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SI Announces New Projector Screen “EZ-snap? Frames at 2008 CEDIA Expo

Austin, Texas, August 11, 2008 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it will unveil its new Reference and Performance Series “EZ-snap? projector screen frame system at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 1056. The new “EZ-snap? system is scheduled to begin shipping in October. more

Touchscreen Media Room

mr07a150.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 Media Room

Our project was part of an interior renovation. We selected a 65in. plasma, ceiling-mounted LCR and surround loudspeakers, and an in-cabinet subwoofer based on the architectural constraints of the room. We have had excellent results with this loudspeaker setup in previous installations as dialogue is perceived to be coming from the screen with the benefit of eliminating any clutter on the display wall. more

“Good to Go? DIY Video Demystifies Flat-Panel TV Mounting

Jason Cole in “Good to Go?ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Aug. 11, 2008) – As consumer spending on flat-panel TVs continues to grow, more and more homeowners are getting rid of their bulky entertainment centers in favor of wall mounting their new TVs. The percentage of U.S. households planning to buy a new TV is at an all-time high. In fact, according to ABCNews.com, in June 2008, 12.2 percent of U.S. households planned a TV purchase.

To support the millions of do it yourselfers and weekend warriors who will be hanging flat-panel TVs in the next few months, Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com) has created the “Good to Go? how-to video. The non-commercial video is available for download at Premier Mounts’ Web site at http://www.premiermounts.com/videos/good-to-go-video.html as well as several other video-share Web sites including YouTube, Veoh, Yahoo! Videos and Howcast. more

ALTINEX ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF NEW PRODUCT CATALOG

catalog13_lo.JPGBrea, CA – August 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, is pleased to announce the availability of the company’s new product catalog. Encompassing and extensive range of control, routing, and connectivity solutions for the most technologically sophisticated AV system designs, the new catalog serves as a one stop shop for consultants, system designers, and contractors to locate and identify the Altinex products best suited to a particular installation. more

Furman to Offer AC Power Training Session at CEDIA EXPO 2008 in Denver

PETALUMA, Calif.Aug. 7, 2008 — Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that industry-recognized engineer Garth Powell will conduct a training session at the upcoming CEDIA EXPO 2008 in Denver, Colo. The hour-long seminar, entitled “AC Power — The Foundation of Every Premium Home Theater System,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Quartz B room at the Hyatt Regency. In his presentation, Powell will share his experience to aid other industry professionals in achieving the highest sound and video quality through smart use of AC power. more

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NuVision® Adds New FX5 120Hz Models to Full Lucidium Series 1080p Deep Black™ LCD Flat Panels Lineup

Scottsdale, Ariz., August 7, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce it will feature three new models within its complete lineup of acclaimed Lucidium Series Deep Black LCD HDTVs at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 950. The 42-, 47, and 52-inch “FX5 120Hz? models will join the Lucidium Series lineup of 22-, 26-, 32-, 37-, 42-, 47-, 52, and 65-inch models, which are now all shipping. The new FX models are scheduled to ship Q4 ‘08. more

RGPC Unveils Intelligent Energy Consumption Initiative

RGPC’s CEDIA EXPO PowerVault training session will be the first step in its campaign to educate installers about possible tax credits and other benefits of power management/renewable energy systems.

CEDIA EXPO 2008 – Denver, CO – September 3-7, 2008 – Booth #1031 - Motivated both by good conscience and by a heightened nationwide interest in “green? living, Richard Gray’s Power Company announces a new campaign to educate its certified dealer base about the potential tax credits and other energy efficiency benefits that its power management systems can provide. The campaign kicks off at CEDIA EXPO 2008 with an RGPC PowerVault training session on Friday, September 5th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 606. more

Basement Family Home Theater

lht16a150.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 III: $120,000 – $143,000

The client wanted to provide a very comfortable user friendly high-impact home theater experience for his family. The theater was the feature room of a recently renovated basement area which included a snooker room and bar area. A special feature for the client was the ability to integrate his 40-year-old Grundig reel-to-reel recorder that he had purchased in Sweden and carried back home as hand luggage. Winding up those tapes again and playing them to his grandchildren gives him tremendous pleasure. more

ATLAS EXPANDS LINE OF RACK ACCESSORIES

Atlas Sound SD2-14Pullout drawers, sequenced power conditioner, and keyboard/monitor drawer included among latest catalog offerings

PHOENIX, AZ, July 28, 2008—Atlas Sound introduces a host of new products including a number of rack accessories providing value-engineered storage and power conditioning alternatives.

Making their debut within the SD Series, two, three, four, and six RU pullout drawers (models SD2-14, SD3-14, SD4-14, and SD6-14 respectively) come equipped with a standard 14-inch drawer slide and overall drawer depth of 14.75 inches. Employing a recessed design and reversed hanger that keeps contents inside from falling out if the rack enclosure is moved, each drawer is available with an optional key lock. more

Pantel Launches Water/Weatherproof “Mirror? LCD HDTV Line at 2008 CEDIA Expo

7-25-08-pantel-mirror-tv.jpgGARDEN GROVE, Calif., July 25, 2008 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it will launch its new water/weatherproof “Mirror TV? product line at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 593. The three new 20-, 32-, and 42-inch screen sizes are now shipping via special order, and are perfect for not only the outdoors, but for indoor bathrooms, showers, and saunas, as well. more

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