Archive for October, 2009

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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Music Note

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.  

 

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Centronics Launches Elite HD-Branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6e Matrix System

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 06, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, commercial, and security markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e. Now shipping, each unit is has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

“Our new HSMX Series is a true 4×4 matrix system,” explained Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “A 4 x HDMI to 4 x Cat5e matrix extender allows HDTV to be displayed up to 150 feet away from the matrix unit using two Cat5e cables. The 4×4 matrix eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to different displays.”

Centronics’ new EHD-branded HSMX-CB and HSMX-WP comes complete with IR extenders, discrete IR remote controls, and four HDMI to Cat5e/6 converters via stand only boxes (HSMX-CB) or wall plates (HSMX-WP).

Additional specs of the Elite HD-branded HSMX Series include:

· Switch easily between any four HDMI sources

· Distributes any of the four inputs to any or any combination of the four Cat5e output displays

· Maintains resolutions up to 1080p

· HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant

“The HSMX Series is just the latest Centronics and EHD innovation, continuing our trend of leading the way with new and useful tools for our customers’ installations,” concluded Pelura.

EHD is a line of HD products branded by Centronics, Inc. Pricing and specs subject to change without notice. For more information, please call (800) 638-0741, or visit www.centronics.com to see the complete line.

 
About Centronics

For 50 years, Centronics has been a leader in the distribution of A/V, DBS, off-air, high definition, home theater speakers and accessories, and satellite and antenna products. As the industry has changed, Centronics has met those changes head on. What will never change is our commitment to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Centronics stocks products such as TV mounts by Video Mount Products, satellite distribution equipment by SPAUN, antennas and off-air accessories by Winegard and AntennaCraft, home theater equipment…from HD cables to speakers…by CWI, Speco Technologies, and Universal Remote Control.


At Centronics, our knowledgeable sales staff and customer service is second-to-none. Our technical expertise is the best in the business. And with thousands of parts in stock, our customers can be sure we have what they are looking for. With Centronics, every customer can feel confident that we are not just their distributor, but their A/V partner, as well.

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THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS SELECTED BY CHLOR*RID

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

 

THOMAS PUBLIC RELATIONS SELECTED BY CHLOR*RID

AS AGENCY OF RECORD

 

Thomas PR to Promote Chlor*Rid –World’s Leading Source of Patented Soluble Salt Testing & Soluble Salt Removal Systems

 

Chlor*Rid is Used by Aircraft, Tanks, State Highway DOTs, Bridges, Dams, Ships, & Microbiology Labs to Remove Dangerous Contamination

 

October 8, 2009, Melville, NYThomas Public Relations, Inc. http://www.thomas-pr.com,  the award-winning high-tech, consumer electronics, telecommunications, computer, digital imaging and social networking public relations agency, announced today that it has been chosen as Agency of Record by Chandler, Arizona-based Chlor*Rid www.chlor-rid.com, the world’s leading source of products and information for soluble salt testing and soluble salt removal.  Chlor*Rid is used by  state highways, bridges, railroads, aircraft, ships, dams, tanks and microbiology labs to protect and remove dangerous salt contamination and corrosion to crucial U.S. infrastructure systems. 

Headquartered in Long Island’s high-tech corridor in Melville, NY, award-winning Thomas PRÒ was chosen by Chlor*Rid because of its leadership position in public relations for international tech companies, with an over 10 year history of successful PR campaigns for ground-breaking companies, such as Olympus, GigaTribe.com, Unibind, Dinotalk, Peleman, OWC, NewerTech, Digital Foci, Spymac, Octiv, Rocketlife.com, Roadmaster, Foveon, Lexar Media, Intego, Corsair, The Great Kat, and more.  Thomas PR specializes in new product introductions, product placements, trade show PR, press tours, social networking, positioning, and branding.   

Thomas PR is representing the Chlor*Rid line of products with a full-scale public relations campaign, including PR at major trade shows, such as the Workboat, NACE, PACE, and PDA shows, press releases, branding, social networking and other PR activities.

 “We are excited to represent the Chlor*Rid essential line of patented soluble salt removal products.  Using Chlor*Rid’s unique organic bonding chemistry to remove chlorides, sulfates and other soluble salts, makes America’s key bridges, ships, and machinery safer for all,” stated Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations, Inc., winner of the 2009 PRSourceCode “Top Tech Communicators” Award. 

Thomas PR is well-known for quickly and efficiently achieving high-level press results for its clients.  Thomas PR’s clients have won over 500 industry awards and frequently appear on the NBC Today Show, ABC-TV, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, New York Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, People, Newsweek and many other business, consumer, TV, radio and Internet sites.  Thomas Public Relations achieves these results by having a long history of strong press relationships and immediately responding to journalist’s requests.   

About CHLOR*RID International, Inc. 

Founded February 1992, CHLOR*RID International, Inc. is the world’s leading source of products and information for soluble salt testing and soluble salt removal. The Chlor*Rid line is used by state highways, bridges, railroads, aircraft, ships, dams, tanks and microbiology labs to protect and remove dangerous salt contamination and corrosion from the world’s most crucial infrastructure systems.  Chlor*Rid is the proud sponsor of the Soluble Salt Technology Center at http://www.paintsquare.com/techcenter/salts/chlorrid/home.cfm with lab test parameters for chloride, sulfates and other soluble salt testing, corrosion info, technical articles on soluble salts, and access to organizational standards and guides.  See www.chlor-rid.com for more info. 

About Thomas PR 

Founded in 1993, Thomas PR represents the leaders in high-technology and computers.  Thomas PR’s President, Karen Thomas, has served on the boards of leading organizations, including IPC (International Photographic Council), a multinational non-profit organization of the United Nations and PMDA (PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association).  Thomas Public Relations and President Karen Thomas have won numerous PR awards, including the 2009 PRSourceCode “Top Tech Communicators” Award, “5 Star Rating” from Positive Image News, “Best Industry Press Conference” from Marketing Computers Magazine, Newsday “Five People to Watch,” and more.  See www.thomaspr.com for more info.

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