Press Releases and Information

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Core Brands Announces CEDIA 2016 Dealer Training Schedule

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, July 20, 2016– Core Brands today announced a comprehensive schedule of brand-centric dealer training seminars that it will host during CEDIA 2016 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The information-packed sessions will explore innovations in residential technology, such as 4K video, HDMI distribution, Dolby Atmos surround installations, rack-mount power management, and more.

“CEDIA is the...

Monday, July 18, 2016

Core Brands Appoints Mike Jordan to Vice President of Product Management

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, July 18, 2016 – Adding additional strength to its senior product development team, Core Brands today announced the appointment of Mike Jordan to Vice President, Product Management. Effective immediately, Jordan leads all product development initiatives and reports directly to Core Brands President Joe Roberts.

“Mike brings an extensive product development and engineering background to this new position at Core Brands,”...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SpeakerCraft Supplies Spacious Microbrewery with Crisp, Clear Audio

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 14, 2016 – In a 7,500-square foot space with tall ceilings and sleek, hard surfaces, “echo” and “boom” seem inevitable. When Jose Suarez and his team opened Big Woods, a new microbrewery, bar and restaurant adjacent to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, they sought to channel the exhilarating atmosphere of the races. And to them, that required clear and controllable sound.

To overcome the space’s cavernous proportions, they called in local technology...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gefen and Panamax Earn 2016 Commercial Integrator Magazine BEST Awards for Product Innovation

LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2016 – Core Brands, today announced that two of its industry-leading brands, Gefen and Panamax, were recognized by Commercial Integrator magazine with 2016 BEST Awards. The Panamax VT4315-Pro received the award in the Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression & Energy Solutions”category and the Gefen Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (EXT-UHDA-HBT2) won in the Specialty A/V Cables, Interconnects, &...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gefen Now Shipping 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 2, 2016 – Providing dealers with the best signal extension capabilities on the market today, Gefen , the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today announced that the 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (GTB-UHD-HBT2) is now shipping from Core Brands.

“We are committed to helping dealers capitalize on the ever-changing technologies that are shaping the...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Gefen Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI (EXT-UHDA-HBT2) Provides Integrators with Flawless 4K Signal Extension

PETALUMA, CA May 31, 2016 – Providing commercial integrators with a large selection of robust 4K signal extension solutions, Gefen , the A/V signal management unit of Core Brands, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK), today introduced the EXT-UHDA-HBT2, a new HDMI extender that uses HDBaseT™ 2.0 technology to extend 4K digital AV, Ethernet, RS-232, 2-way IR, 2-way audio, and 2-way POH compliant power up to 330 feet over one CAT-5e cable. Product is shipping now...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nortek Closes on Its Minority Stake in MiOS Limited and Announces First Technology Integration Launch

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK ), a global diversified industrial company with leading brands and innovative air management and technology-driven solutions for residential and commercial applications, today announced that it closed on its 25% stake in MiOS Limited, a global technology company focused on developing and distributing advanced control and monitoring...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Core Brands To Showcase Signal Processing, Power and Audio Solutions at ISC West 2016

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, April 4, 2016 – Expanding its commitment to provide security channel integrators with the industry’s most powerful line-up of signal processing, power, and audio solutions, Core Brands today announced that it will showcase offerings from Gefen, Furman, Panamax and Proficient at ISC West 2016 at booth #3089 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 6-8, 2016.

“We introduced our video signal processing solutions to the security channel...