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Intellicontrol Manages Power for 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

SE2 LABS SIGNS COASTAR AS MANUFACTURER’S REP FOR MARINE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Customizable, all-in-one integrated home theater console saves considerable space and combats stability and power issues that plague luxury yachts.

Draper, Utah – May 28, 2008 – SE2 Labs today announced the signing of Coastar Marketing, Inc., as the exclusive manufacturer’s representative for its Integrated Theater Console (ITC One) in the high-end luxury yacht segment. Located in Orange Park, Fla., Coastar Marketing represents the finest high-tech marine electronics manufacturers and products in the world. more

Liberty Wire & Cable Launches Green Connectivity Initiative for A/V Products, Pros and Operations

greencoverweb.jpgEco-Savvy Policies Include RoHS-Compliant and Halogen-Free Cables, Lutron Products, Energy Audits, Low-Carbon Footprints, A/V Client Benefits, More
INFOCOMM ’08, LAS VEGAS, May 28, 2008 — Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, has announced a major Green Connectivity initiative that embraces environmentally sensitive and responsible corporate citizenship in both the A/V products the company manufactures, as well as the way it conducts business and operates its facilities. more

Radian Audio Launches New Professional Installation Series at InfoComm 08

radian-rc-500.JPGOrange, CA (May 27, 2008) – Radian Audio Engineering is launching the company’s new Professional Installation Series of speakers with the RC-500 two-way speaker system. A small enclosure with a big sound, the new RC-500 — which is manufactured entirely in the U.S. — has been designed for demanding church, theatre, restaurant and home theatre applications and bridges the gap between quality and price. more

SIM2 Now Shipping Grand Cinema™ HT3000 HOST Modular Full HD Home Theater Projector

506sim2ht3000.jpgMiramar, FL—May 2008—The latest high-definition video projector from Italian manufacturer SIM2 combines the flexibility of modular design with the astonishing video performance of the latest-generation DLP® 1080p chipset. SIM2’s new Grand Cinema HT30000 HOST system pairs a surprisingly compact projector showcasing the stunning cabinet designs for which the company is famous, with a discrete outboard video input processor that connects via SIM2’s proprietary, three-line optical-digital High-Definition Optical Signal Transfer (H.O.S.T.) system, which is able to link the two over distances up to 750 feet (250m). more

Canon Announces Development of Own LCOS Reflective LCD Panel

canon_lcos_wuxga_sxga_s.jpgLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 20, 2008 – Canon Inc. today announced that the Company has developed its own LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) reflective LCD panels, a key device used in multimedia projectors. At this year’s InfoComm ’08 trade show being held on June 18-20 in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center), this technology will be showcased (Booth #C1529). more

RTcom USA Announces New Ground-Breaking Digital Matrix Routers

HS-66MSparta, N.J., (March 31, 2008) – RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced the HS-66M and HS-88M – the industry’s first high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) matrix routers with 6-in 6-out and 8-in 8-out ports, respectively. Also new from RTcom USA is the DS-66HM, a high-performance digital video interface (DVI) router with 6-in-6 out ports. All three new Matrix Routers from RTcom USA feature 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

AURALEX ACOUSTICS SHOWCASES SONOSUEDE SYSTEM AT INFOCOMM 2008

Auralex’s SonoSuede ProLAS VEGAS, NV — Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, showcases its SonoSuede System at InfoComm 2008 (C4984). A highly decorative room treatment system, the SonoSuede System’s distinctive design is a cost-effective solution that tames first reflections and low-frequency anomalies. Additionally, the system’s unique mounting blocks provide superior acoustic and exceptional aesthetic benefits. more

Draper Offers InfoComm Courses on “Green AV?

(Spiceland, Ind.) –During the 2008 InfoComm trade show, Draper, Inc. is once again presenting the “green? face of AV. Draper will present two training courses during the 2008 show.

The first course, “A/V in Green Building: What You Need to Know,? will be presented Wednesday, June 18 from 8-10am, in room MT64. This session will focus on green buildings, the issues they present for incorporating A/V and how to address those issues. more

Home Theater Audio Performance with Limited Room

lht15b.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 space allocated for this home theater in the basement of a new-construction residence was somewhat limited. Fortunately, there was just enough room for the equipment and a few chairs to comfortably seat the homeowners and their grandchildren. The homeowners’ primary audio requirement was that the room be designed so that one could hear the softest of sounds of a movie soundtrack without having to turn the volume up too high. However if they were in the mood to play it loud, it had to have the muscle of a high performance system. more

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