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Pantel Launches Outdoor Weatherproof Speaker Line

Pantel’s new line of outdoor, weatherproof speakersGARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 20, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has launched its new line of outdoor, weatherproof speakers. The two-way, 100 Watt, two model line, available in black or white, is scheduled to ship in April.

“As Pantel is already the leader in outdoor weatherproof TVs, we wanted to offer a line of outdoor weatherproof speakers to enhance the complete outdoor experience,? explained Joe Pantel, Chief Executive Officer of Pantel Corp. “Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof speakers have been designed for such uses as bringing indoor music outdoors, or enhancing the outdoor home theater experience, such as incorporating them with Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof TVs. Beyond outdoor use in backyards, patios, and commercial settings, our new speakers can also be utilized indoors, such as in saunas, bathrooms, hot tub rooms, and more.? more

Meeting Size Demands

lht01d_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 1: $80,000-$100,000

Date design began: 02-11-08
Date installation was completed: 04-20-08

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

Undertaking the design and construction of this home theater was challenging. Our ultimate outcome for this project was to complete it on time and within the given budget. Our main challenge was the limited size of the room. Our client wanted the maximum screen size solely for HD contents in a 20ft x 12ft room in the basement with concrete walls. The control system needed to be user-friendly and the home theater needed to have three rows of seating with bass shakers and several lighting theme options. The importance of acoustical treatment was explained to our client and it was agreed to emphasize on this issue for achieving decent sound quality with wall mounted speakers. more

Project Green AV Hosts Webinar, Green Building: Challenges & Opportunities for AV

Project Green AV hosts its first webinar today, March 5, 3:00 PM EST, sponsored by Projector Lamp Services, LLC. The webinar, “Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities for AV,? discusses opportunities for the growth of the audio visual industry with emerging Green businesses and government regulations including: Green Building; integration; and new technology and product service for lifecycle extension. Featured speakers include Elizabeth Eames from Project Green AV; Gina Sansivero of Projector Lamp Services; and Ron Howard of the elevenTECHGROUP. more

Video Mount Products Features ER-148 Equipment Rack at EH Expo Spring 2009

video-mount-products-er-148-equipment-rack.JPGSTEVENSVILLE, Md., March 4, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, pro, and security audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will feature its ER-148 equipment rack at the Spring 2009 Electronic House Expo, held in Orlando, Fla. from March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 941.

“Space is at a premium in many residential and commercial applications,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Thermal and cable management issues also continue to lead the list of complaints for professionals installing rack-mountable electronics in small or enclosed spaces. VMP offers numerous solutions to help answer these concerns by providing easy-to-assemble, vented, functional, and compatible racks, shelves, brackets, mounts and accessories to meet the challenges faced by such tight and component-laden home theater and other low voltage installations. The ER-148 is an example of just such a valuable tool.? more

AURALEX PARTICIPATES IN DEMO ALLEY HOME THEATER DEMONSTRATION AT 2009 EHX EXPO

SonicPrintORLANDO, FL — Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in EHX’s Demo Alley (Room DR230D) as part of a complete home theater demonstration throughout the upcoming EHX Expo in Orlando, FL. Auralex is providing its SonicPrint ProPanels and pArtScience SpaceArray diffusors as part of the home theater set-up. The company’s SubDude and SpeakerDudes will also be on display, amongst its literature, at its exhibit space in Demo Alley.

Demo Alley is an exclusive EHX showcase in which some of the top A/V manufacturers come together for the sole purpose of proving to professional electronics installers how good their products are. These demos are designed to help installers figure out what’s real and what’s hype as they work their way through the crowded mass of products that flood the market each year in the only way possible: through the demo process. more

AURALEX BRINGS ACOUSTICS HOME FOR HIT TV SHOW DESIGNING SPACES

~Auralex Showcases How Acoustics Can Improve Sound Quality While Not Compromising Home Décor ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Designing Spaces, the hit TV show produced by Quorum Productions that airs on TLC and Women’s Entertainment Network, invited Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, to be a part of the show’s upcoming 100th episode. Auralex helps educate the show’s viewers on how they can easily and affordably improve home sound quality through acoustical treatments; a subject Auralex knows quite a bit about.

While the company’s products are typically used in professional recording environments, Auralex is showcasing how its products can also create outstanding home acoustics as well. more

PureLink’s New Modular Matrix Router Breakthrough—Combines DVI and HDMI In One Chassis For Large Scale “Everything to Everything?1080p HD Routing

PureLink MX-1800 Modular Digital Matrix RouterLittle Ferry, New Jersey, Feb 9, 2009…….PureLink™ by Dtrovision LLC announced today it would begin shipping it’s breakthrough Modular Digital Matrix Router Series beginning March 1, 2009. PureLink manufactures the world’s best selling line of Integrated DVI and HDMI Matrix Routers, with exclusive features not found on any other brand. more

Koetsu USA Introduces the Koala Tube Digital CD Player by Goldenote of Italy

koalatubefrontweb.jpgState-of-the-Art Dual-Tube Player Features Zero-Clock and Electro Power Technologies, Standard Rack Construction, Audiophile Performance, More
CAROLINA, P.R., Feb. 25, 2009
— Koetsu USA, the U.S. distribution arm of the world-renowned Japanese cartridge manufacturer, introduces into the U.S. market the Koala Tube CD Player by Goldenote, the company’s finest CD player built on a standard rack chassis. more

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EXACT POWER ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL POWER INTEGRITY SYSTEM™

residentialpowerintegritysystem.jpgFairfield, NJ––Exact Power is introducing the Residential Power Integrity System™, an end-to-end solution engineered to provide the best environment for residential electronic systems. This integrated solution ensures clean, protected high quality power throughout the home, addressing typical problems that interfere with residential AV systems such as hums, buzzes, pops/clicks, video roll bars and system lockups. more

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