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Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG. jpaone@napco.com

Behind the just-announced decision by security and low-voltage product distributor ADI to carry Sony’s complete line of LCD TVs, home entertainment and audio/video equipment there were many reasons, but the move was part of a larger initiative, said Michael Flink, president, ADI Americas.

After just two months as CEO of D&M Holdings, Vic Pacor will be leaving the company. His replacement is Yvonne Hao, who served on the company’s board of directors and as general manager at distributor ADI.

Distributor ADI announced a “strategic alliance” with emerging display manufacturer Planar Systems under which ADI will offer numerous Planar home theater front projectors and LCD flat panels, as well as its Xscreen ambient-light-rejection screen. ADI will distribute Planar’s entry-level PD4010 480p projector and the 720p PD7010 and PD7060 models. The 1080p LCD displays include the 37-inch PD370, the 42-inch PD420 and the 47-inch PD370. “We look forward to launching the Planar line into the specialty home theater marketplace,” said RJ Hirshkind, ADI’s product manager for residential and commercial A/V. “Planar’s heritage of more than two decades of specialty display manufacturing is evident in

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