Archive for June, 2010

RTI Offers Sneak Preview of Next-Generation Control Devices Unveiled at InfoComm 2010

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

LAS VEGAS — June 9, 2010 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today announced a sneak preview of several new solutions making their debut at InfoComm 2010. Featuring sleek and sophisticated controllers and processors loaded with innovations, the latest additions to RTI’s lineup will showcase the company’s commitment to the commercial market with intuitive, flexible solutions that provide the ultimate control experience in boardrooms, classrooms, and much more.

T3-V+ Universal System Controller — Representing the pinnacle of elegance, the T3-V+ is an extremely powerful controller wrapped in an attractive, contemporary design. The third generation of the award-winning T3 system controller, the T3-V+ is enhanced with an updated hard button configuration including five soft keys, which will allow for future custom button engraving options from RTI. The T3-V+ also features a revolutionary dual RF board technology, which will support both 433 MHz RF for one-way control and 2.4 GHz ZigBee® for bidirectional communication with RTI processors and supported third-party electronics like music servers, lighting, and even Web-based RSS feeds for convenient weather updates. The T3-V+ offers a 3.5-inch, full-VGA touchscreen for eye-popping color, and a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system. Integrated 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet and a built-in Web browser allow the user to access Web pages and IP-addressable devices such as security cameras. (more…)

Panamax’s Next-Generation MD2 Surge Protectors Bring Together Performance and Style for Home and Office Equipment

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — June 15, 2010 — Panamax today announced the next generation of its M2 family of surge protectors: the MD2. The entire MD2 line is bolstered to include Panamax’s exclusive Protect or Disconnect(TM) circuitry while offering a new paintable cover and slim, unobtrusive design to complement any room.

With Panamax’s Protect or Disconnect circuitry, the new MD2 units disconnect AC power to connected equipment in the event of a catastrophic surge, such as lightning. For a clean, professional look in any application, the surge protectors have been completely redesigned. The models feature a removable front cover that can be painted to match any wall color and a compact size of 3.25 inches by 5.25 inches, with a depth of only 1.5 inches. The paintable front cover plate may also be rotated to directly cover up any LED “Protection OK” indicator lights. (more…)

Marvell Introduces ‘3D by Marvell’

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Marvell Introduces ‘3D by Marvell’
Your World Sharper: award-winning ARMADA 1000 supports 3D Blu-ray playback
Computex – Taipei, Taiwan (June 1, 2010) — Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today introduced “3D by Marvell”, support for 3D Blu-ray playback integrated in the ARMADA™ 1000 High Definition (HD) Media Processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC). With Marvell’s forward thinking and innovative mindset, the ARMADA 1000 HD Media Processor, 88DE3010, is designed to deliver an immersive digital entertainment experience that equips manufacturers with the tools needed to support 3D content in the comfort of consumers’ homes in devices like Blu-ray players, HD Set-Top-Boxes (STBs), digital media adaptors, and 3D digital TVs.

With major Hollywood content producers, broadcasters, and satellite operators ramping up to deliver 3D theatrical elements to theaters and homes—consumer electronic manufacturers will need to gear up for the upcoming 3D revolution by offering platforms and solutions that deliver on the growing demands of 3D expectations and experiences of millions of viewers. According to a recent Informa Telecoms and Media report, 22.5 million viewers are expected to tune their TVs sets to new media of 3D by 2015.
“Demand for 3D gaming, movies, and other home entertainment uses is growing. Consumers want to enjoy theatrical 3D experiences in the home,” said Gaurav Shah, Interim General Manager of the Digital Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “Marvell’s innovative technologies are pivotal components in fulfilling these growing consumer demands for 3D content. Marvell’s high performance, low-power and scalable ARMADA 1000 HD media processor is designed to make it easier and more affordable for manufacturers to deliver Blu-ray 3D experiences to consumers’ living rooms.”
3D by Marvell and the ARMADA 1000 HD media processor will be demonstrated at the Computex Taipei 2010 international tradeshow in Taiwan, Taipei, from June 1-5 at the Marvell booth #T101C located in the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). (more…)

Panamax-Furman CEA Line Shows 2010 Preview

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Bill Pollock, president and CEO of Panamax/Furman, will present the Future of Energy in A/V on Wednesday, June 23, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Digital Downtown Conference Room. During the press conference, Pollock will discuss the future of AC power and how it will affect our electronics and lifestyles, in addition to a BlueBOLT(TM) demonstration and a sneak peek at the future of the platform.

New Products and Technologies on Display at CEA Line Shows 2010:

At CEA Line Shows, Panamax/Furman will be demonstrating its revolutionary new BlueBOLT(TM) Web-based power and energy management platform. In addition, the company’s BlueBOLT-enabled M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO power conditioners will be on display, along with the BlueBOLT-compatible F1500 UPS A/V battery backup solution. The PM8-GAV, which provides current sensing for energy conservation, will also be featured.

BlueBOLT(TM) provides hosted IP (Internet Protocol) power control and energy monitoring for A/V systems. Users can control BlueBOLT-equipped units through Panamax/Furman’s hosted BlueBOLT servers for plug-and-play setup. The card is also compatible with the TELNET protocol for integration into existing control systems.

BlueBOLT’s top-line features include remote outlet control for hard reboots of connected equipment; e-mail alerts when power anomalies occur; scheduled commands for power-up, power-down, or power-cycling of outlets; monitoring of incoming voltage in near-real time or over history; and permissions settings to provide secure device access at administrator, installer, or client level. (more…)

Gefen Implements “Fast Switching Technology” on all Products using HDMI v1.3

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Exciting Fast Switching Technology Resolves Slow Switching Time Between HDMI Source Selection for a Fast and Efficient Performance

CHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that all its HDMI v1.3 products are capable of using new Fast Switching Technology (FST).

This proprietary new technology emerged to better handle HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) handshaking, which in the past could take up to ten seconds in transition when switching between sources.

With FST enabled, those ten seconds have been reduced to nearly no delay when switching sources, with high definition video appearing on the screen or display immediately with no latency.

“This new FST was initiated based on our customers’ feedback to speed the switching time between HDMI input sources, and make the overall system more user friendly,” explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Though cutting down ten seconds may not seem like a long time, it was presenting challenges to installers when switching from component-based connections to HDMI, and now we have the perfect solution.”

FST is currently being implemented on all current and newly developed Gefen products using HDMI specifications

Onkyo Debuts Three THX Certified, 3D-Ready, Networked Home Theater Receivers

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, 6/1/10 — Onkyo, a world-renowned name in quality home entertainment, announced the release of three new mid- and upper mid-range network A/V receivers for 2010: the TX-NR1008, TX-NR808, and TX-NR708. Each of these models is THX® Select2 Plus™ certified and offers the latest processing and user-friendly features to support multi-room set-ups, network audio streaming, iPhone®/iPod®-compatible USB, and fully immersive 3D capable home theater with multidimensional surround sound to match.

All of these models have seven of the latest HDMI® 1.4a connections, specifying compatibility with the new 3D video formats, which promise to bring an exciting new dimension to movies and games in the home. These new receivers are also compatible with the mandatory formats for 3D broadcast content of “Side-By-Side (Half)” and “Top-and-Bottom” 3D video formats.

HDMI is also the conduit for 1080p video upscaling of all video inputs, regardless of native resolution, via Faroudja DCDi Cinema™. On all three of the new Onkyo receiver models, DCDi Cinema works to remove jaggies during the video signal deinterlacing process, resulting in smooth progressive-scan video images.

Each of these network receivers includes a rear-panel Ethernet port that links it directly to the internet or to a home PC. Users can then enjoy superior fidelity from a wide range of audio file types, including MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM. They can also access a range of different streaming Internet radio services, from Pandora®, Rhapsody, vTuner, and Sirius Internet Radio®, and newly expanded services from Napster, Mediafly™, and Slacker™ internet radio. (more…)


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


Newbury Park, CA (May 24, 2010) –Leading digital music server developer Qsonix and legendary digital audio component manufacturer Wadia Digital, Inc. announce their new powerhouse alliance. The collaboration takes advantage of essential technological synergies each company brings, backed by Wadia’s expert handling of worldwide sales and marketing for both groups.

Wadia’s award-winning reputation is for continuous creation of digital audio components that inspire and make music come alive on a scale that satisfies the most demanding audiophile. Qsonix develops the industry’s preferred music management systems for music collectors and discerning audio buffs in the ultra-modern era of digital hard drive accuracy and enjoyment.

Together, they are the dream team, demonstrating a rock solid commitment to exceed the expectations of dealers and customers in their music experience. Now Wadia can fill the demand by its customers for a high-performance music server with an unrivalled product. At the same time, Qsonix gains a technology partner that has a proven track record for exceptional quality. (more…)

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