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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Mobile accessorie supplier Ballistic today announced a distribution deal with Ingram Micro that will further expand the availability of its device cases throughout the U.S.
The deal is expected to expand Ballistic products' presence in the brick-and-mortar retail and indirect wireless channels.
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.
Chicago — Swissvoice is launching its first DECT 6.0 phone at AT&T’s flagship store, here, on July 26.
The ePure cordless DECT phone, which will also be available at ATT.com, is being billed as a “functional piece of art.” Its design is meant to be ergonomic and reduce acoustic leaks, and includes such features as a backlit LCD display, 10 hours of talk time, an alarm, various ringtones and auto answer.
The ePure is a single-handset system, but a company spokesman told TWICE it will release a Twin unit later this month.
New York — Monster unveiled a refreshed line of high-end A/V cables at CE Week, including its first cable intended for 4K Ultra High-Definition video and 4K gaming.
Head monster Noel Lee unveiled the M2000 Active HDMI cable, the flagship of the company's new M series and the first single HDMI cable capable of data-transfer speeds up to 31.5Gbps, he said. The cable was developed with semiconductor supplier Spectra7 and is the first to be endorsed by the Imaging Science Foundation for Ultra HD use.
St. George, Utah - Cellular signal booster supplier Wilson Electronics has been acquired by private equity firm Sorenson Capital. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sorenson managing directors Fraser Bullock and Tim Layton, and principal LeGrand Lewis join the Wilson board of directors.
Sorenson’s extensive brand portfolio includes solar charging provider Goal Zero and International Development Corp., which markets CE products and accessories under the Westinghouse brand.
Beaverton, Ore. — Telefield, which is licensing the RCA brand for a line of business telephones, announced on Tuesday its VoIP system is now available in more than 2,500 office-supply stores.
The RCA Digital Business Phone Service is designed for the truly small businesses in the small- to medium-business (SMB) market, Scott Dunmire, Telefield product development director, told TWICE, such as dentist offices and dry cleaners. The sweet spot for the number of employees using the phone tops out at around 15 to 20 people.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Coby Electronics last Friday reduced its staff by another 17 people, including president Mike Troetti and all sales, marketing and product-management staff except for four salespeople, sources close to Coby told TWICE.
Brooklyn, N.Y. — Solar-charging supplier Goal Zero will unveil today a collaboration with AT&T and Brooklyn design studio Pensa to offer public solar-powered charging stations around New York City.
Park City, Utah — Skullcandy announced Kyle Wescoat has resigned as chief financial officer, and that the company will be closing its California office and moving operations to its headquarters, here.
Kyle Wescoat, who was brought on as CFO from Vizio last fall, has resigned “in order to pursue opportunities closer to his home in Southern California,” a company statement said.
Wescoat will stay with the company until September.
Brisbane, Calif. — Monster held two autograph signings at high-profile events this, benefitting two separate charities.
The first, a backstage autograph party at the CMT Music Awards on June 5, featured celebrities and performers signing a pair of Monster’s DNA headphones. The headphones will be later auctioned off to benefit the charity Second Harvest.
Monster also hosted a pre-concert sound check with CMT Music Awards host Jason Aldean for 25 fans.
Wedemark, Germany — Daniel Sennheiser and Andreas Sennheiser, two of the co-shareholders of the headphones manufacturer, have been promoted to CEO for Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co KG.
They will also take on the title of speaker of the executive management board, previously held by Volker Bartels, who will in turn become manager of research and quality at Sennheiser.