We would like to welcome the following Manufacturers to the MVP Program this month:

Entertainment Experience, LLC was established in 2008 with a worldwide focus on changing the cost/value performance of digital entertainment solutions in homes. As a full solution provider, Entertainment Experience recognizes that digital quality requires a system view, involving every element of the digital content, distribution and home imaging devices.

As TruVue VANGO™ shows, Entertainment Experience is unique in its ability to deliver the most affordable and highest quality color and visual experience on the market today. For more information please contact us at http://www.entexpinc.com/truvue/.

Distributed globally, with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney and Stockholm, Procella Audio was launched in 2006 by two former Directors of DTS Europe, whocreated the first Procella speaker system for a 32 seat preview theater at the DTS Europe headquarters outside London.Procella loudspeakers deliver a powerful and dynamic cinema audio experience for the world’s finest home theaters, professional studios and screening rooms. For more information, please visit www.procella-audio.com.

Since entering the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 USA, under the guidance of its parent, SIM2 Multimedia (established in 1995), has dedicated its resources to marketing and servicing products that meet the demands of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia is a leading worldwide manufacturer of home theater products and leading provider of high-end performance large screen systems (for control rooms, information, communication, and simulation), and professional projection systems for E–cinema applications. Over the years, SIM2 has gained a reputation for meeting the industry’s demands for new, emerging technologies, offering high-quality and reliable products that meet the customer’s need in any application. Read more about SIM2 and their projection systems within the d-tools database further down this article!

The following Manufacturers have renewed their MVP Partnership this month:

Active Thermal Management manufactures the coolest stuff for the hottest home theater and A/V installations. By cool we mean temperature lowering, life-extending, innovative devices that give a breath of fresh air to cramped, over-heated components. As one custom installer put it: “It isn’t cool to run hot!”. Visit ATM online at http://www.activethermal.com

Control4 is the platform for today’s digital home and is the first company to make whole-home automation a practical option for any residence. Control4 makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems in the home. By allowing leading consumer electronics products to easily work together, Control4 provides effortless entertainment, comfort, convenience and peace of mind to homeowners everywhere. Visit Control4 online at http://www.control4.com

For two decades, ELAN Home Systems has been a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, their systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” solution. Since its founding in 2002, HomeLogic has sold more than ten thousand IP-based systems. Visit Elan online at http://www.elanhomesystems.com

Liberty AV Solutions is recognized as a leading contract manufacturer of AV integration products. They are also positioned to be at the leading edge in digital solutions. Liberty’s headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Liberty remains focused on customer service and education while continuing to provide the broadest range of professional AV products available. Visit Liberty Wire & Cable online at http://www.libertycable.com

Lowell is a precision manufacturing company that began making communications products in 1947. They have a long history of satisfying customer desires with innovative products, friendly service, and dependable follow through. Their objective is to provide contractors and systems integrators with quality products and honest, dependable service so their installations in stadiums, arenas, airports, offices, schools, and buildings of all kinds go in smoothly and perform beyond the expectations of the project architect, developer, and consultant. Visit Lowell online at http://www.lowellmfg.com

Sanus Systems®, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, designs and builds fine AV mounts, furniture, stands and accessories. Every Sanus product is engineered to enhance AV systems and the surrounding décor. Today Sanus offers more than 300 home theater units, TV and audio stands, mounts, speaker supports, AV equipment racks and accessories. Sanus products are available at thousands of retail locations worldwide and can be seen at the company’s website: www.sanus.com.

SpeakerCraft, established in 1976, devoted itself for more than a decade to the design and development of architectural loudspeakers and became known as the prime OEM for many well-known, in-wall speaker brands in the field. In marketing its own brand, now one of the widest lines of architectural speakers and electronics in the industry, SpeakerCraft brings with it years of experience and a dedication to dealer satisfaction.

Enhanced service and industry-exclusive products have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 80 years. Tripp Lite’s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world’s most trusted premium surge suppressor—the Isobar®—with more than 15 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, surge suppressors, inverters, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, power strips and PDUs, notebook accessories, rack systems, network management accessories and more. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s Web site: www.tripplite.com.


URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 50 million remote controls in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, custom installers and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com.