Archive for February, 2010

Sigma Designs Integrates SENSIO® 3D Format Decoder Into New Generation of 3D Media Processors

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Renowned Image Quality Provided by SENSIO’s Format Adds Value to Sigma Chip in Manufacture of High-Performance Electronic Devices

MONTREAL Feb. 16, 2010SENSIO Technologies Inc. (“SENSIO” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SIO) today announced that Sigma Designs has selected the SENSIO® 3D format decoder for integration into its next generation of media processors. A leading provider of highly integrated, high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for entertainment and control throughout the home, Sigma is licensing SENSIO 3D technology to allow set-top box, AV receiver, HDTV, and Blu-ray player manufacturers to provide their customers with an optimal 3D viewing experience.

“The SENSIO 3D format is widely known and respected for its image quality and for its broad compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructures,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. “In developing our new line of 3D-video capable chips, we are incorporating many different technologies and formats, so it makes sense that SENSIO would be one of the first considerations.”

SENSIO 3D is a distribution technology that enables the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content for home viewing, transforming the conventional home theater experience into a rich, immersive stereoscopic experience. Delivering true 1080p HD picture quality, the SENSIO® 3D format meets the exacting demands of high-performance 3D systems including the latest HDTVs, receivers, and set-top boxes.

“Sigma’s licensing of the SENSIO 3D format will make it widely available to the market in an integrated chip, in turn enabling any manufacturer to take advantage of our advanced video processing algorithms,” said SENSIO’s president and CEO Nicholas Routhier. “We’re very proud to be working with a leader in SoC design and manufacture, and we look forward to the first deployment of the new Sigma Designs media processor.”

More information about SENSIO 3D is available online at (more…)

Audioengine Announces New Lower Prices on Wireless Products

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Audioengine Announces New Lower Prices on Wireless Products

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 5, 2010 - Audioengine, devoted to audiophile-quality sound and easy-to-use products at affordable prices, today announced groundbreaking price reductions for the Audioengine W1 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter and the Audioengine W2 Premium Wireless Adapter for iPod. (more…)

Bryston Rated Tops Amongst Audio Electronics Manufacturers In Recent Independent Survey

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Bryston Rated Tops Amongst Audio Electronics Manufacturers
In Recent Independent Survey

Peterborough, Ontario February 11th, 2010— Bryston LTD (, builders of the world’s finest audio electronics components has announced that the results of a recent independent survey conducted by Inside Track (entitled the 2010 Supplier Loyalty test) have rated Bryston NUMBER ONE in both the Product Performance and Resolution of Service Return/Repair categories and NUMBER TWO in the Tech Support category. The survey was conducted in 43 US states and 7 Canadian provinces.

Bryston’s award-winning product lineup has long been recognized as one of the most reliable and best performing in both the consumer and professional audio industries. “Our dealers have always appreciated Bryston’s best-in-class performance and reliability, however these attributes are magnified in a challenging economy and dealers must turn to brands they can rely on,” stated Bryston president Brian Russell. Recent accolades from publications such as Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, Enjoy The Music, CE Pro and many others reinforce the survey findings. (more…)

Media Decor Offers Elegant Solutions for Concealing Large Flatscreen TVs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—Media Decor LLC (, leading manufacturer of elegant solutions to discreetly conceal flatscreen TVs, believes that the perfect place for fine art is in front of your television!

As TV screens increase in size, the most popular location for placement tends to be a wall—but when the TV is turned off, it becomes a large, black glass object that’s difficult to hide. Enter Media Decor with three attractive designer solutions for concealing flatscreen displays behind beautiful framed artwork. Designers and homeowners can choose Moving Art on Canvas, Mirrors, and Art Lift systems, over 500 frame styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, and over 2,500 works of art available on the company’s website—or, alternatively, client-supplied artwork. As a free service to installers, architects, and designers, Media Decor also offers AutoCAD drawings with detailed instructions. (more…)

SENCORE Releases Latest Version of ColorPro by CalMAN 3D Calibration Software

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Key Features in Version 4.0 Include Added Grayscale/Gamma Calibration and Luminance Adjustment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Feb. 1, 2010 — SENCORE, an engineering leader in high-quality signal transmission, today joined with partner SpectraCal to launch Version 4.0 of its CEDIA award-winning ColorPro by CalMAN 3D calibration software.

ColorPro by CalMAN 3D is an innovative combination of SpectraCal and SENCORE ColorPro software that enables the use of a laptop computer to manage the components and processes necessary to deliver accurate, fast, and glitch-free display calibration for optimal image quality. The software meets the needs of manufacturers, broadcast and production facilities, government installations, systems integrators, and professional calibrators. (more…)

SENCORE Launches Fast, Accurate, Sturdy Klein K-10 Colorimeter

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Feb. 1, 2010 — SENCORE, an engineering leader in high-quality signal transmission, today announced the addition of the Klein K-10 Colorimeter to its expanding portfolio of products. Fast, accurate, sensitive, and sturdy enough for field use, the Klein K-10 analyzes and measures light and color to support the best possible image quality in high-end audio/video and home cinema systems, display manufacture and QA, production and post production, digital cinema, and more.

SENCORE’s new optical color meter incorporates 5-mm by 5-mm photodiodes and thermally stable components to deliver exceptionally reliable and accurate performance. In addition, highly precise spectral filters, along with a light mixing chamber, ensure that the photodiodes register the same light, whatever the probe’s circular orientation. The Klein K-10 works fast at even extremely low light levels (.0001 fL) — with a sensor that takes 256 samples and resolves eight full meter updates every second. (more…)

Screen Innovations Adds International Sales to its Ever Growing Sales Force

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The additional of International Sales marks the first international representation for the growing company.

Austin, TX – February 4, 2010 – Screen Innovations (SI), the leader in projection screen technology, today announced the addition of International Sales as its international sales rep firm. International Sales offers full service manufacturers representation with a staff fluent in English, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish. The company represents some of the most innovative American and European home theater manufacturers, such as Avielo by projectiondesign, ADA, RBH Speakers, and CHIEF among others. (more…)

New Matrix Switcher from Gefen Supplies Simple and Reliable Method of System Integration

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. This matrix switcher enables direct connections between high definition sources and displays without networking.

Eight Blu-ray players, gaming systems or set-top boxes using the HDMI format can be switched to any eight displays with the 8×8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3. High definition resolutions up to 1080p full HD are delivered instantly when selected. Plug and play operation and support for the expanded HDMI v1.3 format, including deep color as well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio make this a useful addition to any environment using consumer equipment.

“This matrix requires no networking, and gives direct access to any eight hi-def sources from one or more hi-def displays,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “It is a true matrix, allowing any source to be viewed on one or all eight displays.”

Installation is simple, requiring the connection of eight hi-def sources to the eight HDMI inputs, and the connection of eight hi-def displays to the eight HDMI outputs. Users can assign any source to any display, relaying hi-def video with HDCP compliance and multi-channel audio with no signal delays.

The 8×8 Cross Point Matrix for HDMI v1.3 offers local front panel control, IR remote access and RS-232 compatibility. It comes with an external power supply, eight HDMI cables and rack ears for mounting.

Samson to Expand Expedition Line of Portable Sound Systems

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

New models offer users a wireless and a 500 watt solutions ideal for parties, tailgates, karaoke and more

Hauppauge, NY – February 03, 2010 – Samson Technologies, an industry leading audio technology manufacturer, is excited to announce two new additions to the Expedition family of Portable Sound Systems.  Due out in April of this year the XP40iw (wireless) and XP510i will join the highly successful XP308i Portable Sound System.  The new models will continue Expedition tradition of delivering powerful single system portable sound and are perfect at a tailgate, backyard barbeque, wedding or Christmas party. (more…)

Runco Launches New, Stunning Online Experience

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Runco’s new website creates luxurious online experience for customers looking for the absolute finest home video products for the theater and beyond.

Beaverton, OR – February, 9, 2010 – Runco®, the leading brand in luxury home theater video solutions, proudly announces the launch of the new, which creates an interactive and vivid experience for customers looking for the pinnacle in home video. Designed to mirror the elegance of the Runco brand and the magical experience of owning a Runco solution, Runco uses the latest technology to employ a gallery of amazing Runco home theaters, stunning Runco product images and a wealth of information to help customers in the exciting process of choosing their Runco display.  “The site is as innovative as it is elegant,” said Pippa Edelen, worldwide director of marketing, Runco. “It addresses the needs of our dealers and provides their clients a window into Runco’s sterling brand reputation, products and service.” (more…)

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