Pioneer Home Audio Builds More Bridges To Apple Ecosystem

Pioneer is building more bridges to Apple products in its mainstream A/V receiver (AVR) series. Four new mainstream-series A/V receivers include the company's first three AVRs certified by Apple to connect and charge an iPad (starting at $349), first A/V receiver with Apple's Air Play wireless audio-streaming technology (starting at $549), and first model (at $549) compatible with the new iControlAV2 app, which turns iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches into full-function remotes that control all features of the company's networked A/V receivers and Blu-ray players. The company promises to include the new Apple features in the rest of the A/V receivers that it will launch in the spring and summer, citing the high percentage of Pioneer AVR owners who own Apple products. More than 62 percent of Pioneer AVR owners own an Apple product, with 49 percent owning at least three Apple products, the company said. Twenty-six percent own an iPhone.

Netflix Unfriended by Facebook TV

Facebook took some air out of the Netflix balloon when it announced its own movie streaming media service Tuesday. Working with Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, Facebook is testing a video service that will let users rent movies for $3, or 30 Facebook credits. The first installment of the trial is the 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight, and users can have access to the rental for 48 hours. The move was not welcomed by Netflix investors who see Facebook's 600 million-member social media site as a formidable challenge to company's $8-a-month video streaming efforts. Netflix shares fell more than 4% to $199.30 in early trading Tuesday. Given Facebook's immense reach and the apparent ease at which it can keep users on the site while they watch movies, the move certainly threatens the Netflix model. Not only does Facebook give the studios access to its vast membership, it can also deliver advertisers a big group of consumers with shared interests.

SIM2 Kicks Off 15th -Anniversary Celebration with New 3D Home Cinema Projectors and a Crystal Clear View of the Future

SIM2 is well into a yearlong celebration of its 15th anniversary that will be highlighted by the introduction of a series of advanced new projector designs, promotions, and events in key U.S. cities.

Atlona's Si and Signature Line Matrix Switchers Receive Control4(R) Certification; Provide Seamless Integration With Control4 Home Automation Systems

Atlona Technologies(R) today announced that the company's Si and Signature line matrix switchers have earned Control4(R) certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with Control4 home automation systems.

D -Tools Enhances Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program with Holovision

Intercom, security, and access control leader joins D-Tools MVP Program Partnership to offer current System Integrator users detailed product information free of charge.

D -Tools System Integrator™ 5.5 Named as Finalist for 2011 CEA Mark of Excellence Award

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that D-Tools, Inc. was named a finalist for the 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA's TechHome Division.

New DigitalMedia 8G™ Room Controller Adds Built -In HD Video Scaler And Audio Amplifier For Best Digital AV Experience In Every Room

DM-RMC-200-C Scales Any Video Signal to Match the Native Resolution of Any Display, Enables High End Sound Quality in Any Room

Tributaries® Appoints Maverick Marketing in Florida

Tributaries pleased to announce the appointment of Maverick Marketing as their representative in Florida, effective immediately.

Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D is chosen for art installation

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® is announcing its participation in the RealTime UnReal installation commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit, RealTime UnReal, designed by Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke of Workspace Unlimited, utilizes Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D material to demonstrate the pinnacle of modern 3D i capabilities. The installation addresses the fusion of physical and digital space, employing 2 stereoscopic projections on a double-sided projection screen and game engine software customized by the artists, capturing visitors in the physical space and displaying them in an imaginary world. The virtual world seems to occupy physical space like a sculpture in the museum, an alternate reality floating in midair. Walking around the virtual world alters its viewpoint, reveals impossible perspectives and simultaneous occurrences, and disrupts its architecture. Realtime Unreal challenges visitors to bridge the gap between what their eyes perceive and what their minds believe is unreal. "Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D screen was a essential component to the exhibit due to its wider viewing cone and increased center to edge brightness uniformity," stated Thomas Soetens, Director/Leading Artist of Workspace Unlimited. "The RealTime UnReal exhibit is an immersive, interactive display that encourages visitors to walk around the screen making the ability to have 3D off-axis viewing a necessity for the success of the project."

Sequoia Technology Group Ltd Celebrates its 25th Birthday

On Feb 27th 2011 Sequoia Technology Group celebrated its 25th anniversary. Sequoia has been involved in electronics technology since 1986.

Digital Projection Expands Technical Services Team with Two Key Management Appointments

ATLANTA, GA - March 3, 2011 - Digital Projection International (DPI) recently expanded their technical services department with two key position placements.

Digital Projection Adds Service Administrator to Expanding Team

ATLANTA, GA - March 1, 2011 - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, recently announced the appointment of Lynne Foley as service administrator.

Lookee TV - WiFi Internet TV and Radio

Lookee TV is a revolutionary Wi-Fi enabled internet TV and radio player. This cutting edge device allows you to enjoy over 1,400 TV channels and over 30,000 radio stations. This means access to limitless content from all over the world.

Audiovox, Klipsch Deal Closes

Audiovox completed its acquisition of Klipsch Group for $166 million. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Audiovox, Klipsch Group will operate as a stand-alone entity that will continue to be run by its current management team in its current Indianapolis headquarters, Audiovox said. Audiovox expects the addition of Klipsch to generate about $170 million in additional net sales and $25 million in EBITDA in fiscal 2012, which started March 1 of 2011. Revenue for the combined companies in fiscal 2012 will be around $730 million "with potential upside for growth based on market conditions and continued execution of strategic growth initiatives," the company added. Audiovox president/CEO Patrick Lavelle said the acquisition of Klipsch's worldwide properties "gives us entre into the high-end installation market at both the residential and commercial level." In addition to its top market position in the U.S., "Klipsch brands are recognized throughout EMEA, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region, and we plan to continue expansion into other key international markets." Lavelle continued. He also said Audiovox intends to continue to support Klipsch's R&D capabilities and its quality reputation, both of which he described as "second to none." The purchase was financed through Audiovox cash and a new $175 million asset-based revolving credit facility.

Tobii unveils the world's first eye -controlled laptop

Tobii Technology unveiled the world's first laptop with integrated eye control. The prototype laptop has been developed in collaboration with computer manufacturer Lenovo and will be shown publicly for the first time at CeBIT in Hannover, March 1-5.

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