By Lisa Johnston
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Eagan, Minn. – National CE distributor Capitol has added BenQ America’s line of home and pro projectors to its product assortment.
“BenQ is one of the leading innovators in visual displays, and the company’s projectors are considered to be among the best on the market,” said Capitol president and chief financial officer Curt Hayes. “Adding them to our portfolio further strengthens the options available to our customers who serve the home theater and professional A/V sectors.”
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Tokyo – Sony, which is in the midst of major global corporate restructuring, is now reportedly trying to sell its former headquarters and surrounding buildings in central Tokyo.
According to a Nikkei report Friday, the sale by the struggling electronics giant continues the offloading of real estate holdings from a year ago, when the company sold its U.S. headquarters building at 550 Madison Ave. in New York City for $1.1 billion.
Milpitas, Calif. -- SanDisk is shipping a 128GB microSD card, calling it the highest capacity removable storage option available in the consumer market.
Designed specifically for use with Android smartphones and tablets, the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card's release coincides with the launch of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone which comes with a 128GB capacity microSD slot.
SanDisk said it delivers twice the read/write speed of currently available microSD memory cards making it the best solution available for shooting HD video.
Arlington, Va. — U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) used a special Town Hall session hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Wednesday to issue a call for both new patent legislation and immigration reform to help drive capital investment and keep creative talent in the United States.
Englewood, Colo. — Satellite-TV provider Dish said Thursday that it has just updated to its Dish Explorer iPad App, enabling users to control their TV power and volume directly from their tablet without the need of an actual remote.
Dish said the update was made in direct response to customer feedback, requesting the capability.
First launched last year, Dish Explorer is a second-screen iPad app for the Hopper whole-home DVR that combines program-discovery tools, social-media engagement and remote-control capabilities.
Clearwater, Fla. — Aamp’s Intraphex division is expanding its selection of OEM-integration solutions that add navigation and backup-camera capabilities to factory-installed touchscreens.
Olathe, Kan. — Garmin International said Thursday it has signed on with Burton Snowboards as the official action sports camera sponsor the 32nd annual U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.
The event, which will be presented by Mini at Vail Mountain in Vail, Colo., March 3-8, will feature a Garmin tent in the Sponsor Village at the base of Golden Peak, in the heart of Vail.
The on-site Garmin team will offer a “Try Before You Buy” program, where attendees can test out a Virb Elite camera for a few runs on the slopes.
Santa Clara, Calif. — Taiwanese LCD panel manufacturers Innolux and AUO are forecasted to lead the world in production of 4K Ultra HD LCD TV panels in 2014, according a newly released quarterly report from NPD DisplaySearch.
The NPD DisplaySearch “Quarterly LCD TV Value Chain & Insight Report” said 4K LCD TV panels have become increasingly available and affordable to TV manufacturers as the Taiwanese manufacturers have ramped up production.
Mukilteo, Wash. – Vana, the North American distributor of premium A/V products and accessories, appointed Stephen DeFuria as eastern region sales director, effective March 1.
DeFuria was most recently with Thiel Audio but also worked at Musical Fidelity and NAD.
Vana markets Vienna Acoustics speakers, IsoTek power conditioning, Primare Electronics A/V electronics, Dr. Feickert Analogue turntables, Okki Nokki record cleaners, Acoustical Systems tone arms and analog accessories, and Blue Horizon audio accessories to specialty A/V dealers.