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MusicGiants Launches VideoGiants(TM) Service with Films from Paramount Pictures

MusicGiants launches a first-of-its-kind service that sells films directly into high-end home theater systems, starting with many of Paramount Pictures‘ titles.

Incline Village, NV – January 08, 2008 – MusicGiants today announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment to distribute motion picture films from the Paramount library through their new VideoGiants™ home theater digital content delivery platform. The MusicGiants Download Media store is already being built into most of the media servers for the high-end home theater industry, including Crestron, Imerge, Niveus, Russound, ReQuest, Xperinet, Cutting Edge, and Inteset among others. Over the next several months, MusicGiants‘ VideoGiants™ solution will become available inside numerous other consumer electronic devices and will function as the primary means of content acquisition for upscale households. more

ALLEN & HEATH UNVEILS NEW ZED MODEL AT NAMM 2008

The new ZED-24Allen & Heath will unveil a fifth model in the new ZED range of small format, USB-equipped mixers for live performance, recording, and production, at the forthcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, in January 2008.

The new ZED-24 stereo mixer provides 23 independent sources to the mix, 10 independent outputs, 4 aux sends (2 pre and 2 post fade), a USB send and return (for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects), a unique dual stereo input capability, and advanced monitoring facilities. more

AVIOM PARTNERS WITH DIGIDESIGN

Aviom, exclusive developer of the world‘s premier audio transport technology, A-Net®, announces a collaboration with Digidesign, the leader in digital audio production, providing the professional music, broadcast, multimedia, and film industries with tools for audio creation, post production, collaboration, and distribution, to extend Aviom‘s A-Net capabilities. Digidesign‘s D-Show 2.6 software has been upgraded with key new features including support for Aviom‘s Pro16 Series™. Aviom‘s Pro16 Series™ will be showcased at the NAMM show, January 17th to 20th, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Arena, Booth #7123). more

PROJECTION INDUSTRY PLAYERS ALIGN TO SET NEW STANDARD

Simple, Consumer-Friendly Metric Specifies Projector Color Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 7, 2008- Today, leading projector manufacturers and technology providers united to endorse a new international specification that will allow users to evaluate the color performance of digital projectors to ensure their investment delivers the most impact and the greatest effect. The new specification called “Color Brightness” measures color light output. With the fast-paced development of vivid color content and the rapid adoption of high definition video, the quality and impact of the color produced by a projector has become extremely important. Leading industry players in support of the movement include 3LCD manufacturers Epson and Sony. more

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FL7000U ULTRA-BRIGHT 1080p PROJECTOR

Mitsubishi Raises the HD Bar with Low-Cost, 5000-Lumen Full HD Projector for Commercial, Home Theater and Education Applications

IRVINE, Calif., January 7, 2008 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, introduced the FL7000U, its first ultra bright 1080p HD projector for commercial, home theater and education installations. more

SANYO EXPANDS LINE OF PROFESSIONAL GRADE DLP PROJECTORS DURING CES ’08

- Further expanding their line-up of DLP projectors for professional and business applications, SANYO introduces the PDG-DWT50L tabletop multimedia projector
- The portable projector can be installed in a variety of locations and offers a WXGA 1280 x 768 wide native resolution
- The PDG-DSU20N and PDG-DXT10L round out the series providing additional front projection options from SANYO

CHATSWORTH, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV. – January 7, 2008 — SANYO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of front projectors introduced the PDG-DWT50L DLP projector during CES this week in Las Vegas.

“While SANYO continues to lead the industry in LCD projectors.” says Mark Holt, the Vice President and General Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies Division. “Here at CES we are answering our customers requests for full-featured DLP projectors with the addition of the wide screen PDG-DWT50L to our line-up.” more

SANYO BEGINS SHIPPING WORLD’S SHORTEST THROW DISTANCE LCD PROJECTOR, THE PLC-XL50

- New and revolutionary projection technology offers versatile horizontal or vertical placement with the new PLC-XL50 LCD Projector
- Fixed ultra-short focus lens and proprietary optical engine facilitates the projection of images up to 80-inches from a distance of only 3-inches
- Optimal projection technology for the conference rooms, classrooms and advertising

CHATSWORTH, CA and CES — LAS VEGAS, NV. — January 7, 2008 — SANYO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of 3LCD projectors announced at CES that they are now shipping the PLC-XL50 LCD Projector. The unique short throw distance of the PLC-XL50 allows projection in virtually any environment, particularly areas that traditional projectors can not be used, such as walls, floors and desktops. more

Optoma Introduces Next Generation of the 1080p BigVizion Display

The BigVizion HDBV5100P is Customized for Professional Installation Market; Features DarkChip3™ DLP Chipset, Native 1080p Resolution, Slim Depth and DVDO Scaler

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2008) – Optoma, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital projection and display devices, introduced the next generation of 1080p BigVizion displays – a new professional installation version called the HDBV5100P.

Utilizing a single-mirror system, the BigVizion HDBV5100P joins the family of BigVizion displays. The BigVizion HDBV5100P is ideal for the professional installation market including corporate and professional applications, and in just about any type of ambient light settings. The BigVizion displays have one of the slimmest depths for rear-projection displays, an estimated 30-inch depth for the 100-inch model. more

CASIO EXPANDS SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

Slim and easily portable 2,000 ANSI Lumens projectors
No PC Needed for Presentations

LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 7, 2008 — Casio America, announced today the release of two new ultra-bright models in the Super Slim Projector series. The new XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 feature a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens in a very slim piece of equipment with a height of just 1.69” (1.26” at the thinnest point). The new projectors will be on display at Casio‘s Booth # 9808. more

Optoma Introduces New Ultra-Portable Digital Projectors

The Optoma EP1691 and EP7155 Deliver Amazing Performance with Road Tested Durability

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2008) – Optoma, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital projection and display devices, introduced the latest ultra-portable projectors, the EP1691 and the EP7155. These new ultra-portable projectors are the ultimate presentation travel tool and deliver superior performance. more

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