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ELITE SCREENS, INC. ANNOUNCES RAPTOR – ITS INNOVATIVE POWERED IN-FURNITURE FLOOR SCREEN

Elite Screens, Inc.’s Raptor Console ScreenCERRITOS, Calif., September 3, 2008 — Elite Screens, Inc., an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens, today announced its Raptor projection screen, a premium grade electric floor-rising screen that conceals itself in a functional furniture cabinet. Elite’s Raptor is an elegant choice when wall or ceiling projection screen installations are not practical.

“Raptor is a premium grade powered projection screen that fulfills a role in AV integration that has not previously received the consideration it deserves,? said David Rodgers, marketing manager, Elite Screens, Inc. “It is ideal for hidden theater environments or executive conference rooms. With the touch of a button, both screen and projector appear like magic.? more

NuVision® Launches New High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control System

NuVision MultiView NCMVIR46 High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control SystemScottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce it will showcase its new MultiView NCMVIR46 High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control System at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 950. The NCMVIR46 is a six zone, four high-definition source amplified distribution, matrix, and control system scheduled to ship Q1 ‘09. more

Wisdom Audio Launches L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker for Sage Series High-End Architectural Audio System

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 28, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will debut its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The L150i is the tallest line source within the new award-nominated Sage Series. more

AURALEX RECRUITED TO OUTFIT CEDIA’S ‘HOME THEATER AUDIO CALIBRATION’ LEARNING LAB WITH ACOUSTIC CONTROL PANELS

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in the debut of CEDIA’s Learning Lab concept by outfitting one of the show’s three labs with Auralex’s freestanding ProGobo acoustical products.

The Home Theater Audio Calibration Learning Lab will house a full home theater system, where students will perform a comprehensive 5.1 audio set up and calibration exercise. Students will go through a typical step-by-step verification and calibration process, including level balance and equalization. Auralex’s ProGobos are extremely adaptable to any room environment and will help to create a more useable and balanced space to demonstrate these calibration techniques. more

Centronics Launches the HCCX HDMI Powered Repeater

Centronics EHD-Branded HCCX HDMI Powered RepeaterSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Aug. 26, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its new EHD-branded HCCX powered HDMI repeater. The HCCX powered HDMI repeater can transmit a 1080p signal up to 30 meters and works with all HDMI as well as DVI specifications. The HCCX is now available with an MSRP of $79.95. more

GefenTV Scaler Pro Wins Electronic House’s Product of the Year

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen Inc. is pleased to announce that its consumer-focused Home Theater Scaler Pro snagged recognition as one of the year’s most innovative products by the editors of Electronic House magazine. The awards program proactively seeks out newly available and soon to be released products boasting noteworthy technological achievements and extraordinary features for today’s connected home. more

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AURALEX CONTINUES ITS GREEN INITIATIVES BY INTRODUCING ECO-TECH ACOUSTICAL PANELS AT CEDIA 2008

Eco-Tech ProPanelsDENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its leadership in creating environmentally friendly products with the introduction of Eco-Tech, the company’s first green acoustical panel, at this year’s CEDIA show (Booth 630). Earlier this year, the company announced the first green acoustical foam product on the market, Eco-Friendly StudioFoam.

Eco-Tech brand acoustic panels are manufactured with a proprietary formulation of 100% recycled polyester fibers. Eco-Tech panels are truly “green?; reducing the ecological footprint of acoustic treatment and our dependence on fossil fuels, including foreign crude oil. The Eco-Tech family of products are designed with the environment in mind, yet retain the longevity and acoustical properties for which Auralex is known. Auralex Eco-Tech is manufactured without harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. more

HOSA INTRODUCES NEW HDMI CABLES FOR HOME THEATER / VIDEO APPLICATIONS

hosa_hdmi_lo.JPGBuena Park, CA – August 2008… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions, is pleased to introduce its new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable offerings. Supporting all current HD formats up to 1080P and all current surround sound formats up to 7.1, the new cables are the best possible solution for transmitting uncompressed digital streams and include models for HDMI to DVI-D. more

Signature Wire Debuts InCite™ Brand of DPL-Certified HDMI Cables at 2008 CEDIA Expo

Denver, August 12, 2008 — Signature Wire Corp. (www.signaturewire.com), a leading provider of quality low voltage wire and cable for residential, commercial, security/fire, and professional A/V and lighting applications, is proud to announce that it will debut its new InCite™ brand, which includes DPL-certified HDMI™ cables, at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 415. more

Touchscreen Media Room

mr07a150.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 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.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry:
Best Media Room

Our project was part of an interior renovation. We selected a 65in. plasma, ceiling-mounted LCR and surround loudspeakers, and an in-cabinet subwoofer based on the architectural constraints of the room. We have had excellent results with this loudspeaker setup in previous installations as dialogue is perceived to be coming from the screen with the benefit of eliminating any clutter on the display wall. more

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