Archive for September, 2008

Pinnacle Systems Announces New Video Editing Contest for Studio v12 Montage Feature

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Press Contact: Andy Marken, Marken Communications, Phone: (408) 986-0100,

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 30, 2008—Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), announced today a new online video editing contest, “Montage Your Way to Las Vegas.” Pinnacle Montage, which is included in all three versions of Pinnacle Studio™ version 12, is an innovative, theme-based feature that makes editing movies with up to 181 video tracks amazingly easy. The contest begins on October 1, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. PST, when the website goes live; and ends on November 30, 2008 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST, when video submissions and voting will no longer be accepted. (more…)

Screen Research Engineering Feats Keep Installers Top of Mind

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Significant, exclusive new features offer CEDIA professionals the highest level of screen quality and installation versatility. (more…)

Liberty Wire & Cable Introduces Guide to Fiber Optic Products and Solutions

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Full-Color, User-Friendly Guide Covers Cables,
Kits, Connectors, Custom Assemblies and More

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Sept. 26, 2008 — Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, announces publication of its first guide to fiber optic products and solution. (more…)

Salamander Designs Announces Dealer Support Program for TV Mounts and A/V Cabinets

Friday, September 26th, 2008

TV Mount Display Kiosks, Elegant Packaging, and Furniture Design Centers Aim to Increase Sales and Speed Transactions

BLOOMFIELD, CT, Sept. 26, 2008 — Salamander Designs, Ltd., a leading designer and manufacturer of modern furniture, seating and mounting products for Home Theater and A/V entertainment systems, has introduced a broad dealer support program for its new line of premium flat-panel TV Mounts and popular home entertainment furniture. (more…)

Runco Unveils Seven New Large-Screen Flat Panels and Exclusive OPAL Image Enhancement

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080


Runco’s revolutionary Optical Path Alignment (OPAL) image enhancement technology optimizes flat-panel imagery while enabling a Runco-caliber experience in high ambient light environments. (more…)

Daily Blog – Ross Jones – September 25, 2008: BIG SCREENS IN THE CLASSROOM

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I attended my son’s back-to-school night at his high school this week, and to my surprise found a front projector set up in every one of his classrooms. Granted, these were business-type projectors, not really designed or appropriate for home theater use. But even so, I was impressed on a couple of different levels.

First, at the risk of sounding ancient, I remember copying notes that my teacher wrote with chalk on a blackboard, risking eye strain, white lung disease, and the dreaded nails-on-the-chalkboard sound at 10 kHz. So purely from an educational perspective, watching a powerpoint or graphics presentation on a big screen has to enhance the learning experience.

Second, from a home theater enthusiast perspective, it’s nice to expose our youth to the benefits of watching content (even educational content!) on a huge screen, rather than a three-inch video on computer from Youtube or on their iPod. Maybe in another five or ten years, when those high schoolers start looking at setting up their own home theaters, they’ll remember those front projectors from the classroom and think, “hey, one of those will work really well at my place.”

Canton Ships Three-in-one Sound Bar LCR Loudspeaker System

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Canton CD 90 SB Soundbar.

MINNEAPOLIS (9/24/08) — Canton, Germany’s largest and best selling manufacturer of loudspeakers, has announced immediate shipment of its Sound Bar CD 90 SB, an attractive loudspeaker system that comprises three individually isolated two-way speakers that share a single enclosure designed for horizontal mounting above or below a flat-screen TV. (more…)

Sonance Visual Performance® Series Wins Manufacturers’ Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

San Clemente, CA—September 24, 2008—Sonance, the company that introduced the first in-wall loudspeaker to the consumer electronics industry has announced that the Sonance Visual Performance Series in-wall loudspeakers has received the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) 2008 Manufacturers’ Excellence Award for Best New Product. (more…)

Boston Acoustics Changes Name of Flagship Series

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008



— Name Change Prompted by Feedback from Company’s Valued Channel Partners;
“VS” Underscores Key Attributes, Debuting “A New Vision in Great Sound” —

Peabody, MA, September 23, 2008 – Boston Acoustics, Inc., world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, today announced that it is changing the name of new flagship loudspeaker series, previously introduced as “Vista,” to “VS Series.” The new “VS” moniker, which signifies the launch of a “new Vision in great Sound,” was chosen to reflect the best attributes of the unique speakers, which combine richly detailed audio performance with visually striking, furniture-grade cabinetry and beautiful designs. In addition to spotlighting key attributes of the series, the name change will also avoid any potential confusion with similarly named products. (more…)

Sonance 1, The First Residential In-Wall Loudspeaker, Inducted Into CEDIA HOF

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

San Clemente, CA—September 22, 2008—In 1982, when Sonance founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer created the world’s first in-wall loudspeaker, the Sonance 1, they forever changed the relationship between audio and architecture. Their bold stroke launched architectural audio—an entirely new category for the consumer electronics industry. (more…)

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