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Xantech Releases new Software for Quick Installation of MRC88M Multi-channel Power Amplifier

Monday, October 19th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

XANTECH GIVES INSTALLERS A POWERFUL ADVANTAGE WITH PROPRIETARY QUICKCONFIG INSTALLATION SOFTWARE FOR THE MRC88m A/V CONTROLLER/AMPLIFIER

— When employed with Xantech’s MRC88m, QuickConfig provides installers a competitive edge by streamlining the programming process while offering comprehensive configuration and eliminating the need for software training or a separate PC in the installation process —

— The MRC88m offers control and distribution of eight sources to eight different zones, with the capacity to expand to up to sixteen zones —

SYLMAR, CA, October 16, 2009 — Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, continues its ongoing efforts to provide residential and commercial installers with state-of-the-art solutions as it offers its proprietary QuickConfig installation/configuration software for the Xantech MRC88m Eight Zone/Source Audio/Video Controller/Amplifier. The award-winning MRC88m allows the control and distribution of eight separate components to eight different zones, with the capacity to expand to up to sixteen zones of control and distribution. Significantly streamlining the installation process and completely eliminating the need for a PC, QuickConfig software is an invaluable time-saver for instal lers looking to configure multiple zones and sources throughout a residence, business, courtroom or other space.

“For installers, time is money, and Xantech respects the value of both for its customers,” comments Xantech’s Senior Product Manager Thu Le. “With other software, these sorts of programming scenarios could generally take 60 to 90 minutes, or even longer. But with QuickConfig, it becomes a fraction of that – maybe 20 to 30 minutes. What formerly took half a morning or afternoon is now down to half a lunch break. During the testing phase, one of our own staff was able to do an entire system in literally ten minutes. No one else has software that can configure this quickly.”

QuickConfig software lets installers do all programming of sources and zones directly via the MRC88m’s keypad or SPLCD Touchscreen. Sources can include Xantech audio/video components or those from other manufacturers. QuickConfig also easily configures sources that have metadata, so information such as song title, artist and genre is clearly displayed.

Unlike other installation/configuration software of this caliber, absolutely no separate PC is required, and the software itself requires no special training for the installer. It is extremely intuitive and straightforward, guiding the installer one-by-one through the system components and manufacturer codes, much like programming a universal remote control device. The software is also a great time-saver, requiring far less set-up and configuration time than other protocols, and no additional time needs to be spent mastering the software.

With QuickConfig, the MRC88m is usable out of the box, and with this efficient yet comprehensive programming, a far wider range of installers can confidently offer this type of product, therefore adding services for installers to offer their customers. Also, QuickConfig’s flexibility is unmatched and provides installers with more choices. For example, they can later opt to expand a system and program additional operations with a PC, which can be easily accomplished.

“QuickConfig is another example of Xantech’s ongoing innovative work in making custom audio/video installation technology more accessible and easier to specify and install,” notes Xantech Director of Marketing and Business Development Mark Cerasuolo.

The MRC88m is now available, with proprietary QuickConfig software included. For more information, please visit www.xantech.com.

About the Xantech MRC88m Eight Zone/Source Audio/Video Controller/Amplifier
The MRC88m Eight Zone/Source Audio/Video Controller/Amplifier allows the control and distribution of eight separate source components to eight different zones, with the capacity to expand to up to sixteen zones of control and distribution. The MRC88m expands upon the capabilities of previous models by adding up to seven lines of metadata when used with the SPLCD64V, SPLCD64G and SPLCD39G. This metadata can be obtained from Xantech’s new XIS100 iPod Docking station, XMUSIC, XDT and XT1 AM/FM Tuners, and/or iPort. Included are both scrollable menu-style and current track information modes, featuring track title, artist and album name. Xantech’s connected keypads make the MRC88m fully interactive for control of the XIS100, XMusic and iPort. Additionally, the 88m offers a processing circuit that contains larger memory for project storage . It also features significantly improved RS-232 control input support for such control applications, leading to better handling of multiple and/or long input commands. Also, it contains the next generation IR code library.

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About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. Since then, over two million of these systems have been installed worldwide. The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Pre-amplifiers, Multi-Channel Audio Amplifiers, Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.

Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (www.nortek-inc.com), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential and commercial markets. Nortek, established in 1967, is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

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Leon Speakers Announces Premium Axis In-Ceiling Models

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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For Immediate Release

Leon Speakers Releases Premium Axis Series of In-Ceiling Speakers to Complement Horizon™ and Profile™ Series

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Oct. 15, 2009 — Leon Speakers today introduced its new Axis Series of premium in-ceiling speakers. The Axis speakers are housed in fully sealed, acoustic suspension enclosures that maintain consistent high-quality sound performance regardless of the environment. This addition to Leon’s line of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers rounds out its offering for Living Space Theater™ and creates the possibility of seamlessly integrated 5.1 and 7.1 theater experiences in the modern home.

“The Axis Series is the next step in our new direction as a provider of high-fidelity, immersive custom audio solutions for luxury Living Space and dedicated home theater,” said Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers. “These speakers were designed to perfectly complement our line of Horizon™ and Profile™ series speakers for flat-panel displays and simplify the job of integrating theater quality sound in any room of the home without disturbing the overall design.”

Focused on the residential market, Leon has taken multiple measures in developing the Axis Series to eliminate sound from traveling into other rooms of a home. In addition to being housed in fully sealed acoustic enclosures, Axis speakers feature Leon’s A.R.C. (Acoustic Resonance Control) technology to eliminate unwanted standing waves for smooth, uniform frequency response. The end result is an unmatched audio experience for any environment in the home, from the kitchen to the living room.

Easily installed pre- or post-construction, the Axis in-ceiling speakers are available with pre-construction brackets and perforated metal grills that can be custom painted to match any décor. The Leon Axis speakers are available with 6-inch or 8-inch drivers and 1-inch cloth-dome pivoting tweeters that allow users to control the direction of the sound, thus maximizing the sonic clarity of the room.

The Axis in-ceiling speakers are available now at an MSRP of $395/ea for the Axis AX-61 and $495/ea for the Axis AX-81.

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About the Leon Speaker Corporation
The Leon Speaker Corporation, established in 1995 in Ann Arbor, Mich., is a worldwide leader in high-performance, audiophile-grade on-wall loudspeakers. Leon Speakers pioneered the design, research and development, and refinement of high-fidelity on-wall loudspeakers. Today, this innovative company meticulously handcrafts a full range of elegant loudspeaker solutions, seeking to bring immersive home theater experiences into luxury living spaces.

Leon Speakers solutions are available exclusively at high-end audio/video retailers nationwide.

For more information, please call +1 (888) 213-5015 or visit www.leonspeakers.com.

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Logitech Squeezebox Announces Two New Players

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Logitech Unveils Two New Squeezebox Players!


Listening to your world of music just got easier!


Can’t get enough of your favorite Internet radio station or music service? Now you have more player choices with the release of the new Logitech
® Squeezebox Radio and  Logitech® Squeezebox Touch.

Squeezebox Radio gives you big sound in a small package. This Squeezebox player fits easily on a bedroom night table, corner of your kitchen counter or your patio for fun outdoor parties. This player comes with an optional battery pack for you to take it to any room in your home and place it in a space without an outlet nearby.

Squeezebox Touch has an easy-to-read touch screen and intuitive menus to put you in total music control. Simply connect it to your existing stereo system and browse, select, and play whatever suits your mood.

So whether its free Internet radio stations, online music services or your personal music collection, Logitech Squeebox players give you the power to turn up the volume and rock out - anywhere in your home!


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Just Released: Mysqueezebox.com
and Squeezebox Server 7.4

Check out our new look and feel! Experience improved menu structure, streamlined set-up process, and an app gallery to simplify how you manage your music and other services.
Download and learn more.

Having problems finding your favorite service with the new changes? Click here.

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Queen’s new album:  Exclusively on Squeezebox Radio!

The legendary band Queen is streaming their upcoming album exclusively to your Squeezeox Radio – FREE -until it’s released in November! Together we will rock you.  Get it first!

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New! Get Facebook and Flickr on your Squeezebox

Get more connected with friends and family with Facebook and Flickr apps on your Squeezebox Radio or Squeezebox Touch. Share music and photos. Keep up with your friends and family. Install apps now!

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HAI (Home Automation) Teams with Borg Displays

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

HAI Adds Charmed Quark Systems and Borg Displays as Connectivity Partners

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced that integrations with Borg Displays and Charmed Quark Systems are now complete, and Connectivity Partnerships have been formed.

Borg Displays develops in-wall interface solutions for a variety of professional integration industries on Windows XPe and Linux platforms.

The affordable suite of ProtégéT branded 8″ and 15″ touchcontrollers are specifically designed to run quiet, cool and fast, engaging users with networked content, third party control – security – entertainment – signage applications, or energy management on centrally located always-on sentinels.

Simply load a copy of HAI’s Snap-Link on the Borg Display and run it using the HAI Touchscreen skin.

” Borg is very pleased to be a solution partner with HAI, helping to move the industry forward with affordable and interoperability touchscreen controllers”, explains Craig Slawson, President of Borg Displays.

Charmed Quark Systems’ (CQC) product is a powerful, robust software-based automation product which leverages the home network to provide control, automation, and media management throughout the home. CQC is the perfect complement to layer over an Omni based foundation, providing very powerful graphical user interfaces, media services, internet based services, theater control, higher level logic, and more.

Charmed Quark Systems has developed a web page describing how to integrate their software with an HAI OmniPro II or Omni IIe controller that is running HAI firmware version 3.x or greater.

“Supporting HAI’s Omni system is important for us,” explains Dean Roddey, Chairman/CTO of CQC. “Many installers feel confident that the Omni plus CQC will make for a robust and high performance solution at both the hardware and software level.”

“Expanding our Connectivity Partnerships is important to HAI,” explains Jay McLellan, HAI President & CEO. “Both Borg and CQC are solid product offerings whose connectivity HAI is proud to promote.”

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information on HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com, or email marketing@homeauto.com.

To download a high resolution photo of CQC on a Borg Display, please click here: http://www.homeauto.com/_SiteElements/images/press/BorgCQC.jpg

About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.

About Borg Displays (www.borgdisplays.com) Borg Displays develops in-wall interface solutions for a variety of professional integration industries on Windows XPe and Linux platforms. The affordable suite of Protégé branded, 8″ and 15″ touchcontrollers are specifically designed to run quiet, cool and fast, engaging users with networked content, third party control – security – entertainment – signage applications, or energy management on centrally located always-on sentinels.

About CQC (http://www.charmedquark.com/) Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd is a privately held company, based in Annapolis Maryland. Incorporated in 2004, and based on development work extending back to the early 1990s, Charmed Quark Systems has developed a powerful suite of software tools that comprise the CQC product (Charmed Quark Controller), which integrates hardware, software, network based data, and media to create robust and flexible automation and media management solutions.

NAD Introduces Highly Versatile, Installer-Friendly 4-Channel Power Amplifier

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

New C 245BEE Amp Provides Numerous System Building Options,

Power to Spare, Optional Bi-Amplification and Multizone Compatibility

SHARON, MA, Oct. 14, 2009 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, introduces the C 245BEE Four-Channel Power Amplifier, an uncommonly talented installer-friendly amplifier. (more…)

Kathy Gornik Comments on Jim Thiel’s Passing, and the Future of Thiel Audio

Monday, October 12th, 2009

THIEL President Kathy Gornik Comments on the Future of THIEL Audio Products, Inc.

October 7th, 2009 (Lexington, KY)THIEL Audio Products (www.thielaudio.com) president Kathy Gornik has highlighted the direction that the company will take following the untimely passing of cofounder Jim Thiel. Gornik stated: While this is undeniably a very sad time for us at THIEL, having lost not only one of the best audio engineers in the world but also a great man who was so very dear to us, we recognize how fortunate we are that he left us such a rich legacy. Jim was our polestar—always insisting on the highest of standards in virtually every aspect of our endeavors. Rest assured, THIEL will continue to forge full steam ahead. We have enlisted a team of talented engineers who have been charged with applying Jim Thiel’s advanced driver, crossover, and cabinet designs to future products, several of which are already in the pipeline. We are very fortunate that Jim carefully documented all of his research and design parameters, giving us three decades of legendary achievements from which to base the company’s bright future. Beginning with some very exciting new product introductions slated for 2010, THIEL will continue to showcase leading edge products that have been engineered and built to the highest standards.”

“From everyone at THIEL, we would like to thank all of our wonderful industry friends and customers for the amazing outpouring of support you have shown us. It has meant more to us than you could know, and we are so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community. We look forward to working and prospering with all of you in the coming years. “

THIEL was founded of humble beginnings, crowded into co-founder Jim Thiel’s garage back in 1976. Jim’s early research helped pioneer the principles of time and phase coherent loudspeakers through the application of phase-correct crossover networks and time-aligned drivers. Jim Thiel’s designs have also incorporated innovative engineering techniques in order to reduce cabinet diffraction and resonances through the use of rounded baffles, heavy internal bracing, and the employment of such materials as aluminum, concrete and marble. Innovative driver design and assembly techniques have resulted in reduced levels of distortion and more accurate overall frequency response. Jim Thiel’s extensive research pertaining to subwoofer design has yielded three related patents, all incorporated within THIEL’s award-winning SmartSub® line of subwoofer products.

The company has evolved over three decades to become one of the premier suppliers of high performance audio components around the world. Today, THIEL loudspeakers are proudly freighted to over thirty countries spanning the globe, with headquarters and manufacturing based in Lexington, KY. Over the past thirty years, THIEL has been recognized with an almost uncountable number of prestigious awards for product innovation and performance, as well as outstanding business acumen; not to mention overwhelming critical acclaim from the most respected audio critics.

THIEL has continued its tradition of innovation with the floor-standing CS3.7, the SCS4 bookshelf speaker, and the DewPoint™ speaker for outdoor applications. The CS 3.7 incorporates groundbreaking driver design with a hybrid enclosure made of both elegantly sculpted wood and aluminum. The SCS4 is a versatile speaker uniquely suited to deliver outstanding front, rear, or center channel performance regardless of listener position or speaker location. The DewPoint™ is a refined loudspeaker nestled into an aluminum enclosure and fitted with weather resistant parts for added durability.

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE IN 2007

THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately-held engineering-driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products, based upon the principles established by cofounder Jim Thiel, incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL’s product range includes surface-mount speakers, in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, customized flat-panel video display speakers, subwoofers, bookshelf and theater speakers as well as THIEL’s world famous floor-standing speakers. Prices range from $990 (each) for the SCS4, PowerPlane® and HigherPlane® to the flagship CS3.7 at $12,900 per pair. (www.thielaudio.com)

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Pinnacle’s New Rhino Flagship Subwoofers

Monday, October 12th, 2009
Press Release For Immediate Release

PINNACLE’S NEW FLAGSHIP SUBWOOFERS

Plainview, NY, October 2009 – Pinnacle’s Black Rhino Series is the ultimate in bass performance, designed to fill up even the largest rooms with thunderous deep bass down to 21 Hz with ear splitting volume up to 127 db SPL. These subwoofers are the crowning achievement from Pinnacle’s stellar engineering team, all of whom are musicians and know bass performance criteria first hand.

Pinnacle employs massive 20 pound drive units with 3″ voice coils to achieve bass down into the low 20 Hz range mated to Pinnacle’s proprietary, ultra high powered amplifiers of 1200-1600 watts for the maximum in SPL.

The Pinnacle Black Rhino subs feature dual woofers arranged in a bipole configuration for awesome, room-filling, deep and accurate bass from incredibly small, beautiful cabinets. Indestructible build quality with non-resonant 1” thick cabinets. Pinnacle uses 12 gauge internal wiring throughout for maximum bass clarity.

THE HIGH END OF LOW END BASS RESPONSESM

Rhino Ten MSRP $1,395

Rhino Twelve MSRP $1,795

Rhino Fifteen MSRP $2,395

Massive Dual (2) 10” Woofers

(1 active, 1 passive)

Pinnacle-engineered

1200 Watt Class D Amplifier

Massive Dual (2) 12” Woofers

(1 active, 1 passive)

Pinnacle-engineered

1600 Watt Class D Amplifier

Massive Dual (2) 15” Woofers

(1 active, 1 passive)

Pinnacle-engineered

1600 Watt Class D Amplifier

Maximum SPL: 121 dB

Maximum SPL: 125 dB

Maximum SPL: 127 dB

Massive 20 lb. Drive Units

RHINO TOUGH. n Ultra High Powered Amplifier – 1200-1600 Watts n Space Saving Heat Sinkless, Class D Switching Supply n Impressive SPL Ratings Up To 127 dB Fill Up Even the Largest Rooms n Wide “Fat Boy” Surrounds – Wide “Fat Boy” Surrounds for Maximum Excursion Capability n Indestructible Build Quality – 1” Thick Non-Resonant Cabinetry Throughout n Small Footprint Housed in Cubes Just 13” – 17” n Heavy Duty 12 Gauge Internal Wiring for Maximum Bass Clarity n Finished in Durable Industrial Grade Textured Matte Black Paint for an Elegant Look n Ideal for Home Theater, Music or Professional Applications

Mickey Rothenberg

Vice President

Pinnacle Speakers

Pinnacle Knows Bass.

Over our 33 year history Pinnacle has delivered a steady stream of exceptional products with an emphasis on low end response. Even as we deliver a full compliment of speakers Pinnacle engineers remain, above all, bass experts.

With a roster of notable achievements such as developing and holding the US Patent on our famous Diaduct port (employed for outstanding bass in bookshelf designs) we have not rested on our laurels.

Pushing the limits of bass, the Pinnacle engineering team continues to develop the ultimate bass reproducers.

Now Available and in Stock at

800-467-8255 (800-INSTALL)

And select Pinnacle Authorized Regional Distributors.

Contact Pinnacle for details at 800-346-2863.

Nero Video Software Launches Version 9 “Reloaded”

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Nero Launches Nero 9 “Reloaded”

Update to World’s Best-Selling Integrated Digital Media and Home Entertainment Software Suite Boasts Compatibility with Windows 7, New Multimedia Features and Inclusion of Nero BackItUp & Burn Software

KARLSBAD, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nero, creators of liquid media technology, today announced the release of Nero 9 “Reloaded”, the latest update to one of the world’s most trusted and best-selling integrated digital media and home entertainment software solutions. Compatible with Windows 7, Nero 9 Reloaded adds a number of new multimedia capabilities designed to deliver on the company’s commitment to liquid media, allowing content to be distributed anytime, anywhere and on any device. New Nero customers can take advantage of the Nero 9 Reloaded bundle which includes Nero BackItUp & Burn software ($49.99 value) for free, giving even the most non-technical user a powerful solution for their data burning, restoration, recovery and syncing needs.

“Nero has built its reputation on the ability to solve the highly specific digital content needs of today’s diverse consumers,” said Kris Barton, executive vice president of global products, Nero AG. “With Nero 9 Reloaded we are not only ensuring the liquidity of our users’ content, but are helping to better protect their valuable photos, videos, music and data. Compatibility with the new Windows 7 operating system further underscores our longstanding commitment to platform interoperability.”

Nero 9 Reloaded has received Microsoft’s “Compatible with Windows 7” logo, passing Microsoft-designed tests for compatibility and reliability on the new operating system. The suite meets privacy standards set by the Anti-Spyware coalition and allows consumers to fully enjoy the benefits of Windows 7. The bundled Nero BackItUp & Burn software can launch projects from the “Jump List” feature in the taskbar icon and Nero 9 Reloaded users can easily “Pin” and “Preview” applications in the Windows 7 taskbar.

Nero 9 Reloaded also offers significant enhancements going beyond Windows 7 functionality. This includes a number of new multimedia features that benefit users across a range of supported Windows operating systems. With the updated suite, consumers can now archive high-definition (HD) videos without the need of a burner. AVCHD content is simply imported into Nero Vision and archived to any hard disk drive, USB flash drive, or flash memory card and plugged into a Blu-ray Disc player for viewing enjoyment. Users can also import and convert PowerPoint® presentations to DVD-Video or Blu-ray disc for TV playback. Optional use of Nero’s Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in gives users the ability to burn discs with the highest quality formats for HD playback – giving home movie projects cinema quality.

Current Nero 9 users will receive a free update to the latest version of the suite. New users can purchase Nero 9 Reloaded at retailers worldwide with a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD or downloadable version from the Nero Online Shop at www.nero.com for $79.99 USD. The Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in is sold as a separate, downloadable product for $9.99 USD. A full list of Nero 9 Reloaded features can be found at www.nero.com.

About Nero

Nero, the creator of liquid media technology, enables liquid content creation and distribution anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The company provides consumers with the freedom to simply enjoy their music, photos, and videos, regardless of hardware or file format, by taking a unique platform neutral, standards-based approach to solution development. More than 300 million units of Nero’s trusted software solutions are used in the home, on the go, and professionally. Nero also provides strategic partners with cutting-edge applications, codecs, tools, software development kits, and programming interfaces for use with a variety of the latest platforms and devices. Products are available globally through hardware manufacturers, international partners, retailers, and directly through the Nero Online Shop at www.nero.com.

Headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany, Nero maintains regional offices in Karlsbad, Germany; Glendale, Calif., USA; Yokohama, Japan; and development centers in Karlsbad, Germany and Hangzhou, China.

Meeting on New Digital Imaging Technology

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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Innovative Technologies. Emerging Opportunities.
Preview breakthrough technologies. Forecast innovative uses. Spark new ideas and alliances. The 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference is where imaging leaders interact to preview the future of imaging.

With a look at 3D technologies, mobile imaging, DSLRs and amateur photography, and new printing technologies, 6Sight explores concepts and products to impact the industry.

New technology to be presented include:

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D
Fujifilm’s Senior Product Training Manager Jim Calverley showcases the Finepix Real 3D digital camera and photo viewer. The camera, known as the FinePix Real 3D W1 has dual 10-megapixel sensors coupled with dual Fujinon 3X optical zoom lenses, and captures both 3D photos and video. The FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera also has special 2D features that take advantage of its special configuration such as shooting both wide-angle and zoom shots, high and low sensitivity (ISO), or two different color modes, simultaneously.

SpeedTags and SpeedView Camera SDK
Scalado CTO and cofounder Sami Niemi presents “SpeedTags – A revolution in image capturing” focusing on new capturing and image processing paradigms enabled by SpeedTags-enhanced HW, and SpeedView Camera SDK. Several camera phones are already shipping with SpeedTags HW, and a majority of the Camera HW have licensed SpeedTags, so expect the revolution to be just around the corner.

Dynamic Range Correction
Philippe Dewost, CEO of computer vision company imsense, presents the company’s eye-fidelity technology.  Dynamic Range Correction technology can process image and video signals at any dynamic range (from 8 to 32 bits per channel) and optimize brightness and contrast, faithfully rendering the appearance of the original scene. The imsense eye-fidelity process will deliver best-in-class outputs for any image size, for both demanding photographers using high-end computers and for consumers taking pictures on smart phones.

LicenseStream
Iain Scholnick, CEO of ImageSpan, the creator of LicenseStream, presents this market-leading licensing and royalty settlement platform for media, and speaks about a major new partnership. ImageSpan is the exclusive provider of license registry services to the PLUS Coalition, the international, multi-industry standards body for image licensing.

RocketLife
Michael Moore, CEO of RocketLife, showcases their latest technological developments, furthering the RocketLife Advantage by being relevant in all customer touch points.  Learn how RocketLife will enable you to keep your eye on the dollars required to create, maintain and leverage your assets into a cost-effective, time-efficient Monetization Engine, across consumers, business, and industry.

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Panamax’s MX5102 Battery Back-Up System Wins Exc!te Award at CEDIA EXPO 2009

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 1, 2009 — Panamax today announced its MX5102 battery back-up system was recognized with a Custom Retailer Exc!te Award at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta. For home theater systems, the MX5102 is Panamax’s first product to combine power management features such as linear filtration and surge protection with battery back-up, all in a single unit.

The Exc!te award, presented by Custom Retailer Magazine, pays tribute to products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing solutions oriented to the custom installation professional. The winners were selected from more than 450 nominations received and judged by the magazine’s editorial staff.

“The MX5102 is Panamax’s first product to combine power management features and battery back-up in one unit, and we are honored to have our efforts recognized with this prestigious award,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “Beyond providing UPS functionality, the hybrid unit protects sensitive components and optimizes their performance for a stunning home theater experience.”

Available as a standalone product or as part of a rackmount solution, the hybrid MX5102′s front panel offers an LCD status display that shows the incoming line voltage as well as battery run time remaining in case of a temporary power failure. The unit provides 600VA UPS functionality via two of its 10 outlets, while still providing common power management features such as high-current outlets and 12V triggering to the switched outlet banks.

The MX5102 is available now at an MSRP of $649.95.

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About Panamax
Panamax has been an international leader in providing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 35 years. Their power management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the components connected while protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning. Panamax is available in all major electronic markets including home theater, professional audio and music, OEM, and office equipment. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network, distributors, and in select retail outlets. More information is available at www.panamax.com.  

 

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