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Phoenix Gold Corporate Identity Renamed Rodin

Portland, Ore., Sept. 6, 2007 — One year after an investment group PHX AP Acquisitions purchased Phoenix Gold International, the new management team has renamed the parent company Rodin effective immediately. Individual brand names Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver remain unchanged.

“Since the acquisition last year, we have taken the Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver brands in new and exciting directions, so it was only right that our overall corporate identity change with the times,” explained Tom O‘Mara, president of Rodin and part of the investment team that acquired Phoenix Gold Int‘l in July 2006. “Our new company is completely focused on our home brands‘ efforts in the custom installation business, as well as bringing the Phoenix Gold car audio division back to prosperity. We believe with our product offerings in the speakers, amplifiers, and accessories categories that we now provide complete solutions for dealers, distributors, and the CI market.” more

New Cat 5 Receiver Options for AVAtrix

Two New Cat 5 Receiver Options for the AVAtrix™

LEXINGTON, KY., Sept. 4, 2007 – In response to customer‘s requests for additional installation options, Audio Authority is introducing two new Cat 5 receivers for the company‘s HD over Cat 5 distribution systems.

The Decora¬ģ style 9879 Wallplate comes in three colors and fits a single gang j-box. Its dual IR jacks (front and rear) provide connections for external IR receivers or in-wall IR wire paths. The Model 9880 is perfect for wall-mounted displays. Cable connections are parallel to the wall, allowing near-flush mounting for flat panel displays. more

Fast HDMI Switching with Multiple Control Options

Lexington, KY – September 5, 2007 – Audio Authority‘s two position and four position HDMI switchers have been highly optimized for transitions in as little as two seconds. The switchers‘ ability to discretely select input positions, in addition to their multiple control options, make them ideal for integration into a whole house audio/video system as well as many other tasks in residential and commercial applications.

Control Options:

  • Front panel selector button
  • Included IR remote control via the built-in IR sensor
  • IR input jack for an external IR receiver
  • RS-232 port which can communicate with a remote control system
  • more

INTELIX RELEASES 2 INPUT BY 8 OUTPUT MULTI-FORMAT HDMI DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER

Middleton, WI- Intelix, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the HDMI-2X8, a multiple format 8 output distribution amplifier.

“We are extremely excited to release the HDMI-2X8,” explains Steve Cohan, Intelix C.E.O. “With the new HDMI range, Intelix successfully bridges the gap between commercial and residential markets by offering commercial grade performance at a residential price point.” more

INTELIX RELEASES 5 INPUT BY 1 OUTPUT HDMI SWITCHER

Middleton, WI- Intelix, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the HDMI-5X1, a commercial-grade, affordable 5 input by 1 output HDMI switcher with several control options.

“We are extremely excited to release the HDMI-5X1, the first of an exciting line of HDMI switching solutions” explains Steve Cohan, Intelix C.E.O. more

Adder Corporation Announces ipeps Shipping

Adder Begins Shipping Small, High Performance KVM over IP Solution

AdderLink ipeps Provides Secure, Remote Computer Management from Anywhere in the World

NEWBURYPORT, MA – August 27, 2007 – Adder, a leading developer of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions, today announced it has begun shipping its new AdderLink ipeps KVM over IP solution to its network of North American resellers and distributors. AdderLink ipeps (IP Engine per Server) is a global computer management solution, allowing system administrators to securely access computers from anywhere in the world via the Internet or a corporate network. more

Chief Decorative Frames Hide Flat Panels

Minneapolis, MN. — (August 9, 2007) – www.chiefmfg.com – Now you see it, now you don‘t! The flat panel decorative frames from Chief Manufacturing are a great way to add an aesthetic touch to any installation. The industry leader in mounting solutions offers a flat panel accessory that adds a first-class aesthetic appearance to existing flat panel TVs. Designer, decorative frames help flat panel technology blend seamlessly into any dťcor, while preserving viewing clarity. These designer frames are perfect for residential or high-end commercial applications, including boardrooms, lobbies and bar/restaurant applications. Frames are available for 32”, 42” and 50” flat panels. more

Tripp Lite Introduces First Battery Backup System for Structured Cabling Installations

Chicago, IL (August 7, 2007)–Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce the introduction of the industry exclusive AV550SC Backup Power Block. The AV550SC provides the highest level of protection for telephone, Internet and coax connections within structured cabling installations found in many new homes. more

New Technology Venture, ATON, Sets Sights on Broader Consumer Audio Video Systems Market

ATON’s Two-Year R&D Investment Delivers Innovative Signal Processing Products for the Entertainment Industry

LEXINGTON, Ky. — July 25, 2007 – ATON, a new player in the custom installation products business, announced its debut to the industry today by introducing three new signal processing products aimed at putting advanced technology in the reach of consumers. Bob Williams, one of the founders of ATON and the company’s general manager, made the announcement today. more

Aurora Multimedia Begins Shipping 6×6 HDMI Matrix Switcher

Morganville, NJ, July 19, 2007 – Aurora Multimedia Corp., leading innovator of video signal processing and control products announced today the release of the HS-66M, a 6×6 HDMI matrix switcher. The new product developed and manufactured by RTcom USA, will bear the registered brand Digital Extender¬ģ, and will begin shipping July 31. more

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