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Atlantic Technology to Develop IP Loudspeakers

Atlantic Technology has developed IP-ready loudspeakers that are compatible with Netstreams' StreamNet whole-house Internet Protocol (IP) AV distribution technology.

Atlantic Technology has developed IP-ready loudspeakers that are compatible with Netstreams' StreamNet whole-house Internet Protocol (IP) AV distribution technology. Netstreams' synchronized digital signal from the source provides a pristine signal to the StreamNet-ready loudspeaker's voice coil, delivering a high-quality audio performance. Netstreams will showcase samples of these speakers this week at CEDIA Expo in Denver.

Atlantic Technology modified three of its most popular in-wall systems-the IWTS-4 LCR, the IWTS-7 LCR, and the IWTS-14 LCR-to include a special A-B connector switch that allows the speaker to either be connected via the regular terminals or via the Netstreams Euro-style barrier connector when thrown into Netstreams position. When connected to the Netstreams system, the speakers are bi-amplified using either the Netstreams two-channel or four-channel SpeakerLinX room amplifiers. The result is an improved dynamic range and sound pressure level from the speaker.

"We are excited to be working with Atlantic Technology, since their reputation for quality sound, ease of installation, and reliability is a perfect fit for our goals with our IP-based systems," said Sanjay Castelino, vice president marketing and business development at Netstreams, in a statement.

"As the consumer electronics market continues to evolve, we're always on the lookout for business opportunities and new partners that reflect the changing sales/distribution environment," said Chuck Kittelson, Atlantic's director of strategic planning. "Netstreams' approach to whole-house digital content distribution represents an ideal fit for our speakers. Our new IP-compatible speakers will leverage the potential of Netstreams' newest systems."

Atlantic Technology plans to ship the first of these loudspeakers in the fourth quarter of 2008.



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