D-Tools MVP manufacturers 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 news and product updates.

Another Successful NAB for Atlona Technologies.  Below are some the latest products highlighted by Atlona Technologies at NAB Expo 2011.

AT-DRC444: Multi-Input Presentation Switcher- Click here for details.

KIT-PROHD3: Atlona Custom Installation Testing Kit – Click here for details.

AT-PROHD82M: 8×2 HD Video Scaler with 2 Matrix Outputs – Click here for details.

AT-3GSDI-HD2: 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI to HDMI with Stereo Audio Converter – Click here for details.

Atlona Introduces HDBaseT Technology into their products!

AT-HD4-V110SR: HDMI Extender Kit over Cat5, 6 or 7.  Distances at 350ft with resolution up to 4Kx2K

The Atlona AT-HD4-V110SR is an HDMI over single Cat 5/6/7 extender kit designed on HDBaseT technology which allows full 3D support with up to 350ft at 4Kx2K(4 times the 1080p) resolution. It supports Bi-Directional RS-232, Bi-Directional IR, Bi Directional Ethernet, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD pass-through. The Atlona AT-HD4-V110SR is a perfect solution for extending any HDMI source such as a Blu-Ray, PS3, Apple TV, Video Codec, Matrix Switcher, or any other from a remote location to your display.

AT-DVI4-100SR: DVI Extender Kit over Cat5, 6 or 7.  Distances at 350ft with resolution up to 4Kx2K

The Atlona AT-DVI4-100SR is a DVI over single Cat 5, 6 or 7 transmitter and receiver set which allows 350ft of uncompressed video up to 1080p @ 48bit, 2K and 4Kx2K. It supports Bi-Directional RS-232, Bi-Directional IR and Bi-Directional Ethernet. The Atlona AT-DVI4-100SR is a perfect solution for extending any DVI source such as a Computer, Video Codec, Matrix Switcher, or any other from a remote location to your display.

Start Using the Web to Generate Referrals

How many times have you generated new business because a previous customer encouraged a friend to do business with you? Angie Hicks has become one of the most powerful people in the country. She’s the Indiana woman whose Website, Angie’s List, has earned a huge national following by offering consumers a platform to give their opinions about service providers and their product offerings. The site and others like it can be referral machines for dealers who offer great products and service.

Hicks recently offered up a raving review about central vacuum systems that, in turn, generated some very favorable stories in newspapers and on television that also showcased BEAM dealers. Most importantly, it got consumers talking positively about central vacuum systems.

While you can’t stop a disgruntled customer from posting a negative review, don’t overlook the potential of the Web to generate referral business. Most of the customers you serve are completely satisfied and impressed with your products, your installation crews or both. So, why not ask them to go to influential sites and post a positive review of your business?

BG Appoints New Sales Representative

Innovative Loudspeaker Brand Names The Jan Tulloch Company.

Carson City, NV April, 2011 – BG Radia, an industry leader in innovative loudspeaker technology, announced the appointment of a new sales representative.

New for BG is The Jan Tulloch Company in Northern California.

According to BG’s President, Mark Fielder, “We are delighted to have an outstanding rep firm such as The Jan Tulloch Company, join the BG rep family. A high performance brand such as BG requires a sales team with the experience and caliber The Jan Tulloch firm brings.”

Since 1988 JTCO has provided sales, service and support to manufactures through its thorough understanding of the Northern California/Northern Nevada market. Having established ongoing relationships with independent retailers and custom integrators alike, Jan Tulloch has built a strong company in the Consumer Electronics Industry.

On their company’s appointment by BG, Jan Tulloch stated, “BG’s unique position in the market, outstanding new products and overall performance proposition, BG fits perfectly with our existing line card.  For 23 years, the Jan Tulloch Company has demonstrated an exceptional ability to position special brands with our dealers for maximum long-term results. We look forward to a mutually rewarding and highly successful relationship for both BG and our customers.”

eeColor Impacts Your Revenues

As the world’s first and only 3D, multi-dimensional color video technology, eeColor continues to make headlines in the industry. Here are a few places you can see eeColor:

  • HomeToys: eeColor technology was recently featured in the April 2011 issue of HomeToys. Click here to read the article.
  • SID Display Week 2011: Visit the Entertainment Experience booth #1539 in Los Angeles, May 15-20. One of our technology founders, Rodney Heckaman, will also present, Rendering Digital Cinema and Broadcast-TV Content to Wide-Gamut Display Media, at the Symposium. Learn more here.
  • eeColor White Paper: Gain a better understanding of why the need for visual modeling with a discussion of video color mapping, creating a cinema color experience and more. Download the Superior Digital Video Images through MultiDimensional Color Tables white paper here.

Exclusively for D-Tools Customers, you can experience eeColor by signing up for the Early Adopters Program. Be one of our select dealers in this program to test drive the HDMI plug-and-play TruVue eeColor Processor and experience first- hand how images jump off the screen for any media, on any television or projector, in any room lighting. You’ll benefit from additional revenue opportunities by adding state-of-the-art color to your installs and special dealer pricing packages.

Don’t miss out on the eeColor revolution! Email tammy.smith@entexpinc.com to learn more about the eeColor Early Adopters Program. For more information on eeColor, visit www.eecolor.com

Premier Mounts Now Shipping Compact PRF-100 Mount For Small Flat-Panels 


Ultra-flat compact VESA mount offers easy and cost-effective mounting solution
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (April 18, 2011) – Premier Mounts (www.mounts.com), a leading manufacturer of mounts and accessories, is now shipping the PRF-100 ultra-flat compact mount for flat-panel displays. It is easy to install and fits displays with VESA mounting patterns from 75 × 75mm to 100 × 100mm. The PRF-100 is the perfect mount for installations where a close distance between the mounting surface and display is required. The economically-priced PRF-100 will hold displays from 15″ to 32″ and works well for corporate, education, hospitality, residential and digital signage environments. 

The slim five-inch square footprint of the PRF-100 is sturdy enough to hold flat-panels weighing up to 50 lbs. The compact, low-profile design, just a half-inch deep, keeps the panel close to the mounting surface. Installation is fast and easy due to the simple two-piece design, which saves time for projects that require multiple mounts.

The PRF-100 is competitively-priced at $39 MSRP and is a good choice for projects on a tight budget. For installations requiring VESA mounting patterns of up to 200 × 200mm, use the PRF universal flat-panel mount for displays up to 40”.

For more information, contact Premier Mounts’ inside sales department at (800) 368-9700 or visit the Premier Mounts website at www.mounts.com.

Click here for a hi-res image of the PRF-100.

Click here for a PDF of the press release.

About Premier Mounts
A global leader in developing and delivering innovative mounting solutions, Premier Mounts has been at the forefront of the A/V industry for more than 30 years. Pioneering the modern concept of universal A/V mounting hardware and developing a magnitude of industry firsts, Premier Mounts has opened new opportunities to installing A/V technology in businesses, schools, hospitality and residential settings. With extensive in-house design and fabrication capabilities of its Premier Custom division, Premier Mounts is able to address the most challenging A/V installation scenarios. Today, Premier Mounts’ employees around the world are committed to achieving the company’s core value of “creating positive customer experiences”. For more information on Premier Mounts, please visit www.mounts.com

Tripp Lite Pure Sine Wave Double-Conversion A/V UPS Systems Now Available Through Almo Professional A/V

Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce that Almo Professional A/V will now distribute its Pure Sine Wave A/V UPS Systems. The products are currently available and will be shown during Almo’s E4 AV Tour, which takes place in San Francisco on April 6 then continues to Dallas on April 21.

“Tripp Lite is proud that Almo Professional A/V has selected our Pure Sine Wave A/V UPS Systems,” said Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite A/V Brand Manager. “A/V installations require advanced, reliable power protection. This new relationship with Almo will make Tripp Lite’s A/V power protection solution available to a broad base of pro A/V resellers and integrators. It’s an exciting opportunity for Tripp Lite, and we look forward to working with Almo Professional A/V.”

“Tripp Lite’s Pure Sine Wave A/V UPS Systems allow our partners—especially those installing large AV systems for boardrooms, studios, worship houses and more—to have clean power, 24/7, that truly safeguards the equipment,” explained Sam Taylor, Executive Vice President and COO of Almo Professional A/V. “This protection makes the install more reliable and helps the customers feel confident that their AV equipment will last. And since the systems are available with drivers written specifically for Crestron and AMX, they can be used in almost any professional install.”

Features and Benefits:

  • Continuous on-line, double-conversion operation with pure sine wave output and zero transfer time provides the highest level of protection available
  • Enable complete UPS monitoring through included DB9 interface or SNMP interface
  • Facilitate monitoring to provide remote power diagnostics, control and access to reboot outlet banks

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Velodyne Upgrades SC-600D Amplifier

High performance Class D amp features improvements making it more efficient, significantly lighter and more energy-efficient

Velodyne, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, has introduced the SC-600D amplifier, an improved version of the SC-600. The SC-600D features a Class D amplifier the original SC-600 featured a Class A/B design – which improves efficiency, reduces its weight to 17lbs and reduces “wasted” energy by turning AC power into usable output.

“The updated amplifier offers installers a number of improvements over its predecessor, the SC-600 amplifier, including a robust 80% conversion efficiency,” said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. “The SC-600D is lighter and easier to install and features the exact same rear-panel connections as the SC-600 amp.”

Designed to power Velodyne’s SC-600 IW in-wall subwoofer and SC-600 IF/IC in-floor/in-ceiling subwoofers, the “plug and play” SC-600D is a 400-watt dynamic, 200-watt RMS power Class D amplifier that provides superior headroom for clean, powerful bass.

The rack-mounted SC-600D is easy incorporated into a system thanks to its 12-volt trigger, IR repeater jack and RS-232 control capability. Each SC-600D comes complete with a full-feature IR remote providing four different listening preference settings.

For more information on the Velodyne SC-600D and the company’s complete range of subwoofers, visit www.velodyne.com; follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/velodynesubs; or follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Velodyne-Acoustics/111599552225889.

About Velodyne

Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company’s technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.velodyne.com.