Archive for April, 2010
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SURGEX BEGINS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH D-TOOLS
SurgeX announces its membership of the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program.
Zebulon, NC – April 28, 2010 – SurgeX, a leader in AC power conditioning and surge elimination products, has partnered with D-Tools, Inc. joining their Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point Program is a way for manufacturers to support their dealer network and help streamline the system design process – making it easier for dealers to specify products. (more…)
Austin, TX – April 28, 2010 – Screen Innovations (SI), the leader in projection screen technology, recently announced the release of the Reference Motorized II screen, the most elegant motorized projection screen available today. The Reference Motorized II features an all new Electronic Solutions Inc (ESI) high speed motor with motor noise of only 3db over average home’s noise. One of the quickest motor speeds available today, you can quietly enjoy your home theater in less than 12 seconds! (more…)
New Streaming Video Service Launches With More Than 250 Full-Length Videos
of Concerts, Operas, Ballets and Documentaries
NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG: Naxos—the world’s leading classical music label, and industry leader in streaming audio and music education—launches Naxos Video Library, a new and unique streaming subscription music service.
Naxos Video Library, (www.NaxosVideoLibrary.com), kicks off with more than 250 full-length videos of concerts, operas, ballets, and documentaries from prestigious performing arts labels such as Arthaus Musik, Dacapo, Dynamic, EuroArts, Ondine, Opus Arte, Medici Arts, Naxos, and TDK. Featuring performances from legendary artists including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Martha Argerich, Gerald Finley and many more, videos are available to stream at 700 kbps (standard quality) and 2 mbps (high quality) and the service is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Within three months, NVL expects to make approximately 500 titles available to stream. (more…)
Starlight Series Delivers Cinema-Like Performance and Quiet Operation with Versatile Features and Custom Colors
Champlain, NY – April 26, 2010 — Audio Plus Services, a leading North American importer/distributor of premium products for the audio, video and home theater markets, announced two new HD projectors from Dream Vision: Starlight1 ($6995 MSRP) and Starlight2 ($9495 MSRP). These new high performance models integrate many of the latest video technologies such as 1080p resolution (1920×1080 3-LCOS engine), integrated 2.35:1 cinemascope mode and HDMI 1.3 connections. Starlight1 and Starlight2 are available for immediate delivery.
Raising the standards of picture quality, the new three-chip system, utilized on the Starlight1 and Starlight2, features a trio of 1080p Full-HD panels at a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Using the latest technological innovations, DreamVision has achieved an impressive 32,000:1 (Starlight1) and 50,000:1 (Starlight2) contrast ratio through an improved light engine. This is approximately twice the amount of DreamVision’s previous generation of HD projectors. (more…)
New Firmware Updates Add Configuration Flexibility And Improved Playability To Harman’s Lexicon BD-30 Blu-Ray PlayerWednesday, April 28th, 2010
ELKHART, Indiana (April 21, 2010 ) – Harman High Performance A/V today announced the launch of new firmware updates that address a number of feature requests made by owners of the Lexicon BD-30 Blu-Ray Player. The updates – which will be available automatically on enabled players or off the website for manual installation – are designed to add configuration flexibility through updated system components; and dramatically improve the systems playability for several upcoming new releases. (more…)
PETALUMA, Calif. — April 21, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company was named “Accessory Vendor of the Year” by Home Entertainment Source (HES), a group of specialty consumer electronics independent dealers, at the recent HES Summit in Dallas. A vendor partner of HES since 2008, Panamax/Furman provides the buying group’s members with full access and special pricing on the company’s complete offering of power management technologies.
The annual HES Summit is a three-day event where the buying group’s members gather to discuss their vision for the upcoming year, and review the contributions and level of support from the group’s vendor partners during the previous year. The “Vendor of the Year” winners are then chosen by a panel of HES senior management, including Jim Ristow, HES executive vice president. (more…)
Improved site offers in-depth product information, easier navigation and an all-new graphic design
Morgan Hill, CA (April 19, 2010) ¾ Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers for home theater and consumer audio, has announced the official launch of an enhanced and improved website at www.velodyne.com.
Educating consumers about high-performance bass and guiding them through the process of selecting the right subwoofer was paramount to the redesign of Velodyne’s site. The Velo Lounge section houses a collection of articles on topics ranging from the basic functionality of a subwoofer to differences in subwoofer design and the benefits of using multiple subs. The easy-to-read In-Room and Built-In subwoofer sections provide an overview of the different Velodyne product lines.
In the What-to-Buy section, simple questions are asked of the visitor based on various parameters such as listening area size and available placement options. Then, suggested products are shown that are tailored to the particular requirements of the consumer. The section features a dealer locator and feature comparison options.
There is also a dedicated section for the CBP (Certified Bass Professional) education program. The program educates home theater and music professionals about strategies involved in providing great bass to their customers. CBP classes are accredited by CEDIA and attendees can earn CEDIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Among the many improvements to the redesigned site is the ability to quickly compare basic specifications on up to three Velodyne subs at once; an all-encompassing product section with in-depth content, images, specs, dimensional drawings and downloads; expanded photo gallery; the ability to download Velodyne logos; and a comprehensive download section with service forms and bulletins, manuals, software updates, detail sheets and wallpapers.
“Velodyne’s new website invites visitors to share our passion for great bass,” said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. “From browsing interesting articles, to reviewing specs, to determining the right product for a specific application, the site has something for every bass enthusiast. We hope our guests will enjoy navigating the new site as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company’s technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.velodyne.com.
Company Set to Launch, Demo & Preview New Professional Solutions
London — Converging on Hammersmith via the A4 for this spring’s 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, the world’s professional audio community will gather for the latest updates on the business of sound production. Sonic Studio, LLC will be at the UK show to launch new products, demonstrate new releases, and provide a glimpse at future technologies of interest.
The company will stage the first public showing of several new items. A brief look at the convention highlights include:
• the release of PreMaster CD™ 3.2
• the release of soundBlade™ public beta for 2.0
• the release of Quartet™ 1.2
• the release of the NoNOISE II™ Broadband Denoise plug–in
• previews of the Amarra™ 2.0 Computer Music Player family
• announcement of Series 300 pricing changes
• announcement of a special offer of the Amarra™ Computer Music Player
• on–site demonstrations of nexStage™ DSD production software, secureDDP™, Series 300™ hardware & future product releases (more…)
Panamax’s M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO Combine Pro Level Power Management With BlueBOLT™ IP Control TechnologyMonday, April 19th, 2010
PETALUMA, Calif. — April 15, 2010 — Panamax today announced its first PRO series power management products featuring BlueBOLT™ — hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax products. For an optimal home theater experience, the M4315-PRO (15A) and M4320-PRO (20A) combine unprecedented control to reduce service calls with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance.
With BlueBOLT, an innovative Web-based power management interface, custom electronics installers and integrators can power-cycle all eight individual M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO outlets from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device — dramatically reducing service calls. Unlike some competitive Web-connected power management devices, BlueBOLT-enabled devices automatically connect to www.mybluebolt.com — a Panamax and Furman hosted Web site — without requiring complicated network/router setup, port forwarding, or static IP addresses. The BlueBOLT-CV1 IP card comes pre-installed, allowing custom installers and integrators (and/or end users) to simply log on and take control. (more…)