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VMP’s New ER-W24 Wall Mounted Rack Now Shipping

VMP ER-W24 wall mounted equipment rackSTEVENSVILLE, Md., June 9, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that its new ER-W24 wall mounted equipment rack is now shipping. VMP will also feature the ER-W24 at InfoComm 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 2860. more

NEUTRIK® MAKES A CONNECTION WITH HDMI AT INFOCOMM 2009

Neutrik - HDMI chassisHDMI 1.3 Feedthrough Available in Universal D-Shaped Chassis Connectors

ORLANDO, FL ― To accommodate the rising trend of HDMI connections in the AV industry, Neutrik introduces its new HDMI 1.3 feedthrough in its universal D-style chassis connector at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 6561). Corresponding with its newest USB and FireWire connectors, also debuting at InfoComm, Neutrik’s HDMI feedthrough is equipped with the same optional screen to chassis grounding and sealing gasket features for a lockable and watertight digital interface connection.

Neutrik’s new HDMI 1.3 chassis connectors (NAHDMI-W, NAHDMI-W-B) are perfectly suited to transmit any digital TV and PC video format including high-definition video (HDTV). Designed with a 19-pole HDMI receptacle at both ends, HDMI 1.3 is available with either nickel or black housing. As a leader in the industry, Neutrik is anticipating future requirements on IP-rated HDMI cable connections and has designed its latest HDMI chassis connector to meet these specifications. more

Platinum Tools® Names Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc. New Representatives

Platinum Tools and Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc. company logosMOORPARK, Calif., June 8, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that is has named Dayton, Ohio-based Shamrock Electronic Sales, Inc. as the newest representatives of Platinum’s entire product line. Shamrock’s territory includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. more

Tripp Lite Introduces VGA Over Cat5 Extenders/Splitters

b132-004a-front-l.jpgNEW B132-Series VGA Over Cat5 Extenders/Splitters:
Transmit and Extend VGA and Audio Signals Up to 1,000 Feet

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Chicago, IL (June 3, 2009)—Tripp Lite has introduced two new rackmountable VGA over Cat5 extenders/splitters that provide audio and video distribution over long ranges with no compromise of picture or sound quality. Model B132-004 extends a VGA video signal up to 500 feet from the source, while model B132-004A extends both video and audio. Both models can directly support up to four remote monitors, and up to thirteen can be supported by cascading additional B132 units. Range is extendible up to 1,000 feet using Tripp Lite low-skew Cat5 patch cable. Each connected monitor requires an extender/splitter remote unit. more

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Hall Research Launches HDMI™ Extension Over a Single Cat5 Cable at InfoComm09

Hall Research Technologies - UH-1C, HDMI Extension Over a Single Cat5 CableHall Research Launches HDMI™ Extension Over a Single Cat5 Cable at InfoComm09
Hall Research Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer of Audio/Video distribution, switching, scaling, and automation products, is launching their new UH-1C, HDMI™ Over a Single Cat5 extension kit at the top industry trade show, InfoComm09 in Orlando, Florida.
Tustin, CA, 92780 – Hall Research is proud to announce that the UH-1C, HDMI over a Single Cat5 extension kit will be launched at the Audio/Video industry’s largest trade show, InfoComm09 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in June 2009. more

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Platinum Tools® Introduces CCP Series J-Hooks

Platinum Tools CCP Series J-HooksMOORPARK, Calif., June 1, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the introduction of the new two-inch J-Hook. Designed to support today’s high performance voice/data cable, fiber optics, coax, and flexible conduit, the Cable Cage Polypropylene (or CCP) Series J-Hooks (P/N’s: CCP32-100, CCP32W-100, CCP32AC-100) feature a smooth pulling design with an integral latch for stress free cable support. One- and three-inch hooks (CCP16 and CCP48) will also be available by July 1, 2009. more

Magenta Research Continues Worldwide Expansion with Opening of Hong Kong Branch

New Milford, CT/Hong Kong, June 1, 2009– Magenta Research, a pioneer in professional AV and control signal distribution and switching, today announced the opening of a new facility in Hong Kong.

Led by Managing Director Anthony Waung, the organization will provide regional application and design services, as well as sales, marketing and technical support to channel partners and customers in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. more

Central Integration

ih02c.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 Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

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Date design began: 07-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-15-08

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1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s main concern was central location of all equipment so that all sources were available from any location. They also wanted full integration of all hardware. With a Control4 backbone, Russound Compoint intercom, and network cameras, all hardware plays together. The home features four network cameras, integrated irrigation, integrated front/rear fountain control, outdoor temperature management, fireplace control, interior/exterior lighting control, XM radio, Rhapsody music, Escient 600 disc DVD management, three DirecTV HD-DVRs, 11 zones intercom, 11 zones two-channel audio, two zones 5.1channel audio, and one zone (theater) 7.2 channel audio. All of this content and information is available via any of the TVs or touchscreens throughout the home. more

Tributaries Offers Secure HDMI Connection

trib_rightanghdmib.jpgOrlando, Florida—May 2009—Tributaries® the established value leader in high-end cables and installation accessories, continues its trend of providing integrators with problem-solving ideas with its new Right Angle HDMI Adapters. more

Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns Provide Custom Installers A Solution For Extending HD Sources Over Long Distances

Niles Audio CAT5 HDMI BalunsMIAMI, FLORIDA – May 27, 2009 – Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation®, has announced its award-winning CAT5 HDMI Baluns are now shipping. Niles CAT5 HDMI Baluns provide system integrators with a reliable and repeatable connectivity solution for extending high definition sources throughout the home using cost-effective and easy-to-install CAT5 or CAT6 cable. Available in both wall-mount and component model versions, the new baluns feature a flexible design architecture to ensure a professional, cosmetically appealing installation. more

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