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Extron Unveils Industry’s First Matrix Switcher with Professional Grade DSP

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the MPX Plus 866 A ProDSP™ Media Presentation Matrix Switcher, a revolutionary new multi-format matrix switcher with integrated audio digital signal processing. The MPX Plus 866 A is the A/V industry’s first matrix switcher to combine VGA, video, and audio signal routing with ProDSP, a powerful audio processing platform based on a 32/64-bit floating point DSP engine. ProDSP offers an extensive selection of audio DSP tools designed to facilitate audio system design, configuration, and commissioning. ProDSP is configured and managed through Extron’s unique DSP Configurator Software, which provides an intuitive Graphical User Environment for full control and management of audio DSP functions. Available for immediate delivery, the MPX Plus 866 A is an ideal one-box solution for complete audio and video integration that simplifies system requirements, expedites installation, and saves money. more

SI’s New Projector Screen “EZ-snap? Frames Now Shipping

SI’s new Reference and Performance Series “EZ-snap? projector screen frame systemAustin, Texas, Dec. 2, 2008 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that its new Reference and Performance Series “EZ-snap? projector screen frame system is now shipping.

“The ‘EZ-snap’ system was very well received by customers and the media alike when launched at the recent CEDIA Expo,? explained Ryan Gustafson, SI V.P. of business development. “Our customers love our new projector screens, but ‘EZ-snap’ represents the next evolution in creating the ultimate home theater experience. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers, and when they inquired for an enhanced and quicker way of installing our screens, we answered the call with SI’s new Reference and Performance ‘EZ-snap’ frames.? more

Rise Vision, Inc. Eliminates Set-Up Fee, Improves Branding Capabilities and Live Data Feeds for Rise Display Network Digital Signage Content Management System

Software-as-a-Service content management system enables users to access new features immediately and bypass costly and time-consuming internal upgrades

rise-vision-logo-color-screen.gifETOBICOKE, Ontario – December 2, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, has issued the Fall ’08 Release of its Rise Display Network (RDN) service. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based content management system sold via the reseller channel, the Rise Display Network is updated quarterly by Rise Vision, enabling all users to have immediate access to new features to manage their digital signage networks.

New features to the Rise Display Network include:

No Set-Up Fee for New Accounts: The new version of the Rise Display Network is easier and more flexible than ever to configure, which means that users no longer require assistance from Rise to develop their own unique and branded presentations. Rise is passing along the savings to users by eliminating the Company Set-Up Fee. Users that desire assistance can still purchase a Creative Starter Package that includes consultation and up to five hours of time from Rise’s team of creative professionals. more

NuVision® Appoints Chris Porter Vice President – Engineering & Product Management

Chris Porter, NuVision Vice President – Engineering & Product ManagementScottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce that it has appointed industry veteran Chris Porter to the position of Vice President – Engineering & Product Management. In this role, Porter will be responsible for the engineering, product development, product management, and quality assurance of NuVision’s acclaimed LCD and accessory product lines. more

1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3 from Gefen

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its 1:5 Splitter for HDMI v1.3. This high performance distribution solution accepts one HDMI signal from Blu-ray players, DVD players, set-top boxes, digital video recorders and game systems, and delivers the same audio and video to five HDMI displays and projectors at the same time. Greater signal distributions can be achieved when cascading two or more Splitters together. more

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Magenta Research Introduces National Sales Manager

New Milford, CT, November 24, 2008 – Magenta Research, the recognized leader in video, audio and control signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable and optical fiber, is pleased to announce that Dan Smith has been appointed National Sales Manager.

Dan will lead the internal sales organization and Magenta field representatives to maximize Magenta revenues in the United States. Prior to joining Magenta, Dan was National Sales Manager for the Information Technology Division of Samsung and previously worked for Tech Data. Mr. Smith has extensive experiences in the Pro AV segment with an intimate knowledge of the sales channels and existing relationships with many of the recognized industry Sales Representative’s, Dealers, Integrators and Consultants. more

Intelix Releases 4×4 HDMI 1.3 Matrix with Twisted Pair Extension Capability

Intelix DIGI-HDMI-4X4 MatrixMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently debuted the DIGI-HDMI-4X4, a true matrix switcher which routes four high-definition sources to four high-definition destinations.

The Intelix DIGI-HDMI-4X4 combines professional-grade performance with comprehensive control options, providing an easy-to-use, flexible, and powerful solution for demanding audio/video distribution applications. more

TODAY’S PANASONIC PLASMA TV’S MIGHT OUTLAST OWNERS

PANASONIC 11 SERIES AND 103-INCH PLASMAS RATED TO LAST UP TO 100,000 VIEWING HOURS UNTIL HALF BRIGHTNESS

Could Take Almost 23 Years to Reach Half-Brightness Based on Standard Commercial Usage

Secaucus, NJ, November 19, 2008 – Panasonic Professional Display Company (PPDC), a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional Plasma displays, announced that its 11 Series line of 720 and 1080p Plasmas, as well as its industry leading-sized 103-inch Plasma HDTV, have been rated to last 100,000 hours before reaching half their original brightness. This means, based on 12 hours of constant viewing in a business or commercial establishment, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the 11 Series models and 103-inch Plasma could, on average, take almost 23 years (22.8 years exactly) to reach half of their original brightness level. more

Intelix Releases 1×4 VGA, Stereo Audio, and IR/RS232 over Twisted Pair Distribution System

DIGI-VGASD-T4R Balun SetMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-T4R, a professional-grade active balun set which distributes a single VGA video and stereo audio source to four remote destinations via a single twisted pair cable. In addition, the system also extends RS232 and IR control signals over the same structured cable, thereby consolidating multiple bulky cable runs. more

Pantel Waterproof “Mirror? LCD HDTV Line Makes a Splash

Pantel “Mirror? TVGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2008 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it will feature its new waterproof “Mirror TV? product line at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #S27024 (South Hall). The four new 17-, 20-, 26-, and 32-inch screen sizes will be available via special order in Q4 2008, and are perfect not only for certain outdoor applications, but specifically for indoor applications such as bathrooms, showers, and saunas, as well. more

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