Thanksgiving is around the corner and everyone at Sapphire Marketing would like to pause to thank you for your friendship and confidence you have shown in us. Happy Thanksgiving.****
Amina Introduces Life Fidelity Commercial Invisible Speaker: Amina launched the new Life Fidelity Commercial series of invisible Plaster In-Ceiling (and wall) loudspeakers. The Amina Life Fidelity Commercial Series are totally invisible full range loudspeakers designed for use in distributed 70/100V audio installations and can be finished with drywall compound, plaster paint, wallpaper, veneer, and more to provide a completely 100% invisible speaker installation. Models include LFi2T Download Life_Fidelity_LFi2T_2009_DataSheet_1_0_opt and LFi4T Download Life_Fidelity_LFi4T_2009_DataSheet_1_0_opt.
How to install Amina Speakers: A very helpful YouTube video--Thanks Amina (guy sounds like Keith, right?)
Dealer News: Bay Audio improves DFI program: Bay lowered DFI milestone levels and added a 1% bonus when you support 3 categories or 2% when you support 4 or more categories. Categories include:
- Architectural: including 400, 500, 800, JM series, and P65 products
- Outdoor: including Capri II, SA60, and HomeBase Subs.
- Box Product: including all TC, TCX box speakers.
- Bar Product: includes all QS, QST, TCX, PTM and Custom Speaker bars.
- Theater and Custom Product: includes all PTM and Custom Speaker products.
To jump start your goal-Purchase any 8pr mix of 400, 500, and 800 series products and you will receive Qty pricing. Offer good between 11/15/2009 and 12/31/2009. DVC speakers are counted as eaches- (8 each gets you best pricing).
Contact your Sapphire Representative for more information on your DFI program specifics.
Featured installation: American School in Doha installs MediaStar: The American School in Doha, which was originally founded in 1997, wanted to expand so that it could provide a new library, dining hall, computer and science labs, presentation rooms, recreation and sports facilities, art studios, and a 630 seat theatre. Cabletime's MediaStar Pro is being used at this installation. The MediaStar transmists a signal coming from two satellite dishes delivering 30 channels to over 75 points across campus. These points include classrooms, boardrooms and laboratories, and additional video sources such as DVD are also available. Cabletime's MediaStar can provide up to 180 channles of live TV across Cat-5e/6 cabling. The University is particularly happy with the Administrative features of the MediaStar Pro. Selective channels can be set up for each point of distribution, preventative controls can be put in place, and programs can be broadcast at specific times into the classrooms to ensure they coincide with lesson plans.
Digimic is shipping and available! Great news on the release of Braehler's DIGIMIC System. For information, click here!
Pricelist: A new pricelist dated November 23rd is available for download from Crestron and located in the MY CRESTRON section of the website. You need to make sure you are logged in!
Crestron Opens Design & Technology Experience Center: Crestron unveiled their new state-of-the-art Experience Center October 20th to more than 700 guests, including Crestron dealers, consultants, architects, lighting designers, media, and government officials. The 8000 square foot Center includes an atrium style grand salon, multimedia presentation room, digital boardroom, Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater and expansive design studio. From all over the world, nearly 1000 virtual visitors took part, watching live streaming video of the event from their computers. Everyone at Sapphire is super excited to have this center to schedule client meetings and also Private tours for our customers. If you havent had the opportunity to visit the Experience Center or Crestron's different facilities--contact your Sales Rep for a personal tour. In the meantime--click here to have an inside look at Crestron.
Crestron Releases its Most Compact Media Presentation Controller: Crestron has added another member to the popular selling MPC family, the MPC-M5. Featuring a built-in 2-Series control system, the MPC-M5 fits onto a standard 2-gang electrical box with space to accommodate all wiring and connections. Seamless integration with Crestron RoomView software via Ethernet enables IT/AV managers to remotely monitor, manage and control every room on the network, and SSL encryption provides totally secure network connection at all times, preventing unauthorized access to the system. Please contact your Sapphire Marketing rep for a demo.
Crestron Digitalmedia Fiber Input Cards and Transmitters Now Shipping: The DMC-F and DMC-F-DSP cards provide a fiber input to the modular DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 switchers and the single-card DMCI enclosure. In addition to providing a single HDMI digital AV output, both cards feature an analog stereo audio output with programmable volume control. Additional DSP processing is enabled by the DMC-F-DSP, which breaks out and simultaneously distributes uncompressed 7.1 channel HD surround sound and 2-channel audio. The DMC-F-DSP is recommended for use with Blu-ray Disc players and other HD sources that output multi-channel surround sound audio via HDMI.
Crestron Product Spotlight: V-Panels: V-Panels are the next generation of touchpanels from Crestron. Built on an exclusive Windows Embedded platform, V-Panels deliver digital HD functionality in a sleek, elegant design. Watch Blu-ray movies; browse the Internet and check email; view Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint slides; display streaming media from the Web or IP cameras, and enjoy the best control experience with complete metadata display, including cover art. Use V-Panels as an IP or wired intercom station. Built-in digital annotation features enable users to make presentation notes over video or graphics, or use V-Panel as an electronic whiteboard. Two Models available:V12 and V15.
M-Vision CINE LED begins shipping in December: DPs M-Vision Cine LED projector is on its way and DP is offering unbeatable pricing and payment terms on the first 20 units ordered. Chose from these extraordinary payment terms and options:
- 30%, 30 Days-- 30% discount with 30 day payment terms
- 20%, 60 Days-- 20% discount with 60 day payment terms
- 10%, 90 Days-- 10% discount with 90 day payment terms
- Net, 120 Days-- Standard dealer cost with 120 day payment terms
Please contact your Sapphire Sales rep as soon as possible to take advantage of this great offer from DPI.
3D: 3D is a popular buzz word among the industry and I am sure you have clients (whether Corporate or Residential) that want the latest and greatest in 3D projection. Well look no further, DPI is quickly becoming the go-to company on the topic and trend. Check out these three articles: Download Selecting_the Proper_3D_Technology, Download Unique_Powerful_and_Field-tested_-_DP's_3D_line, Download Why Every Customer Needs to Know Their 3D Options
Application Story: Building the LEGO Brand: One of the strongest toy brands (much loved by my kids) has made dnp screens an integral part of the instore concept for their new Brand Retail Stores. It took 45 designers, researchers and project managers 9 months to develop the new concept-from early prototypes to final design and implementation. And audio-visuals play a vital role in the instore concept, which includes two dnp screens. In the shop window, a 60" Attention Screen is installed to create awareness and attract customers to the shop. These special Point-of-Sale displays are designed for 35 off-axis projection. This means that the projector can be hidden in the ceiling so the installation takes up a minimum of retail space. Inside the shop, a dnp New Wide Angle Screen 100"-120" depending on the size and layout of the store-is hung from the ceiling. The multimedia concept allows LEGO to "customize" the store to the target groups who visit the store at different hours during the day.
New Control Room brochure: To meet the increasing interest in dnp's optical screen solutions for control rooms, they have made a dedicated control room brochure that you can download here. Download SEGMENT_CONTROL
Announcing TWO exciting year end Lexicon-Revel System Promotions!: HPAV is packaging the Lexicon RV5 Receiver together with Revel Concerta On-walls to offer an unbeatable system combination for performance, sound quality and profit!
System 1 includes (1) RV5, (2) M10s, (1) C10, (4) M8s, (1) B120 (contact Sales rep for dealer pricing and Promotion form)
System 2 includes (1) RV5, (1) LCR8, (2) M8s, (1) B120 (contact Sales rep for dealer pricing and Promotion form)
Details: Promotion is Nov. 4th-Dec. 31st. Dealer cost is after 5% terms. Systems count toward VIR. Open to any HPAV dealer.
The walls are coming down: Ah..I am not talking about an International Incident--the walls in offices are being replaced with an open plan by architects. While this open plan is designed to promote collaboration and interaction, noise from even casual conversations nearby can be overwhelming and distracting (do you REALLY need to know that Sally Joe's child has HIVES?). Here is an interesting article on how to strike a better balance--of course, using Sound Masking. Download OpenCeiling. Contact your Sapphire Marketing representative for a demonstration.
Product update- Lencore unveils Point Z technology for their Spectra i.Net product: Point Z technology enables the Spectra i.Net system to provide even more flexibility and adjustment options by allowing unprecedented zone overlap capabilities for paging, music and sound masking. Download the full press release here: Download Zoning Flexibility Per Channel
Road Tour a tremendous success! Last week we completed a 3 day-3 city Road Tour with Nexus.
We visited Philly, New York and ended the tour in Boston. Each 1 1/2 hour session was packed with people eager to learn more about Nexus and their Digital Signage solutions. If you missed any of the city tours-dont worry-we will be back soon. Contact your Sapphire Sales Rep for a demo in the meantime.
New SoundStructure Training Tools available: Not only is SoundStructure the most powerful and flexible installed audio solution available, it is also the easiest to install and configure. Polycom is committed to making you successful with SoundStructure with a series of new tools to help you get your installed voice conferencing and sound reinforcement projects completed faster then ever. Click here to be directed to the SoundStructure Training Videos. Click here for a white paper on the 10 steps to being successful with SoundStructure.
Revolabs announces an adapter for connecting the Countryman Microphone: The new Revolabs HD Wireless Countryman Adapter plugs into the Countryman mic and transmits/receives using the Revolabs Executive HD Wireless Microphone System or the HD Single/Dual Channel Wireless Microphone system. The combination provides great sound with wireless convenience and no bulky equipment, such as a belt pack or batteries. This is a perfect solution for Houses of Worship, rental/staging, and broadcast applications.
Cash for Clunkers Program: Revolabs own form of a Stimulus package--simply:
- Purchase a Fusion Wireless Microphone System. Buy a 4 or 8 Fusion Wireless Microphone system from September 1-November 31st, 2009 and receive one or two free Revolabs RF Armor Wireless Microphones respectively, direct from Revolabs, Inc. Terms and conditions apply.
- Download and complete the Clunker Submission Form and send it in with your Clunker Microphone. Within 30 days of your Fusion purchase, send in ANY microphone or conference speaker phone, along with a copy of the original invoice or receipt, the serial number label from the Fusion System and this form.
- Receive FREE RF Armor Wireless Microphone(s) to go with your new Fusion Wireless Microphone System!
Flat Panel Mounting Solutions: Having trouble finding the right mounting solution for 82"-108" flat panels--check out rp Visual's solutions.
Click here for the brochure.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum installs Vaddio WallVIEW CCU-HD-18 Camera System: It's the worlds most important rock destination. The multipurpose Foster Theatre at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum hosts everything from Live performances by rock royalty to intimate interviews. Vaddio's CCU-HD-18 High Definition Camera system is being used to record and capture historic rock moments in Foster Theatre. For more information, click here.