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McGaughan Promoted at Sonance
October 19, 2009

Sonance announced this week that Patrick McGaughan has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer

Savant Appoints New Rep
August 20, 2009

Savant Systems said Wednesday that it has named new sales representation for three new Western territories

Ari Supran, Chief Operating Officer, Sonance
June 1, 2009

Age: 36

Education: B.A., Colgate University, Liberal Arts; M.B.A., Marketing and General Management, Columbia Business School

Career History: Worked at Lutron Electronics for 10 years and at Sonance for three years

Elf Foundation’s 60th “Room of Magic” Bows in Big Apple Hospital
November 15, 2006

The Elf Foundation (www.elfsystems.org) cut the ribbon on its sixtieth “Room of Magic” entertainment theater, in the Pediatrics Department of New York City’s New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell this month. The dedication of this theater marks the sixtieth time that the five-year-old Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization, has brought together the talents of volunteer installers with top-tier gear donated by CE industry companies to help create an area where hospitalized children and their families can go to escape the institutionalized atmosphere of a treatment facility. Dr. Gerald M. Loughlin, Pediatrics Department chairman at New York-Presbyterian, remarked at

Lessons From the Field
May 1, 2006

As you might expect these days, the vast majority of questions I get on the CEA “Digital Answer Man Tour” are about flat screens, digital HDTV and digital music. But increasingly I get asked a lot about accessories. This reflects the growing importance of this category of products that make primary consumer electronics devices work better, connect to one another or make them easier to take along in this age of “content anywhere.” The CE accessory business is now more than $2 billion and growing as cutting edge digital and wireless technologies produce an ever-expanding roster of smaller and more mobile devices, that let

New Products
August 1, 2005

Blaupunkt THc650 6.5-inch component speaker system. Available now for $139.95 SRP (two-channel set). New in the company's Thin Line series, each speaker has a 3/4-inch tweeter, an external crossover unit and a 6.5-inch cone woofer that features a mounting depth of under two inches. The woofer incorporates Blaupunkt's exclusive Fringe Field technology, a design that employs a magnet and voice coil arrangement that reduces mounting depth by an inch or more and cuts the weight in half. Call (800) 950-BLAU or visit www.blaupunktusa.com. Optoma EP729 XGA digital projector. Available now for $1,499 estimated street price. This portable projector uses Texas Instruments'

New Products
September 1, 2004

Products from CEDIA Paradigm Servo-15 v.2 subwoofer. Available now in cherry, sycamore, rosenut and black ash for $2,200 SRP. The company updates its servo subwoofer with this model, making it louder and deeper. It has three times the RMS power output of the original Servo-15, is able to reproduce 121 dB without distortion and is accurate to 10 Hz. It uses a proprietary 15-inch high-excursion bass drive and claims two inches of peak-to-peak cone travel promoting deep bass. Call (905) 632-0180 or visit www.paradigm.com. Runco CW-50XA 50-inch high-altitude plasma display. Available now for $12,995 SRP. Designed for high-altitude installations, this plasma offers

Movers & Shakers
August 1, 2002

Industry People on the Move All that JVC Jazz: From left, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; JVC Company of America's Executive Vice President/COO Harry Elias; JVC Americas' President/CEO Katsuhiko Hattori; and Festival Productions President/CEO George Wien celebrate at the JVC Jazz Festival reception, held June 17, 2002, at Gracie Mansion. Ultimate Electronics has a newly appointed senior buyer; Greg Hughes now oversees display technology decisions regarding the company's flat panel and direct view televisions. Hughes comes to Ultimate Electronics after serving as general manager/director of merchandising for 800.com. SatisFusion recently brought Stephen Posner on board as its vice president of sales.