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Press Releases For : September 21, 2009

Clark Wire & Cable Custom Select and FocusGuide

In this age when social media and mobile technology are spawning an environment of instant answers and a “get exactly what you want” mindset, Clark Wire & Cable has come up with a system that is sure to meet the needs of this growing segment.

There has always been that one job where we wish we could have exactly the cables we need in one bundle. We may have even gone as far as contacting a cable manufacturer to inquire about such a cable. Two of the most typical ansers I have found have been either, “it can’t be done” or “sure we can do it, just give me an order for 20,000ft.” As neither of those are typically an option for us, we resort to dealing with an extra cable or two or wire tying a bunch of cables together and hoping for the best. (more…)

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127TH AES CONVENTION SCORES VIDEO GAME SWEEP

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Ten Dedicated Workshops Track Game Industry Audio

NEW YORK: In recognition of the massive Video Game contribution to audio production and post production, 127th AES Convention Workshop, Tutorials and Games Chair Alex Case has developed a dedicated, ten-event Game Audio Track. “The creative and economic impact of this sector is acknowledged throughout our industry,” Case said. “Studios, engineers, producers, technology developers, composers, sound designers and an enthusiastic, sophisticated audience are dedicated to the continued success of this unique creative sector. Our comprehensive program will provide invaluable technical and creative guidance. And,” Case adds, “extremely helpful networking opportunities.” (more…)

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Crestron Dealers Dominate Prestigious Electronic Lifestyles Awards at CEDIA Expo

Three out of four Designer Award winners, which recognize the
best of the best, are Crestron integrators

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 18, 2009 – The annual Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Electronic Lifestyles® Awards has become the industry standard for excellence in the art and science of home technology design and integration. When the judges announced the winners in more than 30 categories at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA., 75% of the winning projects featured Crestron home technology solutions. Entries were evaluated by two panels consisting of members from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and CEDIA and scored on technical merit and design/aesthetics, ensuring the very best projects were recognized. (more…)

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SnapAV Launches New Website for Episode Brand of Loudspeakers and Electronics

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Charlotte, NC – September 21, 2009 – SnapAV, a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 700 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada, has launched a new Episode™ brand website, concurrent with the launch of the brand’s new line of In-Ceiling, In-Wall and In-Room loudspeakers. The URL for the new website is http://www.episodespeakers.com.

“Our #1 product development priority, the new Episode speaker line represents SnapAV’s achievements in creating an even better-sounding, well-balanced product line than previous, and we wanted a website on par with its performance,? says SnapAV marketing VP Adam Levy. (more…)

Helping Clients Overcome Bad Past AV Experiences

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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 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.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

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Date design began: 11-07-06
Date installation was completed: 11-31-07

FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s goal was to downsize and simplify their living spaces but since this is one of their vacation homes it had to be entertaining and simple. (more…)

AKG Wireless Microphones Become An Integral Part Of The Ellen And Ronald Caplan Center For The Performing Arts

In an installation that advances the curriculum for one of the nation’s best performing arts schools, AKG’s wireless microphones were selected for their flexibility and dependability at the University of the Arts. A/V and Acoustics consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics incorporated the latest in audio equipment from AKG into the system design for Terra Hall’s Ellen and Ronald Caplan Center for the Performing Arts. The system will become the focus of two side-by-side theaters that cater to students learning everything from performance arts to multimedia presentations. (more…)

SIM2 ENHANCES GRAND CINEMA SERIES WITH NEW REFERENCE MODEL

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CEDIA EXPO, Atlanta, Georgia—September 2009—The Grand Cinema™ C3X LUMIS projector, latest addition to SIM2’s award-winning Grand Cinema™ C3X series, is totally unique to SIM2 and represents the culmination of 10 years of innovation and research in the fields of video projector design and technology. Among the smallest and highest-performing Full HD 3-Chip projectors on the market, the C3X LUMIS is packed with power for premium performance all within the dramatic industrial design for which SIM2 is justly famous. (more…)

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Press Releases For : September 18, 2009

Black Box iCOMPEL Receives TMC Communications Solutions Product of Year Award

Black Box TMC Award

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA— Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named its iCOMPEL™ digital signage appliance as a recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The Norwalk, Conn.-based TMC presents the award to businesses that demonstrate vision, leadership, and attention to detail, according to its recognition of Black Box’s digital signage solution. TMC said it picks award recipients that have brought “the most innovative products and services to market,? and cited iCOMPEL as an “outstanding? contribution to the communications industry. (more…)

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Nocturne Makes the Fray’s Stage Shine

The Fray 2009

In three short years, the Fray has gone from opening for acts like Weezer to headlining tours of their own. Their current tour started on June 12 in Atlanta and has the Denver based band playing sheds, theaters, and performing arts centers through the summer, all across the US and into Canada and finishes up the first leg at the other end of the country, in Spokane Washington on August 7 with another US run shortly after for the month of September. (more…)

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Gefen Introduces Two New DisplayPort Solutions

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of two new plug and play methods of system integration among computer systems using DisplayPort connectivity. (more…)

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