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Church Media Group Announces The Acquisition Of House Of Worship Marketing Services

Southlake, Texas (Church Media Group) January 30, 2008 – Church Media Group, a full-service creative agency targeting the church and non-profit ministry markets, has acquired House of Worship Marketing Services (H.O.W.) in a move to expand their influence and fulfill a growing need for manufacturers, distributors and dealers to reach the multi-billion dollar church market.

“For the first time, manufacturers can have one source of contact for all of their church-related PR, marketing, advertising, product development, web initiatives and sales force training,” said Yuri Star, President of Church Media Group. more

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Sony Unveils First 1080i High-Definition Videoconferencing Solution

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2008 – Sony is introducing the industry‘s first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing system, the PCS-XG80.
The new PCS-XG80 system combines 1080i resolution and a high frame rate of 60 fields per second to deliver superb live video quality and a very natural alternative to face-to-face meetings.
Its backward compatibility gives users the option of connecting with HD video quality through the growing number of high bandwidth connections or through standard-definition legacy systems, which comply with industry standards, over IP and/or ISDN. In an industry first, this new system also features BrightFaceTM, Video Annotation, and RF Remote functionality. more

Two Talented Industry Engineers Join Verrex – New England

MOUNTAINSIDE, New Jersey (January 29, 2008) – Further solidifying its position as the leading audiovisual, videoconference and sound systems integrator in New England, Verrex today announced two notable, industry project engineers have joined the company‘s Boston-area team. more

AMX Harnesses VoIP Technology to Add Telephony to Its Control Systems

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – Today, AMX® announced that it is using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology to add telephone functionality to its control systems. The company‘s new SIP Communications Gateways harness the power of standards-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to extend the features and functionality of an AMX Control System beyond traditional device and environmental control to also include two-way telephony. AMX is demonstrating its SIP Communications Gateways in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more

AMX Adds Affordable Solutions for Simple Room Control, Audio/Video Switching

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – AMX® has expanded its product portfolio with more than 60 new solutions specifically designed to simplify the way people interact with, and use, audio/video (A/V) equipment in simpler, single-room environments, such as classrooms and conference rooms. The Novara™ product line consists of all-in-one, configurable control pad systems that combine a user interface with device control in one, flush-mount keypad, while the Solecis™ line features switchers, presentation switchers and distribution amplifiers. AMX is demonstrating both product families in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. more

InfoComm Appoints Rosanne Lang, Crestron, as 2008 InfoComm Exhibitor Committee Chair

Crestron today announced that Rosanne Lang, the company‘s Tradeshow Manager, has been appointed by the board members of InfoComm International to serve as the 2008 InfoComm Exhibitor Committee Chair. As Chair, Lang becomes an active member of the InfoComm Board of Governors, and will play an integral role in representing all InfoComm.
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Crestron Offers New Initiatives for its Certified Programmers in 2008

In an ongoing effort to support its dealers and continuing education within the AV industry, Crestron today announced its newest initiatives for the Crestron Technical Institute (CTI) certification training program. CTI is now offering its “Programming for Certification” course nationwide, making these valuable classes more conveniently accessible to dealers, and has also added new certification levels that recognize the high level of commitment by programmers who attend Masters Classes.
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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES DSP, AMP PRODUCT MANAGER AND SPEAKER PRODUCT MANAGER

BUENA PARK, Calif.–Steve Seable has been named Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) Product Steve Seable Manager for the DSP and Amplifier Group. Seable comes to YCAS from Disney where for many years, he held the position of Head of Audio for the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure in Disneyland. His additional experience includes mixing Broadway musicals, large tours, and television as well as theatre and studio installations. “With much of our focus on DSP products and our new amplifiers, it was imperative that we hire a dedicated product manager to support these efforts,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager. “Steve‘s background and experience in the installation and live sound markets is a perfect fit with our requirements,” adds Lopez. more

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Tributaries® Best Overall for the Eleventh Time in Twelve Years!

Orlando, Florida, January 17, 2008–Tributaries® Cable is pleased to announce its unprecedented eleventh win in the past twelve years for Best Overall Wire & Cable company in the 2008 Inside Track‘s Supplier Loyalty Test survey.

Since 1985, Inside Track, a consumer electronics industry newsletter, has been helping the owner-operated independent specialist retailer and custom integrators survive and thrive in the face of mass-market competition. Each year, the Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Test survey provides a chance for retailers to grade their manufactures on 16 parameters including: Product Performance, Reliability, Innovation; Distribution Policies that Support Specialists; Obtainable Profit Margins; Technical Support; Resolution of Service, Return, and Repair Issues; Product Changes/Price Protection; Specialist-Friendly Programs; Quality of Sales Reps; Brand Name Recognition; Appropriate Product Assortment; Ease of Doing Business; Inventory Turns or Ease of Installation/ Use; JIT Delivery; and Dealer Training. more

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ClearOne Introduces Converge Pro 880T

New eight-microphone mixer includes telephone interface and Distributed Echo Cancellation®

SALT LAKE CITY, January 7, 2008 – ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the global provider of audio conferencing products, today announced availability of the Converge Pro 880T, a new addition to the Converge Pro platform of professional audio solutions for conferencing applications. Because the new 880T includes a built-in telephone interface and power amplifier it is a complete standalone audio conferencing system. It also can be linked with any of the other Converge Pro products to create larger systems to accommodate a greater number of conferencing participants. more

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