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Aurora Multimedia Releases New 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switcher

8x8 HDMI Matrix with HDCPNew Device Allows Delivery of Up to Eight Audio and Video Signals to Eight Displays

Morganville, N.J., (January 23, 2008) – Aurora Multimedia announced innovation of the industry‘s first high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) matrix router with 8-in 8-out ports and full HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliance, giving users the ability to transmit high-definition audio and video signals to as many as eight displays. more

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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

Crestron Offers New Initiatives for its Certified Programmers in 2008

In an ongoing effort to support its dealers and continuing education within the AV industry, Crestron today announced its newest initiatives for the Crestron Technical Institute (CTI) certification training program. CTI is now offering its “Programming for Certification” course nationwide, making these valuable classes more conveniently accessible to dealers, and has also added new certification levels that recognize the high level of commitment by programmers who attend Masters Classes.
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ECO-FRIENDLY NEVER SOUNDED THIS GOOD

~ Auralex Acoustics Incorporated into “Green” Multi-Purpose Room ~

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 24, 2008 — David Ronn, a high-profile corporate attorney and musician from Houston Texas, is a poster child for green living. His entire home is designed with energy-saving construction and appliances, including a multi-purpose room that functions as a home theater, dining room, rehearsal space and a home recording studio. more

Toshiba Introduces All Encompassing 2008 LCD TV Line With a Series for Every Lifestyle

5 New Series, 4 New Cosmetic Designs, 3 New Dimensions of Picture Quality, and 2 New Gaming Features, Create 1 Hot New LCD Line-up

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — CES — Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“Toshiba”) announced today its Spring 2008 LCD TV introductions, including 20 new LCD TV models in five distinct series, creating a robust line-up with something for every lifestyle. For 2008, Toshiba has focused on improving image quality, connectivity, and design. more

PANASONIC LAUNCHES WIRELESS HOME THEATER SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER

Media Friendly System Boasts Blu-ray, SD Memory Card Slot, iPod Dock

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 6, 2008) – Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the launch of its first home theater in a box (HTiB) system with an integrated Blu-ray Disc player. The new model, SC-BT100, is the perfect complement to a flat panel, large screen TV. more

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SHARP UNVEILS SECOND-GENERATION AQUOS BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER WITH ADVANCED FEATURE SET

Slim-line AQUOS® Blu-ray Disc player delivers Full HD 1080p digital output along with BD-ROM Profile 1.1 support

LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2008 – Sharp expands its Blu-ray family with the introduction of the AQUOS® BD-HP50U Blu-ray Disc player that provides Full HD 1080p digital output. When paired with an AQUOS HDTV Liquid Crystal television, the BD-HP50U enables consumers to enjoy the latest Blu-ray Disc titles, as well as standard-definition DVDs, in the highest resolution possible. more

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ANTHEM ROOM CORRECTION SYSTEM CREATES ULTIMATE AUDIO “SWEET SPOT”

Anthem‘s new Room Correction System for the Anthem Statement Digital Audio/Video Processors uses cutting-edge technology to optimize the speaker/room interface to achieve the “target response” in any listening room.

ONTARIO, CANADA – January 15, 2008 – Anthem, a division of Paradigm Electronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music and home theater, announces a new addition for the Anthem® Statement D2 digital audio/video processor– the Anthem Room Correction System (Model ARC-1). This system will also be available as an add-on to any existing Anthem Statement D1 or D2 processors. more

MusicGiants Launches VideoGiants(TM) Service with Films from Paramount Pictures

MusicGiants launches a first-of-its-kind service that sells films directly into high-end home theater systems, starting with many of Paramount Pictures‘ titles.

Incline Village, NV – January 08, 2008 – MusicGiants today announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to distribute motion picture films from the Paramount library through their new VideoGiants™ home theater digital content delivery platform. The MusicGiants Download Media store is already being built into most of the media servers for the high-end home theater industry, including Crestron, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge, and Inteset among others. Over the next several months, MusicGiants‘ VideoGiants™ solution will become available inside numerous other consumer electronic devices and will function as the primary means of content acquisition for upscale households. more

READEEZ AUDIO KITCHEN COOKS UP PRE-SCHOOL “EDUTAINMENT”

Walters-Storyk Design Group Turns Home Into Comfy Production Complex

ATLANTA: “The ‘wow’ factor is fairly high,” says Michael Rachap, founder of The Readeez Company www.readeez.com , about the just-completed AV facility which also serves as his home. Situated in Atlanta’s booming Midtown, the studio blends historic ambience with eye-popping innovation. more

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