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Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-SnapJack Cat5e & Cat6 Wall Jack at InfoComm 2011

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack

Now Shipping, the Reusable, Time Saving EZ-SnapJack has been Designed to Fit Industry Standard Wall Plates and is Perfect for New or Retrofit Cat5e and Cat6 Installations

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 24, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce it will feature its popular EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3188.

“With the Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack, the installer may never need a punchdown tool again for Cat5e and Cat6 wall jack applications,? said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Now shipping, the EZ-SnapJack is self-terminating and quickly installs for professional results more

Powerline Control Systems Now Shipping Mi LightStyle Lighting Control and Home Automation Solution

Northridge, Calif. — May 24, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, has announced that it is now shipping Mi Lightstyle; an independent, cost-effective hardware/software package that allows system control by the most popular Internet-connected smartphones, tablets and computers.

“The demand for Mi LightStyle has been impressive. Installers realize that Mi LightStyle is a cost effective control option that is easy to use and flexible,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “The Mi LightStyle unit and ‘apps’ offer the easy-to-use interface consumers want with connectivity from popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android, and more—allowing them to control or monitor their home from anywhere in the world—and can quickly integrate with our PulseWorx lighting controls.?

Unlike other home automation solutions, which more

MartinLogan Now Shipping Theos Electrostatic Loudspeaker

MartinLogan Theos Electrostatic Speaker

Descended from the acclaimed CLX™ loudspeaker, Theos features advanced XStat™ electrostatic technology along with greater bass performance, more visual transparency and flexible set-up options.

Lawrence, KS – May 23, 2011 – MartinLogan, The Great American Speaker Company, announces it is now shipping Theos; the most affordable hand-built electrostatic speaker with real wood finishes and custom bi-wire capable binding posts. Theos features a passive 8-inch high excursion woofer and an ultra-low turbulence down-firing bass port providing detailed bass down to 43Hz. New hand-rubbed, real wood finishes and flexible set-up options also enhance the Theos appeal.

The 9.2-inch wide by 44-inch tall XStat electrostatic transducer (speaker panel) on the Theos required careful mechanical engineering to achieve MartinLogan’s distinct 30-degree controlled dispersion pattern. To accomplish this, MartinLogan engineers reduced the gauge thickness of Theos’s steel stators, which not more

Legrand to Acquire Middle Atlantic Products

–Acquisition would enable a more comprehensive offering of AV infrastructure products and solutions from one company to ultimately better service the needs of the growing AV markets.–

West Hartford, CT, May 23, 2011 – Legrand, North America today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., a company based in New Jersey specializing in AV products and solutions for commercial, residential, security and broadcast applications. The completion of the transaction is anticipated for mid-June and is subject to the satisfaction of certain requirements, including regulatory approval. Prior to closing, Legrand and Middle Atlantic will continue to operate as separate, independent companies.
Powerful trends continue to drive market growth for integrated AV systems and supporting infrastructure. A prime example is the increasing use of audio and video in venues such as airports, schools, retail, hospitals and corporate facilities.
With this acquisition of more

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VMP Showcases New Dual Large Flat Panel Ceiling Mount Adapter at 2011 InfoComm

Video Mount Products PDS-LCM2B dual large flat panel ceiling mount adapter

Now Shipping, the PDS-LCM2B Adapter Allows the VMP PDS-LCB Large Flat Panel Tilt Ceiling Mount to Accommodate Two 37- to 63-Inch Flat Panel Displays Back-to-Back with a Combined Weight of up to 360 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., May 20, 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 that it will showcase its new PDS-LCM2B dual large flat panel ceiling mount adapter during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 4659.

“Now shipping, the PDS-LCM2B adapter allows our PDS-LCB large flat panel tilt ceiling mount to accommodate two 37- to 63-inch flat panel displays back-to-back with a combined weight of up more

ELAN® Debuts 10? In-Wall Color LCD Touch Screen Featuring “Touch And Swipe? Design And Built-In Video Screen For Television Viewing

New ELAN TS10 joins the ELAN family of 7? and 4? Touch Screens, HR2 handheld remote, and g! mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 19, 2011 – Following on the recent introduction of its expanded line of ELAN HC System Controllers for its g! Control System, ELAN Home Systems today introduced a new 10? in-wall color LCD touch screen to its award-winning family of user-friendly g! system interfaces. The new ELAN TS10 Touch Screen will be delivered to dealers beginning in June, according to Joe Lautner, ELAN Manager of Business Development & Product Management. more

FSR To Celebrate 30th Year Serving AV Industry At InfoComm 2011

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InfoComm Booth # 1343

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Woodland Park, NJ – FSR will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at InfoComm 2011! The New Jersey-based manufacturer has announced plans to host a reception at 11 AM on Thursday, June 16th in Booth # 1343 to commemorate three decades of successfully supplying the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services – an NY/NJ-based AV integration company – partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and more

Xantech Virtually Eliminates Programming: To Introduce QuickConfig™ Mode Function For Its MX88 Multi-Zone Audio/Video Controller

Xantech QuickConfig™ is designed to meet the needs of the new custom installation market, enabling the Xantech MX88 to be set up instantly without any computer programming

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, May 17, 2011 — Underscoring its commitment to developing meaningful innovations that provide simple solutions for installers and end users alike, Xantech, the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems,

Xantech will introduce its QuickConfig™ installation/configuration mode for its MX88 IP-enabled multi-zone audio/video controller at INFOCOMM 2011 in Orlando, Florida, at Booth #1255.

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Powerline Control Systems to Attend East Coast Expos on May 25th and 26th

Northridge, Cal. — May 16, 2011 — Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of PulseWorx lighting control for residential and light commercial and security applications, and inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® (UPB) technology, will attend the MRI Expo in Surbridge, Mass. on May 25th, and the Northeast Security Systems Contractors Expo in Marlborough, Mass. on May 26th. Powerline Control Systems will demonstrate the benefits of and give tips on how to sell its PulseWorx lighting system, a highly versatile and reliable lighting control solution that utilizes existing powerlines, making it great for retrofit and new construction applications.

“Dealers will be able to see first-hand the versatility of our extensive and reliable lighting control solutions,? said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “Aside from giving tips on how to market and sell our solutions, dealers can offer suggestions on how we can help them more

Video Mount Products (VMP) Partners with UPS for Carbon Offset/Green Initiative Program

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As a Result of a VMP Donation Per Shipment, UPS Purchases Certified Carbon (CO2) Offsets to Give VMP a Way to Balance Out the Emissions Produced by the Transportation of its Shipments

STEVENSVILLE, Md., May 12, 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 that it has partnered with United Parcel Service (UPS) for its Carbon Offset program. Every package VMP ships via UPS will earn a carbon credit that goes directly towards the UPS green initiative.

“VMP is conscious of protecting the environment, and we are doing our part to help,? said Tony Pelura, VMP director of marketing/business development. “The UPS Carbon Offset initiative is a wonderful program as it allows its customers to more

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