Press Releases 2004-2005

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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.
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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.

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