Monday, February 29, 2016

Kingston Digital Details Plans for IronKey's Future

Kingston Digital Details Plans for IronKey's Future

·         Existing IronKey Customers Will Have Access to Kingston’s
 World-Class Sales and Technical Support
·         Announces Sale of HDD Division to DataLocker

Fountain Valley, CA – February 29, 2016 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that it has finalized the integration plans for IronKey™. As a leader in the USB Flash drive market since 2004, Kingston® will utilize its IronKey product line to deliver FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification solutions for customers who need the highest level of encryption and security. Kingston will ensure a smooth transition for existing IronKey customers and will work with its collective partners to enable access to sales and technical support, plus access to Kingston’s world-class product and service resources. 
The “Kingston IronKey” will be the company’s top of the line as well as the industry’s most secure USB Flash drive featuring FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification is a requirement for civilian and government agencies as well as military branches in the United States and Canada. The certification is also often a requirement or guideline for financial and healthcare industry organizations. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 calls for a tamper-evident seal for physical security to detect and respond to attempts to access, use or modify the cryptographic module. Achievement of this certification required rigorous testing, which was reviewed and approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is a benchmark for security and reliability for agencies and enterprise organizations looking for the highest level of encryption.
Kingston will maintain its encrypted DataTraveler products, the world’s most-used encrypted USB drives, for customers who do not require FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation. In addition, its close software partnerDataLocker® Inc. will continue to manage the SafeConsole® and Enterprise Management Services (EMS) platforms that both Kingston and IronKey managed encrypted drives utilize.
“Kingston’s acquisition of IronKey’s USB technology and other assets is a win for both Kingston and its customers,” said Michael Osterman, principal analyst at Osterman Research. “The acquisition will bolster Kingston’s ability to penetrate the market for FIPS 140-2 USB drives in defense-related and other high-end markets where IronKey was strong; and, existing IronKey offerings will be upgraded with newer, higher performance capabilities.”
 “The encrypted USB market continues to be viable as there is always the need for governmental agencies and organizations of all levels to protect mobile data,” said Nate Steffens, vice president commodity Flash, Kingston. “Many IronKey products today support legacy NAND technology. Kingston will leverage our longstanding relationships with Flash memory semiconductors, controller partners and other component makers as well as our strong channel presence to bring IronKey products into the future and to new customers.” 
The recent purchase of IronKey’s technology and assets allow Kingston to focus on its core strength of encrypted USB drives. As part of the acquisition, Kingston has sold the encrypted external HDD business to DataLocker, whose product portfolio already includes similar solutions. The deal further strengthens the partnership between the two companies.
Representatives from Kingston will be available at RSA® Conference 2016 in San Francisco, CA, February 29 to March 4 in the DataLocker booth (North Expo #N3134). For specific product information

Kingston can be found on:

About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley , California , USA . For more information, p lease visit or call 800-337-8410. 

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F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG URBANITE limited edition fuses one-of-a-kind style and a club sound on the move

F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG URBANITE limited edition fuses one-of-a-kind style and a club sound on the move

Old Lyme, Conn., February 29, 2016 –Sennheiser’s award-winning URBANITE headphones have become the definitive choice for great sound, deep bass, and rugged style on the move. Now, a new collaboration with Swiss accessory manufacturer FREITAG – creators of the iconic messenger bags made from used truck tarpaulins – takes the URBANITE even further into urban style. The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG limited edition features Sennheiser’s URBANITE Black on-ear headphones, each of them turned into a unique model by FREITAG, with bold colored swatches of recycled truck tarpaulins covering the headband. For a complete, individualized look on the move, the one-of-a-kind headphones are accompanied by a sturdy case, manufactured from the same piece of tarpaulin featured on the headbands. 

“This limited edition is the perfect fusion of Sennheiser’s expertise in developing innovative audio products and FREITAG’s visionary approach of creating something new and exciting through recycling”, states Oliver Berger, Head of Global Design Management at Sennheiser.

Oliver Brunschwiler, Head of Brand Communication at FREITAG, adds: “With the cooperation of Sennheiser and FREITAG, high fidelity meets high individuality in a one-of-a-kind product. We are excited about the result that will delight ears and eyes alike.”

The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG models come in a collapsible on-ear design constructed from durable, high-quality materials, but with a unique twist: The URBANITE’s tough-looking stainless steel hinges and aluminium sliders are enhanced by colourful recycled truck tarpaulin which is used on the headband. Completing the look, each pair of individualized headphones comes with a robust case that is crafted from the very same swatch of tarpaulin used on the headband.

A member of Sennheiser’s URBANITE range, the limited edition delivers an intense club sound with massive bass, with Sennheiser’s audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity through the entire frequency range. With an integrated in-line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, the URBANITE headphones are the perfect companion to mobile devices. The models’ super soft ear pads insulate the listener from external noise and provide great comfort for even long periods of use.

Limited to 1,500 units, the F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG edition will be available as of now in all FREITAG stores, at selected FREITAG dealers and at

In 1993, graphic designers Markus and Daniel Freitag were looking for a functional, water-repellent and robust bag to hold their creative work. Inspired by the multicolored heavy traffic that rumbled through the Zurich transit intersection in front of their flat, they developed a messenger bag from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts. This is how the first FREITAG bags took shape in the living room of their shared apartment – each one recycled, each one unique. Today, FREITAG supplies urban individualists the world over with a choice of over 60 different bags as well as compostable textiles, developed in-house from the bottom up, called F-ABRIC.

About Sennheiser 
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 19 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family-owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totalling €635 million.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016



San Diego, CA – February 25, 2016 – People across Europe looking to hear the television better will soon be able to have a significantly improved home entertainment experience as Turtle Beach’s revolutionary new sound system, HyperSound Clear™, has received the necessary regulatory certifications to launch in Europe. HyperSound Clear is designed to help people hear and understand the television more clearly, allowing them to once again enjoy watching their favorite shows, listen to music and play video games while hearing crisp, clear audio. With the new certifications in place, Turtle Beach will begin sending shipments of HyperSound Clear to the Company’s distribution partners in the UK, France, Germany and Benelux countries.HyperSound Clear was created by Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years.

HyperSound Clear is one of the most innovative audio products to come along in decades, so we’re very excited about our first international extension following our U.S. launch a few months ago, and to offer it in the UK and select European territories,” said Rodney Schutt, SVP and General Manager for the HyperSound business at Turtle Beach. “This is a key certification milestone for us given the large size of the European market and the access it gives to the millions of people interested in having a better television and home entertainment listening experience, in a way that only HyperSound Clear can deliver.”

HyperSound® technology is a fundamentally new approach to sound delivery that generates a directional, narrow beam of audio in the air. Similar to how a flashlight directs a beam of light, HyperSound Clear directs a beam of audio to targeted listeners that has been shown to significantly improve sound clarity and speech intelligibility in individuals with hearing loss1.HyperSound Clear works in parallel with the audio from the television or home theater system, so a person sitting in the HyperSound beam can independently control the device’s volume and experience immersive 3D audio, while everyone else in the room hears audio from the television speakers or home theater system at a normal volume level. This means that people having trouble hearing the TV, along with family members and friends, can once again return to the family room to enjoy the latest home entertainment together.

Consumers in the UK, France and Germany interested in purchasing HyperSound Clear should speak with their local hearing healthcare providers, who can contact the HyperSound EU team for direct sales and support via email Across the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, consumers can contact Battery Benelux BV – a Dutch wholesaler for hearing healthcare products and Turtle Beach’s HyperSound distribution partner for the territories, at +31 (0) 88 530 6000 and at

To learn more about HyperSound technology and HyperSound Clear, please visit the official website at

About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation ( designs innovative, market-leading audio products for the consumer, healthcare and commercial sectors. Under its award-winning Turtle Beach brand (, the Company has been the clear market share leader for the past five-plus years with its wide selection of acclaimed gaming headsets for use with Xbox One and PlayStation®4, as well as personal computers and mobile/tablet devices. Under the HyperSound brand (, the Company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in hearing healthcare, digital signage and kiosks and consumer electronics. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release, including those regarding the intended use of proceeds from the Offering and concurrent private placement, may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Forward looking statements are based on management’s statements containing the words “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “estimate”, “target”, “project”, “intend” and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management.

While the Company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that its goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the substantial uncertainties inherent in acceptance of existing and future products, the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology, the impact of competitive products and pricing, general business and economic conditions, risks associated with the expansion of our business including the implementation of any businesses we acquire, our indebtedness, and other factors discussed in our public filings, including the risk factors included in the prospectus supplement filed in connection with the Offering, the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s other periodic reports. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement after the date of this release whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Mehta, R., Mattson, S., & Seitzman, R., Kappus, B. (2015, August). Speech recognition in the sound field: directed audio vs. conventional speakers. Audiology Online, Article 14901. Retrieved from  Dr. Mehta and Dr. Mattson are paid consultants of Turtle Beach.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

YEZZ Sfera latest developments: An exciting year start to Virtual Reality.

YEZZ Sfera latest developments: An exciting year start to Virtual Reality. 
Miami - February 22nd, 2016 - As MWC 2016 kicks off, the unveiling of products in the VR segment is growing. While many concepts are entering the media, YEZZ Sfera development is under way. Announced earlier this year at CES 2016, the YEZZ Sfera is a project currently under development by the YEZZ brand. The project aims to build the first mobile device that features camera technology that generates a virtual reality experience when capturing 360 degree images and videos for its user.
Virtual reality has long been an inaccessible niche, limited by price, functionality, and mobility. However, with the advancements of innovation in this sector made by the YEZZ Sfera, this technology truly becomes accessible to the masses.

By utilizing this technology, patented by 360 Lab, YEZZ has now, for the first time ever, made it possible for the user to capture everything around them in the same instant by stitching the input from the front and rear facing cameras into one spherical image or video.
The YEZZ Sfera will offer the MediaTek Helio processor which features a 2.0 GHz Octa Core Cortex A-53. The LTE device features a 5.5" HD display, 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM, an optional external memory of up to 64 GB, a 360 degree HD camera with special lenses and will be launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
MediaTek Helio™ is the flagship smartphone processor family that delivers cutting-edge processor performance, long-term endurance and efficiency, and premium multimedia experiences. With eight completely independent cores, MediaTek's True Octa-core processors combine industry-leading performance with outstanding energy efficiency. By choosing MediaTek Helio™ solution, YEZZ delivers outstanding multimedia performance.

The development team has shared that they have been progressing quickly with the intention of having a full working model to display right after MWC 2016.
See the latest updates and stay tuned on Twitter @YezzMobile for updates coming after MWC 2016. 

For more information about YEZZ and its products, visit
About YEZZ 

YEZZ, a worldwide mobile brand, specializes in the creation of custom devices that bestow upon the world an ultimate mobile communication experience. YEZZ is ingenious and adaptable; seamlessly detailing, designing, and developing a tailored mobile experience. Beyond technological innovation, YEZZ is devoted to creating consumer empowerment within the world of communication. With a diverse portfolio of open market devices, YEZZ promotes the freedom of choice in the design of the individual mobile lifestyle. 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016



Yes, the Natural Lumberjack Builds Dams and Gathers Wood and the New Handcuffs Help to Control Human Prisoners

SEATTLE, WA – Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, has something new for the more imaginative survivors in ARK: Survival Evolved. Available today on PC, ARK players can now tame, train, and mount Giant Beavers AND use handcuffs to rustle pesky humans should they try to, say, steal your Beaver. Today’s update also offers improved client and server performance streaming.

Steam survivors will find the newly-available Handcuffs useful for ensuring their prisoners don’t escape and aren’t violent, while the super-cuddly Giant Beaver creature can build Dams, harvest and carry vast quantities of Wood, and act as a mobile crafting station. Beavers also can swim! Wildcard Studio encourages Survivors to get onto their ARK now to ensure they’re the ones doing the Handcuffing, and not the other way around!

Download the ARK Handcuffs-Giant Beaver Spotlight video and screenshots HERE:

Watch the ARK Handcuffs-Giant Beaver Spotlight video on YouTube HERE:

The Giant Beaver, aka Castoroides Feliconcisor, is a large, mammalian herbivore that tends to live near water. Unlike other larger beaver species, this one retains the chisel-shaped teeth of modern beavers. As is typical for beavers, they build dams as habitats, but the larger creatures on the island have a tendency to trample them. As a result, finding unsullied dams in the wild is quite rare.
The value of a tamed Castoroides is obvious from its physiology. The creature naturally gathers wood extremely efficiently, far more than most species on the island. It's not the strongest creature, so it can only carry limited amounts, and it doesn’t realize how dangerous the island actually is.
Come join the ARK community forums HERE:
Studio Wildcard is challenging the ARK: Survival Evolved and modding communities to put their creativity to the test in the ultimate ARK: Survival Evolved $60,000 modding competition! Whether it’s building an entirely new ARK Island or designing a new competitive gameplay mode, Studio Wildcard is looking for fans to submit their entries in one of three categories: ‘Mods’, ‘Maps’ and ‘Total Conversions.’ All entries must be submitted before March 15, 2016, and the winners in each category will be announced on April 15, 2016. Jump into the Worldwide Modding Contest HERE:
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in summer 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation®4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. The game is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam’s Early Access program, which includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!
To join our growing band of survivors, journey to Steam or Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One to download the game. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

RoadEyes presents recSMART, the World’s First Connected & Social Dashcam at the 2016 Mobile World Congress

RoadEyes presents recSMART, the World’s First Connected & Social Dashcam at the 2016 Mobile World Congress

• recSMART’s unveiling in Barcelona simultaneously launched with RoadEyes’ Kickstarter campaign
• The connected and social dashcam to trigger a paradigm shift in the way drivers communicate with their online social networks

Paris, France –  
RoadEyes, a leading expert in on-board solutions for vehicles, announces today the unveiling of recSMART, its prototype of the world’s first connected and social dashcam at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Booth: CS 130 / Congress Square Hall) from 22-25 February 2016. Developing this further, RoadEyes simultaneously launches recSMART on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise funds and build a community of connected drivers through its social dashcams. Equipped with built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, a wide angle camera as well as a micro-SD card, recSMART seamlessly connects to smartphones and records driving journeys in full high definition (HD). This makes it a ‘must-have’ car accessory for people who want to capture special moments from the road and share them with their online social networks. In addition, RoadEyes is offering early bird discounts on pre-orders of recSMART made through Kickstarter (99 instead of 199), with initial shipments expected to be made in May 2016.
Boris Brault, CEO, RoadEyes, said: “People are hyperconnected nowadays, even while commuting and travelling. As the market was lacking a product that had a unique combination of connectivity, mobility and sociability, we saw an opportunity to create recSMART in response to the needs of this new lifestyle. A solution combining product, application and services, recSMART is suitable for both consumers and professionals. This marks a turning point for RoadEyes, as we reposition the company as an Internet of Things (IoT) brand that is creating a content-collecting platform from roads across the globe in order to build a community of connected drivers.”     
“As part of this repositioning, we are taking a different approach than usual by launching on Kickstarter as the DNA of this project is highly social and we are all about being user-centric,” he added.
recSMART – "Community for a connected road"
In the spirit of building a community, a key advantage of recSMART is its connected feature. Unlike other dashcams in the market, recSMART connects directly to smartphones via Wi-Fi in order to capture, save and share collected data (e.g. videos, photos, GPS location, distance, time and speed). Being Wi-Fi enabled, recSMART users can easily control, manage and configure the settings of the dashcam from their smartphones.
Whether it comes to witnessing an unusual scene, a beautiful landscape, map-sharing or taking a selfie upon reaching a destination, these can be communicated in real-time to the user’s contacts on email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, YouTube, SnapChat etc. – putting an end to the concept of driving alone.
How it works - Drive, record, secure, share
Once installed, recSMART is fully automated and starts recording in full HD as soon as the engine is turned on.  It takes both photos and videos simultaneously and saves them in the embedded micro-SD card. To help users avoid many hours of manually removing their content, recSMART automatically records over the oldest files when its memory card fills up. With its built-in GPS which time-stamps and geo-tags all footages, users can have a clear visibility of exactly where and when events occurred. While recording, the integrated gyro sensor is activated to automatically detect shocks in case of sudden braking or collision; making the video files secure and non-erasable on the micro-SD card.  
Alongside its recording and transmission capabilities, recSMART provides data on vehicle position, speed, time, geo-location and maps. This allows drivers to keep tabs on themselves or save and share interesting driving ‘stories’ (e.g. scenic routes, recommended itineraries).
recSMART has a 140˚ wide viewing angle for maximum visibility, capturing a wide view of roads, events and landscapes. The footages are securely saved onto the smartphone and stored in the Cloud, through the ‘Road-Eyes App’, a dedicated mobile application compatible with iOS and Android. The application is aimed to be a social network of drivers as well as a platform to share interesting content (e.g. driving anecdotes, recommended locations, places of interest, noteworthy routes etc.)  
A social mobile application:
 ‘Road-Eyes App’ (iOS and Android)
  • Has a live news feed named “On the Road” where content is sorted by 3 types: trending, recent and nearby
  • Allows for convenient real-time viewing and playback of recordings taken on the dashcam
  • Lets people edit and post their content with music and filters
  • Users can comment, like, share and save their favourite content
  • Facilitates a sense of freedom and easy sharing, as it is compatible with major social network platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, SnapChat etc.)
Autonomous, Removable and Versatile
Unlike traditional dashcams, recSMART can easily be removed from its base for photo-taking and filming. With its built-in battery, users can run the dashcam to take photos inside and outside the vehicle. These can be potentially used as valuable evidence in court, insurance settlements and for accident claim reports.
recSMART comes with an innovative wireless remote button which can be pressed to capture photos and videos without having to manipulate the camera or smartphone.
recSMART is the latest innovation from RoadEyes, following years of expertise and leadership in the video black box market for vehicles. RoadEyes was recently selected by BPI, UbiMobility and Business France as one of the eight most innovative French companies chosen to present their technologies to US Carmakers.
To find out more about recSMART on Kickstarter, visit:
About RoadEyes
Founded in 2011, RoadEyes develops a wide range of connected devices designed to improve road               
safety for all drivers. RoadEyes range spans multiple product categories: Dashcams, Head-up displays,         
parking assistant systems and Bluetooth key rings that target both passengers and commercial vehicles. RoadEyes products are distributed by a strong network of distributors, e-tailers, retailers and specialized retail stores.               
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Atlantic Technology Debuts New High-Performance

Atlantic Technology Debuts New High-Performance 
In-Wall Speakers for Home Theater and Music

NORWOOD, MA (2/17/16) -- Atlantic Technology, a leader in high-performance home theater speaker systems for the past quarter century, has introduced two new state-of-the-art home theater speakers designed for discreet in-wall installations. 

The Atlantic Technology IW-110LCR and IW-105LCR are designed to be installed in the wall adjacent to flat screen TV's or video projection screens. Their paintable grilles can be matched to the wall color for an unobtrusive presentation. 

While these speakers are visually discreet, the sound quality presentation is stunning. Both speakers use premium 6-1/2-inch mineral-damped polymer woofers, a 1-inch dome tweeter, and premium first-order 3,500 Hz crossover network. These combine to deliver powerful sound effects, and provide a coherent flow of articulate dialog with the movie action. They deliver powerful bass and clear, airy highs for equal application as music and theater speakers. A three-step tweeter level switch allows users to tailor the high frequency sound for optimal room acoustics, and computer-designed wave-guides optimize treble distribution. 

The Atlantic Technology IW-110LCR uses a MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) driver configuration with two woofers bracketing the tweeter. When mounted vertically, this tends to create a broader soundstage ideal for left and right speakers. Mounted horizontally, it is an excellent center-channel speaker. With its added woofer, the IW-110LCR, has the highest bass performance and efficiency of the two models.  With its single woofer, the Atlantic Technology IW-105LCR offers proportional performance in a lower-priced package. Both models feature magnetic mounting grilles that prevent wall damage common to pry-off grilles. The speakers include built-in mounting clamps that make for quick and easy installation. 

Atlantic Technology IW-110LCR and IW-105LCR in-wall speakers are now available at suggested retail prices of $500 and $350 each, respectively. 

From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology's mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in high-performance loudspeaker systems for music, home theater, and custom audio/video installation. For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit or call 781-762-6300.
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