Archived Press Releases

2012 – 2017 PRESS RELEASES

Nortek Security & Control and Core Brands Merge to Expand Opportunities for Partners Across a Broad Range of Markets (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – December 19, 2017

Nortek Security & Control LLC Donates Access Control Systems to Casa de Amparo and Saved In America (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – December 4, 2017

Nortek Security & Control LLC and SecureNet Partner to Bring Additional Value to 2GIG® Rely DIY Security System Offering  (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – November 21, 2017

NSC Introduces Industry’s First End-to-End Voice and Smartphone App-Controlled Garage Door Opener (.docx)
Carlsbad, CA – August 31, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Expands Portfolio of Access Control Solutions (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – April 5, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Introduces Industry’s Smallest DIY Security System With Sleek Looks (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – April 4, 2017

New 2GIG Vario Hybrid Security System from Nortek Security & Control Offers Ultimate Installation Scalability (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – January 6, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Adds Z-Wave 500 Series Lighting Devices to Smart Home Portfolio (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – January 5, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Adds Z-Wave 500 Series Lighting Devices to Smart Home Portfolio (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – January 4, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Ships 1 Millionth Z-Wave Home Automation Device (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – January 3, 2017

Nortek Security & Control Gears for Growth and Innovation – Expands Manufacturing Capacity, Adds Key Executive Talent (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – November 28, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Launches Weather-tight, Hardwired Doorbell Camera for the Security and Custom Dealer (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – September 15, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Extends Smart Home to Global Growth Markets Leveraging Successful Technologies and Proven Products (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – May 4, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – May 3, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Introduces 2GIG Smoke Detector Sensor (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – April 6-8, 2016

Nortek Security & Control and Alarm.com Partner to Bring The State Of The Art 2GIG GC3 Security and Automation System to Market (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA and Tysons, VA – April 5, 2016

SecureNet Technologies Announces Support for Best Selling 2GIG GC2 Security & Home Control System (.pdf)
Lake Mary, FL – April 4, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Launches the Numera Home Safety Hub, Blending Mobile Personal Safety and Fall Detection with Home Security (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – March 31, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Announces Full Line of Easy to Install 2GIG Video Solutions (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – March 23, 2016

Nortek Security & Control Next Generation 2GIG GC3 Home Security and Automation Platform Takes Center Stage at CES 2016 (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2016 – CES 2016

Nortek Security & Control Announces Next Generation 2GIG Home Security and Automation Platform & Dealer Roadshow (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2016 – CES 2016

Nortek Security & Control Introduces Integrated Proactive Wellness Solution (.pdf)

Nortek Security & Control Unveils New Smart Home Safety Devices at CES 2016 (.pdf)

Nortek Security & Control Launches Irrigation Controller, Water Flow and Flood Detector at CES 2016 (.pdf)

Nortek Security & Control Comes to Agreement with Chamberlain on IP Dispute Related to Company’s Garage Door Controller Product (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – November 24

Nortek Security & Control Unveils Linear ProControl Access Control Ecosystem with Remote Management Console (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – November 17

Nortek Security & Control Launches Health & Wellness Cloud Platform for Proactive Care Management (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – October 27

Nortek Security & Control Ships GoControl Consumer Portfolio of Smart Home Devices (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – October 8

Nortek Security & Control acquires Health and Wellness Technology business from Numera (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – June 30

Nortek Security & Control to Demonstrate Home Control Market Leadership at ISC West (.pdf)
Carlsbad, CA – April 17

NSC Launches GoControl Thermostat – the first in a new line of connected HVAC solutions (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – April 14 – 17 ISC West 2015

Nortek Security & Control Launches New Family of GoControl Thermostats (.pdf)
January 6-9 – International CES 2015

Nortek Security & Control Announces Broad Line of GoControl Branded DIY Oriented Smart Products (.pdf)
January 6-9 – International CES 2015

Nortek Security & Control Announces First Z-Wave Enabled Dimmable Light Bulb (.pdf)
January 6-9 – International CES 2015

Nortek Security & Control Showcases Smart Garage Door Controller (.pdf)
January 6-9 – International CES 2015

Nortek Security & Control Group Charts New Strategic Course for Smart Home Leadership (.pdf)
December 16, 2014

Linear to Offer Exclusive Preview of Z-Wave Enabled Light Bulb and Other Home Control Products at CES Unveiled (.pdf)
November 11, 2014

Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Controller Earns UL 325 Certification (.pdf)
October 10, 2014

October 14 Webinar Benefits Security, Access and Automation Dealers Looking to Leverage LinkedIn® (.pdf)
October 3, 2014

Top-Caliber Security Veteran, Tom Cummiskey, to Head Global Sales (.pdf)
Septemter 12, 2014

Z-Wave Garage Door Controller Wins Yet Another Award for Best New Product (.pdf)
June 25, 2014

Linear Launches Intelligent Three-Way Z-Wave Light Switch, Model WT00Z (.pdf)
June 22, 2014

Leader in Home Control Unveils New, Innovative Solutions at EXPOSEC Brazil (.pdf)
May 13-15, 2014

Linear Wins SIA Best New Product Award for Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Controller (.pdf)
April 8, 2014

Excitement, Anticipation Builds for ISC West 2014 showcasing New Linear & 2GIG Products (.pdf)
April 2-4, 2014

#1 Installed Home Control Platform Maker Showcases Smart Control and IoT at ISC West (.pdf)
April 2-4, 2014

Linear and Habitat for Humanity are “Building for the Brave” (.pdf)
October 8, 2013

CEDIA Attendees Register to Win Nortek Prize Pack (.pdf)
September 26, 2013

Linear Announces Expansion to Award-Winning eMerge Elite Access Control System (.pdf)
September 24, 2013

Linear Ships New IP Cameras With Up To 5 Megapixel Resolution (.pdf)
September 17, 2013

Action! 2GIG Dealer Video Contest Announced (.pdf)
September 5, 2013

Linear Unveils CD and MP3 Music Source for DMC Intercom Systems (.pdf)
July 11, 2013

Linear Announces New Line of Analog CCTV Cameras (.pdf)
June 7, 2013

Linear to present, “Competing for the Connected Home: What Channel Will Win?” at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference & Showcase (.pdf)
May 8, 2013

Linear ofrece asistencia instantánea para soporte técnico y atención al cliente ahora en español (.pdf)
29 de abril de 2013

Linear Now Offers Spanish Language Live Support for Technical and Customer Service (.pdf)
April 22, 2013

Linear Announces Update to Hub Manager Software (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – ISC West 2013 – April 10-12, 2013

Linear Announces eMerge Essential – Affordable, Scalable Browser-Based Access Control (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – ISC West 2013 – April 10-12, 2013

Linear Expands Home Automation Offerings with Z-Wave Lighting Products (.pdf)
Las Vegas, NV – ISC West 2013 – April 10-12, 2013

Linear Closes on Acquisition of 2GIG, Leading Provider of Home Automation and Home Security (.pdf)
April 1, 2013

Linear Broadens Technology Offerings with Z-Wave (.pdf)
January 22, 2013

Linear Announces Copper Cop, Simple Solution to Protect HVAC against Metal Theft (.pdf)
November 14, 2012

Linear Announces eMerge Essential – Affordable, Scalable Browser-Based Access Control (.pdf)
November 7, 2012

Linear Expands Online Dealer Training Series, Launches SEO Fundamentals Course (.pdf)
September 25, 2012

Linear Announces Consolidation with Secure Wireless, Inc. (.pdf)
August 10, 2012

Linear Develops Social Media Training Program for Dealers (.pdf)
August 10, 2012

Linear Releases Battery Backup Unit (BBU) for Ultra-Quiet LDCO800 DC-Powered Garage Door Operator (.pdf)
July 23, 2012

Linear Group Vice Chairman and Former Linear President Dan Stottlemyre Retires After 24 Years (.pdf)
July 20, 2012

The New Linear VMC1 Video Security Intercom System Safeguards What Matters Most (.pdf)
June 29, 2012

Linear LLC Hires Caster Communications (.pdf)
June 13, 2012

The Home Intercom that’s Serious about Security: Introducing the Linear VMC1 Video Security Intercom (.pdf)
May 7, 2012

Linear Re-Structures Sales Force into the System Sales Group and Business Development Group (.pdf)
February 13, 2012

Linear Names Duane Paulson Senior Vice President – Product & Market Development (.pdf)
February 8, 2012

Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Now Available for Linear’s Groundbreaking LDCO800 Garage Door Operator (.pdf)
February 7, 2012

2008 – 2011 PRESS RELEASES

New Serial Extender Module Expands Options For Interfacing with Linear Access Control Panels (.pdf)
October 20, 2011

New Integrated Access Control, Intrusion Detection and Video Surveillance Solution from Linear (.pdf)
September 19, 2011

Linear Announces New ONVIF-Compliant H.264 IP Camera Line (.pdf)
September 19, 2011

Linear Introduces New High Definition Video Modulator (.pdf)
September 8, 2011

Linear Awards $10,000 in Products For its 50th Anniversary (.pdf)
August 10, 2011

Larger Linear Gate Operators Now Include Enhanced APeX Controllers (.pdf)
June 16, 2011

LearnLinear.com Makes Training Easier than Ever for Dealers, Distributors (.pdf)
June 6, 2011

New Ethernet Connectivity Module For Telephone Access Controllers (.pdf)
May 23, 2011

Linear Names Michael O’Neal President; Dan Stottlemyre to Vice Chairman, Linear Group (.pdf)
April 13, 2011

Linear Introduces Two New, More Powerful PERS Long-Range Transmitters (.pdf)
April 6, 2011

Linear Raises APeX Gate Operator Controller Capabilities With New Features; Programming Enhancements (.pdf)
March 14, 2011

Linear/IEI Introduces two new Low-Voltage 24W Plug-In-Power Supplies (.pdf)
March 1, 2011

Linear Adds Whole-House Intercom/Sound System to 2011 Builder Concept House (.pdf)
January 11, 2011

Linear Enhances Residential Actuator Gate Operator Capabilities (.pdf)
November 2, 2010

Linear Announces Consolidation with Security Leader Aigis Mechtronics, Inc. (.pdf)
October 12, 2010

Linear Introduces New, DC-Powered Garage Door Opener: The LDCO800 (.pdf)
June 1, 2010

Training Schedule, Remote Learning Added to Curriculum at Linear University (.pdf)
May 18, 2010

Entry Solutions

Linear Introduces New, DC-Powered Garage Door Opener: The LDCO800 (.pdf)
June 1, 2010

Linear Offers Three New Solar Gate Operator Accessories (.pdf)
February 15, 2010

IEI Access Solutions

Linear Expands eMerge Dealer Support with Professional Services Capability (.pdf)
January 19, 2010

News from ASIS ’09 – Sept. 21, 2009

Linear Completes Consolidation of International Electronics, Inc. (.pdf)

Linear Introduces International Electronics’ Hub Manager Professional Software Version 8.0 (.pdf)

Linear Introduces International Electronics’ Max 3 Output Module (.pdf)

Entry Solutions

Linear Demonstrates Latest Telephone Entry Systems and Gate Operator Products at FENCETECH ’09(.pdf)
January 7, 2009

Linear Introduces Day/Night Cameras (.pdf)
January 1, 2009

Read the News Release on Linear’s LCO75 Garage Door Operator as it Appears in the Garage Door News November issue (.pdf)
December 9, 2008

2006-2007 PRESS RELEASES

IEI Access Solutions

IEI Introduces the prox.pad™ plus IR Wireless Infra-Red (IR) Communication Enabled PC-Based Access System (.pdf)
July 12, 2007

IEI and Security Industry Association Lobby for Cooperative Government Purchasing Schedule (.pdf)
May 11, 2007

IEI Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2007 (.pdf)
March 20, 2007

IEI Awarded GSA Schedule 84 Contract (.pdf)
January 30, 2007

IEI Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal 2007 (.pdf)
January 11, 2007

IEI Reports its Quality Management System in Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 (.pdf)
January 8, 2007

IEI Introduces New Line of Access Control Keypads (.pdf)
September 20, 2006

International Electronics, Inc., Reports Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2006 (.pdf)
July 13, 2006

IEI Expands Illuminated Keypad Line with 242iLW, and iLR Style and iLSE Style Keypads (.pdf)
June 12, 2006

Latest Version of Hub Manager Professional Access Control Software Released (.pdf)
May 19, 2006

International Electronics Reports Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2006 (.pdf)
January 17, 2006

2004-2005 PRESS RELEASES

Communications Solutions

M&S Systems goes retro with the new DMC3-4 system, the intercom that updates your current system
DALLAS, Texas – August 30, 2004 – Do you want an intercom that is attractively styled and offers the latest technology in your home? But are you stuck with one of the older intercom systems straight out of the 70’s? Well, M&S Systems has come to the rescue. The new DMC3-4 retrofit music/communication system is designed to replace most 3 and 4 wire intercom system, without running new wires or having to repair drywall.
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M&S Systems connects with new DMC1, ‘the intercom with a difference’
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 19, 2004 – Say “high tech” and most people think of computers, telecommunication systems, personal electronics, automobiles, even a lot of today’s toys.
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IEI Access Solutions

Dedicated Micros Announces Alliance with International Electronics, Inc. (.pdf)
December 2005

International Electronics, Inc. Reports Second Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2005 (.pdf)
November 28, 2005

eMerge Browser Managed Security Platform Extended with the Introduction of the eMerge 50 and eMerge 440 at ASIS International 2005 (.pdf)
September 13, 2005

International Electronics, Inc., Introduces Biometric Fingerprint Access Control Solution (.pdf)
June 6, 2005

International Electronics, Inc., Hires West Coast Regional Sales Manager (.pdf)
June 3, 2005

International Electronics, Inc., Extends Functionality of eMergeTM Browser Managed Security Platform(.pdf)
April 28, 2005

Audio / Video / Data Solutions

XDM and DMC1 announced PRODUCT OF THE YEAR by Electronic House
Dallas, TX- August 25, 2004 – M&S Systems is pleased to be the recent recipient of the 2004 Electronic House product of the year award for both the XDM4600KIT and the DMC1. Both products will be featured in the September issue of Electronic House Magazine and will be recognized at the upcoming CEDIA Expo. These products will also be on display during the CEDIA Expo at the M&S Systems booth, #2094.
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M&S Unveils Xtreme Digital Music XDM4600KIT
Dallas, Texas – April 27, 2004 – M&S Systems is pleased to announce the Xtreme Digital Music System, XDM4600KIT. This expandable integrated 4-zone 6-source digital audio distribution system offers music as well as home communication functions from each zone and the front door. This new addition to the M&S line provides an affordable solution and delivers incredible listening power at 30 watts a channel.
Read more…

M&S Systems’ WaveGuide Speakers offer unprecedented technology to in-wall home sound
Dallas, Texas — The sound of music takes a new shape with the release of M&S Systems’
WaveGuide Speakers. The latest built-in home sound technology offers consumers a new and exciting way to fill their home.
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Central Vacuum Solutions

M&S Systems’ Debuts New AirVac Red and Platinum Series Central Vacuums (.pdf)
December 1, 2005


M&S Systems – M&S Systems goes retro with the new DMC3-4 system, the intercom that updates your current system

CARLSBAD,CA – August 30, 2004 – Do you want an intercom that is attractively styled and offers the latest technology in your home? But are you stuck with one of the older intercom systems straight out of the 70’s? Well, M&S Systems has come to the rescue. The new DMC3-4 retrofit music/communication system is designed to replace most 3 and 4 wire intercom system, without running new wires or having to repair drywall.

M&S Systems – the leading designer and manufacturer of built-in home amenities – is introducing the next generation of retrofittable home intercom systems: the DMC3-4. The DMC3-4 system is easy to install and uses existing home wiring.

“There are a lot of older intercom systems installed in homes today that are unattractive and may not even work. Homeowners still want to communicate and have music available throughout their homes. The DMC3-4 system was designed to provide in home communications and audio distribution along with updated styling,” said Gary Baker, M&S Systems’ Director of Sales and Marketing. “But the strength of the DMC3-4 product is that it provides all this in existing homes.”

Better inside and out

“The new DMC3-4 offers every feature that the existing intercom system provided – and a lot more besides. Yes, the DMC3-4 intercom is a stylish addition to any home. But this change is more than appearance. It’s what’s inside the intercom that will excite homeowners, dealers, and installers,” said Baker.

The DMC3-4 has an upgrade path to make it a stereo distributed audio system. Simply by adding an MC960PA power amplifier, your intercom can become a stereo music source, delivering stereo quality music from the radio or CD player to any room in the home. This feature may require running wire in homes that are not already wired for stereo music.

Benefits to Dealers & Installers

The DMC3-4 also offers distinct advantages to dealers and installers. For example, the DMC3-4 is designed to provide you with a retrofit product that will run on existing 3 and 4 conductor flat wire applications. This includes existing M&S System and NuTone intercom installations.

More than an intercom company

“The DMC3-4 is not your typical home intercom system. But then M&S Systems is not your typical intercom company. Strictly speaking, we’re not just an intercom company – and anybody who thinks of M&S solely in terms of intercoms has missed all the exciting changes in our business. At M&S, we think of ourselves as the industry leader in the design and manufacture of built-in, electronic home amenities,” Baker points out.

“Our product line includes the best home intercom systems on the market, of course. But we also offer a broad range of other products – from our built-in AirVac systems to structured wiring and home entertainment functionality. And we continue to introduce exciting home innovations such as our WaveGuide speakers, the MC2000 Digital Audio Network, the DMC1 intercom and now our DMC3-4 retrofit intercom. For builders, dealers and installers, this means the convenience of one- stop shopping,” Baker said.

‘whole house audio’

He also noted “M&S now offers the MC2000 system, which delivers a digital whole-house audio network complete with MP3 playback capability, music management databases, and intercom functionality. Our systems have progressed from a single master unit controlling music throughout the home to individual room stations having the capability to control their own music sources and expanded features.”

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems is renowned for over 50-years of history applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including home communication systems, home theater surround sound systems, and central vacuums. M&S products are distributed internationally, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and Canada.


M&S Systems connects with new DMC1, ‘the intercom with a difference’

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 19, 2004 – Say “high tech” and most people think of computers, telecommunication systems, personal electronics, automobiles, even a lot of today’s toys.

Let’s add one more word to that list: intercoms.

Intercoms?

Yes, intercoms. The new generation of M&S Systems home intercom systems is the dawn of a whole new era of increasingly sophisticated intercom technology – a whole home music communication system capable of delivering quality sound – voice or music – to anywhere in the home.

That’s right: in the home. Because homes are a primary market for intercom systems. This is why M&S Systems – the leading designer and manufacturer of built-in home amenities – is introducing the next generation of home intercom systems: the DMC1.

“Why would we replace our flagship intercom, the MC602? Because this new model has everything homebuilders, dealers, installers and their customers – the homeowners – want in an intercom,” said Gary Baker, M&S Systems’ director of sales and marketing.

“Our new DMC1 intercom is a better fit for today’s homes. It’s smaller, with a more modern, elegant look to fit today’s decor – and, of course, superb sound,” Baker added.

The M&S Systems’ DMC1 master intercom is a full 30 percent smaller than the previous model – and the room stations are even smaller. The small size and elegant style combine to make the intercom technology less obtrusive.

Better inside and out

“The new DMC1 offers every feature of the MC602 – and a lot more besides. Yes, the DMC1 intercom is a stylish addition to any home. But this change is more than appearance. It’s what’s inside the intercom that will excite homebuilders, dealers, and installers – not to mention their customers,” said Baker.

The DMC1 has an upgrade path to make it a stereo distributed audio system. Simply by adding an MC960PA power amplifier, your intercom can become a stereo music source, delivering stereo quality music from the radio or CD player to any room in the home.

Homeowners will also appreciate the DMC1’s privacy feature: Just push one button and you can stop anyone else in the home from interrupting or monitoring a particular room.

Benefits to builders

The DMC1 also offers distinct advantages to homebuilders, dealers and installers. For example, the DMC1 features the updated technology of CAT5 wiring, the ratified standard for unshielded twisted pair wiring. CAT5 wiring improves performance by minimizing electrical interference and is compatible with today’s most sophisticated home wiring needs. The DMC1 is designed with the installer in mind using quick wiring connectors to reduce installation time.

It is also easy to retrofit the DMC1 into existing intercom systems, thus making it easier to sell upgrades. And the price point of the DMC1 is reasonable, eliminating the customer’s cost objection.

“So tell your customers to forget their preconceptions of intercoms. Now they can get all the advantages of a home intercom system – security, convenience, privacy, music – plus style and crystal-clear sound,” said Baker.

More than an intercom company

“The DMC1 is not your typical home intercom system. But then M&S Systems is not your typical intercom company. Strictly speaking, we’re not just an intercom company – and anybody who thinks of M&S solely in terms of intercoms has missed all the exciting changes in our business. At M&S, we think of ourselves as the industry leader in the design and manufacture of built-in, electronic home amenities,” Baker points out.

“Our product line includes the best home intercom systems on the market, of course. But we also offer a broad range of other products – from our built-in AirVac systems to structured wiring and home entertainment functionality. And we continue to introduce exciting home innovations such as our WaveGuide speakers, the MC2000 Digital Audio Network and now our DMC1 intercom. For builders, dealers and installers, this means the convenience of one-stop shopping,” Baker said.

‘whole house audio’

He also noted “M&S now offers the MC2000 system, which delivers a digital whole-house audio network complete with MP3 playback capability, music management databases and intercom functionality. Our systems have progressed from a single master unit controlling music throughout the home to individual room stations having the capability to control their own music sources and expanded features.”

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems is renowned for over 50-years of history applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including home communication systems, home theater surround sound systems, and central vacuums. M&S products are distributed internationally, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and Canada.


XDM and DMC1 announced PRODUCT OF THE YEAR by Electronic House

Dallas, TX -August 25, 2004 – M&S Systems is pleased to be the recent recipient of the 2004 Electronic House product of the year award for both the XDM4600KIT and the DMC1. Both products will be featured in the September issue of Electronic House Magazine and will be recognized at the upcoming CEDIA Expo. These products will also be on display during the CEDIA Expo at the M&S Systems booth, #2094.

The XDM4600KIT is an expandable integrated 4-zone digital audio distribution system that offers music as well as home communication functions from each zone and the front door. It provides an affordable solution and delivers incredible listening power at 30 watts a channel. The XDM consists of four zones and six sources that connect to a single router box. Each zone contains a class-D amplifier and other circuitry to drive one pair of 8-ohm speakers as well as a local source.

“We are pleased to be receiving this award for XDM. This powerful and versatile system delivers music and communications throughout your home and will fit your family’s lifestyle,” said Gary Baker, M&S Sales and Marketing Director.

The DMC1 is the new intercom with a difference. It is 30% smaller than the previous MC602 model, which adds elegant style to make the intercom technology less obtrusive. It also has an upgrade path to make it a stereo distributed audio system by simply adding an MC960PA power amplifier. Homeowners will appreciate the privacy features of the new DMC1. With just one button push, you can stop anyone in the home from listening to or monitoring a particular room.

“We are pleased to receive this award for the DMC1 intercom. The DMC1 has a modern and elegant look which has caused quite a stir in the marketplace amongst our customers”, said Gary Baker, M&S Systems Sales and Marketing Director.

For more information on either the XMD4600KIT or the DMC1 please call M&S Systems toll free line at 800-877-6631 or visit our website at www.mssystems.com.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has led the industry for over 50- years, offering integrated home technology systems that use technology, style, and value to enrich enjoyment of the home. Its diverse line of products includes home communication systems, home theater surround systems, and central vacuums. M&S products are distributed internationally, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and Canada.


M&S Unveils Xtreme Digital Music XDM4600KIT

Dallas, Texas – April 27, 2004 – M&S Systems is pleased to announce the Xtreme Digital Music System, XDM4600KIT. This expandable integrated 4-zone 6-source digital audio distribution system offers music as well as home communication functions from each zone and the front door. This new addition to the M&S line provides an affordable solution and delivers incredible listening power at 30 watts a channel.

The XDM4600KIT consists of four zones and six sources that connect to a single router box. Each zone contains a class-D amplifier and other circuitry to drive one pair of 8-ohm speakers as well as a local source. The system is optimized at the factory to work with our award winning WaveGuide speakers.

An infrared repeater built into the system allows the audio source equipment to be controlled from the zones with a universal remote. The router box has six analog audio inputs for sourcing music to the system, and communication between the router box and the zones is digital.

“This powerful system is packed into a sleek designed two-gang keypad, that delivers the audio elegance your home deserves. Whether you are listening to your favorite music or calling your children down for dinner, this system fits your family’s lifestyle,” said Gary Baker, M&S Sales and Marketing Director.

Each zone also has a microphone for paging and listening, allowing the system to incorporate intercom communications along with the distribution of the audio. The front door chime mutes any music that is playing so the chime can be heard over the speakers in each zone. Can’t get to the front door? Press the talk button on your keypad and speak to the front door from any room in the house using the integrated intercom function. Each zone is powered from the centralized router box, requiring only one power cable to go from a house outlet to the system.

“We have been the leaders in home communications systems for over 50 years. This integrated multi-zone digital music and communications system is the dawn of a new era for M&S,” said Gary Baker, M&S Sales and Marketing Director.

For more information on how to offer this digital music communication system call M&S Systems’ toll-free line at 800/877-6631.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has led the industry for over 50-years, offering integrated home technology systems that use style and value enriching enjoyment of the home. Its diverse line of products includes home communication systems, home theater surround systems, structured wiring, and central vacuums. M&S products are distributed internationally, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and Canada.


M&S Systems’ WaveGuide Speakers offer unprecedented technology to in-wall home sound

Dallas, Texas – June 26, 2003 – The sound of music takes a new shape with the release of M&S Systems’ WaveGuide Speakers. The latest built-in home sound technology offers consumers a new and exciting way to fill their home.

“Consumer audio technology is breaking new ground every day, but without an equivalent speaker the technology goes to waste. The WaveGuide Speakers were designed to work with top digital music sources to offer the best music reproduction in the industry,” says Gary Baker, Director of Sales and Marketing for M&S Systems.

WaveGuide Speakers broke new ground with the design of an asymmetrical pivoting tweeter that offers uniform sound dispersion and extended high-frequency response. Along with a unique baffle design, Kevlar woofer cones, gold-plated terminals and adjustable 3-position switches, WaveGuide speakers offer the highest level of sound dispersion in the built-in speaker market.

“Many surround sound rooms have audio dead spots because the speaker can’t adjust to the size and shape of the room. But with WaveGuide, every speaker can be customized to the room making sure that there’s never a bad seat in the house,” Baker adds.

WaveGuide speakers are offered as both ceiling and in-wall applications. The 6 1/2″ WG100W (100-watt) and 8″ WG150W (150-watt) offer customers two different powered in-wall options for music reproduction. The WaveGuide ceiling offering includes a similar setup with the 100-watt 6 1/2″ WG100C and the 150-watt 8″ WG150C.

“No matter where installed – in-wall or ceiling – WaveGuide provides sound with the perfect shape,” Baker concludes.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of built-in, electronic home amenities for over 50 years. M&S Systems is renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including central vacuum systems as well as analog and digital music/communication systems, home theater surround sound systems and structured wiring.

2001-2003 PRESS RELEASES

Communications Solutions

M&S Systems Brings Sense to Home Wiring – and Added Profits to Contractors
DALLAS – September 7, 2001 – Take a look at most homes built in the first half of the 20th century. The first thing you’ll notice is the lack of electrical outlets: one per room – two at the most. The result: most older homes were a hodgepodge of plug-in and extension cords.
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Audio / Video / Data Solutions

M&S Systems celebrates 50 years as industry leader in built-in, electronic home amenities
DALLAS, Texas – 2/17/2003 – Feb. 17 – 1953 was only 50 years ago but it seems like another world…
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M&S Systems Announces New General Manager
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M&S Systems Introduces WS5 Outdoor Speaker
DALLAS, TX – June 25, 2002 – Outdoor Audio – makes the summer cool. The latest addition to M&S Systems speaker line, the WS5 outdoor speaker offers a corrosion resistant, all weather design. Housed within a stylish exterior and complete with aluminum hanger brackets for easy mounting, the WS5 is not only great for use in garden or pool areas, but can be used indoors as well. The high-performance WS5, with its 5-1/4″ two-way woofer and 1″ titanium dome tweeter, is capable of producing extraordinary sound reproduction throughout your home or garden.
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M&S Systems New Platinum Series Speakers – Give Contractors New Home Theater Options
DALLAS – October 25, 2001 – Today’s homebuyer wants more. That’s especially true when it comes to home theater and sound systems.
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Central Vacuum Solutions

M&S Systems unveils AirVac BV2000 Builders Kit
DALLAS, Texas – 3/10/2003 – Now there’s an affordable alternative that delivers incredible cleaning power for smaller homes, townhouses and apartments. The M&S Systems AirVac BV2000KIT – the newest addition to the M&S AirVac line – is specifically designed for homes under 2,400 square feet.
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M&S Systems unveils ZV3500 Gold Series Bagless Central Vacuum System
DALLAS, Texas – 7/26/2002 – A man’s home is his castle? Not to dust.
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M&S Systems Brings Sense to Home Wiring – and Added Profits to Contractors

DALLAS – September 7, 2001 – Take a look at most homes built in the first half of the 20th century. The first thing you’ll notice is the lack of electrical outlets: one per room – two at the most. The result: most older homes were a hodgepodge of plug-in and extension cords.

There’s a 21st century equivalent: today’s homes overrun with wires and cables from internet connections, phones, fax, home theater, music and intercom systems. The result: an even more complex hodgepodge of cables and wires that makes adding or changing anything electronic a nightmare.

There is a better way: structured wiring from M&S Systems. “A hundred years ago electricity revolutionized the way people lived. Today there’s a new consumer electronics revolution. It’s called structured wiring. What makes it so important? You – and the way you live,” says Lorelei Connon, product manager for M&S Systems.

structured wiring – the great simplifier

“Imagine one access point for everything except electricity. One central juncture for all your data and entertainment needs – phone, cable, music and Internet access. Everything from the outside connects to the structured wiring box. And the box distributes it all through your pre-wired home. It’s as simple as that,” she adds.

Structured wiring is safe, affordable, expandable, easy to install and comes with a two-year warranty. The box flush mounts between 16″-center studs – or wall mounts for retrofits. The box also locks for added security.

“Structured wiring is increasingly in demand as more and more families want the convenience of wired homes. So think of M&S structured wiring as your home’s own personal organizer for consumer electronics,” Connon points out.

For more than 40 years M&S Systems has been the industry leader in designing and manufacturing the finest home systems for analog and digital communications, music and home theater.


M&S Systems celebrates 50 years as industry leader in built-in, electronic home amenities

DALLAS, Texas – Feb. 17, 2003 – Feb. 17 – 1953 was only 50 years ago but it seems like another world…

Dwight D. Eisenhower moved into the White House. Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine. Saran Wrap, instant iced tea and Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks hit grocery store shelves for the first time. Auto mechanics earned $2.00 an hour. A new Ford Custom Victoria two-door hardtop cost less than $2,000 and the gasoline to make it go was 29¢ a gallon. And a Coca-Cola cost a nickel.

the beginning

1953 also marked the end of what was officially known as the Korean War. One of the returning veterans was 31-year-old Captain Harold J. (Jim) Lemmon. He had an idea that he thought he could turn into a business, an idea that involved radio: a built-in radio/intercom system for homes. This audio pioneer called the fledgling company he founded on March 16, 1953 Music & Sound – later shortened to M&S.

“The technology of 1953 meant a vacuum tube radio bought from a local distributor and modified to fit into the wall with internal wiring to the speakers and an on/off switch. There were no volume controls. No FM radio. No intercom. Just a built-into-the-wall radio with five room speakers. All this for $89.50 installed,” Lemmon remembers.

Two years later he came up with $10,000 – half of it borrowed – to incorporate M&S. Building the business meant traveling the country – up to two months at a time – to train distributors in sales and installation. His success brought competition. In the late 1950s heavy hitters such as General Electric, Progress Lighting and Rittenhouse – companies with national distribution – as well as a host of building product companies entered the market. But Lemmon kept expanding his regional market, building strong bonds with the growing M&S distributor base.

This worked: Competitive pricing and, more important, personal contact and a strong commitment to service gave M&S an edge. The competition began to fade. By the late 70s, more than 20 competitors had been reduced to only 2. Meanwhile, Lemmon continued to add innovations to his built-in package: door chimes and an intercom that worked room-to- room as well as to the front door.

Later the M&S concept would be expanded to encompass FM radio, audiocassettes, music CDs and home theater. “And as long as we were installing in houses under construction, why not a built-in vacuum system? So we added this product line by acquiring a few small vacuum companies and then cherry-picked the best of each acquisition to create the M&S AirVac system,” says Lemmon.

The growing success of M&S Systems also brought suitors. In 1982, Lemmon sold his company to Nortek but stayed as president until 1987.

a classic success story

“M&S is a classic American success story. Someone with just an idea takes $10,000 in capitalization and, with hard work, turns it into a multimillion-dollar business. We never paid dividends. The money was always reinvested in the company. And if a customer was unhappy for whatever reason, we found a way to make it right – promptly – a tradition that’s still honored at M&S,” Lemmon smiles with satisfaction.

Today that tradition – and the company Jim Lemmon founded – is celebrating a half century as the industry leader in built-in, electronic home amenities. To commemorate this remarkable milestone, M&S will offer a number of special promotions throughout the year.

still pioneering

M&S Systems, still headquartered in Dallas, Texas – is now owned by Chamberlain Industries. And M&S is still renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help enrich the enjoyment of the home, including analog and digital musical communication systems, home theater surround sound systems, structured wiring and central vacuum systems. M&S musical systems have come a long way – from vacuum tube radios to digital whole-house audio networks complete with MP3 capability, music storage databases, and intercom functionality. Systems have progressed from a single master unit controlling music throughout the home to individual room stations having the capability to control their own music sources and expanded features.

“Today people want their homes equipped with the built-in technologies to make their home lives as convenient and enjoyable as possible,” says Tyler Dawson, general manager of M&S. “That’s where M&S Systems comes in. We have the technology and experience to meet this demand – with everything from built-in vacuum systems to home intercoms, from home entertainment to structured wiring.”

All this has made M&S Systems a pioneer in built-in electrical home amenity products. But Dawson views the company’s 50th anniversary as less of a milestone and more of a springboard to the future.

“Looking back with pride at our history is good – and well-deserved,” says Dawson. “But we prefer to think of this as a time to recommit ourselves to our distributors, to our customers and to the next 50 years. We promise them our continued commitment to service and to the innovative application of built-in electronic home amenities. Whatever you want from your home – efficiency, security or entertainment – M&S will remain your preeminent source of built-in satisfaction.”


M&S Systems Announces New General Manager

DALLAS, Texas – Nov. 21, 2002 – M&S Systems has a new General Manager.

Tyler Dawson has joined the industry leader in built-in, electronic home amenities as General Manager. His focus will be on developing strategies to significantly grow M&S Systems in its core businesses and beyond. He brings to M&S more than 20 years experience on the front lines of managing start-up, mature and turnaround manufacturing organizations.

“Tyler Dawson is a natural fit for this company,” says Scott Mordell, executive vice president of Chamberlain Industries, parent company to M&S Systems. “He has the significant expertise in high-tech manufacturing, materials and operations we were looking for. Additionally, Tyler has extensive experience in process implementation and building management teams. This will prove important to growing M&S consumer acceptance, customer service and profitability,” Mordell adds.

Dawson sees his new position as, “…the ideal job – a chance to make a difference with a company that already has a strong industry position and a great product line. We have the experience and technology to meet the future demands of the rapidly changing home electronic industry. I’m looking forward to helping M&S Systems to continue delivering, as they have for the last 50 years, the best in innovative home products.”

Prior to joining M&S, Dawson filled leadership roles at such companies as Chorum Technologies, Marlow Industries and the Thomas Group, Inc. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and his BSEE from Duke University.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has been an industry leader in the manufacture and design of built-in, electronic home amenities for nearly half a century. M&S is renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home. The M&S product line includes central vacuum systems as well as analog and digital music/communication systems, home theater surround sound systems and structured wiring.


M&S Systems Introduces WS5 Outdoor Speaker

DALLAS, TX – June 25, 2002 – Outdoor Audio – makes the summer cool. The latest addition to M&S Systems speaker line, the WS5 outdoor speaker offers a corrosion resistant, all weather design. Housed within a stylish exterior and complete with aluminum hanger brackets for easy mounting, the WS5 is not only great for use in garden or pool areas, but can be used indoors as well. The high-performance WS5, with its 5-1/4″ two-way woofer and 1″ titanium dome tweeter, is capable of producing extraordinary sound reproduction throughout your home or garden.

The use of high-quality materials such as brass inserts and mounting hardware, 5-way gold-plated binding posts and a resonance-free enclosure confirms M&S Systems’ commitment to quality. And what a value at a list price of only $239/pair!

Specifications
Frequency Response: 65 Hz – 20kHz
Maximum Power Rating: 70 watts
Nominal Impedance: 8-ohm
Dimensions: 7-1/4″ W x 9-5/8″ H x 6 –1/2″ D

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has been an industry leader in the manufacture and design of built-in, electronic home amenities for nearly 50 years. M&S is renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including analog and digital music/communication systems, home theater surround sound systems and central vacuums.


M&S Systems New Platinum Series Speakers – Give Contractors New Home Theater Options

DALLAS – October 25, 2001 – Today’s homebuyer wants more. That’s especially true when it comes to home theater and sound systems.

“This consumer demand is why M&S developed our new Platinum Series 8-ohm speakers. With Platinum, you get a completely balanced mini-cube home theater system that delivers the highest levels of sound quality available. Despite their compact size, our Platinum Series speakers allow audio consultants and contractors to give their customers the fullest surround sound experience – regardless of the media and technology,” says Lia Connors, M&S product specialist.

easy to sell

M&S has taken all the advanced features of its MNCS mini-cube system and then further enhanced them to produce this all-new Platinum Series that delivers remarkable design engineering, exemplary sound quality and – for audio retailers and contractors – an easy sell.

The Platinum Series begins with M&S 3-inch Mini-Cube speakers. These 100-watt speakers – available in white or black – can be freestanding or mounted on walls or ceilings. Dual-pivoting provides optimum sound coverage in any room – regardless of size or shape. Now add an acoustically matched center channel speaker and a freestanding, down-firing subwoofer that provides a powerful, 100-watt amplifier and adjustable crossover – from 40Hz to 140Hz. All come with advanced MDF enclosures and shielded speaker magnets.

meeting the demand

“Whether you’re trying to achieve the most subtle ambience or roof-raising crescendos, no speakers deliver like M&S Platinum – for discriminating listeners who will settle for no less than the best. And that’s why our Platinum Series speakers will also appeal to audio retailers and contractors who have to meet this demand,” Connors points out.

For more than 40 years M&S Systems has been the industry leader in designing and manufacturing the finest home systems for analog and digital communications, music and home theater.


M&S Systems unveils AirVac BV2000 Builders Kit

DALLAS, Texas – March 10, 2003 – Now there’s an affordable alternative that delivers incredible cleaning power for smaller homes, townhouses and apartments. The M&S Systems AirVac BV2000KIT – the newest addition to the M&S AirVac line – is specifically designed for homes under 2,400 square feet.

The BV2000KIT central vacuum system delivers two to three times more power to lift out dirt, dust mites and animal dander from rugs, drapes and furniture upholstery. AirVac then vents it all outside – safely, quietly, permanently to eliminate this health risk to your family. This means whole house cleaning convenience and promotes healthier indoor living.

“The addition of the BV2000KIT to the AirVac line is everything you will need for easy, effective, affordable whole house cleaning,” said Anna Stamatelatos, Product Manager. “This complete home cleaning system includes the vacuum unit, hose, electric carpet brush and tool kit, and three replacement bags and filter, all backed by a two-year warranty.”

The BV2000KIT can be used to clean any surface or material in your home. Simply plug the hose into one of the inlets conveniently located throughout your home and experience the power of AirVac.

M&S will display the BV2000KIT at the upcoming ISC show March 26-28 in Las Vegas. Please stop by booth #23060S for a demo. Or, for more information on how the M&S BV2000KIT can help your customers breathe easier, call M&S Systems’ toll free line at 800/877-6631.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has been an industry leader in the manufacture and design of built-in, electronic home amenities for nearly 50 years. M&S is renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including central vacuum systems as well as analog and digital music/communication systems, home theater surround sound systems, and structured wiring.


M&S Systems unveils ZV3500 Gold Series Bagless Central Vacuum System

DALLAS, Texas – July 26, 2002 – A man’s home is his castle? Not to dust.

“Today’s homes are built tighter than ever to conserve energy. But the trade-off is poor ventilation, which adds significantly to indoor pollutants,” says Gary Baker, M&S director of marketing.

He points to an EPA study, which shows the typical six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (“although many parents believe their kids could contribute that in a week,” Baker adds). “And that doesn’t include dust mites, fungi, molds or any other allergen that contaminates both home and lungs. In fact, EPA studies conclude with a scary statistic: Being inside your home exposes you to 3 to 5 times the pollutant levels you would face when outdoors – and you spend 65 percent of your time indoors – 90 percent in winter!”

The easiest way to minimize your customers’ exposure to the pollutants in their own homes is to eliminate them with a central vacuum system, which delivers two to three times more power to lift out dirt, dust mites and animal dander from rugs, drapes and furniture upholstery. AirVac then vents it all outside – safely, quietly, permanently to eliminate this proven health risk.

“That’s why M&S Systems is introducing the ZV3500 – the newest and most convenient version of the M&S Gold Series AirVac line of central vacuum systems,” says Lia Connors, M&S product specialist. She points out that no traditional vacuum cleaner can match the cleaning power of a central vacuum system.

a filter to protect people

“The filter of any traditional vacuum is designed to protect the motor – not people – from dust. Our AirVac is designed to protect the home’s inhabitants,” Connors adds. The ultimate in dust protection is the M&S Gold Series, the most advanced central vacuum system.

“When selling your customers on an easy-to-install M&S central AirVac system, you’re providing them with more than a dust-free home environment. You’re offering them a full menu of persuasive reasons to buy the ZV3500,” says Baker.

Connors points to the “convenience of never having to replace a disposable bag. Longer carpet and furniture life. The versatility of easy-to-change accessories for cleaning all home surfaces: carpet, rugs, upholstery, drapes, floors, mini-blinds – even the insides of cars. A quieter home because the compact central unit is located outside the living area to reduce noise. And the peace of mind that comes with the M&S AirVac Gold Series’ unique, 10-year, no- fault warranty.”

The ZV3500 also offers soft-start motor control to reduce wear on the motor brushes and a noise-reducing exhaust muffler for ultra-quiet vacuuming. Like all M&S Gold Series AirVacs, the ZV3500 filters out dust particles as small as 0.1 microns. High-tech “smart” features – an electronic LED light on the power unit to tell you when the power is on, the motor needs servicing and the six-gallon receptacle needs emptying – are standard. The ZV3500 can be combined with the extensive line of AirVac accessories to deliver the ultimate in central vacuum systems.

For more information on how the M&S ZV3500 can help your customers breathe easier, call M&S Systems’ toll free line at 800/877-6631.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems has been an industry leader in the manufacture and design of built-in, electronic home amenities for nearly 50 years. M&S is renowned for applying technology, style and value to its diverse line of products that help to enrich the enjoyment of the home, including central vacuum systems as well as analog and digital music/communication systems, home theater surround sound systems, and structured wiring.