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Meet the Advertisers
December 1, 2001

ActiveLight As specialists in plasma displays and LCD flat panel monitors, ActiveLight partners with resellers, designers and systems integrators to develop complete digital signage networks and compelling visual systems integrations. CONTACT: Nancy Brooks, (866) 473-5154 www.ActiveLight.com American International TOY FAIR American International TOY FAIR is an annual trade-only event owned and managed by Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA(tm)), the industry trade association representing more than 85% of total domestic sales. CONTACT: (212) 675-1141, toyfairs@toy-tia.org www.toy-tia.org/AITF AON Warranty Group AON Warranty Group provides a single source solution for retailers and manufacturers in the areas of service plan marketing and

Meet the Advertisers
October 1, 2001

ActiveLight As specialists in plasma displays and LCD flat panel monitors, ActiveLight partners with resellers, designers and systems integrators to develop complete digital signage networks and compelling visual systems integrations. CONTACT: Nancy Brooks, (866) 473-5154 www.ActiveLight.com See our ad on pages 29, 48 AON Warranty Group AON Warranty Group provides a single source solution for retailers and manufacturers in the areas of service plan marketing and administration, direct marketing and call center services. CONTACT: (866) 482-8350 www.aon.com See our ad on page 2 American International TOY FAIR American International TOY FAIR is an annual trade-only event owned and managed

Bose Unveils Surround-less Surround Sound
August 21, 2001

By David Dritsas New York--Bose Corp. announced a new home theater system product last week that only uses two speakers to deliver a surround sound audio effect. Additionally the company announced two new Lifestyles series models that will be DVD-based. The 3-2-1 DVD System will be available to Bose authorized retailers as well as direct from the company in September, priced tentatively at $999. The package is a closed system with a three-cable set-up (not including a composite or S-Video connection to a TV or monitor). Components of the system include Two speakers, an Acoustimass module (Bose's version of a subwoofer) and a newly designed "media

Spring Audio Capitalizing on the Web
June 1, 2001

By David Dritsas Internet-based products have had a rough year. 3Com backed quickly out of the Internet appliance market and signed the death tag for Kerbango's Internet Radio Service, while other Internet terminal devices quietly lost steam. Meanwhile, the promises of distributing digital content to the masses have been disrupted by the courts, copyright law and the collapse of major providers of broadband DSL. As the dust settles, there are still products entering the market that are capitalizing the Internet, but are using a more conservative approach. Perhaps the problem that lay in the failures of 3Com's Audrey, Kerbango's Internet Radio and products like it was

Mindshare
April 1, 2000

By Janet Pinkerton I was going to write this column for a Web-zine called "Skirt." But after marking my seven-year anniversary at Dealerscope, I decided to let you have it. Yesterday, at this writing, was March 15, the date I drove an hour and a half through the aftermath of the first big blizzard of 1993 to arrive at Dealerscope for my first day of work. I and another newly hired associate editor were the only people on the Dealerscope staff to make it in. Everyone else had wisely stayed home. Thus began my Dealerscope odyssey. Milestones I remember: • My first major

CEDIA Audio Prepares for Expansion and Change
September 1, 1999

Multi-room applications, more surround sound speakers, future digital innovations and the great outdoors will be the audio focus at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) Expo '99 this month in Indianapolis. No longer must vendors merely pursue the Holy Grail of pure sound and pure aesthetic design. DVD-Audio, DVD-Universal, Super Audio CD and advanced digital optical recording options are demanding that the audio community also provide compatibility, "upgradability" and flexibility. No easy trick. But here's a quick look at what vendors plan to bring to the CEDIA Expo '99. Acoustic Research will demonstrate its Phantom Series of ultra-thin, wall-hanging speakers. The series