retailers

IRVINE, Calif., September 8, 2009 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today introduced its newest Diamond Series projector designed for the finest high-definition home theater environments.

“The HC6800 brings more features to the Diamond Series and projects movie images even more crisply,? said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW DLP 1080p HC3800 HOME-THEATER PROJECTOR

Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector

Designed for budget-minded do-it-yourself
video enthusiasts or home-theater newbies,
Mitsubishi

High-Definition Projector Debuts at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta

IRVINE, Calif., September 8, 2009 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today introduced its HC3800 HD home theater projector.

“Mitsubishi continues to lead in home-theater projection, especially in terms of value,? said Wayne Kozuki, product marketing manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “It’s always exciting to bring such high-end entertainment experiences to a level where more people can enjoy them at home.?

Mitsubishi’s new HC3800 projector uses Texas Instruments’ latest 1080p DLP® chip, the DDP3021 Digital Light Processing® TrueVision™ Image processing with BrilliantColor™. It blasts 1300 lumens and provides up more

Cutting-edge Integrated Green Home

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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
IH5
Date design began: 06-01-07
Date installation was completed: 02-01-08

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FEATURE ESSAY
1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.
This project was a major remodel that would embrace green building techniques, cutting edge technology to control all home systems with ease-of-use, and an eye on future expandability. This is why the Netstreams IP based A/V system was chosen. We were excited to be involved with this challenging project. This system more

Ripstation releases Qsonix™ media ripping solutions

Farmingdale, NY, September 7, 2009, Ripstation, the industry leading automated media ripping solution, has announced its latest version of software is now shipping with dedicated support for the entire line of Qsonix music servers and nostalgic digital jukebox systems. This provides custom integrators and ripping companies with an out of the box solution for the ripping, tagging and encoding of physical media optimized for direct import to all Qsonix products..

“Qsonix is a very exciting media server platform with its unique focus on high quality metadata and ease of navigation and we are excited to have been chosen as their ripping solutions partner for the entire product range? said Tony Cosentino, President of Formats Unlimited, Inc, “Ripstation has become the de-facto industry standard for automated media ripping by supporting virtually every device the custom installer uses and dedicated support for Qsonix adds to our already impressive list of industry more

IPTV and Internet Video, 2e

FOR IMMEDITIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

Now in its second edition, IPTV and Internet Video clearly explains and demystifies the functions, markets, and future impact of this exploding technology. This book contains an overview of hardware, software, and Internet technologies, case studies, and covers a range of products and services. It is a guide to help readers master the key trends and drivers transforming the world of broadcast television and the Web. Readers get a working knowledge of IPTV, enabling both non-technical and technical professionals to accurately analyze the emerging technology and business opportunities. With IPTV subscriptions estimated to grow 32% annually for the next 6 years, this book is necessary reading material for companies wanting to remain current in the marketplace.
• Written by well known industry experts, each with 25 years technology development experience and global insight
• Reality Check perspectives in more

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