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ELITE SCREENS, INC. ANNOUNCES STARBRIGHT ADVANCED ULTRA HIGH-GAIN PROJECTOR SCREEN MATERIALFOR HOME THEATER AND COMMERICAL APPLICATIONS

CERRITOS, Calif., September 3, 2008 — Elite Screens, Inc. an innovative company that specializes in affordable high quality projector screens, today announced its StarBright ultra high 15-gain material in a wide range of its best-selling projector screens. Using an advanced High Contrast Filter surface coating, StarBright absorbs ambient light while boosting black levels. more

NuVision® Launches New High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control System

NuVision MultiView NCMVIR46 High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control SystemScottsdale, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2008 – NuVision® U.S. Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer of high performance 1080p Deep Black™ LCD displays, is proud to announce it will showcase its new MultiView NCMVIR46 High-Definition Amplified Cat-5 Distribution and Control System at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 950. The NCMVIR46 is a six zone, four high-definition source amplified distribution, matrix, and control system scheduled to ship Q1 ‘09. more

Wisdom Audio Launches L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker for Sage Series High-End Architectural Audio System

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 28, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will debut its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The L150i is the tallest line source within the new award-nominated Sage Series. more

Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions Announce Strategic Partnership

JKP Affinity 2Da-Lite Screen Company and Joe Kane Productions have entered into a strategic partnership to design, develop and manufacture High Definition (HD) projection screens for the Home Theater and Film Production markets. Da-Lite is the leading worldwide manufacturer of projection screens and Joe Kane Productions (JKP) is a leading HD expert and consultant.

“The advent of newer and more technology driven HD digital projectors feature a new generation of optics that make most traditional projection screens obsolete,? stated Joe Kane, President of Joe Kane Productions. One such projector is the new SP-A800B from Samsung, which was developed with the assistance of JKP. With the SP-A800B 1080p DLP display, Samsung and Joe Kane Productions have set a new reference in home theater projector excellence. “Once we had developed the SP-A800B,? continued Kane, “we realized that traditional projection screens were not able to display the incredible detail or uniformity of the image being produced by the projector. We turned to Da-Lite for a solution that would let the professional broadcast community as well as the Home Theater viewer experience the exceptional performance of the new Samsung HD technology.?

The result of the collaboration between Da-Lite and Joe Kane Productions has resulted
in the announcement of the new JKP Affinity Screens from Da-Lite. The first products in the JKP Affinity Screen line include HD Progressive proprietary fabrics. Da-Lite JKP Affinity HD Progressive projection screens feature low gain for an incredibly wide viewing angle and an image uniformity not seen prior to this combination of products. JKP Affinity Screens from Da-Lite are specifically designed for High Definition Professional Broadcast and Home Theater applications.

“When Joe explained the difficulties the new Samsung projector had utilizing traditional projection screens, we challenged our chemists and engineers to develop a new material that would deliver the very best HD digital image in our experience,? said Blake Brubaker, Vice President of Da-Lite Sales. “With the HD Progressive screen fabrics, we have the first materials designed to deliver the next generation of HD digital projector images. We are extremely pleased to launch the JKP Affinity Screens using these break-through projection screens.?

Joe Kane Productions (JKP) was founded in 1982 with the intent of assisting the video industry in improving the quality of the video. Since then, the company has been actively involved in lectures, training, writing and consulting on topics of display standards, including such diverse topics as screen specification for projection displays and specifications for all sorts of equipment used to drive displays. Mr. Kane is a past chair of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Working Group on Professional & Studio Monitors. He has also produced several groundbreaking programs, including A Video Standard, two versions of Video Essentials and multiple versions of Digital Video Essentials.

The new Da-Lite JKP Affinity Screens premiered at this year’s CEDIA EXPO 2008

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Founded in 1909, Da-Lite Screen Company is the leading producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens worldwide. With headquarters in
Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufacturers projection screens and accessories to Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and major broadcast networks, education systems and governments
around the globe. Today Da-Lite’s proprietary screen technologies are specified for
the most demanding installations from military training simulators to boardrooms and classrooms to home theaters. Da-Lite has become the “First Name in Projection Screens.? For more information visit Da-lite.com.

AURALEX RECRUITED TO OUTFIT CEDIA’S ‘HOME THEATER AUDIO CALIBRATION’ LEARNING LAB WITH ACOUSTIC CONTROL PANELS

DENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, will participate in the debut of CEDIA’s Learning Lab concept by outfitting one of the show’s three labs with Auralex’s freestanding ProGobo acoustical products.

The Home Theater Audio Calibration Learning Lab will house a full home theater system, where students will perform a comprehensive 5.1 audio set up and calibration exercise. Students will go through a typical step-by-step verification and calibration process, including level balance and equalization. Auralex’s ProGobos are extremely adaptable to any room environment and will help to create a more useable and balanced space to demonstrate these calibration techniques. more

Centronics Launches the HCCX HDMI Powered Repeater

Centronics EHD-Branded HCCX HDMI Powered RepeaterSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Aug. 26, 2008 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its new EHD-branded HCCX powered HDMI repeater. The HCCX powered HDMI repeater can transmit a 1080p signal up to 30 meters and works with all HDMI as well as DVI specifications. The HCCX is now available with an MSRP of $79.95. more

projectiondesign to provide new avielo series HD DLP® projectors for 200+ education sessions at CEDIA EXPO 08

Denver, CO (CEDIA EXPO) August 22, 2008 – Norway’s projectiondesign announces its exclusive role as the official CEDIA EXPO projector sponsor ensuring that all training and education rooms will be equipped with new avielo series 1080p DLP home cinema projectors. The projectors will be used for the display of a wide range of educational presentation material, high-resolution computer graphics and video throughout EXPO 08. more

Richard Gray’s Power Company Announces CEDIA Training for RGPC PowerVault

Session will detail the installation process and selling techniques while highlighting potential tax credits and incentives available when integrating the unit with renewable energy sources.

Denver, CO – CEDIA EXPO 2008 – September 3-7, 2008 – Booth #1031 – Richard Gray’s Power Company announces a CEDIA training session for the RGPC PowerVault on Friday, September 5th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 606.

The RGPC PowerVault is an all-in-one UPS/Surge protector, line conditioner and long-duration power back-up device with greater capacity than any other power product designed for use with A/V equipment. Registered RGPC dealers who want to sell the RGPC PowerVault or are interested in learning about the positive impact the product can have on their businesses are invited to attend. The CEDIA training will also provide information about tax credits and other incentives for installing PowerVault alongside renewable energy sources. more

AURALEX CONTINUES ITS GREEN INITIATIVES BY INTRODUCING ECO-TECH ACOUSTICAL PANELS AT CEDIA 2008

Eco-Tech ProPanelsDENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its leadership in creating environmentally friendly products with the introduction of Eco-Tech, the company’s first green acoustical panel, at this year’s CEDIA show (Booth 630). Earlier this year, the company announced the first green acoustical foam product on the market, Eco-Friendly StudioFoam.

Eco-Tech brand acoustic panels are manufactured with a proprietary formulation of 100% recycled polyester fibers. Eco-Tech panels are truly “green?; reducing the ecological footprint of acoustic treatment and our dependence on fossil fuels, including foreign crude oil. The Eco-Tech family of products are designed with the environment in mind, yet retain the longevity and acoustical properties for which Auralex is known. Auralex Eco-Tech is manufactured without harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. more

Break HDMI/DVI-D Distance Barriers with TV One’s CAT.5/6 Transmitters

ERLANGER, KY, August 20, 2008— TVOne-task’s newest product family consists of one CAT.5/6 transmitter and two receivers. The 1T-CT-621 transmitter used in conjunction with the 1T-CT-624 receiver can achieve distances up to 150m (450 feet) while the 1T-CT-628 receiver can achieve distances up to 250m (750 feet.) The units can handle maximum resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 1080p @ 60Hz with embedded audio. They are HDCP and v1.2 HDMI compliant. For normal operation, two Cat.5/5E or 6 cables are required, one for the main signal and one for the HDCP/DDC signal. Single cable operation is possible under certain circumstances but it is recommended that the user checks with TV One Tech Support. The receivers provide Gain and Equalization adjustments. The system is fully compatible with DVI-D signals. The unique TVOne-task locking power connectors are used to enhance overall system security. All three units are available for immediate shipment. The suggested retail price is listed below: more

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