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Press Releases For : August 14, 2009

Crestron Releases DMCI Signal Integration Solution

Crestron DMCI Delivers an Affordable, Flexible Solution to Manage Embedded HD Data
and Integrate Analog and Digital Source Switching

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, August 14, 2009 – Crestron, the global leader in digital HD technology, announced today that its new DMCI (DigitalMedia™ Card Interface) solution is now shipping. The DMCI is a compact, rack-mountable enclosure designed to house a single DM Input Card to accept any AV source, including all analog audio and video, computer, HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort signals, and output those signals as HDMI. DMCI even handles USB-HID over Ethernet for remote wireless keyboard/mouse control. and USB-HID signals and output those signals as HDMI. Combining the DMCI with a HD-MD8X1 or HD-MD8X2 QuickSwitch HD™ HDMI switcher, provides the only fully integrated source switching solution for modern home theaters, meeting rooms and classrooms that include a variety of different signal formats that all must be displayed on 1080p (more…)

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Furman CEDIA EXPO 2009 Preview

At CEDIA 2009 Furman/Panamax Will Introduce BlueBOLT™

BlueBOLT™, is a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT leapfrogs other hosted IP solutions by offering unprecedented ease of use through a uniquely rich, modern graphical user interface (www.myBlueBOLT.com) that allows installers to monitor multiple installations across multiple locations. There are no static IP addresses to obtain, port numbers to remember, or new ISP accounts to configure. Unlike traditional IP systems that require a dedicated IT professional or programmer to set up, BlueBOLT offers true plug-and-play operation. Users (more…)

Antennas Direct Named to Inc 5000 List Second Year in Row

Antenna manufacturer’s powerful antennas for DTV have lead to growth

Aug. 14, 2009: ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis-based antenna manufacturer Antennas Direct made the Inc. 5000 list for a second year in a row, earning the rank of 746 on the 2009 list in Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5000 celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in America. Companies were ranked based on revenue growth between 2005 and 2008. Antennas Direct’s revenue growth during that time was 389 percent.

Antennas Direct has been providing millions of frustrated TV consumers the best over-the-air DTV reception with its advanced antennas during the nation’s conversion to digital television. The company has experienced astounding growth because of its ability to meet consumer demand for small, sleek and strong antennas that give them the ability to receive a higher number of sharp DTV channels for free.

“Our new antenna designs (more…)

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Camden Yards Rounds The Bases With An Upgraded Sound System Featuring Crown Amplifiers

Reinforcing its position as the leading amplifier technology manufacturer for professional sports arenas, Crown CTs series amplifiers and PIP-Lite modules were deployed for the redesigned sound system at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland. Home to the professional Major League Baseball team the Baltimore Orioles, the 48,000-seat stadium, opened in 1992, has received consistent praise as one of the best ballparks in the country.

Sound integrator AVI-SPL performed the installation, which also included BSS Soundweb London signal processing devices. “When you’re dealing with a project of this magnitude, you’re constantly looking at the solution on a large scale. We need to know that the individual components will work together seamlessly and perform with the highest level of reliability. With Crown you’re know you’re going to get that consistently,? stated Will Parry, senior vice president, large product group at AVI-SPL.

“With the CTs series amps paired with the PIP-Lite modules (more…)

Triad Speakers, Inc. and PMI Ltd. Plan to Rock 2009 CEDIA Expo with Demonstration of CinemaPlus – A Turnkey, Engineered Home Theater Solution

triad-pmi-cinemaplus-photo-courtesy-of-ambleside-logic.jpgPortland, OR – August 14, 2009 – Triad Speakers, Inc. and Anthony Grimani’s PMI, Ltd. understand that dealers may not have the time, resources, or knowledge to execute a first rate theater that delivers predictable, repeatable results, and the best possible sound and video. That’s why at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, they are demonstrating their CinemaPlus package – a masterful combination of Triad’s acclaimed Gold and/or Platinum loudspeakers along with PMI’s design/engineering and build consulting, an extensive set of custom plans and acoustic treatments. Three CinemaPlus packages, based on room size, are available to all Triad dealers at approximately $45,000, $77,000, and $93,000 MSRP. (more…)

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Press Releases For : August 13, 2009

4D takes the London Eye to a new dimension

A visit to the Merlin Entertainments London Eye is about to take on a new dimension – literally – with the addition of a 4D movie to London’s most popular paid-for visitor attraction.

Designed to whet the appetites of the London Eye-riders in a state-of-the-art entertainment environment, the movie was written and directed by Julian Napier and stereo 3D produced by Phil Streather, CEO of 3D specialists Principal Large Format. The film was produced by Centre Screen Productions in association with Principal Large Format and Pablo Post.

The focus of the four-minute film is a little girl on a day trip to London, whose view of the capital’s many tourist sites is constantly obscured by people, buildings, and the general hubbub of the city. Just when the girl’s visit seems destined to end in disappointment, she is whisked away to the (more…)

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SENNHEISER LEADS THE WAY FOR THE LOVE WILLOWS

the_love_willows.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Love Willows are on a mission to at once rediscover the joyous elements that have been lost in modern pop music and defy the conventions of the genre. A couple in every sense of the word, lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson blend retro hooks with a modern sensibility that is unabashedly upbeat. Their enthusiasm onstage is infectious, and they convey their bubbly craft through Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors ensuring the tight, charismatic, easy-going performances for which The Love Willows are earning a reputation.

Their debut album on Decca records, “Hey! Hey!” features many more instruments than just vocals and guitar, and the duo bring that support with them on the road using prerecorded tracks. As a result, the stage setup is fairly simple for FOH/monitoring engineer Jacob Orr. “Both (more…)

SAM ASH TAKES STOCK IN AURALEX ACOUSTICS

~ Retail Store Incorporates Auralex Products into Floor Plan ~

Sam Ash stage featuring AuralexCLEARWATER, FL — Visit any Sam Ash Music Store at any given time and you’re guaranteed to hear somebody making music. Playing the incredible selection of instruments — ranging from guitars, keyboards and drums to brass and woodwinds — is not only allowed but also encouraged. As an authorized dealer of Auralex Acoustics’ complete line of acoustical treatments, Sam Ash has begun to incorporate Auralex materials into the floor plan of its stores, creating an avenue to display its merchandise while also balancing the sound levels in its showrooms.

Sam Ash is using Auralex’s acoustical treatments in real-world situations throughout its stores. Its Clearwater, Florida location, for instance, recently received a sound makeover from the industry leader in sound control solutions. The location features a selection of Auralex’s (more…)

PWS INTRODUCES DB SERIES FILTERED RECEIVE MULTI-COUPLER

pws-db-16-front.JPGpws-db-16-back.JPGGround-Up Design Provides Breakthrough in Efficient Antenna Distribution

ORLANDO: Professional Wireless Systems’ new DB Series Filtered Receive Multi-coupler represents a breakthrough in high-quality antenna distribution. PWS General Manager Carl Cordes reports the DB-16 is designed to function as the backbone of a broad range of wireless antenna distribution system functions including broadcast, live sports, permanent install and corporate.

“After years of modifying other products to function effectively in diverse RF applications, our R&D team took a fresh look at the multi-coupler issue,” Cordes says. “The DB-16 was developed to meet the real-world needs of today’s hyper-congested RF world,”

Brand-agnostic, and compatible with most wireless receivers, the PWS DB Series eliminates the inter-mods, over-modulation, de-sensitizing, and over-sensitizing issues frequently encountered when working with multiple-manufacturer products. By incorporating cutting edge components, including multiple custom filters, (more…)

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SnapAV Mixes Business with Pleasure at 2009 CEDIA Expo

snapav-money-booth.jpgUnveils New Episode Loudspeakers and Acoustic Panels; Dragonfly AcoustiWeave Acoustically Transparent Projection Screen and Over 300 New AV Products

Presents Dealers with Tips on How to Increase Profitability, Run More Efficient Businesses

Promotes BidMagic Partnership plus Chances to Win Cash in the Money Booth!

Charlotte, NC – August 13, 2009 – SnapAV — a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 550 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada – will tap next month’s CEDIA event to unveil its new products, promote innovative programs, offer dealers business tips as well as a chance to win products and cash. (more…)

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