DirectConnect® comments on earning 2011 Custom Retailer EXC!TE Award at CEDIA 2011 for providing what the custom installation industry has been asking for - Dual HDMI® Cascading Balun with Wireless Remote Control over a Single Coaxial Cable

Cascadable & auto-adjusting balun with full 1080P up to 393.7' over a single coaxial cable for both residential & commercial - no programming or setup. Dual outputs & switchable HDMI® inputs offering up to 3x the signal distance of a standard balun.

Houston, TX, August 10, 2011 - DirectConnect® continues to ensure that its products meet high performance standards while doing so at affordable prices. DirectConnect® again received the Custom Retailer EXC!TE Award at CEDIA this year, for its new Cascading HDMI® Balun with Wireless Remote Control over a Single Coaxial Cable. A unique solution for the professional custom installer and integrator, the DCC5HCX KIT is exactly what the installation community has been asking for, both for retro and new installations.

Custom Retailer magazine's annual EXC!TE Awards are awarded to the most distinguished industry products that display innovative solutions for custom installation professionals. DirectConnect® Product Manager Michael Jorewicz said, "We are thrilled to receive another EXC!TE Award, this time for our new Cascading HDMI® Balun."
The DCCHCX kit and the DCC5HCXRX optional cascading receiver is part of a complete family of award -winning HDMI® switchers, distribution amps, cables, and standard HDMI® products (HDMI® and HDMI® HDBaseT™ over Cat5/6, HDMI® Coax, and Gigabit HDMI®/USB/RS232/IR/& more over IP).
This is the third EXC!TE Award that has been presented to DirectConnect®; others include DirectConnect's HDMI -A -0.5MB cable in 2008 and its Professional Series rack in 2010. DirectConnect® specified and closely monitored quality control in the manufacturing process of their line of HDMI™ cables―including the specific eight HDMI™ models recently rated by DPL Labs' testing and certification program.
DirectConnect's manufacturing excellence in developing these eight HDMI™ 1080P/60Hz/165Hz -class cables has been validated through DPL Labs' demanding testing process in which all models submitted received DPL's seal of approval. One model earned the distinction of being the first product to earn DPL's highest (best) rating of "5." This same "Perfect 5" HDMI Cable was also honored by CustomRetailer for the 2008 EXC!TE Award.
About DirectConnect®
Since 1996, DirectConnect® has been a leading manufacturer of products and solutions designed specifically for the custom integration industry, specializing in the installation of sophisticated audio, video, security, telecom, and data networking systems. Based in Houston, DirectConnect® offers a wide range of electronic and installation products. Additionally, DirectConnect® manufactures patented and patent -pending products, wall plates, baluns, distribution panels, and many other valuable solutions and applications that address custom installation needs. Information about DirectConnect® is available at or by calling 800 -531 -3224. Send inquiries regarding DirectConnect® products to Larry Triebel at 800.531.3224 or email at

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