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Many IC Realtime Surveillance DVRs Now Natively Integrate with Key Digital Compass Control System

Pure bi-directional drivers provide full DVR control and feedback; incorporation into design software increases efficiency for integrators

Pompano Beach, FL – July 15, 2013 – IC Realtime’s Flex, Elite, NVR700N and NVR700S2P series video surveillance recorders now natively integrate into Key Digital’s Compass Control® system. As a Compass Alliance™ Partner, IC Realtime worked closely with Key Digital to develop pure bi-directional drivers that provide full DVR control, as well as feedback from the IC Realtime device.

Compass Control is a fully-integrated major control system designed around Apple’s iOS devices (iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®). The system provides installers with bi-directional IR, two-way RS-232 with feedback, and two-way TCP/IP control. The new drivers are part of the design software.

“Resulting from cooperative efforts between Key Digital and IC Realtime, the integration of IC Realtime’s DVRs within the Compass Control environment represents a powerful and user-friendly comprehensive solution delivering iOS-based control and entertainment functionality,” stated Key Digital’s Vice-President of Sales, Michael Lakhter.

“The Compass Alliance™ Partners have come together to create a system that has full driver integration already completed, increasing efficiency for integrators,” Lakhter concluded.

For all IC Realtime media inquiries, please contact Paul Muto at 631.849.4301 or via email at paul@mutocomm.com.

About IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced visual surveillance solutions – founded by experts with a combined 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment. The company offers a wide variety of analog and IP cameras, DVRs, NVRs, software Apps and accessories. www.icrealtime.com.

About Key Digital®
Key Digital is a CES award-winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit www.keydigital.com.

Key Digital product information now fully updated in System Integrator™ and free of charge to current SI users for immediate use and specification

Key Digital and D-Tools Renew Partnership

CONCORD, CA, July 11th, 2013— D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software today announced that Key Digital has recently renewed their MVP Partnership.  Detailed information on of the entire family of Key Digital products are available in D-Tools product database, better enabling D-Tools System Integrator™ users to specify Key Digital products. Key Digital, based in Mount Vernon, New York and led by digital video pioneer Mike Tsinberg, develops and manufactures high quality, cutting-edge technology solutions for virtually all applications where high quality video imaging is important. Key Digital’s products are used across the globe by professional broadcasters, corporations, custom installers, home theater retailers and consumers.

“We’re pleased to renew our partnership with D-Tools, ensuring that our product information is available to the D-Tools SI user community,” said Michael Lakhter, VP of Global Sales, Key Digital. “We feel it is important for dealers to have the most up-to-date and complete product information available when they are designing their client projects and believe that our participation in the MVP program benefits the integrator community while also helping us expand our market reach.”

The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program helps to provide system integrators with the most up-to-date product information to over 4,400 companies using D-Tools System Integrator software. D-Tools MVP members are dedicated to helping companies streamline the design process and making it easier for system integrators and installers to provide accurate, professional proposals to their clients.

“We are pleased to have Key Digital return as an MVP partner,” said Adam Stone, President and CEO of D-Tools. “Their innovative video and control solutions – which work across multiple standards – will provide our users with high quality, versatile options and applications for their client engagements.”

About Key Digital

Key Digital is a CES award-winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit us at www.keydigital.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s -flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer’s Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor’s Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro’s High Impact Award for Design Software.

For more information, contact D-Tools at (866) 386-6571, e-mail at info@d-tools.com, follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DTools, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool or visit D-Tools online at www.d-tools.com.

 

Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com

 

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D-Tools, Inc. Unveils New Website Optimized For Speed, Connectivity and Communications

Navigation, functionality and an improved Social Media platform benefits dealers, manufacturers and those interested in system integration software solutions

CONCORD, CA. July 10th, 2013 — D-Tools, Inc., a worldwide leader in system integration software, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. Boasting a cleaner, more refined and contemporary look with a streamlined user experience, the new website features enhanced navigation that quickly delivers concise information, helpful resources and needed functionality.

Optimized for improved speed and connectivity, www.d-tools.com now also features more robust social media integration with direct links to the D-Tools blog, Help forum, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages, where company and product updates will appear on a regular basis.

“The new D-Tools website was designed to provide significant time and resource savings for everyone who accesses it, regardless of their skill level,” said Tim Bigoness, VP of Sales and Marketing at D-Tools. “Social Media has become an exceedingly powerful tool, and we’ve architected the new site so that it’s easier to connect with our company as well as with other users in the D-Tools community. It’s a simplified yet complete resource that is much more usable.”

Dealers, manufacturers and those interested in learning more about D-Tools’ award-winning System Integrator™ system design and proposal software solutions will immediately benefit from the improvements made to the website’s improved navigation and functionality, as will those who follow the company on any social media platforms, where company and product information will be shared with the community much more frequently and with far more depth.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a total design solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio for comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools SI allows residential and commercial integrators to streamline their business processes to increase overall revenues while reducing the time and costs associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage systems. Over 4,400 leading companies use D-Tools software to reduce time and costs and streamline the system integration process. D-Tools is a three-time recipient of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Mark of Excellence Award, Commercial Integrator BEST Award (2011, 2013), multiple recipient of Custom Retailer’s Excite Award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Multi-Room Audio Video Awards – Best Installation Aid, National Systems Contractors Association, Sound and Video Contractor’s Innovations in Technology for Business Productivity Award and CE Pro’s High Impact Award for Design Software.

More information about D-Tools can be obtained by calling (866) 386-6571, emailing info@d-tools.com, visiting www.d-tools.com, or by following D-Tools on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTools or Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatool.

Press Contacts: 

Tim Bigoness

D-Tools, Inc.

(925) 270-4102

timb@d-tools.com

www.d-tools.com

 

Katye (McGregor) Bennett

KMB Communications

(425) 328-8640

katye@kmbcomm.com

www.kmbcomm.com

 

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BenQ Donates MX813ST Classroom Projector to Boost Interactive Learning for United Teachers of Dade

IRVINE, Calif. — July 11, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced that the company donated a MX813ST short-throw projector to the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its teaching staff. As part of UTD’s Professional Development, Best Practices for Interactive Whiteboard Program, a teacher will be using the projector to help transform classroom learning into a more interactive experience. more

LED Source to Host Free Franchise Opportunity Webinar

Contact: Sanderson & Associates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christine Picchietti
312-829-4350
christine@sandersonpr.com

July 11, 2013

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LED SOURCE TO HOST FREE FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY WEBINAR

The First and Only Franchisor of LED Lighting in North America
to Outline the LED Lighting Industry, the Company and Owning a Franchise

(Wellington, Fla.)— LED Source®, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider, will be hosting a free webinar to present their franchise opportunity on Wed., July 24 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
President and CEO Marcel Fairbairn will discuss this exciting opportunity and explain the history of the company, the LED market and why now is the right time to own an LED Source franchise. more

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Christie MicroTiles Illuminate Reception at Opening of Interactive Media Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Christie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, recently showcased its Christie® MicroTiles® at the opening of the new Interactive Media Building at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Christie is partnering with USC to provide students and faculty with access to the latest in visual technologies.

Christie MicroTiles at Univ. of Southern California


A gala reception was followed by an open house where attendees, comprised mostly of game and tech-industry executives, as well as faculty of SCA and friends of USC, could observe and interact with different programs and content being developed for new entertainment and educational projects. Content for the 30 Christie MicroTiles was provided by USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The reception was also followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Entertainment,” featuring George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Don Mattrick of Microsoft, and was moderated by Julia Boorstin of CNBC. The panelists discussed current technology shifts/trends with emerging medias and outlined where they believe the entertainment industry is headed in the future.

The SCA Interactive Media Building will house programs that include the Interactive Media & Games Division, the Media Arts + Practice Bachelor’s and Doctoral Programs, and the Institute for Multimedia. It will also house leading edge R & D labs, such as Game Innovation, Mixed Reality, and Environmental Media Lab. The building features all of the most advanced digital technology including 4K digital projection, game testing rooms, and multitouch screens.

“At the USC School of Cinematic Arts we always want our students to have access to technologies that will improve their ability to tell exciting stories and the Christie MicroTiles solution literally allows them to expand their vision,” said the School’s Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “This is the kind of technology that seamlessly supports the best narrative storytelling, and the visual displays are just stunning.”

“We’re delighted to support the School with our proven Christie MicroTiles solution, built on DLP® technology, and used around the globe in many visual display applications,” said Jack Kline, President and CEO of Christie Digital Systems USA. “Christie MicroTiles are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications, including architectural elements, out-of-home advertising, command and control video walls, and event production, so we look forward to the content that the students will create to exploit the many features of our award-winning technology.”

Using the strengths of both DLP® projection and Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination technology, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images and a much wider color palette than conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays. With no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display, Christie MicroTiles produce a virtually seamless canvas, arranged in any shape or scale, with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels.

Eastern High School Installs Versatile Gymnasium Sound with Community


Eastern High School, in Voorhees, New Jersey, is a regional district school with 2100 students. Eastern has a competition-sized gymnasium used for multiple indoor sports and other events. Last year, Eastern decided to replace the sound system in their gymnasium. The existing system was unreliable and lacked the versatility needed for a modern, multi-purpose facility.

Eastern contacted JD Sound and Video who designed a new sound system using Community R-Series model R.5 loudspeakers, in a semi-distributed layout, supplemented with Community iBOX model i215LVS subwoofers.

Because the school was unfamiliar with this style of system, JD Sound and Video arranged an on-site demonstration. The school was pleased with the demo which covered the gymnasium well and provided great musical sound quality and excellent voice intelligibility. In addition, the semi-distributed design allowed the school to sub-divide the gym and host two events simultaneously.

The system is powered by Crown amplifiers and uses a Rane mixer and DSP system and Shure wireless microphones. JD Sound and Video provided a simple user interface that allows the system to be easily sub-divided and controlled from several locations. Joe DiSabatino of JD Sound and Video says, “The school is very happy with the system and we were able to complete it in time for their high school graduation ceremonies.”

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Extron Now Shipping EDID Emulator for HDMI

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the EDID 101H, an EDID Emulator for HDMI signal sources. It features EDID Minder, an Extron exclusive technology designed to provide automatic and continuous EDID – Extended Display Identification Data management, ensuring that the source powers up properly and reliably outputs content. The EDID 101H also features a unique HPD – Hot Plug Detect port that provides control for remote cameras and other signal sources that require a periodic HPD trigger.

“The EDID 101 Series is a toolbox favorite of integrators looking for reliable EDID communication between the many devices used in today’s AV system designs,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “The EDID 101H brings Extron EDID Minder technology to HDMI system infrastructure, ensuring that digital sources power up correctly and output content to the display.”

The EDID 101H joins the EDID 101 Series of EDID emulators, which includes the EDID 101D for DVI and the EDID 101V for VGA signals. The EDID 101H is housed in a compact 1″ high, quarter rack width metal enclosure for convenient, discreet installation. An energy-efficient external universal power supply is included.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

Belkin Earns Double Honors from K-12 TechDecisions for Optimizing Use of Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Store and Charge, and Air Protect Case for iPad Are Recognized by TechDecisions at ISTE 2013 for Helping Educators Manage BYOD/1:1 Devices    

Belkin today announced that two of its recently announced products for education – the Belkin Store and Charge and the Belkin Air Protect Case for iPad – were named by K-12 TechDecisions as two of the Best Edtech Tools for Your BYOD or 1-1 Classroom at ISTE 2013, which took place in San Antonio last week. K-12 TechDecisions included both products in its round-up of 13 tools from the ISTE show floor that can help students manage their devices to stay focused and on track. The Store and Charge helps students optimize digital learning by keeping tablets, laptops, and e-readers organized, available, fully charged, and ready for classroom use. The Air Protect Case offers an ultra-protective, dropped tested, closed-cell foam enclosure for transporting iPads safely in school settings.

The 13 products awarded honors for BYOD or 1-1 learning initiatives were selected for their effectiveness at helping manage devices in the classroom, monitor how students use the devices, or aid in charging and updating the devices simultaneously. More than 18,000 educators and industry reps worldwide participated in ISTE 2013, which featured products that included tablets, mobile device management tools, tablet accessories, and other tools for K-12 education. Many of the products were designed to leverage the use of mobile learning initiatives in the classroom.

The Belkin Store and Charge was recognized for offering a functional and affordable mobile device management solution that provides K-12 customers the ability to store and charge up to 10 devices simultaneously. The station can also store and charge different types of devices at the same time – each with its own charging cable or adapter – without interfering with wireless syncing. The Store and Charge accommodates BYOD environments by using the mobile devices’ own charging cable or adapter to power the device.

The Belkin Air Protect Case for iPad was selected as a best edtech tool for using the same high-grade material that is found in shock-absorbing running shoe insoles and protective athletic shin-guards. The Air Protect Case has been military tested with validated performance to MIL-STD-810G Shock/Drop specifications by a third-party test laboratory. The thin profile fits in most charging carts and is designed for quick, hassle-free assembly, allowing for easy classroom deployments.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition at ISTE 2013 from K-12 TechDecisions,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin International. “K-12 environments can be unpredictable, with students frequently subjecting their devices to less than ideal conditions. So it’s important to have a reliable device management solution, and protect their investment with a case that can withstand the daily wear and tear of an education environment. We designed the Store and Charge and the Air Protect Case for iPad so that students’ learning experience can be easier and more fulfilling. Being honored as one of the 13 Best Edtech Tools for BYOD or 1-1 Classroom at ISTE 2013 is a testament to the care and dedication we put into understanding classroom technology challenges.”

The Store and Charge and Air Protect Case for iPad are among Belkin’s latest solutions designed to serve the growing needs of school districts and educators, both in and beyond the classroom. For more information, please visit: http://belkinbusiness.com/education. 

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About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Tags: education technology, classroom technology, education apps, K-12 technology, iPad case, mobile device management 

PixelFLEX Introduces Light Rigid 8 LED Video Screen

Innovators of the industry’s most flexible, lightweight and durable LED video screens, PixelFLEX announced today the introduction of its Light Rigid 8 (LR-8). Offering an exceptionally bright and crisp picture that is rated for complete outdoor use and featuring an extremely thin construction, which makes it easy to assemble, disassemble and store, the LR-8 is ideal for permanent outdoor installations and touring applications.

Key features of PixelFLEX’s newest LED product include 8mm resolution, a 140 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angle, Powercon and Ethernet connectors, and a per tile weight of approximately 17 lbs. Additionally, with 281 trillion colors available and a lifespan of 100,000 hours, the LR-8 presents optimal flexibility and durability to customers seeking to maximize viewer engagement.

“Much like our LR-4, which we recently unveiled at InfoComm, the LR-8 was developed to meet the industry’s demand for higher video resolution with ease of installation,” said Jeremy Byrd, president and founder of PixelFLEX. “Where the LR-8 differs is in its performance in outdoor applications. While the system can be used by touring musicians on the road or in multi-use theatre environments, the LR-8 is also perfect for outdoor installations, where sharpness and clarity of picture are critical to the viewer’s experience.”

Videos and images can be sent to PixelFLEX’s LR-8 through a variety of connections, including DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, HD-SDI, Composite, S-video or Component.

“With the introduction of our LR-8 video screen, PixelFLEX is expanding its customer-base to include sports and entertainment venues looking for high quality and durable LED solutions that maximize flexibility of use,” Byrd continued. “Whether it’s showing video replays of a tremendous catch or images of memorabilia available at the stadium’s fan store, the LR-8 is a multifunctional solution that can meet a variety of needs.”

For more information on PixelFLEX and the LR-8 solution, visit www.LEDCurtain.com. Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

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