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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

FEATURE ESSAY

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

AVAD Announces Opening of New Distribution, Showroom and Will Call Center in New Jersey

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced that it will open a new, 32,000-square-foot Pine Brook, N.J. facility, located southwest of I-287 and the New Jersey Turnpike. The Pine Brook branch will feature a spacious showroom, where dealers can access the best brands and product assortment; a large warehouse accommodating more inventory for “just in time? order fulfillment; and a larger training facility allowing for the best and most frequent local dealer training—all advantages that make up AVAD’s trademark service. All operations previously held at AVAD’s Piscataway, N.J. branch will be relocated to the new Pine Brook branch upon its opening. more

NUVO TECHNOLOGIES’ WIRELESS CONTROL PAD IS SHIPPING

NuVo Wireless Control Pad with Dock
New handheld device offers dealers increased installation flexibility, as well as a compelling reason to revisit existing clients. Users enjoy unprecedented control over NuVo’s Grand Concerto and Essentia E6G multi-room audio systems.

Hebron, KY – May 21, 2009 – NuVo Technologies announced that its eagerly anticipated Wireless Control Pad is now fully shipping. The Wireless Control Pad is an exciting new option for user control of NuVo’s Grand Concerto and Essentia E6G multi-room audio systems, as well as the sources attached to them, such as satellite and terrestrial radio tuners, music servers, PCs and iPods. more

Platinum Tools® Launches EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., May 19, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool. Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs. more

A Theater to Meet Music-listening and Movie-watching Passion

lht17a_500.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

Date design began: 05-07-07
Date installation was completed: 02-04-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The clients’ passion for both music and movies required that the room serve a dual purpose. While maintaining an environment that was aesthetically congruent with the design of the rest of the home, the clients desired an area for critical music listening. The goal was that those characteristics would carry over to the home theater experience. Video quality played an equal role of importance to the audio. Room isolation and acoustic treatment was also a major focus of the project. The clients’ involvement throughout the decision making process was invaluable and refreshing. This is apparent with their ability to answer their friends’ questions about the system…right down to which cables were used. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA BRAND LAMPS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH JUST LAMPS, INC.

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA BRAND LAMPS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH JUST LAMPS, INC.

IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2009 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high definition presentation and display products, announced its new distribution relationship with Just Lamps, Inc., the largest projector lamp distributor in the world. Just Lamps provides genuine Mitsubishi replacement lamps for current and legacy Mitsubishi projector models. more

RGPC Extender IP is Now a Crestron Integrated Partner Product

Extender IP’s useful and time-saving diagnostic features allow Crestron dealers to identify and fix some power-related problems without making costly service calls.

Crestron Integrated Partner LogoRGPC Extender IP

New Orleans, LA – May 12, 2009 – Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) proudly announces that RGPC Extender IP has been certified as the company’s first Crestron® Integrated Partner Program product. Extender IP, RGPC’s first networkable device, provides remote power monitoring and the ability to cycle power for up to eight connected components. more

AURALEX’S SONICPRINT GOES GREEN AT INFOCOMM 2009

Green SonicPrint~SonicPrint Designs Now Available on Environmental EcoTech ProPanels ~

ORLANDO, FL – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is now offering its custom-printed, artistic SonicPrint ProPanels manufactured with its first green acoustical panel, EcoTech, at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 5278). SonicPrint features “The Art of Sound? theme by blending unlimited design and style options for any room with the company’s acoustically proven technology of its green ProPanel product line, EcoTech. more

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