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Architecture and AV Intregration Synergy

ih06a_200.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 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.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

IH6

Date design began: 01-06-06
Date installation was completed: 05-14-07

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client desired synergy between the architecture, interior design, and electronics integration in the home. They required full sub-system integration that allowed user interfaces to be consolidated while also providing a high level of functionality. Frequent parties with music throughout, watching movies, and convenient control of lighting and climate were the primary needs. Ease-of-use, more

Tackling Line-of-sight Issues in a Home Theater

lht20b.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 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.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level V: $340,000 – $465,000

LHT20

Date design began: 06-15-07
Date installation was completed: 03-01-08

FEATURE ESSAY:

1. Synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The challenge was to comfortably fit an audience of ten into a room with limited sight lines and provide cinema-scope movie entertainment and effortless operation. The space already existed when the integrator was brought into the project. Without being able to expand the room, careful attention was paid to line-of-sight and video projection light cone. All current movie and more

Platinum Tools® Features New EZ-RJPRO HD Modular Plug Crimp Tool at 2009 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp toolMOORPARK, Calif., July 29, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces it will feature the recently launched EZ-RJPRO HD modular crimp tool at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 3316.

Now shipping with a MSRP of $84.95, the EZ-RJ has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45 (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs.

“The EZ-RJPRO HD has been designed for the professional installer providing a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “This heavy duty tool is the more

SI Features New Reference Motorized Projector Screen at 2009 CEDIA Expo

SI Screens’ GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screenAustin, Texas, July 28, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it will feature its new GREEN low voltage Reference Motorized projector screen during the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 1137. Now shipping, the new Reference Motorized projector screen is the first flush and décor motorized low voltage projector screen available today. more

VMP Launches Free iPhone VideoMountFinder™ App

Video Mount Products (VMP) new iPhone VideoMountFinder™ AppSTEVENSVILLE, Md., July 27, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce its new iPhone VideoMountFinder™ App is now live and ready for free download at videomount.com. more

VMP Launches PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount

STEVENSVILLE, Md., July 23, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LP Universal Yokeless Low Profile Projector Mount at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 825. more

SI Exhibits New Reference Series Black Diamond™ II CURVE Projection Screen at 2009 CEDIA Expo

SI’s Reference Series Black Diamond™ II CURVE projection screenAustin, Texas, July 22, 2009 – SI (www.sicreens.com) is proud to announce that it will exhibit the new Reference Series Black Diamond™ II CURVE projection screen during the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held in Atlanta from Sept. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, booth 1137. The Black Diamond II CURVE is currently shipping.

“SI’s new CURVE Reference Fixed frame gives you the most immersive experience available,? said Ryan Gustafson, SI Screens president. “Curved screens have distinct advantages over common ‘flat’ screens, especially in installations where the throw is very short (1.6 or less) and pincushion distortion becomes an issue. With up to a 30 percent wider viewing angle, SI’s new Black Diamond II CURVE Reference Fixed frames give viewers the most immersive experience available.? more

Atlona Releases a new series of HD Video Fiber Optic Extenders Aimed at Pro Install, Medical, and Government Markets

AT-3GSDI20SRSan Jose, CA — July 22, 2009 —Atlona Technologies releases a new line of video extenders that transfer High definition video over multi-mode Optical type fiber optic cable up to 1000ft without any signal loss. These new extenders serve as not only a way to for companies to send video signal far beyond the lengths of actual cables, but also provide a measure of security due to their use of Fiber Optic cable rather than CAT5. Since Fiber Optic cable is immune to interference caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF/EMI), these extenders are perfect for medical imaging applications where a perfect picture is not only ideal, but necessary. more

CubeX Offers Ultra-Thin LCD Video Wall Monitor

BURBANK, Calif. — July 20, 2009 — CubeX Video, a leading supplier of video wall solutions, today announced the availability of a new ultra-thin video wall monitor with an exceptionally thin bezel measuring just 1/8 inch, for a gap of just a quarter inch (7.3mm). Representing the latest in LCD video wall technology, this 46-inch monitor offers a robust feature set including built-in video wall processing, automatic color calibration, and internal savings of multiple configurations. The CubeX line is carried exclusively in the U. S. and Canada by PRECO Inc. more

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Exceptional Features for Exceptional Architecture

ih04a_400.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2008 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.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000 more

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