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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Posted By Jennifer B. Davis

New showroom opening, clients and partners, combined with an impressive showing from the consumer electronics press to create a fantastic event at the Runco Dealer, S.E.A.L. Solutions showroom in Long Island, New York on April 8th. Not only did they roll out a new showroom for their clients and partners, but Chris Wylie also was able to preview a new collection of theater designs and accessories from the legendary, charming, and inspirational, Theo Kalomirakis from TKTheaters. The theater installed in the showroom was made complete with a Runco QuantumColor Q-750 complete with a CineWide and Autoscope set-up for the viewing of video content in a wide variety of formats.

It was my pleasure to introduce Theo and help introduce the packed house to the possibilities in their homes. I was reminded of Chris’ fine work on Liam Neeson and the late Natasha Richardson’s media room, where Chris’ design transforms their space from a family room, to entertaining space, to theater with ease. It was heartwarming to hear stories of how the talented and lovely Natasha made the installation team peanut butter and jelly sandwiches since she was afraid they were working too hard and might be hungry. Runco and everyone who knew her still mourn her tragic, accidental death.

My favorite question of the night was from one of the videographers on hand who took me aside to ask my advice. “Do you have products just for dedicated theaters, like the one here, or are there other options? What do I do if I don’t have the space or budget for a theater?” To which I responded, “In that case, you do the same thing that you would do if you wanted and could afford a dedicated theater…you call an authorized Runco dealer, like Chris, who can advise and design a system that meets your needs, your standards, and your budget.” Whether your room has lots of natural light and high ceilings or if it is a window-less basement with fixed concrete walls, every space can present design and technical constraints and our dealers are ready and capable of designing solutions.

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~Jennifer B. Davis is all about technology innovation and is a customer advocate, business executive, mom, and loves her job as Runco’s VP of marketing.

The Distinguishing Touch

Monday, April 12, 2010

Posted By Jennifer B. Davis

“Architects all have access to the same materials. It’s how we put them together that distinguishes us.” – Howard J. Backen, FAIA, Backen Gillam Architects*


This is true of architects of all types. Our product architect and engineering staff may have access to the same materials as others, whether those be raw components, surface materials, or video format standards, but it is in the unique combinations where their creativity and expertise is evident. And, of course, there are certainly some technologies to which our team has unique access. After all, we have a legacy of invention and innovation and it shows in our proprietary products and features. From the satin-grained, mitered-cornered frames of Runco’s XP plasma line to the stylish LightStyle™ projector series. From the industry-changing SmartColor™ of the QuantumColor™ projectors to the stunning brightness of the VideoXtreme™ VX-33, the Runco products are exceptional and worthy of your extraordinary home.

~Jennifer B. Davis is all about technology innovation and is a customer advocate, business executive, mom, and loves her job as Runco’s VP of marketing.

*As quoted in “Winter Country Accord” in Architectural Digest, March 2010

Runco dealer, SEAL Solutions, hosts New Showroom in NY

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Islandia, NY, April 6, 2010 – SEAL Solutions, a New York metro area custom installation company, today announced the grand opening of its new home theater and audio/video showroom, which will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

SEAL Solutions, located at 3180 Expressway Drive South, Suite D, Islandia, NY, was founded by former Navy SEAL Chris Wyllie. SEAL offers complete custom installation services including architectural design, construction, systems integration and more to the New York metro area.

The grand opening will feature an exclusive sneak preview of the new TK Living line of architectural detailing products, acoustical fabrics, seating, lighting and other accessories created by Theo Kalomirakis, the leading authority in home theater design. TK Living will also show examples for three distinct theater designs utilizing TK Living products for the cost-effective construction, design and engineering of custom home theaters. The first-ever showroom theater, using Runco's revolutionary QuantumColor Q-750 LED lampless home theater projector, to feature TK Living products was designed by Theo Kalomirakis for SEAL Solutions.

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