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Lexmark International has added Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax, InkStop, MicroCenter and Fry's to its distribution footprint. Products going to these retailers include the Professional Series line of printers and all-in-ones (AIOs) for the small office/home office (SOHO) and small and medium business (SMB) markets.
Last year, Control4 cemented partnerships with some of the industry’s leading specialty retailers. This year, the company will increase its focus on new partnerships with manufacturers.
Capitol Sales Adds Two Capitol Sales Co. this week announced a pair of new hires to its technical sales and design team, as Dennis Anderson and Duane Finney have joined the staff at the Minnesota-based CE distributor. Anderson comes to the company from Absolute Audio and Video Solutions, while Finney joins Capitol Sales from Maury’s TV & Appliance, where he served as general manager. In a statement, CFO Curt Hayes praised the two men because they “bring excellent experience and the skills we need. We work hard to hire people with the right credentials—that ensures that we can consistently provide the highest level
Audio Authority and Cinemar announced last week that Audio Authority’s AVAtrix plugin is now available for Cinemar’s MainLobby home network automation and management software. With the announcement, the plugin allows MainLobby to control AVAtrix using RS-232. The AVAtrix plugin module, which can route signals from six separate sources to six different locations, makes it possible for MainLobby users to experience both audio and HD video content in multiple areas of their home or office. The plugin is available for $99.99, and can be downloaded from Cinemar’s Web site at www.cinemaronline.com
Key Digital KS-XB X-BLASTER. Shipping now, $249 SRP. The X-BLASTER allows gamers to display GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2 games on their PC monitors by converting the game systems' component signals to VGA. The device also purports to provide superior 1,280 x 720 resolution through the PC monitor, as compared to hooking the system directly to an HDTV monitor. The X-BLASTER can also drive both a PC monitor and an HDTV monitor with just one signal. Call (718) 796-6664 or visit www.keydigital.com TERK Technologies TV44 Clip-On Outdoor Antenna. Shipping now, $79.95 SRP. The TV44, the latest in TERK's line of clip-on
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