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For under $2,400, New Contemporary Research QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator Does It All

Dallas, TX – Contemporary Research, the leader in professional HDTV tuning and display control, continues to create innovative, affordable solutions in digital TV origination. An example is their new QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator, which easily converts PC-driven HD VGA and Component into an HDTV digital cable channel.

Retailing for less than $2,400, the QMOD-HD opens the door to cost-effective distribution of digital signage and HD subscriber sources using existing broadband coax cabling in sports, retail and entertainment facilities, corporate offices, colleges, schools and worship centers.

The QMOD-HD accepts HD VGA and Component analog video plus digital or stereo audio, and converts the inputs into a 720p/1080i MPEG2 digital media stream. Then, using the same technology as TV and cable broadcasters, the unit formats and amplifies the signal as an agile QAM digital cable channel. The channel combines easily into existing broadband systems, tuned in by digital, cable-ready receivers more

Netpresenter offers organizations & businesses professional Digital Signage free of charge

Netpresenter offers Free, no ads, full multimedia feature version of its professional Digital Signage solution as used by Sony and Volkswagen

New York, September 23, 2009 – Netpresenter, communication and alert software vendor, a.o. known for its innovative AMBER Alert system used in the Netherlands, introduces Netpresenter Free. Netpresenter Free is the free version of the Netpresenter Digital Signage software. Free can be used to create and publish Broadcast Quality, professional Digital Signage presentations on any screen. Netpresenter Free is free for use on one screen. more

NEW LIGHTZING CONTROL SYSTEM ADDS EASY LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHTING OPTION – Use 110 or 220-volt outlets to light six zones

Ipswich, MA, September 22, 2009 – Groundbreaking innovation in low-voltage lighting control took the most recent CEDIA EXPO by storm with the debut of LightZing 1.6. Now LightZing makes environmentally proven low-voltage lighting an affordable addition to any home theater or home automation system by eliminating the cost of an electrician. Simple as it should be, LightZing plugs into any 110 or 220-volt outlet.

LightZing will measure, manage and supply various levels of low voltage power to energy saving halogen or LED lighting and window shades for residential and commercial environments.

The stand-alone unit is easily controlled using RS-232 and RJ-45 connectivity and is equipped with a front panel LCD screen for easy set-up and system monitoring Units can be combined to offer more zones as the project requires.

Spencer Kalker, founder of LightZing says “LightZing’s patent pending concept is a solution for every more

L-ACOUSTICS Introduces XTi Series

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OXNARD, California – September 2009 — L-ACOUSTICS announces the launch of is new 8XTi and 12XTi coaxial enclosures primarily engineered for the fixed installation market. Sharing the electro-acoustic design of the established XT series, the 8XTi and 12XTi feature streamlined cabinetry and discrete rigging that can be color-matched according to architect specifications.

L-ACOUSTICS’ XTi series can be acoustically and mechanically modeled using the proprietary SOUNDVISION 3D simulation software or with the EASE/CATT data for acoustic design consultants. XTi enclosures bring cost-effectiveness and flexibility to installation projects thanks to a rationalized production and the implementation of the hybrid and flat presets found in the new LA-Network Manager v1.2. more

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The Next Sound You Hear: Laser-Accurate ® Technology — The Next Evolutionary Leap In Microphone Technology

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Laser-Accurate technology revolutionizes the very concept of the microphone, trading mechanical parts movement for the patented and incredibly precise measurement by a laser of the movement of particulates suspended in air Proof-of-concept will be demonstrated by Laser-Accurate inventor and digital audio pioneer David Schwartz at the Schwartz Engineering & Design booth on the AES show floor

New York, New York (September 21, 2009) –- There have been several key milestones in the evolution of the microphone, from the development of the basic transducer in the 19th century, to the introduction of the condenser microphone in the 1920s, followed by FET microphones in the 1960s and the more recent multichannel microphones used for surround audio applications. The next step in this evolutionary procession will be introduced at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Show, Oct. 9-12, 2009 more

Gerber Acoustics Calls NEXO GEO S1210 ‘the Best in Engineering Excellence, Sound, Value, and Ease of Rigging’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Gerber Acoustics of Lake Worth, Florida recently supplied 24 NEXO GEO S1210 speakers to Primerica Financial Services for a six-week corporate presentation tour. Primerica, who markets first-rate financial products and provides middle-income families with affordable term life insurance options, serves over 6 million clients in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Production director for the tour, Joe Farell of Switch Liberate Your Brand said the purpose of the tour was informational: communicating the state of the business, latest product developments, and motivational⎯recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of leaders from within the company’s sales force. The audience for the corporate tour was Primerica’s nationwide sales force of over 100,000 strong.

Chas Gerber, owner of Gerber Acoustics, said that since the audience sizes kept expanding, they were forced to sub rent stacks and racks from local sources throughout the more

SKYPE CERTIFIES THE CHAT 160 GROUP SPEAKERPHONE FROM CLEARONE

The CHAT 160 delivers a high-quality, hands-free audio experience for individuals or groups using Skype.

SALT LAKE CITY, September 17, 2009 ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), the leading provider of high performance audio conferencing solutions, today announced the CHAT 160, a new group speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype™ software. The Skype Certified™ CHAT 160 is the newest in a growing family of award-winning USB speakerphones from ClearOne.

The CHAT 160 group speakerphone easily connects to laptops or PCs via USB for natural, hands-free communication for anyone using Skype. The CHAT 160 is a powerful full-duplex device that delivers crystal-clear audio for voice and video communication. The CHAT 160’s sleek industrial design complements any professional environment, making it the perfect addition to any executive office or small conference room. Designed specifically for small group conferencing, the CHAT 160 has three sensitive microphones, providing 360° pickup for more

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Epson Announces Ultra-Bright, Ultra-Portable Projector for Under $1,000

PowerLite 1716 Delivers Ease of Use, Versatility, Affordability, and Performance in Sub Four-Pound Package for On-The-Go Professionals

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2009 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide , today introduced the PowerLite 1716, the latest addition to its PowerLite 1700-series mobile projector line. Priced at $999 (estimated street price), the PowerLite 1716 is a sub-four pound multimedia projector that offers a range of ease of use capabilities, XGA resolution and 2,700 lumens color light output and white light output for rich, colorful and true-to-life images in virtually any setting. more

SOLID STATE LOGIC ANNOUNCES ENHANCED FINAL CUT PRO INTEGRATION FOR GRAVITY

SSL Media Import/Export Plug-In Improves Workflow for Final Cut Workgroups and End Users

NEW YORK – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce a new Final Cut Pro® media import/export plug-in for the Gravity Media Asset Management system. The plug-in streamlines Apple Final Cut users import and export functions to and from Gravity’s shared storage. The plug-in is designed to further integrate Gravity’s media asset capabilities with Final Cut workgroups and end users. more

DIGITAL PROJECTION AND MECHDYNE ANNOUNCE THE TOTAL 3D EXPERIENCE SYSTEM

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Powerful Media Server and 3D Technology Bundle Enables Video and Computer 3D for Projection Based Home Theaters

ATLANTA, GA – September 16, 2009 – Digital Projection International, and Mechdyne Corporation, the world’s largest immersive visualization solutions company, have developed a turnkey 3D entertainment system, complete with custom media server, designed to provide a range of 3D content for home cinema applications. A powerful Windows based server is the heart of the Total 3D Experience System, which also utilizes the most advanced active 3D glasses, IR emitter and powerful graphics adapter. When paired with one of Digital Projection’s 3D displays, the Total 3D Experience System presents 1080p images at 120Hz, creating the most dynamic, large scale, high resolution 3D entertainment imaginable. more

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