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Cineversum Appoints Genesis Technologies

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Genesis Technologies

Cineversus name Genesis Technologies as their exclusive European partner to serve dealers in the UK, France, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.

This new agreement will see Genesis provide its dealers with access to the extensive Cineversum range, including the award-winning BlackWing, Cineversum and Force Series of hi-end home cinema projectors. Genesis will also support the Cineversum brand with its own sales, technical and training back-up service.

“We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Cineversum,” explains Wim De Vos at Genesis Technologies. “Cineversum are focused on providing class-leading projectors exclusively for the custom installation market. Using our technical expertise and support services, we can help dealers integrate these products effectively to create stunning home cinemas and media rooms for customers who demand the very best. Cineversum, Genesis and Genesis dealers are a perfect fit.”


First Anti-rip Copy Protection for Blu-ray Discs

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Rimage Corporation launches Blu Lock anti-rip copy protection technology for Blu-ray Discs. Blu Lock is the first anti-rip copy protection technology that integrates directly into the Rimage Blu-ray Disc publishing solution, allowing a broad range of businesses to deliver digital content securely to their customers.

Blu Lock’s anti-rip copy protection provides on-the-fly protection of commercial and pre-release Blu-ray video content. “Currently the distribution of Blu-ray video content is at risk due to the lack of a high-definition anti-rip copy protection technology. Blu Lock technology is the first and only technology that prevents the piracy of such digital content,” says Chris Wells, Senior VP and GM of Rimage Disc Publishing. “It gives businesses the comfort that their valuable content is protected, preventing revenue loss from unauthorized copying of Blu-ray Discs.”

Rimage provides Blu Lock as an integral feature within the Rimage Software Suite (RSS). It is easy to use, and offers the flexibility to integrate into most disc production workflows. Blu Lock technology also preserves the user experience and playback compatibility, leaving the original media content unmodified, while providing robust protection and upgradability.

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KEF Celebrates Anniversay with AWE

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KEF marks its 50th anniversary and forms "landmark agreement" with AWE-- naming AWE as exclusive UK partner and taking the 2 companies' previous partnership "to another level."

KEFAs a result AWE will handle the KEF speaker ranges in the residential CI channel, from the Ci in-wall, in-ceiling speakers and active sub-woofers to the loudspeaker portfolio.

The KEF Ci series represents a number of firsts for the company, including the use of advanced materials, computer analysis for design and testing and KEF's own Uni-Q "point source" driver array. Recent additions to the series include the 5.25", 6.5" and 8" circle, square and rectangle models.

KEF and AWE also run the KEF Certified Professional programme providing installers with dedicated support, exclusive access to select KEF products and additional discounts, marketing and training.


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BMB Electronics Now Exclusive AVC Distributor

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The AVC Group confirms BMB Electronics as exclusive distribution partner for Benelux and some E. European markets-- handling the Niles, Elan, Xantech, Sunfire and Aton brand portfolio.

BMB OfficesThe brands cover most of the install solution gamut-- from Xantech IR emitters to Sunfire audio solutions, Aton automation systems, Niles multiroom audio products and the Elan g! control system.

BMB Electronics owner Willem Bok says “The AVC group’s products and solutions fit BMB and our customers very well and tick all the boxes of what we need from a supplier to be able to properly service our customer base to provide everything they need for a complete installation.”

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Vision Doubles Techconnect Sales

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TechconnectAccessories manufacturer Vision reports that in Q3 this year sales of their Techconnect connectivity package more than doubled.

Vision’s Techconnect is a modular faceplate system which allows AV engineers to configure a faceplate onsite quickly. The Techconnect cables plug in to the back of the modules, reducing installation time and eliminating the need to solder onsite.

Stuart Lockhart, General Manager of Vision, says “We’ve got fifty-one distributors all over the world now so a lot of our growth is in those new regions, but we’ve also seen surprising growth in the UK.”

Asked what has contributed to the growth Lockhart claims it is a combination of resellers being let down by other solutions, and smart customers recognizing the modular format has a lower total cost of installation.”

Vision products are distributed by Maverick in UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.

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Club Maverick Opens at ISE

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During Q1, specialist  AV distributor Maverick will open in three more European countries. As well as the usual product demonstrations, this year the pan-European distributor aims to show  ISE visitors how the Maverick blend of technologies, mixed with VIP treatment makes for the ideal European AV specialist distributor.

Club MaverickMaverick will create a dedicated hospitality area on its stand, and invite existing customers and potential AV resellers to join Club Maverick for a drink and to learn about partnership opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jon Sidwick, Director Maverick, says: “A selection of our vendors including Vision and Promethean will be available on the stand to give demonstrations of their solutions, while we focus on looking after customers and giving them the VIP treatment anyone dealing with Maverick deserves...”

With over 16 years experience in specialist AV distribution Maverick is expanding its presence throughout Europe delivering specialist AV distribution combined with parent Tech Data's logistics, e-commerce and a wide range of financial services..

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AWE Secures Denon European Distribution

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Denon AWE Europe secures exclusive European distribution of Custom Install Denon devices.

The Denon range available includes POA-3012CI 12 channel power amplifier, TU-604CI Multiroom tuner and DVP-602CI Reference video processor.

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