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AMX Applies CEDIA, InfoComm and NSCA Courses Toward Annual ACE Certification Maintenance

RICHARDSON, Texas – Feb. 18, 2008 – AMX® announced today its new ACE certification maintenance plan, which includes credit for specific training courses offered by CEDIA, InfoComm and NSCA. The ACE certification program provides individuals and companies with special credit and recognition for completing pre-determined courses offered by AMX University, the company‘s global training organization. more

STEREOSTONE OFFERS CUSTOM COLOR MATCHING FOR ALL OUTDOOR ROCK SPEAKER SYSTEMS

North Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 7, 2008 — StereoStone, Inc. (stereostone.com), a leader in American-made architectural outdoor weatherproof speakers, is proud to announce that it now offers custom color matching along with seven standard color choices for its complete line of high fidelity outdoor rock speaker systems in order to match and blend into any landscape.

“Not only do we offer our speakers in 100, 125, and 250 Watt power handling and mono and stereo configurations, but our customers can now choose from seven standard colors or we can custom color match the rocks with a rugged rock finish so audio enthusiasts can choose the color that best fits the aesthetic requirements of their landscape,” explained Alan Rottner, vice president of sales & marketing for StereoStone. “The sculptured styling of StereoStone landscape rock speakers makes this a beautiful, great sounding addition to any outdoor environment. And, when time is of the essence, StereoStone typically ships for free any/all orders over $750 and usually the same day.” more

Avocent Expands Family of Products that Enable Video Signal Processing

Company introduces six new Avocent Emerge® Products for end-to-end video processing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28th, 2008 – Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq: AVCT) today added six new products to its Emerge product family, a new set of solutions for video processing. The Emerge VSS products enable AV industry professionals the ability to easily upscale or downscale video to different resolutions and convert video from DVI to VGA or VGA to DVI. The Emerge VSM product combines video and audio switching with a video scaler and converter. Avocent‘s new video signal processing products offer customers the ability to manipulate video signals to meet their needs. These new products have been designed for professional AV environments such as stadiums, conference rooms, corporate boardrooms, universities and hotels. more

Introducing the Crestron Owners Group (COG)

Today marks the launch of the Crestron Owners Group (COG), an organization that will bring end users together to optimize their AV and technology experience. COG provides end users with regular national and regional meetings, supplemented by a dynamic web community where they can share knowledge, learn from each other’s experience, and, ultimately, enhance their return on Crestron investment. more

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

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

Hitachi Brings High Performance And Networking To Large Venue Applications With New CPX807

– The CP-X807 offers a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens at a weight of 15.8 pounds, and features an HDMI input for digital audio/video. —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, January 22, 2008 — In an introduction that effectively raises the standard for large venue performance, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division today introduced the CP-X807 3LCD projector.

The Hitachi CP-X807 3LCD projector offers brilliant, crisp images at 5,000 ANSI lumens and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Ideal for large presentation environments, the 15.8-pound CP-X807 displays images via a 1.2x manual zoom lens, with a throw distance of up to 42.4 feet. more

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Turbosound speakers help Mary Janes make a Mint

With both leisure drinkers and employees of London‘s financial heartland the core clientele of the Mint Group owned Mary Janes, the new bar in London‘s Minories exudes sophistication, tinged with an unmistakable sense of fun.

To achieve the required ambience, installation company Rag Support chose Turbosound NuQ loudspeakers to meet the venue‘s core requirement of delivering excellent sound quality, but from visually unobtrusive enclosures. more

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The Plaza Private Residences Outfitted with ReQuest‘s F.Series Music Servers

Ballston Spa, New York–January 2008–Music-server originator ReQuest (www.request.com) has been selected by Concierge Direct, a luxury high-rise amenity services firm, to furnish the new, pristine The Plaza Private Residences in New York City with the company‘s F.Series Music Servers.

The Plaza Private Residences are equipped with various lavish amenities, including ReQuest, to provide a solution to store and play music. The F.Series server features multiple audio outputs from a single unit, allowing family members to listen to different songs in different rooms of the residence. more

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Medialon Goes To The Movies At Danilo Restaurant, Bar and Cafe

DaniloWhen Swedish Film (SF) decided to build the most inventive and modern cinema complex in Europe, Filmstaden Bergakungen in Gothenburg, they also wanted a restaurant, bar and caf which would be an attraction in itself, not just a complement to the cinema. With that in mind, SF teamed with Primetec AB and concept developer Stylt Trampoli to create Danilo restaurant, bar and caf where a Medialon ManagerV4 Lite orchestrates lights, sound and moving images. more

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