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Just Announced! Eight Configurations for AMX Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switchers

• New Models with Less Inputs at a Lower Cost
• New Models with DXLink Inputs
• New Models with 70/100V Amplifier
We are excited to announce new configurations of the 2012 Product of the Year, Enova DVX-3150HD. While our integrators feel the DVX meets an incredible need, there were many requests from the market to make it available in more configurations. They wanted a model with fewer inputs at a lower cost, the ability to bring sources in remotely via DXLink Inputs and models with 70/100V speaker amplification. AMX is exceeding expectations with extension of the range to eight including four 6×3 models and four 10x4s.
Complete details are available at AMX.com and in our new Pocket Guide. And be sure to visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more updates.




Atlona at ISE 2012: 4X4 HDBaseT, More Wireless Coming
In addition to LinkCast wireless HD,”We’ll come out with commercial-grade wireless products really meant for integrators,” Atlona says. Plus, company debuts 4×4 HDBaseT switcher.

By Julie Jacobson, of Ce Pro

Fresh off its CEA Innovations Award win at CES 2012Atlona touted its LinkCast wireless HD distribution system during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2012) in Amsterdam.

Based on technology from Amimon (WHDi), the LinkCast system enables the distribution of multiple HDMI sources to multiple displays wirelessly up to 40 feet.

The product is aimed primarily at PC-type sources, as a USB port is required for power. The unit supports uncompressed video resolutions up to 1080p HD and 1280×1024, including 3D video, with a latency of less than one millisecond, according to the company.

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Get cash for analog trash- Enter into the digital age with Crestron DigitalMedia™

For a limited time, when you upgrade to DigitalMedia we’ll give you generous trade-in credit for your old analog equipment.

Upgrading from analog to digital was never so easy

Crestron DigitalMedia distributes all analog and digital signals long distance over a single CAT5e cable. No new wires to pull or connectors to terminate. No more patching together of multiple off-the-shelf products. Everything is engineered to work together, including the powerful software tools that make installation a snap.

Crestron “Cash for Trash” trade-in program
The Crestron “Cash for Trash” program offers significant trade-in credit for installed analog equipment when upgrading to digital with Crestron DigitalMedia™. Just swap out the analog switchers and room boxes and replace them with Crestron DigitalMedia to receive up to 100% credit on soon-to-be (if not already) obsolete analog AV distribution equipment.
50% trade-in credit toward DMPS-300-C
For a limited time, when you upgrade from a Crestron MPS to a new DMPS-300-C, we’ll give you an industry leading 50% trade-in credit. It’s like getting cash for analog trash. Find out how much you can get. Complete and submit the form above to get a FREE quote today.
Join the club
When you upgrade to Crestron DigitalMedia you’re in good company. Thousands of universities, military installations, and Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Nintendo rely on Crestron DigitalMedia in their conference rooms and lecture halls.

Click here for more info and for a free trade in quote! 


A national academic dental training lab features 96 stations complete with high definition monitors and 1080p digital imaging. The stations provide a hands−on learning environment where dental students can perform dental procedures on simulated heads by following the instructions on their individual screens.

The system begins with the instructor’s table at the front of the room. An array of electronic equipment, including a DVD player, digital cameras, document camera, and a computer are all linked to a video processor with a touch−screen monitor. The instructor selects the video source, and the signal is fed to 12 student pods through a Kramer VM−16H 1×16 HDMI distribution amplifier. The distribution amplifier re−clocks and equalizes the signal and distributes it to 16 identical outputs, which are located at each of 12 eight−desk student pods. Each pod has eight individual 1080P monitors with video distributed by a Kramer VM−8H 1×8 HDMI distribution amplifiers. The students view the instructors’ model and proceed with the dental simulation.

According to the dental lab installer, getting 1080P HD video to 96 monitors in a room was going to be a huge challenge. They were able to do it using 1080p resolution and CAT6 cables. In its switch from analog to digital, the lab replaced analog VGA monitors with 20−inch digital monitors. They are connected by the Kramer Electronics PT−571 and PT−572+ HDMI over twisted pair transmitters and receivers at each of the 12 pods. The room also has an extensive audio system with amplifiers, for clear sound to every student pod.

Dental students will be well prepared to improve people’s smiles thanks to the state−of−the−art dental simulation lab connected by Kramer Electronics products.


Belden Announces Two New Product Catalogs

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is pleased to announce the availability of two new system component catalogs. The Belden IBDN Copper Systems and FiberExpress Systems catalogs detail the complete line of structured cabling system components for today’s advanced networking applications. The full color catalogs offer an extensive array of product information and photos, including selection guides, specification tables and ordering information.
• Pre-Terminated and Field-Terminated SystemsBelden IBDN Copper Systems represent networking leadership at every turn, providing top-performing structured cabling systems that reduce downtime, ease deployment and facilitate migration to advanced networking technologies and converged building systems. Designed with innovative technologies that provide beyond-standards performance, Belden IBDN Copper Systems are available in five different levels to meet customers’ specific needs, no matter what application or environment. Belden IBDN Copper Systems are available with the following wide range of components, each tuned to its other system components to provide optimum, end-to-end system performance:

• Nonbonded-Pair and Bonded-Pair cable and assemblies
• Unshielded and shielded cable, assemblies and components
• Ultra High-Density, AngleFlex and standard patch panels
• KeyConnect and MDVO-Style modular jacks
• Patch cords, pigtails and pre-terminated cabling assemblies
• MediaFlex, KeyConnect and MDVO-Style workstation outlet systems
• BIX and 110 IDC cross-connect systems.
• Indoor, outdoor and specialty backbone and riser cables

With IBDN FiberExpress Systems, Belden takes a complete approach to fiber optic cabling. Uniquely positioned to support everything from legacy fiber systems and current backbone and data center fiber links, to future high-speed fiber transmission and long-reach fiber applications, Belden IBDN FiberExpress Systems are available in five differ¬ent levels to meet specific customer needs. Each FiberExpress System is available with a wide range of components including:

• Pre-Terminated and Field-Terminated Systems
• Field-installable connectors
• Ultra high-density and standard patch panels and fiber management systems
• Patch cords, pigtails and pre-terminated multi-fiber cable assemblies
• Modular faceplates, modules and adapters
• Customizable hybrid cables, assemblies and housings
• Indoor and outdoor tight buffer and loose-tube distribution and trunk cables
• Interlock armor, direct burial and ruggedized cables for industrial environments

The Belden IBDN Copper Systems catalog and FiberExpress Systems catalog are available at www.Belden.com.

Download the IBDN Copper Systems catalog.
Download the IBDN FiberExpress catalog.

About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,800 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com.


IBDN, FiberExpress, KeyConnect, MediaFlex, BIX and Belden Sending All The Right Signals are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. in the United States and other countries. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

For more information, contact:

Alison McCreath
Marketing Communications

Definitive Technology to Debut Three New Bookshelf Speakers at CEDIA 2011
Among the seven new products that will debut at CEDIA are three new StudioMonitor® bookshelf loudspeakers. The SM45 ($199 ea. MSRP), SM55 ($299 ea. MSRP) and SM65 ($449 ea. MSRP) replace the existing StudioMonitor 350 and 450 models and are the first new bookshelf-style speakers from Definitive in nearly ten years. Every part of every new model has been redesigned and improved for improved appearance and performance. All three new models feature Definitive’s latest generation patented Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) bass/midrange drivers as well as Definitive’s latest Pure Aluminum dome tweeter for dramatic upgrades in accuracy, detail retrieval and life-like imaging. The SM55 and SM65 employ top-mounted bass radiators to augment low-frequency response for deep, precise and powerful bass performance not usually found in such compact speakers. The new SM product line will ship to US and Canadian retailers in Q4 2011.

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HDMI® Cables – Commercial

Basic Commercial
Super Sonic Speed 21 Gbps CL3 Rated HDMI cables for
Basic Commercial installations, featuring gold-plated 26 to
28 Gauge conductors and precision internal windings
Premium Commercial
Super Sonic Speed 21 Gbps CL3 Rated HDMI cables for
Premium Commercial installations, featuring gold-plated 24
to 26 Gauge conductors and precision internal windings

HDMI Features

3D – Capability to pass 3D stereoscopic signal formats
4K – 4096×2160/24 video resolution support for commercial applications
such as Digital Movie Theaters, CAD, Post Production, Graphics and etc.
HDMI Ethernet Channel – Allows 100 Mb/s Ethernet between two HDMI
connecting devices
Audio Return Channel – Allows audio to be returned from display back
to HDMI source for amplification and display

Key Features:

Supports all SD, HD, and VESA (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, UXGA)
resolutions up to 1080p (60Hz & 50Hz)
»» SD & HD: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
»» VESA / DVI: From 640x480p up to 1920x1200p

»» HDMI® with HDCP
»» 21 Gbps Super Sonic Speed
»» 3D Ready, 4K Resolution Support
»» 16-bit Deep Color
»» Supports 120 Hz, 240 Hz, 480 Hz and 600 Hz displays

Full support of lossless digital audio formats:
»» Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS™-HD Master Audio

Gold-Plated 24 Gauge Conductors

CL3 (FT4 Rating for Canada) UL Rated cable meets fire code requirements
for in-wall installation

Premium Residential Cables
Contains special circuit to increase cable run
LED for power detection and identification of receiving end of cable

Connectors: 24K Gold-plated
Cable: Oxygen-free dielectric
Licensing: Fully licensed and compatible with all HDMI® and HDCP technologies


Introducing the Sharp AQUOS BOARD Lineup of Interactive Display Systems
New 80” Class (80” Diagonal) and 60” Class (60” Diagonal) Models Complete the Product Family

Imagine your greatest ideas displayed in Sharp AQUOS HD 1080p brilliance.


That’s the power of the Sharp AQUOS BOARD lineup of interactive display systems, the new cutting-edge in large format display technology.


Now in three spectacularly large class sizes, the AQUOS BOARD brings greater collaboration and interactivity to presentations, web conferences, and class lessons. Using the intuitive, accurate multi-touch screen and included Sharp Pen Software™, the presenter can open and close documents, enlarge or shrink images, even make annotations – all with the touch of a finger or the included pen. Add in the optional on-board PC with powerful processor, brilliant color full HD images and full array LED backlight, and you’ve got an all-in-one solution package.


For your reference, information regarding availability, pricing, optional equipment and shipping information are outlined below.


Availability: The 60” class (60” diagonal) PN-L602B will be available March 1, 2012; the 80” class (80” diagonal) PN-L802B will be available April 1, 2012; the 70” class (69 ½” diagonal) PN-L702B is available for immediate shipping.




Suggested List






Optional Equipment



Suggested List



Intel Pentium® 2.6 GHz Dual Core Whiteboard PC with Windows® 7 Pro



Rolling Cart Floor Stand for

PN-L602B and PN-L702B



Floor Stand for PN-L802B

Coming Soon



Input/Output Expansion Board









Sharp is pleased to have expanded the product line from our PN-L702B 70” class (69 ½” diagonal) model to include the new PN-L602B 60” class (60” diagonal) and spectacular PN-L802B 80” class (80” diagonal) models. Collectively, the product family is named the Sharp AQUOS BOARD. To learn more about the outstanding multi-functional capabilities of the Sharp AQUOS BOARD, please view the new product brochure.




Great New Selling Tool for URC Total Control

URC has developed another great selling tool for its dealers. With its new Total Control brochure for consumers, URC dealers and installers can show their clients everything that a well-programmed URC Total Control system can do to improve their lives. Written in non-technical language, the brochure focuses on end-user benefits, as opposed to hardcore product information and specs.


The brochure is available now through the dealers-only URC Control Room. Built and maintained EXCLUSIVELY for URC dealers and installers, the URC Control Room features sales/marketing materials, technical resources, training and education, videos, an app marketplace (the URC Tool Box), an installer forum and much more! Contact your URC distributor or sales rep today to get your registration code, and log on to enjoy everything the URC Control Room offers you and your business!