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AVAD Announces 2009 Vend-O-Palooza Tour Dates

Tour hits 20 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada; Offers Business Workshops, New Product Demos, Access to Manufacturers and Special Pricing for Local Dealers

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced dates for 20 scheduled Vend-O-Paloozas in 2009.

Held at local AVAD branches, Vend-O-Palooza helps connect area dealers with leading manufacturers in an interactive forum by offering attendees an opportunity to meet directly with manufacturers, demo new products, participate in raffles and giveaways, and purchase products at special pricing. At Vend-O-Palooza, dealers are able to attend workshops designed to help them successfully manage and grow their businesses. more

Phoenix Gold Takes Part in NextGen Home Experience

Phoenix Gold ATc8 in-ceiling speakersPORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 5, 2009 — Phoenix Gold® (phoenixgold.com), a brand of Rodin, is proud to announce that it is taking part in the next NextGen Home Experience “First to the Future? national showcase home, which will first be debuted during the at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11, 2009. The “First to the Future? home will be located a short distance from the Las Vegas and Sands Convention Centers. Phoenix Gold has supplied numerous speakers, video cable, and accessories for the showcase. more

An Opulent Family Theater

lht03a.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 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.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Large Home Theater, Level I: $56,000 – $85,000

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This theater was designed for the family to enjoy their time together watching movies and entertaining their friends at home. After our initial discussions with our client, we designed a room that would have an opulent feel while still enjoying high performance from their audio and video system. A 7.2 channel surround sound system was integrated into the front proscenium wall and rear ceiling paying special attention to accurate sound reproduction with discreet installation. Our company performed all design and theater fabrication including the finished carpentry trim work in the theater. Our design incorporated swivel seating for the front row and an inviting sofa with lounge for the rear. This design decision offers unobstructed movie viewing while still allowing casual face to face conversation during intermissions. more

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The EDGE Distributors Group Slated to Launch Dealer Certification Training Program

First Program on Tap for 2009 is with Aspire RF Wireless Lighting Control Systems

Seattle, WA – January 5, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 13 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators – is slated to launch a dealer certification training program that begins early 2009.

According to The EDGE Distributors Group Director Katye McGregor, equipping dealers with a full understanding of today’s emerging technologies is a key initiative for the group. EDGE’s focus is to enable dealers to benefit from selling homeowners a broader range of services. more

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Revenew Systems Launches Cost-Sharing Program for New Subscribers of Direct-Mail Campaign Platform

Palatine, IL – January 5, 2009 – Revenew Systems, a leading consumer electronics channel management and marketing systems provider, announced today that the company is introducing a cost-sharing program wherein it will substantially reduce the cost of its Online Marketing Toolbox for new dealers that enroll between January 1 and March 31, 2009.

The Revenew Online Marketing Toolbox is a turn-key platform that provides dealers online access to a database of high potential consumer prospects, the ability to learn what and when the prospects plan to buy, and the capability of launching custom marketing campaigns instantly with the click of a mouse. Customizable direct mail and email campaigns include automated fulfillment, an integrated campaign landing page, real-time lead notification and results tracking. more

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Metallica Ride The Lightning, Ride Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights To The End Of The Line

MetallicaNothing else matters! Wherever they may roam, Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights carry the banner of performance pride, and the glowering Metallica 2008-2009 Tour is the latest notch-post to wave.

The show theme, echoing the coffin motif of the the 25-year-career heavy metal wizards’ latest release, Death Magnetic, boasts 8 2-ton lighting structures, courtesy of lighting designer John Broderick. “There are 56 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights on these giant aluminum coffin structures,” he says. more

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Christie Illuminates The Visual Landscape Of Downtown Cambridge, Ontario Elevating Unsilent Night To New Heights

unsilentChristie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, will light up the City of Cambridge for the one-of-a-kind, global event, Unsilent Night. Celebrated in at least 35 cities around the world, Unsilent Night will be a first for the province of Ontario and by far, the most unique to ever take place anywhere. Christie will partner with University of Waterloo Architecture Cambridge students to create a complete multi-media immersion of the senses, elevating the city’s visual landscape to new heights. Unsilent Night will feature still and interactive images, videos and light installations that are sure to put everyone in the holiday mood and enhance the musical experience that makes Unsilent Night a celebrated, world class event. more

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PROJECTIONDESIGN® TO AMAZE CES VISITORS WITH NEW AVIELO DLP® HOME CINEMA PROJECTORS

Teterboro, NJ (January 3, 2009) – projectiondesign invites discerning visitors at the upcoming International CES to experience mind-blowing performance by their new avielo home cinema DLP projector series in suite 31-133 at the Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas.

At CES, projectiondesign will feature and demonstrate its top-of-the-line avielo optix single-chip projector with full HD 1080p resolution for screen sizes up to 180? diagonal. The optix features six lens options from the company’s premium hand-selected ‘Signature’ series for the best possible picture quality. The unit uses projectiondesign’s patented DuArch™ dual illumination architecture, ensuring optimum performance and extended lamp life. more

Tripp Lite Named a 2008 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine VAR Subscribers

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Chicago, IL (January 2, 2009)—Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a 2008 Best Channel Vendor in the General Computing category by Business Solutions magazine (BSM).
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The 2008 Best Channel Vendor award winners were chosen via a Web-based survey of BSM VAR subscribers. A total of 17,771 votes were cast by 1,064 unique resellers, making this one of the largest and most detailed surveys of its kind. The participating resellers represent an estimated $10.5 billion in annual sales—an average of $6.6 million per reseller. Channel vendors were rated in seven areas: Service/Support, Channel Friendly, Channel Program, Product Reliability, Product Features, Product Innovation and Adequate VAR Margins. more

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Rodin Names AVS Technologies Canada Distributor; AVS to Showcase Rodin Products During 2009 CES

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 2, 2009 — Rodin, parent company of the Phoenix Gold®, AudioSource®, and Carver® brands in the mobile audio and home audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it has named Montreal, Canada-based AVS Technologies its Canada distributor. AVS Technologies, a division of Synnex Corporation, will distribute all Rodin brands. more

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