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With the launch of, audio/video dealers, distributors, resellers, integrators and end users now have access to information about professional plasma displays from Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

By creating a specific environment for our dealers, distributors, resellers, integrators and even end users we can communicate much more effectively to our market, providing access to information 24-7. Whether it is information about a special product offer or an upgraded driver, end users have one place to go, said Russ Johnston, senior vice president marketing for home entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. The website is broken down into easily searched sections detailing products, service information, purchasing information, an online form to request catalogs, press releases, and case studies. A robust product tools section completes the site allowing the visitor to select a model and feature to jump directly to requested information page eliminating extra clicks. Contact: Aaron Levine, 310-952-2401 or .


2006 DIGI Awards Deadline Approaching

On the heels of its highly successful inaugural year, the 2006 DIGI Awards program is now open for entries. Judges for the second annual DIGI Awardthe only industry awards to recognize the outstanding resellers, dealers and integrators of digital signagehave been announced by award co-sponsors.

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DiGiCo Launches Online Training

For the past 10 years, DiGiCo has been hosting onsite training at its UK head office, as well as with various distributors and a number of locations around the world. This has worked extremely well, but DiGiCo is keen to ensure that those users and potential users who find it difficult to access this resource are stil

Mach Speakers And Pioneer Form Strategic Alliance In U.S.

With the aim of increasing brand awareness of products from both companies, Mach Speakers and the Pro Audio Group of Pioneer Electronics are working in cooperation, the result of which will strengthen Martin Professional's Total Club Supplier concept in the U.S. market.

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Rental & Staging Systems Awards Presented at InfoComm

The winners of the second annual Rental & Staging Systems Awards were presented at ICIAs smash-hit AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, June 8 at InfoComm. The Awards Banquet, a sold-out, high-profile event at InfoComm, enabled more than 500 AV professionals to celebrate the success of leaders and pioneers in the industry. The success of the banquet (held the night prior to the opening of the show floor) was a great kick-off to InfoComm, and a chance for the industry to honor their peers.

Caxton-Iseman Capital to Acquire Electrograph

Manchester Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MANC) and Caxton-Iseman Capital, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement under which investment vehicles associated with Caxton-Iseman will acquire Manchester and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Electrograph Systems, Inc., in a cash transaction valued at approximately $56 million, net of Caxton-Iseman Capitals fees and expenses.

AV Rental & Staging Marketing Network Launched

Industry veteran Jeff Lovins has announced the launch of AV Rental & Staging Network, Inc. (AVSN). The companys strategy is to drive incremental revenue to its staging company affiliates via outside sales representatives located throughout the country. According to Lovins, president of the new venture, This is not your every day lead referral program. Todays rental and staging suppliers face many challenges, including pressure to bring in new revenue despite tighter budgets, increased competition, and smaller profit margins. Yet, meeting and event planners have higher expectations but no time to carefully think through their A.V. needs, much less find adequate staging suppliers. Our mission is to serve a niche where the needs of A.V. suppliers and meeting planners intersect.