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Products: Home Entertainment
Home entertainment products that appeared in the September 2007 edition of Custom Builder magazine including a wireless media extender, solutions for multi-room audio, and a multi-room amplifier.
Grab Your Xbox
As part of a cooperative effort with the Avocent Corp., Electrograph Systems' Emerge MPX 1000 is the first wireless high-definition media extender that provides both wired and wireless capabilities in one package. Also for the home theatre is the IN76 projector, which is fully HD-capable and supports gaming consoles. Click here for more information
According to the company's third-party research conducted by Parks Associates, structured wiring was included in about 50 percent of all new homes in 2006. Eaton's Structured Wiring Solutions wiring answers the call with the Multi-Room Audio Solution, which handles four audio source inputs and up to eight zone outputs. The system runs on standard Cat-5 wiring. Click here for more information
Advantage for Vantage
Designed with full system integration in mind, the Vantage Controls Axium 450 series multi-room amplifier is designed to work with keypad controllers or the company's InFusion automation system. The amplifier provides four zones of independent control with seven stereo sources at 50 watts RMS per channel. Click here for more information
Your Request is its Desire
Offering control over eight zones and a built-in program that coordinates with iTunes is the iQ multi-room audio system from ReQuest. The system has a hard disk media server, 16-channel amplifier and a multi-room tuner. Options include in-wall speakers, full-color touch screens and a wireless control tablet. Click here for more information