Archive for September, 2010

New Pakedge WAP-W3N Wireless-N Access Point With n-Band Capability Is Ideal for High-Throughput Video Streaming in Home Networks and Custom Installations

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

For Immediate Release
Date: September 17, 2010

Contact: Nick Phillips, 877-274-6100 x116,
Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668,

Foster City, CA –Pakedge Device & Software now offers its WAP-W3N Wireless-N Access Point, a versatile high-speed wireless access point (WAP) with n-band capability. The WAP-W3N enables high-throughput wireless video streaming in home networks, custom installations and enterprise-class applications.

Victor Pak, President and CEO of Pakedge, noted, “Custom installation professionals have been asking us for a wireless access point with high-throughput video streaming capability – and we’ve answered their needs with our new WAP-W3N. It offers flexible configuration options and comes with mounting hardware that enables it to be installed in a server rack as well as in other locations.”

The WAP-W3N offers high data-throughput with an 802b/g/n radio configuration, and its trapezoid-face housing enables optimum positioning of the unit’s three antennas. The WAP-W3N’s compact size, rugged aluminum enclosure and 1U rack-space wing brackets enable it to be installed in a server rack, or it can be wall-mounted or placed on a flat surface. The WAP-W3N uses a single Cat5e cable for both power and networking, making installation easy.

The WAP-W3N is highly configurable and is optimized for use with A/V system touch panels and control devices. It offers multiple SSID and VLAN (virtual local area network) support, enabling a user to segment a wireless network for different devices – for example, computers, A/V system touch panels and gaming systems – to provide the most efficient operation for all the connected devices.

The unit can be configured in four modes: Wireless Access Point, Wireless Bridge, Wireless Repeater or Wireless Distribution System (WDS). The WAP-W3N features software-controlled, variable power output, for maximum transmission/reception performance, range and security. The WAP-W3N supports the latest security standards including WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP, WEP, RADIUS, MAC filtering and SSID Hide. The WAP-W3N can be used worldwide, thanks to its software-enabled country and power output configurability.

The Pakedge WAP-W3N Wireless-N Access Point is currently available and comes with three 5dBi omnidirectional antennas, a power supply, wall-mounting hardware and rack-mount brackets, a Quick Start Guide and a Cat5e cable. Please contact for pricing.


Pakedge Device & Software creates innovative networking products for people who demand performance, features, and reliability. Our products use the most advanced wireless and networking technology. They are designed for professionals to install and consumers to enjoy. For more information and system specifications, visit


• Standard: IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11b/g, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3af, IEEE802.1f, IEEE802.1x
• Data Rates and Frequency Band: IEEE 802.11b: DSSS 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps (auto fallback); IEEE 802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps (auto fallback); modulation- DBPSK @1Mbps, DQPSK @2Mbps, CCK @ 5.5 & 11Mbps, BPSK @6 and 9 Mbps, QPSK @12 and 18 Mbps, 16-QAM @24 and 36 Mbps, 64-QAM @48 and 54 Mbps; IEEE 802.11n- bandwidth selection
• RF Frequency Band: 2.400 – 2.484 GHz: U.S., Europe and Japan product covering 2.4 to 2.484 GHz, programmable for different country regulations
• Receive Sensitivity (Typical):
- 2.412~2.472G (IEEE802.11n), up to -91dBm; 2.412~2.472G (IEEE802.11g), up to -92dBm; 2.412~2.472G (IEEE802.11b): Up to -93dBm
• Available Transmit Power (Typical): – 2.412~2.472G (IEEE802.11g/n), up to 20dBm; 2.412~2.472G (IEEE802.11b), up to 19dBm
• Ethernet Connection: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port
- DHCP Server
• Operations: Up to four multiple SSIDs; supports 802.1q VLANs; Access Point Mode; Bridge Mode
• Built-in overload and short circuit protection
• Dimensions: 7.5″ L x 5.5″ W x 1.75″ H; 1U rack mount
• Weight: 17 oz.

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NuForce, Inc. takes pride in announcing the release of its Reference-18 Mono Power Amplifier

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

NuForce, Inc. takes pride in announcing the release of its Reference-18 Mono Power Amplifier. Building upon the unique technologies embodied in its award-wining Reference-9 Series, the Ref-18 represents an unprecedented level of performance and quality. The company’s new flagship amp employs a 17-inch-wide chassis enclosing, among other refinements, a proprietary Cross-Matrix Array (CMA) capacitor board and input stage optimized for minimal signal routing.

In addition to the Ref 18’s performance gains, the new amp features a touch-sensitive front panel, WBT binding posts and a 12-volt On-Off Trigger permitting it to operate as the cornerstone of premium-quality systems, be they two-channel, home theater, and other domestic or commercial application.

NuForce’s CEO Jason Lim: “Being a leader at audio’s high end is a difficult role to maintain. Nevertheless, our commitment to offer the most advanced technologies and performance at reasonable price-points remains firmly in place. Our Ref-18 is yet another step in that upward direction. We’re confident that the marketplace will continue to celebrate our efforts.

Pricing and Availability

The suggested retail price of the Reference-18 mono amplifier, which will be shipping on September 27, is $3,800 US per unit.


Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


September 19, 2010
Boca Raton, FL , Mount Sinai, NY and Miami, FL.

SMX CINEMA SOLUTIONS, CINEPRO MUSIC AND CINEMA SYSTEMS, and CINERAMAX SPECIAL VENUES in association with REALD PROFESSIONAL and BARCO MEDIA and ENTERTAINMENT will be treating CEDIA 2010 attendees to a spectacular 3-D demonstration in booth 2658 in Atlanta, Georgia. September 25-29. (more…)

XTZ Room Analyzer – a room measurement package in a box and Stereophile 2009 product of the year is now available for the first time from a US source

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

XTZ Room Analyzer – a room measurement package in a box and Stereophile 2009 product of the year is now available for the first time from a US source
XTZ Room Analyzer comprises an integrated measurement microphone and computer soundcard that connects easily to a PC or Mac running Windows. The software has been designed from the ground up with the goal of being easy to use.
Until now US customers have only been able to order XTZ Room Analyzer direct from the manufacturer in Sweden, with the high postage prices and delays that this entails. Acoustic Frontiers, a Californian company that provides acoustic design and calibration services for high end audio and home theater has just begun stocking and selling this product.
The launch price is $249 and is available at
XTZ Room Analyzer
XTZ’s Room Analyzer in a box
Uses of the product include:
– Understanding the frequency response and decay time of a room
– Finding the best location for speakers in terms of bass response
– Identifying the best subwoofer crossover frequency, slope and phase
Features of the product:
– High resolution 1 or 3-position averaged frequency response for bass frequencies under 250Hz
– 2D and 3D time energy frequency for bass frequencies
– A smoothed full range real time analyzer
– RT-60 reverberation times (more…)

Pakedge Introduces Its WAP-C3N and WAP-C3G In-Ceiling Access Points, The First Products to Use Pakedge’s Patented In-Ceiling Design

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

For Immediate Release
Date: September 16, 2010

Contact: Nick Phillips, 877-274-6100 x116,
Frank Doris / Media Relations, 631-645-5668,

Foster City, CA – Pakedge Device & Software today announced the introduction of its WAP-C3N and WAP-C3G In-Ceiling Wireless Access Points (WAP), the first products to incorporate the company’s newly awarded patent for an in-ceiling wireless access point design. The WAP-C3N offers n-band capability for high-throughput wireless video streaming, while the WAP-C3G provides 802b/g operation.

Because the WAP-C3N and WAP-C3G can be mounted in a ceiling (rather than being conventionally mounted in a wall or other location), they can provide significant advantages, including increased wireless range and more reliable operation because of reduced interference from building and construction materials.

Both are ideal for use in custom installation audio/video systems, home networks and security systems. They’re also suited for enterprise-class networks where the highest level of reliability is required. (more…)

Panamax/Furman Awarded Patent for UPS IR Control Link

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 16, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,755,216, entitled “Uninterrupted Power Supply With IR Control Link.” Featuring 20 claims, the patent covers the learning IR control feature in the company’s uninterrupted power supply (UPS) products, which utilizes a projector’s remote control system to interface with the UPS. By learning the projector’s power control infrared (IR) signals, these Panamax/Furman units allow expensive projector bulbs to go through a proper cool-down cycle in a power outage before shutting off, thus extending their lifetime.

“We are very excited to receive the patent for our IR Control Link technology, an important feature that extends the life of projector bulbs, providing significant savings for installers and consumers,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “This is our 19th patent overall. Our expanding portfolio of patent claims speaks highly to our contributions to the power management industry, with groundbreaking technologies that solidify our position as industry experts.”

To avoid permanent damage, many video projectors automatically cool bulbs with a built-in fan, which typically runs for eight to 10 minutes after the projector has been switched off. However, in the event of a power blackout, the high-power projector lamp will drain the UPS batteries quickly and lose power while the lamp is still hot. As a large number of projector OEMs each utilize proprietary firmware and software, UPS systems have not been developed that can automatically interface with projectors to send them into cool-down mode in such a scenario.

Invented by Gerald B. Hoopes, the learning IR control feature of Panamax/Furman’s UPS products solves this problem by recording, learning, and mimicking the IR signals of A/V components’ remote controls. These units can send an IR signal to the equipment to force it to go into a low-power, cool-down mode during a power outage, in which the projector lamp turns off but the fan continues to run while being powered by the UPS, thus allowing the bulb to complete its cool-down cycle.

Panamax/Furman products currently available with this new technology include the MB1500, M1000, MX5102, and F1500-UPS.

Details of patent number 7,755,216, “Uninterrupted Power Supply With IR Control Link,” may be viewed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website:

Guifx Launches New Control System Icons Set

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Based on Guifx’s Popular Byron Icons, the Control System Set Features 28 Sleek New and Updated Multimedia and System Device Icons

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sept. 14, 2010 — Guifx, an interface design studio specializing in touchscreen interfaces for home automation and embedded systems, today announced the release of its new Control System icons set. Designed by Guifx’s world-class artists and based on the company’s Byron set of source icons, the Control System set includes 28 sleek new and updated multimedia and system device icons based on feedback from the company’s customers, offering the perfect finishing touch for any design project. Owners of the Byron set are eligible for a free upgrade to the Control System set. (more…)

Panamax/Furman Named as One of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 9, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company has been selected as one of the best places to work in the North Bay in the fifth-annual North Bay Business Journal survey.

Winners of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award were selected from nominees by the Business Journal editorial department based on several criteria, including the results of an anonymous employee survey and a company application that provided information on issues such as diversity, benefits, and community involvement.

“It is an honor to be named one of the best places to work in the North Bay. For us, the most gratifying aspect of this award is that it is greatly determined by employee surveys,” stated Bill Pollock, president of Panamax/Furman. “This award demonstrates that our employees have not only embraced the culture we have worked hard to develop at Panamax/Furman over the years, but that they are pleased with the direction the company is going, as we extend our presence in the energy management market with our BlueBOLT(R) platform.”

Profiles of the winners will appear in a special publication supplementing the Business Journal’s Sept. 27 issue, and winners will be honored at a gala reception on Sept. 23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

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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(R), 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 and

Triton™ Two Tower Loudspeaker

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Press Contact: Sandy Gross


Triton Two Tower Loudspeaker

The Triton Two Tower is a high-performance loudspeaker with a built-in powered subwoofer. It is designed for superb performance in both high quality two channel stereo systems as well as in multi-channel home theater and music systems. Their sleek, elegantly curved and tapered design is important from both a styling as well as a performance perspective. The gorgeous piano black finish and compelling cutting-edge styling speaks for itself. However, additionally, the very narrow front baffle contributes significantly to Triton’s exceptional 3D imaging capability, which is especially important when used in 3D home theaters.

The built-in powered subwoofer section incorporates a GoldenEar designed 1200 watt DSP controlled digital amp to drive two front-mounted quadratic 5”x9” long-throw subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to two side-mounted quadratic 7”x10” planar infrasonic radiators. The amp has a PLD (Programmable Logic Device)  based state machine with a 278nS update time to manage a myriad of functions including soft-clipping, DC offset  control, output-stage anti-saturation protection and discrete multi-band limiting. Intrinsic THD is extremely low so very little negative feedback is required thus ensuring optimum transient performance.

There are two 4.5” GoldenEar-designed cast-basket high-definition bass/midrange drivers which are arrayed in a D’Appolito configuration around the tweeter. The drivers incorporate a unique Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP) as well as a proprietary computer optimized cone topology that helps them to achieve smooth linear response extending beyond 20 kHz. Even though they are crossed over at 3.5 kHz, the extended bandwidth and smooth resonant-free response well beyond their crossover point helps them to achieve near ideal performance in the range in which they are utilized.

The high frequency driver is a proprietary High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) design. The tweeter diaphragm is a high temperature film, which is folded like an accordion and positioned within an intense neodymium magnetic field. Unlike more conventional dome or ribbon tweeters which push the air, the HVFR develops higher pressure and velocity by squeezing the air out between the pleats of the diaphragm. The result is better impedance matching to the air in the room with greater control, smoother more extended response and dramatically improved dynamic range.

Dimensions:                      48” tall x 5.25” wide (at the front), 7.5” wide (at the back) x 15” deep (cabinet)

Rec. amplifier power:      20-500 watts per channel

Frequency response:       16 Hz – 35 kHz.

Retail price (USD):           $1,249.99/ea.

GoldenEar Theater:          Matching center channel speaker SuperSat 50 C

Matching rear/side surround speakers SuperSat 3

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GoldenEar Technology Debuts First Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Press Contact: Sandy Gross


GoldenEar Technology Debuts First Speakers at CEDIA Expo 2010

CEDIA Expo 2010 in Atlanta will mark the official debut for GoldenEar Technology and will also be the venue for the first showing of its inaugural product offerings. GoldenEar will be showing at CEDIA in Sound Room 15 (SR15).

GoldenEar is the new speaker company started by Sandy Gross, one of the founders of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, and Don Givogue, also a co-founder of Definitive.  GoldenEar is focused on creating innovative loudspeakers embodying ultra-high-performance, elegant styling and extraordinary value tailor-made for sale by high-quality specialty retailers.

The line portfolio consists of five basic speakers that can be combined into three systems. The five models are the Triton™ Two Tower ($1249 ea.), SuperSat™ 50 ($499 ea.), SuperSat 3 ($249 ea.), ForceField™ 3 Subwoofer ($499 ea.) and ForceField 4 Subwoofer ($699 ea.). The three systems are the TritonCinema Two ($3499), SuperCinema™ 50 ($2699) and SuperCinema 3 ($1749). All the speakers and systems are engineered from the ground up by GoldenEar to deliver equally superb performance with both music and movies as sources. (more…)

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