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D-Tools MVP Manufacturer Partners realize the importance of bringing you their product information and have chosen to support the D-Tools user community by joining the program and making their product data directly available through D-Tools SI software. Read on for the latest manufacturer company news and product updates.

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MADISON- One of the most comfortable chairs in the FORTRESS line for over 40 years is now available as a viewing chair.  Made in the USA for over 70 years

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The Madison has been one of the most popular executive models for over 40 years.  Now FORTRESS has built those same Madison qualities of high-end design and extreme ergonomic comfort with enhanced lumbar support into a home theater viewing chair.

Shown here is the Madison, complete with a variety of unique accessories…all concealed until you are ready for them.  Included in this unit is the Pocket Arm which creates individual seats when the arm is down; Motorized 1st Class Tray Tables in custom outside arms; Motorized Reclining Press Back in the chaise unit; Data Port for all your electronics in outside arm; Storage Drawer in chaise; Chaise Footrests and Storage Ottomans.

View more Madisons here   http://www.fortresseating.com/productpage.php?prod_id=502

 

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FSR, a Passaic County-based manufacturer of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and FSR at United Way 2013religious markets, continues its support of the local community by once again partnering with United Way of Passaic County for its highly successful “Backpacks 4 Kids” program, the largest of its kind in the region.  By donating essential school supplies, such as 50 backpacks filled with notebooks, erasers, pens, pencils, erasers and crayons, along with 50 lunch boxes, FSR joins other local businesses and the United Way of Passaic County in their efforts to help more than 900 local students in the region with the essential school supplies they need for the school year ahead.

Part of a larger United Way initiative and a combined effort between area businesses, the “Backpacks 4 Kids” mission is to send students back to school in the Fall equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

“We are honored to participate in this outstanding program that helps properly prepare our local kids for the next school year,” said Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “As an active member of the Passaic County community, FSR continues to support the United Way’s mission and steadfast principle that every child, no matter their background, can thrive if they have the proper tools to support their educational goals.”

 

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Key Digital presents Fat CAT Series™ HDMI / HDBT extenders that deliver quality engineering necessary for a

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KD-CATHD250Lite – HDBT/HDMI “Lite” via Single CAT5e/6 Extenders with Full Buffer System/IR (TX/RX)  complicated and tightly scheduled installation. The extenders allows installers to send and receive HDMI/HDBT, IR/RS-232 Control signals over CAT5e/6 cables. Key Digital extenders give the flexibility, durability, and quality that are expected from an innovative manufacturer. Achieve maximum performance with Key Digital extenders by pairing them with High Performance CAT6/STP Cabling: KD-CAT6STP1X

KD-CATHD250Lite – HDBT/HDMI “Lite” via Single CAT5e/6 Extenders with Full Buffer System/IR (TX/RX)

Key Benefits

  • Requires only ONE CAT5e/6 cable between Tx and Rx units
  • Supports Full Buffer System
  • Supports HD BaseT® Technology

KD-CATHD250POH – HDBT/HDMI “Lite POH” via Single CAT5e/6 Extenders with Full Buffer System/IR/Power Over HDBT (TX/RX)

Key Benefits

  • POH (Power Over HDBaseT) capability. The power supply only required at TX end. The Rx unit will be powered by power supply at TX end through the CAT5e/6 cable connected between Tx and Rx. These products are point to point connectivity only and are not compatible with generic Ethernet network devices.
  • Requires only ONE CAT5e/6 cable between Tx and Rx units
  • Supports Full Buffer System
  • Supports HD BaseT® Technology

Advanced HDMI Features

  • 3D – Capability to pass broadcast (1080i/720p) 3D stereoscopic signal formats
  • 4K – Ultra HD (4096×2160/24) video resolution support

Key Features

  • Supported Cable Runs:
    • Up to 120 feet @ HDMI 2160p/24/30 (4K/UltraHD)
    • Up to 250 feet @ HDMI 1080p/60/24, 1080i, 720p with KD-CAT6STP1X cable
    • Up to 210 feet @ HDMI 1080p/60/24, 1080i, 720p with generic CAT5e/6 cables
  • Can be used to extend uni-directional IR signals OR bi-directional RS-232 control
  • Supports all SD, HD, and VESA resolutions up to 2160p (4K/UltraHD)
  • Can be used to extend uni-directional IR signals OR bi-directional RS-232 control.
  • Supports lossless compressed digital audio:
    • Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS™-HD Master Audio

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Noble Fidelity L-85 mk II In-Ceiling Speaker awarded 4.5 of 5 stars by Home Theater ReviewNoble-Fidelity-L-85-mk-ll-in-ceiling-speaker-review-tilted

Acclaimed industry journalist and reviewer Darryl Wilkinson concluded, “I was thoroughly impressed with the Noble Fidelity L-85 mk II in-ceiling speakers. They’re dynamic, have excellent bass response for an in-ceiling model, and possess a very smooth mid- and high-end. Overall, they’re a splendid set of speakers to hear. For serious music listening, I always recommend using in-room speakers, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have the space in their rooms for a set of speakers. In those cases – whether they’re mounted in the ceiling or in the wall – the Noble Fidelity L-85 mk IIs offer a spectacular alternative that will leave you savoring the fidelity of the sound rather than simmering over what’s missing.” Read the full review here! 

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Cool Tool of the Week: PSD-HDCA

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The PSD-HDCA improves versatility with its advanced design and simple, one-step attachment process with no need for special tools. The adapter attaches to carts and stand configurations in less than a minute, making installation quick and simple, and comes with an attached standard wrench for quick bolt adjustments. It can easily adapt to UFA adapter plates or CTM flat-panel mounts, providing versatility while using one of our “backbone” dual pole carts or stand configurations. Binocular-shaped adapters can create unnecessary hassle since you need to slide them off the top of the stand for adjustments. The PSD-HDCA makes things easy, allowing you to loosen and remove at any point on the poles, saving you both time and man power. There’s no need to put two or more people on a job when they’ve got a laundry list of other assignments to attend to. One person, one minute, and you’re done.

 

 

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SAVANT®SmartLink and SmartAudio Products Now Shipping

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Savant Systems, LLC has announced that the SmartLink matrix switch and the SmartAudio SSA-3220, which were both exhibited at CEDIA Expo 2013, are now available from Savant. Leading the way for both residential and commercial control, automation and entertainment applications, Savant’s new scalable media switching and distribution systems deliver a tremendous range of options to address a broad range of system sizes and configurations.

 
Savant’s SmartLink technology is available in three versions, each with eight HDMI® video/audio inputs and eight S/PDIF audio-only outputs. Integrators can select between four, six or eight HDBaseT 5Play™ or HDMI video and audio outputs. All three versions of the SmartLink leverage HDBaseT 5Play technology, which enables integrators to reduce installation time and costs by using a single CAT5e/6 cable to deliver uncompressed high definition video, audio, control, and power across 100 meters of cable length. Savant’s SmartLink technology is designed to ensure easy and efficient interoperability with other certified HDBaseT 5Play products. The three new video switch products are designed to be controlled using an Apple® iOS device equipped with Savant’s award-winning TrueControl™ apps. The open control protocol of these new devices gives integrators the flexibility to upgrade their customers to a Savant video switch regardless of the existing control environment. The broad range of available control ports facilitates easy management of all audio and video sources, and the HDMI inputs can split off audio to send to a Savant audio switch for whole-house distribution.

 
Savant’s SmartAudio SSA-3220 32×20 is the ultimate distributed audio solution housed in a compact 2U rack-mountable design. The SSA-3220 includes 16 analog and 16 digital selectable inputs, 20 outputs (16 analog plus four S/PDIF) for passing analog line-level audio to an external amplifier. Both analog and digital audio conversion capabilities are standard and both analog and digital audio is available simultaneously on each output for maximum flexibility. The broad range of selectable analog and digital inputs makes it simple to manage a large number of audio sources. The SSA-3220 incorporates control of volume, balance, and a useful seven-band equalizer (EQ) per zone of analog and digital audio.

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Tributaries proudly announces the introduction of its Series 2 and Series 4 interconnect cables

Tributaries proudly introduces the Series 2 interconnect cables with the same look as the Series 3 cables but engineered with an improved level of performance far above the Series 3. All cables except the molded Y cables are made by hand in Orlando Florida. Tributaries has made major changes in the construction of the audio cables by changing the coaxial design to a perfect twisted pair geometry with solid 24AWG conductors which yields a more accurate signal transfer. Digital and Video cables employ a 75 ohm coaxial design with an upgraded solid conductor for a higher level of performance.

  • Perfect Twisted Pair Audio Cables with 24AWG Solid Conductors for Accurate Signal Transfer
  • Digital and Video Cables with Solid 24AWG Conductors have 75 ohm Impedance.

Tributaries proudly introduces a new series of interconnect cables that are hand-made in Orlando, Florida.  The Series 4 line of interconnect cables have a level of performance far above previous models of Series 3 and Series 5 cables. Tributaries has made major changes in the construction of the audio cables by changing the coaxial design to a perfect twisted pair geometry with solid 22AWG conductors which yields a more accurate signal transfer. Digital and Video cables employ a 75 ohm coaxial design with an upgraded solid conductor for a higher level of performance.

  • Perfect Twisted Pair Audio Cables with 22AWG Solid Conductors for Accurate Signal Transfer
  • Digital and Video Cables with Solid 22AWG Conductors have 75 ohm Impedance
  • Fiber Optic Cables are Extremely Flexible and Employ Highly Reflective Cladding
  • Beautiful Cosmetics Provides Luxury at a Budget Price Point

 

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Use ANY App on Your Tablet, PC or Mac in a Meeting Room with Vaddio’s GroupSTATION

Vaddio is now shipping GroupSTATION – a meeting room solution that enables meeting room participants to use their own personal applications on their own devices (tablets, laptops and network computers.)

“Mobile computing has really redefined how and where we work in the enterprise,” explains CEO of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “Remember when the only place we could work was at our desk? These desktop computers are now mobile devices we take with us everywhere. The problem as that mobile users want the ability to share their content and collaboration tools from these devices in a meeting room with local and remote participants. GroupSTATION solves this by allowing you to bring your mobile device into the meeting room. Now any app you use on your mobile device can be presented or shared as a group.”

Employees can share PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, engage in high definition videoconferencing using Skype, Microsoft Lync, WebEx or any other UC application. GroupSTATION allows any application to be shared or collaborated in the meeting room. Users can also use the standalone SIP based speakerphone for audio conferencing calls.

GroupSTATION includes the necessary peripherals to create a high-quality multi-use room and group collaboration experience: an HD PTZ camera, loudspeakers, microphones and a control dock. Users simply connect personal devices to the GroupSTATION via a USB, VGA or HDMI connection and begin using their favorite collaboration tools.

For more information on the GroupSTATION please visit the Vaddio website at www.vaddio.com. 

 

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Have you installed a VidaBox iPad frame/mount, or seen one “in the wild?”

If you have, VidaBox would like to reward you with a gift! To win, take a picture or video and post it to your social media account. More details on this promotion can be found  here.