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StudioCanal Gets into the Action with Big Box Office Movie Posters for Auralex SonicPrint Acoustical Panels

SonicPrint - Rambo_GibsonSAN FRANCISCO, CA – Now you can take a piece of the action with you as Auralex announces that its SonicPrint artistic acoustical panels will feature two of the most successful box office action movie franchises ever. Auralex has teamed up with StudioCanal, a French-based production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world, to offer select movie titles, including official Rambo and Terminator movie posters as well as a variety of action scenes from those films, as SonicPrint custom-printed acoustical panels.

“Movie posters are commonly incorporated into home theater design, yet framed and glass-covered artwork is highly reflective which is not acoustically ideal,? says Dave Paxton, director of operations for Auralex. “Through our SonicPrint line and our agreement with StudioCanal, we can now create official movie posters for your space that are also acoustic absorbers.? more

VMP Debuts Flat Panel In-Wall Box Adapter at 2009 CEDIA Expo

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 30, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will debut its new IWB-1 flat panel In-Wall Box Adapter at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 825. Now shipping, the IWB-1 has an MSRP of $139.95. more

DIGITAL PROJECTION LAUNCHES THE M-VISION 1080P-LED

mvision_led.jpgATLANTA, GA (June 30, 2009) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the brand-new M-Vision 1080p-LED at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The new M-Vision delivers 3-chip color saturation with the imaging fidelity of Texas Instruments’ DLP™ technology. The single chip, single lamp M-Vision adds another affordable and efficient 1920 x 1080 display to DPI’s already extensive single chip product line. more

Platinum Tools® Launches EZ-SnapJack Cat5e & Cat6 Wall Jack

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jackMOORPARK, Calif., June 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack. Shipping in early July, Platinum Tools will feature the new EZ-SnapJack at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316. more

Niles Audio Introduces Industry’s First High Fidelity Wideband IR Sensor Line

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has introduced the custom electronics industry’s first High Fidelity Wideband IR Sensor line. Niles’ new IR Sensors utilize high fidelity wideband amplification to ensure compatibility with virtually all current and emerging IR code formats, including the new Philips RCMM code structure. These new IR Sensors are designed to optimally amplify and carefully preserve IR signal integrity. This unique sensor design is able to pass the low duty-cycle, high data rate IR signals found in many new source components, such as HD cable boxes and satellite receivers. Paired with Niles’ patent-pending Universal Noise Suppression technology, which implements more than 10 different methodologies to ensure effective and reliable operation in a multitude of “noisy” environments, Niles IR Sensors offer professional systems integrators a universally capable IR sensor solution for any application. more

Niles Audio Named to Nation’s Top Businesses List

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, was recently named one of the “Nation’s Top Businesses” by DiversityBusiness.com, a leading business-to-business Internet site. Recognized for its success as one of the leading privately owned companies in the U.S., Niles Audio earned a spot on the ninth annual “Top Business List” based on annual sales performance and business practices. Niles was officially honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s “Ninth Annual Multicultural Business Conference”, held April 29-May 1, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. more

Centronics Launches Updated Website

Centronics websiteSTEVENSVILLE, Md. June 18, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, security, and commercial markets since 1959, is proud to announce it has re-launched centronics.com, which now includes easier navigation, added resource links, order tracking, and other helpful tools. more

Cyan by Magenta Lineup Expands with New Products

Growing Lineup of Real-Time Extension & Distribution Hardware Enables Cost Effective Digital Signage

Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2009 – Magenta Research, a recognized leader in video, audio and control signal distribution over UTP cable and optical fiber, has announced the expansion of their Cyan by Magenta product line with the addition of the Cyan EVA and Cyan EVS series. more

VMP Debuts PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount

VMP PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector MountSTEVENSVILLE, Md., June 15, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, CI, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount at InfoComm 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2860.

“Whether in residential, commercial, professional, house of worship, or any other application, VMP’s line of projector mounts comes complete with everything needed for a quick and easy installation,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “With this concept in mind, VMP’s new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount has been designed with a high-load capacity, rugged housing, low profile, tilt, full rotation, and telescoping capabilities, is compliant with most of today’s leading projectors, and is available in silver and black powder coat finishes.? more

High Performance Theater with Sleek Styling

lht18a_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 Large Home Theater, Level V: $340,000 – $465,000

LHT18

Date design began: 11-04-05
Date installation was completed: 10-08-07

FEATURE ESSAY:

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

The goals for this theater were high performance, sleek styling, and sound isolation. A blend of diffusive, absorptive, and reflective surfaces were meticulously combined to create an impressive design while enhancing performance. Unique, curved beams with LED accent lights and built-in spot lights allowed for flexible lighting scenes without any penetrations in the ceiling. Considerable time and expense went into the construction of the room shell for optimal isolation and performance. A large isolation transformer was installed to ensure clean, plentiful power to the theater equipment. more

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