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Vidikron Recognizes Superior Sales Performance at CES 2006

Awards Highlight Sales Excellence During Annual Ceremony

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA — February 10, 2006 — At its annual corporate awards dinner during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, video display manufacturer Vidikron proudly recognized several sales stars for their unwavering dedication and service to the brand during 2005. In addition to the coveted Representative and Dealer of the Year Awards, Vidikron also awarded an individual President’s Award for outstanding sales achievement and three Vision Achievement Awards for outstanding service to the company and its overall vision.

“We’re very proud to have such an elite rep and dealer force onboard to support the Vidikron brand,” stated Jim McGall, Vidikron’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We have made great strides as a team, and that synergy has contributed significantly to our growth. My highest compliments go to Big Apple Audio for its tremendous results in cultivating success throughout the greater Metro New York territory. We are also very pleased with the effort put forth by our newest dealers, rep groups and rising stars. Each team deserves our highest accolades for their outstanding dedication during 2005.”

Vidikron has strongly positioned itself as a world-class manufacturer of cutting edge video display technologies, and is looking for increased success in 2006 with a sweeping array of video display products and expanding distribution infrastructure. With a product roster led by the exclusive CineWide with AutoScope technology, the recent introduction of the DView LCD lineup, as well as the stellar Vision Series front projector assortment, Vidikron provides complete video display solutions to its dedicated rep and dealer force.

In choosing the award recipients, Vidikron looks at criteria beyond raw sales volume including account history, product line diversity, rate of business growth — plus their commitment to excellence in the home cinema experience.

Joe Frattasi, President of Big Apple Audio and 2005 Rep of the Year commented: “Working with Vidikron has been a great experience for everyone at Big Apple Audio. Vidikron truly makes the experience enjoyable with its assortment of products at a level of quality we can stand behind. Not only that, the company has taken care of us with a range of support, rep programs and training initiatives, and that’s always a motivator for us.”

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Representative of the Year 2005
Big Apple Audio

Dealer of the Year 2005
Sonovo, Inc. – Waltham, MA

President’s Award 2005
Nick Scudero, Big Apple Audio

Vision Achievement Awards

Highest Percentage Sales Increase 2005
Future Sales Group

Highest Dollar Sales Increase 2005
MK Marketing

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New Dealer Acquisitions 2005
Momentum Group

About Vidikron

The highly respected Vidikron brand was established in 1980 in Milan, Italy and for years its name has been synonymous with the highest quality levels associated with home cinema video display products. Runco International, the leader in home cinema video display technology, acquired the Vidikron brand in 2002, offering another comprehensive line-up of video display products that are targeted to a broad clientele of home theater enthusiasts. Vidikron offers a wide selection of high performance, cutting edge video products including DLP and D-ILA projectors, Plasma and LCD flat panel monitors, and video processors, distributed globally through a select network of authorized Vidikron dealers and custom installation professionals. For more information on Vidikron, visit our website at

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From left to right: Joe Frattasi, President of Big Apple Audio; Sam Runco, Runco International CEO; Jim McGall, Vidikron’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing; and Big Apple Audio’s Doug Lee and Nick Scudero.

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