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NEW MOZAEX iPlay FEATURE ADDS iTunes MUSIC AND MOVIES

Salt Lake City – June 27, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has released a new Mozaex feature called iPlay, which allows users to browse and play their entire iTunes music and movie library on their Mozaex multi-room Entertainment Server. iPlay will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, UK, June 28 – 30.

All Your Movies, Music, and Online Media Playing In Perfect Harmony

iPlay combines a disc-loaded, streaming and downloaded movie/music server into one simple solution. With the Mozaex iPlay feature, all the music, TV shows, and movies purchased at Apple’s iTunes Store can now be enjoyed on the user’s HDTV home theater system via the Mozaex Entertainment Server.

“With iPlay, Mozaex offers for the first time the ability to play all three more

Califone® Gets Greener with Electronic Billing

SAN FERNANDO, Calif., June 23, 2011 – Califone® International, Inc. (http://www.califone.com), a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of A/V products and accessories since 1947, is proud to announce a continuation of its green business program with the introduction of electronic billing for its dealers. The program, now active, offers same-day electronic invoicing on shipments of the company’s audio visual products.

“This progressive program reflects our continued investment and support for our dealers, but it’s also part of our commitment to green innovation within the education and professional audio industries,? shared Tim Ridgway, VP Marketing for Califone. “This program will mean the near-term elimination of printing and mailing more than 24,000 invoices and envelopes sent out this year alone.?

In addition to cutting paper, the program also makes available to dealers the tracking numbers of each shipment to better serve Califone customers. Within minutes of a more

WallWizard Now Shipping ControlWand Control System to Channel Partners Worldwide

City of Industry, CA – June 20, 2011 – CLO Systems, innovators of affordable automated flat-panel TV mounts, have delivered another Industry first for the Company’s WallWizard brand. Available now and offered at a suggested consumer selling price of $149, ControlWand is the consumer electronics industry’s first-ever software application that facilitates remote control operation of WallWizard motorized mounts from Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone via Wi-Fi. Android Bluetooth device compatibility is soon to follow, further solidifying the WallWizard ControlWand Control System as the most unique TV mount control option on the market. more

Extron Introduces 7-inch TouchLink Touchpanel With Contemporary Thin Bezel Design

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce two, newly-designed 7-inch touchpanels. The TLP 710MV and TLP 710TV are fully configurable, 7″ touchpanels featuring contemporary, thin bezel designs that complement the aesthetics of any environment. The Extron TLP 710 Series has an 800×480 resolution touchscreen and incorporates PoE – Power over Ethernet, which eliminates the need for a local power supply. Each model has a built-in MTP – Twisted Pair receiver, which accepts either S-video or composite video signals over standard CAT 5 cable. This enhanced connectivity provides integration flexibility and aids in cable management by minimizing the number of connections at the touchpanel. The TLP 710MV mounts on a wall, lectern, or other flat surface, while The TLP 710TV is designed to sit on a tabletop or install on a VESA mount. Both are ideal for control environments requiring a 7-inch control surface within an elegant touchpanel design. more

HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Introduces Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller At InfoComm 2011

ORLANDO, Florida – HARMAN BSS Audio, today introduced the Soundweb™ London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller as an updated replacement for the original BLU-8 Wall Controller at InfoComm 2011.

The Soundweb London BLU-8v2 Wall Controller is available in white or black and offers Ethernet connectivity, direct or PoE powering, multiple modes of operation, simple control and visual feedback, a sleep feature and a lockout feature.

The BLU-8v2 Wall Controller shares the same feature set and appearance as the original BLU-8 Wall Controller but benefits from a significant hardware upgrade. Under the surface, the BLU-8v2 has much in common with the rack-mount Soundweb London devices and this revised hardware design offers significant enhancement to networking functionality.

The BLU-8v2 features two rotary encoders, one 9-segment meter and five push-buttons. The device can be configured to work in one of three modes of operation.

RGB LEDs on the BLU-8v2 allow more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Launch Surface Mount Speakers at InfoComm

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the InfoComm 2011 launch of the VS Series of surface mount speakers at booth #823 and the Valencia Ballroom demo room. Ideal for public address, background music, retail store, club, restaurant, meeting room or house of worship, the VS Series speakers deliver high quality sound with exceptional clarity in both indoor and outdoor settings.

A natural addition to the company’s growing line of commercial audio installation products, the VS Series is visually appealing and its sleek, compact, and functional design is easily adaptable to virtually any environment, particularly where aesthetics are a consideration. The VS Series can also be used to supplement theatre or stadium sound.

Two models are offered in the VS Series. The VS6 has a 6.5? cone woofer to handle bottom end, while the VS4 houses a 4? woofer. Both models feature a 1? balanced dome tweeter more

Draper Kicks off Company Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Terry Coffey
Phone: 765-856-1230
FAX: 765-987-7142
E-mail: tcoffey@draperinc.com
Web site: www.draperinc.com

(Spiceland, Ind.)–Draper, Inc. has introduced the first blog in company history, with a post by company President John Pidgeon.
“My career here dates from the summer of 1957 when I began mowing the company lawn,? says Pidgeon in introducing himself on the blog . “The pay was good – $3.00 for four hours work. My job description and compensation have improved moderately since then.?
In addition to posts by Pidgeon—not all of them with tongue in cheek—on general company topics, various Draper experts will share posts on AV integration, industry trends, green building, sustainability, and other subjects relating to the company’s product lines. Tips and “how-to? articles will also get lots of attention on the blog.
Unlike some corporate blogs, Draper’s online offering will be much more than a collection of press releases. It more

MOZAEX SHIPS SHOWSTAR — WORLD’S LOWEST PRICED ALL-IN-ONE BLU-RAY SERVER

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Mozaex ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server

Salt Lake City – June 14, 2011 – Mozaex™, the premiere manufacturer of multi-room, multi-media Blu-ray entertainment servers, announced today it has begun shipping the ShowStar all-in-one 3TB Blu-ray Entertainment Server. The ShowStar will be presented along with the company’s family of Entertainment Servers at the Home Technology Event, Excel Center in London, UK, June 28 – 30.

“With a base pricing starting at $1,995 USD, ShowStar represents the world’s most affordable complete entertainment server that can load, store, and play hundreds of movies, albums, photo slide shows, and more than one hundred online media channels,? said Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm.

“At these extraordinary prices, everyone can afford luxury on-demand entertainment. Our dealers can dramatically expand their sales into the more

SOUNDCAST’S FIRST MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM Audio ‘In’ Crowd to Demand the OutCast 3.4

Soundcast OutCast 3.4 Wireless Multi-Room Speaker System

Soundcast OutCast 3.4 Wireless Multi-Room Speaker System

Chula Vista, CA (June 10, 2011) – Wait till the music lovers hear this. Soundcast Systems, developer of high performance wireless audio systems and products, announces its new OutCast 3.4 multi-room, multi-source wireless speaker system with subwoofer just in time for summertime home and outdoor entertaining. Your music affordably enjoyed wherever you are—with no wires!

Wireless is in. Affordable is in. Portable is in. iPod/iPhone access and control is in. So Outcast 3.4 is in! The new system is destined to be the most utilized speaker you’ll ever own, and Soundcast is happy to shout its hefty claim.

OutCast 3.4’s technology lets you easily access and enjoy up to 3-sources of your favorite music in up to 4 separate areas of your home or business. Heck yes, listen both in and outdoors!

The OutCast 3.4 has a powerful wireless broadcast range of up to more

Middle Atlantic Products Acquisition Complete

––Middle Atlantic established as new division; plans for continued focus on full spectrum of AV installations.

West Hartford, CT, June 10, 2011 – Legrand, North America has completed its acquisition of Middle Atlantic Products Inc. which now becomes the company’s new Commercial A/V division focused on AV products and solutions for commercial, residential, security and broadcast applications.
The Acquisition enables a more comprehensive offering of AV infrastructure products and solutions from one company to ultimately better service the needs of the growing AV markets.
“The Middle Atlantic brand, operations, and services are continuing as they always have, so our customers can continue to expect the exceptional experience we work hard to deliver every day,? said Mike Baker, Middle Atlantic President and now also President of Legrand’s Commercial A/V division. “Now that we have the backing and support of a global company, we will be able to consider new more

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