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Press Releases For : January 7, 2009

AC/DC Gets Charged Up With grandMA On Its Black Ice World Tour

acdcRock legends AC/DC are electrifying sell-out crowds on their first tour in eight years, and grandMA is plugged into the excitement. The band’s long-awaited Black Ice World Tour comes on the heels of its “Black Ice? album for Columbia Records and takes as its theme the first track, Rock ’n’ Roll Train, with the stage featuring five curved trusses reminiscent of a railroad station’s roof beams. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. (more…)

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Press Releases For : January 6, 2009

PARAGON STUDIOS RINGS IN NEW YEAR BY REMIXING AND RESTORING CLASSIC ROY ORBISON HITS FOR ROCK BAND 2 AND ITUNES

Six Song Download Pack and Last Live Concert Performance Celebrate Legend’s Life

paragon-studios-roy-orbison-rock-band-2-and-itunes-photo.jpg Franklin, TN – Paragon Studios recently completed the remixing of six Roy Orbison classic hits that are now available as a download pack for the Rock Band 2 video game. The six hit songs, “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “You Got It,” “Claudette,” “Mean Woman Blues,” “Ooby Dooby” and “In Dreams” had arrived just in time for the holidays. (more…)

Wireworld Introduces Upgrade DisplayPort Video Cables for Pioneer Kuro, High-end PCs and Gaming

Wireworld Ultraviolet DisplayPort cable

LAS VEGAS (1/8/09) – Wireworld today introduced its first upgrade cable to support the burgeoning DisplayPort video connectivity standard used in Pioneer’s new Kuro HD displays as well as high-end PC displays for video, graphics and gaming. Capable of 10.2 Gigabit-per-second transfer rates, and available in lengths from 1 meter to 12 meters, Wireworld Ultraviolet DisplayPort delivers improved signal purity, and allows for longer connection runs, when compared with generic or OEM DisplayPort cables. (more…)

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Looking to “rE-charge? after the Holidays? Find out what Contour Design is offering at Macworld Expo.

Windham, NH—January 6, 2009—Amid all the exciting products Contour Design, Inc. will be showcasing at this year’s Macworld Expo, the rE-charge Universal will take center stage. Perfect for in-car use or in your home the rE-charge Universal is a compact, lightweight AC/DC charger offering two USB ports to simultaneously power and charge iPods®, iPhones, MP3 players, or any two devices that charge on a USB connection. (more…)

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Hitting the road or the gym? The Contour Bolt transforms your iPod into a workout companion.

Windham, NH—January 6, 2009—At this year’s Macworld Expo Contour Design, Inc. will introduce their all-new Contour Bolt, an ultra-lightweight armband for your iPod. In a society constantly on the go, what better way to keep pace than with Contour’s newest product: the Bolt Armband?

Keeping cables and headphones in place, the fully adjustable Bolt straps securely and comfortably to your arm to provide easy accessibility while your playlist rocks on and motivates you to go that extra mile. (more…)

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Extron Integration-Friendly USB Switchers Now Shipping

sw4usb_6095401_pp_01c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of three new USB switchers designed for A/V system integration. The SW2 USB, SW4 USB, and SW4 USB Plus offer two or four host inputs and provide flexible and dependable switching among the shared USB peripherals. The SW4 USB Plus features an emulation mode that ensures uninterrupted communication between host and peripheral devices for consistent performance. All three models are USB 2.0-compatible and incorporate several key features to ensure ease of integration, configuration flexibility, and control, including port status indication and RS-232 pass-through. The SW USB Series is ideal for use in KVM, interactive whiteboard, and annotator-based applications where reliable USB switching is required. (more…)

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UVLD Lights Hyundai Press Event At Los Angeles Auto Show

HyundaiUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) partnered with Martin Brinkerhoff Associates (MBA) to light the world-premier announcement of Hyundai’s Green initiatives for the automotive press at the Los Angeles Auto. The manufacturers’ complete product line was then shown to the public November 21-30.

The environmentally friendly theme took center stage with cascading silk emulating water and giant leaf cut-outs evoking autumn -all of which flowed out the projection screens by cast of ten dancers who performed three production numbers. The individual product reveals were visually narrated by high-energy video modules designed and executed by MBA. (more…)

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Electrosonic and the NFL’s New England Patriots score a New Fan Venue And Hall Of Fame

PatriotsFans of the NFL’s New England Patriots are cheering the new Hall at Patriot Place, a unique sports and educational experience showcasing the history of the football franchise and housing its Hall of Fame. The venue, adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, features a dazzling array of interactive and immersive multimedia exhibits and artifacts whose audio and control systems were engineered, installed and supplied by Electrosonic. (more…)

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Press Releases For : January 5, 2009

NEUTRIK® SHOWCASES THE WORLD’S FIRST UNISEX XLR, CONVERTCON®, AT WINTER NAMM 2009

convertCONANAHEIM, CA – How many times have you reached for a cable only to find it has the wrong XLR connector on the other end? In direct response to high professional and consumer demand, Neutrik, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, introduces the world’s first unisex 3-pin XLR connector, convertCON®, at Winter NAMM 2009 (Booth 6428, Hall A).

convertCON (NC3FM-C) is a new 3-pin male and female cable connector in a single housing. convertCON is also available with black chrome housing and gold contacts (NC3FM-C-B). By simply sliding the housing back and forth, convertCON is transformed from a male to female connector. This new male/female cable end XLR allows for use of one connector, as it can mate with either a male or female 3-pin XLR. (more…)

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Crestron Joins EMerge Alliance™ Improving Commercial Interiors

ROCKLEIGH, New Jersey – Crestron has become a member of the EMerge Alliance to contribute its expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions that manage and control disparate building systems intelligently and efficiently. Creating a new standard for integrating commercial building infrastructures, power, controls and a wide variety of systems on a common platform is a key mission of EMerge. The development of this new commercial technology standard will also lay the groundwork for future innovations in energy-efficient and individually controllable devices, such as LED lighting. (more…)

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