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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

IOGEAR Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter Wirelessly Connects Ethernet Devices to the Internet

An Ethernet port is all that’s needed to connect Blu-ray™ players, gaming consoles, LCD / LED TVs and other devices to a home’s wireless router.

Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter - IOGEAR

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence and connectivity products, announces a new Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter (GWU627) for connecting A/V devices to a home network via a wireless router. With online gaming and media consumption rapidly increasing, the need for robust and reliable network access is growing. While many manufacturers are integrating network connections within products, progress is not keeping up with demand.

The IOGEAR Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter provides an affordable and stable solution for equipping Ethernet-enabled devices with wireless network access. The word “universal? is often thrown around, but the Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter works with ANY device featuring an Ethernet port, no brand or device-specific Wi-Fi USB adapter needed. Simply connect more

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Video: How Acoustical Panels Improve Sound

Video: How Acoustical Panels Improve Sound

Acoustical Demonstration on Absorption

The awareness of acoustics has dramatically increased over the past ten years. With this awareness, the access to the information on the Internet has also amplified. How does one begin to decipher all of the publications that are now available in magazines and on the World Wide Web? During your research, you may have heard of comb filtering, standing waves and room modes. What do these terms mean and why should I need to know them to understand acoustics? Without using a lot of math or complicated acoustical terms, Acoustics First has produced a video to demonstrate how acoustical panels improve sound within a room. This five-minute demonstration will help you understand that acoustical materials change the physical dynamic of the room to affect sound, in a way that cannot be achieved more

VMP’s New “Extra Medium? Flat Panel Tilt Wall Mount Now Shipping

VMP FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt

Easy-to-Install and Sitting Just 2.3 Inches from the Wall, VMP’s FP-XMFT with Tilt Capabilities Holds Most 32- to 52-Inch Flat Panels up to 120 lbs.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., April 11, 2011 — 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 its new FP-XMFT “extra medium? flat panel wall mount with tilt capabilities is now shipping. With an MSRP of $108.95, the low profile FP-XMFT holds most medium-sized flat panels from 32- to 52-inches and up to 120 lbs.

“The FP-XMFT is the latest in our line of popular low profile wall mounts,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “Handling most mid-size flat panels from 32- to 52-inches, its adjustable rails more

LIBERTY AV GIVES EASTERN SALES NEW DIRECTION

Alan Richards takes charge on the Right Coast

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Alan Richards

An announcement has been made by President John Dace at Liberty AV Solutions that Alan Richards has been named the company’s new Eastern Director of Sales.

Now responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales activity conducted throughout the region, Richards comes to his new post with over 20 years of experience within the AV industry. Formerly with Jerusalem, Israel-based Kramer Electronics, where he served as VP of Sales for the US market, Richards will make New Jersey his home base of operations on behalf of Liberty.

Richards effectively replaces Liberty’s former Eastern Director of Sales Dan Reich, who has taken on new responsibilities within the company as its Sales Operations Manager. In this capacity, Reich will assume day-to-day management of all zone managers throughout the more

LIBERTY APPOINTS TONY CARR AS NEW SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY MANAGER

TONY CARR

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, April 1, 2011—Liberty AV Solutions has named Tony Carr as its new Southwestern Territory Manager. An accomplished industry veteran who comes to the post from Samsung Electronics, Carr will assist in directing Liberty’s sales efforts in Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

Reporting directly to Liberty’s Director of Western Regional Sales David Ellis, Carr will work hand-in-hand with the company’s independent manufacturer’s reps to serve customers throughout his territory. As the latest addition to an overall sales force reorganization that began last year, he will be supported by a team of inside sales associates that brings an even broader base of specialized knowledge and resources to those in the field.

“Customers have an inherent right to expect high levels of service,? Carr believes. “To that end, it’s great to be a part of the Liberty sales team, because we are focused and committed to more

SIM2 USA Appoints Two New Rep Firms

Miramar, Florida—April 2011—SIM2 USA announces the appointment of two new rep firms on the West Coast. Steven Lester Company will handle Northern California and Northern Nevada, while Morris-Tait Associates will cover Southern California.

“California represents a golden opportunity for SIM2, and we look to the teams at Morris Tait Associates and Steven Lester Co. to be an extension of the brand, reaching our dealers with personalized attention and service,? said Alberto Fabiano, Executive VP of SIM2 USA. “Everyone involved is well respected in the territory and experienced in selling reference-quality home entertainment products, which are the key reasons we chose them. We look forward to continued success in this territory with our new partners.?

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About Morris-Tait
Morris-Tait Associates was founded 48 years ago and has maintained its edge in the industry by continually representing high-end custom installation audio/video products more

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ihiji Takes Remote Monitoring and Support To Next Level With Control4 Home Automation Systems and ZigBee Device Monitoring Capability; Easy Integration, Offers Extended Visibility into Home Networks

Austin, TX – April 5, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning remote monitoring and support system invision, today announced that it now offers feature-rich compatibility with Control4® home automation systems and ZigBee devices. ihiji invision enables integrators to reduce servicing costs and increase system reliability while simultaneously empowering dealers to earn recurring revenue through the implementation of service contracts.

“Dealers will now be able to monitor many aspects of Control4 installations with ihiji invision, including ZigBee devices,? said ihiji president and co-founder Stuart Rench. “This represents a significant opportunity for all Control4 and ihiji dealers. They can now approach new or existing clients with a proactive remote monitoring and support solution that integrates easily and ensures improved system reliability and performance through extended device visibility.?

invision is a cloud-based remote monitoring and support system that enables 24/7 two-way communication with control, entertainment, network, HVAC lighting more

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Wirelessly Manage Input for Six Mobile Devices with IOGEAR Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard

IOGEAR Wireless Multilink Bluetooth Keyboard

Also includes trackpad and manages input for up to six devices

IOGEAR’s Multi-link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad wirelessly switches between six Bluetooth enabled devices, providing convenient management of smart phones, tablets, HTPCs, gaming consoles, and more.

Foothills Ranch, Calif. – April 4, 2011 – Continuing their pursuit of connectivity through convergence, IOGEAR™ is now shipping the Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad (GKM611B) for wireless management of up to six Bluetooth enabled devices. Data input for social media, gaming or even board rooms has reached a new level.

Entertainment, productivity and communication blend more seamlessly with a single data input device. Bluetooth 2.0 technology provides a 30 feet radius of operability allowing the IOGEAR Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard to access six devices whenever they are in range.

In a desktop or home office setting, the GKM611B can replace hard-wired keyboards so users aren’t tethered to their desk and chair. Mobility is certainly an important advantage, but so too is the more

Video Mount Products Features Vented Wall Shelf at 2011 ISC West

Video Mount Products VMP-VWS vented wall shelf

The VMP-VWS is an Easy to Install, Vented Wall or Backboard Shelf with a 200 lb. Load Capacity, Static Resistant Powder Coat Finish, and Incorporates Five Cable Supply Locations.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., April 4, 2011 — 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 feature its rugged VMP-VWS vented wall shelf at the 2011 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 6-8 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth 4059. The VMP-VWS has an MSRP of $111.95.

“Cable management, organization, and thermal management are three keys to a successful install,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The VMP-VWS offers numerous advantages in helping answer these common issues by more

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