The Da-Lite Screen Company announced last week that it is introducing Adjustable Pipes, which will be sold as part of its line of Mounting Systems Accessories. The aluminum pipes allow infinite adjustment within the respective ranges, which are 5 to 8 inches, up to 24 to 36. They are offered in black and white-powder coated finish. For more information on the pipes or other Da-Lite products, visit www.da-lite.com
Da-Lite Screen Company promoted Greg Oradat to plant manager. Oradat will be responsible for production and shipping for Da-Lite’s Warsaw, Ind., facility. Oradat has been with Da-Lite for a year, first as a department supervisor before becoming plant superintendent. He has over 25 years of manufacturing management experience, most recently as a partner in a small manufacturing company.
Plasma: Pioneer Elite PureVision PRO-FHD1 Pioneer’s first 50-inch plasma monitor with 1080p capability further enhances the Elite brand’s solid reputation among C-businesses. www.pioneerelectronics.com LG MW-71PY10 The largest available plasma display to date, this 71-inch stunner offers the ultra-wealthy client a statement piece for the home. www.lgusa.com Runco PlasmaWall PL-61DHD Runco’s legendary video processing technologies make this 61-inch set a compelling option for the discriminating client. www.runco.com LCD Flat Panel: Samsung LN-S4051D Samsung delivers more unique design: This 40-inch HDTV, with its “hidden” bottom speakers, proves that flat panel bezels can be something other than rectangular. www.samsung.com Sharp Aquos LC-65D90U LCD pioneer Sharp continues to
Projection screen manufacturer Da-Lite Screen Company named Dawn J. Earl, CTS, its marketing coordinator. Earl will coordinate Da-Lite’s print and electronic marketing materials. A two-year Da-Lite veteran, Earl most recently worked with the company’s inside sales group. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Promotional Services from the University of Toledo.
A 10,000-square-foot Miami showroom serves as the springboard for a growing international home automation business By Joe Paone Many C-tailers and custom installers operate boutique showrooms and home theater demo rooms. Some operate strictly on referrals. Not many operate a gigantic 10,000-square-foot home automation and design showroom like Homevision does. Situated in North Miami Beach, Fla., Homevision opened its doors in May, billing itself as "the world's largest and most unique showroom of technology and design." The facility is the brainchild of Jordi Verite, founder of Verite Distributors Group, which for 21 years has distributed consumer electronics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. On
Summer, when customers are drawn outdoors, presents a unique opportunity for the C-tailer. By Krissy Rushing It's not necessarily any of your business what your customers are doing this summer. What is your business, however, is that with each passing sunny day they spend outdoors, sales opportunities are passing you by. Give your clients what they need: entertainment outdoors. When the consumer thinks of outdoor A/V, images such as a weathered print of Jaws III projecting on a worn drive-in movie screen come to mind. Such memories fuel the prevalent misconception that you can't get quality audio and video outdoors, and that the forces
Front projectors, offering top-shelf video once considered appropriate only for the super-elite, are gaining wider acceptance in media dens and living rooms, thanks to better value and improved projector brightness. But with most of the attention focused on the projector side of the equation, it's easy to forget that front projection is a two-piece system. The screen—the projector's oft-neglected partner—plays a crucial role. A superior screen can brighten the image, improve contrast, and allow people watching off-center to see a brighter picture. The screen also becomes part of a client's home décor, with its frame providing a crucial role both in screen performance and
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