WOODBURY, NY, November 12, 2008 – JBL, Inc., announced today that its JBL Control NOW™ loudspeakers and WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module have received CES® Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®).
The JBL Control NOW indoor and JBL Control NOW AW outdoor loudspeaker (SRP: $249 and $279 each, respectively) have a unique quarter-round shape that provides unprecedented installation possibilities. They incorporate innovative technologies to deliver clear and evenly distributed sound.
The loudspeakers’ curved shape enables them to be corner-mounted between a ceiling and wall or between two walls, or placed horizontally or vertically on a shelf. They can be joined to create half-round, three-quarter-round, or round configurations, and hung from a ceiling using an optional pole-mount bracket and standard ceiling-fan hardware.
The JBL On Air WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module (SRP: $359) adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker. It includes a transmitter module that connects to an audio source; a receiver/amplifier unit that connects to a pair of speakers; a remote control; and accessories. It is ideal for adding multiroom capability to an existing audio system; adding surround speakers to a home theater system without running speaker wires; distributing music to anywhere in the home; and for many other applications. The WEM-1 offers a variety of connection and installation options.
About JBL, Inc.
JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”
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JBL, AKG, Audioaccess, Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, Harman Kardon, Infinity, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel, QNX, Soundcraft and Studer are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. JBL Control NOW is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
CES and CEA are registered trademarks of the Consumer Electronics Association.
© 2008 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.
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