Linear Enters HDTV Market with New Family of High Definition Audio and Video Components at International Builders' Show


ORLANDO, Fla. (February 12, 2008) - At the 2008 International Builders' Show this week, Linear LLC, an innovator in home technology solutions for security, communications and entertainment, introduced its new line of Whole-House HD Solutions, including Linear's High Definition Video Distribution products that conform to the HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) standard. The new line of HDTV component products is comprehensive and affordable, giving home entertainment installers and dealers a new resource for their high-definition audio and video equipment needs.

Included in the new Linear HDTV line are both high-definition audio and video switching and amplifier products. Highlighting the product line is a 4X4 matrix device that allows you to view any four HDMI sources on four video displays. Switchers include 3X1, 4X1, 2X2, 2X4, and 4X2 configurations. Distribution Amplifiers are available in 1X8 and 2X8 configurations. Accessories include boosters for enhancing the video signals over long runs.

For systems that may not have HDMI capability, Linear also has a line of component video products and distribution products.

The Linear HDTV products are designed to deliver high-resolution audio and video over long distances without signal degradation. They are the ideal solution for linking high-definition signal sources such as HD cable, HD satellite, DVD players, or gaming consoles to digital displays without sacrificing high-definition video resolution.

"Linear is committed to making HDTV more affordable for consumers and more profitable for our dealer and installer partners," said Chuck Stevens, vice president of marketing for Linear. "We chose to debut our new HDTV offering at the International Builders' Show because we see HDTV as the next potential profit center for installers and builders. It's an ideal complement to our intercom systems, security systems, access control systems and other wiring products."

Linear now joins the more than 750 consumer electronics and PC manufacturers that have adopted the HDMI standard. More than 229 million HDMI-enabled devices are expected to ship in 2008, and the install base for HDMI products is projected to reach 1.2 billion according to market research from In-Stat.

For more information about Linear's complete line of access control products, visit the company online at www.linearcorp.com.

About Linear LLC
Linear LLC is a pioneer in engineered radio frequency (RF) products and is a major supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and medical/emergency reporting systems. In recent years the company, through acquisition, has expanded into a wide range of consumer electronics, including whole-house audio/video distribution systems, central vacuum systems, music/communications systems, speaker systems and structured wiring systems. For more information contact Linear LLC, 1950 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 150, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 438-7000 or www.linearcorp.com.

Press Contacts:
Chuck Stevens
Vice President of Marketing
Linear LLC
800-421-1587 x7151
chucks@linearcorp.com
www.linearcorp.com

URL: www.linearcorp.com

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