Holy Grail

For imaging retailers, finding affordable accessories under a brand name consumers know and trust is a Holy Grail kind of discovery. New Jersey-based C&A Marketing recently introduced an accessories division that answers both of the above criteria in the Polaroid Imaging Accessories Group and several new products have rolled out with more planned for later in 2011.

The North American Publishing Company is launching another title in its Consumer Technology Group. The publication, Picture Business, will cover the photo/imaging retail trade and is set to debut in October 2004. The section that appears below is a small sampling of some of the imaging industry news the publication will be covering. You can expect hard-hitting business features, trend reports, consumer buying habit reports, along with the latest industry news and product innovation updates. In addition, the editors at Picture Business are launching a weekly online newsletter called Digital Clique. Check out www.picturebusinessmag.com to find out more about both Picture Business

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

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