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Press Releases For : May 14, 2008

Rodin Promotes Tom O’Mara to Chief Executive Officer

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2008 — Rodin, parent company of the Phoenix Gold®, AudioSource®, and Carver® brands in the mobile audio and home audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it has promoted Tom O’Mara to chief executive officer, effective immediately. O’Mara, Rodin president, will continue in that role along with his new duties as CEO. O’Mara succeeds Jonathan Cooley who will continue serving as Rodin’s vice chairman and chief financial officer. (more…)

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JBL Professional Debuts New VerTec DP Series Powered Full-Size Models With JBL DrivePak Technology

jbl_vt48998adpan.jpgOptional network input modules ensure compliance with Harman Professional’s HiQnet™ system for remote control and monitoring.

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, May 13, 2008 — Rounding out its VERTEC® Series line array family of powered and passive loudspeaker models for the professional tour/rental and performance-venue markets, JBL Professional has introduced the JBL VERTEC VT4889ADP Full Range High Directivity Line Array Element and the companion VT4880ADP Ultra Long Excursion Arrayable Subwoofer. Both models are integrated audio systems featuring field-proven JBL DrivePack® technology. Co-developed with Harman Pro Group sister companies Crown International and dbx Professional, the high-performance JBL DrivePack electronics modules with integral digital signal processing couple seamlessly with VERTEC loudspeakers. These latest powered full-size models in the JBL VERTEC DP Series deliver superb audio quality with robust reserve power, with digital electronics perfectly matched to the enclosures. (more…)

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Hitachi Brings Short Throw Capabilities To Education And Corporate Markets With CP-A100 LCD Projector

hal-cpa100.jpg– The CP-A100 offers short throw distance, networking functionality and advanced security functions. –

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, www.hitachi.us, May 14, 2008 — Offering a new level of versatility and performance to the education and corporate markets, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group is unveiling the CP-A100 LCD projector. This revolutionary new model features a very short throw distance, eliminating the problem of presenters obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, the CP-A100 offers networking capability, allowing multiple projectors to be controlled and monitored from a single location. (more…)

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SP Controls Announces CatLinc HDMI

sp-controls-catlinc-hdmi.jpgInfoComm Booth N5031 – SP Controls Inc. will introduce its CatLinc HDMI, an inexpensive device which allows transmission of HDMI signals over CAT5e cable. The device permits users to extend an HDTV display up to 150 feet away from an HDTV source, using two CAT5e cables, thus eliminating the need to purchase expensive HDMI cables when placing a display away from the source. The CatLinc HDMI is capable of supporting DVI equipment when used with an HDMI DVI adapter. The product includes one transmitter, one receiver, two HDMI cables, and one power supply. The device handles signal rates up to 2.25 Gbits, supporting a 1080p display. (more…)

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Capitol Sales Company Hosts 450 Integrators and Contractors at Annual Dealer Education and Technology Showcase

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14, 2008—More than 450 system integrators and electronic system contractors from the U.S. and Canada attended Capitol Sales Company’s 13th annual Dealer Education and Technology Showcase in Minneapolis held May 5 and 6. Participants selected from a full offering of technical classes focused on real-life applications along with business classes designed to help dealers drive even more successful growth strategies.
Paul LeMay attended the conference and is the Regional Sales Manager for Panamax – Furman. Lemay talked to dealers throughout the showcase and said, “I met a dealer who flies in from Los Angeles. Attending for last three years in a row, he told me this event is as good as CEDIA EXPO.? (more…)

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Chief® Introduces Industry’s Thinnest Flat Panel TV Mount

Minneapolis, MN. — (May 2008) – www.chiefmfg.comThinstall – At less than the width of a penny, Chief’s New Thinstall™ Series makes no compromise to maintain the low-profile of this year’s ultra-thin flat panel TV revolution. The new line of mounts incorporates exclusive design features from Chief, like GlideLock™ tool-less latching, to achieve faster installation in the field. (more…)

Capitol Sales Company Distributes Chrysalis

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 13, 2008—Capitol Sales Company is pleased to offer its dealers a new line of Chrysalis subwoofers from Velodyne Acoustics in Silicon Valley, Calif. Recognized globally for innovative designs and superior performance for more than 25 years, Velodyne delivers a power home theater experience. The new series offers the low bass impact and sound characteristics typically found in commercial movie theaters that moviegoers can now enjoy in the comfort of their own home. (more…)

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Capitol Sales Company Carries Tivax Analog Converter Boxes

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 9, 2008—Capitol Sales Company is now making it easier for consumers who don’t want to give up their analog TV sets after the analog-to-digital cutover in mid-February 2009. By stocking and distributing Tivax converter boxes, Capitol Sales installers can help homeowners keep their existing analog TV sets. This solution minimizes the expense of purchasing a new digital-format TV. According to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), about 15.5 million U.S. households currently watch over-the-air TV programming on analog sets. (more…)

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Chief® Introduces New Wall Mount for Short Throw Projectors

WPA Minneapolis, MN. — (May 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector and flat panel TV mounts, is excited to announce the release of the WPA™ Short Throw Projector Wall Mount for fast and stable installation of short throw projectors.

WPA is packed with innovative features and benefits, focusing on flexibility and ease of installation. A built-in track design allows the projector to be shifted up to 11? (318 mm) to create the ideal image size. The mount includes integrated roll adjustments, post-installation extension adjustments, and quick projector connect/disconnect without tools. Security hardware is also included. (more…)

Meridian America Growth Spurs Two Key Appointments

Meridian Audio Ltd., the British manufacturer whose high-end audio and video home entertainment systems and components are respected and admired worldwide, has announced two new appointments to foster its burgeoning growth in the U.S. market. Walter Schofield joins Meridian in the new post of President, Meridian America, effective June 1; while Jeff Dean has been appointed to head up operations in Meridian’s new office in Los Angeles, California, effective immediately. (more…)

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