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Panasonic's WJ-HD300A DVR was awarded the Industrie Forum (IF) Product Design Award for its proprietary
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The Buzz: Industry News

Oct 1, 2005 12:00 PM

PANASONIC DVR EARNS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

Panasonic's WJ-HD300A DVR was awarded the Industrie Forum (IF) Product Design Award for its proprietary dual compression recording technology.

More than 2,000 products from 30 countries were entered in 12 categories in this year's Industrial Forum of Design award competition. An international jury made selections based on ease of use, engineered components, and recyclability.

SBA CERTIFIES MEI WU ACOUSTICS

Mei Wu Acoustics has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an MBE/WBE (minority/women-owned business enterprise) business.

The company is also a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified by the California Unified Certification Program, as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

NBFAA/ADLG WEBSITE HELPS VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and the Alarm Debt Liquidation Group (ADLG) have launched a joint website to help those in the electronic life safety, security, and systems industry who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. The site will bring companies providing assistance together with those in the affected area with needs such as employment or housing. The site will be updated frequently as NBFAA receives additional offers of help.

CEDIA ANNOUNCES 2005 ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES AWARDS

CEDIA recognized 32 Electronic Lifestyles Award winners at this year's Expo. The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Billilynne Keller, CEDIA's executive director, while Florida-based Audio Advisors was honored as Dealer of the Year. Installer of the Year went to Tom Channel of Tri-City Electronics, and Mike Bradley of Bay City Marketing was recognized as Sales Representative of the Year. Volunteer of the Year awards in the residential electronic systems contractor and manufacturer categories went to Rich Green of Rich Green Ink and Jeremy Burkhardt of SpeakerCraft, respectively.

ICIA MATCHES DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF

ICIA is working to bring the AV industry together to provide support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Currently, the association is matching charitable contributions made by members and employees. ICIA will make a contribution to the Red Cross equal to 10 percent of all contributions made by members and employees (maximum contribution of $10,000). See www.networkforgood.org/topics/animal_environ/hurricanes for a list of organizations that qualify for a matching contribution by ICIA.

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