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Sunfire® Rocks the World With Dynamic Series Subwoofers Delivering Bigger Bass Performance for Budget Conscious Consumers

Leading Luxury Home Theater Brand Tunes Subs For Thunderous Theater and Mega Bass Music With Dual Drivers And Up To 600 Watts of Peak Power

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 7, 2010 — Sunfire®, a specialist in the design, manufacturing and marketing of luxury home theater products for the worldwide custom specialist and retail markets, today announced the worldwide introduction of its powerful, yet budget-friendly Dynamic Series of subwoofers. Tuned for both low frequency Home Theater Effects and powerhouse musical bass lines, these new subwoofers boast up to 600 Watts Peak Power. more

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ATON™ Launches Industry’s First Out-Of-The-Box Solution for Multi-Zone Music with In-Wall OLED Interfaces

New ATON™ AH66T Kit also features plug and play support for iPod and lighting control.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 7, 2010 — ATON™, a premier manufacturer of affordable, high performance speakers and digital audio and Hi Def video distribution systems, today introduced the industry’s first pre-programmed Whole House “Music & More? System, the ATON AH66T Kit. The new kit features the AH66T Multi-Source Multi-Zone Controller plus six (6) OLED2 touchpads that offer full-color graphic control and feedback. With built-in programming to run market leading sources like the iPort® and Lutron™ RadioRA®2, the affordable multi-room audio solution allows dealers to rapidly deploy a first-time or add-on audio system with iPod® & lighting control capability ready to go. more

ELAN® Home Systems Introduces ELAN g! School Online Training for Its ELAN g! Home Control System

ELAN g! School offers 64 courses that can be completed in as little as six hours.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 6, 2010 – Coincident with the worldwide market delivery of it revolutionary ELAN® g! Home Control System, ELAN Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com) today announced the opening of its new ELAN g! School at the company’s award-winning online university, ELAN U (www.elanu.com). more

VMP’s New Low-Profile Flush Wall Mount for Large Flat Panels Now Shipping

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VMP’s new FP-LFVB flush wall mount for large flat panels is now shipping.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 — 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-LFVB flush wall mount for large flat panels is now shipping. With an MSRP of $96.95, the low profile FP-LFVB holds most large flat panels from 42- to 63-inches and up to 150 lbs.

“Our new FP-LFVB flush wall mount has been designed for numerous applications, most importantly for those installs where a large flat panel needs to be mounted as close as possible to the wall,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The FP-LFVB is installer and user friendly, reducing installation time for multiple more

NuVo Technologies’ New Energy-Efficient Four Channel Digital Power Amplifier is Now Shipping

Hebron, KY – December 6, 2010 – NuVo Technologies, the award-winning value leader in whole home audio, has begun shipping the D460 Digital Power Amplifier. The D460 is NuVo’s latest offering in the company’s growing list of energy-efficient components. Operating four channels at 60 watts each while utilizing less power than a 60-watt light bulb, the D460 Digital Power Amplifier is a versatile choice for a wide array of installations. The D460 complements NuVo’s Grand Concerto® and Essentia® whole home audio systems, and is also compatible with third party equipment.

“The D460’s combination of four 60W amplifiers in a 1U space, super high efficiency both in operation and in standby, and superb audio quality make it an ideal choice for many applications,? says Rick Kukulies, Chief Technology Officer for NuVo. “The D460 is the ideal amplifier for powering zones 7 and 8 for Concerto or adding power to more

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Media Décor Art and Frame Catalog Now Available in the Apple iBookstore

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—November 19, 2010—Media Décor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen TVs with beautifully framed artwork, has launched the Art and Frame catalog App available now on iTunes and the iBookstore. The free app allows Apple® iPhone™, iPod touch®, and iPad™ users to view Media Décor’s vast array of over 70 frame styles and more than 2,000 artwork choices including limited editions. The app can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/ajOgkH and requires IOS 3.2 or later.

According to Vanessa Sayen, Sales & Marketing Manager for Media Décor, “The iPad has become an important selling tool for dealers and interior designers and being able to download our catalog and show it to a brings to life the variety of options available from Media Décor.?

Within the pages of the 600 page catalog, Media Décor also showcases its new Finished Corner Frames in the more

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LYNX Technik AG® Announces Firmware Upgrade for yellobrik® SDI to HDMI Converter, CDH 1811

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LYNX Technik AG, provider of signal processing solutions for the broadcast and professional AV industries, announces a firmware upgrade for its yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter, the CDH 1811.

The firmware upgrade is free, simple to install, and adds several unique features to the already feature-rich CDH 1811 yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter. The on-screen overlay now supports audio presence by showing audio level meters for 16 channels of monitoring. The upgrade also provides users with enhanced flexibility to display active format description (AFD), wide screen signaling (WSS) and VI code for aspect ratio, active picture characteristics and other metadata. more

Prism Sound Group Acquires Business Assets of Imerge Ltd

The Prism Sound group is pleased to announce that it has purchased certain assets of Imerge Ltd, the award-winning home media server business formerly affiliated with Linear LLC of Carlsbad, California, USA.

Imerge® brands will continue with current production as well as new product development under the ownership of Prism Sound. Customer support will be maintained for all former customers of Imerge Ltd, including OEM partners Elan, Speakercraft, Xantech and Revox. Prism Sound has retained key members of the former Imerge team in research and development, production, customer support and sales, while finance and marketing will be resourced from the Prism Sound team.

Ian Dennis, Chief Technical Officer at Prism Sound, comments “Imerge is a fine example of outstanding technical innovation in the UK and we are proud to take over the baton. We will be concentrating on maintaining the impressive record Imerge has built with innovation more

VMP’s CEDIA Raffle Winners Each Receive an 8 GB Apple iPod touch

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Keith McMichael, owner of Chester, Va.-based McMichael & McMichael Investigation & Security, LLC. (MMIS), and Jim Vaughan, owner of Cape Coral, Fla.-based Hy-Tek Satellite, both won an 8 GB Apple iPod touch from VMP during the recent CEDIA Expo.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, security, residential, CI, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it’s two CEDIA raffle winners have each received an 8 GB Apple iPod touch.

Keith McMichael, owner of Chester, Va.-based McMichael & McMichael Investigation & Security, LLC. (MMIS), and Jim Vaughan, owner of Cape Coral, Fla.-based Hy-Tek Satellite, each dropped off a business card for the raffle at the VMP booth during the recent CEDIA Expo and were then chosen at random following the more

Media Decor To Offer Fine Art Photographs by Artist Elizabeth Carmel to Conceal Flat-screen TVs

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—November 2, 2010—Media Décor LLC (www.mediadecor.com), a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen TVs with beautifully framed artwork, has announced their new association with professional fine art photographer Elizabeth Carmel known for her unique, expressive landscapes and waterscapes.

Elizabeth’s fine art prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world. Using ultra-high resolution 39 megapixel digital photography, she is able to capture the subtle details of the natural world and transfer them to large prints with stunning clarity and color. Her award winning images are in numerous galleries and private collections throughout the United States. Her prints have been displayed at the California Museum of Photography and the Nevada Museum of Art. In 2006, Elizabeth published a book of her photography titled Brilliant Waters, Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the High Sierra? with more

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