JVC, Kenwood U.S. Subsidiaries Merging

JVC, Kenwood U.S. Subsidiaries Merging

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 8 2014 - 9:14am




UPDATE! New York – JVC Kenwood will merge its two U.S. subsidiaries — JVC Americas and Kenwood USA — into a single subsidiary, effective Oct. 1.

JVC and Kenwood merged in 2008 to become JVC Kenwood, and the combined company has already merged its separate subsidiaries in other countries.

In a prepared statement, the company said JVC and Kenwood products will remain “two distinct brands in their respective user markets and sales channels.”

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Prodea Systems Enters Home-Automation Fray

Prodea Systems Enters Home-Automation Fray

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 8 2014 - 9:10am

Prodea’s Residential Operating System (ROS) integrates control of home systems,
Prodea’s Residential Operating System (ROS) integrates control of home systems, networked A/V content, and third-party streaming and download services in one hub controlled via a tablet, smartphone or TV UI.


New York — Family-owned Prodea Systems has developed a white-label mass-market home-automation system that, unlike competing systems, integrates control of home systems, networked A/V content, and third-party streaming and download services in one hub.

The systems, content and services are controlled from a single app running on iOS and Android devices or from a computer.

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Velodyne Names Business Development Director

Velodyne Names Business Development Director

By TWICE Staff On Apr 7 2014 - 3:28pm

Rob Morse
Rob Morse


Morgan Hill, Calif. — Velodyne appointed company veteran Rob Morse to the position of business development director for audio.

Morse, who joined Velodyne in 2006 as an audio product support specialist, will work with the company’s audio inventory, product development, engineering and sales teams to build and manage strategic business relationships and expand Velodyne’s core audio business, the company said.

“In the year ahead, we will expand and deepen our line of offerings in audio,” said Morse.

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Almo Expands Specialty Products Sales Team

Almo Expands Specialty Products Sales Team

By TWICE Staff On Apr 7 2014 - 3:26pm




Philadelphia — Almo, the national appliance and CE electronics distributor, has added Barry Cohen and Steve Terry to the Almo Specialty Products team.

The addition of Cohen and Terry is “the first step in executing a new initiative ... focused on the expansion of Almo Specialty Products, which distributes premium appliance brands to the dealer and builder channels,” the distributor said.

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NAB: Cisco, Sony Team On Live Ultra HD Demo

NAB: Cisco, Sony Team On Live Ultra HD Demo

By Jeff Baumgartner On Apr 7 2014 - 3:05pm




Cisco Systems and Sony are teaming at the NAB show in Las Vegas this week to demonstrate the live delivery of full-frame rate 4K/Ultra HD video.

The 60 frame-rate demo, to be shown at the Cisco and Sony booths, will center on live events in New York captured on Sony F55 4K cameras, encoded in the HEVC format using Cisco’s Videoscape AnyRes platform, and shipped to Las Vegas via a fiber optic network, where it will be decoded with a Cisco-made 4K-capable set-top and shown on Sony XBR 4K Ultra HD TVs.

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Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture

Sony Unveils A7S ILC Supporting UHD Capture

By Greg Tarr On Apr 7 2014 - 2:41pm

Sony’s professional class A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera includes a
Sony’s professional class A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera includes a full-size sensor that will support Ultra HD video recording.


Las Vegas – Sony used the start of today’s National Association of Broadcasters convention to introduce a pro-level video-centric A7S mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) that includes a full-frame sensor capable of recording up to 4K Ultra HD resolution video. 

The camera, which looks like the previous A7 and A7r mirrorless ILCs, differs by the addition of up to QFHD-level (3,840 by 2160 pixels) video capture, in addition to offering an expanded 50 to 409,600 ISO range.

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iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing

iON Re-Signs With Team Lucas For Racing

By Greg Tarr On Apr 7 2014 - 2:31pm

The iON Air Pro 3 point-of-view video camera
The iON Air Pro 3 point-of-view video camera


Corona, Calif. – iON Cameras is kicking off its second year as the official point-of-view “POV” camera of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil Studios for 2014.

Team Lucas is a “grassroots” advertising and marketing platform created by Lucas Oil that the company claims reaches hundreds of millions of consumers a year.

As part of a new marketing partnership, iON cameras will continue to support and appear at all motorsports events and properties operated by Lucas Oil.

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Carrier Consolidation Continues

Carrier Consolidation Continues

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 7 2014 - 2:29pm




Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon is buying Cincinnati Bell’s wireless operations in a deal valued at $210 million.

Verizon will get access to Cincinnati Bell’s 1.9GHz and 1.7/2.1GHz spectrum in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas.

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LG Names Coaches Cook-Off Winner At Final Four

LG Names Coaches Cook-Off Winner At Final Four

By TWICE Staff On Apr 7 2014 - 12:59pm

LG Celebrates Coaches Cook-Off Winners: (L to R) William Cho, president and CEO
LG Celebrates Coaches Cook-Off Winners: (L to R) William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA; Silver Creek Elementary School PE teacher Trey Shearer; basketball legend Clyde Drexler; and Baylor University’s Scott Drew pose for a portrait during the LG Coaches Cook-Off during the NCAA Final Four weekend, on Saturday, April 5, in Arlington. Shearer and Drew won the Cook-Off competition. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Invision for LG-One/AP Images)


Arlington, Texas — Silver Creek Elementary School of Azle, Texas, earned a physical fitness Project Fit America grant from LG Electronics USA after winning the LG Coaches Cook-Off, which took place outside of AT&T Stadium, at the Infiniti Tip-Off Tailgate, during the NCAA Final Four weekend.

The grant will be used for new indoor and outdoor physical fitness facilities, a curriculum and onsite training to help physical education teachers incorporate them in their lessons.

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Report: Curved-Screen TV Shipments To Hit 800K

Report: Curved-Screen TV Shipments To Hit 800K

By Greg Tarr On Apr 7 2014 - 9:54am




Santa Clara, Calif. — Global curved-screen TV display shipments will reach nearly 800,000 units in 2014, and are expected to exceed 6 million units by the end of 2017, according to a new study by NPD DisplaySearch.

Curved TV is a styling-led design fashion that is expected to peak in LCD TVs in 2016, although growing shipments of OLED TVs are forecast to boost curved-TV shipments in 2017 as well.

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