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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

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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

AURALEX DEBUTS IN-STORE ROOM ANALYSIS KIT AT INFOCOMM 2009

Auralex Room Analysis KitORLANDO, FL ― Auralex Acoustics is now offering an easy-to-display retail kit that complements the company’s popular Room Analysis Plus program for off-site analysis. The new in-store Room Analysis Kit is a complete, user-friendly package that provides all the tools needed to acoustically analyze any room and will be on display at the upcoming InfoComm show (Booth 5278).

Auralex’s in-store Room Analysis Kit, which is based on the company’s existing Room Analysis Plus Program, includes an omni-directional measurement microphone, a USB drive featuring swept sine signals, a complete instructional guide, and is available for $299.99 through Auralex’s established network of dealers. more

ELITE SCREENS PRESENTS ATTRACTIVE NEW IN-WALL CONTROL SWITCHES FOR ITS ELECTRIC SCREENS

CERRITOS, Calif., June 9, 2009 — Elite Screens, Inc. an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projection screens, today announced an attractive new in-wall switch for its lines of electric projection screens made for automatic, “hidden? or disappearing projection screens for residential and commercial installations. more

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

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