Matthew Polk to Conduct Product Training At CEDIA 2004

Session to focus on advanced loudspeaker technologies and IP addressable distribution systems

Baltimore MD, USA - July 27, 2004 - Today Polk Audio announced that company founder and Chairman Matthew Polk would personally conduct two product and technology training seminars at the 2004 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. The trainings will take place in Ballroom G of the Marriott Hotel across the street from the RCA Dome and Convention Center on Thursday September 9 at 9:00 AM and Friday September 10 at 10:00 AM.


The seminars will focus on explaining and demonstrating IP (Internet Protocol) addressable powered loudspeaker systems with the cutting edge DigiLinX™ IP digital whole -house audio distribution system by NetStreams. Both technologies offer consumers and integrators vast benefits including superior sound quality, ease -of -use, simple set up and unprecedented control. Topics include the benefits of local digital amplification, active crossovers, built -in DSP (digital signal processing) and all -digital IP addressable distribution networks. The training will include live demonstrations and direct audience participation for an entertaining and rich learning experience.

"We can do things with an amplified speaker that you just can't do with a passive speaker and external amplifier" said Polk Product Line Manager Al Baron. "With the NetStreams system and our IP addressable speakers you now can have loss -less, noise and distortion -free 96/24 digital audio transmitted anywhere in the house all the way up to the inputs of the individual drivers in the speaker system."

NetStreams' DigiLinX is comprised of IP -based audio products networked to distribute audio and control signals over an Ethernet or wireless network, using TCP/IP protocol. Using internationally accepted standard protocols allows easy and instant interface with a wide variety of systems and products, and control via any web browser equipped device (in addition to keypads). Examples of interfaces that NetStreams believes will become popular with its customers are PDAs, web tablets, and PCs as well as NetSteams' TouchLinX high resolution in -wall touch pad controllers.

No pre -registration is required to attend but Polk Audio asks that Integrators and Journalists interested in attending the seminar RSVP to Al Baron (410) 764 -5202 or email abaron@polkaudio.com.

About Polk Audio

Polk Audio is an international manufacturer of home and car loudspeakers with headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Matthew Polk and George Klopfer continue to lead the company they founded in 1972 with $200 and a dream. Polk Audio, The Speaker Specialists®, holds over 55 US and foreign patents for advances in loudspeaker technology and design. Polk speakers are sold in over 50 countries and in audio/video retailers throughout the US and Canada. More information about Polk Audio can be found at www.polkaudio.com. Consumers can reach Polk Audio by phone (800) 377 -7655 or by email mailto:polkcs@polkaudio.com

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