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Optical Cable Corporation Acquires SMP Data Communications

Transaction Broadens Optical Cable’s Product Line and Builds on its Position as a Leading Provider of Fiber Optic Cables in the Enterprise Market

ROANOKE, VA, June 2, 2008—Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM:OCCF) announced today that it has acquired Superior Modular Products Incorporated (doing business as SMP Data Communications), a leading supplier of fiber optic and copper connectivity products for the data communications industry. The transaction was consummated on May 30, 2008, and now SMP Data Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. Optical Cable Corporation acquired SMP Data Communications from Preformed Line Products Company (Nasdaq GM: PLPC) for a purchase price of $11.5 million, subject to certain minimum working capital requirements and related purchase price adjustments. The transaction was effected by an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated May 30, 2008, whereby SMP Data Communications merged with a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation. more

Video Mount Products Debuts PDM-FT Large Flat Panel Wall Mount at InfoComm ’08

STEVENSVILLE, Md., June 4, 2008 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio, and security industries, is proud to announce it will debut its new PDM-FT large flat panel wall mount at InfoComm 2008, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N6932. more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE REALiS WUX10 – THE WORLD’S FIRST WUXGA LCOS PROJECTOR, AND THE REALIS SX80 – THE WORLD’S FIRST PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE PROJECTOR

canon-realis-sx80.jpgLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has again advanced the acclaimed REALiS Multimedia Projector line with the introduction of two new models that provide unprecedented performance and features along with cutting-edge technology. more

TV One Announces the Arrival of v1.3 HDMI Professional Grade Switchers and Distribution Amplifiers

1t-sx-634-iso.jpgERLANGER, KY, June 3, 2008—The TVOne-task product line grows again with the addition of six new v1.3 HDMI products to its inventory consisting of two Switchers and four Distribution Amplifiers. These are not ordinary units, but are the first products designed expressly for the demanding professional market. Features like front panel status indication of input signal presence and HDCP presence, accommodation of HDMI cables with locking connectors, RS-232 control of the switchers, optional rackmount kits, separate audio and advanced EDID handling set these units apart from the field. more

Pantel Debuts 52- and 65-Inch Outdoor Weatherproof LCD HD TVs? at InfoComm ’08

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., May 30, 2008 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has added three new screen sizes to its acclaimed line of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs. Now, along with the already available 32- and 42-inch screens, Pantel now offers 20-, 52-, and 65-inch models (now available as special orders; 30 days from order to receipt). The new screen sizes will debut at InfoComm 2008, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N7453. more

Rise Vision, Inc. Announces Sales Rewards Program for Digital Signage Resellers

Rise Rewards program enables resellers to continuously improve profits on sales of the Rise Display Network web-based digital signage content management system
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – May 30, 2008 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, announces a new reseller loyalty program, Rise Rewards. Resellers earn cash toward future purchases of Rise Vision products and services, enabling them to continuously improve their profits as they expand their client base for Rise Vision’s subscription-based content management system, Rise Display Network. more

Chief Launches New Power Accessory Products to Protect Projectors and Flat Panel TVs

Minneapolis, MN, USA — (May 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in flat panel TV and projector mounts, now offers high-performance power accessories integrated with Chief mounts. These accessories improve the audio and video performance of projectors and flat panel displays by cleaning and purifying the AC while also providing surge and spike protection. more

Hitachi Expands Capabilities of Educational Technology Outside the Classroom With Hitachi StarBoard Viewer for Interactive Whiteboards and Panels

– Free download offers industry-first capabilities for educators. –

CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA, May 27, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the release of its StarBoard Viewer software for interactive whiteboards and panels. Hitachi StarBoard Viewer is a free download that not only allows users to open any file formatted with Hitachi’s industry-leading StarBoard software, but also to make edits and save work—even while disconnected from Hitachi StarBoard presentation products. StarBoard Viewer is the only software of its kind that allows users to save their changes for later use on interactive whiteboards panels and tablets. more

RTcom USA Inc. Launches OLC FX Fiber Optic DVI Extension System

OLCSparta, N.J., (April 3, 2008) – RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced the OLC FX – a compact, fiber optic extension system for the long-distance transmission of digital video interface (DVI) signals. Featuring one transmitter and one receiver, the OLC FX is high-definition content protection (HDCP) compliant and supports Display Data Channel (DDC) communication. The OLC FX makes it possible to extend digital DVI signals up to 1,640 feet from a video source to a DVI compatible display. more

RTcom USA Announces New Ground-Breaking Digital Matrix Routers

HS-66MSparta, N.J., (March 31, 2008) – RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced the HS-66M and HS-88M – the industry’s first high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) matrix routers with 6-in 6-out and 8-in 8-out ports, respectively. Also new from RTcom USA is the DS-66HM, a high-performance digital video interface (DVI) router with 6-in-6 out ports. All three new Matrix Routers from RTcom USA feature full HDCP (High bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliance, giving users the ability to transmit high-definition audio and video signals to as many as eight displays. more

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