Archive for April, 2010

Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT™ Web-Based Power and Energy Management Platform Goes Live

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — April 13, 2010 — Marking the launch of a significant new technology poised to add value to electronic system installations, Panamax/Furman today announced that it has successfully completed Beta testing of its revolutionary BlueBOLT™ technology and that hardware is now shipping. Authorized Panamax/Furman dealers can learn more about the platform and get BlueBOLT-certified at https://www.mybluebolt.com/.

Select dealers who participated in the Beta test gave BlueBOLT high marks and could see the immediate benefits of this truly plug-and-play power and energy management technology. One major installer projected it will save them up to 80 percent on service calls alone. Besides being a robust and effective remote power management technology, BlueBOLT also provides installers and dealers with an energy management platform, saving their clients money on their utility bills, providing them with a higher level of energy consumption awareness, and helping them to be more energy efficient. (more…)

SurgeX Announces UPS as First Product of New Eliminator Series for the Residential Market

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

SURGEX ANNOUCES UPS AS FIRST PRODUCT OF NEW ELIMINATOR SERIES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Superior to UPS products, the XU115 provides a premium protection package to ensure systems stay online.

Zebulon, NC – April 13, 2010 – SurgeX, the only manufacturer of AC surge elimination and power conditioning products, has announced the first product in its Eliminator Series, a new line of products for the residential market, the XU115. The XU115, a 1000VA line interactive UPS is the only UPS product in the market that completely eliminates surges and transients that can not only degrade AV system performance but shorten system life as well.  (more…)

Digital Foci Announces Major Update for Picture Porter 35

Friday, April 9th, 2010

DIGITAL FOCI ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPDATE FOR PICTURE PORTER 35
–New Firmware 1.2.1 Now Supports Incremental Backup for Easier Backup

Features Full Screen Preview & Selection, Support for External USB Storage Devices,
& DSLR Support for RAW, EXIF, IPTC & Histograms
–Best Device to Keep All Your Photos, Music & Video in One Place
April 8, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – Digital Foci www.digitalfoci.com, a leading provider of digital photography accessories for consumers and professional photographers, announced today a major new firmware update for the Picture Porter 35 (model PPR-350) high-capacity 250-500GB portable photo manager. New essential features in the 1.2.1 firmware update include incremental photo backup for easier backup, full screen preview and selection for convenient viewing, USB mode selection for secondary backup to external USB storage devices, and new professional DSLR extended camera support for RAW, EXIF data, IPTC and histograms.
Instantly & Securely Store and View Digital Photos, Music and Video Wherever You Go
Perfect for consumers, professional photographers while traveling, on vacation, or on photo shoots, Picture Porter 35 lets you instantly and securely store and view digital photos, music and video on its hard drive wherever you go. It features a 3.5-inch color LCD screen for easy viewing; built-in hard drive with 250GB and 500GB capacities; fast copy speeds of 1GB of data under 90 seconds; and a multi-format memory card reader for CF, MMC, SD/HC Card, miniSD, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, and xD-Picture card. The direct miniSD card support, in particular, is a welcomed feature for videographers who take still images with a miniSD card on their digital (more…)

SEAL Solutions Custom Installation Home Theater Specialists Announces Grand Opening of New Showroom on April 8, 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Islandia, NY, April 6, 2010 – SEAL Solutions, a New York metro area custom installation company, today announced the grand opening of its new home theater and audio/video showroom, which will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

SEAL Solutions, located at 3180 Expressway Drive South, Suite D, Islandia, NY, was founded by former Navy SEAL Chris Wyllie. SEAL offers complete custom installation services including architectural design, construction, systems integration and more to the New York metro area.

The grand opening will feature an exclusive sneak preview of the new TK Living line of architectural detailing products, acoustical fabrics, seating, lighting and other accessories created by Theo Kalomirakis, the leading authority in home theater design. TK Living will also show examples for three distinct theater designs utilizing TK Living products for the cost-effective construction, design and engineering of custom home theaters. The first-ever showroom theater to feature TK Living products was designed by Theo Kalomirakis for SEAL Solutions. (more…)

Five Systems, Infinite Possibilities: Leon Speakers Introduces Home Theater Audio Systems for Living Space Theater™

Friday, April 9th, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — April 6, 2010 — For an immersive audio experience in any living space or dedicated home theater environment, Leon Speakers today announced five complete 5.1 and 7.2 Living Space Theater™ home audio systems. In addition to providing value by offering timbre-matched audio solutions, Leon’s high-fidelity systems can be customized easily and configured by integrators and designers according to the exact specifications of any room. Each system consists of custom-built front-channel loudspeakers selected from Leon’s Living Space Theater collection, complemented by Leon’s AXIS Series of premium in-ceiling speakers or reference-grade in-wall surround sound speakers, and the powerful, compact Aaros 10-inch (A10-UT) subwoofer and 1,000-watt L3-1K amplifier. (more…)

McIntosh Teams Up With Reprise Records and Neil Young Archives To Promote Its New MVP881 BR Blu-ray Player

Friday, April 9th, 2010

– Purchasers of McIntosh MVP881 BR Universal Blu-ray Player to Receive $25
Discount Coupon for “Neil Young Archives Volume 1” Box Set,
Plus Special “Disc Zero” Promotional Disc —

Binghamton, NY – April 6, 2010 – McIntosh Laboratory, a global leader in home entertainment that has defined the highest quality in sound reproduction for over 60 years, is proud to announce that it is teaming up with Reprise Records and the Neil Young Archives for a promotion tied to its first-ever Universal Audio/Video Blu-ray Player, model MVP881 BR (SRP: $8,000), which is compatible with virtually all of today’s most advanced video and audio disc formats. As part of the limited-time promotion, purchasers of the McIntosh MVP881 Blu-ray player, which ships this month, will receive a free in-package “Disc Zero” promotional disc featuring selected tracks from the “Neil Young Archives Volume 1” 10-disc Blu-ray boxed set, along with a coupon (valid through 2011) entitling them to a $25 discount off of the purchase of the highly acclaimed collection. (more…)

RTI’s MRP-64 Multiroom Control Processor and U2 Weather-Resistant Controller Named as 2010 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award Winners

Friday, April 9th, 2010

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 31, 2010 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its MRP-64 multiroom control processor and U2 weather-resistant controller have both been honored with a 2010 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award. Presented at the eleventh annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2010 in Orlando, Fla., the MRP-64 was named the Platinum Award winner in the “Multi-Room Audio Video Product of the Year” category, while the U2 received the Gold Award in the “Human Interface Product of the Year” category.

Presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in trend-setting custom home electronics products. A judging team comprised of systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press, and industry consultants selected the winners in each of the award categories. (more…)

Rotel Offers AUPEO! Online Music Service in new Internet Radio Components

Monday, April 5th, 2010

North Reading, MA—April 5, 2010—Rotel, manufacturer of affordable, high-end electronics has announced an alliance with AUPEO! An intuitive online music service available in the USA, Europe, and Asia that streams high quality music over the internet. Rotel plans to integrate AUPEO! into their new internet enabled components which will debut in the summer of 2010.

With AUPEO! consumers can choose from more than 80 high-quality radio stations and can create personalized music selections based on Artist, Mood and Personal Stations. Once selected, AUPEO! saves the information and creates a music profile which suggests songs based on personal preferences. AUPEO! offers a free Basic Service that streams music at 128kbps per second and a Premium package offering higher quality streaming at up to 320kbps – the perfect match for the exceptional sound quality of Rotel’s products. (more…)

Crestron Announces Strategic Partnership with AVAD

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Crestron, the global leader of the home entertainment and control industry, today announced an agreement to sell select products through AVAD, a leading North American distributor of custom electronics, and its extensive dealer channel. Through this partnership with AVAD, Crestron is now bringing Prodigy® and Adagio® home technology to a new market, reaching millions of consumers, by supplying authorized AVAD dealers with the latest entertainment and control systems. The new promotion and increased consumer market penetration will help broaden awareness and strengthen the demand for custom home installation. (more…)

Integra Ships its First Nine-Channel, 150-Watt THX-Ultra2 Power Amplifier

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Upper Saddle River, NJ (3/30/10) Integra, the industry’s top brand of AV components specifically engineered for custom installation, is now shipping a powerful new nine-channel home theater power amplifier that is rated at 150-Watts per channel. It is believed to be the industry’s first high-performance nine-channel home theater power amplifier. After being tested by THX, the Integra DTA-70.1 was awarded their top-level THX Ultra2 certification, indicating its ability to drive all of the speakers in a modern nine-channel home theater system to full THX output levels and beyond.

The Integra DTA-70.1 is designed as a companion product to the Integra DHC-80.1 9.2-channel AV processor for theater systems that use the new ‘height’ or ‘stereo-wide’ channels for enhanced three-dimensional ambience. The amplifier is also a highly versatile companion to seven-channel preamps such as the Integra DHC-40.1 with the extra channels dedicated to additional zones or for bi-amplified connections that double the power available to the main stereo loudspeakers. (more…)

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