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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

VMP Launches New PM-LPM Yokeless Low-Profile Projector Mount at 2011 InfoComm

Video Mount Products PM-LPM yokeless low-profile projector mount

Video Mount Products (VMP) PM-LPM yokeless low-profile projector mount

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 9, 2011 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, CI, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LPM yokeless low-profile projector mount during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4659. Now shipping, the PM-LPM has an MSRP of $139.95.

“At VMP, we take pride in both listening to what our customers want, as well as providing everything they need for a quick and easy installation,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “With this concept in mind, our new PM-LPM is a variation of our popular PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount…without more

Dealers Can Receive Discounts on Powerline Control Systems Products at Hawaiian BBQ Events

Cheesy Hawaiian shirt and bib are optional

Northridge, Cal. — June 9, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced that dealers will have the opportunity to purchase Powerline Control Systems’ products at seven Hawaiian-themed BBQs, coordinated by western regional sales representative Pro Sales Rep, to be held at ADI branches this summer.

Visitors to the booth will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for the SPK1, a starter package that’s great for a super simple lighting control installation, which is a great product for those just learning how simple a PulseWorx lighting system installation and control can be. Dealers will also be able to demo the new Mi LightStyle product, an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by more

Projector Lamp Services Adds NY Area Sales Rep

Projector Lamp Services recently appointed a new outside sales representative to address, and service the New York City (NYC) region. Hiring a rep to focus on this area allows PLS to better assist existing clients and expand the RelampIt! client base in their own backyard.

Mark Kyle, the new PLS sales representative will be addressing the education and corporate markets in particular, while still attending to any facilities or a company that expresses a desire to further their Green business initiatives by relamping and/or recycling. Gina Sansivero, partner at PLS, is thrilled to have filled this new position, saying “PLS has always been excited about addressing this enormous local marketplace. Now with Kyle’s full attention, the NYC area is poised to become our biggest region.?

PLS will continue to expand throughout the US market, and enlist sales representatives in a variety of regions that can offer more

SIM2 Cinema-Quality 3D at the Pride of Hawaii Design Summit 2.0

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L to R: Marco Colindres, principal of Pride of Hawaii, Alberto Fabiano, EVP of SIM2 USA

SIM2 USA is pleased to announce its appearance at the upcoming Pride of Hawaii Design Summit 2.0 on June 3, at the Honolulu Design Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Taking center stage will be the LUMIS 3D SOLO proudly presented by Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA. Pride of Hawaii, principal Marco Colindres, ASID, AIA, and Honolulu Design Center sponsor this event.

“Marco has done an incredible job working with the interior design and architect community in Hawaii, to bring everyone together for this prestigious event,? said Fabiano. “SIM2 will further enhance the event by showcasing cinema-quality 3D with our unique LUMIS 3D SOLO projector displayed on a Stewart projection screen. Thanks to our incredible R&D team, this projector is more

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