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Azione Unlimited Prescient Planning II Vendor Meeting Kicks-off Tuesday in Philly

Azione Unlimited (AU), the education and buying group for custom installers and home technology professionals, will hold its Prescient Planning II vendor-only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 & 12, 2017 at the Penn View Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. During the event, 28 of the organization’s 45 vendor members will meet to discuss plans for the organization, helping Azione refine and successfully execute its roadmap for over the next five years.

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Stewart Filmscreen Sponsors Drunk Unkles NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert During InfoComm17

Stewart Filmscreen®, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of projection screens and projection screen materials for the audiovisual industry—will once again sponsor the charity performance by industry rock band The Drunk Unkles to raise money for the NSCA Education Foundation. The concert will be held the first night of InfoComm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at B.B. King’s Blues Club on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Doors open at 8:30 PM and The Drunk Unkles take the stage at 9:00 PM.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Meridian Booth 5708 at CEDIA 2016

Dedicated to the custom integration market, Meridian Audio puts high-resolution performance, ease-of-installation, and immersive entertainment at the forefront of their CEDIA initiatives. During CEDIA 2016 in booth 5708, Meridian will reinforce and showcase its dedication to the custom install market…

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KMB Heads to CEDIA 2016

KMB Communications’ clients are some of the biggest in the AV industry, and we’re headed to CEDIA 16 this year. With sessions and certifications, demonstrations and product releases, CEDIA helps determine the future of the home technology industry. The motto this year is “Think Big,” and KMB’s clients have certainly delivered!

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Taste of Texas at CEDIA 2016

BBQ, Beer, Texas-sized steaks, and Tex-Mex. Not to mention wine from any of 51 unique wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels. How can you go wrong? At KMB, we’re never ones to shy away from a delicious meal and perhaps a glass or two—especially when our dogs are barking after a long day at CEDIA. Where will you find us grubbing and sipping this year in Dallas? Read on to find some of the best restaurants near the convention center that are sure to titillate your tastebuds, Texas-style. Meet you there at show close!

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KMB Communications Celebrates Five Years of Success

KMB Communications Celebrates Five Years of Success
As small business owners, we’re all too familiar with dismal statistics that show the vast number of small businesses that fold within the first year. Not only has KMB bucked those odds, but we’re proud to say that, as we celebrate our fifth year in business, we’re stronger, larger, and more successful than we ever thought possible.

Now, let’s just stop for a moment and say this. We know that statement above sounds pretty braggy – but if you know us you know that isn’t the point of the story, and definitely not our way. Instead, it is meant to say that it’s with sincere gratitude and pride we share these facts:

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AV Power Up! – Episode 32: On This Show We #OptOutside For Black Friday (A Special)

Host AV Christa Bender and (her co-host/sidekick for this show) Corey CB Moss welcome KMB Communications CEO and Chief Strategist Katye McGregor Bennett to talk about something that is very important to her as well as her company, which is the campaign that is being conducted by retailer REI, who announced in October it would close its stores on Black Friday and instead encourage people to #OptOutside.

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KMB Communications Chooses to #OptOutside with REI for Black Friday

“We believe that being outside makes our lives better. And Black Friday is the perfect time to remind ourselves of this essential truth. We’re a different kind of company—and while the rest of the world is fighting it out in the aisles, we’ll be spending our day a little differently. We’re choosing to opt outside, and want you to come with us,” writes REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke.

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Did You See These CEDIA Highlights?

As members of the traditional print media, AV bloggers, and custom electronics enthusiasts gather information for their CEDIA Expo — now renamed CEDIA Future Home Experience — wrap-ups, it’s interesting to watch the trends that are developing.

No doubt, video made a huge impact at the show, with high-quality, 4K projection systems taking center stage. Professionally installed home automation looks to be getting easier and more affordable, putting even more power in the hands of consumers without eliminating the importance of the custom integrator. There was a lot of talk of recurring revenue and streamlining business processes for custom integrators and many suggestions on the best ways to do it.

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Award-winning KMB Communications Clients Rock CEDIA Expo 2015

The future keeps getting brighter for KMB Communications and our clients. As women in the AV industry, it is not always easy for us to tout our own accomplishments. (We’ve never been ones to brag, it’s just not our nature.) But when it comes to our clients, we love promoting the amazing things they’ve been up to.

Now behind us, CEDIA Expo 2015—which will be referenced as “CEDIA Future Home Experience” henceforth—was filled with packed booths,

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Meridian Audio celebrates its 40th anniversary this year 

JULY 2017—The future is bright for Meridian Audio as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. As part of this momentous occasion, the company has announced exciting plans for the year ahead, with upcoming product launches, comprehensive partnerships and a number of prestigious events in its drive to provide the very best in hi-res audio solutions.

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Tivoli Theatre: Preserving a Classic

How many times each summer–and once again around the holidays–do you pay $8, $10, or even $15 or more to be herded into a multiplex theater to see a blockbuster unfold on a giant screen? If you’re a movie buff like most of us in the AV industry are, and especially if you don’t have a custom home theater setup at home, we bet you went to the movies at least a few times this summer.

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Stewart Filmscreen Re-launches Website with Enhanced Usability for Easy Projector Screen Specification and Information

Stewart Filmscreen, Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens, projector screen material, and specialty optical coatings, announced today that it has re-launched its website, providing a straightforward, easy-to-navigate interface for users who want to either specify a screen or browse the extensive Stewart Filmscreen product line.

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Acoustic Frontiers Demonstrates Audible Benefits of Torus Power Isolation Transformer Products at California Audio Show August 14-16, 2015

Torus Power, a subsidiary of Plitron Manufacturing and maker of uncompromising isolation transformer–based power products, announced today that its RM Series products will be demonstrated at the California Audio Show (CAS) 2015 by Acoustic Frontiers, who will be exhibiting in conjunction with Lone Mountain Audio, in Room 332, August 14–16 at the Westin San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Stewart Filmscreen Amasses Awards from the Audiovisual Integration Community for Innovative Projector Screen Technologies

Stewart Filmscreen®—the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance projector screens, projector screen material, and specialty optical coatings—has amassed an impressive number of technology and innovation awards over the years. A two-time Academy Award® winner for technical innovations and the recipient of copious other awards since the company’s inception, Stewart Filmscreen recently brought home two awards for new projection screen technologies shown at InfoComm 2015, including a Sound & Video Contractor Best of Show Award for its LuminEsse rigid front projection ‘edgeless’ fixed frame wall screen and an InfoComm Digital Signage Best of Show Award for its FIDELEDY Vision LED image enhancement system.

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Stewart Filmscreen FIDELEDY Vision Image Enhancement System Revolutionizes LED Video Wall Image Fidelity and Eliminates Moiré Interference

Stewart Filmscreen®— Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens and specialty optical coatings, announces the release of the FIDELEDY Vision image enhancement system for LED video wall tiles. With usage growing at over 20% per year, LED video wall tiles have become a popular large image solution for digital signage, staging, broadcast and filmmaking applications. Architects, consultants, and stage managers love the shallow depth and bright images, but have expressed a clear need to enhance the harsh, digitized images these displays present. With over 60 years of image fidelity expertise, Stewart Filmscreen engineers, building upon an award-winning heritage with rear projection screen surfaces, developed the FIDELEDY Vision system to give LED video walls a true cinematic appearance.

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