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Vutec
September 1, 2013

Vutec Corporation, a technology leader in custom and standard video projection screens and related products since 1977, has recently entered into a proprietary agreement with the Imaging Science Foundation, an independent testing organization that works with the industry, testing and approving products to the highest industry standards for quality and consistency worldwide. Initial independent testing has yielded picture quality results with six products receiving this ultimate certification.

Panamorph
September 13, 2012

A paradigm shift in video processing? At Panamorph/Folded Space we are branching out from the precision anamorphic lens market into the rarified air of video processing algorithms and the mysteries surrounding “the secret sauce.” Folded Space, through Multi Format Encoding (MFE) attempts to fulfill the time-honored dream of perfectly replicating the magical experience of big-screen cinema in the home.

The Future of
 Home Integration Part 7: Marketing Against the Gorillas
October 1, 2011

Last time, I discussed how to leverage our superior knowledge and experience in sales, design and delivery of service to compete with ADT, Verizon and Comcast in the emerging wireless home integration space. Today, we will tackle a more challenging problem—marketing against these gorillas. These electronic service providers (ESPs) are masters at TV, print and…

From the Show Floor
February 1, 2010

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show proved to be a spectacle of sights and sounds. Here is just a small glimpse of what caught our eye. Visit Customretailer.net and sister site Dealerscope.com for much more video coverage.

Distribution Special: Distributor Directory
April 1, 2008

CustomRetailer presents a directory of companies ready to provide you with everything you need to run your business... ADI Tom Polson, President About the Company: As a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products, ADI offers the support, service and confidence you need to stay up to date with the evolving custom electronics market. ADI’s superior product offerings, convenient locations, friendly and knowledgeable staff and extensive training opportunities can be relied on to help you win business throughout the marketplace. For the past 20 years, ADI has been distributing the latest technologies and value-added services to residential and commercial A/V

In Control ? Leviton Model Home Program
February 1, 2003

Leviton's Model Home Program Lends Context to Connected-Home Technologies By Jessica Millward If seeing is believing, showing must be selling. The significance of the demo certainly isn't lost on electrical and telecommunications wiring specialist Leviton Manufacturing Company. In 2000, the Leviton Integrated Networks (LIN) team was initiated to market many of its parent company's products into a single, comprehensive set of upgradeable packages for residential housing. The LIN team soon recognized the context-critical nature of its mission; its roster of home networking, lighting and automation control and power quality products for the home would be most effectively marketed and merchandised in a home. So

Hardware Spotlight ? Sencore
February 1, 2003

Sencore CP5000 All-Display Color Analyzer By Grant Clauser Aside from creating new opportunities for selling home entertainment gear, the growth of direct pixel-addressed display technologies such as plasma, DLP and LCD has opened up another issue to the public consciousness — display calibration. The problem, however, is that most of the video calibration equipment on the market, specifically, the tristimulus device color analyzers, are not compatible with new technologies. Analyzers like the Sencore 288/290 (and similar devices from Philips and others) were, and still are, great for CRT calibrations. But these days, many more home theater consumers are opting for DLP and plasma. Spectraradiometers