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Press Releases For : January 30, 2008

Church Media Group Announces The Acquisition Of House Of Worship Marketing Services

Southlake, Texas (Church Media Group) January 30, 2008 – Church Media Group, a full-service creative agency targeting the church and non-profit ministry markets, has acquired House of Worship Marketing Services (H.O.W.) in a move to expand their influence and fulfill a growing need for manufacturers, distributors and dealers to reach the multi-billion dollar church market.

“For the first time, manufacturers can have one source of contact for all of their church-related PR, marketing, advertising, product development, web initiatives and sales force training,” said Yuri Star, President of Church Media Group. (more…)

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Sony Unveils First 1080i High-Definition Videoconferencing Solution

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 29, 2008 – Sony is introducing the industry‘s first 1080i high-definition videoconferencing system, the PCS-XG80.
The new PCS-XG80 system combines 1080i resolution and a high frame rate of 60 fields per second to deliver superb live video quality and a very natural alternative to face-to-face meetings.
Its backward compatibility gives users the option of connecting with HD video quality through the growing number of high bandwidth connections or through standard-definition legacy systems, which comply with industry standards, over IP and/or ISDN. In an industry first, this new system also features BrightFaceTM, Video Annotation, and RF Remote functionality. (more…)

Press Releases For : January 29, 2008

Capitol Sales Company Hosts 13th Annual Dealer Education and Technology Showcase

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28, 2008–For the 13th year in a row, Capitol Sales Company will provide a two-day education conference for system integrators and electronic system contractors who support the consumer electronic and custom installation industry. The Dealer Education and Technology Showcase, which has seen attendee increases year-over-year, will feature more than 70 classes and 70-plus product manufacturers exhibiting their solutions. (more…)

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Two Talented Industry Engineers Join Verrex – New England

MOUNTAINSIDE, New Jersey (January 29, 2008) – Further solidifying its position as the leading audiovisual, videoconference and sound systems integrator in New England, Verrex today announced two notable, industry project engineers have joined the company‘s Boston-area team. (more…)

CMS Is LEEDing the Way

New York, NY, January 29, 2008 - In response to the growing emphasis on reducing environmental impact and energy consumption, CMS announced that it has instituted “green” standards for its clients‘ projects through innovative AV design solutions that meet specific official requirements.

LEEDing the Way for Their Clients

CMS has taken measures to abide by environmental codes and standards and has teamed with international architectural, management and construction firms that are also committed to green design. In 2006, CMS garnered a prestigious AV award for the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, the first-ever building to be designated the Gold LEED certified rating for Core & Shell and Interiors. In continuing this LEED objective, CMS is proud to be a team member on the Bank of America Tower Project at One Bryant Park in New York City, which is committed to earning USGBC rating of Platinum upon its completion in 2008-2009. (more…)

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AMX Harnesses VoIP Technology to Add Telephony to Its Control Systems

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – Today, AMX® announced that it is using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology to add telephone functionality to its control systems. The company‘s new SIP Communications Gateways harness the power of standards-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to extend the features and functionality of an AMX Control System beyond traditional device and environmental control to also include two-way telephony. AMX is demonstrating its SIP Communications Gateways in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. (more…)

AMX Adds Affordable Solutions for Simple Room Control, Audio/Video Switching

AMSTERDAM – Jan. 29, 2008 – AMX® has expanded its product portfolio with more than 60 new solutions specifically designed to simplify the way people interact with, and use, audio/video (A/V) equipment in simpler, single-room environments, such as classrooms and conference rooms. The Novara™ product line consists of all-in-one, configurable control pad systems that combine a user interface with device control in one, flush-mount keypad, while the Solecis™ line features switchers, presentation switchers and distribution amplifiers. AMX is demonstrating both product families in AMX booth C62 at Integrated Systems Europe, being held in Amsterdam Jan. 29 – 31. (more…)

SILICON OPTIX HQV POWERS TWO DEG AWARD WINNERS

San Jose, CA–(January 29, 2008)–Silicon Optix, the leader in advanced video processors, is thrilled to announce two of its HQV customers were recently honored by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group at the 2008 International CES Show. The Samsung BDP-5000 Blu-ray Disc Player received the DEG Digital Innovation Award for SOURCE and the Denon AVR-5308CI Receiver won the Digital Innovation Award for SOUND. (more…)

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Harman Pro Group Promotes Michael MacDonald To Executive VP of Marketing & Sales

Promotion to newly created position is part of a larger commitment by the Harman Pro Group to enhance customer interaction with the Group‘s nine brands.

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, January 29, 2008 — Reaffirming its commitment to constantly enhance customer interaction with all nine of its brands, the Harman Pro Group today announced the immediate promotion of Michael MacDonald to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Based at the Group‘s Northridge, California headquarters, MacDonald will continue to report directly to Blake Augsburger, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harman Pro Group. (more…)

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Look Solutions’ Unique2 Hazers Enhance Lighting Effects In AV Packages At AMF Bowling Cent

bowlingDynamite FX, a system integrator of sound, light, video and automation, has selected Look Solutions‘ Unique2 haze machine for the extensive AV packages it supplies to a worldwide bowling chain. The package provides music video playback, digital signage and lighting effects to enhance the bowling experience.

“We don‘t have to put more than one or two Uniques in most locations because the system‘s fan covers a large area, and Unique has a nice variable output,” says Mike Bovino, President of Dynamite FX. “We want to generate just enough haze to make the light beams visible — we don‘t want too much. With Unique, we can really control the amount of output. We send out a little haze, it carries and stays out for a long period of time.” (more…)

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