Archive for August, 2010

PHIATON RELAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH ATTRACTIVE AND INFORMATIONAL NEW CONTENT AND FEATURES

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

– Information-Rich Site Goes Live Today; Visitors and Interested Music Lovers Can Learn About Company’s “Ultimate Listening Experience” —

Irvine, CA, July 20, 2010 — Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-performance personal audio products for music lovers who appreciate authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology, today has launched a brand new website. The new site (www.phiaton.com) provides visitors with an information-rich tour through the company’s history, current product lineup and innovative features, all geared to provide insight into the “Phiaton Experience.”

More Consumer Friendly, Visually Appealing Interface
The site features a complete survey of Phiaton’s leading-edge headphone products and music docking stations, including extensive product support features, Owner’s Guides for all products, troubleshooting pages, service and repair, warranty information and more. For visitors interested in a deeper understanding of the company’s origins and philosophy, the new site provides a look back at Phiaton’s roots in high-performance audio, including the 1959 founding of parent Cresyn Company Ltd., which was originally a developer and manufacturer of high-quality phonograph needles.

Phiaton President James Baik noted: “The Phiaton experience is all about phenomenal sound quality and exceptional design, and the combination of both aesthetics and utility in listening solutions offer real lifestyle benefits for people with discriminating tastes. We are delighted to present a new website that will give our current customers and anyone who wants to learn more about us a great opportunity to quickly and easily discover the Phiaton promise and potential for themselves.”

About Phiaton Corporation
Phiaton Corporation is a premium manufacturer of high-performance noise canceling headphones, earphones and Music Docking Stations for consumers who appreciateauthentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology. The Phiaton brand is created for audiophiles who demand the extraordinary from the consumer electronics they buy. All Phiaton products provide authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design, and comfortable fit. Phiaton’s parent company, Cresyn Company Ltd., was founded in 1959 to develop and manufacturer high quality phonograph needles. Under the leadership of Chairman Jong-Bae Lee, Cresyn has heavily invested in R&D and developed a significant portfolio of patented audio technologies. Over time, these technologies have become an integral part of today’s most popular leading personal audio brands. Today, Cresyn markets its own growing family of industry leading products, including noise canceling headphones, earphones, Bluetooth headsets and camera modules. Phiaton can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/phiaton and Twitter atwww.twitter.com/phiaton.

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SENSIO and GEO Semiconductor Expand SENSIO(R) 3D Footprint in Broadcast and Media Equipment

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

MONTREAL — July 19, 2010 — SENSIO(R) Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced that GEO Semiconductor has licensed the SENSIO(R) 3D IP Core for integration into the GEO Realta(TM) sxT2 (T2) chip used worldwide by manufacturers of leading broadcast and media systems. Building on SENSIO’s 3D expertise and the unmatched quality of the company’s 3D encoding format, GEO Semiconductor is extending the flexibility, value, and performance of its acclaimed T2 chip within the 3D space.

Professional-grade 3D technology delivers rich, immersive experience The Realta is an advanced video and geometry processing IC that deploys a massively parallel array of SIMD processors to implement best-in-class video processing algorithms at full HD (1080p) resolutions in software. “Incorporation of the SENSIO 3D format into the GEO Realta T2 enables our customers to deliver complete broadcast and media solutions capable of providing viewers with the rich, immersive experience only made possible by professional-grade 3D technology,” said Madhu Rayabhari, Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Engineering at GEO Semiconductor. “Our goal is to provide customers with a complete, fully customizable and software-programmable video processing solution, and SENSIO 3D technology complements other advanced technologies on the chip to make the Realta T2 an extremely compelling choice for high-end broadcast and media products. The ease with which we can integrate the SENSIO 3D Core will facilitate rapid production and release of the top-quality 3D-capable products the market demands.”

The GEO Realta Platform is the only chipset platform that allows consumers to achieve full compliance with the “HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) powered by Teranex” industry benchmark. The GEO Realta T2 chip is used globally by industry-leading customers. A representative list of these customers can be obtained from the company website at http://www.geosemi.com/about_customers.htm. As GEO Semiconductor continues to sell the Realta T2 chip into higher-end markets, the company will increase its focus on 3D, addressing infrastructure transport, pixel processing, display conversion of two HD streams into one 3D stream, and edge blending for projection-related 3D displays.

Ease of integration with high-performance chips provides value-added solution “The integration of our SENSIO 3D IP Core into the GEO Realta T2 chip demonstrates the high value that industry leaders such as GEO Semiconductor see in making SENSIO technology available to their customers,” said Nicholas Routhier, President and CEO at SENSIO. “We expect that the addition of SENSIO 3D technology to this very popular GEO chip will add significant momentum to the industry’s move toward 3D.”

More information about SENSIO 3D is available online at www.sensio.tv.

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About GEO Semiconductor GEO Semiconductor is an industry leader in programmable, high-performance, video and geometry processing IC solutions that enable Digital Video 2.0 (real-time processing of video algorithms in software) and Projection 2.0 (allowing the trade-offs between optical systems and pixel processing) yielding exceptional video quality, and enabling totally new products and features, at resolutions of 1080p and beyond. GEO Semiconductor ICs have found broad acceptance in such systems as Dynamic Signage, Broadcast, Video Processors, Advanced Projectors, 3D, Medical and Military displays with global industry-leading customers. The company’s products and technologies, through superior video processing and geometry processing based optical correction, enable advanced applications such as 3D and immersive displays, ePTZ(TM) digital pan/tilt/zoom surveillance systems and pico-projection. GEO Semiconductor is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Toronto and Orlando, and sales channels around the world. More information is available at www.geosemi.com.

About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO): SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: SIO) – With its significant expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display-formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams.

Its flagship technology, SENSIO(R) 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D broadcast networks (cable, satellite, IP) and playback on any 3D display device, as well as home theatre and digital cinema projectors. This technology has allowed SENSIO(R) to make its mark by enabling broadcast of high-profile live 3D events worldwide. SENSIO(R) is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.sensio.tv We.Deliver.3D.Today.(TM)

SENSIO(R) is a registered trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc. ‘We.Deliver.3D.Today.’ is a trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

ENDS

Anthem Debuts New Award Winning Website

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Anthem Debuts New Award Winning Website

Silver winner of the 2010 Summit International Creative Awards for best “Consumer Product Website,” the new site features a fresh look and gear matching functionality.

Toronto, Ontario – July 21, 2010 – Anthem, the leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems launched a brand new website this month to support the growing Anthem community. With more intuitive navigation and classic designed, the innovative site was named a Silver Winner in the 2010 Summit International Creative Awards for best “Consumer Product Website,” selected from thousands of submissions from 24 countries.

Anthem’s new website delivers easy to access navigation with information featured by product model rather than series for quick access to product specifications. The homepage now prominently displays the latest product updates for consumers, dealers and press to keep all informed of the exciting changes to the renowned product lines. With quick access to newsletters, catalogs and product registration, staying up to date and informed with Anthem has never been simpler.

Now located in the redesigned download area of the site, literature, images and specification sheets can be found with ease from every page. When searching for products, consumers now have a “use with it” and “comparable with” feature buttons to help choose additional products that match their needs and build a perfect sounding system within the Anthem family.  The dealer locator on the right hand navigation bar makes finding the closest Anthem products a snap, regardless of where you click on the site.

“The goal of the redesign was to keep the sleek look and feel the Anthem site always held and combine it with a more multi-functional, customer-friendly interface,” said Mark Aling, Marketing Manager for Anthem, “Our designers accomplished both and in the process, delivered an award winning website.”

To see all the new updates and for more information on Anthem, please visit www.anthemav.com .

About Anthem

Anthem, part of Paradigm Electronics Inc., is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem® and Anthem® Statement. Products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater. Headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Anthem and Anthem Statement are trademarks of Anthem/Sonic Frontiers International, copyright Paradigm Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080

Ashley Daigneault: ashley@castercomm.com

For digital images log on to www.castercomm.com

RTI’s vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter Now Shipping

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 19, 2010 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that it is now shipping its vIRsa Mouse IR emitter. Built with the professional integrator in mind, the versatile device features a sleek, symmetrical design while providing a host of features to ensure smooth, reliable installations.

The low-profile vIRsa is unobtrusive and adapts to any installation environment with a flexible film adhesive that conforms to curved surfaces. For fast troubleshooting, a separate holder remains attached, allowing easy removal and replacement of the emitter. A blue LED flasher offers increased visibility but may be hidden during normal operation.

For high reliability, a translucent PCB improves the integrity of electrical connections while a built-in resistor protects against voltage overdrive and precision molding ensures consistent quality. The device’s 15-foot cable reaches the entire equipment rack, and an integrated cable-management strap reduces clutter.

“Our vIRsa Mouse is the ultimate IR emitter. Engineered like no other, it combines flexibility, convenience, efficiency, and unmatched reliability for integrators, all in one device,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “From its flexible film adhesive to its built-in resistor, every aspect of the vIRsa is designed to simplify installations in the field.”

The vIRsa Mouse is available now at an MSRP of $15.

Gefen ToolBox Extra Long Range Extender for 3DTV

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV uses innovative HDBaseT technology from Valens Semiconductor to enhance the length and features of its high definition extension capability.

Small sender and receiver units link any hi-def source to an HDTV display using one industry-standard CAT-5 cable, delivering 1080p full HD with 3DTV
pass-through, multi-channel audio and IR remote control up to 330 feet (100m).

Aside from streamlining cables and enhancing HDMI v1.3 support with 3DTV, this long range extender offers an IR back channel so customers can conveniently control their source(s) through a remote pointed at the display.

The Extender for HDMI 3DTV is fully HDCP-compliant, with Gefen features such as locking HDMI connection cables and locking power supplies to improve
performance and eliminate disconnects.

The Gefen ToolBox Extender for HDMI 3DTV comes in two custom finishes, a glossy cream or flat black to better support decors of all types.

Panamax’s M4315-PRO BlueBOLT(TM)-Enabled Power Management Unit Named 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award Finalist

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — July 28, 2010 — Panamax today announced that its M4315-PRO power management product featuring BlueBOLT(TM) capability has been named as a 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award finalist in the Best New Product category. Finalists for this year’s awards were determined by a diverse panel of CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor judges on the criteria of innovation, value to the technician, value to the business, and impact on the client’s lifestyle.

“In addition to offering consumers the best-possible performance from their A/V equipment, the M4315-PRO provides significant cost savings for installers and end users alike. For installers, the ability to perform hard reboots remotely drastically reduces service calls. For their customers, the unit’s BlueBOLT energy management helps reduce energy consumption for lower utility bills,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “It is truly an honor to receive recognition for our efforts from the CEDIA community and to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

The 15A M4315-PRO is one of Panamax’s first PRO series power management products to feature BlueBOLT, which provides hosted IP (Internet Protocol) power control and energy monitoring for A/V systems. BlueBOLT’s breakthrough 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; and monitoring of incoming voltage in near-real time or over history.

For an optimal home theater experience, the 15A M4315-PRO combines this unprecedented control with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance. The M4315-PRO includes a standard two-way RS-232 communication card for remote control of all eight individual rear panel outlets, enabling installers to automate equipment functionality. The 1-RU product comes in a 19-inch PRO width, offers a detachable IEC power cord, and features four isolated linear filtered outlet banks.

The Top 10 Best New Product winners will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles(R) Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2010 on Sept. 25 in Atlanta, Ga.

The M4315-PRO and the 20A version, the M4320-PRO, are available now, at MSRPs of $649.95 and $749.95, respectively.

SENCORE Opens Colorado Office to Enhance Product Development, Bolster Engineering Support

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — July 29, 2010 — SENCORE, a leading provider of high-quality signal processing and video delivery solutions, today announced the opening of a new office in the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colo. The Colorado office will help the company — which celebrates 60 years in business in 2011 — sustain close ties with present and future customers and facilitate both engineering support and product development.

“Denver is a major technology hub for broadcasters, cable, telco, and satellite companies, and our new office represents SENCORE’s expanding presence across these markets,” said John Suranyi, SENCORE chief executive officer. “We are confident that the Denver-based team will help us continue to develop the innovative technology we’re known for within the industry. In times that have been tough for many companies, we’re grateful to have an opportunity to invest in our own future and the future of the industry.”

Members of the sales and engineering teams are currently working in the Colorado office, which opened mid-July. Besides existing and potential customers, the office will also serve SENCORE sales partners. SENCORE’s new offices are located in the Denver Tech Center, 10333 E. Dry Creek Rd., Suite 270, Englewood, Colo., 80112. The phone number is (605) 978-4600.

Guifx Announces New Victoria User Interface Kit(TM)

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — July 29, 2010 — Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced the release of its Victoria User Interface (UI) Kit(TM). The ultimate control interface for operating distributed audio, video, and whole-house climate, lighting, and security systems, Victoria offers unprecedented ease of use with simple, intuitive navigation, and an elegant design that is right at home in any high-end environment. Providing uncompromising convenience at home or away, Victoria is Guifx’s first UI to be compatible with Crestron’s Mobile G iPad(TM) application.

Designed with ease of use in mind, the Victoria UI offers a unique control experience with Guifx’s QuicKey(TM) navigation system. Navigating away from an A/V activity to quickly adjust lights or climate settings becomes a simple, one-touch operation. Non-A/V activities open in a modal window, which is simply closed to return to the previous screen and back to the automation functions.

Unlike solutions with floor plan navigation, Victoria utilizes a room grid layout, providing an organized method of selecting and receiving feedback from rooms. Icons representing each room or zone improve the user experience even further by speeding up visual recognition. To provide a gentler user experience in darkened conditions, such as when operating a dedicated home theater, a low-light mode dims the background to be less distracting and easier on the user’s eye.

The aesthetics of Victoria live up to the high expectations of estate owners with luxurious tastes. The elegant UI offers six themes to seamlessly blend into any setting: light, medium, and dark, each available with a wood grain or soft-wash finish. Through Crestron’s Mobile G iPad application, users have complete access to Victoria and their systems from virtually anywhere in the world.

“We are very proud to introduce our new Victoria UI Kit. For infrequent users such as houseguests, who have had little or no interaction with the interface, it is exceptionally easy to use,” said Morgan Strauss, director of operations at Guifx. “In addition, our room grid layout offers several advantages over floor plan navigation, which can be difficult in massive, multifloor dwellings. Add to this the simplicity of our QuicKey navigation, a low-light mode, and a sophisticated, elegant design, and you have the ultimate interface for any high-end environment.”

The Victoria UI Kit is available for download now on Guifx’s website (www.guifx.com) in sizes ranging from 240 x 320 to 1280 x 768. Currently, the UI is available for Crestron systems, with other vendors to be added in the coming weeks. Pricing starts at $499.99 for a 240 x 320 kit, while the Crestron Mobile G Kit is available for $799.99. A bundle is available that includes all sizes in addition to the Crestron Mobile Kit for $2,999.99.

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About Guifx Founded in 2000, Guifx is an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems. The first company of its kind, Guifx is a pioneer in perfecting workflow through user-centric design, refining every concept with a candy coating of elegant graphics and icons that’s second to none — always with the customer’s brand, goals, and audience in mind. Designed by the company’s world-class artists, Guifx graphics and GUI (graphical user interface) kits not only save integrators and automation manufacturers hours of tedious labor, but they maximize the subtle differences in technologies that affect the user experience — creating a sophisticated, luxurious touch to any setting that is fun, fast, and intuitive. More information about Guifx is available at www.guifx.com.

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

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RTI’s vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter Named 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award Finalist

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 29, 2010 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its vIRsa Mouse IR emitter has been named as a 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award finalist in the Best New Product category. Finalists for this year’s awards were determined by a diverse panel of CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor judges on the criteria of innovation, value to the technician, value to the business, and impact on the client’s lifestyle.

“Built with the professional integrator in mind, every aspect of the vIRsa Mouse IR emitter was designed with the goal of simplifying installations in the field while providing unmatched reliability,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “It is truly an honor to receive recognition for our efforts from the CEDIA community and to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

The low-profile vIRsa is unobtrusive and adapts to any installation environment with a flexible film adhesive that conforms to curved surfaces. For fast troubleshooting, a separate holder remains attached, allowing easy removal and replacement of the emitter. A blue LED flasher offers increased visibility but may be hidden during normal operation.

For high reliability, a translucent PCB improves the integrity of electrical connections while a built-in resistor protects against voltage overdrive and precision molding ensures consistent quality. The device’s 15-foot cable reaches the entire equipment rack, and an integrated cable-management strap reduces clutter.

The Top 10 Best New Product winners will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles(R) Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2010 on Sept. 25 in Atlanta, Ga.

Panamax/Furman Expands Energy Management, Control Functionality of BlueBOLT(TM) Platform With Version 1.2 Update

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 3, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced a major update to its BlueBOLT(TM) power and energy management platform. To help users conserve energy and lower their utility bills, BlueBOLT version 1.2 greatly expands the energy management feature set, in addition to providing new control options.

BlueBOLT version 1.2 allows integrators or end users to input energy rates specific to devices’ installation locations. Using this information, the BlueBOLT platform calculates the energy used by connected devices and reports it, historically and in real time, in kilowatt-hours as well as dollars. Energy usage information can be viewed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Users can also set energy budgets for their equipment and receive alerts when their usage is near or exceeding their allotted budget.

“With these enhancements, BlueBOLT users can easily access much more comprehensive information regarding their energy usage,” said Bill Pollock, president of Panamax/Furman. “By seeing how much energy their connected devices are using in dollars and cents, it’s much easier to make informed decisions on how they use their electronics. They can affect change with their systems using BlueBOLT’s scheduled conservation and remote outlet control functionality.”

Additional enhancements of BlueBOLT version 1.2 include an updated graphical user interface as well as an auto-reboot feature for networking equipment. With auto-reboot, outlets can be designed to automatically power-cycle when an Internet connection is lost, eliminating the all-too-common need to hard-reboot modems and routers.

The 1.2 update is free to all BlueBOLT users and is compatible with all BlueBOLT-enabled devices.

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