Archive for June, 2010

Performance and Portability Go Together Beautifully With The New “On The Go” iF350 iPod/iPhone® Dock From Edifier

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Edifier “On The Go” iF350, part of Edifier’s highly successful Lifestyle series of audio products, is literally the go-anywhere/anytime iPod/iPhone partner.

HONG KONG, China – Presenting a perfect marriage of aesthetic design, audio and performance, and remarkable portability, Edifier today introduced the “On The Go” iF350 portable iPod/iPhone® dock and FM radio combination. Never compromising audio performance for style, the iF350 is the ideal musical companion for all occasions providing the best sound that can be heard and that can be held in one hand! Ideal for picnics in the park, afternoons on the beach or backyard barbeques, the “On The Go” brings good vibes for any adventure that summer may bring.

The Edifier iF350 stands apart in appearance quality. Finished in a classic rounded casing with a contrasting black-and-white color scheme, the design features of this model have been very well thought out: the credit card remote control stows in a discreet slot on the back of the unit, and the iF350’s stand and iPod docking point are cleverly pivoted using a soft-release system at the push of a button. The iF350’s LCD instantly lets you know source mode (FM radio, iPod or AUX input), as well as the volume levels and a menu system for setting the time, alarms and other settings.

But as with all Edifier products, the iF350 has just as much going for it on the inside, as well: two shielded 6-Watt speakers provide accurate, distortion-free reproduction across its 30Hz-to-20kHz frequency range. The integrated FM radio has an automatic search facility that quickly locates stations and allows the user to store them. And the Edifier iF350 comes with a number of base plates for use with all versions of the iPod for flawless docking of the devices.

“Audio lifestyle choices are largely based on portability, and the Edifier iF350 is more stylish and performs better than any other portable dock,” states Anthony Wilkinson, senior vice president, Edifier. “’Portability’ and ‘great sound’ don’t always go hand in hand, especially at price points below $200, but the Edifier iF350 proves that when you do them right like we do, they can make beautiful music together.”

The iF350 is filled with useful features, including 2 3-inch speaker drivers that deliver smooth, clean, uncompromised audio; a built-in rechargeable Li-on battery that offers up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge; a full-function wireless remote control that allows navigation of iPod tracks and playlists and is easily stored in slot within the unit; a fold-away dock and neoprene carry pouch for easy portability; an FM radio with up to 18 presets; and a switchable power supply (120-240 volts) for worldwide use, making the iF350 – which weighs barely 3 pounds! — so portable it can go literally anywhere with you. And the iF350 is light on price, too, at under $120!

EDIFIER INTERNATIONAL is a leading global designer and manufacturer of award-winning audio speaker products that feature contemporary design and high sound quality. Founded in Beijing in 1996 and with offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires, Edifier has sales in more than fifty countries and has become a world-class international audio components manufacturer providing unique, inspirational, visually elegant and functional audio solutions for home, consumer electronics and PC multimedia applications. Now with 3,000 employees producing more than eight million sets annually, the company has won numerous international design awards, including breakthrough CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards (CES 2008 (two awards) and CES 2010 (one award)) in the U.S.; iF Product Design awards in 2008 and a Red Dot Design Award (MP300 Plus and Luna2 E20, 2009) in Germany; and a Good Design Award in Japan in for MP300 Plus in 2008. For ore information please go to www.edifier-international.com

Edifier New Luna5 iF500-Encore All-In-One Audio System Offers Unprecedented Performance And Winning Style For Any Home

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Edifier Luna5 encore’s stunning appearance and incredible sonic performance earned it a coveted CES Innovation Honoree Award.

HONG KONG, China – Offering the ultimate in design excellence and uncompromised audio quality in an elegant all-in-one audio system, Edifier today introduced the brand new Luna5 encore – iF500. As an iPod®, iPhone®, MP3 docking station or when operated in digital FM radio mode, the simplicity of use, design and audio quality of the Luna5 encore make it a must-have for avid music listeners. Raising the expectation level for both design quality and sonic performance, the Luna5 encore immerses the senses, both visually and sonically at an affordable price. The Luna5 encore’s understated, elegant design and great sonic performance make it the ideal audio accompaniment for that special dinner party, a holiday cocktail hour or rainy Sunday reading the papers and listening to jazz.

“The Luna5 encore was designed to outperform anything in the class of highly compact music playback systems, and it accomplishes that with greater elegance and at an affordable price of under $300,” says Anthony Wilkinson, senior vice president, Edifier. “The Luna5 encore delivers exceptional sound and does it with style and grace in its design. It is exactly what it is intended to be: something you not only want to listen to but also want to display.” (more…)

Edifier Fuses Sleek Design & Sonic Performance With Affordability To Compliment Homes With Its High Performance Lifestyle Line Of Audio Products

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Edifier’s elegant design and exceptional sonic performance combine with its affordability to make it a perfect fit for consumers

HONG KONG, China – With a compelling array of colors and styles to match the wide spectrum of taste and style of the modern consumer, Edifier high performance Lifestyle line of audio products are designed to make today’s on-the-go-digital lifestyle more beautiful – visually and sonically. The company’s aesthetic design, an eclectic combination of many different contemporary styles, fits in with the need for expression felt by every consumer in the world. Similarly, Edifier’s sound performance meets the increasingly high standards for audio as sound quality improves in certain areas of our lives. Designed for today’s multimedia lifestyle but inspired by classic, modern and post-modern sculpture design, the Edifier Lifestyle family of products sound great and look wonderful, complimenting all occasions for musical enjoyment.

“With the emphasis that North American consumers place on how a product looks, how it performs, and what value it will bring into their lives, this market and Edifier’s lifestyle series of products were literally made for each other,” said Anthony Wilkinson, senior vice president, Edifier.

Edifier believes that everyone deserves this kind of beauty and elegance in their lives, and that’s why Edifier products are not only impressive to look at and to experience, but also incredibly affordable too. For instance, the Edifier AURORA is beautifully designed portable 2.1 desktop speaker system that lets you take the music wherever you want it to go. It offers a uniquely designed and magnetically shielded pair of full-range spherical satellites with metal-weave speaker grilles and a bass-ported, brush-finished aluminum 9-Watt subwoofer for extended bass response, all contained in their own protective and compact carry case. Inside, the engineering of the AURORA is just as gorgeous, with a highly detailed bass and ultra-smooth-sounding full-range mid and high frequencies for superb clarity. What’s more amazing is that the Edifier AURORA sells for less than $100 – the ultimate in form, function and cost. This kind of cost-effective aesthetic design is characteristic of all of Edifier’s Lifestyle products, including: (more…)

BTX Releases New 2010/2011 Catalog for Professional Integrators

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 29, 2010 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced the availability of its all-new 2010/2011 catalog. The “must-have” 200-page color book contains thousands of products and comprehensive technical information for professional integrators, electronics systems contractors, and OEMs in the A/V, home theater, digital signage, broadcast, security, and data markets.

Since its prior edition, BTX has added a large number of exciting product lines from top manufacturers across all segments of the industry, from an all-in-one projector and document camera to handheld HDMI testing instruments to Web conference microphone/speakers, and much more. BTX’s solutions provide integrators with unmatched quality, value, and innovation — all geared to simplify installations.

To help installers address new market opportunities in digital signage, BTX features a complete line of content creation, management, and player solutions. Its line-up ranges from complete entry-level, template-driven devices to high-end, open-architecture products that enable thousands of devices to be controlled from a single source. In addition, BTX carries all the latest switching/extending devices and cabling needed to support every aspect of any installation.

BTX has also introduced its free and downloadable BTX Pro Plate & Panel Designer software for simple and quick wall plate and rack panel design. Using the software, BTX customers have access to all the popular connectors from numerous manufacturers such as Neutrik(R) and Switchcraft(R), in addition to BTX’s own award-winning connectors.

“We’ve added an exciting assortment of product lines from top manufacturers, in addition to ramping up our own engineering and manufacturing efforts,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX. “Our user-friendly 2010/2011 catalog provides installers with comprehensive technical information on these new additions, as well as on thousands of other innovative solutions, making it a truly must-have resource for professionals who design and integrate products and systems.”

The 2010/2011 catalog is available for free by calling 800-666-0996 or visiting BTX at www.btx.com.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX Technologies is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used to interface and integrate A/V, broadcast, home theater, data, and security systems. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, BTX combines award-winning, cutting-edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 800-666-0996 to request a free catalog, or visit BTX at www.btx.com.

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PHC Appoints Rich Jackson for Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii – Professional Home Cinema Continues Sales Expansion

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (June 23, 2010) – Professional Home Cinema (PHC), a leader in DSP-driven loudspeaker and amplifier systems, announced the appointment of Rich Jackson to represent its line for Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii.

PHC continues its U.S. sales expansion with the addition of Rich Jackson. “Rich’s longstanding relationships with the key dealers in the territory, and the high level of respect they have for his professionalism make him the right choice for us” said Larry Reagan of PHC. “I was especially impressed with Rich’s understanding of the technology we employ and his consensus that professional audio technology is essential to achieving a first class listening experience.”

An ultra high-performance audio company, PHC has carefully expanded its representation by hand selecting premium sales firms in strategic territories throughout its domestic market. “Our goal is to always strive for excellence; be that in product design and performance or in our dealer and rep relationships,” said Reagan.

Rich Jackson is the premier consumer electronics residential systems sales firm in the Northern California territory providing technical expertise and two decades of proven service in the high-performance custom integration market.
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Panamax/Furman’s Bill Pollock to Present ‘The Future of Energy in A/V’ at CEA Line Shows 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — June 22, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that company president and CEO Bill Pollock will present “The Future of Energy in A/V” at CEA Line Shows 2010 in New York. On Wednesday, June 23, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Digital Downtown Conference Room, Pollock will discuss the changes coming to the AC power infrastructure and how they will affect consumers’ electronics and A/V lifestyles.

In his presentation, Pollock will provide consumers with the information they need to know about the smart grid, smart meters, and subsequent increases in their energy bills. To help users continue enjoying their home theaters while cutting back on wasteful standby power, he will give a live demonstration of Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT(TM) Web-based power and energy management technology. For consumers, BlueBOLT provides a simple, realistic way to be more environmentally conscious while lowering energy bills.

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About Panamax/Furman
Panamax and Furman have been international leaders 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. Together, as part of Panamax LLC, Panamax, Furman, and PFPower (a Panamax/Furman brand) address all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and music, broadcasting, audio/video recording, OEM, and office equipment. Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based power and energy management platform, BlueBOLT(TM), sets a new industry standard in ease of installation and use. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at www.panamax.com and www.furmansound.com.

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BTX Makes Ordering Wall Plates and Rack Panels a Breeze With Free New Software Solution

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — June 22, 2010 — To complement its bolstered in-house wall plate and panel manufacturing capabilities, BTX, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced a free new software solution that makes it easier than ever for customers to order and configure the company’s professional line of wall plates and panels.

BTX’s ordering and configuration application is so simple that anyone can start using it within a matter of minutes — from an administrator to an engineer. Here’s how it works for users:
– Download and register BTX Pro Plate & Panel Designer software from www.btx.com.
– Drag a wall plate or rack panel from BTX’s extensive product library and then start designing and configuring. Connector options appear in an easy-to-navigate menu and users simply drag-and-drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel.
– Following configuration, users may add optional engraving if desired.
– Finally, the user approves the price shown in real time on the screen and clicks ‘Enter’ to complete the order.

Through the software, BTX customers have easy access to all the popular connectors from manufacturers such as Neutrik[R] and Switchcraft[R], in addition to BTX’s own award-winning connectors.

“It’s never been easier to order and configure plates or panels,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “Our new software solution simplifies order entry and saves significant time in configuration. BTX customers will be delighted with our short lead times, great customer service, and the quality of each and every connector they choose.”

The plate and panel software solution is now available for free download at www.btx.com.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX Technologies is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used to interface and integrate A/V, broadcast, home theater, data, and security systems. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, BTX combines award-winning, cutting-edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 800-666-0996 to request a free catalog, or visit BTX at www.btx.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

ENDS

Pakedge Introduces Its SW5-GW 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Optimized for Custom-Installation, Home Networking and Security Applications

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Press Release for Pakedge SW5-GW

For Immediate Release
Date: June 21, 2010

Contact: Nick Phillips, 877-274-6100 x116, nick@pakedge.com
Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668, frankdoris@optonline.net

Burlingame, CA – Pakedge Device & Software today announced the introduction of its SW5-GW 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, designed to meet the needs of custom-installation home theater, multiroom audio/video, home networking, security and other applications.

The new SW5-GW is equipped with five auto-speed-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps ports. The switch is plug-and-play without any software to configure, and is fully compliant with all network protocols. The compact (4.75″ W x 3″ D x 1″ H) SW5-GW 5 comes with a wall-mounting bracket that makes it easy to install anywhere – simply slide the unit into the bracket or use it freestanding.

Victor Pak, President and CEO of Pakedge, noted, “Like all Pakedge products, the SW5-GW is optimized for home theater, multiroom audio/video, home networking, smart home and security applications. It’s designed for unshakable reliability even under demanding conditions of continuous use, along with flexible operation and ease of installation.” (more…)

Audience to Exhibit at the First California Audio Show, Presented By Audio Website Dagogo.com on July 30 – August 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

San Marcos, CA, June 14, 2010 – Audience, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing ultimate-performance audio/video equipment, will be exhibiting at the
first-ever California Audio Show at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, CA (in room 1122, July 30 – August 1, 2010). Audience will be demonstrating a complete audio system that will include the company’s loudspeakers, electronics, power conditioners, cables and accessories.

The California Audio Show is being presented by Dagogo.com, an audiophile website that publishes reviews of high-end audio components, along with music reviews and industry news. The show will be open to the public, and will host more than 60 exhibitors.

The Audience system will feature the ClairAudient 2+2 and LSA 8+8 loudspeakers, two unique bi-pole (front- and rear-radiating) speakers that incorporate the company’s exclusive full-range, crossoverless Audience A3-S drivers to deliver an unprecedented combination of ultra high resolution and dynamics, tonal accuracy and precise imaging on an expansive soundstage. The 2+2 measures just 14.5 inches high by 7.875 inches wide by 10.25 inches deep, yet delivers surprisingly powerful and enveloping sound. The ClairAudient LSA 8+8 (56 inches by 15 inches by 12 inches) is ideal for larger installations and rooms, and conveys music with exceptional authority and scale. Both models are available in a choice of exotic real-wood finishes. (more…)

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES ALL NEW BIPOLAR SUPERTOWERS® WITH MATCHING CENTER AND SURROUND MODELS

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Nine new products are complete ground-up redesigns, introduced to dealers at CEProLive! virtual trade show

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2010 – Definitive Technology today announced for fall delivery four new models of Bipolar Series SuperTower® floor-standing wood-enclosure loudspeakers with built-in subwoofers; three new matching center speakers, two of which feature built-in powered woofers; and two new matching bipolar surround speakers. The nine new models replace 11 older SKUs. Every part of every new model has been redesigned and improved for dramatic upgrades in appearance, functionality and performance. The new BP product line will be available initially only in the United States, Canada and most Latin American markets; versions for Europe and Asia will follow in 2011.

Definitive launched its business 20 years ago with a single model of bipolar loudspeaker with speakers on the front and rear panels of the enclosure to radiate sound in an omnidirectional pattern for more life-like imaging. In 1995 Definitive pioneered the concept of “powered towers” by incorporating powered subwoofers into Bipolar series floor-standing speakers dubbed “SuperTowers.” The new models represent the third generation of SuperTowers and make use of Definitive’s most advanced technologies, including a new patent-pending approach to bipolar speaker design called Forward Focused Bipolar Array, which combines the huge, life-like imaging benefits of bipolar designs with the pinpoint localization of soloists of traditional forward radiating speakers. All four floor-standing models utilize all new midrange and woofer drivers, tweeters, amplifiers and enclosure construction for a total makeover in appearance and performance. (more…)

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