Leading Active HDMI and DVI Manufacturer Partners with World-Wide Leader in Home Electronics Distribution
AUSTIN, Texas - May 2, 2008 - VizionWare, the leading manufacturer of high performance, active HDMI and DVI products, has announced a distribution agreement with Smarthome, Inc. to offer VizionWare's entire line of digital interconnects and accessories. As part of the agreement, VizionWare's complete product line, including its award -winning Hi -Wirez Series HDMI interconnects, will be available for purchase through Smarthome's extensive sales catalog and online store.
"We are excited to secure this distribution agreement with Smarthome," said Ben Jamison, vice president of sales and marketing at VizionWare. "As one of the world's largest home electronics distributors, Smarthome provides a perfect outlet to distribute VizionWare's entire line of active digital HDMI and DVI products and accessories which offer the best high -performance, high -definition cabling solutions."
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome, a SmartLabs, Inc. company, is one of the world -wide leaders in affordable electronic home improvement and home automation product distribution.
"We are delighted to be working with VizionWare," said Laurie Maroni, vice president of marketing for Smarthome. "With the growing need for high quality interconnects we believe VizionWare's unique and industry leading solution for delivering digital data over HDMI and DVI cabling will be the perfect solution for Smarthome's highly technical customers."
Among the products offered through Smarthome will be VizionWare's entire series of award -winning HDMI interconnects, including the all -new Hi -Wirez 2250 Series Advanced Digital HDMI Interconnects as well as the highly acclaimed Hi -Wirez 1650, 1650LD and 3400 Series.
Available in lengths from 4 -25 feet (1 -7 meters), the all -new Hi -Wirez 2250 Series is designed specifically for home theater, high definition television and high performance gaming applications. Featuring a compact cable -head design, the Hi -Wirez 2250 Series offers the ultimate single -cable solution for flat panel displays. The Hi -Wirez 2250 Series utilizes VizionWare's proprietary Active HDMI technology to meet HDMI 1.3 specifications, including Deep Color up to 10 bits per channel and lossless high -resolution audio.
VizionWare's Hi -Wirez 1650 Series, available in lengths up to 98 feet (30 meters), passed both the ATC and SimplayHD Labs testing qualifications and have been granted the prestigious SimplayHD certification of compliance. Sporting a versatile slim -head design with Intelligent Power Management (IPM) technology, the 1650 Series features a light -weight flexible cable for custom installation ease. Its embedded power management technology provides an improved hot plug detector to prevent cable or equipment damage. VizionWare's exclusive IPM implementation enhances hot plug detection capabilities and automatically powers off the cable when not in use to conserve energy and prevent damage.
The 1650LD Series provides the perfect solution to the challenge of sending HDMI signals over extremely long distances, allowing installers to transmit 1080p HDMI at lengths over 328 feet (100 meters) with no data loss. And because VizionWare's optical modulation technologies result in pristine digital signals at extremely high data rates, the 1650LD Series enables the latest features of the HDMI Specification including Deep Color.
VizionWare's Hi -Wirez 3400 Series provides the best in HDMI technology and innovation delivered at blazing speeds. With technology advancing at an exceedingly high rate, installers can now integrate 3400 Series interconnects into the home for future innovations. Compliant to HDMI Type A, Category 2 standards, these interconnects provide transfer speeds up to 10.2Gb/sec and support for Deep Color and lossless audio, ensuring that wires installed today will support tomorrow's technology. VizionWare's 3400 Series interconnects are available at lengths up to 65 feet (20 meters), allowing installers to make their current installations "future ready" for the consumer.
• VizionWare has announced a distribution agreement with Smarthome, Inc. to offer VizionWare's entire line of digital interconnects and accessories.
• VizionWare's complete product line, including the award -winning Hi -Wirez Series HDMI interconnects, will be available for purchase through Smarthome's extensive online store and sales catalog.
• Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome, a SmartLabs, Inc. company, is one of the world -wide leaders in affordable electronic home improvement and home automation product distribution.
VizionWare has developed and applied a patented core silicon technology to create a complete family of next generation digital interconnect products. The company's award -winning digital technology delivers numerous unique technological advances - including image -enhancing circuitry, signal balancing and enhanced transmission technology between the source and sink cable ends - leading to unprecedented improvements to HDMI and DVI digital interconnect cables and adapters. These key advances overcome the limitations of passive analog and pseudo -active cables, enhancing transmission between the source and sink cable ends. The technologies also lower EMI radiation and interference with other wired and wireless connections, while delivering theater quality signals to the display independent of cable length.
For more information about VizionWare and its innovative products, please visit www.VizionWare.com or call 512 -493 -9660.
About Smarthome, Inc.
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc., is an integrated technology company in the home automation and control industry and the only one of its kind to offer technology, product development and a distribution channel for selling to dealers and installers and direct to consumers. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops private -label home control products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own as well as third -party products to consumers at Smarthome.com, "the Amazon.com of home automation" (Newsweek, 2004), and via the Smarthome catalog. More information about SmartLabs is available at www.smartlabsinc.com. SmartLabs is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
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