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Niles Brings Residential and Commercial Installation Solutions to Integrators at ISE 2010

Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name In Custom Installation®, announced today it will showcase a complete array of loudspeaker, home system and integration solutions, including the industry’s first High Fidelity Wideband IR Sensors and the award-winning TS-Pro Wall-Mount Color Touchscreen, at Integrated Systems Europe 2010 (ISE). Attendees to ISE 2010 can experience Niles’ offering of custom installation solutions alongside its European distributor, BMB Electronics, at booths #1K22 and #1K31 February 3-5 in Amsterdam. more

Extron Announces the Industry’s First ENERGY STAR® Qualified Commercial Amplifiers

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the industry’s first commercial power amplifiers that are ENERGY STAR qualified and meet the new Version 2.0 Audio/Video specification. The MPA 401 and XTRA Series high performance amplifiers comprise a complete family of mono, stereo, and multi-channel power amplifiers for a wide range of applications from classrooms and boardrooms to multi-purpose rooms, auditoriums, and open spaces. They draw less than 1 watt while in standby mode, and also offer low power consumption while idle and under load. Extron power amplifiers feature compact, space efficient enclosures that are ideal for installation in racks and lecterns, and do not require fans for cooling. more

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In today’s overcrowded schools, classroom audio can help ensure the teacher is heard

With school budgets slashed, teachers cut, and class sizes up, classroom overcrowding is becoming a fact of life in many parts of the nation. The growing number of students in the classroom — regardless of how focused they are — means more shuffling, more coughing, more movement, and more noise that interferes with their ability to hear and learn. more

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Coemar Lights Up Robin Williams “Weapons of Self-Destruction? HBO Special

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Robin Williams

When Robin Williams taped his HBO special, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” at Washington, D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall a large complement of Coemar lighting fixtures were also in the house. The special, which marked the culmination of Williams’s sold-out US tour, is the comedian’s fifth HBO stand up special and his first solo TV concert since July 2002.

Atomic Lighting, a full-service production lighting company based in Lititz, PA, furnished 44 Coemar Infinity Wash XLs and 24 Infinity ACLs to lighting designer Tom Beck for the taping. more

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MEDIALON controls spectacular volcano show in Dreamland Aqua Park in UAE

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Volcano Dreamland, Dreamland Aqua Park, UAE

Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm al-Quwain is one of the largest water parks in the UAE with over 25 attractions for children and adults, surrounded with palm trees, a roaring volcano and replicas of wild animals.
Dreamland Aqua Park contacted Jean-Paul Jeannet, Director of The Brain Concepts company – a special effects design company working for the entertainment industry-, to be the show designer and constructor of the newly-built “Volcano Dreamland? attraction. more

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WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION EXPLORES DEEP-SEA VOLCANO ACTIVITY USING FUJINON LENS

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WAYNE, N.J., January 19, 2010 – Fujinon, a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the digital cinema, broadcast, and industrial markets, announced today the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) used a Fujinon HA13x4.5 wide angle Premier Series HD zoom lens on a prototype still and HD video camera to capture the first video and still images of a deep-sea volcano actively erupting molten lava on the seafloor. more

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JVC TO SHOWCASE PROHD CAMCORDER LINE IN PARK CITY, UT

WAYNE, NJ (January 19, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that it will showcase select models from its ProHD line of camcorders, plus its new 3D LCD display, from Friday, Jan. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah. more

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Technomad Expands Dealer Network in Europe

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BOSTON, January 19, 2010 – Technomad Associates, LLC, a leader in weatherproof loudspeakers and Turnkey PA systems for the commercial pro audio market since 1995, welcomes three new companies to its dealer network in Europe and the United Kingdom. POGO Geluid of the Netherlands, Lynden Micros Ltd. of England and Prosound Munster of Ireland are the latest dealer representatives to join the growing network. more

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TVTI Selects ViewCast Osprey 700e HD Video Capture Cards To Power Video Analytics Solutions for Professional Sports Teams

ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, today announced that TVTI Video Technologies Inc. has selected ViewCast’s award-winning Osprey® 700e HD video capture cards to underpin the company’s video analytics solutions and services for professional sports teams. With high performance Osprey 700e HD cards at the heart of TVTI’s HD video infrastructure, coaches and scouts are afforded a high resolution view of player and team performance mechanics. more

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Green Home Control

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The 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 VI: $800,000 – $2 million more

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