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Audio Composite Engineering opens for business Ross Ritto and David Shadoan of the sound reinforcement company Southern California Sound Image have announced
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Aug 1, 1998 12:00 PM, Amanda Solomon

Audio Composite Engineering opens for businessRoss Ritto and David Shadoan of the sound reinforcement company SouthernCalifornia Sound Image have announced the formation of Audio CompositeEngineering. The company will manufacture and market products usingcomposite enclosure technology patented by Sound Image. Audio CompositeEngineering may be reached at 2415 W. Vineyard Ave., Escondido, CA 92029;phone: 760-741-3787; fax: 760-737-3920.

Home automation dealer trainingHome Controls and Automation University have formed an alliance to promotebetter education for installing dealers in the home automation industry.Their program includes hands-on technical training, marketing, systemdesign, estimating and sales applications. Programs will be presented inLas Vegas, Oct. 21-24 and Nashville, TN, Nov. 18-21, 1998. For moreinformation, call Automation University at 864-848-5190 or Home Controls at800-266-8765.

Network and cabling group formedAIM Electronics has established the AIM Network and Cabling SolutionsGroup, led by Wayne Burns. It provides structured wiring solutions andvoice/data products, as well as technical and sales guidance to AIM'sdistribution accounts. AIM Electronics is located at 4880 N. Hiatus Road,Sunrise, FL 33351; phone: 800-327-8663; fax: 800-282-3955; Web

Drake installs freephone numbersIntercom system manufacturers and suppliers Drake Electronics haveinstalled two direct freephone lines from the United States to itsheadquarters in Welwyn Garden City, UK, to support its local distributionnetwork. Customers may call 888-438-6783 for sales requirements and888-438-6785 for service requirements.

CinemaForte promotes home entertainmentHome industry manufacturers Runco, Monster Cable, McIntosh, PHAST, AcousticInnovations and California Audio Technology have joined forces to createCinemaForte, a marketing alliance designed to promote the homeentertainment environment. The group will be launched at the CEDIA show inNew Orleans in September and will provide year-round marketingopportunities. Runco marketing director Kevin Miller is spokesman for thealliance and may be contacted at 2463 Tripaldi Way, Hayward, CA 94545;phone: 510-293-9154.

Crestron opens officeCrestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ, has opened a new office at 3050 RoyalBlvd. South, Suite 110, Alpharetta, GA 30201; phone: 678-339-0060; fax:678-339-0066. The Crestron South office is managed by Rob Freedman andprovides sales, customer support, programming and technical services.

LCS licenses IRL technologyLevel Control Systems (LCS), Sierra Madre, CA, has licensed patentedIndustrial Research Limited (IRL), Wellington, New Zealand, technology inassisted reverberation systems. The licensed worldwide patents andpatents-pending disclose the use of a multichannel reverberator in anon-in-line, assisted reverberation system. The technology will allow LCSto develop new assisted reverberation products, used to electricallyenhance the acoustics of a room.

Samsung launches Web siteSamsung Opto-Electronics America, Secaucus, NJ, has a Web site at Users may search for products by category, specific itemor by individual features. Samsung sales representatives have the option tobe linked, allowing end-users automatic access to a representative's Website or to be placed into an e-mail address.

Audio Accessories West opensAudio Accessories, a manufacturer of audio and video patching componentsbased in Marlow, NH, has opened a West coast sales office and appointedRosie Alexander as regional sales manager. Audio Accessories West is at 110Kendall Ave., Suite A, Crockett, CA 94525; phone: 510-787-3335; fax:510-787-2241; e-mail:

AMEK relocates U.S. operations, opens sales officeAMEK, a British manufacturer of mixing consoles and signal processors, hasmoved its U.S. operations to the Harman Pro North America facility. It islocated at 1449 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37217; phone: 615-360-0488;fax: 615-360-0273; e-mail: The AMEK West coastsales office is at 2740 W. Magnolia Blvd., Suite 102, Burbank, CA 91505;phone: 818-973-1618; fax: 818-973-1622; e-mail:

Jensen offers fax-on-demand serviceAudio and video transformer manufacturer Jensen Transformers has atoll-free, fax-on-demand service giving callers access to documentsavailable 24 hours a day. Customers in the United States and Canada maycall 888-220-5546 to receive data sheets for more than 60 stocked audiotransformers and ground isolators, as well as more than 100 pages oftutorial application notes and how-to schematics. Jensen Transformers isbased in Van Nuys, CA.

Otari expandsOtari, Foster City, CA, has expanded its regional sales and service officeswith the opening of a New York base of operations. In addition to offeringsales of its consoles and digital recording products, the new office willprovide local and regional tech support. Nick Balsamo manages the New Yorkoperation.

Martin Audio goes on-lineMartin Audio, High Wycombe, UK, has formed a Web site It includes a master database of distributors withsearch engines that allow users to locate companies by entering a partialname or phone number.

AMX signs agreement with CaribinerAMX, Dallas, has finalized an AXCESS dealer agreement with Caribiner. Thetransaction allows access to the full AMX product line for all domesticsales, installation and rental offices, and designates AMX as the preferredcontrol system supplier for the Caribiner International organization.Caribiner is an international provider of A-V equipment services.

ACT operates in FranceACT Teleconferencing, Golden, CO, has opened an operations facility at 215,Avenue Georges Clemenceau, 92000 Nanterre, France; phone: 33 (0)1-56-38-00-70. Thierry Bignet is managing director of ACT TeleconferencingFrance SA, a provider of audio, video and data teleconferencing productsand services.

Digital Projection wins EmmysThe Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), Los Angeles, has awardedtwo Emmys to Digital Projection, Kennesaw, GA, for its POWER Displaysprojection technology. The large-screen presentation, entertainment andmultimedia projection systems received the honor for OutstandingAchievement in Engineering Development, which was also awarded to BrianCritchley, credited with the development of the all-digital projectors.

Panasonic creates Web sitePanasonic Video Imaging Systems Company (PVISC), Closed Circuit VideoEquipment, Secaucus, NJ, has launched a Web site that provides access todetailed information on the company's line of CCTV products. Additionalinformation includes event schedules, press announcements and availablesystem software updates. Panasonic's home page address

Magnum Cable purchasedMagnum Cable, a stocking wire and cable service center, has been purchasedby Thomas M. Koberna, the company's president, from Martin Gerstenfeld,Magnum's previous owner and CEO. Magnum Cable has headquarters in Cleveland.

EIS acquires companiesElectronic Integrated Solutions (EIS), Mountain View, CA, has acquiredHigginbotham Audio/Visual Solutions and Alford Media Sales, both based inDallas. EIS provides technical services for multimedia presentation andcommunication systems.

Labor $aving Devices makes Web site debutLabor $aving Devices, a manufacturer of specialty tools for the wire andcable installation industries with headquarters in Commerce City, CO, has aWeb site at It features a Java navigational system thatcross-links and indexes each of the site's tools and applications, as wellas a bulletin board where professional installers can share tips.




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