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AMX and PHAST partner with Lutron AMX, Dallas, and its wholly owned subsidiary, PHAST by AMX, have signed a technology-sharing agreement with Lutron Electronics,
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Oct 1, 1998 12:00 PM, Amanda Solomon

AMX and PHAST partner with LutronAMX, Dallas, and its wholly owned subsidiary, PHAST by AMX, have signed atechnology-sharing agreement with Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA. As aresult, Lutron's HomeWorks whole-house lighting control system will becomeplug-and-play compatible with the PHASTLink data bus. Lutron has introduceda HomeWorks-PHAST interface that simplifies integration of its lightingcontrol technology with PHAST Landmark home automation systems.

Autopatch opens office in JapanAutoPatch, Cheney, WA, has opened an office at 2-16-1-402 Minami, TennojiCho, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan 545-0002; phone: 81-6-710-2565. Tim Bennett,general manager of AutoPatch Asia, may be reached via e-mail

Klipsch restructures organizationKlipsch Professional has restructured its organization and moved managementto the Klipsch LLC corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The followingappointments have been made as a result: Paul Jacobs, executive vicepresident; Chuck Mulhearn, product and sales manager; Ted Henricks,director of marketing; and Christine Haley Pyle, director of advertising.

Equi=Tech creates multilingual Web siteEqui=Tech, Selma, OR, has published its Web site in French, German,Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The site includes technical papers,product reviews, technical support and product information and may beviewed at

CEDIA awards presentedWinners of the 1998 Electronic Lifestyles Awards for ManufacturersExcellence sponsored by S&VC were announced at the CEDIA Conference andExpo in New Orleans. They include: Escient Tune Base Pro MK-1, BestDocumented and Supported Product; Crestron Smartouch STS, Best ProductDesign; Baldwin Concert Master, Best Product Technology; and XantechGatekeeper IR, Best New Product.

Mackie announces acquisitionsMackie Designs has entered the compact loudspeaker market with theacquisition of Radio Cine Forniture (RCF) SpA of Reggio Emilia, Italy, andFussion Audio, Costa Mesa, CA. Mackie is based in Woodinville, WA.

Kramer opens U.S. facilitiesKramer Electronics, Jerusalem, has opened an office in Clinton, NJ, headedby vice president of sales and marketing David Bright, as well as asales/warehouse facility in Westbury, NY. Kramer may be reached at888-275-6311; e-mail:; Web site:

SmartLinc publishes e-mail newsletterSmartLinc, a designer and manufacturer of home automation systems based inIrvine, CA, has released its first e-mail newsletter, entitled E-News.Issues will be published at least twice monthly and will contain productannouncements, tech tips, installation hints, special promotions and freesoftware upgrades. Interested subscribers may contact the newsletter

CSI makes Smithsonian donationCommunications Specialties, Inc. (CSI), Hauppauge, NY, has donated a ScanDo 1024 scan converter to the Smithsonian National Museum of AmericanHistory in Washington, DC, for use in the Information Age exhibit's FinalTheater. The unit permits Internet and PC and Macintosh computer-basedpresentations to be shown on the media wall in the exhibit and controlledfrom the show floor.

Davicom launches U.S. subsidiaryDavicom Technologies, Trois-Rivieres-Ouest, Quebec, Canada, has establishedDavicom Technologies Ltd. (DTL), located at 10 Princeton Ave., Egg HarborTownship, NJ 08234; phone: 877-DAVICOM; fax: 609-653-1075;; Web site: Donna Detweiler will manageDTL.

AmPro acquires Gretag's Eidophor businessAmPro, Melbourne, FL, and Gretag AG, Regensdorf, Switzerland, have enteredinto an agreement providing for the transfer of Gretag's Eidophorlarge-screen projector expertise, technology, patents, copyrights andcommercial business to AmPro. Gretag is now also a major AmPro shareholder.

ATM Fly-Ware expands product line, opens distribution centerATM Fly-Ware, Carson, CA, has expanded its product line to includecustom-made suspension frames for videowall systems. The company also hasformed ATM Group-Europe, a client service and distribution center, locatedat 102 Grafton Road, London NW5 4BA, UK; phone: (44) 0171-482-3300; fax:(44) 0171-482-4484.

LA Audio announces U.S. sales serviceLA Audio, London, has established dealer-direct sales service of the Proseries product range to the United States. Further information may beobtained by contacting the company via phone at (44) 171-923-7447, fax at(44) 171-241-3644 or e-mail at

Omnimount acquires Melody AudioOmniMount Systems has acquired Melody Audio, a distributor of metalequipment racks and furniture. Under the agreement, all Melody Audiooperations will be relocated to OmniMount's new 50,000 ft2 (4,645 m2)manufacturing and distribution facility in Phoenix.




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