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Platinum Tools® Introduces CCP Series J-Hooks

Platinum Tools CCP Series J-HooksMOORPARK, Calif., June 1, 2009 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the introduction of the new two-inch J-Hook. Designed to support today’s high performance voice/data cable, fiber optics, coax, and flexible conduit, the Cable Cage Polypropylene (or CCP) Series J-Hooks (P/N’s: CCP32-100, CCP32W-100, CCP32AC-100) feature a smooth pulling design with an integral latch for stress free cable support. One- and three-inch hooks (CCP16 and CCP48) will also be available by July 1, 2009. more

HOSA TECHNOLOGY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION

hosa_team_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – June 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for music, sound, and A/V professionals, announces with great pride that the company has reached a major milestone—its 25th anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1994, Hosa Technology has developed into an internationally recognized leader that provides an expansive range of cables and connectors, MIDI interfaces, stage boxes, preamplifiers, headphones, microphones, patchbays, instrument care products, switchers, digital audio format adapters, and more. Hosa Technology marks its Silver Anniversary June 1st, 2009. more

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Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Makes InfoComm 2009 Debut

yamaha-ipa8200-04.jpgORLANDO, Fla.⎯ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch its latest power amplifier at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando. The Yamaha IPA8200 is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

Planar Announces Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System- TrafficBEAVERTON, Ore., June 1, 2009 – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today introduced its Clarity Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System that supports mission-critical operation and requires minimal installation space, making it ideal for use in public venue or control room video walls. By combining streamlined, narrow-bezel LCD panels, a unique mounting system, centralized outboard electronics and simplified configuration and management software, the Clarity Matrix system is designed to make the most of LCD technology’s slim profile and vibrant visual performance while easing the difficulties in achieving perfect alignment, optimal cooling, simplified service and extended operation. Providing outstanding tiled visual performance and uninterrupted operation through exclusive features, the Clarity Matrix supports the company’s strategy to deliver innovative specialty display solutions. more

Successful DTV Reception Pushes Antennas Direct First-Quarter up 224%

June 1, 2009: ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Consumer frustration with DTV reception coupled with high consumer approval ratings for Antennas Direct’s over-the-air antennas has pushed sales for the company’s first quarter of 2009 up 224% over the first quarter of 2008. With a sizable amount of media attention, industry enthusiasm and consumer demand, St. Louis-based antenna manufacturer Antennas Direct has transformed quickly from a one-man company to a multimillion dollar business by designing the most efficient, mass-produced TV antennas tuned specifically for digital frequencies. more

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Magenta Research Continues Worldwide Expansion with Opening of Hong Kong Branch

New Milford, CT/Hong Kong, June 1, 2009– Magenta Research, a pioneer in professional AV and control signal distribution and switching, today announced the opening of a new facility in Hong Kong.

Led by Managing Director Anthony Waung, the organization will provide regional application and design services, as well as sales, marketing and technical support to channel partners and customers in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. more

Yamaha PM5D ‘USERS DEFINE’ Success on CMT’s Can You Duet

canyouduet-l-to-r-me-geoffrey-borchgrevink-and-fohe-rick-reith5564kb.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn.⎯Now in its second season, this year’s taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music’s next duo, and singer Naomi Judd has signed on again as one of the three judges for the new season. The competition is a performance-based reality TV series from the producers of American Idol. Audio production for the live taping includes two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, one at front of house and one at monitors, and Kooster McAllister’s Record Plant Remote dual DM2000 rig is used for remote broadcast. more

Harkness Screens Features Full Array of Rear Projection Event Screens at InfoComm 2009

harkness-screens-rear-projection-screen.jpgORLANDO, FL — Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, will feature its entire line of rear projection event screens at InfoComm 2009 (Booth 2935). Harkness’ rear projection screens are designed with PVC surfaces that can be used where a specific screen size or shape is required for both temporary and permanent installations. more

Central Integration

ih02c.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

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

FEATURE ESSAY

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

The client’s main concern was central location of all equipment so that all sources were available from any location. They also wanted full integration of all hardware. With a Control4 backbone, Russound Compoint intercom, and network cameras, all hardware plays together. The home features four network cameras, integrated irrigation, integrated front/rear fountain control, outdoor temperature management, fireplace control, interior/exterior lighting control, XM radio, Rhapsody music, Escient 600 disc DVD management, three DirecTV HD-DVRs, 11 zones intercom, 11 zones two-channel audio, two zones 5.1channel audio, and one zone (theater) 7.2 channel audio. All of this content and information is available via any of the TVs or touchscreens throughout the home. more

SENIORS SING-A-LONG WITH SENNHEISER

florence1.JPGSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2009: Every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm, the residents at Willow Glen Convalescent Hospital in San Jose, California pack the lounge for “Florence and Friends Sing-Along.” It’s a mixed crowd, with some folks literally dancing in the aisles and other who might, at first glance, appear to be oblivious to the merriment swirling around them. But participants at both extremes, and everyone in-between, benefit from the simple joy of singing and remembering the songs of their youth. Technology has also helped, with high-quality Neumann and Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones encouraging participation from those who might have otherwise remained silent. more

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