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Life|ware Ready Program Grades Media Center Consoles

LIFE|WARE READY PROGRAM SETS BENCHMARKS FOR MEDIA CENTER CONSOLES

First-of-its-kind program establishes performance, environmental and product feature ratings for Life|media servers and third-party Windows Media Center-based consoles.

Columbus, OH – October 4, 2007 – Life|ware™, the leader in Microsoft Windows® Media Center hardware and software development, has created the Life|ware Ready™ program to rate vital aspects of their own Life|media™ servers as well as third-party Microsoft Windows Vista® entertainment-based consoles. more

Chief Offers New Power Conditioner to Protect Flat Panel Displays

Minneapolis, MN, USA — (October 2, 2007) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in flat panel TV and projector mounts, now offers a power conditioner designed to integrate with a Chief mount, protecting flat panel displays from spikes in electrical current. more

BLUE SKY‘S BREAKTHROUGH I/ON PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR

FARMINGDALE, NY (September 18, 2007) — Now Shipping! Blue Sky‘s new I/ON Passive Studio Monitor is more than the typical in-wall or on-wall speaker, offering distinct features and benefits, far exceeding what has come to be expected from passive studio monitors and in-wall or on-wall speakers. I/ON‘s fully sealed box design–solidly constructed out of acoustic-grade MDF (not plastic)–is 5 times heavier than the typical 6.5″ 2-way in-wall speakers. I/ON offers easy in-wall or on-wall installation with consistent performance no matter how it is mounted and the sealed enclosure provides the correct acoustic volume every time. Also, I/ON is an evolution of Blue Sky‘s critically acclaimed SAT 6.5 MK II active studio monitor, and is designed to integrate perfectly with Blue Sky‘s SUB 12 and SUB 15 Universal. more

Paradigm Reference Adds Three Signature Series Speakers

PARADIGM REFERENCE UNVEILS THREE NEW SIGNATURE SERIES SPEAKERS WITH ALL-NEW FORM FACTORS

A compact, lifestyle design combined with pure-beryllium tweeter domes and revamped woofer cones allow the Signature S1, C1, and ADP1 to sing with a voice reserved for much larger speakers.

Ontario, CA – September 20, 2007 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, introduces three additions to its award-winning Paradigm® Reference Signature Series. Working models of the Signature S1 bookshelf, C1 center channel and ADP1 surround speakers were shown at CEDIA EXPO 2007. more

RICHARD GRAY‘S POWER COMPANY CREATES AN ENTIRELY NEW CATEGORY FOR POWER MANAGEMENT AND UPS

The centralized RGPC PowerVault Whole Home UPS seamlessly keeps electronics working during power outages–and provides clean, consistent power at all times.

New Orleans, LA – September 12, 2007 – Richard Gray‘s Power Company (RGPC) proudly announces the RGPC PowerVault, a premium whole-house power conditioning product that is the first of its kind for the CEDIA market. more

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Introducing SmX: New Name Lights Up Front-Projection Screens

SmX Proprietary Technologies Set New Standards for Screen Materials and Design

Boca Raton, FL–September 10, 2007–SmX Cinema Solutions Corporation, known in top Hollywood post production studios for their unparalleled, acoustically transparent projection screens, brings to home theaters the very same technology that Hollywood produces the movies with. SmX is changing the way custom home theater installers view high-end projection movie screens as the company introduces its unique projection-screen lines featuring a proprietary patent-pending material called CineWeave™ HD–an audio-transparent material that provides images and soundstages as Hollywood intended them to be seen and heard. more

THE RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY EXHIBITS SERIES 8 LINE OF HOME THEATER CABLES AT CEDIA 2007

DENVER, CO, September 10, 2007 — Oculus Designs, a wholly owned subsidiary of The RapcoHorizon Company and a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional grade cables and home theater products, featured its Series 8 line of premium cables at CEDIA 2007. Providing exceptional quality signal transfer expected from a high-end cable for digital and analog A/V media delivery, Series 8 comes in a generous selection of cable types that are available in multiple lengths to fill any home theater installation need. more

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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® 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

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